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So how big do you figure it is? I made him a sliding offer based on what it weighs... He contacted me and said I have first right of refusal... I am going to send my boy down to gather it up but need to figure out what it weighs so I can pay the guy.... my best guess is 425-450... Any thoughts?

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Based on the dimensions given, and on dimensions given for several anvils on google, I'd say it weighs closer to 600.

Seller's post has been deleted from Craigslist, but IIRC it was 22.5" by 6" face, with anvil height being in the teens.

Even if it is "only" 500, the deal is still a "can't pass up" one.

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I did get it. I told him I would pay $450 if it was over 350. $500 if it was over 400 and $650 if it was over 500. I am pretty sure it's a mousehole. The guy brought it with him from England. I also got a #2 fly press for $50 that has a broken handle. And I do think it's a keeper. It's in better shape than the 350 lb Trenton that I sits in the shop now

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Before hitting it with a wire wheel
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Its got some chipping on the front edge but I think it will dress up... the hardy hole is really clean for a big anvil.... the only real "bad" that I can tell is its pretty flat back to the start of the hardy hole then it slopes off bad, its about 3/16 low at the tip of the tail...

Anyone have any opinion on what it is? it has kind of a spine that runs to the waist under the bick.... I was told that was indicative of a Mousehole..
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The sharp tops to the feet are typical for the later Mouseholes too, while Peter Wright went to flat tops of the feet. It's a good looking anvil. I hope it works well for you.

If you are looking to get rid of your Trenton, feel free to send it my way.

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