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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ECVMatt, Oct 10, 2019 at 12:12 AM.

  1. ECVMatt

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    Good evening to all,

    I was just looking at old lever action rifle pictures from around the internet and ran across this picture of some interesting modifications to leverguns. Obviously these guys were looking for the lightest weight rifle possible. From necessity comes innovation.

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  2. Lucky Derby

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    That's cool. Any more info?
     
  3. ECVMatt

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    No, but I am looking. I came across the picture at a Hill People Gear page. Now I am trying to get the rest of the story.
     
  4. roscoe

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    Pretty short barrels.
     
  5. gotboostvr

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    I want to say those are old ~14" winchester 92's pretty sure they came from the factory as such. I think they were grandfathered in when the NFA hit.
     
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  6. fpgt72

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    Could also be damage repair.....some of the wife's grandfathers guns are pretty......interesting. Being a sharecropper did not bring in much money, and the gun was just another tool....if it broke you did what you could to fix it and make it just work.

    People today have no idea how easy they got it.
     
  7. eastbank

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    lion hunting with dogs takes a lot of walking in deep snow and rough terrain and every oz saved is a help. the jeep is a early 50,s with the one piece windshield. looks like they killed the mother and three clubs.
     
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  8. BSA1

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    Cool picture. Old pictures like this often creates more questions than answers. Looking closely at the man on the left the end of the magazine tube looks bent. I don’t see a sling attached there. Shame there is not a close up photo of the stocks.
     
  9. Speedo66

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    Interesting, no camo, modern sporting rifles, high performance fabrics, etc., etc., etc. But somehow, in spite of all this, they still managed.

    Incredible! lol
     
  10. eastbank

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    the dogs do most of the work, you just have to keep up so your there when the cat tree,s. the shots are not long and mostly at a still target, until then you sweat a lot.
     
  11. Shanghai McCoy

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    I remember when running cats in California was legal all year round. My high school hunting buddy's dad had a pack of hounds and would take them out up around Mt. Shasta on the state forest land. Lot of fun hearing the hounds working on a scent trail.
     
  12. ECVMatt

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    I would like to think that they were 1892's converted to .357 Mag by a highly skilled gunsmith who also shortened the mag tube and built the stocks, all in an effort to make them as light as possible just for hunting over hounds.

    And now I want one...God I am sucker..
     
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  13. Old Stumpy

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    Since both stocks appear identical, perhaps there was such a skeleton stock offered for sale as an accessory when this photo was taken, presumably in the 1950s. Or maybe a local gunsmith was making them to fit Winchester carbines, to fill a demand.
     
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  14. Slamfire

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    Based on examinations of older rifles, and I mean pre WW2 and 1950's, light weight was extremely desirable. They did not have ATV's, so the hunters of the era would park,maybe miles away from their hunting spot, and walk in. It is better to park the vehicle as far from your stand as possible. Based on an experience I had, deer know what vehicles mean. I was dropped off at a location in pitch darkness. I could stick my thumb in my eye and not see it!. As my ride drove away, deer were walking around me, (I heard them) and away from the vehicle. And they did not come back! It was spooky to know, they could see me, but I could not see them. Anyway, even if the WW2 generation rode horses, weight was still a premium.

    Weight was the primary reason the M1 Carbine was so popular with troops. If you had to walk all day carrying a Garand along with 60lbs of gear, the M1 Carbine would be a joy.

    Today no one walks, so you see these 12 lb rifles with bipods and sand bag rests. And, some hunters carry shooting tables. I will bet some of them have a satellite dish attached to their ATV.

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  15. Rembrandt

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    One of the more unusual lever action rifles I've seen.....
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  16. fpgt72

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    I have leather wrapped around mine....my hand hurts just looking at that.
     
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    Hmmmm... I really like the distressed finish on the metal and the stock... and same for the recoil pad, it sure looks a lot better than the rock-hard standard one :thumbup:.

    But the bicycle chain, picatinny rail, stock etching and metal etching I'll pass on, I prefer my guns a bit more understated. ;)

    Those cougar rifles do look like they were purpose-modified to be portable for miles when chasing hounds up one canyon and down another. Necessity truly is the Mother of invention! :)

    Stay safe.
     
  18. eastbank

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    a 1890,s horse thief that needed glasses, he couldn,t tell a ass from a hole in the ground. just kidding.
     

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    I wish I had that Jeep.
     
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    Looks like they had a visit from the revenuer’s.
    Busted stocks, scrap copper tubing...
    Metal plate.

    Had some relatives that had guns that looked like that. Rabble would run at first hint of a raid. Drop guns, jugs, whatever. Revenue agents would bust stocks, after shooting up the stills, then pile it up, dynamite and burn remaining components.

    EastBank; that’s a good democrat! He’s wearing a saddle. Means he’s got a job and is working!
     
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    That dog looks like he could use another meal or two.
     
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