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Dad got his 1895 back

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DIY_guy, Jun 18, 2014.

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  1. Ranger Roberts
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    Wow! Amazing! I hope he gets a deer with it this year!
     
  2. Larry Ashcraft

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    Great story!

    My great grandpa, Marion Grant Ashcraft, also used an 1895 in 30-40 Krag back in the early 1900s. My cousin, his youngest grandchild out of 61, still has it. There are many family stories of the long range prowess of that rifle. I tell the family members that the 30-40 is not a long range round, just that great grandpa was an excellent rifleman.
     
  3. Arizona_Mike

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    It is a shame when family steal property like that. My dad finally retired near a lake and when he inquired about the location of his speedboat he was met with evasion. He finally learned that my cousin had obtained a fraudulent title to it and was using it. In this case it was also resentment about having moved away "from the farm" (although no one farmed any more).

    Glad you dad got his rifle back and I hope he gets his deer :D

    Mike
     
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    That is one amazing story for sure. Thank for sharing with us. Now if your Dad could just connect on a nice buck, that would be icing on the cake.
     
  5. TRX

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    > $45

    A month's pay, more or less. But worth it.
     
  6. Big Mike

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    Awesome.
     
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    This story is full of win!

    Seems to me the going rate in your family for a 95 win and a few boxes of krag ammo is $45. Do you get to buy it from your dad at that price :)
     
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    Just wanted to congratulate your dad on getting his rifle back! This a great story!
     
  9. chicharrones

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    That's a great read, DIY Guy! :cool:
     
  10. Ryanxia

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    Thanks for posting that, really neat!

    Oldest I have that was in the family is a 1922 Colt 32 pocket hammerless. Original box still and in pretty nice shape.
     
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    I just love happy endings!!
     
  12. JTHunter

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    Awesome story.

    I hope your dad bags his best buck ever this fall!
     
  13. jim in Anchorage

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    I would imagine it's simler[sp] to me always calling my Winchester M 70 30-06 "my O six"
     
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    Thats a great gem of a gun with one hell of a story to boot! I hope your father gets the state record deer with that gun.
     
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    Great story.

    This link will only go back to 1913, but $45 in 1913 would be almost $1,100 in todays money.

    http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

    You are confusing nickel steel with nickel plating. Nickel steel was blued. It is just referred to nickel being in the steel alloy, not a plating.
     
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