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November 8, 2023 - 12:42 pm
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…. Under Model 54, all the sn’s come up as unknown? Bug?

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Steve,

At the time I put together the information database to create the DOM look-up tables for the WACA website, I did not have any information resource for the Model 54. Further, neither the CFM records office or Pauline Muerrle has the factory Polishing Room records for the Model 54.  Accordingly, the best source of information is found on the bottom of the barrel of each individual rifle… take the barreled action out of the stock and look for the 2-digit year number stamped on the bottom of the barrel rifle right next to the receiver frame.  Production of the Model 54 began in April 1925 and it ended in late 1936 (with a few hundred parts clean-up rifles assembled through 1939).

George Madis published the following year ending serial numbers, but I do not trust his numbers to be accurate.

1925 3140
1926 8052
1927 14178
1928 19590
1929 29108
1930 32504
1931 36737
1932 38550
1933 40780
1934 43475
1935 47134
1936 49938
1937* 50025
1938* 50075
1939* 50100

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Awesome Burt. 1926 when I looked.IMG_3375.jpegImage Enlarger

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Steven Gabrielli said
Awesome Burt. 1926 when I looked.IMG_3375.jpegImage Enlarger

  

Steve,

Please consider adding your Model 54 rifle to the survey that my friend Marc Murphy has taken over from David Bichrest (now deceased).

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Done. I emailed him, as I could not find the survey link in the forum, for the 54 of course.

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