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Antique 1894 in 32-40 Takedown
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June 13, 2019 - 12:16 am
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I saw this and with the original condition was impressed and decided I needed it. I took it out shooting gophers and it does shoot minute of gopher…

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Kurt,

Just a wee bit overpowered for Gophers don’t cha think? Nice shooting though!

The 32-40 was and is a Target cartridge, capable of wonderful accuracy in a Model 1885 high-wall rifle.

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Look at those teeth and claws!

When a man wears shorts to hunt dangerous game, and the beast charges…sounds to me as if .32-40 is the perfect oomph!

Beautiful rifle, Shrapnel.

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You don’t have to actually hit the gopher just come close and scare him into cardiac arrest. I used to shot em with a 38-55 black powder Marlin but then again Canadian ground hogs are much  much larger and more ferocious than those puny little U.S. gophers. Sure was a lot of fun though what with all the smoke and fire and such.

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