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Joe's DML 6C #1310

 
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Marks_21
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Location: Crockett VA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject: Joe's DML 6C #1310 Reply with quote

Here are some pictures of Joe's DML 6C.
Note the wonderful (as expected) engraving style. The circular setting of the Name and "not connected" on the bottom and the double dog motifs. I love engrving that includes fences and fence posts. I also thought the small circle of different matting at the end of the top rib was interesting.











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2-Piper
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Joined: 01 Mar 2007
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Location: Lynchburg, TN

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marks21;
Lovely C grade DML.
Interestingly while nowhere near the class of this one I have a LAC H grade with that same rib matting. This is a very late H which I am sure was assembled at Ithaca. It is marked H, has doll's head & cocking indicators but wood appears to be DS. Very plain, uncapped half pistol grip & the forend has neither escutcheon or tip piece, metal or otherwise.
Frame & forend iron have SN 73,338 & the barrels have 73,342. Gun was fitted with an Infallible SST but is an extractor gun.
I had assumed on mine it was just a moment of carelessness in not completing the matting as it is simply half of the normal matting. One would not think though they were that careless on such a gun as that C grade.
Has even occurred to me mine may have been built on the order of Johnny Cash's Cadillac & maybe the matting job was done under "Rush" circumstances.
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terry buffum
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Joe's gun did not have all the "C" stamping under the grip cap, I would think this was a 5B! In addition to the features already mentioned, note the bit of carving at the action end of the cheek checkering.

Uncle Dan sure made it hard on us to identify his products!
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2-Piper
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume this is one of the Trigger Plate actions. I do not see any pins in the frame. Is it marked Syracuse.
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Joe Stromski
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is one of the triggerplate action guns.There is no marking as to where it was made but I think the earlier guns made in Syracuse were the only ones to have the diclaimer on the bottom of the receiver.Lefever Arms Co. was doing business there also building the sideplate guns at the same time as Uncle Dan was introducing this crossbolt boxlock gun.
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