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# 15492 -
British No. 4 Mark I Enfield
Enfield 303 -
N 4MK1 M47 1943 AH2442 Matches Stock -
Don`t Know -
Scott, /Oklahoma City,OK
B -SC- on the barrel- BSA Controlled Company in Shrley,lancashire.Ithink one of the first runs...no way
sure. Can you find the history of this rifle, and any way to Certify it`s path through history. I just recently
found it.. in great condition, hit a metal at 1450 m. Someone through the years have taken great care of it,
would just like to know something. I do not see any refurbish marks, and glad to see the stock matches the
Scott- Sorry, we cannot tell you much about this one.
The M47 code with the two letter prefix and a four digit number after that should indicate manufacture by
BSA Shirley. Any military history past that point is probably lost forever. John
# 15565 -
Montana Centennial For Buffalo Hunt
45-70 Govt -
Gary House, Nampa, Id
Montana Centennial ingraving I have this piece, New In The Box. Would the value be lessened if it was fired
once to shoot a buffalo during the Yellowstone migration hunt?
Gary, the short answer is yes, value will be reduced by 30 to 50 percent or
more if you fire even one round through it. Most people find it prudent to sight in a rifle before taking it on a
hunt. If you only intend to fire the rifle once, that leaves no room for important things like sighting in. I think
that you would be far better off to use a rifle that you can become fimiliar and comfortable with before the
hunt. We would be happy to set you up with a nice classic Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Winchester in 375
or 300 H&H. Marc
# 15562 -
Rohm Gmrh Sontheim/brenz -
Don`t Know -
I need to know the value of a revolver gun that was made by Rohm GmBh in Germany it`s a cal 22 lr it has
RG24 on the side. The serial number on the barrel is 8430 I need to know how much the handgun would be
Diana, Rohm GmbH of Sontheim/Benz
manufactured a large range of cheap revolvers for import to the US prior to the gun control act of 1968
when restrictions on handgun dimensions severely curtailed importation. There is no collectors interest in
Rohm firearms and their values are very modest, one price guide suggests $35 to $75 which varies
depending on condition. Frankly, I consider them only marginally safe to shoot, and would never own one
under any circumstances, let alone try to shoot it. Marc
# 15491 -
Remington Model 740 Rifle Date
Remington Woodmaster -
Seth, Gulfport, MS.
It has 33 on the left side of the barrel at the very back side. It also looks like a & Y K just before that. Also
on the left side of the barrel right by the site after the makers stamp it looks like C_ with a spade or diamond
around it. It looked for the two or three letter stamp on the barrel but I couldn`t find it. I was wondering the
exact year and more information on this rifle. It was passed down from my great
Seth- The date is fairly easy to pin down as the
.308 caliber was added to the Model 740 in May 1956, and production ended in December 1959 when the
740 was replaced by the Model 742. A total of 252,275 Model 740s were made so I would guess that
yours was probably made in early 1959. The Remington Society of America has a great article on the 740
and its relatives at http://www.remingtonsociety.org/remington-model-740-model-742-and-model-7400-
Hope that helps. John Spangler
# 15546 -
Sig Sohn .357
Made In West Germany ( Sig Sohn) -
357 Mag -
B 001 -
None, very plain History on the Gun, and its possible worth?
Jon, I am not a Sig expert and I was unable to find much information on your
handgun in my reference books, or on the internet. There are some Sig. semi automatic pistols in .357 but I
think that they have shorter barrels. Because of the 6 inch barrel that you mention, I am guessing that you
have a revolver.
I have a vague memory of having a Sig revolver in .357 when I first started collecting guns over 40 years
ago. I don't remember much about it except that I got it as part of a package deal and I was not happy about
owning it because it was a Colt single action clone with a funky (slightly off) look in my opinion. It seemed
to take an exceptionally long time for me to find a buyer, and I was greatly relieved once it was gone. Sorry
that I can not be of more assistance. Marc
# 15490 -
Italian Carcano Carbine M1891/28 T.S.
Carcano M.1891/28 TS Carbine -
6.5x52 Mm -
brian, Antioch, il
Brescia and 1917 shown on barrel along with serial number. Butt shows RE Terni 1931 along with
matching serial number from barrel. ( I believe 1931 is a refurbishing date ) Seems obvious the rifle was
built in 1917. Appears to be all original...screw in cleaning rod, side and under stock sling loops, front
barrel band, bayonet lug (forward facing) and adjustable rear sight (600 - 500) - only thing missing is an
en-bloc clip. Wondering about manufacture date and whether or not any information exists about this rifle
being used in WWI and/or WWII. Thanks in advance for your attention to my request for information.
Brian- Based on your excellent and detailed description, I
agree with your assessment that this is indeed one of the Model 1891 T.S. carbines (which used the goofy
sideways bayonet lug) to the 91/28 configuration. That would account for the 1917 Brescia original
manufacture markings and the Terni 1931 markings added when updated to the new configuration. It very
likely was used in both WW1 and WW2, but where and by whom will probably never be known. The only
book I have on Carcano rifles is on by Richard Hobbs “The Carcano: Italy’s Military Rifle.” However, last
weekend I noticed that a book dealer had two new large hardbound books on Italian military arms, and they
may have more detailed or updated information. The availability of detailed information often translates into
greater collector interest in a specialty. (But, honestly, Italian arms do not interest me at all!)
Speaking of Italian arms, the December 2016 Man At Arms magazine had a good article on Italian military
handguns with a very artistic front cover photo. But, if you look closely, the pale yellow background is
actually spaghetti! The publisher, Stuart Mowbray, has a great sense of offbeat humor! John
# 15486 -
Sharps Serial Numbers
Not Sure -
Don`t Know -
I have two Sharps that were left to me by my father. One has a serial number of 79899 The other has a
serial number of C 8086 with a small 0 after the letter C Can you tell me anything about them
Bob- Guns with serial numbers close to 79899 were
carbines being issued to various cavalry units as early as mid-1863. On the other gun, the impression by
the C is actually a small comma. Sharps used serial number up to 99,999 and then for 100,000 and above
used the letter C and started over again from 1 (C, 1) to indicate 100,001 and went on up. There is no
history on that one either, but nearby numbers were associated with cavalry units from late 1864 onwards.
Many of the percussion carbines were later altered to use .50-70 metallic cartridges and served well into
the Indian War era. John Spangler
# 15533 -
Modern Production 1895?
45 70 -
22 Inch -
Jeff Rector Durand, MI
There is a small white circle with a black dot in the center of it on the bottom of the rear stock approximately
one quarter of an inch in diameter. Please help me find the year my rifle was manufactured and your
opinion of approximate worth. It is in immaculate condition. Thank you for your help.
Jeff, the Model 1895 Winchester was Browning's first design to incorporate
a box magazine . Winchester produced over 425,00 model 1895's between 1896 and 1931. Serial numbers
for these early production rifles fall between 1 and about 400,000. The serial number that you provided for
your Model 95 falls well outside of the range for early rifles. My guess is that you have a modern
production Model 95, that was produced in the last 25 or so years. If your rifle is modern production, A
quick and dirty price range would be $500 to around $1000 ($1750 for the Model 1895 Limited Edition High
Grade). To get a more accurate estimate, you should have an expert examine the rifle in person, try taking
it to a gunshow and ask 3 or 4 different dealers who have similar merchandise for sale on their tables to
see what they think. Marc
# 15480 -
Springfield M1A Rifle With A Below Serial Number
Tom, Louisville, KY
I have a Springfield m1a. I am looking for the date and what the a means bellow the serial number. The
serial number is 065682a.
Tom- Sorry, no idea at all on that.
# 15529 -
Model 94 XTR Value
Model 94 XTR -
Michael Rantoul, Il
What would the value of this rifle be in good condition?
Michael, The model 1894 Winchester is one of the most popular firearms ever
to be manufactured. To date over 6 million 1894's have been manufactured and they are still going strong.
Model 1894 Winchester's manufactured before 1964, bring a premium and condition plays a big part in
determining their values. There is a big difference between NRA Excellent and NRA Good condition (see
our NRA Condition Grading Definitions For Antique Firearms
section). According to the Blue Book, Model 94 XTR rifles were manufactured between 1985 and 1988.
Values for your Model 1894 XTR could range from $150.00 to around $650 depending on condition and
finding the right buyer. Marc
# 15478 -
Remington 1858 Navy Revolver Loading Lever.
1858 Navy -
7 3/8'' -
Keith El Paso, TX USA
None that I can see I would like to find an original loading lever assembly. Can anyone help me find one or
since my pistol is so pitted is it worth putting money into it? Also was this pistol made in 1860 (serial number
547) thank you
Keith- Frankly, I doubt ft it would be worth the
money to use an original. Your second option would be to use a repro and age it a bit. If you want to
pursue original parts, try S&S Firearms or Lodgewood Manufacturing. For repro parts, you might check
them or keep an eye on GunBroker or maybe even eBay for a loading lever assembly or even a trashed
I do not have manufacturing date information on these. John Spangler
# 15560 -
Marlin Model ??
25 1/2 -
Don`t Know -
Francis Cameron Wis
peep sight, octagon barrel, compass in stock, lever action date of manufacture, aprox $
Francis - I have no information on this serial number and
you did not send model information so I can not help with price, I recommend that you check wit the Marlin
Firearms Collectors Association at http://www.marlin-collectors.com/.
# 15473 -
.22 Jet Ammunition
Gary Roe, Odessa,Tex
I have a box of ammo marked 22 Rem ''Jet'' and I need some info on this caliber. The bullet is 22 cal size
but the cartridge is quite larger.
Gary- Your ammunition is
rather scarce, as are guns to shoot it.
This is basically a .357 magnum case necked down to .22 caliber. The cartridge was a joint project with
Remington designing the cartridge and Smith & Wesson coming up with their Model 53 revolver chambered
for this round. First “leaked” in 1959 the guns and ammo did not hit the market until 1961, and production of
the guns ended in 1971. The revolvers could also shoot .22 long rifle cartridges using special adapters or
inserts. The only other guns I know of that were chambered for this round are some Marlin Model 62 lever
action rifles, some H&R Topper single shot rifles, and Thompson-Center Contender pistols. Anyone who
fires one of the guns can always use ammo, and collectors usually want a box of ammo to display with
their gun. John Spangler
# 15465 -
Stevens .22 Falling Block Rifle
J C Sevens A & T Co. -
Falling Block -
22 Cal -
22 In. Breech To Muzzle -
6 inches of octagonal barrel 14 1/2 round barrel 1 1/2 block ( 22 inch barrel) Pat. date- Apr. 17,94 When
was this rifle made and approximate value overall condition 60%
David- Stevens made a lot of falling block (also called rolling block) rifles and
we would need a lot more details to figure out the exact model However, the use of the “J.Stevens A&T
Co.” does narrow down the date to 1886-1916 when the company was known as the J. Stevens Arms &
Tool Company. Exact model will greatly influence the value, but a rough guess assuming that it is one of
the common models would be in the $125-350 range. John Spangler
# 15559 -
12 Gauge -
want approx. year that it was made
I do not have any
information on this firearm, it is probably one of a huge number made in the late 19th and early 20th
centuries and sold through various retail outlets. This type of firearm falls into the category of "old guns"
that no one seems to be interested in as shooters, but collectors do not want them either. Generally these
were basic inexpensive simple guns which sold at modest prices and still have little interest or value on
market today. On the retail market they usually sell in the $25-125 range depending on condition and general
appearance for use as a "wall hanger" over a fireplace. Where there is any family history, we encourage
people to keep these old guns for sentimental value. Please be warned that most of these are not
considered safe to shoot. Marc
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