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Jul 20th, 2021 at 7:34pm
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Went to the range Sunday, took a 22lr hiwall. It started life as a coil spring Winder musket (wish I had left it alone). Wood courtesy of CPA, barreled by Jerry Barnet, crescent butt plate courtesy of an old friends junk box. I put it together some time in the 90s. It is obvious that it has had trigger work, breaks like glass. Very accurate, I should shoot it more often.
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Reply #1 - Jul 21st, 2021 at 7:18am
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That's a beautiful piece of wood on that High Wall. I suspect many Winder Muskets gave up their original configurations for custom rifles ... I know I've owned a few.

I love the German single-shot pistols in your display!
  
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Reply #2 - Jul 21st, 2021 at 10:19am
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Joe Do... wrote on Jul 21st, 2021 at 7:18am:
That's a beautiful piece of wood on that High Wall. I suspect many Winder Muskets gave up their original configurations for custom rifles ... I know I've owned a few.

I love the German single-shot pistols in your display!


+1 on the amazing stock.  Thanks for posting!
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Reply #3 - Jul 21st, 2021 at 11:52am
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I always enjoy looking at beautiful guns! Thanks for posting.
  

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Reply #4 - Aug 6th, 2021 at 8:03am
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I'm fortunate to have an excellent High Wall Musket.  I don't plan to alter mine from its original configuration

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However, yours looks mighty good.  If I had one that had been customized, I would love to have one like yours.

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Reply #5 - Aug 6th, 2021 at 10:14am
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Mine was chambered 22short, wishI had not scavenged it for the action.
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Reply #6 - Aug 6th, 2021 at 2:17pm
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I have two High Wall Muskets in .22LR. One is a take down model. I enjoy shooting both.
  

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Reply #7 - Aug 6th, 2021 at 5:13pm
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Hi cptcurl, just wondering how far back you can see 22 bullet holes with your Leica?  Regards.
  
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Reply #8 - Aug 7th, 2021 at 7:17am
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Nero wrote on Aug 6th, 2021 at 5:13pm:
Hi cptcurl, just wondering how far back you can see 22 bullet holes with your Leica?  Regards.


On a good day I can see them at 200 yards.  As you know, atmospheric conditions can impede.

I have the 20x-60x eyepiece.  I suspect a purist would get slightly better resolution with a straight power eyepiece, but I don't know that for a fact.

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Reply #9 - Aug 7th, 2021 at 7:25am
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I'll add a bit more information.

Several weeks ago I was shooting with a friend.  He has the same Leica Televid 77 scope.  He's getting ready for a bison hunt this fall and was shooting his Sharps 50-140 at 100, 200, and 300 yards.  His range is a long expanse of grass.  With the mirage conditions that day we struggled to see .50 caliber holes at 300 yards - both with his spotting scope and mine.

Good glass is essential, but it will not overcome mirage, mist, haze, etc.

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Reply #10 - Aug 7th, 2021 at 7:29am
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Finally, a gratuitous photo to get the topic back on to Winder Muskets.

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Reply #11 - Aug 11th, 2021 at 1:58pm
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All those High Wall Winder Muskets are relatively rare, and the TD even rarer, 2nd Models because they are D&T for the 1901 Krag rear sight. All date from before the gov't orders of 1917.
  
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