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    Today, 10:30 AM
    . I'd like to know, also - too bad you didn't ask him (or, did you see it online ?) .
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    05-24-2019, 10:54 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Other Leverguns in Leverguns
    +1 My .303 Savage 1899-H lightweight carbine (20" fast taper barrel) dates to 1914.
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    05-24-2019, 10:42 AM
    . I would suggest first measuring the Lyman base's specs where the stem is mounted, then contacting the maker of vernier sight about the specs of either the sights lower stem, or the base. If the specs are comparable, or even adaptable with a...
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    05-23-2019, 12:12 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Other Leverguns in Leverguns
    One man's treasure is another man's junk - IMO the pistol grip BLR is what looks hideous. Why both vanilla and pistachio ice cream is made...………. .
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    05-20-2019, 10:53 AM
    FWIW, it's a little hard for anyone to tell you if it's worth the asking price, w/o knowing the asking price..... ( 'jes sayin') [smilie=b: .
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    05-20-2019, 10:49 AM
    pietro replied to a thread double barrel 50 cal in Muzzleloading.
    Take several good/clear pics of the gun and post the pics, along with a detailed description of it's condition as compared to new (including known defects) - then post a (free) F/S ad in a forum's classified section. You could do it here, but may...
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    05-19-2019, 08:03 PM
    In the link I posted, you will see that Burris makes 2 different ringsets for CZ's - the 550 AND the 527. 420130 CZ 550 Long-Action Medium 1 in. 420140 CZ 527 Short-Action Medium 1 in. .
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    05-19-2019, 10:25 AM
    . I used Burris CZ rings both on my .375H&H CZ-550 Safari and my .22H CZ-527-LUX. Burris also makes a Ruger dovetail adaptor:...
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    05-18-2019, 03:39 PM
    pietro replied to a thread C&B cylinder lube in Muzzleloading.
    + 1,267 Crisco, although sloppy, will keep all fouling loosey-goosey for an entire day's shooting - AND is super easy to clean up. I buy it by the (small) can and use a popsicle stick to apply a smear across each chamber mouth. In very...
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    05-18-2019, 12:14 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Model 70 Winchester in Factory Rifles
    . Nice score on a primo early cloverleaf Model 70 ! You got at least a 50% discount on that model...…… :D .
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    05-15-2019, 06:51 PM
    . I use a spring hook, extended through the rear of the case, to pull the shell out to the rear. ...
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    05-15-2019, 12:13 PM
    . The ones seen un-blued are simply actions that had their factory case colors faded away to nothing. As in: Rode hard & put up wet..... .
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    05-15-2019, 12:10 PM
    pietro replied to a thread 94ae .357 problems,,,, in Leverguns
    Total dis-assembly is not required to fix the short/worn cartridge stop finger atop the lower link of a Winchester 94. Just remove the pivot pin/screw, located at the forward end of the lower link, and drop the front of the link down to work on....
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    05-14-2019, 03:02 PM
    . Mark, please check your PM's - I found new .300 Savage brass F/S at a decent price. .
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    05-14-2019, 10:43 AM
    pietro replied to a thread new rossi 92 45lc in Leverguns
    Welcome to the board ! :drinks: I've shot only factory CorBon 300gr JSP (300gr) in my 16" Rossi Big Loop Model 92, with good enough accuracy for me to take deer @ 100yds - but I mounted a peepsight that replaced the lawyer bolt-top safety. I...
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    05-11-2019, 09:26 PM
    . If you surf only SOLD online gun auctions for examples of them in the same condition, you would get an idea of the current true value - what someone would be willing to pay for one in like condition, TODAY (not whenever). IME, pristine...
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    05-11-2019, 09:14 PM
    . A Model 92 in .45 Colt is far from a faithful reproduction, since the Model 1892/92 was never factory chambered for that cartridge. ALL Winchester Model 1892/92 & 1886/85 repros by Miroku Gun Co will have less than original features, due to...
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    05-10-2019, 02:34 PM
    Maybe you can let us know why receiver sight manufacturers make different receiver sight for the W M-71 & M-94.... Williams Gun Sight Co makes separate model Fool Proof sights for the Winchester M-94 & M-71 (94-FP & 71-FP), and no 5D-71 receiver...
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    05-09-2019, 06:22 PM
    No - the Models 92 & 92 sights interchange; but, while the sight base from a M-92/94 will fit, the horizontal aperture bar for a Model 71 will be longer, to fit the Model 71 & Model 1886/86 greater receiver width. .
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    05-09-2019, 04:12 PM
    . Since the magazine is plastic, the first thing I would check is if the magazine is slightly out of battery/lockup. If that's OK, the next thing I would do is remove the bolt and polish both the bolt face and the rear lip of the chamber...
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    05-08-2019, 10:46 PM
    . I cut wood stock forends (front & rear) in a miter box with the barrel channel "down" on a flat surface that's squared to the cutting blade. I use sacrificial tapered cedar house shingles on the sides of the FE to ensure that it's also...
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    05-08-2019, 10:36 PM
    Not many jewelers hold a Federal Firearms License - a legal requirement to have another person's firearm for more than a single day. There's an entire industry built around aftermarket firearm engraving - in the US forming a guild:...
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    05-07-2019, 09:09 PM
    . My bad - I did a typo (fixed it). .
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    05-06-2019, 09:48 PM
    . 120gr (edit) FFg for any projectiles, according to the maker
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    05-06-2019, 10:45 AM
    . It sounds like the issue is the workman, and not the tools. ;) Practice makes perfect - and the only cost is ammo...…… :) I would dial him back to a .22RF until his shooting improves...…………………. .
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    05-06-2019, 10:40 AM
    . Fine grade = 400 grit: Super Fine grades = 500 or 600 grit: .
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    05-05-2019, 06:33 PM
    . The Winchester 94AE has 2 holes D/T'd atop the front receiver ring to accept a front scope mount base; and a single hole D/T'd atop both receiver sidewalls near the rear for a rear scope mount base. That setup will accept most scopes, save...
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    05-04-2019, 10:25 AM
    pietro replied to a thread building a rifle in Muzzleloading.
    . These folks have some pics of slender rocklock locks: .
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    05-03-2019, 06:10 PM
    Why in world would you think that a $179 purchase price (see post #85 in this thread) for a Wrangler is unreasonable, especially in this day & age ? .
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    05-03-2019, 10:24 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Inserts in Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks
    . I didn't use the word "inserts", but when I googled " 18" rifled adaptors for 12ga shotgun barrels for sale", I found these: . .
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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