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Three Foot Johnson

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  1. My daughter shot .22's her first year, then moved up to .38 Model P Jr's combined with her Henry .22 the next spring. She was kind of intimidated by how much larger those .38's were than the .22's . To ease her into it, I loaded her pistol ammo with a .360" 70 grain round ball from a Lee mold seated flush+ in the case for the first couple of matches. I doubt it met power factor, but the club allowed it, and the mixed centerfire pistol/.22 rifle combo, and after a couple matches, when she was comfortable with those huge .38 cases , I went to 105's and 125's so they'd meet PF and and she could use a centerfire rifle too. To meet PF with a 70 grain bullet, velocity would have to be about 860 fps. I used up some left over 90 grain .380 bullets in .38 pistol loads once - I suppose they could be roll crimped into the lead enough to work in a rifle without collapsing, or maybe use a Lee FCD - velocity has to be around 670 fps to meet PF. A little undersized at .355", but it didn't present a problem shooting barn doors at the length of a parking spot.
  2. Unless you specify the first two must be centerfires, the .22 rimfire is both a rifle and pistol caliber, so one rifle would suffice for the six rifle shots. Assuming things like the Remington XP100 or Contender pistols are out, I've got a couple Savage 101's that would work just dandy for the single shot pistol part. Anybody have a Ruger Hawkeye .256 Winmag?
  3. Plug to access the mainspring - all the LCP models have it.
  4. Because of confusing marketing information about magazines??
  5. I bought a Ruger LCP Max not too long back, and a couple of 12 round magazines. The pistol comes with a "flush fit" 10 rounder, and the 12 rounders have a +2 extension on them. The description states they are shipped with flush fit base plates, and the packaging also says they are shipped with flush fit base plates, which I thought was kind of weird, because why? When they showed up, both 12 rounders had the +2 extensions installed, and no flush fit base plate in the packaging. So, I got ahold of Ruger customer service and the gal said, "Yes, the 12 rounders are shipped with a flush fit base plate". I said, "Yes, that's what the description says, but these both were shipped with +2 extensions on them and no flush fit base plates". "That's correct", she says. I said, "I don't think you understand what I'm saying, these are extended +2 base plates, not flush fit". So I sent a picture, and she said, "Yes, those are the flush fit 12 round base plates"...? Maybe I don't know what a flush fit magazine is, but I'd say the top one is a flush fit mag and the bottom one is an extended mag...?
  6. The only advice I can give you is an ejector is legal with a single shot. Nothing like a 36" H&R 176 10g chock full o' black.
  7. I have at least two rifles I bought at closeout prices w/employee discount fourteen years ago when I worked at Sportsman's Warehouse that have never been fired, a Stevens 200 .25-06 and a T/C Icon .308 w/three piece laminated stock. This Gyrojet shows no sign of ever being shot, and with ammo commonly at $300 ea, I probably never will. The COP doesn't appear to have ever been fired, and I really don't have an excuse - they're a little uncommon, and kind of pricy anymore, but not so much so that a person would stash it away as a collector's item or investment. There may be more, but these four are what came immediately to mind as being unfired. My collection has gotten really out of hand over the years, and now I often pick one or two out on a whim and put them on here or Gunbroker. I'll be in my 69th year in February, and this stuff really has to go so my kids don't have to deal with it.
  8. Ya, I read that, but it's the only thing the clerk could have been thinking about that makes any sense.
  9. Maybe - https://about.usps.com/forms/ps1508.pdf
  10. Tisas 1911A1, $299/$18 shipping. https://palmettostatearmory.com/sds-imports-45-acp-semi-automatic-pistol-blk-1911a1.html I'd be buying one myself, but I just sprung for an LCP Max .380 from their Daily Deal page two days ago. (edit) Ruger Wranglers for $149 https://palmettostatearmory.com/ruger-wrangler-22-lr-revolver-silver-2003.html
  11. A lot of family farms & ranches have changed hands many times here, but the long time residents still call them, "The Meihle place", "The Deitrich place", "The Dahlhousen place", and so on, after the name of the original homesteader, even though those folks have been dead or gone for a hundred years, as well as many of the buildings. Nothing but bare empty fields, but... "Go about two miles past the Kaiser place and take that dirt road that crosses the Pole Line place" - so called because there used to be a telephone line & poles crossing through the fields there sixty or seventy years ago. The IGA grocery store in town changed to Heritage Food Store at least 30 years ago, but the old timers still call it the IGA. There was a small bar & restaurant at an intersection of two gravel roads about four miles from me built in the early 50's by a man named Smith, so it came to be known as "Smith's corner", and still is by a lot of folks, but the place was torn down 40 years ago. There's a T intersection of two highways three miles from me that used to have a flashing light hanging over it - flashing red one direction, and flashing yellow the other. The light is gone and the intersection has been streamlined with a big curve and a merge lane, but folks still say to "turn at the flashing light east of town". A hundred others, if I wanted to keep going...
  12. Scarlett has it on her site... pricey... https://bulletsbyscarlett.live-website.com/shop/Ryder-Shotshell-Sizer-p582678770
  13. Let's call it $549, because that sounds so much less than $550. 6 1/2" barrel, made in 1983. $35 shipping/insurance via USPS Priority Mail, from my friendly neighborhood FFL to yours.
  14. COAL for the .454 is 1.765" and 1.600" for the .45 Colt, a difference of 0.165". Nine times 0.165" = 1.485", less than 1/8" shy of another .45 Colt cartridge, so yeah, it should hold ten just fine... but will it cycle OK...
  15. Nope, not from the factory anyway. Deuce Stevens went to 7 1/2" .357 Vaqueros about 7 years back, but the barrels were installed aftermarket.
  16. I predicted this when the technology became affordable to "the little guy". I also predicted licensing/permitting, and serial numbering of reloading presses, background checks for components, and mandatory record keeping for everything you load.
  17. 2x4 isn't wide enough - I made this one from a 2x6 stud and painted it with a pebble texture paint from Walmart. If you're not overly concerned with how it looks, it's often possible to fit a stock from another manufacturer to an action and make it work - the Davenport double has some sort of Baikal stock I modified to fit. My signature spray paint finish makes it a bit ugly, but it's solid.
  18. 1013606643 - $420 on the dot, new, plus $40 shipping.
  19. Yep, the Cattleman Hombre. You can still find new ones for $420ish, plus shipping.
  20. John Kloehr - That makes sense - I was thinking along similar lines that it pushed the gunk out the other end so you weren't picking up grit in the material and just scratching it back & forth the length of the bore several times. Probably a lot more prevalent cleaning procedure with bench rest shooters and match barrels.
  21. I see this written right on the label of some gun cleaners, why? "Push patches through bore in one direction only", or some variation. It doesn't say from the muzzle or breech, just one direction only. Some of my rifles have tang sights that interfere with cleaning from the breech end, so they get cleaned from the muzzle with a brass bore guide over the rod.
  22. No hazmat fees on small arms ammunition. The shipper has to use a manned UPS customer center, a black & white diamond sticker to denote ORMD Limited Quantity or somesuch, and there are no additional shipping fees. https://www.ups.com/us/en/support/shipping-support/shipping-special-care-regulated-items/hazardous-materials-guide/how-to-ship-ammunition.page That said, the seller quotes $20 shipping via USPS priority mail... which is illegal... but that's on the seller, not you.
  23. There's a couple boxes of loaded ammo on Gunbroker - 1003596711 At about five bucks a round, ya gotta really want it though.
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