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  • pietro's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 09:55 PM
    He'd be wasting his time, breath & money, since Ruger no longer supports the .44 autoloaders, has no repair parts, and any gunsmith will likely be stymied by the same lack of parts. IDK if it's feasible to make a machined replacement for the...
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    08-13-2017, 11:15 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Midland Gun Co in Factory Rifles
    . I've never heard of any portion of a Mauser bolt referred to as "ejection lug". Mauser bolts have 2 locking lugs at the front & M98's have a 3rd "safety" lug back near the bolt handle stem. In those pics, that FN Mauser (type) bolt looks...
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    08-06-2017, 11:15 AM
    . IME, it's miles easier to drop-in your Renegade into a T/C Hawken stock (google). .
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    08-06-2017, 11:03 AM
    pietro replied to a thread cz 527 ma carriers in Factory Rifles
    . AFAIK, nobody makes a magazine pouch specifically for CZ527 detachable magazines, and something like that and made of leather smack of a custom-made carrier pouch. However, there are a multitude of pouches available online that the magazine...
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    08-05-2017, 06:50 PM
    . IDK, but it should, since they're share the same basic case. AFAIK, The Winchester Model 1892/92's in those two chambering share the same internals. .
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    08-03-2017, 07:09 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Almost finished. in Muzzleloading.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXyybh-llLk In an underhammer flintlock, the powder is sitting on the top of the frizzen ( in reality the underside of the frizzen in the position we normally think of). When the flint strikes, moving the...
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    08-03-2017, 06:56 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Underhammers in Muzzleloading.
    Here's a slo-mo video of firing an U/H gun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXyybh-llLk Underhammer percussion guns have a fast(er) ignition because the short ignition channel goes directly to the powder charge w/o any turns, and the action is...
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    08-03-2017, 01:44 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Almost finished. in Muzzleloading.
    . Excellent work, as always, John - The new owner sure will be proud of it ! .
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    08-03-2017, 01:41 PM
    . Upon ignition, the powder creates pressure that wants to go in all/every direction, like a hand grenade or firecracker. Since the barrel's usually strong enough to contain the pressure, the pressure can only go 2 ways - towards the open...
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    08-03-2017, 01:22 PM
    And, your point is ? ;) . :mrgreen: . :mrgreen: .
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    08-03-2017, 01:20 PM
    . Most rifles are happy (and safe), shooting plain lead boolits as much as .002" over bore size, and some are positively elated with even a larger over-size (say, as much as .005" over). .
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    08-03-2017, 12:11 PM
    pietro replied to a thread 1971 Marlin 336 in Leverguns
    . Marlin never issued a M-336 with clamp-on front sling swivels, but some brands are very un-obtrusive when installed. The buttstock can be refitted with a PG buttstock (the inletting is the same for straight & PG stocks) after the PG is...
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    08-01-2017, 06:30 PM
    pietro replied to a thread It arrived Pedersoli 1886 in Leverguns
    . I'm liking the PG buttstock - Like a Model 71 on steroids...... :D .
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    08-01-2017, 06:27 PM
    . Maybe these will help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkSvCNtQkk4 http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415442 .
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    07-31-2017, 03:22 PM
    . For just shooting & hunting, I like it fine, as-is. :D .
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    07-31-2017, 03:16 PM
    OR, you might want to consider setting up your rifle with dual zeroes, one at a relatively short range (say, 75yds), and the other for a longer range (say, 150-200yds), so a different height front sight won't be needed - just a folding leaf rear...
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    07-30-2017, 10:47 AM
    . One good turn certainly deserves another - VERY nice ! (and great work on that slot filler blank :D ) .
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    07-29-2017, 11:06 PM
    pietro replied to a thread So I got this 95 in Leverguns
    . I mounted an XS peepsight meant for a Marlin (before XS made peepsight kits of front/peep) on the flat surface atop the rear of bolt on my .405 Miroku 1895. A Williams WGRS peep sight with a flat base will mount the same way. This is a...
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    07-28-2017, 08:56 PM
    This one's made from canvas duck, with a weatherized lining: Another option for a water-resistant bag would be to grab a woman's purse made from the hide of the wild Naugha (aka: Naugahide ;) ), from a 2nd hand or Salvation Army...
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    07-28-2017, 08:42 PM
    . Due to their hammer throw, most T/C's require the short nipple to the right in your pic. Many other guns, however, have the same nipple threads, but require an oversize/longer nipple like the one on the left. Since it can fit many...
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    07-26-2017, 08:23 PM
    . Here's one of many patterns, although I make my bags with the back wall and the flap as one long piece of leather. It's easy enough to sew pockets into the front/rear bag walls prior to sewing the bag together.
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    07-26-2017, 08:05 PM
    Respectfully, the Mossberg Maverick 88 IS a pump-action shotgun based on the Mossy 500. IDK of any such thing as a bolt-action Maverick shotgun - so if you do, maybe you could please enlighten us. :)
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    07-26-2017, 07:57 PM
    . The Mauser has a positive ejector, which is a spring-driven pivoting piece of metal attached to the left rear of the receiver, that moves in behind the case as the bolt is operated, When the cartridge case, which should be held in place on...
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    07-26-2017, 04:36 AM
    AFAIK, the nominal barrel shank size would be 1.05", so a 1" barrel shank should suffice. If your action won't accept a barrel with a 1" shank, IMO your best bet would to propose your question to a barrel maker (Douglas, Liija, etc, etc). .
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    07-24-2017, 06:46 PM
    Not quite.... The only Japanese made "Winchester" prior to the New Haven plant closing was the imported Model 101/96 O/U shotgun llne in the 1960's, next followed in 1993 by some other models (M-12, M-42, M-52). Here's the timeline skinny, from...
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    07-21-2017, 11:12 PM
    . MidwayUSA, Graf's, Hornady & others all carry .45 cal conical boolits, sabots & their (.357") boolits, and round lead balls. I've used T/C Maxi-Hunter conicals in my Cherokee & Seneca rifles, since I first bought the Cherokee in the early...
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    07-21-2017, 11:04 PM
    FYI, The Maverick is made by Mossberg, using the Model 500 as a base. The parts are mechanically interchangeable. .
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    07-21-2017, 10:55 PM
    As stated, a gunsmith should have plenty in their scrounge box - but you should be aware that there are (generally) 2 or 3 different size headless plug/filler screws, depending on the rifle's factory specs. Your Remington, and most rifles, will...
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    07-21-2017, 12:32 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Let's see the.... in Muzzleloading.
    . I'll be using two different ones, by law (my state mandates under .40cal for small game, over .40 cal for deer). .36cal & a .45cal T/C Seneca's
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    07-19-2017, 11:30 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Rossi Magazine Capacity? in Leverguns
    . Since AFAIK magazine capacity limiting laws apply only to detachable magazines, I suspect that there may be an internal spot of rust or a small dent in the magazine tube that's limiting follower travel towards the muzzle. I would, as you...
    5 replies | 317 view(s)
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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