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Raptorman
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This one is chambered in .43 Spanish, the brass and casting mold had to come from Belgium, so 100 cases was $500.

It's been in my family forever and has always just hung up in the attic until our older brother retired, got bored and set out to see if he could make it shoot again.

This old rifle hasn't been shot in over 100 years since the Franco-Prussian war.


He is going to take it to Oklahoma and kill an Elk with it now.



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My God stuff like this is a thrill and so satisfying to shoot.

And hell these days probably easier to feed. Wink


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That was awesome! And it slings empties Smile
 
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That was awesome! And it slings empties Smile


Hell it would do an HK91 proud. Smile


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Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing this old rifle.


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Very cool.



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That is damned cool. Would be really interested to hear a followup on how it performs in the field.


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Twelve dollars a piece!!!!!Glad he got it shooting again though!
 
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Wow, coincidentally, yesterday I shot a Colt Lightning rifle that has been in my family for over 100 years for the first time with cast-lead black powder 44-40 loads.
 
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I really I enjoy this kind of stuff- thanks for sharing.
 
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Very cool. Thank you for sharing this. On a side note, you and your brother’s voices sound nearly identical.


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Originally posted by Mars_Attacks:
This one is chambered in .43 Spanish, the brass and casting mold had to come from Belgium, so 100 cases was $500.

It's been in my family forever and has always just hung up in the attic until our older brother retired, got bored and set out to see if he could make it shoot again.

This old rifle hasn't been shot in over 100 years since the Franco-Prussian war.


He is going to take it to Oklahoma and kill an Elk with it now.

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Geez I haven't seen you guys for so long. Nice old rifle you have there.


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Geez I haven't seen you guys for so long. Nice old rifle you have there.


You're always welcome to come up here and shoot!





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Living History.

Thanks for sharing.


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That is incredibly cool, as was the pinfire you posted in the pistols section. Looks like you guys had a great day on the range shooting some really unique stuff! Thanks for sharing...I enjoy seeing this stuff and learning about it.
 
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Richard has a Fusil Gras mle 1874 he's working on getting going I bought for him for Christmas.


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That is awesome. I have a "pistol" brought back from Afghanistan and given to me, that is that same action type scenario. Can't recall what it was called right this second, British something rifle cut down.

Anyway, that is excellent. Keep up the good work.


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That is awesome. I have a "pistol" brought back from Afghanistan and given to me, that is that same action type scenario. Can't recall what it was called right this second, British something rifle cut down.



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Yes Sir that's it


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