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Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 11-24-2014, 06:51 PM
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Posted By tigerbeetle
I live in Gwinnett Co., NE of Atlanta not far...

I live in Gwinnett Co., NE of Atlanta not far from Stone Mountain.
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 11-23-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By tigerbeetle
Update

I got my new parts in and here is what I did.

I replaced the firing pin & spring, hammer & hammer springs, replaced the sear, sear spring and pin, new safety assembly and re-assembled. Took it...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 10-22-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By tigerbeetle
Well, we can't have that! ...

Well, we can't have that!
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm193/varmithunter/Mobile%20Uploads/2013-09/8F1AB2B5-691A-4068-B9ED-7B2534C817A1.jpg

A little more history on my 37. I bought it in...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 10-16-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,154
Posted By tigerbeetle
S&W Sigma .380 ...

S&W Sigma .380

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm193/varmithunter/Rimfire/My%20Toys/380Sigma.jpg

I also carry a Taurus PT 111 Pro in 9mm in my pickup (and sometimes on self if I leave the...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 10-15-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By tigerbeetle
JonM: Thanks for the enlightenment. I will have...

JonM: Thanks for the enlightenment. I will have to check out the CZ doubles next time I am in one of the local establishments that handles CZs. I had looked at one a few years ago when I got a...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 10-15-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By tigerbeetle
There have been more Remington 870's produced...

There have been more Remington 870's produced than nearly all the rest of the pump guns combined. Double rails on the slide, fail safe to shoot, and an older one is just as good - or better - than a...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 10-15-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By tigerbeetle
SxSs and O/Us are both outstanding designs. The...

SxSs and O/Us are both outstanding designs. The SxSs were produced by the early English gunmakers for many years before the first O/Us came into being. As such, the double (SxS) was the gun of...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 10-14-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,744
Posted By tigerbeetle
I bought one in June and shot a couple hundred...

I bought one in June and shot a couple hundred rounds with the only hitch of a few light hammer strikes. Personally, I liked the stew out of it. Shot to point of aim very easily. Recoil was not...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 10-14-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By tigerbeetle
I have had my 37 since the early '70s. It is a...

I have had my 37 since the early '70s. It is a fantastic little shotgun that I just don't shoot enough. When I bought it it came with the 26" IC barrel. That was good for doves and quail most the...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 10-14-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,420
Posted By tigerbeetle
I have seen where some of the shooters who shoot...

I have seen where some of the shooters who shoot the clay sports have sent in their RLs to have the automatic safety converted to a manual safety. I messed up a couple pulls on skeet when I first...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 10-09-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By tigerbeetle
That puppy has been taken down and sterilized,...

That puppy has been taken down and sterilized, sanitized and is cleaner than a baby's butt. I do have an order in for a replacement hammer along with a few other miscellaneous things to have on...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-09-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,532
Posted By tigerbeetle
FBI is talking change...

A buddy sent this to me. It goes along with a Hornady Critical Defense segment I saw yesterday on one of the Outdoor Channel shows.

http://loadoutroom.com/12077/fbi-going-9mm-comes-science/
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Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 10-09-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,420
Posted By tigerbeetle
I was talking to one of my gun nut friends who...

I was talking to one of my gun nut friends who works at Academy yesterday, he said the rumor was coming down that production was about to begin on the 20 ga. I hope so. If I can get one for 15-1600,...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 10-09-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By tigerbeetle
Challenger C-II

I will try to be brief, e.g. long story short...

I have a '73 C-II which I bought 3 years ago. No idea of the number of rounds fired. A few months ago I started to have FTFs. I finally figured...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 10-08-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,420
Posted By tigerbeetle
Got mine! I love it.

I bought mine back in January. I had rotator cuff surgery in Sept. of last year and couldn't shoot it until May. I have a Citori with 26 in. barrels and it took me a few rounds of skeet to get used...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 10-08-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By tigerbeetle
I bought an Ithaca SKB 100 from a Penny's...

I bought an Ithaca SKB 100 from a Penny's Discount Center in 1970. It had apparently been returned, or the original sale fell through. It still had the paper wrapping around the barrels. Irrc, I...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 10-08-2014, 08:43 PM
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Views: 347,144
Posted By tigerbeetle
Smothered and covered.

Smothered and covered.
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 10-07-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By tigerbeetle
Update

I have put a red dot on the Tourny barrel, so the SK is one of my favorite range guns.

I still have been unable to get the SK barrel to feed reliably. Does anybody know a smithy in the Atlanta...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 10-23-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By tigerbeetle
If that is what you want... first off, get a 20...

If that is what you want... first off, get a 20 gauge. You are not defending charging grizzly bears in your house. You can get a Mossberg, or several others for way under $500 at Academy sport...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 03-25-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,213
Posted By tigerbeetle
Browning ATD .22

Before this thread becomes an ammo thread, the price is twice that of the 10/22 and other inexpensive rifles, but for one you can shoot little bitty groups with and carry with pride for the rest of...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 03-25-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By tigerbeetle
+1 on the Mueller. Excellent scopes, good...

+1 on the Mueller. Excellent scopes, good optics. Good support. Go for the Mueller. I have the 14X on a Rem. Mdl Five and it is a "Hole" shooter.
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 03-24-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By tigerbeetle
High Standard Sport King w/Tournament barrel

I know, it looks stupid. But here is the deal. It is a 1975 Hamden produced model with the typical 4.5 inch barrel. I bought it in an estate sale back in November or so, and it came with 3 (not...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 11-17-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,732
Posted By tigerbeetle
Getting the wood sawn is only half of it. It...

Getting the wood sawn is only half of it. It still needs drying out. Either it goes to a kiln, or it is air dried for a year or 3 or 4 so it doesn't buckle and twist. Some species of hardwood are...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 11-17-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23,781
Views: 347,144
Posted By tigerbeetle
Obama......

Obama......
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 08-25-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By tigerbeetle
I went to a gun show today and picked up a box of...

I went to a gun show today and picked up a box of low pressure rounds for it. I was surprised to find out Remington is making the cartridge again in the express format for the .32-20 rifle. Maybe it...
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