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Re: What is your most rare LH rifle? [Re: nsaqam] #14280882 11/14/19
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A post-64 Winchester 70 Classic Sporter in 30-06

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Re: What is your most rare LH rifle? [Re: nsaqam] #14281264 11/14/19
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Mine is my MRC XAR that's going back to the factory for a refund. According to the rep they only made 50 of them and I don't know how many of the 50 were LH.

Re: What is your most rare LH rifle? [Re: nsaqam] #14310521 11/25/19
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Right now my rarest LH rifle is an early '90s Win M70 SS/Walnut in .300WM.. I bought it new, circa '92.. It has less than 100 rounds down the bore.. I don't use it.. I need to sell it.. It might be on Gunbroker by early next week... Wish I had the original box, but like a moron I got rid of it... Dang.

Even though I'm LH I have used RH rifles all my life and a LH action is just really, really strange.. FWIW..


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Re: What is your most rare LH rifle? [Re: nsaqam] #14310593 11/25/19
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Redneck, do you reach over for the bolt or shoot right handed? I'm left eye dominant and made the switch to shooting left handed. Shot right handed when young but with rifles that kicked less and had lower combs. First time I tried that with a bolt action 30-06 with a higher comb, I didn't like it so much so made the switch. Always wanted a M70, but waited too long to easily find any LH classics in 30-06. So I ended up with a LH 300 WSM fwt which were easier to find after New Haven folded. One of these days I'll get around to mounting a scope and using it.

Re: What is your most rare LH rifle? [Re: Redneck] #14311561 11/25/19
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Originally Posted by Redneck
Right now my rarest LH rifle is an early '90s Win M70 SS/Walnut in .300WM.. I bought it new, circa '92..
Incorrect. Left-handed Model 70s weren't introduced until 1997 and the stainless versions were made in 1997 ONLY.


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Re: What is your most rare LH rifle? [Re: nsaqam] #14315173 11/26/19
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Probably my most common lefty rifle. 700 BDL in 7mm mag, tuned by Hill Country Rifles. It also has a Williams steel guard and floorplate that really makes for a nice upgrade over the Remington pot metal alloy.
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LH 280 Rem custom shop KS don,t see many LH KS in 280 Rem, stock has been repainted

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That's a great looking 280.


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Originally Posted by mart
That's a great looking 280.


Yup. Paint job is awesome.
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Shipped my LH KS 280 to young man in WA state for Christmas a father bought it for his son. Nice dad.


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Originally Posted by kk alaska
LH 280 Rem custom shop KS don,t see many LH KS in 280 Rem, stock has been repainted

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Funny, I've owned two of them and my buddy has one still. His has a jeweled bolt, neither of mine did. All .280's of course.............



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Not mine, but a buddy has a left handed Kleinguenther K-15 chambered in 25-06.....a real unicorn...

Re: What is your most rare LH rifle? [Re: thomasconnor] #14821884 04/26/20
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Originally Posted by thomasconnor
Resurrecting this thread before it's buried so deep it's gone, left Hand Winchester 52 Sporter, David Yale conversion...Tom

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I saw a Winchester 52 converted to L/H for sale some time ago I think it was your one

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When I first started shooting there weren't any left handed rifles, so I ended up using lever actions.
I'm envious of some of the rifles in this thread, one is the left hand Anschutz .22 back on page 9 of this thread, I've lusted after a left hand Anschutz with the Match 54 action for almost 30 years, ever since I saw the right hand version.
The first left hand bolt action I saw was one of the real early Savage 110's, well it followed me home but it only stayed until I learnt (and could afford) a new Remington BDL in 270W (pretty rare back then).

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Since then I've owned a few rare rifles, 3 Jongmans a Lightweight Hunter, it had the Octagonal action and a round barrel with a pretty plain stock, a Varmint model, Octagonal action with Octagonal barrel and a nice piece of English Walnut, the last was a round action with a stainless barrel in 6mm PPC, another New Zealand made rifle that is pretty hard to find now that I owned was a Bradley .22. It was the only left hand .22 that I ever saw, except for pictures in books. Eventually I found a L/H 581 Remington very accurate, far more accurate than the Bradley.

Over the years I've managed to own a few left had rifles, I'm always looking for them and sometimes the looking pays off, this was probably the rarest I've owned a Cooper 57M in 22WMR, Cooper was the only manufacturer that I've ever seen produce a left hand 22WMR

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Sometimes while looking you come across rifles you'd just love to own but either finances or other factors got in the way, I have searched for years for a L/H KoO model 84, I missed out on this one, it was sold before I got my email away

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And I could never find one of these for sale, a Dakota .22

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I've seen a few right hand actions converted to left hand, like this wee Sako

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I've always wanted a left hand Sako, and one of the luckiest finds I had was when someone looking for a left hand .22 had a left hand Sako M591 Battue for sale, a swap and a bit of cash and I then owned a Sako. The Battue seems to be pretty rare as I've never seen another L/H M591 Battue or Carbine for sale, but have seen a few Varmints and rifles with the longer barrels for sale.

It took quite sometime to find a left hand Cooper model 38 for sale (it only took 5 years of searching), this Jackson Varminter in .17 HeeBee turned up and I was quick enough. It now looks like the model 38 is no longer produced.

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There are a few left handed rifles available now, far more than there was 30+ years ago, but even some of those that have been available have only stayed in production for so long and once out of production they seem to become very hard to find, the Browning 22 Hornet is one of those. I've seen mention of a left hand Anschutz in this thread but have never seen one for sale and I've been looking for a l/h bolt action rifle that is as petite as the hornet cartridge for quite some time.

One final pic is a Cooper Varmint Extreme that I managed to purchase some years ago while looking for the model 38

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Recently I've been looking for a left hand 222, but there are only two manufacturers that I've heard of in left hand, the Sako 85 and the Schultz & Larsen Legacy, a Sako may come up for sale and the Schultz & Larsen is special order and pretty pricey in NZ $.

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Winchester Safari Express in 375 H&H

Re: What is your most rare LH rifle? [Re: nsaqam] #14951542 06/08/20
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Hello Lefty Fans!:

Months ago when I first saw this thread, I mentioned having a Jongmans from NZ in 7mm-08. It is likely the rarest LH rifle I own (especially in the U.S.) I've hunted it a little in Pronghorn weather (dry), but not enough to ding it up much. It has incredible design and craftsmanship (like the hand-built rings), is quite a shooter, and comports itself well. Nice to see there are other LH fans out there! Regards, GC

Presently I'm having no luck attaching a decent picture. I'll work on it. Try this: Jongman

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My rarest would be:

LH Stainless Model 70 in 270
LH Kimber Model 82 Custom Classic in 22 Hornet
LH Model 70 in 30/06
LH Model 70 in 375 H&H
LH Kimber Model 82 Custom Classic in 22LR

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As far as I am aware the LH Anschutz rifles in 22 Hornet that are seen very occasionally started life as Exemplar pistols in 22 Hornet. They had a LH action, however they were meant for RH pistol silhouette shooters. The pistols were a sales flop and a number were returned to Anschutz to be re-purposed. They were rebarrelled and offered as LH barrelled actions in 22 Hornet. The 22 Hornets were based on the 54 action and the 22LR Exemplar pistols were based on the 64 action.

I picked up a rifle in 22 Hornet that had been stocked. It’s a sweet action with a very light target trigger and a medium weight target barrel.

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