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1876 Uberti Winchester Rifle
« on: February 21, 2016, 10:46:44 AM »
My son came up yesterday afternoon to see his "Old man." As punishment for waiting too long between visits, I made him go over the hill and shoot my 45-60 WCF.  (7+"

He better pay heed now and come by more often or he will get the same sort of treatment.  :)








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Re: 1876 Uberti Winchester Rifle
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 02:56:32 PM »
I don't believe I have ever visited, what would be my punishment if I were to show up?

Kevin
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Re: 1876 Uberti Winchester Rifle
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 03:52:20 PM »
That is a very beautiful rifle!!

I wish my "old man" was still around to spank me so soundly!

I would think he needs to lean into the rifle a bit, but at least he has his right elbow somewhat up high (I am an old shotgun skeet and trap shooter).

Excellent post and pics, Scoob.

Jim

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Re: 1876 Uberti Winchester Rifle
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 04:31:21 PM »
If I treated my boys that way they'd never leave and shoot my rifle everyday.

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Re: 1876 Uberti Winchester Rifle
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 05:06:26 PM »
Tat's a fine, strapping young man making smoke there. You should be proud.
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Re: 1876 Uberti Winchester Rifle
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2016, 05:24:31 PM »
Ouch, I squeezed off a few rounds of a pre 64 Winchester in 45-70, again, in case you missed it OUCH !!

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Re: 1876 Uberti Winchester Rifle
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2016, 05:50:54 PM »
I don't believe I have ever visited, what would be my punishment if I were to show up?

Kevin

Well Kevin, you would get sent over the hill with the 1876 in 50-95 WCF and as soon as you were done, you would have to start in on the 1885 in 45-120. Then I would check your attitude and see if you needed any further tuning up.  (7+"

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Re: 1876 Uberti Winchester Rifle
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2016, 06:03:56 PM »
Well, the boy seemed to still have a saucy attitude after yesterday evening. On top of that, he slept in late this morning. So I fed him breakfast and right back over the hill I sent him. I made him pattern my old Stevens single shot 12 gauge loaded with brass hulls and black powder. Then I made him shoot a bunch of 20 gauge modern shells from an old modle 37 Winchester. I never gave him a chance to catch his breath after finishing up with the modle 37 and slapped the 1893 Marlin 38-55 in his hands. After that, I went to work on him with an 1851 Navy revolver.  He understands better now how things are around the old mans place. (7+"

I really is a treasure to have him getting his interest back into shooting and hunting.

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Re: 1876 Uberti Winchester Rifle
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2016, 07:01:36 PM »
I don't believe I have ever visited, what would be my punishment if I were to show up?

Kevin

Well Kevin, you would get sent over the hill with the 1876 in 50-95 WCF and as soon as you were done, you would have to start in on the 1885 in 45-120. Then I would check your attitude and see if you needed any further tuning up.  (7+"

The 76 sounds interesting as I already am comfortable with the 50-70.  I am going to pass on the 1885.  I have an old bionic shoulder that will not tolerate that kind of recoil.  In all probability, it should be replaced but that is a costly surgery.  I am looking at reducing my caliber options for the majority of my shooting.  Something along the lines of the 38-55 or even the 32-40 to reduce the wear and tear on the steel and plastic joint.

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Re: 1876 Uberti Winchester Rifle
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2016, 07:24:59 PM »
I think you would really enjoy either the 38-55 or the 32-40. Both have mild recoil, yet plenty of punch. I am just now becoming very familiar with both rounds. They are easy to load for with cast bullets and black powder. I did have to spend a bit of extra time finding 32-40 brass though.