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Re: Lone Star Rolling Block Serial Numbers
Reply #90 - Aug 12th, 2017 at 5:13pm
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Dave Higgenbothem marked all of his rifles - Lone Star on the barrel and the serial number on the receiver tang

Total production is guessed to be no more than 500 rifles and probably less than 500.  Accordingly, your serial number RB of 3295 is not a Lone Star riifle. 

If the rifle barrel has a proof mark, you will be able to determine who made the Italian rifle.  No proof mark or makers name - it's unknown
Hope you didn't pay a 'Lone Star' price for the rifle and if you did - might want to have a talk with the seller
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Reply #91 - Aug 12th, 2017 at 6:22pm
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Thanks John.
I answered in haste, the serial number from memory was not correct. Pictures attached. Clearly, someone who did very good work took an old frame and upgraded it. For whatever reason only the 38-55 on the underside of the barrel was added.
I could buy a lot of rifles for what I paid, but probably not your Lone Star.
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Reply #92 - Aug 12th, 2017 at 6:36pm
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Only one picture to a post? Based on reply #14, I might find some info if I remove the butt stock.

...and If I had seen George C.'s post I would have known that without rereading the whole thread. Thanks George.

Post #49 says that a customer could bring in his own action for refit. Clearly somebody liked this old Scandinavian.

If I ever decide to sell it I'll have to pull off the butt stock first.
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Re: Lone Star Rolling Block Serial Numbers
Reply #93 - Aug 12th, 2017 at 8:42pm
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The action is a c-crown with 1875 on one side and a serial number on the other. half-way down the barrel is a very light "38-55".

What you have is a Carl Gustafs Gevärfaktori in Eskilstuna, Sweden - 1875 Swedish Rolling block that were chambered for 12.7x44R centerfire - which someone converted to 38-55.  It's a 38-55 replacement barrel that was put on the action because there are no Swedish marking
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So, this is the end of the story for your rifle
  

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Re: Lone Star Rolling Block Serial Numbers
Reply #94 - Aug 22nd, 2017 at 3:54pm
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The end of the story came when I took the sight and stock off.
...No Lone Star markings. So even if it was done by Dave in Conroe, unless he recorded it somewhere in a record book as a Lone Star, it isn't.
  
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Re: Lone Star Rolling Block Serial Numbers
Reply #95 - Aug 26th, 2017 at 1:32am
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John Boy wrote on Aug 12th, 2017 at 5:13pm:
Dave Higgenbothem marked all of his rifles - Lone Star on the barrel and the serial number on the receiver tang

Mine has the Lone Star on the top tang and the serial number on the bottom tang. The barrel only has the chambering, on the bottom just ahead of the forend.
  

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