still here, still puttering and finding.....

by cable, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 16:51 (307 days ago)

this is one that I really like, very smooth action, slender but still a large rifle



the rifle is my favorite caliber - 45/70

the revolver also a favorite caliber - 45 colt

First glance...

by Paul ⌂, Thursday, April 30, 2020, 07:15 (307 days ago) @ cable

(I've not yet had my coffee) revealed a Stevens Favorite with a tubular magazine. :-D Very interesting rifle, never seen one in person.

hint : not a stevens and it is a model 1886 [ nm ]

by cable, Thursday, April 30, 2020, 10:41 (306 days ago) @ Paul


Oh, that was understood...

by Paul ⌂, Thursday, April 30, 2020, 11:44 (306 days ago) @ cable

just my first impression on opening the post. It's also not a falling/rolling block (or whatever the Stevens Favorite is). I really should have my coffee before logging in. :-D

having my second cup now

by cable, Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:00 (306 days ago) @ Paul


having my second cup now

by uncowboy, Thursday, April 30, 2020, 21:55 (306 days ago) @ cable

just beautifull

Is that a Bullard?

by Otony, Thursday, April 30, 2020, 23:45 (306 days ago) @ cable

Don’t know that I’ve ever seen one in person.


we have a winner !! bullard, large frame, ,model of 1886

by cable, Friday, May 01, 2020, 21:23 (305 days ago) @ Otony

pretty rare gun. i have bid on them for years, and finally got this one a few years back. very smooth action...some say the smoothest of all lever actions.

Is that the version with rack and pinion for the lever?

by Otony, Friday, May 01, 2020, 23:00 (305 days ago) @ cable

Those are truly the Rolls Royce of lever guns!


yes, rack and pinion. just glides easily

by cable, Saturday, May 02, 2020, 10:52 (304 days ago) @ Otony


You have the NEATEST stuff! You really should publish a book

by Hobie ⌂ @, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Sunday, May 03, 2020, 10:51 (303 days ago) @ cable

about your collection. I'm sure there's a story behind every object. Thank you for sharing with us!



thanks Hobie ! i am trying to write some of it down

by cable, Sunday, May 03, 2020, 13:48 (303 days ago) @ Hobie

for the kids , my oldest son and my daughter really are interested and like the guns and already have a lot of them that i have provided and taught them about

i will keep pulling things out and sharing pictures etc

I would buy such a book. I don't know about most

by Hobie ⌂ @, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Thursday, May 07, 2020, 10:12 (299 days ago) @ cable

people, I am NOT "most people", but I LOVE the history behind the things. The 5 "W"s and how of the things fascinates me.



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