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  1. Nothing wrong here. If bulging as a result of high pressure would happen in a multi choke gun, it would be no further forward that the spot where the choke meets the bore. Your can check this spot with a choke tube held against the outside of the barrel and flush with the barrel end.
  2. Both are excellent guns that last more than a lifetime if taken proper care of. It is a decision based on looks and not so much on quality of the build and materials. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder here aswell.
  3. Have you considered the difference in weight, balance and handling between an MK60 and an MK70? If not I suggest you take them both in your hands. 1/4-1/2 choke is excellent for both lead and steelshot and I would prefer that to a muzzle heavy multi choked gun.
  4. MK60 models are fixed choke and not steel proofed. Since it is 1/4-1/2 choked it is safe to shoot standard steel cartridges through it. Max. shotsize recommended is 3,25 mm. I own a model 6000 in 1/4-3/4 choke which is the predecessor of the MK60 and have shot steel through it since the ban on leadshot over here in 1993. Never had an issue with it.
  5. Can also be removed with a little toothpaste.
  6. Learned something here, thanks!
  7. To me the plain action matches the laminated furniture on this gun to perfection. I think any added engraving would just disturb the clean and minimalistic image this gun presents.
  8. I would choose either a true sidelock or a true boxlock and not an inbetween like this. To me the High Pheasant models are much more appealing.
  9. I own a Miroku 7000, with polished barrels that are not chrome lined. I clean the bores with a spiral wired steel brush, the one that shows no sharp ends at the threads. This removes any leading and wadding from my gun bores with just a few strokes. Then I put one of those small round cotton cleansing pads (that I nick from my wife’s dressing table) on top of de brush and run this through the bores for a few strokes. After that treatment the bores shine like new and the pads are black from carbon and dirt. Don’t worry about scratching your bores; After about 35 years of use I can honestly tell
  10. I own a 101 supergrade with the raised side panels like the 6500 has. I can see difference in the dulled receiver top and in the engraving. Are there other differences between these two Winchesters? What I like most about the 101 is that it is the best handling gun I have ever had in my hands.
  11. My mint Winchester 101 XTR lightweight supergrade, built in the eighties.
  12. Howa’s are good, solid rifles, accurate and well built. I do not like the two stage HACT trigger however and have always replaced these with a direct Timney trigger, set to 650 gramms.
  13. Hawke Frontier 5-15x50 has parallax adjustment and is a very good match to the Pard 007.
  14. I was involved in the development of the UF 2001 and 2002 vcsel illuminators, that is to say that I asked the manufacturor of the well known T20 850 and 940 Nm. IR illuminators to develop and produce a new illuminator based on vcsel technology. I tested several prototypes for them and made suggestions for improvements. The 2001 may look more modern but is heavier and less flexible in mounting, so the 2002 is the one to choose. There are a lot more illuminators on the market, most of them much more expensive but not better and certainly not if you consider price-performance ratio.
  15. I am curious to hear your verdict on this new Beretta...
  16. Looks a bit ‘in the white’. Some fine scrollwork might add to te picture. 😁
  17. You can easily repair this yourself with polyurethane expanding constuction glue. I repaired several Browning and Miroke fore ends where parts were broken off completely. Try to open the split a bit from the inside with a knife or other sharp tool and work the glue in completely through te split. Then clamp it in a vice or secure it with masking tape , be sure to maintain the correct position of the part that split or broke off. Don’t remove the exanding glue until is has completely set and you repair is as strong as the wood that you glued together.
  18. Max Ern. http://www.hunting-heritage.com/blog/index.php/2017/03/02/max-ern-gunmakers-engravers/ Just a married couple and their son building best guns.
  19. A beautiful Johann Franzoj Round Action...
  20. In a true round action the locks are mounted on the trigger plate because there is no room for the push rods in de rounded action.
  21. I consider the Longthorne a rounded action rather than a true round action.
  22. If I wanted to spend serious money on a gun I would probably buy an over/under round action by David McKay Brown. A Boxall and Edmiston round action would also be nice and for half that money but sadly they are out of business. Longthorn is another maker I admire but they make no round action.
  23. I agree with age, very nice patina! Not too many guns become of age though and remain untouched like this beautiful example.
  24. Another gun by Hofer, more traditionally decorated. Whether you like his guns or not, his accomplishments as a traditional gunmaker are of the highest level.
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