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Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 11th, 2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,959
Posted By Zorros
Suggest shopping for a finn mod 39. These are...

Suggest shopping for a finn mod 39. These are made on russian mosin receivers with finn barrels, stocks, triggers, sights. They are generally very accurate and while they have become pricey in recent...
Forum: Reloading February 8th, 2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By Zorros
45 brass

Sat night i was looking around the web for 45 colt brass. LG outdoors surprisingly listed it as in stock and I ordered 300 pieces. Going back to the page right after the order was placed the page...
Forum: Edged Weapons February 8th, 2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By Zorros
The nuances of the exceptions, if they are, might...

The nuances of the exceptions, if they are, might be lost on the 24 year old gendarme fresh from several mos in Police Academy. And his or her older brother or sister. You might be right; you might...
Forum: Wanted to Buy February 6th, 2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,317
Posted By Zorros
People pay thru the nose for a receiver marked...

People pay thru the nose for a receiver marked winchester even if the rest of the parts are not. Some feel same about IH. If all parts match, rifle gonna be very expensive. Forget auctions. You can...
Forum: Wanted to Buy February 6th, 2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,317
Posted By Zorros
As Trepang wrote, most are comprised of mixed...

As Trepang wrote, most are comprised of mixed parts. The receiver might be a Winchester 1943 and the barrel a 1953 Springfield. Muzzle and throat wear count for a shooter. Research that. No so...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 6th, 2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,289
Posted By Zorros
Scott duff in m1 grand: post wwII shows examples...

Scott duff in m1 grand: post wwII shows examples of 4.24 serial nos paired with barrels starting 3 53. Your serial number places shows barrels stamped may, july 53.
I would bet this barrel is...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 6th, 2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,289
Posted By Zorros
Scott duff in m1 grand: post wwII shows examples...

Scott duff in m1 grand: post wwII shows examples of 4.24 serial nos paired with barrels starting 3 53. Your serial number places shows barrels stamped may, july 53.
I would bet this barrel is...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 6th, 2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By Zorros
10 years ago I heard there was a letter from MSP...

10 years ago I heard there was a letter from MSP saying yes, a maryland resident could receive a CR handgun directly from an out of state seller. I am sure it mentioned the requirement of an 003 FFL...
Forum: Black Powder February 1st, 2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Zorros
Garry james just wrote an article in this mo’s...

Garry james just wrote an article in this mo’s guns and ammo about the tower carbine.
Forum: Shotguns February 1st, 2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By Zorros
I like to think of that hardware store. Was the...

I like to think of that hardware store. Was the parker trojan an inexpensive, hardware store double back then?
Forum: Shotguns February 1st, 2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By Zorros
Just to ramble a bit. I found and kept a 1930...

Just to ramble a bit. I found and kept a 1930 parker trojan 12 ga in decent shape with initials of seller’s great grandfather discretly engraved in the tang. GG owned an eastern shore hardware store...
Forum: Handguns January 31st, 2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,420
Posted By Zorros
Share your treasure source!

Share your treasure source!
Forum: Reloading January 31st, 2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By Zorros
3 gen colt new frontier, 7.5” Original ruger...

3 gen colt new frontier, 7.5”
Original ruger vaquero 4.6”
Colt saa 1907 5.5”
All .45 colt.
The old colt i do not shoot too often, but i do shoot it. I made some 5.5 BE loads for it but have...
Forum: Reloading January 31st, 2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By Zorros
Big Foot. I have the sisley article in the 2019...

Big Foot. I have the sisley article in the 2019 gun digest. Not a link. Ironic because BE is all i have and i have mused about it and proper loads as from what i have read, its not the most popular...
Forum: Reloading January 30th, 2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By Zorros
Great info, everyone. Sometimes a bit much for me...

Great info, everyone. Sometimes a bit much for me to digest.
Thanks. John. The 6 gr BE load. Do you shoot a 250 gr coated lead, and if yes, can you say how many fps from a 4.5” and 7.5” single...
Forum: Reloading January 30th, 2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By Zorros
He wrote the article for low powered loads. He...

He wrote the article for low powered loads. He shot 3x wk and was 80 with arthritis. Wanted to be able to shoot 100 rd a session and wrote the hi power loads were painful.
Forum: Reloading January 30th, 2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By Zorros
In dec 2019 or thereabouts i thought i wanted to...

In dec 2019 or thereabouts i thought i wanted to reload 45 colt and visited a small shop on harftford rd outside the beltway. I bought what he had and suggested...bullseye, mag big pistol primers,...
Forum: Reloading January 30th, 2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By Zorros
Why 5.8? Why not 6.0

Nick sisley wrote an article in the 2019 gun digest, ‘taming the .45 colt’. I was going to ask him the following 2 questions, but he wrote the article when he was 80 and died last year.
1. Using a...
Forum: Reloading January 24th, 2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By Zorros
John, thanks again for your help. All your help....

John, thanks again for your help. All your help. Always.
I take it from your use of BE 4.6 gr and a 255 cast bullet that 6.0 will push the bullet out of the barrel. And 6 gr for this bullet seems...
Forum: Reloading January 24th, 2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By Zorros
John, thanks again for your help. All your help....

John, thanks again for your help. All your help. Always.
I take it from your use of BE 4.6 gr and a 255 cast bullet that 6.0 will push the bullet out of the barrel. And 6 gr for this bullet seems...
Forum: Reloading January 24th, 2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By Zorros
45colt

I am new to reloading. I have the Lyman manual, have looked on line for answers to whether 6.0 gr of Bullseye under a 250 gr acme coated lead flat nose bullet is a safe load in terms of being...
Forum: Eastern Shore January 24th, 2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Zorros
You can ask on line for an extension.

You can ask on line for an extension.
Forum: Shotguns January 23rd, 2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By Zorros
Nice. Very nice gauge. I have a side by side...

Nice. Very nice gauge. I have a side by side Winchester in 16 and its a pleasure. Seems like there is a lot of interest in the 16.
Forum: Shotguns January 23rd, 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By Zorros
Thanks for the look see. the antiques firearms...

Thanks for the look see. the antiques firearms net shows it as a 1898. I never considered antique vs non antique as an element of value. I suppose it enters the picture for interstate shipment as an...
Forum: Handguns January 23rd, 2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By Zorros
A factory new hi power from 1966 just sold for...

A factory new hi power from 1966 just sold for $2500 on GI with zippered case. In the condition you describe the pistol is worth the $1500-2000 OMB suggests. A local buyer is a different matter. I...
Forum: Shotguns January 23rd, 2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By Zorros
Yes, this one has a steel butt plate. Wood to...

Yes, this one has a steel butt plate. Wood to steel fit is excellent. Don’t know enuf about these to tell whether its been doctored, but i am unable to find any signs. Not suprising wood is as nice...
Forum: Shotguns January 23rd, 2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By Zorros
I should have mentioned as i measured it for this...

I should have mentioned as i measured it for this purpose. It is 30”. I think that was std for a standard model, which this one is. The wood is hardly fancy, but it is straighrt grain and very good...
Forum: Shotguns January 23rd, 2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By Zorros
Winchester 1897 experts

Folks, trying to get a sense of value of this Winchester mod 1897 40xxx gun, built in 1898. Seems very nice shape. History is had been in an eastern shore family’s hands ( family i know)...
Forum: Shotguns January 16th, 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,277
Posted By Zorros
I have several shotguns that have rotated out of...

I have several shotguns that have rotated out of use.
One is a 870 wingmaster 12ga. i bought new in 1982. Probably used 4 times. Walnut.
Another is a winchester mod 50 with 2 barrels. 12. This is...
Forum: Eastern Shore January 6th, 2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 22,187
Posted By Zorros
Near church hill? We are just 10 mi north of you....

Near church hill? We are just 10 mi north of you. I think i drove by a dead one in the church hill l area this wknd.
Forum: Handguns December 28th, 2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Zorros
In 2017 i bought a new in box , early 90s, 3 gen...

In 2017 i bought a new in box , early 90s, 3 gen nickel with colt rosewood stocks 44-40 7.5” with box, wood case and matching label at a balto co gun shop for $1500. In 2019 i bought a 3 gen .45...
Forum: Black Powder December 24th, 2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,883
Posted By Zorros
Someone hard chromed it along the way. But...

Someone hard chromed it along the way. But markings are clear and all numbers match. I load it down due to age. Mine and it’s.
Forum: Black Powder December 24th, 2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,883
Posted By Zorros
This is the black powder rev i shot today. Its is...

This is the black powder rev i shot today. Its is a colt 1851 navy made in 1863. I had the supplies to shoot it for a while and eventually tried it. Its fun.
Forum: Eastern Shore December 23rd, 2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Zorros
Thanks davemp. Ft gordon? The map was helpful;...

Thanks davemp. Ft gordon? The map was helpful; sent an application for membership to a near by club.
Forum: Eastern Shore December 22nd, 2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Zorros
Ranges upper shore

Besides alexanders, anyone know of pistol ranges on the upper shore? Prefer where you can shoot steel...alexanders no longer allows.
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