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by Pete44ru
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seattle is dying
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Seattle is dying

gamekeeper wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:28 am

I know that some homeless people do need help but the crackheads etc can all OD for all I care.

+1 - I just don't like that self-inflicted OD's add up to an "opiod crisis" we have to do "something" about...…………


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by Pete44ru
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP 1911 advice
Replies: 14
Views: 177

Re: HELP 1911 advice

I JUST want to know about this specific model of Colt 1911 in 9mm... Dont need any other specifics about caliber, double stack, recoil, reloading or cost of ammo. I just want to know about this Colt M1991A1 in 9mm...!!! :roll: IIRC, the Colt Model 1911/1991 was issued with plastic triggers & mainsp...
by Pete44ru
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beat up B92 advice
Replies: 21
Views: 569

Re: Beat up B92 advice

I had spent the better part of two days researching it and I'm actually pretty good at researching stuff on the internet(major part of my job) so I was just frustrated. Even with all of google at my fingertips there was no good information on the value of a b92 in such rough shape. For future refer...
by Pete44ru
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New rifle from DICK'S followed me home
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: New rifle from DICK'S followed me home

. I've given several 10/22's to my kids & grandkids over the past 45 years. I equipped each one with a 1" tubed 4-power scope from WallyWorld ($25 ea), and none of the rifles have lost zero yet. 10/22's can be accurate (I reworked the triggers on the ones made prior to the switch to sintered metal f...
by Pete44ru
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ruger Beatcat Special
Replies: 11
Views: 302

New Ruger Beatcat Special

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This Lispey's offering is the first time I've ever seen a high polished blued Ruger Bearcat with a 6" bbl & a fluted cylinder ILO the roll engraved cylinder.



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by Pete44ru
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington Now Being Sued?
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Remington Now Being Sued?

i believe that it could be summed up by saying that these people are claiming that Remington knowingly marketed a firearm that is too dangerous for the public to own to people that they knew were potentially dangerous. Additionally, it was alleged that, knowing the above, Remington actively markete...
by Pete44ru
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Schuetzen Rifle -- Original Buchel Meister single-shot
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: New Schuetzen Rifle -- Original Buchel Meister single-shot

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Congrats !

I see you're mentioning .30 cal boolits & a .30-30 case, but I thought that Scheutzen rifles were chambered for a metric cartridge.

What's the chambering ?

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by Pete44ru
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1895 35 Whelen AI
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Browning 1895 35 Whelen AI

I recently purchased a Browning 1895 in 30-06 cartridge. I am planning to re-chamber/barrel this rifle to 35 Whelen or similar. Am I "splitting hairs" in the fact that even the new Browning (Miroku) higher pressure resistant rifles shouldn't be loaded to "maximum" loads. Two things...……………….. * A r...
by Pete44ru
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Winchester 92 25-20
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Old Winchester 92 25-20

. What one must understand is that most of the information relied on today is over 100 years old, and is based upon the long ago hand-entered SN & dates of manufacture/shipping (with the very real possibility of error and/or omission) - and is nothing like data entry of today. Ergo, the serial numbe...
by Pete44ru
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 94
Views: 1299

Re: One rifle, one pistol

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Actually. I'd pick:

* a 12ga smoothbore pumpgun with rifle sights

* a Ruger Single-Six .22LR/.22WRM convertible

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by Pete44ru
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 Lynx on Snowy Maine Road (video)
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: 3 Lynx on Snowy Maine Road (video)

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That's pretty neat - aren't they protected in Maine ?

I've heard a few over the years, while hunting - but have never laid eyes on one in the wild.

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by Pete44ru
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh, My.....
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Oh, My.....

. I've often thought of altering my DB to a Savage 24 Camper butt storage for ammo. https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/1/0410/05/savage-model-24-24-camper-trap-door_1_e75bdad059b99290231c0da7d68f98b7.jpg http://www.mrpolecat.com/_media/articles/the_field_grade_combination_gun/savage_24_-_05_...
by Pete44ru
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh, My.....
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Oh, My.....

Pete you gonna get one a do a range report for us ? :shock: :o :shock: :o Nooooooo thanks ! :mrgreen: The 20ga wasn't yet an option when I ordered my .22Mag/.410 DB - how do you like it ? I glued a small felt pad to the underside to act as a buffer for keeping the lever from making a loud noise whe...
by Pete44ru
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12 Gauge Flare Guns As SD In Gun-Prohibited Areas
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Re: 12 Gauge Flare Guns As SD In Gun-Prohibited Areas

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RST makes the low-pressure shotshells that I use in two of my pre-WWI 20 & 28 gauge shotguns with complete confidence, AND they also make low pressure 2" (fired length) & 2-1/2" 12ga ammo.

http://www.rstshells.com/store/m/2-12-Gauge.aspx


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by Pete44ru
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh, My.....
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Oh, My.....

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The 12ga Diablo muzzleloading double barrel handgun. :shock:

https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/diab ... gun-craft/

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by Pete44ru
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beat up B92 advice
Replies: 21
Views: 569

Re: Beat up B92 advice

Doesn't anybody know that how to type in "certain gun for sale" and hit the search button? :D ---6 If I interpreted your strange wording correctly, there are no relevant threads on this topic whether its due to age, condition or variant of the b92. I'm reasonably sure that Six is referring to googl...
by Pete44ru
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new top lever Merkel
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: new top lever Merkel

for some reason I envisioned one of those clever, elegant french or belgian sliding-breech doubles. clever until you think that the only thing holding back the tang of the breech from your dominant eye is a 3mm diameter locking pin/bolt. You must be thinking about a Darne SxS, Ray. This is what a M...
by Pete44ru
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More knife making , photo
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: More knife making , photo

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Well, that's just excellent - did they also make the sheaths ?

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by Pete44ru
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted a Marlin 1893 38-55
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Spotted a Marlin 1893 38-55

. I wish I knew you were hereabouts, Ed - Maybe we coulda grabbed some lunch..... :cry: FWIW, for personal reasons, I stopped doing business with D&L shortly after the original owner (Al) let his son run the store day-to-day about 10 years ago; but a neighbor went in there this week, and got diss'd ...
by Pete44ru
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beat up B92 advice
Replies: 21
Views: 569

Re: Beat up B92 advice

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:43 pm
If it is just a shooter, you can get a brand-spanking new Rossi for well under $650. Heck, you can get a stainless steel one new for about $675.

Yep - $650 is about right for a .44 B-92 in pristine original condition, no box/papers.

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by Pete44ru
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco in his workshop
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Paco in his workshop

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It's good to see him up & about - he sure looks pretty good, 20 years younger than he is.

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by Pete44ru
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron crossfire carbine questions
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Cimarron crossfire carbine questions

. I would suggest a small dollop of orange paint (hobby shop) on the upper portion of the rear face of the front sight blade; then maybe a small dot of white paint just below the rear sight notch. https://i.imgur.com/7T3QY5Tl.jpg (tip: to brighten applied colors on a blued sight blade, first lay on ...
by Pete44ru
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice day for a walk
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Nice day for a walk

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Nice !

I woulda had to take a camel with waterbags along with me...….. :roll:


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by Pete44ru
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have Three
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Have Three

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Welcome home ! . :mrgreen:

IIRC, I've been here since the old sixguns/leverguns days, joining in 2004 - so you can test my memory (or lack of it)….. :roll:

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by Pete44ru
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing S&W pin on sight *Update 3/7*
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Replacing S&W pin on sight

Usually on a Smith the sight blade is not drilled. If so place the blade into the recess cut for it. chuck up your revolver in your drill press and drill the hole from one side partially through the blade. To make sure things are lined up correctly place the bit initially in the chuck backwards and...
by Pete44ru
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Java......
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Java......

I brew coffee by the gallon so I got a lot of those blue cans and red plastic tubs that come in quite handy for storing gunny stuff...... I was looking for the one with the mutton tallow patch/bullet lube when it rattled. Inside was a .380 revolver. A Taurus .380 Ultalite to be exact. Did it come i...
by Pete44ru
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Survival At The White House
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Survival At The White House

. (By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON) February 21, 2019 No one in Washington called Donald J. Trump a “god” (as journalist Evan Thomas in 2009 had suggested of Obama) when he arrived in January 2017. No one felt nerve impulses in his leg when Trump talked, as journalist Chris Matthews once remarked had happene...
by Pete44ru
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Good Not To Steal
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Too Good Not To Steal

. Two 90-year old + guys, Leo and Frank, had been friends all of their lives. When it was clear that Leo was dying, Frank visited him every day. One day Frank said, "Leo, we both loved playing baseball all our lives, and we played all through high school - Please do me one favor: when you get to hea...
by Pete44ru
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 25 Questions and Opinions
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Winchester 25 Questions and Opinions

I've seen and shot a LOT of shotguns...never a 25. For that kind of money in near mint shape what's to loose? + 1, sounds like a steal, wasn't the 25 just a non takedown model12? The Model 25 was a solid-frame Model 12 (made from 1949-54), which in turn was one of the greatest classic repeating sho...
by Pete44ru
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gun safe info
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: gun safe info

. FWIW, I've had a Cannon safe with a mechanical/dial lock in my basement for about 20 years, and have had only a single issue - pilot error. My error was rapidly spinning the combination lock dial (impatience) for years - which caused it to occasionally fail. A locksmith came to my home & repaired ...
by Pete44ru
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes the .410 shotgun?
Replies: 60
Views: 1027

Re: Who likes the .410 shotgun?

EdinCT wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:12 pm


I had a Stevens 311 20ga when I was young that I sure wish I'd kept !

Ed, please check your PM's. :)

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by Pete44ru
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes the .410 shotgun?
Replies: 60
Views: 1027

Re: Who likes the .410 shotgun?

rossim92 wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:16 pm
do they make double barrel side by side in 410?
There was also Ithaca, Savage/Stevens, & L.C.Smith/Hunter/Fulton .410 SxS' (Stevens also made the Model 240 O/U .410 double.)

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by Pete44ru
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever action .410s???
Replies: 20
Views: 669

Re: Lever action .410s???

I'd like to know if any of you have a lever action repeating .410 (not an Ithaca single shot) and what you think of it. If you have one, Winchester, Marlin, or Henry, what do you do with it ? Just curious. (And kinda interested in one....). Mike Armstrong Besides Winchester/Marlin/Henry, there's Ro...
by Pete44ru
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original 1886 no safety half cock.
Replies: 20
Views: 455

Re: Original 1886 no safety half cock.

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According to this pic of a Model 1886 hammer for sale (Joe Salter), the hammer in your Model 1886 appears to be correct.


https://media.joesalter.com/ca/large/C1079/C1079-01.jpg

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by Pete44ru
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original 1886 no safety half cock.
Replies: 20
Views: 455

Re: Original 1886 no safety half cock.

. Welcome to the fire, Pardner ! Given it's age, and the fact that it's acting funky when fully assembled, I would first investigate wood shrinkage in the wrist area of the buttstock. If that's allowing the lower tang to be pulled up a tad more than it should be, the closer (to the upper tang) posit...
by Pete44ru
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes the .410 shotgun?
Replies: 60
Views: 1027

Re: Who likes the .410 shotgun?

. It seems I've always had one .410 or another over the years. First were a few different Savage 24's O/U, a similar Stevens 22-410, a Stevens 311 SxS, a Remington 11-48, a Remington 1100, a couple of Bay State break-open single shots, a Browning Model 42, and now a Chiappa Double Badger. All of the...
by Pete44ru
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Valentine Day Poem
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: A Valentine Day Poem

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AAAwwwww - So sweet...…. :mrgreen:

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by Pete44ru
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Trooper (Original, not Mk iii)
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Colt Trooper (Original, not Mk iii)

. Nice Colt - I especially like that it has an adjustable rear sight. My late best friend had a 4" Trooper that he bought new, back in 1967 - but his was a fixed sight .357. We both shot the snot out of it for many years, with no issues whatsoever. I hope your Trooper is in good operating condition,...
by Pete44ru
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the allure of "tactical"?
Replies: 40
Views: 808

Re: What's the allure of "tactical"?

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:10 am


Have we gotten to the point that a vast segment of our shooting public nurses a Walter Mitty fantasy about being involved in a truly tactical situation ?


Yes !


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by Pete44ru
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C- note value challenge or how two guys entertain themselves
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: C- note value challenge or how two guys entertain themselves

Well …… my buddy and I are going to do the same thing when we go to the gunshow the end of the month. We decided $100 (or so) to see who can get the most enjoyable firearm. Anyway …… any suggestions on what to keep an eye open for ? Sounds like a good way to have fun w/o spending $100. :mrgreen: FW...
by Pete44ru
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More MRI fun!
Replies: 27
Views: 594

Re: More MRI fun!

The first one was the worst. I suppose because I did not know what to expect. I hear that ! Back when I first had to have an MRI, they were so new & expensive that the only one in my state ( a torpedo tube type) was mounted inside a modified box trailer so it could be moved in a rotation to other h...
by Pete44ru
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 317 Air lite 22 ** Update ** #2
Replies: 29
Views: 966

Re: S&W 317 Air lite 22

. About 15 years ago, I bought a similar Model 351PD in .22Mag when they were 1st introduced, paying $325 OTD @ a local funshop. When I found out how high the demand for one was, about 10mos later - I flipped it in a New York Minute @ a funshow for $450. The flip didn't involve a lot of remorse in m...
by Pete44ru
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy B/D rbertalotto, Gobblerforge, GunnyMack, mklwhite, wvfarrier.
Replies: 12
Views: 245

Re: Happy B/D rbertalotto, Gobblerforge, GunnyMack, mklwhite, wvfarrier.

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Happy cluster...…….., er, BIRTHDAY, Folks ! :mrgreen:

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by Pete44ru
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More MRI fun!
Replies: 27
Views: 594

Re: More MRI fun!

I try very hard to think of fly fishing when I am in the belly of the MRI beast, and it helps. Who else has coping mechanisms ? I suffer from claustrophobia, so get Valium just before entering the snug-fitting torpedo tubes...…………………………. :mrgreen: The 1st Gen torpedo tube machines are simply MRI's ...
by Pete44ru
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies To Watch: John Wick
Replies: 30
Views: 1826

Re: Movies To Watch: John Wick

. Keanu Reeves has now made 3 different John Wick movies: John Wick (released in 2014) John Wick: Chapter 2 (released in 2017) John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (scheduled for release May 2019) There was also supposed to be a TV series, the Continental, that's had a TBA release date for awhile. :rol...
by Pete44ru
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester stock lacquer
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Winchester stock lacquer

. The Winchester tone/color can be reproduced via mixing stains...…………………………… :mrgreen: I use 75% Black Walnut + 25% Red Mahogany Minwax stains (which mixture passed muster with several different Winchester collectors) - although, if you want to experiment, two different brown stains can be mixed wi...
by Pete44ru
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Public Opinion Poll On Illegal Immigration
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Public Opinion Poll On Illegal Immigration

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A poll taken by the California Governor's office asked the people who live in California if they thought illegal immigration is a serious problem:


29% of respondents answered: "Yes, it is a serious problem."

71% of respondents answered: "No es una problema seriosa."


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by Pete44ru
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Nountain Rifle -- value?
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Browning Nountain Rifle -- value?

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In the right venues, it would move in a New York Minute @ $800 ($799 ;) )

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