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Offline Curtis264

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Pedersoli 1885
« on: March 28, 2020, 02:00:43 PM »
Just bought this Pedersoli High Wall in 45-70, John Browning first patent that he sold to Winchester, have not had a chance to shoot it yet. I put a set of Lee Shavers med range soule sight on it and PH globe front sight

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Re: Pedersoli 1885
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 06:19:28 PM »
Lovely rifle!  ;)

I had an original High Wall in 40-60 (not 40-65), a piddly short range cartridge. At a match, a fellow with a Farmingdale '74 Business Rifle in 45-70 approached me and asked if we could do a swap. He had a debilitating wrist problem and found the Sharps too heavy, especially off hand.

It was a win-win for both of us  (my first Shiloh. Five more since) but I kinda wish I had kept the High Wall and had it rebarreled in 45-70. Couldn't have had it rechambered to 40-65 due to the rate of twist difference.
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