Old school rifles

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  1. NIGHTLORD40K

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    It took me a long time to warm to the '17 thanks to its, um, unique profile-
    But now I recognize there is beauty in being overbuilt. :)
     
  2. Rubone

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    The '06 with it's contemporaries, all takedown.
    Model 06 Winchester
    Model 1914 Savage hex barrel
    Model 12 Remington
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  3. GunnyUSMC

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    I picked up this little 1906 a few years ago. It was pretty rough. There was rust everywhere. Someone had tried to clean it up with a wire wheel. It took some work to even out the look of the surface.
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    My neighbor, Jim, was going to give me this 1890 Winchester. I told him that I couldn’t just take it without giving him something. I opened my wallet and handed him $100.
    I had to order some parts and clean it up to get it working again.
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  4. LoonWulf
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    Random old mauser im working on.....nothing else i have is close to as old. Next oldest would probably be my 70s era m700
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  5. Offfhand

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    Long time favorite Old School Rimfires are this Remington 121 and Winchester Models 63 and 62. Nobody makes .22's like this anymore. 21A_4739 (2).JPG 21A_4744 (2).JPG
     
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  6. tark

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    My 121. The butt stock is nicely figured. Remington offered these guns in varying levels of engraving and wood. When the production line ran out of standard stock blanks they would swipe a blank off the upscale line and somebody who bought the gun got a bonus fancy stock. At least that's my guess. Gun is near new, I shoot it anyway.

    Cat is a replicant.

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  7. Driftwood Johnson

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    Marlin Model 1894, 44-40, shipped 1895.

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    Marlin Model 1894CS, 357 Magnum. Not sure exactly when it shipped, but before MicroGroove rifling.

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    Marlin Model 39A, 22 Long Rifle. Don't know when it shipped, but sometime before MicroGroove rifling.

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    Winchester Model 1873, 38-40, shipped 1887.

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    Winchester Model 1892, 44-40. Shipped 1897. This was my Main Match rifle in CAS when I first started about 20 years ago.

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    Winchester Model 1892 Carbine, 44-40, shipped 1918.

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    Winchester Model 1892, 32-20. Shipped 1911.

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    Winchester Model 1894, 30-30. Shipped 1895.

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    Winchester Model 1886, 45-70. Shipped 1886. Yes, it has been refinished.

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    Winchester Model 61, 22 Short, Long, or Long Rifle. Shipped 1959.

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    Winchester Model 1890, 22 Long Rifle only. Shipped 1928.

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    My Dad's Winchester Model 1906. 22 Short, Long, or Long Rifle. Purchased by my Grandfather at the Abercrombie and Fitch store on Madison Avenue in New York City about 1931.

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    My Dad shooting the little Winchester on the shore of Lake Katahtadin in Maine in 1931. He would have been 15 when this photo was taken. Dig the knickers he is wearing.

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    Remington Model 341P Sportmaster. 22 LR. Shipped somewhere between 1936 and 1940.

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    Springfield Trapdoor, 45-70. Shipped 1883.

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  8. nofendertom

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    Love that Winchester Model 1886.
     
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  9. Offfhand

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    A couple more "Old School" .22's: Winchester's M-52 Sporting and the elegant Mannlicher from Austria Both were priced at over $100 back in the 1950's, which is why they are seldom seen. 77Y_2163 (4).JPG 77Y_2169 (4).JPG
     
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    Those a re "Plus Fours, not knickers!
     
  11. 45CalPal

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    Wow, a lot of nice gems...

    Theres not much in the way of collector value for the frst two, So I had no problems deciding to do some custom work.
    The Stevens .410 has a bad barrel, and I though about cutting the bad part off and making a custom pistolgrip handle for it, but I just cant bring myself to cut the barrel down, its the numbers matching barrel. LOL...
    This gun ranges between 1 to 3 hundred depending on the shap and i found a barrel on ebay last week in fact. But the dang thing was bid up to $180 bucks. I just cant see the logic in spending that much for a non matching barrel that costs almost as much as the entire guns. So I let it go.

    1929 Stevens 12g Single all original numbers matching parts that I restored/customized with light grey wood stain, gave it the weathered wood effect.
    1940's Stevens .410 Restored/partially, has a bad barrel so I chose not to waste the cold blu chemical.

    And the gun I learned off of, My grandfathers old Mossberg 22 wmr "Chuckster"

    The first two are done my way, and I like high gloss. I know that most are done in a matt finish, but theses are more a mantle piece or conversation piece. Althoe I have taken the stevens 12g single out to shoot it a few times.
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  12. GunnyUSMC

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    Type 99 Last Ditch Arisaka
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  13. GunnyUSMC

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    1918 BSA No.1 Mk.III* Grenade launcher rifle.
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  14. eastbank

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    one of my favorite swedish mausers, a very hard to find m-38 in 6.5x55 made in 1944.
     

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  15. Offfhand

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    Charles Newton's rifles deserve an honored place in the "OLD SCHOOL" of innovative American rifle and cartridge development. This BUFFALO NEWTON in .30 Newton caliber was made in 1923 and is one of about 1000 rifles made in the New Haven, Ct factory. Advertised ballistics for the .30 was 3000fps with 172 brain bullet. Newton was definitely ahead of his time, with some of our newest cartridges just barely catching up. Cartridge pic shows .30/06 compared to larger .30 Newton. IMG-0339-1.jpg IMG-0347-1-3.jpg DSC_0098 (3).JPG DSC_0172.JPG
     
  16. nofendertom

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    Is the .30 Newton an already existing cartridge necked down to .30cal or is it entirely new dimension brass?
     
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  17. Offfhand

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    It would be fair to call Charles Newton the Patron Saint of Wildcatting. Among his better know innovations was necking the .30/06 to .25 caliber. His .30 Newton was the 11.2X72 Schuler necked to .30. It's interesting to note that the later day 'New" .375 Ruger is also based on the Schuler/Newton case. There is seldom anything really new in the gun world.
     
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  18. nofendertom

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    Thanks---Not much of a rifle shooter so never heard of a 11.2X72 Schuler.
     
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  19. Offfhand

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    Old, OLD School,100 years and counting, gun making at its finest: Westley Richards .400/.360 Nitro Express drop box locks with flip-up sight. IMG-0352 (2).jpg IMG-0438 (2).jpg IMG-0385 (2).jpg IMG-0380 (3).jpg IMG-0389 (2).jpg IMG-0418 (2).jpg IMG-0424 (2).jpg IMG-0372-1.jpg
     
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    Wow on that Westley Richards!

    Coin finish, engraving, color case hardening, engine turning, beautiful wood, what else could they have done?

    Not hard to see why guns like that cost what they do.
     
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  21. Dave DeLaurant

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    Another just right rig! Leather-covered recoil pad I presume? The coined finish, engine turning and case-hardening colors look spectacular. Nice piece of wood too.

    I think it would take courage to use the folding peep on a .400/350, not to mention special care for thumb and eye positioning!

    Does it regulate with the current generation of Kynoch ammo, or is it a handload-only proposition? Assuming it's still being fired occasionally, of course.
     
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  22. Dave DeLaurant

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    My latest acquisition: Swiss Vetterli 1870 Kadettengewehr (photos from the seller's website.)

    She's a mixmaster of numbered components, but has a cherry bore. I added a reproduction cleaning rod and had the bolt converted to centerfire. I plan to take her to the range for the first time tomorrow.

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  23. Catpop

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    Cartridge please! Pic of possible!
     
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  24. Dave DeLaurant

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    Sorry, my new Sony camera doesn't seem to macro focus very well. This batch uses reformed Starline 50-110 brass. I'm going to try two fairly light loads with 210 grain HBWC and 250 grain FP bullets over 7.4 grains of Trail Boss -- I assembled ten rounds of each load. Since this is a single-shot, I don't have to worry about cartridge OAL or bullet shape for magazine feeding.

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    (BTW, the die set inside this recycled RCBS box is actually by Lee)
     
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  25. Catpop

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    Now we’re cooking with bear fat!!!! Please keep us informed of range test with that “cherry bore”
     
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