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Uk issued 1892 44-40
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January 15, 2022 - 3:38 pm
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Been to look at a 1892 src in 44-40

canadian marked barrel serial number 772777

far cry from a high end collector gun but bore is shiny without a lot of pitting, small amount at the muzzle but good rifling for a gun of its age.

can anyone please confirm the month and year of manufacture 

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October, 1914

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Thank you sir ! 

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Please make sure that you contact Alan David about this gun.

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Bert

can you please give me Alan’s contact information ? And I will 

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Found his details and pm’d Alan,

Bert had a reply. Unfortunately he’s suffering with coronavirus and will message me back when he’s feeling a little better 

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Found his details and pm’d Alan,

Bert had a reply. Unfortunately he’s suffering with coronavirus and will message me back when he’s feeling a little better   

I am not suffering from coronavirus ???… 

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Bert not you ☺️ Alan ??

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Let’s wish a speedy recovery for Alan then!

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Question to the experts, clean 100 years of crud off with acetone of leave alone ?

barrel and forend loop has a look like it’s got some sort of varnish on it.

obviously I’ll remove wood first 

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I would leave it as is if it were mine.

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Question to the experts, clean 100 years of crud off with acetone of leave alone ?

barrel and forend loop has a look like it’s got some sort of varnish on it.

obviously I’ll remove wood first 

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What are your long-term plans for the gun? Any signs of rust? I agree with Bert but quite honestly I’d want to clean it up to make sure the crud wasn’t hiding rust and then I’d probably want to shoot it. But I’m no expert and I haven’t stayed in a Holiday Inn Express in years.

 

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What looks like varnish could be dried oil.  I would never use acetone.  It will damage the finish on the wood.  I would use a gun oil and a tooth brush to wipe the metal parts.

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It’s going to be a shooting rife, I’ll take the woodwork off before I clean the metalwork, might use methylated spirits as it’s easy to get in the UK.

I’ll check for rust once stripped down, once cleaned I’ll use renovation wax to protect the metalwork 

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Thanks for the well wishes guys. Luckily I was double jabbed but still a lost week!

 

Dean and i have been in contact.

 

Stay stafe

 

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looks good.

 

I will post some comments later on the Birmingham commercial proof marks.

 

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The foreground is out of focus, can you redo the pic with the stamps in focus?

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