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Is it just a coincidence that the people who sell drugs to addicts, and the people who sell me guns are both called "dealers"? :hmmmm2:

Anyway, I went and visited my dealer a bit over about 2 weeks ago, and left thinking about a rifle he had in the rack.

A 'B' serial number model 1936. Made in 1941, so its 77 years old. Pistol grip, square bolt, 30-30, 2/3rd mag tube and a 24" barrel. Period correct redfield target peep, and faded case colouring. Action is smooth and precise, and the trigger is very crisp. Buttstock is clean, but the forearm has a few nicks in the underside.

Anyway, it bothered me, so much that 2 weeks later (last Saturday) I made a call and told him I want it. So now the PTA goes in, and I get another rifle.

There is nohing wrong with my Zane Grey, but I'm trying to convince myself that the extra 2 inches of barrel on the 1936 will let me shoot open sights for a while longer than the shorter barrel on my Zane.
Anyway, I don't need an excuse, and it's too late anyway, she's mine! :ridinghorse:

Photos when I pick her up........

cheers, curan.
 

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Hey Curan - congrats on your latest "new-to-you" rifle. I don't know what "PTA" means in Australia, but, unlike in the USA, I'll bet it's not "Parent-Teacher Association." :biggrin:
Permit to Acquire. And yes,it's a giant PITA!!!!
 

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If you own any 30-30 you should own 2. I like a cast shooter/jacketed plinker and a hunter with full loads.
 

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Congrats! Sounds great, looking forward to the pics!
Gotta get the PTA through when I get home Boris!

Don't worry, you blokes will see it as soon as I pick it up and get it home .........
 
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HI Curan - have you got it yet - its been weeks - where are the photographs - did you send your forms to the weapons licencing PTA or the Harper Valley PTA??
 
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Okay, I know you've all been waiting patiently ........ as have I!

But I finally got back to the dealers, and although I still have more time to wait for the PTA (my stuff up, not the govt), I took the rifle outside and got a couple of quick photos.

Tree Canoe birch Trunk Woody plant Plant


You can see that the case colouring id gone in the next photo, but you can also see a schmiko "as new, fresh outa the box" Redfield receiver peep ..... very nice!

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Whoever did the trigger got it right, as it lets go beautifully. The bore is sweet.

It does have a few dings to the woodwork here and there, but generally, it's a nice clean rifle.

And of course, the best thing about it, is once the paperwork goes through, it's mine! :smile:
 
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