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by sighthound
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: feeling kinda bad right now...
Replies: 7
Views: 3133

Re: feeling kinda bad right now...

Excellent articles on defensive measures persons can do to defend and limit attacks by these domestic terrorists and deranged nut jobs. Police cannot be everwhere and prevent all such attacks, more armed, responsible and trained citizens, would help but never able to prevent all. In the meantime all...
by sighthound
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: feeling kinda bad right now...
Replies: 7
Views: 3133

Re: feeling kinda bad right now...

Consider this, it is well known many in the entertainment industry are anti firearms and 2nd Amentment rights for average citizens believing instead those rights are only for military and police use. Meanwhile, movie and television producers turn out films and programs with graphic violence content ...
by sighthound
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: US Trials Rifle
Replies: 7
Views: 2708

Re: US Trials Rifle

During the previous Trials auction that went for $12500 there was an apparent bidding war at the end, wonder if that will occur again, come hell or high water. As Imfuncity commented, will be fun to watch. Jerry
by sighthound
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: M8 on Gun Broker
Replies: 8
Views: 3424

Re: M8 on Gun Broker

What is that rear sight??? Jerry
by sighthound
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 foend project
Replies: 5
Views: 2180

Re: Model 8 foend project

The Remington pre model 11 autoloaders and early Remington Model 11s had cheeks and used nicely figured english walnut, the round knob grip was also used and checkering looks same. So could be from Remington shotgun but also could be original rifle stock or maybe nice custom job since stock appears ...
by sighthound
Mon May 14, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday IMFUNCITY!
Replies: 7
Views: 2896

Re: Happy Birthday IMFUNCITY!

All the best on your Birthday Mitch, lets see now this makes 38 or maybe 39 and holding. Whatever have a bunch more good ones. Jerry
by sighthound
Wed May 09, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: plain barrel model #11xx
Replies: 9
Views: 5462

Re: plain barrel model #11xx

The appearance of the wood, checkering and blue all look as if this rifle was put away in a very safe and secure spot when new and used very little. You did good with this, the sight are a plus in my view, modest improvements to make the rifle even better. Jerry
by sighthound
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: GB Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 1083

GB Auction

There currently is listed on GunBroker recreations of both FSMR and Trials rifles, having made a stab at doing these I can appreciate the effort that has gone into these projects. I placed a starting bid, not up to reserve, and urge others to go after them if you are interested. Jerry
by sighthound
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from Italy
Replies: 12
Views: 4447

Re: Greetings from Italy

In past posts within the past couple of years there has been information posted regarding metric designations for the FN Model 1900 rifle in several european countries, however, I can't locate it at moment but will keep searching. I certainly did not mean to confuse the issue. I did find one old pos...
by sighthound
Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from Italy
Replies: 12
Views: 4447

Re: Greetings from Italy

Hope you latched onto the Italian FN 1900, as you may know only a little over 4000 made, once had one that came from Sweden, now resides with another forum member, currently have one that immigrated to USA in a returning GI duffle bag after WWII. In europe ammo will come in a number of designations ...
by sighthound
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 with detachable mag
Replies: 17
Views: 8496

Re: FN 1900 with detachable mag

Thank you Roger, will go over mine more closely, never thought much about checking for listed chokes and barrel lengths and see if anything varies from listed specs.
I apologize for misspelling your name earlier, wild typing typing finger maybe. Thanks again for info, Jerry
by sighthound
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 with detachable mag
Replies: 17
Views: 8496

Re: FN 1900 with detachable mag

Request for Rodger per your post about FN A5 shotguns with special features. I have a small collection of these spanning the first 1903 imports of Browning to the Super Lite model and would be most interested and appreciative if you could describe these special features. I think mine are all just st...
by sighthound
Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie from Calgary Alberta
Replies: 16
Views: 4251

Re: Newbie from Calgary Alberta

I posted this on other thread also because it is a serious safety issue. This same malfunction had occured with a 8 I bought off GunBroker, no return sale, damage not disclosed, I did not pick up on how it could have happened, was not able to fix safety to my satisfaction, bought a new one and insta...
by sighthound
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 9718

Re: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement

This is scary, I had the same problem with an 8 bought off GunBroker, no returns sale, bent safety not disclosed, I did not pick up on it as to how it might have occured, was not able to fix safety to my satisfaction, bought a new one and replaced. If this was current production Remington would like...
by sighthound
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New 81 owner
Replies: 12
Views: 3681

Re: New 81 owner

Congratulations on your choice and dedication to undoing Bubbas messing up and restoring your 81 to its deserved glory, should you become infected with Jackitis and have to have another the 35 Remington ammo is still available and a real thumper on both ends. Jerry
by sighthound
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Stith Mount
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Stith Mount

NIB 5 hole Stith mount for Alaskan on ebay, also NIB Redfield tang sight, both listed under Remington 8. Jerry
by sighthound
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Shooting, is like Golf!?!
Replies: 3
Views: 2837

Re: Shooting, is like Golf!?!

Congratulations Mitch now you are getting with the program, shooting beats collecting every time, putting something of yourself into an effort. Next stop, 3 shot groups are good, 5 shot are great and 10 shot superior. I have some some old books with pictures of targets fired by the likes of Harry Po...
by sighthound
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Jacks 6th one
Replies: 26
Views: 14066

Re: Jacks 6th one

Much thanks Sarge for figureing this one out, will be most helpful in replacing a horn buttplate, was aware raw horn could be softened by boiling and shaping when fitting plug for powder horn but not aware of how to get more heat to make more workable. Thanks again, jerry
by sighthound
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: a question
Replies: 5
Views: 2300

Re: a question

Hello Mr Mike, Sometimes one does have an opportunity to get history with a collection piece or shooter. For example I once had a very nice FN 1900 that came from Sweden via a Mormon missionary, history provided by seller said piece had been awarded as a prize in early 1930s and had had an engraved ...
by sighthound
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Teeth Nash: Auctions
Replies: 6
Views: 2377

Re: Teeth Nash: Auctions

Contact the seller and have him block the scam bidder. jerry
by sighthound
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy from MA needs help?
Replies: 9
Views: 4088

Re: New guy from MA needs help?

That is very nice wood in that buttstock, reminds me very much of some of the wood on Browning A5 lite models and the wood in replacement stocks made by Sile in Italy for A5s. By any chance does it have a dogs head on the buttplate? In all a very nice job of custominizing. Jerry
by sighthound
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: the outlaw josey whales
Replies: 8
Views: 3223

Re: the outlaw josey whales

Being a blackpowder buff the pictures associated with making the movie are most interesting and a primer in military arms of the day, since I have owned and fired many of the models. Almost cried real tears when viewing the carelessly piled up Springfields. The scene with ferry tied to rope, was pro...
by sighthound
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: The Verschneider Conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 9653

Re: The Verschneider Conversions

Jack, My FN had a 2 piece mount with 3 screws in front and 2 in screws back positions also soldered on, traces of solder remain and looks like area under mounts was roughed up a bit. Would like to plug holes and touch up blue, but they seem to be metric, larger than our 6 and smaller than 8. Will se...
by sighthound
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: THE GREAT REMINGTON MODEL 30 EXPRESS
Replies: 6
Views: 7054

Re: THE GREAT REMINGTON MODEL 30 EXPRESS

This thread may be leading to buildup of another Remington model chambered in model 8 calibers, have seen and heard of 4 sub models, 30A, 30 Express, 30S & 30R (carbine) with chamberings of 25, 30, 32, 35 Remington, 30-06, 7x57 Mauser & 257 Roberts. Fertile field of variations for collectors. Anothe...
by sighthound
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Community Building Exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Re: Community Building Exercise

Western: Yes. rumor about Rough Riders is not true, that was my Grandfather, I recall his tales about Cuba very well, as well as my Great Grandfathers, one a Union Cavalry Officer , the other a Confederate Infantry soldier and their stories of the War Between the States, and a neighbor who traveled ...
by sighthound
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Community Building Exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Re: Community Building Exercise

31 what a treasure, would gladly trade all my guns and gold for 31 that is if I could keep all other lifes experiences, having lived in the best of times ever, from pioneer Oregon raw sagebrush land homestead to seeing moon landing and man in space. Life is good, Cam enjoy all your remaining years a...
by sighthound
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington model 11 parts
Replies: 4
Views: 2143

Re: Remington model 11 parts

I have a few model 11 parts, 12, 16 & 20, some wood & metal, let me know your needs, email sighthound at sodbuster37@q.com, Jerry
by sighthound
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Senior Birthday Celebration
Replies: 6
Views: 2621

Re: Senior Birthday Celebration

Well, Great Supprise and Thank You All, Life is Good, Think I'll Stick Around for Awhile.
Happy New Year and Best to All, Jerry
by sighthound
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Aquisition
Replies: 2
Views: 1596

Re: New Aquisition

From the engraving pattern on receiver, the matted top of receiver and rounded ejection port at rear this gun appears to be the Remington made A5 of WWII years, serial number should begin with A, these in 12 ga began with B and 20 ga with C, some had round knob pistol grip and some flat. Fine A5s, e...
by sighthound
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Is this a factory job?
Replies: 1
Views: 1949

Re: Is this a factory job?

Don't think so, walking pheasant on left side and flying duck on right look like standard roll engraving on many 11s, suspect someone enhanced those and added foliage and scrolls, pictures are not clear, however, someone did a lot of work on this and if quality could well be worth asking price. If g...
by sighthound
Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remember Pearl Harbor
Replies: 4
Views: 2111

Remember Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941 "A Day That Will Go Down In Infamy" Quote from President Franklin D. Roosevelts address to Congress and the Nation following Japans sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Seventy years have passed since that day of Infamy in which over 400,000 United States Army, Navy, Marines, Air Corp, Coa...
by sighthound
Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Weaver Chokes
Replies: 3
Views: 2227

Re: Weaver Chokes

Does anyone have any information on the possible effect the breaks in the collet type chokes such a poly might have on shot pattern? Thanks, Jerry
by sighthound
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anybody else have strange firearms?
Replies: 18
Views: 8680

Re: Anybody else have strange firearms?

A thought here about the Standard Arms rifles, have never had any experience with one but have been told they are very unrelible in the auto mode and the manual mode was often needed to make it function. Jerry
by sighthound
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Belgium browning vs Japenese Browning
Replies: 3
Views: 1927

Re: Belgium browning vs Japenese Browning

Nothing wrong as far as function of Japanese A-5s go, same is true with Remington Model 11 and Savage 720 series and others like Charles Daly Auto Pointer. The same company in Japan that produced guns for Browning also made some with Daiwa and Herters names I have been told and maybe others. FN Brow...
by sighthound
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Veterans day 11 Nov
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Re: Veterans day 11 Nov

As imfuncity suggested this the perfect day to watch "Taking Chance". This is a powerful and moving story of the return of a combat veterans remains to his family. Jerry
by sighthound
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Veterans day 11 Nov
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Re: Veterans day 11 Nov

Well said Mr. Mike, I salute you, Jerry
by sighthound
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Jacks 6th one
Replies: 26
Views: 14066

Re: Jacks 6th one

Hey Mitch that horn in is pretty shaggy! Seriously is there a chemist in/on this forum that could do a chemical analysis of a Browning butt plate? I think I could find and donate one for scientific investigation to determine if the plates are solid horn, ground horn, a mixture of horn and/or somethi...
by sighthound
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Jacks 6th one
Replies: 26
Views: 14066

Re: Jacks 6th one

One way to tell horn is insects feed on it, bore holes and eat away sections. Jerry
by sighthound
Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 6
Views: 2052

Re: Hello to all

Lucky you, sounds like a treasure and you have great, discerning and appreciative offspring or spouse. Quoting fellow member imfuncity, we love to see photos. Warning be careful of contacting Jackitis or you will soon have a room full of these. Jerry
by sighthound
Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Jack's Cased Project Rifle!
Replies: 16
Views: 8226

Re: Jack's Cased Project Rifle!

Jack, you have done yourself proud and this Project Rifle establishes you as, "The True Connoisseur of The Finest". Doing it yourself means you care enough to spend your time, skills and effort to acheive perfection. Well done Jack, an advanced case of Jackitis, there will be another mountain to sca...
by sighthound
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GREAT MODEL 8 & 81 GUN SHOW
Replies: 5
Views: 2463

Re: GREAT MODEL 8 & 81 GUN SHOW

OK, fairly simple, a few clicks, Thanks txsaco & imfuncity, here goes. Jerry
by sighthound
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GREAT MODEL 8 & 81 GUN SHOW
Replies: 5
Views: 2463

Re: GREAT MODEL 8 & 81 GUN SHOW

Great idea of member photos and forum gun show, Mitch is computer genius and got me out of the dark ages during his visit, showed me how to create files, send attachments and do GunBroker listings among other skills. Discovered GunBroker has a photo upload program you can download that makes adding ...
by sighthound
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 3613

Re: Hello!

Hi Bend Shooter, Inquiry about Bend was shot in the dark, pleased forum has another westerner, I am from Boise and just had a great visit, meeting and get acquainted time with imfuncity from northern California. Seems most members are from far, far away states. If you are ever this way, would be ple...
by sighthound
Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anybody else have strange firearms?
Replies: 18
Views: 8680

Re: Anybody else have strange firearms?

OOPS, CRS struck again, square bolt models are 1889 thru 1939, 1881 1nd 1888 are top eject, sorry 'bout that, Jerry
by sighthound
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anybody else have strange firearms?
Replies: 18
Views: 8680

Re: Anybody else have strange firearms?

That 336 Marlin is indeed a sweet rifle, used one of the octagon barrel cowboy version in 38-55 for lever action silhouette rifle caliber game, with a trigger job and tang sight it is hard to beat. Many Marlin collectors prefer the square bolt models (1881 thru 1939) but hard to find one still able ...
by sighthound
Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Time with imfuncity
Replies: 8
Views: 4241

Re: Time with imfuncity

Have to give credit where credit is due, handsome one is on right, old geezer on left has been ridden hard and put up wet to many times, Jerry
by sighthound
Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 3613

Re: Hello!

Welcome, you will enjoy, you handle, would maybe it refer Bend, Oregon? Jerry
by sighthound
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Time with imfuncity
Replies: 8
Views: 4241

Re: Time with imfuncity

Thank you Jack, Sarge, and Cam, This is indeed a very worthwhile forum making it possible for widely separated good old boys of common interest to interact, suggestions and answers to my questions certainly have provided solutions, often have to think and say to myself, self, why did't you think of ...
by sighthound
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Time with imfuncity
Replies: 8
Views: 4241

Time with imfuncity

Just had a very pleasureable visit with imfuncity, he drove about 550 miles from his home in northern California throught Oregon high desert country to my home in southern Idaho, spending a week on the road and at my place. Getting to meet in person and becoming personally acquainted was a real trea...
by sighthound
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 141 - .35 Rem
Replies: 34
Views: 14316

Re: Model 141 - .35 Rem

Another Remington tubular magazine pump action is the model 25 chambered for 25-20. Jerry