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Opinion regarding Gunbroker 1886 in 45-90
June 28, 2013
9:02 pm
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Just wondering what the experts think about this rifle.

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June 28, 2013
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If that Extra Light Weight Take Down Rifle letters properly, the Buy It Now price is cheap.

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June 28, 2013
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Do the sling eyes look original? Also, the caliber marking stamp seems light to me--is that normal? Does the wood finish look original and not refinished? How would I find out if it letters properly?

June 29, 2013
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DH,

I think that the wood has been lightly sanded and refinished. In images 2 & 5 it appears that you can see the edge of the metal along the upper tang. In image 13 the bottom of the stock may be short of the butt plate edge. In image 17 it looks like the wood fit at the receiver on the upper side (right side) of the tang is sanded and rolls down toward the receiver. If it has been sanded it was very lightly. I always am suspect when a rifle does not have a single dent or blemish in the wood.

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June 29, 2013
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As stated above the cal. Stamp looks funny to me, and the front sight ramp is high, like a 33, all 45s I have seen have a low ramp. He doesn't offer an inspection. It doesn't smell right!

June 29, 2013
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I have to agree with you twobit, the wood looks to have been lightly sanded and refinished, look at the sharpness of the corners on the forearm wood and the buttstock wood at the buttplate appears to be rounded off a little. The tang area seems to look ok, although when you take just the slightest bit of wood off the upper wrist area, there tends to be a small gap between the wood and the metal when viewed from the top down. For as good as the wood looks it should fit tight. It may also be the photo quality but I tend to question the caliber stamp (like CJ57), especially seeing what looks like horizontal buffing marks across the width of the barrel between the rear sight and the takedown ring. There should be some darkness in the metal within the caliber stamp. The fact that it is being sold as-is gives it my walking papers.

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