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  1. Professor

    Professor Sep 9, 2019

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    Probably a smith but there are some Colt revolvers that have ejector rod shrouds.
    If not for the target sights I'd think it might be a Colt Viper. Most Colt shrouds are long, usually full length of the barrel, but the Viper has a short shroud.


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    I partly stripped the Power master down, cleaned and soaked parts I could reach in AFT and its working again.
    Strange firing mechanism.
    When you pump it up a piston at the rear of the air chamber is forced back and it pushes the linear hammer back to the cocked position.
     
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  2. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Sep 19, 2019

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    A buddy of mine found a set of orginal Delta stocks and sent them to me so now my Delta has that 80s feel to it.
     
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  3. noelekal

    noelekal Sep 20, 2019

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    OOOooo... in blued steel too!

    I like the looks of that better than I do my stainless steel Delta Elite .

    The 10mm is a great cartridge. In a Colt it's twice as nice.
     
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  4. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Sep 20, 2019

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    Speaking of Colt, I hear their new military and police contract is so big that they have to suspend building AR-15 for civilians for a while. I have a Colt M4LE SBR, so I'm all set.
     
  5. propervinyl

    propervinyl Sep 22, 2019

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    Brought out my workhorse Beretta AL391 for one of the last days of the September goose season. By this point it probably has 30,000 rounds through it. Worked flawlessly.
     
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  6. 64Wing

    64Wing Sep 22, 2019

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    That's ok...I've got a guy for that hehe

    But they're going to come take them away anyway! *rolls eyes
     
  7. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Sep 22, 2019

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    Well, I also have "spares".
     
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  8. noelekal

    noelekal Sep 23, 2019

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    Yum! Goose!

    I've looked long and hard at those Beretta shotguns in the past.
     
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  9. propervinyl

    propervinyl Sep 23, 2019

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    It's an amazing shotgun. Only malfunctioned once when I had a foreign object in the trigger group.

    My only complaint is that they are not as easy to clean as a benelli, but I usually go 2,000 rounds between deep cleans.

    But, I love this shotgun, and they can be had for a song now that they are no longer in production. I am currently looking to buy 2 more - the sporting models in 12 and 20.
     
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  10. Wryfox

    Wryfox Sep 28, 2019

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    Mystery Day! What is it? Now knowing you guys I'm going to make it hard so you have to be SPECIFIC.

    Mfr
    Model
    Date range or generation
    Special characteristics

    Got this at a gun show today for an obscenely good price. Meant to take a picture before disassembly, but I forgot so here you go.....
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  11. gefmey

    gefmey Sep 28, 2019

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    Not really up on these, but Winchester 1873 extra long 30" octagonal bbl, 2nd. Generation
     
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  12. Mtek

    Mtek Sep 28, 2019

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    I picked up the new Ed Brown KC9. It’s a 1911 style pistol built around a 9mm round. It’s like a 8/10ths commander in dimension, including width. I wear an XL glove, but feels great in the hand. Best trigger of any 1911 I have or had, safety is a bit too stiff. I switched grips these smooth carbon VZ as the scallops on the front and mainspring housing are pretty aggressive and no need for the factories that imo are ugly textured. First time using a U notch rear (sights are designed for this narrow frame) and I love it. Slide feels like it’s on ball bearings, super slick and refined. 10+1 Wilson mag using.

    I’m going to use it for carry this fall/winter and also purchased an owb rig (model specific) and new hanks belt that arrived yesterday.

    Oh, @Wryfox I have no idea what rifle you have but that octagon barrel is cool to see.


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  13. Wryfox

    Wryfox Sep 30, 2019

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    Win 1873 24"
    38-40Win (interesting caliber,as it is actually a 40cal w/38g of blackpowder, the opposite of conventional naming)
    2nd model (made 1881)
    Very Rare Button mag (1/2 mag)
    The theory on button mags is for better balance for hunting. Std original full length mags(typically to end of barrel) were bought by expansion settlers who faced potentially many threats on a hunt...cougars, coyotes, hostile indians.
    Button mag became more popular as a special order as hunting became just hunting and extra rounds and weight weren't considered necessary.
     
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  14. gefmey

    gefmey Sep 30, 2019

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    Nice! Like I said, I'm more of a Win. 52 type, but these old pieces are really great. Guess the short mag fooled me into thinking it was the bbl that was longer and not the mag that was shorter :unsure:
     
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  15. noelekal

    noelekal Oct 1, 2019

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    Love the Winchester Model 1873 rifle. Any special features are gravy.
     
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  16. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Oct 1, 2019

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    Lovely 73 Winchester, what caliber is it in Wry?
     
  17. Wryfox

    Wryfox Oct 7, 2019

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    Oh boy Oh boy Oh boy
    I found my holy grail gun..a Les Baer Custom Ultimate Master Combat Longslide. Almost bought a Baer 20yrs ago when they came out with the Thunder Ranch model, but then learned there was an extensive break in period....1000rds recommended(about $300 in ammo...yikes). Ten years later thought about it again, this time a longslide, but met Les at the Shot Show and it soured my desire....he was in a very bad mood, as perfectionists are from time to time.....so ten years further led me to yesterday at a local gunshow when the one below walked in the door.

    The Les Baer 1911 was chosen by Clint Smith as the official handgun of the training program at Thunder Ranch in Texas for the past 20 years. Now it is also the official handgun of the training program at Gunsite Academy in Arizona.

    They make these from scratch, including frame and slide..every part...by hand...25hrs labor in each pistol. Hand file the slide to frame fit...hand file to fit every part. So tight when it arrives its hard to open by hand...and I am told takes every bit of those recommended 1000rds to break in.

    So here is an already broken-in beauty that's just smooth as butter..."Clink-clink" lock up. ZERO movement of bushing to barrel, slide to frame, barrel to ejection port. I have Wilson Combat, Clark Custom, Carter Custom, Springfield Custom, Behlert Custom, Rose Custom, and of course my own when I was a gunbuilder... the best of the best...NOTHING feels like this.

    Oh My, I'm in love!::love::::love::::love::
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  18. Wetworks

    Wetworks Oct 7, 2019

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    I'm looking to get an easier to conceal EDC. I'm a big guy, so I can get away with something that is in the 3-3.5" range as far as a barrel. I really like the Beretta PX4 Storm, so I'd like some opinions there. Not a fan of Glock, I guess anything else is on the table. I'd prefer 9mm
     
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  19. Wryfox

    Wryfox Oct 7, 2019

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    Very popular as an EDC...Springfield EMP 9mm
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  20. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Oct 7, 2019

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    Wry, that is a fantastic find.

    Wetworks, I carry a Colt New Agent in my pocket every day, it is essentially the same as one Wry shared above. It is a reliable and very easily concealed little gun and in 9mm it holds 7+1.
     
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