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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hunting with collectables?

Anybody hunt with them? I have a 1953 model 70. Been sitting in the gun cabinet colllecting dust. Just curious to see what some of you guys do with your valuable rifles.

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Re: Hunting with collectables?

I hunted with a Remington Model 1903 years ago. Haven't hunted with it since then and don't expect it to come out of my dad's safe again any time soon.

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Re: Hunting with collectables?

There are so many folks into collecting this or that, that almost anything is a collectible unless Walmart sold it last week.

I have hunted with a 50-70 2nd Allin Conversion Springfield as well as a Remington No 1 in 11mm Spanish. Model 1884 Springfield and a Whitney Rolling block in 44-40. I shot groundhogs with an original percussion muzzleloader.
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There are so many folks into collecting this or that, that almost anything is a collectible unless Walmart sold it last week.

I have hunted with a 50-70 2nd Allin Conversion Springfield as well as a Remington No 1 in 11mm Spanish. Model 1884 Springfield and a Whitney Rolling block in 44-40. I shot groundhogs with an original percussion muzzleloader.


Are the 11mm Spanish and the .43 Spanish the same cartridge?
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Re: Hunting with collectables?

I hunt with my 1953 featherweight model 70 .270 Winchester.

I carried my T/C Encore a couple years, but just did not feel right.

Both Browning A-5 shotguns I usually carry are from the 50's, one is a 20 gauge and a light 12 depending what I'm after.
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There are so many folks into collecting this or that, that almost anything is a collectible unless Walmart sold it last week.
Amen! Just take them out and hunt. That is what the were made for.

Not sure if it's collectable or not, but I hunt with a model 6 243. Actually I don't even care if it's collectable. To me it's a rifle.

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If it aint broke, hunt with it. Unless you are a firearms abuser, then it won't likely be worth anything already so hunt it anyhow.

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Re: Hunting with collectables?

I hunted with a couple of my "collectibles" this season an have for the past few. As some know I have an affinity for Savage 99 lever actions and these 2 were gettin some fresh air this season. My daughter used the 99F .243 all season and I carried my 99Eg 300 Savage on the last day here. I was lucky enough to make a great head shot on a big old doe Saturday to keep the Savage Gods smiling

On a side note, my Daughter used the .243 all season and nevedr put a scratch on it, when I took it out of the safe to give it a good cleaning I knicked it off deep freezer and took a chunk out of the back of the stock where it meets the recoil plate



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Remington M14 in 35 rem mfg in 1933 my late brothers, 03A3 rock island mfg 1942 late father in laws, and 3 Remington 11-48 a 20 ga mfg in 1953 and a 12 and 16 ga mfg in 1954 that are my guns I was borm in 54

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Re: Hunting with collectables?

Killed my doe last year with a M92 Winchester 38-40 made in 1903 and it's in pretty darn good condition.

Won't take it out in the rain or snow, as it's probably worth more than any three of my other rifles put together, but I have hunted with it for several years and will continue to do so.

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