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by Bridger
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Article on Fox Business This Morning
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: Interesting Article on Fox Business This Morning

Yeah Texas is quickly turning into a place you don’t want to be either because everybody is doing just what ol Joe is doing. Leaving a real crappy place and coming here. I’m afraid Texas is the next California.
by Bridger
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 112
Views: 2392

Re: Question / POLL

28. Been shooting ever since I was around 5 with my dad. Started with a Daisy .22 lr. Yes, a Daisy .22.....it was a small, single shot bolt action .22, and the only one I’ve ever even seen. Still got it. Somewhere around 12 I first took an interest in Colts and Winchesters. And here I am now, with a...
by Bridger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Bullet Load in 30-30
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Cast Bullet Load in 30-30

Thank you sir! I’ll clean it up good as you suggest.

Also, I’ll look into blue dot as well. That’s one of the few powders I can find locally. Or at least could.....
by Bridger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Bullet Load in 30-30
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Cast Bullet Load in 30-30

If it would work better with this particular bullet I have some IMR 3031 I guess I could use instead of the RL-15.
by Bridger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Bullet Load in 30-30
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Cast Bullet Load in 30-30

I’m wanting to use 31.1 grains of Reloader 15 behind a 160 grain cast, flat nose, gas checked bullet in my 30-30. I’ve used that same load with 150 and 170 grain jacketed bullets plenty of times but I’m new to cast bullets in the 30-30. I’ve got a few other powders that may work better but I’m reall...
by Bridger
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg 410 pump
Replies: 30
Views: 1042

Re: Mossberg 410 pump

I’m no lawyer, but sounds fine to me. Unless you shorten the stock, then there are some overall length issues you might run into but I’m not sure.
by Bridger
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 33
Views: 1598

Re: NEW Colt Python

I hear what you’re saying, but some of us want a Python we can carry and shoot the heck out of and not feel like we’re messing up an original. This one looks like an original, it’s a genuine Colt, it IS a Python, and factory service is readily available. If it shoots like a 1st gen, what’s not to li...
by Bridger
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 33
Views: 1598

NEW Colt Python

https://www.colt.com/detail-page/colt-python-425 Anybody else excited about this? As soon as I find one it’s MINE! :D On the outside at least it looks just like the old ones. I know the action is different, but hopefully it feels like an old one also and lived up to the Python name. And also, maybe ...
by Bridger
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver
Replies: 26
Views: 1180

Re: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver

Wonder if they are going to focus on this and go under as a result in much the same way USFA went under in the pursuit of that ridiculous zip gun......
by Bridger
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester ‘86 Club Member
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: New Winchester ‘86 Club Member

P.S. It fits in very well in the safe next to the Colts..... :mrgreen:
by Bridger
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester ‘86 Club Member
Replies: 5
Views: 365

New Winchester ‘86 Club Member

I thought I was going to wait a while before I bought any more guns,,,,,,,but.....I found a great deal on a Winchester ‘86 EL carbine. New manufacture. It was used, but NIB and I got it for $865 OTD. Now I’ve always wanted a 45-70 and always thought about owning an EL carbine since I first saw one b...
by Bridger
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought a box of 348wcf ammo today...
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Bought a box of 348wcf ammo today...

Was in an LGS today and found a 20 rd box of factory Winchester .348 ammo 200 gr Silvertips for $32.99. When I got to the checkout the cashier let me have them for $30 even. Did I do okay? 😁😆 Side note, I don’t have a .348, but so far I have acquired a couple boxes of cheap ammo for one, so one day ...
by Bridger
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixgun- Educate me, please
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Sixgun- Educate me, please

Thank you for the info you guys! And for the link provided in the first post. I knew y'all would have some useful input. So, is it possible to get a 3 screw, super Blackhawk in 44 mag with a 4.5" or thereabouts barrel that was factory? I really like the looks of the square trigger guard but it seems...
by Bridger
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixgun- Educate me, please
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Sixgun- Educate me, please

Though I'm firmly a Colt man, lately I have had a strong desire for an original, unconverted, 3 screw Ruger Blackhawk. I seem to remember you know a thing or two about these....so,, 1. Are all 3 screw models also flattop? 2. How strong are they? I assume since they are Ruger they are brute strong. 3...
by Bridger
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kit gun box?
Replies: 18
Views: 686

Re: Kit gun box?

I would like to become friends with the aforementioned gentleman lol
by Bridger
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shiloh Sharps is for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 790

Re: Shiloh Sharps is for sale

Six I sure am excited about that trend....I'm hoping it'll start dropping the prices on old Colts, Winchesters, Sharps, etc down so the comparative youngsters like me can really indulge in collecting them.... :mrgreen: Speaking of which, I picked up a mid 60's Colt Trooper in great shape a few days ...
by Bridger
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show

Bateman think long and hard before you sell it. Prices on those are going up. Especially now that word is out starting price for a new one is around $3400 from the Colt Custom shop.
by Bridger
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200

Thank you for the input, all of you guys. You've given me much to consider. Honestly now I'm leaning toward the 1200 only because several of you have mentioned it's not highly collectible and my chance to own one won't go away if I don't buy this one. The 1200 seems more natural for me when I hold i...
by Bridger
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Winchester Model 12 vs 1200

Next month when the gun fund has some money in it again I want to buy a shotgun. Initially I wanted a 12 gauge, and I had planned to get a Model 12, but....I was browsing in a shop and found a Model 1200 in 16 gauge and for some reason the idea of a 16 ga has really grown on me. So, between 2 differ...
by Bridger
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 740
Replies: 21
Views: 800

Re: Remington 740

Those have a reputation for beating themselves to death unfortunately. They are nice rifles otherwise. I had a 742 30-06 for a while but got rid of it by trading for a nice model 700 ehile it was still working correctly. I figure I came out way ahead. Not that I'm insulting your rifle at all...pleas...
by Bridger
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: big Colt collection up for auction
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: big Colt collection up for auction

In fact, here's my newest one....
Came with a JayPee safety holster which is cool....but buggers the hell out of the trigger guard the way the metal catch is designed do I don't intend to ever use it.....
by Bridger
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: big Colt collection up for auction
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: big Colt collection up for auction

Hey Six, no love for the original Troopers and 3-5-7's?
I've got a couple of the original, non mkiii Troopers in .38 and I really like them and think they are high quality guns. Surely there's one or two hanging around your place....
by Bridger
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: big Colt collection up for auction
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: big Colt collection up for auction

Definitely a lot of Colts. But as much as I love Colts, and I've got several, commemoratives do absolutely nothing for me.
by Bridger
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......
Replies: 48
Views: 2676

Re: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......

$25 is the going rate here, which seems fair. Don't know if that is per serial or not though. Only ever done one at a time.
by Bridger
Sun May 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Somebody's please buy this!
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Somebody's please buy this!

Yeah you guys aren't very good friends at all! Lol
by Bridger
Sat May 11, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Somebody's please buy this!
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Somebody's please buy this!

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/812953849

This looks to be pretty good deal and I don't have an OMM in my collection but I just can't spend any more money on guns right now. So please help and remove the temptation for me!
by Bridger
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 24 SxS
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Winchester Model 24 SxS

Anybody know much about this model? I know it was made from the late 30s to the late 50s. I found one for sale locally that I've taken a liking to in 12 gauge in good shape for $795. I say good shape, mechanically it is but the finish looks like that if a well used but cared for field gun. That pric...
by Bridger
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is for sale.....
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: This is for sale.....

Well, that's out of my price range anyway, BUT....without examining that in person there's no way I'd drop that kind of coin on it. I'd really want to go over all the markings, box, etc very well.
by Bridger
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 factory loads
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: 357 factory loads

If he means "American Eagle" that is a Federal product...
by Bridger
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-16 Adoption by the Military
Replies: 16
Views: 755

Re: M-16 Adoption by the Military

Thanks for the responses. I knew you guys would set me straight. Sounds like the article is mostly correct!
by Bridger
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-16 Adoption by the Military
Replies: 16
Views: 755

M-16 Adoption by the Military

https://www.wearethemighty.com/gear-tech/m-16-bureaucratic-downgrade?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1 I know this is completely unrelated to lever guns, but this article popped up in my newsfeed on Facebook so I read it and I'm not so sure that a lot of what's in here isn't stuff. At least based off some ...
by Bridger
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Man these Ponies are addicting...
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Man these Ponies are addicting...

Thanks guys! Grizz, I have finally given up on finding good deals around town in shops. Most shop owners see a Colt and assume that no matter what it is that it is worth a mint. Beat to hell Police Positives are worth $500 in their opinion. So I have started buying online. Eventually I fear I will g...
by Bridger
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Man these Ponies are addicting...
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Man these Ponies are addicting...

haha thank you Doc! I'm glad I'm not the only one suffering with this inability to get rid of a gun just because i have another like it lol The best part is, my girlfriend knows I have an obsession with Colts and the other night I was telling her about the dilemma I'm in. She just told me I should p...
by Bridger
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Man these Ponies are addicting...
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Man these Ponies are addicting...

Since my last post the herd has grown some. I got a good deal on the 6" Official Police at a LGS, but it had some ugly target grips on it. I like my stuff to be as it came from the factory so I started looking for grips. Let me tell you, original E frame Colt service grips are NOT as cheap as you mi...
by Bridger
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?
Replies: 55
Views: 1332

Re: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?

Colt Trooper 38sp w/Critical Defense hollowpoints or a Colt Lawman 357 mag also loaded with 38sp Critical Defense. They live next to each other beside the bed so whiceve rI get my hand on first.
by Bridger
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would somebody be willing to post pics for me?
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Would somebody be willing to post pics for me?

Thanks y'all! I thought it was still the way it used to be and a host was required. Guess I'm behind the times lol
by Bridger
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Porn
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Colt Porn

Well guys, I've been on the Leverguns forum for years and as a result now I'm fully addicted to Colts and Winchesters. My collection is very meager so far, but I'm still proud of it and so I wanted to share some pics with you all. I think the next addition to my collection will likely be a 6" Offici...
by Bridger
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would somebody be willing to post pics for me?
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Would somebody be willing to post pics for me?

Title says it all. I've got several Colts I want to show off but don't have a hosting site so I was hoping somebody might be generous enough to upload them for me if I emailed them.

Thanks!
by Bridger
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Trooper (Original, not Mk iii)
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Colt Trooper (Original, not Mk iii)

Thank you for forgetting, Wm. Haha
These original Troopers don't seem to get much attention so I'm sure there's another one out there to be had at a good price for you. I'll update on this one tomorrow as it's supposed to arrive then.
by Bridger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Trooper (Original, not Mk iii)
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Colt Trooper (Original, not Mk iii)

Thanks guys! In reference to the gunsmith comment, I only know of 2 places to have a Colt worked on. One is Cylinder and Slide, which Colt will refer you too. They apparently do great work but the wait time is like 5-6 months. Frank Glenn is who I have used. He's out in Arizona and doesn't seem to b...
by Bridger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Trooper (Original, not Mk iii)
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Colt Trooper (Original, not Mk iii)

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/798635013

I've got a Lawman mkiii, but I've been wanting a real Trooper. How do you think I did? I hope to have it in hand by the end of the week.
by Bridger
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin Custom Shop
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Marlin Custom Shop

Since I realized a short while back Marlin had a custom shop, I've been wondering exactly what all they'll do. Anybody have any experience with them? Think they'd chamber an 1895 in 33 wcf or some other such cool, old school chambering? If so, I could see a Marlin getting added to my list of things ...
by Bridger
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894cl 25-20
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Marlin 1894cl 25-20

Is $795.00 for a Marlin 1894cl in 85-90% (maybe better) condition an okay price, good price, or a steal? It's a Ducks Unlimited edition, but the only way you'd know that is because of a DU medallion about the size of a .50 cent piece embedded in the butt stock. Sweet little rifle it seems like. I mi...
by Bridger
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Black Powder
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: Making Black Powder

Well then...I was not aware of that lol
by Bridger
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Black Powder
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Making Black Powder

https://www.skylighter.com/collections/ ... owder-kits

Think the powder from these kits, especially the one that doesn't require a mill or whatever that is, will make powder suitable for loading metallic cartridges? Might be fun to play with...
by Bridger
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1886 45-90 Black Powder Only
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Winchester 1886 45-90 Black Powder Only

I'm pretty sure this has come up on here before and the gist of it has something to do with the fact that there is no SAAMI spec for the 45-90 so that was put on the rifle as a CYA type thing. I can't remember exactly but I'm pretty sure it is really meaningless. I'm sure shortly somebody will be al...
by Bridger
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Lawman MKIII
Replies: 16
Views: 1462

Re: Colt Lawman MKIII

Thanks for the input guys. I'm still trying to decide what to do. The deal is, I just paid off my student loans and am completely debt free now. As a result I had decided to buy myself something special at the end of this month and I have always wanted a Colt something. I had made my mind up that I ...
by Bridger
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Lawman MKIII
Replies: 16
Views: 1462

Colt Lawman MKIII

I've been wanting a Colt double action for a while, and went in the local gun store today and thought I had found the one. It was a Colt Lawman MK 3 in beautiful condition- looks like it had only been shot a few times and carried very little. Price was $895 and I was ready to pay up. BUT, I found th...
by Bridger
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Pacific Northwest
Replies: 25
Views: 2641

Re: The Pacific Northwest

Guys I hate to resurrect a very old thread, but I got to looking back at my old posts and reopened this one and saw the deal about bridger and bridger158. I guess I missed that way back when this thread was fresh. Anyway, they are the same person- me. No idea how the heck that happened and didn't kn...
by Bridger
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Repro 92s in .25 WCF
Replies: 33
Views: 2455

Re: Repro 92s in .25 WCF

Ever time somebody mentions the 25-20 I think of the Jordan buck that was taken with a model 92 in 25-20 somewhere in Minnesota. What a monster of a deer. Though if I'm not mistaken it was shot more than once.