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Old 07-20-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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So I go into the LGS yesterday, and he's got a Model 70 round barrel Visible loader there. Never seen one, pretty cool. Blueing is worn, no rust that I saw, wood is pretty nice, action smooth. Missing the rear sight, and someone mounted a Lyman peep sight on the stock in place of it. He said he shot it, shoots nice, reliable and accurate. Price is $425, I think it was. Opinions?

After some internet research, I found out that is was considered a crappy design, not many left because of this, DO NOT take it apart, etc.
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:08 AM   #2
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They are a great historical artifact, but feeding is quirky at best. They didn't get the nickname "Miserable Loader" for nothing.

If you want it as a bit of history, that's one thing, but if you want a reliable shooter, look elsewhere.
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I have owned several. They are a novel design. Those guys want way more than it is worth.
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Thanks for the replies. That's sorta the conclusion I came to.
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