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Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 06-20-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Popgun
I don't argue the truth in what you all say, it's...

I don't argue the truth in what you all say, it's just disappointing to hear. I remember as a boy, back in around 1960, hunting pigeons in the mountains with my father and grandfather as he shot...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 06-19-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Popgun
Options for shooting an antique black powder shotgun

Thanks in advance for any comments.

I Inherited my grandfathers old shotgun years ago and would like to be able to set it up as an occasional ceremonial "shooter". The gun is a Lefever 12 ga...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 03-17-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,312
Posted By Popgun
It may be the government trying to implement UN...

It may be the government trying to implement UN agenda 21 by making it harder for citizens to navigate the back country. They would love to herd country folk over into the cities. Why else would...
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 02-27-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Popgun
thanks for the replies, I guess there's a reason...

thanks for the replies, I guess there's a reason to keep it blunt.
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 02-25-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Popgun
Thanks, I'll have to remember to get a running...

Thanks, I'll have to remember to get a running start though with this thing.
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 02-25-2016, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Popgun
Chinese SKS blunt bayonet

Anybody know if the Chinese Norinco SKS bayonets issued are supposed to stay blunt or do they sharpen the points once they are issued to troops? It would seem to be less than effective in combat if...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 02-18-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,038
Posted By Popgun
More than one bad thing can happen at the same...

More than one bad thing can happen at the same time in this world my friend. A couple of really bad event's can start America and the world cascading downhill into a real nightmare. It's best to be...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 02-12-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,038
Posted By Popgun
I have done my share of investigating from...

I have done my share of investigating from "experts" about what the effects of E1, E2, & E3 EMPs would be from both solar and nuclear events. An M3 solar event on an operating sub station, from what...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 02-12-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,038
Posted By Popgun
A solar event like 1859 needed to take advantage...

A solar event like 1859 needed to take advantage of the long telegraph lines to build up sufficient power which it then displayed when it reached appliances such as a telegraph morse key. Today it...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 02-11-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,038
Posted By Popgun
there were no micro electronics back in 1859 and...

there were no micro electronics back in 1859 and what damage was done by solar flare E3 was repaired/replaced in short order.
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 02-11-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,038
Posted By Popgun
A solar event, like a severe solar flare, would...

A solar event, like a severe solar flare, would cause an E3 effect likely taking down large power systems and destroying many electrical appliances plugged into those electrical systems. I would...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 02-11-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,038
Posted By Popgun
Oh, I'm sorry, I thought this topic was about an...

Oh, I'm sorry, I thought this topic was about an EMP attack, not all-out thermo nuclear war with Russia. Yes, in that case, kiss everything goodbye.

Again, pardon me.
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 02-07-2016, 05:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,038
Posted By Popgun
The laptop I have stored is a fine working...

The laptop I have stored is a fine working hand-me-down as are my two iphone 4s. Can you imagine a world in which most all computers and such other things are gone... except mine? Talk about a...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 01-31-2016, 02:37 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,038
Posted By Popgun
North Korea right now has a 250 lb "satellite"...

North Korea right now has a 250 lb "satellite" orbiting earth passing over the US every 90 minutes. It's orbit is 340 miles high (300 miles is optimal for a coast-to-coast EMP dispersal). It was...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 01-25-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Popgun
Thanks for your response. The one distinctive...

Thanks for your response. The one distinctive characteristic I've seen with the M1871 bayonets is the curved front quillon. The M1891 seems to always have a straight cross-guard with a short stubby...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 01-25-2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Popgun
Will 1891 Carcano bayonet fit older 1870 Vetterli

I have an Italian 1870/87-15 Vetterli Vitali infantry rifle that I own and shoot. It's one of the rifles that was re-sleeved to fit the 6.5x52 Carcano cartridge. I was interested in purchasing a...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 06-16-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By Popgun
I found a spec grid for these cartridges on line...

I found a spec grid for these cartridges on line that has a line of info for loading for this gun. Under the category for "powder" it lists 24.0 grains of I-3031. How does that compare to Triple...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 06-08-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By Popgun
I have a Thompson Center 50 cal. in flint I used...

I have a Thompson Center 50 cal. in flint I used to shoot a lot. Never minded the cleaning process much, I'm kinda a neat-freak anyway. This re-loading will be a new experience, I'm looking forward...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 06-07-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By Popgun
Thanks boys, looks like I may have to get into my...

Thanks boys, looks like I may have to get into my own reloading. I'm sure there will be a learning curve and some equipment to buy.

Thanks again
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 06-06-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By Popgun
No go boom... go boom make hole!

No go boom... go boom make hole!
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 06-06-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By Popgun
Good answers, all. Let me first answer the...

Good answers, all. Let me first answer the "why".

I've owned this old gun for about 35 years and never shot it. I showed it to my grandfather shortly after I bought it back then and he told me...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 06-06-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By Popgun
Can a modern bullet be re-charged with BP?

With no answers to my question about where to buy 6.5/52 Carcano in black powder new or reloaded, I have a new question:

Can a modern out-of-the-box live bullet like a Carcano mentioned above from...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 06-06-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By Popgun
Black Powder reloads

I have an old Model 1870/87 Vetterli Vitali Italian military infantry rifle made in 1890 that was originally manufactured to shoot 41 ca. black powder ammo. These rifles were later upgraded with...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 06-06-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By Popgun
Black Powder reloads?

I have an old Model 1870/87 Vetterli Vitali Italian military infantry rifle made in 1890 that was originally manufactured to shoot 41 ca. black powder ammo. These rifles were later upgraded with...
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 05-22-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Popgun
LC9 mag release scratching magazine

I've got, and love, my little LC9. I use it for my CCW when I'm out of Cali and back in the USA. Everything works well except that releasing the magazine has always been a little more difficult...
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