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High Condition 1906's
June 8, 2015
10:11 pm
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How common s it to come across early 1906’s in high condition(90%+)? Most of the ones I have seen from the pre WWI guns were used pretty heavily. I assume mostly for gallery use. The reason I ask is that I found a 1909 vintage gun this weekend in a hole in the wall pawn shop that is a solid 90% gun and would be better if it didn’t have a few a few pawn shop dings on it. 

June 9, 2015
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Mike,

Any Model 1906 in 90% condition is rare.

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June 9, 2015
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I would agree that decent 1906’s are had to come by. Here’s the best one I’ve had so far. Its a 1912 vintage gun still sporting the smooth fore-end, which I like better. It just looks cheap, and that what the 1906 seemed to be……..a cheap version of the 1890.

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June 9, 2015
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Here’s a pretty clean one . . . .

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June 9, 2015
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Here are a few pics. I found a few pretty nice Winchesters this week. Two others were an 1908 vintage 1894 in 32-40 RBFMCB that is almost as nice as this 1906 and an 1892 Takedown round barrel in 25-20 that has a lot of original finish remaining. DSC2313.JPGImage EnlargerDSC2315.JPGImage EnlargerDSC2316.JPGImage EnlargerDSC2321.JPGImage EnlargerDSC2330.JPGImage EnlargerDSC2335.JPGImage EnlargerDSC2336.JPGImage EnlargerDSC2333.JPGImage Enlarger

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June 10, 2015
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mikec;

Dandy early 1906 you have there.  I’ve never seen an early one that nice.Kiss

Thanks for sharing.

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June 10, 2015
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Mike –  that looks like a nice one……..hope you got a good deal.

Bill – yours is a very fine 1906 as well……thanks for sharing. Well, I guess we know there are three decent ones out there now. Mine is not quite as nice as both of yours but still the best one I’ve found around here.

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June 10, 2015
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I may start a firestorm but in my opinion beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. What I mean is, that to some a safe queen may not be as interesting as a field gun. Not that an abused rifle is collectible but a well used properly worn gun  carries a caricature and a beauty of its own. You can read the history in its blemishes, the hunt in the high country rocks or the desert sand .  I buy the best I can afford of the ones that interest me. I ask no one to judge my taste or my guns. They can say what they want, laugh if they will, but mine are out on display, shot every week and cleaned when its raining. Those are nice guns better than mine? Not to me. (Not that I would turn one down if I could afford it…. Or rather my wife would allow it. )

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