Post up those FS rifles......Zee is anxious to see them

WeatherbyWeatherby Senior MemberPosts: 4,771 Senior Member
I only have this one to contribute.
An Anschutz 1418 been feeding it for 30 some odd years

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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,052 Senior Member
    I'll have to take some pics tomorrow!
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,771 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    I'll have to take some pics tomorrow!
    Look forward to it.......They are a favorite of mine
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    OK, this raises a question in my mind. Everyone agrees that free-floated barrels are more accurate, so aesthetics aside, what is the advantage of a Mannlicher stock like this?
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,627 Senior Member
    Other than looking pretty........none.

    But sometimes.........pretty is enough.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,751 Senior Member
    Truth from the hater.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,052 Senior Member
    This is one of the first rifles I built. It's a large ring 98 Mexican Mauser (VZ24). 18 1/2" Shaw barrel in 7MM-08. Stock blank was from Bishop, slightly fancy Black Walnut. Chapman M70 safety, '93 Mauser hinged trigger guard. 1.5X5 Leopold in Leopold mounts and rings. I put sights on it 'cause it's not right without them but useless to me other then aesthetics. I put on an Ebony fore end tip because I couldn't find a metal one I liked. I eventually figured out to make my own from solid round stock by drilling an off set hole close to the muzzle diameter and then fitting it by reaming the hole with a tapered reamer. It is glass bedded full length.
    I also notice that old Mannlichers had a barrel band to hold the barrel to the stock. My front swivel stud is T&Ded into the barrel and holds everything solid. This was my Wisconsin woods rifle, that's why I went with the short barrel. Anything longer than 20" just doesn't look right in a full stock!!

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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    That is a good looking rifle.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,771 Senior Member
    never mind Zee....Enzo is PM...ing him right now.

    I like the End cap and agree with adding the sights....Nice looking
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,661 Senior Member
    Those guns are uglier than Phillis Diller.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Other than looking pretty........none.

    But sometimes.........pretty is enough.

    cpj !!!!! :love: :wink:

    cjp wrote: »..... Oh dear God, I've admitted to liking something Limey.I'll never hear the end of this.

    Jayhawker wrote: »...But seriously Shush....

    Big Chief wrote: ».........walking around with a greasy butt ain't no fun, though!

     


     

  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 6,536 Senior Member
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    Anything longer than 20" just doesn't look right in a full stock!!
    :rotflmao:

    30-06, 24in Douglas air gauge heavy sporter, FN 89 action, original 98 dual set triggers in a carlo walnut stock, with a Turner Saddlery sling. Scope is a 3x9x54 (yes I can see real early and real late) I keep thinking about changing it but cant find a real reason to.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,857 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    OK, this raises a question in my mind. Everyone agrees that free-floated barrels are more accurate, so aesthetics aside, what is the advantage of a Mannlicher stock like this?

    Aesthetics is all I can think of.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,112 Senior Member
    Mannlichers are supposedly easier into a scabbard, also. And some think the wood protects the barrel from getting beat up.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,731 Senior Member
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    :rotflmao:

    30-06, 24in Douglas air gauge heavy sporter, FN 89 action, original 98 dual set triggers in a carlo walnut stock, with a Turner Saddlery sling. Scope is a 3x9x54 (yes I can see real early and real late) I keep thinking about changing it but cant find a real reason to.

    You suck!!!

    :drool:
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    CZ 550 in 6.5
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    Ruger 77/22, 6.5, 7x57 and 7mm/08
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    Sako 7mm mag, 243, and 308
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    Steyr 270.
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    “When guns are outlawed, only patriots will have guns.”
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Aesthetics is all I can think of.

    OK. I've always liked the look of the Mannlicher, but never knew if there was a practical difference.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 6,536 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    That's a pretty rifle. Were they out of big scopes?

    Yep. And little guns.

    I keep thinking about a fixed 4, but it would be dwarfed by the rifle. It is a true 24 in bbl on a long action and the LOP is made for me, about a inch longer than std. Butt to crown is 44 5/8ths. Early on, it was my only scoped rifle and I have shot a lot of groundhogs and deer with it so why mess with what is working.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 6,536 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    OK, this raises a question in my mind. Everyone agrees that free-floated barrels are more accurate, so aesthetics aside, what is the advantage of a Mannlicher stock like this?
    Protect the barrel. Now that barrels are cheap and wood expensive, just because they look good.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,052 Senior Member
    Wizard, that is one fine collection!! The last one, the Steyr is the definition of Mannlicher!

    Varmint, I retract my statement of not liking long barrels, that one is the exception, very nice!
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,771 Senior Member
    I really liked Varmintmist long barreled one too.

    The objective size being the sole detractor for me asthetically
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,731 Senior Member
    Wizard78 for the win!

    Beautiful collection Wizard...........'You Suck' just doesn't seem adequate enough..........
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Wizard, that is one fine collection!! The last one, the Steyr is the definition of Mannlicher!

    Thanks Big Al. The Steyr is one of my pride and joys.

    orchidman wrote: »
    Wizard78 for the win!

    Beautiful collection Wizard...........'You Suck' just doesn't seem adequate enough..........

    Thanks Alec. I am hopelessly in love with Mannlicher rifles. I can't tell you how sorry I am trading my Ruger stainless/walnut in 257 Bob. Just hope Zee gets the urge to get one after looking at some of the ones shown.

    “When guns are outlawed, only patriots will have guns.”
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,672 Senior Member
    Big Al that is one pretty rifle you built. Wizard there is nothing I am able to add. That is one heck of a collection. Weatherby does fhe shoot good?
    And Varmintmist I never even knew they were made with a barrel that long. You guys do it right.:worthy:
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,771 Senior Member
    I'm still waiting for TIMC to post his new 9.3 X 62
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 6,536 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    And Varmintmist I never even knew they were made with a barrel that long.
    They arent, mine is. It was kind of the point.
    The objective size being the sole detractor for me asthetically
    Yeah, I have kind of fallen out of love with it. But I hate to replace that which works.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,771 Senior Member
    Found out H&R used to make some.......by what I saw they are worth hunting for
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,330 Senior Member
    CZ 455FS .22LR:



    Hope this week I'll be adding a Zastava .22LR to the collection. Will post pics ASAP.
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