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Actually, it's used but it's in very nice shape. SB2. Serial No. on frame matches that on barrel lug. Just a small amount of worn blueing near the muzzle. Oh, and a small finish nail used for a hinge pin on the rear sight. Anyone seen that before?? Other than that it's in perfect shape. Not even a nick on the stock.

Best of all, it was only $150.00. (The shop originally wanted $155.00, but I negotiated them down a whole $5.00!!. :wink: )

I just picked it up this afternoon at the Kittery Trading Post. Those of you in the North East will recognized that gunshop. It's enormous, but it's well run, prices are reasonable, and I enjoy doing business there.

This is my first Handi with fixed sights. Wow, is it handy! Very light and quick to line up with the eye.
 

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Congrats Mainer!! :D The Hornet is a fun caliber, and in a Handi, even more so!!! :wink:

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Boy, do I know the Kittery Trading Post. Used to live in New Sweden, Maine, up north, and made a shopping trip down to Kittery at least twice a year. Even Since moving back to Montana ('91) I have bought two long guns from them via internet. They have a great store. Wish I still had it in my area. Congrats on your Hornet. That is a neat caliber.

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A hornet was what started me on this addictive path, its the only gun that I have not traded around. Its by far my favorite
 

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The primary reason for purchasing the Hornet was to get another frame to send to the factory for accessory barrels, but if the Hornet is as fun to shoot as you guys indicate, I might not be able to part with it that long. :grin:

Wally: The Kittery Trading Post has grown and prospered over the years. The gun room is considerably bigger now than it was in the mid-90s, and it was big even then. Interesting to hear you lived in Maine for a while. My wife is from Deer Lodge, MT, so we travel to MT about once a year. I'm hoping the 2006 prarie dog shoot takes place in MT. If it does, my wife will probably let me attend. :grin:
 

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I bought my used hornet with the intention of rechambering to 221.

Boy am I ever glad I shot it first!!

No recoil, easy on the wallet if you reload, comparitvely quiet, and it seems to kill way out of proportion to it's size.

I ain't changin' anything on mine, except maybe to put a peep on her.
 

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.22 K-Hornet

I've been toying with getting a Hornet Barrel for my .45/70 Handi Rifle and re-chambering to K Hornet as I've always wanted a K. Anyone with a K Hornet have any info to share?

TIA,

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I have been toying with idea of turning my hornet into a K also ans also would like to hear from any one who has done it. 8)
 

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The K (for Lyle Kilbourne) Hornet is an improved Hornet. It has less body taper and a sharper shoulder. You make K Hornet by fifeforming standard Hornet rounds on the K chamber.
 

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K Hornet

We have two Hornets that have been reamed fo "K" Hornet. One a Savage 219 and the other a Handi barrel we "fitted" our selves on to a receiver that came with the .280 Handi. We are presently still in the fire forming stages of developement but have done some load developement with several powders Winchester 296, Accurate Arms 1680, Hodgdon LIL'GUN, Nobel Vectan Spec 3, 2400, and 4277. Currently doing the fire forming with 50 gr GC cast bullets and 7.7 grs of5744 and getting good 50 yd accuracy with it at about 1800 fps. Need I say that we're haveing a lot of fun with this caliber. It's a pretty simple process to open up the chamber, and then, with a little chamber polishing you're good to go.
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Welcome to GBO, Bucks Owin!!!


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