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Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 01-27-2014, 04:03 AM
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Posted By musketshooter
Unknown scope mount bases

Here are a few pictures of the bases. I have no idea what brand they are or what they fit. Any clues?
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-06-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,309
Posted By musketshooter
If you try STP, it will leave a sticky mess on...

If you try STP, it will leave a sticky mess on the cases that will have to be removed with gas or paint thinner.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-24-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,844
Posted By musketshooter
I agree. A faster bullet does not make a more...

I agree. A faster bullet does not make a more proficient shooter. Dead animals can't tell the difference of 100 FPS.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-09-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 152
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Posted By musketshooter
45-70 ctg eye candy

Here are a few pcitures of ctgs in my collection. The Mckeever pouch is orignal and is full of various rifle and carbine ctgs. It includes copper case inside primed and tin plated ctgs as well as...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 12-03-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By musketshooter
All the parts you need are quite easy to find and...

All the parts you need are quite easy to find and most are available from S&S frearms and trapdoorcollector.com. If it takes more than 30 days to complete the project, they are dragging their feet. ...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 12-02-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By musketshooter
Is cheap more important than reliable?

Is cheap more important than reliable?
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 11-30-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By musketshooter
A loose primer pocket or oversized flash hole was...

A loose primer pocket or oversized flash hole was probably the culprit if the ammo was skillfully loaded. The 721 extractor is the weakest part of the gun. I recommend the installation of a SAKO...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 11-22-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By musketshooter
Do a search for piano wire. It is tempered...

Do a search for piano wire. It is tempered roundstock that is perfect for making a rod as close to original as possible. Original rods are tapered so diameter varies the entire length of the rod. ...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 11-08-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By musketshooter
You will have to unbreach the barrel and get a...

You will have to unbreach the barrel and get a rod just under bore size and drive it out from the back. Do not attempt to shoot it out!
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 10-30-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,624
Posted By musketshooter
I believe all the arsenals and armories in the...

I believe all the arsenals and armories in the world have been scavanged for old guns. I don't think there are any C&R type guns in quantity left to be imported. Class 3 guns will never be allowed...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 08-05-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By musketshooter
The barrel diameter of the original M1864 is...

The barrel diameter of the original M1864 is .771. Your M42 could have been used on either side.
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 07-25-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,530
Posted By musketshooter
Brown alcohol based leather dye will give you the...

Brown alcohol based leather dye will give you the slight reddish look.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-25-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,309
Posted By musketshooter
Everyone wants to be the "mad chemist". A quart...

Everyone wants to be the "mad chemist". A quart of 80-90 gear oil will last a lifetime. Use on a stamp pad. It wipes off easily with an old towel.
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 07-25-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By musketshooter
I have a couple of pre-war pistols. They are fun...

I have a couple of pre-war pistols. They are fun to shoot, but the trigger pull is very hard. They originally came with a holster and spare magazine. Original magazines are very hard to find.
Firearms Forum: Montana Gun Forum 07-25-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By musketshooter
I hope you have deep pockets if you are looking...

I hope you have deep pockets if you are looking for property around Lincoln.
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 05-29-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By musketshooter
I have been a 50 year trapdoor shooter. THe best...

I have been a 50 year trapdoor shooter. THe best bullet lube for lead in TDs is a mixture of yellow bee's wax and olive oil. Heat and mix in a pan and make the consistency you find will work. Do...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-14-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By musketshooter
The bolt in the barrel seriously detracts from...

The bolt in the barrel seriously detracts from the value. I would guess the sum of the other parts would be about $500.
Firearms Forum: History 03-12-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By musketshooter
The top one is a Luftwaffe pin. The other is a...

The top one is a Luftwaffe pin. The other is a US WW2 battle ribbon with battle stars. One star for each major battle participated in.
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 03-12-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By musketshooter
Why is there a bolt head on the left side of the...

Why is there a bolt head on the left side of the barrel? The tang screw is not original. It would be worth having professional cleaning done if the barrel is shootable. It amazes me that so many...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 03-08-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By musketshooter
I believe it's 348 Win cases.

I believe it's 348 Win cases.
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By musketshooter
The conversion to center fire is rather easy. I...

The conversion to center fire is rather easy. I believe Lee has made dies for the 41 Swiss.
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 03-07-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,228
Posted By musketshooter
Precious metals are a terrible investment. ...

Precious metals are a terrible investment. Especially at this time of inflated "values". If you took a one once gold coin to the grocery store and tried to use it to buy $1,600 worth of groceries,...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 02-17-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,313
Posted By musketshooter
It's an Egyptian RRB numnber 1. Suitable for...

It's an Egyptian RRB numnber 1. Suitable for black powder ctgs only. There are no commercial after market barrels that are threaded for that action so you will have to have any barrel custom cut...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 02-05-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By musketshooter
The last one I sold brought $125.

The last one I sold brought $125.
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 02-04-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By musketshooter
gracious post. Thanks

gracious post. Thanks
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