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New addition 73 with 26” oct barrel
October 24, 2020
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Just acquired a 73 in 44WCF with a special order 26” barrel made in 1886. Good bore & nice tiger grain in the butt stock wood. All original sights and in VG condition overall.
I was happy with just the two I already own(38-40 rifle & 44WCF SRC) which nicely displays the gun that won the west, but I couldn’t pass up a special order barrel and in 44WCF. In any event it looks nice to me on the rack.

I suppose a 73 musket might be the new chase 🤔

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October 24, 2020
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Rick,

Fits your collection very nicely. How you going to fit a musket into that case?

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October 24, 2020
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1873man said
Rick,

Fits your collection very nicely. How you going to fit a musket into that case?

Bob  

Haha one of my other rifles will be getting parked elsewhere Bob if I ever acquire 73 musket.

I’ll send you the ser number & details on this 26” barrel 73.

RickC

October 24, 2020
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Rick,  I think the point Bob was making is, the barrel of a musket may be too long for your case!  A hacksaw can work wonders, though.

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October 24, 2020
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tim tomlinson said
Rick,  I think the point Bob was making is, the barrel of a musket may be too long for your case!  A hacksaw can work wonders, though.

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The only sawing Tim will be to the gun rack!! 😅

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October 24, 2020
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Rick – I have the feeling you’re going to need several more gun racks 😉  

October 24, 2020
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I think a hole saw would do the trick.

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October 24, 2020
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Lol whatever works.

October 24, 2020
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Nice trio! I can understand not being able to pass up a special order gun with awesome wood and a long barrel. Looking forward to seeing how you complete this foursome, I’m thinking a nice 76 would be right at home there.

 

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I think it will be a 73 musket but appreciate the elbow Mike lol.
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RickC said
I think it will be a 73 musket but appreciate the elbow Mike lol.
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But eventually…  it will be a ’76, and then after that a ’76 carbine… and after that a ’76 musket….  😉

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I will never say never Steve lol.

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steve004 said

But eventually…  it will be a ’76, and then after that a ’76 carbine… and after that a ’76 musket….  😉  

Resistance is futile, Rick. Hope you have room for another rack. Wink

 

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TXGunNut said

Resistance is futile, Rick. Hope you have room for another rack. Wink

 

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Nice gun Rick.  I had a 73 with a 26″ barrel too. My wood was a better grade as yours is.  I guess they hand picked the wood with the special order barrel?

 

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Chuck said
Nice gun Rick.  I had a 73 with a 26″ barrel too. My wood was a better grade as yours is.  I guess they hand picked the wood with the special order barrel?

 

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Very nice rifle Chuck. Yes the wood caught my eye as well. I like your Rocky Mountain front sight on yours.

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Chuck said
Nice gun Rick.  I had a 73 with a 26″ barrel too. My wood was a better grade as yours is.  I guess they hand picked the wood with the special order barrel?

 

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Chuck – I also like your rifle.  That’s my kind of gun.  Nice even wear, honest, special (e.g. the barrel is special order and the wood is above average).  Well cared for.  To me, there is a dimension to a rifle like this that is superior to the $50K high condition pieces we see from the big auction houses and high roller dealers.  A very pleasing piece to enjoy.

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Rick,

Good honest 73! Nice!Smile

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