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Offline Daniel

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old rifle
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:29:58 PM »
A friend has an original half stock. Looks like 36 cal. Brass mounts, cap lock.
The stock is cracked at the wrist, which can be fixed. The bore needs work and maybe the lock.
I may buy it . What does it take to clean up the bore?
Looks like a Goushler lock. Will get picks tomorrow.
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Offline rich pierce

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Re: old rifle
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 09:59:06 PM »
Itís rare to find a small caliber halfstock with half decent rifling. Iíve been freshing barrels and many have pits 0.020Ē deep. Getting Bobby Hoyt to drill, ream, and re-rifle is most cost efficient. I could advise you on re -cutting the rifling or do it for a price IF the rifling is not awful and extends all the way to the breechplug. If the powder chamber has no strong rifling left then freshing should only be done by a zealous owner because youíre looking at 16 hours of work.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2019, 12:57:08 AM by rich pierce »
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Offline Mike Brooks

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Re: old rifle
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 11:14:45 PM »
By your description I'd not give more than a couple hundred bucks for it.
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Re: old rifle
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 02:41:56 AM »
Thanks guys. He's wanting $350. I will back off.
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Offline Dennis Glazener

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Re: old rifle
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2019, 02:48:32 AM »
Thanks guys. He's wanting $350. I will back off.
Probably a wise decision.
Dennis
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