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Old 11-22-2014, 08:55 AM
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You must have a really big attic.

I had five that decided that it was their new home.After I fixed an end vent,one of their entry points,they came back with a vengeance,trying to tear the cedar shakes off,etc.When I looked around the attic,I found a romex that was chewed to bare wire-I guess that they didn't like jumping over it,as they ran along the beam.
I'm not a hunter,but when wildlife becomes vermin....

About the valuation of trombones,I would put a higher value on round tang guns than the earlier square tang versions.The change was made due to the fact the square tang guns could split the stocks.

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Old 11-23-2014, 11:03 PM
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The change was made due to the fact the square tang guns could split the stocks.
Yes, that seems more than likely. I also suspect that the round tang might have been easier to machine into the stock that a square tang but this would have been a bonus to fix the stock cracking issue.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:38 PM
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Trombone Date?

My trombone has a s.n. of 65xxx. I'm guessing this would date it to about 1939? Does the book contain any information about wartime production? Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:14 PM
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S/n 65XXX will be mid 1930's...or possibly late 1930's.
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:32 AM
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Hey I have a Trombone serial number 73469. I have the case and original ammo. any idea of age and value?

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Old 01-13-2015, 07:15 PM
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Trombone serial numbers

A70T1035
A70T1034

My Trombones.........................
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:56 PM
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Hey I have a Trombone serial number 73469. I have the case and original ammo. any idea of age and value?

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pete
A little newer than Lawrence's gun.Few concrete dates-mostly interpolating from a few known guns and numbers.The war stopped production at some point,but I don't know where the serial numbers were at that point.
The biggest influence on value,will be condition.
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:07 PM
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Hello old 39,
can you give me the information for serial #74616?
Thank you very much!
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:56 AM
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Trombone serial number

If there are no letter designations on the serial number, then it is most likely an FN Trombone on the Browning Patent. I believe all of the Browning Trombones had an alpha designation. At least the ones of which I am aware. I have an FN Trombone that bears serial number 141487 manufactured in the mid 60's-I believe about 1968 which was when it was purchased by the original owner and imported in to the US. Yours would definitely be prior to that year but not knowing annual production numbers would make it difficult to date.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:33 PM
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Hi, im from Argentina, Ive been looking for the year of manufacture o f my FN Browning Trombone N 737XX. If you can provide me this information i will be grateful!


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Old 01-23-2015, 01:37 PM
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A few days newer than gunguypetes!
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:03 PM
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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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Old 01-23-2015, 04:17 PM
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I've inherited a trombone from my dad and it was his fathers.
From what I've read in this thread I think its about 1928 or so.
#24917

Its got a lot of patina but no rust. It needs a good cleaning.
Any idea what its worth? I can take pictures if that helps.

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Old 01-23-2015, 09:22 PM
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A70T1035
A70T1034

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Can we see a picture of your Trombones?
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:08 AM
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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.
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.
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