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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Winchester 50 Express
« Last post by shrapnel on Yesterday at 05:28:06 PM »
Very nice rifle.  You are a lucky man to get your hands on beautiful firearms like that.  Like those Freund aftermarket sights.  Could you post a side view of that front sight?  Does the front sight have an hourglass curvature in the rear center or is it an illusion, to me?  If yes, what do you think it did or does for the oversight picture?

Now to the next topic --- a 50 caliber against a gopher?? Really?? :o ;D ::)   Must have 'monster' gophers up by you.

It is hard to get a camera lens close enough to the barrel to get a picture of the sight as you would see it from sighting the rifle. It is a bead with a thin support staff and a brass insert in the front of the sight...

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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Got an original Winchester 1876 - share pics!
« Last post by shrapnel on Yesterday at 05:07:21 PM »
What a beauty , and a shooter to boot .,,,DT

Yes, I got it out to the range already and I could get this group at 100 yards with those sights and 68 year old eyes...

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The Winchester Model 1886 / Re: .50-110
« Last post by nativeshootist on Yesterday at 05:07:18 PM »
You would probably just have to buy a 86 from a manufacturer and send it somewhere to have it converted to 50-110. It's not a popular cartridge like 45-70 or even 45-90, so a custom gun would be your best bet.
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What a beauty , and a shooter to boot .,,,DT
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: New Primer manufacturer
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 04:32:41 PM »
Yes, indeed!  Unless it is the same company who was going to bring back Merwin Hulbert.  :D
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Winchester 50 Express
« Last post by Coal Creek Griff on Yesterday at 03:46:37 PM »
Another amazing rifle! Theodore Roosevelt was a fan of Freund sights. There exists a letter that he wrote to Frank Freund requesting to have the vertical line on the rear sight painted vermilion instead of white. At one time, the Cody Firearms Museum had three 1876 Winchesters which had formerly belonged to Roosevelt and all three have Freund sights.

Thanks again for letting us experience the gun vicariously!

Griff
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Winchester 50 Express
« Last post by Black River Smith on Yesterday at 03:18:53 PM »
Very nice rifle.  You are a lucky man to get your hands on beautiful firearms like that.  Like those Freund aftermarket sights.  Could you post a side view of that front sight?  Does the front sight have an hourglass curvature in the rear center or is it an illusion, to me?  If yes, what do you think it did or does for the oversight picture?

Now to the next topic --- a 50 caliber against a gopher?? Really?? :o ;D ::)   Must have 'monster' gophers up by you.
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NCOWS / Re: The story of an 1870's buffalo hunt
« Last post by Yuma Kid on Yesterday at 03:17:41 PM »
Yep, I will be there. Look for the BRR table.
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STORM / Re: Cabela's sale
« Last post by Black River Smith on Yesterday at 03:10:42 PM »
Not to start any type of argument here or want to get into the middle of one, since I was not involved earlier postings but....
1. Why wait 4 years to post a dissenting comment?
2. If you do have differing information, why not present it?  Maybe your information would influence others like me to look loser at your products and I am certain - your hard work.

A Thuer conversion has always been of interest to me, next to the Richards 1st Model.  Could never mechanically figure how anyone could build such an intricate devise.  But because of its intricacies and apparent delicacy of parts, I did not pursue it.

So please elaborate for us, who have never seen in person or upclose, the info you can share.

Thanks, BRS
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