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Seitz barrels? Seitz information?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rbmtrap, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. rbmtrap

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    How did Tom Seitz, in his role as master gunsmith as opposed to gun maker, mark the barrels he worked on? Is there a definative way to determine if Tom Seitz worked on a barrel?

    While its pretty clear how his career would up, with a wonderful gun and company that bear his name, can anyone shed light on his earlier gunsmithing career/efforts?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Most are stamped "C.C.Seitz."

    Neil
     
  3. rbmtrap

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    Always? What about his earlier years? Did he never work for/with someone else?
     
  4. rick979

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    While those in the trapshooting community remember Tom for his work on shotgun barrels and the limited number of Seitz shotguns that he built by hand he actually rose to fame initially for building fine rifles. After his untimely death from CO2 poisoning a couple of fellows approached his widow and received her permission to copy his "Seitz" gun. The "Silver Seitz" was born with several significant improvements including the "take-down" feature.
     
  5. rbmtrap

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    RickN How do know that Tom Seitz did the work? Was it marked in any way?

    Any info on him when he performed the work?
     
  6. rbmtrap

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    rick979 So where was Tom working when he was building rifles?

    Thanks
     
  7. rick979

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    RBMTRAP: Tom lived in the country and had a nice shop on the property. He built both the rifles and the Seitz gun in that shop. If he worked for someone else before becoming a famous "barrelsmith"/gunsmith I have no idea. When I visited him he was working at home in his shop. This was in the 80's.
     
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    Tom did four 1100 barrels for me. Only one was marked. Tom did two Perazzi barrels for me one was marked the other one wasn't done at the time of Toms death and not marked.

    I talked to Tom many times and I am thinking he did the rifle thing before doing shot guns. Tom was going to build me a 870 slug barrel when he got back from his hunting trip of course that never happened.
     
  9. rbmtrap

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    Thanks All!
     
  10. ML

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    I have a BT-99 that Tom choked and ported. The barrel is not marked but I have a letter from him. My ex won the ladies class at the Oklahoma State shoot one year with it. It will smoke targets.

    ML
     
  11. LDAdd

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    Tom did his backbore/choke "package" on my TM-1 in the mid-eighties and stamped it "C.C. Seitz". Bore is 0.740"/0.708", has his drilled ports and he also adjusted the POI to 80/20. Good work, good even pattern by visual check on paper only, too bad about his misfortune.

    Larry
     
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    rick979, CO or CO2 poisoning? Mik
     
  13. rick979

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    Mik: Whichever symbol designates carbon monoxide poisoning. It has been 50 years since I took chemistry so I do not know which one of the abbreviations is correct.
     
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