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155 555 Number 117
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Mar 17, 2014 19:53:03 GMT -5
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13 38 Standard Arms
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Aug 16, 2013 19:16:43 GMT -5
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3 5 swapping and selling
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Jan 11, 2014 22:32:14 GMT -5
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8 18 Moved: mod 8 .30 cal ammo
by salnjl
Mar 6, 2012 16:46:56 GMT -5

Discuss Vintage Semi-Auto Sporters

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No New Posts Remington Model 8

John Browning's ground-breaking long recoil "Autoloading" rifle.

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82 376 needing a complete operating handle for a my model 8
by keithosivo
Apr 25, 2014 16:54:46 GMT -5
No New Posts Remington Model 81 - 1 Viewing

The mild 1936 redesign of the famous Remington Autoloading Rifle.

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63 330 Remington Model 81 Woodmaster Semi Auto Rifle in 35
by Hardrada55
Nov 8, 2013 8:26:33 GMT -5
No New Posts Winchester Model 1905

Winchester beat Remington to the punch by one year with this T. C. Johnson designed "delayed blowback" rifle.

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11 79 Found the missing link
by crank
Feb 6, 2014 13:09:30 GMT -5
No New Posts Winchester Model 1907

T. C. Johnson's second attempt at creating a worthy competitor to the Remington Model 8. The .351 WSL cartridge was closer in power to the Remington line of ammo, but there was still work to do.

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75 294 WSL brass
by airforcemajor
Mar 2, 2014 10:09:17 GMT -5
No New Posts Winchester Model 1910

The Model 05 and 07 rifles scaled up to their practical limits. Finally a formidable combination of rifle and cartridge. The third times a charm.

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43 225 Book search
by mumintrollet
Apr 4, 2014 9:39:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Standard Arms

The first American gas operated semi-automatic sporting rifle. Reputedly over sensitive to cold, dirt and the quality of ammunition being used, the Standard Arms Co. lasted only a short period of time.

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22 121 Standard Arms Model G .30 Rem
by huskyjay
Sept 17, 2014 20:34:44 GMT -5
No New Posts European Semi-Auto Sporters

For the discussion of those rare European rifles, The FN Model 1900; the Roth Krnka 1899; the Clement Neumann; Dreyse; Tirmax; etc.

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35 179 Roth up on auction
by canuck
May 9, 2014 22:35:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Pistol Carbines

Precursors of full sized sporting rifles, these pistol carbines were popular from the late 1890s up until rather recently. Today they are high dollar items. e.g. Luger, Mauser, Bergmann, Star, etc.

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6 15 Star Model A pistol carbine
by 81police
Feb 26, 2013 15:05:07 GMT -5
No New Posts Others

Discussion of other Vintage Semi-Auto Sporters, not specifically provided for in other boards. e.g. Globco Mohawk 555, Johnson 1941, etc.

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23 58 Harrington & Richardson Arms Co 1871 - 1986. Bill Gowforth
by hcable
Sept 12, 2014 15:34:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Photo Album

Pictures of all your favorite vintage autoloading rifles.

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14 57 wsls in center fire
by blackbahart
Jan 29, 2014 20:01:30 GMT -5

Discuss Other Guns We Like

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No New Posts Remington Model 14

I like them, but don't own one...yet.

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32 146 New to the 14's Please answer a question for me.
by 30gov03
Jun 6, 2014 20:01:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Stevens No. 200

One of the first 20 gauge pump action shotguns. The pre-WWI product of champion trap shooter Charles "Sparrow" Young and Stevens Arms.

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13 26 Kutter's 200
by Hardrada55
Oct 10, 2013 7:53:18 GMT -5
No New Posts Other Rifles

Other rifles we like.

33 161 French Lebel L'Africaine rifle
by Hardrada55
Jun 13, 2014 15:30:16 GMT -5
No New Posts Other Shotguns

Other shotguns we like.

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13 32 winchester model 1911 selfloading shotgun
by blackbahart
Nov 2, 2013 10:33:13 GMT -5
No New Posts Other Pistols

Other pistols we like.

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Sub-board: Plus Ultra pistol

11 35 lets see some pistol's
by mumintrollet
Jan 19, 2013 10:32:17 GMT -5


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No New Posts Clips and Magazines

Clips and Magazines for our favorite Remington Autoloaders and Winchester Self-Loaders. And anything else her that uses such a thing.

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7 20 French 1918
by shessel
Oct 21, 2011 10:00:01 GMT -5
No New Posts Iron Sights

Receiver sights, tang mounted peeps and front sights.

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16 38 Lyman 1A "SL" Tang Sight
by mgs357
Apr 23, 2014 11:06:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Scopes

Ol' scopes for our cool ol' rifles.

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3 5 old scopes...
by Hardrada55
Apr 29, 2010 20:59:28 GMT -5
No New Posts Scope Mounts

Got to have a way to mount that cool ol' scope on your cool ol' rifles.

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2 3 Remington 8 scopemounts?
by brian35
Jul 14, 2010 10:22:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Leather

Slings, cartridge pouches, gun cases.

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1 11 Correct sling ?
by gigi101
Sept 4, 2011 13:02:20 GMT -5


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No New Posts Shooting Ammunition

Sources of Ammo in all our favorite calibers, .25, .30, .32 Remington and .32, .35, 351 and .401 WSL.

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8 33 22 auto ammo
by blackbahart
May 6, 2014 15:34:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Collecting Ammunition

Collecting original rare individual rounds of ammunition and boxes of ammunition.

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8 12 6mm Francotte Carabine Automatique cartridges!
by Hardrada55
Apr 11, 2014 11:24:31 GMT -5
No New Posts Handloading Ammunition

If you want to economically shoot many of these rifles today, you are going to have to handload the cartridges.

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28 108 .35 WSL the hard way
by mtmarfield
Nov 27, 2013 19:55:43 GMT -5


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Brochures, Pamphlets and Advertisements

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8 15 Peace Officers Equipment Catalog
by jl7422
Nov 4, 2013 13:39:44 GMT -5
No New Posts Art

Posters and Artwork

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2 4 bullet posters with model 8
by whitetail trail
Feb 17, 2009 22:38:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Reference

Reference books, links, movies, TV.

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18 52 Movie - Man Hunt - Winchester spotted
by 351winchester
Sept 8, 2012 0:31:23 GMT -5


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No New Posts John Browning

The most prominent firearms designer of the twentieth century.

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4 10 Utah's state gun
by Hardrada55
Jan 26, 2011 10:27:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Other Gun Designers

Johnson, Bennett, Pedersen, Krnka.

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12 12 Meet Evelyn Owen:
by avtomat1916
Jul 19, 2009 0:34:37 GMT -5
No New Posts Bonnie & Clyde

Victims of at least two Remington Model 8s in the 1934 ambush in Louisiana by Frank Hamer and other lawmen.

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8 40 Upcoming Bonnie & Clyde miniseries
by 81police
Oct 3, 2013 9:52:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Other outlaws and lawmen

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3 12 outlaws and lawmen
by olskool
Nov 14, 2012 7:11:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Hunters

Famous and not so famous hunters who utilized vintage semi-auto sporting rifles.

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10 32 Jack London 1916
by Hardrada55
Dec 29, 2013 10:11:11 GMT -5


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No New Posts Gunsmithing

General gunsmithing information concerning vintage semi-auto sporting rifles.

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5 17 changing a wsl to 338-223 strait
by blackbahart
Dec 5, 2013 22:20:06 GMT -5
No New Posts Gunsmiths

Who is your gunsmith? What is his specialty? Do you know anyone who could fix....

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1 2 Erich Hutchins
by walues
Mar 22, 2011 20:45:42 GMT -5
No New Posts Disassembly

Information about disassembling and more importantly reassembling that rare and unique piece of steel.

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7 13 1907 Win 351 Help
by blackbahart
Oct 5, 2013 12:24:11 GMT -5
No New Posts Repairs and parts

How to fix it and where to find parts to fix it with.

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8 16 Model 8 / 81 firing pins and springs
by geo1231
Oct 18, 2013 10:22:18 GMT -5
No New Posts Maintenance and Care

How best to take care of your collectible gun and what to use on it.

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2 3 Soaking a barrel.
by wsl49er
Aug 28, 2010 20:52:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Restoration

You have an otherwise rare and/or valuable variation of our favorite firearm, but time and the elements have taken their toll. Do you leave it "as is" or is it time to consider "making it new again"?

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3 15 To Restore or Not to Restore
by kwasiemoto
Mar 31, 2011 11:49:16 GMT -5


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No New Posts Latest Acquisitions

Brag to us about the engraved high grade rifle you picked up at the garage sale down the street for $12.40.

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13 72 New .401, now with Pix
by olskool
Jul 10, 2013 17:55:28 GMT -5
No New Posts Hunting with vintage semi-autos

Stories and especially pictures documenting your experiences in the field.

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10 36 revenge killin!
by olskool
Nov 3, 2012 13:39:42 GMT -5
No New Posts Anecdotes, Stories, Legends and Lies

My ol' grandpappy tol' me 'bout a time when.....

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2 6 You know you're a vintage gun nut....
by 30gov03
Mar 27, 2009 6:48:48 GMT -5


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Notice of the latest gunshows in your area and reviews of what you saw there.

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8 14 Austin Saxet gunshow report
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Oct 9, 2009 5:53:29 GMT -5
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keithosivo: looking to buy a complete operating handle for my remington model 8 .35 anyone know where i could get one Apr 25, 2014 16:52:01 GMT -5