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I need help with this E. Tue Oct 04, 3: Thu Dec 11, 8: Scotland What you have here is a double hammer rifle of good quality. Edward Michael Reilly was born and was in business from until his death, I know not when. Reilly Company continued to trade at various London addresses as listed by Ned Fall until and today would certainly be considered as being in the second tranche of London gunmakers which means they produced a classy product such as your rifle appears to be. Although Reilly undoubtedly produced pin fire guns as did most other gunmakers of the period the centre fire was well established by the mid ‘s and I would date this gun relatively early. The Jones screw grip the underlever was patented and the forend latch can’t remember what it is called is also an early patent.

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Design[ edit ] The Model was the first Winchester rifle to feature a box magazine located underneath the action instead of the tubular magazine design, which had remained fundamentally unchanged from the Winchester This allowed the rifle to safely chamber military and hunting cartridges with spitzer pointed bullets. The M was also the last of the lever-action rifles to be designed by John Browning , and featured a rear locking bolt as in his previous designs dating back to the Winchester The M is the strongest lever-action rifle Winchester has produced, designed to handle the increased pressures generated by the more powerful smokeless powder cartridges entering common use at the time of its introduction.

By serial number , it is thought that the last of the flat sided M s left the factory. These early rifles are now exceedingly rare.

Jan 07,  · That serial number would date to For the purposes of ‘antiquity’ on this gun I would refer to Nigel Brown’s “British Gunmakers” Volume 3 Page 93, you will not find a much better source of information.

Even though Springfield Armory used a two-piece firing pin and other slight design alterations, the was in fact a Mauser design and this resulted in the U. By January, over , rifles produced. Due to inconsistent heat treatments, low numbered receivers Springfield Armory below , and Rock Island Arsenal below , should NEVER be fired under any circumstances because of the risk of serious injury or death.

Toward the end of WWI. A cut in the left side of the receiver and stock were added to accommodate the Pederson Device semi-auto. The M A2 is a stripped A1 or A3 used as a sub- caliber rifle in artillery pieces. The Springfield is “officially” replaced by the M1 Garand. In September, Remington began production of the M with serial number 3, ,

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Both Leo and the carbine share some quite colorful history together, dating all the way back to The clinic specialized in performance modifications to the model ’92 Winchester as well as other rifles. Leo owned about 2, model carbines acquired from Mexico in The guns, originally confiscated by Pancho Villa, eventually made their way to an arsenal in Mexico City and ended up with a Mexican gun dealer.

DATING YOUR RIFLE. Yes, of course take it out for the day, and lift its skirts, because this means it not being ‘stood up’ .. in a dusty corner of your gun cabinet.

Nice looking rifle and I suspect its very accurate. A couple of observations. The M70 target model was cataloged in a variety of chamberings from ‘ ’52, then mysteriously dropped from the ‘ ’54 catalogs. When reinstated in ’55 it was only cataloged in and WIN. Now here’s the thing M70 medium heavy target barrels prior to ’53 had a dovetail at the muzzle end for attaching a front sight block.

The two tapped holes came along with the reintroduction target rifle and introduction of the WIN chambering in ‘ Given that your rifle is a gun, it is possible??? Since the rifle clearly has a M70 SWIFT target barrel on it, and by the ’50s Winchester was requiring that barrels be replaced at the factory, it is also possible that the barrel was replaced by Winchester???

Like Steve, I’d be curious about whether there is a date stamped under the chamber, as that would clear up a lot. If it tapers toward the muzzle, then it was reshaped when it was refinished.

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The rifle is 7X65R cal. Also comes with a set of 20 ga shotgun bbls. These are all included in a case. The engraving on the frame is beautiful.

Slide Action Rifles top. Model Model Model 61 Model Bolt Action Rifles top. Lee Straight Pull Hotchkiss Rifles Model Model Model Model 43 Model 47 Model 52 Model 54 Model 56 & 57 Model 58 Model 59 Rifle Model 60 & A Model A Target Model 67 Model Model 68 Model 69 Model Model

Date coded IG which is This is the semi auto version of the famous MP5 submachine gun made by the original manufacturer. It features a 30 round detachable magazine, a retractable stock, and a barrel shroud with a vertical fore grip. This rifle is in excellent condition with it’s matte black finish showing virtually no wear. The action works like new and the gun appears to have been fired very little. Imported from to This is one of the best examples you will find anywhere of this scarce gun.

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A Acanthus Scroll – An engraving design patterned after any of a variety of plants of the genus Acanthus, native to the Mediterranean, with large, segmented, thistle-like leaves. Photo Accuracy – The inherent ability of a firearm to shoot consistently to the same point of impact. Sight adjustment and marksmanship are separate issues. Colt’s proprietary designation for a type of rimless cartridge design for reliable feeding from the magazine in a semi-automatic handgun.

Photo Action – The receiver of a gun containing the breech-locking and firing mechanism. The serially-numbered, legal soul of a firearm.

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The M1 was used extensively by U. Most M1 rifles were issued to soldiers, though many thousands were also given as foreign aid to friendly forces. It is also widely sought after by the civilian population as a hunting rifle, target rifle, as well as a prized military collectible. It is available for American civilian ownership through the Civilian Marksmanship Program. History Although designed in , production delayed deliveries to the Army till September Machine production began at Springfield Armory that month at a rate of ten rifles per day, and reached an output of per day within two years.

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What year was my Winchester manufactured? Serial Number Reference What year was my Winchester manufactured? These pages were scanned from documents compiled over the years by the customer service department of Winchester Repeating Arms. None of the page scans are of original documents but are simply transcribed information typed into a word processing program.

PUBLISHERS OF FINE BOOKS FOR THE GUN COLLECTOR: Does this rear sight belong on a Springfield Trapdoor carbine with this serial number?. Answer: No, it does was installed on original carbines between serial numbers 85, to 99,

Designed by John M. It was a culmination of the evolution of Winchester lever actions and proving to be an extremely versatile rifle. One of the most notable changes occurred in the s when production costs of the earlier Model 94 design increased dramatically, the company made the decision to find less expensive methods of production or face pricing itself out of the hunting market, which made up a large percentage of retail sales. Most of the shortcomings of the post Model 94s were eventually corrected, but the pre ’64 versions remain the most desirable of all Winchester Model 94s.

The post Winchester model 94 begin with serial number 2, , Additionally, competition from other manufacturers like Marlin with their model , lever action, Winchester changed over from a top eject to an angle eject. The reason for this significant changes was now, with the increased popularity of receiver mounted scopes, it was necessary as the older, top eject did not allow for a traditionally mounted scope. This Angle Eject redesign was produced in at about serial number 5, ,

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