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August 5, 2022 - 1:30 pm
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oldcrankyyankee said
Sorry to interject here, I know I am not as seasoned a collector as you both and I can say I have seen exactly 2 big 50’s in real life. I am only mad that i had to pass on the one the winchester grove has listed currently as I believe it was sold at a local auction and I shied away because of the broken stock and the ill fettered letter as far as if it really was a factory conversion. Listed as 45-90, my favorite caliber. Btw Steve 004, I think I’m going to take that 86 in 45-90 with a checkered trigger to VA deer camp this year for some fun! No hunting in the rain with it tho, lol! 

  

OCR – your .45-90 you are referring to would be just the rifle to take to deer camp!  I would do it but like you, I would not take it out in the rain – or, if it even looked like rain Wink

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My current and only 1885 HW SS made in 1887 is chambered in 45-60 WCF.

At one time in my basement gun cave sat an 1886 chambered in 50 EX along with a 1885 in 50-100-450.

If we could only  retain now what we let go THEN.

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450 Fuller said
My current and only 1885 HW SS made in 1887 is chambered in 45-60 WCF.

At one time in my basement gun cave sat an 1886 chambered in 50 EX along with a 1885 in 50-100-450.

If we could only  retain now what we let go THEN.

  

I feel your pain.  But it is cool that you got to own two .50’s and exceptionally cool that one of them was a .50-100-450.  I once owned a .50-110 with a 32 inch barrel.  I sorely miss it. Remember we all temporary custodians of these pieces.  Even those pieces that I still have my hands tightly wrapped around… my ownership is temporary Cry

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Remember we are all temporary custodians of these pieces.  Even those pieces that I still have my hands tightly wrapped around… my ownership is temporary Cry

  

Or you can just get one of these and take your Winchesters with you. 😉

https://gloryboats.com

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deerhunter said

Remember we are all temporary custodians of these pieces.  Even those pieces that I still have my hands tightly wrapped around… my ownership is temporary Cry

  

Or you can just get one of these and take your Winchesters with you. 😉

https://gloryboats.com

Don

  

No, someone else was thoughtful enough to let his heirs pass most of the guns in my collection to me. I want someone else to cherish them when I’m gone. I’ll be cremated when the time comes, no need to waste good wood to bury my carcass.

 

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