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Old 03-08-2021, 12:53 PM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: Martin Camp Oven

The orientation of the handle to the marking being 90 off, my take would be the patch areas around the lid handle are a copier's method of dealing with the problem of getting a closed loop handle without using a precast core (the little crossbar) as Martin did. I've never seen a Martin CO with a bottom gate, although many exhibit casting anomalies like sand shifts.
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