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Old 07-07-2003, 11:30   #1
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What can the members tell me about these rifles? I've seen them sold under IMI & Springfield...were there any problems inherent with these rifles? or were they fairly rugged & reliable?
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Old 07-07-2003, 15:34   #2
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I have never shot one but I remember they had a good write up in GUNS & AMMO when they first came out. I have not heard any thing bad about them.
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Old 07-28-2003, 21:37   #3
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They are Very good rifles indeed,Fun to shoot and just to own.
They are RED HOT on the collectible Market if you see one at a good price GRAB IT you will love it I sold mine years ago when i had a bill due and never was able to find another that i could afford, the last one i saw on Gun Broker went past
$650 about a year ago
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Old 10-02-2003, 08:47   #4
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There were less than 1000 44mag Timberwolves imported into the US. Two years ago I passed on the opportunity to buy one NIB. I sure wish I hadn't done that.
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Old 10-18-2003, 12:23   #5
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my dad bout me a 44 mag wen i was little and iv been shooting it for a long time and i love it it lite to carry in the woods n it poots down deer no problem it is such a sweet gun it comes up so smooth if your intrested in getting one do its deffinatly worth the price!!!
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Old 10-18-2003, 18:24   #6
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I have the 357 mag. Sweet doesn't begin to describe this rifle.

The Timber Wolf is a lightning fast, exceptionally smooth, pump action rifle with an underbarrel tubular magazine as on a 22 rifle. The top of the receiver has weaver mount rails machined into the receiver (similar to the Ruger Minis). Yet the top of the receiver is grooved so that the standard iron sights can be used alternatively or even while an optic sight is mounted. The iron sights are accurate. Bench rested I shot silver dollar sized 50 yard groups. Given my old eyes and the inability to "see" the sights, I think that's darn good. Standing, off hand, I put 8 rounds into a 3" group - not bad whne you consider I'm 60 years old and wasn't wearing my glasses for the off hand test. I was deciding whether the TWolf was 'emergengy suitable'. I believe it'll do just fine.

The rifle takes down into a 24" barrel/receiver section and 17" buttstock section by means of a coin slotted screw at the rear of the action similar to the Marlin M39 take down action. Re-assembly takes less than 30 seconds and the magazine "can" be fully loaded even when "taken down". These days, take down couldd be the way to go in an urban environment. A broken down long arm, is usually noot recognizable as such by the scairdy cats and is easy to stash in a vehicle or even carry in a day pack or briefcase.

The buttstock tang is vertically adjustable by means of an allen screw hidden under the tang. Thus it is possible that the comb and drop at the heel may be adjusted to favor either optic sight or iron sight when you mount the rifle to your shoulder.

Last of all, the action digests 38 Special rounds just as easily as it does 357 magnum rounds: without the slightest hiccup. It is this characteristic that elicits the one MAJOR drawback peculiar to the Timber Wolf - it's too damned much fun to shoot! You'll burn up a LOT of ammo.
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Old 10-18-2003, 18:33   #7
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being retired, i just bought my last gun. i may have to trade something for one though. i like the 38 spc/.357 combo very much.
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Old 11-11-2003, 16:00   #8
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a few years ago i was given a 357 mag timberwolf in exchange for some yard work. took it the local gun range and tried to fire the 357 rounds that i bought over the counter there...they did not work. as i kicked shells out i noticed that when there was no bullet in the chamber the gun would dry fire but when there was a shell in the chamber it did nothing. closer inspection showed that the bolt was not going far enough forward and upon professional advice i found that the previous owner or the owner before him had been firing 38 special's out of the rifle. since the 38 shells are shorter than the 357 shells the gun was designed for, the space left at the end of the chamber builds up with residue and 357 cartriges will not work in the gun. after about six good cleanings i finally got a shell to go in and i've been happy ever since.


any info on where i can date the year of my rifle i would appreciate it..

dickkapela@yahoo.com

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Old 11-20-2003, 20:35   #9
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What is the going rate for a decent 357? These sound like a great rifle to use for coyotes out to 75 yds or so, and anything smaller. I would be interested in finding out more about this firearm.
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Old 11-20-2003, 23:22   #10
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With all due respect, past personal experience with the caliber gives me complete confidence out to 150 yards on deer and smaller critters with this rifle. And I'd not hesitate to take on an east coast bear with it at <100 yards.

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Old 11-21-2003, 07:42   #11
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I figured to try it out and see how much confidence it instilled. If I was pleased with its performance and impressed with its terminal ballistics then I would alter my use accordingly. Didn't want to start a debate over the 357 as a deer cartridge. Just wanted information on current availability, and so forth.
Thank you for your quick response.
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Old 11-21-2003, 09:52   #12
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hey huntinbull,
i'm with you, i was hopin' to get a ballpark figure too.
i like the .357 myself.

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Old 11-21-2003, 10:38   #13
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There are 4 on Guns America:

http://www.gunsamerica.com/searches/P75Y-t...oAAHhxP8U-1.htm

The asking prices are: $495, $600, $660 & $700 - the average asking price is $613.75.
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Old 11-21-2003, 10:57   #14
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thanks oldjudgecreek,
you tweeked my curiosity in the earlier post. that $495 gun is just what i need for knocking around in the swamp and pine forests here in ga. all i need now is for christmas to be over so i can budget in a timberwolf.
have a good thanksgiving!

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