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  1. 10mmauto

    10mmauto Aug 13, 2018

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    Wow! A Hollywood Gun Shop reloading press on an Omega watch forum. Who'd have thunk? Nice!

    Does that take standard 7/8" dies? I see one for sale on eBay....
     
  2. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 13, 2018

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    Yes the Hollywood press takes standard dies
    Small holes are 7/8" standard dies Large holes are 1.1/2" for shotgun or older dies I'm using the bay pic to show the top of the press
     
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  3. 10mmauto

    10mmauto Aug 13, 2018

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    Thanks. I might just have to add that to my bench.
     
  4. Professor

    Professor Aug 13, 2018

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    Only reason my .25-20 remains on the wall is the more than $1 per cartridge it costs to shoot with it.
    As is it's so deadly accurate I'm confident it will get the job done on any game within its power level.
    Guess I'll get around to finding some dies for my Lee hand press soon.
     
  5. noelekal

    noelekal Aug 13, 2018

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    I would love to play with a good .25-20.
     
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  6. Professor

    Professor Aug 14, 2018

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    Mine is a Savage 23B Blot Action. I got it fairly cheap because the metal surfaces had been painted, like the British did with some Enfield rifles. After stripping the paint I found the original bluing was pristine. The original owner had applied the paint to prevent rust in the field. I'm certainly glad he did.
     
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  7. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 14, 2018

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    The last gun show I attended some guys wanted $70 bucks for a box of twenty rounds and the sad part some people were buying them
     
  8. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Aug 14, 2018

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    I wish you guys would stop posting gun related stuff, it makes me sad. :(











    But!

    I spent my early life working with weapons of every description. I loved the ingenuity that had gone in to various designs. And even liked those weird ones that were a flash in the pan (pun) but gave us a glimpse of small arms development through the ages.

    I guess in my lifetime I've banged off nearly everything the Australian Defence establishment could get their hands on, and a few others that I just "came across" ;).

    Service weapon memories for me.

    Testing 0.50 cal "runway clearance devices" (I think one was a Barrett, can't remember the other two, but my shoulder still does).

    Finding a forgotten Ma Deuce in an old Air Force stores warehouse, despatching it to my mates at the TE&V squadron and then going over and "doing functional checks on it". (at their isolated 25 metre range using water barrels) :eek:...........::psy::.

    In the aftermath of the horrific Port Arthur shootings I decided to surrender my armoury, rather than going through the exhaustive weapons ownerships checks and balances. As I was still in the service and being posted from state to state where every regulation was different it was easier than getting a third degree every two years.

    My best memory on the "civilian" side.

    Going bunny shooting with my Dad (at about eight years old) and his 0.22 (winchester/browning?) from about 1920. Was a single shot? The rounds got fed into the side of the butt. It was the most graceful little rifle I'd ever seen.
    Bunnies were part of the diet for us in the mid 1950s.

    Times move on and I find my technical side has now been diverted to watches, cars and motor bikes, but I can still relish (imagine) the day that we can all own our favourite little collection of firearms.

    So to all of the posters here who are able to enjoy that freedom, keep posting those great pictures/stories.

    Cheers

    Jim
     
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  9. noelekal

    noelekal Aug 14, 2018

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    Deserving watch guys like you Jim should enjoy the liberty of owning and using fine firearms.

    Professor, your Savage 23B would be an accurate way to do .25-20. I love owning and using firearms produced, or at least designed in the period between about 1890 and World War II. It was a sort of "Golden Age" of design and metallic cartridge advances combined with craftsmanship and quality materials. Yum! Blue steel and walnut rather than aluminum alloy, plastic, and piano wire.

    Does this 23B resemble yours? A good-looking rifle, I've coveted them found offered for sale at gun shops and shows for years. Wouldn't care which available caliber they chambered .22 Long Rifle, .22 Hornet, .25-20, or .32-20. All would be good and I'd have one of each.

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  10. bobbee

    bobbee Aug 14, 2018

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    I have these very old replica flintlock pistols, only thing not working on them is the trigger!



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  11. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 15, 2018

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    This weekend I plan on having some fun with this MAS 49/56 . Last night I reloaded 400 rounds of 7.5x54 These French rifles are nice shooters. I'll bring along a couple other military surplus rifles and have some fun. I enjoy shooting military surplus firearms.
     
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  12. Wryfox

    Wryfox Aug 15, 2018

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    So I saw this walking around my last local gun show. Quite frankly, I've only seen one in pictures. I saw it slung over the back of this fellow walking into the gun show and I said hey is that an australian arms pistol? He said I was the first to ever identify it blind. So of course we are now fast friends as gun guys.

    It's extra ultra super rare here in the USA.

    What is your opinion of this one if you have handled/gunsmithed/shot/etc one?

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  13. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Aug 16, 2018

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    I recently upgraded my EDC from my lady Smith to this Detective Special. Now I have six shots instead of five in only a slightly larger package. It is still small enough to fit in my pants pocket or under a T shirt pretty easily.

    Today I had this new toy arrive in the mail, it's an old Benjamin Franklin air pistol. I've only had it for a few hours and already love it. Being able to pistol shoot in my own back years is the best.
     
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  14. noelekal

    noelekal Aug 16, 2018

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    Great stuff Voere! You're gonna make me gather in one of those Benjamin pistols next time I stumble onto an old used one. I have a cousin my age who had a .22 Benjamin air pistol that looked like yours.

    I love ... love ... love old Benjamin guns! I used to just drool over the Benjamin brochures and price sheets sent me when I was a kid. Got this one for my 11th birthday which would have been 1968. Still use it too. Squirrels raid the fruit trees here at their peril.

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    Love ... love ... love Colt Detective Specials too! Whips any J-Frame Smith & Wesson .38 like it was a "red-headed stepchild." You're right about the Detective Special too for it is grand! Six-shot capacity yet compact enough to conceal in any manner you like and the Detective Special handles and shoots more like a service revolver than some sort of stunted 5-shot back-up gun. Only thing is, the ol' "Dick Special" has become a pricey "collectable" in more recent years. This 1966 vintage Detective Special was the concealed carry choice for the last three years before I retired, mostly being carried in a De Santis Nemesis pocket holster, occasionally in a "high-rise" Triple K Model 420 Secret Agent holster under a covering sport coat.

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    It's been a good serviceable holster for the price. I much prefer a belt holster to pocket carry, but concealment sometimes requires adaptability and the Detective Special easily adapts. I like the thumb-break retention and the forward cant of this holster aids in the draw. Don't see that the 420 is currently being made specifically for the Detective Special, but perhaps since Colt introduced the latest rendition of the Cobra we'll soon see a holster to fit.
    https://www.triplek.com/product/420-secret-agent-2/
     
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  15. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Aug 16, 2018

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    My DS is a 67 production and you are right about how the gun handles, it fits my hand much better than the Smith ever did and shots more like a duty pistol should. I carry it in an old Mixson paddle holster. It cants forward and has a nice thumb break retention. The Benjamin pistol is my third Benjamin, I have two air rifles from the late seventies or early eighties. They are great varmit guns.
     
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  16. The Father

    The Father Aug 16, 2018

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    Glock 19’s a Tudor and bad photography 421E6457-501F-49E3-9C0E-1E03AA7D15A2.jpeg 01C9E558-75E9-47F0-AD16-4D7157E07651.jpeg
     
  17. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 16, 2018

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  18. 10mmauto

    10mmauto Aug 17, 2018

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    I have a few Alessi holsters. Nice. Here's my latest:
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  19. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 17, 2018

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    Nice 3rd Gen and holster 1076?
    I have a few 3rd gens the 4566 is my favorite
     
  20. 10mmauto

    10mmauto Aug 17, 2018

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    1066. But I used to have a 4566. I also used to have a 645 and then a 4506. The third generation is great for the .45 (and of course, the 10mm!)