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Browning High Wall 45-70

Discussion in 'Lever Guns and other cowboy rifles' started by KnotRight, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. KnotRight

    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Found one on anther site for what I think is a good price with period scope. Does anybody have one? Shot one? Heard about one?

    There is a guy at our local club that has one and I will be calling him this week it the gun is still for sale. I even told Barbara that I would pull my play money out of the safe but she was not satisfied. She kept reminding me back mid year after I bought the 6.5 CM that I said this was it for the year. Now she is reminding me that was 3 guns ago. HELP.............how do I combat that?

    Anybody looking for a BNIB CMMG Piston Driven AR? I have fixed up its brother and it shoots great. The platform is a great quality to build a gun on. I bought it at Dealers Cost and that is what I would sell it for. Est. $800. Retail was about $1,050 plus tax. If interested please PM me.
     
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    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Supporting Member

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    You give yer wife too much information.
     
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    Slacker Liquor and Whores...

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    Sell plasma to show her the severity of the situation. Leave receipt on table for her to see. That usually works.

    If she is still being unreasonable...tell her your backup plan is to sell "other" fluids but you need her help.

    Using the above patented system, most men can obtain one gun per month.
    How do you think California determined their gun ration rates?
    Duh.
     
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    Who makes it? Does the scope have crosshairs? If so it's not period correct.
     
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  5. KnotRight

    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Here is the info on the rifle. Could not get the pictures to copy over

    Browning model 1885 in 45-70, Traditional Hunter with 28" barrel, Wm. Malcom 3x scope, factory peep sight and includes original rear sight if you want to remove the scope. Shoots really well with a variety of loads from 300-405 grains. Very good condition with one stock ding as shown in the photos. preferred. $850.
     
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    That's a good price. Winchester sells Miroku reproduction models for around $1500 new without any optics.
     
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    Knot Right, how is the scope mounted. The ones that come with scope are not very good for most purposes. The rifle in itself is a good deal but the mounts would be the deal breaker for me.
     
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  8. KnotRight

    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Dale, he has a set of peep sights and the sights that came with the gun. Do you know anything about the scope? If it is worth keeping how much do you thing the mounts would be?

    Thanks
     
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    I've owned one of the scopes and the scope is OK, it's the mounts that are crap. You can use the mounts successfully if you zero it at one distance and leave it alone after doing so. The ability to adjust to various distances and return to the settings is the problem. The micrometer threads are very rough from poor machining techniques as well as the crude scope guide. A reasonable replacement set of mounts start at $300 and go as high as $600. Luckily the Browning is drilled and tapped for modern scope applications.
     
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