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Old March 21st, 2020, 09:42 PM   #1
 
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Old Model 30 Carbine

I just picked this one up this morning from it's 10 CA quarentine, an unconverted 1970 vintage Old Model. It's a nice clean gun except for a decent size chip on the right grip panel.

BTW, when I bought it a couple of weeks ago it was business as usual at the shop, this morning I had to stand in line (6' seperation) outside for 20 minutes to get in (they were only allowing 5 customers in the shop at a time), lots of first time buyers, and virtually no handgun ammo or 223/5.56 on the shelves.

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That's a nice revolver, I like it. Amazing how gun shops have changed in a week.
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Care to trade for a safer New Model Blackhawk in .30 Carbine?
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Nice OM BH in 30 Carbine. I have two - one from the first year of production (1968) and one from the last (1973). They're a lot of fun and favorites of mine.

Here's my '68



And the '73



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Congratulations on finding that nice revolver. Be sure to share a range report when you get out to shoot it.
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Looks good! Enjoy shooting it. I hear they bark loud. Fun!
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When you have 10+ posts you'll have PM privileges and also can place a classified ad seeking replacement grips.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the reminder. I'm mostly active on the Colt Forum, and didn't even think about the minimum post count requirement here for access to PM.

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Looks good! Enjoy shooting it. I hear they bark loud. Fun!
Yeah, I also have a S&W Model 53 .22 Jet; I figured I'd take them both to the range the same day to hear which one takes home the title.

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Congratulations on finding that nice revolver. Be sure to share a range report when you get out to shoot it.
Unfortunately that might take a while, my range, like almost everything else here in CA is shut down.

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Care to trade for a safer New Model Blackhawk in .30 Carbine?
Thanks for the very kind offer, I know you're just looking out for the safety and wellbeing of a fellow forum members, but I can't in good consience let you make such a sacrifice for me.
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These revolvers are relatively finicky to handload for, but I see handloading as their raison d'etre.

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[QUOTE=Waveform;... When you have 10+ posts you'll have PM privileges and also can place a classified ad seeking replacement grips.[/QUOTE]

Thanks, Done and done.

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Yeah, I also have a S&W Model 53 .22 Jet; I figured I'd take them both to the range the same day to hear which one takes home the title.

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Iíve never fired a .30 Carbine in a revolver, but the Model 53 helped to make me deaf, so plugs and muffs would be what I would do. Good snag on the Ruger !
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Thanks for the very kind offer, I know you're just looking out for the safety and wellbeing of a fellow forum members, but I can't in good consience let you make such a sacrifice for me.
Darn! Saw right through me!



Ah, well - I love my NM .30 carbine BH anyway - very fun to shoot, and always gets attention at the range.
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That is a NICE looking one... I have an OM and had a NM also that I sold off several years ago...

One thing...the front sight.. On not only the .30 CARBINE but most of the BHs made before 1969...the front sight is too short in many cases... With the rear sight bottomed out the POI is still several inches high at 25 yards (unless one flinches of course...) I ended up having a custom Patridge front blade put on...

Reloading...get a set of the Lee Carbide dies and use just a small amount of the spry on case lube like Hornady One Shot...makes things very easy. Hornady and Sierra both have nice bullets in the 90+- grain weight that are very accurate...

Have fun...Bob

ps...that SHORTIE above....anything shot with that at close range will come out Extra Crispy....
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