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My newly arrived 2018 45-70 CC!

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My newly arrived 2018 45-70 CC!

Post by Panther49 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:03 pm

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Re: My newly arrived 2018 45-70 CC!

Post by Panther49 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:13 pm

Sorry for the first photo, bummer.
Anyway, it looks nearly new,inside and outside.
The flaws are minimal, can't be seen unless pin pointed.
Thoughts:
Beautiful, hefty, action is super slick.
I don't see myself taking this rifle for a week to the palmetto scrub and scratching it all over. Is going to be a range rifle and possibly for shooting from a blind or something. ( I have others for dragging through the woods).
Maybe, just maybe a Skinner sight for kicks.
The barrel is super clean, shiny, rifling like new. Evidently very little use by the PO.
What a rifle!
I hope that it shoots as good as it looks!!!!
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Re: My newly arrived 2018 45-70 CC!

Post by Greyhawk » Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:11 pm

Panther49 wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:13 pm
Sorry for the first photo, bummer.
Anyway, it looks nearly new,inside and outside.
The flaws are minimal, can't be seen unless pin pointed.
Thoughts:
Beautiful, hefty, action is super slick.
I don't see myself taking this rifle for a week to the palmetto scrub and scratching it all over. Is going to be a range rifle and possibly for shooting from a blind or something. ( I have others for dragging through the woods).
Maybe, just maybe a Skinner sight for kicks.
The barrel is super clean, shiny, rifling like new. Evidently very little use by the PO.
What a rifle!
I hope that it shoots as good as it looks!!!!
That is a beautiful rifle brother!!!!!
I have its twin, it has been a wonderful shooter and looks great too. Just a thought, the color case hardening does nothing for 'rust proofing' and I did get a touch of rust on mine, luckily I caught it in time and now keep anything that is color case hardened oiled and check them now and again. I don't have ammo recommendations for you as I hand load, but my rifle hasn't been fussy. Mine wears a 2x7 Leopold scope right now. I do have skinner sights on my Marlin 45-70 and I really like them.
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Re: My newly arrived 2018 45-70 CC!

Post by JEBar » Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:25 pm

very nice indeed ... the pattern on your CCH is much more vivid than ours .... be sure to follow the link below to where you may add it to our forum's total


viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2019&p=206542#p206542
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Re: My newly arrived 2018 45-70 CC!

Post by markiver54 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:23 pm

Very nice indeed! Congratulations Great pics, except for #1..LOL
BTW, given your username and the mention of Palmetto, I'm curious where you reside?
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Re: My newly arrived 2018 45-70 CC!

Post by Panther49 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:32 pm

markiver54 wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:23 pm
Very nice indeed! Congratulations Great pics, except for #1..LOL
BTW, given your username and the mention of Palmetto, I'm curious where you reside?
In Florida. Sand, Palmetto, Long Leaf Pine, Oaks and a lot of water. :D
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Re: My newly arrived 2018 45-70 CC!

Post by markiver54 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:42 pm

Aah, nice!
Living here in Western North Carolina, and being a Carolina Panther fan, coupled with the ( Palmetto state, SC ), made me wonder if you were closer.
Anyway; glad you found the forum.
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Re: My newly arrived 2018 45-70 CC!

Post by Panther49 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:48 pm

Greyhawk wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:11 pm
Panther49 wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:13 pm
Sorry for the first photo, bummer.
Anyway, it looks nearly new,inside and outside.
The flaws are minimal, can't be seen unless pin pointed.
Thoughts:
Beautiful, hefty, action is super slick.
I don't see myself taking this rifle for a week to the palmetto scrub and scratching it all over. Is going to be a range rifle and possibly for shooting from a blind or something. ( I have others for dragging through the woods).
Maybe, just maybe a Skinner sight for kicks.
The barrel is super clean, shiny, rifling like new. Evidently very little use by the PO.
What a rifle!
I hope that it shoots as good as it looks!!!!
That is a beautiful rifle brother!!!!!
I have its twin, it has been a wonderful shooter and looks great too. Just a thought, the color case hardening does nothing for 'rust proofing' and I did get a touch of rust on mine, luckily I caught it in time and now keep anything that is color case hardened oiled and check them now and again. I don't have ammo recommendations for you as I hand load, but my rifle hasn't been fussy. Mine wears a 2x7 Leopold scope right now. I do have skinner sights on my Marlin 45-70 and I really like them.
Re: The Color Case in Henrys.
I heard that the method used by Henry is the Cyanide Bath. This finish has to be protected and I don't know if it even hardens the surface at all.
Real Bone charcoal color case hardening like you find in what Turnbull does costs an arm and a leg and is very difficult to do.
I'm not 100% sure of all of this.
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Re: My newly arrived 2018 45-70 CC!

Post by Panther49 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:53 pm

I just read some about Color Case Hardening and everything I said before is inaccurate and some of it ever hearsay baloney.
In fact it is very interesting. If anybody wants to know there is a lot in the internet about it.
As far as Henry Firearms are concerned, it appears that probably is the chemical way and not using bone, still, it is the standard method used in the past by many manufacturers.
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Re: My newly arrived 2018 45-70 CC!

Post by Travlin » Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:02 am

Would it not be wise to contact H.R.A. to find out how they do their CCH ?
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