I get a kick outta that

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by phideaux, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yep I am a sucker for that thumpin of the ole sholder.

    Didnt have any cash , guy had this rifle, he would trade, I usually dont, but, I did.
    I negotiated for 2 days, drove 2 hrs today, left 2 shoguns behind (my investment of $583),came home with this one.

    He was asking a grand, which is right on the money(pun).Thats what they're selling for.He is a shotgun man, and Im not.

    Im happyier than a pig in poop.[​IMG]

    Browning Model 78, Single shot lever action falling block,mfg 1977, cal 45-70, 24" Octagon barrell.
    He bought 2 boxes of ammo in 1977 (40) gave me one unopened box and 3 loose rounds from the other box.
    Yeah 17 shots, and you can tell it, Not a scratch anywhere. Best quality Ive seen in any gun. Fit and finish , materials are outstanding.
    Even Ms Phi is pretty happy with this one.[​IMG]

    Im betting its a mule.

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    Jim
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2014
  2. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well good deal bud,wish I had that kind of luck :(.
     

  3. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    that is an expensive X X X X. I don't know why I can't see the 4 pics.
     
  4. DoubleR

    DoubleR Active Member

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    Really Nice!!! Great find!
     
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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  6. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Is Buster the only one that cant see the pics ?


    Strange....


    Jim
     
  7. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I can see the pics........ Buster, have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling, if you are using the app?

    If browser, try clearing your cache and cookies
     
  8. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I cleared cookies and history but still x x x x
     
  9. lefty60

    lefty60 New Member

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    Likewise on the pics, no go!:(
     
  10. cgor

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    Jim

    I can see the pictures just fine,beautiful gun.
     
  11. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I cant explain why most are seeing pics, but some are not.

    Let me try from photobucket.

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    Jim
     
  12. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    I can see both sets of pics Jim...
     
  13. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ok, Im thinking , there is something different about what Buster and Lefty may be using .

    I dunno.



    Jim
     
  14. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jim, I see the 2 pics now. It looks like new and I like the added whiskey jug. That IMO was worth trading for.
     
  15. lefty60

    lefty60 New Member

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    Can see the new posts. Great look'n rifle, well worth the trade.:D
     
  16. spikedriver

    spikedriver Active Member

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    Thumbs up! Enjoy your new thumpenboomer!
     
  17. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Dang it, I just walked into another deal today , that I just couldnt pass up.
    Im gettin a kick outta this..
    I been lookin for one of them, H&R Buffalo Classic 45-70 ,32" match grade barrel, rifles for a while,
    I even put one on order a few weeks ago, found out after a week and a half waitin,"its on backorder". sheeese,

    So after searchin the USA for one,
    I called my old LGS, and he had one on the shelf.
    So I go down there and he hands it to me, its got this ding on the forearm., says , $360, Im mullin it over , he says Ill order you a new one, (knowing there aint any) I say go ahead,.. ha!, he says there aint none to be had. He says $360 OTD.

    I walked out with it for $360, Ill fix the ding.

    Gouger Mountain has it listed for $499. Most places were $459 and up.
    I just couldnt walk away.

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    Jim
     
  18. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Very nice walk away with. You seem to be in the right places at the right times. I wonder how long before you need a building instead of a safe?
     
  19. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thats my problem , I got to start stayin home, and quit looking.;):)

    Funny you said that, as I have recently built a special room ,just for all my boys. Aint that krazy ?:dizzy:



    Jim
     
  20. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya. I pretty much quit checking out gun reviews as that led to my buying another gun. I catch myself now and again but I remind myself I refuse to buy another safe. I sold a bunch and kept my favorites. I bought three more after I sold off and said I wasn't going to buy anymore guns. They are just so good looking and nice to have with no law against having more than just one.