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Old 10-12-2019, 12:25 PM
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It is minty and a little bit unusual I think. The front sight is rather tall, has a brass blade iirc, no provision on the barrel for a rear sight. The stock is notched on the left for a peep sight but none is there, though the receiver is drilled and tapped for one. There is a scope mounted on it using four holes in the left side of the receiver, which is not grooved for scope mounting. The scope is Sears marked and is a 3/4" steel item. Looks like it might be a Weaver. The bolt handle is not swept back, the stock is not grooved. Condition is minty overall. The original magazine is perfect, no corrosion on the baseplate at all. I almost bought it today but bought four other rifles, a minty Savage 1899 takedown made in 1923, a Stevens Visible Loader, a Marlin Model 20 in very good condition, and a Winchester Model 60 with a Lyman 55R peep sight in addition to the leaf sight.

The Marlin is a jewel, so compact compared to a Winchester 1890. It is in quite good condition other than wrench marks on the barrel flats by the receiver, very unfortunate.

An expensive day but some nice finds. Got some vintage ammo too, a box of Winchester .22 Auto in the two piece box, the cases are copper colored, whether plated or solid I don't know. The shop just took in part of a large collection, there were twelve Savage 1899s and 99s, a Winchester 1873, an 1894, several other highly collectable pieces.
I"m pretty sure that the ones without the grooves for the scope mount is actually a Model 69, not a 69A. I think the 69s were only made for a couple or three years.
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:56 PM
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The M69-A's were not grooved for scopes until 1954 and a lot of M69-A's were made prior to that. Without looking it up, the M69 and M69-A's were made concurrently for a few years. Both started before WW2. They ran out of the slim M69 stocks and used M69-A stocks for a while. These are a bit scarce. Big Larry
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:03 AM
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I"m pretty sure that the ones without the grooves for the scope mount is actually a Model 69, not a 69A. I think the 69s were only made for a couple or three years.
The rifle is, as I stated, a Model 69A. I have it beside me as I write this. It is marked 69A on the barrel. It is the Match variant, originally came with the Lyman 57EW rear sight, missing now but on order through eBay. It does not have a grooved receiver. Big Larry has been a great source of information on the rifle, he cleared up what variant it was.
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Old 10-18-2019, 08:11 PM
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The rifle is, as I stated, a Model 69A. I have it beside me as I write this. It is marked 69A on the barrel. It is the Match variant, originally came with the Lyman 57EW rear sight, missing now but on order through eBay. It does not have a grooved receiver. Big Larry has been a great source of information on the rifle, he cleared up what variant it was.
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The, or a, Lyman sight arrived today, it was in a nice 57EW box but turned out to be a 57RS sight. I have contacted the seller, hope to get it resolved soon.
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:51 AM
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The, or a, Lyman sight arrived today, it was in a nice 57EW box but turned out to be a 57RS sight. I have contacted the seller, hope to get it resolved soon.
A can of worms. How can anyone make a mistake like that? Big Larry
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:40 PM
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...it's ebay.

Seller may have never even opened the box.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:09 PM
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At one time I had spares.
Now, I have one mint,, early M58 N.I.B. a late M48-C, no stock cut needed, and an extremely rare M48-T left side mount. Couple others I cannot remember right away.
Sorry, no M57's. They are on rifles. Big Larry
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:28 PM
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Rats!! Sorry to hear that NH Collector. Hope the seller will make it right.
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I've taken it up with eBay, if the seller hasn't made good by the 24th they say they will step in.

It's a shame, this is the first time I've had a problem with eBay purchases. The seller has a 97% rating and has been with eBay since 2003, I won't name him as long as it comes right in the end. Sure is a nice vintage 57EW box though. The original price, printed on the box, was $7.00, of course we were on the gold standard then, I think an ounce of gold was $35 at the time, somewhat higher now.

There are 57EW sights not on rifles, I hesitated on one several weeks ago and missed out.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:35 PM
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It is minty and a little bit unusual I think. The front sight is rather tall, has a brass blade iirc, no provision on the barrel for a rear sight. The stock is notched on the left for a peep sight but none is there, though the receiver is drilled and tapped for one. There is a scope mounted on it using four holes in the left side of the receiver, which is not grooved for scope mounting. The scope is Sears marked and is a 3/4" steel item. Looks like it might be a Weaver. The bolt handle is not swept back, the stock is not grooved. Condition is minty overall. The original magazine is perfect, no corrosion on the baseplate at all. I almost bought it today but bought four other rifles, a minty Savage 1899 takedown made in 1923, a Stevens Visible Loader, a Marlin Model 20 in very good condition, and a Winchester Model 60 with a Lyman 55R peep sight in addition to the leaf sight.

The Marlin is a jewel, so compact compared to a Winchester 1890. It is in quite good condition other than wrench marks on the barrel flats by the receiver, very unfortunate.

An expensive day but some nice finds. Got some vintage ammo too, a box of Winchester .22 Auto in the two piece box, the cases are copper colored, whether plated or solid I don't know. The shop just took in part of a large collection, there were twelve Savage 1899s and 99s, a Winchester 1873, an 1894, several other highly collectable pieces.
How about some pictures of it showing the Sears scope and mount, too!

James
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^^ Request seconded. And I'll post the photos again :-)
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oh well.
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^^ Request seconded. And I'll post the photos again :-)
I'll get some pics and email them to you if you'd care to PM me. Looks like the weather will be good tomorrow for that.

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Old 10-26-2019, 09:24 PM
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^^ Request seconded. And I'll post the photos again :-)
I took some pics today if you would care to PM me I'll get them to you.
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Old 10-29-2019, 03:55 PM
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Rats!! Sorry to hear that NH Collector. Hope the seller will make it right.
I got the refund yesterday. I really would've preferred having the peep sight though.
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