My 1895

Discussion in 'Lever Action' started by Swampman, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Swampman

    Swampman Active Member

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    I bought this one cheap because it had a broken buttstock which I repaired. It's a good shooter.

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  2. oldbrass

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    Now thats a nice shootin iron, you do good work Swampman, I wish I could come across a deal like that..what kind of adhesive did you use for the repair, or is it a new stock?? Again very nice,I`d be real proud of that rifle.
     

  3. 1894

    1894 Well-Known Member

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    Great looking rifle ! Any very nice pic !
     
  4. Swampman

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    The inital reair was with clear epoxy. I went back and worked on the hair line gaps with fine walnut sawdust and Super Glue. I used the thin runny kind. You work the powdery sawdust into the gap and soak it with Super Glue. After filling and sanding several times, I repaired the finish with Min-Wax Satin Tung Oil Finish and OOOO Steel Wool. You can hardly see the repair. I paid $300.00 for it. I love these early 1895s.
     
  5. Rooster59

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    I've only seen photos of the early 1895's. I'm partial to straight stocks anyway and prefer dovetailed front sights rather than ramps. Can't remember the Duke using a rifle with a ramped front sight. But then again, he was partial to Winchesters.

    The only thing I'd prefer different on yours is a full length mag tube. Just not fond of the sport rifle look of the abbreviated tubes.

    Jeff
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012
  6. 1895gunner

    1895gunner Well-Known Member

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    Awesome rifle swampman. Gotta love an 1895.

    1895gunner
     
  7. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice indeed. Really like that straight stock.
     
  8. biku324

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    I do like a hand-rubbed tung oil finish!
     
  9. Shooter

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    That's a great pic.
     
  10. JohnnyLoco

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  11. Hyphenated

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    That's a great looking rifle and a heck of a deal!
     
  12. Big bore

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    Very nice swampman, that's one to be proud of for sure. Thanks for sharing.

    Jim
     
  13. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Nice rifle Swampman, congratulations! Does she kick hard with that straight stock? I'm thinking 45/70 for my next rifle.
     
  14. Swampman

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    The recoil isn't bad. I rarely shoot real heavy loads.
     
  15. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Thanks Swampman, your opinion is appreciated.