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Very Interesting Grade 5 I'd Like to Buy
Posted by Roger Dagen on June 16, 2022, 7:44 am
Looking for your thoughts... I am looking hard at a Grade 5e, (SN 3725 Mfd 1899), 12 ga. Seller believes it bears original finishes. My question is about barrel markings... Barrel flats only show the serial # and are engine turned. Did grade 5's not have any grade indicator stamped onto the barrel flats? Same with water table..only visible markings are serial # and patent dates. Sideplates bear setters and pointers in ovals and in all respects match images of grade 5 engraving I have seen.