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Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 06-29-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By huffmanite
While I own a few 7x57 rifles that I enjoy...

While I own a few 7x57 rifles that I enjoy shooting at range, none are an A.I 7x57. Some of my 7x57 are built on a modern commercial action and some are on small ring mauser actions. Its my...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 06-06-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By huffmanite
At range I'm a member, a fellow shooter who knew...

At range I'm a member, a fellow shooter who knew I had a number of various military rifles, both still original condition and sporterized, asked me if I'd be interested in coming by his home to see...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 04-07-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By huffmanite
FWIW, two comments. First, early Mausers,...

FWIW, two comments. First, early Mausers, perhaps their 1891 or 93s, had a heat treatment problem. Mauser discovered it early and condemned the rifles....never sold. Somewhere, when reading a post...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 03-13-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By huffmanite
Last year, wife and I spent several days in...

Last year, wife and I spent several days in Copenhagen Denmark seeing the sights. One of places visited was the Tivoli Gardens amusement park and when walking around in it we stopped to look at a...
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 03-12-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,497
Posted By huffmanite
Chuckle, 2 years or so ago, a brand of scope...

Chuckle, 2 years or so ago, a brand of scope called Nitrex was discontinued by its parent company and Natchez Shooter Supply handled the sell of the Nitrex inventory. The Nitrex TR2 models were...
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 03-10-2016, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,497
Posted By huffmanite
Guess I've owned several super slams for 3-4...

Guess I've owned several super slams for 3-4 years now, the 3-15 and a couple of the 5-20s. They do have some nice optics, quite clear and bright and I've always trusted their windage/elevation...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 02-09-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By huffmanite
Recently, one of my range buddies purchased...

Recently, one of my range buddies purchased several thousand RWS primers. Don't recall if large rifle or small rifle and don't know where he found them.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-22-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,656
Posted By huffmanite
Never know what you'll find in a pawnshop, why I...

Never know what you'll find in a pawnshop, why I check the ones closest to me.

For example, found a 6mm Remington BSA made rifle from the later 60's made for the old Herter's company to sell in...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 01-16-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By huffmanite
Your story reminds me of an engine we'd installed...

Your story reminds me of an engine we'd installed in a truck when I worked for the engine rebuilder with a darn good reputation for quality work. Owner had had it for about 6 months when a tow truck...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 01-16-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By huffmanite
Story about a car engine I rebuilt.

Back in the 70s, I was a buyer for a large auto parts distributor with a very large chain of auto parts stores to supply. Most of the items you'd find on display in one of our stores in front of the...
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 01-16-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,829
Posted By huffmanite
Thought I'd mention a recent addition to what I...

Thought I'd mention a recent addition to what I use to clean a rifle bore. For a fair number of years, wife and I have kept a tube of MAAS metal polish around the house for cleaning metal,...
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 01-16-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,829
Posted By huffmanite
Back in the late 70s, in Houston, I used to be a...

Back in the late 70s, in Houston, I used to be a buyer for one of the largest warehouse auto parts distributors in Tex, or the south, for that matter. One of lines I bought was Marvel Mystery Oil. ...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-14-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,656
Posted By huffmanite
Have 4 pawnshops within 25 minutes of my home. ...

Have 4 pawnshops within 25 minutes of my home. Maybe every three months might check them for a rifle that might interest me. Very seldom do I buy one. Prices are generally too high on their...
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 01-13-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By huffmanite
Think its Natchez shooters supply that has some...

Think its Natchez shooters supply that has some Sun Optics at discounted prices. Might want to check there.

Sorry, have no personal experience with using Sun Optics. Have explored internet for...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-04-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,491
Posted By huffmanite
As mentioned earlier, I bought a .223 Edge...

As mentioned earlier, I bought a .223 Edge (renamed the Axis) not that long after it was introduced. Played around with the plastic stock trying to correct its problems, with no real success. Back...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-29-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By huffmanite
FWIW, I restored a 1903 Springfield a few...

FWIW,

I restored a 1903 Springfield a few years ago. The original stock had been butchered, but barreled action/trigger guard with it sights were intact. I bought a replacement 1903 stock from...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-28-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,491
Posted By huffmanite
A range buddy and I, between us, have rebarreled...

A range buddy and I, between us, have rebarreled at least three Axis rifles we own. All our barrels were Shaw stainless varmit contour Savage replacement barrels. The Varmit contour leans toward...
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 12-14-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,320
Posted By huffmanite
Yep on the Center Point being on the list. I've...

Yep on the Center Point being on the list. I've had one of the 4-16s for maybe six years now. Think I got it not that long after Wal-Mart began selling them. Was on way home from a LGS with a well...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 12-01-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,673
Posted By huffmanite
Own a 99M1 Marlin myself. LOL, paid around $45...

Own a 99M1 Marlin myself. LOL, paid around $45 for it new, back around 1966. Chuckle, had to decide between the fairly new Ruger 10/22 and the 99M1. Chuckle, wasn't sure about Ruger's new fangle...
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 11-30-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,320
Posted By huffmanite
Hmmmmmm, no comments about the Crossman TAG...

Hmmmmmm, no comments about the Crossman TAG Center Point scope on the list. Sells for well under $100.
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 11-09-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,198
Posted By huffmanite
Nope, I'd not noticed one like yours with the...

Nope, I'd not noticed one like yours with the peep sight instead of the vee/notched rear sight with the dial adjustment and I've seen a fair number of Swedes over the years. Shoot with a gent who's...
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 09-30-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By huffmanite
Tempted to buy the Leatherwood 8-32x50 scope...

Tempted to buy the Leatherwood 8-32x50 scope myself....own a couple of the Sportsmans Guide Leatherwoods in 6-24x44 and am pretty pleased with them. These are Leatherwoods that only Sportsmans Guide...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 08-29-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By huffmanite
Was in one of the Academy Sports and Outdoors...

Was in one of the Academy Sports and Outdoors stores just North of Houston yesterday. Store had a fair stock of various 22 ammo, including the Federal Auto Match bricks, which were priced at $17.95....
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 08-16-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By huffmanite
Congrats on finding some 22 ammo. Some of my...

Congrats on finding some 22 ammo. Some of my local stores that sell ammo (except the the 3 super Wal-marts in my area) have had some brand/kind of 22 ammo to sell for a number of months now. FWiW,...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 07-13-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,790
Posted By huffmanite
While I served in Vietnam in a combat inf Bn,...

While I served in Vietnam in a combat inf Bn, worked in its S2 security/intel section. Few times I was in field, never had need to fire my weapon. However, I do have a story concerning firing an...
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