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Earliest known 1886 chambered in 33 w.c.f.
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September 15, 2023 - 6:07 pm
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Is the earliest 33 wcf chambered 1886 rifle known?

I searched for this answer in case it has already been discuss, but couldn’t seem to find anything.

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They start showing up in the 122200 serial number range.  In my survey, the earliest confirmed lettered 33 WCF is 125403, received in the warehouse on 4/3/1902.

 

Serial   Variation Frame Caliber Barrel Bbl Lgth Mag Stocks Butt CFM Date W.O. #
                       
122201   Fancy Rifle SF 33 WCF Rd 24″ ½ PG, 2X H-CS HRSB    
122435   Rifle SF 33 WCF Rd 24″ ½   HRSB    
123777   Rifle SF 33 WCF Rd 24″ ½   HRSB    
124848   Rifle TD 33 WCF Rd 24″ ½   HRSB    
125033   Rifle TD 33 WCF Rd 24″ ½   HRSB    
125403   ELW TD 33 WCF Rd 22″ ½   HRSB 4/3/1902 T108350
125406   Rifle TD 33 WCF Rd 24″ ½   HRSB 4/3/1902 T109533

 

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As always Bert, thank you!

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