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Ugliest Winchester I've ever seen
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February 19, 2021 - 5:42 am
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Makes me dry heave just looking at it…

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/892827306

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Someone will buy it… and throw the rifle away and keep the ammo and componentsWink

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That sure is ugly. Steve’s right, the ammo is worth more than the carbine.

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The recoil pad is an especially nice touch.  But it’s not worse than that hideously engraved & carved one that brought a big price in a recent auction–that one is beyond restoration, but this one merely needs new wood.

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clarence said
The recoil pad is an especially nice touch.  But it’s not worse than that hideously engraved & carved one that brought a big price in a recent auction–that one is beyond restoration, but this one merely needs new wood.  

Replacement wood would fix this one up nicely.  I still think it is priced way too high.  But, ammo is included and we know the times are in flux on that point.

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Is that moose that it was made from?

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1873man said
Is that moose that it was made from?

Bob  

Has to be.  And some buffoon spent a lot of time cutting it to fit (crudely) the rcvr.  Wonder what it weighs now—10 lbs?

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clarence said

Has to be.  And some buffoon spent a lot of time cutting it to fit (crudely) the rcvr.  Wonder what it weighs now—10 lbs?  

The description says elk antler.

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To me it looks like elk antler plus a whole lot of wood filler of some sort.

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I just received a, “These deserve more than a once-over” e-mail from gunbroker regarding this carbine.  It urges me to, “come back with fresh eyes…”   

I don’t think so Laugh

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steve004 said
I just received a, “These deserve more than a once-over” e-mail from gunbroker regarding this carbine.  It urges me to, “come back with fresh eyes…”   

I don’t think so Laugh  

You found it, you deserve to own it!  Just think of all that .32 Spl ammo!  You can cover the cost of the rifle by reselling the ammo!

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clarence said

You found it, you deserve to own it!  Just think of all that .32 Spl ammo!  You can cover the cost of the rifle by reselling the ammo!  

And hit the range with the reloads that are being sold with it!

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I agree that it is one of the ugliest Winchesters I’ve ever seen.  But I can’t help but wonder about the guy that did all that work.  No small feat, making a stock and forend out of antler.  Just boring the hole for the mag tube must have been a real challenge.  On the other hand, maybe it is made from to halves and glued together along the bottom, I don’t know.  At any rate, this guy loved that carbine and spent a lot of time making into “his” gun.  His winter nights must have been very lonely.

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I can only attribute this project to a long, cold, lonely winter.

 

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It’s something that the Albert Johnson, the Mad Trapper of Rat River might have contemplated making during winters in his 8’x10′ cabin. 

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That’s  what I  was  thinking also.  Some trapper, living alone in a cabin, far away from civilization.  It  would  be  very  interesting  to  know  the  story behind this  carbine.

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I wonder what he did with the original stocks.

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Folks,  Agreed it is ugly!  As to the stocks, it looks to me as if some of the original forend is peaking out ahead of the forend band.  Could it be the original forend is overlayed with the antler material?  As to the buttstock, I have to wonder how it was made as wide unless, if it is elk, there are longitudinal joints joining at least two if not several lengths of antler.  I did not notice a joint line though.  There is some sort of wood material between the recoil pad and the antler stock I think.  Hard to look long enough though to determine what may have been done, plus when I enlarge the picture, the clarity suffers.  Tim

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steve004 said
I wonder what he did with the original stocks.  

Traded it for whiskey and tobacco. 

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