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Highwall of a different color.
Sep 13th, 2021 at 6:08pm
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A client sent a Browning 1885 Trapper Model in 45-70 in for a little modification. Not my typical build but this is what he wanted. The caliber is the fairly new 350 Legend, as he lives in a state limiting what caliber and type of cartridge is allowed to hunt deer. He specified a 20 inch octagon to round barrel with flutes and no taper. Mounted full length on the top flat is a Picatinny rib with a Burris scout scope 2X7 magnification. All metal components including the scope were Cero-Koted in the Tungsten color giving it a silver gray appearance. It is quite heavy for such a short rifle but recoil is nonexistent and it was very accurate when I was test firing it. If nothing else it will be good for a chuckle to the true single shot lover.
  
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Re: Highwall of a different color.
Reply #1 - Sep 14th, 2021 at 1:07am
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There was a guy at a table near ours at the Yuma show last weekend with an un-altered Trapper.  Pencil thin barrel.  I played with it a bit, thinking it would be a lot of fun with 12 grains of Unique and a 365 gr lead bullet.

No way I would fire the thing more than a couple of times with a full house load.

This rifle looks both practical - short overall length, strong action, some weight - and fun to shoot, even with moderately heavy loads.

A nice bit of design and work all around.
  
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Reply #2 - Sep 14th, 2021 at 1:44pm
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But the barrel needs to be threaded for a silencer.
  
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Reply #3 - Sep 15th, 2021 at 3:39pm
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Interesting rifle, very nice work. Reminds me of a Ruger #3.
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 16th, 2021 at 11:44pm
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I have one in  38-55 and it's a very accurate though a bit hard to shoot tiny groups with to do its nimble size.
  With plainbase 250-275g bullets running around 1200 it's not hard to get 2 minutes of angle with the barrel sights.
  
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