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by Pete44ru
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snagged a vintage Winchester 44-40 SRC (photo)
Replies: 19
Views: 489

Re: Snagged a vintage Winchester 44-40 SRC (photo)

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If that gun could only talk...……. (nice snag, BTW) . :)

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by Pete44ru
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An unsoliciited opinion titled The curious case of the Ruger SR45
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: An unsoliciited opinion titled The curious case of the Ruger SR45

. Changing times - who'da thunk popular cars would disappear ? IMO all the firearms makers are scrambling to correct what they think of as the fickleness of the gun-buying market these days, beit younger shooter's shifting loyalties due to persuasive advertising by whatever maker, or the aging of th...
by Pete44ru
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Shasta.
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Happy Birthday Shasta.

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Thanks for the update, my guess is that the scumbag coughed up because he figured he might get shot if he didn't...…. :mrgreen:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY - I wish you many happy returns of the day !


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by Pete44ru
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biathalon?
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: Biathalon?

Why does a guy who is not a shooter and is only expressing an "interest" in biathlon need a rifle costing $1300? Biathlon isn't a sport like bowling, where a bowler can use bowling alley balls instead of buying their own; or like racing the family car at Indy. Anyone who wants to do a competitive b...
by Pete44ru
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New night vision questions?
Replies: 15
Views: 697

Re: New night vision questions?

Nath wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:08 pm

Yeah but with these goggles you can just eat macD's and doughnuts! 8)

It's Mickey-D's, you heathen ! ! . ;) . :mrgreen:


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by Pete44ru
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New night vision questions?
Replies: 15
Views: 697

Re: New night vision questions?

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by Pete44ru
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how short have you gone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1075

Re: how short have you gone?

' You will still need to retain the forend wood, and after the magazine tube's shortened, a good rule of thumb for cutting the spring to length is to make it's frre length 1-1/2 times the length of the shortened magazine tube. Here's the thread about what's involved: https://www.levergunscommunity.o...
by Pete44ru
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent photos.
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: Recent photos.

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Happy dance, Nath - Thanks again for posting.... :)

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by Pete44ru
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To restore or not
Replies: 21
Views: 1008

Re: To restore or not

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Do it ! ! . 8)

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by Pete44ru
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1948 Marlin 336A, 30-30 with “JM” barrel
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: 1948 Marlin 336A, 30-30 with “JM” barrel

. Nice work ! It's not a rimfire scope. If you look closely at the scope markings, you will find it's an El Paso J-2.5 model Weaver scope that has longer eye relief than a rimfire scope, was used on many CF rifles before more modern Weaver "B", "C", "D" & "K" scopes came along - and can be worth abo...
by Pete44ru
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11-29-19
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: 11-29-19

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That's why I like to hunt with high grade guns - if game fails to show, at least I have something pretty to look at & fondle...…. :mrgreen:

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by Pete44ru
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a nice pair of......
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: What a nice pair of......

Pitchy wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:31 pm

Say Pete what kind of cap gun were ya wearing in your avatar ?

As best as I can remember back to 1948 is that it was a silver Hopalong Cassidy capgun...… :mrgreen:

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by Pete44ru
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers for an Internet friend
Replies: 16
Views: 676

Re: Prayers for an Internet friend

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Knee mail sent, Bill....

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by Pete44ru
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a nice pair of......
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: What a nice pair of......

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Pretty much a great pair, Pitchy ! . :mrgreen:

I hope you/yours had a nice Thanksgiving ! . :)

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by Pete44ru
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling
Replies: 26
Views: 1173

Re: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling

. Take a tip from sad experience, and NEVER lubricate the magazine rotor (especially with WD-40) if you intend to use it in cold weather - unless, however, you desire a single-shot experience...…….. :( (while it can be loaded when the rifle's warm, the rotor can later freeze in place, and not move u...
by Pete44ru
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've got one of those opinion polls that kind of boils down to how many angels can dance on the head of a pin sort of
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: I've got one of those opinion polls that kind of boils down to how many angels can dance on the head of a pin sort o

. IME, 1,275,187 angels can dance on the head of a pin..... Regarding practice ammo, I've always used the EASY button, choosing the plastic/re-usable boolits & cases in my revolvers. A cardboard box filled with newsprint & laid on it's side with a paper target hung across the opening worked good - I...
by Pete44ru
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A warm and blessed Thanksgiving to all my friends here
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: A warm and blessed Thanksgiving to all my friends here

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Hear, hear ! !

I hope all here had a wonderful day ! . :)

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by Pete44ru
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a little help Id-ing a Parker SxS
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Need a little help Id-ing a Parker SxS

According to the Parker site it was made in 1902. V Grade with a number 2 frame. Barrels are 28". Best guess so far is that it is a VH model. https://i.imgur.com/FBtk1jP.jpg No need to guess, on graded Parkers, as the grade was always marked in the frame's watertable - please note the tiny "v" stam...
by Pete44ru
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 94AE 44 mag Timber Scout?
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: 94AE 44 mag Timber Scout?

. JMO - YMMV . 8) As a deer cartridge, the .44 Mag works well out to about 125yds (+/-); but as a rifle, I'd much rather use a rifle with an action designed for the pistol cartridge length (as opposed to full-length cartridges) - like a Winchester/Rossi Model 1892/92 or a Marlin 1894/94. As a furthe...
by Pete44ru
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Sad News

. I've been a life member since the late 60's, and can tell you that I don't like this development in the NRA :evil: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/nra-boosted-executive-pay-while-cutting-funding-for-key-programs-filing-shows/2019/11/26/da4f3f60-0c61-11ea-a49f-9066f51640f6_story.html .
by Pete44ru
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AH Fox “A” ?
Replies: 22
Views: 616

Re: AH Fox “A” ?

FWIW, Tony makes both the A.H. Fox & Winchester 21 doubles on the same machinery as the originals, purchased from the respective factories.

YMMV, but in my mind, that's not much different than Winchester or Fox employees being replaced when they leave or retire.

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by Pete44ru
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Birthday Treat
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: A Birthday Treat

Someday, maybe (I hope) - Due to health complications, after 17 years of hunting the Maine deer season, I've had to miss the past 3...… :(

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by Pete44ru
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AH Fox “A” ?
Replies: 22
Views: 616

Re: AH Fox “A” ?

The only thing I have against Fox is the fact that they never saw fit to make any 10 or 28 gauge guns :wink: Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company of New Britain, Connecticut are proud to announce our production of the higher grades of the original A.H. Fox 16, 20, 28 and .410 Gauge Double Barr...
by Pete44ru
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AH Fox “A” ?
Replies: 22
Views: 616

Re: AH Fox “A” ?

My Grade AE 20ga A.H.Fox didn't have that checkering pattern or engraving - Yours looks like it's a higher C-grade. The receiver being marked as an A-grade leaves IMO two possibilities: * An A-grade receiver was used to made a C-grade, with commensurate engraving & checkering * A C-grade receiver wa...
by Pete44ru
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Eye Test" for Levergunners!
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: "Eye Test" for Levergunners!

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:P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

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by Pete44ru
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling
Replies: 26
Views: 1173

Re: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling

But I have a mystery and I'm hoping a Savage 99 resident expert might happen by to help . The 20" barrel is marked Model 99E and Westfield MA. It has the rounded short forend, nasty pressed checkering, pistol grip beech stocks, consistent with a Model 99E carbine. The serial number on the receiver ...
by Pete44ru
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pete44ru, KWK & Peter Richards.
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pete44ru, KWK & Peter Richards.

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Thanks again, all of you !

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by Pete44ru
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Birthday Treat
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: A Birthday Treat

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Sounds good, Jason - and Thanks ! . :)

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by Pete44ru
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Birthday Treat
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: A Birthday Treat

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Thanks, Pitchy.... :)

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by Pete44ru
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Birthday Treat
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: A Birthday Treat

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Thanks, GK - It was...………. :)


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by Pete44ru
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LOP?
Replies: 21
Views: 692

Re: LOP?

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Re: LOP -

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by Pete44ru
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School me on 264 Win Mag
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: School me on 264 Win Mag

This going to be a "winter project" . I'll spend some time cleaning it and such. Getting to the range probably won't be till early spring the way things have been going. If you can get it going NOW, shoot it down yer driveway so you won't need to plow any snow...…………………….…. :mrgreen: .
by Pete44ru
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Birthday Treat
Replies: 11
Views: 460

A Birthday Treat

. My oldest Daughter & her husband took me to dinner today, for my birthday (a few days ago) - so, naturally, I chose a Polish restaurant...… :roll: These are pierogies with various fillings (cabbage, potato, Bar-B-Que, etc), a link of ( correction ) keilbasa, and a huge golumka. https://i.imgur.com...
by Pete44ru
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck
Replies: 45
Views: 1758

Re: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck

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FWIW,

Tesla is claiming they currently have 146,000 (+/-) orders for their electric pickup truck...……….

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by Pete44ru
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck
Replies: 45
Views: 1758

Re: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck

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It looks like the tree-huggers will like it - it's perfect as a mall-terrain vehicle...….. ;)

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by Pete44ru
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pete44ru, KWK & Peter Richards.
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pete44ru, KWK & Peter Richards.

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Thanks to all ! .

It's my 2nd 39th B-Day... ;) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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by Pete44ru
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester ‘86 Club Member
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: New Winchester ‘86 Club Member

. That's a really good buy - CONGRATS ! ! . 8) I mounted an also new Marbles tang sight on mine, just using the tang screw to secure it, w/o D&T'ing for the tang sight base's forward mounting screw. :o In 5 years of shooting/hunting it, the tang sight never moved, because of the interference fit bet...
by Pete44ru
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling
Replies: 26
Views: 1173

Re: Savage 99 Ugly Duckling

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At least it's not a grey rat - CONGRATS ! ! :)

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by Pete44ru
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turnbull ...........any others comparable?
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Turnbull ...........any others comparable?

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IMO, fellow board member Mike Hunter does as good work as Turnbull: http://www.mikehunterrestorations.com/test.html

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by Pete44ru
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm confused
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: I'm confused

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I guess it's a solution for the numbnuts that would carry a rifle by it's scope...……………….. :roll:

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by Pete44ru
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to view the photos?
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: How to view the photos?

. FWIW, the easiest way to make the conversion to your rifle is to buy a poor condition older (non-rebound) example and switch out the parts you need (lower tang w/mechanism, hammer, mainspring & strut) from the older gun. Your cost could be recouped if you place your rebounding parts in the older g...
by Pete44ru
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tang Sight for Marlin 1881
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Tang Sight for Marlin 1881

. Welcome, aak - The two screws in the upper tang are the rear tang screw (near the rear end of the tang) and the factory D/T'd & plugged tang sight base prep - so the hardest part of your quest is to locate a tang sight that has a base that will fit the measurement between the 2 holes (C/L-to-C/L)....
by Pete44ru
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday jdad.
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Happy Birthday jdad.

jdad wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:49 am
I am so glad that I am 60 and not 30, with the way things are going in the world. The 70's, 80's, and 90's seemed so much more fun and sane than today,
+1 - Many happy returns of the day, David !

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by Pete44ru
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 30-30 does it again
Replies: 49
Views: 1107

Re: The 30-30 does it again

OldWin wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Smacked this 216lb 8 pointer this morning. Shot it with my old Trapper Marlin. Last deer I shot with it was in 1994

Looks like you need to take that rifle out a little more often...…… ;)

Congrats - nice buck, there. :)


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by Pete44ru
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 carrier/lifter/elevator
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Winchester 94 carrier/lifter/elevator

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Welcome to the fire, Leadhound - We hope you'll stack around and chew the fat with us.. :)


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by Pete44ru
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New deer gun for baiting Deer
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: New deer gun for baiting Deer

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This one's for squirrel... ;)


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by Pete44ru
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 action
Replies: 21
Views: 519

Re: Savage 99 actiono

Speer says the 303 bullet diameter is .311 and of course the 30-30 is .308. It seems a little nutty today, but back then (when metallic CF were relatively new) everyone who introduced a "new" cartridge made theirs just a little bit different, presumably to differentiate their offering from the comp...