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Offline mazo kid

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Stalking rifle
« on: March 30, 2016, 12:17:05 PM »
I'll bet there aren't too many who have seen a bunch of these lying around! This is a German Stalking rifle, very slender and light weight. It was used for small to medium game.

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Re: Stalking rifle
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 12:18:06 PM »
Gold plated, double-set triggers and wedge escutcheon plate.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2016, 04:44:13 PM by mazo kid »

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Re: Stalking rifle
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 12:20:17 PM »
I love the look! Reminds me of a Ruger
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Re: Stalking rifle
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 12:21:10 PM »
Thanks Kirk. Yes, it does kinda look like a Ruger, but very much lighter.
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Re: Stalking rifle
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2016, 12:23:08 PM »
I love the look! Reminds me of a Ruger

Pretty cool, yeah it does remind me of a Ruger too. Wouldn't mind having a #1 in 45-70.

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Re: Stalking rifle
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2016, 12:25:22 PM »
Open breech and showing the sliding safety. The rifle has a slender tapered octagon barrel, and is chambered in 8.15 X 46Rmm.

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Re: Stalking rifle
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2016, 04:10:15 AM »
I like the little rifles.  The Germans and the English perfected the hunting rifles, especially the single shots.  Very light and agile to use yet chambered in decent cartridges or chamberings.  I got to handle a 6 pound English stalking rifle that was cut for a 50 caliber roundball.  The powder charge was 130 grains of black powder and the rifling pitch was one turn in 400 calibers (1/200").  They considered it the proper deer rifle for 200 yards and under.  It led to the development of the Express cartridges.  I also am aware of a Whitworth stalking rifle, about 6 pounds and cut for the 451 hexagonal bullet.

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Re: Stalking rifle
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2016, 07:27:51 AM »
Damn, it looks like a baby Savage 99!!

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Re: Stalking rifle
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2016, 11:06:54 AM »
Damn Mazo, I missed this post somehow. What a sweet rifle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!