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Age of my 30-30
September 4, 2021
1:44 pm
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Caryn
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Hi All

My name is Caryn I live in South Africa. I am hoping someone can help me. I am trying to find the age of my 30-30 as i have reason to believe that it is an antique. My serial number is however alfa numeric. BM895.

Could someone please help me with this. I would really appreciate it.

Kind Regards.

 

Caryn

September 4, 2021
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Hello Caryn,

Winchester did not use alpha-numeric serial numbers on any of the original Model 1894 firearms.  Can you tell us what the other factory markings are on the rifle in question?  

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September 4, 2021
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Is it a commemorative?  I don’t follow those closely but I believe they have 2 letters at the beginning of their serial numbers

September 4, 2021
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I believe that SB is on the correct track.  The “BM” prefix was used on the Bat Masterson Model 94 commemorative rifles manufactured in the year 1980.

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October 6, 2021
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Hi Bert

It has an ogtagonal barrel. But no other serial numbers just BM895. Other than that i don’t have much information on where it came from etc.

Thank You for your help, i really appreciate it.

Kind Regards.

Caryn.

October 6, 2021
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Caryn said
Hi Bert

It has an ogtagonal barrel. But no other serial numbers just BM895. Other than that i don’t have much information on where it came from etc.

Thank You for your help, i really appreciate it.

Kind Regards.

Caryn.  

Please send pictures of the gun to me at – Win1885@msn.com

Bert

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