Action manufacturer?

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  1. dirtworks5

    dirtworks5 Gold $$ Contributor

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    I am looking for any actions manufactured in Omaha Nebraska. It would be a single shot, right bolt, left port. Probably was from the 1980's or 90's. I am just looking for knowledge now as I have a stock that once had one of these actions in it.
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    Vern
     
  2. Cochran

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    Big Horn actions are made in Bennet Nebraska. Not far from Omaha
     
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    It's not Bighorn they have only been in NE for a couple years.
     
  4. dirtworks5

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    I have researched the web and haven't had any luck. Thanks for the replies.
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    Vern
     
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    I thought it might be a Wichita but I looked them up and they're in Kansas.
     
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    Maybe the old wichita? May be a small br action builder. There were tons that only made 1-2 actions back then
     
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    RFD
     
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    This
     
  9. Dusty Stevens

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    I do remember rfd actions being made somewhere in NE before camp verde, az
     
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    Shot with Bob and Mel Estep at mill creek in the 80s.
     
  11. RGRobinett

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    Probably, as noted above, RFD, by Bob (Robert F.) Dodd, but possibly, Rosenthal, by Brad Rosenthal (sp?) which Bob helped design and [possibly] make prior to the RFD. I cannot recall the "name" of the Rosenthal action . . . hell, I could have made up Rosenthal - I'll check with pals who have real memories and get this corrected if necessary. :D RG
     
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    That makes sense that is was RFD. I had a RFD action once many moons ago. Forgot all about Bob.
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    Vern
     
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    I believe that the action to which you are referring is the Precision Rifle ....more commonly called a Rosenthal. It was made by Brad Rosenthal and Bob Dodd. It was a small action...about the size of an XP-100. It was a well-made action and I owned two of them back in the '90's. Allen Arnette still shoots his. Ian Owens of NZ owns one of the two that I once owned. Bobb Dodd moved to AZ and made the Dodd action that is very similar to the Rosenthal. Good shooting...James
     
  14. RGRobinett

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    Finding either a RFD, or, Rosentahl will probably require some searching and a little luck - relatively few of both were made, and generally, are excellent "shooters" with exceptional smoothness. I own one of, I believe, only three of the Bob's (RFD) XP-100 length actions: Ser# xxx3LVS. This action required some re-work, as the timing was never correct - it had a hellish amount (something well over 0.100"!) of cock-on-close. :(

    Following the infamous, "RED HAMMER" incident, where, having conquered (worked around) the timing issue, the bolt-handle solder promptly gave up it's grip, I traded the RFD LVS based LV rifle to Al Nyhus, for a Borden Alpine action . . . and always though I got the best end of that deal. Under Al's control, the now retired Stan Ware - SGR Custom Rifles - worked his magic. ;) The result is a very nice, if modified RFD.:) When Al gave up BR and returned to racing Dragsters, he was kind enough to sell the RFD back to me . . . it'll stay here until I, "go belly up". RG
     
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    dirtworks5 Gold $$ Contributor

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    James and Randy,
    You're both truly full of a wealth of wisdom. I wish I had not sold the RFD I once had.
    Thanks,
    Vern
     

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