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Re: 1873 trap questions
Posted by Ernie Brandt on Thursday, 9 December 2010, at 7:32 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 trap questions, posted by Thomas Jacobson on Thursday, 9 December 2010, at 5:28 p.m.
SA stocks NEVER appear "proud".
What is more than likely is that the stock has been sanded & or refinished.
Some stocks see enough use so to have the Cartouche wear done to next to impossible to read but there will still be a remnant visible.
No Cartouche--equals "messed with".
Even with a missing Cartouche & P proof mark don't give up on the rifle. Consider the total piece as to function & usefulness. If it has a good bore & all else appears to be in order, it could make a good "shooter". We have said it before, but shootin' TD's is the most fun you can have with your clothes on!!!
Rifles in decent condition & good bores are going for 500.00 to 900.00 on the market.
Check out Al's listings here for something comparable for value.
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