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Old 01-10-2013, 06:41 PM   #28141
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Just put a 7 day hold on a Browning 1885 high wall .22-250 (1985 model) in hopes of doing some 'yote hunting this winter. Great looking piece of hardware, as much awe factor as my little bda .380. Hex barrell, falling block, 95% condition. Have a weekend to decide on oil for the furnace or a new toy.

But the scope needs eventual upgrade (high country 6 - 24×40 I think on there now, Tasco?). Any thoughts on a good set up for this piece? I'm in Maine so those 400 yard shots would be almost non-existant. Whats the deal with those Nikon coyote scopes? Buying the brand? Never owned a scoped rifle (shoot black powder mostly now) so new territory for me.
1885's are one of my favorites. You don't need a scope. Go with a mid-range Creedmore sight like this:

http://uberti.benelliusa.com/soule-t...ange-sight-set

I've got a set installed in my 1885 in 45-70. Old school but not as old as black powder. If you need a scope, an 1885 deserves a Malcolm Leatherwood:

http://www.buffaloarms.com/rifle_scopes_pr-4430.aspx
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:14 PM   #28142
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It did seem high to me, but it comes with bullets, a possibles kit/bag, CO2 ball discharger, ADCO red dot on quick release SS mounts (I'll have to take this off for hunting) etc.





Thanks for the input though.

Looks like a nice rifle. I have a williams peep on my .54 since it used to be illegal to use a scope where I hunted. It made all the difference, as I can't hit squat with typical open sights. The .54 components are a little harder to find, but shooting saboted bullets makes it a little easier. Buy a bunch of sabots and pick whatever bullets you want to use. Either way, good luck!
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #28143
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JHave a weekend to decide on oil for the furnace or a new toy.
It's a High Wall. Throw a few more skins on the bed and skip the heating oil.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:17 PM   #28144
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Single shot Brownings are elegant. 35 years ago I took a pass on a B78 in 30 06. Saw one about four years ago and I didn't make that mistake again...





This one has the octagonal barrel, too. Sweet shooting rifle.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:37 PM   #28145
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Single shot Brownings are elegant. 35 years ago I took a pass on a B78 in 30 06. Saw one about four years ago and I didn't make that mistake again...


I drooled over one in the early eighties. It was a 25 06. I already had a No. 1 in 270 so I passed on it. I've regretted it ever since. I can remember it sitting at the gun shop for months. Nobody seemed to want it. Good for you, beautiful rifle.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:17 AM   #28146
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I almost traded this for a Daniel Defense AR. I'm glad though I still have it.

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Old 01-11-2013, 07:35 AM   #28147
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Whats it worth

A lot more than an M1 Carbine. They may be close in $$$ value but nowhere near the same in usage. With an M1 you get a pistol cartridge that is not that easy to find in a easily handled rifle. With your .45 you have a good pistol cartridge in a good pistol. Your gun to do with as you wish but no way I'd swap for the carbine.
50 years ago when you could get the carbine for 20.00 from the CMP program you could find rounds pretty cheap and they were abundant, today not so much. Shot one tons and it was fine for vienna sausage cans at 40 yards, even reloaded some with the lee hand loader but all in all its nowhere near the .45 auto in value to me and I'm no big 1911 fan.
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Just wondering what this might be worth. Got a guy wanting to trade an Inland M1 Carbine for it and just not looking to get burned on this.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:13 AM   #28148
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Just put a 7 day hold on a Browning 1885 high wall .22-250 (1985 model) in hopes of doing some 'yote hunting this winter. Great looking piece of hardware, as much awe factor as my little bda .380. Hex barrell, falling block, 95% condition. Have a weekend to decide on oil for the furnace or a new toy.
On top is an older Browning B78 High Wall in .22-250. This was the model Browning made from 1973-1982 before they started making the new 1885 High Wall model. The B78 has one pin visible on the side of the receiver, and as I recall the 1885 has two. I used to have another B78 in .25-06 back in the 70s but it was traded off for a Colt Gold Cup back in time. This one has the octagonal barrel and Timney set trigger and is a sweet little rifle. It has a number of prairie dogs to its credit. You will love yours!

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:50 AM   #28149
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On top is an older Browning B78 High Wall in .22-250. This was the model Browning made from 1973-1982 before they started making the new 1885 High Wall model. The B78 has one pin visible on the side of the receiver, and as I recall the 1885 has two. I used to have another B78 in .25-06 back in the 70s but it was traded off for a Colt Gold Cup back in time. This one has the octagonal barrel and Timney set trigger and is a sweet little rifle. It has a number of prairie dogs to its credit. You will love yours!

Both of those rifles are nice and they both have great wood. I am a big fan of the Browning rifles. Thanks for posting the photo.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:59 AM   #28150
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A lot more than an M1 Carbine. They may be close in $$$ value but nowhere near the same in usage. With an M1 you get a pistol cartridge that is not that easy to find in a easily handled rifle. With your .45 you have a good pistol cartridge in a good pistol. Your gun to do with as you wish but no way I'd swap for the carbine.
50 years ago when you could get the carbine for 20.00 from the CMP program you could find rounds pretty cheap and they were abundant, today not so much. Shot one tons and it was fine for vienna sausage cans at 40 yards, even reloaded some with the lee hand loader but all in all its nowhere near the .45 auto in value to me and I'm no big 1911 fan.
I would tend to agree for an inland carbine, I don't really know the value of a Dan Wesson, but I can tell you the value of a real nice M1 in the mid west is right at $1,000, a nice shooter about $800....now if you are talking rock-ola, IBM, or one of the other "rare" ones that is something different in tearms of value. Currently the juke box company command the highest prices....2-3x that depending on what kind of shape it is in.

The days are LONG gone in buying one for $20. They are great rifles...I have two and one 1911...if I had to sell one or the other the 1911 would be sold in a hot second.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:19 AM   #28151
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A lot more than an M1 Carbine. They may be close in $$$ value but nowhere near the same in usage. With an M1 you get a pistol cartridge that is not that easy to find in a easily handled rifle. With your .45 you have a good pistol cartridge in a good pistol. Your gun to do with as you wish but no way I'd swap for the carbine.
50 years ago when you could get the carbine for 20.00 from the CMP program you could find rounds pretty cheap and they were abundant, today not so much. Shot one tons and it was fine for vienna sausage cans at 40 yards, even reloaded some with the lee hand loader but all in all its nowhere near the .45 auto in value to me and I'm no big 1911 fan.
IIRC there was a guy who did .45 ACP conversions to M1 carbines.

That said, I am not a big fan of pistol power cartridges in carbines/rifles - IMO if you are going to carry a rifle, then carry it with a rifle cartridge. My father owned an M1 carbine and I shot it a few times - I would rather have a Mini14 if you want that style of rifle, or an AK or AR, all are better rifles IMO.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:01 AM   #28152
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I drooled over one in the early eighties. It was a 25 06. I already had a No. 1 in 270 so I passed on it. I've regretted it ever since. I can remember it sitting at the gun shop for months. Nobody seemed to want it. Good for you, beautiful rifle.
I passed on a .308 at a show, and also regret it to this day. Won't happen again.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:52 AM   #28153
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This and the "smoker is lit thread" always leaves a drool stain...nice collection and thanks for the history! The soccer moms have overrun the tactical weapons section of my local gun shop so I'm guessing this little single shot might have spent a few more days on the rack....but I tied it up just the same as it just came in last week.

Noticed the cheek block on those larger caliber Brownings. This 22-250 has just a flush stock...sound about right? Back this weekend to check out the bore condition.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:48 PM   #28154
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IIRC there was a guy who did .45 ACP conversions to M1 carbines.

That said, I am not a big fan of pistol power cartridges in carbines/rifles - IMO if you are going to carry a rifle, then carry it with a rifle cartridge. My father owned an M1 carbine and I shot it a few times - I would rather have a Mini14 if you want that style of rifle, or an AK or AR, all are better rifles IMO.
Problem is that it is not a rifle...this is the key thing many get hung up on.
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Problem is that it is not a rifle...this is the key thing many get hung up on.
It's an extremely underpowered shoulder-fired weapon that was supposed to replace a 1911 .45. It didn't.
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