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    01-14-2019, 07:27 PM
    . The original owner of Alessi Holsters passed away, and now someone has apparently hijacked his name and is collecting $$$, but not delivering product. Read about it here: ...
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    01-14-2019, 04:13 PM
    +1 - TCR = "True", "clean" & rosin. .
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    01-13-2019, 12:42 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Hunting rifle @ 1849 in Muzzleloading.
    IIRC, the very first self-contained metallic cartridge was a .22RF, introduced in 1856. Some earlier guns used "cartridges" made of powder wrapped in a flammable paper, but required separate ignition. Hunting trips in the 1849 East would...
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    01-11-2019, 05:58 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Which Big Bore 94 ? in Leverguns
    FWIW: * Both the .307 Winchester & the .356 Winchester (aka: the best of the bunch) were made after Model 94 production was changed to the Angle-Eject model. * ALL Winchester 1894/94's have had a safety - 1st & always, the lever safety; then...
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    01-11-2019, 05:41 PM
    Undiluted paste wax readily fills any voids/holes or sharp corners that can lock the action into the stock of bedding compound enters them - AND, it's very easy to clean out of those same areas after the bedding's cured. .
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    01-07-2019, 12:59 PM
    pietro replied to a thread m92 scope mounts? in Leverguns
    . If the Model 92's rear barrel sight dovetail is about 4" from the front of the receiver, and if the owner's OK with D/T'ing the top of the front of the receiver, that XS LeverScout rail for a Winchester 94 will fit - he just needs a scope with...
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    01-07-2019, 12:51 PM
    . It's my understanding that the Kingston Armory (now defunct) receivers were CNC-machined steel castings, but with an unknown steel. Since bluing some steels is problematic, KA evidently parkerized them to work around the problem. I'd just...
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    01-05-2019, 01:30 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Marlin 308 express in Leverguns
    The rifle's action is the same Model 336 that was introduced in 1948. IIRC: Marlin first issued the MX about 10 years ago in .338; then discontinued the MX, re-introducing it as a .308 a few years later. The .338 chambering was also...
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    01-05-2019, 01:21 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Vertical Stringing in Factory Rifles
    . FWIW, I recontoured a #3 forend to Ruger's Alexander Henry pattern - w/o the checkering, of course. I was only able to do it because I had an AH forend on a #1-S to work with as a pattern/template. .
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    12-29-2018, 06:42 PM
    pietro replied to a thread TC Seneca price? in Muzzleloading.
    . IME .45cal Seneca's change hands for about 75% of what a .32cal Seneca or .36cal Seneca would - their respective condition (as compared to new) being the same/equal. Cherokee's bring about the same $$$ as Seneca's, because they also have...
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    12-27-2018, 08:36 PM
    Adjust the magazine's spring tension. .
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    12-26-2018, 10:23 PM
    In that case, as stated, a very fair deal for both you & him. .
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    12-26-2018, 07:47 PM
    YOU can figure it out ! :) 1) Place the WGRS in the middle of it's elevation slide. 2) Measure the distance from the middle of the WGRS' aperture, down to the center of a chambered cartridge's primer & write it down. 3) Measure the barrel...
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    12-26-2018, 10:48 AM
    Just my WAG, but IMO push-feed post-64 Winchester Model 70's were, and are not, the best basis for a custom re-barreled rifle - so not many get done. .
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    12-25-2018, 11:41 PM
    pietro replied to a thread New Marlin in the Herd in Leverguns
    Congrats ! You bought a 1st year (for the .35 Remington) in the Model 336, first introduced in 1948. .
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    12-25-2018, 01:00 AM
    pietro replied to a thread t/c renegade in Muzzleloading.
    .. yep: ...
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    12-23-2018, 10:43 PM
    pietro replied to a thread S and W Outdoorsman??? in Rimfire Area
    Then, the anti's will have won... :-( .
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    12-23-2018, 12:22 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Elavotor sights in Leverguns
    . Once initially zeroed, they're "set-n-forget". Hopefully, the zero with the ladder raised will be in agreement with the trajectory of whatever cartridge it's chambered for. .
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    12-22-2018, 06:02 PM
    . Very nice - I only hope that the Henry Single-Shot isn't light enough to make the recoil uncomfortable. .
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    12-22-2018, 04:40 PM
    IME, steaming will work only if the scratch/gouge/dent has NOT broken the wood grain. Another alternative would be to work on the scratch only. I would remove the buttplate and use a small burr to make a bit of sawdust from the stock's...
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    12-22-2018, 04:22 PM
    What was the weight of the cast boolitt that did well ? My milsurp 7x57's all preferred a heavy boolitt, like 175gr & heavier, most likely due to the rifling twist rate. .
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    12-20-2018, 07:46 PM
    If the .30-30 was an H&R/NEF Handi (you didn't say what gun it was), $350 was about twice what it was worth - Probably why he was more than pleased. :D .
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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