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Old 12-07-2012, 06:51 PM   #31
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Just got off the phone with the smith, picked up the 45/70 yesterday and he had already left for the day. Anyhow, he was unable to remove the fore end cap and so could not remove the magazine and clean it thoroughly because he was afraid of damaging it but he was certain that it was going to be OK judging from the condition of the rest of the gun. He couldn't stop saying how impressed he is with it, he said he would love to own it himself. He has some websites that deal specifically with the older Winchesters and cowboy action he is going to email me when he gets home, said it would be a great pig gun once I get a load worked up for it. It is, in his words, in "unbelievably excellent condition".

I do believe that I now have a new favorite gun- pending some range time with it. I'll keep you posted.

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I love this gun! I have a similar version by Marlin.

Love it.

Congrats!

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My son just checked the online reloading calculator and we can shoot this thing for 6 cents a round with all of the components we have in stock (cases and bullets were free, I also have tons of lead and bullet casting molds and equipment that were also free) and buying a 9 oz. can of Trail Boss at the LGS for $20 (ouch!). Powder Valley has the same size for $11.65 plus hazmat (I have to put in an order anyhow so I will be getting 50 lbs total). I will probably get 5 lbs for $89.50. That would bring my per-round cost down to 5.5 cents per round.

Sweet!

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How do you get 3! Rifles in a day. I struggle to get a rifle every 3 months!! Congrats Bud.

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How do you get 3! Rifles in a day. I struggle to get a rifle every 3 months!! Congrats Bud.
better than buying gold!! you can play with guns cant play with gold heh
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Very, very nice find!!
Even if you found a rifle that was unshootable ... Heck.. the history behind the gun ... and beat-up condition would make it highly desirable!
You see some of these guns hung on restaurant walls. But they are hung very high - out of reach!

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better than buying gold!! you can play with guns cant play with gold heh

Sometimes they compliment each other.



On the getting 3 guns, congratulations that's 3 times the pleasure.
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Wheres the pic of the primers? Ive never seen military ones before! (Slightly envious )

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Yanno, I think I have a few 1886 silver coins laying about. I'll have to find them. This is like finding a gold mine for me, not just the 1886 but all three is just good fortune that I am not accustomed to. The neighbor was insistent that I keep their value to myself, so I will but I am also going to be doing some help around her place over the next few months.

I left the primers and other stuff at another property, I will post pics when I bring them home. For the time being though here are a couple of the other things I got.

This first one is of what I think are film exposure plates for a really old camera. It is two sided, so it looks like you slide it in the camera and expose one film then turn it around and expose the other side. Just a guess on my part. Anybody recognize this thing? I have maybe a dozen of them, two or three are plastic.

The next pic is a bumper sticker that she did the artwork for about 30 or 40 years ago. I remember seeing them around back then and I have been looking for one for a year or so because a friend of mine was thinking about doing something similar. I found it today when I stopped by

The last one is probably more interesting. New in the box factory 45/70 loads from probably around 1950 or so.

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"The last one is probably more interesting. New in the box factory 45/70 loads from probably around 1950 or so. "

Actually from the late 60's early 70's.

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