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M1886 .40-82 - WOW did this one go for way more than I predicted
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March 25, 2024 - 1:53 pm
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Jeremy P said

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Jeremy-

 

 Pics or it didn’t happen! Wink

Mike

  Here you go, Mike…I didn’t want to create a new thread…

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I think you did very well for $2,250.  How’s the bore?

  

Thanks! Yes, much better than GB on this one! The bore just looked dirty to me in the store but it scrubbed up and cleaned out nicely…it had clearly sat for a long time as it had just gotten dry and gummy. A little oil to the mechanisms and they slicked right up nicely. I think the bore is what everyone would call “frosty” but it has a little shine to it now and definitely defined rifling…all in all, a good buy I think. 

Cabela’s FW has a second one that’s 2500 that’s almost exactly the same and a couple .33 WCFs as well… https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/101552496 

Looks a little more red but they used some bright lighting for those photos, I think it could clean up nicely too.

  

Yes, the .33 with the carved buttstock!Embarassed  Both sides!

https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/101244009

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Ha! I saw that one a long time ago, it’s not in FW though….been listed a loooong time. I guess no one is interested in a place to inlet their guitar pick…

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Jeremy P said
Ha! I saw that one a long time ago, it’s not in FW though….been listed a loooong time. I guess no one is interested in a place to inlet their guitar pick…

  

What about the ducks and oak leaves (?) carved on the other side?

Some rifles are clearly not collectors but make good shooters.  I could not shoot a rifle like this .33.  Aside from the intervention of finding a different buttstock for it, another thought comes to mind.  Last evening I was re-reading Edouard Foa’s,  “African Big Game Hunting in Central Africa.”  An interesting thing he did with his hunting rifles was to sheath the buttstocks in steel.  He of course was not hunting in cold weather Laugh

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I don’t automatically hate an amateur engraved buttstock, it just sure won’t go to the front of the line on budget allocation….I’ve seen some interesting ones before that, if still attached to a nice looking gun, I’d go for it if not priced too high. All have been so far…

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Jeremy P said
I don’t automatically hate an amateur engraved buttstock, it just sure won’t go to the front of the line on budget allocation….I’ve seen some interesting ones before that, if still attached to a nice looking gun, I’d go for it if not priced too high. All have been so far…

  

I’m with you on that! I picked up this Marlin 1894, 44-40, 28” barrel with homemade Art, looks well done and the gun was relatively cheap.IMG_4588.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_4592.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_4589.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_4585.jpegImage Enlarger

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cj57 said

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I don’t automatically hate an amateur engraved buttstock, it just sure won’t go to the front of the line on budget allocation….I’ve seen some interesting ones before that, if still attached to a nice looking gun, I’d go for it if not priced too high. All have been so far…

  

I’m with you on that! I picked up this Marlin 1894, 44-40, 28” barrel with homemade Art, looks well done and the gun was relatively cheap.IMG_4588.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_4592.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_4589.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_4585.jpegImage Enlarger

  

CJ – that Marlin is well done. Added bonus of 44-40 and a special length barrel.  Plus, the work looks quite vintage. I probably would have gone for it as well.  Not all homemade art found on rifles is the same however – that Cabela’s .33 being a good example of the other end of the spectrum.  

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Steve,

These rounds, appear to be ivory, as the have grain lines in them, and they have been in there a very long time!

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Steve,

These rounds, appear to be ivory, as the have grain lines in them, and they have been in there a very long time!

  

Ah, I suppose it is old ivory that yellowed with age.  Cool.  From the photo, I had assumed the material was brass.

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Can’t imagine the $8200 for that gun unless bidders had the serial number one over or under, not likely but possible. Not to brag but to me this is what $8k 86’s should be. IMG_0391.JPGImage EnlargerIMG_0392.JPGImage Enlarger

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Can’t imagine the $8200 for that gun unless bidders had the serial number one over or under, not likely but possible. Not to brag but to me this is what $8k 86’s should be. IMG_0391.JPGImage EnlargerIMG_0392.JPGImage Enlarger

  

Absolutely! I can’t imagine myself bidding 8200 on a plain 40-82, that was mostly brown! 

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cj57 said

Jeremy P said

I don’t automatically hate an amateur engraved buttstock, it just sure won’t go to the front of the line on budget allocation….I’ve seen some interesting ones before that, if still attached to a nice looking gun, I’d go for it if not priced too high. All have been so far…

  

I’m with you on that! I picked up this Marlin 1894, 44-40, 28” barrel with homemade Art, looks well done and the gun was relatively cheap.IMG_4588.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_4592.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_4589.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_4585.jpegImage Enlarger

  

Yes, I quite like that, and just like Steve said, the age on it and the fact that it took some work (not just brads nailed on) I think makes it interesting. Great gun!

 

Oldcranky, is that bottom one a short rifle?!?!!? Nice pair!!! Surprised

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Thanks Jeremy. Couple of my pride and joy’s. Bottom is a deluxe ELW the top is a Deluxe rifle in 45-90 with a matte barrel.

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