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Posted: 12/17/2016 2:34:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2016 2:36:18 PM EST by drfcolt]
In the same family since being purchased in 1870.

Uses 44 Rimfire, so won't be firing this one ...............

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Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:36:06 PM EST
Nice.

I wonder where it has been and what it has seen.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:39:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2016 4:19:01 PM EST by drfcolt]
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Originally Posted By Partisan:
Nice.

I wonder where it has been and what it has seen.
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Probably not a whole lot - original owner was a Tennessee logger from the mid-1860"s.

Handed down: great-grandfather ---> grandfather ----->father----> son.

Son is in his 70's.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:39:40 PM EST
Have it drilled and tapped, and put a nice Barska on it.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:41:06 PM EST
Nice! How much did to you pay if you dont mind
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:43:07 PM EST
Very nice.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:45:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 1badf350:
Nice! How much did to you pay if you dont mind
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Don't want to start a shit-storm, so I'll pass on your request ..................

What's a Reising MG cost these days ....................
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:45:09 PM EST
That is really nice!
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:48:00 PM EST
Very nice...Hope you find some ammo to shoot on Independence Day...
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:52:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By swede1986:
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Polish out the brass until it's gleaming, chrome the rest and then find a black plastic stock set. That bitch would be tight yo!
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 2:59:28 PM EST
First thing is sand down and refinish the stock. Then reblue it.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 3:00:05 PM EST
Here's some reasonably priced ammo to go with it. $40/round.

Ammo-one 44 Rimfire
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 3:07:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Jagrmaister:
Here's some reasonably priced ammo to go with it. $40/round.

Ammo-one 44 Rimfire
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Ummm....$40 / round, not $.40
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 3:11:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CowboyGunner:


Ummm....$40 / round, not $.40
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If you can find it cheaper...show me.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 3:13:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2016 3:18:00 PM EST by MrGoodkat]
Gorgeous!!!

I wonder how much it cost back in 1870 in today's money. It must have been a pretty high tech piece of machinery at the time.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 3:16:56 PM EST
Wow.. very nice. Would be cool to put a few rounds through it.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 3:23:41 PM EST
perfect example of people who don't buy enough ammo.

I cant shoot my gun, cause ammo for it is extinct... they should have bought it cheap and stacked it deep, when they could.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:10:11 PM EST
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Wouldn't that suck to buy it and it was a dud.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:14:04 PM EST
Wow that is in good shape, its been well taken care off.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:15:18 PM EST
Please tell us you aren't going to polish the brass frame.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:19:58 PM EST
Looks like you bid to $6500 and reserve was not met. That is a gorgeous rifle and knowing the history makes it more so imho.

Nice purchase!
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:23:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Him:
Please tell us you aren't going to polish the brass frame.
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I'll probably run a couple of patches down the barrel.

Wipe it down with a lightly oiled cloth and spray it down with Birchwood Casey Baracade.

That's it
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:25:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By isptroop38:
Looks like you bid to $6500 and reserve was not met. That is a gorgeous rifle and knowing the history makes it more so imho.

Nice purchase!
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Yea, I asked the seller for a "buy now" price and we came to an agreement.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:29:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Jagrmaister:


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I've heard that you can put an 1873 bolt in one and shoot 44 center-fire ?????????
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 4:29:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2016 4:34:41 PM EST by Bro]
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Originally Posted By swede1986:
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This^
As was mentioned earlier, get some Brasso and shine that baby up. It's a bit dull.

Link Posted: 12/17/2016 5:16:27 PM EST
Very cool.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 5:22:49 PM EST
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Ummm....$40 / round, not $.40
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Originally Posted By Jagrmaister:
Here's some reasonably priced ammo to go with it. $40/round.

Ammo-one 44 Rimfire


Ummm....$40 / round, not $.40


I hear its not so bad if you reload.

Link Posted: 12/17/2016 5:23:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2016 5:24:11 PM EST by jdad]
Nice, high condition, 3rd model carbine. Only about 127,000 carbines made and I doubt very few are still in that condition.

You did well.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 5:25:27 PM EST
Nice looking, I have an 1873 in 38-40 cal.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 5:33:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2016 5:35:45 PM EST by John_McClane]
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I've heard that you can put an 1873 bolt in one and shoot 44 center-fire ?????????
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Originally Posted By drfcolt:
Originally Posted By Jagrmaister:


If you can find it cheaper...show me.



I've heard that you can put an 1873 bolt in one and shoot 44 center-fire ?????????

Something like that absolutely could be done. The only issue is that the firing pin is off-set, to hit the rim instead of the center, and that is built into the bolt. Other than that, center fire or rim fire, there is no difference: the hammer whacks the back of the firing pin the same in either case. Have a center fire bolt fitted, keep the orig, of course, and have fun with some low-powered, BP loads.

ETA: ask around in the Cowboy Action Shooting forums. Someone will know of a gunsmith that can do the work.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 5:44:08 PM EST
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I hear its not so bad if you reload.

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What?
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 5:46:35 PM EST
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What?
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Originally Posted By JAD762:


I hear its not so bad if you reload.



What?

He's pulling your leg.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 5:48:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By drfcolt:


I'll probably run a couple of patches down the barrel.

Wipe it down with a lightly oiled cloth and spray it down with Birchwood Casey Baracade.

That's it
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might want to check this out, used by museums

Renaissance Wax
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 5:54:44 PM EST
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I hear its not so bad if you reload.



What?




Link Posted: 12/17/2016 5:56:57 PM EST
Grip pod, gripzone it! Cerakote muddy girl, and some molle cordura attachments, or just make it into a lamp
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 6:53:40 PM EST
Nice rifle.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 7:16:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By swede1986:
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That would be sacrilege!

He should SBR it and put an AR stock and grip on it with at least 4 rails on the front of it! 
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 8:55:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 1badf350:
Nice! How much did to you pay if you dont mind
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there was a thread about this the other day.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:10:56 PM EST
Yeah, that old-school wood furniture, tho.

Needs moar Tapco.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:18:21 PM EST
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That would be sacrilege!

He should SBR it and put an AR stock and grip on it with at least 4 rails on the front of it! 
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Thread the barrel for a suppressor too
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:20:18 PM EST
You can find a sling and some studs on Amazon.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:20:54 PM EST
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Thread the barrel for a suppressor too
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Of course!!! 
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:31:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By swede1986:
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And have that thing reblued, the receiver looks almost brass.

Maybe ceracote it?
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 9:37:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By John_McClane:

Something like that absolutely could be done. The only issue is that the firing pin is off-set, to hit the rim instead of the center, and that is built into the bolt. Other than that, center fire or rim fire, there is no difference: the hammer whacks the back of the firing pin the same in either case. Have a center fire bolt fitted, keep the orig, of course, and have fun with some low-powered, BP loads.

ETA: ask around in the Cowboy Action Shooting forums. Someone will know of a gunsmith that can do the work.
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Originally Posted By drfcolt:
Originally Posted By Jagrmaister:


If you can find it cheaper...show me.



I've heard that you can put an 1873 bolt in one and shoot 44 center-fire ?????????

Something like that absolutely could be done. The only issue is that the firing pin is off-set, to hit the rim instead of the center, and that is built into the bolt. Other than that, center fire or rim fire, there is no difference: the hammer whacks the back of the firing pin the same in either case. Have a center fire bolt fitted, keep the orig, of course, and have fun with some low-powered, BP loads.

ETA: ask around in the Cowboy Action Shooting forums. Someone will know of a gunsmith that can do the work.



Thats exactly what I would do. As long as there's no permanent changes to the gun and original parts, it's a win-win
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:09:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By John_McClane:

He's pulling your leg.
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You guys laugh, but rimfire reloading is a thing. There are people out there doing handloads of .44 rimfire. .22LR kits are easily available.

Reload your .22LR!

I know that Handloader magazine did an issue on reloading the .44 rimfire. Might be worth looking into.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:23:25 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ohioktm125:


You guys laugh, but rimfire reloading is a thing. There are people out there doing handloads of .44 rimfire. .22LR kits are easily available.

Reload your .22LR!

I know that Handloader magazine did an issue on reloading the .44 rimfire. Might be worth looking into.
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That's a lot of effort to save a penny.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:33:27 AM EST
Beautiful score op!
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:37:54 AM EST
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That's a lot of effort to save a penny.
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Yeah, no way would I do it with .22LR. But for obsolete rimfires like the OP's, it can begin to make sense.

Either way. Very nice rifle OP. Any reason why they were selling it? No heir (or worthy heir)? I would be hard pressed to let something like that leave the family.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:56:28 AM EST
What is that little ring on the side for?
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:59:26 AM EST
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Well it doesn't make sense now, but before November it did for some folks.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:59:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By swede1986:
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Cerakote that shit SniperGray!!!!!
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