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August 9, 2022 - 11:16 pm
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I picked this one up at the Cody show.  While it may not be a Winchester episode, I do take a Burgess and 1873 Winchester apart to compare the different toggle link systems.  I also share Edwin Pugsley’s version of the meeting between Winchester and Colt that spawned the gentlemen’s agreement concerning the production of the Colt Burgess and Winchester’s Mason prototype revolvers.  And of course, I’m going to shoot it.  LaughMark

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Thanks, Mark. I knew very little about the Colt Burgess before viewing this video. I’ve enjoyed learning about the Whitney Burgess and Burgess’ other progeny but just haven’t been able to find one I like; most have lead a hard life much like your Colt Burgess. Looks like it was indeed fun to shoot. The toggle mechanism is very impressive and the takedown method appeared to be a very thoughtful design. The wood project should prove interesting.

 

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Mark,

Another great and informative video.  My dad had a high condition Burgess rifle many years ago but I never had the opportunity to tinker with it and take it apart to see what made it work, so the video was a lot of fun to watch.  What always amazes me about these old guns and their designs is the complexity of the few parts that come together to perform a mechanical action that can be used thousands of times without fail over the course of 100+ years.  But when they do break, there’s usually only a few points of connection to troubleshoot to find the problem.

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Another great video.  I am still looking for one of these rifles.  As you stated, most have damage to the right side of the forend.  Only seen a couple in really nice shape but were more than I wanted to spend at the time.

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