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Old 10-29-2019, 04:15 PM
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I bought another 69A today. Quite nice condition, recessed barrel securing screw. But the cool thing is that it came with a Lyman 5A scope mounted on blocks. It has a leaf sight on the barrel. The receiver is not grooved for scope mounting. Serial number on the scope is 2524. I don't think I did too badly for $375.
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Old 10-29-2019, 07:55 PM
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I bought another 69A today. Quite nice condition, recessed barrel securing screw. But the cool thing is that it came with a Lyman 5A scope mounted on blocks. It has a leaf sight on the barrel. The receiver is not grooved for scope mounting. Serial number on the scope is 2524. I don't think I did too badly for $375.
Hey, I own # 2523, shipped 5-13-1936, have a factory letter on it. 98% and I paid $1,000 for it. You done good, as they say. Big Larry
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:53 PM
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Hey, I own # 2523, shipped 5-13-1936, have a factory letter on it. 98% and I paid $1,000 for it. You done good, as they say. Big Larry
The rifle was on consignment, the asking price was $400, one always pays a bit less. That is a heck of a coincidence having a consecutive serial number! The rifle and scope are in very good condition, I wonder if they were always together. There is a tiny dent on the left side of the scope and just the slightest spotting of tiny rust widely spaced. But the bluing on the scope and rifle is fine, none of that brown patina. I took some pics this evening, if you'd care to PM me I'd be happy to send them to you.

Seems like a pretty nice scope to be put on a Model 69A. I have a Model 52 that came with a Winchester 5A, the rifle is quite nice, the scope has lost a lot of it's bluing.

The shop I bought it at is closing, the original founder is a gunsmith who has been in business for 51 years, he is in business with his son, who wants to retire. The passing of an era, no one seems to want to buy the shop. Young people want plastic guns, wood and steel doesn't appeal to them. They also buy ammo and such online, it doesn't bode well for the future.
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Nice catch! I agree, once the mom & pop gun shops close, and the gun shows, it's going to be just armchair surfing fur guns in the future. If that. I miss walking the aisles, finding treasures others miss, and the same in gun shops. A good one near me in AZ just closed. Another in Tombstone closed 5 years ago. The wood and steel type shops that do remain open seem to to be "boutique" type shops mostly for lookie-loos, and "Pawn Stars" type fronts for reality TV shows. It's sad what happened to our sportsman heritage. Replaced by paramilitary and doomsday prep people, I guess.
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The rifle was on consignment, the asking price was $400, one always pays a bit less. That is a heck of a coincidence having a consecutive serial number! The rifle and scope are in very good condition, I wonder if they were always together. There is a tiny dent on the left side of the scope and just the slightest spotting of tiny rust widely spaced. But the bluing on the scope and rifle is fine, none of that brown patina. I took some pics this evening, if you'd care to PM me I'd be happy to send them to you.

Seems like a pretty nice scope to be put on a Model 69A. I have a Model 52 that came with a Winchester 5A, the rifle is quite nice, the scope has lost a lot of it's bluing.

The shop I bought it at is closing, the original founder is a gunsmith who has been in business for 51 years, he is in business with his son, who wants to retire. The passing of an era, no one seems to want to buy the shop. Young people want plastic guns, wood and steel doesn't appeal to them. They also buy ammo and such online, it doesn't bode well for the future.
Winchester A5. My early M52 also has one. Both are 98%. Big Larry
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Nice catch! I agree, once the mom & pop gun shops close, and the gun shows, it's going to be just armchair surfing fur guns in the future. If that. I miss walking the aisles, finding treasures others miss, and the same in gun shops. A good one near me in AZ just closed. Another in Tombstone closed 5 years ago. The wood and steel type shops that do remain open seem to to be "boutique" type shops mostly for lookie-loos, and "Pawn Stars" type fronts for reality TV shows. It's sad what happened to our sportsman heritage. Replaced by paramilitary and doomsday prep people, I guess.
Well stated Azshot. I try to support the "Brick and Mortar" gun shops and "legit" pawn shops to the max extent possible. Money doesn't grow on trees, but I believe it's OK to spend a few extra dollars locally rather than buying online to keep these businesses afloat.

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Congrats NH Collector. I recently purchased a 69A in good condx for that same price. Must be the 'going price' in our respective locales. Pic please?
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Congrats NH Collector. I recently purchased a 69A in good condx for that same price. Must be the 'going price' in our respective locales. Pic please?
If you PM me with your email address I'll send some pics, you may post them if you wish.
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If you PM me with your email address I'll send some pics, you may post them if you wish.
PM on the way. Tnx
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