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16'er
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:14 pm  Reply with quote
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Came across this gun a few days ago. Iím stymied buy the cut outs on the top of the breech face. Iíve never seen this before on an action. Side clips yes, but not this rounded cut out on top of the action. The line engraving backs off the cur outs, so Iím assuming they are original to the gun. Any thoughts?

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/804657279

Looks like the receiver has been torched. Almost no color on the flats. Look at pics #15 and #25 to see the receiver and the cut outs.

Not interested in buying this gun, for a variety of reasons, but am interested in some plausible explanation for the semi-circular areas on the top of the breech face...

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putz463
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:55 am  Reply with quote
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Allowance to ease loading/unloading??

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sneem
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:42 am  Reply with quote



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Yes. Looks like minor depressions to make sliding the shells in easier.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:23 pm  Reply with quote
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Maybe a passive loaded chamber indicator?

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tramroad28
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Pinfire?....somewhere in it's background?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:42 pm  Reply with quote
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putz463 wrote:
Allowance to ease loading/unloading??


I think this is the most likely answer.

I thought about the loaded chamber indicator idea, but the markings from the shell head on the breech face doesnít bare that out.

Thanks guys...
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fn16ga
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:40 pm  Reply with quote
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Gas check/vents ??
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WyoChukar
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:10 am  Reply with quote



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To me it just looks like something that was done to add a little styling flair to blend the lines of the receiver face with the lines of the rib intersection. Pure aesthetics.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:12 am  Reply with quote



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I see it sold. Which one of y'all bought it? Very Happy

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