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About Irontree

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    17472 L

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    West Georgia wilderness
  • Interests
    Shooting long distances, shooting shorter distances, Spencer Sporting Rifles, Sharps Rifles, Horseback riding, American history,
    Eating fuzzy critters.

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  1. Always a possibility. Let me know what you've got. I'll be in the hospital Tuesday and hopefully back on Thurs or Friday this week. Always looking for 2nd or 3rd model .38 S&W breaktops or any other per-1899 firearms or pocket guns.
  2. Out of hospital ready to deal. Not really using this much any more and have other things I'd rather own. A Pedersoli Flintlock ( I believe they call this one a "Mountain Rifle") in .50 caliber. Good shooter and I've taken a few deer with it but compared to my TC Hawken it's like trying to maneuver an 8 ft 2x4 in a deer stand. Sparks up a storm. I can include a couple of extra flints with it if you need them. If you want more pictures in any angle let me know. $550 with the shipping in CONUS included in that price.
  3. Diameter @.427 or .429?
  4. Both Dixie Gun Works and Precision Reloading carry 9ga shooting supplies for this shotgun.
  5. For sale: Good condition "C. Miles" English made 9 Gauge percussion shotgun. Manufactured sometime between 1850 and 1880. This is a water fowl gun so it is constructed heavier that the upland game guns. It has no cast off the stock so it's good for lefties as well as right handers. It had modern nipples on it when I bought it. So it's been used through contemporary owners and not just a mantle piece. It has the thick wrist, with heavier stock and thicker barrels to withstand the heavy charges common to water fowling. I've shot those loads in it a few times hunting and for practice. It was not unlike shooting my 50-90 Shiloh with a 640 grain bullet. It didn't bother the gun in the slightest. Most of the time I use 3 & 1/2 drams and 1 & 1/2 oz of shot which gives a good game & target load. 4 drams with 1 & 5/8ths #4 of shot was awesome on a Turkey at 22 yards. I did use a 10ga shot cup over the 9 ga fiber wad to close up the group and extend the range, but it at 22 yards it was overkill. I'd thought I might need to shoot out to 35 yards while I was working up the load. All around solid hunting gun that is still ready to get dinner or bust clays. The barrels had been shortened to 27 & 1/8th many years ago and it appears to have been a professional job as that fuller was solder filled, the barrels crowned. A very square neatly done job. There is some corrosion loss to the bottom of the right hammer's cup. One screw was replaced with a brass screw that just looks too good to replace. I've used this gun to hunt with, shoot BP skeet, woods walks and shot it at Friendship last year in competition. Never had a problem with it. I'm looking for $450 for this old brute. But will consider reasonable offers.
  6. I make .32 colt from .32 S&W. Buy a .32 colt die set since you'll need them anyway to reload your shells even if you've got them cut for rimfire W/ a .22 blank. Resize the S&W (use tiny bit of lube), then mount them on a dowel and turn them with a drill using a file to cut the web of the case down to match the rest of the case wall. Depending on the gun you might have to trim a little off the rim to fit. I have some .32 Colt shorts that I no longer use much if you want a couple to get the specs from. I'm keeping them to convert to .32 short RF or .30 short RF if I happen to succumb to the weakness and buy a gun that won't shoot longs. I like the little Marlins. Once in a great while Buffalo Arms sells cases made like this for .32 Colt centerfire. But if you're going to modify them to RF it's a BUNCH cheaper to do them yourself. Leads to a lot less cussing when you mess one up.
  7. No I have not sold it, but I'm not really looking for trades.


    Thanks for asking

  8. Nice rifle. Do $850.00?


    Thanks for considering. Ed Topp aka Chicago Steeley

  9. Cant believe nobody has snapped up this sweet ol muzzle stuffer, you lookin for any trades? Don't really need another one of these but thought I would shoot you a message and see whats on your mind! Thanks-SCJ

    1. Irontree


      Sorry for taking 9 days to get back to you.

      I'd consider most trades if it would advance my cause but really looking for cash if possible. 

      I'm trying to stock pile cash to have ready to bid on a Spencer sporting rifle later this month.

      I do shoot anything made before 1899 or a repo of the same.  Front stuffer or cartridge.

  10. Hey Bill,

    In regards to your 1875 Remingtons in 44-40,  did you switch calibers?

    Would you be interested in trading them off?

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    2. Irontree


      Sorry for the delay in reply.  My life got busy real sudden like and it's deer season.

      Anything that you're looking for in particular? Do you like Original (1840's to 1880's )BP rifles?

    3. Woodbury Bill, SASS # 9650

      Woodbury Bill, SASS # 9650

      I would take $500 a piece, including buffalo grips and shipping to your FFL. I got them used, but have never fired them.

    4. Irontree


      darn...Cash is a bit out of my reach for a long while.  Fixed income and all that.  Mostly have to confine myself to trading.

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