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by Griff
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 94 Winchester value?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Model 94 Winchester value?

A round band from the '40s, might just be a rarer bird than the flat band. But... that's simply a guess.
by Griff
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You know you've made the right choice when...
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: You know you've made the right choice when...

You see a mint BLR .358, a 1980 production Marlin 444 and not one but 2 94 BB .375 Winchesters literally NIB as they're still wrapped in their boxes and you think " Nope. My M99 30-30 will do nicely thanks" Ah, confidence IS a wonderful thing... Not necessarily "right"... but not altogether wrong e...
by Griff
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 21
Views: 235

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

WOW! I got up to Aurora, OR on Saturday afternoon. Met with a friend who came up from Sublimity on Sunday and we looked for a place to shoot. No joy, if we'd known there was a gunshow... we probably would've went there. Missed an opportunity to drool on your guns in person! :P :P :D
by Griff
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy BIRTHDAY 7.62 Precision.
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Happy BIRTHDAY 7.62 Precision.

Happy Birthday!
by Griff
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895 500 s&w
Replies: 19
Views: 327

Re: Marlin 1895 500 s&w

piller wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:51 am
If I get a rifle in 500 S&W, it will be one which can handle the pressure. Bighorn Armory solved it and put it into production.
Ding, ding, ding! We have a WINNER!
by Griff
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday ndcowboy.
Replies: 6
Views: 48

Re: Happy Birthday ndcowboy.

Happy Birthday Cowboy!
by Griff
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?
Replies: 81
Views: 5140

Re: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?

Not exactly "hunting", but a target of opportunity: http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/sass93/IMG_0892.jpg When I went looking for this image, I couldn't believe so much time has passed... maybe I need to get out the wounded rabbit call and try some "hunting"! Also glad to know my pastures are i...
by Griff
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday hfcable.
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Happy Birthday hfcable.

Happy Birthday Sir!
by Griff
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Utterly mesmerized
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Utterly mesmerized

A coupla guys I've been following: From Acorns to Arabella. If I had any talent, that's the kinda stuff I'd like to be doing... My wife still laughs at my 1st attempt at bookshelves... I'm so glad she has a sense of humor! :twisted:
by Griff
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paved driveway with next years guns
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Paved driveway with next years guns

Paving, HA! Who needs it? I just order a load or two of rock, set the teeth down a few inches on the box-blade, mix the new rock into the existing base, raise the teeth back up and level it out. Visitors can park on the grass... maybe the few drops of oil will kill a weed or two! Although I do need ...
by Griff
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A prairie dog expedition
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: A prairie dog expedition

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Griff
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer battle Colt SAA
Replies: 15
Views: 654

Re: Custer battle Colt SAA

Talk about "sellers remorse"!!!!!...... :D I personally would not have bothered with the frame etching as it's a no brainer to see the gun is about welded together.----6 With military guns it's a necessity to ensure all numbers match. Arsenals have always swapped parts around, so 150 years later th...
by Griff
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile

BTW, http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/sass93/Smilies/howdy.gif , and Welcome to THE Forum! Mighty fine 1st post... although not the first that we've seen on this particular topic. You might do a search of topics on here with the subject "1892 Rossi jams*" and the author "Nate Kiowa Jones" unde...
by Griff
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile

Nate Kiowa Jones is THE '92 expert, but I'll take a stab at what I think is the issue. While the 1892 action should feed rounds at a max 1.600" oal; they often don't in actual practice, as you're finding out. Secondly, since the rifle is marketed as being multi-cartridge capable, (.38Spl/.357Mag), t...
by Griff
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy B/D Dixiejack,wcandres,oldgerboy & Pitchy.
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: Happy B/D Dixiejack,wcandres,oldgerboy & Pitchy.

Have a Happy Birthday. I do hope that y'all have your T-Shirt:
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by Griff
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The new El Paso holster for my SBH made it
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: The new El Passo holster for my SBH made it

I really like their work. I have several examples.
by Griff
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday pshort.
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Happy Birthday pshort.

Happy Birthday Sir
by Griff
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anybody have real-world experience running lots of .357 mag through an 1873?
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Does anybody have real-world experience running lots of .357 mag through an 1873?

I have two 1873s in 45 Colt. I couldn't really tell about one in .357... but... I have many friends that use them, mostly with .38 Special ammo... for thousands of rounds per year... not just a few hunting or plinking rounds a few times a month... But, literally, thousands of rounds per year. The ri...
by Griff
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 86 comes home
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Model 86 comes home

M. M. Wright wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:49 pm
That us an outstanding rifle Win40-82. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
+1!
by Griff
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One of Gen. Pitchy's Raiders showed up at my door!
Replies: 13
Views: 321

Re: One of Gen. Pitchy's Raiders showed up at my door!

piller wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:16 pm
Cool. This site sure has some good people.
Aye, it sure does. Some of 'em are very talented also!
by Griff
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New-to-me Beretta .45-70 Double Rifle
Replies: 30
Views: 637

Re: New-to-me Beretta .45-70 Double Rifle

If you get bored with it sooner, rather than later... I have a birthday shortly... :P
by Griff
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPS shipping
Replies: 16
Views: 325

Re: UPS shipping

Any more UPS is my last choice, Fedex is by far better. Of coarse when receiving from someone i have no choice. Here it's just the opposite. I got a handgun delivered by FedEx... just left on the bench in the garage. It required a signature... and since there were 3 of us home that day... UPS has s...
by Griff
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Polishing the Internals
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Finally Polishing the Internals

OldWin wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:53 pm
Good job Griff. Those wouldn't be the ones I sent you would they? If so, I hoped they helped buddy.
The ones pictured are not... but the ones you sent were finished a few minutes before... before I took the picture to show the "before & after".
by Griff
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday ole pizen slinger.
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Happy Birthday ole pizen slinger.

Aye, have a great one.
by Griff
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Polishing the Internals
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Finally Polishing the Internals

Got started on polishing the internals for my new Pre-'64 Winchester 94. First parts: The guide rails. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/sass93/DSCN10171.jpg It took some doing to simply find these. The right one is polished, (pretty well, but still needs a bit more), the left is as received. N...
by Griff
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?
Replies: 23
Views: 485

Re: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?

I'm surprised at how many more votes the .44-40 got over the .45 Colt. I thought I was set on the .45 but the more I thought about it I'm afraid I'd damage the gun. I really want to try some of the "midrange" 20,000psi loads from Brian Pierce with the 270 SAA bullet but that would be real hot in th...
by Griff
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The sharpest underwear I've ever seen....
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: The sharpest underwear I've ever seen....

I didn't want to even open up this thread, but... then I noticed that Sixgun was the respondent... and I just knew whatever Doc posted... Sixgun could drive downhill... and my curiosity as to just how far got the better of me! :P :P
by Griff
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday jkbrea.
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Happy Birthday jkbrea.

Happy Birthday Sir.
by Griff
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog died yesterday.
Replies: 27
Views: 450

Re: Dog died yesterday.

I know that pain.
by Griff
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The older I get the less I know... about reloading...
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: The older I get the less I know... about reloading...

I, oh so, badly want to say: "You get what you pay for". But I won't. I do think that fordwannabe is onto something.
by Griff
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots

I thought about this yesterday but didn't put it in the post. go to Wal mart and buy a pair of their foam in soles. They do really make a difference in the boot fit, I have had to use two pair in some boots. Don't buy off-the-shelf boots. Take a trip to Nogales, AZ... visit Paul Bond Boots. They're...
by Griff
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'merica....
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: 'merica....

Pretty cool weekend. Able to travel on great modern interstate roads in a reliable car listening to good tunes on a CD player, and CCW all the way from Indiana to the Atlantic ocean without fear of lawbreaking. None of these things were as good when I was a kid; the car even gets twice the mileage ...
by Griff
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Looking for Cushioned Socks That Stay Up with Western Boots

And now for a serious answer. Dan Post over the calf shocks. Specifically designed to be worn with western boots. These ↑↑ and Justin O-T-C socks. Wear the ALL the time. Buy mine at the local "Cavendder's" store. What I like about the Justin socks is that they come in my size The Dan Post IIRC are ...
by Griff
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How 'Bout This 1892
Replies: 21
Views: 711

Re: How 'Bout This 1892

I LIKE IT!
by Griff
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pump drill press
Replies: 28
Views: 567

Re: Pump drill press

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by Griff
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smith Corona O3-A3
Replies: 19
Views: 799

Re: Smith Corona A3 03

Old Savage wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:18 pm
Any one have an opinion of a Smith Corona A3 03 in good mechanical shape but not so pretty?
If you mean the '03-A3, I want it! (If the price is right, or course)!!! :P
by Griff
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Model 53 - Update - Fixed
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: Browning Model 53

Aussie Chris wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:00 am
You just called a rifle "cute" :shock:
In the case of a mdl 53... it's true! :twisted: :P :lol:

If it's the tang safety model try MGW... Midwest Gun Works. Or, Gun Parts Inc.
by Griff
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How about... FREE gun disassembly walkthroughs
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: How about... FREE gun disassembly walkthroughs

If it's on the internet, you know it's true... :P :twisted: :lol: :lol:
by Griff
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday yooper2.
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Happy Birthday yooper2.

Happy Birthday yooper2... belatedly! :D
by Griff
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Magnificent Seven
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: The Magnificent Seven

The first one was a second-rate remake of a Japanese classic. The last was a third-rate remake of a second-rate remake of a Japanese classic... That's what I expected... but it isn't what my assessment of the movie I watched. Actually, I enjoyed it more than the Japanese classic. (But I neither spe...
by Griff
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.
Replies: 30
Views: 768

Re: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.

The "smart-azzed" answer to your question is: Rifle%20Shooting%20Errors.jpg The variance in POI vs. POA has so many factors involved... that one either: lives with what the particular pistol gives you and learns what loads give you a fair approximation of good results; or modify the gun to regulate ...
by Griff
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting chase and 'shootout'
Replies: 22
Views: 741

Re: Interesting chase and 'shootout'

I wouldn't criticize his reloading technique all that much. You don't know how much adrenaline affects your motor skills until you've experienced that particular "rush". Mag holders sometimes place magazines so that the toe of the mag points in two different directions... IMHO, they might look "cool...
by Griff
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting chase and 'shootout'
Replies: 22
Views: 741

Re: Interesting chase and 'shootout'

Not a recommended course of action.
by Griff
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old BUTCH THE ROOSTER
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Old BUTCH THE ROOSTER

:lol:
by Griff
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday earlmck.
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: Happy Birthday earlmck.

Happy Birthday!
by Griff
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebounding Hammers
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: Rebounding Hammers

Image and Welcome to THE Forum. I can't answer your questions... but I'll bet someone will be along that can.
by Griff
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 heavy loads 44mag
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Winchester 1892 heavy loads 44mag

I'm kinda with Joe on this... if you want a bigger, more powerful load... buy a bigger, more powerful gun. The 444Marlin is just that gun for the loads you want. Unless you're used to that level of recoil, have a really hard, strip-proof lead compound, and know without any uncertainty that the twist...
by Griff
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Alan in Vermont.
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Happy Birthday Alan in Vermont.

Happy Birthday!
by Griff
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From England. (Dead varmints).
Replies: 15
Views: 573

Re: From England. (Dead varmints).

Yep, the heat gets to me also. I went out this am and mowed my small pasture... now I'm inside for the remainder of the day... no errands to run... and will mow the medium sized pasture tomorrow am... NWS is saying it's supposed to hit 101ºF today... Indoor weather for sure! Glad I haven't heard the...
by Griff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stan in SC & BlaineG.
Replies: 12
Views: 275

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stan in SC & BlaineG.

Hawkeye2 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:56 am
Belated but Happy Birthday to both just the same
ditto.