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 My grandpa gave me a model 1984 that was his (or given to him) when he was young.  The serial number of the gun is 6765bb,  when I use the “when was my gun made” function of this website it says 1985.  Does that sound correct?  It doesn’t look that old.    Thanks for any help/info in advance.   I am adding a link to a few pictures of the gun… https://goo.gl/photos/sJQs3dq2qkth2Ssn7         Unfortunately someone thought it would be cool to engrave some sketches in to the stock.  

 

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Hello,

Unfortunately, somebody altered the last two digits of the serial number from “33” to “BB”. Based on the serial number 676533, it was manufactured in June of 1914.

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Brigitte Bardot’s Winchester?

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I’m going to step outside the box and say:  Regarding the stock being carved or the serial number change: It was only unfortunate for any family member who wants to sell the gun, or for any person who buys it.  I’d be proud to have that handed down to me.  Then again, I’m the first one in the family to be a gun person.

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You are fortunate to have received those guns and that gear.  Quite valuable as family possessions across the generations (forward in time too).

I too would be contented with the art on the stock–No, I’d not do that to one of mine, and I don’t consider buying any that have been altered–but your engravings are nicely done.  Adds more of the family character to the rifle.

A real used-by-your-Grandpa holster and cartridge pouch!  With REVOLVER!!!

Now you get to learn how to take proper care of the metal, wood, and leather.

Never sell any of that gift–Never!!  And HUG your Grandpa every time you see him from now on!

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The serial number has obviously been altered. You thought it was BB, and whoever did it intended to make it appear that way. They also may have tried to make it appear as 88. Just for your information, Federal law states possession is a felony. Most states have similar laws. May have been done long ago, and may not have been. Does not matter. You can say “who cares”, but some enforcement officials may have a different opinion. 

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