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Chaparral 1876 Clones, anyone owned one?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Float Pilot, Mar 2, 2012.

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  1. Float Pilot

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    There is a Italian 1876 clone kicking around locally that I have been thinking about.
    It is one of the Charter / Chaparral that came out a few years back. In 45-75, which in itself is a huge pain in the butt to find brass..

    Anyway, has anyone here owned one? At first glance I see some machining boo-bos...
     
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    I have a .45/60 carbine
    If you like working on guns, they make good project rifles.

    Onb the plus side, the barrels were done right and are very good quality.

    If you have that, everything else is fixable.
     
  3. DPris

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    Worked with one a while back.
    I wouldn't own one as a gift.
    Denis
     
  4. Float Pilot

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    Yeah I would rather have a 45-60 than a 45-75..
    Jamison was making 45-75 brass but they went belly up last fall.
     
  5. Float Pilot

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    Wow that bad??
     
  6. DPris

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    I've mentioned the rifle before.
    Front sight blade twisted (not canted or leaning) to the right, not parallel to the barrel.
    Rear sight base had marked daylight between base & barrel in its dovetail.
    Groups varied wildly between different loads, some onto the target backer & clean off the target paper at 100 yards.
    Action frequently would not cycle, feeding jams.
    It was one of the early ones with painted wood grain on the stock & fore-end.

    Others I've heard of were acceptable, the prevailing opinion seems to be not acceptable.
    Denis
     
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