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.36 Mowrey

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  1. Gordon
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    Thinking of buying this .35 Mowrey except this scares me. What do you all think for say $350
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  2. arcticap

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    I would pass just based on the cosmetics alone.
     
  3. troy fairweather

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    I would pass.
     
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    Where is it located?

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  5. Patocazador

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    Mowreys are usually pretty heavy guns ... barrel heavy that is. I never cared for the feel in the hands when carrying or aiming. That along with the corroded nipple area (and probably the chamber too) would make me steer clear even if it were $100 cheaper.
     
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  6. Armored farmer

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    I would have to see the bore....
    But the Mowrey isnt really my cup of tea.
     
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  7. Gordon
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    Thanks guys I will pass ! :)
     
  8. Old Stumpy

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    Definitely! External corrosion and frozen clean out screw with a damaged slot. Must have been left uncleaned, meaning bad bore and chamber area.
     
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  9. Gordon
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    What I would really like to have is a .36 cap lock CARBINE of some sort to match all my .36 Revolvers. A TC Scout in .36 would be perfect but don't think they ever made them. A .36 Buggy rifle would be ideal. Anyway any body got any short .36 for a reasonable price ? Nuttin fancy , I want a shooter to play with.
     
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  10. troy fairweather

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    But think the 36 bore different on a pistol then a rifle.
     
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  11. arcticap

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    I just mentioned Bob Hoyt in another thread.
    He's very reasonably priced and his barrels have a very good track record for being accurate.
    If you have a gun with a bad barrel, he can install a barrel liner or build a new barrel and fit it.
    Or buy a complete used stock and have a new barrel made to fit it.

    A well known reputable barrel maker is Bob Hoyt.
    He rebarrels guns to your specifications and will suggest the right twist rate and type of rifling for the caliber, round vs. square bottom.
    He is also one of the most affordable custom barrel makers, and remains quite busy at it.
    He rebarrels and rebores a lot of TC guns plus much more.
    The barrels are custom fit before the gun is returned and are 100% ready to shoot.

    Bob Hoyt 2379 MT Hope Rd Fairfield PA 17320-9407
    Phone 717-642-6696 Try to call 7-8:00 AM because he's often too busy to answer the phone when he's working.
     
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  12. Patocazador

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    It seems that .36 rifles command a higher price than the other calibers. I have been looking for a reasonably-priced .36 Seneca for years. No luck so far. :(
     
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  13. Gordon
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    I guess a. 36 Cherokee would be perfect, I had a Seneca and it was a little heavy and long, my son in NJ has it.I don't want to ask for it back . I'll wait for a Cherokee
     
  14. arcticap

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    It' not easy to find a reasonably priced .36 rifle, and not very many are carbines.
    A person often needs to buy what they can find available because what they want will be too high priced or not available.
    There's a beautiful .36 Seneca on Gunbroker for $600 that's in pristine shape.
    But from what I understand there's a 3 inch difference in barrel length between the 2 TC models., 28 inches vs. 25 inches.

    H&A made a .36 Buggy Rifle and a .36 Off Hand both with a 20 inch barrel but each had a different design.

    Off Hand --->>> https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/threads/the-off-hand-underhammer.52052/

    Buggy Rifle --->>> [SEE POST #8] --->>> https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/threads/h-a-peep-sight-buggy-rifle.112178/

    Also --->>> https://www.go2gbo.com/forums/49-tr...68576-hopkins-allen-underhammer-question.html

    Sometimes the buggy rifle name is used for both designs with a 20 inch barrel.
    Other H&A .36 models can have longer target length barrels.

    I once had a CVA .36 Squirrel rifle that was more of a carbine length. I'm not sure if the barrel was 25" or 26" or so.
    The Traditions .36 that I have is probably about 28" or so.
    Somewhere I have a brand new replacement barrel put away for it and was hoping to possibly find a stock that would fit it but never tried very hard to locate one.
    It doesn't have the most common barrel diameter.
     
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    Yes, the Seneca barrel diameter and the stock dimensions are much larger than a Cherokee . I want a dainty .36 . I have an H&A .45 target rifle FWIW . I have seen the .36 Off hand and would snap up a buggy rifle or an off hand if I find one. Yes I saw that perfect Seneca .36 on GB for $600 , thought the $325 for the Mowrey would be good , other than the corrosion problem obvious at nipple area :(
     
  16. arcticap

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    The barrel on my CVA .36 had a larger diameter about 7/8's".
    It may not have labeled a squirrel rifle, but I called it that.
    It was just like the CVA Frontier rifle that were usually made in .50 caliber.
    I think that CVA also made a .36 Bobcat with both a wood and a plastic stock.
    I saw one of those with a plastic stock on Gunbroker too.

    If you can find a .32 it can be rebored to be a .36.
    Last I heard Bob Hoyt was only charging about $130 - $140 plus shipping, but don't quote me on that price.
    It might cost about $200 after shipping it back and forth both ways.
     
  17. WV SCROUNGER

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    git a Pedersoli Scout in 36 !
     
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  18. WV SCROUNGER

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    Pull the nipple and check its condition.....make sure it will screw back in correctly...…( SHOWS no one cross threaded a wrong nipple)…..If it checks out ok then I would buy it ! that corrosion will clean off ! ya don't see .36 mowreys anymore !!!!
     
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