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Re: Model 1866?
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 9 February 2016, at 2:15 p.m., in response to Model 1866?, posted by Rick Baker on Tuesday, 9 February 2016, at 12:01 p.m.
You will most likely have to stretch the stock with a replacement forend. Bands should not be difficult, but don't forget the rod. Loose latches are quite typical of that model. If you are not going to shoot it I wouldn't worry - and there is little point in shooting that model anyway (other than perhaps a round or two to be able to say you had) given the very crude sights and rather wimpy action.
You will spend at least 50% over the original cost to make it look right. Even though the $595 sounds like a bargain, you might want to consider spending a bit more and getting a whole one.
Always happy to review pictures for folks.
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