Murray serial number project.

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by 30thtbird, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. #201 Posted Dec 23, 2016

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    Yes, it's a '54.. I think I have a '54 brochure at home - will post a pic later.
     
  3. #203 Posted Dec 23, 2016

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    Here you go, model J22 -

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    Thanks a bunch, that's great!
     
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    you a boy's 2' today, has MOS 36 117532 stamped on bottom bracket...(crank housing) any help on dating? it's a balloon tire skip tooth Meteor line tank bike....Thanks for any help m1.jpg m2.jpg m3.jpg m4.jpg m5.jpg m6.jpg m7.jpg
     
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    Is the stamping clear and deep? Could there be a letter dropping out of the stamping after the "mos"?
     
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    It's a very good stamp, nothing else there.
     
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    Bought this a few days ago and I know nothing about how old it is or anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  10. #210 Posted Jan 8, 2017

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    I'd say it's a 1953.
     
  11. #211 Posted Jan 8, 2017

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    Welcome, to the forum! I believe Murray moved the numbers to the head tube around 1980. There may be a black decal right above the crank with a build date on it. Sears revived the JCH name, previously retired in 1963. I think it was early '90s.
     
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    It's sta
    I can't find any pictures of post 60s bikes which is weird, but I have a pic of the head tube. No black decal, but maybe it's from 97?

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    Rick, those look like Firestone codes, which were unique, and don't follow the typical codes. That being said, most Murray built balooner Firestones were made '47-'51ish.
     
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    Hi everyone! I really appreciate this thread, and referenced it in a post about my Western Flyer bicycle in another forum here: http://thecabe.com/forum/threads/another-western-flyer-i-d-thread.104751/

    From the initial post in this thread, I am guessing my bicycle is a 1970 Murray production Western Flyer, but am hoping someone might be able to confirm or add to that information?

    Here are some pictures:

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    Help please. This is my bike. It's a Higgins. The bb says
    mos-Q
    Mod 502 285
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    1951?
     
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    OK, I think, I have a cluster fudge going on here. I have a bicycle that has the following information on it, and using the info at the beginning of this thread, for the life of me, I can't determine what year this bike was built. It has a serial number (MOS0650167) stamped into the left fork/gooseneck housing (vertical). It has Murray stickers on the front of that housing and another on the center upright. Also on the center upright, just above the crank housing, it has a stickers with the following:
    7-5032-070797
    97188
    1-800-251-8007
    Made In Lawrenceburg TN
    The chain guard says "Westpoint" and also says "Made In USA"
    Can anyone tell me when this bike was built? Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Sounds like a late 70s or newer. Usually, there's a black decal at the bottom of the seat tube, with a build date.