Turnbull 92

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  1. Steve Milbocker

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    17C069D9-F852-49E7-A75B-71494AE5ED3A.jpeg Just got an email from Turnbull showing off the Winchester 92 Trapper. I’m not a fan of short rifles but she sure is pretty. At least to my eye.
     
  2. Dave DeLaurant

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    I sure wouldn't kick her out of the safe!
     
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  3. Phydeaux642

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    I love the look of short lever guns, but that one is just too pretty to use. Plus, I couldn't afford it anyway.
     
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  4. 4v50 Gary

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    I'd hit it with Renaissance Wax and not ever touch it again.
     
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  5. eastbank

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    it is pretty,to pretty for me. i like the been there done that look that shows it earned its keep.
     

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    OH My! ;)
     
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  7. Demi-human

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    I love it.:)
    I would flog her regularly, and be the worst dressed human with the prettiest rifle at the shooting pit.

    It isn’t a hundred and fifty year old rifle. It’s new manufacturing. Like a Ferrari, it’s bought to be ran, not sat. Don’t we all loathe the Lambo owner that can’t park $200,000 straight? I know I laugh at a chrome wheeled F-350 without dirt on it.
    To have such a well made and handling rifle, that is also dripping beauty, and not shoot it? Nigh impossible for me.
    (Of course, I wouldn’t be lining up to put black powder through it…:D)

    So when is yours getting here, Steve?:evil:
     
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    W O W! :what:

    Man, that team at Turnbull creates some masterful firearms and finishes! :thumbup:

    Stay safe.
     
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    Eyepopping!
     
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  10. Steve Milbocker

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    Maybe if it had a longer barrel:)
     
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    Turnbull can absolutely do that for you.
    I believe they call it “in addition to…”:D
     
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  12. Steve Milbocker

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    I’ve already got a nice 1873 Winchester in 45 Colt. It isn’t Turnbull nice but I like it and I use it too!:)
     
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    A rifle like that, I want a 24" barrel. I'd shoot the piss out of it and hunt with it every chance I got. Life is short.
     
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    I have a ‘73 that Turnbull finished - gorgeous work. I also own a Trapper Takedown that is (again) unfortunately back at Winchester for some cosmetic clean-up; very sweet little rifle but I have not shot it yet.
    I may also send it to the Turnbull crew for the CC/ red stock makeover - they just simply do great work.
     
  15. jrobb45

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    I believe the price on that rifle is about $3500. Not all that bad in todays Market.

    best
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    I use to think that having a gun that’s “too pretty to shoot” was a waste of money & safe space … then I got older & wiser, now I have a couple myself, and I look at them and think “I’ve got shooters that aren’t so pretty, but I don’t feel guilty shooting them!
     
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    I've been thinking of sending my 94 to them, I bought it in 82, has many character marks and action is smooth after all this years, but some time contemplate that the cost is more than the rifle is worth and if it comes back being to pretty I might not want to shoot it.
     
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  18. H&Hhunter

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    Super cool!
     
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    If you look at it like that, you'll never experience one of the great joys of the shooting world, a custom gun. I've been giving serious thought to sending them my 1895 for refinishing. Virtually any custom work is going to exceed the value of the base gun but this is really of little consequence. My first custom gun was an Old Model "flat-top" Blackhawk converted to .44Spl. The base gun cost me $250 and the custom work with two sets of grips was $1400. That was over 20yrs ago and not once have I missed the money.

    More recently I sent this $500 Cimarron to the engraver, who then sent it to Turnbull and later it went for ivory. I've got $3400 in it and it carries in a holster just like it always did. The pleasure I derive from staring at it, shooting it and carrying it afield far outweighs the financial investment.

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    That is so true, am going to hold off on the 94 until after deer season, but will sent my Colt Python for some custom work. I know many people will freak out but I am not a collector. Frankly I love my 686 no dash more than the Colt but I'm sure the Colt will look pretty with the new finish and simulated Ivory grips.

    That Cimmaron is beautiful. My thinking is more along the lines with you now and mostly there before I posted anything. I easily drop that type of cash at a casino which is fun but this will definitely make me giggle.
     
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