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Old 02-20-2014, 02:06 PM   #1
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I bought a rifle awhile back that my brain said it was one caliber and in reality it was another. They refused to take it back because it clearly was my mistake. Then on this forum someone brought up reboring or chambering or something like that. Someone mentioned JES reboring in Cottage Grove Oregon. I mentioned friends used them and thought highly of them. So I sent this rifle to him. We talked about it and decided to make it what I originally wanted and the twist I wanted. I got it back in a few days and the work was AWESOME (Less than a week out of my safe). This man was fast and efficient. I know there are a lot of good smiths or reborers out there and there are a lot of crooks. Just watch where you send your firearms and ask for references. I just know I hit the jackpot. I can't wait to take it out this weekend and shoot it. I generally don't go into a forum praise someones work, but I was astounded. This is IMHO. Gunn
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:44 PM   #2
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What did you have done? Looking forward to range report. Glad to hear that you are happy with the service that you got from JES.
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:08 PM   #3
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I thought I had bought another 45-60. But I actually bought a 40-60. I have no use for something that small. So I had Jesse turn it into a 45-60 with 1/20 twist. So now in the evenings when I have time, I am making 45-60 brass, at least 100 so it will be worth shooting this weekend (Providing it is not storming). When the winds here on the coast get up there, it isn't worth going out. Gunn
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Did you buy a .40-60 Marlin (M-1895) or .40-60 Winchester(M-1876)? Either of those would have been interesting cartridges, in my opinion. I am not sure what you would have gained by going to the expense of reboring and rechambering to .45-60 Winchester (also in a M-1876). What rifle did you have rebored? How about some pics?
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:27 PM   #5
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KS I have the 1876, the price I paid tor the rifle and boring was less than I would have paid to buy it already done. I already have a 40-65 (I built it from an 1874 Gras) and felt the 40-60 was to similar. The 40-65 is good for deer or antelope size game. So I wanted the 45-60 to go along with my 45-90 and 45-110. I will give a range report weather permitting, but as to posting pictures, I will once I learn how. I am not computer literate, I can barely do this. gunn
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:23 AM   #6
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Ok, I understand now. I am not familiar with the Gras rifle, is it a single shot?

Learn how to post pics, it is surprisingly simple. Believe me, I am no computer whiz either!

Edited to add: I just looked up 1874 Gras; French military bolt action (single shot?) 11x59 mm R.

So is yours an 11mm (.40 cal) rechambered or is it still the original cartridge. Or maybe a later 8mm Lebel rebored and rechambered? Now, I really want to see some pics! Go to the Photobucket (or similar picture host) website and learn how. You have a very interesting taste in guns and cartridges.

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I made a Winc High Wall into 40-60 Maynard also called 40-60 Winc straight , 40-70 Sharps and more modern name is 40 Krag . This was a sniper round in the Civil War . The original brass was a tube solder to a washer . The original Maynard rifle is a break open rifle like the TC Encore and you could even switch barrels like the Encore . The 1873 was made for thick head Maynard and the one in civil war was the thin rim Maynard .

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Old 02-21-2014, 06:41 AM   #8
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KS when I got the Gras it was a shot out 45-70 that I took in trade. Yes it is a single shot bolt action. So I knew I had to re-barrel it. So I made it a 40-65 to go with my other bp cartridge guns.
TGR you amaze me.
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As KS said, Photobucket is easy and free. I am sure someone here would be glad to walk you through it. Just PM someone you are comfortable with.

Once you set up the account you just upload pictures from your computer to the account, then you copy the text link and paste it into the comment box like any text. It will show as the picture but does not take any on the forums bandwidth or storage. You can resize or edit the pictures before uploading them or after.

Looking forward to seeing some of your very interesting guns.
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I joined photobucket, So one big step out of the way. I will try to take pictures and download the pictures at/on this thread.
TGR the way you label things, is that through photobucket? Thanks everyone. Gunn
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There are various codes, you can determine which ones display in your settings. The one you want for this forum is the one called "IMG". Just copy the code and paste it into the comment box. When you Submit the comment it will show the picture instead of the text.

I also use the "Direct" for posting on Facebook and the "HTML" on some forums. I think the "Direct" works in e-mails as well.

If there are pictures you use a lot you can paste the code onto a text file and just copy and paste from that so you don't need to open Photobucket. I do this for some pictures.
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From Left to right they are: 1894 Winchester in 32-40, 1874 Gras in 40-60, 1876 Winchester in 45-60 and 1874 in 45-90. I shoot Black Powder only in these.
Jeff, Thank you in helping me get this posted. Gunn

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From Left to right they are: 1894 Winchester in 32-40, 1874 Gras in 40-60, 1876 Winchester in 45-60 and 1874 in 45-90. I shoot Black Powder only in these.
Jeff, Thank you in helping me get this posted. Gunn
Man of my own heart . I love BP guns .
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From Left to right they are: 1894 Winchester in 32-40, 1874 Gras in 40-60, 1876 Winchester in 45-60 and 1874 in 45-90. I shoot Black Powder only in these.
Jeff, Thank you in helping me get this posted. Gunn
You have some very interesting rifles. Thanks for taking the time to learn how to post. I never get tired of looking at other shooters guns. I like them all but that model 94 in 32-40 speaks my language!!
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Very nice I also shoot 45-60 in cowboy action, I load smokeless myself.
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You have some very interesting rifles. Thanks for taking the time to learn how to post. I never get tired of looking at other shooters guns. I like them all but that model 94 in 32-40 speaks my language!!
Those really are nice looking.
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You have some very interesting rifles. Thanks for taking the time to learn how to post. I never get tired of looking at other shooters guns. I like them all but that model 94 in 32-40 speaks my language!!
KS That 94 was my wives grandfather's. Made in 1901. She got her first deer with that rifle when she was 13 years old. We hope our granddaughter gets her first deer with it also. Gunn
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