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Re: Forager from my grandfather
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 27 January 2009, at 12:30 a.m., in response to Re: Forager from my grandfather, posted by Brian on Monday, 26 January 2009, at 10:41 p.m.
The "2" does not appear on all plates. Allegedly it means the lock has a two-notch tumbler. Yours is late enough that it may have a three-notch tumbler.
Two screws in the buttplate, as you describe, is normal.
The walnut dowel (actual looks like a long elliptical smear is in the forend - it was to fill the ramrod groove.
The circular mark behind the trigger plate is the firing proof-mark, a circled "P". Small letters do sometimes occur there - though I cannot say I have ever seen them on a Forager.
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