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Offline Barbarossa

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wickliffe rifle
« on: August 23, 2008, 07:19:29 am »
Hi
 Has anyone played with one of these, I just picked one up and am interested in hearing from anyone with experience with them.


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Re: wickliffe rifle
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008, 08:46:04 pm »
I stopped at my stockmaker's shop a couple of months ago. He had a Wickcliffe rifle that a client wanted to sell. Caliber was .270 Winchester. Barrel was 26" in a pretty heavy contour. Slick working falling block with a great trigger and wood looked like AA to me, with silver medalion inlaid into the grip cap and some etched carving on the receiver. I really couldn't make out the model number (probably a model 76) because the objective of a Vari XIII pretty much hid everthing but the Manufacturer.  I talked to the owner, who claimed the rifle was unfired.  He wanted $800 and book is about $500 for a 100 percent rifle.  I passed because the rifle was just too heavy for a 270 and parts availability is questionable.  I think these rifles were manufactured in Ohio about 1978.  In the end, the owner decided to keep the rifle.

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Re: wickliffe rifle
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 05:45:06 am »
I have a Wickliffe in .222mag and it is VERY accurate. It is one of strongest single shot actions around. There were only 2800 made but there are a lot of KIT rifles made up of parts left over when the plant was closed for back taxes not bankrupcy. I wish I had a few more. For more information email me at [email protected].

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Re: wickliffe rifle
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008, 09:29:54 am »
If you do a "search" on the ASSRA  forum web site, there is info about the Wickliffe.
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Re: wickliffe rifle
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008, 03:21:07 am »

 I have a Wickliffe 243, It is tops, 1/2 or less groups all day long.
 Only trouble I have had with it is ejecter broke on 14 th shot.
 Made one out of 1/8" drill bit No other problems,
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Re: wickliffe rifle
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008, 12:14:05 pm »
Glad yours was nice, mine was an inaccurate piece of crap and I bought it NEW.

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Re: wickliffe rifle
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2008, 01:01:18 pm »
Too bad yours was so inaccurate. You should of sent it back because accuaracy was guaranteed by the factory.

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Re: wickliffe rifle
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2008, 11:57:52 am »
I have a 243 WIN that will shoot 1/2 groups at 200 yards. I am looking for a 22-250. some of the ones that shoot so bad where built by some one other than Wickliffe, they made them out of part that where sold after the Company went under. I was told that they only made 2000 guns and not all where in tack.

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Re: wickliffe rifle
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2008, 12:33:56 pm »
The factory made about 2800 rifles before being closed. All parts etc were sold off. There is a man named Tom Ondrus selling these as kits and parts. You are correct there are many KIT rilfes out there but I doubt seriously they compare to an original.