Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Ruger classics old and new
Replies: 5
Views: 231
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Re: Ruger classics old and new

I highly recommend the Mark IV, the ease of disassembly is mind-boggling compared to the earlier Marks. Both pistol look very nice... But please elaborate on what makes it easier...??? I like the stag grips also.. Thanks. The Mark IV has a disasssembly button at the rear, that when pressed, allows ...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Ruger classics old and new
Replies: 5
Views: 231
United States of America

Re: Ruger classics old and new

The Blackhawk is an early one with a four-digit serial number. I wasn't a fan of the stag grips at first, but they have grown on me!
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Ruger classics old and new
Replies: 5
Views: 231
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Ruger classics old and new

I thought I'd show off two of my recent acquisitions--a flat-top Ruger Blackhawk and a new Mark IV Target .22. I highly recommend the Mark IV, the ease of disassembly is mind-boggling compared to the earlier Marks. I'm a traditionalist and usually eschew the "latest and greatest" innovations, but th...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: I finally have a CZ-75
Replies: 12
Views: 2501
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Re: I finally have a CZ-75

I think the 75s are very underrated pistols in the States. They actually tested as the ‘best overall pistol’ in the US Military trials to replace the aging 1911 45ACP with the Beretta, but Reagan wouldn’t let them be selected as the build site was too close to the Iron Curtain. That's interesting. ...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: I finally have a CZ-75
Replies: 12
Views: 2501
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Re: I finally have a CZ-75

Nice! Congrats, I also have a pre B. I think the 75s are very underrated pistols in the States. By the way, which Mecgar mags work in the pre B? I viewed their website and they have mags for the B, the SP-01, and compacts. Hi Steve. I have been comparing it with some others from my collection--what...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Model Berthier 1907-15/34 find
Replies: 45
Views: 3939
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Re: French Model Berthier 1907-15/34 find

That's really cool!
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: I finally have a CZ-75
Replies: 12
Views: 2501
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Re: I finally have a CZ-75

What is the difference in pre B and post B. I have forgotten. Hi Charles! The B models, up through current production, have a firing pin block. They are identifiable by the roll pin visible in the slide serrations. There were additional changes, including the ring hammer (instead of the original sp...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: The late great Stephen A. Camp
Replies: 3
Views: 672
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The late great Stephen A. Camp

A gun-writer I truly miss is Stephen A. Camp. From his days posting on various gun forums, to the creation of his excellent Hipowersandhandguns website, he always had a down-to-earth style that belied his truly impressive knowledge and experience. His way of writing was influential without being "in...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: I finally have a CZ-75
Replies: 12
Views: 2501
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Re: I finally have a CZ-75

It fits right in to my ever-growing collection of service 9mms...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: I finally have a CZ-75
Replies: 12
Views: 2501
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Re: I finally have a CZ-75

I put a fresh 16 pound Wolff recoil spring in it, as I'm looking forward to shooting-up this large can of Federal 9BPLE I've been holding on to for quite a while. I'm usually not one to use hot ammo, but I got this stuff for free and the CZ handles it well. I was also happy to discover it can accomm...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield
Replies: 15
Views: 2909
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Re: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield

Sorry for the picture issues. Not sure why it's flipping all my pictures over when I post now and won't let me edit the posts to change/delete pics...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield
Replies: 15
Views: 2909
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Re: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield

vandle wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:35 pm
Cleaned up very nicely.

what type of products did you use?
Superfine steel wool, 3 in 1 oil for the rust and some linseed oil for the stock. Here's some more pics. I think they will be thrilled when I give it back--even I didn't think it would clean up as well as it did. The bore is bright.
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield
Replies: 15
Views: 2909
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Re: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield

indy1919a4 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:33 pm
Nice clean up, how did it get so bad in the 1st place???
An "old man" recently donated it during one of their living history days, so at least it wasn't the historical society that let it get that way!
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield
Replies: 15
Views: 2909
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Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield

The president of my local historical society asked if I would be willing to clean up an "old rifle" they want to put on display. I agreed, wondering what she would bring me. I was thrilled to find it's an 1884 trapdoor. Here's a before and after pic. Now the only problem is that I really want one. I...
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Czech Pistols
Topic: I finally have a CZ-75
Replies: 12
Views: 2501
United States of America

I finally have a CZ-75

I've wanted a CZ-75 for as long as I can remember. I've especially wanted a pre-b with some service use history. My wait is over--and here it is. This is an Israeli Police issue made in 1990. It's just the way I like 'em, used but not abused. I got it to the range this week and it shot great.

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