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  1. Beautiful. I have a No. 1 in 30-06 and it can be quite the shoulder bruiser, depending on the load.
  2. I was thinking the same thing. The early 98 Mausers were finished to very high standards with relatively good polish jobs and deep bluing. This 1943 gun shows just how badly these guns were being thrown together by then. Look at the tool marks on the barrel and receiver.
  3. Okay, if I could just have five guns, here they are: 1. S&W Model 629 6-inch. 2. Mossberg 590A1 18-inch with bead sight 3. Ruger Mini-14 4. Ruger Model 77 in 30-06 5. Ruger LCR in .38 Special
  4. Because I didn't read the original post very carefully. I thought it was "What five guns do you want that you don't have?" Duh. Obviously, if I could only have five guns to last me the rest of my life for any and all situations, the ones I listed above would not be the five.
  5. 1.) M14 2.) Winchester 71 3.) Weatherby Mark V in 300 Wby (already have one in 30-06) 4.) Pre-64 Winchester 70 in 220 Swift. 5.) A modern reproduction of a Marlin 1881 in 45-70.* *Since no one makes one, I'd probably have to get Gun Smoke to make a one-off for me. Cost: probably around $20,000.
  6. We can't get political, so I'll reserve comment.
  7. Does that surplus 7.62x54R have non-corrosive primers? If not, make sure you thoroughly clean the bore and chamber immediately after every shooting session or you will quickly have severe pitting.
  8. It doesn't look like anyone else is going to guess, so Barry is the winner (again). This is the Whitney Burgess 1878 Long Range Repeating Rifle. Made in limited numbers, it was the first lever action chambered for the 45-70. The Marlin 1881 was the first "mass produced" lever action 45-70.
  9. Can you ID this lever gun?
  10. Barry got it right off the bat in a PM to me. The man is Jesse James. The gun is a Marlin 1881, the first mass produced lever action ever offered in 45-70. The "beautiful friendship" Barry is referring to in his hint is no doubt the relationship between Winchester and John Browning, because this Marlin rifle is what ultimately led Winchester to put Browning's big-bore lever gun into production as the Winchester 1886.
  11. I'm hearing some talk from the gun shops around here. Sales are up. Way up. There is fear that we may not have a new president come November, and that Obama, unfettered by not having to worry about re-election, will mount an all-out assault on guns.
  12. That's one I'll buy.
  13. When I had their Performance Center convert my S&W 360 from a steel cylinder to titanium, I was impressed with their communication and turn around time. It wasn't as quick as yours, but it was within the time frame they gave me up front.
  14. I think this is a bunch of baloney circulated by people who don't understand how these cartridges headspace. They think you can shoot 38 Special in 357 Magnum, and everyone knows a 38 is just a shorter 357, so if a 40 is just a shorter 10mm, voila! 38s and 357s headspace on the rim, but the 40 and 10mm are rimless and headspace on the mouth. Hence, as you saw, if you try to chamber a 40 in a 10mm gun, the round just sinks into the chamber with the primer well out of striking distance.
  15. The safety is also a decocker and therefore mimics the safety/decocker on most DA autos.
  16. My trusty T-Fal non-stick skillet finally bit the dust last week after about a decade of use. I decided to try one of the Orgreenic ceramic non-stick skillets. I've been using it for a week now and it is without a doubt the best non-stick pan I've ever used. I followed the instructions and seasoned it before use and I've done eggs, omelets, grilled cheese sandwiches, fried pork chops, fried chicken and nothing sticks. Even normally sticky scrambled egg residue and burnt cheese just wipes out with a paper towel.
  17. The Hombre arrived yesterday. I'm very impressed with the fit and finish of this gun. I'd already ordered a Wolff spring kit, but the trigger on this thing is so nice I'm only going to replace the mainspring (to reduce cocking effort) I wasn't sure how I'd like the matte finish. It actually look much better in person. It really holds the oil when you wipe the gun down and then doesn't show fingerprints when you handle it.
  18. I haven't watched any of Nutn's stuff in quite awhile. He's forever doing this sort of thing with ARs and AKs, so kudos for getting out the good ol' Garand and putting it through the same sort of drill. "> " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350">
  19. Maybe, but I tend to think buyers for this gun would be more familiar with Elmer Keith. My point about the name of the gun was that this Uberti model comes very close to Keith's No. 5 revolver, which was a heavily modified Colt SAA in 44 Special (loaded by Keith to 44 Magnum level loads). If it had the Bisley grip frame it would be almost identical.
  20. This is Uberti's "Callahan" model in 44 Mag only. The name no doubt harkens back to the Dirty Harry character, but tell me why Uberti should have named this gun the "Elmer Keith"?
  21. I did a little more research and found out these were made for Navy Arms by Armi San Marco.
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