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Forum: Black Powder January 11th, 2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,795
Posted By linkstate
Iíve never used RWS caps so canít comment. ...

Iíve never used RWS caps so canít comment.

Not sure where you are but the following places in MD at least used to carry caps and real BP but who know nowadays. Been awhile since I líve bought...
Forum: Black Powder January 11th, 2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,795
Posted By linkstate
Regular percussion caps donít say magnum. ...

Regular percussion caps donít say magnum.

The cap # is not the same size across brands.

Typically IME, Remington #10 caps fit best on stock nipples.

Aftermarket nipples generally call for...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 6th, 2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,261
Posted By linkstate
For some of your more esoteric pieces, maybe...

For some of your more esoteric pieces, maybe contact these folks:

http://www.baltimoreshow.com/about-the-show/about-maryland-arms-collectors/
Forum: Reloading January 4th, 2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By linkstate
Damn. Sorry. Sgt. Oddball chastised me for them...

Damn. Sorry. Sgt. Oddball chastised me for them negative waves.
Forum: Reloading January 4th, 2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By linkstate
Hope it works out for you but assuming this is...

Hope it works out for you but assuming this is the right website:

https://alflahertys.com/shipping-policies-returns-terms-conditions/

ďWe do not ship ammunition, including primers and gun...
Forum: Handguns December 26th, 2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,667
Posted By linkstate
Another vote for a service sized .38/.357...

Another vote for a service sized .38/.357 revolver loaded with .38 specials of some kind.

Not sure what is right for your wife but my wife picked my Smith and Wesson model 66 years ago over the...
Forum: Outdoor Sports December 24th, 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By linkstate
Since weíre spending someone elseís money, Iíve...

Since weíre spending someone elseís money, Iíve always drooled over the classy Sako Bavarian full stock. In 6.5 x 55 of course.

https://www.sako.fi/en-us/rifles/sako-85/85-bavarian-carbine
Forum: Recreational Shooting December 23rd, 2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,445
Posted By linkstate
This reply is perfect [emoji846] I was a...

This reply is perfect [emoji846]

I was a member years ago before I joined AGC.

Been a few times to browse or look for supplies.

If you want to try it out, try it out. Then you will know if...
Forum: Reloading December 14th, 2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By linkstate
Like replace black powder loading cap and ball...

Like replace black powder loading cap and ball with any smokeless powder? Like the other guys said, no and donít do that. For a host of reason but just donít. Even TrailBoss....

Pretty sure AGC...
Forum: Reloading December 13th, 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By linkstate
The Lee Loader is designed to reload brass fired...

The Lee Loader is designed to reload brass fired in a specific gun. Sometimes things work in different chambers, sometimes not.

Do you have calipers?
Forum: Black Powder December 13th, 2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,795
Posted By linkstate
Go with the standard barrel: Classic looks and...

Go with the standard barrel: Classic looks and handling but more importantly, longer loading lever for more leverage. Better sight radius.

Since this is probably a just for fun pistol, get the...
Forum: Shotguns December 10th, 2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By linkstate
I donít know a gunsmith but google ĎRemington...

I donít know a gunsmith but google ĎRemington 1100 Action Barí. That might be what he means by a broken slide. Iíve never had one break but I understand itís common.

If thatís all it is, should...
Forum: Handguns November 22nd, 2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By linkstate
Cool! Would love to hear a report once you get...

Cool! Would love to hear a report once you get it. Especially since youíve had a real Colt in the past.
Forum: Reloading November 21st, 2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 992
Posted By linkstate
I started reloading using that Lee Loader. For...

I started reloading using that Lee Loader. For low volume on a budget it will work fine.

Couple things:
Resizing .45 Colt takes some pounding. I think Lee even calls out it takes more force than...
Forum: Black Powder November 19th, 2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,795
Posted By linkstate
Beginner BP revolver advice

This is all IMHO and IME:

Stick with Uberti or Pietta.

Get a steel frame. Brass trigger guard and grip are fine.

If using stock nipples, use Remington #10 caps. Stock nipples are a pain to...
Forum: Handguns November 15th, 2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By linkstate
I might have some terminology wrong but as you...

I might have some terminology wrong but as you probably know, the original firing pin is in a fix position and would rest on the primer when lowered, hence the load five for safety mantra.

The...
Forum: Handguns November 15th, 2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By linkstate
Iíve got a Cimarron US Cavalry. This version is...

Iíve got a Cimarron US Cavalry. This version is supposed to be pretty close to a Gen 1 Colt. It has the thin sights, black powder base pin screw and floating firing pin. In the last few years, most...
Forum: Gun Shows November 14th, 2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,644
Posted By linkstate
Anybody know if J&K associates are there this...

Anybody know if J&K associates are there this weekend?
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues November 13th, 2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By linkstate
I don't have answers to your questions but don't...

I don't have answers to your questions but don't you need to send the firearm in to the MSP as part of the application?

I would think you would need to partner with an FFL, no?
Forum: Reloading October 30th, 2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,866
Posted By linkstate
I use an RCBS beam scale and one of those pocket...

I use an RCBS beam scale and one of those pocket sized FA scales.

The FA scale works fine and is spot on with what I get from the RCBS.

The pocket sized FA doesnít work too well if trickling....
Forum: Rifles October 23rd, 2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By linkstate
I canít comment on that load but the rifle is...

I canít comment on that load but the rifle is probably regulated for a something like a 158 gr .357 at 1200-1300 FPS (speed out of a pistol).

If you have a load you want to use and canít get...
Forum: Rifles October 23rd, 2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By linkstate
https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2015/11/buckhorn-s...

https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2015/11/buckhorn-sights-and-kentucky-windage/

This sight has a good graphic on using buckhorn sights.
Forum: Rifles October 22nd, 2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By linkstate
Nice! Sometimes you just have to jump on it....

Nice! Sometimes you just have to jump on it. Those Winchesters arenít out there in volume at the moment like everything else.
Forum: Rifles October 21st, 2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By linkstate
Winchester 1873 .357 Mag Rifle

Iíve got a Miroku Winchester 1873 short rifle in 44-40. Very nice rifle. If you like it, get it.

Personally, I too think a 24 in octagonal barrel in .357 might be a bit heavy for what it is. Only...
Forum: Gun Shows October 4th, 2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,301
Posted By linkstate
Went yesterday and met a buddy there that had...

Went yesterday and met a buddy there that had been wanting a Glock. Told him to buy last year but he didnít listen...

We got there at 7:50 and went right in at 9:00. In the smaller room one place...
Forum: Rifles September 30th, 2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,168
Posted By linkstate
This is what I want. This is what...

This is what I want.




This is what weíll probably get.
Forum: Rifles September 30th, 2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,168
Posted By linkstate
Ruger to acquire Marlin

Iím a big Ruger fan so this sounds great. Soon we will have endless posts about pre and post Ruger Marlins to have fun with.

https://ruger.com/corporate/marlin.html
Forum: Shotguns September 8th, 2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By linkstate
Since the Remington 1100 does not have a self...

Since the Remington 1100 does not have a self compensating system, you need to decide what shells you want to use and buy the right barrel.

For example, if you have a sporting barrel and shoot...
Forum: Wanted to Buy August 30th, 2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By linkstate
I think I saw one about a week ago at The Gun...

I think I saw one about a week ago at The Gun Shop in Essex.
Forum: Recreational Shooting August 26th, 2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By linkstate
I'm not sure how Covid has impacted their classes...

I'm not sure how Covid has impacted their classes but Loch Raven Skeet and Trap is a nice place.

https://lochravenskeettrap.com/

I've taken classes at both PG and Loch Raven and had a good time...
Forum: Gun Shows August 21st, 2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,317
Posted By linkstate
Cool. Thanks for the info.

Cool. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Gun Shows August 21st, 2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,317
Posted By linkstate
Does anyone know if there will be someone doing...

Does anyone know if there will be someone doing transfers for MD residents on handguns?

I never paid attention in the past so I forget who used to do it.
Forum: Recreational Shooting August 18th, 2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By linkstate
If you go the PVC route, make sure to account for...

If you go the PVC route, make sure to account for wind.

Nothing like the line being called hot and your target stand blows over.

The base needs to be big enough, use tent stakes or weigh it...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues August 5th, 2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,256
Posted By linkstate
The following is not meant to be facetious and I...

The following is not meant to be facetious and I urge you to rethink your position since youíve just bought your first handgun and want a DC because you want to buy more.

Iím going to make some...
Forum: Reloading July 31st, 2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 196,890
Posted By linkstate
I keep my RCBS 505 scale on top of the safe....

I keep my RCBS 505 scale on top of the safe. Always zero it when done using it. It is always stable.

Went to do some case prep last night and noticed it was off. The pan was showing light. Iím...
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