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It was time to pull my rifles out of the safe to give them a bimonthly wipe down and the time doing this is getting longer every time laugh
When is it time for adding to end for the love for these shooters?
All this started around 1954 when getting my first centerfire black powder cartridge rifle and I still have most since then. I just could never sell any of them But at 83 years of age I think the time has come for making a decision.

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Wow, you do have some beauts!


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Yeh, I love them all.
But it's time to think about thinning them out. I don't shoot most anymore because I lost a lot of my center vision a couple years ago from shooting on very hot days when it got up 115º and the doc said the heat raised the pressure in the eyes and caused the damage. I woke up early in the morning where the dawn light disappeared looking up at the skylight in the camper. It would completely disappear when looking straight at it and reappear when I scanned past it with both eyes.
Cant see through the tang sights anymore unless the sun is bright and I just cant get used to using a scope.
Age I guess is catching up with me.

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Kurt, hope you find a way to keep shooting. Those are some excellent rifles. Dandy Marlins and the Savage 99 as well.

I’m sure you’ll figure out what floats your boat and the others will find a good home.


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They will end up with the Kids when I take the walk.

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Beautiful especially the 77'.

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Yes the 77 is a Axtell .45-2.6 very nice wood.
Too bad the Company went under.

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Beautiful rifles, Kurt!

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Some beaut rifles there. I'm at same place in life, just different reason! Net, similar!
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Never, my good Sir, just having these guns around will do a man's heart [mind] a world of good, when i get to old too see or weak to carry them across a mountain to hunt i'll still have them in safes/racks to go by and spend time with each day reliving the hunts, animals, shoots, and in your case shooting matches, have it setup in advance to go off to a reputable auction house or have a few select friends buy your rifles after you're gone, that's what i will do. smile


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As hell, get another one! You need one of the “hunter” carbines Bill Goodman has on order


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Gunner your right. I just cant part with them That's why I have two wide bodied saves. My Daughter and Son have their names on some as well as my Grand Daughters. We all shoot.
I hope all is well on your end.

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P-C,

laugh I did just that LOL,
Called Gail at CPA last September and told her I need another wimpy rifle and told her to build me another .38-50.

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Originally Posted by beretzs
Kurt, hope you find a way to keep shooting. Those are some excellent rifles. Dandy Marlins and the Savage 99 as well.

I’m sure you’ll figure out what floats your boat and the others will find a good home.

The Marlins and the 99 Savage are my choice for lever rifles. On the Buffalo hide, the trapdoor and the 99 is a .300 Savage and the 39 Marlin have been with me since the late 50's early 60's. They have served me fine in the woods.

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There you go! I do miss my Shiloh .40-50 SBN. It was light (relatively speaking of course) accurate, no recoil, lots of shots per pound of powder and 0 recoil. It was also a good deer round


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I have an 1880 Trapdoor carbine and 50-70 Sharp's carbine in 50-70, circa 1863. I still hunt with them occasionally.
I am always looking out for a Sharp's rifle in 50-70.
Absolutely no need. Just want.

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A carbine makes a good heavy woods hunting rifle in the .50 or .45-70. I always wanted a .50 Sharps Carbine and I have passed up a couple but they were more of a .52 cal. When I was a Kid back in the 50's I bought a roller in the .43 Spanish caliber for $14. out of the back pages of the NRA magazines. I couldn't afford a $25-28 dollar Sharps stacking hay bails in a hot haymow for .50 cents an hour all summer long laugh so I got the roller. Been hooked on these old rifles ever since.
That Trapdoor carbine in the photo was a rifle that had bad erosion at the muzzle from the cleaning rod use and a bad dent down a little farther from the muzzle so I chopped it off and it turned out being a fine hunting rifle for the Michigan UP woods I used to hunt in.

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