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  1. Interested and curious what is the Remington model number on the box?
  2. Tips for upcoming Tulsa Show

    It has been years since I've been to the show. I used to live in Tulsa so it was easy back then. Based on the past experiences it is definitely worth going. You will likely see stuff there (not necessarily NFA) that you likely won't see again for a while (if ever). I once had a table there about 15 years ago when I was getting rid of a bunch of title 1 guns to buy NFA. I actually bought a Swedish K at that show once. I should have bought the M60 the guy also had (set up as door gunner gun) but I just did not have the money. He also had another Swedish K I wish I could have afforded as well. I would go in knowing what I was looking for and covered lots of tables quickly. Odd mags and such usually turn up there. Parts kits used to be in good supply (probably dried up by now). Lots of other non-gun "neat" things too. Plan on covering lots of ground. Good luck!
  3. Tips for upcoming Tulsa Show

    If you are coming in from out of state you cannot legally buy and take possession of a handgun. It will have to ship to your in state FFL. You CAN buy and take possession of a long gun or shotgun as long as it is legal where you live. There usually is some NFA but not supposed to be there. Lots of cool stuff. Used to do the show every year. It is also fun just to see all the different people - could make one of those national geographic type nature shows just featuring the people that are there. I can hear the narrator in his perfect British accent describing Bubba and his entourage (or me in years past LOL)... Look at car tags from all around the country. Definitely a people show along with the gun show.
  4. WTB H&R Handy Gun

    Sent you a message.
  5. Lewis Gun Problems

    What ammo are you using / have you tried? 174gr Prvi is good. The HXP Greek surplus is also good. Ammo can cause problems like you describe. As suggested above also try different drums. Right now they are cheap so you should get some extra if you don't have them already. With ammo as listed above and several drums to try then play with the clock spring tension (more and less). Forget exact spring settings - you may need to find the one that works for your gun (sounds like you did some of that already). Make sure that it is not unwinding as you re-seat it into the gun (swing it back up). You checked to make sure that there is no crud built up inside the gas block? You have the pin inserted between the receiver and shroud (I ask since I've seen a missing pin cause the receiver to slightly rotate and the gun would not run correctly)? Load the drum full every time or have you tried loading varying numbers of rounds for different tries (bent drum in one area / out of round drum issues)? Drums, ammo and spring adjustments are usually the main culprits when I am getting a Lewis to work. If you load a live round and get the gun to cycle without the drum then you narrowed the drum as the issue. Try working ammo and spring adjustments without the drum (one shot at a time) to get the gun to cycle and then you've eliminated 2 of the 3 possible issues. I love Lewis guns. Once they are properly set up they generally run very well and are quite accurate. If you tire of the one that you have let me know! Good luck and let us know.