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Old 03-03-2012, 01:52 AM
frontiergander frontiergander is offline
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Default "New" 45 Long Rifle

Got this at a good price. Great handling rifle actually. Trigger pull was horrible but after some filing and some sand paper work, got her perfect at 1lb. I know, to light, but that's the way I want them on my rifles.

35" long 13/16th .45cal barrel, The twist has me thrown off. Im not going to complain about it because I have to shoot conicals in order to be legal " 170gr minimum law" but after measuring the twist with a tight fitting patch, it came out at 1:24 !!

Very unusual I thought.

Stamped PR, FIE, Italy

She will get an entire make over once I finish up some other projects and order some supplies.

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Old 03-03-2012, 10:57 AM
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Really nice rifle FG. I love that look where the forearm continues all the way to the end of the barrel, kind of manlicher style.Should be a tack driver with that twist.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:02 PM
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very much like the old CVA kit rifles except the twist which seems really fast for the type of ML???
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:47 AM
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"years" ago I owned an FIE .45 but I think the twist rate was more like 1 in 34 it is a good looking rifle for what it is, cheaply constructed though but usually priced fairly when you locate them today.
I hope you didn't spend too much on this one, I've seen them available at shows for around 100 bucks or less in as good a condition if not better than the one you have pictured.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:04 AM
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I have an old 70's CVA kit rifle that my Dad put together looks very similar. I think the kits sold for right around $100-$125.00. I've seen auctions sell these for $150 for nicely completed rifles and more for old kits still in the box. The FIE rifles are priced maybe a tad higher but very close. These were an entry level ML.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:11 AM
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That ROT does seem a bit fast, Keep us informed as to how she shoots!
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