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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 7:44 pm 
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Hey everyone, recently had won a 1956 flatgate and would like to find a box for it. How hard of an endeavor is this? Can anyone point me in the right direction?


EDIT: This has now turned into more than a box hunt. See below.

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 Post subject: Re: Flatgate Box?
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:51 pm 
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They're available occasionally, but kinda pricey in good condition.

You might try putting a "Want to buy" ad in the Classifieds subforum.

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 Post subject: Re: Flatgate Box?
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 12:21 pm 
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Ale-8(1) wrote:
They're available occasionally, but kinda pricey in good condition.

You might try putting a "Want to buy" ad in the Classifieds subforum.

:mrgreen:


Thanks I will do that eventually. For now, what should I be looking for to ensure the box matches the model I have and is time period correct? Anyone care to point me in the right direction?

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 Post subject: Re: Flatgate Box?
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 5:35 pm 
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Nice gun, and the box and contents will look like this......

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Good luck,, just remember NO catalog numbers on the end flap, and these boxes will push$150-200 fora NICE One.......

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 Post subject: Re: Flatgate Box?
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 6:18 pm 
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Dan to the rescue . . . as usual!

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 Post subject: Re: Flatgate Box?
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 6:43 pm 
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Thanks Dan!!!

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 1:19 pm 
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Well, I finally got my 1956 Single Six. Beautiful gun. But I'm sad. Turns out, it has been converted. I was a last minute bidder on it and that info wasn't in the listing, and there was no time to ask. So, now I can't decide what I want to do with it.

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 1:22 pm 
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Here she is:

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 1:46 pm 
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Nice gun, you did good,,,,and it would be a piece of cake to convert it back to the old style lockwork........did you try and contact the seller and ask them if they had or still have the "old parts"??? never know...... I know of folks that were lucky enough to follow up and get them...never say never...easier to get the parts, than an original box............

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 2:02 pm 
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rugerguy wrote:
Nice gun, you did good,,,,and it would be a piece of cake to convert it back to the old style lockwork........did you try and contact the seller and ask them if they had or still have the "old parts"??? never know...... I know of folks that were lucky enough to follow up and get them...never say never...easier to get the parts, than an original box............


Thanks Dan, I will do that but I am not hopeful he has them. I will start my search! EDIT:Found some on GB, just deciding if that is the route I am taking or not.

I still think the gun was worth the less than $400 risk I took on it.

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 4:05 am 
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Nice old gun. I’d keep it and use it. I know it’s disappointing that it was converted but I’d consider the fact that $400 doesn’t buy a gun of that quality new these days, and your Flatgate looks almost new.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 6:52 am 
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I'd get the parts & convert it back in a flash!

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 9:46 am 
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Can anyone point me in the right direction for a tutorial?

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 8:47 pm 
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Well, the easiest would be a Gun Digest of Disassembly & Reassembly. An excellent guide to such things.

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