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  • oldred's Avatar
    07-20-2018, 10:22 PM
    I have not been all that impressed with Henry's, seems to me they are more of a high quality sales pitch than quality rifles but even I have to admit those single shot rifles are really good looking guns. I have not seen one "in person" yet but I am...
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    07-20-2018, 08:29 PM
    For sure the incident I saw was shooter error but the whole thing started with a tightly fitting case, I remember that part well since the guy was trying to sell this rifle and was demonstrating to me and another guy how it worked, as I said earlier...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    07-20-2018, 12:59 PM
    The problem is obvious here, that's just plain sloppy tolerances and there's simply no excuse for that in a firearm! Then the "fix" you describe would make Bubba proud, they never even addressed the problem but opted instead to try and compensate...
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    07-20-2018, 11:36 AM
    Not trying to argue at all but having witnessed a similar incident to what Don described it does make sense if you look closely at what happens. First the block is back only SLIGHTLY but even that is enough to block the hammer from falling, just as...
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    07-20-2018, 10:53 AM
    Don, I saw the same thing, or nearly the same, happen back in the 80's when a guy did just as you described. He first pulled the trigger and nothing happened and while he was "fumbling" around with it trying to determine what happened he bumped...
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    07-19-2018, 01:29 PM
    The half cock vs full cock should not be a problem either way and lowering the hammer to half position or cocking from half position is such a simple matter that it shouldn't be a problem at all either way. Some designs simply don't allow to going...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    07-19-2018, 01:11 PM
    Yes, I have owned more than one and for the price they can't be beat! HF has been trying to shed their "junk" tools image and have been offering much better quality for some time now on a lot of popular items, sure they still have some real junk...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    07-19-2018, 12:03 PM
    I must agree fully here and also with your description in the other reply of how an accidental firing could easily happen, it happened to me years ago while wearing gloves and lowering a very similar hammer on a Stevens single shot shotgun. Also...
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    07-17-2018, 11:24 AM
    Actually the post you are referencing is new and is dated 7-6-2018 so it's quite relevant, besides that's good info anyway.
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  • oldred's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 10:01 PM
    You have some real talent there for doing neat things with wood that few seem to even think of, that's really nice and a REALLY nice piece of wood.
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  • oldred's Avatar
    07-12-2018, 09:26 AM
    Well they most certainly are not made of "Pot metal" and they certainly are NOT a POS! They are made of what is called "Graphitic Steel" which is orders of magnitude stronger than Pot metal, the added graphite and the process used to make this...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    07-07-2018, 11:04 PM
    The 38-55 is a tad longer than the 38-55? Just funnin, :mrgreen: I realize that's a typo but the funny thing is that there are two different 38-55 cases with the difference being that one is indeed a "tad longer" than the other!
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    07-02-2018, 02:33 PM
    They did but for whatever their reasoning they evidently thought it more profitable to drop H&R and concentrate on Remington/Marlin. They had their reasons and they may have it right, who knows?
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  • oldred's Avatar
    07-02-2018, 11:42 AM
    Although it didn't involve buying another company to eliminate competition it's similar to what Ford did by eliminating the extremely popular Ranger pickup truck (DUMB move!), the thinking was (by their own admission) that since people couldn't get...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    07-02-2018, 11:04 AM
    Or as opposed to losing.:wink:
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    07-02-2018, 11:02 AM
    Yep you nailed it, buy out and eliminate the competition has been a business strategy for ages! Sure they could have continued to build and sell H&Rs but the lower priced models are rarely if ever as profitable as upper-end higher priced models of...
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    07-02-2018, 10:13 AM
    loosing???
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    07-01-2018, 12:24 PM
    Yes they have a REAL 38-55 bore and not a hashed over .375 like the "modern 38-55's" ! I suppose most of the barrel makers are set up for .375 and figured it to be "close enough", most folks seem happy enough with the .375 bore but in reality it's...
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    06-29-2018, 10:34 AM
    oldred replied to a thread Electronic Earmuff in Our Town
    No more Walkers for me, wasted well over a hundred dollars on them and the volume will not turn up near high enough.The volume must be turned to full blast just to get normal hearing level and if soft ear plugs are used the volume will not turn up...
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    06-28-2018, 09:50 AM
    I suppose that is a cartridge gun, I think the guy even mentions an extractor (I think he did anyway???) but look at the breech block when it's opened. Doesn't that look like a cap nipple protruding from it? No matter, that's an extremely...
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    06-24-2018, 08:11 AM
    I had heard you mention that project a while back and I have been meaning to ask how it's been coming along, I was hoping it was near completion as I can't help but take a special interest when I hear about another member taking on a true building...
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    06-23-2018, 05:29 PM
    I found that video on making springs and there's some really good info there for a gunsmith or anyone needing to make a coil spring, near the end at about the 7:20 mark is where he makes the 1885 coil type main spring. ...
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    06-21-2018, 09:37 PM
    Actually I grabbed those pictures off the net a while back but the Uberti springs and the Winchester coils are the same. I did wind the springs for my rifles and another one for a friend of mine, they are quite easy to make using a simple jig in the...
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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
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