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Thread: Prices and quality of Rusian rifles at Kelso Fair

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    Prices and quality of Rusian rifles at Kelso Fair

    Anyone any thoughts on them

    Regards

    TH
    Humans are pre wired with fight or flight response
    Great Grandad fought, Grandad fought.
    For the sake of my Grandchild I wish for Less Flight responses entering Europe

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    I didn't look at any Russian ones (At least I didn't recognize any as Ruskys) - I did however take a very quick look at the straight pull (Lynx I think) offerings on the Alan Rhone stand & was very disappointed in the finish. One thing that really spoiled them was the safety catch - unfinished & had sharp burrs all round - enough to catch on clothing & rip/abrade it. Also there are lots of square corners on the metalwork (bolt lever in particular). These give the rifle a "modern" "UN-tacticool" look & to me the whole range of these rifles just looked unfinished & tatty! - So much so that I walked away without really examining them as closely as I would normally do. - I certainly wouldn't buy one!
    This spoiled what may be a good rifle design concept. Pity.

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorric View Post
    I didn't look at any Russian ones (At least I didn't recognize any as Ruskys) - I did however take a very quick look at the straight pull (Lynx I think) offerings on the Alan Rhone stand & was very disappointed in the finish. One thing that really spoiled them was the safety catch - unfinished & had sharp burrs all round - enough to catch on clothing & rip/abrade it. Also there are lots of square corners on the metalwork (bolt lever in particular). These give the rifle a "modern" "UN-tacticool" look & to me the whole range of these rifles just looked unfinished & tatty! - So much so that I walked away without really examining them as closely as I would normally do. - I certainly wouldn't buy one!
    This spoiled what may be a good rifle design concept. Pity.

    Ian
    Yep, can’t help feeling a wee clean up of all these marks with wirewool wouldn’t have done any harm:



    Cheers

    K

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klenchblaize View Post
    Yep, can’t help feeling a wee clean up of all these marks with wirewool wouldn’t have done any harm:



    Cheers

    K
    Very pretty. BUT Don't believe all that you see in the glossy brochures. The rifles that I handled on the stand didn't look owt like your piccy. If they had been finished by a master gunsmith they wouldn't be as I saw. Or their definition of "master" is different from mine.
    As I said I saw poorly finished rifles - was disappointed & walked away without looking at the complete range on display. --- They were that good!

    Ian

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    My head really liked the Lynx, the action is really simple and seemed smooth and fast, but it did look somehow “plain”, utilitarian.

    The Helix pulled on my heart strings, I like the way it looks but the action seems more complex.

    ATB

    Tahr

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    [QUOTE=Thar;762054]My head really liked the Lynx, the action is really simple and seemed smooth and fast, but it did look somehow “plain”, utilitarian.

    The Helix pulled on my heart strings, I like the way it looks but the action seems more complex.

    ATB

    Tahr[


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    I was listening to the sound of farm gates being slammed,........ ooops!, no some guy was working those straight pull thingies!
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorric View Post
    Very pretty. BUT Don't believe all that you see in the glossy brochures. The rifles that I handled on the stand didn't look owt like your piccy. If they had been finished by a master gunsmith they wouldn't be as I saw. Or their definition of "master" is different from mine.
    As I said I saw poorly finished rifles - was disappointed & walked away without looking at the complete range on display. --- They were that good!

    Ian
    Don't doubt you and its very disappointing to think the dealer wasn't similarly concerned.

    I've seen one in the flesh and liked it but wish they would offer a sporterised version of thumbhole.

    K

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    To be honest, I tend to buy (build) a rifle for accuracy, functionality and reliability not looks....... Ever

    Even my Jewell triggers have a poorly finished safety catch on them. I never even notice though when shooting the rifle they are fitted to.

    I have never had an interest in straight pull rifles but actually thought the mechanism on the Lynx was straightforward and functional. A steel bolt being thrown through the action must be pretty strong and its a fast recycling system.

    Mind, I'm no engineer....

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