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Inherited 1873's
January 9, 2018
5:11 am
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Hey all, 

New to this site, so sorry if I post something wrong.

Anyways, I inherited these from my father who died in 2009.  I only just got possession of them because I am in the military and move around alot, so my Brother in Law has held onto them for me.

From the research that I have been able to do, one is ser # 5765, or appears to be so, the numbers are faded and it's not the greatest picture.  Manufactured in 1875.  20" barrel, carbine with saddle ring.  internally in pretty bad shape, rust all over, barrel eroded and practically no rifling.  but the action works and pretty decently.  It has some after market screws on it that obviously don't belong, but somebody used what they had to keep it together.  No ejector port cover.

The other is ser # 422306B, manufactured in 1892, 20" barrel, carbine with saddle ring. Eroded barrel and rifling, action is smooth, little rusted inside but not too bad, missing a screw at the muzzle clamp and at where you would take the magazine spring and follower out from.

I don't have plans on selling these, but was wondering if I should get letters for them from the Cody museum, and any appraisers might know approximate value of them for insurance purposes.

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Thanks!

January 9, 2018
3:08 pm
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Nelson,

The first one you described you are missing a digit or two from the serial number since 5765 is a first model gun and you have two second or third model guns. 422306 is a third model for sure. Also what are the calibers? We would need some more detail pictures to be able to come up with a value.

Bob

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January 9, 2018
11:35 pm
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I can almost make out a third "5" in the first SN, possibly making it "57655".  I'd certainly encourage you to do an inquiry or request a letter from the good folks at Cody. 

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