Congratulations on your win! What Ranch 13 said, plus this could be good because it could spur you on to get a single shot rifle. Long range is a whole nuther discipline and great fun. You'll enjoy launching lead at distant targets.
Thanks Major. My first app. is on Wed. The dentist is going to try and shore up the bottom teeth that got knocked loose. Those bottom teeth are going to have to heal up before he can set me up with a plate for the top teeth that got knocked out.
Nice... I have my Dads 32/20 S&W hand ejector model. This is the gun he carried aboard his 36' Yacht. Early after WWII started, He leased her for and volunteered for coast watching with the Coast Guard in the Florida Keys on nightly patrol, Key Biscayne to the upper Key Largo area. He skippered and one or two Coastie's were assigned on board. This was from about February to August of "42 " until the Navy/CC was able & had enough patrol craft & personal to close out the Civilian craft assistance. Several time they saw fires from U Boat attacks out to sea, course larger Cutters handled those.
Your Rock Island is by Armscor, I have the Cimarron high polish version , you will be quite elated with the gun.
Major 2, I made a big pot of Cawffee this morning too. I have been afraid to look outside to see how much more snow we got overnight. The guess was about 4 inches. I got out early yesterday morning before the snow got bad. I guess that growing up in the Texas Panhandle taught me how to drive on slick roads. I got to the FFL to pick up my Rock Island 1911 and the Model 1903 Smith 32-20 revolver. It looks like we have a full blown winter storm on our hands.
I know Eagle. I sent them to Two Flints to post. I don't want to hijack your post. The carbine I own is close in sn to yours, but has those butt markings... I also have a post asking for similar markings. Nice gun, baby it...mine is a regular shooter...Ken