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by Mountain Lion
Sat May 30, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: Savage 1907.
Replies: 16
Views: 2391

Re: Savage 1907.

A 1917 is next on my list. Very nice examples.
by Mountain Lion
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: 1936 Luger
Replies: 4
Views: 1974

Re: 1936 Luger

cool gun. I will be glad to double what was paid for it. $20. 🥴
by Mountain Lion
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: Savage 1907.
Replies: 16
Views: 2391

Re: Savage 1907.

Amen on cocking the thing. No way a woman could do it unless she worked shoveling coal all day. Cool gun nonetheless. See the Ortgies under German pistols. Picked up both within two days of each other. Must be my time for .32s.
by Mountain Lion
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: German Pistols
Topic: Ortgies Patent
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Ortgies Patent

Found this within two days of purchasing a Savage 1907 in .32 ACP. (See US pistols). Went from having no .32 cal to having two. Really interesting example of the Germans flaunting the Treaty of Versailles. This was made sometime between 1919 and 1923. Do a google search for Ortgies. Ortgies was the ...
by Mountain Lion
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: US Pistols
Topic: Savage 1907.
Replies: 16
Views: 2391

Savage 1907.

The little brother of the pistol that finished in second place behind the Colt 1911. The original Savage was in .45 ACP. This one was scaled down to .32 ACP. Do a google search for Savage 1907. Intriguing little pistol that is a challenge to cock. Ten round double stack magazine. Quite an innovation...
by Mountain Lion
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: m 1917 eddystone
Replies: 29
Views: 11375

Re: m 1917 eddystone

Very cool connection story to Eddystone.
by Mountain Lion
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: m 1917 eddystone
Replies: 29
Views: 11375

Re: m 1917 eddystone

I have a Winchester 1917. Very underrated rifle. I’ve named her Anne. From Little Orphan Annie. The 1914/17 was designed by the British, but built by the Americans. Neither side claimed her as one of their own. Thus an orphan. Your Annie is a beauty too.
by Mountain Lion
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield
Replies: 15
Views: 10145

Re: Cleaned up an 1884 Trapdoor Springfield

That’s a very well done restoration. Now you need a sling to top off the job.
by Mountain Lion
Thu May 10, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Carcano M91/24 attic find
Replies: 9
Views: 5681

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: 7324

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: 7601

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: 7601

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: 7601

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: 3062

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: 4879

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...

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