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ceader savage



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Location : owosso mi.
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PostSubject: 58Huntsman   58Huntsman Empty2014-02-24, 20:23

Receive one of these today . After getting some facks about this gun . U see it has a oring breack plug .I for the life of me don't see how with a miss fire or when u put a cap on it going to blow out. But thier a way u have to grind the frame where it hinges or file it a lot thats the only way it can come out. Boy there is a lot of bull chit in these bad guns where some writer knows everthing woo.
By the way my book says only 55gr of 2ffg black powder to .But I know a guy that has same gun using 80 gr with roung ball an Maxi
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PostSubject: Re: 58Huntsman   58Huntsman Empty2014-02-24, 20:27

I've read about that to. Something if your gun misfires and the shooter breaks the action open and it turned out to just be a LONG hang fire, the plug would blow out when the gun went off.

No clue on the max loads for this one, I think it was before i was born  lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: 58Huntsman   58Huntsman Empty2014-02-25, 09:58

Can't see how this is posible the way the frame is made not opening all the way Blocking the brech plug by a 1/4 inch to 3/8 . I had to take the hole barrel system apart to get at it . This gun had manual ,gun for a 1972 model was 99% or better Ball cap from that time not a bad trade with cash to me
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PostSubject: Re: 58Huntsman   58Huntsman Empty2014-02-25, 21:34

ceader savage - Great buy, from what I read, it was lawsuits from people that were "hurt" from the breech plug blowing out, that caused the old H&R company to go into bankruptcy.  Sounds to me, that some people just wanted to make some money.
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PostSubject: Re: 58Huntsman   58Huntsman Empty2014-02-26, 10:42

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Sounds to me, that some people just wanted to make some money.

i remember this gun from the early 1970s.  At least a couple shooters were killed because the breechplug blew out when the action was opened.  i remember an x-ray showing the breechplug in a guys head.  Blowback into the action would sometimes freeze the firing pin.  Then the gun would fire as the breech was closed or opened. 

Later versions of the gun had a cross pin that prevented fully opening the gun:  That is the gun that the OP has.   The much later version, made after Marlin bought H&R, has a screw in breechplug.
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PostSubject: Re: 58Huntsman   58Huntsman Empty2014-02-26, 11:27

Well that what I was thinking ,Or maybe a little work they did an called it gunsmithing like said Don't look possable from the gun I got
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