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    Today, 10:36 PM
    . IME with them, issues like you're having are caused by somebody "adjusting" the trigger(s) improperly. If you google "TCR-83 owner manual", you can download & print out the manual. Here's the factory-recommended method of trigger...
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    Today, 11:38 AM
    pietro replied to a thread U.S. Fire Arms Co in Muzzleloading.
    . The founder (ca.1994) of USPFA was Doug Donnelly. Colt Firearms Co, the former Colt's Patent Firearms Co, sued USPFA to remove their "Patent" trademark, after which USPFA became USFA. Further, from someone who was there (Capt. John...
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    06-20-2017, 09:37 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Sweat box in Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks
    . DANG ! ! ! And, here I thought you had somethin' to help me lose weight ! . :D .
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    06-19-2017, 09:32 AM
    +1 - Didn't Waksupi once make those guns for North Star ? .
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    06-19-2017, 09:20 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Reline or rebarrel in Muzzleloading.
    A rough bore's at the root of your accuracy issue. The least expensive repair is to use the EASY button - check for & de-burr the muzzle/crown. If that doesn't work, you can lap the bore with automotive valve-grinding compound (available at...
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    06-18-2017, 08:51 PM
    . Welcome to the board, Bill ! FWIW, I've owned/shot/hunted over a dozen different Ruger #1 & #3 rifles over the past 45 years, with four being #1-RSI's. Every one of them have been accurate, right out of the box; and all I ever had to do...
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    06-18-2017, 08:45 PM
    Did that captain mark the hot fishing spots with an "X" on the side of his boat ? ;) :D .
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    06-18-2017, 08:38 PM
    . FYI, according to the well-known Store Brand Cross-Reference List: The Western Field Model 50 is a store brand Marlin/Glenfield Model 60 .22LR auto-loader. The Western Field Model 30, however, is a Savage Model 520.
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    06-18-2017, 08:25 PM
    . IME, current Savage offerings are: * Accurate * Relatively inexpensive * Fugly (the rear of the bolt/action looks cut off)
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    06-18-2017, 08:20 PM
    . There's a few things to keep in mind: 1) "Condition" (as compared to new) rules - a firearm that has lost it's original condition will always sell for less than one that hasn't. 2) Basic/utility firearms, after considering "condition",...
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    06-18-2017, 12:03 PM
    . YMMV, of course............................... :holysheep IME, WD-40 is a Water Dispersant (not a real rust preventer) that leaves a gummy residue after the carrier evaporates - which residue can eventually either freeze (when used in Winter...
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    06-18-2017, 11:37 AM
    . Since the errant POI's are apparently in the middle of each shooting string, I would suspect that there's something loose or bearing where it shouldn't - like a magazine tube hanger, the FE wood, etc. BUT - the two POI's that concern you...
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    06-17-2017, 10:55 PM
    +1 The heavy recoil is most likely causing your hand to contact the lever loop in a way that makes it drop that little bit. If the rubber bumper doesn't work to reduce felt recoil enough to suit you, drill a 1/2" diameter hole a few inches...
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    06-14-2017, 08:15 PM
    . Marlin made an entire series of "guide guns" (short/ported barrels): The M1895G (.45-70 ) The M1895M (.450 Marlin) The M336D (.35 Rem) The M336LTD (.35 Rem) The M444P Outfitter (.444 Rem) The M1894CP (.357 Mag)
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    06-14-2017, 07:52 PM
    A few (the missed Winchesters below) - to wit: ( a partial list, disregarding modern clones of older/discontinued designs, and some others I undoubtedly missed) * American (Fogarty rifle) * Ball * Big Horn Armory ( Models 89 & 90 ).
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    06-12-2017, 10:31 PM
    . Once upon a time, I bought a #3 that somebody had bolted on a custom PG stock that gave me the same problem. I was fortunate that whomever installed the stock never removed any of the "extra" wood that most aftermarket inletted-only have. ...
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    06-11-2017, 08:31 PM
    The main differences between the Model 72 & 72A is the 72 doesn't have a grooved receiver, or the 72A's swept-back bolt handle. Other than that, some minor internal differences, & sights, they are the same rifle. .
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    06-10-2017, 10:00 PM
    . I would recommend dropping the firing pin via holding the trigger back as the bolt handle is lowered, instead of dry-firing your Model 52 as suggested in the above hyperlink. .
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    06-10-2017, 09:54 PM
    . IDK, but IME if the buttstock's removed, the process to remove the trigger group may be self-explanatory. .
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    06-09-2017, 11:02 AM
    If you have a Ruger Mark IV pistol of ANY configuration, check the SN prefix. Ruger is recalling 2016 & 2017 Mark IV pistols, including 22/45's, with SN prefixes of "4" or "WBR" for a safety defect. https://ruger.com/dataProcess/markIVRecall/...
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    06-09-2017, 10:40 AM
    . Just be aware that most top-mounted receiver peepsights will also require a new front sight blade that's about .10" taller than the issue front sight, in order to achieve zero (otherwise, the rifle will shoot too high with the receiver sight...
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    06-09-2017, 10:36 AM
    In that case, the Browning conversion parts are the culprits. I would suggest re-installing the Browning parts, adding a Browning 1-piece firing pin to your rifle, AND adding a shim on the mainspring strut at the rear end of the mainspring - both...
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    06-06-2017, 11:46 PM
    The Winchester 1886/86 & 1892/92 have action parts that (except for the bolt during cycling) are enclosed; and are of two different sizes, the 1892/92 for "pistol"/short length cartridges of the day, and the 1886/86 for the longer length cartridges...
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    06-05-2017, 11:07 AM
    pietro replied to a thread price check in Muzzleloading.
    +1 IMHO fired/unfired makes no difference, but rust (possible in an unfired gun stored awhile) is another thing. IMO, it's worth $200 max, if it's rust-free, less if it isn't. If you love it, YMMV. :D .
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    06-04-2017, 09:12 PM
    There are 3 pins attaching the lever mechanism to the receiver. The "finger lever pin" attaches the top end of the lever to the bolt. The "lever link pin" attaches the middle of the lever to the (lower) link. The "link screw" (pin)...
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    06-04-2017, 10:10 AM
    . FWIW, I don't recall if the lever pins on all the Model 1892/92 & 1894/94 rifles I had over the years had tapered pins, but it stands to reason that if one now has a tapered pin, the small end should be towards the side (RH) where the small...
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    06-03-2017, 09:39 PM
    pietro replied to a thread 30/30 and 32 sp in Leverguns
    I stand corrected, gents ! .
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    06-03-2017, 05:30 PM
    pietro replied to a thread 30/30 and 32 sp in Leverguns
    . I respectfully suggest that you pose your question in the "cast boolits" section of this forum's "guns & shooting" at the top of the home page. Your question might receive wider readership, and likely a multitude of suggestions, there. ...
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    06-02-2017, 12:01 AM
    . I use FFFg Holy Black in both my .36 & .45 T/C Seneca'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