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Factory letters on sale
December 2, 2019
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Just in case some of you don't know, Cody is having a holiday sale on letters. I just ordered three more while they are cheap. (er)!Wink

December 2, 2019
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They are always cheaper.  Try getting a Colt or Sharps letter. 

December 2, 2019
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Chuck said
They are always cheaper.  Try getting a Colt or Sharps letter.   

I have! Not a Sharps, but a few Colts! They themselves are getting collectable!Yell

December 2, 2019
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Well, what's the sale price?

S&W letters were just raised from $75 to $100; but I guess you can't complain when it "only" takes 6 months to get it.

December 3, 2019
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clarence said
Well, what's the sale price?

S&W letters were just raised from $75 to $100; but I guess you can't complain when it "only" takes 6 months to get it.  

Cheapest Colt letters are $75.  Many are $100 and some $300.  It only took five and one half months to get my last ones.

December 3, 2019
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Chuck said

Cheapest Colt letters are $75.  Many are $100 and some $300.  It only took five and one half months to get my last ones.  

Colt sold their information a while back and its now owned by a private company that does the letters.

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December 3, 2019
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Cody Firearms letters are 10-30% off. Until Jan.2. Mine were $38 each.

December 3, 2019
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1873man said

Colt sold their information a while back and its now owned by a private company that does the letters.

Bob  

S&W did the same contemptible thing.  If these companies needed the money (a pittance relative to their overall cash flow) THAT bad, I hope they both go bankrupt; it bespeaks a clear disregard for their own histories & the loyal customers who made them what they are.   

December 3, 2019
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1873man said

Colt sold their information a while back and its now owned by a private company that does the letters.

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Maybe so but I talk to the same people that have been at Colt for some years?  I wonder who owns this info?

December 3, 2019
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A friend of mine who deals with them a lot getting letters said that he suspected for a while and finally had it confirmed.

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December 3, 2019
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Can you get factory letters for the model 52's?        RRM

December 3, 2019
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Can you get factory letters for the model 52's?        RRM  

Not for standard 52s.  I don't know if there are records for guns that might have been special orders, but I doubt it.

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 I remember a time when you could contact Winchester in New Haven and they would send you what information they had on a firearm on a printed card ,for free.Seems every where these days, they are  trying to squeeze the last penny they can out of everything and everyone.Frown

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 I remember a time when you could contact Winchester in New Haven and they would send you what information they had on a firearm on a printed card ,for free.Seems every where these days, they are  trying to squeeze the last penny they can out of everything and everyone.Frown  

So do I & very well!  Actually, a letter could be obtained (likewise free) is you specifically requested it.  I'm afraid I rather abused this service by requesting info on junky '73s & others I picked up cheap at pawn shops while I was still in high-school, because a letter for a standard cataloged model with no options is really rather pointless. 

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So do I & very well!  Actually, a letter could be obtained (likewise free) is you specifically requested it.  I'm afraid I rather abused this service by requesting info on junky '73s & others I picked up cheap at pawn shops while I was still in high-school, because a letter for a standard cataloged model with no options is really rather pointless.   

SmileNot to worry, Clarence...the fellow who shot the last passenger pigeon remains anonymous to this day!  Laugh

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I don't mind paying a reasonable fee.  Winchester is still the cheapest and fastest. 

December 4, 2019
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I think in the case of Winchesters that have at least a few special features the letter is well worth the price for pride of ownership or resale. I still hesitate to pay the going price for the letters so I elected to become a museum member and I get all the letters (and searches) I’ve needed (so far) included in my membership. As a WACA member I get even more searches! The Cody Firearms Museum is a great facility for all Winchester collectors and the fees from letters and searches help keep the lights on. 

 

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I think in the case of Winchesters that have at least a few special features the letter is well worth the price for pride of ownership or resale. I still hesitate to pay the going price for the letters so I elected to become a museum member and I get all the letters (and searches) I’ve needed (so far) included in my membership. As a WACA member I get even more searches! The Cody Firearms Museum is a great facility for all Winchester collectors and the fees from letters and searches help keep the lights on. 

 

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I think all serious Winchester collectors should support the Museum.  Most of the cost to join is tax deductible. During most large collectors shows staff will be available by phone or email to run a quick search for a gun you may be looking at buying.  There are a certain amount of shows that Jessi will be at the show.

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