June 26, 2013
It sure looks like a cut-off job to me…maybe a Frankenchester? Built by Bubba to match a letter?? Muzzle face diameter too big, wrong mag tube, no caliber marking on carrier block, can’t see any proof-marks on barrel or receiver…
February 19, 2013
June 24, 2015
October 6, 2009
November 7, 2015
No bids, looks like nobody’s interested.
Nice story but I can’t get past the serial number. Appears to be wrong style of numerals. Can’t say much about the rest as I can’t recall seeing an 1873 Trapper.
May 2, 2009
The gun was in the last RIA auction lot 20, Two 73’s that sold for $2587. The guy checked the serial number judging from the date of the letter and got a surprise when it came back as a short rifle and thinks he won the lottery.
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December 1, 2012