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TexasJohn
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Sedgley Sporters From 1930s
      #285488 - 20/07/16 09:49 AM

I am now the custodian and caretaker of two really nice Sedgley Sporters from the 1930s. Both are in superb condition with the Krag looking like it came off the bench in Philly just this week. The 1903 Springfield Sporter is in .22 Hornet and the Krag Sporter is a .25-35. The catalog pages are from Sedgley's 1932 Catalog.















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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: TexasJohn]
      #285493 - 20/07/16 11:48 AM

Lovely.
When my brother passed away, I gave his Sedgley Springfield 30'06 to a mutual friend who has since taken two Elk with it - open sights. He loves it.
A real hunter's rifle.

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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: Huvius]
      #285542 - 22/07/16 03:58 AM

excellent safe queens, never got a scratch it seems

dont know if its a good idea to takes them out into the field when they survived the last decades in such a good state

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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: lancaster]
      #285655 - 26/07/16 03:18 AM

Excellent, that Hornet just begs to be taken squirrel hunting and hopefully there is a whitetail in that 25-35's future.

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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: 458Win]
      #285661 - 26/07/16 06:52 AM

Quote:

Excellent, that Hornet just begs to be taken squirrel hunting and hopefully there is a whitetail in that 25-35's future.




Well said!

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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: Daryl_S]
      #285675 - 26/07/16 08:53 PM

Outstanding

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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: tophet1]
      #285749 - 27/07/16 10:06 PM

Wow, a couple of special rifles there!

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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: Bidgee]
      #286228 - 08/08/16 08:26 PM

Wow, you don't see that every day, and not in such condition

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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: CarlsenHighway]
      #286230 - 08/08/16 08:49 PM

http://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=451744#Post451744

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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: xausa]
      #286231 - 08/08/16 10:18 PM

Wow. I would have loved to have been there...........

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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: TexasJohn]
      #286587 - 18/08/16 09:35 PM

I remember seeing a Sedgley for sale here in Aus, wasnt a fancy one but i liked it. Shoulda bought it!

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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: Ash]
      #296215 - 04/03/17 09:16 AM

Have you worked up a load for the 25-35?

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TexasJohn
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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: Will_el_Oso]
      #296220 - 04/03/17 09:57 AM

As a matter of fact, I did. I found a pristine late 30's Unertl scope for it and it looks correct now. Was able to leave the receiver sight on as well.....just had to take the eye piece off and stow it in a small hole under the butt plate. I loaded 117 grain Hornady round nose bullets and they feed smooth as glass. Settled on a load of 25.0 grains of IMR 4895. I had to seat the bullets just lower than the crimp groove because the throat is just a tad too short to seat in the crimp groove. I failed to take a picture of my last target at 100 yards, but a modern factory rifle would have been proud to do as well. I will try to take a Whitetail next season with it, I doubt it has ever been on a hunt.

John



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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: TexasJohn]
      #296254 - 04/03/17 04:21 PM

Beautiful rifles in great calibers. The Krag is really lovely!

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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: mckinney]
      #296258 - 04/03/17 05:18 PM

Those are both spectacular rifles and both beg to be hunted. I had a well worn Sedgley for a bit. Wish I hadn't sold it.

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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: mart]
      #296385 - 06/03/17 01:44 PM

Thanks for the 25-35 load data. I have one coming in on a 1903 Springfield action. Thought it was an interesting combination. Not sure why they offered a 1903 Springfield in the 25-35 caliber? Love the Sedgley rifles they fit me very well.

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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: Will_el_Oso]
      #296429 - 07/03/17 10:36 AM

Will,
I see that the .25-35 was offered by Sedgley in the 1903; however, I have never seen one for sale. Sedgley modified the magazine considerably for the rimmed Hornet round and I am very curious as to what mods he may have made to ensure the rimmed .25-35 would feed reliably and not lock rims. I am thinking a piece of metal to convert the magazine into a "slant" configuration. Please post some pictures of your rifle and the magazine.

I would love to own it. You are a lucky fellow.

John


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Re: Sedgley Sporters From 1930s [Re: TexasJohn]
      #303082 - 16/07/17 03:42 AM

Here are some pictures to replace the ones that PhotoBucket is holding for ransom. Please do not pay them anything!









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