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An Old the Rifle Found #6890270
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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?



Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota] #6890287
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I'm going to guess: 86 Winchester.




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I would bet old Winchester as well. Very cool up

Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: 2Beez] #6890294
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Originally Posted By: 2Beez
I would bet old Winchester as well. Very cool up

Very nice find.

Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota] #6890306
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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

Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota] #6890426
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cool find keep us updated


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Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota] #6890598
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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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Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota] #6890614
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Dakota, what part of Texas you live in? Dallas and Houston each have a great place to see whatcha got.

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Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota] #6890719
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What a cool find. I'm guessing Winchester.


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Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota] #6890811
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It's a lever gun.

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Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota] #6890824
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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

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Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota] #6890960
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What a great find!!! up


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Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota] #6890991
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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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Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Dakota] #6890997
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looks like a Model '94 to me.

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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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I'm noting the location of the pin in the receiver just forward and a little above the loading port. AFAIK, only the 86 had the pin right there. But I'm still not positive.




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I think an 86 as well. It would be interesting if there was still a cartridge in the chamber.


Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Texas Dan] #6891376
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
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.


I think you are assuming too much. Nobody knows how or why that rifle ended up where it did.

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Soooo... where are the pics to really identify the rifle?

As far as I can tell, the bottom of the receiver is solid, which means 1886.

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that is so cool!

you didn't find any bones with it did you?


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Re: An Old the Rifle Found [Re: Texas Dan] #6892007
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
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.


It could have been in a house fire.


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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
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.


It could have been in a house fire.
Agree with Keith. Especially with no stock left. Most likely was in a house or barn fire and covered up when the dozed the remains. Folks just don't throw away rifles.



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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
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.


Pretty harsh statement when you have no idea what the story is.


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I agree with Winchester 86. Very cool find.


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