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#12036819 - 05/16/17 Well, I just did it !  
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On the very cusp of a road trip to Big Timber, or at least an expensive phone call...what do I find in 123 Pawn Walla Walla but a fine Shiloh carbine with my list of wants and some better than I deserve lumber. 45/2 1/10 " barrel sights shotgun stock. A transition gun. C.Sharps on the Badger and Shiloh on the reciever...and no waiting at an are you kidding me price. APDSN0864 is here with me, even though he is a thirty inch barrel kind of rifleman, even he thinks it is a looker. I like everything about high walls except I am never quite sure how to grip the S lever.. Nothing wrong with an 1875 either but when the stars align...what is a feller to do? Oh, most certainly it safe under my bed where I can feel the blue steel and big side hammer. I feel like Ralph and his Red Rider.


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#12036838 - 05/16/17 Re: Well, I just did it ! [Re: Uncas]  
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Cool and a short road trip to ! You still in OR? Kurt


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#12036848 - 05/16/17 Re: Well, I just did it ! [Re: Uncas]  
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Resident status with a tag for everything but sheep and goat. Working salmon smolt project on the Snake River...brought Ed along for a change of pace.


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#12037237 - 05/17/17 Re: Well, I just did it ! [Re: Uncas]  
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#12037336 - 05/17/17 Re: Well, I just did it ! [Re: Uncas]  
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Back in Texas, for good!
Congrats indeed!


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#12037358 - 05/17/17 Re: Well, I just did it ! [Re: Uncas]  
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You couldn't have better company than Ed, to many letters, when traveling or shopping for guns. tell Ed, hello from S. Texas. Rio7

#12037458 - 05/17/17 Re: Well, I just did it ! [Re: Uncas]  
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We have taught together, fished, fenced, plumbed, gun smithed about twenty years now. If he could just overcome his shyness.


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#12037648 - 05/17/17 Re: Well, I just did it ! [Re: Uncas]  
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Good score smile

I saw a Dakota Mini-sharps last weekend, in .38-55, a trim lovely little thing with a no-so-trim price. I'd love to have it, but it will have to wait a while....


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#12037666 - 05/17/17 Re: Well, I just did it ! [Re: Uncas]  
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Yep, He's a real wall flower. Rto7

#12037758 - 05/17/17 Re: Well, I just did it ! [Re: Uncas]  
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No opinions, preferences at all. A real bore.


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#12041278 - 05/18/17 Re: Well, I just did it ! [Re: Uncas]  
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Originally Posted by Uncas
No opinions, preferences at all. A real bore.


And a small bore at that... grin

Gents, Bill has a real prize. Four digit Shiloh serial # (1700 range), extra fancy wood, and the fit & finish we expect to find on a Shiloh Sharps. It's been shot, but not much, carried very little, and shows honest stock dings from briskly ejected brass.

We cleaned a very small amount of BP fouling from the action that appeared to have been coated in RIG. NO rust at all, anywhere.

It has the normal cast bullet leade, not the 7 degree, but she should still shoot.

Interestingly enough, we visited LOMO Gun & Pawn in Lewiston, ID today, and they were moving an early Shiloh Saddlering Carbine Model 1863 in .54 caliber while we were in there. Tough to let that one out of my hands, but I have enough on my plate right now.

I'm "helping" Bill get all of his "necessities" together so he can enjoy this addiction as much as I do. grin

What are friends for???

Ed


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#12041375 - 05/19/17 Re: Well, I just did it ! [Re: Uncas]  
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You want to watch Ed, he goes crazy in Pawn Shops, been there done that with him . sounds like you guy's are having a great time. Rio7

#12043052 - 05/19/17 Re: Well, I just did it ! [Re: Uncas]  
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Serial range is 71xx. Ed is a charter member of the DDA. Dislexia Association of America, and he is my sponsor, too!


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#12043078 - 05/19/17 Re: Well, I just did it ! [Re: Uncas]  
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Originally Posted by Uncas
Serial range is 71xx. Ed is a charter member of the DDA. Dislexia Association of America, and he is my sponsor, too!


Actually, it's ADA, Drunks Against Dyslexics.

Blue, speaking of pawn shop guns, have you shot that High Standard yet?

Ed


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#12043247 - 05/20/17 Re: Well, I just did it ! [Re: Uncas]  
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Originally Posted by Uncas
On the very cusp of a road trip to Big Timber, or at least an expensive phone call...what do I find in 123 Pawn Walla Walla but a fine Shiloh carbine with my list of wants and some better than I deserve lumber. 45/2 1/10 " barrel sights shotgun stock. A transition gun. C.Sharps on the Badger and Shiloh on the reciever...and no waiting at an are you kidding me price. APDSN0864 is here with me, even though he is a thirty inch barrel kind of rifleman, even he thinks it is a looker. I like everything about high walls except I am never quite sure how to grip the S lever.. Nothing wrong with an 1875 either but when the stars align...what is a feller to do? Oh, most certainly it safe under my bed where I can feel the blue steel and big side hammer. I feel like Ralph and his Red Rider.
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