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Bill, I think Winchesters can hold their own against Frazers and Farqs in the appearance department too. In fact, I would rate them the most handsome of all rifles bar none.

But I might be biased



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Mr. Fewless, it's been a while since you graced these pages unless I missed it. Being the astute connoiseur of fine rifles that you are, I was wondering if yo would show us some pictures of what you turned this one into?

I used to own this rifle but Glenn somehow acquired it from me and I'm sure it is in a much better form now than when I had it.

I picked this 1881 up to replace the 1897 and turned it into a nice LR BP rifle. It is one of my favorites and I like it better than the 1897.


But I've got nothing against these either.

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Actually, Mr. Earle has a third variation Holland action modeled from an action of mine. Unfortunately it is a long road from a computer model to a finished product, and Mr. Earle selfishly insists on earning a living and feeding his family, which involves making things more profitable than actions. It may happen some day, though...



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Bob, you have good taste and talents, especially in wood and bluing. your rifles are NEVER hard on the eyes.


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The Sharps Borchardt is a strong and ergonomic hammerless action that makes a fine sporter. I have a .405 Win on an original action barreled by the Borchardt rifle company.

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Don't forget the Stevens 44 1/2. CptCurl says if far better than I can: http://forums.nitroexpress.com/showflat....amp;Search=true

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Speaking of not forgetting one, let's not forget the Bullard.

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I'm glad Cpt.C, on his nitro posting, mentioned the CPA 44 1/2. Aside from the Sharps folks, the CPA folks are about the only other that have been able to sustain quality reproduction rifle manufacturing. Many have fallen by the wayside. I also think Bullard's are one of those, never to be seen again, highlights from the single shot past.

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The highest scores ever recorded among our local schuetzen group were fired by three different different shooters all using CPA Stevens rifles. One shooter managed the only two perfect scores on the same day. Those actions must be OK.


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Stevens made the 44 I/2 in a smaller version, the 044 1/2. They were chambered for rimfire and smaller center fire cartridges.


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