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Dave
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« on: April 21, 2016, 07:05:25 PM »

I gotta stay out of that store.  In the rack, right next to a Swiss rifle that I traded last year, was a Remington Model 8 in .35 caliber at a crazy low price.  I'd never handled or even seen one before.  I went home, researched it, priced them online, and went back and got it.  It's a long recoil rifle - the barrel recoils backwards inside the shroud.  Mine was made in 1929.  I can shoot the same cast bullets that I use in my .38/357.  Lee makes the dies and brass is available.  I should be firing away next week.
Also in the rack were three .45-70 Springfield Trapdoors.
Here's a video of the rifle in .30 Rem.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=remington+model+8&&view=detail&mid=06002E1F51F550EF33F506002E1F51F550EF33F5&FORM=VRDGAR
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 02:30:56 AM »

That has a lot of WOW factor.
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 03:07:05 AM »

The blue is mostly missing from mine, which gives it a nice, old time look.  I haven't shot it yet, but someone said it's like shooting a pogo stick.  I'll reduce the loads to the point that it still functions without ripping my shoulder off.  Not a fan of big recoil.
Here's another video - this guy's having some fun.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=remington+model+8&&view=detail&mid=DD85A948AB7D17AC8FF2DD85A948AB7D17AC8FF2&FORM=VRDGAR
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 11:40:25 AM »

That store wouldn't be Kittery Trading Post, would it Dave?  winking Seems like that fresh upper New England air puts you in the gun buying mood!! I will be making the trip to a nice muzzleloading shop this coming Tuesday and I hope to ge as lucky as you!
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2016, 12:18:54 PM »

Yep, that's it.  On the rack, they also had an M1867 Danish Rolling Block that I don't want to know anything about.
Check out this original Dragoon they have in a case.  Well, almost original - it has a 12" barrel.
http://www.ktpguns.com/firearm.php?gid=1029792&manufacturer=any&caliber=&action=MUZZLELOAD%3A+HANDGUN&model=any&sort=Manufacturer&sortdir=asc&searchdata=&SeeAll=
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2016, 05:36:29 PM »

You'll enjoy the caliber have a Marlin lever in 35 rem and roll my own ammo CSA scooter
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2016, 05:44:59 PM »

PS/ would love to find one of those myself model 8 or 81 14 141 whichever CSA scooter
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