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1897 Brush model
March 10, 2019
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Bill,

Maybe...  In most cases, "Brush" should have been written in the ledger entry, and the CFM letter would state "Brush".  What is the LOP on your gun?  Is the butt plate steel or hard rubber?

Bert

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March 10, 2019
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Bert,

Should have the gun tomorrow and will give you that info.

Thanks, 

Bill

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March 12, 2019
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Bert

The butt plate is steel and the LOP is 13".

Thanks,

Bill

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March 13, 2019
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Bill,

You do not have a "Brush Gun".  Instead, you have a special order Model 1897.  Specifically, the 13" LOP indicates that it was ordered with a Model 1893 butt stock.  The Brush Guns were made with a 13-1/2" LOP, and with a hard rubber butt plate.  The Model 1897s ordered with a Model 1893 butt stock have a 13" LOP and a steel butt plate.

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March 13, 2019
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Bert,

Good news, bad news! Good news, I know what it is. Bad news it's not a brush model. Does the fact that it is special order change it's value?

Many thanks,

Bill

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March 13, 2019
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Bill Brown said
Bert,

Good news, bad news! Good news, I know what it is. Bad news it's not a brush model. Does the fact that it is special order change it's value?

Many thanks,

Bill  

Bill,

The factory letter does not mention the Model 1893 butt stock, so No, there is no premium to the value.

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April 22, 2019
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Bert, 

Not a lot of value, but lots of fun. I decided  to refinish the metal with an old fashioned rust blue. Great gun to practice on. Here are the results.

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April 22, 2019
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Bill Brown said
Bert, 

Not a lot of value, but lots of fun. I decided  to refinish the metal with an old fashioned rust blue. Great gun to practice on. Here are the results.

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Bill,

It looks a lot better.  Just a quick caution... that old gun is chambered for a 2-9/16" maximum length shell.  The European made 16-ga 2-1/2" shells are what it will like.

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April 22, 2019
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Thanks Bert. I was aware of this and purchased some RST 2 1/2" Ultra Lites. Can't wait to get to the range and fire away.

Bill 

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Bill Brown said
Thanks Bert. I was aware of this and purchased some RST 2 1/2" Ultra Lites. Can't wait to get to the range and fire away.

Bill   

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Should be a lot of fun on the skeet field. 

 

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