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  • David LaPell's Avatar
    01-13-2019, 10:18 PM
    Has anyone seen or shot the newest 1873 Winchester rifles, I was wondering if they still use the tang safeties like they once did or have they gone a different route, and how are they comparing to the Italian guns? I like the look of Cimarron's...
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    01-12-2019, 06:19 PM
    Well, I can honestly say 300 yards if we're talking game animals. Not myself personally, but my grandfather did it on a whitetail doe once, one shot. Now, you have to keep in mind he only really hunted with two deer rifles in his whole life not...
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    01-12-2019, 06:02 PM
    I have to say that most of the newer gun companies have soured me. I have no use for what I see being put out by Remington. I have heard and seen too many horror stories from my local gunsmith of guns he's gotten back only to send them back to the...
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    01-12-2019, 05:48 PM
    I recently ran across a large collection of guns, one local gun shop picked up two Winchester 71's and three Browning 71's, all new in the box (the Brownings, not the Winchesters). Apparently this guy had a major thing for these guns, he owned and...
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    01-12-2019, 05:43 PM
    I was wondering if anyone has ever gotten in touch with John Campbell, who wrote the books The Winchester Single Shot and The Winchester Single Shot II? He also wrote articles on single shot rifles and for several magazines. I wanted to ask him and...
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