We have seen one here with the rifling deeper on one side of the bore than the other and a fellow dealer had one returned to them as it was putting bullets through the target sideways!This one also exhibited the rifling problem we saw. 32 inch groove barrel, 99% blue and case colors, perfect bore, nearly perfect wood with a few minor handling marks and a crisp ... military inspected Civil War Army model Spencer rifle. Frame and action bars are covered in a tight scroll en ... Click for more info RARE Spencer NEW MODEL 1868 Saddle Ring Carbine 1 of Only 2,500; Trialed by President Lincoln Here we present an antique Spencer Repeating Rifle Co. Click for more info ***SOLD*** Unissued and unfired with original bayonet and cleaning rod. Bbl lacks the 1865 markings, is un numbered and retains a good amount blue. Click for more info Relic Spencer Model 1865 Saddle Ring Carbine. Bbl is mostly a brown color with a light Damascus pattern still visible. This is a Stabler cut-off equipped carbine that was converted to a two-band rifle by the U. bbl., fancy burl wood stock, 2 presentation plates, one is in the shape of a Spencer cartridge on the left side “ ... Receiver turned mostly dark on right side and forward area of le ... 28" Damascus bbl with bead front sight and good markings. Click for more info Serial #395, .50 Spencer RF, 22” barrel with an excellent, bright, three-groove bore. Click for more info SPENCER SPECIAL ORDER POSSIBLY A PRESENTATION RIFLE, 50 cal., rare 44” rd.
When they are back from Proof we will have a couple left for sale after filling back orders. Until the day arises when we have confirmed the quality of the new Marlins coming on the scene we hope to still be able to offer a few good Marlins for sale, starting with four rather nice .44 mag Model 1894 rifles, two are standard 20" barrels and the other two are nice examples of the rare .44 mag with 16" ported barrel. However we have only one left unsold at £2,200 Ours were built with 16" Douglas Match barrels and finished in silver/stainless steel Gun Kote.There were 30,140 Winchester 1890 rifles made in 1910.After 1901, when the third model came out, all receivers were blued.The only purpose of this page is to help make the collector aware that differences do occur and about anything could be possible.These are ALL from my personal observations and not from any books.The Winchester Model 1890 is a great investment gun because they are inexpensive and still shoot-able!I got mine for under 0 and it still shoots great even thought she is over 100 years old.Sadly there is no sign from Marlin that any .357 calibre rifles are likely to see the light of day in the near future which is bad news for dedicated Marlin lovers (like us!) We are also hearing worrying stories that some of the .44 calibre Marlins which are currently being manufactured are still showing a number of problems.I would tend to believe these would be either prior to 1967 or after 1979 with the latter being the most reasonable.Some obvious keys for dating older Anschutz 54's and 64’s in auction listings. The original 54-Action rifles date from 1954 and until ca1960 had vertically-rounded (bullnose) forearm tips, tapered barrels, single-claw extractors and wing safeties. In 1960/61 the single horizontal barrel retention pin was replaced by two vertical pins. Before 1962 barrel muzzles were machined with a dovetail block for the front sight. Fixed-hook to removable-hook buttplates - ca1970 10. Hence some 1600-Series rifles have straight bolt handles, and some have swept handles. The only difference between the 18 rifles is the front sight mounting.