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Model 1866 Nickle Plated with Serial Number Suffix
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Please see the attached photos of my M-1866, Serial Number 81351FB Nickle Plated with Cresent Butt Plate, Mfg. 1871.  A little rough but at least one interesting question. Look closely at the serial # photo and you will observe the punched letters FB.  Any comments would be of interest?

 

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Those are inspector stamps

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Bob, well you made that easy for me. Inspectors marks, that would make sense, is it ordinary to see them punched in that location? Is there any history and bio on who FB is? For your consideration , the ownership history on this SRC, is attributed via Indian hieroglyphics “scratched” into the receiver. Thanks for your input now and in the future. 

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John,

normal it’s a lone letter and a “B” was common along with others.

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