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My New (To Me) Steven's Favorite Mdl. 1915

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by c-bag, Jan 12, 2011.

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  1. c-bag

    c-bag Member

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    Got this from a guy at work for $130. He said it dated to sometime in the 20's. It is the takedown model. When I got it I had to soak the takedown screw in penetrating oil; now I can easily take it apart and put it together with a coin. Also, it is ridiculously quiet with shorts or CB caps.

    This is a picture my roommate who is a photography major took. I look forward to sticking this thing in the backpack and heading into the woods this summer.

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  2. JohnBT

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    Nice looking rifle. It almost looks like my late uncle's. He was born in 1915 and got his as a kid.

    JT
     
  3. Gordon

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    I love these!
     
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    thats a classy rifle. have fun with it.
     
  5. hardluk1

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    Very nice rifle worth way more than you payed.
     
  6. c-bag

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    Thanks for the compliments on the gun, I'm really happy with it.
     
  7. SaxonPig

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    These are a lot of fun. You'll enjoy this rifle a lot.

    I got a similar model in 1987 at a police auction. Paid $12.50 for it. It was in horrible condition and some dolt had sunk a machine screw into the firing pin hole making it into a toy for his grandkid.

    I spent 10 years searching for a replacement breechblock until finally finding one at a show in Columbus, OH. One of those guys with dozens of army ammo cans full of odd parts had it and he wanted $5 for it. It needed the operating knob and I checked my big box of odd camera parts and found an aluminum one (maybe came off an old tripod) that screwed in and looked like it belonged there.

    I ordered a couple missing springs and a replacement rear sight from Numrich. Made a new front sight blade from key stock. Sanded and stained the wood. Stripped, polished, and reblued the metal at home. I figure total monetary investment is about $23.

    Doesn't look too bad for my home gunsmithing efforts.

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    Shoots pretty good, too.

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