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April 28, 2023 - 2:39 pm
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I bought a Winchester 1886 SRC 45-70 several years ago and never really shot it much, so I decided to sell it. To get an idea of it’s value, I looked on the internet to see what the value would be for a fair price. While I was investigating the prices, I found another 1886 that was one serial number below mine. I contacted him to see if he would be interested in buying mine and have a consecutive serial numbered pair.

He wasn’t interested in doing that and suggested I buy his. After some time and deliberation, I found these guns had the same pedigree and history with the Hawaiin Civil Guard in the 1890’s. Both lettered the same with the same shipping back to Winchester for whatever reason.

I have researched the guns and have found somne real interesting history of these guns. They have been reunited after 130 years of separation…

 

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Shrapnel, you have done well once again!  Way to go.  Tim

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I believe your newest acquisition came from Don Grove and had some cool history to go along with it.

Don

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