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“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#42 Jun 18, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> I've had one Luger about 30 years ago and stupid me sold it. I didn't even care to shoot it. The way the parts fit together like a jigsaw puzzle amazed me. It was hard to find a seam when closed. Amazing workmanship long before computer aided or modern design techniques. I did make money on it (money was tighter then) but if given the chance today to change my mind I would still have it. Any gun can go bang but few are works of art.
I fired my first Luger at age 14(40 plus years ago),owned by a family friend who brought it back from the war. Fell in love with them and wanted one ever since. Now I finally got one and its a keeper. Its an Erma,made in 1915. About 90% blue and in pretty fine shape shooting wise. It has a low 4 digit ser# for Erma. No NAZI markings which leads me to believe it is either a ploice issue or a WWI bring back. It DOES have the WWI Imperial Crown on the toggle housing,sooooo....
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#43 Jun 18, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>I fired my first Luger at age 14(40 plus years ago),owned by a family friend who brought it back from the war. Fell in love with them and wanted one ever since. Now I finally got one and its a keeper. Its an Erma,made in 1915. About 90% blue and in pretty fine shape shooting wise. It has a low 4 digit ser# for Erma. No NAZI markings which leads me to believe it is either a ploice issue or a WWI bring back. It DOES have the WWI Imperial Crown on the toggle housing,sooooo....
I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy. Are you also married to a 19 year old blonde that can only say "yes dear"? You lucky prick.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#44 Jun 18, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy. Are you also married to a 19 year old blonde that can only say "yes dear"? You lucky prick.
Nope. A easy going green eyed redhead who pretty much understands the importance of the 2nd Amendment. I bought her a Charter Arms undercover .38 spec for Valentine's Day about 20 years ago. It stays in her night table drawer,loaded.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#45 Jun 18, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Ordered two sets of 1/2 moon clips and 1 full moon clip from Numrich arms this after noon. Under $10.00 with shipping. Should have them in a few days. The new Pachmyers look/feel great. I'm gonna take those fugly grips to the local gun shop and have my dealer sell them to someone he doesn't like for $5.00.
Lol, before you do that, do an Internet search on them. If you're luck is anything like mine, you'll sell them for five bucks only to find out they are rare or worth a fortune.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#46 Jun 18, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>The cylinder will accept .45 acp without the clips and fire the rounds. Its the ejecting part that becomes difficult without the clips.
Ah. I didn't realize that.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#47 Jun 18, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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Ah. I didn't realize that.
It will also shoot AND eject the old .45 acp semi-rimmed,made back in the 30's for a short time,but not popular and discontinued. Some companies still make a small limited run every year when they make all the orphan and odd ball calibers.
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#48 Jun 18, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Nope. A easy going green eyed redhead who pretty much understands the importance of the 2nd Amendment. I bought her a Charter Arms undercover .38 spec for Valentine's Day about 20 years ago. It stays in her night table drawer,loaded.
Crap! I really am starting to hate you. Ha ha ha. Seriously I do admire a person like you who appreciates the finer things in life. I hope the best for you and your wonderful lady.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#49 Jun 18, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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Lol, before you do that, do an Internet search on them. If you're luck is anything like mine, you'll sell them for five bucks only to find out they are rare or worth a fortune.
Good idea. But the way they shoot I'd sooner find someone I don't like and give them away. Besides there are absolutely no markings on these things at all. They appear to be rosewood slabs with a plastic faux stag overlay. Did I mention they hurt like he11 to shoot?

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#50 Jun 18, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> Crap! I really am starting to hate you. Ha ha ha. Seriously I do admire a person like you who appreciates the finer things in life. I hope the best for you and your wonderful lady.
I went thru a period in my life being gun poor and settling for cheap guns that did the job. Now I wait,save my pennies and dimes and buy decent ones. Not expensive but good quality. I still have the .410 break action single shot my Grandpa had. My favorite squirrel shot gun is a single shot break 20 guage. For a .22 rifle I have a Marlin or Springfield Arms knock off single shot bolt action J.C. Higgins from Sears&Roebuck from the late 40's that drives tacks. I like the older guns. They have character and with some TLC can still look great. I'm in the process of refinishing the old .22 rifle. Metal and wood.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#51 Jun 18, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Good idea. But the way they shoot I'd sooner find someone I don't like and give them away. Besides there are absolutely no markings on these things at all. They appear to be rosewood slabs with a plastic faux stag overlay. Did I mention they hurt like he11 to shoot?
Yeah, you mentioned that, lol.
I can suggest a few potential recipients from some of the other gun threads if you can't think of someone you dislike enough to give them to.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#52 Jun 18, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>I went thru a period in my life being gun poor and settling for cheap guns that did the job. Now I wait,save my pennies and dimes and buy decent ones. Not expensive but good quality. I still have the .410 break action single shot my Grandpa had. My favorite squirrel shot gun is a single shot break 20 guage. For a .22 rifle I have a Marlin or Springfield Arms knock off single shot bolt action J.C. Higgins from Sears&Roebuck from the late 40's that drives tacks. I like the older guns. They have character and with some TLC can still look great. I'm in the process of refinishing the old .22 rifle. Metal and wood.
I know what you mean about the oldies but goodies.
I acquired a Winchester 1885 High Wall in 32 WCF, last year. It has a 28 inch Octagon heavy barrel. I plan on hunting with it this season.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#53 Jun 18, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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Yeah, you mentioned that, lol.
I can suggest a few potential recipients from some of the other gun threads if you can't think of someone you dislike enough to give them to.
LOL. They'd have to have a S&W "K" frame square butt revolver. Preferably in a .44 magnum caliber.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#54 Jun 18, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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I know what you mean about the oldies but goodies.
I acquired a Winchester 1885 High Wall in 32 WCF, last year. It has a 28 inch Octagon heavy barrel. I plan on hunting with it this season.
How old is it? Is it smokeless powder rated? Gotta be careful with those older guns. My wife's grandfather's 1873 Colt.45 is 1st generation and a blackpowder frame. I loaded her a box of .45 Colt for it using 230 gr. cast lead RN with 30 grains of fff B/P. The slug will putt along at about 750 fps. Tho slow it will still put some hurt on target.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#55 Jun 18, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>LOL. They'd have to have a S&W "K" frame square butt revolver. Preferably in a .44 magnum caliber.
You don't have to tell them what they fit. Just send a hidden camera to capture them trying to figure it out. I have visions of a monkey trying to fit a square into a round hole.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#56 Jun 18, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>How old is it? Is it smokeless powder rated? Gotta be careful with those older guns. My wife's grandfather's 1873 Colt.45 is 1st generation and a blackpowder frame. I loaded her a box of .45 Colt for it using 230 gr. cast lead RN with 30 grains of fff B/P. The slug will putt along at about 750 fps. Tho slow it will still put some hurt on target.
The lady I got it from is in her late 70's and it was her grandfather's gun originally.
From my research, it appears that it is safe to fire current 32/20 ammo in the High Wall. The Low Wall is where it gets dicey, from what I understand.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#57 Jun 19, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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The lady I got it from is in her late 70's and it was her grandfather's gun originally.
From my research, it appears that it is safe to fire current 32/20 ammo in the High Wall. The Low Wall is where it gets dicey, from what I understand.
Okay. Remember,.32-20 comes in two loadings. One for rifles and pistols and one strictly for rifles. Specifically Winchester levers. Models '92 and '94. Be sure to check the box. I'd hold off on the rifle only stuff until you see how it digests the softer shooting load. But then I'd think a High Wall action would be stronger than a lever,but if its that old it might still be B/P rated. Good luck with it.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#58 Jun 19, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Okay. Remember,.32-20 comes in two loadings. One for rifles and pistols and one strictly for rifles. Specifically Winchester levers. Models '92 and '94. Be sure to check the box. I'd hold off on the rifle only stuff until you see how it digests the softer shooting load. But then I'd think a High Wall action would be stronger than a lever,but if its that old it might still be B/P rated. Good luck with it.
Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely start with the lighter loads.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#59 Jun 21, 2013
Finally finished refurbishing my old J.C.Higgins .22 bolt action rifle. Took 600 grit wet-or-dry sand paper to the metal after detail sttripping it. Soapy water and the sandpaper did the trick stripping the decades of rust dirt and grease from it. Sprayed it down good with carb cleaqner to degrease it and after it dried I applied cold blue by spraying it from an atomizer misting bottle. Wearing latex gloves and using 1st aid gauze I worked the blueing solution all over the barrel/action until it reached the blackest shade it would make. I then hosed it down with WD-40 to stop the blueing process. Setting the barrel/action aside I went to work on the little parts like the trigger guard,sights,ect. After using the same process on those parts as the barrel/action I started on the wood stock. First I gave it a bath in hot soapy water to get 70 years of barn grime out of the pores. After drying I began sanding with 400 grit paper on the barrel channel to free float the barrel. Then went to 600 grit all over the stock. Just enough to get the old worn finish off, Then using Kiwi shoe polish,Oxblood brown/red,I applied it over the entire stock,working it in. After buffing with a rag I went back to the metal work. Wiping all the metal parts down with a clean rag I reassembled the rifle. It looks almost brand new. Considering the age of the rifle I doubt if it had seen much use. I suspect someone kept it as a "barn rifle" for decades. It looked rough on the outside. But once apart and clean it looked pretty decent. The bore has nice rifling and the action still has milling marks that should have been worn smooth. A few days work and the old rifle went from rags to riches. Can't wait for fall squirrel season.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#60 Jun 21, 2013
okimar wrote:
Finally finished refurbishing my old J.C.Higgins .22 bolt action rifle. Took 600 grit wet-or-dry sand paper to the metal after detail sttripping it. Soapy water and the sandpaper did the trick stripping the decades of rust dirt and grease from it. Sprayed it down good with carb cleaqner to degrease it and after it dried I applied cold blue by spraying it from an atomizer misting bottle. Wearing latex gloves and using 1st aid gauze I worked the blueing solution all over the barrel/action until it reached the blackest shade it would make. I then hosed it down with WD-40 to stop the blueing process. Setting the barrel/action aside I went to work on the little parts like the trigger guard,sights,ect. After using the same process on those parts as the barrel/action I started on the wood stock. First I gave it a bath in hot soapy water to get 70 years of barn grime out of the pores. After drying I began sanding with 400 grit paper on the barrel channel to free float the barrel. Then went to 600 grit all over the stock. Just enough to get the old worn finish off, Then using Kiwi shoe polish,Oxblood brown/red,I applied it over the entire stock,working it in. After buffing with a rag I went back to the metal work. Wiping all the metal parts down with a clean rag I reassembled the rifle. It looks almost brand new. Considering the age of the rifle I doubt if it had seen much use. I suspect someone kept it as a "barn rifle" for decades. It looked rough on the outside. But once apart and clean it looked pretty decent. The bore has nice rifling and the action still has milling marks that should have been worn smooth. A few days work and the old rifle went from rags to riches. Can't wait for fall squirrel season.
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