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Re: Maynard 1873 Model #8 2 barrel set w/ box
Reply #15 - Feb 9th, 2019 at 8:55pm
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No offense, as I've always thought they were classic early single shot rifles. But I could never get over the break barrel design. Just never appealed to me.
  

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Reply #16 - Feb 10th, 2019 at 1:13am
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That break barrel design was always a concern for me too, especially bench shooting.  However, we did have a fellow many years ago who shot one at Tacoma and did very well with it.
  

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Reply #17 - Feb 10th, 2019 at 7:41am
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Thank you for the details on adapting modern brass Al, it does not seem out of my league on my lathe... if I ever get a Maynard that is  Smiley

Is Layman's book on the subject worth investing $15? for the sake of knowledge...

As for Civil War Maynard, it's easier to get them in France than the 1873 or 82 models, as vast quantities of Civil War surplus carbines were shipped to the French National Defense Govt after the demise of Napoleon III and our defeat against Prussia.

  
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Reply #18 - Feb 10th, 2019 at 11:14am
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A shooter friend shoots a gorgeous Maynard at out weekly 22 indoor Match.With Schuetzen hook, iron sights.He;s built A couple barrels for his also.thanks for sharing. I think he's go nuts seeing the little setup you have.He doesnt do computers.
  

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Reply #19 - Feb 10th, 2019 at 1:05pm
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Yes the Maynard Bug is very bad be carful.

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Reply #20 - Feb 10th, 2019 at 2:40pm
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freebird wrote on Feb 10th, 2019 at 7:41am:
Thank you for the details on adapting modern brass Al, it does not seem out of my league on my lathe... if I ever get a Maynard that is  Smiley

Is Layman's book on the subject worth investing $15? for the sake of knowledge...

As for Civil War Maynard, it's easier to get them in France than the 1873 or 82 models, as vast quantities of Civil War surplus carbines were shipped to the French National Defense Govt after the demise of Napoleon III and our defeat against Prussia.



I had a quick look through both of Maynard books that were supplied with these 2 Maynards that I just bought and I thought they were good reference material.  They are really more just booklets than books, so they aren't all that thick, but again there is lots of good information in both of them to help feed the addiction ...

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Reply #21 - Feb 11th, 2019 at 2:22am
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Thank you, Al "the Pusher"...  Wink

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Reply #22 - Feb 11th, 2019 at 2:35pm
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I like to think of myself as more of an "enabler" than a "Pusher" ...

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Reply #23 - Feb 14th, 2019 at 7:31pm
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I just ordered a 25 round box of 20 gauge Magtech brass hulls to convert to .64 smoothbore cases to get the smoothbore barrel shooting again.  Now I need to order some 18 gauge cards and fibres to load them with.  The things we do just so we can shoot a round of Skeet with our old guns!  LOL ...
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Reply #24 - Feb 15th, 2019 at 12:09pm
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Al, you are an enabler! -that's someone that presents us with things we didn't know we needed... But we don't know how you are personally either though...  Smiley  I've been referred to as a pusher, when you take a newbie to the range, set them down behind a vintage firearm and hand them ammo to burn, that's a pusher.  I bet you'd qualify if given the opportunity.   Grin 

Freebird, those of us that encourage you to purchase these items you find -  we like to be referred to as your support group.  I have several of my support group members at my fingertips (smart phone) and they've done an exceptional job lately!  If you ever need help trying to decide a purchase, please feel free to add me to you support group list - I've learned a lot of key phrases and one-liners that really help.  Grin Grin Grin
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ps, George Layman's books on both the Ballard and the Maynard are worth having in your collection.  They're not as good as some but there is useful info in them.   Wink
  

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Reply #25 - Feb 15th, 2019 at 12:39pm
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Thanks Greg, my grasp of English is making swift progress with you all  Wink
This forum sure has been a great support group to my addiction since I started reading through...

I got G. Layman's Ballard book. It's compact and informative, so I guess I'll get me the Maynard one also, thanks for the confirmation.
I still need to get my hands on a copy of J. Dutcher's Ballard opus... but that sounds like a tough quest... (or an expensive buy...)
  
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Reply #26 - Feb 15th, 2019 at 1:45pm
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Yes, I've been hoping to walk into one of our local gun shows and "magically" find a copy of Dutcher's book on Ballards on somebody's table, but so far it's been as productive as looking for "Unicorn Poop" ...

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Reply #27 - Feb 20th, 2019 at 4:16pm
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GT wrote on Feb 15th, 2019 at 12:09pm:
Al, you are an enabler! -that's someone that presents us with things we didn't know we needed... But we don't know how you are personally either though...  Smiley  I've been referred to as a pusher, when you take a newbie to the range, set them down behind a vintage firearm and hand them ammo to burn, that's a pusher.  I bet you'd qualify if given the opportunity.   Grin 

Well then I guess I qualify as both a "pusher" and an "enabler" since I've been known to do BOTH!  LOL ...


Freebird, those of us that encourage you to purchase these items you find -  we like to be referred to as your support group.  I have several of my support group members at my fingertips (smart phone) and they've done an exceptional job lately!  If you ever need help trying to decide a purchase, please feel free to add me to you support group list - I've learned a lot of key phrases and one-liners that really help.  Grin Grin Grin
Greg

ps, George Layman's books on both the Ballard and the Maynard are worth having in your collection.  They're not as good as some but there is useful info in them.   Wink

  

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Reply #28 - Feb 20th, 2019 at 4:22pm
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So I just opened today's mail and received the box of 20 gauge Magtech brass hulls in 20 gauge, so now I have to check and see if they fit into the .64 calibre Maynard smoothbore barrel.  Slowly getting closer and closer to shooting all of these various Maynards that I've been buying!

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Re: Maynard 1873 Model #8 2 barrel set w/ box
Reply #29 - Mar 1st, 2019 at 12:01am
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Rev. Al,
Have you decided on the load for your .64 cal. shotshells?
  
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