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#7230748 - 12/27/12 01:56 AM Re: letting go of a prized possession - M1886 .45/70 extralightweight c.1904
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#7230967 - 12/27/12 02:40 AM Re: letting go of a prized possession - M1886 .45/70 extralightweight c.1904 [Re: boltman]
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So far, it's selling for a penny - plus shipping wink
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#7231159 - 12/27/12 03:19 AM Re: letting go of a prized possession - M1886 .45/70 extralightweight c.1904 [Re: boltman]
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I think I could swing the opening bid, but the buy it now is waaaaaaayyyyy outta my league. Very nice rifle!


Edited by Bearschlayerx2 (12/27/12 03:21 AM)
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#7231294 - 12/27/12 03:53 AM Re: letting go of a prized possession - M1886 .45/70 extralightweight c.1904 [Re: Bearschlayerx2]
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I brought it up to $131. wink

Nice rifle!!

Eric

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#7231817 - 12/27/12 01:10 PM Re: letting go of a prized possession - M1886 .45/70 extralightweight c.1904 [Re: EricM]
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Once it got to $150 I knew some people would start backing off wink
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#7231973 - 12/27/12 02:16 PM Re: letting go of a prized possession - M1886 .45/70 extralightweight c.1904 [Re: boltman]
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What do you know, I'm still the high bidder. Now if only people would back off for the next 12 days... lol. Seriously, good luck with the sale!

Eric

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#7233274 - 12/27/12 08:37 PM Re: letting go of a prized possession - M1886 .45/70 extralightweight c.1904 [Re: EricM]
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Thats some rifle Steve.
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#7233368 - 12/27/12 09:10 PM Re: letting go of a prized possession - M1886 .45/70 extralightweight c.1904 [Re: Grogel_Deluxe]
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I had one just like it but for the mag tube, mine was built in 1902, I killed alot of deer, a bear and a buffelo with it, and regret ever selling it! I you must have a dandy in mind to sell this one! good luck with the sale!
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#7233927 - 12/27/12 11:45 PM Re: letting go of a prized possession - M1886 .45/70 extralightweight c.1904 [Re: saddlering]
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Originally Posted By: saddlering
I had one just like it but for the mag tube, mine was built in 1902, I killed alot of deer, a bear and a buffelo with it, and regret ever selling it! I you must have a dandy in mind to sell this one! good luck with the sale!


John - I think this one would also do a heck of a job on deer, bear and buffalo smile I think I would really enjoy (i.e. use) a "gray rat" version of this rifle wink
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#7237851 - 12/29/12 12:40 AM Re: letting go of a prized possession - M1886 .45/70 extralightweight c.1904 [Re: boltman]
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Yes! mine seemed to, come to my shoulder, the ivory sight, lined up on the game, and fired, before i realy planed on it! sold it on a whem, planned on getting a 45-90, and that deal fell thru, but I went to the savage 99s at that point, so wasnt a bad thing in the long run! still mis that rifle tho!
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