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  1. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Feb 14, 2018

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    I have no idea how many rounds have been fired through my WWI era 1911, granted it does have a barrel that is only forty-five or so years old, but when I was shooting a lot I probably put 5 to 6k through it on top of what my dad put through it for the couple of decades he shot it. It is still a good shooter at twenty-five yards or less, maybe more but I'm not the shot I used to be. If nothing else these old Colts are very durable.
     
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  2. Mtek

    Mtek Feb 19, 2018

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    Just given this from my father in law. Slide action feels very solid/tight but not sure I would trust it for use. Looks like a PPK knock off.

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  3. Professor

    Professor Feb 19, 2018

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    The Mauser HSC is at the least a higher grade item than the Walther PPK. IIRC it predates the PPK and is less commonly seen because it cost more to manufacture.

    Those made before and during WW2 were in .32 ACP. I think the .380 (9mm Kurtz) were post war. The one you have is obviously of more recent vintage.

    I would much prefer the Mauser HSC to the PPK.
     
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  4. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Feb 19, 2018

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    I used to own an Interarms imported HSc, not a bad little gun. I know that the police and the Kriegsmarine bought quiet a few of them during WWII and I think that the Wehrmacht may have bought some too. I believe that the PPK slightly predates the HSc but not by much.
     
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  5. Mtek

    Mtek Feb 22, 2018

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    I took that hsc out. 50 rnds through and got two stove-pipes. I was using sig 100 grain fmj. Any ideas? Father in law only took it to the range once when he purchased new, so everything is in great shape internallly.
     
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  6. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Feb 22, 2018

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    A worn extractor or ejector is a possibility, if I recall right they are not terribly robust.
     
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  7. Professor

    Professor Feb 22, 2018

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    Probably just needs breaking in.
    I've used a black gun grease that has a micro fine polishing compound to break in a stiff action. Unfortunately I don't remember the brand and the tube being near 50 years old the brand name is illegible. It may have been called Gunslick.
    To use this grease you apply sparingly and cycle the action only six times, then carefully clean away all residue and oil normally. The action will then be slick as a ribbon. Never use this grease for everyday use as it would accelerate wear.

    Try standard velocity and standard weight round nose first. If it still stovepipes try a hotter self defense load.

    A dirty chamber can cause stove piping. When a pistol has sit un-used for many years oil and grease harden just as the lubes in a watch movement. Old oil dried in a chamber can become sticky when the barrel warms after several shots.
    WD40 is especially bad for moving parts under the pressure of a firearms cartridge. The preservation ingredient dries into a varnish like coating.
     
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  8. Mtek

    Mtek Feb 22, 2018

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    @Professor Awesome info, thank you. I will search online what you’re referring to and use it. I’d actually like my wife to be able to use this pistol as it was her dads. Right now, I don’t think she would even be able to operate the slide....it’s pretty tight.
     
  9. Professor

    Professor Feb 22, 2018

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    With autoloading pistols its either tight or reliable, seldom both.
    With a blowback operated pistol the slide doesn't have to be tight for good accuracy. It never really locks up in battery.
    A small amount of side play is okay in older pistols, so long as there's no visible rotational shifting between barrel and slide in operation, that would throw off the sight line.
    If carried in a purse the gun should be loose as a goose to insure operation. I've cleaned up old purse guns that had candy wrappers stuck to them and make up migrated into the moving parts. not to mention a half inch of lint packed in the muzzle.
    If you want her to carry the pistol look for a suitable sheath for it. I used to make these from thick soft split leather. Not a holster as such since it won't be worn on a belt, just a simple form fitting cover to protect the metal with grip area exposed.
    Even revolvers can accumulate debris in the chamber mouths, just cleaned up a nice snubnose that spent decades in a sock drawer. The chamber mouths and muzzle were packed with lint.
    A sock makes a fairly good pistol sheath. A nylon sock is best due to less lint.
    You can cut it down to leave the grip exposed or telescope the sock to shorten it as needed.
    The toe of the sheath may be secured to the inside of the purse with a latch pin so she can draw the pistol smoothly out of the sheath without fumbling.
     
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  10. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Feb 23, 2018

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    Your pistol looks in great shape and appears to have not been fired much. With these new to you pistols one never knows what has been done to the pistol prior to your ownership.

    I would clean and lube the pistol Clean the inside of the mag or mags . Make sure you have the correct factory mags make sure all the springs are installed properly. Check you extractor check it for chipped, broken, worn or fouled it should move freely under strong spring tension. Check the ejector.

    As far as slide lube I grease all my slide rails on any firearms including glocks. I keep it simple I use Mobil CM grease the grease is used for heavy equiptment and it's slick and stays put.

    As last resort you can always try new springs, Try different ammo brands. I would clean and lube the pistol get a few boxes of ammo and head for the range and see how that goes.

    It could be something as simple as a weak mag spring.

    The stovepipes could be caused by limp wristing the pistol. Have a friend shoot the pistol and see if the problem goes away One sure way to find out is if you have acess to a ransom rest put the pistol in the rest and check the results
    Good Luck
     
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  11. Wryfox

    Wryfox Feb 23, 2018

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    I love a bargain, and this one was in the bargain bin of a tiny little gun shop I came across yesterday. They were spiffing up a bunch of old beaters (one was a rusty old AK47) but this caught my eye 'cause i'd like a gun in my garage (we're on edge of bear country)but the conditions aren't so great. Rock Island M5 Magnum, with speedfeed stock for a couple extra shells. All matte nickel plated inside and out(marine model). Perfect for a place where its warm and humid most of the year...popular for boats. Some hardy negotiation and its only $138 out the door. They just bought a gun collection and were happy to move some out. Functions perfect, and smooth as butter, I think due to the nickel. Bottom eject so no flinging of shells. Not really a fan of 12ga at my age, but hey as they say...the gun you have is better than the one you don't.
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  12. Humptymarsbar

    Humptymarsbar Feb 23, 2018

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    Hi. Maybe a stupid question, but living in the UK where we don't see these, how many cartridge does it hold inside and where are they stored in the gun?
    Thanks !:thumbsup:
     
  13. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Feb 23, 2018

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    I am not sure how many shells this particular shotgun holds but they are held in the tube magazine below the barrel.
     
  14. Wryfox

    Wryfox Feb 23, 2018

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    Yep. Five in the tube below the barrel, plus storage for two extra in the recess on the stock. If I need more than 7 rounds, I better run...fast.
     
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  15. Wryfox

    Wryfox Feb 23, 2018

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    Aha, just the excuse I needed to post this pic....Belgian Pieper SxS...Damascus steel barrels. I think around year 1880.

    Now I know you've got a few of these lying around.....
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  16. Humptymarsbar

    Humptymarsbar Feb 23, 2018

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    Thanks guys.
    I used to be in a gun club back in the 90s , shooting 9mm , old revolvers and such like before the gun ban after Dunblane .
    Now, I seem to remember having shot a .22 ak47, would that be right or was it something else?
    Cheers !
     
  17. Wryfox

    Wryfox Feb 23, 2018

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    Trying to recall who made those 22 AKs...ah yes a company called Jaeger(or Jager). We have them here in the US. They also make a AR15 in 22 cal as well. I have one of those but not the AK. They haven't been made since the 80s I think, hard to get parts.
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  18. Humptymarsbar

    Humptymarsbar Feb 23, 2018

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    Thank you Sir for your wealth of knowledge !
     
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  19. Professor

    Professor Feb 23, 2018

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    You can spot the Armi Jaeger AR 15 replica used as a prop rifle in the first " Dawn of the Dead " movie.
    The actual magazine fits into the bottom of the dummy magazine. These were made in both .22 LR and .32 ACP.
     
  20. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Feb 23, 2018

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    My son has the Jonathan Arther Ciener .22LR conversion kit for his AR-15, and I have the CMMG .22LR conversion kit for mine. But they're more for the Zombie apocalypse if .223 or 5.56 ammo gets hard to find, since .22LR is so dirty.