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Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by TRAP55, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. TRAP55

    TRAP55 New Member

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    1873 Winchester Saddle Ring Carbine in 44-40. Made in 1883. You guys would throw rocks at me if I told ya what I paid for it.:D
    Anyone know where I can find an original buttstock and buttplate for it?

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  2. 300 H&H

    300 H&H Active Member

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    Nice find trap!

    I have a cousin who has one in 38/55. It had a lifting block timing issue that we figured out to be a bent lifter arm, and got it running once again. Shot black powder reloads through it, and it did repectably well at 50 yds. As for the butt stock I wish I could help you, but am at a loss....Once apon a time Dixie gun works may have had reproduction butt plates, but I am sure you want an original. Good luck on your quest! Best regards, Kirk
  3. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

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    What a really nice rifle. I can only guess that you must of got it at a buyers price since you are bragging about it. I would like to run across one like yours one day and have the coin to do the deal. Congratulations on an excellent find.

    Jeff