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Long Range Specialty Grad/Ideal Grade Markings Question
Posted by Mike Dean on October 10, 2018, 1:08 pm
I recently came across a Long Range Specialty grade from 1925, 32 inch barrels. The barrel lug has LONGRANGE stamped on it but no markings of 3 inch chambers in the oval or reinforcing wedge. I spoke with Jim and he indicated it did not letter as a LONGRANGE but was otherwise correct in the configuration. I also have an Ideal grade I purchased that letters as a Long Range with the reinforced lug and 3 inch chamber markings but it does not have LONGRANGE marked on the lug. The question is how common are these aberrations? And in the collecting world which one has more prominence on authenticity, the LONGRANGE on the lug or the letter? My thanks to Jim and his research. Jim is a great asset and resource to a new collector like me!!