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    Variations in Winchester Hammer Markings

    I examined the Winchester hammers in my collection and found the following variations:









    Unfortunately I no longer have a Winchester hammer with the tooling hole in my collection (for educational order WRAs). I had two of them, believe it or not, and failed to keep the photos that I captured of them. They now reside in a friend's collection. If I find those images I will post them here. Until then, maybe someone else with that type of WRA hammer can post a photo of theirs.

    Thought some folks would like to see these variations.
    Cheers,
    --Brian

    Welcome to the Addiction!

    #2
    I also found this example. I'm unsure whether it's a variation or an oddity.



    Any information on this one, as well as the others in the previous posting, would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    ---Brian
    Welcome to the Addiction!

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      #3
      Pretty sure the last one is a Fake Cast hammer. Rick B

      http://imageshack.com/a/img905/4246/x5YJ7e.jpg

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        #4
        Originally posted by Jersey Devil View Post
        Unfortunately I no longer have a Winchester hammer with the tooling hole in my collection (for educational order WRAs). I had two of them, believe it or not, and failed to keep the photos that I captured of them. They now reside in a friend's collection.
        You could have him send you a couple pics.
        m14brian

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          #5
          Here is another WRA hammer variation; this one marked CM and which is supposed to have been used early in 1942:


          I have drawers filled with the stuff...One of these days I actually need to sell some of it!

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            #6
            I had posted these photos under the S marked sear, this is still another variation of the Winchester hammer marked CM and with the early DuLite finish

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              #7
              One from my bin. Appears to have never been parkerized.



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                #8
                Pretty interesting. They missed the drawing number . That is also an unusual font for the CM marking .

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                  #9
                  Funny, I was just going through my Springfield forged trigger guards. I'm thinning them out to sell. There are significant font variations in the same drawing number from part to part.

                  I don't think that at the time they were making these parts, that they were overly concerned with fonts.

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