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Those are really nice family firearms. The only thing I inherited was the old "Family" home.



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Badass lever, I'm really diggin it

My oldest gun is in for repairs, that reminds me I need to call on it tomorrow.



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Both guns are antique fine condition and shootable. I think he used the 8 gauge for shooting waterfowl on the river bank. It was last shot by my Mom in 1967, she accidentally shot both barrels and it knocked her to the ground. I'm still trying to find light cowboy loads for the '73 any suggestions and thanks fot the compliments.

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15 lbs....wouldn't want to have to go too far off the porch with that.

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Grampa somehow brought this rifle with him from the old country, in those days no easy task!
Shot lots of moose & elk, I even got my first elk with it in my pre-teen years. Remember that it gave me a good jolt whenever I touched her off! I'm thinking of taking it for my elk this year... for old times' sake.

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Grampa somehow brought this rifle with him from the old country, in those days no easy task!
Shot lots of moose & elk, I even got my first elk with it in my pre-teen years. Remember that it gave me a good jolt whenever I touched her off! I'm thinking of taking it for my elk this year... for old times' sake.

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Is that in the original 11 mm Mauser? or another cartridge? do you find it hard to open since someone turned the bolt handle down? I have an 1871 someone turned into a shotgun and did the same trundown on the bolt and it's a bugger to open and close..
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I thought id take my two oldest guns, an parker brothers P grade 15lb 8 gauge and winchester 1873 rifle in 44-40 both made in 1883 they were my grandpa Saengers'. Let's see your oldest and dearest treasures guys!

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Those are really nice family firearms. The only thing I inherited was the old "Family" home.
So I see your family was going "green" before it was popular.....
a real earth friendly home......
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Is that in the original 11 mm Mauser? or another cartridge? do you find it hard to open since someone turned the bolt handle down? I have an 1871 someone turned into a shotgun and did the same trundown on the bolt and it's a bugger to open and close..
Yes, that's an untouched 11mm (.43 cal).

You may be mixing the m71/84 straight bolt with the m71 carbines that left the werkes with a turned down bolt.

I'm working on mine with the idea of getting this years elk with it.
Did some interesting proof tests with a 2nd m71. They can take quite an overload!


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