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I have an opportunity to buy some single shots that got put up 30 years ago but are going to be available. Two of these are high condition low wall take down in .22 cal. They couldn’t remember which .22 cal. Made after 1914-1915.  My question is how common are these? What kind of value? They don’t do electronic or cell phone pics.  Have to go there in person.  They have a couple of ’76s. I have bought from them before and there never was a real bargain but nice stuff.

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Hardhat DV2 said   Have to go there in person.
  

An advantage for you, if you’re willing to drive, as it eliminates potential buyers who can’t or won’t.  Take-downs are obviously scarcer than solid-frames, but value can’t be estimated from that info alone.

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I have an opportunity to buy some single shots that got put up 30 years ago but are going to be available. Two of these are high condition low wall take down in .22 cal. They couldn’t remember which .22 cal. Made after 1914-1915.  My question is how common are these? What kind of value? They don’t do electronic or cell phone pics.  Have to go there in person.  They have a couple of ’76s. I have bought from them before and there never was a real bargain but nice stuff.  

The odds are very high that those Take Down low-wall rifles were manufactured at least several years before 1914-1915.  Winchester began production of the Take Down in 1907 and manufactured a very substantial number of them through 1910. Most of the Take Downs manufactured after 1910 were 2nd Variation high-wall Winder Muskets, 20-ga high-wall Shotguns, and a small number of high-wall Schuetzen rifles.  Very few low-wall rifles of any variation were manufactured after 1910.

If you do decide to go look at them, please note the serial number, the configuration, and the cartridge chambering for each rifle.  My guess is that the serial numbers on them are < 110000.

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We see a few of the TD LWs in .22LR out here in Oz and most are in the configuration pictured. The shotgun butt seems to be the norm. The two that I’ve owned came via the UK and are marked with an array of British proof marks (note the “not English make”). As Bert mentioned they all had serial numbers <110,000. 

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