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« on: July 02, 2017, 04:03:02 pm »


Did it.  Since I decided to keep the Henry in .45 Colt/Schofield, I was looking for got a good deal on a 44-40 Henry or 1866.  I found a used (99%) 1866 Uberti with a 24" barrel, in 44-40. I got it for about $800. Selling the Rossi 44-40 1892 and a non-CAS pistol will cover it....This way I have BOTH a Henry and 1866.  I have a feeling the 1866 will be primary, and the Henry will be back-up main match rifle, replacing the Rossi 92. 

Originally, I had thought of the 92 doubling as a brush gun with hot 200 grain JSP loads (around 2,000 fps with 2400 powder). Since I found this 1866, it became expendable because I already have a Marlin 336 in 30-30 for brush busting.

I'm going to be like Ralphie waiting on Christmas Eve, for his Red Ryder BB gun!
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 05:30:16 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 05:49:11 pm »

I've had a '66 in .44-40 for twenty five years.  You'll love it!
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 05:56:17 pm »

Thanks,  I had a 24" 1866 in .38-40 for a Cowboy Chronicle article about 12 or 14 years ago, and loved it.  One hole groups at 25 yards, and an inch at 50.  Arranged for my pard Hanging Judge Hemp to pay for it and keep it after the article.  He still has it.  I love the 38-40 as a caliber, but the 44-40 is more universal.  I already have two 1873 Uberti SAA clones in .44-40 (one a Thunderer grip 4.75" and one a nickel 4.75").  When using those, it is one caliber for all at a match.  When I use my Open Tops, it will just mean a different rifle caliber.  Both calibers (45 Schofield and 44-40) I load with a 200 grain bullet and 7 grains of trail Boss, so performance is the same all around.
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2017, 06:29:47 pm »

Also, with the 100 degree plus temperatures in Northern California, it will be nice not to have the "Henry Off-Hand Finger Sizzle" Roll Eyes
 ....I'm so clumsy with a glove on my off-hand!
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2017, 12:00:11 pm »

My Brass Beauty 1866 .44-40 Sporting Rifle is on the way to my dealer.  Should get there the 13th, then 10 day Californication jail.  Wooo Woooo!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 07:59:00 pm »

Wooo Wooo!  My new to me (used) .44-40 1866 Uberti, 24" Sporting Rifle is at the dealer's place.  He is a fellow shooter at our SASS club, and he is bring it (and the the .45 Schofield Taylor's just sent me) to the match to start the 10 day jail on them.  The cool thing is he said I can "test fire" them at the match! Grin  I think 50 rounds from the rifle and 25 from the Schofield will be a good test....
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 08:17:40 pm »

WOW!     Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
The FFL brought it to the match for me to "test fire" , and I shot it as my main match rifle. Awesome1  I shot clean including 20 of the shots being clay pigeons at 25 yards!  It is slick and smooth, and I think it has light springs in it.  When I get it, I will, break her down and check while i thoroughly clean it.  I LOVE THIS THING.  It is even more accurate (or I am more accurate with it) than my .45 Colt 1850 Henry!
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 10:23:34 pm »

... It is even more accurate (or I am more accurate with it) than my .45 Colt 1850 Henry!

Well sure, but that is because your 1850 Henry was just a prototype  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017, 10:29:37 pm »

Funny thing is, I kept expecting to do the "Henry Hop" with my off hand, and I did not get Henry finger sizzle, even though it was 100 degrees in the shade today.
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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2017, 08:00:44 am »

3 more days until its out of California jail. Grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2017, 08:55:08 am »

The waiting on a gun day's are the longest .   It's HOT down here too . ,,DT
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2017, 08:35:22 am »

 Grin  I also got my 44-40 Uberti 1866 Sporting rifle.  I'll polish her up and post pictures in a day or two.  Yippeeeee!
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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2017, 11:57:35 am »

Wooo-weee! Grin  The prior owner had done something to prematurely give it tarnished look, but with the mint finish stock, forearm, and barrel, it didn't look quite right.  So out with the Brasso!  In 15 minutes, I got it looking like a new gun.   Wow...very 1866 sexy.  Now if I can figure out how to post pics without those b@st*rds at Photobucket...
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2017, 06:12:14 pm »

How do I post a picture without photobucket? Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh
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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2017, 06:47:30 pm »

SCREW photo bucket  in fact..."if" I see a photo bucket pimped logo in place of a posted photo
on a board I moderate ..the pimp "clock" will be edited out.....

now to your question ....

when you Click REPLY .....and add text to the white box , look down and to the left...see Additional Options ?

See Attach   & Click Browse     your PC photo files will open , find the photo you want and click on it
the attach box will have the link  
click post  ...and Bob your Uncle   ( unless the photo is to large then you will get a error ) you must reduce the size of your photo

(not Crop ---Reduce )   you can do this with Microsoft Paint      


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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2017, 07:34:36 pm »

Try this!  I was surprised.  When I cleaned off the intentional tarnish, it is virtually mint!


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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2017, 08:00:55 pm »

Some more....


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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2017, 08:30:54 pm »

I did not do a super thorough job with the Brasso.  I could have buffed a little more, and gotten in every crack and cranny, but I call this good.
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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2017, 09:53:13 pm »

   Greetings!

   That's a nice looking '66 Sporting Rifle!

                M.T.Marfield
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« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2017, 10:10:28 pm »

   Greetings!

   That's a nice looking '66 Sporting Rifle!

                M.T.Marfield

Thanks!  I want to see your 1866 Musket when you get it.... Grin
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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2017, 11:55:53 pm »

How do I post a picture without photobucket? Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh

Simple - just go below - click additional options - hit the browse window next to Attach - that will take you anyplace ya wanna go on yr computer - just find the picture file - open - I put a 45/75 ctrtridge box pic on fer practice


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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2017, 11:25:21 pm »

that is a very nice 66! hope it makes the matches easier and enjoy making smoke with it.
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« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2017, 09:18:42 am »

Shot clean with the 1866 at a River City Regulators match in Yolo, CA.  really slick!

First picture is an action shot, second one should have a caption, "Dang this puppy shoots GOOD!"


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« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2017, 09:27:09 am »

 Shocked looking at the angle of your action shot how CLOSE is that target ? ...I'm guessing 5 yards max.  Undecided Rifle ?

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