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by TomF
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A UK Fox for Nath...
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: A UK Fox for Nath...

Cat-like canine

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by TomF
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: federal bureau of prisons marked winchester 94?
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: federal bureau of prisons marked winchester 94?

They were also used to administer the death penalty. Gary Gilmore was put to death by firing squad using 94s.

http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/Gilmore.pdf

TomF
by TomF
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 717

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

$1.99 in San Angelo TX last week. I did not pay $2.65-$2.69 in Junction or Menard. Not sure of the disparity except for greed and a captive population.

TomF
by TomF
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice little levergun writeup
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Nice little levergun writeup

45 colt in a long gun is quite awesome. I've taken a multitude of critters with mine. I shoot it open sights so light and range are important to me. But when the hunt is an invite or important, I carry old faithful, a 74 ADL .30-'06.

TomF
by TomF
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 mag rifle
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: 357 mag rifle

I never saw the need for a 357 rifle till I got one. I now have 3. Marlin CBx24, C and CP. Fun and cheap to shoot. I've taken only 1 wtd with mine........worked just fine.

TomF
by TomF
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am getting a new name
Replies: 32
Views: 732

Re: I am getting a new name

Awesome!! You will enjoy that young'n big time. Teach them. Watch them learn. They are what we leave behind. I'm 59. Have 8 GBs. 11 & 4 y/o girls at the ranch with me now. Their mother shot two bucks this week, skinned, gutted and processed by herself with only instruction from me. 11 y/o likes to r...
by TomF
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday TomF.
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Happy Birthday TomF.

Thx amigo.

TomF
by TomF
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wrangler question
Replies: 28
Views: 1105

Re: Wrangler question

Wrangler has several "fits" available. The cowboy cut has short pockets and crotch. I now wear wrangler carpenter jeans, Loose fit, bigger pockets and more crotch. I couldn't get into my truck wearing the cowboy cut jeans. Back problems went away too. Plus, the carpenter jeans have two extra pockets...
by TomF
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There is a Rossi 62 slide action I can buy...
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: There is a Rossi 62 slide action I can buy...

I have a Rossi pump 22 from when Garcia owned them, 1973? Or so. Mine is the longer barrel. It is one fine reliable gun.

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by TomF
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday TomF.
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Happy Birthday TomF.

Thx fellers. #59 today!!

TomF
by TomF
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little Texas treat
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Little Texas treat

Hueco Tanks are spoken of by James Gillett in his first person history account "6 years with the Texas Rangers". This book is available still. It is a good read and an insight on how the lived, traveled and fought back then. IIRC I bought a copy for a friend from Barnes&Noble several years back. TomF
by TomF
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894C ?
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: Marlin 1894C ?

A few of the guys on Marlinowners forum have purchased the new 1894C. Good reports.

TomF
by TomF
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firearm as emergency signal device???
Replies: 27
Views: 1369

Re: Firearm as emergency signal device???

gamekeeper wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:07 pm
It didn't work for me when I was into bow hunting... :?
That right there is funny.

TomF
by TomF
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glenfield 30/ Range Report
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

Re: Glenfield 30

The mdl 30 is my prefered Marlin because of the forend cap and dovetailed front sight. The 2/3 magazine is another plus. My guess is you'll like it.

TomF
by TomF
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington model 11 12 ga.
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Remington model 11 12 ga.

Early models have the safety inside the trigger guard. This feature bothered me a bit. I sold it.

TomF
by TomF
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 444
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: Marlin 444

444T. I had one, a fine shooter. Too heavy for my worn out elbows. I took several whitetails and axis with mine. '71 model, square lever, dovetailed front sight.

TomF
by TomF
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cannon Safes Warranty
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Cannon Safes Warranty

My home received 13" water during hurricane Harvey. After we cleaned up the mess, I called Cannon to see about purchasing new "guts" for my safe. The Cannon CS guy said he'd start a warranty claim. Huh? All I want are the insides. He explained their warranty, (fire, flood, burglary attempt) and once...
by TomF
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looking for a gunsmith...
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: looking for a gunsmith...

+1 on Steve Young.
I too have a 30A with a similar thought, a 16" short rifle.

TomF
by TomF
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Predator calls
Replies: 21
Views: 1023

Re: Predator calls

I have a fox pro. Numerous call sounds. I've called foxes, bobcat, crows with little effort. AA and 9v powered, compact size, plenty volume.

TomF
by TomF
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scouting for Deer -- Found Squirrels Instead...
Replies: 16
Views: 1139

Re: Scouting for Deer -- Found Squirrels Instead...

I've been Jonesing for a double 20. Every time I go to Cabelas I have to put my hands on one. 20 ga, 28", straight stock.

TomF
by TomF
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday TomF.
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Happy Birthday TomF.

Thanks GK!!

TomF
by TomF
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BOAT: "A Hole In The Water..."
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: BOAT: "A Hole In The Water..."

B.O.A.T., acronym, break out another thousand

TomF
by TomF
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scorpions
Replies: 18
Views: 1801

Re: Scorpions

The little guys sting good too. We have them in central Texas. I never go bare foot and always shake out anything before I put it on. They can climb walls and ceilings. I find them in the kitchen light fixture, bathroom trash can and under most any rock. If I ever get moved there full time, I plan t...
by TomF
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin "Cowboy" Rifles -- Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Marlin "Cowboy" Rifles -- Revisited

My bug was years ago. I have 5. 45 Colt, 357, 38-55, and 2 30-30s....all 24" bbls. 38-55 and 1 30-30 are factory conversions. All are shooters, accurate. You can not go wrong with a Cowboy.

TomF
by TomF
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scrap cartridge brass
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: Scrap cartridge brass

It was $1.60?/# last time I sold. I keep any brass I find, store in a bucket until I get a few full. You have to decide the hassle factor, but for me its a fun money savings account. A bucket of 22 brass weighs 38#.

TomF
by TomF
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horse sense
Replies: 13
Views: 1536

Re: Horse sense

Grandma told me oxen were slow movers. They lasted well but were slower than horses and mules. To mix then was very likely necessity.

TomF
by TomF
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free Hoppy Western book (PDF)
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Free Hoppy Western book (PDF)

Thx. I still have my Hopalong wrist watch from 1966? Maybe? Still have the watch, wish I had the box. The watch came in a slip top box, tall. The watch was buckled around a saddle.

TomF
by TomF
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New levergunners!!
Replies: 23
Views: 851

Re: New levergunners!!

Congratulations from a father of twin girls.

TomF
by TomF
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walmart Marlin 1895
Replies: 30
Views: 1940

Re: Walmart Marlin 1895

I got one. Action is stiff but fit and finish are good. If only it was a straight grip.......

TomF
by TomF
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quite the day
Replies: 25
Views: 1796

Re: Quite the day

Enjoy the baby and the new phase in life. I retired 16 months ago and I am glad of it. More time with kids & grandkids, ranch projects are getting done. More time to HUNT!!

TomF
by TomF
Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The marlin search continues.
Replies: 18
Views: 1466

Re: The marlin search continues.

You were right to walk away. Texans are common or can easily be "made". While a conversion is not a true Texan, it is easy to amend the PG stock( or replace ) and lower tang. All you need is to procure a 336 or 1895 straight lever. I converted a Glenfield 30A to straight grip by swapping parts. Not ...
by TomF
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which .357 Lever Gun.
Replies: 14
Views: 1107

Re: Which .357 Lever Gun.

Marlin 1894CB 24"
Marlin 1894CB 20"
Marlin 1894CP 16"
Marlin 1894C 18.5"

My preferences in order. I have had no issues with any of the 3 Marlin 357s I own, CBx24, C and CP.. No experience with the others

TomF
by TomF
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fixer upper for a friend
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Fixer upper for a friend


This'd be my choice. Stopped there a few times while in Edmonton. Lots of good stuff, old guns and general stuff

TomF
by TomF
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions on Butchering Techniques of Whitetail Deer
Replies: 26
Views: 1169

Re: Questions on Butchering Techniques of Whitetail Deer

Never have paid to have a deer processed. I separate the muscles in the hind quarters and make steaks from several individual muscles. Bone the front quarters neck ribs and flank for grinding. I made a video a few years back from skinning to fully processed but never edited it for publishing.

TomF
by TomF
Mon May 25, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rusty bullet mold cleaning the rust...
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: rusty bullet mold cleaning the rust...

I too saved a mold of late. I cleaned up the outside as well as the mold faces with oil and 4/0 steel wool. I then cast a few boolits from WW material. I then used a small amount of lapping compound in the cavities, twisting the lapping compound and boolits until the cavity came clean.

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by TomF
Mon May 04, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need home range backstop ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 890

Re: Need home range backstop ideas

I like the mudflap idea. 5mm? Sheridan? Not too many of them still around.

TomF
by TomF
Mon May 04, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need home range backstop ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 890

Re: Need home range backstop ideas

I have a steel plate I will set in an angled frame with a catch box below. I plan to surround the plate with dirt, cedar logs etc. The goal is to shoot, reclaim the boolits and stàrt all over. My place is very remote.

TomF
by TomF
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Danl Boone
Replies: 34
Views: 1217

Re: Danl Boone

I like watching these oldies for anachronisms ( I think that's the term) where things in the movie are from a later time. Saw a '54 Ford on hogans heroes, Schultz carrying a Krag (possible I guess) and a western saddle on Daniel Boone. Sometime guns out of time, one of the Barkleys with a 336. Fun s...
by TomF
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazing firearm Museum outside Tulsa!
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Amazing firearm Museum outside Tulsa!

Been there!!! In Claremore Ok IIRC? Better plan on one long day to see it all. They have an old time smith shop barrel rifling exhibit. Interesting exhibit. Worth the trip


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by TomF
Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Good Old Gun Writers...
Replies: 57
Views: 2952

Re: The Good Old Gun Writers...

Hal Swigget, pastor, gun writer, good man!

TomF
by TomF
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Picture Question.
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: Vintage Picture Question.

Could very well be a 93. The barrel and mag tube look awful skinny. Receiver looks long enough for a 93.

TomF
by TomF
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Picture Question.
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: Vintage Picture Question.

Marlin 1894. You can see the lever pivot in the shadow cast
Also looks like a takedown model
TomF
by TomF
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage model 170 pump 30-30
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: Savage model 170 pump 30-30

I just(saturday?) read an article on the Savage 170 as my SIL has one. The article explained the variations over the years of production as well as troubleshooting. It was a long and detailed article. I googled Savage 170 and it was close to the top.I have seen one or two over the years and thought ...
by TomF
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1895 Marlin 444 question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1183

Re: 1895 Marlin 444 question.

I have a '71 model 444T that shoots as well as TedH's gun..........with factory 240s. Keep it and enjoy.

TomF
by TomF
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's this 336 30WCF worth?
Replies: 19
Views: 1037

Re: What's this 336 30WCF worth?

Update on value..........I just saw a Texan in a local gunshop, '64 YOM, 30-30, round lever, RC stamped, typical BB gun rear sight, ramp front, smooth action (I like used levers) condition was 75-80% for $425 asking price. I'd buy them all if I could....................



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by TomF
Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's this 336 30WCF worth?
Replies: 19
Views: 1037

Re: What's this 336 30WCF worth?

Texans weren't marked with a "T" but referred to as the Texan model. Don't some have "336 Texan" on the barrel? There are the Cowboy and Octagon 336s labeled as such. The only "Texan" I know marked is the 1897 Texan (22). Later models were the TS and LTS and so stamped. If a 336 marked "T" or TEXAN...
by TomF
Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's this 336 30WCF worth?
Replies: 19
Views: 1037

Re: What's this 336 30WCF worth?

The only 336 frame I am aware of with a "T" is the 444T. Texans weren't marked with a "T" but referred to as the Texan model. Some have told me their 336-44 was stamped with a "T" but I have never seen one. The early Texans had straight round levers that changed to square in the early 70's. I have o...
by TomF
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There is some powder available today...
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: There is some powder available today...

It took 11 months to receive two 8#ers from Midsouth. They accept backorder so you can have them contact you when it arrives. If you do not want it, you can decline. Backorder is the best way to get in line.

TomF
by TomF
Tue May 27, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clobbered this one.
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Clobbered this one.

Looks likes you're craftier than the sly fox. I always enjoys your posts.

TomF
by TomF
Tue May 13, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should A Sheridan Air Rifle Lose Air?
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: Should A Sheridan Air Rifle Lose Air?

Mine lasted only about 40 years. My podna who is into air guns changed the seals and it works good again I shoot it when the grand kids come over. Mom and Dad bought it for me in '69 or '70. Wonderful gun. Little maintenance. It is now close to 45 years old. Not my constant companion any more but go...