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Old 09-15-2020, 03:01 PM
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You have that exact gun in your data pool?
Yes, I have 13815 in my collection.
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Old 09-15-2020, 03:18 PM
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When I look to Trombones originality in regards to finish, to my eye it looks like the rifles were polished and then blued (from the factory).

Some refinished Trombones look the reverse, they look blued and then polished. They can appear to be 'too good' or too shiny.

I know it's an odd thing to say but it's the way it looks to my eye. (When handling them in person).

There are also various inspectors marks that were applied after the bluing was done, if these marks do not have the blemish then the rifle has been refinished.

Here's an example;



However this only applies up to serial number 77,000 (give or take a few) after which they changed the finishing / bluing method and the rifles are more 'shiny' and the proof and inspectors marks are less well defined (for whatever reason). I suspect this happened post WWII but I am not sure on the exact time frame.

I picked up 3 extra ordinary very early excellent trombones over the summer, I will post photos and comments soon.

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Old 09-15-2020, 04:10 PM
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To get an idea of Lawrence's trombone collection, think Springfield museum "Organ of muskets".
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