Poll

What is your Main Match rifle of choice

1860 Henry or replica
25 (8.7%)
1866 Winchester or replica
43 (15%)
1873 Winchester or replica
108 (37.8%)
1892 Winchester or replica
49 (17.1%)
1894 Winchester
11 (3.8%)
1894 Marlin
41 (14.3%)
Other
9 (3.1%)

Total Members Voted: 269

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Online Coffinmaker

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Re: Main Match rifles and why...
« Reply #75 on: January 14, 2016, 01:34:12 pm »
A long long time ago ........ In a Galaxy far far away ........ I originally started playing this game with a Uberti 1866, 45 Colt.  As a
gunsmith, I made it run all by myself ;D
Then I got into "speed" and went thru a litany of 38/357, '66s, '73s and some Henrys (Henry STYLE).
After an extended stay in a Veterans Hotel (Hospital), speed went out the window as did gainful employment (Retired)
SO:
I built myself some special custom Henry Rifles.  16 inch barrel Trapper, set up for C45S cartridges, 18 1/2 inch Carbine, set up for C45S
cartridges, and a 24 inch "Martial" Henry, set up for C45S cartridges.  Then I rebuilt em all into side-load Transitionals.
My main match rifles are now, all Henry.  Cause there just so incredibly KOOL.  I'm also the only kid on my block with a pile of Transitional
Henry Rifles.

Coffinmaker 

Offline Daniel Dodge

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Re: Main Match rifles and why...
« Reply #76 on: January 14, 2016, 02:02:19 pm »
I shoot an Uberti 73 Carbine in 44-40 because it fits perfect for Classic Cowboy.

Having said that I got my 1860 Henry cleaned up and slicked a little in expectation of shooting it with my 51 navies that are being set up for this coming season!

DD

Online Blair

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Re: Main Match rifles and why...
« Reply #77 on: January 14, 2016, 02:42:36 pm »
I have two customized '66's, one '73 with a 30 inch barrel and a, now sold off 1860 Henry (un altered)
One of the '66's, I altered into a late model type 4, from a carbine to a rifle, with lots of 1873 features.
The other '66 I altered into a type 2 transitional variation.

The other models listed within the poll, I have little use for in my historic impression.
My best,
 Blair
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