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 Mountain Lion
Thu May 10, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Carcano M91/24 attic find
Replies: 7
Views: 993
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Re: Carcano M91/24 attic find

I will bet you it was left there by an Italian soldier in a big hurry to scurry to the West to escape the Russians. Nice find
by Mountain Lion
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1884 cadet trapdoor
Replies: 10
Views: 1623
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Re: 1884 cadet trapdoor

I love those old Springfield’s. Welcome to the club. All I can add is to never shoot copper jacket bullets. Lead only. You will do a number on the rifling with FMJ. Take a look at the extractor. I have an 1873 rifle that the indention on the extractor was off center. Had to have come from the factor...
by Mountain Lion
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Rimfire Firearms (Commercial and C&R)
Topic: Stevens Favorite
Replies: 8
Views: 1595
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Re: Stevens Favorite

Good point. My mother-in-law had a Pattern 1853 Enfield and a US Model 1841 Mississippi rifle that came down through her family. She remembered when she was little those guns were kept in the barn. Thanks for the complements. I think I'll keep her for a while.
by Mountain Lion
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Rimfire Firearms (Commercial and C&R)
Topic: Stevens Favorite
Replies: 8
Views: 1595
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Re: Stevens Favorite

Glad you all like it. I’ve done nothing to it except to clean the bore and put a couple coats of Renaissance wax on it. Can’t wait to shoot it. I’ve got a feeling it’s accurate. By the way set me back $250.
by Mountain Lion
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Rimfire Firearms (Commercial and C&R)
Topic: Stevens Favorite
Replies: 8
Views: 1595
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Stevens Favorite

Picked this plinker up at a pawn shop a few weeks ago. Had no idea what it was, other than it looked interesting.
Turns out it is a J. Stephen's Favorite, Model 1889, falling block, .22 caliber. Made sometime between 1889 and 1894. Solid little rifle in pretty good shape to be 125 years old.
by Mountain Lion
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Springfield model 1873,question
Replies: 5
Views: 944
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Re: Springfield model 1873,question

I have heard exactly the same thing about jacketed bullets vs. lead bullets. I have only shot the black powder, lead shells through my carbine and rifle with no adverse effects. I have purchased and had good luck with ammunition from Buffalo Arms. See https://www.buffaloarms.com/45-70-government-405...
by Mountain Lion
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: Whitneyville Armory No. 1 Revolver PICTS ADDED
Replies: 4
Views: 1417
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Re: Whitneyville Armory No. 1 Revolver PICTS ADDED

There is a small screw just forward of the trigger. You can see a glimpse of it in the top picture. Remove the screw. The cylinder shaft will pull out with a little nudging from a screwdriver. Nothing to it -- if you know the trick. Yes, I've put at least 150 round of modern .22 short through it wit...
by Mountain Lion
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: Whitneyville Armory No. 1 Revolver PICTS ADDED
Replies: 4
Views: 1417
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Re: Whitneyville Armory No. 1 Revolver PICTS ADDED

I stumbled into an answer. Hope you all enjoy the pictures. Read somewhere online that these guns were carried by gamblers and ladies of the night. Kind of cool stuff.
by Mountain Lion
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: Whitneyville Armory No. 1 Revolver PICTS ADDED
Replies: 4
Views: 1417
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Whitneyville Armory No. 1 Revolver PICTS ADDED

I recently bought a seven shot, .22 short revolver. The markings on the barrel are "Whitneyville Armory CT USA" Best I can tell, it was made between 1871 and 1875. Serial number 298XX. I have shot this gun, it works as well in 2017 as it did in 1875. My question is, however, does anyone have any ide...
by Mountain Lion
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Series 5 Nagoya
Replies: 2
Views: 2856
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Re: Series 5 Nagoya

I don't know what you traded, but I believe you got the best of the bargain. Nice looking rifle! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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