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Did Tom Seitz intitial barrells he worked on?

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  1. mallard2

    mallard2 Active Member

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    Did Tom Seitz intitial barrells he worked on? Where on the barrel did the initials appear?
     
  2. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    Tom did not sign all the barrels he worked on. If he did sign them, it was C.C.Seitz. His real name was Charles. I can't remember his middle name.

    Ajax
     
  3. mallard2

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    Thanks. I appreciate it.
     
  4. BigM-Perazzi

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    If signed, it's found on the underside of the monobloc.
     
  5. Kemper

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    Who says
     
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    On 1100's and 870's you'll find the ccSeitz on the underside of the barrels, at least that's where mine are.

    Barry, are you questioning the statement that he didn't always stamp the barrels w/ his CCSeitz?
     
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    Tom was a friend of mine. We would have dinner and talk whenever he would come to Kingsburg Calif. for our state shoot. He did not stamp my Super-X barrel that he did. The others I sold so I don' t recall.

    Tom Strunk
     
  8. Kemper

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    I'm not sure, if he didn't autograph all of them.

    Yes I guess.

    Maybe he did some and the shooter had to go shoot?

    How did the CC come to be? Kerry no doubt knows.

    I do know one thing. Kerry had a barrel Tom was to have done, and it crushed 27 yard targets.

    Barry Kemper
     
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    Barry, I say the ones I've had all had C.C. Seitz on the underside of the monobloc. I guess he could have stamped them anywhere, but, that's generally where he and the other barrel guys put their stamps.

    Bob Baumgart stamped his initials on the trigger assembly.
     
  10. Kemper

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    Allor did a lot of barrels he didn't sign or stamp before he started stamping them.

    A sign of humility I suspect, then wanted to add value to his customers barrels.

    Barry
     
  11. LDAdd

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    Gents,
    Tom did sign the underside of the monoblock on my TM-1 when he did his barrel work in the mid 80's as stated above with the inscription "C.C. Sietz" and I still have the gun. As far as other models such as the 1100's, etc. I suppose the barrel would be the obvious place to stamp his name and not the receiver as it is the barrel he worked on. I don't think we have any way of knowing if he actually stamped every piece he worked on.

    That's my 25 cents worth....

    Larry
     
  12. jbailey

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    Actually we do know. Ray Stafford and Tom Seitz were very good friends and Ray sent Tom a lot of work, including my DB-81 combo which was backbored, ported and choked. The gun came back unsigned. I asked Ray about that and he said sometimes Tom signed them and sometimes not. Ray provided me with an invoice to show that the work had been done by Tom. Tom was also one of the best riflesmiths to ever practice the trade and I've seen examples of that work also.

    Jeff
     
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    I have two of them that he did that were not marked. I don't think he started marking them until trapshooters started making a big deal about his work. To us he was just Tom Seitz from Salem,Oregon who was a gunsmith that did great barrel work. Enos Handy ( Daro's father) always called him Tommy. I never heard anybody call him that except Enos. His name was Charles and he went by Tom.
     
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