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    12-07-2022, 04:18 PM
    . I would first check that the bubba welding didn't loosen the bottom rig (an expensive repair). If the rib's OK, I would drill out the wedge hole and square off the wedge hole with files, then file off whatever weld is on the outside, until...
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    12-06-2022, 10:35 AM
    . The barrel twist rate is 1:14", the first of the two letters in the date code is the year, the second letter is the month. IIRC, the Model 700 was first introduced in 1962. Remington repeated the date code letters, so when determining...
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    12-06-2022, 10:25 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Savage axis? in Factory Rifles
    . Several years ago, my Son won a .223 Axis rifle/scope package @ a game dinner raffle ($20). We both shot it, only to discover that it shot lights out, even with the cheapo scope that Savage was including in the package at the time. He has...
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    12-04-2022, 11:08 AM
    The front sight sight's on my Cherokee & Seneca rifles are mounted in standard 3/8" dovetails, so after you calculate what the new front sight height should be (see below) you can make your choice of over a dozen options (like maker, style, bead...
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    12-02-2022, 12:12 PM
    pietro replied to a thread when to dump paper hulls in Shot Guns
    . Cut the paper free of the shell & convert the brass into dry-firing snap caps by pushing a lead pencil eraser into the empty primer hole.
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    12-02-2022, 12:07 PM
    . Those lightweight (compared to an Ithaca NID) Flues models are shooting wands. Mine is a ca. 1914 Grade 1-S in 28ga ( I only use low-pressure RST loads in it )
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    12-02-2022, 09:02 AM
    In Europe (where the OP is posting from), government proof houses proof damascus barrels regularly. If the barrels pass proof, they are safe to shoot ( I wouldn't shoot magnum shells, though) - provided the rest of the gun is safe (like the...
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    12-02-2022, 05:37 AM
    . Thanks for the pic. It looks like it was made prior to Parker adding an "H" to the grade indicator stamp to designate hammerless guns, as opposed to earlier external exposed hammer guns. "D" = extractors only "DE" = D-grade with...
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    12-01-2022, 05:37 PM
    . Very nice ! Parker gun grades ranged from the most basic Trojan, then up to V or VH for Vulcan, PH, GH, DH, CH, BH, AH and A1 Special. It looks like a CH-grade gun - what grade is it ? (The grade letter should be stamped into the action's...
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    12-01-2022, 11:57 AM
    FWIW, I long ago learned the proper way to use a peep sight so the front sight is clearly seen is to: 1) Look through the aperture, and not "at" it - focusing on the front sight only. 2) Then move the front sight and place it on target (which...
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    11-30-2022, 04:38 PM
    . Besides a receiver peep sight, I find that a fiber-optic front sight in conjunction with it works wonders for me (I'm 80 y.o.)
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    11-29-2022, 10:22 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Button mag model 92 in Leverguns
    . Here ya go: https://homesteadparts.com/shop/magazine-plug-button-small-cal-winchester-1873-1892-p-1472.html?cPath=1_9
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    11-29-2022, 11:41 AM
    pilot error .
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    11-28-2022, 07:35 PM
    . FYI - Barrels for the Winchester 1300 will fit most Winchester 1200 models. They are NOT intended for use on Winchester 1200 Shotguns that were originally chambered for 2-3/4" shells only. Also fits most Ranger 120 models. ...
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    11-26-2022, 10:01 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Loading challenge in Muzzleloading.
    . No wives tale.... When I first started muzzleloading about 55 year ago, I failed to fully seat the projectile against the powder charge and promptly got a bulged barrel for my trouble. I later found out that when a projectile isn't fully...
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    11-24-2022, 09:11 PM
    . The BLR is better for scope use; the Model 1895 better than issued with the addition of a receiver or bolt-top peepsight.
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    11-21-2022, 04:48 PM
    . Yep - quit when yer ahead.... :happy dance:
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    11-20-2022, 08:15 PM
    . FWIW, any receiver sight designated for the Winchester 94 will also fit any Model 1892 - as Winchester used the same sights on both guns.
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    11-20-2022, 11:40 AM
    . Maybe.............. The main issue would be if the horizontal bar is long enough to center the aperture on the bore C/L - which can be tested via holding the assembled sight against the side of the receiver. A secondary issue is that the...
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    11-19-2022, 05:23 PM
    pietro replied to a thread JM Marlins in Leverguns
    From when John Marlin started marking his guns in the 1880's until about the Remington buyout in 2007. Any guns assembled after 2007 were likely older JM marked barrels still in the parts bins after the changeover - after all, even with new...
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    11-19-2022, 05:19 PM
    pietro replied to a thread pawn shop 1886 in Leverguns
    . The value would be how much you're willing to pay. Keeping in mind that pawn shops generally price their goods about 100% over their cost, if/when you find one in a pawn shop (IMO very long odds), and keeping in mind their asking price,...
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    11-18-2022, 07:19 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Encore Frame in Single Shot Guns
    . AFAIK, yes. My Son has a .300 Winchester Mag Encore rifle, onto which he dropped the Encore .50 muzzleloading rifle barrel w/o fitting or other issues. I see you're not in the US at present, but if you return to the US it's illegal here...
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    11-18-2022, 07:09 PM
    . IME, face slapping is not caused by the cheekpiece, it's caused by either heavy loads and/or the angle of the buttstock comb having too much of a drop angle to move straight back along the shooter's face (reducing recoil). The size/thickness...
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    11-18-2022, 07:03 PM
    . * Pull the bolt all the way back & check that the chamber is empty. * Release the bolt so that it's fully forward. DO NOT PULL THE TRIGGER * Unscrew the metal forend cap & slide the wood forward/out
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    11-18-2022, 06:48 PM
    pietro replied to a thread JM Marlins in Leverguns
    . A "JM" (John Marlin) stamp was applied prior to Remington Outdoors buying out Marlin in 2007, and producing "Remlin's". Quality fell after the purchase because most of the skilled Connecticut workers left the company, not amenable to...
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    11-18-2022, 06:41 PM
    . Good field/carry guns, and extra barrels can be added, if the Savage 219/220 rules are observed. To wit: 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...
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    11-11-2022, 10:51 AM
    pietro replied to a thread I want a new rifle in Factory Rifles
    . Looking at the above posted Michigan FAQ, it looks like bottle-neck cartridges are not allowed - Sooo, a .357 rifle should meet the law, give less recoil, and drop a deer (which i've done with a .357 Rossi M-92) Here's the entire 2022...
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    11-10-2022, 10:47 AM
    . https://gun-parts.com/savageshotgun/ (scroll down, LH column) https://www.gunpartscorp.com/gun-manufacturer/savstevspgfld/shotguns-sav/520-2 https://jackfirstinc.com/stevens-520-520a-620-620a-pump-shotgun
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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