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Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) Today, 09:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 589
Posted By tallen702
I've not watched that show, but should give it a...

I've not watched that show, but should give it a look. I have watched "The Last Alaskans" which is beautifully shot and produced and instantly fell in love with Ray Lewis's Winchester 1895. A...
Forum: West Virginia Today, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,073
Posted By tallen702
No problem. DC giving Arlington and Alexandria...

No problem. DC giving Arlington and Alexandria back to VA set the precedence that basically says DC would have to give the rest of the city back to MD BEFORE it could see any possibility of becoming...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) Today, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 589
Posted By tallen702
I assume you mean Finnish. The Danes never used...

I assume you mean Finnish. The Danes never used the Mosin-Nagant.

And yes, the Finn Mosin Nagants are superior to the rest in the vast majority of opinions.
Forum: The Depot January 23rd, 2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,567
Posted By tallen702
Used my birthday pricing on a Lee APP press this...

Used my birthday pricing on a Lee APP press this past December. Made it insanely cheap.

Also, Larry Potterfield's how-to videos on Youtube are some of the best around.
Forum: Reloading January 21st, 2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By tallen702
The way powder and shot are loaded into the...

The way powder and shot are loaded into the "press" and the way bushings are changed is quicker than with the Load-All II. The shot and powder are stored in separate hoppers that can be taken off and...
Forum: Reloading January 21st, 2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By tallen702
I've had no problem at all with my Load All II....

I've had no problem at all with my Load All II. Unless you're handloading for trap or skeet every week, the Load-All II is just fine for most people's needs at a fraction of the price of a MEC. A...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 20th, 2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By tallen702
I think your "Crown over V" (left side of...

I think your "Crown over V" (left side of drawing, right side for shooter) is a lightly struck "Crown over W" meaning both barrels are choked.

19 is likely the degree of constriction or some...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 20th, 2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By tallen702
From the pictures, it doesn't look like it, but...

From the pictures, it doesn't look like it, but who knows what's hiding under the patina.

I highly doubt that it is on-face.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 20th, 2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By tallen702
The "Crown over B" on the water-table means that...

The "Crown over B" on the water-table means that that the gun was actually produced outside of Germany. The "Crown-over-U" is the final proofing and examination mark. "Crown-over-S" on the barrels is...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 20th, 2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By tallen702
I quite like my service-grade rifle. It is likely...

I quite like my service-grade rifle. It is likely one of the most accurate C&R pieces I have (outside of my K31) Operation is flawless and the stock, receiver, and some other parts are original to...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 20th, 2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By tallen702
IIRC, some Bulgarian ones are up for sale on...

IIRC, some Bulgarian ones are up for sale on AIM/Classic/JGSales of recent.

I have to laugh at that picture. The resemblance of Makarov grips to a certain male anatomical part is well known. I...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 20th, 2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By tallen702
So, it's a Lefaucheux action. To remove the...

So, it's a Lefaucheux action. To remove the forearm, there should be a screw in the wood beneath the lever. Barring that, it may require tapping the hinge-pin out. Shotgunworld has some info here on...
Forum: West Virginia January 20th, 2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,073
Posted By tallen702
PR is off the table because PR doesn't want to be...

PR is off the table because PR doesn't want to be a state. It wouldn't pass down there. They can't stand on their own at all and absolutely need the extra funding that comes with being a territory vs...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues January 20th, 2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By tallen702
What it was tied to was whether or not there was...

What it was tied to was whether or not there was a custodian on the account. If you were not mentally capable enough to manage your own SSI-D account and handling of payments, you would have been...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 19th, 2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By tallen702
So, chances are, anything that only recently...

So, chances are, anything that only recently became "out of stock" is still available, but they don't want to get into a situation where there are more backorders than product available. They did...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 19th, 2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By tallen702
Marlin No. 32 "Standard" 1875 pocket revolver....

Marlin No. 32 "Standard" 1875 pocket revolver. Nickel-plated brass frame (yours is almost completely worn away) with ivory grips. I saw one with better plating but cracked ivory for the grips go for...
Forum: Recreational Shooting January 17th, 2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By tallen702
It depends on how long ago you went to college....

It depends on how long ago you went to college. They're fairly new, only a few years old.
Forum: National 2A Issues January 15th, 2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By tallen702
Knowing the area he was in quite well, it's not...

Knowing the area he was in quite well, it's not one where you normally see pedestrians just walking along on their way to hunt coyotes.

If I were walking that road, towards the school, in military...
Forum: National 2A Issues January 15th, 2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By tallen702
The conclusions of the court that Walker was...

The conclusions of the court that Walker was reasonably suspected of being a minor due to his youthful appearance and the fact he was walking and not driving, combined with the fact he was walking...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 14th, 2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By tallen702
Will do. The wrist popped apart as soon as I...

Will do. The wrist popped apart as soon as I released the tension on the trigger plate and the tang. I guess it was totally broken through, but the metal was holding it in place.

I already built...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 14th, 2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By tallen702
Spain and southern France both had a tradition of...

Spain and southern France both had a tradition of what can only be described as gunmaker guilds. While there were certainly state-operated manufacturing plants and arsenals, especially for military...
Forum: Recreational Shooting January 14th, 2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By tallen702
Magnet test. If a magnet sticks to it, it's...

Magnet test.

If a magnet sticks to it, it's either steel-core or bi-metallic jacket (steel plated) and a no-go for indoor ranges.
Forum: Introductions January 14th, 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By tallen702
Hello from the MoCo Ag Reserve! C&R guy here. The...

Hello from the MoCo Ag Reserve! C&R guy here. The C&R sub-form on this site has one of the best bases of historical knowledge available online. If Doco Overboard, Mawkie, SoMDMustangs, or many of the...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 14th, 2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By tallen702
Covid itself slowed them down for the end of...

Covid itself slowed them down for the end of March and all of April as they were closed. They caught up some May-through July, but then got slammed again because of people worried about the...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 14th, 2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By tallen702
I went the same route and joined the GCA. They...

I went the same route and joined the GCA. They will send the number to the CMP for you. I just put in the space provided that I had joined the GCA and was waiting on my membership number to arrive....
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 14th, 2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By tallen702
Things seemed to get pretty much back to normal...

Things seemed to get pretty much back to normal mail-wise last week, so who knows.
Forum: Gunsmithing January 13th, 2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By tallen702
This is one they most definitely do not have....

This is one they most definitely do not have. French side by sides are on the rarer end of the spectrum here in the US. And the vast majority don't even have a maker's name on them.
Forum: Gunsmithing January 13th, 2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By tallen702
Thanks for the advice Doco, The conundrum...

Thanks for the advice Doco,

The conundrum seems to have resolved itself though. The pressure of the rear of the trigger plate and the top of the tang is all that was holding it together. The...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 13th, 2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By tallen702
Every single screw head is engraved, even the...

Every single screw head is engraved, even the ones that are hidden. I really feel it's worth restoring/saving.
Forum: Gunsmithing January 13th, 2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By tallen702
Severely cracked wrist, better to break it all the way?

I have a recent acquisition that came with a wrist that is nearly snapped in two. It's literally hanging on by less than 1/4" of solid wood on the left side. It's cracked all the way through to the...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 13th, 2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By tallen702
French St. Etienne Proofed SxS:

Somewhat cross-posted from the shotgun thread. I picked this up at the same auction Mawkie got his Radom trainer from. It has some issues that need to be addressed in terms of wood (nearly...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 13th, 2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By tallen702
I sent mine first-class right when they re-opened...

I sent mine first-class right when they re-opened and got my DBU faster than most guys who sent priority 2-day for the tracking.

FWIW, if you really want things to get there fast, you have to use...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 13th, 2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By tallen702
A buddy of mine is currently at 2 months and...

A buddy of mine is currently at 2 months and still waiting. He submitted on Nov 5th and already had a CMP account. Mine took about 2 months exactly from the time I got my "Don't Bother Us" email...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 13th, 2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,209
Posted By tallen702
*raises hand* Seriously, I understand the...

*raises hand*


Seriously, I understand the economics of nobody making long-recoil actions anymore. I understand the precision and often hand-fitting necessary to make complicated actions work...
Forum: National 2A Issues January 12th, 2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By tallen702
NY has very clear definitions of what is...

NY has very clear definitions of what is determined to be a "firearm" in their state laws. They pulled the NFA definitions to create their own laws in an attempt to be strict, but actually left the...
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