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Picked up an H&R Mustang (precursor to the Handi Rifle) the other day.

Sweet little rifle; only made from 1965 to 1966; has a 22" barrel in 30-30; miniature globe front sight & buckhorn rear; with an ejector.

Must have had 5 shots total put thru it before it got stuffed in a closet for 40 years. Still had the original paperwork with it.

Now to business - I'm sure there's been some rule changes since the last time I was hereabouts (at least 3 years ago) so I'm wondering about its legality for use in long-range side matches? Any category restrictions?

Thanx in advance.

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Ejectors are not allowed in long range (except on trapdoors) the Handi Rifle is very popular in Plainsman side matches. Most have a modern (ejectors allowed) and traditional (extractors only) category. plus you have to check the sights. If it came with a Williams reciever mounted peep site....no Bueno. A Smith ladder sight works well.

 

I have a H&R Buffalo Classic. Basically same rifle, but extractor only, and has a 32" barrel. I've shot it out to 400 yds. They are not very "stylish", but they are good rifles.

 

What I'm kind of wanting now is an 1885 Hiwall in 38-55.

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Thank you, Sedalia Dave.

That rubber bushing looks like just the ticket.

I was loathe to do any surgery on the internals, and every ejector to extractor mod I found involved some serious grinding on a part they don't make anymore.

Will definitely give this a try.

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Thank you, Sedalia Dave.

That rubber bushing looks like just the ticket.

I was loathe to do any surgery on the internals, and every ejector to extractor mod I found involved some serious grinding on a part they don't make anymore.

Will definitely give this a try.

You are welcome

 

I cut 2 shims for each side for mine out of an old AA hull. The one closest to the roll pin is a little narrower than the one on the outside. Cut them long to facilitate getting them into place and then trim off the excess with a razor blade.

 

Lots more good info about Handi Rifles here

and

here Scroll down to the H&R talk section.

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