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There were some machinists out there in the 50's and later that were adding grooves to the receivers of non grooved guns. Some could do a bang-up job of it that matched a factory job. Some not so well. My brother picked up a Remington 121 that had been grooved....but they were not aligned properly with the bore of the barrel.....

As far as accuracy, none of my three Trombones were/are particularly accurate. What I call plinking/minute of can and pest accurate. But if I was in a situation where I needed meat in the pot, I would pick up a different rifle to hunt squirrels, etc. with.
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Awesome info Old 39! Thanks!

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I think you will find that Mr. Eastman simply added 3757 each year to get a total ie 1935 48851 to 52611 or 1959 93950 to 97707 or 1973 146562 to 150310......he does state that it's an approximation based on a total production of 150,310.

From my research I think up to the late 70,000's (78,000) were made in the mid 1930's...
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I think you will find that Mr. Eastman simply added 3757 each year to get a total ie 1935 48851 to 52611 or 1959 93950 to 97707 or 1973 146562 to 150310......he does state that it's an approximation based on a total production of 150,310.

From my research I think up to the late 70,000's (78,000) were made in the mid 1930's...
I had suspected as much, but we have to go with what we can get.

I wish accurate records were available for these guns, as well as for the older Savage guns.
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I had suspected as much, but we have to go with what we can get.

I wish accurate records were available for these guns, as well as for the older Savage guns.
I'm working on it....
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I'm working on it....
For which? FN/Browning? Savage?

Or both?
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Just the Trombone...
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Question: anyone know about when they switched from the screw adjusted elevator on the rear sight to the ramp type? Two of mine have the screw adjusted type.
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Question: anyone know about when they switched from the screw adjusted elevator on the rear sight to the ramp type? Two of mine have the screw adjusted type.
Somewhere in the mid to late 1930's (I suspect).
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Thanks, that's about what I was thinking.
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Trombone Date

Hey, do you think it would be possible to date mine as well and give estimated value. Serial number is 25607.
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Hey, do you think it would be possible to date mine as well and give estimated value. Serial number is 25607.
+/- 1929 is my guess.......
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There were some machinists out there in the 50's and later that were adding grooves to the receivers of non grooved guns. Some could do a bang-up job of it that matched a factory job. Some not so well. My brother picked up a Remington 121 that had been grooved....but they were not aligned properly with the bore of the barrel.....

As far as accuracy, none of my three Trombones were/are particularly accurate. What I call plinking/minute of can and pest accurate. But if I was in a situation where I needed meat in the pot, I would pick up a different rifle to hunt squirrels, etc. with.
I could never do well with mine.A light rifle with a fairly heavy trigger pull.I once tried it to eliminate a squirrel problem in the attic with it.No luck.After I got out the Walther KKJ,the problem was resolved.
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I could never do well with mine.A light rifle with a fairly heavy trigger pull.I once tried it to eliminate a squirrel problem in the attic with it.No luck.After I got out the Walther KKJ,the problem was resolved.
I guess that if I am going to be honest about it....If I were to sell off my guns and keep only the ones capable of fair precision shooting, the Trombone would have to go. Along with some of my slide action Remingtons, etc. But those have a place in my collection as guns that are fun to carry and plink with.....not to mention the nostalgia factor.

Yup, I'll bet that KKJ will shoot their ears off should you choose to do so. Hard to beat those German made guns....Anschutz and even Krico. The KKJ is on my bucket list as a gun to own. I keep running into them at gun shows, but they tend to be overly proud of them. I do have one located in a gun shop that I have been considering.

The Trombones are nice guns for what they were intended for. But my old Savage and Winchester slide actions have shown better accuracy. At least in my experience.
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Old 11-22-2014, 01:25 AM
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I could never do well with mine.A light rifle with a fairly heavy trigger pull.I once tried it to eliminate a squirrel problem in the attic with it.No luck.After I got out the Walther KKJ,the problem was resolved.
You must have a really big attic.

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