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Old 02-27-2020, 12:36 PM
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The thread about checkering panels prompted a question in my mind about the occasional blued barrels that show up on JSRs. I have a JSR with a 70s serial number which has a blued barrel. How common are the blued barrels? Can anyone tell me when they were dropped in favor of the stainless barrels? Or are they still an option? Dan Cooper indicated that the first 50 JSRs had two extra checkering panels, the next 75 had one extra panel and the rest had no extra panels. So, did something like this occur with the blued barrels as well?
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Old 02-27-2020, 01:31 PM
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ask Cooper ?
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Old 03-17-2020, 05:39 AM
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Blued is an option, as is fluted. As I prefer earlier models I waited a few years to find my (used) blue un-fluted model...Tom.



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I understood my barrel was nickle plated.
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Old 03-23-2020, 05:49 AM
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Having trouble seeing the picture Al!

Does it look like chrome?
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I have a JSR with an 18" highly polished and fluted stainless barrel. A bit unusual, I think. I like it and it's very accurate.

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Doug,
Is that upgraded wood on your JSR? Seems like a lot of them I see have this quality of wood and I am wondering if that is the standard wood they use or if they charge an upgrade for this grade? Beautiful rifle, BTW.... definitely on my wish list...

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Old 03-23-2020, 12:48 PM
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Yes, Bob, that's upgraded wood from Cooper to AAA Claro. That's from back when "upgraded" meant something to Cooper. I bought it new in October 2011. A number of the newer Coopers with "upgraded" wood fall pretty short of that, sorry to say.

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Old 03-23-2020, 01:13 PM
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Thanks, that is about what I thought. You did great considering the examples I have seen lately of Coopers at gun shows and other places.

Funny, I was going to buy one I saw at a gun show about the same time you bought yours and it looked very similar. I guess some other shiny object distracted me and I had a hard time justifying it to SWMBO after that point....

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Another nice rifle Doug! And definitely better than currant AAA Cooper wood. Lots of stripe is my favorite stock wood. I searched for a blue barrel JSR for awhile and finally bought a stainless.
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Thanks for the comments to my original post. My impression was that the blued barrel was relatively uncommon and that seems to be the case. My JSR has a two digit serial no. with a blued barrel and two-panel checkering pattern. I'll try to post a photo...but can someone remind me of how to do that?
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:49 AM
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I just found the "How to" post for Imgur so I'll give it a try.
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