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Re: New title: Long range rifle?
Posted by Tom Trevor on Monday, 18 May 2015, at 9:02 p.m., in response to New title: Long range rifle?, posted by Ned on Monday, 18 May 2015, at 7:42 p.m.
Sorry he was wrong the Long Range rifles were produced in the years 1879 - 1881. That is simply a service rifle with the added metal pistol grip you are looking at. The HGR or HR would be behind the rear sight ahead of the receiver directly on top of the barrel I am guessing your rifle will have the single letter A there. At one thousand dollars the price is fair if condition is as you describe. An original long range rifle would sell between ten and twenty thousand dollars. Scroll further down the home page and you will find a section with pictures of an original long range rifle with Kelton features such as the pistol grip is wood not metal the trigger has straight grooves down the face.Barrel will have six groove rifling one turn in 19 5/8 not 22 as service barrel, no trap in the butt stock but Hotchkiss shotgun style. also Bull M-1879 sight with added windage screw not later Buffington sight. Hope this helps. Tom
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