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Discussion in 'Knives, Gear, Guns And Other Tools' started by Bcamos, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Backwoods Runner

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    A recent purchase, another 6.5x55 swede mauser, sporterized by an unknown individual, relatively well done. The bore is a little darker than I'd like. I took it out and once I figured out POI I put 3 rounds of S&B 6.5 into a 4 inch circle at 100 yards last night with the original sights from a kneeling position, was short on time and ammo so I didn't get to do any more but it seems like it will shoot. I have been wanting a Swede mauser I don't care about dinging up or getting wet in the woods and this one seems to fit the bill. 20190823_110804.jpg 20190823_110742.jpg 20190823_110754.jpg
     
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    Great rifle great calibre !!! I have one in the back of the safe (still in issue guise) that I suspect was never fired (storage and transport dings and bangs etc). I fished it out of a crate of them a company I worked for in the 80s imported. Many of the guys in my deer hunting circle have changed over to 6.5x55 for good reason !!
     
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    Yeah, my all original m96 definitely isn't that nice but it sure shoots nice! That is why I got this one, once I get to shoot it off a rest and see if it's worth scoping I might add some glass, not sure yet... I'm hoping long term to settle in Maine or another northern US state, I'd love to shoot a moose with the original m96...
     
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    Colt Government Series 70 20190831_181904.jpg 20190831_181654.jpg 20190831_181236.jpg
     
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    That Colt looks awesome!
    If the own/carry permit was easier to get here, I would definitely have one. I carry a plastic gun, but love full metal guns for their weight in the hand, but surely not on the waist :D Since it is not very easy to get the permit, my second try will most probably be for a .357 revolver.
     
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    Not here yet (will be a couple of months due to distance and logistics) but looks like I am to be the owner of a 1980s (maybe even 70s) vintage Marlin 1895 in 45/70. I have not seen/held the rifle since I was in high school and it belongs to a friend from those times. He has decided that he no longer hunts/shoots and offered his six firearms up to myself and his other close friend (who is my best mate) of them only the 45/70 was of interest and my mate will take on the other 5 and keep three (one for his daughter, one will transfer to his son and one for him) and manage the sale of the remaining two and give the $s back to our friend (he doesn't want the $s but is going to get them anyway). They have been stored at a dealer for a bit who is wanting storage and transfer fees so we are getting them for those costs alone.

    A new project toy it seems :D
     
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    Chop it down to a short brush gun. Itll make a very neat fireball.
     
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    Any "excuse" I come up for owning it would simply be a smoke screen.... it's a combination of my Inner Teenager wanting a new toy and not wanting to see a piece of my past vanish off into the ether !
     
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