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Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Gtab posted:


Gtab posted:


Gtab posted:


Gtab posted:


let's rub the tips of our lists together

An 18" FAL carbine is always always always on my I WANT IT NOW list but other poo poo always comes up in life where I need the money more than I need what is essentially a very expensive toy.

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Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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This thread is rapidly Venn-Diagraming with the White Whale thread and I like it

Gtab posted:

I love these so much it's almost ridiculous. Did they ever make a shorter barrel carbine version? Beastly.
There were carbines in .30-06, .30-40 Krag, .303 Brit, etc; but not the Russian contracts in x54r. The military carbine (famously used* by T-Rose and his Ruffrydin San Juan Stunnaz) is particularly sexy.



Also particularly sexy:



*Roosevelt reportedly purchased standard M1895 rifles, not carbines, for his officers but the point still stands so gently caress it

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Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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QuarkMartial posted:

a full rifle cartridge that's cheap to shoot.
I'd just like this to exist at all.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Gtab posted:

Just because.


"Just because" it is basically a self-loading DeLisle

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Yes, the Deerfield carbine (long discontinued) was essentially a 10/22 in .44mag.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Gtab posted:


That thing ownssssss, I'd love to see the adjustable gas system. Also interesting that the Smith Vortex is pretty much a direct copy of that muzzle device.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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I have a huuuuuuge boner for the Ruger Scout:



but I wish it had this takedown mechanism:



Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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priznat posted:

I want a ruger scout in .223 or 7.62x39 (I know, it's against the scout concept bla bla)
Savage makes their 10FCM Scout in x39; Ruger has an M77 Compact (the base rifle of their Scout) in x39 as well; The CZ-527 Carbine is almost there, just needs a rear aperture and a forward scope mount. Come on, gun-makers

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Sixgun Strumpet posted:

Something about a [long gun] being takedown turns it from pretty neat into something that triggers the childlike holy poo poo transformers! reaction.
Same, I giggled like crazy when I figured out the Winchester M12 (and 1897) takedown. See also: Stevens 520/620.



I really want to have a custom case made. Hell, a soft case designed for a SxS might even fit.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Q: What gun do you want this instant?

A: The subject of any Sixgun Strumpet box thread tt

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Uncle Caveman posted:

I have a huuuuuuge boner for the Ruger Scout:




Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Beardless posted:

Is it removable?
Yes. I'm not crazy about the Ruger birdcage either.

e: A can may be in the future but I'll probably just use this most of the time.

Uncle Caveman fucked around with this message at Apr 6, 2012 around 00:32

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Dick Burglar posted:

I'd love to have a Ruger Scout but there's no way in hell I'd pay anything near a grand for that.
Most of the year I work on a farm which entails a lot of driving around in a truck & tractor; while I'm not a Jeff Cooper FIGHTIN' SCOUTIN' RIFLE acolyte by any stretch, having a lightweight, compact rifle that can be quickly loaded & unloaded fits my needs perfectly.

For years (even before the Ruger was announced) I thought long and hard about converting my Weatherby Vanguard or a Rem 700 to something similar. Even with doing all the labor myself, the cost of a barreled action + parts* + specialized tools (for barrel cutting/crowning, sight/scope mount installation, etc) would easily be at or over what the Ruger cost me out the door.

*I could have saved ~$250+ by not going with an AICS-pattern detachable mag setup, but the system works so well for the handy/practical rifle concept I am glad Ruger went with it

The less-expensive Savage 10FCM Scout was tempting back then, but the injection-molded stock and aluminum Williams sights put me off - again, the cost of that rifle plus upgrading those parts would put it at or over the Ruger's street price.

Uncle Caveman fucked around with this message at Apr 6, 2012 around 12:33

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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bunnielab posted:

I am insanely envious and will hopefully be getting on of those this summer, even if just for the action and bottom metal.
Bring your No.1 out to the farm and they can be Rugerpals

Parthenogenocide posted:

That flash hider is threaded and not pinned, right?
Yeah, 5/8-24 so any AR-10 muzzle device will work.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Try both and pick. My carry guns rotate between a G19, PPS and LCP depending on where I'm going and what I'm wearing. The PPS gets carried far more often than the others, it really is very easily concealable even when worn OWB. I travel downstate every weekend and feel comfortable with the PPS as the only gun I bring since it excels at CCW, and with an 8rd mag & TLR-3 makes a perfectly suitable nightstand gun.



That said, if my situation were that I could have only ONE handgun, it would be the G19.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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fake edit: I've never been particularly enamored of J-frames for carry but a S&W 642 is the only gun my gf has ever seen (over my shoulder while browsing TFR) that made her say "Oooh, I want THAT gun!"

So I guess I'm gonna be shopping for a 642.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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LifeSizePotato posted:

I think it was an FS2000 and the plastic charging handle broke.
Yeah, it was an FS2000, not a PS90.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Uncle Caveman posted:

Q: What gun do you want this instant?

A: The subject of any Sixgun Strumpet box thread tt

Sixgun Strumpet posted:



goddamn

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Drav posted:

And this is the thread about it. Worked for me. Pretty sweet, thanks.
This fixed the timg issue for me but not the text issue.

Content: Right now I really want a Marlin Guide Gun with peeps.



Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Drav posted:


worked for me too, thanks!

i was getting concerned after my extensive knowledge of STOP INTERNET loving UP troubleshooting i.e. "empty the cache and restart chrome" didn't work. i am old.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Uncle Caveman posted:

Right now I really want a Marlin Guide Gun with peeps.
Stage 1 Complete: Acquire Guide Gun

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Well at this instant I just want my 1895 to arrive!

and then I'd looove to send it to Grizzly Custom:

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Sixgun Strumpet posted:

That barrel needs to be threaded for a suppressor.
I'm sure they could do that. I remember Heintron or another Scandanavian dreamboat posting a pic a while ago of some local cops with a suppressed 1895G used for dispatching errant Moose iirc.

Dr Ozziemandius posted:

Those are freakin' awesome.
Doc I don't want to hear any excuses as to why your 1895 can't look like this.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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priznat posted:

My_thought_processes.txt
I've been levergun-less for nearly two years and my entire thought process in choosing an 1895 was "how can I burn through absurd amounts of Trail Boss with as little effort as possible"

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Thaaaat's theone.

More Grizzly porn:

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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priznat posted:

I'd been waffling between...
If you're shopping for a new Marlin (anything made 2010 or later), be sure to inspect it in person. Especially if it has a serial number starting with MR.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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It's more that "Marlin" no longer exits and Cerberus/Remington is grinding it into the mud.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Regarding new Marlins, here's what I found from browsing the Marlin Owner's Forum (mentioned earlier in the Cowboy guns thread):

Marlin Forum posted:

The 91 [serial number] series in 2009 was continued on through 2010 and in the first Ilion NY production. Sometime late last year Remington ran out of North Haven built recievers and they started using a serial number that starts with MR. The best way to tell if a gun was made in North Haven or Ilion, look at the proofmark on the side of the barrel just forward of the reciever. JM on the left, built by Marlin. REP on the right side and it was built by Remington.
http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/1...r-decoding.html

There is a lot of anecdotal evidence of both camps, some saying their Rem-made Marlin is fine, others reporting a lot of fit/finish/QC issues - hence why I recommended to inspect one in person if you are shopping for a new Marlin levergun. If you want to be sure you are getting a "true" Marlin (made before Rem/Cerberus), you want a serial starting with 91 or higher AND a JM stamp on the left side of the barrel. A serial starting with MR and/or a REP stamp on the right side of the barrel indicates a Rem-made gun.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Sixgun Strumpet posted:


oh come now, even Tuco had the sense to disregard such a contraption.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Yes, E2 grips and the SRT will work on a West German 226.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Only alteration you'll need to make to a W.German gun for E2 compatibility is to swap the mainspring assembly for the new style, and replace the decocker lever with a shorter one - both pieces should be included in the kit.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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The combined stupidity of the USPS and the Virginia DMV means I'll have to wait til next week to pick up my 1895G.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Gtab posted:

you were fighting forces far beyond mortal ken, my friend.
I live in a pretty rural area to be sure, but the USPS won't drive a quarter-mile of flat gravel road to deliver to my house. So I need a PO Box, fine... except that's a no-go for filling out a 4473.

The DMV will no longer print & issue licenses in person, they are always mailed. Supposedly they allow you to list a physical address and a mailing address... except the address printed on your license will always be the mailing address. Ugh.

Fortunately there is an option buried on the VA DMV site to have your new license mailed to a different address than either your mailing or physical... which makes no goddamned sense but at least it works out for me this time.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Uncle Caveman posted:




He's here to do some business with the big iron on his... barn...

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Fat Ogre posted:


drat, that thing must be just baaaarely over 26".

e: hah, 27 1/2!

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Beardless posted:



What do you think the "T" in the model name stands for?

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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I'm guessing by "USGI," Cyrano is referring to actual US Gov't Issue.

Which is really tempting... I had considered a Springfield Milspec or Ruger SR as my not-terribly-expensive-but-not-crap entry into the 1911 world, but I would really much rather have an actual surplus shooter. Cyrano, are any specific eras (pre/post WW2, '50s/60s, etc)or manufacturers (Rem Rand vs Colt, etc) a better deal for what would just be a range toy?


vvv Yeah, that's why I always figured I'd never have a surplus 1911 too.

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Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Operating Rod posted:

4) Marlin 1894 with Skinner "tactical" sights, rail, and a red dot

I like turtles posted:

The best options.
Agreedo. Skinner peeps look so much nicer than the XS offerings.

Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Now that Marlin is tits-up, I want Ruger to fill the void in the non-cowboy/slightly-modernized levergun market. But I don't want them to look like the leverguns Ruger has made in the past. I want them to look... y'know... "good."

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Uncle Caveman
Jun 16, 2006

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Marlin still "exists" in name only as a subsidiary of Cerberus (parent co. of Remington), but the Marlin company who made so many great leverguns is completely dead. The North Haven, CT factory was closed last year; All Marlin-branded leverguns are now made by Remington in their Ilion, NY plant and QC is very hit or miss (with "miss" being the norm).

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