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I recently found, after a long search, a like new 1894C. It's in almost perfect condition. I paid $400 for the rifle and a new case. How do I find out what year it was made in? the SN is 92XXXXXX. I thought there was a listing here somewhere, but I can't find it. Can someone help me out?

Also, it has the cross-bolt safety. (The perfect solution to a non-existant problem!) I remember seeing, on this site I believe, where someone offered a replacement plug that had a saddle-ring built into it. Can someone point me in the right direction to get one of those? Many thanks,


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2008, so it is basically new.

I have a saddle ring safety replacement PM me.

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Starting in 1973, the year of manufacture can be determined by subtracting the first two digits of the serial number from 100: Example: SN 25xxxxxx would have been made in 1975 [100 - 25 = 75]. (100-92=2008 for yours) Prior to that there were letters in front of the serial numbers:

Date Prefix(s)
1946 C
1947 D
1948 E
1949 F
1950 G
1951 H
1952 J
1953 K
1954 L
1955 M
1956 N
1957 P
1958 R
1959 S
1960 T
1961 U
1962 V
1963 W
1964 Y, Z
1965 AA
1966 AB
1967 AC
1968 AD, 68
1969 69
1970 70
1971 71
1972 72

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I've seen that in Wikipedia. Wiki is good for generalizations, but take what's there with a grain of salt. When I went back to college, we were told that if we used it for a source on papers, we'd get an F.
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