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December 29, 2023 - 4:19 am
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Glad to hear it!  I will leave you alone as I know that interruptions disrupt the creative process.

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Rick Hill said
I have a very nice martially marked one in the standard .22 short caliber that I would part with for what I paid for it 5 years ago ($1,250 plus shipping to your FFL).  Great bore and no rust/pitting anywhere.  About 90% condition overall.

If there is any interest let me know and I’ll send detailed pictures.

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Rick & Georgia

  

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Bert,

I have Winder musket serial number 123497 that’s been in the family since my grandfather picked up at a hardware store in Afton, Wyoming I’m guessing around the late ’30’s or early 40’s reportedly for $2.00. It has the flaming bomb and U.S. stamp on the upper tang. It’s never been a closet queen and shows the miles it’s been packed around chasing rabbits, squirrels, and skunks. I can email you some pictures if you’d like. 

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Since at least one poster felt additional photographs were warranted—here they are!

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Kevin D said
Bert,

I have Winder musket serial number 123497 that’s been in the family since my grandfather picked up at a hardware store in Afton, Wyoming I’m guessing around the late ’30’s or early 40’s reportedly for $2.00. It has the flaming bomb and U.S. stamp on the upper tang. It’s never been a closet queen and shows the miles it’s been packed around chasing rabbits, squirrels, and skunks. I can email you some pictures if you’d like. 

  

Hello Kevin,

Please do send the pictures – [email protected]

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Pics look good, Ian. Maybe better than the Library pics. With the exception of Bert’s example most Winder muskets all seem to have led a rough life and yours seems to have survived better than most. Good eye!

 

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TXGunNut said
Pics look good, Ian. Maybe better than the Library pics. With the exception of Bert’s example most Winder muskets all seem to have led a rough life and yours seems to have survived better than most. Good eye!  

Some scratches on the rear sight and the normal flaking on a late teens production Winchester, but less than most, but, otherwise, a nice Winder musket.  I’m happy with it.  Better than most, and certainly better than most of the tired stuff that wanders into Cabela’s.

These tend to be rough for obvious reasons:  Not originally individually, but, rather, collectively owned.

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