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« on: April 05, 2014, 04:42:49 PM »

First a deluxe special order version.  I think we can consider this specimen a one of one:








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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 04:48:23 PM »

Here is another rare sporter.  I know it is a cataloged version and I have a copy of an ad that displays it.  There's darn few of these out here and the buttplate is of a style almost never encountered:










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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 04:51:24 AM »

Awesome pics there. What was that, they are going to be banished to the convict land of OZ! I will await their arrival at the dock. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 10:23:08 PM »

Lovely pieces; am I the only one who thinks that checkering and stock look awfully fresh for a rifle with such a worn finish to the metal?
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"In my opinion there is no such thing as a 'foolproof' firearm and therefore fools should leave them alone." C.C. Meredith referring to the Ross rifle.
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 06:02:43 AM »

Note that the metal is photographed in extremely harsh sunlight which has a definite impact. The ownership of the rifle cannot be traced back 100 years, but it is known for the last many decades, and no one has laid a checkering tool on it during that time.
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2014, 05:39:14 PM »

Perhaps well taken care of but overly polished? The one photo of the checkered one shows the checkering looks quite old.
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2014, 07:39:09 PM »

The harsh sunlight captured the metal very different than the wood.  Look at the pictures of the buttplates - in the flesh, the buttplates are not bright like that.  The checkering is 100+ years old.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2014, 10:46:40 PM »

They are both beautiful rifles. Works of art, very fine art.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2014, 08:16:39 AM »

I would love to see other half stock Cadet Sporters.  The checkered one is a special order one of one but the other half-stock specimen is a known variation and I have heard of a few out there.   I sure don't see them pop up for sale!  Let's all keep our eyes open.
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2014, 12:03:54 PM »

The bolt handle is the common breakage point which breaks off right where the handle attaches to the bolt body. I saw a couple like that and I actually had to make a new one for one of my cadets.
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2016, 09:07:18 PM »

Do these guys and other commercial cadets wear the serial number in the usual place?
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