Picked Up Three Rifles Today

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Vikingdad, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Stopped on my way to work this morning to look at some scrap metal that a neighbor has they need to get rid of. When I got there she mentioned she has a few rifles and some reloading equipment that needs to go as well.:) Unfortunately my camera has a dead battery, so you will have to wait until tomorrow for pictures, but here are the descriptions.

    1) .45/70 Model 1886 lever action. Behind the trigger it has stamped "OCT 14, 1884" above "JAN 20, 1885" with a serial # 1061XX
    It says 45.70 on the heavy octagonal barrel but nowhere does it say Winchester (probably re-barreled?)

    It has a Lyman 66a rear peep sight and a Marble Sheard front bead. Double triggers (very light- I don't have a snap cap so I am just felling it with my thumb on the hammer) Condition is remarkably good, but well worn. Stocks are well worn but not damaged.

    2) Remington Matchmaster model 513-T with a Redfield extension receiver rear sight and an odd looking (to me) Redfield shrouded front sight with a changeable aperature. This one is in poor condition. Lots of rust spots and the stock is pretty beat up.

    3) A Winchester Model 77 (missing the magazine at this point- might find one in the rest of the stuff) this is in pretty darned good condition and does not appear to have been fired much, but I will have to clean it to be able to tell for sure (lots of dust and cat hair stuck in all of the oil).

    Also got a bunch of reloading gear, including a Lyman Ideal no. 310 hand reloading set with dies for the 45/70, and another complete set for 30/06.

    Lyman bullet molds for 45/70, 30/06 and .45 (stuff here for an M1911- no gun though).

    There are three powder measures, one of which is unused- all three are Lyman Ideal #55s.

    More dies and molds. Too many to list right now.





    Did I mention that all of this cost me $200? I'll be taking that much in scrap metal off of her hands as well. I offered that it was not a fair deal for her but she insisted that is what she wants to do.:D
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    You could at least spring for dancing and a few drinks!!!
     

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    You lucky bastage. Don't forget to post some pics. ;)
     
  4. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    Sounds like a great pick to me. I want pictures! Gimme! :D I love project guns and for what youve got into them, it sounds like you can take your sweet time getting them running again. Well done.


    Also ...gimme pictures!
     
  5. Dan308

    Dan308 New Member

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    that 513-T is a sweet little target rifle. I've got 4 of them
     
  6. jon1992d

    jon1992d New Member

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    Awsome luck man! I almost wanna jump up and dance for you haha! Ill be waitin on the pics :)
     
  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    INIT FOR THE PICssss!

    Nice catch; you should get her a subscription to the pie of the month club. :D
     
  8. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Thanks all! I know that she should have asked more but when I offered she insisted that $200 was enough. What is an honest guy to do? She did hang onto the Savage model 24 and I insisted that she go to the range with me so we could get her familiar with it again (it hasn't been loaded for decades). I'll be giving her some chestnuts the next time I see her:).

    Oh, and I was going to include pics when I posted but the camera battery is dead. Probably tomorrow if I don't get to it tonight.
     
  9. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    It PAYS to be honest!!
     
  10. TLuker

    TLuker New Member

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    I'm glad you posted that today. If I'm going to walk around jealous as hell all evening it might as well be on a Monday. :)

    Great score!
     
  11. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    I must be the poorest well-paid guy I know!;)
     
  12. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Ha! I just took one of the primers out and checked if it was still live (face shield, hammer, anvil.) Damned if it didn't go bang! These things are turning green and had been stored in a carport for the past 40 years or so. To the best of my estimation are probably 40 to 50 years old. Little cardboard box with a wooden tray inside, primers are on edge in the slots. Printed on the box is this:

    100 PRIMERS CAL .30 No. 26
    DWG A-131
    EX ORDER 3208 M1
    Frankford Arsenal
    F.A. 5350

    I'll post a pic of them as well. There is also a box of 1000 shotgun primers in the stuff too, unopened.
     
  13. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    Shhhh dont tell the world how much us scapers make selling metal. But if it was me id have to do something realy nice for this lady!! Weather it be fix her porch whatever!!

    Nice score OP!!!
     
  14. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Oh, it is a couple of tons of metal. Gotta cut it up and sort through it all. Not even worth the time for the scrap value really. Probably pay for the fuel to drive it down to the recycler if I'm lucky. There's no money in it for me, I'm just doing it as a favor to her for turning me on to the guns!:rolleyes:

    I will be giving her a lot of chestnuts. She loves them and comes by a couple of times a week during the season (I grow them). That and I am going to have my sons go by and split a pile of firewood for her. I'm going to pay it down in other ways.:)
     
  15. Txhillbilly

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    Sounds like you did very well today.
     
  16. c3shooter

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    BTW, your primers were made in the 53rd week of 1950. IIRC, all US primers EXCEPT M1 carbine primers were corrosive until at least 1952. You may want to clean rifle after shooting those as if they WERE corrosives.
     
  17. racer_x

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    Nice that firewood spliting goes along ways. Cant say ive ever had a chestnut. Were mostly pecans here got about 10 trees that need some help they wont grow or produce a few nuts mayb.
     
  18. LongBaller71

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    What a great find. So glad they went to someone who will really appreciate them and take care of them! Way to go.

    Now ...... PICS!!!:cool:
     
  19. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    OK. Just got home- now for the pics. The first few are of the 45/70 (the one I am most excited about). I noticed the rear sight is bent pretty bad on it. I'll have to straighten it. It weighs 8.75 lbs.
     

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  20. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Here are two more-
     

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