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Gun Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    Honestly I'm not impressed with Henry, but I shoot a Uberti 1866, slicked up for competitions, which makes Henry levers seem like something the Flintstones would shoot. My Rossi is pretty slicked up too, but it had a nice action before that.
     
  2. DerekS

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    just a side thing



    I agree reg: Uberti, but theyre about 30-40% more than a henry. Ive yet to handle a rossi that was felt any better than a marlin. Now, ive only played with a handful of rossi levers, but the ones i felt, felt like a $500 rifle.
     
  3. Caustic Man

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    Well Marlins slick up really nicely with a minimum of work. I can do the entire action job myself on my bench. In fact, a lot of people still use old Marlins for competition. The only problem is that you can't short stroke them. I think the model 1866 and 1873 are the only ones you can do that to. Possibly the 1860, but that's not a practical model for competitions. Has to do with the internal links. I believe the Marlins and Rossis are all late model levers that use locking lugs, which contributed significantly to how the action feels.
     
  4. DerekS

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    picked up a new toy last night.... Ive never owned an STI 1911 but i keep hearing good things. And any company that says a big 'fuck you' to california gun laws is OK in my book.

    looking forward to getting some range time with it soon. Guardian in 45
     
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    im sure....but im speaking of fresh outta the box.
     
  6. Caustic Man

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    Ok, but that's like judging a pair of shoes just out of the box. You can tell something about it, but it's going to change significantly as it breaks in.
     
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    well, ill say you can still tell a lot (enough) by comparing a pair of new lobbs to a pair of new allen edmonds. :)
     
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    sounds like you have a ton more experience than me with lever actions though. All i can attest to is what ive shot/sold/handled. 90% of the ones ive handled are brand new, and the henrys and marlins ive shot were all new or nearly new.
     
  10. mimo

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    Having never touched one I say this purely from the SF aesthetic/cultural perspective: that STI seems to make a nice combination of slick, modern CC with being a proper 1911. Nice kop.
     
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    thanks mimo!! ive always liked their race guns, but i have zero use for one. so far feels as nice as my other 1911s.
     
  12. Caustic Man

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    I've picked up some things over the years. I have had most of the common models apart to some degree or another, with the notable exception of the Henry. My father-in-law and I have done basic modifications on our cowboy guns, as well as reloading for competition. Tons of fun for sure.
     
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    id love to get into tinkering and reloading. I have a press and about 90% of the equipment, just no time/space.
     
  14. Caustic Man

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    I'll tell you want I did. I set up my press on a folding workbench like this. It was rock solid and didn't take up much space at all. FWIW I had mine in a suburban apartment. The time thing I can't help you with. [​IMG]

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    this guy found its way into my safe saturday.... Sig 229 Legion Series... the whole 'legion' thing just may be marketing hype, but i will say this is one of the best da/sa triggers ive felt. Reset is soo short. and the grey color is pretty slick too.

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  16. Caustic Man

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    So that's DA/SA and not DAK?
     
  17. DerekS

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    its a Gray Guns DA/SA trigger....(assuming you meant DAO?)
     
  18. Caustic Man

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    Nah, DAK as in Double Action Kellerman. Sig used to make a lot of pistols with that kind of action, I didn't know if they still did.
     
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    ahhh ok. nope... .i havent seen one of those so i dont think theyre doing too many of them. But not sure to be honest.
     
  20. Caustic Man

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    Come to think of it, I don't think DAK guns have decockers, so I guess it would have to be DA/SA.
     

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