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Re: weatherby model 92 whats it worth
Posted by John on Thursday, 6 October 2011, at 11:34 p.m., in response to Re: weatherby model 92 whats it worth, posted by Victor Lavenstein on Thursday, 6 October 2011, at 11:24 a.m.
Numbers 198563 and 198568 are listed in SRS with 1898 date as being connected with Co. B, 1st USV Engineers. As are a dozen or so other numbers in the 1985xx and 1995xx and nearby numbers. Notation is simply 84 indicating 18854 rifle as best could be figured out when Frank Mallory found the numbers.
The description says it is from Company F of the 1st USV Engineers, but there are NO SRS listings for that Company.
Therefore, that rifle number (which is not totally legible in the phote, even blown up) MAY be documented with that Regiment, but not Company, assuming that no errors were made in transcribing the numbers for the SRS database.
However, what the rifle was in 1898 and what it is today are about as different as Grandbpa's 34 Ford when he drove it home from the dealer and what it is after Bubba's Hot Rod and Chop Shop diddlefritzed it all up with a Hemi engine, new suspension, transmission, racing tires, etc, etc. Not everything is what it once was.
Hammer is very early one without the lip. I dont like the fit of the buttplate tang. It does not look like any two parts have comparable finish and age/wear. Why someone (definitley not the Armory, and probably not even the Army) put curved swivels on a regular or cadet rifle is a mystery. (I've got a band and swivel if anyone needs to "restore one like this....".)
Overall, looks like it might be a fun shooter at $500 if the bore is good, but I defy anyone to produce evidence that Springfield Armory ever made anything in this configuration that would justify a higher price. And I think the unit connection for a rifle this altered adds nothing to the value.
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