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by Griff
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Do These Phrases Come From?
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: Where Do These Phrases Come From?

gamekeeper wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:30 am
Interesting, the gun related phrases like " flash in the pan" are self explanatory to us guys.. :wink:
Aye, as in "don't go off half-cocked."
by Griff
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Carlsen Highway
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Happy Birthday Carlsen Highway

Happy Birthday sir!
by Griff
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build update ( video added )
Replies: 70
Views: 834

Re: Lawn mower build update

piller wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:08 am
Prayers sent for healing. I am glad to know that it wasn't anyone on here causing you to leave. I enjoy seeing the things you build.
+1!!
by Griff
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 16-inch barrelled leverguns: How accurate?
Replies: 18
Views: 461

Re: 16-inch barrelled leverguns: How accurate?

My little Winchester 94, 16" Trapper (30-30), is minute of 6" steel plate accurate @ 300 yards. It ain't as accurate as my bull barreled 26" octagon mdl 94... but exceedingly well within my expectations! My 17" mdl 1894 Marlin in 45 Colt holds the tightest SD & group @ 50 yards of all 6 of 45 Colt g...
by Griff
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Me ....
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Me ....

Thank YOU! :lol: :lol: Hey! Wait a sec... I resemble that remark!
by Griff
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build.
Replies: 100
Views: 1345

Re: Lawn mower build.

I ran the numbers Pitchy and if I got it right 2000 RPM should give you just under 3 MPH which sounds about perfect to me. The only sketchy part is how much slippage the roller exhibits under power. It may need some cleats to get enough traction. Whatcha think? Definitely needs cleats! If for no ot...
by Griff
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawn mower build.
Replies: 100
Views: 1345

Re: Lawn mower build.

I've got a spare 96" twin cam you can have to go on it. FI and air cleaner is still on it. There is a 5 speed and a nearly new primary for it too. 2010 model with 800 miles on it. Might be a mite too much power but you're sure welcome to it. Esperanza's lookin' over my shoulder and says "we gonna d...
by Griff
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need ammo?
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Need ammo?

And here I was out in the barn, 91ºF... about 180 rounds of C45S... gave out before I got any 45ACP done... maybe this evening as it cools.
by Griff
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’m oughtta here !
Replies: 45
Views: 1254

Re: I’m oughtta here !

Looking like a great time... Continued safe travels.
by Griff
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

This is a fairly common thing and is not hard to fix. You polish the inside curve of the loading gate to make It smoother. Give it a file. Some of the internals on Rossi's are not polished enough, couple this with a strong mag spring and you get what your describing. The mag springs often need to b...
by Griff
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Safety....
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Gun Safety....

I have known some idiots in every job I have ever known. As far as gun safety, I do not assume anything until I have shot with the person. I am considering a bullet resistant vest for those rare Saturday Mornings when I go to the range. It might be a good idea to wear one while shopping in Wal Mart...
by Griff
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions About DSL Internet
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Questions About DSL Internet

I'm on DSL at the house... have been for the 20 or so years. Other than dial-up or satellite internet, it's the only option when we first moved here. It's only been in the last 5 years that cable has become an option... but they want a boatload of money to bring cable down our road... In fact when I...
by Griff
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32-40 in CB lever action
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: .32-40 in CB lever action

.32-40 is allowed in the rifle competition: 1. Lever Action Silhouette Rifle - (a) Any lever action center fire rifle .25 caliber or larger with a tubular magazine of original manufacturer or replica thereof. A rimmed case loaded with a round or flat nosed bullet must be used. Exception: .30 Remingt...
by Griff
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday pshort.
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Happy Birthday pshort.

Happy Birthday Paul!
by Griff
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live PD
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Live PD

4t5 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Been watching this show a while, and came to the conclusion you can be stopped , detained or arrested for anything or nothing at all.
Is it just me?
Only if you're guilty of anything or nothing at all. :D :D
by Griff
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting From a Canoe
Replies: 22
Views: 475

Re: Hunting From a Canoe

I think I live in the wrong island James. Being a "Southie" myself, there might be a bit of snobbery in my view... But, if I ever win the Lottery, I figure I'm going to need 3 homes... one down around Dunedin, one in the Sounds (family heritage & all), and one north of Auckland (South Head)... mayb...
by Griff
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions
Replies: 44
Views: 1129

Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

Charles,

I'll plan on that in Oct., while I recover from knee replacement, (if the VA gets off their duff). It'll be cooler, & I'll welcome the excursion!
by Griff
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady 366
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Hornady 366

Wow! Sure thought I'd get a opinion about one of these... maybe even a tip or two.
by Griff
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday jkbrea.
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Happy Birthday jkbrea.

Pitchy wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:06 am
Happy Birthday. :)
+1
by Griff
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting From a Canoe
Replies: 22
Views: 475

Re: Hunting From a Canoe

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Griff
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For my fellow boaters. New pictures.
Replies: 20
Views: 573

Re: For my fellow boaters. New pictures.

My idea of a boat:
Scan_Pic0001.jpg
:twisted: :twisted: :P
by Griff
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions
Replies: 44
Views: 1129

Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

Never owned an 1895, never thought they were good looking... But I love reading/learning about all Winchesters... ordered mine tonite.
by Griff
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 71 Marlin 336 Barrel Band Question
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: 71 Marlin 336 Barrel Band Question

1) Welcome to the board ! 2) I would suggest you remove that magazine tube sling swivel base and find out if the tube straightens out, since it appears to be forcing that portion of the magazine tube away from the barrel, causing the front end of the magazine tube to be pressed upward to install th...
by Griff
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady 366
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Hornady 366

New to me: Hornady 366.jpg Picked it up from another cowboy action shooter... A little assembly, figuring out how it works, now to mount it and try it out. Be a couple of weeks before I can get back to it... Headed off to AL tomorrow. Got several powder & shot bushings with it... just missing the 1 ...
by Griff
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some USA Land That Will Forever Belong To England
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Some USA Land That Will Forever Belong To England

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:40 am
That's a poignant story, Blaine. Thanks for posting, mate!
+1.
by Griff
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Married vs Single Women...
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Married vs Single Women...

I always asked my wife if she ever questioned her sanity... She's simply answer, I married you didn't I?
by Griff
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genius in bamboo woodworking
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Genius in bamboo woodworking

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:09 pm
I couldn't stop watching to see what he would make next.
+1.
by Griff
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY earlmck.
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY earlmck.

Happy Birthday Earl!
by Griff
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 718

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

I don't "trust" any safety. But, I have to rely on them from time to time. Maintenance, inspection, repair as needed and diligence in all the foregoing allow me to "warily rely" on them.
by Griff
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stan in SC & BlaineG
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stan in SC & BlaineG

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:34 pm
Happy belated b-day fellas! :D :D
Likewise!
by Griff
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday ollogger.
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Happy Birthday ollogger.

Happy Birthday!
by Griff
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 907

Re: 30-30 case failure

That was just a light hearted idea :) But what I find strange is that Rossi and Taurus are in Brazil and make guns of that caliber and yet there is no 30-30 brass available. One more thought, can you post a pick of a fired case that didn't separate along side of a sized case? One more more thought;...
by Griff
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 907

Re: 30-30 case failure

How do you store your ammo sir? I ask, because I had a case head separation in a .30-30 that no amount of head scratching could I attribute a cause. However, on inspection of the other cases, I found a "line" around the circumference of each case from where they rubbed up against the "MTM" case they...
by Griff
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking Of Motorcycles.....
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: Speaking Of Motorcycles.....

I thought it looked pretty sharp, and you did a credible job showin' off its acceleration!
IMAG0223.jpg
by Griff
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show

Pitchy wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Super nice collection. 8)
+1.
by Griff
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I you’re going to have a biopsy
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: I you’re going to have a biopsy

Gosh Doc, you sound like my doc... I keep askin' her to use English! Oh yeah Tycer, good luck!
by Griff
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It was a boy!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 299

Re: It was a boy!!!

jeepnik wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:11 pm
Congrats.
fordwannabe wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:14 pm
Congratulations. Levergunners joining us in droves this week. :D
Pitchy wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:44 pm
Congrats pard. 8) :)
OldWin wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:17 pm
Congratulations to the whole family.
+ Another!
by Griff
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unasked-For AR Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Unasked-For AR Advice

PatientWolf wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:34 pm
:lol: :lol: :lol:
+1!!!
by Griff
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've been hiding this one
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: I've been hiding this one

Sixgun wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:18 pm
You've been "hiding it"??? Well, how about if you hide it at my place? I like that.......there's something about Smith & Wesson/Colt factory engraving ....to me, it's always more tastefully done.-----6
+1!
by Griff
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range report: Vintage 38-55 (photos)
Replies: 15
Views: 765

Re: Range report: Vintage 38-55 (photos)

AJMD429 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:29 pm
ollogger wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:03 pm
Well Kirk, you always make for a good read along with a fine photo of a great old shooting gun
Yep...one of the highlights of the forum...!
Another +1... Image
by Griff
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range report: Vintage 38-55 (photos)
Replies: 15
Views: 765

Re: Range report: Vintage 38-55 (photos)

Old Savage wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:06 pm
I see no bullet was even an inch off the group center.
+1. Very good.
by Griff
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY !
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY !

Happy Birthday, America!!
by Griff
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Anvil Stand
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: New Anvil Stand

Thanks! Just what I needed...
by Griff
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Anvil Stand
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: New Anvil Stand

Looks good, i had a oak under my anvil for the last 30 years but it broke in four pieces a few weeks ago while using it. Have a birch under it temp until i find another oak, i put four RR spikes around them and they never move. I thought of doing that, but thought they might be a bit short. Got a p...
by Griff
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Anvil Stand
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: New Anvil Stand

An Osage tree that big should have had lots of limbs good for bow making. that piece You have the anvil on will be still here in 500 years. :D . I t does... but I"ll probably make some of my shooting sticks out of a lot of them... I cut down a few black locust and mesquite trees also. The mesquite ...
by Griff
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Anvil Stand
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: New Anvil Stand

I've only ever used a metal stand with a bit of firehose for traction... I'm hoping that will be nice and firm, and with some chain to hold it in place, steady, with a better feel... Wish I'd have had it when I was making the brackets for my golf cart roof. Kinda odd, havin' wrought iron brackets on...
by Griff
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Find the hidden levergun in this photo....
Replies: 18
Views: 708

Re: Find the hidden levergun in this photo....

I'm in love. That's a 94 I'd like to have.
by Griff
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Anvil Stand
Replies: 11
Views: 240

New Anvil Stand

My son cut me a piece of Bois D-Arc to use as an anvil stand from our pasture... the tree was in need of cutting down...
New anvil base.jpg
New anvil base.jpg
by Griff
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Mod -94 quality gets me again (problems)
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Winchester Mod -94 quality gets me again (problems)

If guide screw is in hole and loose, moving up & down, it will eventually wallow out the hole. I'd recommend removing to inspect & repair. If guide screw is broken, the only thing holding the guide is the bolt, and it can come out without the bolt removed. Check with Wisner's or Gun Parts Inc (Numri...