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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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Very nice indeed. Really like that straight stock.
 

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That's a great looking rifle and a heck of a deal!
 

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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.
 
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