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Old November 24, 2012, 06:31 PM   #1
Doc Hoy
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Join Date: October 24, 2008
Location: Chesapeake, VA
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Gun show somewhat successful

Went to the Hampton VA Gun show today.

Came home with a 45-70 trapdoor. SN 279530. (1885)

Rifle stock was cut down but barrel is original length.

Bore is good and the rifle operates very smoothly. Finish is in my opinion, I little rough. Many would describe it as having a nice patina. For me I will clean it up a little and try to get it looking a little .....Better(?)

Traded the 1873 Cap and ball Cattleman from Pietta, (9 inch barrel) I have been trying to sell, plus three hundred for the rifle and the seller threw in a Pacific "C" press which is the one which can be reversed so the handle moves up or down plus ten different shellholder rams.

I'll post photos soonest.

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson

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