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gun nutty

Member Since 06 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 17 2016 07:28 AM

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In Topic: Tired Of Getting Screwed

17 June 2016 - 07:28 AM

He should have gotten a ticket for not having insurance, not being registered, and for not wearing a seatbelt; he shouldn't be liable for the accident, if it wasn't his fault. If he didn't get cited for the lack of registration and insurance, the cop didn't do his job.


If the kid causes an accident and has no insurance, he's responsible from a civil perspective, but collecting would be a pipe-dream. The innocent party would have to have their insurance pay the claim, then the insurance would have to go after him (unlikely), or just eat the cost (realistic).


In my younger days while living in Hawaii, there were so many "Brahs" and illegals running around the islands without insurance, the state had a "no-fault insurance" standard. If you were in an accident, your insurance paid your damage, and the other person's insurance (if they had any) paid theirs. It made no difference who go cited for the accident. Makes sense for some locales.

In Topic: U.s. 1917 Hinged Floorplate Wanted

13 June 2016 - 11:27 PM

I did a search on this topic here and on google but come up empty handed.

Any help? 

Is it for an existing stock, or are you starting from scratch? Is the magazine frame straightened, or does it retain its belly?


For an existing stock, someone will have to help you modify the existing magazine to put a hinge on it. Putting a hinge on a military action was the staple of 'smiths from yesteryear; it's a straightforward process that will require some soldering or welding.


From  Frank de Haas' "Bolt Action Rifles", ".... but a Model 1903 Springfield guard can be installed. If this is done, the stock can be made as slim around the action as the Springfield.... Springfield guard screw hole-spacing is not correct for the Enfield action, but can be best taken care of by filling the rear guard screw hole with weld and drilling a new hole slightly further to the rear."

In Topic: Model P Load Limit

19 May 2016 - 09:18 PM

I have a few Model P revolvers. I asked Cimarron what the max fps is. They wouldn't answer that, but told me factory loads that aren't Plus P, or high power. I see about 920 fps as the highest standard load I can find.

It's a beautiful revolver that deserves to be shot at the range. If you wanted a hotrod, a Ruger, a T/C, or Dan Wesson would have been the way to go. There's nothing to apologize for when it comes to punching paper with mild loads.


I've always considered Hercules reloading data in the "moderate" range. This 1983 manual lists the 45LC, with a 200 grain jacketed and a 250 lead:




I think "velocity" is the wrong question; rather, C.U.P. is what I'd be looking at. I'm seeing the 45 LC maxed at 12,600 C.U.P., right in the same territory as the 44 Special.

In Topic: Fn Sporter

03 February 2016 - 11:30 PM

I redid this reply. You got me thinking. Did I really see fn? I just took a cursory look at the time and there was some gunk kinda smeared over it. I saw Fabri something and do to my ignorance presumed FN. I had to look again. Took mount off and lightly cleaned some of the gunk off with 0000 steel wool. Nothing else would work. It's a Fabrica de Armas oviedo markings. I am not disappointed in the least. I would rather know then be wrong. Thanks for your expert info.

That makes sense. Everything was screaming "93 Spanish Mauser" except it being an FN; I'm not aware that FN made any pre-98 receivers, but hey, ya never know. I was actually hoping to see something unique; maybe FN did a weird limited production run of replacement receivers for the Turks or something. Heh.


Thank you for checking.

In Topic: Fn Sporter

03 February 2016 - 03:26 PM

I recently picked up this FN sporter. It is in .243. The action is a Fabrique Nationale.


Does it say "Fabrique Nationale" or "FABRICA de ARMAS"?


FN = Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal


FABRICA de ARMAS, OVIEDO = made in Spain, not FN


Either way, it's a good looking piece of work.