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Gundog01
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Collection advice, If you were to keep 2 English Mausers
      #316604 - 20/05/18 11:50 PM

Gentlemen,


I am moving a few things around the collection and need some help deciding what to keep. The English shotguns and super magnum paradox are going to stay in the collection, but I have a friend who wants some of my rifles and he is starting out his collection and has asked me too sell a few to him.

I have decided to keep two of the following, (I already decided to move on from a model A)...A factory Daniel Fraser with H&H mounts, Rigby .275 with H&H mounts, .375 H&H super deluxe with tons of factory extras, and a jeffery .333 takedown?

As you can see I am in a pickle but would like to hear your opinions. Thank you. (I hunt with all of them so I am planning on keeping one with optics)

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Re: Collection advice, If you were to keep 2 English Mausers [Re: Gundog01]
      #316606 - 21/05/18 01:25 AM

Tough to choose to lose.

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Re: Collection advice, If you were to keep 2 English Mausers [Re: Daryl_S]
      #316610 - 21/05/18 02:34 AM

Hi Gundog,

Very easy to me: Keep the .275 Rigby and the .375 H&H!!!!!! Both great rifles and better cartridges!!!!

Good luck!

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Re: Collection advice, If you were to keep 2 English Mausers [Re: PatagonHunter]
      #316616 - 21/05/18 05:03 AM

Sounds like a great problem!

I'd like to see photos before I weigh in on the conversation.

:-)


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Re: Collection advice, If you were to keep 2 English Mausers [Re: Gundog01]
      #316619 - 21/05/18 07:08 AM

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...A factory Daniel Fraser with H&H mounts, Rigby .275 with H&H mounts, .375 H&H super deluxe with tons of factory extras, and a jeffery .333 takedown?

As you can see I am in a pickle but would like to hear your opinions. Thank you. (I hunt with all of them so I am planning on keeping one with optics)




Is that three or four? What is the calibre of the Fraser?

I second the need for photos.
(if you have trouble loading photos up, someone may be able to help. Also send them to me Nitro AT NitroExpress.com, but I may not get to them for several weeks)

As for deciding, I can't. I would keep them all ...

But realistically, it would depend on which ones you would first reach for and most often to use hunting. I am not into collecting just for collectings sake. Perhaps the .275 Rigby (with mounts) would be the most often reached for?

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Edited by NitroX (21/05/18 07:09 AM)


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Re: Collection advice, If you were to keep 2 English Mausers [Re: NitroX]
      #316622 - 21/05/18 10:31 AM

Keep the Fraser and the Jeffery.

The other two, although they sound like high end bolt guns, are a good choice for the beginner collector as ammunition for them is everywhere. Of course may be for the Fraser too.

Rigby and H&H are names that almost every sportsman recognizes so there is that aspect of familiarity for the new collector.
There's nothing worse than attempting a conversation with a self identified gun nut about Frasers, Jefferys, and others while their eyes gloss over and you may as well be speaking a foreign language.
No collector wants to be on an island...

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Re: Collection advice, If you were to keep 2 English Mausers [Re: Huvius]
      #316623 - 21/05/18 10:56 AM

Sorry the Fraser is in .360 NE. I can never post photos on this sight, but would be happy to send them.

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Re: Collection advice, If you were to keep 2 English Mausers [Re: Gundog01]
      #316634 - 21/05/18 06:55 PM

Quote:

I can never post photos on this sight, but would be happy to send them.




Try this:
How to post photos to NitroExpress

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Re: Collection advice, If you were to keep 2 English Mausers [Re: Gundog01]
      #316637 - 21/05/18 07:52 PM

Quote:

Sorry the Fraser is in .360 NE. I can never post photos on this sight, but would be happy to send them.




Email away.

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Re: Collection advice, If you were to keep 2 English Mausers [Re: NitroX]
      #316679 - 22/05/18 09:53 PM

Nitro, please check your email.

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Re: Coll. Advice, If you were to keep 2 Eng Mausers-photos [Re: Gundog01]
      #316690 - 23/05/18 05:25 AM

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Edited by NitroX (23/05/18 06:28 AM)


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Re: Coll. Advice, If you were to keep 2 Eng Mausers-photos [Re: NitroX]
      #316697 - 23/05/18 07:23 AM

All extra special pieces.....don't sell!
Once they're out of your possession no matter what your mate may say to you that he'll keep them it's curtains & they're gone if he gets a good enough offer for them!


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Re: Coll. Advice, If you were to keep 2 Eng Mausers-photos [Re: 93x64mm]
      #316699 - 23/05/18 07:37 AM

Gundog, perhaps you could ID the firearms, I have provided numbers from 1 to 22 accompanying the photos. I could guess which were which, but better if you ID the photos.

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Re: Coll. Advice, If you were to keep 2 Eng Mausers-photos [Re: NitroX]
      #316703 - 23/05/18 10:14 AM

The rifles in descending order are as follows:

1st is a .360 NE Daniel Fraser Takedown, retailed by H&H with their address and name on the barrel with H&H mounts installed at the factory. I have the uppers too, not pictured. (its so unique II will probably keep that unless offers me a Rigby, Westley or H&H with mounts from this forum )

2nd is a .275 Rigby with H&H mounts

Below that are more pictures of the H&H retailed Daniel Fraser.

3rd Rifle is an H&H .375 Super Deluxe with lots of extra factory engraving and special order island express sights. Such a terrific rifle. I will have to get Nitro the other rifles in my collection when I get a chance.


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Re: Coll. Advice, If you were to keep 2 Eng Mausers-photos [Re: Gundog01]
      #316721 - 23/05/18 07:51 PM

Hi Gundog,

Of course, the best is to keep them all! But, being more common or not, the Rigby and the .375 H&H are, still, my favorites!!!! Great pair!!!!

PH


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Re: Coll. Advice, If you were to keep 2 Eng Mausers-photos [Re: PatagonHunter]
      #316723 - 23/05/18 07:59 PM

Gundog, I couldn't possibly part with any of them, beautiful rifles all of them. I don't envy your task ahead.

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Re: Coll. Advice, If you were to keep 2 Eng Mausers-photos [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #316725 - 23/05/18 09:20 PM

I still want to see the Jeffery .333.

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Re: Coll. Advice, If you were to keep 2 Eng Mausers-photos [Re: NitroX]
      #316728 - 24/05/18 01:20 AM

Gundog,

Looking at the Fraserīs trigger, it seems to be another than the original military 1893 one. Do you know what is it? Thank you!

PH


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Re: Coll. Advice, If you were to keep 2 Eng Mausers-photos [Re: PatagonHunter]
      #316734 - 24/05/18 04:52 AM

Its a unique trigger custom made by Fraser. Its quite a piece of engineering. It also has a type of 2-stage safety that prevent the rifle from going off in the event that the rifle is dropped and the cocking piece slips the initial trigger set.

That 375 H&H is a piece of art and close to the perfect rifle for me, I would just want a magnum action on there.

Nice collection


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Re: Coll. Advice, If you were to keep 2 Eng Mausers-photos [Re: Gen_Hicks]
      #316744 - 24/05/18 08:12 AM

G'Day Fella's,

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Donuts!! NitroX.

D'oh!
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Re: Coll. Advice, If you were to keep 2 Eng Mausers-photos [Re: Homer]
      #317382 - 19/06/18 08:36 PM

Which do you shoot best and sing to you?

The 275 Rigby and 375 H&H are the obvious ones to keep as they are probably the ones that work best in the field on paper. But it comes down to individual preference - which fit the best and shoot best for you - those are the ones to keep.

The ones that look pretty, but you never use - they are the ones to pass on.

My view is that Rifles and Shotguns should be used and not safe queens. Using means careful use and not abusing. A rifle or shotgun is a precision instrument not a walking or climbing stick.


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