Taking apart a Colt / Burgess carbine

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Taking apart a Colt / Burgess carbine

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Didn't see it posted already, or I missed it?

Mark Novak figuring out how it comes apart.

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I'd be scared to even attempt that...!
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That was very interesting. Other than the extreme care used to prevent further damage I didn't really find the design of that rifle overly complicated.

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Very nice! That's quite a rare rifle; fewer than 1000 were made. The catalog weight was only 5 lb with its 20" barrel, and this is the first time I've seen the pieces. Given how thin everything is, I can believe the weight. Good work, Colt. Winchester had to be scared when they got their hands on one. I wish this was the model that Uberti had chosen to reproduce.
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Re: Taking apart a Colt / Burgess carbine

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Taylors & Co. has been importing an Italian copy for years but I don't know who makes it. Sweet handling little carbine though I understand it does have some issues.

https://taylorsfirearms.com/long-guns/c ... rifle.html
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Re: Taking apart a Colt / Burgess carbine

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Those are made by Uberti. They chose the original model, which can be made in both rifle and carbine configuration. The original carbines, on the rifle action, were over 7 lb. After Colt put it on a diet to make the Light Carbine, it ended up near 5 lb.

I, too, have read Uberti has some work to do on them. It may be, though, the originals had some unresolved issues, too.
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