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October 9, 2021 - 10:12 pm
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Ok guys, here is your chance to own a Cody letter for an 1894 chambered in 30 carbine!! Laugh You will have to consider the fact that the 30 carbine is a product of WWII…………. Hope you enjoy your giggle!

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Yup.  I read the description.  “a Carbine model chambered in 30 carbine.”  

 
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Who’d pay $45 for a letter on a gun they don’t own?  But on the other hand, what did the owner gain by paying $100 for a letter that reveals nothing about the gun that isn’t self-evident:  a garden-variety carbine in the most common caliber.

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Yep he’s got himself a 30 Carbine there all day long.

I once had a guy that had a 1894 Reloading Tool in “30 GOV.”, but no matter how I tried he wouldn’t understand me that the tool wasn’t in “30 Gov’t 1906” as he thought when trying to sell it. But was actually in .30 US ARMY Gov’t (aka 30-40 Krag).

I finally told him to go actually use the tool and reload me some 30-06 in it and see what happens.

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Yep he’s got himself a 30 Carbine there all day long.

I once had a guy that had a 1894 Reloading Tool in “30 GOV.”, but no matter how I tried he wouldn’t understand me that the tool wasn’t in “30 Gov’t 1906” as he thought when trying to sell it. But was actually in .30 US ARMY Gov’t (aka 30-40 Krag).

I finally told him to go actually use the tool and reload me some 30-06 in it and see what happens.

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Maverick   

I’ve encountered similar examples.  Sometimes people have their minds made up about something and they stick to it like gum.  

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This sale of letter on eBay makes me wonder about fake letters being made to help sell fraudulent Winchesters. Does anybody have knowledge of fake Cody letters being  produced?

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This sale of letter on eBay makes me wonder about fake letters being made to help sell fraudulent Winchesters. Does anybody have knowledge of fake Cody letters being  produced?  

Yes, I do.  I have encountered several of them in the past many years.  Below is a picture of one for a Model 1894 S/N 405544. The BEM that created this used the Madis DOM tables.  S/N 405544 was not actually manufactured until July, 1908.

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antler1 said
This sale of letter on eBay makes me wonder about fake letters being made to help sell fraudulent Winchesters. Does anybody have knowledge of fake Cody letters being  produced?  

Yes, CFM is aware of fraudulent letters. I have no doubt fraudulent and bona fide letters have been used to “create” Winchesters that started out in other configurations. Just another reason I’m a CFM member, a records search is only an e-mail or phone call away.

 

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Bert H. said

Yes, I do.  I have encountered several of them in the past many years.  Below is a picture of one for a Model 1894 S/N 405544. The BEM that created this used the Madis DOM tables.  S/N 405544 was not actually manufactured until July, 1908.

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Does this fake have the impressed stamp at the signature area?

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I don’t think they were doing the impressed stamp in the year 2010. But I would imagine it does not. Then again pretty much anything can be faked.

I guess the moral of the story, is not to rely on someone’s else letter and make your own call into Cody.

Ronald Reagan said it best, “Trust but Verify.”

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I don’t think they were doing the impressed stamp in the year 2010. But I would imagine it does not. Then again pretty much anything can be faked.

I guess the moral of the story, is not to rely on someone’s else letter and make your own call into Cody.

Ronald Reagan said it best, “Trust but Verify.”

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I have a 1993 letter that has the impressed stamp. I’ll take a look and see if I have an older one.

EDIT  I have a letter from 1986 that has it too.

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Good to know. The letter in question is no doubt a fake letter.

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I am having a problem with Homestead Parts in Tucson, Az. Perhaps someone knows them and would be kind enough to help me. 5 months ago I sent my model 62 bolt and action slide to them for repair. I asked them if I could before I sent them and they said Yes. For the last 4 months I call them and ask them what’s going on and Sonny and Jax tell me they will “start it tomorrow”. I don’t know what’s going on with my bolt and action slide and they clearly are not cooperating with me. Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated! Thank you. Adriaan, (They know who I am)  

A bit off-topic for this thread but I’ve had excellent service from the folks at Homestead when purchasing parts. They do get behind, I understand that. 5 months for a repair is not out of the question in some cases.

 

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 5 months for a repair is not out of the question in some cases.

 

Understandable, but the customer should be so informed in advance.

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