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  • Was a gunsmith for many years now I only fabricate parts. Used to shoot in some competitions
  • Cleator,AZ
  • hiking,working in my shop
  • self-employed


  • Posted in thread: Ithaca M49R .22 lever action on 12-04-2016 at 12:28 AM
    I believe the Ithaca Model 49R is almost exactly like the new Henry 22 rifles (I think Henry
    bought that patent).

  • Posted in thread: Stuck case in a Mosin on 12-02-2016 at 02:28 PM
    It is possible that you have a rough chamber. None of us here know if it is rough or not. An
    obvious result of a rough chamber is hard extraction.

  • Posted in thread: Old Whippet 22 rifle on 11-30-2016 at 12:30 AM
    Heres my question, is this by design, or broken parts? Actually worn parts is likely the
    answer. The trigger and/or the sear is worn.

  • Posted in thread: H&R 900 problem on 11-29-2016 at 01:57 PM
    In all honesty the gun is really not worth taking to a gunsmith.

  • Posted in thread: H&R 900 problem on 11-29-2016 at 03:47 AM
    You can see the cylinder lock. It is visible in one of the pics you posted. Its that half-moon
    piece sticking up just above the trigger. That locks into those cuts on the side of the
    cylinder. That lo...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck case in a Mosin on 11-28-2016 at 01:59 PM
    as long as the case is intact the rod/hammer is the logical thing to use. If the case head
    comes off then different methods are used.

  • Posted in thread: H&R 900 problem on 11-28-2016 at 12:56 AM
    Does the cylinder lock solid in the firing position? I think you have a problem with the
    locking bolt. I'm surprised that the firing pin was able to hit the cartridge rim with it so
    far out of time. W...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck case in a Mosin on 11-28-2016 at 12:36 AM
    first soak the chamber with penetrating oil (WD-40, Kroil, liquid wrench, etc).After giving it
    time to work try the hammer/rod again.

  • Posted in thread: H&R Handi Rifle barrels on 11-25-2016 at 02:31 PM
    Fitting one of those barrels does not amount much at all. And sometimes (often?) require
    nothing.I wanted a .32 H&R Mag barrel and had to make one myself because none are made. It was
    not much of a ch...

  • Posted in thread: Gunsmithing as a hobby where to learn on 11-24-2016 at 09:44 PM
    There are countless books on gunsmithing. I would start there before you even touch a some of these too....................

Just walking on the edge of of my grave.
January 24, 2014  •  10:08 PM
Thanks again hiwall for helping me out on the Mossberg 146B.
So great to load her up with 22 shorts, and shoot all day. lol.
Best wishes to you and your wife, BVAL