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      EFL58 replied to the thread Year of Manufacture?.
      The pistol letters as an RSS5W, produced and shipped in September of 1968 to Gateway Sporting Goods Co. in Kansas City, MO. My thanks...
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      EFL58 reacted to chet15's post in the thread Year of Manufacture? with Like Like.
      Looks pretty clean to me. I'm thinking your gun left as RSS5W .22 LR only. Chet15
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      EFL58 reacted to Fox Mike's post in the thread Year of Manufacture? with Like Like.
      I have one that lettered as a RSS5W and another that lettered as a RSS5X .22lr/.22 Magnum (shipped with the XR3-Red grip frame).
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      EFL58 reacted to contender's post in the thread Year of Manufacture? with Like Like.
      It's always good to see real gun folks from the places that severely restrict freedoms come together here. :D No offense meant,, but I...
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      EFL58 reacted to Star43's post in the thread Year of Manufacture? with Like Like.
      Yes I do read into that and you are correct !! We always called it "Taxachusetts" amongst other things......When I first moved cross...
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      EFL58 replied to the thread Year of Manufacture?.
      Very true - we have ended up in less than gun-friendly states. In any case, nice to hear from you and Go Sox!
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      EFL58 reacted to contender's post in the thread Year of Manufacture? with Like Like.
      And in the letter,, you will get the actual model nomenclature, to verify what it is. Well worth it for a scarce gun. If it comes back...
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      EFL58 reacted to Star43's post in the thread Year of Manufacture? with Like Like.
      Well at least you will know where it originally was shipped too anyway........as far as how many guys had it before you, who knows and...
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      EFL58 reacted to Star43's post in the thread Year of Manufacture? with Like Like.
      I think that is a good idea. For only $10, you will get the official word on when that beautiful gun of yours was shipped out of the...
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      EFL58 reacted to contender's post in the thread Year of Manufacture? with Like Like.
      Nope,, not numbered. EXCELLENT!
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      EFL58 reacted to Star43's post in the thread Year of Manufacture? with Like Like.
      In this case, No numbers means good numbers so to speak !! Yes, a keeper for sure !! 🙂👍
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      EFL58 reacted to rugerguy's post in the thread Year of Manufacture? with Like Like.
      Nice gun, and better to have NO numbers marked on it, than the wrong ones, and only the original packaging ,with the cardboard shipping...
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      EFL58 reacted to JAYDAWG's post in the thread Year of Manufacture? with Like Like.
      Yes imagining :D My pics aren't much better but the electric pencil markings are easy to see when cleaned up. Cheers, JAYDAWG
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      EFL58 reacted to Star43's post in the thread Year of Manufacture? with Like Like.
      Well it's sure hard to see by these pictures, but usually the numbers are a bit bigger, & done by an electric type pencil so they are...
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      EFL58 reacted to hittman's post in the thread Year of Manufacture? with Like Like.
      A thorough cleaning, EXCELLENT lighting and a magnifying glass may be in order to see it
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