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Offline Coffinmaker

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A Sad Tail of Woe
« on: June 10, 2017, 03:25:56 pm »
Several Lustrum ago .... when Navy Arms was still a going concern, I bought a really nice Navy Arms marked '92 Short Rifle.  Stainless, Octagonal barrel, really nice wood.  45 Colt.  When it wouldn't run 45 Schofield, I decided not to mess with it and sold it on.  Been trying to find one like it for the last several years.

This go around, with a '92 I'd probably be inclined to find one in 44-40.  I don't own anything in 44-40.  Just might be fun.

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Re: A Sad Tail of Woe
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 03:58:39 pm »
I had one just like that to try out ...except the wood was somewhat mismatched , nice but grain and color were off....

in my case, I opted for a Marlin (JM) 94 in 45 ....
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Re: A Sad Tail of Woe
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 04:50:52 pm »
And I had one just like it  :)  Bought in late '99 I think.

It replaced my first CAS rifle, a .45 '94 Trapper (yeah, really baaad choice), so it was a major step up.  I got it because I decided I wanted to shoot BP and mistakenly thought I needed all stainless guns for that.   But even with some work it wasn't very smooth, and then one weekend at a big match I bought a .44 Spcl '66 and then won a .357 '73 the next night at the banquet, and after that the poor '92 just sat unused until I sold it a few years later to help finance my .45 '73 Trapper.
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Re: A Sad Tail of Woe
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 05:20:32 pm »
Like Abilene ...I moved on  ..to a 44 Special 73

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Re: A Sad Tail of Woe
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2017, 10:36:17 pm »
I was never a big fan of the '92 until I acquired an old Winchester in 32-20.  I love that rifle.

It's always a hard choice deciding whether to take it, my original '73 in 38-40 or my Lightning in 44-40.

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Re: A Sad Tail of Woe
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2017, 10:29:56 am »
I have had two 92's, both pre=safety Rossi's in .44-40.  The first one was my first SASS rifle in 1994.  It was a bit rough and springs too strong - mashing case mouths.  I worked on it a bit, and replaced (actually shortened) the extractor and ejector springs, and it ran like a clock.  Moved on to a 44-40 Henry.  The next one is my current one that I got used. It had belonged to a CAS shooter on the east coast, and already had a professional action job and wrap on leather.  VERY sweet, and action is smooth and light.  I plan on keeping it and using it as my main match gun 50% of the time (the other 50% will be my Uberti Henry).

I confess this time around, I looked for a Marlin in 44-40, but except for expensive originals, there were none to be found.  Really wanting a 44-40, I went with the Rossi instead.
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