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Post by Biglever » Sun May 10, 2020 6:49 pm

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I saved the scope, because it's kind of a collective idem.
It has Gil Hebard Guns , name around the eye peace, I search the name,
The scope was made by Burris, for Gil Hebard, I search
His name, he was quite a marksmen, and innovator.
He was the first guy to put a scope on a target pistol
And used it in competition, he's the guy that came up with a range box to set on his shooting station, with a spotting scope, to see his shots.
He created the pistol scope, with the Dot rectal. Which
Is what my scope has.
I have since mounted it on my steyr M95. And for 100 yes. Or less I shoot it good enuff for hunting. Can't call it a target rifle.
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Post by jimg11 » Sun May 10, 2020 8:30 pm

Gil Hebard had a business in Knoxville, IL that I did purchase shooting supplies from back in the 1980s` including his book " The Pistol Shooter's Treasury" I might have a bit of trouble focusing on a single dot. My Burris scopes have cross hairs.
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Post by Biglever » Mon May 11, 2020 5:12 am

Cool!

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Post by jimg11 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:38 pm

Most of the Military rifles that I have had over the years were "BUBBA" modified and were 2 303 British SMLEs, A krag 30/40 carbine, a 93 Mauser 7mm, a 98 Mauser 8 mm and a Swedish Mauser in 6.5 x 55.
I did own a Jap 6.5 '' carbine and a Remington 1903A3 in military configuration. All of these are long gone. I much prefer rifles that are made as sporting arms and have had quite a few over over the years.
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Post by Biglever » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:47 am

I enjoy the old military rifles as they were, and enjoy shooting them, with the iron sites, if I can, some of the
Rifles had the rear sites half way down the barrel. There's no way I can see them. And enjoy looking up the history,
And all the Arsenal stamps ,
I have a sporterized Enfield that was done by Parker Hale. That I enjoy. It's getting almost impossible to find
Original stocks for the Enfield's.

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Post by jimg11 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:54 pm

I would love to go back to the 1960s and buy military rifles at the prices they were then. I bought my full military Arisaka 6.5x50 carbine with separate bayonet for $10 in 1964 and sold it for the same price a couple years later. A friend showed me 2 SMLE Full military rifles that he bought for only $10 ea. I remember seeing a hole barrel full of Carcano 6.5x52 carbines for only $8.88 each in a department store. There were other country Rifles available at these low prices. If you wanted US rifles there were Us Model 1917 Enfield Rifles full military 30-06 for around $ 20 . NRA members could order 1 M1 30 Cal Carbine for only $20. I did not get one as I did not think an M1 Carbine was worth $20 an I Kick myself every time I see one going for well over $1000. I payed $40 for my Remington 1903A3 full military rifle and sold it for the same price a couple years later. Gun shops and mailorder houses had so many bargains for the military collector.
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Post by Biglever » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:10 pm

Yup, I wasn't into the military surplus back then , but I remember seeing them in the old Montgomery wards catalog, and by the time I was interested in Enfield s packed in cosmoline in a crate at a gun show was $72.00
I bought two , at that price today I would buy every case
The dealer had. I had a never issued , I paid $180.00
For sold it for $ 350. Shame on me.

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