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    Today, 09:26 PM
    That's just about the same load (I use FFFg) I've been using in my Cherokee .45 since the mid-80's, when I bought it new - then in a .45 Seneca I started to use about 10 years ago. Both rifles are still pristine, as I take care when hunting them...
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    09-20-2017, 09:03 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Ruger No. 1 - 45-70 in Factory Rifles
    They problem doesn't lie with the rifle - it's lies with scope selection. The #1/#3 rifles were designed before the days of compact scopes - which today dominate the marketplace (design-wise). It's easier to find/use an older scope that has a...
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    09-20-2017, 10:14 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Gord water canteen in Muzzleloading.
    . A good way to work against their fragility is to pad the gourd canteen with leather. .
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    09-19-2017, 07:57 PM
    . My state law does not address what a silencer is attached to, nor whether it makes any difference whether what it is attached to is legally a firearm or an antique. The law here simply bans silencers, period. The silencer seller has no...
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    09-19-2017, 07:53 PM
    . FWIW, Seneca/Cherokee/Patriot parts have become unobtainium, since the NH plant that was dedicated to these down-sized arms burnt to the ground, taking all the original buildings, plans, tooling, & machinery. Also FWIW, .45 Cal Seneca's ( &...
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    09-19-2017, 07:43 PM
    . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqgge7WzZ18 .
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    09-19-2017, 07:40 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Bought the 351 WSL in Factory Rifles
    . This Model 1910 brought $92K last May @ RIA. https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/70/3007/winchester-1910-rifle-401-sl .
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    09-19-2017, 02:46 PM
    . B.S. https://www.guntrustlawyer.com/2013/10/what-states-are-silencers-lega.html Silencers are legal in; AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA (as of 3/31/16), ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR,...
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    09-17-2017, 07:30 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Cap box Question. in Muzzleloading.
    That's somewhat puzzling to me, since AFAIK epoxy doesn't "dry" in the same sense that paint or adhesive glue dries - it cures, from the heat generated from the two chemically different parts being combined. I have, however, experienced epoxy...
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    09-16-2017, 06:50 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Cap box Question. in Muzzleloading.
    . I would suggest experimenting with a dying a 2-part clear epoxy (google) to match the color of the stock wood or to a solid black that looks like Ebony. Once a match is achieved, just clean out the inletting, apply a thick coat of a paste...
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    09-16-2017, 05:59 PM
    pietro replied to a thread bolt engagement in Leverguns
    . Levergun locking bolt fitment is important for a few reasons - optimum accuracy, stress equalization, headspace control, and functionality/operating smoothness. The interface(s) between the locking bolt(s) and the receiver abutments should...
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    09-16-2017, 05:59 PM
    pietro replied to a thread bolt engagement in Leverguns
    (doh)
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    09-07-2017, 04:06 AM
    . It looks like your problem isn't really feeding rounds (which is usually a lifter/carrier issue), it's chambering them. The max cartridge OAL for a .45-70 Model 1886/86 with an issue chamber is 2.65" for any boolit - 2.88", if the chamber's...
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    09-05-2017, 04:36 PM
    . Since the light weight of the rear sight is unlikely to cause any holding issues, I'd go with the 8-40 plug screw, D/T'd 6-48 & everything Loc-Tited. .
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    09-05-2017, 10:32 AM
    Actually, when I sit on stand with the hammer cocked, I always place the thumb of my trigger hand between the hammer face & the rear of the bolt/firing pin. The thumb comes out naturally when the rifle is raised for the shot. .
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    09-04-2017, 01:25 PM
    . OR, since you're "on stand", you could just sit there with a cocked rifle......... :D .
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    09-03-2017, 09:14 PM
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    09-02-2017, 10:49 AM
    HEY ! ! I represent that ! ;) :drinks: .
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    08-31-2017, 08:32 PM
    I'm a little confused by your description of the issue. There are 4 screw/heads visible in the mounted military Mauser 98 TG, the front/rear guard screws, and their (2) locking screws. The 2 guard screws are installed first, then prevented...
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    08-30-2017, 02:41 PM
    If you read through the description Whittemore provided with his patent application, you could most likely be able to noodle out how to remove the scope from the mount/rings, so it can be sent out for refurbishing. ...
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    08-30-2017, 02:26 PM
    . The Upper Missouri Trading Co. in Nebraska makes both raw & machined Hepburn receivers, and might be able to help you out (tel: 402-388-4844) http://www.uppermotradingco.com/ .
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    08-29-2017, 09:57 AM
    pietro replied to a thread .458 muzzleloader in Muzzleloading.
    . FWIW, any .50cal inline rifle can use saboted .45 (.458") boolits - and .50cal frontstuffers are a dime a dozen, usually available in excellent/used condition for around $200. .
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    08-27-2017, 05:16 PM
    . The breechplug hook can be glass-bedded in the recess after coating the hook/barrel & the outer tang with paste wax as a release agent. .
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    08-27-2017, 05:13 PM
    . I'd punch some over powder wads out of automotive gasket material, or buy some pre-made Walters Wads: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1010391437/walters-wads-over-powder-wads-bag-of-1000 .
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    08-27-2017, 01:08 PM
    . If you don't want to remove fired brass with a stick, you're going to have to devise a way to extract the rimless (.30 Carbine) case, as the .32-20 is a rimmed case. .
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    08-27-2017, 01:05 PM
    While it's not true, some folks think that ANY dis-continued item is now a "collectable", and suggest a premium for them when selling. Using that criteria, Yugo's should be at the top of the classic automobile heap. .
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    08-27-2017, 12:51 PM
    . I bed/inlet the T/C rear tang with the breechplug (and barrel) hooked into it, so that the barrel is ever so slightly raised from the stock's nosecap. (I use a shim in the bottom of the forward end of the barrel channel) When the "raised"...
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    08-27-2017, 12:38 PM
    . That's a pretty arcane scope mount - I've never seen one like that before, so thanks for the education. :) .
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    08-27-2017, 12:07 PM
    pietro replied to a thread no more 444 marlin in Leverguns
    . Yep. I'd rather get a (now, used) Model 444P Outfitter in excellent condition than a Remlin. .
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    08-27-2017, 11:58 AM
    pietro replied to a thread 348 Winchester in Leverguns
    Anyone that thinks the Model 1886 Deluxe was commonly available, is mis-informed. Since they were a Special Order item only, there's not many Deluxe Model 1886's around that the common working man could obtain. Per the BBGV, standard Model...
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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