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March 9, 2022 - 12:33 am
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Short and sweet, anyone ever get one of these? Serial number applied on date xxxxxxxx, record blank. 

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oldcrankyyankee said
Short and sweet, anyone ever get one of these? Serial number applied on date xxxxxxxx, record blank.   

Yes I have.  But was this one within the, “letterable” range for that model?

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Ayup it is. 

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Frame it anyway, along with your cancelled check.

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oldcrankyyankee said
Short and sweet, anyone ever get one of these? Serial number applied on date xxxxxxxx, record blank.   

Just for curiosity sake, What was your serial number and model rifle?

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Thanks, guess I can’t prove that the special order features are real. But… No-one can prove they’re not

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I’ve had several 1894’s in the letterable range that are blank in the ledger. One I had, I’m pretty sure was a factory “in house” test rifle or something similar. I currently have an 1886 ser#114932 with a blank in the ledger

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Hello,

There are hundreds of blank records for individual serial numbers in the Model 1892 ledgers.  

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I’m sure about the blank records. Was disappointed as this an 86 with some nice special order features including a non standard barrel length. Just cant prove it. Anyway so it is.

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oldcrankyyankee said
I’m sure about the blank records. Was disappointed as this an 86 with some nice special order features including a non standard barrel length. Just cant prove it. Anyway so it is.  

Disappointing, but unless you’re trying to sell it, does it really matter that much?  If you are trying to sell it, knowledgeable collectors will understand the problem.  I sometimes think that, instead of placing so much reliance on records that are often faulty, misleading, or incomplete, it might be better if there were no records, & every Winchester had to be evaluated by the tangible evidence of its own condition…which is exactly what collectors like me of Stevens & Ballards, as well as many other makes for which no records exist, must do. 

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Clarence, You hit the nail on the head. You are sooooo right about the records. Some day I might chose to sell it , but who cares. Lets start with buying on the merit of the gun and put the fakers out to pasture, as this is the reason to review the records. This game of dealing in antique guns, whether a hobby, profession, or passion has taken on a new meaning because of unscrupulous people and entities! To bad this isn’t  the 1870’s any more. 

    Like granpappy said” back in my day, son, a man had to answer for the wicked he done!

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I forgot to add that the same thing happens with Marlins.  I have some, “record blank” letters on Marlins (within the, “letterable” range).  I’m thinking of one – a Model 1893 .32-40, 24 inch short rifle with half round barrel, pistol grip, shotgun butt… “Record Blank”  UGGGHHHH!!!

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