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Old 05-23-2009, 08:22 AM
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1885 style actions

Dose any body know where i can get a after market falling block action to build off of. Prefered the 1885 style.
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:16 PM
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Re: 1885 style actions

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Dose any body know where i can get a after market falling block action to build off of. Prefered the 1885 style.
You can't buy just an action as far as I know, But there are still Brownings and the newer
winchester rifles out there but you probably will have to pay around $1,000.oo dollars
for one.

The Browning's have a better finish (Blueing) than the Winchesters and better quality control.

I have built several rifles on these actions and they are diffacult but worth the trouble. (The
extractor slot is machined into the barrel tenion and has to be timed in also the barrel shank
has to be turned down to clear the forearm support tang.

These are very strong actions and make beautiful rifles

Good luck finding one and good luck on your build

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Old 05-23-2009, 08:26 PM
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Re: 1885 style actions

FWIW, I have a Uberti 1885 which is a reproduction of the 1885 Winchester, it is chambered in 45-70 and is an absolute tack-driver with Winchester 300gr. jacketed hollow points. On several occasions at 100yds I have shot 3 rounds with all touching, this with a 3-9X44 scope. Great looking rifle too, by the way.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:51 AM
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Re: 1885 style actions

Have you looked at the Montana action?
I was thinking about a custom No.1 but am leaning tword the Montana action now.
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:35 AM
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Re: 1885 style actions

I do not need this one - 300 WSM never fired

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Old 05-24-2009, 04:45 PM
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Re: 1885 style actions

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I do not need this one - 300 WSM never fired

How much are you asking for it ?

I am interested

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