1885 style actions

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by backwoods hunter, May 23, 2009.

  1. backwoods hunter

    backwoods hunter Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    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

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. jimbo300

    jimbo300 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. Hairtrigger

    Hairtrigger Well-Known Member

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    Have you looked at the Montana action?
    I was thinking about a custom No.1 but am leaning tword the Montana action now.
     
  5. NDNorm

    NDNorm Well-Known Member

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    I do not need this one - 300 WSM never fired
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  6. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    How much are you asking for it ?

    I am interested

    J E CUSTOM