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I found one today for $475. It's a JM stamped model. It's been shot a bit and
it does have the crossbar safety. It's slick enough that I can dry cycle it with my pinky.
The rifling looks bright and clean, the receiver has some minor rust spots
as does the barrel. The wood has seen some use but has no gouges in it.
The guy who sells the guns there wasn't there today so I couldn't buy it.
But is it worth $475, no way to take pics.
I have a levergun silhouette meet on Sunday and can't get it until Monday.

Is it worth it?
Thanks...

ps: I know 44 mag ammo isn't cheap!
 

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Is there anything I should look out for on that particular gun, something that might clue
me into a problem?
 

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Pull the stock and make sure the Tabs are not broke off or cracked where they insert into the reciever. I learned this the hard way:ahhhhh:
 
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They will not let me pull the stock at that place. I know the guy and
you can't take apart something like that, not in his place.
 

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If it is in decent condition and cycles smoothly like you said, and rifling & crown look good I'd be buying it for that price! Geez first I missed the 22LR ammo, now this?? LOL

I'll have to get back up there and go "Shopping" with you! HAHAHAAA

I say go for it. The 44mag is just about my favorite, right along with the 45-70 & 25-20....!!????

Good Luck
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I was hoping it was a good deal it's pretty far from where I live and they normally don't
do anything with lever guns.

Bloodgroove if you're ever up my way again, let me know. I know a few gun stores you
might not have been to.

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I was able to buy the gun tonight! Just got it home and I'm going to
work on the minor rust issues that it has..
I couldn't dicker on the price but $475 seemed ok and the wood isn't
cracked anywhere. Hopefully it will chamber rounds properly.
I don't have any ammo for it yet.
 

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Bloodgroove if you're ever up my way again, let me know. I know a few gun stores you
might not have been to.

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Congrats To'ya on pickin it up!!! Remember No Pic's, No Happen! :biggrin: :marchmellow: LOL.....

I will do that for sure. I'll probably be back up that way in Sept/Oct to visit my Sister again. IMHO, I don't know of a better way of passing time by than hitting All/Some/Most of the LGS's :biggrin:

iirc , I been to;

Riley's (My Favorite :congrats:)

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Al's
Great Northern ((Soo Friendly here, NOT!!! :eviltongue:...:hmpf:))

2nd Amendment arms

Wicked Weaponry
(Name?.?) The GS at the circle/roundabout headed to Hooksett from Derry on Rt38 or maybe it's Rockingham Rd.:hmmmm: ?.

Sportsman Warehouse? Log cabin lookin bldg.?


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Hi Ray, you missed a couple like the GS in Boscawen and Lewis Arms over in Bow.

Yeah Al can really be something, can't he. :flute:
Still he does have stuff no one else does although he generally is over MSRP
on just about everything.

I think you mean Shooters Outpost in Hooksett, it used to be an antique store
until Jim converted it.
It's a lot easier to buy stuff there than it was at his Manchester Firing Line
location.

There are some others over in the Nashua/Merrimac area as well.
Some I haven't been to in a long time.
 

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I did find out that the rust actually pitted the steel so it's not going to look
very pretty on the left of the receiver. I buy guns to shoot so I can live with it.
Now I just have to run a couple of boxes of ammo through it.
Finding 44 mag around here isn't cheap or easy most of it is overpriced.
Still the silhouette guys say I'll have to reload to keep up with the hobby
as it gets very expensive.

I can't shoot the new gun tomorrow but I will get to shoot the 357 and
the 45-70 at 50-200 yard targets.
Should be a blast! :biggrin:

Thanks for all your help! :congrats:
 
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Congrats on your new shooter, but you know the rules....PICS or it didn't happen!:biggrin:
 

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How come it is not in your gun safe.....thats a teriffic deal!
 

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I did find out that the rust actually pitted the steel so it's not going to look
very pretty on the left of the receiver. I buy guns to shoot so I can live with it.
Now I just have to run a couple of boxes of ammo through it.
Finding 44 mag around here isn't cheap or easy most of it is overpriced.
Still the silhouette guys say I'll have to reload to keep up with the hobby
as it gets very expensive.

I can't shoot the new gun tomorrow but I will get to shoot the 357 and
the 45-70 at 50-200 yard targets.
Should be a blast! :biggrin:

Thanks for all your help! :congrats:
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Yeah it's time for you to start handloading. It's the only way to go, Especially these days... I only started loading about 1yr or so (?) ago and glad I did. It's nice to not have to count on the LGS to have ammo ALL the time. I just keep on buying components when I can find/afford to... For a relatively new to the game loader, I'm getting a nice little stash built up... The 44mag is what I concentrate on the most.
Go getcha a kit and have at it, you won't be disappointed and it's fun to.....

BloodGroove4570
 
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