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What is the purpose of the groove around the Alexander Henry forends?

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I don't know what the purpose is, but I like it, its different. It is one of those like\hate kind of things apparently, though.
 

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I remember reading a reprint of a British firearms book from the Edwardian period and the author said he like to have such a groove in his rifles forearms to be able to hook into a rest for a tighter rest. Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the book or author but I distinctly remember the passage. Anyone else read the book?
 

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I never figured out that one. I am sure there is some logic there. I just do not like it. You tell me, which of the first two pictured Ruger No. 1 rifles is more attractive:





After buying the above rifle, I was so unhappy with it (both the silly forearm and the skinny barrel) that I turned into this:



My opinion is: The Ruger 1V in 220 Swift in the top picture is the most beautiful rifle I have ever owned. Though I have eventually achieved slightly better accuracy with the last configuration of the latter (222 Rem) rifle, after the new barrel and stock, I still like the original 1V better.
 

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I have 1A's and 1B's. I like them both. Like I said, love/hate kind of thing for some. Opinions are what make the world go 'round.
 

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I have 1A's and 1B's. I like them both. Like I said, love/hate kind of thing for some. Opinions are what make the world go 'round.
As has been said, " everyone has the right to his or her own opinions but not to his or her own facts."

What we are talking about here certainly are opinions and so there is no right or wrong. It is just like some guys like blonds and others prefer brunettes. Actually, that's a good thing. Otherwise, there might not be enough attractive women to go around.:D
 

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As has been said, " everyone has the right to his or her own opinions but not to his or her own facts."

What we are talking about here certainly are opinions and so there is no right or wrong. It is just like some guys like blonds and others prefer brunettes. Actually, that's a good thing. Otherwise, there might not be enough attractive women to go around.:D
Ah heck, Slowshot, I like 1A's, 1B's, redheads, brunettes, AND blondes.....Guess I'm just too easy........:)
 

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I'll join the don't like it club, but like they said to each his own.


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I like the top rifle the best.


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I like the AH forend quite a lot. I like irons, too, though I nearly always use a scope on a 'working' rifle.
 

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It looks like it was cut into the fore end so you could tie a string around and the butt stock for a sling.

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The original purpose of the fore end notch on the old rifles was to create a place to securely tie a rifle to a vertical gun rack in a wagon. I like the feature for it suits a traditionally styled rifle like the 1A.
 

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The original purpose of the fore end notch on the old rifles was to create a place to securely tie a rifle to a vertical gun rack in a wagon. I like the feature for it suits a traditionally styled rifle like the 1A.
That's me as well.
 

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It's feature on all of my #1s and I like it.
 

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Count me on the negative side, strongly so.

If as they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the total absence of any other gun-makers -- mass market or custom builders -- using the AH " feature" speaks volumes. To me it has always looked like a botched bris.

Its slimmer profile is nicer than the way-too-meaty B standard foreend but even then it can be even trimmer and quite handsome with an ebony tip. That's how my custom 1As profile.

I am playing around now with plans for an even trimmer and shorter splinter-type foreend for a short, heavy-barreled, 41 mag #1 I own.

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Nice rifle. What barrel profile did you have put on it?

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I never figured out that one. I am sure there is some logic there. I just do not like it. You tell me, which of the first two pictured Ruger No. 1 rifles is more attractive:





After buying the above rifle, I was so unhappy with it (both the silly forearm and the skinny barrel) that I turned into this:



My opinion is: The Ruger 1V in 220 Swift in the top picture is the most beautiful rifle I have ever owned. Though I have eventually achieved slightly better accuracy with the last configuration of the latter (222 Rem) rifle, after the new barrel and stock, I still like the original 1V better.
 
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