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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2020, 02:07:53 PM »
I started a new topic and stickied it. It's just for me to put everyone's pictures and showcase them. Please don't reply there, so it stays uncluttered and it's easy to look at the pictures. Thanks fellas.

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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2020, 02:35:21 PM »
Between Hawg and Jim, we've started this out with a couple of home runs!!

Nice pics fellas!

Scoob hasn't posted yet  (7+" That boy has got some fine long guns.
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2020, 02:55:22 PM »
Between Hawg and Jim, we've started this out with a couple of home runs!!

Nice pics fellas!

Scoob hasn't posted yet  (7+" That boy has got some fine long guns.

I agree Hawg! We could start a photo album of just his amazing guns!
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2020, 06:59:30 PM »
Here ya go men. I will try and put up a few pics that you might not have seen yet.

Top Uberti 1876 in caliber 45-60 WCF. Bottom Uberti 1873 in caliber 44 WCF.
SANY0312 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr
« Last Edit: February 03, 2020, 07:07:59 PM by scooby »

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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2020, 07:32:48 PM »
I found this pic tonight in my Flickr storage. I then searched the forum to see if I had shared it. I went through every category I could think of and never came across it. So here it is. Sorry if it is a double up repeat.

Uberti 1885 Winchester in caliber 45-120.
SANY0273 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2020, 08:42:10 PM »
Those are fantastic as usual Steve!

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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2020, 11:30:05 AM »


Navy Arms 1866 Winchester in .44-40 WCF
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2020, 11:49:13 AM »
Pedersoli 1874 Sharps, .45/70 Gov't

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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2020, 11:51:15 AM »
Lyman Trade Rifle, .50 cal 1:48

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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2020, 11:52:07 AM »
Those will have to do for now...when I get the chance I will try to get them outside for a little better scenery.
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2020, 12:53:30 PM »
I found this pic tonight in my Flickr storage. I then searched the forum to see if I had shared it. I went through every category I could think of and never came across it. So here it is. Sorry if it is a double up repeat.

Uberti 1885 Winchester in caliber 45-120.
SANY0273 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr


OMG!!! WOW!!! That is to die for!!!

And in .45-120 Sharps to boot!!!

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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2020, 07:06:53 PM »
Here is a pic I ran into tonight in my storage. I used to shoot both of these rifles a lot! They are extremely well built pieces with tight tolerances, outstanding fit and finish, and have very smooth and consistent bores. They respond very well to cast bullets and black powder. I have taken deer with both rifles. The Browning sports a superior high gloss bluing and has very nice wood. The USRAC is a bit more plain in the wood and has a dark, flat colored bluing that is tough as nails. It is also a take down version. A special feature about it though is that it is a limited run from the factory of "1 OF 500" and is marked so on the barrel.

If you have never held and shot an 1886, know that they are big and heavy rifles weighing in at a bit over 9 pounds empty and a tad more with a magazine tube full of 45-70 rounds. With that being as it is, they are very pleasant to shoot as far as recoil is concerned. When packing one on a hunt, it is easy to feel like the King Of the Woods knowing you have such a brute to take on a job.

Top Browning 1886 in caliber 45-70. Bottom USRAC Winchester 1886 in Caliber 45-70.
DSCN2966 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2020, 07:14:07 PM »
Thank you Jim. She is a real power house!!! And I tell you, an 1885 has the finest fit and feel for off hand shooting.

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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2020, 07:15:46 PM »


Navy Arms 1866 Winchester in .44-40 WCF

I just love the looks of the patina on that particular piece.

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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2020, 07:34:02 PM »
Well, one just can't deny the merits of the classic Henry. I always compare it to the Colt Paterson when one considers the start of it all regarding the lever rifles and revolvers that we all love so much. I took multiple Mountain Lions and Bob Cats with this rifle back in my hound running days. I have used the ladder sight to consistently ring gongs out to 300 yards. To this day, it comes in second place only to the 1873 Winchester on my list of favorite lever rifles.

Uberti Henry in Caliber 44 WCF
DSCN0330 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr