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Another 1894 spruce gun for the survey
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Hi Bert,

Did you see these?  Actually 1 fake and 1 legit partial spruce gun.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/1000838035

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Hi Bert,

Did you see these?  Actually 1 fake and 1 legit partial spruce gun.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/1000838035

Don

  

I had not seen that listing yet.  It is sad that the legit gun has been stripped down to its present condition.

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Just joined as I’m the dork that bought them! Which one is real? 

I got into Winchesters and Marlins whilst living in New Haven, CT for a few years. Now that I’m in the PNW (Seattle), I thought it would be very cool to add a regional specific piece! 

Bert, great info on here. You’ve done a dandy job of curating this information. 

Best,

Christian

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Christian Hughes said
Just joined as I’m the dork that bought them! Which one is real? 

I got into Winchesters and Marlins whilst living in New Haven, CT for a few years. Now that I’m in the PNW (Seattle), I thought it would be very cool to add a regional specific piece! 

Bert, great info on here. You’ve done a dandy job of curating this information. 

Best,

Christian

  

Hi Christian, 

Serial number 835801 is the fake.  The US and flaming bomb stamps are incorrect.

There’s a great article about the spruce guns in Summer 2005 Winchester Collector magazine.  See link below.

https://winchestercollector.org/magazines/200506/17/

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