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Old 12-16-2018, 10:18 PM
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I took a chance on a Trombone a short while ago and it arrived today. It was described as being in a 'well used' state with numerous holes in the receiver for various scope mounts.

This all proved to be true however the big surprise was the all matching serial number; in the 990 range.

This is by far the lowest serial number in my collection, the nearest being in the 1300 range. So to have one drop into my lap for a mere $210 is a real bonus.
Nice! There's still a few of these out there that you don't have yet then? Lol.

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Old 12-17-2018, 10:42 AM
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I tell you, he's trying to corner the market....just like the Hunt brothers tried to corner the silver market back some years ago.......


Congratulations Lawrence on a good pick up.
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:05 PM
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There was a nice one in California that recently sold for over 2000 dollars with nice blonde wood. It was really nice compared to some I have seen.
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So........

It's been a busy month or so, I've managed to secure some very nice trombones for the collection.

I am some what struck by how much money sellers leave on the table by not investing a little time in cleaning them prior to sale. There difference prior and post cleaning can be dramatic. Often what appears to be rust comes off easily and a little time spent cleaning out the lettering and proof marks makes things "pop"

Back to the cleaning bench. Q tips at the ready.

And I am happy to confirm that a small group (about 3000 +/-) manufactured in the mid 1930's have what can be best described as micro groove rifling (looks a lot like .22 Marlin rifling) or the rifling in the Israeli Mauser .22 trainers. I've only seen a few Marlin and Mauser's but that's the best description that I can come up with.
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Hi, new member here. Just purchased my first trombone. New in box. Never fired and never put together. I'm guessing a late production. Serial number 145xxx stamped under Barrell in front of loading tube.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:04 AM
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Hi, new member here. Just purchased my first trombone. New in box. Never fired and never put together. I'm guessing a late production. Serial number 145xxx stamped under Barrell in front of loading tube.
Well done! Please post some pictures.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:26 AM
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Very late production.Right at the end of regular production, circa 1973.
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A big brown box arrived today, a recent auction purchase.
The wrist of the buttstock appears to have some figure to it. Do the tiger stripes continue through the rest of the stock?
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Old 04-20-2019, 04:16 PM
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The wrist of the buttstock appears to have some figure to it. Do the tiger stripes continue through the rest of the stock?
Nope, I don't think so, not so it jumps out at you.
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Old 04-20-2019, 04:35 PM
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I know where a nice one is for sale but I think its been redone and needs a rear sight.Its real nice gun,I think he wants $950. I know nothing else about the gun,its not mine 262 397-7915
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Old 04-21-2019, 05:56 PM
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Not sure how to post a pic on here.
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Lawrence, I am in Ontario, and a local dealer has one. I'm tempted to go have a look at it. Obviously condition should play into price, but what kind of $ range have these been going for up here?
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Old 04-21-2019, 11:36 PM
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Roddy, well it depends on condition and originality, I have seen them go from C$600 to C$1800, it just depends. Let us know how you proceed.
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:19 PM
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The quest continues, today at auction I picked up an early Trombone for a reasonable price. A few weeks ago I was severely bested by a bidder who out bid me on two Trombones so it was nice to have a success today.



Two arrived via the post yesterday, both at either ends of the production scale, a very early version and a very late version.

Busy times.
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Old 04-27-2019, 03:36 PM
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Nice!
I stopped in today to look at the one we spoke about. The metal/bluing is in really nice shape, the forend looks good too. The buttstock has a crack on the underside about 1" long, running back from the trigger guard. The rear sight is gone, but there is a screwed in dovetail blank in it's place. Someone has installed what looks like a Williams 5G type adjustable rear sight at some point in time. The serial # is in the 44XXX range.

It's clean enough I'm tempted...
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