One step closer

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Dzscubie, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    As you guys know I'm working toward starting to compete in Cowboy Action Shooting. Well, went to a gun show this morning to look around and was trying to find a 38/357 rifle. They had a bunch of 30-30 and other calibers but only one in 38/357 and it was a butt ugly carbine with brass tacks and such stuck all over it. Anyway I had no luck on what I was looking for. Glass and I went with a good friend and we had been talking and he said something about bringing a shotgun to the gun show as he had bought it and never fired it and might as well trade it. I asked what type and OMG he said it was a lever action. Turned out it was the exact shotgun I wanted and he wanted to trade. To make a long story short I now own a never fired reproduction of John Brownings 1887 lever action 12 GA shotgun. I had no idea my friend had the shotgun and he had no idea I was looking for one. Here she is, I hope to take her out tomorrow for a range test.
     

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  2. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    That's damn beautiful and is still on my wish list. :eek:

    I hate you! :rolleyes: :(
     

  3. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Nice!!!
    Now go get her dirty...pardner[​IMG]
     
  4. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    You would really hate me Jack if I told you how much Linda paid for it.. I almost feel bad about taking it.... Is it stealing if they don't realize you stole it from them??? :D
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Most excellent! :D
     
  6. collegekid20

    collegekid20 New Member

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    VERRRYYY nice shotty you got there. I love lever action rifles. lever action shotguns are even better. Whats the barrel length on that puppy?
     
  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Scube, that is one of the coolest shotguns of all time. If I am ever in your area, I request the opportunity to shoot it.
     
  8. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    She's a beauty, I didn't know anyone even MADE a lever-action shotgun! Be interested to know how she feeds.
     
  9. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    She has a 20" barrel and he wood is just beautiful as she has been a safe queen. My friend bought her last year on a whim and never even fired her she has just sat in the safe. I have run my snap caps through her and she seems a little rough on the cycling but I believe that will smooth out with use. Actually I sat here last night running my snap caps through a “few” times and she is not quite as smooth as butter now but she is getting there. I will take her to the range today and let y’all know if she likes to play, pictures of course. :D
     
  10. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver New Member

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    Man, that's a real nice shotgun! You did good.

    The real deal carried in a saddle scabbard on horseback by my cowboy uncle when he rode the cattle range up in Colorado back in the 1920's:

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    Bet you would of loved to get one of these Rossi beauties in .38 /.357 mag. back when I bought one for $182.50:

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    Shoots great!!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2010
  11. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That is a real nice addition Scubie. Love those old cowboy guns.

    JD
     
  12. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    Scubie that is a wonderful find. Don't feel bad about the price. It went to a good home and will be used for a good purpose.

    Please let us know how much fun it is. :)