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Barrel by gunsmith C. C. Seitz. Anyone know his work?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Denwhit, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. Denwhit

    Denwhit Salem, Or Active Member

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    I just acquired a nice rifle with Sako L461 short action and barrel signed by "C.C. Seitz Pendelton, Oregon" . Caliber is 17-221 Remington which I understand would be the .221 Remington Fireball necked down to .17 caliber. Feels like a one ounce trigger. All in a beautiful custom stock.
    I know Seitz became pretty famous for his single shot trap shotguns and I learned that by web searches but could find no word about his rifle barrels. Can anyone shed some light?
     
  2. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    :s0122:

    OK, not worthless, but we'd all like to see your rifle!:)
     
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  3. Denwhit

    Denwhit Salem, Or Active Member

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    You need a picture to tell me if you've ever heard of Seitz?
     
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    beavernation Canby Active Member

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    CC "Tom" Seitz was a close friend of our family. He tragically died in a hunting accident (asphyxiation in an RV) in about 1985. Before he started building what may have been the finest trap gun ever, he was an accomplished benchrest shooter and gunsmith. He set some records in Pennsylvania with the .222 before moving out to Pendleton in the 70's. His rifles are highly respected and he was quite the innovator and a brilliant machinist/inventor/designer! After he stopped building the trap guns he made a good living rechoking trap guns and removing forcing cones in the days before screw chokes. Tom was a good man who never said a bad thing about anyone. My father did the finish work and the checkering on the first 20 ish guns Tom built. He is missed. You have a shooter there and a bit of history!
     
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  5. Denwhit

    Denwhit Salem, Or Active Member

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    Thanks so much for that. I really appreciate it. Hopefully, I will be able to acquire the dies and start shooting this baby.
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a really neat cartridge and a fine rifle!
     
  7. Denwhit

    Denwhit Salem, Or Active Member

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    Here are the pictures. DSC_2017.jpg DSC_2018.jpg DSC_2063.jpg DSC_2062.jpg
     
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  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There now, was that so hard? Smart azz!
     
  9. Denwhit

    Denwhit Salem, Or Active Member

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    Yes, very hard.
     
  10. Terre

    Terre Pendleton OR New Member

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    Good evening. I saw this post while searching the internet for information on my dad's work. I am Tom Seitz daughter and would love to visit with you about him sometime. My email is terre0919@gmail.com.
     
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  11. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wow. How cool! Another COUP for NWFA!
     
  12. Cameron72

    Cameron72 Harrington, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Now that is a good reason for this forum to exist.
     
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  13. thirtycal

    thirtycal Camas, WA Active Member

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    Now that's a bingo.

    tumblr_nl5qimJKR61uokcb4o1_500.jpg
    Thirtycal
     
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