Hepburns Suck!

Slick4k
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Post by Slick4k » Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:20 am

Themsum awful nice rifles for sure and for certain. I found a very nice left-handed Hepburn, on one for the gunauctions that was built left-handed.. I would be seriously interested in it but the caliber(44-100) was more for long range than silhouette, and I already got a 45-90 roller for lr.
Any way who built your left lever rifle?
thanks
Slick4k

marlinman93
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Post by marlinman93 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:37 pm

New guy checking in, just to tease Coydog! :wink:
This is my original Hepburn. Not a creampuff, but still in decent shape. Had the barrel relined, and repaired as it was "bobbed". #5 octagon barrel, .40-70 Sharps Straight, DST.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/ ... /hep11.jpg

And this is my other, a restoration I resurrected from the rust pile. #4 octagon barrel, .45-70.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/ ... y/hepr.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/ ... y/hepl.jpg
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Post by stan » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:31 pm

Marlinman those are really nice rifles you have there!!!Who did the engraving on the reworked BEAUTIFULL HEPBURN rifle :lol: ? NICE work

Slick! where was the left handed hepburn for sale? I would REALLY like to see that. Regards Stan

Ps I can just feel Coydogs jealously bubling to the surface :D
Shoot strait - Shoot smart - Shoot a Hepburn

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Post by Slick4k » Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:47 am

Stan,
That left handed Hepburn is listed on gunbroker.com and also on gunsamerica.com. Just type in hepburn in the search. It is an Oklahoma Territory Arms rifle, 44-100 caliber.
I pretty sure I'm gonna have to find a hepburn to build into a silhoutte rifle. 8)
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Post by Slick4k » Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:54 am

Here's the link for the hepburn on gundroker.com. I couldn't get gunsamerica to come up this morning. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... m=44439381
Slick4k

marlinman93
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Post by marlinman93 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:52 pm

stan wroteCOLONMarlinman those are really nice rifles you have there!!!Who did the engraving on the reworked BEAUTIFULL HEPBURN rifle :lol: ? NICE work

Slick! where was the left handed hepburn for sale? I would REALLY like to see that. Regards Stan

Ps I can just feel Coydogs jealously bubling to the surface :D
Stan,
Thanks!
Dale Woody in Randle, Wa. did the engraving, casehardening, and rust bluing on my Hepburn restoration. He's very reasonable, and does wonderful work!
http://www.gunfancy.com/

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Post by marlinman93 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:00 pm


hepburnharry
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Post by hepburnharry » Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:34 pm

"Original Hepburn" ? Isn't that the one you lengthened the barrel and had relined? If it is, I wouldn't call it "original".

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Post by marlinman93 » Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:20 pm

You caught me Harry! :shock: Yes, it did have the barrel restored. And yes, it was returned to it's original length of 30". You are correct, that would no longer make it original. But then I guess when it was bobbed to 22" it wasn't original either. At least it's back to it's original length and caliber, and the rest is the original receiver and wood.

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Post by marlinman93 » Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:54 pm

[quote="hepburnharry"]"Original Hepburn" ? Isn't that the one you lengthened the barrel and had relined? If it is, I wouldn't call it "original".[/quote]

So you joined to point out this one error on a gun that's not even for sale, and now you're done contributing? Gosh, I was hoping for some great Hepburn info from a guy with Hepburn in his nickname! :shock: :D

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Post by hepburnharry » Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:08 pm

WOW - I see it bothers you to be found a fraud, perhaps that is a good thing. A bit of wisdom to share with you... a sure indication of a reline job is to examine the cut for the extractor. Pay attention, you'll learn.

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Post by marlinman93 » Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:17 pm

Not sure where you're coming from Hepburnharry? I wasn't bothered, and I wasn't defrauding anyone. Did I make a mistake; sure! I was just hoping that you were a Hepburn guru, and might contribute something constructive, but I see that's never gonna happen! Two posts, and both derrogatory. I'd say you're a troll!

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