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Old 06-15-2021, 07:57 PM
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I keep an eye out for old Trombones on Gunbroker in hopes of finding one that might fit in my budget. This one is not one of those. But OMG what a beautiful rifle:

Angelo Bee Engraved Trombone
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Old 06-15-2021, 09:37 PM
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Wow thatís beautiful.


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I can't buy it. The butt plate screws aren't indexed.
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Old 06-16-2021, 05:36 PM
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Wow!
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Old 06-16-2021, 07:27 PM
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I can't buy it. The butt plate screws aren't indexed.
Angelo was always a bit of a rebel, Cam.

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I can't buy it. The butt plate screws aren't indexed.
That is disqualifying for sure.
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That is disqualifying for sure.
I concur. Now, if I had the funds that would not bother me in the least. What a gorgeous gun.
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Is it just me, or is this one of the worst wood to frame fits you have ever seen, in the buttstock to the frame?! I know the originals weren't that great, but this is ridiculous for such a high end gun!
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Is it just me, or is this one of the worst wood to frame fits you have ever seen, in the buttstock to the frame?! I know the originals weren't that great, but this is ridiculous for such a high end gun!
Got that right...
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Old 06-26-2021, 02:37 PM
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I can't buy it. The butt plate screws aren't indexed.<img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" />
I agree and there is a row of 5 diamonds that are missing the center dots! What the hell??!!

Okay, I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers, but Angelo... c'mon!

Many years ago, I went to a LG Show and there, on someone's table, was a cased set of 2 consecutive number M29's with the most gorgeous engraving and gold and silver inlay that I have ever seen! They were the 8 3/8", for a larger canvas (my favorite length for S&W's!). I looked at them and noticed the very miniscule, "A.Bee"! I know the dealer didn't have a clue. We settled on 4 grand for the pair and I couldn't come up with it, at the time. I should've got a bank loan!

One of those, "I'll kick myself forever", moments"! Man, I still have wet dreams about those!

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I've owned a number of engraved guns in my life. Even with guns done by the same engraver, you can sometimes see where they were just doing their job, or doing it with passion.

That was a pretty old Trombone to start with. I kinda doubt that it was in great shape to start out with. I like guns done with a new or next to new canvas. Otherwise, it's gets to be like building up a show car with rusty junkyard '68 Camaro. It can be done, but I'd rather start with the best bones.
Someone suspicious like me, might say that the dark marks on the breechblock, seen on closeup view, are old pitting marks, too deep to be cleaned up when it was engine turned.

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I've owned a number of engraved guns in my life. Even with guns done by the same engraver, you can sometimes see where they were just doing their job, or doing it with passion.

That was a pretty old Trombone to start with. I kinda doubt that it was in great shape to start out with. I like guns done with a new or next to new canvas. Otherwise, it's gets to be like building up a show car with rusty junkyard '68 Camaro. It can be done, but I'd rather start with the best bones.
Someone suspicious like me, might say that the dark marks on the breechblock, seen on closeup view, are old pitting marks, too deep to be cleaned up when it was engine turned.
I think you called it...
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The dark marks on the bolt are what's left of the old Liege proof marks. In my view, they should have been left 'as is'.
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It always annoys me when refinishers wipe away the proof and inspectors marks.

I view it as a lack of professionalism.
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It always annoys me when refinishers wipe away the proof and inspectors marks.

I view it as a lack of professionalism.
Even worse than the screws not being timed. But what do you expect for $10K?!?

Seriously, it's a well-above average rifle, but I wouldn't pay even close to $10K for it.

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