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Firearms / Re: Thompson Center Express?
« Last post by Hood on October 22, 2017, 12:06:37 PM »
Thanks Eric, but that's the High Plains model. Similar,  but not the same. I don't expect it's worth a lot, but I can't find anything on it.

VinceM, was it an "Express" markes on the barrel like in the picture?  Thanks
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Firearms / Re: Thompson Center Express?
« Last post by Eric Krewson on October 22, 2017, 08:49:07 AM »
Here is an ad the closed out a year ago;

https://www.gunauction.com/buy/8306504
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Firearms / Re: Thompson Center Express?
« Last post by VinceM on October 21, 2017, 09:45:53 PM »
I saw one today at a gun show down in Denver, seller had either $795 or $995 on it. The tag had been on it so long I couldn't read it......didn't ask.
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Firearms / Re: Thompson Center Express?
« Last post by Hood on October 21, 2017, 09:33:52 PM »
Yeah, I tried that, but can't find where one has ever been listed.
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Firearms / Re: Thompson Center Express?
« Last post by Eric Krewson on October 21, 2017, 12:34:09 PM »
Look at the same gun on gunbroker and you will know the value. I would say posted prices on gunbroker are a little higher than actual value.
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Firearms / Re: Thompson Center Express?
« Last post by vtmtnman on October 21, 2017, 05:28:57 AM »
That's a cool TC.I've never seen one of those.
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Trading Teepee / Re: Great Plains Rifle - 50cal Flinter!
« Last post by Hood on October 20, 2017, 07:30:14 PM »
Pm sent
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Firearms / Re: Thompson Center Express?
« Last post by Hood on October 20, 2017, 07:18:56 PM »
Just thought I would update this for anyone that is curious. The only information I received back from Thompson Center was that not many were made and jt was in production for less than a year.

Doesn't really give me much information, but it's in pretty good shape. Wish I could get an idea on value and how well they shoot. I guess the only real way to get value is to try and sell it. The only way to know how it shoots would be to shoot it.  :)
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The Campfire / Makin patchin
« Last post by doc nock on October 20, 2017, 06:59:39 PM »
Rob already showed us in a nice video how to cut cloth into 2.5" wide strips, grease up with Gato Feo semi hard lube, then heat with a hair dryer or heat gun, so I won't try to go into all that.

Today I drove an hour to a Joanne Fabric Store and got some muslin 100% cotton, tight weave material that mic's .015-.0155

Depending on location on the bolt and how hard I cranked my mic...

I cut them into strips (well, some of it) and made up 5 rolls 33"x2.5" wide and greased with Gato Feo (I keep in fridge so it stays together for rubbing)

Then I heated it with an ersthile Harbor Freight heat gun.  ( I say erstwhile cause one I had prior I used for 40 second perios 5 times and it burned up---took it back and fussed a bit and got a replacement)

Being I like to hunt, I always go afield with a clean bore... the .010 slide down a bit too easily and cleaning/ drying between shots, the .015 Rob shared with me worked better, so now I have some of my own made up.

Got new flints that fit the GPR better from TOTW and am ready for another range session...

All this prep and the season here is only 2 weeks, but then come regular gun it's archery, MZ or white devil powder burners... :)
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Trading Teepee / Re: Great Plains Rifle - 50cal Flinter!
« Last post by doc nock on October 20, 2017, 06:51:32 PM »
That is so tempting

Can't beat the price with a hickory stick!!!

Looks like the gent did a fine job on the build, too... I like mine and the kit was well more then that! and I got it on sale!
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