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A friend of mine wants to get into the game. I suggested he go to a couple of matches, and try out a few guns before buying, but he is ready to go. He's recently (semi)retired, and has been toying with the idea for awhile now, since finding out I shoot. He has found a couple of Uberti Cattleman II's locally, but is coming up empty on a rifle or shotgun. In doing a quick search, it seems everyone is out of stock. Any suggestions?

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What kind of rifle and shotgun? Narrowing it down to specific guns would help (somewhat) in the search. Buying through a reputable cowboy gunsmith may be expensive on the get go but may be the path of least resistance.

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16 minutes ago, Cypress Sun said:

What kind of rifle and shotgun? Narrowing it down to specific guns would help (somewhat) in the search. Buying through a reputable cowboy gunsmith may be expensive on the get go but may be the path of least resistance.

 

Sorry, I should have more coffee before I post.

 

I think he is looking for a side by side, such as a Stoeger. As for a rifle, I'm pretty sure he would prefer a '73. I've explained the issues with the '92 like I still shoot--That the Rossis tend to be very rough from the factory and need tuning, can't be short-stroked, etc... I think if one fell into his lap though, he would take it just to get started. Same with a Marlin.

 

I don't know why I didn't think of the cowboy gunsmiths. 

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given the rush , on firearms , there is very little to be had in my area . 

I keep my eyes and ears open hoping to find what I need 

I have a young shooter , wanting a S/G , still looking to find one for him 

One will show up , hopefully at a good price , 

 

 good luck on the hunt 

 Chickasaw 

 will add none of the vendors , have any thing in stock , as of the check last week 

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Check with Barleycorn outfitters. He's on this wire and a SASS member and shooter. His wife is too. Great folks!

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27 minutes ago, Injun Ryder, SASS #36201L said:

WTB on SASS classifieds. 

 

I've recently sold a couple that people were looking for.

Well that means you have the dollars for that new used lever action shotgun.......

 

Texas Lizard

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Don't shy away from a $100 single shot shotgun (H&R Topper, etc.) just to get started.  You can always spend more when things loosen up.  Who knows that it won't build useful skills for later?

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Lots of Stoeger coach guns on Gunbroker.  I saw one used 12 gauge for less than $400.  Unless he has a source of CAS ammo I suggest he take his time buying firearms.

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I don't know if he'll have a lot of luck at gunsmiths since they are probably in the same boat as the rest of us.  I did see a couple of Uberti rifles in a LGS not too long ago.  I have seen some larger caliber rifles as well, so I would concentrate on the retail stores.

 

5 minutes later:  I checked on line at a LGS not too far from me and they have a consigned 1894 Marlin in 45 Colt, 1 of 1500, 20 in octagonal barrel with gold inlays and trigger:  $1,495.  Let me know if you need more details.

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Howdy,

What calibers is he lookin fer??

I got a 45 cattleman on gb its tuned so no smithing needed.

I have a single shot 12 gauge he could have if interested.

Best

CR

 

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1 hour ago, Imis Twohofon,SASS # 46646 said:

Pawn shops can be a great source for guns not sought after by panic buying

 

Imis

I picked up this beauty at a pawn shop a couple months ago! 6 big ones OTD

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If familiar with AR15.com , and their Equipment Exchange (EE) , there is a pair of Great Western II in 357 w/ 5 1/2" barrels for 500.00 each , shipped over there.

Not mine , have no idea who or where , but that isn't a bad deal. There are single actions show up there occasionally.

Rex :D

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The local gun store has a 73, as will as a new marlin on the shelf.  If your interested I can send you the address

 

As stated earlier don't shy away from a single shot.    Very simple to use and build good habits.  Also once you get the a rhythm you would be suprised how fast they can be shot.    Ive won overall at several matches running one. 

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Get to some matches and make contacts.  We have a number of local cowboys who seem to be getting out of the game and are selling.  Otherwise, Marlin is in transition, Italy says that firearm manufacturing is not essential and I have not seen a Japchester in months.

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21 hours ago, Edward R S Canby, SASS#59971 said:

Unless he has a source of CAS ammo I suggest he take his time buying firearms.

Indeed.

I am now shooting 22LR because I do not want to spend down my stock of center fire components that I cannot replenish.
At the last match, many of the shooters are feeling the pain of Out of Stock - No Backorder.
 

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Thanks for all the help and information. I think that thanks to the forum, he has a line on what he wants!

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