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    Yesterday, 11:33 PM His Tel# in on the website, but he's usually too busy to answer the phone, as he gets a LOT of tire-kickers. .
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    11-11-2019, 02:11 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Rear sight on a Rossi. in Leverguns
    . My money's on the rear sight longleaf losing it's spring tension a bit - I would try to take up the slack with a shim of the appropriate thicken under the elevator. Another thing to try would be to tighten the grip between the elevator and...
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    11-09-2019, 12:33 PM
    . You've done well, Pilgrim...….. nice work. :) .
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    11-06-2019, 01:08 PM
    . Original Remington 1858 Navy .36cal C&B have been converted to metallic cartridges, by the factory (back in the day) and aftermarket, via machining the cylinder & reworking the hammer nose - beit using the original parts or a 2nd set of...
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    11-06-2019, 12:32 PM
    . If all else fails, I would suggest that you contact Ruger Customer Service with the SN. They will often send you a pre-paid shipping label (ask for one), to send it back to them to be repaired under warranty - even if you're not the original...
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    11-04-2019, 06:48 PM
    . No guessing game will be needed, if you're up to a little measuring...……………….. To determine the needed front sight height, you need to first determine the height of the rear sight above the bore C/L: 1) Place the rear sight elevation in...
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    11-04-2019, 11:50 AM
    . 1/4" x 36 The original screw has an extended nose that keeps the finger lever pin from protruding from the bolt and preventing bolt travel, so be sure to take the need for that feature into account. I would contact one of the...
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    11-04-2019, 11:37 AM
    pietro replied to a thread lever love in Leverguns
    . Now THAT'S what I'm talking about ! Nice stag, nice shooting - great gun ! :) .
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    11-03-2019, 11:43 PM
    +1 Mine's a .44
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    11-03-2019, 12:28 PM
    . There were a few different types of TCR's made - the Model 83, the Model 83 Aristocrat, and the Model 87 Hunter. The Model 87 had a slightly different stock design and less polishing prior to bluing than the Model 83's did. All are great...
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    11-03-2019, 12:22 PM
    pietro replied to a thread .45-75 On Deer in Leverguns
    . You could probably throw a .45cal boolit at a deer and drop it...………. ;) .
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    11-03-2019, 12:15 PM
    . FWIW, the buyer pays a premium at EVERY auction of guns, cars, etc. It just the cost of doing that piece of business, and it's best handled like Koger is - figuring it into what they will like to pay for whatever. The auction house isn't...
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    11-02-2019, 11:34 AM
    . YMMV, but I would recommend not doing it, unless you plan on shooting at 600+ yards, where the bigger .45 performs better than the .45-70. It IS cool, though.... :) If you decide to do it, you can also fire the .45-70 in the longer...
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    10-30-2019, 06:11 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Flobert Parlor Rifle in Rimfire Area
    The rifling is most likely clogged with the lead boolits of the day, and could most likely benefit from a serious cleaning. Two things to keep in mind: 1) 100-year old steel is nothing like modern steels, and...… who knows what the metal went...
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    10-29-2019, 07:09 PM
    Depending upon the lighting conditions where you intend to shoot, the sight can be acquired a bit faster on a rapidly presented game shot. While I've use the Williams Twilight aperture, I now just cut/sand down one of the white sling swivel...
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    10-28-2019, 06:17 PM
    . While the magazine's too short for a full-length .375H&H, the cost/time/$$ for altering it can be saved by chambering for the shorter .375 Ruger...…….. .
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    10-24-2019, 10:25 AM
    pietro replied to a thread New to me Seneca 36 in Muzzleloading.
    T/C only made the side hammer small bores (.32cla, .36cal) in their daintier Cherokee & Seneca rifles - which were never issued in flintlock like the larger Hawken was. .
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    10-23-2019, 04:05 PM
    . FYI - "IER" = Intermediate Eye Relief; "LER" = Long Eye Relief. Check online for the eye-relief specs of any prospective scope for one that will fit YOUR specific needs. Before doing that, however - have someone measure the distance...
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    10-20-2019, 09:31 PM
    . The magazines for the slide-action Remington 760/7600 are interchangeable; the magazines for the autoloading Remington 74, 740, 742, 7400 & Model Four (and AFAIK also the M-750) can also be used. Just be aware that the autoloader magazines...
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    10-20-2019, 12:57 PM
    . IMO, as smithnframe referred to, there's no real reason to hate the T/C DT's, since the rifle's easily shot via not setting the trigger. .
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    10-19-2019, 04:17 PM
    pietro replied to a thread TC 45-70 scope in Single Shot Guns
    . My .45-70 T/C Contender Hunter Super 14 package came with a T/C illuminated reticle scope which has never let me down. If I was fitting out an unscoped .45-70 Contender today, I'd opt for a Burris...
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    10-19-2019, 11:47 AM
    . Williams made two different FP sights for Savage 99's (below) Both should zero easily with your Savage 99, unless the Sourdough front sight on your rifle was installed aftermarket, and is too tall to remain within the adjustment range...
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    10-19-2019, 11:25 AM
    . Larry DelGreco & Sons are long-time Parker gunsmiths, and might be able to help you out: .
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    10-16-2019, 07:11 PM
    I had the same issue with a used .22LR Ruger Old Model bearcat I picked up for a song, a decade ago. I did much the same as you did, and found some ammo (Federal bulk) that chambered & ejected freely - which I use exclusively in my specific gun....
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    10-16-2019, 07:03 PM
    . At one time or another Ruger RF revolvers had either a firing pin recess around the rear face, or not. If you contact their customer service,Ruger would most likely make it right, but might need the entire revolver to fit a new...
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    10-16-2019, 11:45 AM
    . Fajen Gunstocks closed their doors long ago, but this fella bought most of the patterns, and can/will make a shaped stock for any of the patterns he has. (disclaimer) Everything I know about this fella came from a recent post of his...
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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