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I picked up an 1895 standard carbine in 30-40, how much of a deduction, would you place on it with a previous owners name engraved on the bolt? The gun is in nice condition exept for the name.

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Due to the relatively nice quality of the engraving (or stamping) of the name on the bolt, I personally would not devalue that Carbine anything more than $1.  It is quite evidently a part of that gun’s history and has been on the gun nearly its entire lifetime.

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I wouldn’t devalue it any, either.  It’s tastefully done, not just scratched in.

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Bert 

Thans for response, I grabbed as it is above average of the carbines I have been running into, most have been in Buba’s gun repair shop, missing hand guards, pads & swivels added, etc.  

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mrcvs said
I wouldn’t devalue it any, either.  It’s tastefully done, not just scratched in.

  

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I agree – I would not devalue it either.  It is very nicely done and as has already been said, is part of the gun’s history.  Overall, a decent and appealing carbine.

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I agree with not devaluing.  Perhaps do a little hound work and maybe find out who Carlos is.  Might even increase value!

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mark minnillo said
I agree with not devaluing.  Perhaps do a little hound work and maybe find out who Carlos is.  Might even increase value!

  

Yes Mark, it would be cool to find out who Carlos was!

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