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  1. Coyote3855

    New user - identification of old caplock

    Here's a back action lock from a French 1840 musket. Found on the Tongue River at Dayton, Wyoming. Some of these were imported by the Union for the Civil War. This was interesting to research and identify.
  2. Coyote3855

    New user - identification of old caplock

    Curious why you date this to the 1870s? I am under the impression, which may be incorrect, that back action locks were more popular in Europe than the U.S.
  3. Coyote3855

    what would be everyones, go to rifle.

    I have a couple of favorites. 1960 Winchester Model 70 .30-06. Ruger Mini 14. Ruger if it had to be one.
  4. Coyote3855

    If you could have only one pistol?

    Autoloader: Glock 19. Revolver: S&W 28.
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    Your 'Rodney Dangerfield' guns.

    Any of my Kel Tecs. PF9, P3AT, Sub 2000, PMR 30, P11.
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    Today I found a new way to screw up.

    I have made my share of dumb gun mistakes. Fortunately neither me nor my TV nor anyone else was harmed. Had a good friend hand me his Marlin 336 without opening the action. I jacked out seven rounds. His expression was priceless. Always, always check.
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    Henrys new .223/5.56 rifle

    How about a revolver/semi auto company bringing out a lever action? #S&W. I'm with Speedo 66 on this paranoia.
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    Am I just delusional

    Chances are you will never need to draw your firearm. Chances are if you do, that alone will deter attacker(s). Chances are if it doesn't, one solid hit will end the encounter. Chances are if it one hit doesn't, more hits may do it. But as wise men say, it's not the odds but the stakes. I...
  9. Coyote3855

    A Recent Incident Involving Shooting in Self Defense

    Other sources certainly support your second point experience regarding handguns. A reminder to armed civilians like myself to leave the gun in the holster until you must shoot.
  10. Coyote3855

    Springfield 1871 crack

    In 1981, the museum were I volunteer received a dozen Winchester 1894 carbines that were used by guards at the state penitentiary. Dates ranging from early 20th century to the 1950s. All of the earlier ones had those striations. I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure the source...
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    Springfield 1871 crack

    I consider myself relatively well informed on historic firearms, but this is new to me. Thank you for your post. Given your description of the rifle, I assume it would be safe to fire. I agree that the "crack" is not a concern for the stability of the firearm.
  12. Coyote3855

    Does Ruger still make the Mini 30 in this configuration?

    I bought a Mini 14 primarily because it doesn't have the freakout characteristics of my ARs and AKs. This would defeat that reason. I'm always of the option that people should buy/modify whatever firearms float their boat. If I don't like them, I don't buy them.
  13. Coyote3855

    5 shot revolver enough against 5 robbers

    ASP says they have never featured an encounter where the victim needed to reload. Doesn't mention if any ran out of ammo before the encounter was over. I carry 11=1 and a reload.
  14. Coyote3855

    New to USPSA

    I shot USPSA for several years but that's a long time ago. I agree with recommending take the gun you have and see how it goes. Most matches are either handgun or three gun, announced in advance. I found USPSA guys to be very welcoming to new shooters. Arrive early, help set up stages, pick...
  15. Coyote3855

    Stranger blocks you from entering Vehicle

    Add bookmark #13 Would you drive an hour to the city & abandon your car/truck? Who said it was an hour to the city? I'm not "abandoning" my vehicle, I'm disengaging to let the situation play out. If the person doesn't leave, then call the police. Cities have one way streets. Sometimes...
  16. Coyote3855

    Do you own a Glock?

    Yes, several.
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    Refinish or not

    One of my Dad's two handguns was a Colt Woodsman. He never left the house without it. When it passed to me, it had those fake stag plastic grips. I found the correct originals and put them on. They didn't stay because it wasn't Dad's Colt anymore. Put the plastics back on. If you are...
  18. Coyote3855

    Who owns a PCC

    Had a Camp 9. Trigger was atrocious. Have a Marlin 1894 in .44 Magnum but no handgun for the caliber. KelTec Sub2000 2.0 is fun at the range with some mods.
  19. Coyote3855

    Stranger blocks you from entering Vehicle

    This entire thread makes little sense. What would you tell the police? How can there be no other way to disengage? Go back where you were and wait. Surely at some point, the blocker will get bored and go away?