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    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    Both the front & the rear end of the firing pin by definition align with the bore C/L of any CF rifle, so - using the K.I.S.S. principle - install the bolt and measure the distance from the rear end of the FP up to wherever. .
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    04-20-2017, 09:29 PM
    . I like the scrim, the butt plug, & the engrailing - one of the best horns I've seen......... CONGRATS ! ! .
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    04-20-2017, 10:27 AM
    . Congrats ! Some 14,000-odd Model 1894's were made in 1894, so it's a 1st year gun, in one of the 2 original chamberings (.32-40 & .38-55). All Model 1894 standard barrels, up to late-1895/early-1896, were made of black powder rated...
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    04-17-2017, 10:21 AM
    . I've never seen a factory-engraved Rossi, but AFAIK Rossi is still making brass-framed Model 92's: http://www.rossiusa.com/product-details.cfm?id=169 .
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    04-15-2017, 11:05 AM
    pietro replied to a thread RB loading board in Muzzleloading.
    . This is one I made for my .36cal T/C Seneca. When I made it (3/4" thick walnut), I surface bored one side to fit over the muzzle (centering the PRB), then notched each shallow recess to accept my barrel's under rib when seated on the muzzle...
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    04-11-2017, 09:07 PM
    . It might be just the pic, but I don't like the shape the rifling in the last inch or so of the bore seems to be in - it doesn't look sharp to me. If it got worn by cleaning from the muzzle end (maybe by a previous owner ? ), it could be the...
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    04-11-2017, 10:52 AM
    +1 - or use it for knife scales. I'm pretty sure a knife maker would want to buy that wood, so instead of firewood, I'd sell it to one of the knifemakers on www.rimfirecentral.com (see the custom knife section of that forum). .
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    04-10-2017, 10:39 PM
    . What could possibly go wrong ? ? ? ? [smilie=b: .
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    04-10-2017, 10:30 PM
    . IMO, it looks like a fancy Model 64 - at most likely less than half the price of a gennie. The best of both worlds.............................. :D .
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    04-09-2017, 09:07 PM
    . I just used to grasp the outside of the lever as I would a pistol grip, and operated the lever with my thumb. It's been a decade since I owned/hunted with my .45-70 #3, but I don't remember ever getting bruised fingers - but my shoulder...
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    04-06-2017, 10:34 PM
    . I've owned/shot/hunted with every .22WMR autoloading rifle & handgun ever commercially produced, except for a Grendel P-30, and IME the best I had was a CZ/BRNO 611/611A. It was reliable, accurate, and handy - and IMHO looked pretty good,...
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    04-04-2017, 09:07 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Rossi 12ga handgun in Single Shot Guns
    AFAIK, most (if not all) current .410 handguns are legal because they have rifled, and not smoothbore, barrel(s). The fact that the chambering is a shotshell makes no difference; as it's the smooth bore that defines it. .
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    04-03-2017, 10:56 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Which way to go in Single Shot Guns
    . IMO, it'd make a difference, based upon whether or not you'll want to scope it easily. I actually prefer a single-shot rifle not on your list - a T/C TCR-83 w/DST's (or TCR-87 w/single trigger) break open.
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    04-03-2017, 10:45 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Rossi 12ga handgun in Single Shot Guns
    . Not for me, obviously - since only 5 were factory made or authorized. (Aftermarket conversions of longer smoothbore guns are a no-no) They may be legal in Canada, but in the US, smoothbore handguns are generally illegal. That said, if...
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    04-03-2017, 10:44 AM
    . Welcome to the forum ! While most good gunsmiths are machinists, not all machinists are gunsmiths. The barrel needn't be removed - If you can't DIY, hie thee to a real gunsmith, not some parts-changer. .
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    04-02-2017, 05:17 PM
    . This is how I've done this repair: Set the stock in padded vise jaws so that the bottom line is "up" and level both side to side & fore/aft (so the filler/epoxy won't dribble to one side while curing). Mask the stock wood off around the...
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    03-31-2017, 07:07 PM
    . I much prefer a receiver-mounted peepsight (like the Lyman) because it's closer to the shooter's eye than a barrel-mounted peepsight (like the Skinner, who does not make a receiver-mounted peepsight for the TE Model 94). .
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    03-31-2017, 05:24 PM
    . Posted for Texas by God: His /30-30 Mauser project
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    03-30-2017, 02:15 PM
    I've had good luck on graybeard http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/index.php .
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    03-29-2017, 12:25 PM
    It will pay anyone to heed the voice of experience - Thanks, John ! .
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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