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'73 trapper
September 15, 2020
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September 16, 2020
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Bob, Can You tell Me how many '73, 15" trappers were made , if I'm doing the math properly on Madis' estimates , about 162 trappers,  all lengths shorter than 20" were made . Then if 10% were 32 cal. and only a portion being 15" that would be a rare gun then to be nickle plated even more special. Interesting gun to say the least.

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September 16, 2020
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Henry,  I think you have a gem there.  Way to go!

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September 16, 2020
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Thank You Tim it took a lot of thought , and money, lolSmile

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September 16, 2020
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Henry Mero said
Bob, Can You tell Me how many '73, 15" trappers were made , if I'm doing the math properly on Madis' estimates , about 162 trappers,  all lengths shorter than 20" were made . Then if 10% were 32 cal. and only a portion being 15" that would be a rare gun then to be nickle plated even more special. Interesting gun to say the least.  

I will strongly recommend against putting very much of your in faith in Madis' numbers...

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September 16, 2020
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Henry Mero said
Bob, Can You tell Me how many '73, 15" trappers were made , if I'm doing the math properly on Madis' estimates , about 162 trappers,  all lengths shorter than 20" were made . Then if 10% were 32 cal. and only a portion being 15" that would be a rare gun then to be nickle plated even more special. Interesting gun to say the least.  

I have 188 trappers in my survey and of them 70 have 15" barrels and of them only 4 in 32 caliber and only 2 with nickel.

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September 16, 2020
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Nice find Henry. Rare in my books.

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Bert H. said

I will strongly recommend against putting very much of your faith in Madis' numbers...  

Have to agree with Bert.

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September 16, 2020
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Oh I agree with Bert, I think I've seen about that many '73 trappers, and I know I haven't seen them all and thank You Bob for Your info. I guess it would be fair to say this is a rare '73. Bob What is the majority of the other 118 in Your survey, barrel length that is.

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15" is the most common barrel length in the trappers. There are 53 with 16", 50 with 17", 5 with 18" and 10 with 14"

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1873man said
15" is the most common barrel length in the trappers. There are 53 with 16", 50 with 17", 5 with 18" and 10 with 14"

Bob  

I believe if I recall correctly they made some in 12 inch SRCs. I don't know where I saw it. But if I recall it was Madis that wrote on the 12 inches. Probably not in his Winchester Book, but possibly in the Collector Magazine. Pretty sure it was in the 73 and not the 92.

If I find it, I'll let you know.

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