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Alex Henry Volunteer Rifle

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Alex Henry Volunteer Rifle

Postby 52Bore » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:09 am

I guess a good thing about hosting matches - when someone sees the match announced who doesn't/can't shoot anymore, they call you up and ask if you (or someone) would be interested in a rifle. This is not the 1st time this has happened - but, this time it's my favorite maker!
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Re: Alex Henry Volunteer Rifle

Postby 52Bore » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:10 am

Alex Henry Cont.
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Old reblue of barrel
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Re: Alex Henry Volunteer Rifle

Postby 52Bore » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:14 am

AH Cont.
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Interesting that the barrel length is 36" on this 2-band original. Parker Hale 2-band barrel is 32"
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Now I need to get busy to see how it shoots - in preparation for Oak Ridge!

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Re: Alex Henry Volunteer Rifle

Postby Saxtonyoung » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:06 am

Never had the privilege of shooting a Volunteer but I always love hearing and reading about the Volunteer and Whitworth rifles.

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Re: Alex Henry Volunteer Rifle

Postby shguns » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:27 am

Sweet gun!!

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Re: Alex Henry Volunteer Rifle

Postby Idaholewis » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:14 pm

Very nice!! :yeah:
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Re: Alex Henry Volunteer Rifle

Postby fiberoptik2313 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:35 pm

The Brits sure made nice guns back in the day!


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Re: Alex Henry Volunteer Rifle

Postby 52Bore » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:06 pm

fiberoptik2313 wrote:The Brits sure made nice guns back in the day!

IMO - The British Best are the best ML (arms) ever made.
After I handled my 1st one, nearly 30 years ago - I sold every gun I owned (except 2 family pieces) to get enough $ to buy an original of my own.


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