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Reply #15 - May 22nd, 2016 at 7:23pm
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Added another photo to my reply.  It shows the serial
# LS 0001 on the side of the upper tang.
And here's the paper supporting the 1st Lone Star
  

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Reply #16 - May 22nd, 2016 at 7:35pm
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And here's information on the last Lone Star Rifle that Dave Higginbotham made:

Hello John, yes mine was Dave's last gun but was never serial numbered when I received it from Katha. I told Katha that when I finished it I would serial number it to Dave's life, birth year and death year, she thought that would be great. The gun was together and shootable, just lacking the final finishing when I sold it before my move to Oregon. A friend has it and was finishing the gun, it will be nice since he I very good gun smith and engraver. If you are interested I can give you his name and number, you may can buy it from him. Also if you are interested I have several other single shot rifles for sale since my interest have moved in other directions. Give me a call if you want to. Carey
  

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Reply #17 - May 22nd, 2016 at 7:59pm
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John Boy,

Your post has been very interesting. You put a tremendous amount of effort in your research.  I hope more Lone Star owners will post information and photos of their Lone Star rifles.  Do I see a book in the future? 

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Reply #18 - May 22nd, 2016 at 8:41pm
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Do I see a book in the future?

Not from me George.  Maybe TexasMac?  Hello Wayne?
It would have to have many pictures.  If Dave took a picture of each rifle for his files and his wife has them - Perfect
  

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Reply #19 - May 22nd, 2016 at 8:55pm
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For those that don't subscribed to BPC News, Dave's personal rifles his wife has up for sale ...
  

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Reply #20 - May 25th, 2016 at 8:01am
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Have a Lone Star roller in 38-50 that I'll likely sell this summer. Very nice rifle, but my safe is getting over-crowded and my 38-50 Hepburn is finally finished (picked it up from DZ Arms yesterday). For what its worth, Lone Star made an excellent rifle. Tragic about Dave's untimely end. Think the 38-50 is turning out to be about as perfect an all-around cartridge as there is. As accurate a Schuetzen round as any and still able to be competitive in all of the BP disciplines out to 600yd.
  

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Reply #21 - May 25th, 2016 at 11:17pm
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I have a Lone Star Custer Model 50-70 SN 995. I had talked with Dave about the rifle right before he passed but did not ask when it was made. It has the round topped receiver with a heavy octagon barrel and single set trigger. Combination front sight and Rough and Ready rear.

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Reply #22 - May 26th, 2016 at 2:57pm
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Sam - pretty Rolling Block with good looking CC.  Serial number is interesting - outside the range for those identified thus far.  Updated the list
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Reply #23 - May 26th, 2016 at 5:14pm
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Thought a few of you would enjoy an old catalog of Lonestar's.
  
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Reply #24 - May 26th, 2016 at 6:43pm
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Any chance of seeing the content or getting a copy of it?
  

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Reply #25 - May 27th, 2016 at 8:05am
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Reply #26 - May 29th, 2016 at 3:38pm
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Just found this post ,so will add my Lone Stars to the list.
I have 7 of them.
Going by the 1st picture from top to bottom:
1) Target rifle, 45/70, SN 370
2) Double trigger Sporting Model, 45/70, SN 191
3) Sporting Model, 50/70, SN 384
4) Sporting Model, 45/70, SN 384
(Not a typo, same serial numbers, don't ask me how,
I already asked and ATF says "okay in different calibers"
5) Special Sporting Model, 45/50REM, SN 378
6) #5 Sporter, 30/40KRAG, SN 5-238
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Reply #27 - May 29th, 2016 at 3:44pm
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Last one, #7 is a Gemmer Model built from one of Dave's early rifles. This one started life as a Sporting Model 45/70 and was Built to a Gemmer by Richard McKinney of Schuetzen Gun Company Drake, Colorado.
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Reply #28 - May 29th, 2016 at 4:25pm
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nineteen76 ... thanks for sharing.  A superlative gorgeous collection of Dave's rifles
  

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Reply #29 - May 29th, 2016 at 5:13pm
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What a fantastic collection of Lone Star Rollers nineteen76! Wow!
  

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