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Rick Hill said
Chuck:

BTW, Cody does have the complete polishing room books for the Garand.  Apparently they were donated by a private party a couple of years ago. 

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That’s interesting.  I have 2 Garands that were supposed to be made in 1944.

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Big L:

The Win 13 was a walk-in.  Saw it coming down the aisle from about 20 feet away and the wood looked promising.  The owner knew what it was but didn’t know the value and frankly, neither did I.  I explained that I was a collector and not a dealer and needed it for my WWII type collection and asked for the opportunity to make a best and final offer after he walked it through the show.  Bought it 2 days later for $3000.

Got rid of my minty Inland M1 carbine a while back in a trade for a Model 73 Colt Artillery revolver and regret doing so.  That leaves a hole in my type collection so need to refill it if/when I can find another in pristine condition.  I still have that spectacular Smith Corona 1903 I bought from you at Reno in 2008.

I too stopped collecting Winchester levers a few years ago and now concentrate on U.S. martially marked arms 1795 – 1945.  Lots more interesting history and plenty of good references to keep one interest!

Stay well……….

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The Smith Corona was a good investment. I have never seen another. Two other guns of note I saved were a 99% M1911A1 (1943) Colt, serial numbered in the Ithaca series, and my 1943 minty Winchester Trenchgun that I bought all that ammo and pouch from you for. It’s a keeper no matter what I wind up collecting. The 45 too. Good luck in your collecting of US martial arms. Good ones dried up many years ago. Your friend, Big Larry

 

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Just added these 2 Mod.’94 ser#15326 and Mod. ’86 ser#2779520220803_213821.jpgImage Enlarger20220804_155923.jpgImage Enlarger20220804_155945.jpgImage Enlarger20220804_155956.jpgImage Enlarger20220804_160004.jpgImage Enlarger20220804_160010.jpgImage Enlarger

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Henry Mero said
Just added these 2 Mod.’94 ser#15326 and Mod. ’86 ser#2779520220803_213821.jpgImage Enlarger20220804_155923.jpgImage Enlarger20220804_155945.jpgImage Enlarger20220804_155956.jpgImage Enlarger20220804_160004.jpgImage Enlarger20220804_160010.jpgImage Enlarger

  

Henry – very nice – you have an affliction for the same guns I have liked for over 50 years. I never get tired of looking at the burl walnut on these old Winchesters – thanks for sharing the photos.

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This is my one and only. Cannot afford M1886’s. I traded two very nice rifles for this 40-65. It is an antique and has lots of case and blue. Bore pretty good too. My FIL carried one in 40-65 when he was a Sheep Herder up in the hills of the Wester Slopes of Colorado when he was a kid. I cannot imagine carrying a cannon in that altitude. Folks were pretty tough back then.  Big LarryDSCF0539.JPGImage Enlarger

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This is my one and only. Cannot afford M1886’s. I traded two very nice rifles for this 40-65. It is an antique and has lots of case and blue. Bore pretty good too. My FIL carried one in 40-65 when he was a Sheep Herder up in the hills of the Wester Slopes of Colorado when he was a kid. I cannot imagine carrying a cannon in that altitude. Folks were pretty tough back then.  Big LarryDSCF0539.JPGImage Enlarger

  

nice 86 – don’t need to make any excuses for a gun like this – still has very nice, original case color and the wood to metal fit is as good as it gets – the gun just screams originality and any collector that understands how important it is to have a gun that is original and correct would love to have it. 

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No excuses here. # 43324 was shipped 11-04-1890. Period ammo for this caliber is very hard to find, and very expensive. Closest I could find was a 1915 sealed box. I also found a 30’s box. Both smokeless. I have no intentions of shooting it. With that small bore, the rifle is just too heavy for me. Now, I collect lighter guns. Smith and Wessons.   Thanks, Big Larry

 

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Beautiful piece there Larry. If it ever gets toooo heavy for You , I could probably help You out there .Wink

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Thanks Henry. At 79, I am not quite ready to give my guns up.  Big Larry

 

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Big Larry, thats a beauty of a K-22 you got there. I pick up a 17-3 k22 Master piece that  dates from 76. they are a dream to shoot. Gave it the lady of the house as gift. Only gun she will shoot!

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I too have a M17-3. It’s an 8 3/8″er. 3 “T”s and unfired. Us collectors are a weird lot. I traded into this revolver for a 6” Python that was really beat up. Plan was to send it to Colt, but a guy  wanted it real bad, so we made a trade. I already own 2 Pythons so it was a no brainer. I have a shooter 22 Combat Masterpiece and several other 22’s. Big Larry

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Stunning revolver. and yes we collectors can be an odd lot. Just see what has happened to this thread! winchester lever gun to S&W revolvers!

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My bad !!!   Sorry.  Big Larry

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