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Reply #15 - Nov 25th, 2021 at 10:42am
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When will we get to see photos of the rifle itself?

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Reply #18 - Nov 25th, 2021 at 1:17pm
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Wow.  Really beautiful example of his work. I wonder if he did the stock work?
  

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Reply #19 - Nov 25th, 2021 at 1:18pm
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Wow.  Really beautiful example of his work. I wonder if he did the stock work?
  

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Reply #20 - Nov 25th, 2021 at 2:17pm
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John Rigby wrote on Nov 25th, 2021 at 1:18pm:
Wow.  Really beautiful example of his work. I wonder if he did the stock work?


I'd bet he didn't. Pope was never a stock maker, and his own guns showed that. He concentrated all his expertise on making fine barrels. early on he made other accessories, but later dropped almost all, and other than barrels he only offered molds to go with the barrels.
  

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Reply #21 - Nov 25th, 2021 at 3:21pm
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That lever and extreme styled buttstock with a H.M Pope screams Jos. Singer.  You may have a more rare rifle than you think.
  
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Reply #22 - Nov 25th, 2021 at 4:08pm
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Didn't Singer usually stamp his levers and butt plates (and maybe his stocks)?

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Reply #23 - Nov 25th, 2021 at 7:16pm
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MrTipUp wrote on Nov 25th, 2021 at 4:08pm:
Didn't Singer usually stamp his levers and butt plates (and maybe his stocks)?

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Yes, his levers often, and his buttplates almost always on the top prong near where it meets the buttstock.
  

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Reply #24 - Nov 25th, 2021 at 8:02pm
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does any body know where the machine that done the matting is?  it was known by a friend of mine about 15-20 years ago and had been damaged but believe it was repaired. it was in the new york area and the contact has since died.    tony <><
  
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Reply #25 - Nov 25th, 2021 at 9:23pm
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marlinguy wrote on Nov 25th, 2021 at 7:16pm:
MrTipUp wrote on Nov 25th, 2021 at 4:08pm:
Didn't Singer usually stamp his levers and butt plates (and maybe his stocks)?

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Yes, his levers often, and his buttplates almost always on the top prong near where it meets the buttstock.


As Vall said, yes he did. However the stamp was quite small and can easily be overlooked. I have seen one example where it is Joe rather than Jos. and the palm rest is marked also on this rifle.

I also agree that it certainly looks like a Singer built rifle. It's very similar to one I have been fortunate enough to hold up to my shoulder a few times.

If you look closely at the triggers they also look like ones built by Singer.

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Reply #26 - Nov 25th, 2021 at 10:07pm
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One of our San Diego shooters/collectors who is quite knowledgeable was able to inspect it and seemed quite sure that the triggers and the fore stock with its unique checkering was by Bremmer.  His assessment was that the buttstock was not by Bremmer.  I would sure like to see a picture of the matting on the round section of the barrel if your able to post it Scharfe.  I thought that was really a nice touch!

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