Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:46 AM
Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:30 AM
I miss Ike....hell, I even miss Harry!!
Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:43 AM
for Zach, Everett, and Lilly
Posted 09 August 2009 - 01:17 PM
Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:09 AM
Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:12 AM
Thanks for confirming that I am not alone in my experience with the Norinco/BRNO clone mags.
However, I have to differ with you on a couple of points. First, the Browning scope on my Norinco has a 1" tube. Those are Weaver 1" tip-off rings securing it to the receiver. A few years ago, Jim Watson researched this scope for me a little and discovered that Browning had both Redfield and Burris produce scopes for them to sell under the Browning name at various times. We felt like this scope was a Burris because the subject Browning scopes retained features of their manufacturers' regular lines. Most notably, the Redfield manufactured models had that company's signature grooved or notched rings running around the ocular. This scope lacks those notched rings. I have tried for years to find a turret cap (missing when I acquired it and the Weaver rings for $25 in 1989 from friend, Randy) for the windage turret but to no avail (gleaming gold in the pic above). I wrote Burris once. They sent me a couple of different ones free of charge but neither worked (looked like caps for their more modern scopes). Hey, maybe I should try Redfield (Jim and I could be wrong). Only thing is, Redfield is just a name now sold to the highest bidder. I probably have to find some old scope guru with a garage or basement full of obsolete optical parts.
Second, my 370 12 gauge single shot is marked Made in Canada. After only a couple of early 70s years of manufacture, it was upgraded into the Model 37A with better finish, scroll marked receiver, and a beaver-tail forend. Shortly after I posted the Cooey question you referenced, I obtained a colorful big book from a bargain table at Barnes and Noble. It is entitled, Winchester - An American Legend (they should have added Canada, Australia, and Russia (Toz) to that subtitle) and it was written by R. L. Wilson. On page 266, it pictures a Model 37A along with a Model 490 and a Model 710 and states that all were manufactured at the Cooey factory at Cobourg, Ontario. I would assume that if Cooey made the 37A then it would have produced its plainer forerunner the Model 370. Once again, I could be wrong.
Posted 07 October 2010 - 05:25 PM
lot of squirrels using those scopes.
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