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Old March 27, 2011, 08:10 AM   #1
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Video - Shooting the Burgess rifle

Last week it was almost 80 degrees...this week it barely broke 30. I had to break out the heavy leather coat.
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Old March 27, 2011, 08:47 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting that up. Very informative. Ever since seeing that rifle pop up on Uberti's website I've had this itch..... Wanting to add a nice old school lever action to the collection and like the uniqueness of this one. May have to have one.
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Old March 27, 2011, 01:03 PM   #3
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I really enjoyed reading the article about that rifle in Guns of the Old West. I've got an original Lightning in .38-40 from 1884 and since I'll never be able to afford to buy an original Burgess (and if I could, I suspect that my wife would find some unique way to make me be sorry for it), I think that one of these times I'm going to have to pick up one of those replicas.

Interestingly, the first few years of Lightning production didn't have a dust cover on the ejection port, either, but at least they had a spring loaded gate on the receiver.

Another great video!
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