I just bought another 425 at auction through GunBroker. It was located in New Hampshire. Many of these guns seem to be in New England which somewhat makes sense. They were manufactured in Massachusetts. I own two now. This one is in 35 Rem, serial #4309. My other one is in 30 Rem, serial #2262 which I provided to you last year. That rifle is in 95% original condition. 4309 probably sat in someone's attic for 50 years and had a coating of rust and some pitting, the trigger touches the lever, and someone had done a poor job of trying to refinish the stock. However, the action is still very strong, still has a good bore and in god mechanical condition overall. We're fortunate to have a premier gunsmith and firearms restorer in St. Petersburg, FL where I live. His work is on a par with Turnbull. It's going to be costly but I've turned him loose to restore the 425. I also beat out some folks at another auction awhile back to acquire the Marbles tang sight (V7) that specifically goes with the 425. The end result should be a very cool gun.
How many do you have documented now and what are the lowest and highest numbers?
Here's an update:
41 in #1000-1999
177 rifles total -- the lowest number is still 1021 and the highest is still 5594.
The scarcest caliber is .32 Rem and the most popular is .30 Rem
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