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Old 11-20-2008, 11:52 AM   #121
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Anybody know anything about these? I love it, but know very little about it other than the history of how it came into our possession (not my photo but gun is the same). Model 1873 Springfield.



It's the only gun I own; family heirloom that hasn't been fired for at least 80 years. Can it be tested or inspected for safety, and is ammunition available or could be handmade?

I'm not currently a gun guy, but I can feel it coming on...
You might want to consider shooting a replica rather than a family heirloom.

Keep that one in the family.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:53 AM   #122
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I love shooting the big handguns though. Nothing really as satisfying as the smack you get from a 310 grain LBT bullet leaving the muzzle pushed out by a load of H110!
..nice stuff papa !.

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Old 11-20-2008, 11:54 AM   #123
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very nice, mine was a mis-match russian capture, shouldn't have sold it....
Mines a Mauser contract pistol, very nice but not super valuable like the war production era.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:56 AM   #124
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The old trapdoor rifle, very cool.

I would indeed have it checked by a gunsmith before firing it, but if a smith gives it a clean bill of health, you can shoot Remington 45-70 through it, here's an article that talks about that:
http://www.militaryrifles.info/id11.html
I suggest not shooting modern factory ammo that uses jacketed bullets. First, it's typically loaded to higher pressures, and second, jacketed bullets will cause accelerated wear in the barrel. Barrel steel was nowhere near what it is today back then.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:57 AM   #125
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It's all about what they were thinking of at the time. That picture is it.
You don't know what you are talking about. I'm sure they had more forsight than that. They new weapons would advance faster and faster. They also knew that at some point the governemnt would try to take them away from us.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:01 PM   #126
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One of the greatest shooters I've ever had. Not mine but same deal.

Oh yeah, it's 50 years old and I got it for free too. Eat your heart out rugerheads.
I have the Sig Trailside for my target/plinker.
I like it more than the Rugers, it's made for Sig by Hammerli.

Same as mine...

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Old 11-20-2008, 12:02 PM   #127
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:02 PM   #128
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:02 PM   #129
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I've been looking for a good holster for awhile now.
I have been using a elcheapo Uncle Mike's inside the pants holster most of the time or pocket carrying.
I really like my Comp Tac MTAC Holster... 1 hand use from kydex w/ soft leather against your body... and adjustible for your liking...

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Old 11-20-2008, 12:03 PM   #130
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what about FN FALs, maybe a L1A1?

A Purdey shotgun?

A Holland and Holland rifle in .465H+H with a Schmidt und Bender 'scope?
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:04 PM   #131
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One of the greatest shooters I've ever had. Not mine but same deal.

Oh yeah, it's 50 years old and I got it for free too. Eat your heart out rugerheads.
I've got a High Standard Duramatic, also free!

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Old 11-20-2008, 12:07 PM   #132
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I really like my Comp Tac MTAC Holster... 1 hand use from kydex w/ soft leather against your body... and adjustible for your liking...

+1



they're nice.

Might not be what Curvy is looking for tho'...
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:09 PM   #133
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what about FN FALs, maybe a L1A1?

A Purdey shotgun?

A Holland and Holland rifle in .465H+H with a Schmidt und Bender 'scope?
All three very fine choices. I personally would love to have a H&H double in the appropriate/correct caliber.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:15 PM   #134
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Standard Wartime Commercial C96 in 7.63x25. A vet bringback from Italy.

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Old 11-20-2008, 12:17 PM   #135
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It's all about what they were thinking of at the time. That picture is it.
Silly Clown .... This marvel was around by then. you lose .... again.



Yes that is the 1718 Puckle gun. Capable of firing multiple rounds of ammunition in rapid succession .... and of course the founding fathers were aware of its existence.
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