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Gazz

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Good plan not to shoot it. I forget who the guy was but he was a dealer or importer of surplus stuff and an avid shooter. He was at the range shooting one of these with his handloads when the rifle let go and bolt buried itself in his eye socket. He did not make it.
 

VAplinker

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Good plan not to shoot it. I forget who the guy was but he was a dealer or importer of surplus stuff and an avid shooter. He was at the range shooting one of these with his handloads when the rifle let go and bolt buried itself in his eye socket. He did not make it.
Damn...

Would love one of these rifles too, but not interested in getting a bolt through my eyeball
 

gew98

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Good plan not to shoot it. I forget who the guy was but he was a dealer or importer of surplus stuff and an avid shooter. He was at the range shooting one of these with his handloads when the rifle let go and bolt buried itself in his eye socket. He did not make it.
That was the fella that ran NAVY ARMS , happened in newjerkistaniland. Blew the bolt out of the rifle into his head...dead on the spot.
 

Warrior1354

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What a wonderful rifle they are truly awesome, and unique. Right now I know a gentleman sitting on a couple of them, but he's not ready to sell them yet. I did end up with his 1885 Remington naval contract, with a bunch of accessories though. Still a Naval trapdoor, and a winchester lee are need for the collection. And some day maybe a Naval krag and winchester hotchkiss as well. Thank you for sharing and congratulations to you.


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Marlin781

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What a wonderful rifle they are truly awesome, and unique. Right now I know a gentleman sitting on a couple of them, but he's not ready to sell them yet. I did end up with his 1885 Remington naval contract, with a bunch of accessories though. Still a Naval trapdoor, and a winchester lee are need for the collection. And some day maybe a Naval krag and winchester hotchkiss as well. Thank you for sharing and congratulations to you.


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Ha! You do dig those naval rifles dontcha? Definitely a cool niche to dive into!
 

MilsurpMonkey

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That was the fella that ran NAVY ARMS , happened in newjerkistaniland. Blew the bolt out of the rifle into his head...dead on the spot.
It most certainly was not the fate of Forgett. It was an employee of Sarco. Glenn something if I recall correctly. I remember the last name was uncommon, but not what it was.
 
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