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I'm curious if the rifling is actually Metford or if they know the difference between Henry & Metford? Is Metford common for the 0.303?

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The sentence that says "This rifle is a consignment and must be purchased through the Rogers Cabelas store" would seem to indicate that.

Looks like something jOe would be real partial to. Wait, it doesn't seem to be sleeved, maybe not....
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Why does this surprise any of you. How many high grade pre-13 sxs have had the barrels cut, dents in barrels and wood like they rode in the back of a truck with no case, also stocks stortened and recoil pads but on.

On the bottom of the description it says consigned

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Overpriced yes.
Previous owner prolly had little in it? Prolly.

No more sacrilage than any levergun with scope...thats bad.
A few holes in the rib? knock off 200.??

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That gun has no obvious fatal flaw. A row of express sights may cure the whole mess.

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That's really gross!

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A pistol grip Marlin 336 with a scope looks fine to me. It isn't like they put some kind of side mount, after-thought hunk of metal on them, the guns were always designed for a scope. Anybody with 50 year old eyes would be a better shooter with that combination, as well. Plus, Hornady has re-invented the 30-30 with ammunition that makes it the new .308, and takes it out to yardage that was un-obtainable before.
Some of the things I read here, make me wonder if people actually hunt and shoot, or just talk about it.
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I shoulda said Deusenberg, or Cord, or Auburn or a vintage Packard Phaeton, with the statue of the 'do-nut' pusher lady with the ring outstretched- I went with the Pasta-Grinder set of wheels, as I noticed some tool marks on an otherwise fine Beretta 20 o/u, now sold on another sector of this site. Didn't want anyone to think I don't like things Italian-- Gina Lollabrigidia, Sophia Loren etc-- just don't like Orvis overpriced merchandise and their endorsed Lodges full of paying clients who think their $ gives them ownership rights to the rivers and fields- whether in MI or MT. I love classic cars, but then- the famed "Little deuce coupe" was born in Torrance CA, right?


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I disagree

Originally Posted By: eightbore
That gun has no obvious fatal flaw. A row of express sights may cure the whole mess.



The forward portion of the quarter rib has been milled/filed/stoned completely off (forward of dovetail)
There's no telling if those screw holes have gotten into the barrels.
The matting has been mashed.
The orig express sights are gone.

Those together will end up costing much more than a couple hundred dollars.

Considering it's a nice brit double, in order to keep the value in the rifle we're going to need to have a gunmaker who does double rifles do the work.
Take Butch Searcy for instance (an American guy, surely no one here would take offense at the suggestion he could do the work)-- the rear sight alone (1 standing, 3 folding will take up the space and will be correct for a .303 sporting rifle) will cost $600.
Likely a bit more to fit the rib to the sight.
Before re-blacking (which it will need) the screw holes will need to AT LEAST be filled and the top of that quarter rib will need to be welded/blended, then the hand-filed matting will need to be restored.

By the time it's on it's way home from Boron,CA (if Butch would do the work) you're likely looking at a bill in the neighborhood of $2kUSD
That's just for the sights and rib.
A likely better guy for the job is JJ at Champlin Arms - and the price would likely be in the same neighborhood or more.



Some would say that the low asking price accounts for that.
Either way, it's a project - but perhaps it'll just sell the way it is to someone who doesn't care about that kind of thing.





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