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Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 26th, 2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Clovis
Dumb question...is it still loaded with the "too...

Dumb question...is it still loaded with the "too much wadding"? It looks like a muzzle-loader and as I am sure you are aware quite a few of these show up with loads left in them. You or someone...
Forum: Gunsmithing April 11th, 2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,141
Posted By Clovis
1940 would likely make it what is referred to as...

1940 would likely make it what is referred to as a "dispersal" rifle. During the Blitz right after Dunkirk the Brits were short of rifles and the Nazis were bombing the factories so the...
Forum: Gunsmithing April 10th, 2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,141
Posted By Clovis
Well, questions OP...Do all the numbers match on...

Well, questions OP...Do all the numbers match on the action, bolt and barrel? Have you shot it? If so, how does it shoot? If it should shoot ok, leave it as it is and search for a more...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 14th, 2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Clovis
As I recall some companies were making "Jungle...

As I recall some companies were making "Jungle Carbine" style rifles from 2A1s during the mid 1990s or into the early 2000 to 2010 era. Doing a quick search it looks like Navy Arms was one of them...
Forum: Archery March 9th, 2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,455
Posted By Clovis
Nice collections.

Nice collections.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 4th, 2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,085
Posted By Clovis
As others have said, I prefer them all. From the...

As others have said, I prefer them all. From the early 20th century made ones up through the progression to the #4 Mark I and II and to the 7.62 nato Ishapore ones made in the late 1960's. What's...
Forum: National 2A Issues February 15th, 2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,236
Posted By Clovis
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9259369/N...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9259369/North-Carolina-boy-12-shoots-kills-home-intruder-19-shot-73-year-old-grandmother.html

From the looks of the photos in this story, they may have...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 13th, 2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,379
Posted By Clovis
Thought you were referring to a pattern '14. As...

Thought you were referring to a pattern '14. As I said just curious and wanted to be sure. They are a great rifle, didn't realize they were that available these days, but haven't been looking.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 12th, 2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,379
Posted By Clovis
Just curious as to your meaning in the the bold...

Just curious as to your meaning in the the bold above; a #1 mark 3 Lee or a Pattern 1914 Enfield #3?
Forum: Reloading February 10th, 2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,314
Posted By Clovis
Didn't realize it was a card board/paper...

Didn't realize it was a card board/paper container. The one beside it looks to be of the same age and made of the same stuff. Just an observation you should be careful with it.
Forum: Eastern Shore January 24th, 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By Clovis
https://www.wboc.com/story/43223370/maryland-polic...

https://www.wboc.com/story/43223370/maryland-police-investigating-bomb-threat-in-easton

Not much details, but that is to be expected for the local news.
Forum: Eastern Shore January 24th, 2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By Clovis
Bomb threat Easton?

Tried to go to the shopping center with the Walmart in Easton today and everything was blocked off by the state roads and looked like a lot of police vehicles in the parking lots from what I could...
Forum: Eastern Shore January 19th, 2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,675
Posted By Clovis
That's extremely close to home. May have seen...

That's extremely close to home. May have seen one this spring here...seemed to be lacking fur (mange perhaps), wasn't sure what it was, too big for a fox.
Forum: Rimfire December 24th, 2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,686
Posted By Clovis
Mom bought me a springfield/stevens tube loading...

Mom bought me a springfield/stevens tube loading semi-auto in the late '60s. Would shoot shorts, longs, and Long rifle. Got it at the hardware store. I can't recall a model# for it. I have seen...
Forum: Gunsmithing December 24th, 2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Clovis
OK...update, I didn't think that these had a #...

OK...update, I didn't think that these had a # but pulling out the old gun from the back o f the safe and looking it over it does. You have to remove the barrels but it is under them on the top of...
Forum: Gunsmithing December 24th, 2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Clovis
I don't know if I can help you much, but I...

I don't know if I can help you much, but I thought I would comment as I find this personally interesting. First, serial numbers were not required until after 1968 and the older gun makers didn't...
Forum: Reloading December 19th, 2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,431
Posted By Clovis
Reload faster/more?:lol2:

Reload faster/more?:lol2:
Forum: Gunsmithing December 6th, 2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,506
Posted By Clovis
Sorry, meant caliper.

Sorry, meant caliper.
Forum: Gunsmithing December 6th, 2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,506
Posted By Clovis
If it were mine I would take it to a gunsmith who...

If it were mine I would take it to a gunsmith who was familiar with the lee-enfield system and hope he can find a way to make it safer. You may be able to check the size of the head with a...
Forum: Gunsmithing December 6th, 2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,506
Posted By Clovis
Crap...I was worried when I saw the hollow bolt...

Crap...I was worried when I saw the hollow bolt handle. They were made for the #5s. As far as I know #3 is the largest bolt head for the adjustment of headspace.
Forum: Gunsmithing December 6th, 2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,506
Posted By Clovis
Couple of questions...Does the number on the back...

Couple of questions...Does the number on the back of the bolt handle match the receiver number? What number is on the bolt head (0,1,2 or 3)?
Forum: Gunsmithing December 6th, 2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,506
Posted By Clovis
The screw that goes through the wood of the fore...

The screw that goes through the wood of the fore end in front of the receiver.
The Indians thought/believed this would strengthen the fore end and prevent splits in the fore end. They did it to...
Forum: Gunsmithing December 6th, 2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,506
Posted By Clovis
What I see on this rifle is the big "Ishy screw"...

What I see on this rifle is the big "Ishy screw" in front of the action in the fore end. As far as I know that was only done in India or perhaps Pakistan. I believe it spent time either in India or...
Forum: Comments and Suggestions December 5th, 2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,630
Posted By Clovis
Fan of the 50's and 60's westerns myself. I...

Fan of the 50's and 60's westerns myself. I can't think the actors working on all the sets even with blanks were not suffering from hearing loss, especially with all the retakes that may have been...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) October 24th, 2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By Clovis
I've done this in .30 Mauser when the ammo was...

I've done this in .30 Mauser when the ammo was impossible to find. Also found some 9MM magnum cases and used them to form cases. I am pretty certain the .30 Mauser and the Tok case are about the...
Forum: Rifles October 11th, 2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,650
Posted By Clovis
I have long loved the .257 Roberts rifles I have....

I have long loved the .257 Roberts rifles I have. Loaded with light handloaded hollow points and you have a very good ground hog rifle and with the heavier loads it will take deer aplenty. I know...
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 27th, 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By Clovis
If Centreville is not too far you could try here.

If Centreville is not too far you could try here.
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 18th, 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 60,226
Posted By Clovis
Yeah, when you're chiggerized you'll know...

Yeah, when you're chiggerized you'll know it.:sad20:
Forum: Black Powder September 9th, 2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,319
Posted By Clovis
For what it may be worth as to the above bold...

For what it may be worth as to the above bold I've used wonder wads over the powder and found that one would improve accuracy quite a bit and then found trying two over the powder was even better. ...
Forum: Reloading September 8th, 2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By Clovis
Got an Axis as well, haven't had time to...

Got an Axis as well, haven't had time to seriously shoot it cause stuff keeps coming up to side track me. Have Lee dies for it and it of course came with load data but not much. Any of you know...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 10th, 2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By Clovis
Got to agree S&B in .303 are pretty bad. I...

Got to agree S&B in .303 are pretty bad. I learned the hard way trying to reload that brand. It gets relegated to light reloads only. I suspect the cases are a little thin and that may be what you...
Forum: Outdoor Sports August 7th, 2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,358
Posted By Clovis
I was in Tuckahoe Sportsmans today on 404 in...

I was in Tuckahoe Sportsmans today on 404 in Hillsboro/Queen Anne/Denton (where ever it is closest to) and they seem to have plenty on the shelf...if I didn't misread what I saw.
...
Forum: Rimfire August 3rd, 2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By Clovis
I don't want to tell you what to do Doco, I have...

I don't want to tell you what to do Doco, I have too much respect for you and your history of posts here, but may I suggest you think about moving this thread to the Curio and Relic forum? I think...
Forum: Rimfire August 2nd, 2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By Clovis
Yep, that is what I was remembering. Don't think...

Yep, that is what I was remembering. Don't think I saw it in such detail before and find the pics interesting. Sorry, I still don't have an idea of value, did it have a company name or name for the...
Forum: Rimfire August 1st, 2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By Clovis
Don't have an idea of it's worth, however I do...

Don't have an idea of it's worth, however I do remember them being offered for sale. If memory serves me correctly they were a full barrel length and may have had a nut-like device at the muzzle to...
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