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    • #29357
      Sgt. Mike
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      Noticed that we have a new section for single shots.
      I Look forward to some of the posting that will no doubt arise. Especially some on the Ruger #1 and #3 but not inclusive to just those models as there is a ton of winchester, browning, ballard, stevens, and way too many SS bolt action gun made to list.

      That being said I hope one day to add a centerfire falling block to my collection of misfits.

    • #29368
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      Watching with interest.

      I don’t have any of the really good ones although I would love to have a Rolling Block someday.
      I do have a nice variety of single shot Handi Rifles and shotguns.

    • #29370
      Rattlesnake Charlie
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      I have a Shiloh Sharps in .45-70 and a Worthington rolling block in .22 long rimfire. Both are neglected. The lawn and weeds are growing too fast.

    • #29371
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      Well let’s start with pictures




    • #29373
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      I had one of the Lyman Ruger #1’s once upon a time.I think I traded it on a Colt Sauer .
      My favorite Shiloh Sharps is a .50/90
      I only shoot black powder in it.
      100 grs of 1F and a 500 gr Lyman bullet.
      The recoil is pleasant off the bench , but my rifle has a slow twist.

    • #29390
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      Neat rifle ,thanks for posting it.

    • #29399
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      WCM;n8745 wrote: Neat rifle ,thanks for posting it.

      Very nice rifles. I really like the single shot military rifles and have a small collection of them.

      Here are a few of them. As you can tell, my interest is in US Military rifles. These all have very good bores and in some cases almost pristine rifling and are all pretty good shooters. The bottom two are 50/70 and the rest are 45/70s.

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      Rattlesnake Charlie
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      Not much by comparison, but I’m proud of my two single shot rifles. A Shiloh Sharps in .45-70 and a Whitney rolling block in .22 long rimfire. The Whitney came off some ranch in eastern Colorado, but I cannot find the brand in any book so far. The rear sight was not original, and fell off during a recent move. For some reason, the photo of the Sharps keeps coming up as corrupted, even though I’ve sent it to many people. I’ll work on it.

    • #29406
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      Why is it I feel a bit jealous?

      🙁

    • #29409
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      Its a natural reaction to beholding pure awesomeness, and not even having the ability to tell yourself “yeah, but I’ll bet half of them have damaged rifling”.
      A lifetime of discriminatory collecting is a sight to behold!!!!
      These rifles are lovely.
      Hey RC, I hope you can get that Sharps picture to work!!!

      Congratulations to all the folks who have posted eye candy. This should have been one of the first forums I created rather than he last. Appologies!!!

    • #29417
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      Here is a odd ball, a Lipsey’s Special Ruger No1 chambered in 30-30 Winchester, only 250 made and mine has the Circassion walnut of which very few were made.

      Here is a link to Lipsey’s with a write up about them.

      http://www.lipseysguns.com/post/Ruger-Number-1A-Blue-Light-Sporter-30-30.aspx

    • #29418
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      These are my Shiloh Sharps rifles

    • #29419
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      Beautiful! I really like high grade wood and those Sharps have it spades.

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      Thanks,
      The top and bottom ones are .45/70’s, the middle one is my .50/90 It is one of my favorite rifles.

    • #29421
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      Gorgeous!!!
      Hard to see how wood and steel could be more valuable than this.
      Wonderfull rifles.

    • #29423
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      This is a Lipsey’s K1A in 6.5×55

    • #29426
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      before Ruger discontinued the #3 I would look at them and go maybe someday then go with the “magazine capacity” mentality of the bolt and automatic’s.

      Now those same #3 which used to be a bit cheaper than the #1 was. Today they fetch right at #1 prices, amazing.
      Oh well one day I’ll run across a single shot cheap enough that I’ll turn into a Varmit special

    • #29448
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      Now THAT is sweet.

    • #29452
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      It’s a shooter too!

    • #29453
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      Whitney 2nd model Rolling block rifle, circa 1885. Originally chambered in .38 CFC. Barrel re-lined in .32/20 WCF. Rifle came out of my grandfather’s collection through
      my cousin via a trade. Rifle is moderately accurate by today’s standards. If I do my job, I get 2 ~ 3″ groups at 100 yds with 120 gr. Missouri cast bullets & 1680.

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      OK! My friend in WI used his super-duper software to fix the problem with my photo, and I’ve now uploaded a photo of my Shiloh Sharps. Yes, I’m bragging about the deer too. Who wouldn’t too?

    • #29458
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      Rattlesnake Charlie;n8846 wrote: OK! My friend in WI used his super-duper software to fix the problem with my photo, and I’ve now uploaded a photo of my Shiloh Sharps. Yes, I’m bragging about the deer too. Who wouldn’t too?

      Very nice indeed.
      The last time I saw any deer like that around here was back in the 70’s
      When I hunted with my dear father in the old days of by gone times.

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      agree with WCM very nice

    • #29472
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      I got him on the old farm where I grew up in western Kansas. I had hunted for three days watching the crossing between two patches of alfalfa in the creek bottom. The game camera had shown to be a very good spot. The deer had gone nocturnal on opening morning due to all the road hunter circling. Finally, on the third day of the season the wind came up about 30 mph from the south. I decided to try to sneak through big brush spots working into the wind. I started in the pig pen, about 75 yards from the farmhouse. The weeds were about shoulder high. About half way through the patch, this buck stood up about 10 ft away. We both had surprised looks on our faces. After a few seconds I got it together and shot him in the neck. He dropped right there. I used the 1948 Ford tractor to drag him out of the weeds and up to the garage. I don’t believe my pickup would have made it through the weeks. I wold have worried about the catalytic converter starting a fire too. The game camera shows there are more like him, and one that is even more impressive. I’m looking forward to this next season.

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      I may be done buying Ruger #1’s. I have the three calibers I wanted most.
      I am done buying any guns for a while.

      I over spent on components figuring it may be a long dry spell.

      I went in a local gun shop yesterday and saw women and old folks buying up handguns.

    • #29495
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      WCM;n8896 wrote:
      I over spent on components figuring it may be a long dry spell.

      I don’t blame you. Depending on events in November, this “dry spell” could make the past 5 years “dry spell” seem like nothing more than a warm summer breeze…….

    • #29496
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      Most stuff is still available now, but probably won’t be in a few months.

      If I die with more primers than I need, my son can always use them.

      My wife wanted to know why I bought this stuff.

      I said cause hurricane Katrina is on the way..

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      Perhaps that warm summer breeze will whisper 35 cents please……..

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