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performer21 09-01-2012 04:43 AM

lost my hunting rifle need a new one
HELP! i just lost my hunting rifle. A couple of weeks ago someone broke into my house and stole all my guns. including my very rare jim bean rifle i use to hunt with. and unfortunatley they found the gun in the bottom of the river. that broke my heart when they brought that to me. that gun was a one of a kind. hand forged and hand made. Im a gun historian and after 45 years that is the only over under hand made flintlock rifle I have ever seen. well know i need a knew one and I was thinking of going a little more modern. what i mean by that is a replica that uses caps not flints. im in the pacific northwest and i was thinking somthing short can any one help.

dog2000tj 09-01-2012 04:56 AM

is there no chance of restoring your old rifle?

performer21 09-01-2012 05:02 AM

god do i wish. i took to my good freind who restores old guns. his exact words were " I can do it if I replace 98 percent of the rifle you can keep the patch box though" so in other words not rely. the problem was it had sat in the river for long enogh all the wood swelled and cracked, and all the iron which is pretty much all the metal components had rusted.

kycol 09-01-2012 11:46 AM

CVA hawking kit.................been shooting mine for more that 30 years

mountainman13 09-01-2012 12:42 PM

I hope you had insurance. If not join the NRA so you have some. Check through these places I'm sure you can find something more than adequate.

gvw3 09-01-2012 12:56 PM

Sorry to hear this. My guns were stolen years ago also. It took me years to rebuild my collection

performer21 09-01-2012 07:56 PM

the lucky thing was that they found the rest at a pawn shop. i have some very rare guns. just to name afew, french apache pistol, certerfied hatfeild mcoy rifle, and a duck gun. but thanks guys. Ill let you know what I find. i was hoping maybe some one out there made over under muzzleloaders but im not finding anything.

performer21 09-02-2012 11:50 PM

Thanks fro all your help I just purchased a 12 gauge muzzleloader smooth bore. hand made in kentucky. thanks for all the help guys.

mountainman13 09-02-2012 11:53 PM

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performer21 09-03-2012 02:46 AM

sorry i have no way to post pictures to my computer.

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