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Re: MintyTrap door Rifle

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 10 January 2017, at 4:05 p.m., in response to MintyTrap door Rifle, posted by Chris Appel on Tuesday, 10 January 2017, at 1:52 p.m.

Welcome! No, unfortunately, there is not.

What type of comments were you looking for? Minty is minty - I'm guessing it is an 1884 rifle circa 460,000, cartouched [SWP/1889]? Several such are known. Only if it were from another period would it be somewhat unusual.

Bore should be perfect, there should be 95-100% vivid case-colors on the OUTside of the block (not just the protected inside) and on the tang. There should be NO visible extractor mark on the block. While the stock may have some handling (as distinctly opposed to wear) blemishes, you should actually be able to feel sharp edges on the cartouche. That's how nice a truly minty one will be. Such arms have fetched over $2,000, though the market is quite soft just now.

Hope that helps.


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