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Old 11-23-2013, 05:38 AM   #31231
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:54 AM   #31232
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Very nice. I love the white stock spacers on those and the old Remingtons.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:12 AM   #31233
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I've been watching forever to find that exact rifle around here. Good find!
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:33 AM   #31234
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:35 AM   #31235
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You made me go look at my marlin lever gun again. It's a 1991 production 1894cs .357. Don't know if that's a good vintage or not, but I do know even though it's 22 years old, it's yet to be shot.
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:58 AM   #31236
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P-227

Hasn't been around long enough to be a favorite gun but I did stop off on the way home from the Sig Academy to put 50 rounds through the new P-227. I don't expect to ever shoot it as well as a 1911 but with 10+1 and nite sights it will have it's 'niche'.


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Old 11-23-2013, 01:58 PM   #31237
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You made me go look at my marlin lever gun again. It's a 1991 production 1894cs .357. Don't know if that's a good vintage or not, but I do know even though it's 22 years old, it's yet to be shot.
I was looking this week at a Rossi 357 Lever Action. Not sure why the idea of cowboy action appeals to me so much.
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:29 PM   #31238
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Never had the chance to handle a 41, but a while back I ended up with a Hi Standard Victor. Probably a very close facsimile of the 41. My gosh is it a pleasure to shoot.

Had one for a long time (25 years?) and sold it a few years ago, what the hell was I thinking?

Recently bought a Browning Buckmark, nice gun, but it's certainly no Victor.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:00 PM   #31239
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This is my favourite toy. Rem 700 police in 300wm, with a 20moa rail and 6x24 FFP MOA vortex. Now sporting a rather large brake and a painted stock

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Old 11-23-2013, 07:40 PM   #31240
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Had one for a long time (25 years?) and sold it a few years ago, what the hell was I thinking?

Recently bought a Browning Buckmark, nice gun, but it's certainly no Victor.
That's funny, I wanted a target type 22, and bought a Buckmark. Shortly after that, I ended up getting the Hi Standard. Still have the Buckmark, and it's a fine pistol, but you're right--it's no Hi Standard.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:56 AM   #31241
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Took Action Pistol Beginner class yesterday at a local outdoor range. Was the best $20 I've spent in a long time ! Got to shoot two stages they had set up.
Was happy with how well I was able to draw from a holster and shoot accurately. This was my first time using a holster. Will take the MKIII to the next steel challenge they have in December.
might have to sell motorcycles/bicycles to afford my shooting habit.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:14 AM   #31242
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Had one for a long time (25 years?) and sold it a few years ago, what the hell was I thinking?

Recently bought a Browning Buckmark, nice gun, but it's certainly no Victor.
The Buckmark is a fine pistol, but I have seen nothing that can hold a candle to a High Standard target gun. The S&W 41 is close, but it is no Victor (or Trophy), either.
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:51 PM   #31243
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The Buckmark is a fine pistol, but I have seen nothing that can hold a candle to a High Standard target gun. The S&W 41 is close, but it is no Victor (or Trophy), either.
I dunno, I've never shot a Victor or Trophy. But the 41 is damned good. When I got out of the Army in the spring of '72 I returned home and signed up for a pistol course (called "Pistolry") at the local community college. The requirements were to have hearing protectors and a .22 handgun with adjustable sights. I didn't have a .22 so I borrowed my dad's 41 and used it for the course. The instructor had a hi-zoot Hi Standard of some sort, and he was a real good bullseye target shooter. He tried the 41 out one day and decided he wanted to buy one. Most of the students in that class shot Ruger .22 semi-autos, and a few had S&W K-22 revolvers. Anyway, I am not a competitive-level bullseye shooter, but when I bought my own 41 in 1978 I used it to shoot a lot of gophers (Columbia Ground Squirrels, actually) over the next several years, and was convinced that I could shoot it as well as I could a .22 rifle with iron sights at any range. Hunting gophers with a .22 handgun was a hoot.
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:15 PM   #31244
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I dunno, I've never shot a Victor or Trophy. But the 41 is damned good. When I got out of the Army in the spring of '72 I returned home and signed up for a pistol course (called "Pistolry") at the local community college. The requirements were to have hearing protectors and a .22 handgun with adjustable sights. I didn't have a .22 so I borrowed my dad's 41 and used it for the course. The instructor had a hi-zoot Hi Standard of some sort, and he was a real good bullseye target shooter. He tried the 41 out one day and decided he wanted to buy one. Most of the students in that class shot Ruger .22 semi-autos, and a few had S&W K-22 revolvers. Anyway, I am not a competitive-level bullseye shooter, but when I bought my own 41 in 1978 I used it to shoot a lot of gophers (Columbia Ground Squirrels, actually) over the next several years, and was convinced that I could shoot it as well as I could a .22 rifle with iron sights at any range. Hunting gophers with a .22 handgun was a hoot.
I certainly don't mean to give the impression that there is anything wrong with the 41. The High Standards IMHO have better (adjustable) triggers and sights than the 41, and they fit some folks better than the Smith.

When I was shooting bullseye pistol, I had a buddy that had a 41, while I had and still have a Citation (same as a Trophy without the gold trigger). Mine was more reliable than the Smith since occasionally a spent case would hang up on the barrel extension. The Citation has nothing to trap a mis-ejected case. We also saw an occasional case hang in one of the other guy's Victors. It has a similar full length rib that runs over top of the slide.

I guess that maybe now that my eyes are slowly going south a Victor or a 41 might be advantageous so I could mount an optical sight without the thing being so danged muzzle heavy.

I would really rather shoot 22s out of my Model 18 Combat Masterpiece any way.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:19 AM   #31245
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I used it to shoot a lot of gophers (Columbia Ground Squirrels, actually) over the next several years, and was convinced that I could shoot it as well as I could a .22 rifle with iron sights at any range. Hunting gophers with a .22 handgun was a hoot.
Hey we should shoot some squirrels this spring, I'll bring my Hi Standard and you bring your 41. (Might have some beer too). Scientific pistol performance comparison.
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