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LeverAction

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Gun of the Week
« on: October 31, 2016, 07:42:25 PM »
So thought it might be neat to start a gun of the week club. And get the, Gun and Shooting, area a bit active. Show one of your guns a week and tell us about it.(for those that don't mind showing their guns on the web). This week for me is a Winchester SXP  Desert 12 G. 18.5 barrel, holds 5 in tube and 1 in the hole. Bought it for, well I told myself protection but more just for fun.  Kind of a funny color for a red neck cowboy to own, but thought I should expand my mind one time. 

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2016, 07:50:03 PM »
Great idea for a thread LA.. ;)

Now I gotta run and take pics.. ;D

btw...that looks like a proper bear stopper.. ;)

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2016, 08:06:18 PM »
Thanks sonny, looking forward to seeing  the members line ups.

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2016, 06:49:28 AM »
Nice sonny, now I will spend the next few days reading up on this one. Love when I can see old guns and do a "history" on them.That's what I was hoping for with this thread, old or new, guys like us that has this hobby get to see and learn. Hope we can get more people to show and tell.  So old or new don't matter, long history or just bought yesterday, show them all.  :) 

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 09:58:46 AM »

And then there is the Wobbly Webley the Police in Edmonton used to have. I think that was also in .38 S@W. It was P.O.S.

The police changed to more modern revolvers in the early 70's.  That was because criminals were using guns like .357 Colt Pythons etc.

I remember the old Webleys selling for forty bucks and less on the used market.

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2016, 06:45:45 PM »
Good post lever. Will get on it tomorrow.

Come on people, get involved here a guy started an awesome thread let's keep it going. This site can't exist unless people contribute it's not here to occupy internet space it's here to share stuff.

Let's go.
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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2016, 10:13:24 PM »
Bit late with this week, was out on moose hunt. My gun of the week is, a Uberti 1871 rolling block, 357 Mag. Date of manufacture is 1975. Lots of fun to shoot, also can shoot 38's. Was my Uncle's and used on his trap line for a few years. He used it to dispatch wolves, is still alive in the traps.

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2016, 09:28:11 AM »
A classic one lever. Got to get into a couple rolling blocks here soon love em.

I'll start off with the first gun that was given to me. I was 14 in the fall of 80 and my father bought me two guns. An Ithaca 12' and this rifle. It was a brother in laws for years he took many elk with it up in the GP country and sold it to my father for $40.00. Years later I kind of lost track of it and it ended up in the hands of an older brother who packed it around in the grader for a couple years and just about destroyed it. When I finally got a hold of it it was in quite disrepair. The bolt was seized, the rust was flaking and the wood was covered in mud and dust it was not a nice picture. I tore into it and cleaned it up. These old guns were made to last, today the action is one of the smoothest I own if not the smoothest, the only last damage is the turn knob for the peep has been lost. I took my first moose with it that fall in 80 and a deer that still hangs on my wall. The moose I took with it that year is to date my largest. I don't use it much it's more of a safe queen but occasionally it comes in the tree stand when bow hunting for bear for a back up weapon.

It's a # 4 MK 1, .303 British. Not sure of the year of man but if memory serves me right when I had it stripped it was 1943. As you can tell the stock is not original but this is the way it came to my brother in law as well. It is a nice shooting gun I do enjoy putting a couple rounds a year through it.
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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2016, 11:45:03 AM »
Good job wallyeyes, it's neat when you can take an old gun and make it come to life again. A gun with history is like a family member that never leaves you.The memories and stories come to life. And to pass this on to the young ones in the family,(and to those of us that can relate) gives them a insight as to who they are and where they come from.

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2016, 02:14:31 PM »
That is a cool gun sonny, so how did you find out who it was issued to? Is Switzerland the country that you do 2 years service then the gun goes home with you?

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2016, 02:19:36 PM »
Is Switzerland the country that you do 2 years service then the gun goes home with you?

I believe that is the case Lever and I heard that they need to keep so much ammo with them too.

The little pink tag in the picture was stored under the metal butt plate.Some rifles had the tag removed by mine was still there.I intend to keep it there also.

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2016, 02:39:26 PM »
For sure, again another gun with a history. Be nice to know the story behind it's journey to you, but I sure you will have your own history and story to attach to it.

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2016, 03:22:51 PM »
Good one sonny. Awesome gun and love the ownership tag along with it.
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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2016, 07:13:08 PM »
Up this week is a Savage 308 Model 99R, rotary mag, and cartridge counter. Made in 1958.  I had two other Model 99s but gifted them to a few close friends, A 99C in 243 and A 99C in 308. I have taken Deer, Moose, and Caribou with this gun. It was given to me when I was 16 by a close family friend when he was passing away with cancer. He lives on through this gun.

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2016, 08:11:00 PM »
Beauty old Savage, from the days when Savage was a gun to be proud of not hide behind the seat.

Nice story to go along with it.

Can't contribute this week i am at work but I will double up next week when I'm home.
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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2016, 10:33:57 AM »
Beauty old Savage, from the days when Savage was a gun to be proud of not hide behind the seat.

Nice story to go along with it.

Can't contribute this week i am at work but I will double up next week when I'm home.

At work also but will try to get one or two up on days off.

btw...those savage levers are pretty cool.  :)

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2016, 06:45:02 PM »
Gun of the week...a SKS...haha  ;D

I don't think we need a pic but everyone needs to have an sks or two.  ;)

btw....gotta love Black Friday sales at Cabelas...$189 for a laminate stock sks. 8)

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2016, 05:49:15 AM »
Your right sonny, I got one a few years ago. Don't know why just an impulse buy. Brought it home and put it in the safe and that's it, I haven't shot it yet.

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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2016, 06:28:54 AM »
My gun of the week is a Ruger Mini 14 5.5.6 Ranch Redfield Counterstrike red dot with a laser.
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Re: Gun of the Week
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2016, 06:35:57 AM »
Maybe this time a Remington Mountain SS in 280 with a light weight Leupold 2x7
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