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    06-13-2019, 12:16 PM
    . If you google "pre-war Winchester model 70 front sight ramp for sale", you can find a gennie to install. .
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    06-13-2019, 12:08 PM
    +1 Also, If Tru-Oil is applied correctly, little bits in the oil don't make a difference. Part of that application involves spreading a tiny bit of oil, starting on one end of the stock, finger rubbing that little drop out to an area about the...
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    06-12-2019, 10:25 PM
    Also, I have fashioned a new/taller front sight blade in a few other different ways. 1) I bought a Lyman Ivory bead front sight blade meant for a 1903 Springfield, cut down (up ?) the bottom so the installed blade was the proper height, then...
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    06-11-2019, 08:50 AM
    . You're welcome - I luv it, when a plan comes together. :) .
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    06-10-2019, 07:08 PM
    . Your rifle is listed in the cross-reference list as a Savage Model 187 If you googled "Savage Model 187 parts for sale", you would have found Wisner's - who has the magazine tube you need.. In fact, Wisner's carries two different styles -...
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    06-10-2019, 11:03 AM
    . I would suggest that there are a few crucial dimensions that should be documented before comparing parts. For the bottom metal fit/doability, measure the exact center-to-center distance between the front/rear guard screws. For the...
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    06-08-2019, 10:36 AM
    Call me a shopper, but sooner or later, I've always been able to find/buy guns in excellent condition well below market price at the time. The trouble for me before I retired was that the economic purchases eventually led to my having so many...
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    06-06-2019, 09:08 PM
    . FWIW, I've never had, nor would I acquire or sell ANY firearm in "beater" condition - there's just too many guns in pristine condition to be had, and I won't own an fugly gun. Even the one or two "loaners" I keep are in excellent...
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    06-06-2019, 09:04 PM
    In my world, a gun with 60% barrel bluing and missing receiver finish isn't a "nice" gun - it's a shooter all day, and I would be hesitant to give more than $500 for a Winchester 94, even a pre-64, in that condition (YMMV, of course). A reblued...
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    06-06-2019, 11:28 AM
    Here ya go: It's a new/repo RB military rear/ladder sight. .
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    06-06-2019, 11:24 AM
    I would use the EASY button, and buy a rolling block rear barrel/forend band. Here's a vendor of RB parts - click & scroll down to the bands ( a rear band is $15 here): .
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    06-05-2019, 04:52 PM
    . FWIW, a few years ago, I sold a Ranger for $325 and a 1960's .35 Marlin Sporting Carbine for $500 - both were in excellent original condition (98%, +/-), with no alterations. .
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    06-05-2019, 04:16 PM
    . An excellent grab, for sure ! BTW, after I converted my Remington #4 rolling block from .32RF to .32CF, I found out that the chamber would accept the .32 Short Colt. It so happens that Winchester makes a couple of runs of that ammo each...
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    06-04-2019, 08:31 PM
    . If I really wanted a reliable & accurate auto-loader in .7.62x39, ILO of buying a poor man's .30-30 (SKS), I would just buy a Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle & be done with it. (YMMV) As a bonus, the Ruger will accept a scope as-issued, w/o...
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    06-02-2019, 09:23 PM
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    06-01-2019, 11:53 AM
    . If the price is right, it'll be a good shooter - commemorative or not. All pre-1982 Winchester 94's were top ejection, so AFAIK there's only three options for a low-mounted scope on one. 1) A receiver side mount - The Weaver mount holds...
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    05-29-2019, 11:40 AM
    Two things: Has the Fox River barrel's rate of twist been measured/checked ? It may have a 1:28" twist meant for conicals ILO T/C's standard 1:48" compromise (PRB/conicals) twist. If the twist is 1:48" or 1:60" (the other 2 twist rates...
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    05-28-2019, 07:21 PM
    pietro replied to a thread New savage 99 in Leverguns
    . Nice rifle, similar to the .303 Model 1899-H Lightweight Carbine I glommed @ a local Cabela's about 3 years ago, tagged just under $350. Mine shoots goodnuf @ 100yds.
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    05-28-2019, 10:46 AM
    AFAIK - LH Model 70's were available in at least 10 different versions over the years. Left hand Model 70's were introduced in 1997 in the somewhat earlier Classic Sporter, the Classic Sporter BOSS & Classic Sporter Stainless - all on standard...
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    05-26-2019, 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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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