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Winchester .32-40 Single Shot Rifle from 1888
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September 8, 2023 - 3:36 am
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IMG_1969-1.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_1968-1.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_1970-1.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_1971-1.jpegImage EnlargerI’ve discussed this rifle in bits & pieces in other threads, but hadn’t gotten around to photographing it until today.  R & R letter, doesn’t match the current configuration of 1/2 round 1/2 octagon barrel, single set trigger.  Does letter with sights and I’m aware the front sight should fold down forwards.

Yet another example of the honest rifles I used to buy when money was tight and before big name auction houses pushed ultra high condition rifles—even if that ultra high condition rifle is a clever refinish.

Shipped 135 years ago on Monday.  This rifle is one of my favorites and has brought me great pleasure the 30 years now I’ve been its proud caretaker.

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mrcvs said
Yet another example of the honest rifles I used to buy when money was tight and before big name auction houses pushed ultra high condition rifles—even if that ultra high condition rifle is a clever refinish.

I’d be quite happy with this cond.

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clarence said

mrcvs said

Yet another example of the honest rifles I used to buy when money was tight and before big name auction houses pushed ultra high condition rifles—even if that ultra high condition rifle is a clever refinish.

I’d be quite happy with this cond.

  

Amen!  More condition than those 100% condition rifles touted by auction houses.  100% faked and refinished, but they fail to disclose that.

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