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Old May 5th, 2017, 08:20 AM   #16
 
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I've tried that too...it hasn't helped me. The only way to deal correctly with this is to get you partner addicted too!!
Did that. My wife and I shoot at least twice a month. Since I found North Georgia Arms, more often.



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Old May 7th, 2017, 05:36 PM   #17
 
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Nice, and in a fantastic caliber. The closest I have is a 1a in 7x57 that I found at a gunshow a few years back. The metal was perfect, but the stock looked like it had been put up wet and then set in the Texas sun for years. It was clouded and big spots of finish were totally missing with the wood underneath oxidized to a gray brown like a weathered fence post. I got it for a good price, then the job of stripping and finishing the stock began. I do not know what Ruger used, this was an earlier red buttpad gun, but the remaining finish was impervious to any solvent I used, lacquer thinner, xylol, MEK, so I scraped and scraped, then carefully sanded so as not to hit the checkering, and ended up with a pretty little gun with wood much better than average. To this day I cannot understand why someone will get a nice gun like that then mistreat it to the point of abuse.
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Nice, and in a fantastic caliber. The closest I have is a 1a in 7x57 that I found at a gunshow a few years back. The metal was perfect, but the stock looked like it had been put up wet and then set in the Texas sun for years. It was clouded and big spots of finish were totally missing with the wood underneath oxidized to a gray brown like a weathered fence post. I got it for a good price, then the job of stripping and finishing the stock began. I do not know what Ruger used, this was an earlier red buttpad gun, but the remaining finish was impervious to any solvent I used, lacquer thinner, xylol, MEK, so I scraped and scraped, then carefully sanded so as not to hit the checkering, and ended up with a pretty little gun with wood much better than average. To this day I cannot understand why someone will get a nice gun like that then mistreat it to the point of abuse.
I have often wondered how some guns get so abused. I have rifles that I bought 40 years ago and killed many deer with that you would have a hard time telling they were not almost NIB. But I'm VERY fussy! Most #1's I have seen over the years were well taken care of, I suppose by the time a man can afford a relatively expensive firearm such as that he has learned to treat it with respect--and this is not to mention lots of people just buy them and rarely shoot them. Generally, I think, just a different type of person buying them in my opinion. Your gun was the aberration it seems, glad you put it right.

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Nice looking rifle. Congrats.
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Old May 7th, 2017, 08:37 PM   #20
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Man I love that Mannlicher stock! Beautiful Rifle.
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Old May 8th, 2017, 04:43 AM   #21
 
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I have often wondered how some guns get so abused. I have rifles that I bought 40 years ago and killed many deer with that you would have a hard time telling they were not almost NIB. But I'm VERY fussy! Most #1's I have seen over the years were well taken care of, I suppose by the time a man can afford a relatively expensive firearm such as that he has learned to treat it with respect--and this is not to mention lots of people just buy them and rarely shoot them. Generally, I think, just a different type of person buying them in my opinion. Your gun was the aberration it seems, glad you put it right.
Yes, my first rifle, that was all my own, a 1963 M 70 Win looks almost like new. I also have a 1952 vintage Marlin 39a dad bought new. He loaned it to my uncle once, who did not take care of it and it has a shallow rust canker on the mag tube as a result. Dad never loaned it again and other than that it looks almost like new, actually better than a lot of new rifles considering the condition and appearance of the wood and other metal. I also have a similar vintage Marlin 336 SC he had that does look like new. Then there is a 1929 vintage Husqvarna sporter that only has a little dulling of the metal, normal for a nearly 90 year old rifle, but best of all is a 1911 Swiss Schmidt Rubin, military rifle that looks like it just came out of the box.

Someone over the years had really took good care of some of those guns. Like you I am rather fussy and hope to pass some of them to my grandson some day, with them being in very good condition.
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Well, I took a look at Cabela's and there are a lot of sub-$1000 No.1's. Whether they are great deals or not depends what you want or need. But there are 1A's and 30-06's that I saw. No $500 deals but those days are gone.

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I just gave in to the siren call of a stainless steel, laminated stock No. 1 in .405 Winchester. LN, unfired, but without the factory box and manual, for $969 at the local Cabela's. They had new No. 1s in several calibers, including the Tropical in .450-400 NE, .458 Lott, and .375 H&H, for $999.

My wife is still a bit miffed, and I can't really justify it even to myself. I own three other single shots already, including a No. 1B in .25-06.
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I just gave in to the siren call of a stainless steel, laminated stock No. 1 in .405 Winchester. LN, unfired, but without the factory box and manual, for $969 at the local Cabela's. They had new No. 1s in several calibers, including the Tropical in .450-400 NE, .458 Lott, and .375 H&H, for $999.

My wife is still a bit miffed, and I can't really justify it even to myself. I own three other single shots already, including a No. 1B in .25-06.
EXCELLENT buy! I have one, unfired in box, that I gave more than that for. The .405 is not common, is an American (Teddy Roosevelt) icon, and I would expect it to appreciate more than most in the stainless/laminate/.405 configuration. Not to mention, it is a great hunting rifle in all respects.
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