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November 25, 2022 - 2:33 pm
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Check out lot lot 3075 in RIA’s December auction. How is this possible? The .33 didn’t come out until 1902, correct? tricky tricky.

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It’s often difficult to defend RIA, but, in this case, the description clearly says “replacement barrel”.

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November 25, 2022 - 3:11 pm
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HaHa on me never saw that in the description, I cant wait for my new glasses! lol

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November 25, 2022 - 3:57 pm
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And of course, because someone has added a standard 24 inch .33 barrel, the rifle becomes a deluxe, “lightweight.”

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Good looking rifle, price estimate consistent with condition and originality. Description addresses detractions. An original rifle with these features and correct barrel would be nowhere near this price range. Another example of marketing firearms to buyers who don’t insist on originality.

 

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check out the loading gate. Probably fine I’m just a bit finicky.

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oldcrankyyankee said
check out the loading gate. Probably fine I’m just a bit finicky.

  

Is it the bright blue that is catching your attention – the piece behind the loading gate?  I am a bit perplexed by it.  On the one hand, one would assume that piece was a replacement.  On the other hand, there is bright blue around the border of it, which sort of makes it looks like the receiver had been cleaned?

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November 27, 2022 - 12:37 am
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By the way, this rifle reflects the rare opportunity to have a .33 WCF shipped directly to you as an antique.

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oldcrankyyankee said
check out the loading gate. Probably fine I’m just a bit finicky.

  

Why be finicky?  This gun has had not only it’s barrel changed but the wood too. Who knows what else.  Letter it and see what it originally was.   If it goes cheap it may be a shooter but never a collectable.

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Chuck said

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check out the loading gate. Probably fine I’m just a bit finicky.

  

Why be finicky?  This gun has had not only it’s barrel changed but the wood too. Who knows what else.  Letter it and see what it originally was.   If it goes cheap it may be a shooter but never a collectable.

  

And of course, it’s not in a one of the more, “desirable” chamberings – at least for some Wink  

For me, it looks like an enjoyable rifle to carry in the woods chasing whitetail deer.  The deluxe wood and DST’s make it interesting.  I like that it is a takedown as well. I doubt it will sell in the shooter price range but you never know.

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The barrel and mag tube have a lot of blue, and receiver none, except around the loading gate and sm amount around screws. I have a few 86s, 90s, and 94s from 1918-25 that suffer from the flaking, that gun looks like some guns from that time frame, they used a different blue process. The gun in question may have had the lower tang replaced!  

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