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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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91 412 Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy
by 120mmjedi
Nov 1, 2018 16:13:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Remington Model 81

The mild 1936 redesign of the famous Remington Autoloading Rifle.

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73 367 more new-to-me questions
by Hardrada55
Sept 21, 2017 8:27:14 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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26 141 1905 SL grades?
by gdad
Aug 26, 2018 21:32:36 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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113 514 1907 Video
by tornado
Sept 27, 2018 7:36:59 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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68 349 Model 1910 .401 pistol grip from India.
by blackbahart
Oct 30, 2018 14:48:23 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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35 210 Standard arms model m 30 cal
by Hardrada55
Jun 26, 2018 7:30:11 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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46 208 Forgotten Weapons Ian McCollum reviews the Roth Krnka 1899
by Hardrada55
Nov 14, 2018 8:34:58 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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7 16 Mauser Trench Carbine
by Hardrada55
Apr 5, 2015 9:04:17 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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25 74 Winchester Model 63 and Remington Nylon Self Loading Rifles
by 28gauge
Feb 20, 2017 21:34:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Photo Album

Pictures of all your favorite vintage autoloading rifles.

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15 61 Travel case for WSL rifle
by Hardrada55
Mar 13, 2015 22:08:37 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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35 153 Possible 14 carbine purchase
by Hardrada55
Oct 24, 2016 19:47:22 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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14 27 Need a J Stevens 200 20ga Buttstock
by acesdugout2
Nov 8, 2017 13:44:36 GMT -5
No New Posts Other Rifles - 1 Viewing

Other rifles we like.

42 185 Winchester 86
by 28gauge
Feb 13, 2017 11:07:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Other Shotguns

Other shotguns we like.

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16 41 Winchester 1911 SL shotgun
by battis
Jul 15, 2018 20:55:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Other Pistols

Other pistols we like.

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Sub-board: Plus Ultra pistol

15 41 AJ Ordnance "Thomas" .45s
by jkkings
Nov 28, 2016 17:55:30 GMT -5

Accessories

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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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8 23 French 351 10 round magazine marking
by 351winchester
Sept 26, 2018 14:03:22 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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4 6 M81 w/ Saturn Boone scope
by Hardrada55
Mar 5, 2016 9:45:24 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

Ammunition

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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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10 45 50 Caliber shot shell
by fire15vp
Aug 9, 2018 10:36:17 GMT -5
No New Posts Collecting Ammunition

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

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14 26 Kurchevsky .22 Extra 5.6x40R
by Hardrada55
Oct 17, 2018 8:24:30 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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35 123 How to do the press/file or lathe trick?
by ccraft
Mar 8, 2017 13:53:15 GMT -5

Ephemera

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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
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Reference books, links, movies, TV.

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18 53 Ride the High Country
by blackbahart
Jul 13, 2016 0:15:22 GMT -5

Personalities

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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 41 Article on the guns of Frank Hamer
by wiley
Jan 15, 2018 20:29:23 GMT -5
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7 22 Dayton PD 1931
by blackbahart
Apr 2, 2018 11:40:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Hunters - 1 Viewing

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

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11 33 Tiger ? hunters
by Hardrada55
Sept 30, 2018 9:52:31 GMT -5

Gunsmithing

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General gunsmithing information concerning vintage semi-auto sporting rifles.

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9 42 made some firing pins for 1907/05
by 10gaokie
Jan 1, 2018 11:48:29 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 15 Reassemble 07 Winchester.
by blackbahart
Nov 13, 2016 12:37:11 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

Bragging

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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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15 74 1911 vintage Model 8
by Hardrada55
Jul 31, 2018 7:33:46 GMT -5
No New Posts Hunting with vintage semi-autos

Stories and especially pictures documenting your experiences in the field.

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11 38 Model 8 and 81 Hunting Harvests
by olskool
Jul 29, 2016 17:46:25 GMT -5
No New Posts Anecdotes, Stories, Legends and Lies

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

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3 7 Grandpa's Lesson
by Hardrada55
Oct 14, 2014 7:54:33 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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9 15 Whose going to Tulsa?
by Hardrada55
Oct 16, 2015 15:44:55 GMT -5
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Oct 24, 2016 1:52:18 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
jbhdph: Hello to all Oct 8, 2014 22:19:02 GMT -5
fire15vp: Does anybody know of, seen or owned a Standard Arms Co in any calibre other than 25, 30 or 35 Remington and the 50 calibre shot? Feb 17, 2015 10:54:45 GMT -5
fire15vp: Does anyone know of, seen or owned a standard arms cartridge other than 35 Remington? Feb 17, 2015 10:56:53 GMT -5
jsafe: WARNING WARNING these model G in 30 cal. I know of 3, IN GAS OPERATING MODE that have gone FULL AUTO WITHOUT WARNING!! Empty magazine in a burst. May 1, 2015 22:03:16 GMT -5
wildman: I'm looking to sell my Globeco Mohawk 555 and my Remington Rolling Block #4 or 6, it was made in 1902. If interested please email me daddywildman72@gmail.com Oct 17, 2015 12:09:47 GMT -5
deerhide: I ripped 5 'at the moon' last night out of my 1905 (dom1906). I don't have to worry about finding ammo; sometime in the past it was re-barreled from .35Win.(on the bottom of the mag) to .30 Carbine. I got the Cody letter....no mention of a new bbl. Jim Jan 1, 2016 19:49:48 GMT -5
deerhide: I'd like to have a Rem mdl 81 on .300 Savage.............how scarce are they? Jan 1, 2016 19:51:53 GMT -5
blackbahart: the only thing scary about the model 81 in 300 savage is $58 a box of ammo ,otherwise mine seems to work fine :) Feb 23, 2016 12:10:08 GMT -5 *
351winchester: Ammo score. I was in rural Ga. sometime ago and I stopped at a Mom and Pop bait & tackle store and noticed that they sold ammo too. I asked if they had any .351 and they said no. I asked if I could take a look and low and behold found 2 boxes which I bou Jul 3, 2016 14:24:48 GMT -5
glenerd: Just joined. Lifelong gun owner, retired Army officer. Have 1905 Winchester WSL.32 inherited in 1961 and never did anything with it. It is in decent condition, all parts are there, no cracks in stock, no rust. Feb 4, 2017 21:36:32 GMT -5
chrisb: So, I made a tool myself. Apr 6, 2017 8:10:36 GMT -5
buckeyeofmaine: I have 4 boxes of 401 Winchester Factory ammunition 200 grain with three original Clips looking for a home. I can be reached at 207 659 6348 or BuckeyeofMaine@aol.com aol.com Jun 12, 2017 16:13:27 GMT -5
starczech: If anyone has a spare or unneeded/extra 35 WSL magazine and is willing to consider selling it...I'd sure like to hear from you. Maybe we could work something out for a price or barter. Think about it. Thanks. Nov 16, 2017 20:20:36 GMT -5