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October 18, 2022 - 1:23 pm
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Hi all,

 I am new to the forum but not new to collecting. I collect mostly levers and military, but I came across this low serial number model 43 in 218 bee and thought it would be a good purchase. I am hoping for a little information on year of production and any of your expertise on condition of originality. I am thinking it’s original blue as the lettering looks sharp and stock is in great shape but I am a novice when it comes to 43’s. Serial number is 4647. Also not sure how to post pictures on this forum from an iPad? Any help would be appreciated.

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Your Model 43 was manufactured in late October 1948.  The pictures are needed to evaluate it.

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Thank you Bert, I did take the liberty of emailing them to you before. I found your email address in another post and had asked the OP to send them to you.

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I received your pictures and sent you a reply as well as an e-copy of my Model 43 article that was published in our WACA Collector Magazine.

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Thank you Bert for the reply and the great article that you forwarded to me.

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You are welcome!

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