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    11-24-2021, 06:39 PM
    . I had a pristine .380 Remington 51, which I carried & shot (light practice) for several years. It was an excellent, all-steel, pocket gun that was a LOT less snappy to shoot then polymer frame .380's I had (Ruger LCP, KelTec, etc) I only...
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    11-22-2021, 05:00 PM
    pietro replied to a thread My oldest son's day! in Leverguns
    . Very decent buck - please pass our congrats on to him :)
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    11-21-2021, 10:47 PM
    Lately, on many other gun forums, buyers have been the victims for very similar bogus offers to buy - and almost every one has been about a friend having whatever gun. .
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    11-21-2021, 11:23 AM
    . It looks like you have your answer over on the muzzleloadersforum.com ( https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/threads/info-on-bill-edwards-afton-va-1851-navy-36.138669/ ) If it passes a hands-on inspection for interior bore corrosion,...
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    11-18-2021, 11:21 AM
    pietro replied to a thread Break action rifle in Factory Rifles
    . IIRC, Rossi makes one, but doesn't have a wide choice of chamberings available - I'd much prefer a Henry (YMMV)
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    11-17-2021, 05:15 PM
    The current CA customer service will fix you up, aiming at a repair turnaround of unser 20 days - per the current CA prexy, Nick Eger (during a converstaion with him when calling CA on a Saturday AM about a repair status on a new Pathfinder. I've...
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    11-16-2021, 11:45 AM
    . Heat x3 ! ! Just be sure to remove any stock wood near the area, like the forend.
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    11-14-2021, 10:54 AM
    pietro replied to a thread T/C Seneca 45 in Muzzleloading.
    The T/C Cherokee/Seneca rifles (and the Patriot pistol) were fairly unique in the frontstuffer world in that they were scaled down in size from "normal" New England Sporting Rifles. Compared to the full-size T/C Hawken, they have thinner/shorter...
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    11-12-2021, 11:11 AM
    pietro replied to a thread T/C Seneca 45 in Muzzleloading.
    . That Seneca, if in excellent condition, is carrying the average selling cost for a .45 - a .32 or .36 Seneca in like condition changes hands for almost twice as much $$. .
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    11-12-2021, 11:05 AM
    . A Ruger #1 chambered in .303 British is much rarer here than in countries that formerly had .303 service rifles, like Canada & Australia (where AFAIK most went to) So (while I've had numerous #1's) I don't have much for you except for these...
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    11-11-2021, 05:54 PM
    pietro replied to a thread TC maxi ball in Muzzleloading.
    . Since the 36-130A boolit appears to be longer/heavier than the other, the only thing I can add would be to see which boolit weight your rifle prefers.
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    11-08-2021, 09:55 PM
    pietro replied to a thread My Big Winchester '86 in Leverguns
    Yep, an 86 has two locking lugs on the sides of the ear portion of the bolt - a 94 has that single locking lug across the rear of the bolt.
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    11-04-2021, 10:12 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Divorce gun in Muzzleloading.
    . Divorce ? Divorce ? What's that ? ? (I've been happily married to the same woman for 57 years.. ) :bigsmyl2:
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    11-04-2021, 10:01 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Danzig Mauser in Factory Rifles
    Many are the 8mm Mausers brought home from a world war that were simply re-chambered to .30-06 (with a few small clearance cuts on the action) because there was NO 8x57 ammunition available in the US after the war(s). The 8x57 Mauser...
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    11-04-2021, 01:54 PM
    . AFAIK, in most US states that have magazine capacity limits, those limits usually apply only to centerfire cartridges/magazines, and not to .22RF magazines. Of course, there are a few communist US states that have draconian/restrictive laws...
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    11-04-2021, 01:49 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Danzig Mauser in Factory Rifles
    . The re-barreling, etc has taken it out of the "collectible" category & moved it into the "shooter" category. IMO, today a sporterized Mauser 98 in .30-06 is slightly more saleable - but still worth about $350 (+/-). An all original...
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    11-02-2021, 09:40 AM
    . The Redfield Gun Sight Co was founded in 1909: https://ammoterra.com/company/the-redfield-gun-sight-company .
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    10-31-2021, 08:47 PM
    FWIW, during assembly, Winchester 94's were barreled with any barrel the assembler grabbed from a large parts bin of barrels, accumulated as they were produced...…. whenever. Ergo, it's been documented that not all Winchester 94's have a date...
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    10-31-2021, 10:57 AM
    Also regarded as firearms under GCA-68 (google: nef huntsman ffl restriction ): Thompson Center Encore 209-50 The H&R 1871 Huntsman Mauser 98 fitted with a muzzle loading barrel Remington 870 fitted with a muzzle loading barrel
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    10-30-2021, 09:46 PM
    pietro replied to a thread T/c 45 in Muzzleloading.
    . You will damage the barrel if you don't use a T/C Hawken breech plug wrench
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    10-30-2021, 05:23 PM
    +1 Yes, some sellers and/or FFL's don't know the law.... The possibility of cartridge conversions for muzzleloaders do not fall under the GCA-68 on fireams. That said, I load my ROA with a 457" RB set over 30grs Holy Black, topped with a...
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    10-30-2021, 04:50 PM
    . FWIW, I've mounted/used/hunted with scout-scoped rifles, and have discovered a few things about them. * Variable scopes don't work well because they're never set on the right magnification when needed for a suddenly-presented game shot. *...
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    10-29-2021, 05:11 PM
    pietro replied to a thread Savage Axis 223 in Factory Rifles
    . My Son won a game dinner auction several years ago, and picked a .223 Savage Axis scoped combo ($20 ticket). He & I have both shot it, and even with the cheapo factory-added scope was very accurate @ 100yds. IDK what twist rate it has,...
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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