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« Reply #120 on: December 22, 2018, 10:53:31 PM »

That looks like a pretty serious piece of equipment.
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« Reply #121 on: December 29, 2018, 11:23:27 AM »

I've recently been getting more into the reproductions of old stuff, cowboy arms, etc.

Bought this the day after Christmas...






It's a Uberti 1873 'Winchester Sporting Rifle' in .45 Colt.
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« Reply #122 on: January 07, 2019, 02:38:48 AM »

My thanks to Crabby for reviving this thread. I wasn't aware of it. Now that I am, I'll tell of my shooting years. I learned basic marksmanship when I was about 14 through a local Conservation League. In this photo that's me to the right in the kneeling position. The father and son instructors are standing directly behind us.
 


While serving in the Navy I found that I was pretty good with the old M1911 .45. Later I bought a very good High Standard .22 target pistol and joined a local shooting club. We had a series of matches through the winter months which became my winter hobby for about 25 years. Except for the first year when I was high Expert, I shot in the Master class, getting high Master a couple years. Second picture was sometime in the late '80's.
  I still own both of the .22 in those pictures.

 

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« Reply #123 on: January 07, 2019, 08:40:41 AM »

I can relate to the 1st photo. The local gun range was (still is?) in the basement of the Jr. High school and many an evening was spent down there.
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« Reply #124 on: January 08, 2019, 06:14:10 AM »

I picked up a slightly 'ratty' 1970 Colt Lawman MKIII .38/.357 early last month...


Then decided to spend a few bucks on it and have it 'freshened up' a bit. Got it back from the re-blue guy today. It looks a lot better, but the cylinder latch took on reddish tint. I may try to find a new one to replace it.  


The Walnut stocks are currently at another guy's shop who specializes in gunstock refinishing and checkering. I'll have them back on the Colt in two-three weeks.

I'll post a photo of it when it's all back together.
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« Reply #125 on: January 08, 2019, 06:18:34 AM »

This is another one of my newer shooting toys I've been spending quite a bit of range time with lately...


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« Reply #126 on: January 08, 2019, 06:24:14 AM »

Several others currently in the flock...

Uberti .38/.357, Smith & Wesson M25 .45 Colt, Remington R1 1911 .45ACP.....

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« Reply #127 on: January 08, 2019, 06:04:12 PM »

I like your Ruger.
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« Reply #128 on: January 12, 2019, 05:06:06 PM »

That Remington is so cool looking!
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« Reply #129 on: January 13, 2019, 07:14:09 AM »

I like your Ruger.

It's a decent pistol, but the front sight had loosened three times in about 150 rounds. I finally just tightened it up with a dose of red Loctite, it should be on there forever now.

The small hex bolt used on the pivot point of the barrel/receiver also kept turning out, so blue Locktite fixed that.

To maximize the ruger's potential, it will also need to have a competition trigger group installed. I haven't had it measured yet, but it must have a 4-5 lb trigger letoff as it comes from Ruger. It needs to be down around 2.5 lb's for any kind of half-serious indoor competition shooting.

I'll probably have $1000 into the MKIV by the time it's properly 'sorted out', and that's before I put a set of left-handed target grips on it.
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« Reply #130 on: January 13, 2019, 07:19:52 AM »

That Remington is so cool looking!

Yes, it is. It has a lot of 'Elliot Ness' in it, even if I don't.

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« Reply #131 on: January 13, 2019, 05:54:59 PM »

My brother shot a Ruger, not a stainless one like yours, for many years. He was quite the craftsman and did a lot of work to his, very nice custom grips and even an overtravel stop on the trigger. He never had any issues with things coming loose.  
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« Reply #132 on: January 13, 2019, 06:30:59 PM »

My Dad shot a Mark I in competition for years, never a misfire or loose parts. It was disassembled and cleaned a million times. A nice pistol.
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« Reply #133 on: January 14, 2019, 09:14:47 AM »

My brother shot a Ruger, not a stainless one like yours, for many years. He was quite the craftsman and did a lot of work to his, very nice custom grips and even an overtravel stop on the trigger. He never had any issues with things coming loose.  

I've owned four .22 Ruger semi-auto pistols over the years, all MKI's and MKII's, I never had parts come loose on any of them, until I bought this new MKIV, that is.

Even so, the convenience of being able to push one button and slip the barrel/receiver off the frame for cleaning, and equally easy re-assembly, makes the gun a LOT easier to live with than any of the older MK's, which were a genuine pain-in-the-butt to field strip.
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