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May 2, 2014 - 6:29 pm
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I am looking at a .33WCF 1886 with a pistol grip stock serial number
# 1357_ _ Yes the bottom of the tang has been cut or damaged it seems many years ago.
Is there any place else on the rifle the number might be found. I used the new site feature and my Red Book to determine that it is a 1905 model,(all the 1886 135700-799 are 1905 rifles) but I would like to narrow it down a bit more.

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Dan

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May 2, 2014 - 7:28 pm
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Dan,

There is no other serial number on the gun. There is one option, if it has enough features you could pay Cody to do a records search for all 33 caliber 86’s and pistol grip in the 1357xx range as long as the features are original to the gun, not modified after it left the factory. Does it have more features? If it has a pistol grip it should have more. The Museum will do research for $50 a hour for members.

One more thing, if the serial number has just been worn or files off it can be lifted with crime lab acid.

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May 2, 2014 - 8:27 pm
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It has a half magazine which does not seem original to the rifle. The lower tang was cut or broken right after the ”7" but curved with the right type of lever for the pistol grip stock. The problem is don’t know what is original to the rifle one more number would have helped.
I was just hoping that there might be a number elsewhere on a 86 like on some shotguns. I have to call CFM Monday before I go in too deep on this old shooter.

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May 2, 2014 - 8:36 pm
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Without a full serial number Cody can’t do much unless you want them to do the research. If you post some pictures here we can probable tell whats original.

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Almost afraid to, but it is at least an example of a shooting 1886 from 1905 for well under $1000.00. When I grab it ill post some photos. It even comes with a box of WRA ammo. Thanks for the help

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Well for that money if it has an OK bore and functions you cant go wrong . 33 is a great Cal . , in the great model 86 to shoot . I was very pleasantly surprised with mine. Smart not posting the wearabouts

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