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Old 01-25-2015, 11:00 AM
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From what we have seen and think we know about these guns, we can conclude that there are no known accurate records on these early guns....for valid reasons. So we are left, as Camster says, with interpolating from a few known dates of manufacture tied to guns that have a known purchase date. It's guesswork to a large extent. In your gun's case, about all we can say is that it was made after gunguypete's gun whch was made after Lawrence's gun. And signess' gun was made after gunguypete's gun, etc. It's guesswork to a certain extent, and with that information, your guess may be as good as any. Your's was perhaps made in the circa 1940'ish or so?....just a guess.

I wish there were exact dates available, but it's not to be. Some of the early Savage guns have the same problem.....no surviving accurate records.

Although there is no accurate data, the information I got here was very useful.
Before finding this page, i had no idea about the year of manufature of my Trombone, now, i can get an approximate date.
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:32 PM
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I think that inclusive to around s/n's 77500 and maybe as far as 87500 that they were all made pre WWII.
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:24 PM
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:33 PM
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anyone?
Without pics, we would be guessing. With the pics, someone might can ballpark it....at least it would be less of a guess.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:08 AM
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Here are a few pics.... Thanks

It was found in a barn and brought back from Germany in 1944. It still works fine and is fun to shoot. Thou its not as accurate as my Anshutz 1407






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Old 01-28-2015, 09:25 AM
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I think that someone made their own wood for that one.The butt is too proud by the receiver(has wood been added or is it split by the receiver?.Does it have a square tang?)).The forearm may have have been reduced in size,eliminating the vertical grooves normally found on it-I say this because the mounting screw stands out from the wood..The checkering was added.
Guns this rough fall into what I consider the lower tier of pricing-perhaps 250 on a good day,as a shooter.

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Old 01-28-2015, 11:17 AM
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I agree with Camster...stocks definitely not factory. So that hurts the value. Metal finish is not great....so what you have is a good "shooter" gun....

I picked up one in a gun show last year in about that shape but with factory wood.....seems like I gave about $200 for it. Yours may be worth more of course....it's going to be one of those "whatever someone is willing to pay" sort of things.

Keep it, shoot it, enjoy it.
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:56 AM
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Yes it has cracks where the stock meets the receiver and its a little bowed out. Its a square tang.

I was wondering why the screws stuck out on the sides of the pump.
It makes sense that they took down the factory front stock and re-checkered it.
It must have been done when the gun was less than 15 years old.
The checkering is worn on the rear stock from handling.
I wonder if this was common to do back then.
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:32 AM
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Original wood,I think,but damaged and modified.
If it was mine,I'd remove the butt stock and glue/clamp the spread out portion back to the way it should be.
Not that common for someone to add some checkering themselves,but it did happen.
As you said,it was a barn gun.These were usually given the same care as a rake-just a tool.
I had a barn gun when young,obtained in a trade.Very rusty,and unloved,but being my first real gun,being about 14,I thought that it was great.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:05 AM
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Hey guys,

here is some pictures.

Really looking for a value to help me sell. If anyone is interested please let me know.

thanks,

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Old 01-29-2015, 05:14 PM
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Here are a few pics.... Thanks

It was found in a barn and brought back from Germany in 1944. It still works fine and is fun to shoot. Thou its not as accurate as my Anshutz 1407





That's an interesting rifle! It looks to me as if the fore end was indeed modified to the present configuration which explains why the screw cups are so proud to the wood.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:39 PM
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If you guys are interested i can take some more detailed pics.
If you do tell me what you want to see details of.
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I have an early serial numbered trombone it was my grandfathers.

Serial is 12898

Guessing this is mid 1920's but if someone could confirm please that would be cool.





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By reading the posts i guess it was manufactured between 1935 and 1950.
My rifle has not scope grooves so would be made before 1950.
appreciate more accurate information.

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Browning Trombone

I recently inherited a Browning Trombone and am curious as to what year it was made
Serial # is 14722
Any insight would be appreciated
Also are parts available for these ? Stock and forestock ?
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