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Old 01-29-2017, 01:55 PM
Daffy Daffy is offline
 
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Default R.F. Sedgley 1903 Experts?

Is there someone on this forum that has more than the basic knowledge of the Sedgley rifles? I am trying to find the date of manufacturing of mine plus type of oil finish originally used, etc. Thanks for any help.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:57 AM
buttebob buttebob is offline
 
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I only know what I've read in Michael Petrov's books.
They were only made for 12 years starting in 1929.
Sedgley did not survive WWII. They used up all their 1903 parts building guns for guard duty.
The highest SN Michael recorded was 1621.
Some arsenal SNs were not ground off and these will not have a Sedgley SN.
Of the guns that Mr. Petrov examined 2/3 had Sedgley SNs.
Winchester barrels and butt plates were used.
The rear sight was a Lyman 48.
I have a reprint of the 1932 catalogue and the only calibers listed in it are 22 Hornet, 25-35, 7x57, and 30-06.
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Old 02-13-2017, 03:02 PM
BARFTS BARFTS is offline
 
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Is there someone on this forum that has more than the basic knowledge of the Sedgley rifles? I am trying to find the date of manufacturing of mine plus type of oil finish originally used, etc. Thanks for any help.
I have several Sedgley rifles and have a fair knowledge. PM me with the type of rifle you have and questions you have and I will try to help you. However, finding a factual bill date of a Sedgley is not possible without the original paperwork between the buyer and Sedgley.
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