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Idaho Bob

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  1. That’s awesome. I sure do like what I’m seeing. I really wanted an exposed hammer double, but really didn’t want another Chinese repro. I had a CIA 1878 for a short time, but it was really heavy and bulky. Worked well, but felt like a tank. Lol If the price is right once the work imhas been completed, I’ll be acquiring the 235. -IB
  2. Thank you gentleman. I appreciate your responses. I couldn’t find anything online to support what I was told, but I had a hunch that several folks here have had some dealings with this shotgun. I appreciate it. Speed is not an issue for me at this point. I’m new to the sport. Though it would be fun to be a bit more competitive, I’m having fun learning for now. Bull Skinner, I will ask him about the springs and report back. -Idaho Bob
  3. I was just offered a Stevens 235 external hammer 12ga from my local gunsmith. He is replacing the stock at the moment and just fabricated new hammers for it. Barrels are 20 inches and lacks a bead sight, so I’m assuming they were cut. I’ll need to have him install a bead sight. No set price yet... I was told about a thread on the wire that was discussing the tendencies of these shotguns to come apart in your face, but I’m unable to find it. Does anybody have any experience with these? I understand the heavy springs make them less “gamey” but that really isn’t my concern at this point. Sure looks like a nice old double for Brass BP shells and would be good until I learn to shoot faster (If that happens at all). What are your experiences with this model? Is it a good SG to pick up, or better to pass on it? Thanks for the help! -IB
  4. Thank you Gentleman! I really appreciate the direction. I’ll Get on the phone on Monday. -IB
  5. I’m looking for a smith that really knows 97’s. I have a recently acquired 97 takedown that has a slough of issues. Main issue being that the action won’t lock when both barrel and mag tube are attached (but will lock if I remove the slide spring). The first issue I noticed was that the original mag tube was bent and wouldn’t feed shells. So a replacement was purchased and installed today. The mag tube attaches smoothly into the receiver when the barrel is off, but with the barrel on, it requires a wrench. I think the takedown receiver extension may also be bent and causing a bind? I took it all down and gave it thorough cleaning and checked for broken parts but none were discovered. Time to send this one off to a pro as I don’t want to replace any parts unnecessarily. Who is the go-to 97 smith? Thanks for the help! -IB
  6. I sure appreciate your compliments. Thank you! The website is a work in progress. A better representation would be North Idaho Leather on Facebook and Instagram. I post to these places regularly. You’ll also see posts from me in the Merchant Corner, so I need to be discreet and keep my personal posts here separate from business. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I’d recommend getting to a few matches, ask people questions about what they like/don’t like about their rigs, and ask to try out a few before you spend your hard earned dollars. No reason to be in a hurry. Welcome to SASS and I hope to see you out there on the range! -Idaho bob
  7. Thank you! By all means, don’t let me hold you up! There were a ton of great offers made here, so if you beat me to it, it’s no harm. I was hoping to find a guy who’s needing leather work. After buying 2 pistols, a rifle and an emergency sewing machine expense of $3500 last week, I’m a little strapped on cash at the moment. I appreciate your courtesy, but if ya see something you want, go for it!!! -Idaho Bob
  8. I tried to send you an email, but it says your address is invalid. My email is JeffTucker@northidaholeather.com Thank you! -Idaho Bob
  9. StraightShooter, i sent a message with my contact info. Thank you! -IB
  10. Happy, Thank you! I’ll give you a call tomorrow and we can talk. If I remember correctly, the last 4 of your number are -0019. Is that correct? -IB.
  11. Sorry gentleman! Yes I am still looking. For some reason, I haven’t received notifications for the last several replies! I’m going to go back and read the comments here and I’ll send messages accordingly. My apologies. I changed the email associated with my account when I started a business account and have been quite a few comments by the looks of it. -IB d
  12. Excellent article. Thank you Sir!!!! -IB
  13. Jack, Nice shootin! Thank you for the information . That is the first ‘73 I’ve seen with a scope on it. I like it! -IB
  14. Thank you very much. I really appreciate it. I just purchased these guns, but don’t have them yet as my FFL was in a fishing trip. My stated Bore diameters are what was passed along to me from the sellers. I’ll be sure to slug them myself when I get my grubby paws on the guns. I will be ordering the Mav Dutchman’s but decided to wait until I know for sure what size I need. I sure appreciate the advice. Thank you! -IB
  15. Thank you! I was just looking at his site. I’ll be ordering a batch here to give a try. Are the Mav Dutchman’s a little better than the standard 44-40? I will be shooting ubertis and a Rossi. Thank you! -IB
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