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Paul Smeltzer, Athens Gunsmith Service, Athens LA.

by Paul Smeltzer, Athens Gunsmith Service, Athens LA. Part 3 of Paul’s Remington 11 restoration. Look for Parts 1 and 2 by selecting Paul Smeltzer in the Authors menu above.

Earn your Master of Arts in Teaching and teaching credential online from nationally ranked USC Rossier.

Earn your Master of Arts in Teaching and teaching credential online from nationally ranked USC Rossier.

A move is quietly afoot that could place a pre-1900 .45/70 "buffalo rifle" in your Ohio deer hunting hands, if you and fellow fans of traditional black-powder cartridge rifles are willing to work for it.  Toby Bridges, of the International BPCR (Black Powder Cartridge Rifle) Hunting Association, based in Cape Girardeau, Mo., is one of the prime movers in an effort to convince wildlife agencies in the "shotgun only" states to allow use of these vintage-style arms for deer hunting.  Note that…

A typical buffalo rifle of the late is this Winchester High Wall, equipped with a crude but effective telescopic sight.

The ultimate guide to magnified rifle optics. Nice read written by a former recon Marine.

The ultimate guide to magnified rifle optics. Nice read written by a former recon Marine CORRECTION!(no such thing as a former marine).

The completed butt stock. Recheckered and refinished.

The completed butt stock. Recheckered and refinished.

Not much in appearance or ballistically, but effective at a range of 4 or 5 feet, especially in the pre-antibiotic era.

Not much in appearance or ballistically, but effective at a range of 4 or 5 feet, especially in the pre-antibiotic era.

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Perfect apocalypse weapon, handgun and attached full blade.

The final checkering job complete

The final checkering job complete

Restorations: Putting a #Remington 11 Back to Work--Part 3 @RemingtonArms

Restorations: Putting a Remington 11 Back to Work–Part 3

Extraction as simple as it gets. Cracked, or in this case missing, hinge rings are more common than not in these veterans.

Extraction as simple as it gets. Cracked, or in this case missing, hinge rings are more common than not in these veterans.

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