Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

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Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Post by ROBOPUMP » Tue May 01, 2018 7:57 pm

Check this one out. I have not received it yet, but seems to be in exceptional condition for a rifle that is 111 years old. First type magazine, first type safety lever, correct original butt plate, serial number 2745, one of the first year rifles for 30 Rem-early 1907. I may post pictures once I get it. Go to: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/766370869. Did I pay too much? I don't think so. Find a better one at a cheaper price. Be safe and enjoy life. ROB

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Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Post by Phyrbird » Tue May 01, 2018 10:08 pm

Looks like a very clean rifle, Congrats.
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Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Post by Hardrada55 » Tue May 01, 2018 10:24 pm

Really like that one. Very nice...
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Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Post by 81police » Wed May 02, 2018 6:15 am

Looks good. Tear-drop safety's are HOT!
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Post by ranman » Wed May 02, 2018 6:51 am

Early rifles in that shape I would not hesitate to grab it. That's a beauty :mrgreen:

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Post by kenhwind » Wed May 02, 2018 8:08 am

Looks good to me too.
Looks like a pretty good condition one also.
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Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Post by Bandersnatch » Wed May 02, 2018 8:59 am

Very nice. :D
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Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Post by Roger » Fri May 04, 2018 5:19 am

Hey Rob, It looks like you may have a good one. I can't tell from the picture s but it appears to have the caliber engraved on the barrel jacket extension. Those are very hard to come by. Did you pay too much? I think you did fine. Hopefully it hasn't been reblued or messed with.Congrats on a great find.
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Post by ROBOPUMP » Tue May 15, 2018 7:06 pm

I finally received it today. It is serial number 2745 in extremely good condition and very tight. I had trouble just doing a take down and operating the safety. It is very tight. Bore is perfect. Almost no wear on the magazine follower which would indicate loaded very few times. Butt plate seems to be original green Bakealite or similar material. First type tear drop safety lever, first type magazine with no side springs, 30-30 Rem engraved on barrel jacket head, original butt stock with cheeks, no sign of rebluing, no sign of sanded furniture, all serial numbers match. I am very pleased.
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Post by ROBOPUMP » Tue May 15, 2018 7:09 pm

One more picture.
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Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Post by Roger » Wed May 16, 2018 4:50 am

Hey Rob,
I'm sure glad you got this beautiful rifle. Those 30/30 caliber engraved pieces are quite scarce. I can't remember ever seeing one in person! I own one of the 35 caliber engraved pieces, and would like to get an engraved caliber 30 some day.Congrats again.
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Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Post by 81police » Wed May 16, 2018 6:30 am

she's a beaut. Early rifles in condition like this are quickly becoming among the most rare of all Model 8's.
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Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Post by Bandersnatch » Thu May 17, 2018 9:46 am

I got an old Mauser I'll trade ya. ;)
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