73 SRC Recent aquisition

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73 SRC Recent aquisition

#1 Post by M. M. Wright » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:45 pm

This is my latest find and has been diverting my attention since my surgeries, (by-passes and knee replacement) I've got the barrel to where it shoots but not good enough and it's about 6 inches high at 25 yards. Needs more bullets down the barrel. Can Bobby Hoyt reline these little barrels? I'll have to ask him.

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I've been wanting a 73 SRC in 44 W. C. F. for a while now so at the last Wanamacher I rode my Hovaround through the show looking for real Winchesters that met my specifies but were priced like Ubertis. This is what I found. Yes I spent a couple of days dis-assembling it and another cleaning the parts of 121 years of crud. I replaced most screws with better used ones and spent lots of time cleaning the bore. I re-cut the crown and will work on that even more. I should have videoed washing the wood as it was greasy black and took several washings to get some color to come through.
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#2 Post by Carlsen Highway » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:53 pm

Great find! Fantastic.
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#3 Post by gamekeeper » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:06 pm

Congratulations, nice find.... :mrgreen:
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#4 Post by Pitchy » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:59 pm

Great rifle pard and ya did a nice job cleaning it up, congrats. 8) :)
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#5 Post by RIHMFIRE » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:13 pm

i like it!
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#6 Post by JerryB » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:23 pm

When we talked the other night you told me about this carbine. WOW it is really a nice one.
Congratulations on finding one this nice, I know you'll enjoy it. Will it make meat next fall??
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#7 Post by Griff » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:53 pm

Very nice.
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#8 Post by M. M. Wright » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:19 pm

JerryB wrote:
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When we talked the other night you told me about this carbine. WOW it is really a nice one.
Congratulations on finding one this nice, I know you'll enjoy it. Will it make meat next fall??
Jerry, we have a 10 day doe season 22 thru 31 Dec. I'm takin' it out then if I can get the sights regulated. The front is worn down to where it shoots really high so I may have to slot the little block like later carbines so I can put in other blades. Don't really want to but it has a replacement dust cover and I lost the slide off the rear sight. Still, it's pretty stock, so maybe I better leave it alone. But I really want it to shoot as good as I can get it. I know I'll put a tang sight on it. I'd like a Lyman but maybe one of the Pedersolis? It came drilled so that's not a problem if the filler screws will come out. Come to think of it, I have a Rossi pump 22 with a Marbles on it. I could rob that for a while. Hmmmm.
Oh, and it ain't near as good as the pictures make it look.
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#9 Post by ollogger » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:23 pm

That is a dandy 73!!
I am going to buy one in 38-40 but not sure as of yet if its going to be old or a new one??


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#10 Post by OldWin » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:14 pm

Very Nice! I have one much like it in 38wcf. Mine too, shoots crazy high. I have just lived with it and have found it isn't too difficult to compensate for.
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#11 Post by Rusty » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:59 pm

Very nice find, congratulations!
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#12 Post by Ben_Rumson » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:57 am

I have an SRC in similar condition an was told the carbine barrels are too thin to accept any liner. I got mine to shoot OK with gaschek 44cal bullets
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#13 Post by JerryB » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:14 am

We have a 3 day deer season right after Christmas. I have 2 92's that I want to try for a nice small doe. One is an 1892 Winchester rifle in .32wcf and a Rossi SRC in .357. Hope you get a load that suits you for that '73 .44wcf.
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#14 Post by M. M. Wright » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:28 am

Ben_Rumson wrote:
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I have an SRC in similar condition an was told the carbine barrels are too thin to accept any liner. I got mine to shoot OK with gaschek 44cal bullets
Thanks for that info Ben. I can make a few gas checked bullets by turning down the base of some 200 grain cast that I have a mold for. Isn't this fun?
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#15 Post by Tanqueray » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:41 pm

That’s a great find, I’d love to own an original ‘73 one day. My ‘92 in 44-40 has a similar issue shooting about 6” high at 25 yards, I haven’t yet gotten around to sorting it out though.
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#16 Post by Ysabel Kid » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:06 pm

gamekeeper wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:06 pm
Congratulations, nice find.... :mrgreen:
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#17 Post by Ray » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:05 am

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I recently bought this japchester '73 from our very own billy in o.r./n.m….

ain't shot it yet….waiting for the brown-suited santa's helper to bring the ammo….
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