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Thread: Winchester 1885- 1886

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulav8r View Post
    Removing dents with steam works best if there is no finish. If you don't remove the finish result likely will not be reliable, either the finish will be damaged or the dent may remain.
    Thanks, I will skip trying to remove the dents, they are not that bad anyway. I will clean it with Murhpy's oil soap and if that does not work I will try Formby's Lemon oil. When clean, I will see about scratch cover for the scratches, someone lightly scratched their initials in the stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Smith View Post
    Linseed oil is actually flax seed oil - and flax was grown everywhere for fabric. It was thus routinely available.
    I expect it is still available, the can I had was my parents, boiled linseed oil. I used it to finish the stock on a single shot CVA Percussion pistol kit I built. Many hand rubbed coats, it came out nice.

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    If you need any info on reloading 40-82 , let me know. Theres even a thread here that I created with loads of info when I was having issues. I have a bunch of molds, and now reload with smokeless.

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    My all time favorite rifle, the old winchester 1886! Having loaded for all 11 commerical chamberings, the 40-82 is my favorite to shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1903.colt View Post
    These two leverguns came out of the same little shop in Backus Minnesota two years apart, The low wall 1885 is 38/40 the 1886 is 40/82 the 1886 came in on a rainy October day staining the grey patina . Both rifles are in shooting rotation on my home range - I hand load Black powder metallic cartridge with Ideal - mold loading tools - such a joy ! Both rifles have no cracks in wood , screw heads unmarked, original stock finish . The 1885 is dead on at a 100 yards - the 1886 is still in workup . I shooting my soft lead powder coated cast Boolits . People when you find old guns leave them as is , enough Turnbull guns keeping the waters muddy !Attachment 323665
    Heck I want to see more pictures and some range reports on them.
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