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    Yesterday, 05:23 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Golden Eagle 7000 in Factory Rifles
    Weaver #71(#48071) bases will fit your rifle, along with the Remington 701/715/770 Here's some Redfield base sets for your rifle: https://www.ebay.com/c/20018728783 https://www.ebay.com/itm/353102063743 Here are Tally bases:...
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    Yesterday, 12:33 PM
    . I would keep in mind that most manufacturer don't continuously produce every model in their catalogue all the time. Guns are typically made in production "runs", where the machinery has been reset to produce whatever model - and the...
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    Yesterday, 12:18 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Golden Eagle 7000 in Factory Rifles
    . The Golden Eagle was manufactured by Kodensha Co., Ltd (dba Nikko Firearms co, LTD) in Tochigi, Japan (google it) They manufactured both shotguns and rifles and some of the Japanese Winchesters. The Model 7000 Grade 1 was a Mauser-style...
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    07-13-2020, 09:57 AM
    . I believe it should take a .690" ball w/patch. Track of the Wolf carries them. .
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    07-09-2020, 12:34 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Pumps are fun! in Rimfire Area
    . At one time or another over the past 50 years, I've owned/shot/hunted with several different slide/pump action .22 rifles. None have had a scope, a few had tang sights, and the remainder open/iron barrel sights. They were: Savage 1914...
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    07-08-2020, 09:42 PM
    . https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/leupold-rm-scope-rings-for-ruger-sako-cz?lcab.rdr=TRUE https://www.opticsplanet.com/ruger-riflescope-mounts-rings-and-bases.html https://warnescopemounts.com/product/14r7-30mm-ruger-m77-fixed-medium-rings/...
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    07-06-2020, 10:21 AM
    . +4 - Send the entire box back to Hornady, including the damaged brass. It looks like a factory overload or wrong powder to me. :shock: I'm glad that nobody was hurt, just startled. :smile: .
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    07-02-2020, 07:04 PM
    pietro replied to a thread creep in Savage model 99 in Leverguns
    . You can improve the model 99 trigger, but it can't be made to perform like a bolt action rifle trigger. A good polishing on both mating surfaces and a little grease goes a long way to improve the trigger on a model 99. That said, here ya...
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    06-29-2020, 11:01 AM
    AHA ! ! Defacing Government property, eh ? . ;) .
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    06-29-2020, 10:57 AM
    . Roy, I fear you're gonna need a longer belt, because it already has so many notches in it ! Yet another excellent result from a project by you - CONGRATS ! ! .
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    06-28-2020, 06:28 PM
    . Just be aware that the plastic loading port door on the m-55 single shot .22 is a high-mortality rate item - I ALWAYS kept a spare on hand. I've owned 3 of them over the past 50 years, but by the time my Son was old enough to shoot, I didn't...
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    06-28-2020, 10:14 AM
    pietro replied to a thread H&R Handi in Single Shot Guns
    . Wiki says: H&R built flare guns during World War I and a variety of firearms, including the Reising M50 submachine gun, during World War II. H&R was granted a contract to produce the M1 rifle during the Korean War, but the first deliveries...
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    06-28-2020, 10:01 AM
    . Very thoughtful - good on you ! ! Now it might be the time to put the cherry on top of your work and try checkering the stock (although I haven't been very good at it myself) .
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    06-27-2020, 10:37 AM
    While this is the God's honest truth, as an alternative you can also use the EASY button and forego using LR ammo in it, in favor of limiting it's diet to .22S only. .
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    06-27-2020, 10:30 AM
    pietro replied to a thread 1873, 1892, 1894 in Leverguns
    . No disrespect, fellas, but bigted is concerned about chamber size, and not bore size. For myself, I (alas) have no answer for his chamber size question. :bigsmyl2: .
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    06-27-2020, 10:24 AM
    . Nice work, Texas - before fooling with the aperture size, I would respectfully suggest you simply unscrew/remove the aperture and shoot through the resulting "ghost ring". You should find target acquisition much faster, with only a minor...
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    06-22-2020, 10:36 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Savage 219/220 in Single Shot Guns
    I would opine that, back when these rifle were introduced, scopes with 3/4" or 7/8" tubes were more prolific (and less expensive) than scopes with 1" tubes - so, Weaver went with the trends of the day. Also, the side mounts are quickly stamped...
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    06-22-2020, 10:27 AM
    . M-220 shotgun barrels are of a larger diameter than M-219 rifle barrels, although, as you found out, some are close, but no cigar. IIRC, M-219 rifle barrels are the same OD, so you would need to either find M-29 rifle forend wood (the FE...
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    06-21-2020, 08:15 PM
    pietro replied to a thread shipping a milsurp in Military Rifles
    . The best of luck with your sale ! :) .
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    06-21-2020, 10:12 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Savage 219/220 in Single Shot Guns
    . There are different versions of both the M-219 & M-220, and all barrels are NOT interchangeable. There are Model 219's, 219B's 219C's & 219L's. The Model 220 has a similar, but non-identical progression of "improved" models. The earliest...
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    06-21-2020, 10:07 AM
    pietro replied to a thread shipping a milsurp in Military Rifles
    . You can ship/mail your C&R rifle to any purchaser in your state, but must ship/mail to only an FFL or C&R holder in other states. YOU only need to check your state law to determine if you can ship w/o using an FFL/C&R holder on your end. ...
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    06-20-2020, 09:36 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Cricket .22 kids rifle in Rimfire Area
    . Pretty much the same action, but the Chipmunk has a barrel reinforce contour that makes it look more like a shrunken CF rifle. .
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    06-20-2020, 09:28 AM
    . I just hope that some nimrod doesn't shoot at the hair if their vision of you is obscured by brush. Nice work BTW...….. .
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    06-17-2020, 06:14 PM
    . The problem with converting a Favorite to CF, even cat sneeze loads, is that sometime in the future some innocent may be grieviously harmed when/if they unknowingly fire factory CF ammo in it after the converter/owner loses control of the rifle...
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    06-17-2020, 12:32 PM
    From Frank De Haas, aka Mr. Single Shot. It's not only about bolt face thrust, it's also about the malleable iron actions/breechblocks and the internals not being particularly strong, which will result in the action shooting loose shortly with...
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    06-16-2020, 03:37 PM
    . FWIW In both my and Mr. Single Shot's (Frank deHaas) opinion, the Stevens Favorites are too weak for a CF conversion, and "iffy" for .22WRM. .
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    06-16-2020, 03:28 PM
    . Dixie Gun Works has new/repro Winchester ladder rear sights in stock, and will ship out of the USA: https://www.dixiegunworks.com/index/page/product/product_id/7593/category_id/590/product_name/EP1930+WINCH+CARBINE+REAR+SIGHT+LATE Their...
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    06-16-2020, 03:21 PM
    FYI, fiber-optic sights are available in several different colors (and dot sizes) by various manufacturers for folks with different color perceptions. I have FO sights in red, amber, green & yellow & with both "fine" (1/16") and coarse (3/32")...
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    06-15-2020, 09:48 AM
    . Realtree is a hydrographic float-on patterned paint coating, so you can simply paint over it. A visit to the local WallyWorld's spray paint section should give you a choice of a matte black outdoor paint, like Krylon. .
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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
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