Help with Newton Rifle

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Junglebird, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Junglebird

    Junglebird Active Member

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    4B1A6A7A-F0EC-431D-9EEB-08DFDC067D96.jpeg 6FCE1A3E-E373-4AFE-94DD-7E360206776C.jpeg I have inherited, what I believe to be, an original Bullalo, NY 256 Newton. I’m excited to start reloading for this rifle, but have found that the safety doesn’t work. Worries me a bit. I was wondering if anyone on here has experience with these rifles, and can give me advice as to how to pursue a resolution to my issue.
     
  2. baddaddy

    baddaddy Active Member

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    Get it to a qualified gunsmith. If a part is broken then they should be able to machine a new part. Congrats on a great gun.
     
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  3. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    Yes what a sweet rifle...if you run into difficulty let me know, I know some gunsmiths that could help you out
     
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  4. Junglebird

    Junglebird Active Member

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    I feel pretty stupid, but I found the safety does work. It swings almost 270 degrees from the fire position to be in a the safe position. I’m in the process of making brass from some once fired .270 brass I had laying around. I’m interested to see if the old girl will shoot.