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by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Ruger classics old and new
Replies: 9
Views: 3153

Re: Ruger classics old and new

If there's ever a revolver that cries out for a Tyler T-Grip, it's one of these early "low back" Security Sixes. Ruger re-designed the backstrap area to make it higher and more vertical after the first couple years of production, in response to critics who claimed this design is less than optimal fo...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Ruger classics old and new
Replies: 9
Views: 3153

Re: Ruger classics old and new

I'm now the proud owner of four Ruger revolvers--from left to right: A first-year SP101 in .38 special, a 3" barreled GP100 .357 magnum, a four-inch early "low-back" Security-Six .357 magnum, and an early Blackhawk .357 magnum. If I had to pick a favorite it would be the GP100, with the Security-Six...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: What type of Soviet WW2 weapon?
Replies: 4
Views: 2450

Re: What type of Soviet WW2 weapon?

I believe that's also an SVT-40, rotated onto its side so we are seeing the cleaning rod that runs below the barrel.
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: My new to me Ruger P89
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Re: My new to me Ruger P89

These pictures demonstrate the "overbuilt" quality of these pistols--a side-by-side chamber-end view with a Sig P226 barrel, and a top view of the slide. The pictures don't actually do justice to the differences able to be noted when handling them in person. In no way am I insinuating that this make...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: My new to me Ruger P89
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Re: My new to me Ruger P89

Clunky, accurate, reliable, & nice triggers. The P-89 and earlier P-85 are tough, very well-made, and represent the best value in a $200 pistol. My opinion only, YMMV. Also, Mec-Gar makes 17-round mags for them that fit flush with the bottom of the grip. -Bob Agreed on all counts! And I did pick up...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: My new to me Ruger P89
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Re: My new to me Ruger P89

Here it is with some of its DA/SA 9mm contemporaries. It makes even the Sig P226 feel rather svelte!
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: My new to me Ruger P89
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Re: My new to me Ruger P89

Thanks dragon--I'm looking forward to shooting it, I'll update with a range report once I've tried it out. I like the "robust" description, that nails it.
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: My new to me Ruger P89
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

My new to me Ruger P89

Anyone here have affection for the Ruger P Series pistols? I admit that back in their day, I never really gave them a second look. 30 years later, I find the clunky and chunky lines appealing. I couldn't resist picking up this P89DC for under $200. I suppose I'm late to the party, but to me these re...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Ruger classics old and new
Replies: 9
Views: 3153

Re: Ruger classics old and new

For Christmas this year I picked-up a 1973 vintage Ruger Security Six. I suppose I'm officially collecting Rugers now, and have a line on a couple more. One of the "six series" .357s has been on my list of "would like to have" guns for a very long time, and a friend recently asked me if I would like...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver
Replies: 29
Views: 13025

Re: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver

My bet on the bobbed hammer was it was done to remove the temptation for bored/nervous troops to either fiddle with their pieces by repeatedly thumb-cocking/de-cocking in garrison, or carrying it cocked while in combat. Just as many police departments bobbed the hammers on countless double-action re...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Arisaka Type 30
Replies: 4
Views: 2271

Re: Arisaka Type 30

Welcome and congrats on a great-looking pick-up! A Type 30 is a great way to start an Arisaka collection--since it's one of the hardest to come by! I've never seen marks like that. At first I assumed they are pressure marks from clamping or storage, but on close inspection perhaps you are right and ...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: m 1917 eddystone
Replies: 29
Views: 12211

Re: m 1917 eddystone

I have one too only because I live near where they were made. I also went to Eddystone High School which is almost next to Baldwin's which bought the old factory. Baldwin's was still in operation when I attended Eddystone High School. Baldwin's no longer exists and the buildings were torn down. A m...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 5368

Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

Shoots great for an old rifle, and people are amazed at the age when I've got her out at the range I agree their age helps make them special. Mine was built at Spandau in 1890, and can still shoot 3" groups (or less) at 100 yards. It's amazing to think of all the history it's seen--so much has happ...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: In Praise of the Gew 1888
Replies: 18
Views: 5368

Re: In Praise of the Gew 1888

I enjoy shooting my 88/05 with some mild reloads producing about 2300 fps with 150 grain spire points. I agree they are really sweet-shooting old classics. Mine was reworked by the Turks, to include a nice new barrel. I'm jealous that you have a bayonet for yours--I'd love to find one. Here's some p...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Funny how life repeats itself....UPDATE 11/17
Replies: 7
Views: 3103

Re: Funny how life repeats itself....UPDATE 11/17

Congrats on getting your old friend back into action. I recall you mentioning that revolver when I posted about a Young American I obtained from a friend a few years ago. I had a very frustrating but ultimately satisfying project of taking it completely apart and reassembling it. I was amazed at how...

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