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    Today, 10:46 AM
    . Many folks are forced to install the fugly (IMO) Lyman 57GPR peep sight. https://www.logcabinshop.com/catalog.php?path=183_165_46&product_id=25598 If chosen, the gun's tang would most likely need to be D/T'd to match the sight base.
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    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    . IME new Ruger #1's sell today for over $1200; used, about $800-$900. The $800 asking is about right for one in the described condition, but consider: 1) An "asking" price is just that - lure to attract a buyer. 2) Wood dents can...
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    Yesterday, 12:44 PM
    . Although the Remington division where the stocks were made have already laid off over 60 workers in MO, , Remington is scheduled to close the Rockingham (Madison) NC facility on Sept 29, laying off over 800 more workers there. ...
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    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    . A man with a plan - please let us know how you make out.... :) .
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    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    . Keep in mind that reducing the FP tip diameter involves a couple of different procedures: 1) The bolt face needs to be bored out to accept a plug, then the plug drilled to the size of the "new" smaller FP tip. 2) Then, either the original...
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    08-09-2020, 10:18 PM
    pietro replied to a thread rifle equivalent in Factory Rifles
    A rimless equivalent of the .30-30 would be the 7.63x39 mm - available new in CZ-527 rifles (and likely others). You could also use a Remington 788 or Savage/Stevens 325/340, which were both made in .30-30. . .
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    08-09-2020, 03:31 PM
    . Yep - dye/spot the rear of the receiver where it abuts the stock, then install the butt manually so the dye will illuminate the high spots on the wood that need to be removed. You can also use a thin coat of woman's lipstick ($1 @ a Dollar...
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    08-09-2020, 03:24 PM
    FWIW, I've never had a scope mount screw loosen, after installing them properly. 1) Clean the threads on both the screws and the holes they go into with acetone or lacquer thinner & let air dry. 2) Likewise clean the bottom of the scope bases...
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    08-09-2020, 12:25 PM
    . I've eyeballed a bore sight for the past 50 years. It very much helps if the target is dead/bright white ILO the usual yellowish re-cycled paper - with a very dark bullseye. (I use Coke/Pepsi 24-can carton paper separators, coloring in...
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    08-08-2020, 11:26 AM
    . Welcome to the board ! :D In viewing the rebated action bottom line to the rear if the trigger guard, I believe you have a sporterized Hollis Martini. The Braendlin-Trantor & the Greener Martini actions have a straight action bottom...
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    08-08-2020, 11:11 AM
    . Sight alignment Fiber optic sights
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    08-07-2020, 02:35 PM
    There be good folk here...….. :) .
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    08-07-2020, 10:21 AM
    . While I'm a big fan of Crisco for my C&B revolvers, I've used T/C Bore Butter in my rifles for several decades - both as a boolit lube and for coating the bore after cleaning. I too have long found out that the first shot through the...
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    08-03-2020, 06:53 PM
    . Remember to crimp the boolitt, or powder might spill throughout the action if the boolitt sticks in the rifling leade/throat when for whatever reason a chambered shell is removed w/o firing. .
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    08-03-2020, 06:47 PM
    . Skinner makes stainless receiver peep sights for the Marlin. (click/scroll) : http://www.skinnersights.com/1895_sight_4.html They are top-mounted sights (using scope mount holes), so new front sight that's about .10" taller than the...
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    08-02-2020, 10:09 AM
    . Heritage sells holsters, but nothing for the 16" barreled .22 I sure wouldn't want to draw a 16" barreled revolver from a belt holster (maybe a cross-chest bandolier-type holster). You might be looking at custom holster samples that you...
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    08-01-2020, 08:02 PM
    . https://www.wktv.com/content/news/Ilion ... 44791.html Remington either finds a buyer or heads to auction in September. :sad: Keep in mind that "Remington" also owns Marlin Firearms & other related companies. .
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    08-01-2020, 10:36 AM
    . If the firearm is placed in direct sunlight inside your home for awhile before going outside in high humidity, condensation will not usually form on the heated metal. .
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    08-01-2020, 10:33 AM
    . IME, the sporadically-available (only one or two runs per year) commercial Winchester .32 Short Colt is a direct replacement for the .32RF with a FP conversion to CF (which is what I did with a 1902 Remington #4 rolling block rifle). .
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    08-01-2020, 10:27 AM
    . Definitely a shotgun, given a rifle projectile's possibility of passing through a human, carrying on to other rooms and people inside or outside the home. Since, IMO, "home" defense means somebody's actually trying to directly enter the...
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    07-26-2020, 08:30 PM
    That might be the late Bob Foster's son (the addy was Bob's home, where he had a full-fledged gunsmithing service run out of his basement) ...…… Bob was one of the best gunsmiths I ever worked with, and a great guy to boot.. .
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    07-26-2020, 10:34 AM
    . Given that AFAIK you've made muzzleloading rifles, making these should be a snap for you. I made both a brass magazine follower and a safety replacement (it's removed via opening the bolt & drifting out the retaining pin) plug with hand...
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    07-26-2020, 10:22 AM
    . Welcome to the board, defranks ! Per Ruger: https://ruger.com/dataProcess/customerService/ PRODUCT AVAILABILITY MESSAGE We greatly appreciate the high interest in our products. The demand for many of these products has far outpaced...
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    07-24-2020, 11:12 AM
    The timing is off, and will get worse with wear sooner than not. I would advise calling CA customer service & sending it back again - which is what I had to do with the original (2007) .22 mag-only Target (?) Pathfinder that CA eventually...
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    07-24-2020, 10:53 AM
    . It may be a BRNO/CZ, or a very economy rifle imported by the likes of snake oil salesman Herter (google "George Herter's Plinker Rifle"), or one of the now defunct importers that used to advertize them in the gun rags of the day. BRNO/CZ...
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    07-22-2020, 04:37 PM
    . Remington 722's were manufactured in .308 Win from 1956 (shortly after the introduction of the .308) to the model's discontinuation in 1962, so I would think that they're not all that uncommon. Today, they're not very common though -...
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    07-21-2020, 10:03 AM
    While they ARE cheap junk, I can't blame the blowup on the gun (jes' sayin' ) For a shooter, I would pass - only buying one as a NIB collectible. .
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    07-20-2020, 09:12 AM
    . A new 10/22 Magnum I bought shortly after that model was introduced had MIM trigger parts (it wouldn't respond like my 1970's 10/22's trigger) Ruger & many other firearm manufacturers have been using MIM parts for a very long time - in fact,...
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    07-19-2020, 09:47 AM
    I also did the issue 10/22 trigger, but that was over 40 years ago, well before Ruger started to make the parts using the MIM process - which doesn't respond very well to stoning/smoothing/lightening. .
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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