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#6890270 - 09/17/17 07:41 PM An Old the Rifle Found
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Registered: 03/21/07
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We found this old rifle sticking about 6 inches out of the dirt at an old abandoned homestead on our ranch. Any ideas as what it is?



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#6890287 - 09/17/17 07:50 PM Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota]
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I'm going to guess: 86 Winchester.
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#6890291 - 09/17/17 07:51 PM Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota]
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I would bet old Winchester as well. Very cool up
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#6890294 - 09/17/17 07:53 PM Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: 2Beez]
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Originally Posted By: 2Beez
I would bet old Winchester as well. Very cool up

Very nice find.

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#6890306 - 09/17/17 08:05 PM Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota]
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86 has been tossed around a lot. We are taken it to a antique dealer who thanks he can positively identify it for sure.I just wish it could talk. LOL

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#6890426 - 09/17/17 10:05 PM Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota]
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cool find keep us updated
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#6890598 - 09/18/17 07:20 AM Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota]
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Neat find!

I'm going against the grain and saying Marlin. It's really hard to tell though.
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#6890614 - 09/18/17 07:40 AM Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota]
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Dakota, what part of Texas you live in? Dallas and Houston each have a great place to see whatcha got.

Collectors Firearms: Houstom, amazing place.
Jackson Arms: Dallas
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#6890719 - 09/18/17 08:49 AM Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota]
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What a cool find. I'm guessing Winchester.
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#6890811 - 09/18/17 09:57 AM Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota]
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It's a lever gun.

You're welcome.
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#6890824 - 09/18/17 10:09 AM Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota]
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Cook find, hard to tell which lever action it is but my agree with Riverrider that is an 86 from the pics. Something for scale could help. Let us know what you find out.

If that rifle could talk some things it might say

Oil please
I lost my butt, butt stock that is.
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#6890960 - 09/18/17 12:13 PM Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota]
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What a great find!!! up
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#6890991 - 09/18/17 12:38 PM Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota]
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It hurts my soul to see any gun that was discarded or forgotten like a piece of trash. It's no different than ignoring a fine dog that served its master all its life. It should be always respected for the value it delivered to its owner.

Sadly, some folks just don't deserve the right to own guns or dogs.
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#6890997 - 09/18/17 12:47 PM Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota]
fouzman Offline
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looks like a Model '94 to me.

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#6891044 - 09/18/17 01:38 PM Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota]
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Take a pic of the locking lugs at the top rear of the receiver. It's either an 86 (what I'm betting) or a 94.
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