It probably did not leave the factory with that finish. I would guess that the serial number is unreadable because the gun was polished too aggressively by whoever added the nickel plating. Without the serial number, a Winchester expert may be able to approximate the manufacture date by examining the gun, but the exact year cannot be determined.
With the serial number that you have provided,your Winchester model 1894 rifle was made in the year 1900.
There were three different Winchester lever-action Models with the 1866 patent... the Model 1866, the Model 1873, and the Model 1876. The 1866 patent date refers to King's patent for the side loading gate mechanism.
If it is a U.S. patent, you can go to the USPTO website for patent searches and enter the number in "patent number search".
i what if it says patent number pending on the 37 16 steel single shot
Patent pending is a warning that a patent application has been filed. It is completely worthless until and unless a patent is actually issued for that invention. Patent number notice means a patent with that number was issued for the invention that is implemented in the product labeled with that number.
They did not SN# all the 1890 winchester 22 short because I also have one and it has not been removed
There is no specific patent number for the mailbox.
the patent number is 5209584
A patent number is the code that helps identify an invention.
your Winchester model 52 was made in 1926.
Would need to see pictures and the serial number
In very good original shape 2800-4500-us dollars
The US patent number is US 7198789 B2.
You communicate with the Patent Office.
There is no US patent 555408021. There is also no US patent 55408021.
Depends a lot on what type of rifle, patent alone doesn't cut it.
The phone number of the Holland Patent Free Library is: 315-865-5034.
The Frisbee patent was issued on September 30, 1958 as Design Patent number D183,626.
Winchester produced the Model 72 with "Patent Applied For" from 1938 thru 1940... from "The Winchester Handbook" by George Madis, First Ed 1981 pp 265 - 268.
You need the serial number to establish the age. 73 is the patent date (1873). Here is a URL you can check the date at: http://armscollectors.com/sn/winlookup.php
If it is a U.S. patent, you can go to the USPTO website for patent searches and enter the number in "patent number search". You can obtain the online image of nearly any US patent ever issued (using TIFF format). If you do not know the patent number, you may have to go elsewhere for more information, as the USPTO database prior to 1976 cannot be searched by anything other than the patent number. http://www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html
Thomas Edison's patent number is 223,898 (Jan. 27 1880).
Rillieux received patent number 3237 for his improvement to sugar processing in 1843.