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October 23, 2022 - 10:15 pm
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I want to build a true grit John Wayne 44/40 rifle

 

need a large caliber 1892 action in decent shape

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The actual one used in the movie sold at auction less than two years ago for $88,500.  You should be able to build one for less than that.  Are you going to go with a 16 inch barrel?

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The actual one used in the movie sold at auction less than two years ago for $88,500.  You should be able to build one for less than that.  Are you going to go with a 16 inch barrel?

  

I believe that his was an 18.5” barrel.

I plan to use a barrel from Winchesterbarrels.com 

I need a good condition action 

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It’s funny as I’ve seen different photos of his carbine.  In some, it looks like it’s about 16 inches and in others, it looks a couple inches longer.  Different photo angles I suppose.  

Good luck with your project.

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Didn’t he have more than one that he actually used in different films?  RDB

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Very interesting project. I am a huge John Wayne fan and would love to own a look a like to that carbine. How hard is it to come by these actions?

Good luck in finding everything you need. Would love to hear how your project progresses and some of the issues you have or will have.

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20221031_080043.jpgImage Enlarger20221031_080757.jpgImage EnlargerJohn and I have been hangin’ out in My rec’ room ever since He come home from Casa Grande Arizona with Me 20 years ago, neither one of us has aged a bit.Wink

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Henry Mero said
20221031_080043.jpgImage Enlarger20221031_080757.jpgImage EnlargerJohn and I have been hangin’ out in My rec’ room ever since He come home from Casa Grande Arizona with Me 20 years ago, neither one of us has aged a bit.Wink

  

Henry – glad to see you are such a dapper looking fella – all along I just thought you were a guy with nice cars and Winchesters.

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