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Old 04-23-2017, 01:47 PM
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One of my Tues AM coffee group of gunners brought a #2 last week, in pretty decent condition. A blue, 3 pin, 6", s/n 28259. Smooth rosewood stocks # to gun. I'm estimating it as an 1866, and probably not possibly a civil war gun. Roy seems to be out of town most all of last week and can't try to get a ship date.

Would appreciate any more accurate estimates of the correct vintage for this gun.
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Quite a bit earlier than 1866. 28,309 shipped in August, 1864. I think the technical cut-off for Civil War era Model 2 is around 45,000
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:55 PM
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Thanks Gary, that's within 50 guns, and I imagine they were shipping out as fast as being built back then. This could very well have seen come
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I own 35107 that shipped in March of 1865 one month before the end of the war on May 9 1865. The war was just over 4 years long beginning on April 12, 1861 so many model 2's probably saw action.

As an aside, I bought this gun on eBay just before they stopped allowing the sale of guns. That alone makes it special for me.
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