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Offline King Medallion

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Got me a rifle!
« on: December 31, 2018, 01:59:31 pm »
My loving wife got me a late Christmas present today, a Browning 1886 rifle! I have the Carbine already, had it for 25 years, always wanted the rifle. Now the wait for delivery. Happy New Year!

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Re: Got me a rifle!
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 02:45:09 pm »
Those are fine guns.  Congratulations!

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Re: Got me a rifle!
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 05:26:24 pm »
Excellent!

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Re: Got me a rifle!
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 09:48:26 am »
I owned one of the Browning rifles years ago. It was finely made and shot both smokeless and BP well. Sold it when I got an original '86 to replace it. Sadly that too is now gone.

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Re: Got me a rifle!
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 09:52:49 pm »
Very nice. At one time I had both the rifle and SRC. Like a dummy I sold the rifle as I preferred the SRC. I was easier to carry when hunting. I missed the rifle so not long ago I purchased the Winchester Deluxe short rifle and like it a lot.
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Re: Got me a rifle!
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 02:10:19 pm »
Congratulations very nice looking rifle .,,,DT

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Re: Got me a rifle!
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 03:42:02 pm »
I can remember trying to order one of those when they first came out. Priced at around $450-500 if I can remember back that far. Was a young GI with a small but growing family at the time, and the local dealers couldn't find one for anything. After it was announced that the entire run was sold out, I was told they were available, but being in such high demand and with no more being made the price being asked by the jobbers was between $900-1000. Needless to say I've never owned one of the Browning. :'( So after I retired, I bought a 3 digit serial number original 1886 in 45-70, the barrel was cut a couple of inches, but I got it almost 20 years later for around $1000. ;D

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Re: Got me a rifle!
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 07:56:01 pm »
I have both a Browning '86 rifle and a Marlin 45-70 with 22" barrel. The Browning is heads and shoulders above the Marlin in every way, including accuracy, but the Marlin has sling swivels which makes it a better bet for hunting.

Always wanted an '86 SRC, but people tell me that I'm better off with the rifle.
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Offline Baltimore Ed

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Re: Got me a rifle!
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 09:18:05 pm »
You have a very nice Queen there King Medallion. I picked up an old 1970s Browning 1895 rifle in .30-06. Pre mirouku tang safety. Looks like new. I plan on putting it back into a full military reproduction stock to make it resemble the NRA musket. The NRA used a lot of Krag parts for these 1920-1930s rebuilds. The first batch were in .30-40 but the second batch were chambered in the more ‘modern’ .30-06. Ought to be an interesting build.
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Offline King Medallion

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Re: Got me a rifle!
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 01:31:36 pm »
Took Boomer out today and fired off a few rounds. I thinks its gonna be a keeper. Knocking down steel targets at 150 yards fairly regular.   ;D

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Re: Got me a rifle!
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2019, 05:58:51 pm »
King, what's she weigh?

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Re: Got me a rifle!
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2019, 10:06:36 pm »
Donno, made the wife carry it. I'll weigh it tomorrow.

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Re: Got me a rifle!
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2019, 07:37:06 am »
No, I meant your wife. Wives who buy their husbands Model 1886 rifles are worth their weight in gold!

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Re: Got me a rifle!
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2019, 08:44:10 am »
HA! I am not suicidal! The rifle weighs 9.6lbs empty. I will say my wife is worth a heck of a lot more than her weight in gold.