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Reply #15 - Nov 6th, 2019 at 7:47pm
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Congratulations on your purchase of your Steven's tip up Rifle. It is a very valuable part of Steven's now forgotten past History.
  
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Reply #16 - Nov 6th, 2019 at 8:42pm
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Nice wood, too!
  
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Reply #17 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 7:45am
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Dennis have you taken it apart yet?
  
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Reply #18 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 10:09am
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Brian, good point about the bore diameter. When I first opened the action I thought "too big for 32rf" (what it was advertised as), so I looked at the bore and thought "that end looks right". Very next step was check pins in the bore. .313 is sloppy, .314 won't go, so I say .3135. That's when I looked at the firing pin and it was CF. Next thing was dropping in a 32/40 case. At this point it had been out of the box maybe 10 minutes. Thanks for bringing that up though. It's a very important consideration and needs to be on our minds. By the way, grooves slug .3215

Ron, All I've done is pull off the forend. Did not find Harry Pope's cryptic fraction.  Cry

A note of caution if you are unfamiliar with these rifles, this one requires the hammer to be at 1/2 cock to close the action or the firing pin stops the barrel from closing. I guess if I'm still learning new tricks, maybe I'm not an old dog yet.
  
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Reply #19 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 11:24am
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kootne wrote on Nov 7th, 2019 at 10:09am:
At this point it had been out of the box maybe 10 minutes.


Isn't that some of the most enjoyable time we ever have with our "toys?" Especially with something you acquire long distance.

Opening the box, checking the packaging for loose bits. Turning it over and over in your hands, looking down the bore for the first time. Examining all the tell-tale signs of how it was used.

So much fun!
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Reply #20 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 12:08pm
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My favorite time on opening the box on a gun shipped to me is seeing that it was well packed and all in one piece! Nothing gives me more anguish than waiting, and not knowing if the sender knows how to package a gun!
  

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Reply #21 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 12:44pm
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Isn't that some of the most enjoyable time we ever have with our "toys?" Especially with something you acquire long distance.

It sure is, and there is the first shot too.
What a great hobby!

Aaron
  

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Reply #22 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 9:47pm
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You guys crack me up. Hobby??? I've been telling the "critter in a skirt" this is therapy!
  
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Reply #23 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 10:02pm
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Well, at least the "therapy" excuse might persuade her to accept where the money keeps going.

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Reply #24 - Nov 8th, 2019 at 11:01am
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Better than the "investment" excuse. My wife saw right through that one. She told me you have to sell an investment for it to pay off; and at a profit too.
So I'm back to the hobby excuse, which is the real truth anyway.
  

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Reply #25 - Nov 8th, 2019 at 1:23pm
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Well, I said hobby.
Sometimes I think of it as an enjoyable addiction.

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Reply #26 - Nov 8th, 2019 at 1:47pm
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"Enjoyable addiction" works for me, too.  Of course, I'm not married nor does how I spend my money matter to anyone besides myself.

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Reply #27 - Nov 8th, 2019 at 5:41pm
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Wow!  Your wife lets you clean your rifles on the kitchen counter?  If I tried that my wife would "geld" me!

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Re: New to me, Tip Up
Reply #28 - Nov 12th, 2019 at 8:41am
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Yup, Just Jim nailed it.

Iím supposed to be gearing up for the deer opener in a few days and now you have me fondling tip-ups. Hmmm, maybe use the 32/20 again.....
  
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