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Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by Rossignol, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    New England Firearms Handi-Rifle

    Alrighty, I'm turnin to the folks here again as I cant find too much on these. I cant even find a pic.

    I'm told some places have changed hunting laws to allow these as "primitive weapons". So muzzle loaders and black powder guys will be joined by hunters armed with one of these or the like., I guess H&R and HK both make one too.

    In question specifically is a carbine length, all barrel, wood stock to the muzzle, breech load iron sights, .45-70 govt rifle! It LOOKS AWESOME! Short enough to grip and let hang by your side with out the muzzle touching the ground.

    Originally these were selling around $300. I'm wondering if anyone has any info on these or opinions and could attest to the quality and investment. I know .45-70 ammo is expensive to stock... I really dont need it, I really dont need it, I really dont need it, I really dont need it...
  2. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Re: New England Firearms Handi-Rifle

    My local GS has one. It's goin for $225, rem 223, i thought it was a kids rifle at first. it's the super light version, shorter than most and light as hell.... I haven't anyone i know who owns one. It piqued my interest though because it's an H&R. nice looking gun, looks better with a scope though.

    you should get one. you should get one. you should get one.


    it's even calling you in...
    http://www.nefguns.com/category/1795-NE ... ifles.aspx
    $257
  3. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Re: New England Firearms Handi-Rifle

    I want one in .357/38 so I can thread the barrel 1/2-28 so I can use my 9mm silencer on it.

    The breakdown action should make for a quiet host gun

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrJ163CqIvw[/youtube]
  4. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Re: New England Firearms Handi-Rifle

    Thats pretty sweet John!!!
  5. SHOOTER13

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    Re: New England Firearms Handi-Rifle

    Here ya go Rossignol...


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    http://www.chuckhawks.com/nef_rifles.htm

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  6. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Re: New England Firearms Handi-Rifle

    Thanks Shooter! I really like these, but I'm in love with the one I saw last week!

    I think the walnut furniture run all the way to the muzzle is what did it!!! It was a real old school look, classic, ya know? Not my standard thing, and I real typically go for synthetc cuz of the durability and I could care less about damage.

    It was also a much more unique look that I was diggin!
  7. SHOOTER13

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    Re: New England Firearms Handi-Rifle

    More like this then...in 45-70

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    They're going for $260 at Bud's ( ships free )

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/prod ... s_id/55050

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  8. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Re: New England Firearms Handi-Rifle

    Like that, now imagine the forend goin all the way to the muzzle! I dont think theyre made that way anymore...

    Good price, and I may yet look into that!!!
  9. SHOOTER13

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    What was the barrel length...I never seen furniture go all the way to the muzzle unless it was sawed off...
  10. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Re: New England Firearms Handi-Rifle

    I wanna say 16", but dont know for sure. It looked totally factory, but I've not been able to find pictures of it. I believe it was made before the name "Handi-Rifle" existed, as in its an NEF .45-70, single shot, model? I dont know what. But not the modern Handi-Rifle.

    Maybe?

    I do like that one youve got pictured above!
  11. SHOOTER13

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    Re: New England Firearms Handi-Rifle

    Gotcha....well, If ya ever do find a pic...we already got da thread !! :D
  12. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Re: New England Firearms Handi-Rifle

    I'll keep diggin and see what I cant come up with!
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  14. LAZY EYED SNIPER

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    Sweet!

    Lookin forward to seeing this one come together...
  15. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    That is an amazing looking gun!
  16. John A.

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    Are you left-handed?

    If not, the hammer extension will feel much better if you turn it around with the extension on the other side.

    Plus, the takedown lever won't interfere with it as much either.

    I have been wanting a HR Handi-Rifle in 357/38 badly.

    With a 357 on it is good for deer at close to moderate ranges, and with 38 in it, could be threaded for my silencer and thus, always subsonic and would be very quiet.

    Quite possibly quickly turning into one of my favorite pack rifles.
  17. DHonovich

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    Nice catch! I am a right handed shooter.
  18. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Did I mention how awesome that gun looks! The furniture is amazing!!!
  19. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Re: New England Firearms Handi-Rifle

    Man I keep lookin at the Hani Rifle you posted up there Shooter. I've been diggin more and more into it and like it alot!

    So many things on my list! I would like it in a shorter barrel though, so I would likely look into it being cut and crowned.
  20. John A.

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    Re: New England Firearms Handi-Rifle

    a friend of mine just had some barrels threaded here

    http://www.manta.com/c/mmct7g6/superior-machine-mfg-co

    Superior Machine & Mfg CO 10120 Airport Way
    Snohomish, WA 98296-8262

    Phone:(360) 568-2664

    They do very good work if you want to consider them.

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