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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #60 on: February 10, 2020, 12:37:32 PM »
Why I call it a "pretty" gun.

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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #61 on: February 10, 2020, 12:40:00 PM »
In case you're not familiar with the 25-25 Stevens caliber, here is a case next to a 45-70.

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« Reply #62 on: February 10, 2020, 05:25:59 PM »
Dang Em, all I can say is wow! That's one gorgeous rifle!
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #63 on: February 10, 2020, 05:55:20 PM »
The only thing I've had as nice as some of these was my Weatherby Mark V Deluxe but I sold it last year.
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #64 on: February 10, 2020, 06:12:21 PM »
That wood is unreal!
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #65 on: February 11, 2020, 03:05:14 AM »
Wow Mazo,

I always thought the Hepburn's were an ugly over sized beast, that was until I handled one.
They are a true classic, and I must add a very small action. Pictures never do them justice.
I believe Hepburn built the falling block action so it would never have to be removed from the rest to load.

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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #66 on: February 11, 2020, 12:35:42 PM »
I don't have any of them new fangled exotics, just a few Cowboy work-a-day guns.

Shotguns are all 12 Ga
Lever guns are all Uberti 1866 Carbines, top to bottom - .22lr, .38 spcl, 44-40.

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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #67 on: February 11, 2020, 02:55:50 PM »
They look fancy enough for me Fingers! I'd be happy and proud to have any one of them!
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #68 on: February 12, 2020, 09:30:32 AM »
Atta boy, Fingers! I think you let me shoot two of those lever guns down there in MO. Those were the days ...
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #69 on: February 12, 2020, 12:16:05 PM »
Atta boy, Fingers! I think you let me shoot two of those lever guns down there in MO. Those were the days ...

The 44-40 '66 carbine for sure; wasn't the other one my 44-40 1873 short rifle?  I've slept since then and don't perzactly recall.
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #70 on: February 14, 2020, 12:22:15 PM »
I Guess next time we'll have to take the single shots out and the 1882 Remington'

From top to bottom:
1884 Trapdoor Carbine,
1859 .54 Cal paper cutter sharps by IAB,
Officers Model Trapdoor in 45/70,
1882 12 ga Remington.
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #71 on: February 14, 2020, 12:39:01 PM »
Wow Fingers! The hits just keep on comin!!!!
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #72 on: February 14, 2020, 12:51:21 PM »
Great stuff!
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