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Offline Chris_B

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Harvey Gillespie rifle and access.
« on: May 01, 2019, 05:14:10 PM »
I recently told Dennis that I was looking for a rifle/bag/horn set.
He told me he would keep an eye open for it and that is what he found for me at the TN show.
The rifle was handed down in the same family for generations.
Now it has found a new home far away from home.
I promised I will treasure it and that is what I do.
It is already one of my favorites in the collection, one of only two with a real history to it.

overall length : 60"
barrel length : 44"
cal. 0,38
trigger pull : 12,7"












« Last Edit: May 02, 2019, 06:30:23 AM by Chris_B »
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Re: Harvey Gillespie rifle and access.
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2019, 06:19:14 PM »
Nice rifle along with the accoutrements.  Is there a red hue to the wood or does it just appear that way?  Also, what's up with old Harvey going across the mountain and stealing one of them Unicoi guards for his gun.  Shame on Harvey😁
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Re: Harvey Gillespie rifle and access.
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2019, 07:36:01 PM »
Nice rifle along with the accoutrements.  Is there a red hue to the wood or does it just appear that way?  Also, what's up with old Harvey going across the mountain and stealing one of them Unicoi guards for his gun.  Shame on Harvey😁

I would not be surprised that either a customer requested that TN type curl or possibly an owner had it done later. I feel sure it is a Gillespie guard but the only one I have seen with that TN twist to it, an interesting feature.

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Re: Harvey Gillespie rifle and access.
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2019, 08:30:35 PM »
What a great opportunity! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Harvey Gillespie rifle and access.
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2019, 09:41:35 PM »
 :o :o :o... wow,... a great find,... how did I miss seeing this one,...??? .... (guess I was pre-occupied with looking for Lawing rifles),,...!!! ... nice one,.. regards,.. Cades Cove Fiddler ...

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Re: Harvey Gillespie rifle and access.
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2019, 06:29:50 AM »
Nice rifle along with the accoutrements.  Is there a red hue to the wood or does it just appear that way?  Also, what's up with old Harvey going across the mountain and stealing one of them Unicoi guards for his gun.  Shame on Harvey😁

I would not be surprised that either a customer requested that TN type curl or possibly an owner had it done later. I feel sure it is a Gillespie guard but the only one I have seen with that TN twist to it, an interesting feature.

Dennis

Richard (the guy who sold the rifle) lives in TN, and as far as I understood him some of his ancestors
did too, partially at least. Maybe that explains the Unicoi guard?
Kind regards from Germany, Chris

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Re: Harvey Gillespie rifle and access.
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2019, 06:34:07 AM »
Is there a red hue to the wood or does it just appear that way? 
There is a little red hue indeed, but itīs mostly done by the camera... ;)
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Re: Harvey Gillespie rifle and access.
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2019, 02:38:29 AM »
Ok.  Thanks for the reply.
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Re: Harvey Gillespie rifle and access.
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2019, 03:37:59 AM »
Chris , That's a very nice addition to your growing collection. I'm just a little worried about Dennis . He is either a saint  or off his rocker  not keeping that for him self.  It's an  interesting gun.
JIM

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Re: Harvey Gillespie rifle and access.
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2019, 07:20:55 AM »
Jim, I will rather go along with that saint theory.
As you may guess, it is a little bit complicated to build up a collection of American Longrifles in Germany,
and Dennis has been of help so often, what a great guy!!
I am honored that he found that rifle one of his ancestors built and let me have it.
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Re: Harvey Gillespie rifle and access.
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2019, 04:10:09 PM »
Wow. Congratulations on your fine set.  Kudos to Dennis for making it happen.

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Re: Harvey Gillespie rifle and access.
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2019, 08:40:48 PM »
A treasure for sure!!   Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Harvey Gillespie rifle and access.
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2019, 05:26:08 AM »
 Nice grouping. You are a great guy, Dennis!
Wayne Elliott