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    01-19-2018, 09:53 PM
    . The break-open Smith utilizes special rubber or brass cartridge casings, and doesn't qualify for most state's muzzleloader/black powder seasons. .
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    01-19-2018, 09:50 PM
    . Dixie Gun Works (DGW) sells a nice, swivel-less woven sling: Weaving Welshan products are very nice...
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    01-19-2018, 01:51 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Odd Question - Sling in Leverguns
    . IME, the proper use of a sling on rifles with two-piece stocks is near impossible to achieve.[smilie=1: OTOH, a carrying strap comes in handy when both hands are needed for something else, like climbing slopes, dragging deer or carrying...
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    01-16-2018, 07:49 PM
    AFAIK, only the replacement M-100 FP will fit the M-88, not the earlier/recalled M-100 FP's. .
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    01-16-2018, 02:00 PM
    I've used the WGRS on several different rifles. It is a "set-n-forget" sights, having sliding W/E adjustments held by a grub screw - very reliable, but not something I'd want for a variety of loads with different zeroes. Since it's a top-mount...
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    01-15-2018, 04:44 PM
    . Williams makes the FP-336 receiver peepsight for Marlins, that utilizes the two rearmost scope mount prep holes atop the receiver. Ghost rings are meant for rapid...
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    01-15-2018, 04:28 PM
    . The Winchester July 1990 FP recall was for Model 100 rifles only, but at about the time the Model 100 came into being, the 88 underwent internal changes in that many of the 100 parts could be utilized. One of these was the firing pin. ...
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    01-14-2018, 09:26 PM
    . Welcome to the board ! Your example, while not common, is sadly not rare - since Winchester started having labor/union issues about then, that AFAIK led to the 2006 New Haven plant closure. You have an excellent opportunity to upgrade the...
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    01-14-2018, 09:15 PM
    That's a no-brainer, and the very definition of a .45 Rossi Model 92. .
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    01-13-2018, 08:59 PM
    . I smoothed out both my Rossi 92's (.357 & .45 Colt) and made/installed a bolt peepsight (using a Skinner LoPro) just before Steve came out with his DVD & bolt peep. However, folks that I've known a long time online said they needed his DVD...
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    01-12-2018, 07:42 PM
    FWIW: During the early 1960's, the Winchester Model 94 was redesigned to accommodate a more economical method of production. The re-engineered receivers were machined from a graphitic steel...
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    01-12-2018, 07:32 PM
    . FWIW, Shockwave Technologies discovered a similar discrepancy about shotguns, many years ago ( ) Essentially, any shotgun originally made/issued as a PGO (Pistol Grip Only) shotgun can...
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    01-06-2018, 12:26 PM
    The tip of the shell stop itself is worn and would need replacement - BUT - if you remove it (again), you might be able to bend the tip a bit in towards the center of the magazine tube throat (what do you have to lose by trying ? ) .
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    01-03-2018, 03:49 PM
    Could you please expand on what, if anything, is actually wrong with your rifle ? .
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    01-01-2018, 02:45 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Rum Horn in Muzzleloading.
    . Very cool, Ric - HAPPY NEW YEAR ! ! .
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    12-31-2017, 02:16 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Powder horn in Muzzleloading.
    . You're definitely a horner, Ric ! ;) .
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    12-31-2017, 01:59 PM
    . Welcome to the board, and HAPPY NEW YEAR ! ! I would suggest obtaining another new replacement part from Numrich ($7.50) & installing that. Here's what a new one looks like, so you can...
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    12-31-2017, 01:52 PM
    FWIW, there's absolutely no need to totally remove old bedding compound, unless it's loose from the inletting. As long as the old compound's top 1/16" or so is removed, along with total removal from critical areas (under, alongside & in front of...
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    12-31-2017, 01:42 PM
    Welcome aboard ! With all due respect, FORGET about a "next" cycle.......... IMO you'll be adding insult to injury with additional applications. :cry: Whatever's wrong is already in the steel, and all the previous bluing needs be removed with...
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    12-30-2017, 04:16 PM
    . You've done well - VERY nice work ! . :2_high5: . :awesome: :drinks: .
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    12-30-2017, 04:12 PM
    . Not AFAIK....... .
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    12-28-2017, 08:56 PM
    . The Williams Gun Sight Co WGOS (Williams Guide Open Sight) is adjustable for W/E, and can be had with a dovetail adaptor that accepts a (supplied) screw that secures the sight body to the adaptor & ergo the barrel. .
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    12-27-2017, 01:34 PM
    . You've done well, Pilgrim - Me likey ! . :awesome: :2_high5: .
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    12-25-2017, 08:38 PM
    . I routinely remove the lock of both by rock & cap lock guns when I first obtain them, clean/lube the inside, then re-install the lock with a very small bead of grease around the edge, wiping off the excess/squeeze-out after it's installed. ...
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    12-25-2017, 01:23 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Winchester Model 64A in Leverguns
    FYI, the Model 64A followed the 1871-1971 Model 94 NRA Rifle/Musket, and was the same rifle sans the black chrome receiver & commemorative finishes, made from 1972-74. The nice thing about the 64A & the NRA guns is that they have the 1970...
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    12-25-2017, 01:11 PM
    . FWIW, many times, a metal washer installed on the MS strut at the rear of the mainspring will increase the soring pressure enough for constant ignition. If you send it in under warranty, they will most likely spot your modification to the...
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    12-25-2017, 01:06 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Henry/Skinner sight in Leverguns
    . Except for Henry's issued with a receiver peep sight, the top-mounted Skinner receiver sights present a higher line-of-sight than the issue barrel sights, and ergo require a front sight blade taller than the issue sight in order to achieve...
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    12-25-2017, 12:57 PM
    . ? .
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    12-24-2017, 11:40 AM
    . Actually, the fact that the Crisco lard melts a bit is a real asset for a C&B revolver, as it keeps the fouling loosey-goosey for at least a full day's firing (as I did many times with my stainless ROA). Since I'm never going to be reloading...
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    12-24-2017, 11:33 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Sporterized Arisaka in Military Rifles
    . My cousin-in-law hunted with a sporterized 7.7 Arisaka for over 40 years, and for all essential purposes the rifle was a .30-06 - one of the strongest actions ever made, accurate & reliable (what's not to like ? ). .
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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