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Brother, can you spare a Model 71???
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Two sons, one Deluxe Model 71 (Serial Number less than 65) 1935 manufacture date…if you are a collector and have a spare 71…ping me.

I’m only 59, so I think I have time to find a companion for my other son.

Thanks!!!

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For future reference, what you have is a Model 71 “Special” Rifle. For the research survey, please send me a PM with the actual serial number. Additionally, does it have the No. 98A bolt Peep sight?

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That’s funny, Deluxe is all over the place when describing this level of checkering…you say “special”…ok, and thanks for the reference for future use.

No peep sight, simple Iron Sights, with hood.

Is your .348 a utility rifle for you???

I already know date of manufacture…do you have a Model 71 to spare brother????

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That’s funny, Deluxe is all over the place when describing this level of checkering…you say “special”…ok, and thanks for the reference for future use.

No peep sight, simple Iron Sights, with hood.

Is your .348 a utility rifle for you???

I already know date of manufacture…do you have a Model 71 to spare brother????  

I don’t think it is the least bit funny… Winchester never used the term “deluxe” for the Model 71.  As cataloged, it was a “Model 71 Special” (see the attached picture).

No, I do not have a Model 71 to spare.

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Bert,

Your proof wasn’t needed, I took you for your word…I said as much.  Thanks for the picture though.

Now that I’ve been schooled…anyone else got a Model 71 to spare????

I’m not picky…it can be any flavor of .348.

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That site is a good source, but as it turns out, figured I’d pay my yearly fee for the abuse here…up until you replied, the plan was working like gangbusters.

JK…I decided to join, hoping to find a collector who has a model 71 they could bring themselves to part with…I’d love to find a similar rifle for my other son.

Thanks for the suggestion and I’m on there frequently.

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I noted a seller on the GI site selling vintage boxes of .348 ammo for $100 a box.  What I find amusing is I am seeing new boxes of .30-30 ammo offered for more than that Confused

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The Ammo-Chase is in full swing…and it’s a seller’s market.

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I know there is a 71 in Little John’s auction on 12/1 and I believe there is one in the next Wards auction.

I recently paid $60 a box for new factory .348.

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I know there is a 71 in Little John’s auction on 12/1 and I believe there is one in the next Wards auction.

I recently paid $60 a box for new factory .348.  

Good score on the ammo, was pleased to pay about $80 for a box last year. Costs nearly $60 to load a box using new brass. Rattles the tin over the firing line with authority!

 

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Good score on the ammo, was pleased to pay about $80 for a box last year. Costs nearly $60 to load a box using new brass. Rattles the tin over the firing line with authority!

 

Mike  

Mike, maybe I should have bought more?  They also had some reloads for $30.  I thought about these.  I would pull the bullets and reload my powder and have some more brass for loading.

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348Ammo.jpgImage Enlarger  I dont even own a model 71……….yet…….but scored all of this for almost next to nothing!Cool

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Anyone shoot the Hornady Leverevolution stuff?  I see it is selling for about $50 less a box than what .30-30 is selling for:

https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/213590

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Chuck said

Mike, maybe I should have bought more?  They also had some reloads for $30.  I thought about these.  I would pull the bullets and reload my powder and have some more brass for loading.  

I don’t know, I’m glad they didn’t have any more as three boxes plus the brass and bullets I bought from Dana should last me. I don’t see myself shooting this rifle much. I passed on some reloads I found at a gun show but the brass alone is worth close to the asking price of their reloads. 

 

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Anyone shoot the Hornady Leverevolution stuff?  I see it is selling for about $50 less a box than what .30-30 is selling for:

https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/213590  

Had no idea Hornady was loading this cartridge. I really like the powder and hear good stuff about their LeveRevolution ammo.

 

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Anyone shoot the Hornady Leverevolution stuff?  I see it is selling for about $50 less a box than what .30-30 is selling for:

https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/213590  

Steve,

Yes, we have at our hunt camp in PA.! We also shoot it in the 45-70! We’ve had great results with it! Heading out shortly, for this Season!Smile

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Steve,

Yes, we have at our hunt camp in PA.! We also shoot it in the 45-70! We’ve had great results with it! Heading out shortly, for this Season!Smile  

Very cool to know.  It’s great that .348’s can be purchased off store shelves.  

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FYI a BROTHER PM’d me and we’re doing the deal on a Model 71 he could spare. 

I appreciate the PM and the “down low” on the conversation PREVIOUS to his and “Deerhunter”. 

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