- Feb 8, 2020
If you don't mind me asking who relined your barrel?
Yeah!No fair! No shotguns allowed for squirrels! But I can't see irons anymore anyway. My last iron sight hunt was quite a few years ago with the Marlin 39.
Friend of mine used to have the same model Anschutz. He loaned it to me at a turkey shoot years ago and I beat him with his own rifle. We remained good friends of course but he wouldn't let me shoot his rifle again. Don't blame him either lol.Anschutz 1416 with field barrel. Sweet little rifle. Shooting ground squirrels in this pic. Of all the rifles I have searhced for this was the hardest to find with the light barrel. With luck I found one 30 yrs old new in its box! 4-12 leup with ao. View attachment 323514
WOW really neat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm hoping to acquire me a new used one. Again Auction coming up next week. Nice Marlin lever gun.
Yes Sir! and a glorious one it is... 🐿️ congrats! Cheers.
I know this is an old thread but wanted to say what a neat wall display you have and would to hear the story of the rattlesnake hide!I forgot to add in the rifle from my youth. My dad bought this Savage Model 29B in 1949. I started shooting it around 5 years old. Shot many squirrels, but we mainly used this on the shoot "Rats" along the Lackawanna River and in the Rail Road Yard in Moosic PA. Between the both of us we shot thousands of rats. At the time my father was the Yard Master for CNJ RR and he would take me to work with him. The Yard had a lot of rats due to the grain spilling out of RR cars and the River at that time was polluted and loaded with rats. About an hour before dark the rats would start coming out. Sure made me a sharpshooter trying to hit a rat at 75-100 yards with iron sights! I remember every couple of weeks my father would buy us a brick of Federal 22 LR Hollow Points in a bright red box. They were Less than $5 a brick back then (penny a shot).
I think that it measured 67 1/2" without the head 14 rattlers (some were broke off so it had a few more). We were camping on the Cahaba River in Alabama. The Rattler came into our campsite and was going to let it go on it's way, but we had several small children running around, was afraid the snake would come back and one of the kids would run into it. We killed it and then I skinned it out and cooked it on the grill. They tase good with some Tabsco. Lots of rib bones!I know this is an old thread but wanted to say what a neat wall display you have and would to hear the story of the rattlesnake hide!
I learned in school I had to completely clear any thought of girls or test coming up or anything. Then the coach worked with us to correct problems. I was shooting against pro's with their fancy High Standard, high priced pistols they carried in a case. I brought the Challenger to a shoot in the holster pictured. I thought I did pretty good for a all around Browning.I used this for years for Gray's in NY. I was getting my limit to fast so I decided to take my pistol. Rifle - 6 shots, 6 squirrels. Pistol- 8 or 9 shots, 6 squirrels.
BTW, I went back to a 4x scope, the higher X was too much. Rifle is jc Higgins, bought 1957 (Marlin 81).
In College, I shot on a pistol with this Browning Challenger (1965) shot a 298 score one time with it. Pistol now has over 50,000 rounds fired. Mostly Remington Std. Velocity.