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by charlesb
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Passed up one SP-101 and bought another
Replies: 9
Views: 3503

I am concerned about seconds, firearms with flaws making their way to the online sales and auction sites. Once I sold a scope on an auction site, and the buyer was effusive with praise, simply because the scope that I sold him was exactly as I had described it online. - Apparently he had halfway exp...
by charlesb
Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Colt Industries
Replies: 4
Views: 2377

I've been dubious about Colt for some time. They have dropped most of the models that they were famous for, and have exclusive rights to build - in favor of two models (1911 and AR-15) that everybody and his dog is manufacturing - cheaper and in many cases, better. The Trooper MkIII, the Python and ...
by charlesb
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Obama trying to limit firearms related free speech online
Replies: 4
Views: 2581

It might be a smoke screen. He has made high-profile threats before in order to distract attention from something worse that he was up to on a low profile.

Woodrow Wilson aside, can anybody remember a worse president?
by charlesb
Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Open Carry in Texas a Go
Replies: 5
Views: 2648

I'm still looking at single action army clones, leaning toward the EMF 'Alchemista II' in .357 mag with 4 3/4" barrel, or the Cimmaron model P in 32-20 with the 5 1/2" barrel. I'm so undecided on these two that I may have to get both. The Alchemista II is a much nicer gun, but then again, I've alway...
by charlesb
Sun May 31, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Open Carry in Texas a Go
Replies: 5
Views: 2648

Open Carry in Texas a Go

So, it looks like open carry in Texas is a done deal, now. If you have a concealed-carry license, you have the option of open carry. The general consensus though is that most will stick to concealed carry, but not worry about it if some little old lady sees your rig while you are reaching for your w...
by charlesb
Sun May 31, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: S & W Model 629
Replies: 7
Views: 3583

A 6" 629 that has been Magna-Ported... That sounds just right to me!

Now you've got me wanting to be a copy-cat.
by charlesb
Thu May 28, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Ruger Mk III Hunter sights
Replies: 12
Views: 4359

I finally got out to the shooting range, and sighted in the MkIII Hunter with it's new blade front sight and square notch rear sight. After it was sighted in, I blew through 50 rounds plinking at small stones, empty shotgun hulls, and I even took a few shots at the steel silhouettes at 100 yards. Th...
by charlesb
Sat May 23, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Ruger Mk III Hunter sights
Replies: 12
Views: 4359

I'm hoping to get out and adjust the sights on the Mk III Hunter today, in-between rain showers. Oddly enough, the summer is the rainy season in West Texas. - We had a rainy winter though this year, so spring has been magnificent... All of the plants and critters breeding like mad, the desert green....
by charlesb
Thu May 21, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Ruger Mk III Hunter sights
Replies: 12
Views: 4359

The new sight blades came in today. I was pretty sure that the narrow notch model would be best - and it was, but I ordered the wide one too so it and my old V-notch went into my sight box. I'm using the front sight from a Marlin model 60 22lr autoloader. It swaps out directly with the original Ruge...
by charlesb
Tue May 19, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Handgun Forum
Topic: S & W Model 629
Replies: 7
Views: 3583

You have to send it, or have it sent to Magna-Port. Best thing is to phone the Magna-Port folks, and follow their suggestions. I had a rifle in .300 Winchester magnum Magna-Ported... It had zero effect upon accuracy, but it sure did cut down on the recoil. I wouldn't want to shoot a 44 mag without h...
by charlesb
Mon May 18, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Rifle Forum
Topic: Savage model 25 Lightwieght Varminter T
Replies: 10
Views: 4419

Well, actually I'm trying to sell the Savage right now to finance another project. It's a good rifle, but my resources are limited and I'm wanting to finish a long-term project that I've been procrastinating about, for a couple of years, now. Also, my 1885 Winchester shooting reduced loads does what...
by charlesb
Fri May 15, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: New Gunsmith's Shop
Replies: 5
Views: 2837

New Gunsmith's Shop

All of business stuff looks to be going well... I got just about everything but the FFL nailed down today. My son and I were tired after all of the running around today, and decided to hold off on applying for the FFL until next week. I have all of the forms, and will fill them out over the weekend....
by charlesb
Fri May 15, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: MK II rear sight is loose in the dovetail
Replies: 8
Views: 3358

It sounds like there is either some dried-up Loctite residue in the threads, or maybe the threads have been deformed somehow. I would start by soaking the threads and screw with "Liquid Wrench", "Knock Er Loose", or "Kroil" if you have it. - Some kind of penetrating lubricant for stubborn fasteners....
by charlesb
Thu May 14, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Cartoon Contest
Replies: 10
Views: 3862

Several reports have said that the event organizers set back 10 grand for the prize, and another ten for security.

Bug zapper.

Those things really work.