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14 41 Standard Arms
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3 5 swapping and selling
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10 22 Tirmax 32 acp
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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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100 432 Marvelous article about the Model 8 in Africa. A must read.
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Aug 29, 2022 18:43:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Remington Model 81

The mild 1936 redesign of the famous Remington Autoloading Rifle.

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75 384 FBI Remington model 81
by calfed
Nov 1, 2020 15:15:42 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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34 169 32 SLR cases
by battis
May 22, 2022 20:01:15 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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134 616 Model 1907 Winchester: Re-write history.
by nedchristiansen
Aug 27, 2022 13:59:17 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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83 430 10rd .401 magazines? Would it be worth making?
by camay
Jul 21, 2022 12:03:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Standard Arms - 1 Viewing

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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41 240 Model m slide
by uhjohnson
Nov 13, 2022 8:39:35 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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50 229 French Semi Auto Sporters Halle
by Hardrada55
Jun 28, 2022 11:59:01 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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8 17 Is this a Frommer Stop pistol carbine?
by Hardrada55
May 13, 2019 20:55:29 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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30 90 Globco Mohawk .303 SVT-40 video
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Apr 17, 2022 7:14:01 GMT -5
No New Posts Photo Album

Pictures of all your favorite vintage autoloading rifles.

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16 67 some WSL pics
by 351winchester
Aug 20, 2019 22:40:51 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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37 158 new to me Remington 14 in .32 Rem
by rem81snotty
Mar 29, 2021 20:53:05 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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15 28 Takedown video
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May 5, 2019 17:34:10 GMT -5
No New Posts Other Rifles

Other rifles we like.

44 188 Only other .351 WSL rifle I've ever seen...
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Jul 15, 2021 21:45:30 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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16 43 Plus Ultra with Japanese style holster
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Jan 20, 2022 0:56:19 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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12 28 Winchester 1907 Magazine - Original vs. Reproduction
by 351winchester
Jul 20, 2022 21:34:46 GMT -5
No New Posts Iron Sights - 1 Viewing

Receiver sights, tang mounted peeps and front sights.

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17 44 Marbles tang on Win. M1910
by cemorse
Dec 14, 2020 9:33:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Scopes

Ol' scopes for our cool ol' rifles.

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4 6 M81 w/ Saturn Boone scope
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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


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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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11 47 Winchester Self Loading Ammo and Brass Sources
by capnmike
Mar 11, 2020 6:34:09 GMT -5
No New Posts Collecting Ammunition

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

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17 33 Pointed bullets .25, .30 and .35 Remington
by 351winchester
Oct 16, 2021 9:35:29 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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37 129 .351 Loading Problem
by 28gauge
Feb 13, 2022 10:59:43 GMT -5


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8 15 Peace Officers Equipment Catalog
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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
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Feb 17, 2009 22:38:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Reference

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19 55 John Henwood book “ The ForgottenWinchesters”
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Mar 11, 2019 9:48:18 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:
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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

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

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


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General gunsmithing information concerning vintage semi-auto sporting rifles.

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12 49 WSL Bolt Recoil Springs
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Feb 15, 2020 10:53:23 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 16 Reassemble 07 Winchester.
by ivan
Jul 25, 2021 22:00:58 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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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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16 76 Fiala Model 1920
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Jun 28, 2021 10:05:25 GMT -5
No New Posts Hunting with vintage semi-autos

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11 38 Model 8 and 81 Hunting Harvests
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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
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9 15 Whose going to Tulsa?
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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
aaarms: Hi new here,i have one of these in about the same condition but I know nothing about them,like worth mainly I want to sell it but don't no what to ask for it.thanks. May 8, 2019 20:52:59 GMT -5
capnmike: any one got any 401wsl mags would really like a 10 round Mar 10, 2020 19:24:00 GMT -5
eddy64: I would like to find a spare mag for the 401wsl. Would have to ship to Quebec Canada Apr 10, 2020 7:28:34 GMT -5
tly410: In search of a buffer pocket and washer for a Winchester 1910. Anyone know of a source where I can find them? Aug 13, 2020 17:30:13 GMT -5
mountain: i need some 30 remington ammo Oct 15, 2020 22:28:03 GMT -5
kirkm: Hello I'm looking for a 401WSL magazine does anyone here have one for sale or know where I can find one. I've been watching eBay for awhile and have had no luck. Jan 28, 2021 23:52:54 GMT -5
remy: Anyone know where to get Model 8 forearm. Mar 2, 2021 10:29:30 GMT -5
rem81snotty: on the hunt for an 8 or 81 in .30 Rem. Shooter grade but not a beater. Mar 27, 2021 21:21:02 GMT -5
rdoney: Hi:
I am new to the web page and the Remington #8. I just acquired one from a relative but it had been. taken apart and parts are missing. I just need 3 more parts, I think to finish it.

# 53, magazine assembly.
# 54 & 55 magazine spring left and right.
Apr 6, 2021 21:55:17 GMT -5
rem81snotty: Will be picking up my Model 81 in .30 Rem on Tuesday so that one is done. Now on the hunt for a model 8 in .25 Remington. If anyone has one they would like to sell shoot me a PM. Thanks. Apr 18, 2021 21:06:59 GMT -5 *
rem81snotty: Found a model 8 in .25 Rem now too. Pick it up next week. May 11, 2021 0:12:27 GMT -5
fyrfinder: New to this site, noticed some Fiala owners (some older threads, some more recent). Was a great fan of "Fiala Fan" and miss him very much. Pleased to say I have a few of his fiala's, and some minor spare parts from his estate. (zzz) Jan 27, 2022 11:57:00 GMT -5
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