Need help with proof date

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Rick Riddell 230
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Need help with proof date

Post by Rick Riddell 230 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:57 pm

Was curious to see if there may be a way to estimate a date on these proofs, there are no date stamps.

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John 39
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Re: Need help with proof date

Post by John 39 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:06 am

Hi Rick,

This is the usual and pretty useless set of marks for 1904 to 1925. You seem to have a serial number - who is the maker and what exactly is the number?

John

Rick Riddell 230
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Re: Need help with proof date

Post by Rick Riddell 230 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:23 am

It’s on the Alfred Davis boxlock I just got, the serial number is 1960, interesting thing it also has 8 84 stamped on the flats, barrels and forend wood. I’m sure they are elsewhere just haven’t seen them yet.

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Re: Need help with proof date

Post by Alan David 60 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:30 am

I thought that if the cartridge length was shown such as 2 1/2" this proof marking was used from 1925 to 1954?

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Rick Riddell 230
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Re: Need help with proof date

Post by Rick Riddell 230 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:08 pm

Am I as they say “SOL”?

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