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Re: Ballard schuetzen display
Reply #45 - Aug 22nd, 2017 at 10:18pm
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Hey Vall, I saw your posting of this rifle over on Castboolits so I figured you'd be more complete over here.  Wow... what a neat find.  Be sure and post some results when you take it out for a spin at the range.  I'm betting it's going to shoot as well as it looks.  Over on CB I suggested adding  small Swiss buttplate, but I guess I'd have to wring it out on the bench first, but it screams for some offhand time as well.  You know what old Harry Pope said about the bench proving the gun and offhand proving the shooter.

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Reply #46 - Aug 23rd, 2017 at 9:52am
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Green_Frog wrote on Aug 22nd, 2017 at 10:18pm:
Hey Vall, I saw your posting of this rifle over on Castboolits so I figured you'd be more complete over here.  Wow... what a neat find.  Be sure and post some results when you take it out for a spin at the range.  I'm betting it's going to shoot as well as it looks.  Over on CB I suggested adding  small Swiss buttplate, but I guess I'd have to wring it out on the bench first, but it screams for some offhand time as well.  You know what old Harry Pope said about the bench proving the gun and offhand proving the shooter.

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Thanks Charlie! OH has always been a challenge for me, and much more so as barrel weight increases! I love schuetzen rifles over all else, but presently have several really great heavy barrel schuetzen .22's, so I believe this one will stay in bench rest style.
  

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Reply #47 - Aug 23rd, 2017 at 3:49pm
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Nice find Vall Smiley I look forward to a range report!
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Reply #48 - Aug 23rd, 2017 at 5:23pm
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marlinguy wrote on Aug 22nd, 2017 at 9:55am:
westerner wrote on Aug 22nd, 2017 at 8:42am:
MG, do you own every model of Ballard? Marlin Ballards?


            Joe.


No Joe, I have several holes in my Marlin collection. Especially in the very expensive models! I have a #7, but not the 7A-1 or 7A-1 Extra. No 4 1/2 Mid Range, or #10 Schuetzen Jr.


No doubt you'll accomplish the task one day. 


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Reply #49 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 11:26am
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westerner wrote on Aug 23rd, 2017 at 5:23pm:
No doubt you'll accomplish the task one day. 


          Joe.   Smiley


Hope I live long enough to Joe! And have enough money when they show up!
  

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Reply #50 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 11:31am
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Have the stocks off the gun doing some minor repairs. Also trying to gently remove the light rust in spots on the barrel, but it will never all come off. Only hope to make it better.
While working on the barrel, I removed the scope bases, and saw something that looked like writing under the rear base, on the barrel. I got my magnifier and I see, "Long Rifle" and below that, "H. Cartwright".
No idea if that's the owner, or gunsmith who fitted the Pope barrel, and chambered it? Guessing it is a gunsmith, or gunsmith/owner. Very common name, and with just an "H." I have no idea who it might be. Another challenge to figure out.
  

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Reply #51 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 2:37pm
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It's obvious if you just think about it. It is a movie prop that was for the character of Hoss Cartwright in the old series "Bonanza". Wink
  
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Reply #52 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 4:10pm
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calledflyer wrote on Aug 24th, 2017 at 2:37pm:
It's obvious if you just think about it. It is a movie prop that was for the character of Hoss Cartwright in the old series "Bonanza". Wink


Oh baby! The gun just skyrocketed in value!!! I'm going with it until I hear a better story of provenance!
  

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Reply #53 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 7:01pm
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Vall, "Hoss" in his other form (Dan Blocker) was also a car guy like you.  I remember him running a sports racer of some sort - mid engine Chevy powered, as I recall.
  
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Reply #54 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 10:30pm
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terry buffum wrote on Aug 24th, 2017 at 7:01pm:
Vall, "Hoss" in his other form (Dan Blocker) was also a car guy like you.  I remember him running a sports racer of some sort - mid engine Chevy powered, as I recall.


I remember that too Terry! I hear you did well at Pebble Beach! Old time pre 1964 drags at Toutle, Wa. this Sunday! Hauling my old '37 Austin sedan up to make some passes.
  

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Reply #55 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 11:17pm
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If my memory still works Dan Blocker had a race team named Vinegaroon (Judge Roy Bean) in the Can Am series in the mid 60's. 
  
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Reply #56 - Aug 25th, 2017 at 2:28pm
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Well I think it's done, other than allowing a few weeks to totally dry before waxing the stocks. The forearm came out better than I thought, and I found a replacement for my beloved Tapaderas N35 Win. red (ran out, and it seems they're out of business). Went to my local Woodcrafters and the guy there directed me towards "Transtint Bight Red" dye. It did a great job of duplicating the old Win. color from the 1800's! I used N35 on the buttstock, and the Transtint on the forearm, and got a good match.

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And even more surprising was the deep cleaning I did on the barrel! I scraped the rust spots with a penny, and then went over them with 4/0 steel wool and 50-50 mix of acetone-ATF. Took all the loose stuff off the barrel, but left the patches of lightly pitted metal. I then took a very small 1/2"x1" long wood block, and wrapped it with 240 grit emery paper. I worked the pits out, and then used Oxpho Blue to touch up the bare spots. The barrel looks very nice, and no sign of the bad spots or repairs showing!
Done for now, and probably hit the range next week to see how it shoots!
  

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Reply #57 - Sep 2nd, 2017 at 11:18pm
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you make it to the range with your 22 yet Ken
  
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Reply #58 - Sep 3rd, 2017 at 3:43pm
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kensmachine wrote on Sep 2nd, 2017 at 11:18pm:
you make it to the range with your 22 yet Ken


No, haven't been out much in this heat!
  

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Reply #59 - Sep 3rd, 2017 at 9:13pm
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