Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

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Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#1 Post by CBinNH » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:19 pm

I decided that I liked it well enough to own it. http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewt ... =1&t=39006 I don't see
this configuration very often. Got it & a box of Winchester ammo for $425. It just feels good in my hands. Bore cleaned up
nice & shiney with good rifling. Still in the teens here so I didn't try it yet. It does feed
& eject well. Last 2 pics show the issues. Here she is:
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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#2 Post by draperjojo » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:31 pm

I like it1

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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#3 Post by Ben_Rumson » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:37 pm

Nice score!! 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#4 Post by kimwcook » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:41 pm

Nice acquisition that's for sure. The issues don't seem like ones I couldn't get over in a heartbeat.
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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#5 Post by Griff » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:46 pm

A little sawdust, epoxy, and some elbow grease, it'll be like new... Almost! :P Looks good.
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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#6 Post by Booger Bill » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:00 pm

Slap some weldwood glue in there and your good to go!

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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#7 Post by Mainehunter » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:21 pm

It's better looking than I thought! I just shoot it the way it is and try her out. Just remember to post the range report....SOON! :)

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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#8 Post by wecsoger » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:52 pm

Sounds like a good price and it does have plenty of character.

As far as the 'issues', I would fix the crack and leave the gouge. How did they do that anyway, start chopping it up for kindling?

I'm not even sure I would do major amounts of stripping and cleaning.

If it shoots well, leave as-is and make up a lot of good stories to go along with it!

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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#9 Post by J Miller » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:56 pm

Not bad, not bad at all. I wouldn't loose any sleep over the issues. They don't affect the shooting of it.

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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#10 Post by pokey » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:59 pm

faced with that opportunity/choice, i would have purchased
it as well. :wink: nice find.
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#11 Post by edwardyoung » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:25 pm

Glad you decided to get it. I would have, too.

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#12 Post by JerryB » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:39 pm

I think you made a real good choice, oil it up and use it.
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#13 Post by O.S.O.K. » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:35 pm

Congrats! That's a great buy! I like it too :D
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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#14 Post by pwl44m » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:56 pm

YOu said it had issues !! @ $1500 it has issues @ $425 they seem to dissappear. Nice score, there is just something about old Winchesters.
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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#15 Post by model55 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:25 am

Those are marks of character!

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#16 Post by 30-30 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:42 am

draperjojo wrote:I like it1
+1 -- I like it too--in the end not a bad price... :)

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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#17 Post by rbertalotto » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:54 pm

CAUTION!

Replace the stock and forend and hang on to the origionals without repairing them. Your grandkids will thank you in about 100 years!

Wood for that gun is easily found either new and needing finishing, or prefinished.

What a great deal.............If you want to make an easy $100 I'll give yopu $525............. :mrgreen:
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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#18 Post by pwl44m » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:31 pm

rbertalotto wrote:CAUTION!

Replace the stock and forend and hang on to the origionals without repairing them. Your grandkids will thank you in about 100 years!

Wood for that gun is easily found either new and needing finishing, or prefinished.

What a great deal.............If you want to make an easy $100 I'll give yopu $525............. :mrgreen:
Wow!! have You ever seen such a generous bunch? LOL I will keep You in mind RB If I ever want to move something.
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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#19 Post by Streetstar » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:37 pm

pwl44m wrote:YOu said it had issues !! @ $1500 it has issues @ $425 they seem to dissappear. Nice score, there is just something about old Winchesters.
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totally agree --- thats a cool carbine :)
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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#20 Post by Borregos » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:22 pm

edwardyoung wrote:Glad you decided to get it. I would have, too.
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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#21 Post by M. M. Wright » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:14 pm

What in the foot fire made that gouge in the butt-stock? I think it adds character too and wouldn 't bother me a bit if it were mine. Do you keep bedding compound? Like Acraglass or similar? Just leave out the stuff that makes it thick and the dye too. Best glue you will ever find for that crack in the fore-end.
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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#22 Post by Tycer » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:49 pm

M. M. Wright wrote:What in the foot fire made that gouge in the butt-stock?
I dunno, but I'd check the tang area for a crack and maybe a bent tang, looks like someone grabbed it by the barrel and took a swing at something pretty hard.

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Re: Eastern Carbine Update... I Bought It

#23 Post by cshold » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:08 pm

Yeah know, I would bet if we could just talk to and hear some of the stories
from the previous stewards of the guns that we are now the stewards of I have
a hunch we wouldn’t touch a ding, scratch, or dent on these old girls.
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