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I have a Benjamin model 342 and the pump handle will not stay in the up position. Any ideas.

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"why won't my benjamin regal np air rifle won't discharge a pellet


Could it be that the barrel needs cleaning, is it blocked or it could even be bent if it has been dropped, you wouldn't see this with the ***** eye but a good gunshop should be able to define the barrel as true.

Jun 03, 2018 | Firearms

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What is the year and value of Winchester 1890 22 short in good condition. serial # 644229


Hello, Mike -

1. I took the liberty of re-categorizing your question from Optics (binoculars, gun sights, lenses, etc.) where it landed, to Firearms.

2. I doubt most who volunteer to answer questions on Fixya.com are qualified to provide you a value for your rifle. For one thing, an appraiser would need to look and handle the rifle, which is a major challenge online. :) (Note: My now late father, a licensed auctioneer, used to sell the firearms of his friends who had passed away for their widows and I know he needed to look over all of the firearms in-person.)

3. As for the year your Winchester 1890 was manufactured, you are fortunate in that the Winchester Repeating Arms company provides a PDF document (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader software (free) installed) listing the models of firearms and range of serial numbers and what year they were manufactured. This is the link:
http://www.winchesterguns.com/content/dam/winchester-repeating-arms/support/faq/serial-number-reference/Winchester-Manufacture-Dates-by-Year-2012-Scanned-Documents.pdf

Easier than looking through the lists on the Winchester Repeating Arms document, though, the database offered by the website for Antique Guns and Collectible Firearms and Militaria Headquaters
(home page: http://oldguns.net/ ), Winchester Dates of Manufacture:
http://oldguns.net/sn_php/winmods.htm
I think you can figure it out. :)

4. First, your local public library may hold a recent book or two listing estimated values of firearms. One title which is updated regularly is The Blue Book of Gun Values. Note: Using your local public library and its collections represents your taxpayer dollars at work!

Second, read the questions and answers about gun appraisers here:
http://forums.gunbroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=311759

Second, you can conduct a search using your favorite search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, etc.) using the following search phrase:
firearms appraiser
OR
firearms appraisals

Third, the International Society of Appraisers provides a database which can be searched. This is the link:
https://www.isa-appraisers.org/find-an-appraiser
Enter the word firearms in the search box.

The American Society of Appraisers offers a similar database:
http://www.appraisers.org/find-an-appraiser
In the ASA Specialty search box (only), choose Firearms.

Personal opinion: To find an appraiser to value your rifle, I suggest you do not go to a firearms dealer, who may opt to purchase your rifle outright, since he / she may have a vested interest in the value of your rifle. Be prepared to pay a fee for an appraisal.

Best wishes.

May 17, 2018 | Firearms

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What frame was used for a 1923 Police Positive Special?


It is small frame model

Colt Police Positive - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Police_Positive
The Colt Police Positive is a small-frame, double-action revolver featuring a six-round cylinder, chambered for either .32 or .38 caliber cartridges. Designed primarily for sale to federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies, the Police Positive was introduced into the firearms market by Colt's Manufacturing Company in ...

What frame was used for a 1923 Police Positive Special? - Fixya

www.fixya.com/motorcycles/t26898324-frame_used_1923_police_positive_special 4 mins ago - You need the Model as 'Colt Single Action doesn't provide enough information. The Colt site is the best one as is their numbering system.. 1973 1971 1851 Navy Model .36 Caliber 1971 1851 NAVY (.36 CALIBER) 1959. PYTHON MODEL 1956. TROOPER MODEL & .357 MODEL 1942. COMMANDO 1937

Police Positive Special - ColtFever

www.coltfever.com/Police_Positive_Special.html There were more versions of pistols using the Police Positive Special frame than any other Colt double action revolver. The Police Positive Special, First Issue was available in bright blue and bright nickel. Grips were hard black rubber from 1907 to 1923 then checkered walnut with silver medallions after that. Barrel lengths ...

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Feb 25, 2018 | Firearms

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I am trying to find out year of manf. and value of my savage mod. 29a 22 pump serial num 52*** any ideas


Hello, Dennis -

Some firearm manufacturers have information available on their websites so that firearms owners can determine the age of their gun. Winchester is one such manufacturer.

I do not find that information on the website for Savage. This is the link to the home page:
http://www.savagearms.com/

However, Savage Arms company does have a web page where one can fill out a form to send a request for information via email:
https://savagearms.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

On that form, I suggest you choose the Support Category of "Historical Request."

As for a valuation of your firearm, I do not know if you reside in the USA, where I am most familiar with reputable appraisal sources. If you do not reside in the USA, then, I suggest you visit your local public library and ask a reference / information librarian to help you find a list of reputable firearms appraisers. I am a librarian by profession.

To find a firearms appraiser, I suggest you use your favorite search engine (I use Google) and enter the following search phrase:
firearms appraiser

Plus, use the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) web site to find a member who appraises firearms:
http://www.isa-appraisers.org/
Choose the Find An ISA Member link near the top of the page. Then, on the Find An ISA Member page, enter the word firearms in the Find box. Leave the location box blank for the widest possible search.

Compare the lists of firearms appraisers - the list you compiled with your search engine search and the results of the ISA search.

In the USA, several things to consider about a firearms appraiser:
* Is the person accredited by either the American Society of Appraisers, the Appraisers Association of America, the International Society of Appraisers, or the American Gunsmithing Institute?
* Is the appraisal business a member of the Better Business Bureau?

I am the daughter of an NRA approved marksmanship coach who also was licensed to sell firearms.

Best wishes.

Jan 18, 2018 | Firearms

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I need a back site complete for a Winchester model 77 22 long Rifle


gunpartscorp.com

Brownells.com

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Apr 12, 2017 | Firearms

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I have a windchester model 1895 sporting rifle in 30-06 23 inch barrel Saturn on barrel Letter B below serial number. serial no. is 682272 any info


A quick check at Winchester Museum seems it was made late in 1918, There are places online that can get you down to who proof fired it. I just wanted to see if I could quickly locate records.
Hope this helps. Be Well Stay Safe

Apr 09, 2017 | Firearms

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I need a manual for a j. Stevens 32cal crack shot rifle. I took it all apart to clean it a long time ago and have since forgotten parts placement. Silly, but that's what I did.


gunpartscorp.com, has expanded drawings for savage/stevens favorite and crackshot rifles it is online and free.

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Apr 08, 2017 | Firearms

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What years was the marlin model 36 lever action .22 made


The Model 36 was introduced in 1936 by Marlin Firearms as an improved version of the Model 1893. Around the time of the First World War, Marlin dropped the "18" and started calling the Model 1893, the Model 93. But no significant change in the gun's design took place. In the period between the wars, metalurgy was changing, as were manufacturing techniques. So Marlin upgraded the Model 93 and re-designated it the Model 1936. This moniker lasted only one year, and in 1937 it became the Model 36.
Model 36s were made until the Second World War. In 1948, the Model 36 was redesigned and modernized again and was given a round bolt to replace the square . The model number was again changed to Model 336. Lots of versions and lots of small changes have been made since, but variations of the Model 336 are still in production.

Pete

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