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Why are Maynards being left out?

PostedCOLON Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:51 pm
by Lil' Quigley
This time I had to break the silence... No ones talked about maynard for 8 months. Are they the black sheep of BPCRs? Personally, I like them.

PostedCOLON Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:44 pm
by buffshooter
Er ... please Lil Quigley enlighten us/me .. what's a Maynard?

Enquiring mind and sheer cussed enquisitiveness (heck, is that a word?) prompted me to post! :shock:

Ya got any photos?

Showing my ignorance here but I gotta know, I might like 'em and therefore spend more hard earned on rifles my wife says don't match her outfit! :shock: :lol:

I heard the name, many times but never seen one :?

PostedCOLON Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:56 pm
by buffshooter
Just Googled 'em. Hmmm they look mightly um, practical ... best I could come up with :oops: Found a Creedmore version and that looked interesting but they ain't what you would call ... beautiful ... y'know like a Sharps.

Seems like the calibres they was made in is mostly the unusual (by todays standard) types, 44-whatever, which make 'em harder to find brass/dies/moulds for. Obviously one could lay out for custom stuff but that costs mightily.

OK, so what's the attraction LQ?


PostedCOLON Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:48 pm
by ricochet
Looks pretty interesting to me.



PostedCOLON Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:07 am
by buffshooter

Just seen the pictures you posted elsewhere on this site and I have to say WOW! :shock: That IS one nice looking rifle, I think the ones I found were'nt photographed very well. Now I think maybe I could be looking around for one! :D

PostedCOLON Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:25 am
by Lil' Quigley

They certainly can be good looking. A lot of them are pretty ornery looking though. I might try to have a picture posted of another in 45-70 later today. First im going to savor my day off of school due to snow :D

PostedCOLON Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:38 pm
by buffshooter
Good for you LQ, have a real good day now :D

Take back everything I said about them Maynards having seen some real nice ones. There's history staring ya right in the face, may not be quite as pretty as a Sharps but they are NICE! :D Iffen I had the wherewithal, I'd get one :shock: :wink:

PostedCOLON Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:37 pm
by N.C. Nash
I rather like them myself. Shoot various models all the time. Here is my 1873 Creedmoor - quite the handful in .44-100.


Re: Why are Maynards being left out?

PostedCOLON Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:25 pm
by Arnie
I have a Shiloh Sharps in a Maynard caliber .35/40 Maynard. Use it for shooting silhouettes with BP and it works great .Maynard made a 1000 yard rifle too in 35 caliber caled a 35/55 .Arnie