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Old 07-05-2010, 05:12 PM   #11
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Cool info John. Welcome aboard.

I've always been fascinated with these. Might need to pick one up one of these days.

Hop on over to our "Introductions" and tell us about yourself. We are a curious bunch.

Can you post some pics of your 1907's?

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My two - standard 1907 with deluxe wood on top and Lebman repro on bottom.




Artsy ode to the 1930s:

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Outstanding! I had two spare magazines for one back in the 80's, but ended up trading them away at a gun show because I never bought the rifle. One long, one short. What are the capacities? Looks like you have a bunch of mags. Are they easy to find now?

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Thanks! The mags are available but they are spendy. I have 6 of the 10-rounders in the second photo. These were factory made by Winchester and are rare running $125-200 each with the 5-rounders that are by far more common running $50-80. There were apparently also 15-rounders made by after market companies in the 1930s but I've never seen one.

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I think I sold both of mine for $60. But they were given to me.

I gotta think the springs in those rifles are shot, can you get new replacement springs for them?

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Of the 3 that I've owned, the springs were fine. A good thing since I don't think there are any spring replacements out there.

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Of the 3 that I've owned, the springs were fine. A good thing since I don't think there are any spring replacements out there.
Measure the outside dimensions of the springs and check with Wolff to see what they have that might be compatible. Brownells also has "gunsmith springs" in various sizes.

How do your rifles shoot? What kind of groups?
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That's not a bad idea about looking for general springs. The rifles are more accurate than I am out to 50 yards. A fun carbine to shoot but ammo is a problem even if you reload as the bullets are hard to find.

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Own and have shot a Winchester model 07 in 351. While these guns are interesting, they are unrealistic shooters. Ammuntion is rarely avaliable and when it is you will pay a pretty penny. Packs some punch and is a solid semi-auto, but unless you reload, or are willing to pay alot for ammo, it isn't really a shooter.

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You have got to want to shoot this one bad. However, when I think of the history of this model and how important it was to the likes of John Dillinger, Homer Van Meter, Baby Face Nelson, Charles Askins, etc., then I know it's worth the trouble. Other than Thompson and BAR what other long gun was as indicative of the violence of the 1930s? And so much cheaper . . . . . .

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