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July 12, 2014 - 8:31 pm
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Iโ€™m not familiar with this stamp, could someone enlighten me? Iโ€™m not asking about the assembly number but that C and whatever. Embarassed
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July 13, 2014 - 7:18 am
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Gene,

That is CF (Cased Frame) in large letters, I have seen that on several 73’s and every time its been a cased frame gun. Judging from the finish on the tang it looks like your gun is blued.

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July 13, 2014 - 8:37 am
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Is that an F or maybe a B?

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July 13, 2014 - 9:09 am
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Thanks Bob, you are correct that the receiver is blue. Here is the rifle in 38-55. I picked it up yesterday at the Forks of the Delaware show in Allentown, Pa. All numbers match.
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July 13, 2014 - 3:33 pm
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Gene,

Here is one that I have on a 73 cased frame.

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July 13, 2014 - 4:22 pm
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Here are a couple more. The F appears to be a broken die.

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July 13, 2014 - 4:23 pm
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Gene

It is very difficult with just the one small photo but my money says the rifle is refinished. Can you email several detail photos to me? What is the SN?

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Thanks Bob and Michael,
I’m not seeing a refinish but I will post detailed pics for the debate. Can’t hurt
for the learning knowledge of the membership. The screw holes are sharp and not dished out in any way. There are good striations throughout the blue of the receiver. All the stamping is deep and strong. The barrel highs are sharp. I have resisted taking the rifle completely apart but now may have to.
I took several pics of the receiver lit from each side and head on so not to confuse the lighting shadows with dishing. I was away on vacation and my Cody membership lapsed but I’ll have them do a search when I renew.
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July 13, 2014 - 6:37 pm
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Looks honest to me.

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July 13, 2014 - 6:54 pm
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Gene,

Absolutely 100% original finish on that rifle โ—

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July 13, 2014 - 7:25 pm
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Looks good to me!!

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July 13, 2014 - 7:35 pm
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Looks real to me too. I have no experience with the CF stamp outside of the 73’s so it will be interesting to see what the letter says. On the examples I gave they cover 1882 to 1889.

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Thank you all but there is still the mystery of that stamp. I looked through all my books and didn’t come across it.
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July 13, 2014 - 8:00 pm
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Nice looking rifle, the finish screams "Winchester" to me.

Are the screws blued? It is possible the rifle went back to Winchester for a refinish.

I am curious as to what it letters as also.

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July 15, 2014 - 4:28 am
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Very nice looking rifle Gene!

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July 15, 2014 - 5:26 pm
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Certainly was not a cased colored frame rifle. The last case colored frame 1894 manufactured was serial number 97992.

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July 16, 2014 - 6:10 am
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Thanks Rick.
Thereโ€™s that nugget of information listed on page 131 of the Armax study. Nice find!
Iโ€™m still looking for that bottom tang stamp.
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July 16, 2014 - 7:44 am
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Bob,
Did all your rifles with that stamp have checkered stocks?
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July 16, 2014 - 10:31 am
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Did all your rifles with that stamp have checkered stocks?
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The first one was not checkered but the last 2 are checkered. I have some notes on tang markings at home for a couple more but it won’t be until the weekend until I can check them.

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July 16, 2014 - 12:13 pm
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Thanks Bob.
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