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    ABOUT ME

  • Reloader, caster, hunter, target, cowboy shooter, hopefully a home gunsmith soon
  • Bathurst, Australia
  • Hunting, shooting, casting, reloading, 4wds, country moosic, leateherwork, tinkering, reading, etc
  • Retired Correctional Manager

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  • Posted in thread: 1880 made 1873 Winchester 44WCF on 10-22-2010 at 12:29 AM
    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 along 'he...

  • Posted in thread: Marlin closing doors??? on 04-08-2010 at 11:04 AM
    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 here....

  • Posted in thread: 1880 made 1873 Winchester 44WCF on 04-05-2010 at 11:11 AM
    I have a working knowledge of antique guns so can speak with some confidence. That is one
    beautiful Winchester just the way it is. ANY modification would severely reduce its value.
    Beside ruining it v...

  • Posted in thread: 1880 made 1873 Winchester 44WCF on 04-05-2010 at 01:55 AM
    Mick- as I am sure you know, the value of ANY firearm is based on condition and originality. I
    am not a Winchester expert by any stretch of the imagination, but do know that these have a
    strong collec...

  • Posted in thread: 1880 made 1873 Winchester 44WCF on 04-04-2010 at 08:00 AM
    1880??It would be odd that the rifle is older than its' year of introduction.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 ...

  • Posted in thread: 1880 made 1873 Winchester 44WCF on 04-03-2010 at 06:57 AM
    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.I...

  • Posted in thread: sako disassembly on 04-03-2010 at 06:32 AM
    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 here ...

  • Posted in thread: Early SAKO Quad on 04-02-2010 at 11:29 PM
    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 exac...

  • Posted in thread: Early SAKO Quad on 04-02-2010 at 09:29 PM
    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 wi...

  • Posted in thread: Marlin closing doors??? on 04-02-2010 at 09:20 PM
    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 s...

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