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    Today, 10:48 AM
    . Building the cartridge stop finger up with weld may not be needed, as I've "fixed" several via removing the lower link and placing the side of the finger on a steel block (or anvil) so it can be swedged a bit longer with several blows from a...
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    11-19-2017, 06:30 PM
    +1 ! ! .
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    11-19-2017, 06:14 PM
    . AFAIK, the .308 Savage 99E was only made between 1960 & 1982, so 1977 may be correct - IDK, because IIRC only the Savage Historian (Mr. Callahan ?) has access to the factory records, since Savage will not release any SN records. .
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    11-18-2017, 11:30 PM
    Was the Obendorf factory also Jewish owned ? .............. .
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    11-18-2017, 03:45 PM
    . FWIW, although YMMV, I would rather shoot a spreader load in the FC bbl, than modify an nice/old Ithaca double. .
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    11-18-2017, 03:41 PM
    . Jesse doesn't publish an email contact - just a TN, to call & leave a message: AFAIK, he's way too busy to answer ever phone call, and evidently doesn't want to deal with email and/or tire-kickers. .
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    11-18-2017, 03:33 PM
    . Those are referred to as "chatter marks", presumably from the rifling cutter. It should be replaced, but only Remington can answer your question, as to whether it's under their warranty, so I suggest you call the Remington CS manager and...
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    11-16-2017, 10:15 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Did I Make A Mistake? in Leverguns
    While post-64 .32's might be found for the same $$ or less, IME that pre-64 is a steal today (not whenever) at $550 (aka: crazy cheap). .
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    11-08-2017, 10:59 PM
    . Poppert's Obsolete Gun Parts shows the cocking piece available @ $12 - I highly recommend replacing yours. .
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    11-08-2017, 10:39 PM
    . That sight pattern was called a "brass-faced sourdough partridge sight", made both commercially by the old/defunct Redfield Gun Sight Co in Denver and for S&W by King/McGiven/Call - New England Custom Gun (NECG) is currently making/selling a...
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    11-06-2017, 11:34 PM
    . Welcome to the forum - I hope this will help [smilie=1: .
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    11-06-2017, 11:29 PM
    . A 20ga SxS hammer gun, in pristine condition. .
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    11-06-2017, 10:28 PM
    . I had two 16" Big Loop Rossi M-92's, a .357 &a .45 Colt, and for me the .357 was far more versatile - and there's prolific, less expensive, ammo choices for the non-handloader. The .357 took care of business just as good as the .45 Colt did...
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    11-06-2017, 01:03 PM
    Thanks for the follow up & pedigree clarification. The Turks seem to be going through the same steps that Japanese firearms manufacturers did - start out making junk, then as US importers demand, up the quality (sometimes as good or better than...
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    11-06-2017, 12:57 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Coyotes in Muzzleloading.
    A few years ago, when calling in a medium-to-thick brushy area, I had one sneak up in back of me - to about 7 yards away, before I heard it & turned my head around. It scared the bejesus out of me - I'll NEVER call w/o someone at my back again ! ...
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    11-06-2017, 04:20 AM
    . Made in the USA (Midland,MI ?), MSRP = under $150 USD, with the possibility of interchangeable rifle barrels available in the near future. It looks similar to a folding 12ga Beretta Companion I had about 20 years ago, that I converted to .44...
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    11-06-2017, 03:58 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Rossi 92 rechambering? in Leverguns
    What you're missing is that the OP resides in the United Kingdom (aka: England - not New England or Kalifornia) - where the laws/permits regarding buying and/or possession of ANY firearms are quite different than in most US states. .
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    11-06-2017, 03:54 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Henry service in Leverguns
    . You could have even contacted Henry yourself (email: , or a phone call to CS ) - Mr. Imperato most likely would have sent you a pre-paid shipping label & saved your the $11 bux........ :D .
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    11-03-2017, 07:17 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Is it possible? in Muzzleloading.
    The only practical difference would be the slight power loss back through the ignition channel of a muzzleloading rifle - easily overcome by a slight increase in the powder charge, like from the .45-70's 70gr charge to (say) 85gr in a like-bored...
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    10-31-2017, 11:18 AM
    . Although the OP didn't directly mention it, it looks like he's shooting a .357, and not a .44. .
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    10-30-2017, 09:16 PM
    . Since I have no intention of taking a game shot over 250yds, I bought/installed/zeroed a Marble's with the standard height stem on my 22" barreled Winchester/Miroku Model 86 Extra Light. If you'll be shooting long range targets, though,...
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    10-30-2017, 09:13 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Rossi 92 rechambering? in Leverguns
    I cannot imagine the Cor-Bon high-performance (+P) .45 Colt factory ammo (1300fps/1126fpe) not fulfilling the hunting portion of your laws, and factory Cowboy ammo (706fps/220fpe) meeting the target requirements - all in the same .45 Colt...
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    10-28-2017, 11:37 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Rossi 92 rechambering? in Leverguns
    Sorry, but no, it's not. The .454 operating pressures are much higher and the cases longer than those of the .45 Colt. For that reason, Rossi takes extra measures with their Model 92's chambered for the .454 Casull. To wit: The receivers...
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    10-26-2017, 03:50 AM
    Birdshot (lead) is heavier than sand, and might also be able to be added inside the FE's barrel channel. .
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    10-25-2017, 09:19 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Rb patch material in Muzzleloading.
    Did you wash the ticking 2x with soap/water to remove the factory sizing, and what are you lubing the patches with ? IME, those 2 things alone can be the difference between loading effort being easy/hard. Patch thickness usually has more to do...
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    10-25-2017, 11:03 AM
    FWIW, real gunsmiths (not parts-replacers) know enough to cut off the old barrel at the front of the receiver (ring) and then relieve the pressure on the stub with a bit of lathe work from inside the remaining bit of chamber, in order to remove the...
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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