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    Today, 10:17 AM
    pietro replied to a thread H&R huntsman? in Muzzleloading.
    The two holes in the sides of the nipple indicate that, for better ignition, someone installed a Hot Shot nipple - which removes/installs like a normal nipple (with a nipple wrench). As noted, it takes a normal #11 percussion cap, but as noted...
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    03-16-2019, 11:22 AM
    pietro replied to a thread rossi 92 sights? in Leverguns
    BT, DT - Before www.stevesgunz.com started to market his safety replacement bolt peep sight, I made a plug from a Remington CF autoloader trigger guard safety button for another Rossi M-92 I had, then D/T'd it for an XS Sights aperture I had paying...
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    03-15-2019, 07:57 PM
    pietro replied to a thread rossi 92 sights? in Leverguns
    Please refer to the other post you made on this same subject. . Any sight that fits a Winchester 18944/94 will also fit a Model 92 - even a Rossi. The Rossi receiver with needs be D/T'd for a receiver sight, and the tang D/T'd for a tang...
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    03-15-2019, 07:46 PM
    pietro replied to a thread rossi 92 sights? in Factory Rifles
    . Any sight that fits a Winchester 18944/94 will also fit a Model 92 - even a Rossi. The Rossi receiver with needs be D/T'd for a receiver sight, and the tang D/T'd for a tang sight. I installed a Williams 5D-94SE receiver sight meant for...
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    03-15-2019, 07:38 PM
    . I'm likin' the 6" bbl & fluted cylinder ILO the roll engraved version. :guntootsmiley: .
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    03-14-2019, 05:03 PM
    Yer welcome - If it shoots good, you'll have made a silk purse out of a sow's ear. .
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    03-14-2019, 03:57 PM
    . FWIW, I wouldn't get a "proper" stock for it...….. I'd fashion metal filler plates to fit the sidelock inletting in the Belgian stock, finished to match the receiver finish.
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    03-14-2019, 12:32 PM
    I know I'm late to the party, but you could also try a retraction spring from a ball point pen...…. .
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    03-13-2019, 10:06 AM
    For not seeing the sights too well, I'd say you did pretty good - CONGRATS ! So I could use the issue front sight blade, I D/T'd a single 6-48 in the top/rear portion of each receiver sidewall for a Williams 94-5D-SE receiver sight intended for...
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    03-12-2019, 06:31 PM
    My T/C likes FFFg better than FFg……. .
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    03-12-2019, 06:26 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Do you think I ruined it? in Leverguns
    . IIRC, when your SRC was made there was no factory peepsight prep (2 D/T'd holes in the LH receiver sidewall), just a tang sight prep - so, IMHO, the refinish made sense. I'd rather have a good-looking gun to admire during those times when...
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    03-11-2019, 11:24 AM
    . FWIW, I've owned/shot/hunted with several different .30-06 rifles over the years, liking the Winchester Model 70 Featherweight the best . Even with premium boolits though, I wouldn't use a .30-06 on Brown/Grizzly/Polar bear, although I...
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    03-10-2019, 09:21 PM
    Your assumption is in error, as regards the Dan Wesson revolver barrel interchangeability. On a Wesson, barrel changes involve removing the nut that holds the barrel shroud tight against the frame (and puts tension on the barrel) with the...
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    03-10-2019, 02:02 PM
    . AFAIK, the carrier "assembly" consists of the two parts Numrich does list (the carrier body & the 2-pronged carrier block (feeding) spring) - but what do I know ? https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1642240
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    03-09-2019, 11:13 PM
    . It's fairly easy to drop the lower link/lever/locking block enough to remove the bolt & slug the bore from the chamber end. .
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    03-09-2019, 11:04 PM
    . 1) Welcome to the board ! 2) Numrich has some parts: https://www.gunpartscorp.com/gun-manufacturer/marlinglenfield/rifles-marlin/1881 .
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    03-09-2019, 10:58 PM
    . $70 ? ? . :shock: You oughta get arrested for highway robbery...… :drinks: Macon makes full-length stocks, which can always be cut down if a rifle-type stock is desired: ...
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    03-09-2019, 04:28 PM
    . The proof marks appear to indicate a Birmingham (England/Britain) Proof House definitive black powder proof for shotguns. "CB" may be a maker's mark, but IDK who. .
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    03-08-2019, 08:37 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Marlin 36 A dl in Leverguns
    . While an accumulator might be interested, with the barrel holes, a true collector wouldn't touch it with a 10' pole. .
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    03-06-2019, 07:49 PM
    . DANG ! This is the most active zombie post I've seen in years ! . :popcorn: .
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    03-05-2019, 07:04 PM
    pietro replied to a thread JES rebore question in Leverguns
    Since you're a good customer of his, why not ask him & report what you find out ? . :) .
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    03-05-2019, 10:08 AM
    pietro replied to a thread JES rebore question in Leverguns
    . Yep, Jes will do the rebore, as it's a fairly common conversion, with no other work required. I used to fire .38-55's in my 1978 .375 BigBore94 (with Kentucky elevation) as a mid-range loading for close work on Whitetails. .
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    03-03-2019, 11:39 PM
    . Slug the bore - the proof's in the pudding...…… :) .
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    03-03-2019, 11:32 PM
    . Most target rifles of that period were equipped with a false muzzle to preclude muzzle wear from repeated loading, and to ensure that the projectile entered the bore squarely. Most false muzzles had an integral short starter that matched. ...
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    03-03-2019, 11:21 PM
    IMO, you're missing that the H&R .410 action (all smoothbores, actually) were AFAIK made on the cast SB-1 frame, which is inadequate for rile chambering pressures (H&R used the stronger SB-2 frame for those cartridges). .
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    03-03-2019, 11:14 PM
    . The discussion link has an inaccuracy in it. It portends that the Model 336SC was is't made in 1958, when in actuality it was introduced in 1948, with the .35 Rem added to the SC chamberings in 1950.
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    03-02-2019, 08:50 PM
    pietro replied to a thread RB twist? in Muzzleloading.
    Twist determines PRB accuracy results, not barrel length - so there's little difference between a 24" bbl & a 32" bbl. Dedicated RB twist rates can vary from 1-60" to 1:70" A 1-48" twist, while not the best in accuracy for either, is a...
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    03-01-2019, 01:27 PM
    A swinging breechblock Stevens is designed/built very differently than that of a rolling block - and speculation is likewise very different than an actual experience.. As posted above, I had no such issue with converting my #4 roller from RF to...
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    02-28-2019, 06:06 PM
    . FWIW, I converted my solid frame (I wouldn't do a takedown) #4 RB .32 from RF to CF and shot commercial .32 Short Colt loads (Winchester makes a few runs each year). I would not rechamber a #4 RB for any other CF cartridge (they are over 100...
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    02-28-2019, 05:13 PM
    Since it would be flexible enough, I would install a rubber band to hold the bolt in battery, and keep a few backups in a pocket in case the elastic broke or went walkabout when the bolt was cycled. .
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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