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1886 Found in Vietnam
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March 29, 2023 - 4:50 pm
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Found this little blip concerning an 1886 found in Vietnam in late 1960’s or early 70’s. This was in a Winchester “Proof” publication dated 1970. Anyone know anything about the rifle or its whereabouts?

Steve

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 Very interesting story.Would be nice to hear more about this rifle.

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I don’t know anything about the .40-82, but when I was in the service back in ’69-72, I remember reading about an ’86 carbine in .50-110 Express that was brought back from Vietnam.  The article was in a gun publication of the period, but I don’t remember which one.  Have no idea who had it or what became of this carbine.

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I’ll bet it was difficult to find .40-82 ammunition over there Surprised

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