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#5827198 - 11/19/11 Some less typical singles  
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So I an finding myself more and more attracted to single shots recently... And not that I have ANYTHING against the Ruger #1, #3 or the High wall or low wall... but I'd love to see some picture of members other single shots...

an old Wesley Richard sure seems to make me drool a lot and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed a C Sharps that I saw in person recently...

Post up your pride and joys please!!


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#5827515 - 11/19/11 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: lovemy99]  
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Not really all that atypical but a lot of fun!

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#5827713 - 11/19/11 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: Craigster]  
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How about this? A Shiloh Sharps in 45-70.

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#5827900 - 11/19/11 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: BigSkyGuy]  
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A Ballard Pacific (aka No. 5)

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#5830025 - 11/20/11 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: BrentD]  
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Some great loooking guns... please keep sharing!


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#5830453 - 11/20/11 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: lovemy99]  
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Shiloh Sharps - .45-100-535
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#5830496 - 11/20/11 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: BrentD]  
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is that in America or Africa? Awesome either way!


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#5830596 - 11/20/11 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: lovemy99]  
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That's Africa - Namibia in 2006. It was a hell of a lot of fun and the rifle was ideal for this kind of hunting.

http://www.bpcr.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=753


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#5833728 - 11/21/11 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: BrentD]  
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Here is another Martini


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#5835203 - 11/21/11 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: 6MMWASP]  
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nice fox... always dig a full length forearm...


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#6205342 - 02/22/12 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: lovemy99]  
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At my age I don't worry about recoil pads and extra holes for a side mount anymore.
#6208243 - 02/22/12 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: BrentD]  
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Originally Posted by BrentD

A Ballard Pacific (aka No. 5)

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Elegant. How strong are the Ballards?


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#6208281 - 02/22/12 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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The Ruger in this photo is a 375 H&H. That's not uncommon. The rifle behind it, though, I have only ever seen one example. It is a Rodda Field's Patent falling block, in Cal .500-450 #1 Blackpowder Express. The barrel was stamped, "R.R. Rodda & Co, # & #8 Dalhousie Square, Calcutta". I was told it was circa 1890.

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It was clearly someone's favorite hunting rifle. It was extensively engraved, but the engraving was almost completely worn away, as it balanced right at the action. The bore was rough, and the breechblock had about .005 to .010" play in it. It was not heavy, and balanced very well. I still kick myself for letting it get away. Shoulda had it rebored to .500 cal, I think.

The stories that rifle could have told, in the golden age of the British empire...


"...good barrels heal many sins..."

#6208457 - 02/22/12 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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Originally Posted by tex_n_cal
Originally Posted by BrentD

A Ballard Pacific (aka No. 5)

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Elegant. How strong are the Ballards?


Very strong. Strong enough to kill anything on the continent, and that rifle probably has. It is my current go-to hunting rifle.

I love hunting with an original 19th century rifle, yet it is no handicap at all.

Brent


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#6208484 - 02/22/12 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: BrentD]  
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This is an honest-to-goodness Buffalo rifle shipped to Montana in 1878. It no doubt killed a few. I am in the process of resurrecting the gun to carry on it's former glory...

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Originally Posted by deflave

If you want to fit in with a new crowd, ask them if they know shrapnel. There is no friggin' way they won't know who that man is. He is the Chuck Norris of Montana and you will have a nice icebreaker to discuss.
Travis


#6209313 - 02/22/12 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: shrapnel]  
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Another old Marlin-Ballard, 4-1/2 A1 in 40-65 Ballard Everlasting, just a joy to shoot. Haven't been brave enough to take it hunting though.

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Old single shots and old loading tools.....
#6210480 - 02/23/12 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: blackpowdermax]  
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Very nice target rifle there. A bit heavy for hunting and that front sight is not hunting friendly, but it could be made to work well for a lot of things, including pronghorns.

I especially like the way the Ballard forearm is finished at the tip. Very nice.



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#6214747 - 02/24/12 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: BrentD]  
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shrapnel, what does that old Sharps weigh and caliber?

#6217404 - 02/24/12 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: Joe]  
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Here's a couple of not so common singles.
This is my Haenal, which was a gift from a very good friend who does not shoot it anymore.
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And of course, my original Highwall, which are getting harder to find in original shape.
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My martini cadet in .22LR sporting class target rifle
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#6221850 - 02/25/12 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: Joe]  
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Originally Posted by Joe
shrapnel, what does that old Sharps weigh and caliber?


It is a 40-90 Sharps Bottleneck, it weighs 14 1/2 pounds...

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Originally Posted by deflave

If you want to fit in with a new crowd, ask them if they know shrapnel. There is no friggin' way they won't know who that man is. He is the Chuck Norris of Montana and you will have a nice icebreaker to discuss.
Travis


#6226112 - 02/26/12 Re: Some less typical singles [Re: shrapnel]  
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Yet another Martini, a large action converted to .22 Hornet by A.G. Parker in the 1930's

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