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    lever action or western style rifles can be buggered just need to look the part

    I'm after any original lever action rifles or parts.

    A farmer who's place I hunt and work on often has asked me to get a couple of original lever actions or western style rifles for him.
    He isn't interested in collectors pieces. Just wants some props and things to hang around the place to entertain the foreign visitors who stay on the farm regularly.
    And will go bang and maybe even hit a gong at 50m

    Usable worn through to absolutely knackered and buggered around with.
    Really just props and him living out his childhood growing up on a solid diet of westerns etc

    $s or I can hook you up with a bloody good hunt over on his farm. West Coast South Island
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    I will see if sai penrose have anything clapped out. Depends on if they're open on a Sunday

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    I sold my Winchester 1892 and 1894s last year because I didn't use them any more and was pursuing other gun interests.
    They were way too good for what he wants them for.

    If it cycles and can shoot safely and there is at least some visible rifling they will do.
    Worn bare and rusty but functional is what I'm after for him.
    Absolutely not interested in collector value rifles as they want to look the part.

    Even an old Stevens Favorite or such like would be a start

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    Have a Savage 99 in 250 Savage that looks the part, even has a carved stock and threaded for a suppressor.
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    Secure storage and a valid fal should also be considerations especially as it sounds like its public/paying guest access. As to non operable and replicas
    on display, the law evidently doesnt recognise non operable and demands similar security to working firearms.
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    @tetawa is it that buggered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    @tetawa is it that buggered?
    NO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Secure storage and a valid fal should also be considerations especially as it sounds like its public/paying guest access. As to non operable and replicas
    on display, the law evidently doesnt recognise non operable and demands similar security to working firearms.
    Agreed.

    I think these replicas would be the better option for display @akaroa1

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/2288940376

    The seller is selling a few different types, even old wheel guns.

    He could then buy a half decent real one to put in his gunsafe and shoot that when he wants to etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by 308mate View Post
    Agreed.

    I think these replicas would be the better option for display @akaroa1

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/2288940376

    The seller is selling a few different types, even old wheel guns.

    He could then buy a half decent real one to put in his gunsafe and shoot that when he wants to etc
    That is actually a pretty good idea. The replicas can be displayed and will not need the same level of security and you will be able to relax in the knowledge that if someone takes one and plays with it (even when they are not allowed to) that they cannot shoot themselves. Explain if asked, that you have used replicas due to the storage and safety requirements around real firearms......

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    lever action or western style rifles can be buggered just need to look the part

    Replicas are a terrible idea when he is specifically asking for operational firearms. Pretty sure he is aware of the laws around firearm storage.

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    Don't know if this tickles your interest. I personally wouldn't consider putting a shell in it and testing it. Picked it up a while back. Everything is a bit dodgy so it's just a slot hog in the safe.

    It's a marlin 12g, hammer, pump action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Replicas are a terrible idea when he is specifically asking for operational firearms....


    Almost as "terrible an idea" as "Just wants some props and things to hang around the place" ?

    I note what you you think he knows about storage, but when push comes to shove, "real" require "Immediate supervision" on a one to one basis. However, that will be his problem in court if it "all turns to tears".

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    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

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    They aren't intended to be just left lying around the place.

    There are often foreign and NZ visitors on the farm because its in a great fishing location.
    We are about to put up some gongs because it's something a lot of guys have never had a chance to do.
    I think there is a clay target launcher somewhere I will dust off and give a try.

    Between the two brothers they have 6000 ha all bounded by DoC land and it's a great place for people to get away from it

    But rest assured that the firearms safety and storage standards have risen considerably since I first started going there 15 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PadLo View Post
    Don't know if this tickles your interest. I personally wouldn't consider putting a shell in it and testing it. Picked it up a while back. Everything is a bit dodgy so it's just a slot hog in the safe.

    It's a marlin 12g, hammer, pump action.

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    That's a very cool looking non shooter
    What is the chamber length if its marked on it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Sapper View Post

    Almost as "terrible an idea" as "Just wants some props and things to hang around the place" ?

    I note what you you think he knows about storage, but when push comes to shove, "real" require "Immediate supervision" on a one to one basis. However, that will be his problem in court if it "all turns to tears".

    Ok

 

 

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