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Hi Shooters,

My buddy, who's a general contractor, found this under the floor of a Victorian he was remodeling. There was corrosion, and it was froze up, but seems to function OK now, after soaking in some Kroil for a week. Iver Johnson 5 shot top break .38 in nickel (?). It's a pretty cool find even if it isn't worth much. PAX

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One of our extended family used to bid on demolishing old houses. Before starting, he would thoroughly check all of the walls, basements and the attics, then he would check the fireplace for loose bricks. After he finished the demolition, he would dig up and screen the loose soil under the porch. Sounds like a lot of work, but he had quite an extensive collection of old guns, watches and coins.
 
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Hi Shooters,

My buddy, who's a general contractor, found this under the floor of a Victorian he was remodeling. There was corrosion, and it was froze up, but seems to function OK now, after soaking in some Kroil for a week...

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Why do people have to store handguns in leather holsters? Just bought one recently that was next-to-new (original owner probably put less than 50 rounds through it), BUT it had been stored for over 40 years in a leather holster. Sad!
 
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I know serial numbers were not mandatory until the 1960s? I may be wrong there. I have an old h&r in some weird caliber I think its in 38 s&w short or something. Anyways its a model 1902 or 1904. Its been broken for years and Its a wall hanger now. It does not have serial numbers to my knowledge

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My owlheads are in that other state. I have a Winchester shotgun made in 1907 that has a serial number. Also noticed my lemon squeezer S&W (late 1800) has a serial number, too.
Maybe H&R didn’t serialize until the 1960s, but Colt, S&W & Winchester were numbering their guns long before it was mandatory.

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