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PostSubject: H&R Huntsman inline   January 29th 2015, 4:51 pm

Picked one up in what looks like excellent condition! We'll see when it gets here.

Best part..... 58 caliber!
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   January 29th 2015, 6:24 pm

A 58-cal inline. Some people are just lucky. Always in the right place at the right time. :Grace
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   January 29th 2015, 6:58 pm

It will be interesting to see the bore condition and the twist. I dont really have a need for it but 58cal? No friggin way I was walking away LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   January 30th 2015, 3:50 am

That gun kicks real good in its 20 ga. smokeless version. Use a PAST shield or something else for a cushion. You'll be glad you did.

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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   January 31st 2015, 4:06 pm

dammit!! I stupidly looked on boyds gunstocks website and they have the pepper laminated stock for this rifle! Now i may just keep the damn thing.
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   January 31st 2015, 5:27 pm

Where have we heard that before.


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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   January 31st 2015, 5:39 pm

dlethcoe wrote:
Where have we heard that before.


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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   February 1st 2015, 10:07 am

Those are pretty darn good guns.  i shot them years ago.  They shoot patched round ball very well;  think the twist rate is 1/66".   The early guns have a push in breech plug that made the gun dangerous in case of a misfire.    The later guns have a screw in breech plug.
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   February 1st 2015, 11:18 am

Nice!! I pray you are correct on the twist Falcon! 1:66 .58cal inline would just be awesome. the 45 and 50's are a lot more common. Its harder to find this cal.
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   March 1st 2015, 6:07 pm

Back in the 80's I witnessed a man shot in the foot by a .45ca H&R Huntsman. A guy had just purchased it used and this was going to be his first shot. When he closed it the rifle fired. It was found out later a longer nipple has been installed and the cap hit receiver.
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   March 1st 2015, 8:14 pm

always gotta test before slammin with a loaded rifle. There are so many different length issues from one brand to the next.
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   March 1st 2015, 8:35 pm

They do wonders on tables also when they go off.


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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   March 1st 2015, 10:28 pm

you know, I am STILL waiting for this rifle to come in?! I will be sure to leave some nice feedback, especially if its not in good shape.
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   March 2nd 2015, 6:02 pm

wowow!!!! Well worth the wait!

Finally got her in tonight and looked down the bore and like what.. What the fudge!?!! This bore has like 12 or 15 lands and grooves inside of it! Crazy. Bore is mint. Very light handling marks on the frame and stock, bluing looks excellent as well. Nice trigger in the 4lb range with no creep or grit. Tonight I'll swab the bore out, oil it and take some pics. She'll be up for sale soon guys if any one is interested. To darn cool of a rifle!
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   March 2nd 2015, 8:20 pm

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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   March 18th 2015, 11:09 am

Believe it or not those original Huntsman's came out in 1969 my brother bought one when he got home from Vietnam in 1970. I'm amazed that TC is or was trying to sue CVA for patent infringement for the break action muzzleloader after they procured a patent for it in 2011 lol.
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   March 18th 2015, 4:39 pm

SOME FOLKS HAVE ALL THE LUCK----OTHERS HAVE KIDS
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   March 19th 2015, 4:36 pm

Yes am with a push in breach plug can't come out at least with the one I have an a friend has gun just don't open that far . To get the plug out you have to take off the forarm
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   March 19th 2015, 4:46 pm

Yep indeed. It hits almost half way in the center of the frame, no way its going to come out.
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   January 10th 2016, 11:04 am

falcon wrote:
Those are pretty darn good guns.  i shot them years ago.  They shoot patched round ball very well;  think the twist rate is 1/66".   The early guns have a push in breech plug that made the gun dangerous in case of a misfire.    The later guns have a screw in breech plug.
 Only dangerous if you open the breech too soon. Follow proper hang fire procedures and you will not have a problem.
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   January 10th 2016, 11:41 am

I actually own this in .58 calibre... if it is the rifle I am thinking about. 
I would know with a pic. I've had it for decades.

I stopped shooting it for three reasons. 

I have a friend who advises the Navy about engineering and ballistics who 
also works with guns. He called me to warn me about the Huntsman. He said 
there was a design flaw that made the weapon hazardous to use. Shocked 
No, I never knew what it was, but this guy is good. He said there was explosion 
potential. I listened and never sold it because I felt that would be unfair. So, be 
careful. I never had any trouble.

That big bore did too much damage to anything I hit. It was overkill. Twisted Evil

I had big tumble from the bullets. In hind sight, I just may have been using 
the wrong combination. But, it was inaccurate for me and not as much fun. No

I hope yours is better. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   January 10th 2016, 11:55 am

yep thats it! Loved that big bore.

Theres nothing unsafe about the rifle to be honest. People not paying attention was the real problem. Soot getting into the firing pin could cause the firing pin to freeze ( a problem on todays inline muzzy to this day) Not having the plug pushed in all of the way and closing the action on a capped nipple could set it off. Just your typical things that you have to pay attention to.
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   January 10th 2016, 12:02 pm

Well, that is good to know. This means I can sell mine and not feel like a heel! cheers

I took it apart to be certain no one fooled with it. (Before I got my safe) 
And, I did goof around and broke the wooden part of the ram-rod off. 
But, I am fairly certain that both those are easily fixed. The brass is intact.

It is in great shape other than that. How much did you find yours for, if I may ask?

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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   January 10th 2016, 12:15 pm

Mine was in line new condition and I believe I got either $250 or $275 out of it. The 58's are much harder to find. The guy was so happy he was asking about a shot gun and sure enough, I found him a 12g BP muzzy h&r to go along with his 58 lol. He put a bid on it and got to cheap too.
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PostSubject: Re: H&R Huntsman inline   January 10th 2016, 12:26 pm

I will go put it back together! Very Happy

I will likely let it go a little cheaper than that.

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