Thanks for the help, Flatgate. It's such a nice gun - I wish the photos showed it better. My first RSSE - quite a lucky streak lately - a 41 brass short barrel boxed w/shipper, a white boxed Super Blackhawk w/sleeve, a 10" 8 groove 357, and the ATF called to tell me they approved the Winchester 15" 25-35 "trapper" I found for a C & R listing. Only 5 other 25-35 Trapper 1894's listed in existence! I get another rare new toy on Saturday. Look for pics soon!
Hey Mike, looks really good....I wouldn't worry too much about those small "scratches".....man I may need to move out west as it seems that is the new "RUGER HOT SPOT"......I went fishin this week and caught a couple myself and they weren't covered in scratches but they do have very similar serial numbers....xx2 and xx3 or is it 1xx and 1xx :lol: :lol: :lol: nah it's x3x and x3x :shock: :shock: :shock: well something along those lines........see ya RR.
:wink: What a great revolver! My thanks to Mike for his patience, superb descriptors, and superior packaging. Sn 35519 has joined her sisters here in the Near north Woods, having arrived from the greater Phoenix Valley this morning. There will be a great celebration beginning late this afternoon and I can hear the excited murmurs of the Hawkeye Girls who probably think they'll be fraternizing with the Flattop Boys. My sincere thanks for a very positive and fruitful transaction, Mr. Reber. :lol:
Splitz, you are a gentleman and a scholar - I wasn't too sure about parting with that particular piece, but I think it will be better appreciated in your collection. Thank you for the great communication and prompt attention to details - ENJOY! Now, back to the hunt..........
I notice from time to time seing pics that have revolvers with the ser # filled in with white...........as is the case with this fine revolver.
I had always just figured the owner used a grease pen or crayon or something to fill in the ser # so that it would be prominant for display. meaning other collectors could easily see it whether for note takeing or emphasizing that the two next to each other or consecutive ser #'s
So after seeing the ser # in white on this pic i thought I'd ask..........Why are some of the ser #'s in white? Factory? display?????