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Reply #75 - Sep 23rd, 2016 at 3:41pm
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nineteen76 wrote on May 29th, 2016 at 3:38pm:
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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I hope I don't see one like that top 45-70 Target rifle with the pistol grip for sale before I get healed.   That will be a sad day for me till then.   by that I mean Glenn has made me a little sad here with his 38-50RH.    I do love that cartridge!!   What is the twist in yours SSShooter?
  

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Reply #76 - Sep 23rd, 2016 at 4:00pm
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George, Mark's post is on the Everything Rolling Block Facebook forum.  I just copied his post from there and put it on the ASSRA forum
  

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Reply #77 - Sep 23rd, 2016 at 4:27pm
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I put a post on Everything Rolling Blocks requesting Mark to join us
  

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Reply #78 - Sep 23rd, 2016 at 4:32pm
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Thanks.  I'll check them out.
  

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Reply #79 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 3:27pm
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Add this one. LS Silhouette in 40-65 #216 shipped 1-2-01. 32" tapered octagon, 75% figured wood, pistol grip , double set triggers, pistol grip, 100% pattern #3 engraving on action extending 1.5" onto barrel. MVA long range with Soule, windage front sight.
  
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Reply #80 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 4:41pm
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Thanks lonestar40.  Sounds like a beautiful rifle. Could you post a photo or photos and any history on the rifle. I'm sure everyone would appreciate a look.

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Reply #81 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 5:51pm
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Thanks Lonestar ... your on the list:
191 - nineteen76 - ? Date
216 - lonestar40 - 40-65, 1-2-2001
22137 - Al Merkler's DOB - 2003
  

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Reply #82 - May 5th, 2017 at 7:03am
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SgtDog0311 wrote on Sep 23rd, 2016 at 3:41pm:
I hope I don't see one like that top 45-70 Target rifle with the pistol grip for sale before I get healed. That will be a sad day for me till then. by that I mean Glenn has made me a little sad here with his 38-50RH. I do love that cartridge!! What is the twist in yours SSShooter?

Well, John................ better late than never. Just noticed your question. Is a 15" twist, so not much use to me and I passed it along to shooter in PA that will hunt deer with it. Deer don't know the difference between a 325gr bullet and a 370gr bullet, but steel rams do. My new 38-50 has a gain-twist barrel that ends a 11.5", which should be close enough to 12".
  

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Reply #83 - Jun 28th, 2017 at 4:52pm
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Thank you for adding me to the group.
By way of introduction, I am a Firearms Engraver and used to do engraving for Dave Higginbotham at Lone Star Rifle before his untimely death.

I am looking for the engraver that engraved my Axtell 1877 Sharps No 1 Creedmoor rifle. The seller thought it was William Gamradt but after contacting him with pictures he said he did not do the work.  I called Carmen Axtell and she couldn't remember, but gave me a couple of names; they did not do the work either. I contacted the FEGA historian but nobody will fess up to doing the work. So do you know anybody who was engraving Axtel rifles about the same time you were engraving these Lone Stars? It is beautiful old-time style engraving that makes the rifle look 140 yrs old.
Thank you - don't mean to hijack the thread. I am looking for a Rolling Block No 1 target or Creedmoor with half oct barrel, checkered pistol grip, and in 44-77 bn.
  
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Reply #84 - Jun 29th, 2017 at 3:29pm
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Thanks John for adding me to the list

build year was 2003

engraved by JWA Mono

original owner John Williford

Listed as a Silhouette Rifle

Dave Roelle   AKA Cogburn
  
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Reply #85 - Jul 14th, 2017 at 6:57pm
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438 is a .30-40 which left his shop two months before his unfortunate death.

I had requested one of his psuedo No.5 (I don't believe he ever had the correct hammers and breech blocks), but as he was winding down towards retirement, the selection of bits became limited. I have the 30" barrel and equally narrow forend, but the action is a rebated octagon of the No.1 shape, because the round tops were no longer in stock. Marcot's book shows such actions with round barrels, so it's not too weird, and he and I were both pleased with the result.

With its super slender barrel, the gun weighs under 7 lb and is a delight to shoot. The long barrel gives it a nice hang, and the plain trigger is superb. The wood is quite ordinary but well fitted.

The gun as delivered has several screw ups, but he died before I could send it back, so one day I'll have to find another 'smith to make it all right.

He was good to work with. I wish he'd had a chance to enjoy a retirement.
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Reply #86 - Aug 12th, 2017 at 12:46pm
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I'm here with a question.
...I have a great rifle that I bought as a Lone Star, but it may not fit the mold. The action is a c-crown with 1875 on one side and a serial number on the other. half-way down the barrel is a very light "38-55". Wood, fit, and finish are high quality, but if there is any mark to indicate LS, I haven't found it.
Any hints, clues or suggestions?

My"Lone Star" with the Navy my grandson wanted after he shot the "Lone Star" a few times.
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Reply #87 - Aug 12th, 2017 at 4:01pm
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Any hints, clues or suggestions? 

Remove the forearms and determine if there are any markings underneath them on the barrels.  Also, what are the serial numbers
  

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Reply #88 - Aug 12th, 2017 at 4:35pm
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The Navy is an unmodified Navy.
No markings under the forearm of the "Lone Star".
Serial number 3295
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Reply #89 - Aug 12th, 2017 at 4:44pm
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My Lone Star's serial number is on the left side of the top tang under the stock.

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