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Old 11-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #41
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My grandpa's sear model 25 tube fed 22 rifle. This was my first gun and what started it all with me.
My dads got one of those. That thing is awesome. I believe they were made by Marlin if it's the same as his
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There is currently only one company making the R&S revolvers. DP&S produces these guns for the U.S.Black Powder Team. These guns are limited and sell for $1,400 dollars. The parts now available are in no way drop in parts and require some skill to refit and original revolver. Proper timing of the action also requires a ratchet that is not badly worn or rusted. If the ratchet is damaged you would need a new cylinder. Of interest. In the history of Ruger Firearms concerning the Ruger Old Army revolver. The Ruger engineers used the orginal R&S design to biuld the ROA. The ROA is also a .457 caliber.
What do you think the current value of mine is? Without any parts changes or anything like that.
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What do you think the current value of mine is? Without any parts changes or anything like that.
It turns out that the revolver wasn't used my grandmothers family, and that she denied any involvement of her family in the Civil War. Both sides of her family came to America in the 1880s. My dad remembers it from when he was a kid, so it's been in the family for more than 40 years, for all I know it was bought at a garage sale in the 50s. I'm thinking about selling it because it doesn't work, and cause it doesn't fit in my collection. It's still an old, Civil War-era revolver that matches (or whats left of it), but just doesn't "tickle my fancy". Anyone know where to sell it?
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O.K. I’ll show a couple I inherited from my dad.

The first and second picture is a 16 gauge double-barreled shotgun marked ‘American Gun Co., New York’ on the right plate and ‘KNICKERBOCKER’ on the left plate. The stock is hand-whittled. The gun belonged to my grandfather on my dad’s side. Apparently it was known, even by my grandfather, to be defective... in that you always had to pull the left trigger first or both barrels would fire. It would also fire if the stock was bumped on the ground.

One day in August, 1940, my grandfather heard the whistle of a chicken hawk, picked up the gun and ran outside hoping to shoot at it. There was a home-made wheelbarrow by the front walk and he propped one foot up on it to brace himself. It fell over, he lost his balance, the butt of the shotgun hit the ground while the end of the barrel was pointed toward his chest. That’s how his life ended. I was there, as a four year old, to see the aftermath.

My dad used this gun all through the ’40’s. He certainly knew it was dangerous but it was the only one he had.

The third picture is a .22 bolt action with a five round magazine and peep sights. It is Springfield model 84C.
Squirrel was the only game, other than an occasional possum in the fall... and this was the gun he used. He was a pretty fair shot! Usually one shot, one squirrel.

These are the only two guns he owned until deer arrived in this area sometimes in the ’50’s and deer hunting became his passion.

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One day in August, 1940, my grandfather heard the whistle of a chicken hawk, picked up the gun and ran outside hoping to shoot at it. There was a home-made wheelbarrow by the front walk and he propped one foot up on it to brace himself. It fell over, he lost his balance, the butt of the shotgun hit the ground while the end of the barrel was pointed toward his chest. That’s how his life ended. I was there, as a four year old, to see the aftermath.
That is an extremely sad story. I'm sorry. Thank you for sharing.
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That is an extremely sad story. I'm sorry. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks, JW.
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Whenever my grandfather passes he has a nice glass gun cabinet in his den that I get all the guns. Couple muskets,rifles,shotguns, old revolvers, old decommissioned grenades,etc from the Korean War and ww2. Some prob from his father.

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This is it. Belonged to my grandpa who died in '76. HiStandard Sentinel Deluxe, 22LR, 9 shot. Believe its from the mid-60's......

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Anyone know where to sell it?
I'd be tempted to put it on gunbroker, with lots of pictures.
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Civil War collectors are not very interested in the R&S revolvers. They were not used during the war. They were used in the Western movement post Civil War era.
I think Towboater's idea is worth while.

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