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    There's no mystery here. That puppy's hot from way back.

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    Local collector had a collection of Winchester lever guns stolen and recovered. Held as evidence, the court clerk elecropencilled the case number on the receivers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjruple View Post
    I am wondering if the receiver is from a test bolt fixture that someone converted into a rifle.

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    Thinking out loud here. I do know some older commercial firearms had no serial numbers (mandatory post 1968?)
    Perhaps this is a test fixture or other receiver that did somehow missed serialization but was bubba stamped at some point in fear of the GCAicon ? Hard to tell from the photo but a close look could probably determine if a SN was ground off.

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    Actually it looks like a phone number... 268 844 0614...
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    I think I'd be tempted to dial the number and him ask what the heck is going on with this rifle!

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    You might not get the answer you'd expect...
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    Since it is a foreign exchange (Antigua and Barbuda) it is unlikely a phone number....and why would anyone want to poke the 5oo pound gorilla?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardwv View Post
    it is unlikely a phone number
    I didn't really expect it was...but none of will EVER know what it actually is.

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