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Proof marked Antique 1892?
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October 29, 2023 - 11:40 am
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Clearly serialized frame from 1895 yet proof marked frame and barrel. I’m missing something. Enlightenment anyone?

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I would expect, at the very least, a factory letter showing an R & R to the factory after circa 1905 when proof marks started to be applied to Winchester rifles.

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Marlin elevator in the rear sight

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Description in some areas seems a bit optimistic so I’d pay close attention to the bore description. Proof marks appear consistent with an R&R but a quick search will confirm.

 

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The barrel is correct for the SN range so one has to assume that it went back to the factory after 1905 for some work and was then test fired and proofed.

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