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Forum: 17 WSM 11-14-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
Apples to oranges here but I had a similar...

Apples to oranges here but I had a similar problem with .17HMR ammunition about three years ago also manufactured by Winchester.

My friend and I have identical Browning T Bolt rifles.I forgot to...
Forum: Remington 11-05-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,431
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
Looks to be without a grooved receiver so that...

Looks to be without a grooved receiver so that puts it before 1954.

I have a 1952 that is a couple of months younger than I am. Picked it up at the LGS that I work at occasionally last winter.
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Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 10-20-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
Apples to Oranges but it's the same thing with...

Apples to Oranges but it's the same thing with the Gun Library at least in the Dundee store. It used to be a special place but not since the takeover. Mostly just more of what is in the regular gun...
Forum: Remington 10-14-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
After waffling back and forth for a year (yep) I...

After waffling back and forth for a year (yep) I bought one that was on the rack at a LGS that I occasionally work at. It needed a home. April 1952 build date, deflector present and the sear screw...
Forum: .17HMR 09-15-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
FWIW a friend and I had a lot of FTF's with...

FWIW a friend and I had a lot of FTF's with Winchester's 20gr 17HMR about three years ago. Range day, we both took our Browning T Bolt's out. I forgot to bring ammo so we shot up his. Anything that...
Forum: Remington 08-27-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
Sounds like the sear screw is the culprit. Don't...

Sounds like the sear screw is the culprit. Don't know if this is allowed but here is a like to a YouTube video regarding problems with this rifle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKWcPOUOBNo
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Forum: Remington 07-12-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
How good is the stock? Tale of woe, I cracked...

How good is the stock? Tale of woe, I cracked mine at the front, dropped it during the time my rotator cuff was torn, I had bought it a couple of weeks prior. Glued and so far holding but for how...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 01-13-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,986
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
I lived in Socorro for several years. This one...

I lived in Socorro for several years. This one always made me wonder. As a P.S., I met Mr. Zamora, he was still with the police department in the 1980's.
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Forum: Open Rimfire 01-08-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,003
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
jnyork, That is great, definitely one of the...

jnyork,
That is great, definitely one of the best stories of "it was meant to be".

To the original poster here, you get a lot of deals in your area, not like that around here.

In the last...
Forum: Misc -- Other Rimfire Rifle Brands 12-31-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,537
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
I just acquired a Ranger 36, Sears version of the...

I just acquired a Ranger 36, Sears version of the Marlin 80, probably Fine in NRA rating, bluing 90-95%, very slight marks on the stock with the optional peep sight. And the grip has the Sears...
Forum: Browning 12-03-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,167
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
My T-bolt is in .17HMR How I got started...

My T-bolt is in .17HMR

How I got started with T-bolts, my friend and I went shooting. I'm normally a handgunner though. He brought out his T-bolt and kept on all afternoon dogging me to "Try it"....
Forum: RFC Community Forum 11-29-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,388
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
Last year the Dundee Cabela's was running a sale...

Last year the Dundee Cabela's was running a sale on Anderson AR lowers. Stood in line for the counter then for the 4473. Having a Michigan CPL exempts me from a NICS check. Should be quick and easy....
Forum: Remington 11-24-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,679
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
I would have bought that for 129 bucks too. Nice...

I would have bought that for 129 bucks too. Nice gun.
Forum: Remington 11-23-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,931
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
Remington day at the range today. Ran about...

Remington day at the range today. Ran about thirty rounds through the 550-1, only one hiccup during the first ten rounds, last round did not fully eject. Next twenty flawless. Need to work on...
Forum: Remington 11-19-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
I'm too new of a owner to have any tips or hints...

I'm too new of a owner to have any tips or hints about this rifle. But as a FYI about the sear screw, I would leave it in and spray clean around it.

In fact the sear screw has a "dimple" on the...
Forum: Remington 11-18-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,679
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
You had my wondering tonight. So I took the butt...

You had my wondering tonight. So I took the butt plate off my 550-1 to see what was there. Nothing but a hole in the stock. And further evidence that the stock was never refinished.
Forum: Remington 11-15-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,931
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
My wife was impressed with the condition it is...

My wife was impressed with the condition it is in. She kicked in a hundred towards it so I figured she should see what I got.
Forum: Remington 11-13-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,931
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
Well, after almost a year waffling back and forth...

Well, after almost a year waffling back and forth I brought that 550-1 home.

I put it back on hold a couple of weeks ago. To say the least priorities have changed since I retired from full time...
Forum: Remington 11-04-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,679
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
Last year I posted about my intent to buy a circa...

Last year I posted about my intent to buy a circa 1952 550-1 from a LGS that I help out at here and there as time allows. I procrastinated and hesitated and decided to pass as I really had no need...
Forum: .17HMR Ammunition 09-03-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,362
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
Only FTF ammunition in my Browning T Bolt or my...

Only FTF ammunition in my Browning T Bolt or my friend's identical but two years older T Bolt was Winchester. About 10% after rechambering the rounds, maybe 15 percent upon first loading and firing....
Forum: 1911-22 04-08-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,059
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
I upgraded my 1911-22 with Chet's parts. All I...

I upgraded my 1911-22 with Chet's parts. All I can say is that anytime I have called Chet to ask for advice either before or after my purchase is that he tries to be very helpful and never have I...
Forum: Air Rifles 03-16-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
Ruger Blackhawk Elite, just acquired with questions

New to pellet guns but not to this forum. Have posted in the Browning Buckmark, the 1911-22 and Remington forums previously.

I just received this Ruger the other night from a friend, he bought it...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-15-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,539
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
Browning website showed the shock buffers out of...

Browning website showed the shock buffers out of stock. Midway USA had them for $2.99 each. It was a few dollars for shipping so I added a set of plastic picks. Then I started looking at other items,...
Forum: Remington 01-13-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,931
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
The 'smith at the shop looked it over also and...

The 'smith at the shop looked it over also and gave it a thumbs up. He remarked that it looked like a "low mileage special" too.

What really stood out to me was no traces of sand or dirt inside...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 01-13-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,539
Posted By SHOVELHEAD82
Mine arrived Thursday, installed and all is well...

Mine arrived Thursday, installed and all is well here too.
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