I was trying to enlarge the original photo..best I could get.
Last edited by Yahoody; 06-12-2016 at 07:55 PM.
Post the serial number with the last two number blocked out.
I wouldn't worry about posting the whole serial number - do it! Some experts can tell alot by seeing all the numbers (stamping/spacing, etc.) because many are faked, overstamped, etc. As been said, do send it to Kopec if you want to know originality, any potential history and real value. It will cost a few hundred dollars but has the potential of gaining a few thousand dollars.
Left side bears some evidence of refinish. Maybe vise marks on barrel. Right side looks better. (?)
Serial number disclosure has no bearing on these antiques, unless they were stolen, which I doubt. No reason to hid here in the forum.
The trigger being too far forward indicates it needs action work but relatively speaking it`s not a serious deal. Fine gun!
I hope to have improved pictures based on the recommendations next Sunday. What are the locations for the A inspectors marks? I've asked for picture of barrel inscriptions. Isn't there an A on the cylinder? Where? Thank you all for contributing your comments.
Last edited by Kanza; 06-12-2016 at 08:34 PM.