Most excellent. I have my grandfathers rifle. Just like it but a 25-35 caliber.
I have shot it on several occasions. I will drag it out of the gun safe and do some digging. When I got it - it was in a box in pieces. My grandfather had taken it entirely apart and sanded it smooth. He thought it was dirty and needed cleaned up. Very sad state of affairs. All is back in order. I did not do the work. But a competent professional put it back together. Only took a year or so to get it back.Dennis - congrats on having that old rifle of your Grandpa's. Do you shoot it much? Would that rifle possibly be a 1873 model rather than 1876? They do look very similar. Have you looked up the date of manuf? If 1876 here's a link:
Yea, but my old eyes don't see good enough for iron sights these days. That's one of the BIG problems I have with the 1876 I built up is the iron sights so it's hard for me to tell just how accurate the old rifle really is. BUT - I can have fun shooting even if I have to use large targetsThat kind of stuff is fun. But I feel like a heretic if I use anything but an iron sighted 22 and head shots. One must hone their skills somehow.