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    Wesson & Harrington 45/70, Is this Rare?

    001.JPG On the side of the receiver it says WESSON AND HARRINGTON but it's an Harrington and Richards receiver and action and on the barrel it says Buffalo Classic. It is a 45/70 and the fella I bought it from told me he never shot anything but lead out of it. So is this rare or did H&R have somebody else help make these rifles?
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    That was a stock rifle that H.&R. made. They also made it in 38-55. There are some videos on U-Tube of folks shooting them. One or two have had the chambers lengthened to make a 45-120.
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    I nearly bought one of those when CDNN was blowing them out for a couple hundred bucks. Cool gun, how does it shoot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingstrider View Post
    I nearly bought one of those when CDNN was blowing them out for a couple hundred bucks. Cool gun, how does it shoot?
    It shoots the 405 cast lead bullets with a stout charge of IMR 3031 powder to about 1.5-2 inch groups at 100 yards with peep sights and a Williams Fire Sight on the front, it would probably do better if I had younger eyes.
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    I have the H&R of this. It’s my understanding that they are were making them both simultaneously but not sure of that. Different factories maybe? Never have understood they’re relationship.
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    I can't comment on it's lineage, but that's one beautiful rifle! Very impressive marksmanship and accuracy as well.

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    The Wesson & Harrington Buffalo Classic and Target were made 1992-1999 according to Goforth's book, no different than H&R 1871 BC and Target, made in the same Gardner MA factory.

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    History of original Wesson Harrington is online. Here's an original, circa 1873 pistol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 256WinMag View Post
    History of original Wesson Harrington is online. Here's an original, circa 1873 pistol.

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    That's real nice. Where in Gods earth did you find that revolver and bullets too.
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    A really long story on the find, both pistol and ammo, which is probably worth more than the pistol!
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