Winchester model 67 serial number dating
The Model 65 was the first Puma to enter production in July 1976; the Model 67 could fire .357 Magnum and .38 Special ammunition interchangeably, even to the extent of mixing the different ammunition types in the magazine.
Though they started out making the standard Puma chamberings (except for the .38 Special-only version), they quickly began producing versions with 20-inch and 16-inch round barrels (which they call carbine versions), as well as .44 Magnum, .480 Ruger and .454 Casull carbines with 18-inch round barrels.
Description: Here is a nice nose to an early war Hotchkiss shell.
This particular nose doesn't have any flame grooves and still retains it's original zinc fuse..
Description: This is a great book full of early American buttons. There is a water spot on the back interior section along with the top of two or three pages.
Description: Here is a nice buckle and belt combination that came in together and appears to be one original set. I / 8th Regiment / CW / MVM." Both badges are hand engraved showing superb detail.
Receiver finishes are color-case hardened or blued; even on the color-case hardened models, the barrels, magazines, butt plates, levers, and triggers are all blued.
The Blue Rifle has a large, loop lever of a style originally made for use from horseback.
In the end, the Ranch Hand seems to me to be a more personal last-ditch defensive weapon or something just for fun.This one has a paper label on the top that reads, "E. Ludlow / Birmingham." The cartridge is completely intact with the bullet side dipped in tallow/wax.The original label is wrapped around the top but there is a very mall piece missing. These cartridges were imported by the South during the American Civil War.The fuse is intact and this shell has been fired as you can see the rifling on the lead sabot. It is important to note that brass fused shells were not employed during the battle of Antietam.However, there were plenty of troops in the area for the remaining portion of the war.