Trivia Monday....what is it?
Remington Rivet? Lol, have no clue.
1/2 credit...Its a Remington Rolling Block from 1871. This one is a Spanish contract model in 43 Spanish. Many came back to US when newer weapons came available, and were considered surplus.
From the upholstery tacks it shows it was an indian trade gun(weapons traded to indian tribes for access to land or tribal goods), so its from the time when indians still roamed the plains, and were commonly used to hunt buffalo in the 1870s/80s.
Sweet grips...I'm going to guess they're Buckeye Burl?
I love stainless and nickel revolvers, just hate cleanin' em.
Agreed. There’s just something primal about them. My only SA revolver is a .44 Ruger Bisley, But I’ve got a half dozen levers. Besides, once we’re all sent to banned camp, having these might be the only choice.
I've always been able to hit better with a single action. There's just no better grip for a handgun than Colts old Plow Handle.
Have any of the members here ever shot a handgun offhand with a scope? I do a fair amount of target shooting.... Ok, I mean I do too much target shooting, and have been considering mounting a weaver 2x handgun scope on my S&W victory 22. I would using both hands to shoot with the scope, as I assume the cross hairs would move around way to fast single handed.
I would like to hear users experiences with using a scope on a pistol.
Its much more steady than you'd think, and far more accurate. I'm not talking about red dots, but real handgun scopes. Red dots don't help me much..equal to iron sights when taking careful aim, but they are really for speed acquisition anyway. Crosshairs really let you slice and dice a target. It's a little different than a rifle, as you'll never be perfectly steady due to single point hold, but the magnification obviously helps if you have older eyes like me. Downside is you will lose field of view like any optics, and field carrying ability is harder. I have holsters for below but they are all chest mounts due to their size.
I’ve been looking on gunbroker for antique Colt derringers, not for service, but just go own. Any advice or does anyone have experience with these?
Its an interesting little niche. I have seen them at flea markets and high end gunstores. I've seen them cheap, I've seen them expensive. I suspect this is the case either due to ignorance, or special models, etc which are rare. I always play with them because they are Colt, and then hand them back, because most antique derringers were made in obsolete calibers(rimfire, particularly) and that makes them decidely uncollectible to a lot of people, even Colt collectors. I do think they were probably the highest produced type of handguns of their time...lots of companies made them...and every gentleman (and many women) wanted a pocket pistol. I would carry this further as I thought I had a reference book on these, but it appears I don't. I'm sure Amazon could satisfy the need.
Don't mind punching paper every now and then, I shoot FTR here in W.A. Some Roger Vardy walnut , .308 Win, Lapua Palma small primer brass, 45.7 gr of 2208 pushing 155.5 gr Berger Palma target projies. Krieger barrel 1:10 twist, Barnard P action, Leupold Vx cds glass replaced that Bushnell learners glass in the pic, now with a Seb joypod on the front end instead of that clunker lump of alloy. Included a pic of one of targets from 900m, still learning, I dropped 2 but pretty happy, long way to go with my wind reading. Yep the missus can get the job done too.
Very nice! If I read this right (C-C 285.1mm, and convert in my head for the metric system) you're at 1moa outright, and drop the two outliers you're at 1/2 moa. Mighty good shootin'!
My latest acquisition, a Smith and Wesson model 41. Its not a vintage model, I bought one BNIB ( heavily discounted). Love this gun, cant help but smile after emptying the magazine. Sorry for the bad photos, took this at the range in poor lighting / with my phone really quickly. I know the red dot looks terrible.
My biggest collection is firearms. Everything from military to modern precision guns. I’m a certified firearms instructor so this is really my bread and butter. Here one of my favorites: Manhurin MR73 .357, re-blued and an action job by Gary Reeder.
Nice 3" F-Comp and K-Comp.
I'd like to take a Manhurin revolver on a "test drive." Lots of folks consider them to be extra special and I'd like to take my measure of them.
Great topic I ownder what you think of STI 2011 pistols as well as from Mossberg JM930 Pro series and Mossberg 590 pump shotguns.
I’ve got an older STI Ranger II and I love it. By far my favorite 1911 I’ve ever owned. Others I’ve owned were Springfield Custom Loaded, and Kimber TLE II. As for shotguns, I’m not a big shotgun guy. I’ve used the Mossberg 500 in the Army and really liked it for a tactical shotty. For hunting I use a Browning Sweet Sixteen, made around 1937. A real pleasure to shoot that one!
Love the notion of the '37 vintage Browning Sweet Sixteen. I love guns made, or at least designed prior to World War II. Love John Browning designs. Love to use them and rely on them.
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