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#313015 - 02/10/13 04:42 AM Re: 577/500 Magnum [Re: AkMike1]
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Beautiful rifle! As others have said the Scots really knew how to make an express rifle.

Nice case colors left on that one!

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#313103 - 02/10/13 09:34 PM Re: 577/500 Magnum [Re: AkMike1]
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Always thought the non-rebounding were on early rifles as left over from the percussion era. Rebounding hammer as well as changes in the hammers themselves certainly evolved. Alex was one of the best.

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#313112 - 02/10/13 11:01 PM Re: 577/500 Magnum [Re: AkMike1]
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I've read that a man named Stanton invented the rebounding hammer locks in 1867-1868. I figure anything with non rebounding hammers is prior to 1870 for a general rule.

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