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Anybody researching the Model 1910 self loader?
November 24, 2019
3:22 pm
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Hi John,

    I acquired a Model 1910 last month. It appears to be a standard issue ser.# 8842 (1912). Forend had a hairline crack and the buttstock had a crack at the upper wrist at the tang. The toe had been broken off through the screw hole and crudely glued. I did a little cosmetic repairs to the three cracks and the are now acceptable to me. Apparently the rifle has been to Britain as it has British proofs on the barrel and bolt. The rear sight blade is a shallow "V". I managed to get some 200gr. cartridges but have yet to fire it. Let me know if you want pictures.

Charlie 

November 26, 2019
12:26 pm
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Thanks Charlie!  Your gun is in the database as number 138 and is only the third rifle with definite British proofs.  Could you please tell me what dates are stamped on the barrel and on the upper tang plus if the front and rear sights have been replaced to your knowledge or if there is any manufacturer's name on them.  I would like an overall photo (either side) and a photo of the British proofs for the record.  Also, a range report once you fire your rifle.  
Best, John

P.S.  If you want to contact me directly my email is lindly1907@gmail.com

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November 26, 2019
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Hi John,

 Here are pix I just took. The front sight is a Lyman (bead is broken off). Not sure of the rear but you can see the patent date on the elevator. I have no idea if these are original. I have more pix but they are just to show the finish (somewhat freckled on the receiver) and the repaired cracks. I have not gone any further than to remove the forend. I don't want to get into the bolt and springs if I don't have to.

Charlie

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November 27, 2019
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Charlie,

Thank you for the photos.  Looks like a fine example.  And you are correct, you do not want to take it apart anymore than you already have.

Best, John

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December 4, 2019
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December 4, 2019
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Thanks Michael!  I don't think that is a real deluxe/fancy model.  The stock looks like a replacement.

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December 4, 2019
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John Lindly said
Thanks Michael!  I don't think that is a real deluxe/fancy model.  The stock looks like a replacement.  

I totally agree.

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March 14, 2020
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How is your 1910 survey progressing?

 

Regards

 

AlanD

March 23, 2020
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AlanD,

i have data on 144 rifles.  The earliest serial number is 12 and the latest is 20664.  Nine of the rifles are definitely "Fancy" with 3 more that are questionable so the majority are "plain."  Quite a few of these rifles have been sold several different times since I started this.  By far the most popular add-ons are rear sights and recoil pads.  I have been busy over the last several months and so may have missed some for sale but now with the virus keeping us all at home, I should have more free time.

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John

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April 12, 2020
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John,

I have model 1910 #20026. It is a standard model in reasonably good condition with no cracks. I purchased it in April of 2016 at Wanamacher Arms Show. I acquired ammo from Reed's in Tulsa and have fired a few rounds. It works perfectly.

Regards,

Darrin #8446

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