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July 28, 2020
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July 28, 2020
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Just curious, Have you ordered a Cody Letter for it? I'd be anxious to see what it says.

Probably $2-5 buck worth of engraving.

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July 28, 2020
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I just ordered the factory letter, Jessie said she would try and get the info to Me yet to-day . I'll post it when I get it.

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July 30, 2020
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Here's the dope on the Mod. '87 Mod. 1887 ser#50367, type- shotgun, guage-12, barrle length-30", rubberbutt plate, sling and swivels, barrel engraved $4.00, coin silver shield on side of stock, rec'vd and shipped Feb.23 1893 , ord. #14495. Cool shotgun and it's all there except the sling. Now I need a sling for a mod. 1887, anybody got a spare.

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July 30, 2020
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Harry,

Very nice shotgun. Thanks for sharing the pictures, and the Cody info. 

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July 31, 2020
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A nice beauty you got there, most assuredly scarce if not rare with those features. Just curious is the "coin silver shield on side of stock", is it blank? Or was it engraved with anything?

I doubt you will ever find a matching 130 year old leather sling for it!

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The silver shield is blank. Maybe someone has a sling or a reasonable replacement of one. I have an original sling and swivels on a 122 year old mod. '94, so it's only difficult but not impossible

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July 31, 2020
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I wish someone could come up with contact information for Charles May.  I know he has or had one of the best collections of 1887's that I have seen.  These shotguns are hard to find in good condition let alone with the features of this shotgun.  Charles had a few engraved ones.

August 1, 2020
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Chuck,  When you get your new "Collector" it will have a short obit for Charley.  Apparently he died a couple of years ago.

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Chuck,  When you get your new "Collector" it will have a short obit for Charley.  Apparently he died a couple of years ago.

Tim  

Thanks Tim, I'm sorry to hear that.  Where did his guns go?

August 2, 2020
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Chuck,  Sounds a bit like you are asking me, and I have no idea.  Charley was a gentleman.  Sorry to hear of his passing.  Perhaps someone else will know.

Tim

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Tim, I did think you might know since you knew he passed away.  I had been trying to find him so I could pick his brain.  The numbers on his business card weren't any good. I don't need to know where his guns went.  I was just curious because I've seen more nice 87's on the market the last few years than normal.

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Chuck,  Yes, I have noticed some nice ones going over the auction circuit, etc.  Not something I collect, so usually pay little notice.  I was surprised to read he died in 2018, unless the obit had a typo in it.  I had no close dealings with Charley at the Cody show, but was favorably impressed with him the little I had.  Hate to say it, but some hard earned knowledge slipped away along with a darn nice fellow.  Tim

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 Hate to say it, but some hard earned knowledge slipped away along with a darn nice fellow.  Tim  

I know.  It is happening to a lot of people that I know in the last 10 years.  Many I knew for over 30 years.

August 14, 2020
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In my experience, it's been a rare occasion to find a M1887 with checkering, let alone engraving.  Very nice find, Henry.

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