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Old July 4, 2011, 09:39 AM   #6501
Ralph Lauretano
Join Date: June 29, 2011
Location: Southwest Ranches, Florida
Posts: 24
Hi, It's Ralph "Hunter" Lauretano in South Florida. I just cleaned my newly acquired 1942 Russian Moisin Nagant M91/30 and got all the 'cosmo' out with brake cleaner from discount auto parts. Works great! And much cheaper than the equivilent type product for guns only. After cleaning the stock, I used household wood polish - "Pledge" - on it, and it came out very nice. After getting it all back together, it looked and felt great! The only problem with it is in feeding & ejecting ammo. After chambering the first round, I find that the extracter won't remove it from the chamber. I have to push it out from the muzzle end with a cleaning rod. Also, the next 4 rounds in the magazine won't move up into loading position. They stay down in the mag. as if there were that first one still in it, holding them down. I'm guessing a weak follower spring in the mag. Does that mean I have to find a replacement mag & trigger housing? (It's all one unit). Or can those springs be gotten seperately to replace the old, weak ones? As for the non-extracting, I checked the bolt head, and it looks as if the extracter is good. I see the claw in place and it looks like it should work.....but no. I'm stumped. New bolt too?????
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Old July 4, 2011, 03:30 PM   #6502
Join Date: July 4, 2011
Location: Virginia
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Hi to all and Happy 4th. Joined this site with hopes of learning and offering advice. I've been out of shooting/hunting game for over 20 years. I ordered my new Lyman 54cal GPH and am ready to start LIVING again.
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Old July 4, 2011, 05:16 PM   #6503
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I lurk no longer!! Hey gang, I like the content so it's time I get involved. Been shooting since 5 and loving every single trigger press. Now it's time to get geared up for USPSA so the learning curve is vertical. I've already learned tons from you guys and looking forward to more brain cramming. Thanks
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Old July 5, 2011, 04:31 AM   #6504
Panthera Pardus
Join Date: May 26, 2009
Location: Gauteng
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Hi All,

My name is Frederick. I have been on the forum since 2009. But have been absent for some time. I received my fireams licenses over the weekend. And got the opportunity to go and sight my rifle on Saturday.

Look forward to meeting some people!


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Old July 5, 2011, 07:52 AM   #6505
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New Member. Glad to be here
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Old July 5, 2011, 03:56 PM   #6506
Join Date: July 5, 2011
Location: Outside of Albuquerque
Posts: 30
Hello everyone!

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and would like to say hello! I really like this site and find it very informative. I hope to be able to share my experiences and gain more knowledge from you all!
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Old July 5, 2011, 04:27 PM   #6507
Join Date: July 1, 2011
Location: louisvillekentucky
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hi gun lovers

i too love guns and hold my right to own them dearly, and despise those who think differently. i live in ky own .mostly hand guns but also own several shotguns and rifles . i'm looking foward to joining in on question and answers here
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Old July 5, 2011, 04:47 PM   #6508
Join Date: July 1, 2011
Location: MT
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Greetings. Mr. Butterfield here, although my real name is Darius L. Dumass (pronounced doomwaaaah). I already know all there is to know so I'm really not interested in what anyone else has to say because that's just their opinion. Everything I have to say is fact. I've got my 9's and can shoot gangster style really well so if you need some advice I'm your man..............Honestly, thanks to those who work tirelessly to make this a great site devoid of unnecessary commentaries such as that. And thanks to all who selflessly post their observations, achievements, and mishaps and sharing that knowledge with the rest of us. I look forward to meeting you all, hope my sense of humor is acceptable.

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Old July 5, 2011, 10:50 PM   #6509
Springville Pop
Join Date: July 4, 2011
Location: Left Coast of California
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Hello everyone. Found this site yesterday and liked what I saw so here I am! Just recently decided to take up shooting. Got a new XD40 sub compact for myself and a S&W J frame for my wife. But the best experience I've had at the range is firing for the first time my grandfathers Colt 38 special that he carried when I was just a kid. Quite an experience! And it shoots really good too.

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Old July 5, 2011, 11:46 PM   #6510
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New Guy from RI

Hey there, I'm Paul. THR keeps coming up on lots of the google searches I've been doing so I figured I'd join up instead of just lurk around. I'm getting more into shooting lately. I like hunting, more with my bow than guns, but I do hunt deer with a shotgun and ML. Turkeys are spooky enough to warrant 3.5" magnum hevi shot loads too... I just built my first AR15, haven't had the pleasure to shoot it yet, hopefully this week. I just picked up a bunch of reloading stuff too. I've got handguns in .357, 9mm, and .40 and a couple misc. rifles. Hope to learn a bunch here and maybe contribute a little.
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Old July 6, 2011, 01:38 AM   #6511
Join Date: June 30, 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
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I've been lurking on THR for several years. It seems like every time I Google a firearms or reloading related question a thread from THR shows up on the first page of results. I figured I might as well join so so that I can be part of the conversation and not just an eavesdropper.

Preparing for the zombie apocalypse since 1994.
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Old July 6, 2011, 04:01 AM   #6512
nick 270
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Location: Ilive n a town cld Tuatapere at the bottom of the south island
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Hi my name is nick from new zealand.I have bn hunting n fishing my whole life 49.Mind u it slowed down when i had kids. Ishoot mainly 270 now have 3 115 grns 4 varments up 2 goats 130 4 deer n hogs.Ihunt mainly red bt there r a few fellow where i live plus whitetail n elk nt far away.Ireload n have learnt a lot from this n other sites glad 2 b part of your family regards Nick
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Old July 6, 2011, 06:39 PM   #6513
hariph creek
Join Date: July 5, 2011
Location: Vancouver, Wa.
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Greetings from S.W. Washington.
I usually come to THR for info and experiences. I like it here because it is civil and the 'internet commando ratio' is pretty low. So I figured, quit lurking and sign up.
My screen name is a play on my first and middle name. The first person to figuire them out, gets to buy me a new gun.

(that's a hint)
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Old July 7, 2011, 01:34 AM   #6514
Join Date: June 24, 2011
Location: Southern Illinois
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Hi everyone, I go by Gofish53. I am a life member in the NRA. I have also been a gun dealer for most of my life, this year makes 35yrs. I live in the worst state (Illinois) for being a gun enthusiast, and a dealer. I talk to everyone I know to get the vote out for conceal carry. Just can't quite figure out how Chicago corrupt politicians has been able to keep conceal carry out of Illinois? Hopefully, someday we will get a honest governor, and get it passed.
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Old July 7, 2011, 02:21 PM   #6515
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Hi everyone, I'm Huginn! I've been lurking these forums for months now and finally decided to join up. This is probably one of the best gun sites on the Internet!
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Old July 7, 2011, 08:28 PM   #6516
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I'm new here and sure could use some help on a few questions. Have owned guns of all caliber and purpose for over 30 some odd years, pretty much on my own in the world now which is scary and new all at the same time.

So if I ask what seems like a dumb question...just remember there's no one here now to answer them for me.
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Old July 8, 2011, 10:36 AM   #6517
Join Date: July 6, 2011
Location: Cocolalla, ID
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Hello, I registered a few days ago but didn't get around to posting until now. I live in Cocolalla Idaho, about 30 minutes north of Coeur d'Alene. I own several guns, both pistol and long gun. I've visited many a time to find info on firearms and have found the members here full of useful information.

By the by, where do I post for inquiries to the current value of shotguns?
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Old July 9, 2011, 01:09 AM   #6518
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Location: MD
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Hello, new member obviously. Name is Mike and am 27yo in MD, gun enthusiast and love to learn more about them so I decided to join.
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Old July 9, 2011, 02:45 AM   #6519
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New Guy from Alaska

Just found this forum Hi all.
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Old July 9, 2011, 07:15 AM   #6520
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Location: Southern West Virginia
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New member

Just joined. I'm Chief Richard Robertson. I retired from the U.S. Navy in 1993 after 20 years. I live in the deep southern part of West Virginia, on the border with Kentucky and Ohio. I love the peace and solitude of the country. I love collecting things and do have a few guns. Nothing valuable though. I guess my favorite is my "Judge". This Taurus revolver is just awesome and really does not have much kick to it. I was surprised. Uses 45 LC and 410 shot shells. I love to shoot but don't do much hunting. Just want to enjoy my rights while I still have some and will protect my family with "whatever it takes"...I have 1 shot gun, 2 rifles, 1 semi-auto and 3 revolvers including the Judge...Plan to pick up a .44 Mag and .45 semi-auto (maybe 1911) soon. I'm here to learn and enjoy.
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Old July 9, 2011, 08:05 AM   #6521
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My name is Jim Brown and I like guns !
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Old July 9, 2011, 05:21 PM   #6522
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I am in Florida. I hunt a bit - deer and ducks. I own a Rock Island 1911 A1 9mm, a Taurus PT140 and am looking at a Sig P238 possibly. I am not a heavy hitter in the gun realm - just some hunting rifles and shotguns and a couple of handguns for protection and range fun. Oh - and lots of questions about the handguns - shooting straight, etc.
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Old July 10, 2011, 01:28 AM   #6523
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Location: Seattle, Wa
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New Member Here From the Great Northwest!

Hi all, I live in Wa State- love it here. We get 4 seasons whereas coming from Calif., we only have 2 seasons, warm and hot!
Here's some info and my interests, I'm a military veteran, work in the nuclear industry (full time), am interested in kool watches, stationary stuff- like nice writing instruments, love cooking (personal chef), enjoy reading a good espionage book or just a really good book in general, cars and guns of course, that's why I'm here. I really like target shooting. there's more but this is the short list.
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Old July 10, 2011, 01:47 PM   #6524
Join Date: July 10, 2011
Location: Potsdam/ Brandenburg
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Hello from Spain

Hello all.I'm Spanish but I live in Berlin, like to practice shooting and have trained seriously for 15 years in Spain (in 2009 I wins spanish 9mm pistol championship with a sigsauer pistol), for changes in my working life I move to live in Germany and I can not practice as frequently;
I always admired the high level of Americans in this area.
I'm attracted to the disciplines PPC, centerfire pistol and olympic freepistol.
I am glad to be here,
excuse my low level of English.
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Old July 10, 2011, 02:23 PM   #6525
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I'm Belgian, am a physics student, love weapons in all sorts, practice martial arts and play piano. Nothing more to be said

I love THR and TFL.
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