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    An old friend of mine got his dads rifle when he passed away (my friend is 60 now) and it had pieces missing and a broken firing pin. His brother had stored it in his shed for many years as well, so it was pretty rusted up.

    When his brother was dying from cancer, he said he'd love to relive one of his younger days when he and his brother would sit out shooting gophers with that rifle. He gave it to me, and I brought it back to life for him. I only managed to find a single box of 25-20 cartridges for it and I bought them for him. They shot them off together one afternoon before his brother passed away.

    He's been gone a few years now, and my buddy misses him a lot. My buddy is the last surviving member of his family line. I think it would be cool if I picked up a few hundred rounds and took him out shooting again. His health isnt the best either
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    454 Casul, 45 colt or 45 acp would interest me.
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    Myself or Mrs. Wolf will be going to Calgary near the end of the month .... would be interested to see what you have

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    Any 12ga, 308, 223, 9mm or 45 and I'll come and pick it up.




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    Let's meet a Billy's place, and we'll cast lots for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    An old friend of mine got his dads rifle when he passed away (my friend is 60 now) and it had pieces missing and a broken firing pin. His brother had stored it in his shed for many years as well, so it was pretty rusted up.

    When his brother was dying from cancer, he said he'd love to relive one of his younger days when he and his brother would sit out shooting gophers with that rifle. He gave it to me, and I brought it back to life for him. I only managed to find a single box of 25-20 cartridges for it and I bought them for him. They shot them off together one afternoon before his brother passed away.

    He's been gone a few years now, and my buddy misses him a lot. My buddy is the last surviving member of his family line. I think it would be cool if I picked up a few hundred rounds and took him out shooting again. His health isnt the best either
    I got a winchester model 1892 from dad when he passed that i am trying to get going.The wood looks ok the bluing is gone and i have some parts on order, i ran a half a dozen patchs thru it yesterday that came out black as hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by RELOAD View Post
    I got a winchester model 1892 from dad when he passed that i am trying to get going.The wood looks ok the bluing is gone and i have some parts on order, i ran a half a dozen patchs thru it yesterday that came out black as hell
    Thats the gun my buddy has. I got some used bolt locking lugs, a used loading gate, a few screws, and a new firing pin, out of Western Gun Parts in Edmonton. The gent there said they came in two flavors. One is black powder and the other was made for smokeless. Apparently you can tell by the diameter of the firing pin. Im not 100% sure which one is which...big and small size. I ran a brush down the barrel about 500 times before I figured it was ok enough to pop a round through. The outside was a lot of elbow grease and a bottle of cold bluing. Its not like I was going to devalue it by restoring it a bit. The stock had some surface mold on it from being in the damp shed but it wasnt rotten. A good wipe down with some oil and it didnt look too bad.
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    I need a locking bolt pin set screw. I ordered one from homestead parts in Tucson. I tried Western a couple of times for stuff but no luck. the rifle seems to cycle ok so once i get the screw in then i will clean it up some more before we see if it goes BANG.In the meantime i am going to run the serial number to see when it was made. I bet it belonged to some old homesteader who used it for everything from putting supper on the table to prying the wagon out of the mud and everything in between.

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    Just checked the s/n my 1892 was made in 1917.The marlin 1893 chambered for 25-35 i have was made in 1902 if what i read is true.

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