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3 years 27 weeks ago, 12:37 PM

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What's the one firearm you have that dose not run well yet you can't part with it? I have an AR-7 that was a friend's that passed away. The gun is very picky on when it wants to feed right. Pisses me off every time I take it out so it sits in my room a lot.

3 years 27 weeks ago, 1:55 PM

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It runs fine, but is my least reliable gun. I'd probably get rid of it, but I like the fact that it floats.

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3 years 27 weeks ago, 1:36 PM

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What reliability problems do you have with it? I thought about picking one up just for the hell of it.

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3 years 27 weeks ago, 2:32 PM

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Old Sears bolt 22 lr.

This is a nasty old Sears 22lr bolt that was passed down to a friend from his father, then to my brother and finally to me....

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 27 weeks ago, 2:43 PM

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The Henry is the same as my AR-7. The main difference is mine has an all metal barrel.

3 years 27 weeks ago, 5:19 PM

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USAF Survival Rifle

I'd love to have one of the center fire AR-5 22 Hornet rifles....

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 27 weeks ago, 6:46 PM

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Sorry, but if it doesn't function......it's gone! Thats why I no longer have the XD!

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3 years 27 weeks ago, 6:50 PM

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Unreliable

As for the 3 guns I have right now all are reliable.

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3 years 27 weeks ago, 11:35 PM

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Walther P38. I love it to death, and I'm sure it worked fine in the forties, but it's just OLD now.

3 years 27 weeks ago, 1:43 PM

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I don't have any unreliable guns, never had a failure in my XD or my Henry .22. I have had one FTE and two FTFs in my Bushmaster AR-15 but the FTFs were because I bought a cheap crappy mag that I have thrown away and the FTE was my mistake after field stripping the rifle when I was first learning to shoot that particular gun.

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
3 years 27 weeks ago, 12:04 AM

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NAA .22 mini revolver. Thing is a piece and I really cant stand it but every once in a while still feel the need to take it out and put a few rounds through it. There's just something cool about a revolver you can hide inside a closed fist.

3 years 26 weeks ago, 2:02 PM

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a Tangfolio Revolver in .22 thats a POS,i would sell/give it away to someone that wants to work on the timing,it shoots fire out of every where when it goes bang(gap between forcing cone and cylinder),i will probably hang onto it long enough to turn it into a shift lever for my next bike build.Rat rod shifter material i guess.

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3 years 26 weeks ago, 1:27 AM

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1st Gen Glock 17

Was running a lot of surplus Egyptian 9mm ball; the good ‘ole days when it was a couple cents a round. The Glock fired maybe 1 in 5 times, S&W 459 4 out of 5. The Beretta 92FS every time. Figure it was submachine ammo with hard primers.

My Charter Arms AR-7 runs bad too. Keep meaning to get new recoil springs. It's only a 35 year old used hard backpack rifle.

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3 years 26 weeks ago, 9:41 AM

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Had one

I had an AR-7 when I was a wee lad, it came from Sears, and I took that rifle everywhere in my kayak along with my Marlin Model 60. Neither rifle ever presented a problem as long as I stuck to Thunderbolt .22 ammo. If I ever deviated to, say, CCI or Winchester, I would get rounds hanging up or jamming. Once I realized my problem and stuck to thunderbolts, it was almosr flawless shooting. Wish I still had the AR-7, but I sold it. Still have my Model 60!

3 years 24 weeks ago, 6:58 PM

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Ranger

I have an old 30s single shot ranger 22 rifle that fails to eject the shell almost time i shoot it. Also the sights are bent,so it's far from accurate But for some reason i like the damn thing and i can't get rid of it because it was my great grandfathers rifle.

3 years 24 weeks ago, 7:31 PM

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More than likely the extractor is worn out.
A gun smith can fix that and the sights.
Shouldn't be a big problem

I really like your picture

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3 years 23 weeks ago, 5:36 AM

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General Jackson

I was always told that I'm related to him, but since my great-grandmother was adopted and her adoption papers burned in a courthouse fire, I'll never know for sure.

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3 years 23 weeks ago, 4:11 PM

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Known relatives have DNA on file to compare

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3 years 23 weeks ago, 4:13 PM

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It doubled up on me

Runaway there are companies doing
that fairly cheap these days

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3 years 23 weeks ago, 9:01 AM

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CharlesW

Thanks

3 years 23 weeks ago, 4:24 PM

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I wonder if Obama's DNA is on file. We could clone him and raise him as a conservative and have him run for President. That's a certain victory. A black man and the first clone to be elected. BAM!! Two more quotas and you'd have change for a dolla.

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3 years 23 weeks ago, 4:42 PM

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I think he wants to be a Republican now.
Actually he is trying to pick up some of the
money they dropped on the sidewalk when they
were passing it out.
Shit all I got was 300 and had to pay it back on income tax

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3 years 23 weeks ago, 5:35 AM

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6500 back from state and feds and a bit over 900 back from overpaying my property tax. That paid off my truck, most of my quad, all new o-rings in the truck and a plane ticket for me to come home on leave for mother's Day. I changed my withholdings about midway through the year to start getting less back at tax time. I don't see the point in giving the feds an interest-free loan all year long and then getting happy when they give it back like it's some kind of gift from them. My goal this year is to come as close as possible to a zero return and have the money in each paycheck

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3 years 23 weeks ago, 6:44 AM

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Taxes

I got 600 back. That's cutting it close enough

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3 years 22 weeks ago, 12:08 AM

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We usually get our return back about the time
we want to take a vacation. We let them hold it
so we don't spend it. Hell a savings account
doesn't pay enough to really mess with unless
you have a bunch of money in it.

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3 years 20 weeks ago, 3:31 PM

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ar-7

Ditto on the AR-7.

That gun is a combination of a great idea and an unbelievably pitiful end result.

It's a single-shot weapon--jams everytime (FTF), no matter what magazine or ammo I use.

I keep in in my truck, nevertheless. A single-shot .22 is better than nothing...

3 years 19 weeks ago, 8:47 AM

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I have a 12G side by side Dan Lefever shotgun with Damascus steel barrels. The gun looks awesome, but it can't fire modern cartridges. I guess it'll look good on the Mantle.

3 years 19 weeks ago, 9:09 AM

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Sounds like my Girl Friend...

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3 years 19 weeks ago, 5:21 AM

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mattitude, sorry

I didn't realize you were asking me. My Henry works most of the time. I've only had a few malfunctions, but I've also fired less than a hundred rounds through it since getting it, so I don't know if it will break in further or wear out soon. It's built to be a last-ditch survival gun, so 100% reliability isn't really necessary when trying to kill squirrels or rabbits.

The malfunctions I have experienced have all been failures to chamber, with the ogive of the bullet hitting the top of the breech face. It's a simple clearance procedure, though. I haven't experienced any failures to fire, but with the .22 rimfire, it's just a matter of time, especially since I practice with the cheapo Winchester Wildcat lead ammo.

Getting a good stockweld with it is difficult, but again, it wasn't really meant to be a match rifle. overall, it's a fun little play toy and kinda cool to have. Kinda like ronin's girlfriend.

Hah hah hah.

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3 years 14 weeks ago, 3:28 PM

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davis industries 380.this chrome little pimps gun is a worthless little nigkle plated turd!jams about every other round,and often fails to go into battery(dosnt completly chamber the round)inacurate at 10' and the things so small the slide wants to bite your thumb knuckle.best paper weight i own.

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33 weeks 1 day ago, 6:34 PM

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unreliable guns

i have an intratec tec-22 scorpion. won't eject-won't extract-fires when trigger is released. dangerous as heck, but when everything is just right, it goes full auto. that's too much fun to ever get rid of.

19 weeks 6 days ago, 8:07 AM

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The front sight is constantly popping off and the cylinder sticks really bad after a few rounds put through it. But my grandfather bought it for my mom and she gave it to me so I'll never get rid of it.

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