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Offline 1sogdusm

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A Soddy followed me home!
« on: January 28, 2019, 08:05:20 PM »
I stumbled on a Soddy rifle the other day and thought I would share a few photos. This one is around .50 caliber , not a chunk but certainly not a light weight either.













Offline okieboy

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Re: A Soddy followed me home!
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2019, 10:04:44 PM »
 Well, I for one am jealous of your nice find. You don't list the barrel length, but there is no reason that it couldn't have been in some chunk shoots: people used to bring what they had.
 Unusual that it doesn't have double set triggers, I take it that the single trigger that we see is a simple trigger.
 The stock seems to end about 4 inches back from the muzzle. Does this look original, or was it modified at some point?
 Anyway, lots to like about your "new" rifle.
Okieboy

Offline Cades Cove Fiddler

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Re: A Soddy followed me home!
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 10:18:45 PM »
 :o :o :o.... yessir, all the features you want to see in a Soddy,...  most likely a match rifle,..not all were really long barrels,... 44" -50" were common,... you did well on this one,.. is the nosecap poured pewter ?? ... if so, I would wager she has been shortened,..... regards,... CCF,...

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Re: A Soddy followed me home!
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 11:33:05 PM »
Lucky guy!
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Offline 1sogdusm

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Re: A Soddy followed me home!
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 12:08:44 AM »
Thanks for the kind words, nose cap is brass not pewter. I think it was shortened at some point but not sure. Not home now, seems like barrel is 44”.  The single trigger is light for sure, barrel shows that handled a lot smoothness of an old one. I kind of love it, just salty enough to be honest.

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Re: A Soddy followed me home!
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 01:38:13 AM »
  Nice find indeed..! 

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Re: A Soddy followed me home!
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 01:45:29 AM »
 ;) ;)... share a pic of that front sight,... !!!!

Offline 1sogdusm

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Re: A Soddy followed me home!
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2019, 02:17:20 AM »
Here you go.




Offline galudwig

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Re: A Soddy followed me home!
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2019, 04:05:19 AM »
I'd give my left *** to stumble over something like that! Awesome find and thanks for sharing!
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Re: A Soddy followed me home!
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2019, 05:40:05 AM »
 ;) ;) ;)... double click on pix,... nice double dove-tail front sight,......

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Re: A Soddy followed me home!
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2019, 02:29:49 AM »
Actually looks like a third dovetail just to the rear of the front sight...could it have been a triple dovetail sight originally?

Greg
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Re: A Soddy followed me home!
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 02:39:59 AM »
Nice rifle, congratulations...respectfully I'm envious, perhaps one will find its way to me someday so I can check that off my list.