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What is this rifle?
May 11th, 2019 at 9:43pm
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Not sure how to download a picture from the Gunbroker site but this is a very interesting rifle to say the least.  30/40 Krag it says, is hammerless and has a side lever like a Hepburn.  Looks like a Johnny Cash Cadilac to me!  Grin  Tom
  
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Re: What is this rifle?
Reply #1 - May 11th, 2019 at 10:04pm
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That side lever is a take down lever. It looks a lot like this Buchel in which case the lock up is more like an Aydt than like a falling block and the 30-40 might be a bit much for it. There is an internal hammer.
  
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Reply #2 - May 11th, 2019 at 11:29pm
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Couldn’t agree more. 30-40 full power load might be too much for a tipping block action.
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Reply #3 - May 11th, 2019 at 11:48pm
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Just another thought. This rifle undoubtedly started life as an 8.15x46r so the bore probably .315 to .318, somewhat larger than 30 cal.
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Re: What is this rifle?
Reply #4 - May 12th, 2019 at 8:40am
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I personally think the "no reserve" starting price of $1800+ is more than it's worth. Or at least about where it should sell for considering the rechambering.
I always wonder how they advertise a no reserve, but have a minimum bid? Obviously that's the reserve price.
  

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Reply #5 - May 13th, 2019 at 12:14pm
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Typically, German Schuetzen rifles have a huge falling block, however, this is hollow as it contains the hammer. The front wall of the block is thin and not constructed to take the heavy recoil force from a high velocity cartridge such as 30-40.
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Re: What is this rifle?
Reply #6 - May 16th, 2019 at 7:38pm
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Would you put a .30-40 Krag barrel on a Stevens 44 action?
  
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