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Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 10-22-2010, 12:29 AM
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Posted By 4fingermick
Whoops!

It appears that it was made in 1881.

The paint would be 'Silvafrost' which was a paint my grandfather applied to metal to stop rust in the late 50s, early 60s which was the time I used to tag...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-08-2010, 11:04 AM
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Posted By 4fingermick
I can't imagine them stopping production, they...

I can't imagine them stopping production, they pretty much have the rifle calibre lever rifle market to themselves and the 1894 is a popular rifle as well. Their bolt gun just walks out the door...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 04-05-2010, 11:11 AM
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Posted By 4fingermick
It is an amazing piece and the people who owned...

It is an amazing piece and the people who owned it were amongst the first settlers here. As I mentioned earlier the street I live on (one of the biggest streets in town) is named after them. I might...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 04-05-2010, 01:55 AM
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Posted By 4fingermick
Nope, unfortunaely it isn't a one of 1000 or one...

Nope, unfortunaely it isn't a one of 1000 or one of the rare nickle ones (I thought the silver coating was well worn nickle plate initially, which got my pulse racing, there were less than 200 of...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 04-04-2010, 08:00 AM
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Posted By 4fingermick
I'm not sure what you mean here. From memory the...

I'm not sure what you mean here. From memory the 1873 was actually introduced in 1873, in 44WCF and was called the 44/40 a few years later by rival manafactures. The 1880 date is what came up from...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 04-03-2010, 06:57 AM
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Posted By 4fingermick
1880 made 1873 Winchester 44WCF

I have one of these which belonged to a local farming family until recently. They bought it new and used it continually until some years back when the last old guy that reloaded the ammo for it died....
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-03-2010, 06:32 AM
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Posted By 4fingermick
They are a recoil lug bolt, no need to touch...

They are a recoil lug bolt, no need to touch them.

SAKOs are great rifles, very much a premier brand. They generally shoot better than you'd expect. Great Quality. The older ones are very popular...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 04-02-2010, 11:29 PM
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Posted By 4fingermick
One more than me. I've seen a lot of folk...

One more than me.

I've seen a lot of folk have trouble with quick detachable scope mounts and the method I use is to do em up exactly the same each time. I wiggle them to make such they are bedded...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 04-02-2010, 09:29 PM
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Posted By 4fingermick
Early SAKO Quad

I have just bought one of the first Quad rimfire sets that came out to Australia. It came in an Aluminium custom case instead of the black plastic type that you generally see. It also had the scope...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-02-2010, 09:20 PM
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Posted By 4fingermick
It will be sad news if it does fold, but I can't...

It will be sad news if it does fold, but I can't imagine that at this stage, they pretty much have the rifle calibre lever rifle game to themselves at the moment (apart from what appears to be a not...
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