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This is an interesting cat
January 7, 2014
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Just stumbled across this 1894 on GB while doing my regular searches. Seller says the gun is "Rare". Yes, I suppose so. I am sure there is not another like it. Kinda like Frankenstein...Frankenrifle. I am he glad described it as 100% functional though, and not 100% original. Interesting melange.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=386677489

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January 7, 2014
4:47 pm
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WOW what a gem!

I especially like the pipe wrench scars on the barrel. My beat to hell 1906 has the same kind of marks on it.

I'd buy this one if it was $150.00 as a wall hanger but past that no way.

January 7, 2014
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Mark W., you're being very generous at $150.

January 7, 2014
7:51 pm
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That is just plain Sad! Cry Cry Cry

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January 7, 2014
8:43 pm
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Matt thanks for the comic relief, Frankenrifle is a good term I dont think many would take it for free. You certainly woudnt want it anywhere near your guns for fear of them catching something. It may be good for a laff at the Huntcamp

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January 7, 2014
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Oh man I found a great belly laugh in the auction I missed the first time.

"serial number is 36366 this put the production year 1895"

"I am not the original owner"

No shit as that would make the seller at least 120 years old (and that's only if he got it for his 1st birthday!

January 8, 2014
5:23 am
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Somebody asked in another post, "how to tighten up a Take Down?" well there is more then one way to skin a cat. Laugh

January 8, 2014
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This should clear up the rumors about whether there were TD carbines once and for all. Laugh Laugh Laugh

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January 8, 2014
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And it is an ELW version with the slightly smaller/undersize youth stock!

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January 8, 2014
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Yes my friends, that is a gun that has a little bit of something for everyone. Whether you like rifles, carbines, TD rifles, ELW rifles, ELW carbines, ELW TD carbines, heck, it is ALL there.

Brian, you mentioned tightening fown the TD mechanism....is that what all those odd looking marks are on the TD ring? I was wondering what the heck was going on there.

Good thing he is not the original owner, after that many years, I don't know which / who would look worse for wear.

If the price was right, I'd almost like to have it, just as a conversation piece.

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January 8, 2014
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The hardware and materials used to "customize" that gun would fill out a pretty nice tool shed.

I've never seen a sight's elevator climbing up over a receiver. Cool.

Contagious? I hope not. A strong wind from Grants Pass could blow the cooties up to my place!

January 9, 2014
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This evening, I was over at GunBroker, admiring the beauty of that '92 Deluxe .32 TD: the lines, contours, colors--could feel its balance from 3000 miles away--you folks know the wonder of such rifles.

Then came back here and took another look at this one--even the chamber mouth didn't escape the decades of home-gunsmithing. And there is age-old gunk in the receiver. Maybe this one was appreciated and "fixed" to be a working Winchester, where the '92 didn't get outside much if any. And maybe the '94 owner made good memories with it or found it handy to have in opportune moments. But seeing how nearly no part of it survives without mauling and misuse--no jesting today--it does strike home now as Bert stated, "just plain Sad!"

January 9, 2014
8:38 pm
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Matt74 said
Yes my friends, that is a gun that has a little bit of something for everyone. Whether you like rifles, carbines, TD rifles, ELW rifles, ELW carbines, ELW TD carbines, heck, it is ALL there.

Brian, you mentioned tightening fown the TD mechanism....is that what all those odd looking marks are on the TD ring? I was wondering what the heck was going on there.

Good thing he is not the original owner, after that many years, I don't know which / who would look worse for wear.

If the price was right, I'd almost like to have it, just as a conversation piece.

Matt

Yes Matt believe it or not I have seen one other TD tighten up that way. Drill a series of holes and drive some nails in between the receiver take down ring and easy peasy everything is good. Laugh

January 9, 2014
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This topic made me reflect on things past, and this best describes what I arrived at in my thoughts -

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January 10, 2014
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"Road King" said
... believe it or not I have seen one other TD tighten up that way. Drill a series of holes and drive some nails in between the receiver take down ring and easy peasy everything is good. Laugh

Wow. I am speechless. 😯 I guess that explains why the takedown lever was no longer there ..... not needed so chuck it.

January 10, 2014
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I just have to say that I have really enjoyed this thread. I don't laugh out loud very often with no one around, but between the pictures and everyone's hilarious comments, I'm sure getting a kick out of this. I don't know if I could come up with so many ways to ruin a gun even if I was given an old beater and challenged to do so. The collection of knuckleheads that have contributed their ingenuity and creativity all deserve a gold Bubba Gunsmith star.

~Gary~

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January 13, 2014
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January 13, 2014
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That is a much better version... they at the least had the good sense to alter a Post-1963 production gun!

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