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    12-15-2017, 09:23 PM
    The expander is probably causing undue force because of friction with drawing through neck. When you combine this with loose fitting Lee shell holders = deformed rim. I don't lube inside case necks, I brush them. Also I'm not a nut on mirror...
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    12-15-2017, 12:49 PM
    I have 0 experience shooting Rem 1894c. Have lots of experience fooling with them. Like all the Remlins you can get one that is flawless or one that is junk. Most of the Ohio deer hunters buying Levers are going for 1895s, or 94s in 44mg. I have...
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    12-15-2017, 04:12 AM
    I have four #3s, 223, (2) 375wins & a 45/70. Have Weaver bases on all them. It's a PIA to find scope that will work out in any combo of rings. The 223 has aWeaver K10, no problem because of long tube. Have K3s on two and Burris 2x8 on one 375W. it...
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    12-14-2017, 01:04 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Double Rifles in Single Shot Guns
    When I was a teen ager a friend of mine inherited a Double .577 cased with all the extras. His uncle had brought it home from WW2. He had no interest in it and was trying to raise money to buy a car. He wanted $100 for it and I would have bought...
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    12-13-2017, 02:54 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Smith 63-5 Tool Marks in Rimfire Area
    I've had 4 , 63s in last year. 3 of them were the older models that were polished very nicely. I had one newer one like the OPs that had tool marks on "breach" area. It was NIB and I didn't shoot it but I don't think it would have any affect on...
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    12-13-2017, 11:38 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Double Rifles in Single Shot Guns
    Several years ago my gunsmith built a 45/70 SxS out of a high grade German SxS shotgun. He had no trouble doing the gunsmithing, but the regulation was driving him nuts. Lucy for him the job was one of those that money was no object. He did...
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    12-12-2017, 10:18 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Double Rifles in Single Shot Guns
    I have had 3 double rifles two prewar rifles and one import in 45/70. The 45/70 was terribl as far as regulation and nothing could be done at a reasonable cost. About the only thing you can do is put sights on each barrel. I opted to trade it off....
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    12-12-2017, 05:51 PM
    I bought a ton of ammo from an estate. I ended up with several thousand rounds of 30/40 Krag Govt. Frankfort Arsenal 1905 production. This ammo was in bandoleers with cardboard stifners and was very clean, as new. More than half this ammo had...
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    12-12-2017, 01:10 PM
    Last night got another K22 S&W, can't resist them and the price was right. Pre 17 , 5screw.
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    12-09-2017, 01:02 PM
    Bought a rifle off Mike, no only a fast smooth deal , I feel he under represented the condition of the gun. This is a guy that you don't have to worry about. A true gentleman.
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    12-08-2017, 10:57 AM
    I had 2 model 18s until last fall, gave one to my grandson, still have a excellent one from early 50s. I have 34s and 17s too. The 18 is a excellent revolver and is easier for most people to shot than a 34. I've been into S&Ws for 50+ yrs and have...
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    12-06-2017, 05:50 PM
    American Tatical 12g pump 18.5" barrel, synthetic stock & fore arm ( fore arm has mounting for lights & lasers. Gun is New in box. Price $125, plus shipping to your FFL. Payment USPS MO Trades: will consider reasonable trades.
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    12-04-2017, 09:45 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread What lever guns to get? in Leverguns
    I've got 8 levers made post WW2. 2 pre 64 Wins and 6 Marlins the newest a 1970. I als have several prewar Marlins and Winchesters. Never have had any problems with them, 25/20-32/20 38/40 Marlin 94s work smooth as butter. I'm a little more snobbish...
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    12-03-2017, 08:02 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread 300 H&H Nice Score ! in Factory Rifles
    I've never had any trouble with 722 & 721 the only 2 Rem bolt guns that I shot a lot. I do know for a fact that my Gun Smith did the Sako conversion often. I have a buddy that has one of each Caliber 700. He never had anytrouble either, because he...
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    11-28-2017, 05:52 PM
    I used a Weaver one piece scope base, drilled it to line up with existing holes. I draw filed the side "wings" that scope rings lock into off, flush with the base. I then D&T a piece of flat stock into the scope base. This extended to rear of...
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    11-27-2017, 08:51 PM
    The early models of 94 & 220 had steel trigger guards. The cast trigger guard came out in middle 50s. This was also about the time they change fore end latching system to the stamped S shaped latch from the forged staight one. I had a 220 a few...
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    11-27-2017, 08:12 PM
    I don't think a 25-2 barrel would be hard to find. Brownells had after market target barrels in stock. I have a good many K & N frame S&Ws. I don't believe in firing heavy loads in any of them. There is no question they will handle these loads but...
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    11-27-2017, 06:53 PM
    I threaten ever year to throw the Christmas Tree out in the yard if I don't get a gun. So far I ain't been able to do it on technical grounds. I have received nail gun, jerky gun, glue gun, ect. The family spends a lot of time on thinking up...
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    11-27-2017, 01:52 PM
    I don't understand what niche this pistol fills? Seems like it's to big for CCW, to heavy for LEOs Military is past steel pistols for expense reasons if nothing else, it would have to go aways for target. I guess it's about like having a custom...
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    11-25-2017, 07:25 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread .02 cents 22lr ? in Rimfire Area
    I'm not counting on seeing 99 cent box low end again. There was 3 factors going on. The panic over gun laws, the increased demand from a new class of shooters ( the high volume AR class new generation shooters) and the value of the dollar. The...
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    11-22-2017, 12:14 PM
    I bought my first 375H&H in 1968, a Sako. Shortly I had a Rem 700, Win 70 pre 64 and finally a Herters Mauser. I held onto the Sako and M70. The Rem and Herter shot fair but both kicked the Herters the worst. The Sako you could shoot all day with...
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    11-19-2017, 08:45 PM
    This is true, but you know plugs are not required, we are on the honor system now. Doesn't matter much on Lever guns but guys using Semi autos with removable mags don't seem to count very well. Down here in SE Ohio you only encounter with wardens...
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    11-19-2017, 03:14 PM
    I only have one right now and it's my keeper. 1st major gun project I ever did and it was mostly done in junior hi shop class back in early 60s. This gun started life as octagon barrel .25 RF. I with help of shop teacher installed a new take off...
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    11-19-2017, 03:01 PM
    7 shots with a 45/70 don't get it done ? You don't need a cuff you need a Bayonet!:redneck:
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    11-17-2017, 11:42 PM
    I'm a 2 13/16ths. I'm 67 and all my rifles are pre 64wins, and other older classic type rifles. No Rem700s, Sav 110s ect. Back then I bought a lot of Weaver K series, some Redfields and last scopes I have bought were Leupold. My keepers have been...
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    11-17-2017, 01:27 PM
    Some of you guys are lucky, I've got 3 old 30/30s in excellent condition. I can't use them for deer in Ohio. The law is 38 cal minimum, Straight case. But I can use 45/70 or 375win. It doesn't make sense to me but I'm stuck with it. In a few weeks...
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Army vet..ex coal miner
Shooting & fishing before I could walk
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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