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Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by Undertow, Jun 24, 2007.
It looks good and the holster is first quality,congrats.
TPD166! I remember when Austin PD still carried Heavy Duties!!!!! Some of the old retired officers I knew were abLe to purchase theirs when they went out of service.
Ok. Picked up the new 1895 SRC today, and I love it!! Bore is VERY nice. Bound to be a shooter!!!
"One of the many versions of "Railroad Bill" contains the following stanza:
I've got a "thirty-eight special"
on a "forty-four frame,"
How in the world can I miss him
when I've got dead aim.
I'm gonna ride old Railroad Bill."
I don't know, Deacon. I haven't fired it yet. I suspect they should be similar, as the weights are close. But the Mauser's bore axis is lower, so the Rolling Block might have a different feel to it.
Stearman it's a 30 Army. (30/40). And the bore is very niiiice!!!!
Kilroy, you gonna like that rolly block. Them 7's are real pleasant. Bought one in 1974 at the old Houston Astrohall gunshow. It was a fun rifle!!!!!
Lots of nice iron being posted lately!!!
Oh very very nice. I see that you are a fan of the Tyler T grips too. I just picked up a Tyler for my 1964 Colt Detective Special.
Thanks! I have used T-Grips since I bought my first revolver. They're not on all of them, but definitely on the older ones (including a mid-60s Cobra). The T-grip on the Heavy Duty is actually for a K-frame. I found the N-Frame T-grips were bigger than I liked, but the K-Frame adapters were perfect for my hands.
I got my little Marlin 39a Mountie yesterday. Got back to town after being gone for a week, and ran down to the post office to pick it up, along with an Arkubra hat that had arrived from Australia. I have not used it much in the last few years but that C&R license is great so you can have some of those old guns delivered right to the house.
Pics, pics, pics!!!! Hat too!!! Them little 39's are sweeties!
This is my second 39a, Dad bought me my first back in 1952, and have wanted a Mountie for quite a while, but things kept popping up to prevent me from buying one. I located this one on Gunbroker, description looked good, and pictures even better. The seller described "minor rust stains" on receiver but as hard as I look I cannot see any. For a 59 year old gun it is in very good condition, a few minor stock dings and that's it. I promptly took off the factory sight and installed a Lyman 66 receiver sight, peep sights are much easier on my 70 year old eyes.
I would be glad to post pictures but do not know how.
Whoops, found instructions at top of this forum, will try in a day or two when the weather clears and I can get outside for better light and backgrounds. Weather here in E Texas is for us cold, and getting colder, and a very light drizzling rain.
In the meantime I have been working on the stock, I rubbed it out well with a mixture I found a few years back on the Doublegunshop.com forum, called Slackum oil, apparently an old British gunstock finish. It contains linseed oil, carnauba wax, turpentine and Venetian turpentine. It 's amazing how much grime can come out of those old stocks. It had a few spots where the grain was raised, like it had gotten wet at some time, but they knocked off ok and it's looking good now, I like the old oil and wax finishes, maybe not the best protection but they look good and feel good in the hands.
Hey there "jkingrph" sounds like we're neighbors! East Texas, Piney woods and all that? I'm in the Longview area. Gen. Stewart makes a great avatar. Few finer men lived and none finer ever out of Hollywood!
My avatar is my grandparents. Hmmm, Looks like G'pa's hat got clipped! Here's a close up photo...
G'pa was born and lived in Hrvatska (Croatia) untill he was 18 when he passed through Ellis Island on his way to becoming an American. I do not know but believe this pic was taken in the 1940s.
And... since this is a show guns forum, here's another from my stash. A Browning A-bolt in .22 cal
Longview? I started college at Le Tourneau back in 79. Good memories and a really nice town.
yes it is a nice place though we live out in the woods between towns. But, Back in 79 I was in Germany on Uncle Sam's business.
I'm just a little ways down the road in Jacksonville. A couple of years ago I did some relief work in a pharmacy in Longview.
I have taken a few hats into Mike's over the years, since my dad discovered him and had some cleaned and reblocked there about 20 years ago.
I'm a member of East Texas rifle and pistol club, although it's been a while since I have been there. I still have a house over in W.Monroe, La, along with my sister and there is an excellent public range about 3 miles from the house, so most times when we head that way I pack up the guns and hit that range and visit with some fiends.
What kind, 72-74 I was in Turkey.
Anybody here interested in a BSA Martini action .22 target rifle? I've decided that I never will make a varmint gun out of it so it's going on the block. If you're interested, PM me.
Here's something I picked up in September during a visit to International Military Antiques (IMA). I was on a bit of a tight budget so I had to put my first choice aside for another visit - a Brunswick rifle . So I went there to look over the P1853 parts guns to see if there were any substantially complete examples, and yes, I found a pretty nice one amongst the group. Too nice, it turned out, to possibly be sold as a parts gun. So that price was above my self-imposed limit. The backup was to pick out my "coffee table" gun. My plan is to build (or buy) a crate, paint it and stencil the appropriate nomenclature on the outside. Inside I'll build a cradle for the gun and finish it off with a heavy glass top. So I looked through these and came home with arguably the nicest Lanchester IMA had at the time. Keep in mind, this is a non-operational display gun with a solid receiver.
That will make a great conversation peace!
Absolutely! Can't wait to see the finished table.