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  1. #14651
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    Default Re: What did you buy yourself today (Photo thread)...

    Picked up a few things, on my to Philadelphia last weekend and on the way home. Made a high speed pass at the Philly Armory show, wish I had more time to search and haggle a bit, but I bought some parts for the future and some I need sooner....

    At the show, got an Aero pistol length stainless gas tube, an Aero phosphate .750 gas block and a POF end plate in black with multiple QD attachment points. On the way home Monday night, swung through Lancaster and found Smithgall's. Picked up one of the Aero Pew Pew stripped lowers for $54 plus tax. No PIC fee on that as well. Patiently waiting to find the last couple of major components for my 7.62 AR pistol build until Black Friday....

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    Default Re: What did you buy yourself today (Photo thread)...

    Hit up Surplus City after work this past tuesday and picked up a 870 Police Magnum with wood furniture for a decent price. Have to clean off the leftover paint on the stock though.


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    Default Re: What did you buy yourself today (Photo thread)...

    I didn’t buy this, I got it from my younger brother who has had it in his closet since shortly after our Dad passed back in ‘91. He doesn’t want/use it, so I got it, along with another, an early bolt action Savage Sporter 23B in .25-20. I started working on, it needs some refurb.

    This is a Stevens semi-auto .22, labeled “Springfield 87M”. Stevens made a bunch of these and similar models from the early ‘30s on and they were marked Stevens, Fox, and Monkey Ward. This is probably post-war and was configured with the military style stock and M1 looking front sight to attract GIs and kids. This one acquired a peep sight somewhere in its travels.

    This is the first rifle I ever shot, probably 55 years ago. It still appears to be in good order although it was a dry as a popcorn fart when I disassembled it; my brother never used it. A short range trip next week is in the works to check operation and see how well I can use the peep sight.


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  4. #14654
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    Default Re: What did you buy yourself today (Photo thread)...

    Clearly I am an adult that makes very mature adult purchases



    A 16" barreled Heritage rough rider
    NOBODY NEEDS ASSAULT SPEECH

  5. #14655
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    Default Re: What did you buy yourself today (Photo thread)...

    Quote Originally Posted by raxar View Post
    Clearly I am an adult that makes very mature adult purchases



    A 16" barreled Heritage rough rider
    Hey the Joker pulled one of those out of his pants and shot the bat jet down with it in the Michael Keaton Batman movie.

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    Default Re: What did you buy yourself today (Photo thread)...

    Quote Originally Posted by raxar View Post
    Clearly I am an adult that makes very mature adult purchases



    A 16" barreled Heritage rough rider
    Besides it being obviously ridiculous, they're great little guns for the price. Speaking of which, it's so damn cheap you'd be justified in taking a hacksaw to it if you ever feel like it....

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    Default Re: What did you buy yourself today (Photo thread)...

    Quote Originally Posted by jthrelf View Post
    Besides it being obviously ridiculous, they're great little guns for the price. Speaking of which, it's so damn cheap you'd be justified in taking a hacksaw to it if you ever feel like it....
    If I was inclined to get one with a shorter barrel I wouldn't have spent the extra $50
    NOBODY NEEDS ASSAULT SPEECH

  8. #14658
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    Default Re: What did you buy yourself today (Photo thread)...

    Quote Originally Posted by raxar View Post
    Clearly I am an adult that makes very mature adult purchases



    A 16" barreled Heritage rough rider
    Sometimes you just have to say, "Go for it!" I've done that a time or two.

    Looks like fun!

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    Default Re: What did you buy yourself today (Photo thread)...

    Quote Originally Posted by raxar View Post
    Clearly I am an adult that makes very mature adult purchases



    A 16" barreled Heritage rough rider
    Am I the only one who thinks it needs a butt stock like Mortimer's buntline special in For A Few Dollars More?

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    Default Re: What did you buy yourself today (Photo thread)...

    Quote Originally Posted by GonzoGeezer View Post
    I didn’t buy this, I got it from my younger brother who has had it in his closet since shortly after our Dad passed back in ‘91. He doesn’t want/use it, so I got it, along with another, an early bolt action Savage Sporter 23B in .25-20. I started working on, it needs some refurb.

    This is a Stevens semi-auto .22, labeled “Springfield 87M”. Stevens made a bunch of these and similar models from the early ‘30s on and they were marked Stevens, Fox, and Monkey Ward. This is probably post-war and was configured with the military style stock and M1 looking front sight to attract GIs and kids. This one acquired a peep sight somewhere in its travels.

    This is the first rifle I ever shot, probably 55 years ago. It still appears to be in good order although it was a dry as a popcorn fart when I disassembled it; my brother never used it. A short range trip next week is in the works to check operation and see how well I can use the peep sight.


    The 87M was perhaps the pinnacle of the development of the Savage / Stevens / Springfield Model 6, aka "gill gun" for the gas vent slots on the left of the receiver, and aka "click-clack" for the sound that the action makes when fired. I have an 87M that's stamped Sears. Contrary to gunshow legend, these were NOT military trainers, and never were. They were intended for kids as a step up from a BB gun, and were appealing to WWII and Korea vets who bought them for their kids.

    The action is interesting. If you fire an 87M or any other Model 6 derivative, or a High Standard Sport King or its derivative Sears Model 25, if you fire a shot ("click") and hold the trigger back, the bolt stays to the rear until you release the trigger, at which time the bolt feeds and closes on a fresh round ("clack"). As with most "click-clacks", my 87M, Model 6, Sport King rifle and carbine, and my Sears Model 25s are remarkably reliable with most 22LR ammo.

    The original rear sight is a large flat spring steel stamping that looks like a cheap stamped levergun rear sight on steroids, with the rear sight leaf being rounded with a circular aperture or "ghost ring" as they are called today. They are fitted with an elaborate flanged elevator. The sights were and are prone to breaking from embrittlement and are pure Unobtanium today. At a Harrisburg gun show ~10-12 yrs ago I saw a customer pay Ken Bean (The Sight Man) $295 for an intact 87M rear sight and elevator and he was as excited as a little kid at Christmas. Ken was pretty happy, too.

    I'v seen intact 87M rifles in VG-EX condition SELL for as much as $850. A western PA gun shop had a beater 87M in a mildewed stock and missing the rear sight and trigger guard price tagged at $350 and a couple months later it was gone. $500-$650 is fairly common for guns missing the original rear sight and now wearing an aftermarket sight.

    Congrats!

    Noah
    Last edited by Noah_Zark; December 1st, 2019 at 10:47 AM.
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