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by Pete44ru
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding an Optic for a Chiappa Alaskan
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Finding an Optic for a Chiappa Alaskan

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You're welcome - remember, the only easy day was yesterday.... ;)

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by Pete44ru
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1200/120 Ranger./Up Date.
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Winchester 1200/120 Ranger./Up Date.

Thanks Pete, the retainers are only $7.00 that's if I can find one You don't need to find one, GK - since all 12ga magazine tubes are the same diameter regardless of maker, all you need to do is to order ANY 12ga spring retainer. They are actually circular springs, so all that's needed is to slight...
by Pete44ru
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a difference a typo makes....
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: What a difference a typo makes....

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If it isn't typo's, it's some foreigner who types English with the same accent as they speak with...……. :roll:

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by Pete44ru
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding an Optic for a Chiappa Alaskan
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Finding an Optic for a Chiappa Alaskan

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You have found out that there are "Scout" scopes, and then there are "Scout" scopes - that's how I found out which one was best for me (buying/trying, etc).

I hope you enjoy it more than previously. :)

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by Pete44ru
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1200/120 Ranger./Up Date.
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Winchester 1200/120 Ranger./Up Date.

. The cover/insert that retains the magazine spring inside the magazine when the barrel's removed might have either gone walkabout, or has been squeezed a tad smaller for easier R&R when the magazine plug was installed. I would suggest replacing the metal plug with a 1/2" wood dowel cut to length. T...
by Pete44ru
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 92 25/20 project rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Win 92 25/20 project rifle

The barrel internally is really bad with areas of rifling missing. FWIW I've run across bores that had all the rifling won to the point it was virtually missing, but never a bore that had only portions missing. (except for rifling worn at the muzzle from improper use of a cleaning rod, and at the c...
by Pete44ru
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: knife info
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: knife info

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:40 pm
BlaineG wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:37 pm
A pic would be helpful.
+1 :D


So would knowledge of what kind of birds the knife is decorated with, handle material, blade length & material, etc.


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by Pete44ru
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a neat 410
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Found a neat 410

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It definitely has a lot of "cute" going for it ...…….. :mrgreen:

I think I'd buy it - provided the seller doesn't want an arm & a leg for it. (some sellers are legends in their own minds)

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by Pete44ru
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone on Shotgunworld.com?
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Anyone on Shotgunworld.com?

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If you actually try to logon to SGW, just under the user name/password windows, there a line that says "I forgot my password", and another that says "re-send activation email".

One of those should send a solution to the email addy you have with SGW.

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by Pete44ru
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Father's Day
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Father's Day

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I'd like to wish each & every one of you a Happy Father's Day ! . :)

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by Pete44ru
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester model 88 in 308
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Winchester model 88 in 308

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Not much to know - but, if you buy it, you'll be happy with it.... :wink:

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by Pete44ru
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 990
Replies: 38
Views: 446

Re: Marlin 990

GunnyMack wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:13 pm


That's a very nice looking riffel, looks a lot like the model 60- yes they are great 22s.


It looks like you grabbed a nice specimen, Nath !

And, yes - Marlin made literally dozens of "different" models (names/numbers/stock design/stock material/etc), all using the same action.

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by Pete44ru
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 484

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

mikld wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:29 am
Yep, agree 100%! But I believe there are at least two lever guns that use box/removable magazines? Henry Long Ranger and Browning BLR?
Not to mention the Ruger Model 96/22 & Model 96/44 series, the Winchester Model 88, the Sako Finnewolf, and the Savage Model 99C.

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by Pete44ru
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Easy way to be 'politically active'....
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Easy way to be 'politically active'....

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Doc - I'm shamelessly posting your message/point on several others forums I attend.

Thanks for posting this. :)

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by Pete44ru
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 484

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

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Nostalgia ? ?

Does the troll know that hundreds of thousands new leverguns have been sold since the "newer designs" made their appearance ?

Todd's right, though - there's no arguing with "stupid"...……….


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by Pete44ru
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1200/120 Ranger./Up Date.
Replies: 13
Views: 290

. FWIW, The Winchester line of Winchester M-1300, M-1200/Sears M-200 pumpguns, and their brother autoloaders (Winchester M-1400/Sears M-300) were known as "the gunsmith's friend". Today, besides random general reliability issues (some samples had no issues), parts availability is also randomly scarc...
by Pete44ru
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?

Maybe this will act as a de-fogger...… 45 Colt - 1 in 16" .....Chiappa M92; Ruger; T/C Carbine 45 Colt - 1 in 26"......Win 92 45 Colt - 1 in 38"....Henry Big Boy; Marlin; Ruger; Win 94 Interesting - I think it is similar with 44 Mag. The Rugers (96/44 levergun as well as 77/44 bolt action and I bel...
by Pete44ru
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 lever ammo feeding advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: 45-70 lever ammo feeding advice needed

. If your testing involves feeding a single LeverEvolution round from the magazine, be advised the Hornady plainly marks the factory boxes that the ammo may cause feeding problems in some leverguns. https://www.hornady.com/ammunition/leverevolution#!/ NOTE: The innovative LEVERevolution® FTX® and Mo...
by Pete44ru
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?

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Maybe this will act as a de-fogger...…



45 Colt - 1 in 16" .....Chiappa M92; Ruger; T/C Carbine
45 Colt - 1 in 26"......Win 92
45 Colt - 1 in 38"....Henry Big Boy; Marlin; Ruger; Win 94



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by Pete44ru
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...
Replies: 21
Views: 765

Re: Another reason I'm glad I escaped...

wecsoger wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:11 pm

So it's good to know if I buy a roll of paracord, a Buck knife, or a Cold Steel kukri, that those items may cause cancer.


At least they're not marked that they may also cause death...……… :roll:

:mrgreen:


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by Pete44ru
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leather lace on a saddle ring ,will it cause rust?
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: leather lace on a saddle ring ,will it cause rust?

Pete44ru, were did you get that slip on sling ?,i could use a few of those for my lever actions ,i dont want to drill holes in ,like my Win 1886 I bought it many years ago from the sporting goods department of F.W.Woolworth & Co (WOOLCO< now defunct). I've made copies for some friends out of the sa...
by Pete44ru
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leather lace on a saddle ring ,will it cause rust?
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: leather lace on a saddle ring ,will it cause rust?

. I dunno, I've never experienced saddle ring rust on several leverguns I've put leather thongs on - but I use leather laces meant for boots, etc. It might make a difference, though if a different leather lacing is used. Whatever's used (IMO) looks cool, regardless. The OP asked about using rawhide ...
by Pete44ru
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?

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I would suggest a Limbsaver "grind to fit" pad from Brownell's UK : https://www.brownells.co.uk/Manufacturers/LIMBSAVER

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by Pete44ru
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making the rounds ...
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Making the rounds ...

. I was born a city boy, which was waaaaay different than being born a country boy. I remember when a loaf of bread cost $0.07, and a Saturday afternoon at the local movie theater (aka: the "itch") was $0.15 - I had to return home the day the theater started to charge $0.25, because I only had my al...
by Pete44ru
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Wyatt colt .22 ~10 to 12" barrel
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Colt Wyatt colt .22 ~10 to 12" barrel

. Non-buntine .22 Colt Scouts n pristine condition run about $500-$600, and the Lawman Series Wyatt Earp Buntlines .22's (.45's were also made, IIRC) are rarer, & dearer. I found a lot F/S via googling "Colt Lawman Wyatt Earp Buntline .22 for sale" - but these were the least expensive of the batch. ...
by Pete44ru
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS thieves
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: USPS thieves

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Bill, You might want to consider sending valuable (for whatever reason) "stuff" via either Priority or Registered Mail - both of which parcels have to be signed for by everybody who handles it, every step of the way.

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by Pete44ru
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Needed ! ! !
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: Help Needed ! ! !

Old No7 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:30 am

I don't think even our good friend PITCHY can help me with this one...


Help Needed.jpg


Now what ? ? ? :wink:

Old No7

Turn the kniveling pin with a left-handed monkey wrench... …… :roll:


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by Pete44ru
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 24" Barrel?
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Winchester 94 24" Barrel?

. That's a very good price for a Model 94 1871-1971 NRA Centennial. I had two different Centennials over the years, and found them to have slightly better accuracy than the carbine's - most likely to the slightly longer sighting radius. https://decg5lu73tfmh.cloudfront.net/gunvaluesboard.com/images/...
by Pete44ru
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Castboolits offline
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Castboolits offline

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It must be fixed, as I was able to get in just now.


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by Pete44ru
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting 2 different Texas exotic ranches
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Hunting 2 different Texas exotic ranches

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What a nice Safari - Thanks for posting about it. ………. :)

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by Pete44ru
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?

mickbr wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:54 am
Pete44ru wrote:
Thank you for the edjumakatun….. :)
Trust me Pete it won't happen again, or not very often I'd say. :D

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by Pete44ru
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Bore......
Replies: 23
Views: 866

Re: Big Bore......

. I don't know exactly what's different, Bill, beyond the rubber bumpers and the fact that's it's stainless ILO blued carbon steel. I do think the later BD sights are better, though. I didn't have any reliability or accuracy issues with either my 1970's blued BD or this stainless Y2K version. I do b...
by Pete44ru
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which gun?
Replies: 19
Views: 420

Re: Which gun?

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I recommend an HD-2 degausser...……. :roll:

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by Pete44ru
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?

mickbr wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 7:23 pm

Pete, marlin used to list 1:16 for their 1894.

Not sure how long ago this was or whether it was a long running typo error by the company, but I found one for sale, where the fella says his is the 1:16 twist.

Thank you for the edjumakatun….. :)

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by Pete44ru
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Bore......
Replies: 23
Views: 866

Re: Big Bore......

. I've had several .41, .44 & .45 revolvers over the years, including S&W Models 1917, M-29's & a M-58, Ruger Blackhawk's, a bunch of various 1911's, and (in the 1970's) a Charter Arms Bull Dog. I found both the S&W M-58 & the 70's Charter Bull Dog very uncomfortable to shoot - although both had no ...
by Pete44ru
Fri May 31, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?

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What .45 Colt levergun has a 1:16" twist ?

I know all Rossi's have a 1:30" twist, Miroku/Winchester 92's have a 1:26", and Marlin 1894's a 1:38" twist, so inquiring minds would like to know... ;)

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by Pete44ru
Sun May 26, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Might be another kid on the way....
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Might be another kid on the way....

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AJ, I'm not touching that with YOUR ten foot pole.... ;)

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by Pete44ru
Sun May 26, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Block
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: Rolling Block

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Nice score, Vall !

I like it ! :)

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by Pete44ru
Sat May 25, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyrol 5022
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Tyrol 5022

. IIRC, they were made in the Austrian town of Kufstein and imported into the US by one of the now defunct importers. I remember seeing ads for them in gun rags of the day by importers like Flaig's, Stoeger, Old West Scrounger, etc, etc. I think that they were bought out & moved to Germany sometime ...
by Pete44ru
Fri May 24, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thougts on the 350 Legend?
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: Thougts on the 350 Legend?

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+1 - IMO, it's just yet another flavor of the month...… :roll:


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by Pete44ru
Fri May 24, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's a life long burden....... Congressional Medal Of Honor
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: It's a life long burden....... Congressional Medal Of Honor

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May God bless all - especially those who served in the military. :)

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by Pete44ru
Fri May 24, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you call the last
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: What do you call the last

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Schmutz..... ;)

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by Pete44ru
Fri May 24, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I love stories with happy endings ......
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: I love stories with happy endings ......

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HA !

A silk purse made from a sow's ear ! :mrgreen:

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by Pete44ru
Mon May 20, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk levergun rifle throats
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Let's talk levergun rifle throats

. Reaming the throat may turn out to be an exercise in frustration if/when the loaded OAL cartridge length is too long to cycle/feed through the action. This issue is common in certain models of leverguns. Before throating, I would respectfully suggest assembling the boolit of your choice into an em...
by Pete44ru
Sun May 19, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning B92
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Browning B92

I have a Browning B92 in .44 Mag with a badly pitted lever, along with pitting on the barrel. I have emailed a couple of people to try and get a replacement lever but I don't even know if they are made anymore. The reason I want an original Browning lever is the badly pitted one has the Browning em...
by Pete44ru
Sat May 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Model 71
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Browning Model 71

IIRC, Miroku makes all the "new" 1886 and 71 rifles for Winchester (and is actually a part of the same parent company). Again IIRC the light hammer strike symptom was not unusual on the new Miroku 1886 rifles. Actually, the light hammer strikes only occurred in Miroku's that were built with a rebou...
by Pete44ru
Fri May 17, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little upscale gun porn to start the weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: A little upscale gun porn to start the weekend

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That's dirty pool (er, drool), right there...… :mrgreen:


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by Pete44ru
Fri May 17, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Great Idea.....
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: A Great Idea.....

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Yes, it is (a great idea)

This is the 1st buck I ever took in Maine (217lbs)

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(1980, using a peepsighted .30-06 BAR @ 30yds)


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