Murray serial number project.

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

  1. #241 Posted Oct 18, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Interesting. Perhaps Murray dropped the "O" for some of their sub-brands like Derby. It would be great to determine what the rest of the numbers indicate.

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  2. #242 Posted Oct 19, 2017

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    pics of my ELGIN frame ..MOD 502 190 ,,,,SE 12 PA190013.JPG 51 87 PA190007.JPG
     
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  3. #243 Posted Oct 22, 2017

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    Very early to see a 'MOD 502' stamp! 502 was Sears' code for Murray sourced, 501 was Westfield, 503 was eventually Huffy, but also some imports. Typical 40s - 50s Sears bikes were stamped "MOS-" and then the year letter code, similar to the Western Flyer list above.
     
  4. #244 Posted Nov 15, 2017

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    I would like some assistance on obtaining the correct year of my Sears Murray. It's an old rat bike and not worth anything, but was given to me by my fiance' but I have done a little work. One thing that was cool is the rear wheel is a 1936. I do know the bike isn't that old, just interesting I thought. The number is 502 451610 750131. Any and all help will be deeply appreciated. sears2.jpg sears.jpg sears1.jpg sears3.jpg
     
  5. #245 Posted Nov 19, 2017

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    Searched this thread for "spyder" and didn't see anything, so I figured I'd throw this into the mix...

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    Just picked this up from Craigslist. 24-inch coaster-brake Spyder. Front wheel was an extra I had around and the front fender is missing, but other than that I think it's all original Murray-built Sears. Here's the serial:

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    502 Sears prefix. 45970 could be a model number... in the '66 Sears catalog, the 5-speed version of this bike is model number 45971. Anybody have any other light to shed?

    thnx in advance...
     
  6. #246 Posted Dec 23, 2017

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    I have what i believe is a murray but the front badge says alpine on it the numbers o. The bottom Mots-x... MOD 502 46740...and in large numbers 84914 from what i seen its chain guard would be pre 1960 any help would be awesome

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    I do have original sprocket and seat the seat says made in persons on the bottom of it
     
  9. #249 Posted Dec 24, 2017

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    "MOD 502" indicates made for Sears, as does the S in the 'MOTS-X'. My chart shows 1958 for that code.
     
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    Awesome thanks very much i appreciate it is there any reason badge would say alpine on it im guessing thats just what sears called this model
     
  11. #251 Posted Dec 29, 2017

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    Probably badge was from another bike. Sears' bikes (and sporting goods line) were branded "JC Higgins" from 1947-63.
     
  12. #252 Posted Jan 11, 2018

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    I'm trying to see how old this Murray Baja is but I can't track how the dating code works

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  13. #253 Posted Jan 15, 2018

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    A full pic would help, though it seems like a '70s-;80s bike. Most of those have a black sticker above the crank with the date on it.