An obvious cut-off job. This seller gets an “A” for effort trying to convince you otherwise…a flat-out essay.
I sent him a message via Gunbroker, and explained that (1) it is not an “antique” and that it was indeed manufactured in the year 1899, and (2) that it is a cut down Sporting Rifle that originally had a 26-inch barrel. It will undoubtedly be interesting to see what his response is.
WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
January 19, 2011
So this post gets me thinking…I’ve had this one for many years (don’t remember from where it came) and I frequently use it as an example for justifiable homicide of folks that would do this to such an otherwise very fine rifle…perhaps I should auction it as “super rare 1892 Trapper takedown in 44WCF”…Hmmmmm?…..Nah, probably not….
WACA Member #304
November 8, 2011
Just realized this is the same seller that has that 1873 “short rifle” on GB. Almost the same story and sales pitch…
April 26, 2015