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About bucnball

  • Birthday 04/15/1945

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    knoxville TN
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    mil-surp, blackpowder,pawnshopping
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    semi-retired health care worker


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  1. I finally got to hold & shoot one @ the range yesterday.. The owner cordially let me run a mag with it-Yikes ! I have small/average hands and was pleased how well the pistol sat so comfortably in my hand - the trigger slid to the rear with a mildly increasing tension and then Bam ! The front strap is nicely checkered- the mag well is flared-the recoil was brisk but not "snappy" ... Now I know why there is a 6 to 8 month wait for one. I was grateful to have the pleasure of shooting it and now know what a superb machine a 1911 can be !
  2. Have found a square blister pack of 10 rounds that says 10 stuck (with two horizontal dots in the top of the U) and M43 Ub in raised letters on the plastic blister. The blister pack is backed with paper . The bullets are round nosed and dark gray. A magnet confirms the bullets are sheathed or plated with steel . Any one know what they are or were designed for ? Thanks !
  3. Any one hear or know of a source for the so far un-obtainable domestically produced munition ? I believe there is a genuine market for it !
  4. Found 2 rounds of orange tip in a bag of 30 carbine ammo that was in a bag of loose rounds at an auction. What are they ? Sorry no photo @ this time . Just curious. Thanks !
  5. Thanks ! Got in touch w/Glock support this morning and got a reply this afternoon --Kevin @ Glock said though model 21 barrel may fit there were internal parts that would lock up the pistol if I did so . (1911's work fine if I wanted a longer barrel.)
  6. Have an old model 30 (45 apc) that works fine- was wondering if the model 21 45auto barrel would fit & function ?
  7. I was told years ago that the reason dogs find foul (no pun intended) smells attractive is to help mask their canine scent for hunting purposes.. Perhaps ?
  8. I got a set of 38/357 Lee carbide dies from Midway last week - The carbide die was the FL re-sizeing die. They're not RCBS or Hornady but they will work better than un-obtainium.
  9. I believe primers are made in 2 sizes - large & small, right ? So is it possible to use small rifle primers in a small pistol cartridge ? Could you enlarge the "flash" hole to compensate for the power difference ? Or is it too dangerous ?
  10. Found a few 20 rnd. cartons of ammo with a label on one them - Some say it's heavy ball - I'm just curious is it Yugo Romanian Albanian Polish or Czech ? Will try to post picture. Thanks !
  11. I have a few tins of #10 and #11 percussion caps..I can't see any difference in their size-some of the #10's have a red colored primer and others (made by another company) have a green tinted primer. The # 11's are various as well. Though some of the 11's claim to be "magnum power". The Remington #11's are green / the Winchester # 11's are red. Is this normal ?
  12. My THANKS to all that replied, I'm grateful that TGO is available !
  13. OK , this should qualify as a handgun topic.. I have an early 80's vintage standard 22 cal Ruger. I've generally used CCI standard velocity ammo or sub sonic target ammo with it. My question is how can high velocity harm the mechanism as the barrel is less than 6 inches in length and I doubt the bullet can reach mach 1 in less than 6 inches or that the propulsive gases from detonation would reach a dangerous level that harm the gun. Or is there something about HV ammo that could over stress the mechanisms of 22 cal target pistols ? I'm not referring to hyper velocity ammo like Stingers and such, just plain old HV 22 ammo that is 1240 fps or so.
  14. Oh, the safeties, it has not only a slide mounted lever safety , it has a magazine dis-connect safety .. without the mag in the frame the trigger won't pivot/slide to the rear.. As for accuracy, it's reasonable for social distances and beyond. I was using early 50's com-bloc surplus ammo and a half box of PPU Mauser 30 cal. that I got for my CZ 52 last year at the Smokey Mtn. Gun Collectors Show (There is one scheduled for mid-January// next month !).
  15. Got a NIB M-57 pistol recently (7.62 x 25 caliber) and took it to the range yesterday.. One failure to fire due to 68 yr old ammo. Pulled the hammer back after waiting for a moment & re-tried .Success ! I am pleased with it so far. Anyone have any experience with the M-57 ? Wish I'd gotten one when Classic had them (cheaper)..The one I got had spare mags . Also shoots 30 Mauser ammo that is dimensionally the same but 1 mm longer cartridge case.


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