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Winchester’s Model 1885 Traditional Hunter Deluxe and the 38-55 WCF Part I I can see for miles and miles and... well, at least 100 yards

04/19/2020 The Model 1885 was invented by John M. Browning in 1878 and patented in 1879 as a generic Browning Brothers single shot rifle. Approximately six hundred rifles were produced by the Browning Brothers of Ogden, Utah Territory between 1880 and 1883, before the manufacturing and sales rights were sold to Winchester and it became…

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Marlin’s 444 Marlin Part II Fun with lever action rifles...

Ah yes, I remember when a work day was comprised of suiting up and working through a new product presentation or presenting quarterly financials to board members. My basic objective was to justify my position and salary, while they were there mostly for a report of no problems, free donuts and a limo ride back…

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Marlin’s 444 Marlin Part I Another Big Bore choice...

If you told me that the 444 Marlin is the best cartridge for medium to large game, 50 to 1500 lbs, I would probably say, “Uh-huh”. If you told me the 444 Marlin serves no distinct purpose, I would probably do the same. In a world of cartridges and rifles with so much application overlap,…

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Smith & Wesson’s X frame 460 S&W Magnum Part II Smith & Wesson's Performance Center Model 460XVR 14"

As addressed in “Smith & Wesson’s X frame 460 S&W Magnum Part I – Ronald Reagan and the S&W X Frame Magnums”, setting aside a sensationalizing gun press, the X Frame S&W 460s are just accessory accommodating, hunting handguns with appropriate length barrels and a useful capacity. If you are a medium to big game…

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