After looking at that 45-70, and deciding that even though I have no use for one I want one, I did some googling. Apparently the QC on those things is terrible.
Evil requires the sanction of the victim. - Ayn Rand
Precisely. I went looking for one about three years ago and the difference between used ones and new ones was horrifying. Used PFG is the way to go.Find a used, Pre- Freedom Group 1895
Get one with the JM proof mark, I believe that those rifles are pre Freedom Group, BTW seriously digging this thread.