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#7290135 - 01/09/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: gaperry59]  
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some more pics:

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#7290262 - 01/09/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: gaperry59]  
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That rifle looks like it is brand new. There is no wear on the corners of the case colors at all.

Bluing looks good to smile


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#7290321 - 01/09/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: BrentD]  
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A fine rifle. I think I can hear it begging for black powder loads with paper patched bullets...

#7291648 - 01/09/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: 303mike]  
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Don't know if I'm ready to try the paper-patched route yet, as I've still plenty to learn about casting GG bullets and loading real black powder. Some day, for sure, though.

#7291672 - 01/09/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: gaperry59]  
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Paper patches are easier. Really. They cast easier, they load easier and the load work up is simpler. Really.


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#7291760 - 01/09/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: BrentD]  
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gaperry59,it's a better deal than I thought, a Bryan built Shiloh is a better gun and better barrel than pre Bryan. it will shoot great. It is also a looker ,I still think it is a LRE though, best to send Lucinda a note thru the Shiloh site and ask her to research it for you if you are interested in how it came from the factory. good luck. Magnum Man

#7292863 - 01/10/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: Magnum_Man]  
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Not to hijack the thread but since we are on the subject can anyone tell me what sight is on the Saddle Rifle I bought is? I will get a better pic when I get home today. It is case hardened and has a vernier scale on the left side

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#7292877 - 01/10/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: pacecars]  
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Could be an MVA midrange - could be anything. Need much better pictures


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#7292974 - 01/10/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: BrentD]  
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I will get some close up pics this afternoon


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#7293650 - 01/10/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: pacecars]  
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Here is my response from Lucinda at Shiloh:

That rifle left here in October 1996 and is a long range express in 45-70 with a 34 standard weight barrel.

Lucinda


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#7294060 - 01/10/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: gaperry59]  
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That pretty much tells you what it is... Now, if you want to find some black powder cartridge rifle shootin' goods, google Buffalo Arms Co., just in case you haven't heard of them. Google "spg lube" as well.

#7294357 - 01/10/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: 303mike]  
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I've been using SPG lube on my sixgun bullets for years with perfect satisfaction, so I'm set there. Yeah, I've been on the Buffalo Arms site the last few days, and they've got a lot of good stuff to choose from. I'm thinking I'll start with the Lyman Postell bullet. I just took delivery of 25 lbs of GOEX black powder, and I have a ton of primers, so I'm ready to get busy.

#7294722 - 01/10/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: gaperry59]  
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Don't forget to order the .030 fiber wads.


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#7294741 - 01/10/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: Ranch13]  
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So much for trying to answer questions before you ask them... It sounds like you're already on the right trail.

#7294998 - 01/10/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: 303mike]  
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Good point Ranch 13, I wasn't sure whether to try the .030 or .060 wads, so I opted to try the .030 first.

#7295165 - 01/10/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: gaperry59]  
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.030 seems to be the best first choice with grease groove bullets.


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#7296490 - 01/10/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: gaperry59]  
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Originally Posted by gaperry59
Here is my response from Lucinda at Shiloh:

That rifle left here in October 1996 and is a long range express in 45-70 with a 34 standard weight barrel.

Lucinda



See I told you, and the sights you showed in the picture were std equipment from that time frame. In your future you will want to replace the frt with atleast a MVA or Shiloh #111 which has replaceable sight inserts and some kind of vernier tang for the rear. goodluck and have fun. Magnum Man

#7296528 - 01/10/13 Re: What sights do I have? [Re: Magnum_Man]  
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If you decide to part with that rear sight, let me know. I might be willing to buy it.

If you are going to hunt in brush, I would go with a different front sight than a spring-clip operated MVA. Something that screws together, like a Lyman (cheap and good) or a Distant Thunder (not cheap but excellent) among others.
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