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I have an oddball M06 that is not mentioned in Schwings fine book. 1917 vintage rifle, with a crowned bbl., which I am quite sure, a late factory rebbl.

Come on you experts. Help me out here.   Big Larry

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I have an oddball M06 that is not mentioned in Schwings fine book. 1917 vintage rifle, with a crowned bbl., which I am quite sure, a late factory rebbl.

Come on you experts. Help me out here.   Big Larry

  

Any markings on the bottom of the brl different from your other 06s?

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I have an oddball M06 that is not mentioned in Schwings fine book. 1917 vintage rifle, with a crowned bbl., which I am quite sure, a late factory rebbl.

Come on you experts. Help me out here.   Big Larry  

Barrel date?  A 1917 production rifle should have a Model “1906” marked barrel… I will assume that the barrel on your rifle is marked “06” ?

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It is marked M06. It has the last patent date, 1911, correct caliber markings, a Winchester proof mark, no circle P, and nothing underneath except a witness line. The bbl. is crowned and matches the rest of the rifle perfectly. Overall, 98%+. I am thinking a late factory rebbl., but the markings do not coincide with with known crowned M06’s. Those have M62 markings. For the first time in my life, I am at a loss. Ha Ha !!!   Big Larry

 

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Larry,

I don’t have an answer for you, but it looks to be a very nice example, with high condition – for a 1906!

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Been picking and choosing for about a year now. All six of my M1906/06 rifles are first class. Only the first model has some bore imperfections, but even at that it is a 95%+ rifle. I want to think I am a very astute collector. I collect these boys rifles as well as some lever guns and a bunch of S&W’s. This 1917 rifle has me perplexed. There is not a lot known about the M1906/06 family of rifles and they made bunches of them. Survival rate is very slim. Most of what I see on the Internet, are what I call, junk. The last one I bought, had special sights, was a good 98%+. Nicest one I have encountered, but I paid the price. $2,275 shipped. I do need some help from a fellow collector.   Thanks, Big Larry

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