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Mar 25th, 2020 at 2:38pm
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Per the current Journal, the article on Ron Long has me confused. What I have heard is he only marked his high end rifles that he completely made. Several of his creations were not high end and thus never received his stamp. I would like to know if this is correct as I have a false muzzle High Wall that the previous owner said was built by Ron in the 1980's to compete in the Coors matches. I have no way to confirm or deny the claim. How can I know for sure?
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Reply #1 - Mar 25th, 2020 at 3:54pm
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Can you post a pic?
  

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Reply #3 - Mar 25th, 2020 at 6:59pm
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The bullet starter for the false muzzle and the Swiss buttplate are missing from the package. Caliber is 32-40. No markings anywhere except Winchester action.
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Reply #4 - Mar 25th, 2020 at 11:43pm
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Had the pleasure to rebarrel a Pacific Ballard with a Ron Long barrel.
Barrel was unmarked, Just a faded Marks-A-Lot "Ron Long" put there by the seller and original buyer of the barrel.
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Reply #5 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 9:31am
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I believe he also made some High Quality Receiver Sights.

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Re: Ron Long Rifles
Reply #6 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 9:38am
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So it's hard to prove it he did or not. I also have several bullet molds attributed to him but alas, also unmarked.  Without markings or a bill of sale it will  be hard to prove anything. Guess I will just note possible story in gun log and let future generations argue over it. In the meantime I can just enjoy using it for what it is.
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Re: Ron Long Rifles
Reply #7 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 10:51am
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Prior to cartridge rifles, Ron Long built some extremely nice muzzleloaders too.
  

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Reply #8 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 11:20am
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I have always envied the high-end rifles he produced but they are way out of my price range. That is why I jumped on this one when it came up for sale.
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Reply #9 - Mar 26th, 2020 at 10:24pm
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westerner wrote on Mar 26th, 2020 at 4:41am:
Ron did not seek fame but simply an income.

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