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April 14, 2024 - 5:40 pm
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Haha Steve it just doesn’t seem comparable does it!

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Very nice display of hard to find guns in that condition Rick. Thank You for sharing.

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Very nice display of hard to find guns in that condition Rick. Thank You for sharing.

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Thanks Dana. Not as old as I usually collect but like them just as much. 

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What a beautiful collection and a real pleasure to admire. Thank you for sharing.

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Kirk Durston said
What a beautiful collection and a real pleasure to admire. Thank you for sharing.

  

Thank you Kirk. The 53 & 65 came from collectors we’re both familiar with in Canada. It’s funny how these collections start. Initially I was building a small 92 collection with a very nice rd barrel, then the natural progression to the m53, and thought I’ll start looking for a model 65 after that. I did however, want the model 53 in its own serial range which I found and acquired. The model 53 acquisition had me now interested in wanting a m55 in its own Ser range. As luck and timing would have it, I was able to find a fabulous model 55 takedown in its own serial range, so the hunt now was for the model 65, which timing and a bit of luck again, Henry Mero brought home from the Calgary show two weeks ago and we were able to strike a deal. I already had a very nice model 64 deer rifle.This collection is now one of my favs. 

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After some lengthy negotiations, I was able to secure the 218 bee model 65 from WACA member Henry Mero. Made in 1938(Ser # 1004121). It’s in almost new condition and I rate it 98%+. It was the missing piece in another lineage I wanted to complete and fits the condition of the others. Bad lighting but still worth showing in a couple photos below. Thanks Henry. 

 

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Absolutely gorgeous!! ALL of them, lol. Beautiful display too!

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Thanks Ronc. A couple of other guns had to go so that I could acquire this small collection but no regrets…so far. 

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I was ‘for sure done’ after I severely flattened my wallet to get my hands on an original NWMP Winchester 1876 SRC. Since then I’ve acquired a decent Winchester 1873 44 W.C.F. and a nice Winchester 1892 38 W.C.F. . I think I’m done now, but I still keep thinking that one or two more 1892 SRC’s and a 1894 SRC chambered in 38-55 would be kinda nice to have around.

Come to think of it, I wouldn’t mind too much acquiring a nice, solid frame Model 55 …. and a nice Model 64 would go real nice with it …. and I must confess that I’ve always admired the 1895 flat sides … and a fellow can never have enough Model 1894 full octagon, 38-55 rifles … but enough of this talk–I’m done buying old Winchesters … at least for a few months.

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Or until another really nice (fill in the blank) comes along!!  Been there, done that.  Tim

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Or until another really nice (fill in the blank) comes along!!  

Or until another really nice (M1922 Springfield) comes along!!  (If I can beat Big Larry to it!)

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I was ‘for sure done’ after I severely flattened my wallet to get my hands on an original NWMP Winchester 1876 SRC. Since then I’ve acquired a decent Winchester 1873 44 W.C.F. and a nice Winchester 1892 38 W.C.F. . I think I’m done now, but I still keep thinking that one or two more 1892 SRC’s and a 1894 SRC chambered in 38-55 would be kinda nice to have around.

Come to think of it, I wouldn’t mind too much acquiring a nice, solid frame Model 55 …. and a nice Model 64 would go real nice with it …. and I must confess that I’ve always admired the 1895 flat sides … and a fellow can never have enough Model 1894 full octagon, 38-55 rifles … but enough of this talk–I’m done buying old Winchesters … at least for a few months.

  

I understand, Kirk. Right there with you, I can quit anytime I want! I didn’t know I needed a SRC in 38-55 until an old cowboy brought one into the Cody show a few years back, goes right nicely with a very early full octagon rifle in the same caliber I bought from a Montana cowboy a few years earlier. I’m pretty sure there ain’t no ATM’s where I’m going after this and I’m doubly sure someone will cancel my card before I get there. 
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