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fly_phishr 
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10-11-07 09:44 PM - Post#471051    


I have a Richland Arms .50cal Muzzleloader that was my fathers. Does anyone know if they are good quality? It says that it was made in Italy. I don't have a model number.I have a Thompson but I would like to hunt with this one because it was my father's. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!

 
Roscoe 
Pilgrim
Posts: 1
10-11-07 09:57 PM - Post#471056    

    In response to fly_phishr

Muzzleloader Magazine had a review of the Richland Arms Michigan Rifle in the March/April 1978 issue. If you can find someone or a library that's go issues back that far, that's at least a start...

 
Wes/Tex 
Cannon
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Wes/Tex
10-11-07 11:18 PM - Post#471082    

    In response to fly_phishr

Richland Arms was an importer and dealer some years back. Their stuff is the same as Navy Arms and others. They handled lines of modern cartridge guns as well.

 
fly_phishr 
32 Cal.
Posts: 6
10-12-07 05:59 AM - Post#471116    

    In response to Roscoe

Wow! The rifle is in such good shape I would have thought it was only a few years old. Hopefully I can locate that issue.

Thanks!

 
fly_phishr 
32 Cal.
Posts: 6
10-12-07 06:03 AM - Post#471117    

    In response to Wes/Tex

I guess when I saw that it was made in Italy I thought that maybe it was a higher end rifle. Thanks for the info!

 
Mule Brain 
62 Cal.
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Mule Brain
10-12-07 06:33 AM - Post#471121    

    In response to fly_phishr

How about some pics of the gun, sure would like to see it!

 
Shortstring 
40 Cal.
Posts: 357
10-12-07 06:57 AM - Post#471127    

    In response to Mule Brain

Richland Arms was located in Blissfield MI. I'm guessing at this but would say they went out of bussiness in the 70s or 80s sometime. I live about 6 miles from the shop. They were probably more famous as Richland Furs & at one time had a ski shop also.

Paul

 
squirejohn 
40 Cal.
Posts: 398
10-12-07 07:03 AM - Post#471129    

    In response to fly_phishr

I have a 1984 Gun Digest that lists a 50c Richland Wesson rifle for $295 with false muzzle &
$412 engraved. It was introduced in 1977.
It has a 28" bbl., 45" total length,with double set adjustable triggers. I don't know if this is the same model you have.

 
fly_phishr 
32 Cal.
Posts: 6
10-12-07 08:41 AM - Post#471162    

    In response to Mule Brain

Here's some pics. Not the best shots!

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CoyoteJoe 
70 Cal.
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CoyoteJoe
10-12-07 09:09 AM - Post#471173    

    In response to fly_phishr

Looks like a standard Investarms Hawken as still sold by Cabelas and others.

 
john12865 
40 Cal.
Posts: 343
10-12-07 06:36 PM - Post#471366    

    In response to CoyoteJoe

Yep,that is made by Invest Arms in Italy. Invest Arms makes guns for Lyman and Cabelas and probably made yours to. Dixie gun works even sells them under their name.
They make them and stamp what ever name on the barrel. I have the exact same gun in .54. They are very good production guns and an excellent value for the money.
Mine is marked Invest Arms on the barrel.
They can be very good shooters when you work up a load.

 
windwalker_au 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1105
10-12-07 08:26 PM - Post#471388    

    In response to fly_phishr

  • fly_phishr Said:
Here's some pics. Not the best shots!

[image]http://[/image]

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take the barrel out and look on the bottom flat just behind the underlug it should have the name of who made it,this is mine it is a ranson they where taken over by investarms.see pic
bernie



 
Old40Rod 
45 Cal.
Posts: 972
Old40Rod
10-13-07 01:18 AM - Post#471454    

    In response to CoyoteJoe

  • Quote:
Looks like a standard Investarms Hawken as still sold by Cabelas and others.




Yup, looks just like my 2 Cabela's investarms hawkens. Great rifles tho.

 
fly_phishr 
32 Cal.
Posts: 6
10-13-07 02:02 PM - Post#471594    

    In response to windwalker_au

I took it apart. There are no other markings on the barrel. Thanks for all of the info!!!!

 
Homesteader 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1159
Homesteader
10-13-07 03:21 PM - Post#471619    

    In response to fly_phishr

I bought a repro '60 Colt Army .44 c & b revolver kit in 1976. Marked "Richland Arms, Blissfield Michigan". I ran smoke through it last weekend, as I have frequently since I put her together. Been through some springs, but otherwise it's the same gun. Shoots as well as it ever did. Maybe better. (Wish I did!)

Not a flinter, but I believe it speaks to the quality of Richland Arms.

PS: Made in Italy.

Edited by Homesteader on 10-13-07 03:23 PM. Reason for edit: Added PS

 
fly_phishr 
32 Cal.
Posts: 6
10-13-07 06:11 PM - Post#471677    

    In response to Homesteader

Mine has the same stamping as yours does. I'm looking forward to shooting it. Hopefully next week.

 
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