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Offline Macs69

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Bivens Bicentennial Rifle #33
« on: October 29, 2020, 11:31:14 PM »
Good afternoon, all. Was at a small local blackpowder shop a couple of weeks ago, and stumbled on Bivins Bicentennial rifle #33. This one is wonderfully complete, and has the leather hunting bag, powder horn, test target, all literature, and a folder with some typed correspondence between the buyer and Mr. Bivins.













Offline Macs69

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Re: Bivens Bicentennial Rifle #33
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Offline vanu

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Re: Bivens Bicentennial Rifle #33
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2020, 07:46:34 PM »
Did you get it?!

Offline Macs69

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Re: Bivens Bicentennial Rifle #33
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2020, 08:09:53 PM »
Yes sir! Figured that if I passed it up, I would likely never have an opportunity at another one.

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Re: Bivens Bicentennial Rifle #33
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2020, 01:37:00 AM »
Awesome! good call....

Bruce

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Re: Bivens Bicentennial Rifle #33
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2020, 03:37:35 AM »
Awesome rifle for sure. When I was a kid I wanted one of these in the worst way. I probably would have sold a kidney to get one. Through the years I had seen a few of them come up for sale, but I was either too broke or too late to acquire one. Finally, after 40 plus years, I was able to get one. It's number three. You are lucky. Mine didn't come with the horn or plaque, but I am still most delighted. Way to go!

Offline Marcruger

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Re: Bivens Bicentennial Rifle #33
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2020, 01:09:35 AM »
I am glad that you found that one and gave it a good home.  Unlike some 1970s guns, if built today that gun would surely get fine compliments.  That buttstock carving looks nice.  Thank you for sharing it with us.   God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Bivens Bicentennial Rifle #33
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2020, 01:32:17 AM »
Wonderful find, Mac. Great rifle then and now. The man was ahead of most. Thanks for sharing.
Bob
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Re: Bivens Bicentennial Rifle #33
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2020, 01:50:27 AM »
WOW! Awesome! How did yo stumble on that? couldn't imagine finding one in my local gun store.

Anthony 
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God created the Longrifle...

Offline Macs69

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Re: Bivens Bicentennial Rifle #33
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2020, 01:42:49 PM »
Me either! I actually bought Mike Brooks Lion & Lamb rifle immediately before this, and resolved that I was going have one rifle, and that was it. Then I stumbled on this one, and the plan went out the window. I admired these for years. I figured that Id never have another opportunity at one. I did do a bit of chronic overspending, but that will resolve itself fairly shortly.

Offline Bull Shannon

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Re: Bivens Bicentennial Rifle #33
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2020, 02:34:55 AM »
That is just remarkable and beyond cool in my book!  I was too young to really appreciate the event back in '76 but with all that is happening today I wish I'd paid more attention and kept more memorabilia.

Offline Daryl

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Re: Bivens Bicentennial Rifle #33
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2020, 09:29:24 PM »
The cover of the 1976 Gun Digest had the picture of that (or one of them) rifle on it's purple coloured cover.
Daryl

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