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  1. buckstix

    What a great weekend - another 416 Rigby Brevex - that's #16

    Maybe you can tell, ...... .416 is absolutely my favorite caliber. I'm up to ten, .416 caliber rifles ... .... here they are.... The A-Square is a .416 Hoffman ... The Lawson is a .416 Taylor, The recently acquired Abe in .416 Van Horn ... The other 7 are all .416 Rigby caliber...
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    What a great weekend - another 416 Rigby Brevex - that's #16

    Here is the RCBS Brevex .... note the 45 degree slant at the bottom front of the triggerguard. A typical feature of a Brevex magnum rifle.
  3. buckstix

    What a great weekend - another 416 Rigby Brevex - that's #16

    Thanks for the reply. Most Brevex actions have a 45 degree slant at the bottom front of the triggerguard - like this one that I just added to the collection. Both those with the 45 degree slant, and those with the rounded bottom front, like shown below, have all the other features that I...
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    What a great weekend - another 416 Rigby Brevex - that's #16

    Hello RR314, Thanks for the reply .... If its any consolation, my preprogrammed bid was $5,000 higher than my winning bid. To my thinking, Abe rifle serial #1 should be worth a lot $$$. https://www.africahunting.com/threads/i-just-added-another-416-caliber-to-the-battery-a-416-van-horn.82857/
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    What a great weekend - another 416 Rigby Brevex - that's #16

    What a great weekend - another 416 Rigby Brevex and a 416 Van Horn. That makes 16 Brevex rifles in the Clan. Apparently the auction house didn't recognize this as a Brevex. However, I did. Researching the history of this rifle will be a real challenge. How did RCBS get involved with building...
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    I just added another 416 caliber to the battery - a 416 Van Horn

    I just added another 416 caliber to the battery - 416 Van Horn Well, I just bought the 416 Van Horn custom rifle built by Walter Abe. 416 is my favorite caliber. It just so happens that I have a custom wildcat rifle chambered in 416 MRE from 1972 (Mid Range Express) ... that's the same...
  7. buckstix

    A mystery pre-war 30-06 JP Sauer came home today

    not to repeat myself ......... "macht nichts"
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    A mystery pre-war 30-06 JP Sauer came home today

    I believe that first rifle was NOT re blued. It has the same finish as several of other early Mauser Sporters. Regardless, macht nichts, to me.
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    A mystery pre-war 30-06 JP Sauer came home today

    field test http://www.buckstix.com/buckpics/8x57sauer-targ.jpg
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    A mystery pre-war 30-06 JP Sauer came home today

    Well, I installed an Jack 2.5x52, Berlin so.33 WWI Sniper scope. Although very old, this has optics that are clear enough for shooting. Next stop will be the range to test it out. http://www.buckstix.com/buckpics/sauer8X57-scope.jpg
  11. buckstix

    BREVEX No. 15 joins my collection of Brevex Magnum Mausers - a Roy Dunlap Custom

    Well, I made it out to the range today. I added a 20x Unertl Programmer scope and dialed it in at 100 yds. I was a little taken back by the recoil. I'm not used to shooing from prone where you body doesn't "give" under recoil. Most of my big guns are shot standing, where you body is free to...
  12. buckstix

    BREVEX No. 15 joins my collection of Brevex Magnum Mausers - a Roy Dunlap Custom

    Surprise - Surprise .. ! ! This rifle is NOT a 30-378 ... it's a 30-338 ... see picture ... (The seller said it was a typo, and gave a partial refund for his error.) The question then is; why wasn't this rifle just made as a 300 win mag? (which actually has 5 grains more case capacity) ...
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    BREVEX No. 15 joins my collection of Brevex Magnum Mausers - a Roy Dunlap Custom

    I got the rifle in hand today and I am super pleased. The Brevex action is case hardened, The barrel is a star-gauge P.O. Ackley. There is a wooden single-shot tray that is signed by Roy Dunlap. The action is glass bedded with the barrel free floating, and there is a Canjar M-2 trigger. I...
  14. buckstix

    Factory .416 Taylor Rifles

    Here is my 416 Taylor. I also once had one of the Winchester prototypes. I love this cartridge.
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    BREVEX No. 15 joins my collection of Brevex Magnum Mausers - a Roy Dunlap Custom

    Hello All, BREVEX No. 15 joins my collection of Brevex Magnum Mausers - a Roy Dunlap Custom. The listing didn't give a lot of details about this rifle. But, I recognized it as a Brevex Action. Since I have a background in Long Range High Power Rifle Competition, I knew this rifle was for...
  16. buckstix

    JOHN RIGBY 7mm MAUSER - A RARE EXPERIMENTAL BULLPUP or A CUSTOM RIFLE FOR A ONE ARM MAN?

    Hello all, The rifle arrived today. Testing showed that I could easily manipulate the rifle with having only a right arm ... I placed the muzzle down on the ground with the stock against my right shoulder. I could then load the rifle and work the bolt, and then grab the pistol grip, and then...
  17. buckstix

    A mystery pre-war 30-06 JP Sauer came home today

    Hello all, Here's an update on the 8x57 Sauer. A fellow forum member told me that finding a scope with early JP Sauer rings would be like "cracking the lottery jackpot". Well, I didn't crack the lottery jackpot, but thanks to fellow forum member "themauserkid" , he sold me his scope that is...
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    JOHN RIGBY 7mm MAUSER - A RARE EXPERIMENTAL BULLPUP or A CUSTOM RIFLE FOR A ONE ARM MAN?

    Now its official . here is a copy of the Rigby Certificate. Apparently the 1911 date was a typo - date is 1919. http://www.buckstix.com/buckpics/rigby-cert-1.jpg
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    JOHN RIGBY 7mm MAUSER - A RARE EXPERIMENTAL BULLPUP or A CUSTOM RIFLE FOR A ONE ARM MAN?

    The dates are for the duration of the UK, Welsh Regiments - 1899-1942
  20. buckstix

    JOHN RIGBY 7mm MAUSER - A RARE EXPERIMENTAL BULLPUP or A CUSTOM RIFLE FOR A ONE ARM MAN?

    Hello all, I had sent pictures of the rifle and a request to Rigby for information about this strange rifle. Today I got a very pleasant reply from the Rigby Historian. Here is what he wrote: "... 4610 is a Rigby Serial number, It was made on 11th October 1911 for a Major J. D. Venables...
  21. buckstix

    JOHN RIGBY 7mm MAUSER - A RARE EXPERIMENTAL BULLPUP or A CUSTOM RIFLE FOR A ONE ARM MAN?

    Only I would know who she was ...... (y)
  22. buckstix

    JOHN RIGBY 7mm MAUSER - A RARE EXPERIMENTAL BULLPUP or A CUSTOM RIFLE FOR A ONE ARM MAN?

    Hello Huvius, That's exactly what my thoughts were when I purchased the rifle. As you are likely aware I have a soft spot for unusual rifles, and especially bullpups. I built one in 1975 on an old Stevens 22rf that I sold to a friend. Here are two more of mine that I currently own. I built...
  23. buckstix

    JOHN RIGBY 7mm MAUSER - A RARE EXPERIMENTAL BULLPUP or A CUSTOM RIFLE FOR A ONE ARM MAN?

    JOHN RIGBY 7mm MAUSER - A RARE EXPERIMENTAL BULLPUP or A CUSTOM RIFLE FOR A ONE ARM MAN I just added this one to my collection. I've always liked the "different" guns, and this one sure fits that definition. I can't wait to get it in hand. I will be contacting John Rigby asking for any...
  24. buckstix

    Krico - A Very Rare & Very Nice 10.75x68 Big Game Rifle

    Well, I found another ring assembly on eBay and bought it. This had a wider ring, and it was lower by 0.025" and it worked just fine to level the scope. I didn't adjust windage on this target because the group was so nice. I adjusted the scope to the left to center the group before putting...
  25. buckstix

    Short Barreled Double Rifles

    too bad you missed out .... 18 months ago I sold 550 pieces on Rock Island Auction .... I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THEM to anyone for selling their treasures. .... it was a buyer's delight. :(
  26. buckstix

    Short Barreled Double Rifles

    WHICH ONE .... MY 375 OR THE 411?
  27. buckstix

    A mystery pre-war 30-06 JP Sauer came home today

    Hello All, Well, I got another JP Sauer today. This one is 8x57 caliber. I think this one might be an early one. It is cock on close and there is a little finger that helps hold the bolt handle down. (see third picture from the end) This one has stamps and numbers all over the place - I have...
  28. buckstix

    Krico - A Very Rare & Very Nice 10.75x68 Big Game Rifle

    These mounts are such that the front ring allows the scope to pivot, so there is no torque on the scope tube. However, I did do a little scope adjusting to correct the uphill scope mounting. Here is the first field test. Wind gusts of 30+ mph accounted for the windage spread. I also...
  29. buckstix

    Krico - A Very Rare & Very Nice 10.75x68 Big Game Rifle

    *** UPDATE *** The rifle came with a set of EAW pivot bases but no rings. A set of EAW rings and bases retail for almost $600. Fortunately I found a used set of rings and bases for a Sauer model 600 for $175, and used only the needed rings. Then I added a 1980s Leupold 1.5x-5x scope...
  30. buckstix

    A mystery pre-war 30-06 JP Sauer came home today

    Yes you did ..... after the fact !
  31. buckstix

    A mystery pre-war 30-06 JP Sauer came home today

    Well, opinions are like belly-buttons - everyone has at least one. FYI, I use English Renaissance Wax on al my rifles, on both the wood and the metal to preserve them during long term storage. Its a Micro-Crystalline Wax and although its very, very, expensive, its worth it because it...
  32. buckstix

    A mystery pre-war 30-06 JP Sauer came home today

    Hello Themauserkid, Not to be argumentative, but I have over 900+ guns in my collection, and I certainly can tell the difference between a re-blued gun, from one that has original finish. This rifle has NOT been re blued. It has the same finish as several of other early Oberndorf Mauser sporters.
  33. buckstix

    A mystery pre-war 30-06 JP Sauer came home today

    Yes .... I got this info from an expert on another forum. I find it hard to believe this gun is 112 years old, and still in such "Minty" condition. "...The barrel was proofed for the 10 gramm = 150 gr .30-06 load. 44580 is the Mauser, Oberndorf commercial serial number. The position under the...
  34. buckstix

    A mystery pre-war 30-06 JP Sauer came home today

    UPDATE ... I FOUND AN IDENTICAL RIFLE HERE - SAME FRONT SITE AND LYMAN 35 SITE - https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/sauer-rifles/j-p-sauer--sporter--30-06.cfm?gun_id=102267632&usource=lc&lctid=509172
  35. buckstix

    A mystery pre-war 30-06 JP Sauer came home today

    A mystery pre-war 30-06 JP Sauer came home today I didn't know a lot about this one other than I like the way it looked. I though it had a miss-matched Bolt, but found that number on the Action also. I assume this is between the Wars, but not sure of year of mfg. Here are the specs.. 21"...
  36. buckstix

    Krico - A Very Rare & Very Nice 10.75x68 Big Game Rifle

    The Importer indicated it was made in 1981
  37. buckstix

    Krico - A Very Rare & Very Nice 10.75x68 Big Game Rifle

    I updated the original picture - not a re-barrel - imported as a 10.75x68 - also, I can't read German to make use of the Kraco site to get more info about the rifle - I'd be happy to pay the 30€ if I could communicate with them.
  38. buckstix

    Krico - A Very Rare & Very Nice 10.75x68 Big Game Rifle

    Not a re-barrel - the barrel is Factory - all original with appropriate proof marks. This one was made in 1981 ?. Also, the info you listed said they introduced the 902 model in 2000 so they made rifles beyond the 1980s. this link shows history of the company ...
  39. buckstix

    Krico - A Very Rare & Very Nice 10.75x68 Big Game Rifle

    Krico - A Very Rare & Very Nice 10.75x68 Big Game Rifle I just acquired a German made Krico Model 700 in 10.75x68 cal. It must be pretty rare in this caliber because all the data I could find lists 9.3x62 as the largest caliber they make. Perhaps this was a special order. Here are the...
  40. buckstix

    MY NEW HUNTING KNIFE - a Rare WWII ID'd Scagel Double Edge Fighter is added to the collection

    MY NEW HUNTING KNIFE a Rare WWII ID'd Scagel Double Edge Fighter is added to the collection to much detail to post so look at my web page listing about the WWII History http://www.buckstix.com/scagelknife.htm
  41. buckstix

    a strange Mauser Sporter - authentic ?? or not

    Well, the sellers account was suspended ..... but 4 hours later it was re-activated ..... must be that gunbroker kept their account active because of the thousands of dollars they make in commissions, even from a fraudulent seller with over 40 negatives ... eight of which are for being a...
  42. buckstix

    40 cal Rigby, Dublin - Big Bore ?? Rook & Rabbit Rifle Needle Gun

    I get a lot of satisfaction from bringing an old relic back to life.
  43. buckstix

    40 cal Rigby, Dublin - Big Bore ?? Rook & Rabbit Rifle Needle Gun

    Strength is not required because the small head is tight against the bolt face . The red loctite simply keeps the small head in place. Also, heat from solder could anneal and soften the brass.
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    40 cal Rigby, Dublin - Big Bore ?? Rook & Rabbit Rifle Needle Gun

    40 cal Rigby, Dublin - Big Bore ?? Rook & Rabbit Rifle Needle Gun Hello All, I bought this at auction a couple weeks back and was surprised at what I got. As you can see from the listing, I thought I was buying an early Rigby single shot "center-fire" cartridge gun. But, after some...
  45. buckstix

    475 A&M Mag - the ultimate CANNON for Hunting African Dangerous Game

    For those that are interested in my Brevex Mausers, this was my second, and one with an interesting story.
  46. buckstix

    Who Built These 2 Custom Big Bore Rifles? - - 470 Capstick & 550 Express

    still haven't discovered the maker.
  47. buckstix

    This 375-338 Ruger 77 came home to Wisconsin - Mr AHR's personal hunting rifle - my field test.

    I've been shooting this one. Its turning out to be one of my favorite rifles.
  48. buckstix

    New Find No. 14 Brevex - an Orig Post War John Rigby Big Game Rifle in 416 Rigby Caliber

    Hello, The heavy scope helps to reduce recoil and adds nicely to the rifle's balance.
 
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