PICS of Western W49 with single # on end of guard?

Discussion in 'Camillus Collector's Forum' started by PCL, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. PCL

    PCL

    967
    May 25, 2012
    I just obtained this W49 and I searched the threads and used google foo in the hopes it wasn't a fake. It is suggested from my searches that it should be a version #8. What I find really curious is the #2 on the end of the downward facing guard.
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  2. zzyzzogeton

    zzyzzogeton

    Feb 17, 2013
    Aftermarket addition for some unknown reason. Some type of identifying mark made to separate this one from the one marked with a 1 that is out there somewhere.

    My first oddball guess is someone had twins and got identical knives for them but marked them to keep arguments down.
     
  3. sac troop

    sac troop

    900
    Mar 4, 2009
    Agree, the 2 was added after this knife left the Boulder factory.
     
  4. PCL

    PCL

    967
    May 25, 2012
    Thanks, I only have 1 other Western Bowie and it's a second version. I found it and it was missing the guard and the tang was broken or cut off leaving only about 3 inches. So I replaced the guard with deer antler piece and a cut off hatchet handle for the handle. I also have the original sheath but its not in great shape.
     
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  5. 300Bucks

    300Bucks Moderator Moderator

    Apr 19, 2005
    I have exact same knife. No number 2 on guard. 300Bucks
     

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