Interesting gun show find

Bob Denning
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Friday, April 02, 2021, 18:17 (19 days ago)

At the gun show last weekend I picked up a Century mfg. model 100 in 45-70. It’s a bit rough so I sent it to Gary for “the treatment “. With scope it’s about 7 lbs. 12 inch octagon ported barrel. I can hold it on target for 5 seconds before the weight overcomes my hold. Yes yes I took the scope off.

Seen next to a Glock 17 for comparison. [image]

Better pic

Bob Denning
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Friday, April 02, 2021, 18:25 (19 days ago) @ Bob Denning

That is quite the showpiece!

WB
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Friday, April 02, 2021, 19:51 (19 days ago) @ Bob Denning

I've had a couple Magnum Research .45-70 and they are fantastic guns! Accuracy wise they are more accurate than many rifles. Mine weighed about 6 lbs. with scope and was actually as manageable as any Encore, maybe better.

The cartridge is novel in that platform. I could not push a 405 gr. much faster than 1600 fps no matter what I tried. So I switched to a 500 gr. and kicked myself silly. I could only stand it at about 1200 fps, that's it. It was not fun. Even subsonic it hit point on though.

They would make as good a hunting pistol as the big TC. But they are lots of fun to show too.

I remember seeing Keith shoot a M100 like yours. It was over the top back then.

wow

lynn
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Friday, April 02, 2021, 20:09 (19 days ago) @ WB

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THE KEITH .45-70 WAS A

JT
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Saturday, April 03, 2021, 14:28 (18 days ago) @ WB

POORLY CRAFTED CUSTOM REVOLVER. HE LATER HAD A CENTURY 100 ON WHICH HE HAD THE BARREL CUT EVEN WITH THE EJECTOR ROD. THIS WAS ON DISPLAY AT THE EK MUSEUM

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