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by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: m 1917 eddystone
Replies: 28
Views: 6158
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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: 809
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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: 809
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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: 996
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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...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta
Replies: 18
Views: 1699
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Re: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta

You got a nice one for sure. Interesting to hear it cycled .32 S&W. You often hear the warnings not to fire the ACP in revolvers chambered in .32 S&W, but I don't think I've ever considered the logical conclusion--that an ACP pistol will chamber and easily handle the low pressure revolver round.
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta
Replies: 18
Views: 1699
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Re: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta

Rob you found a good deal to get that 2nd magazine! I think these were carried a lot and shot little. The internals on mine are virtually pristine--bore included. Unfortunately my nearby indoor range just closed shop--supposedly a new owner will be taking over so hopefully it won't be shuttered for ...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: CZ Pistole Modell 27
Replies: 3
Views: 1023
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Re: CZ Pistole Modell 27

Nice pick-up. I notice your grips have managed to stay intact. So many of these, mine included (see below) have a chip out of the grip's bottom leading edge. These are neat little historical pieces and are still able to found at relatively reasonable prices.
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta
Replies: 18
Views: 1699
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Re: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta

It's like having a little brother for my M9. Except that little brother is quite a bit older so the analogy doesn't quite fit but I'm sure you guys appreciate where I'm coming from. The 81 is a thick little sucker--I suppose that is what helps makes the grip so comfortable.
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta
Replies: 18
Views: 1699
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Re: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta

I couldn't resist either. Mine has the bluing worn on the front 3/4 on both sides of the slide where it contacted the holster. Aside from that, the frame is in really nice shape, as are the barrel and internals. I'm amazed at how many of these have been imported lately--Classic, AIM, and a few other...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: My Service 9mm shootout
Replies: 7
Views: 1289
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Re: My Service 9mm shootout

The battle for second place was the most competitive, with only 2/10 of a point separating the two shown here. Before I reveal which one came out ahead, I want to expound on why each of them scored better in the "Manual of arms/readiness" scale then did their DA/SA competitor, the Beretta... Each us...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: My Service 9mm shootout
Replies: 7
Views: 1289
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Re: My Service 9mm shootout

No Glock fan here, but somehow guessing that may be your winner. Personally I’m still an all metal dbl-stack 9mm fan here, with the CZ-75B my personal favorite. Well Dale, your instincts were correct. With a score of 130.6, the Glock was the clear winner of my little competition. Its shooting score...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: My Service 9mm shootout
Replies: 7
Views: 1289
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Re: My Service 9mm shootout

I should add that I really like all of these pistols, hence why they were added to my collection. I certainly didn’t reinvent the wheel in selecting them—all of them are classics! It might be helpful to share a bit more about my history with each… As a young avid reader of gun magazines in the late ...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: My Service 9mm shootout
Replies: 7
Views: 1289
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My Service 9mm shootout

While going over my collection of service 9mm pistols, I came to the realization that although I had a general idea concerning my likes and dislikes, I really couldn’t say for certain which one I would choose if the chips were down and I had to pick one to fill my holster. Although not interested in...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Soviet-Russian Influenced Rifles
Topic: Anyone here have a Russin SVT40?
Replies: 8
Views: 1321
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Re: Anyone here have a Russin SVT40?

I was fortunate enough to pick one up in the early 90's when they could be had relatively cheap. In fact, I think I bought it the same day I got my Russian SKS--I believe I paid less than 200 for each of them. It is fun to occasionally take to the range, as Rob recommends I use the 150 grain surplus...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Enfield No.2 Mk1*
Replies: 11
Views: 3696
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Re: Enfield No.2 Mk1*

Good luck in your efforts to get it running right. Mine was "loose" enough to bother me, and I eventually paid a smith to tune things up. If I recall, it cost more in gunsmith time than it originally cost to buy, but I was ok with that and am happy to have an Enfield in fine working condition. Here'...

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