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Re: The 44wcf 1873 Carbine
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2020, 10:27:19 AM »
It looks like you're going buffalo hunting!   ;D

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Re: The 44wcf 1873 Carbine
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2020, 10:29:08 AM »
Mine has a buckhorn on the rear, a replacement I think, from previous owner. Had a brass bead soldered to the front sight so I can see the damn thing. Only ever used it for CAS.
(Paint on the sights is cheating, innit?)  ;)

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Re: The 44wcf 1873 Carbine
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2020, 11:07:42 AM »
It looks like you're going buffalo hunting!   ;D

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Re: The 44wcf 1873 Carbine
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2020, 11:12:53 AM »
Mine has a buckhorn on the rear, a replacement I think, from previous owner. Had a brass bead soldered to the front sight so I can see the damn thing. Only ever used it for CAS.
(Paint on the sights is cheating, innit?)  ;)
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Re: The 44wcf 1873 Carbine
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2020, 11:34:38 AM »
  Wish I was ! ,,,DT


It's a tiny little buffalo, though...

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Re: The 44wcf 1873 Carbine
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2020, 02:22:33 PM »
Well I'm not hunting buffalo , but I am hunting wild hog's with the little 73 carbine 44 wcf . Bring's to mind how many times I have been ask if a certain cartridge is  capable of taking a wild hog . My answer usually is how well can you shoot it . Most think that power in the range of 45/70 is required . Not so . The power level of the 44wcf  is plenty if you can shoot it . I have taken several with the 44wcf and a whole lot more with the .22LR . It's all in the shot placement . I find the load mentioned earlier of  200 gr. lead and 8 gr. Unique in the little carbine an all around good choice ample enough for bigger animals and still not overly excessive for varmint size critters . I know I'm singing an old tune but it's still true . The 44wcf is a great cartridge now as much as ever .,,,DT

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Re: The 44wcf 1873 Carbine
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2020, 02:32:34 PM »
Sorry that I keep bringing up the buffalo hunt.  Typically people don't think that my jokes are very funny (most likely) or I'm just being a little too vague (occasionally).  It's just that there's a little buffalo in your sights in that photo.  I'm sure that the venerable 44 WCF would be more than adequate for such a little buffalo at that close range, but the robe would be kind of small...

OK, enough of my silly jokes.  Living in Western Washington, I've never even seen a wild hog, but I think that they'd be fun to hunt.  On the other hand, I'm glad that we don't have to deal with them in this neck of the woods.  Seeing your gun and hunting pictures gives me the opportunity to enjoy then vicariously.  Keep it up!

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Re: The 44wcf 1873 Carbine
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2020, 02:49:59 PM »
We are probably just to far apart for you to hear me laughing , actually I did that for effect  , and to show off my favorite vintage lamp . You are lucky that you don't have wild hog's yet ! Get ready they will come . My place on the border West Tx. dessert has them now . In the old day's the first settlers of that arid country had a hard time keeping hog's alive . Now we cant kill them off . After they reach maturity and some can get rather large , not much can harm them besides hunter's / trapper's .

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Re: The 44wcf 1873 Carbine
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2020, 09:38:38 AM »
Maybe I'll have to rethink toting that big 76 down there. I got 3 44-40's, a 66, 73, and a 92. Plus a few 94's, none of which are nearly as heavy as the 76, or even the 86.

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Re: The 44wcf 1873 Carbine
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2020, 12:46:44 PM »
All the ones you mention would work fine King . Sometimes I use the bigger gun's just for the fun of it . May just blast one with my 50-95 soon . ,,DT

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