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So I recently inherited this rifle and don't know much about it. I believe it was made in 1893 but I'm not 100% sure, serial 15927. I have more pictures at home and will get them up soon. It looks like everything is original from what I can tell. I think it shoots 22 shorts but any input would help there. I haven't tried to get it to feed but it looks like the mechanism may be gummed up. Any information would help, I am probably going to be selling this rifle and was curious about market value also. Thanks in advance everyone
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You are correct that it's a 1893. I believe it will shoot shorts and longs (not Long Rifle). Mine has the same problem, it won't feed, but it's at the very back of a safe and even though I had it out the other day to photograph, I didn't play with it any . I should dig it out again and see about the problem. As for value, I really don't know. A wild guess would be $6-700, but that's just a wild guess.


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Thank you sir. Yea, I read something about how big a pain they can be to work on so I'm a little hesitant. I saw people selling them on gunbroker for a wide range of prices. Most seemed to be in similar condition and some went for $800ish and some people were asking for $4000. I would really like to find someone who knows what they are doing to look at it in southern California so if anyone knows of someone I would greatly appreciate it!
 

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I think that value may be a touch low, but maybe I paid too much for mine. I have shot .22 shorts in it and all functioned fine with the actual firing, but I've had issues with ejecting spent cases and loading new. I have to rock the rifle past 90 degrees and it seems to feed. Awkward, but it works.
 

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They feed short or long NOT long rifle. Some of the value depends on the bore condition. I shoot mine with mostly 22 CB longs in the back yard for plinking and downing a smart*$$ crow one day. I bought mine cheap over 10 years ago with a shot out bore. $125 later, it was relined and shoots great now.
 
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