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 Post subject: M91's pappy
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:38 pm 
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I thought you might enjoy looking at what preceded the M1891 three-line rifle. I have been searching in vain for a M1870 Berdan II for years and have never even seen one in person. At this past Wanenmacher show in Tulsa I finally located the rare beast. This one was manufactured in 1884, the metal fantastic with virtually no rust or pitting anywhere. The wood had some really bad spots (what you see is after some work on the wood) but otherwise in what I would call good shape for a 130 year-old gun. The price was even fair in my estimation therefore it came home with me!
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You can tell how nice the metal is by the condition of the bolt and screws.

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Rear volley sight.

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Front volley sight.

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This target is from 100 yds. Don't ask me how I missed that 5th shot so badly. :D

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Those are indeed 11mm holes, target was rather large to accommodate my old eyes.

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 Post subject: Re: M91's pappy
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:46 am 
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Location: Bean town in the worthless nut state
Now you need a Berdan I.

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 Post subject: Re: M91's pappy
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:47 pm 
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Yes! A Berdan I, I should live so long and have a bank account so large. :lol

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 Post subject: Re: M91's pappy
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:23 pm 
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Fantastic find.
I have never seen one in this condition.
Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Martin


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