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#7777532 - 05/29/13 07:19 PM Re: Let's see some ugly/beat-up working rifles [Re: FishingHunter]
Colo_Wolf Offline
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Registered: 06/09/03
Posts: 655
Loc: Colorado
Saw Phils rifle on here a long time back, saved a copy of the pic and posted up above my bench. Anyone thinks mine look used - are directed to that pic. They can be pretty, but they be tools, never saw anyone purty up a hammer.
Don抰 underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak and notice more than you realize.

"Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.

#7787141 - 06/02/13 03:01 PM Re: Let's see some ugly/beat-up working rifles [Re: TexasChase]
Wildcatter264 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
Posts: 1847
Loc: Back home in Dixie
This one started as a USRAC PF Fwt 257R in 1980. Nothing special, except my late brother re-chambered to 257 RAI and gave it to me. It's accounted for more AL WTs than I remember.

It's now a 6.5 Gibbs that shoots true 1/2MOA. I like it for mulies. Looks funny but it works.

Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician. LTC Jeff Cooper

#7787703 - 06/02/13 07:01 PM Re: Let's see some ugly/beat-up working rifles [Re: Wildcatter264]
Idaho_Shooter Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 8794
Loc: West Treasure Valley, Idaho
Ugly old used rifles? Cool, that's my favorite kind.

7mmSTW w/ old FF II in 4-12x42 which I purchased used 30 years ago.

You can just see the butt of Dad's 760 in '06 sticking up out of the scabbard.

Here it is about 45 years later.

And another of Dad's old rifles getting a second life.

My win 70 classic in 264 after my son and his 4H pony got tangled up with a wind fall tree on an elk hunt and broke the stock. That is a Fajen from Midway and the new 27 inch Pac-Nor barrel, still in 264.

My ideal as a conservative:

That each person may reap as he/she has sown.

#7787718 - 06/02/13 07:08 PM Re: Let's see some ugly/beat-up working rifles [Re: Idaho_Shooter]
Joe_S Offline
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Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 456
Loc: Clinton, MS, USA
Oh no! Kid with gun alert!! Dont you know you are condemning your child to a life of crime letting her be around a gun?? crazy

Mines been shooting since about that age. Good for you teaching them responsible gun handling early! Kids everywhere should be so lucky.

Great post! Love old hunting photos.
"An armed society is a polite society."

Joe S.

#7791149 - 06/04/13 06:56 AM Re: Let's see some ugly/beat-up working rifles [Re: Joe_S]
TexasChase Offline
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Registered: 04/07/12
Posts: 571
Loc: Central TX
can't let this thread die...

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