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What does an a at the end of the serial number mean? Thanks

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I believe the A came in when magazine tubes were threaded into the receiver. I would have to check my books later on. What type of 1886 do you have? 

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The “A” is not actually a part of the serial number as it is a separate marking.  It does indicate a threaded magazine tube versus a slip in tube.

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Bert H. said
The “A” is not actually a part of the serial number as it is a separate marking.  It does indicate a threaded magazine tube versus a slip in tube.

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Thanks for that Bert.  It wasn’t that long ago that I knew that – and then I completely forgot it Embarassed

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steve004 said

Bert H. said

The “A” is not actually a part of the serial number as it is a separate marking.  It does indicate a threaded magazine tube versus a slip in tube.

Bert

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Thanks for that Bert.  It wasn’t that long ago that I knew that – and then I completely forgot it Embarassed

  

Hate it when that happens. Sometimes I think I know stuff, good thing I keep my reference books handy!

 

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