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#567739 03/20/20 07:18 AM
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As I was loading Dan's Krag pictures into my Imgur account I got to looking at some of the other images I had uploaded. Came across this and am not sure if I have ever posted it here. This is the Harvey Rodgers exhibit at the Central Illinois Museum of Custom Sporting Rifles.


A pair of 03's, a Win 52, and a 1922 that was Arthur Harts personal target rifle. Tithirington barrel and Rodgers stock.

Each very different, yet each unmistakably by the same chraftsman.

This image is several years old, the museum has since added several more examples of Rodgers work to its collection.

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Very nice rifles! I especially like that second 03. It seems to sit a little lower in the stock and the scope looks lower. Maybe just the angle.

Thanks for posting John.

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Where is the "Central Illinois Museum of Custom Sporting Rifles" located?

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Originally Posted By: gold40
Where is the "Central Illinois Museum of Custom Sporting Rifles" located?


I’m guessing in Carlock, Illinois.


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I'm glad to see that someone else shared my taste for Springfield actions, Lyman Alaskan All Weather scopes, Lyman 48 receiver sights and Griffin and Howe side mounts.

The scope on the top Springfield appears to be mounted high enough so as to clear the Lyman 48 rear sight, a common practice by Griffin and Howe in the 1930's.



My first .458 WM, stocked by Hal Hartley in the early 1960's, metal work by Harry Creighton.

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Originally Posted By: xausa
I'm glad to see that someone else shared my taste for Springfield actions, Lyman Alaskan All Weather scopes, Lyman 48 receiver sights and Griffin and Howe side mounts.

The scope on the top Springfield appears to be mounted high enough so as to clear the Lyman 48 rear sight, a common practice by Griffin and Howe in the 1930's.



My first .458 WM, stocked by Hal Hartley in the early 1960's, metal work by Harry Creighton.


As a target shooter, you would like that top rifle. It is built on a national match barreled action that Hart Arms bought directly from Springfield Armory. It has a little fuller stock than is typical on a sporting rifle. The front sling swivel is a little further forward than typical, and has a very robust mounting to the barrel. The owner also had two slides for the rear sight. One with hunter knobs, and another with the bigger target knobs. The one with target knobs was stored inside the buttplate along with a spare firing pin, and extractor, and a piece of card stock with zero's neatly written on it for each slide out to I believe 400 yards. Made me wonder if the original owner was a target shooter and used the rifle both for hunting as well as target shooting on occasion.

John


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