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    Yesterday, 11:31 AM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    Finally watched the review videos just because I wanted to see where the "Creedmoor" part was. As usual somebody is being liberal with the use of the "Creedmoor" name, as it's obvious this gun has nothing in common with a Creedmoor rifle. But I...
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    Yesterday, 11:17 AM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    I'd personally go with the pistol gripped version myself. But I just like that look and feel better.
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    Yesterday, 10:26 AM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    By the way. Here's a Pedersoli with shotgun butt, and set triggers for under $1300. Still need to get sights, but the BIN price isn't bad at all. And another about $20 higher. Better than paying more with Pedersoli sights, and then replacing them...
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    Yesterday, 10:15 AM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    I personally would steer clear of the CSA 1875 model. They aren't a bad gun at all, but they seem to have very little following or interest. The 1874 Model Sharps is a much better choice and will hold it's value much better. Not that you're going to...
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    04-20-2018, 08:32 PM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    I can't add much to the good advice given, but I will say that I don't mind paying a little extra for a nicer looking rifle. That may be better grade of stocks, or better fit and finish. Regardless, I just feel better looking at a nice quality gun...
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    04-18-2018, 08:59 PM
    I'm right there with you, but still buying and selling whenever the urge or something pretty gets my interest! I love shooting still, but I love nice lumber too!
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    04-17-2018, 04:31 PM
    Saw this one that the guy built up from a standard plain 1885 Low wall Uberti. Using all Uberti parts, Jeff's Outfitters tuning fork palm rest, and included a Russ Webber breech seating tool! Somebody got a real bargain at his opening price of...
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    04-17-2018, 04:23 PM
    I'd say they certainly are "real schuetzen rifles" even if the twist is a bit slower than most use who shoot 200 yd. schuetzen matches using a .32-20 caliber. It's got all the features of any schuetzen rifle, and I think if the accuracy is there...
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    04-17-2018, 04:00 PM
    It is not just NRA BPCR matches that have this rule. There are a number of long range dinger shoots that also do not allow hammerless guns. I realize these may not be NRA sanctioned, or affiliated to a national organization, but there are others....
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    04-17-2018, 11:22 AM
    This whole hammer vs. hammerless rule is stupid, and has always caused hard feelings amongst Sharps Borchardt owners who wanted to compete with their old guns. Considering almost every competition uses chamber flags and doesn't rely on hammers to...
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    04-17-2018, 11:19 AM
    That is a really nice looking rifle, and in a great caliber too! If the twist rate is fast enough it could be a really great shooter! Love the schuetzen styling on it!
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    04-16-2018, 08:30 PM
    Road Clam, the OP is talking iron tang sights, not MVA scopes.
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    04-16-2018, 04:48 PM
    That picture is actually much newer. The husband and wife team were avid hunters and photographers in the 1940's through I believe 1960's? The picture was posted on the ASSRA forum last fall with details of the couple and her successful mule deer...
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    04-16-2018, 11:07 AM
    While I dearly love Hepburn rifles, I can't say a side lever is much good for extracting any case that has much resistance to leave the chamber. They are fantastic for bech shooting where I never need to roll the gun on it's side to extract a case...
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    04-15-2018, 11:26 AM
    Entry level wood is the key to keeping the Shiloh down in that price range. As soon as you go a bit higher it jumps pretty quickly. And of course you don't get any special sights at that price either. Higher grade wood is a great investment if you...
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    04-15-2018, 11:23 AM
    I'd add that a steel shotgun buttplate is a much better choice than plastic. I've seen enough broken and chipped stocks at the heel from a slight drop that broke a plastic buttplate and the stock. The metal are much better at protecting the stock.
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    04-14-2018, 06:08 PM
    Good luck finding even a used Shiloh at $2300! I've seen them that low on rare occasion, but not often. New ones will run around $2800 or more.
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    04-14-2018, 12:07 PM
    Well I wont volunteer to be shot with a BB gun, so it's irrelevant. I do understand the .25acp, just like numerous anemic rounds, can be loaded much hotter, especially in a different action. But in my opinion I'd rather spend my time and money on a...
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    04-14-2018, 12:01 PM
    Not knocking either Sharps; Pedersoli or Shiloh. But it's mostly the price that pushes someone towards one or the other. Both are good shooters, and the big difference (besides price) is the fit and finish. A Perdersoli isn't poorly fitted or...
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    04-13-2018, 10:06 PM
    I'd just hope the little .25acp could have enough oomph to get the slug to the end of a rifle barrel! After seeing what a .25acp did to an intruder when my brother in law shot him in the face at point blank range, I wouldn't trust it for...
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    04-13-2018, 05:20 PM
    It's pretty variable, as it depends on which model, caliber, and sights; plus condition. I've seen them as low as $750 recently, and up to nearly new prices. I think if you find one in nice shape, with good sights at around $1,000 it's a good price....
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    04-12-2018, 06:48 PM
    I've seen tang sights done on a Ruger #1 that retain the safety, and they were as I described. The original safety had material added to the right side to extend it to the right. Then a simple base was made to straddle the safety and that base was...
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    04-12-2018, 06:42 PM
    All Taylor Firearms are marked on the barrel as to maker. Taylor uses a lot of companies, and the difference in quality is day and night. Be sure it's one made by one of the good companies like Pedersoli. Taylor also used Uberti for some guns, but...
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    04-12-2018, 11:52 AM
    Your description of a perfect Ruger is exactly what I've described to Ruger reps whenever I saw them at an NRA convention or anywhere I saw them. They always seem interested, but nothing ever comes of it. I personally think a 30" octagon or half...
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    04-09-2018, 12:35 PM
    I agree with John Taylor. Most of the guns I've seen reasonably priced and chambered in .32 RF were not good enough bores to switch to a CF firing pin block. But if they're extremely cheap, and you could do the liner yourself, or at a reasonable...
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    04-05-2018, 08:15 PM
    Either way will get you out past 1000 yds. with almost any front sight, if you chose the Longrange height sight.
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    04-05-2018, 08:13 PM
    And here's another good book I forgot about until I browsed through my library. "The Breech-Loading Single-Shot Rifle" also by Ned Roberts. It's a very good read, but quite a bit more money at around $55-$60 for paperback. But still well worth it! ...
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    04-05-2018, 08:09 PM
    Don't pay too much! It's $15 used for the hard cover on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Major-Ned-Roberts-Schuetzen-Rifle/dp/B000GTAXVG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1522973329&sr=1-1&keywords=major+ned+roberts+and+the+schuetzen+rifle
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    04-05-2018, 08:07 PM
    I've had good luck with Amazon myself, but I don't use them until I double check the prices. I found my copy of Rowe's Hepburn book there for $80 and free shipping when everyone wanted $110 or more for it, plus shipping. Shipping often makes...
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    04-05-2018, 08:05 PM
    JES Reboring specializes in .35 calibers and it would have been under $200 to have them bore and rifle, and rechamber to .357 Max. Too bad your gunsmith didn't recommend this route himself?
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