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    07-14-2018, 09:10 PM
    1Hawkeye replied to a thread Rat Hunting in AirGuns
    Ah the good old days about 25 years ago I worked with a kid whose grandfather raised hogs so he had a rat problem something almost as bad as willard. The usual plan was to get there just after dark and use the cars headlights to light up the rats...
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    07-14-2018, 10:11 AM
    Your gonna need a bigger lead pot :grin:
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    07-14-2018, 10:04 AM
    No Smith had their own supplier but I wouldn't worry about it for what you have in the rifle its still a deal. When a rifle went through a rebuild facility the armorers didn't worry about matching manufacturers parts there job was just to fix'em and...
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    07-13-2018, 11:52 PM
    Its a Remington stock FJA = Frank J. Atwood was the army inspector at Remington during the war and all the small stamps in front of the magazine in the wood are Remington production marks.
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    07-13-2018, 09:50 PM
    Make sure none of the smaller parts are stamped with an R. Any parts with the R are actually Remington parts. But for 850.00 even if its got Remington parts in it its still a good buy.
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    07-13-2018, 09:44 PM
    Remington's original 700 trigger was better than any of the accutrigger type stuff. If you knew what you were doing you could get them safely below a pound and very crisp. But then came along the dumb donkey lawyers and here we are.
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    07-10-2018, 04:37 PM
    He's got a website with contact information. I don't remember it but I found it by searching.
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    07-10-2018, 02:14 PM
    It could possibly be for a Remington 37. They have a swept back bolt handle and the lug on the other side of the handle is common on the older Remington 500 series. It's been so long since I've seen a 37 I don't remember what the cocking piece looks...
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    07-09-2018, 02:18 PM
    I'm thinking marlin, maybe a model 81 if it was European it will have proof marks on it.
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    07-08-2018, 01:19 PM
    Check with Log Cabin shop They use to stock a lot of T/C parts.
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    07-07-2018, 04:46 PM
    A company called Zero makes a real nice hbwc's Iv'e used them in my k-38 and when I had one a model 52 with very satisfying results.
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    07-07-2018, 04:38 PM
    That's one of the last renegades they made. A few years before T/C dropped the Renegade both the renegade and the hawken had a muzzle crown that was cut a bit like a funnel to make them easier to load they had some fancy name for it but I forget it....
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    07-07-2018, 12:56 PM
    1Hawkeye replied to a thread 32-20 mold in Leverguns
    Arsenal makes a copy of the lyman 311008 in 3 different styles. Flat base,gas check, or both.
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    07-03-2018, 09:12 PM
    Rokkit, for a good mold I use the 460-330 made by arsenal molds its a copy of the lyman 457122 with out the hollow point. A 330 gr and I size them to .460" For the price of a single cavity lyman you can get a 4 cavity from arsenal.
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    07-03-2018, 06:45 PM
    1Hawkeye replied to a thread 92 Winchester .32-20 in Leverguns
    I missed it by a couple of hours :groner: Then I found another for 426.00 out the door but its in ruff shape, no finish left on the wood and large rust spots on the mag tube. The barrel and action are good but I don't feel like redoing the stocks or...
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    07-03-2018, 06:31 PM
    Try a .459"or .460" diameter bullet that should cut the leading. For a 405 gr try 34grs of IMR 3031 with a Federal 210 primer its trapdoor safe and not hard on the shoulder. Not to mention very accurate.
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    07-01-2018, 01:09 PM
    Yes if the bottom of the breech block has a high arch in it its a 73 block if its a very shallow arch its a 78. Springfield would not have used a 73 block as a replacement because they were thought to be an inferior designed part.
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    06-30-2018, 09:09 PM
    Ok, now were cooking its a 1884 model thats been through arsenal rebuild which explains the breech block date and the missing proof mark at the end of the trigger guard in the wood and the missing inspectors cartouche on the left side of the stock....
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    06-30-2018, 06:00 PM
    Ah the trapdoor aka the gateway drug to bpcr:D. You did very well on your purchase as for markings will start with the barrel it should have a VP and an eagle head stamped on the left side near the front of the action. The two front sling swivels...
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    06-21-2018, 11:09 AM
    I had a 1100 20 gauge that did the same thing. It's because when they put the magazine tube in the action they push to hard and it forces the tube in to the hole to deep causing the tube edge to roll into the hole taking up room needed by the shells...
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    06-20-2018, 04:39 PM
    Bobby hoyt in pa. Does great barrel work.
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    06-19-2018, 04:41 PM
    1Hawkeye replied to a thread M A S model 45 in Rimfire Area
    Nope being a former employee I avoid that place like the plague. It came from Virginia arms co in Manassas.
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    06-19-2018, 02:08 PM
    Neck sizing for a semi can cause problems because they don't have the caming force of a bolt action or some single shots.
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    06-18-2018, 11:07 AM
    Try log cabin shop. Dan has a lot of t/c parts
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    06-16-2018, 10:42 PM
    I saw one of those Pietta single actions at Cabelas yesterday compared to the Uberti it was next to it just didn't look appealing and I like octagon barrels. I think if I was going that route I would go for a 58 Remington with a conversion cylinder...
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    06-16-2018, 10:31 PM
    Ah yes the bumble bee theory as dis-proven by Mcdonald Douglas with the F4 Phantom jet. " Put a big enough engine in it and you can get anything to fly" and as for the paper patch bullets don't work I think there is a couple million dead buffalo's...
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    06-16-2018, 10:17 PM
    I just though I would pass this one so someone else won't step in it. I was smelting down some range scrap the other windy day and dropped in a single coated bullet into the pot. I figured no big deal they heat them to get the coating to cure on...
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    06-16-2018, 09:57 PM
    The problem your describing sounds like what I went through a while back. What brand of lock is it ? I know the percussion hammers of L & R locks don't need to be heated unless your really going to reshape them. The tricky part of bending a hammer...
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    06-16-2018, 09:33 PM
    1Hawkeye replied to a thread M A S model 45 in Rimfire Area
    B-square used to make a really bad scope mount back when the rifles were being imported but I don't know of anyone now. All I want for mine is a lower front sight and a lot of range time.
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    06-16-2018, 12:53 PM
    1Hawkeye replied to a thread M A S model 45 in Rimfire Area
    Yes the 10 spare magazines were the leverage that twisted my arm. Like I really needed another .22 but a minty MAS with 10 spare mags for 425.00 out the door was too good to pass up.
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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
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HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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