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    Today, 09:13 PM
    . The author of that video, Mike Beliveau, writes for a pretty decent C&B revolver mag, Guns of the Old West. Being a subscriber, I have years of back issues, where a multitude of different custom C&B revolvers have been covered - many of...
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    Today, 09:04 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Double Rifles in Single Shot Guns
    . I tried to order/buy two, a .30-06 & a .45-70 (paying in full for both, up front), back when Remington took over them from EAA, but gave up after 6 months, when they never came in. [smilie=b: (Yes, my FFL gave me a full refund) I'm glad...
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    12-10-2017, 06:05 PM
    . I used 60gr FFg under a 230gr PRB (.015" thick patches) in a friend's .54 Scout Carbine, for one of his kids (he didn't know what to use, either). The youngster dropped a few deer with it (over several seasons), before he moved up to...
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    12-09-2017, 06:58 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Savage 99 in 25-35 in Leverguns
    You might be mistaken, as the Winchester Model 1892/92 action is too short (it was designed for pistol-length cartridges) to handle rifle-length cartridges like the .25-35 (which is based on the ,30-30 case) - except maybe as a single shot rifle. ...
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    12-09-2017, 06:51 PM
    pietro replied to a thread savage 99 parts in Leverguns
    . I would suggest you first google a Savage 99 schematic, to see (and list) what you need, then go from there. .243 Savage 99's were made with both a rotary magazine or a detachable magazine (clip), and with or w/o a tang safety - which model...
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    12-08-2017, 08:49 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Re-lining in Muzzleloading.
    Is there an echo in here ? ;) .
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    12-08-2017, 07:12 PM
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    12-05-2017, 09:22 PM
    . FWIW, a "sleeved" barrel usually refers to an entire barrel sheathed within an exterior sleeve, like when faulty shotgun barrels have sub-gauge barrel liners permanently installed, as a repair to return the gun to service. AFAIK, that is not...
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    12-02-2017, 10:15 PM
    . AFAIK, under current US Federal Law, any citizen that can otherwise possess a firearm, can make any sort of firearm they wish for personal use - provided that if firearm the falls under US NFA or AOW statutes, the maker obtained the required...
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    11-30-2017, 02:46 PM
    Kinda/sorta like Native American & ancient Southern Asian pre-Nazi's used a device similar to the Nazi Swastika as a religious icon. .
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    11-30-2017, 02:07 PM
    pietro replied to a thread What lever guns to get? in Leverguns
    . Since some folks like chocolate ice cream & others prefer pistachio, I would suggest that you hie thee to a funstore & fondle/coonfinger an example of all the various leverguns available to you, to find which floats your boat. :2_high5: ...
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    11-29-2017, 11:35 AM
    . I've obtained issue rear sights (and other Remington parts) directly from the Remington Parts Dept. .
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    11-28-2017, 08:18 PM
    . Use acetone or lacquer thinner to soften the paint, and a toothpick to clean out the recess'. Be sure to put some oil on the metal afterward, as the solvents will remove any rust protection there. :bigsmyl2: .
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    11-27-2017, 08:18 PM
    . As a general rule, unless you like dealing with sighting issues down the line, it's best to select a repeating shotgun with a steel receiver, which will hold up a lot longer/better to recoil & torque forces when holding the scope securely to...
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    11-27-2017, 01:03 PM
    I would think that, for someone who doesn't want to reload (there are many such folks who own firearms), .300 Win Mag ammo is more widely available than for the .308 Norma Mag. .
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    11-27-2017, 12:50 PM carries (new) the Browning BLR levergun & the Ruger 77 Hawkeye (temporarily out of stock) in .358Win; plus the Ruger #1 single-shot & the Remington 450 autoloader in .35 Whelan. New, good quality .358 Win & .35 Whelan...
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    11-25-2017, 01:46 PM
    . I had two Winchester Extra Light's, a standard and a Grade II, and both shot & handled great - I mounted a Marbles tang sight on the Gr II after this pic as taken. They were both most accurate, and easy on the shoulder, with 300gr Nosler...
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    11-22-2017, 01:24 PM
    The CZ-550 heavies don't have 2 crossbolts through the action. They do have 2 recoil lugs, though................ The primary CB is located in the wood under the receiver ring, behind the receiver's recoil lug. The 2nd on the .375 H&H...
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    11-21-2017, 04:14 PM
    FYI, The Chiappa Double badger is now available in .22WMR/20ga for under $300 (new). I ordered my .22MWR/.410 before the 20ga was available, and like it better than all (9) of the Savage Model 24"s I've had in the past.
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    11-21-2017, 10:48 AM
    . Building the cartridge stop finger up with weld may not be needed, as I've "fixed" several via removing the lower link and placing the side of the finger on a steel block (or anvil) so it can be swedged a bit longer with several blows from a...
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    11-19-2017, 06:30 PM
    +1 ! ! .
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    11-19-2017, 06:14 PM
    . AFAIK, the .308 Savage 99E was only made between 1960 & 1982, so 1977 may be correct - IDK, because IIRC only the Savage Historian (Mr. Callahan ?) has access to the factory records, since Savage will not release any SN records. .
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    11-18-2017, 11:30 PM
    Was the Obendorf factory also Jewish owned ? .............. .
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    11-18-2017, 03:45 PM
    . FWIW, although YMMV, I would rather shoot a spreader load in the FC bbl, than modify an nice/old Ithaca double. .
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    11-18-2017, 03:41 PM
    . Jesse doesn't publish an email contact - just a TN, to call & leave a message: AFAIK, he's way too busy to answer ever phone call, and evidently doesn't want to deal with email and/or tire-kickers. .
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    11-18-2017, 03:33 PM
    . Those are referred to as "chatter marks", presumably from the rifling cutter. It should be replaced, but only Remington can answer your question, as to whether it's under their warranty, so I suggest you call the Remington CS manager and...
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    11-16-2017, 10:15 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Did I Make A Mistake? in Leverguns
    While post-64 .32's might be found for the same $$ or less, IME that pre-64 is a steal today (not whenever) at $550 (aka: crazy cheap). .
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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