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Rye Miles #13621

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  1. 8 hours ago, Outlaw Gambler said:

    The only ones they made with 26" and 30" barrels were on a very small number of early production models, they had serial numbers starting with 3 and 4 zeros, ie 0000513. I have only 20.5". If you can find one, be sure to stop and get a lottery ticket.

    0001 192 He refinished the wood and he actually shot it quite a bit. 

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  2. On 9/29/2022 at 3:50 PM, Outlaw Gambler said:

    Abline Al, this is one of the problems caused by mismatching parts between cnc, new non cnc and old non cnc. The ejection is a timing issue and can be corrected, one of the many things Coyote Cap taught me. If you would like it fixed send me an email at outlawgambler@gmail.com

  3. 1 minute ago, Outlaw Gambler said:

    The only ones they made with 26" and 30" barrels were on a very small number of early production models, they had serial numbers starting with 3 and 4 zeros, ie 0000513. I have only 20.5". If you can find one, be sure to stop and get a lottery ticket.

    This is a short barrel one, I'm getting it today! It did have the lousy paint finish on it and my friend stripped it down and refinished it. It looks pretty good.

    I'll post pictures later.

  4. 1 minute ago, Gateway Kid SASS# 70038 Life said:

    Now GJ you know he won’t find either of those for $300 regardless of condition. I have a pair of 03 prefix that have run fine for years. The only issues have been the operator errors that I have a propensity to do. Granted they don’t get shot much anymore but a blanket “garbage” from some is not really accurate either. Are there better? Of course. Are those generally more expensive? Of course. 
    I have only owned three real Winchester 97’s. One (c model) was a complete POS and a well known California gunsmith finally gave up and said keep it for parts. I sold it with that info to another.  Two E’s, one has been solid the other has been to several different gunsmiths multiple times and I have over $1000 in parts and repairs in addition to purchase price. Does that mean 66% of Winchesters are “garbage”? Of course not. It just means like most things some hold up better than others. 
    Regards

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    Gateway Kid

    My friend paid around $400 for this about 10 yrs ago. It’s in great shape! He’s selling it to me for $300. Good pard!

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  5. 2 hours ago, H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 said:

     

    Without the SA it would be a 1st Generation gun.   Those come up on the Colt Website.

    None of the serial numbers in my book have the prefixes. They just list the numbers. 
     It’s not by Colt it’s by R.L. Wilson 

  6. On 9/29/2022 at 9:12 AM, Outlaw Gambler said:

    Serial numbers beginning with 04 started to be better than the 01, 02, 03 series. 

    I stock a full supply of screws for Norinco and IAC and right now I have about every part for them, including barrels.

    Thanks, good to know. There’s nothing wrong with it. He did shoot it quite a bit but it was a backup to his Winchester.

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  7. Interesting tidbit on Bob Feller way back in the day

     

    The machine, called the "Lumiline Chronograph," used photoelectric cells to clock the object that passed through the device's opening. Feller's second pitch was the fastest one, clocked at 98.6 mph. Here's a photo of Feller throwing into the machine. Weintraub writes:

    However, since the machine measured the speed of the ball as it passed through its sensors, unlike modern radar guns that clock the ball as it leaves the pitcher's hand, it actually flew much harder. Some estimates put the fastball at 101-103 mph, others as high as 107.6 mph.

  8. 3 minutes ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

    The early prefix numbered guns are garbage

    How early? I think he bought this around 10 years ago. I'll find out Friday when I get it.

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