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    Default Who got the unaltered 1891

    So who bought the unaltered 1891 chatterault for 6K on a popular gun auction site.

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    Link?
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    Unaltered Chatellerault?

    We do need a link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin08 View Post
    Unaltered Chatellerault?

    We do need a link!
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    Here ya go, pictures weren't the greatest and I couldn't get the link to more pics to work.
    http://www.gunbroker.com/item/620939950

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    seriously.. am i missing something... 6k for 4 crappy pics (i know its 1891 dated.. but thats good amount of $$).

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    With those pictures and that description, I don't think that seller really knew what he had.

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    if that the case one should take more pictures..

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    I'm guessing that there had to be more pics which proved it was unaltered?

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    Right Martin. I would take one just showing the whole rifle. 6k for an item you can't fully see. Mind = blown

    Quote Originally Posted by martin08 View Post
    I'm guessing that there had to be more pics which proved it was unaltered?

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    If it truly was an original matching 1891 Chatellerault, it went cheap.

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    key word - IF. 6k is a large gamble.

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    Looks like he tried to add more photos in the item description but didn't really understand how. I wonder if someone here bought it. I'd love to see more photos of this one. The flat rear sight is extremely intriguing.

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    last item he sold was in 2009

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    You do know you can email and ask for more pictures and such on any listing?

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    That is true. Just seems odd. Oh well to bad we can't see the whole thing to do a proper discussion.

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    You do know you can email and ask for more pictures and such on any listing?

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    it is 1984

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    I have more pictures of it I'll post then. Trying to upload them to photobucket. In the mean time enjoy some elevator music to this picture Lolol


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    Quote Originally Posted by eyesis View Post
    it is 1984
    May very well be. It's tough to see the final digit clearly.

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    you need to use flickr bro, its free and easy to share.

    Quote Originally Posted by mitch5690 View Post
    I have more pictures of it I'll post then. Trying to upload them to photobucket. In the mean time enjoy some elevator music to this picture Lolol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaxspore View Post
    you need to use flickr bro, its free and easy to share.
    Photobucket is so annoying right now. Give me a few. I'll have to check the new one out

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    Not even a full size picture? A gamble, indeed, unless the winner got more pictures that were not posted on GB.
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    any shots of the numbers? I don't spy the finger rest / spur.

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    Well an 1894 wouldn't have a spur

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    auction says 1891...

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    Chat also didn't make 1891 dated rifles

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    No front band swivel. Can't tell if it has a crossbolt or not. Buttplate looks good.

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    Yes, i know that but thats what the seller is saying it is.

    Ok, for sake of argument lets say its 1894 - French Manufacture. If its truly unaltered it should look something like this:

    http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/0036.jpg



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    Chat also didn't make 1891 dated rifles

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    Well it's the original butt plate . Told it had no crossbolt. Bolt also matches. Magwell gate does not however he thinks just the gate was replaced as the the rest of it has the Chat markings

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    Hmm it sure looks like a cross bolt in the pictures. But they are so poor its hard to say 100%. At least he is offering a 5 day inspection

    Quote Originally Posted by mitch5690 View Post
    Well it's the original butt plate . Told it had no crossbolt. Bolt also matches. Magwell gate does not however he thinks just the gate was replaced as the the rest of it has the Chat markings

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    I thought the same thing but he assures there is none

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    With mismatched mag plate and no front band swivel, it isn't "unaltered".

    But it sounds danged close.

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    man would have loved to see this rifle photographed with something other than a potato...

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    Cocking knob should be numbered.

    Not trying to pick it apart. It's a valuable gun, and maybe worth the money, But not unaltered.

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    Doesn't the mark on the knob look like the chat shield mark?

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    nope diffently not "unaltered", and with out proper pics of many of the areas it is starting to lean toward being a mix of parts . Hopefully not a hump job / part swapper.

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    May well be a Chatellerault replacement knob. But an original would be numbered.


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    I'll have to look into it 😂

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