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    02-11-2019, 06:53 PM
    If the repro screws are metric (and they most likely are), I doubt the original screws will fit. If you can get a screw or screw hole measurement I can measure the screws on my original.
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    02-11-2019, 10:08 AM
    Battis replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    I pulled a 1938 Nazi bullet - it had approx. 43+ grs of a large flake powder. Each flake had a skull and crossbones stamped on it.
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    02-08-2019, 08:37 PM
    Battis replied to a thread ID tracks in Our Town
    10.5 Asolo. Danner's are at least partially made in the US. What happened to shoe manufacturing in this country? Not sure what the raccoon was wearing. 1871 miles east of Wall Drug. My wife bought a kick **** pair of boots at Wall Drug.
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    02-08-2019, 01:04 AM
    Battis replied to a thread ID tracks in Our Town
    I was walking my dog in the back section of my gun club when I saw the tracks. Looked like two sets. Five minutes before, a big owl swooped down from a tree in front of me. Yesterday there was a coyote just off the road staring at my dog. I'm...
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    02-07-2019, 04:20 PM
    Battis replied to a thread ID tracks in Our Town
    I kinda thought so. Thanks.
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    02-07-2019, 03:51 PM
    Battis started a thread ID tracks in Our Town
    Any idea what might have made these tracks? Not the boot tracks. Southern NH.
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    02-07-2019, 01:58 PM
    Battis replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    I bought a Lee mold and new brass, and when the weather breaks, I'll cast some bullets for it. I really like the gun, but I don't want to shoot too much of that Nazi ammo if I don't have to. My son was on leave over Xmas when I bought the carbine....
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    02-07-2019, 12:05 PM
    Battis replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    Well...if you're gonna call us soft, you gotta use the same ammo. I'm kinda kidding, but, might the Nazi ammo measure different recoil, due to its age, unknown powder, etc? I'm not a fan of heavy recoil, but that M95 with the 1938 ammo is nasty,...
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    02-07-2019, 06:10 AM
    Battis replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    Was the 46 gr measurement from a pulled Nazi-era bullet?
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    02-03-2019, 12:13 PM
    I picked up this Meloir .32 yesterday. Nice looking gun. It was professionally reblued at some point. Very clean, inside and out (even the mag is clean). It came with the original grips and a holster. It's an interesting design - the recoil...
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    02-03-2019, 08:17 AM
    Battis replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    No, the force of a rifle coming backwards is as objective as the velocity of the bullet coming out the front; it can be measured (like trigger pull), therefor it is objective. But the measurement of objective recoil has to be based on shooting a...
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    02-02-2019, 10:41 AM
    Yeah, I found that info, which is good to know. I'm concerned about finding parts if they're needed. Maybe the Browning parts (firing pin, spring) might fit. But, the gun is in great shape now, so I'll probably take the chance. There's one for...
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    02-02-2019, 08:46 AM
    I'm not surprised that no one has heard of this pistol. There's not much info on it. It's an odd ball. Here's one from an old auction site: http://www.armsbid.com/lot_detail.cfm?lot_id=12426
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    02-01-2019, 02:10 PM
    I went to a local shop to check out their 44 mags but what caught my eye was a Belgian Melior Model 1911 .32. There's not much info online about these guns. Anyone here have any experience with one?
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    01-31-2019, 06:51 PM
    Battis replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    I can shoot surplus Mosin ammo all day but the M95 carbine rattled me. I put a slip-on stock pad on the carbine and I'm wondering if that made it worse. I can't use one on my Mosin. Next time I'll try without the pad.
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    01-30-2019, 11:21 AM
    I went into a local shop yesterday and they had a metal ammo box filled with boxes of Argentine Mauser factory ammo. No dates or any marks that I could make out. Not even sure if it was Berdan primed. I walked away, not knowing for sure what the...
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    01-30-2019, 10:05 AM
    Battis replied to a thread C&R not accepted in Our Town
    Kittery Trading Post is good to deal with - they have a copy of my C&R on file, which makes buying easy (too easy). I don't know their shipping policies. Cabela's up the highway wouldn't sell a C&R handgun to me. Well, here's a chance to check...
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    01-30-2019, 03:44 AM
    Battis replied to a thread C&R not accepted in Our Town
    I see things getting worse. One election that goes the wrong way and we're in trouble.
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    01-30-2019, 12:47 AM
    Battis replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    I think those five shots realigned my spine. I gave the carbine a nickname - the Hungarian Chiropractor.
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    01-29-2019, 07:23 PM
    Battis replied to a thread C&R not accepted in Our Town
    I'm wondering about the daughter that lives in NH and bought a modern handgun in ME. Let me add to that. She bought the gun in ME - paid for it in ME - but took possession of it in NH (down the road). They won't do that for MA residents unless...
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    01-29-2019, 07:44 AM
    Battis replied to a thread C&R not accepted in Our Town
    They also do that for long guns bought by MA residents. Saves paying the ME taxes.
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    01-29-2019, 12:14 AM
    Battis replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    I fired off a 5 round clip of the 1938 Nazi-marked ammo today. Anyone who said the rifle kicks was not joking. It's a thumper. Definitely a rifle for reloading. I have 95 rounds of that ammo left. I'm thinking it will be around a long time...
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    01-29-2019, 12:04 AM
    Don't hunt, don't need any more carry guns. I'll load my own at moderate levels. Check out these local listings for Desert Eagles. The store is in MA. Magnum Research Desert Eagle (NOT for sale to MA residents) 44 mag $1,599.99 Magnum...
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    01-28-2019, 11:50 PM
    Battis replied to a thread C&R not accepted in Our Town
    I've bought several C&R eligible guns out of state (different states). My daughter lives in NH and recently bought a "modern" handgun in Maine without a C&R. It's legal to sell an eligible gun to an out of state C&R holder. Lots of places won't,...
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    01-28-2019, 03:45 PM
    Battis replied to a thread C&R not accepted in Our Town
    I agree that it's a confusing business, but the salesman told me it was C&R eligible but not to MA residents. The store 20 or so miles down the road (same state - Maine) would have sold it to me. After all is said and done, I really don't blame...
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    01-28-2019, 02:09 PM
    I have many single action antique revolvers, and I find that I mostly shoot my Ruger Speed Six and S&W Airweight in single action, so I'm thinking single action in .44 mag. As far as deciding between a 1911 or 44 mag...they're both on my "to get"...
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    01-28-2019, 01:41 PM
    There is a place within 5 miles that used to offer guns to try before buying, but I'm not sure they still do that after the 3 or so suicides in the past few years. I will give them a call. I'm sort of an impulse buyer when it comes to guns but...
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    01-27-2019, 10:28 PM
    Is that the Dirty Harry gun? Nice.
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    01-27-2019, 09:11 PM
    As far as budget - I'll probably look for a used gun. I see them online in the $600 range. There's a few shops around that I'll check out. I'm pretty limited to guns that are already in MA, unless I find one that can be shipped that's MA...
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    01-27-2019, 06:38 PM
    I've always wanted a .44 magnum handgun. Any suggestions - Ruger, S&W... It won't be a carry or hunting gun.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check