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  1. kip595

    kip595 Jan 21, 2020

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    Depending on where you are in the world, if stateside and in 95%, I'd start a low offer at 500 and quickly go to six or higher, depending upon personal inspection of the gun, timing, bluing, etc. The DS is a great member of Colt's 'cop revolvers' group, the Police Positive, the Police Positive Special (which is essentially what the DS is with a cut down barrel), Lawman, Trooper, and my personal favorite, the Official Police.

    In the end though, it's hard to top a Python. :D
     
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  2. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Jan 21, 2020

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    This weekend I'll have some fun with this AR. I reconfigured the setup Since I'm using a prism scope red dot I removed the backup sights. Normally I never remove backup sights since this one is more of a range toy I can live without backup sights. I'm getting too lazy damn I keep a messy work bench maybe in the near future I will take some time and clean up my workshop
     
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  3. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Jan 22, 2020

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    Do you have the "third" selection set-up on your selector switch? If not, you need a Binary Trigger. If not outlawed in your state, it's the most fun you can have with your pants on.
     
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  4. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Jan 23, 2020

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    Binary triggers are a nice addition to the ar platform. I have a couple m4's that work well in full auto The ar posted is used a training rifle for my family members
     
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  5. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Jan 23, 2020

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    I took the ar posted above for a trial run this afternoon. The vortex 1x prism scope worked very well it offers a lot of bang for the buck price vs performance is very hard to beat.

    I had a little spare time this afternoon. I picked my youngest grandson up from school. Then brought him back to my place of business. The shop floor is fairly large the shop area is 400 feet long so with that length I can use the space as an in house shooting range. Since the shop is now being retro fitted with new equipment and heating systems.

    For a short time period I have a lot of open space so I took advantage of that. I setup a small make shift indoor range of 75 yards. I dialed in the prism scope and let my grandson run 90 rounds of 5.56 55 grain through the ar. The little guy had a great time and so did I.

    My business closes at 3 30 So my grandson and I arrived a little after 4pm and had some fun. I do not want any other people in the shop area when I do things that are not acceptable to others in the shop.
     
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  6. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jan 23, 2020

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    Here in Florida, the law is so vague no one knows if Binarys are legal. Some say yes, some say no, some don't know.

    The lawmakers sure as heck don't know. But trust me, this is the least of our worries right now.
     
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  7. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Jan 23, 2020

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    Voere, I think a lot of us just became jealous of you.
     
  8. vacheroyale

    vacheroyale Jan 24, 2020

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    Wow, this is very intimidating for the mailmail !
     
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  9. roman9662

    roman9662 Jan 25, 2020

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    I always wanted to build a bbq/smoker like that for the gun club I belong to.
     
  10. vacheroyale

    vacheroyale Jan 25, 2020

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    Yes, but vintage only!
     
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  11. roman9662

    roman9662 Jan 26, 2020

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    It has to be a revolver using the cylinder as your cooking area and of course the barrel as a flue. I find the thought of smoke coming out of the barrel hilarious. I wish I had the skills to fabricate it.
     
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  12. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jan 27, 2020

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  13. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jan 27, 2020

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    If y'all saw the Grammys last night, you still might have missed this....Joe Perry of Aerosmith. Wonder how this got past the PC police.... 1580136865902.jpg
     
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  14. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jan 27, 2020

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  15. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Jan 27, 2020

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    Didn't you know rock stars get a free pass?
     
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  16. MtnBkr

    MtnBkr Jan 27, 2020

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    Any pro-2A press is welcome.
     
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  17. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jan 28, 2020

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    I have an incredible weakness for Trapdoors. Something about an old single shot military arm that evokes a sense of bravery and precision, along with the birth of metallic cartridges....such a simple tool, but must have been seen as miraculous during the time between muzzle loaders and repeaters(1860s-70s).

    Found this at a local gun show. The table had a grandson, father, and grandfather selling miscellaneous stuff together.

    I love these kind of folks. The grandfather was 90 and he told me stories of being in the Korean War and how g-damn cold it was over there. Great stuff, and then the grandson talking about dad and grandpa's love of old guns.

    Anyway they had this old Trapdoor, which I was holding the whole time they were storytelling.

    All correct for the year (1878), except the cut down for-end. I like how it looks and it was fantastic deal.

    Honestly, I don't know which I enjoyed more, taking this home or the wonderful stories.

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  18. MtnBkr

    MtnBkr Jan 28, 2020

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    Then you must visit the Springfield Armory national historic site in Springfield, MA. You will find these among a large, breathtaking collection of arms and a super friendly staff that will answer questions for as long as you stick around.
     
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  19. Professor

    Professor Jan 28, 2020

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    A friend was given a trapdoor Springfield. His elderly neighbor had bought two of these before WW2 for a couple of bucks each. The neighbor gave him one of the rifles in exchange for cleaning up and refinishing the other.
    Far as I know he only fired .410 shot shells through his.
     
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  20. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jan 28, 2020

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    Yes! I had heard it was popular in the early 20th century to use a trapdoor as a shotgun too with 410 shells. Many had worn out rifling anyway and were only useful as shotguns. I have read Trapdoors were *extremely* cheap as surplus because technology marched past them so quickly they were almost considered worthless after the military retired them.

    I forgot to add above that they gave me a box of old ammo. The box was falling apart and hard to read but it had 9 rounds in it like this one(which is actually the best one, the rest are corroded badly):

    Subsequent digging I found out that the headstamp puts them in the 1885-1895 range. Pretty cool.
    Also found out that during the indian wars, tribes were picking up the cases and reloading them, so an order was given to destroy the cases after firing. See gen order below.....
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