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 Original, Early Underwood
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hunterman1
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Posted - 02/24/2015 :  7:48:47 PM  Show Profile Send hunterman1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I recently acquired this original, early Underwood, one of the first 10,000 the company manufactured. It is a true vet bringback carried by a supply officer on MacArthur's staff, as indicated by the provenance provided by the vet's son, a retired Army major. (I bought the gun, the story came later).

Serial # 1,359,xxx.

Note the marking on the sear.

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shadycon
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Posted - 02/24/2015 :  8:57:02 PM  Show Profile Send shadycon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TSMG's-R-MORE-FUN!!!!!
ENJOY LIFE & HAVE FUN!!
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rhineriver1
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Switzerland
271 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2015 :  04:03:26 AM  Show Profile Send rhineriver1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
hunterman1. Congratulation to this absolut perfect early Underwood!!!!!!! The light gray parkerized barrel looks similar to my own 24725XX Underwood (W). My receiver has a darker gray than yours, but it was made by Universal Winding and not by Underwood. The engraving, or electro pencil .U. on your sear is interesting. I never have seen this before. I will check my own sear to compare with yours. Congrats again.
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rhineriver1
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Switzerland
271 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2015 :  3:02:53 PM  Show Profile Send rhineriver1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My sear has the .U. marking on the "upper" side, and it is stamped.
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Tuna
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Posted - 02/26/2015 :  9:17:17 PM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You should not be shooting this carbine. It is an excellent example of an early Underwood including the bolt which is a type 1. They are weak in the area of the extractor cut and they do break quite frequently. Once it breaks it's gone for good and the cost to try and find one let alone buy it is going to be very high. (ask me how I know) I would suggest a complete cleaning then a very light oiling and storage. It's a keeper for sure and you have done well obtaining it.
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hunterman1
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Posted - 02/26/2015 :  11:03:59 PM  Show Profile Send hunterman1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tuna, thanks and I will follow your good advice.
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