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English proofs on 1894 deluxe
September 20, 2021
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The proof marks  applied from 1904 to 1925 seem to be more elegant and less copious, than those applied after 1925 which at times although quite informative are a bit roughly applied – or slapped on.

 

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September 22, 2021
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abrahams.1.jpgImage Enlargerabrahams.2.jpgImage Enlargerpdog72 said
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Although its a nice looking specimen in a great caliber, all the extra markings bother me a bit. I’m not sure why, and I cant really quantify how much it might detract, but it just seems excessive to me. It would play into any offer I might consider. If by some miracle there were two identical rifles prices the same and one had these marks, I would choose the one without the proofs. 

As a side note, extra marks from shops here in the states (like Sheard or similar) are of interest to me and I might pay a bit more for those, just because I find them unique.   

Hear is a 73,Im sure you guys have’nt seen or possible heard about with Factory applied markings H. Abrahams and Co Melbourne  (Australia) 1 of half dozen known, pictured with my 73 short Rifle, both in 44 cal. Interresting the factory list the gun as Consigned

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