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by J Miller
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "Why do 3% of Americans own 50% of the Guns...?"
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: "Why do 3% of Americans own 50% of the Guns...?"

The 3% that have the 50% are just trying to make up for the 97% that have the other 50%. Hmmmmm :roll:


Joe
by J Miller
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rocket man
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Rocket man

That's great! Love it - another great Pitchy project! I think you should start production and give those away- just to drive all these liberal nitwits extra crazy. OH MY ! I CANT LET MY CHILD PLAY WITH THIS- ITS TOO DANGEROUS!!! And to think we used to play wit things like this all the time and no ...
by J Miller
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rocket man
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Rocket man

I hope Rocket Man is sitting on a Nomex seat cus if not he's gonna have a toasted tuckus. :mrgreen:

That's cool ..... well maybe not "cool" but really neatto.

Joe
by J Miller
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ugly On A Stick Levergun
Replies: 15
Views: 323

Re: Ugly On A Stick Levergun

That looks like something the Japanese would mock up to use in an RPG. BUTT UGLY!!!

Joe
by J Miller
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Email adress
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Email adress

Lenn,

Sent it to your email addy I have in my contacts. Hope it gets there.

Joe
by J Miller
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure

Uberti's and other Colt sized .45s are not week or prone to failure. That revolver in the first post was destroyed by faulty ammo. Look close and you'll see just how clean the burn marks are, no soot, no kernels of powder, no residue of any kind really. That was a major overload. It's not a what pow...
by J Miller
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Words
Replies: 54
Views: 648

Re: Words

I see this a lot on U-Tube; conversation ------ then a pause as if they loose their train of thought, then: "and yeah", then they continue talking. It's almost as bad as " you know".

Joe
by J Miller
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure

Double or more powder charge. Last time I saw a .45 Colt cylinder blown like that the cause was a double charge of Bullseye.
Gun owner needs to contact the ammo maker first then Cimmarron.

Joe
by J Miller
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe a solution looking for a problem, but I don't own one...
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Maybe a solution looking for a problem, but I don't own one...

Another gimmick. Lever lock is designed for 1873 Uberti or 1866 Uberti rifles to prevent unintentional opening of action before trigger is pulled. Lever Lock prevents a live round from being ejected and greatly diminishes chances of an out of battery discharge. How does one eject a live round to cle...
by J Miller
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100 year old Win.
Replies: 31
Views: 594

Re: 100 year old Win.

That 100 YO rifle is probably in better condition than we are.

Haven't fired mine in years, wish I had a homestead where I could shoot.

Joe
by J Miller
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-90 Express Loads
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: 45-90 Express Loads

M.M. Wright,

That may have been my post about the 45-90-300 velocities, I did ask sometime ago. Thanks for the chronographing.

Question; is that amount of variation normal? I have no experience loading large black powder rounds.

Joe
by J Miller
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Guy Who Also Loved the Model 94 Trapper
Replies: 16
Views: 1196

Re: Great Guy Who Also Loved the Model 94 Trapper

He makes that 94 look tiny. Must be from Texas.
Unfortunately I don't recognize him.

Joe
by J Miller
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery metals for bullet casting
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: Mystery metals for bullet casting

My shooting friend once brought over several long pieces of what we thought might be Linotype but we were not sure. The stuff came in about 3' x 3" rods and if dropped on concrete it rang like a bell. It took us a long time to cut it into melting pot sized chunks. Made really purty and shiny bullets...
by J Miller
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elmer Keith's Kaboom on Forgotten Weapons
Replies: 22
Views: 1392

Re: Elmer Keith's Kaboom on Forgotten Weapons

JimT wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:49 am
Midway has them ... pricey!

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1010242567?pid=659251
E-GADS!!!!! Almost $85.00 for a single cavity mold???? Ouch!
It's been way too long since I looked things over.

joe
by J Miller
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elmer Keith's Kaboom on Forgotten Weapons
Replies: 22
Views: 1392

Re: Elmer Keith's Kaboom on Forgotten Weapons

JimT, I'm jealous ... you actually spoke to Elmer Keith? Arrrrghhhhhh...... Your load, well the bullet over a proper charge of Win 296(?) might be a good rifle load. Not sure my wrists could handle the recoil any more from a revolver. I've read numerous times that you can duplicate the old 45-90-300...
by J Miller
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elmer Keith's Kaboom on Forgotten Weapons
Replies: 22
Views: 1392

Re: Elmer Keith's Kaboom on Forgotten Weapons

Interesting to see the balloon-head case in the exploded cylinder he was using with his hot loads, AND to hear that he was using rifle caliber bullets (0.458") in a revolver designed around 0.454" bullets... :shock: As an aide, "Hell, I was There...!" is one of the best books I've ever read. Here's...
by J Miller
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any one recall the story as to why Winchester never offered a 35 caliber round based on 30 WCF
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Any one recall the story as to why Winchester never offered a 35 caliber round based on 30 WCF

The 32 special came about due to complaints about the .30-30 being unsuitable for reloading with black powder. And it's more powerful than the .32-40. As I recall the mdl 94 was chambered in (in order): .32WCF & .38-55, .30-30, 32 Winchster Special, .25-35, .44 Magnum, The 94BB in: .375 Winchester,...
by J Miller
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any one recall the story as to why Winchester never offered a 35 caliber round based on 30 WCF
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Any one recall the story as to why Winchester never offered a 35 caliber round based on 30 WCF

Don't recall the story, but ... wouldn't the 35-3030 be very similar to the 38-55 in size and performance? They do share the same basic case.

Joe
by J Miller
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well ain't this some Stuff!
Replies: 16
Views: 635

Re: Well ain't this some Stuff!

Jason,

That new design looks like it might be a spring loaded cyl stop. Perhaps a thorough cleaning might cure the problem.

Joe
by J Miller
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well ain't this some Stuff!
Replies: 16
Views: 635

Re: Well ain't this some Stuff!

I do believe there should be a little cylinder stop stud at the bottom rear corner of the cylinder window that stops the rearward movement of the cylinder.
Here is a pic of my 25-5 you an see it there.
Joe's 25-5 2-10-05.JPG
Joe
by J Miller
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New riverboat whistle
Replies: 22
Views: 659

Re: New riverboat whistle

Oh soooo cool!!!
What do you think it would sound like if if you hooked it up to some compressed air?


Joe
by J Miller
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is Old Ironsights...?
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Where is Old Ironsights...?

Maybe he's hunting Jackalopes in WY.


When my wife wins the PCH that's where I'm going. :roll:

Joe
by J Miller
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 919

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

I finally picked up another 30/30 this week I was wondering, besides the difference in weight, if there is an advantage between the 150 or 170 grain bullet ? A question for the ages...………….. :mrgreen: . Been shooting the 30 W.C.F. (30-30) since sometime around 1966 ish and this was a topic of discu...
by J Miller
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 919

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

"Managed Recoil"? 125gr bullets at around 2175 fps? Why? The 30-30 doesn't have any recoil to speak of anyway.

Joe
by J Miller
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 919

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

I have shot most all the bullet weights from the 30-30s but my all time favorite is the 150 gr Speer Hot Core over 34.5 grs of Win 748. It has been an accurate load from every one of my 20 and 16" barreled guns. Each gun is an individual but I doubt there will be much difference from a 16" carbine. ...
by J Miller
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling ammo buy the pound
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Selling ammo buy the pound

Just saw this on FB. Thought it was interesting enough to share with everyone.


http://www.sciotopost.com/shooting-rang ... ets-pound/

https://alpinerange.com/

Texas is looking better all the time ... :)


Joe
by J Miller
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: winchester 94 bolt peep
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: winchester 94 bolt peep

I just learned that early '71's had a bolt peep and see notes on adding them to various 92's. Is is possible to add one to a 94? Can the bolt be drilled and tapped ? Would a gunsmith attempt it? I see a Skinner sight on hickok45 video's and like the idea of that one. Bill At one time I had a Win 94...
by J Miller
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was gonna participate in the Gun Buyback.....
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: I was gonna participate in the Gun Buyback.....

Booger Bill wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:17 pm
Where`s that like button!
What Bill said.

Joe
by J Miller
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage ammo.
Replies: 11
Views: 374

Re: Vintage ammo.

My guestimate would be 70's to 80's. Looks like a good find.

Joe
by J Miller
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TRAPPERS
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: TRAPPERS

Yep, I have two Winchester Trappers. My 1980 30-30 and my 1985 .45 Colt.
They are two I will never voluntarily part with.

Joe
by J Miller
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Continue to Find the Strange and Unusual
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: I Continue to Find the Strange and Unusual

That would make a dandy traveling gun. Backpack size as well. Good find.

Joe
by J Miller
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1987 Winchester XTR, 30-30
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: 1987 Winchester XTR, 30-30

Trooper joe,

The rebounding hammer action trigger pull can be improved with some judicious polishing of the those parts in the lower tang that move against each other.
There are many threads here where we have discussed this. Do a search and I'm sure you'll find at least some of them.

Joe
by J Miller
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Chuck 100 yd & J Miller.
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Happy Birthday Chuck 100 yd & J Miller.

Thanks guys.

Joe
by J Miller
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of bug is this
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: What kind of bug is this

Blaine,

We don't smoke, we don't frequent places where people do smoke, and I won't throw away money on worm dirt.

I'm not a tree hugger and there have been no birds around eating the worms this year.

We had a jug of Seven spray and they got hosed.

Joe
by J Miller
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of bug is this
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: What kind of bug is this

As Doc has pointed out, poisons have secondary consequences. Poisoning insects may kill birds, which allows more insects to proliferate There are alternative means of "biological control". Find an overflowing outside ashtray and round up all the butts you can find...soak them in a pint water over n...
by J Miller
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of bug is this
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: What kind of bug is this

FWiedner wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:00 am
Bagworms are insidious.

Poison the little bastids before they kill everything.

:|
Since there seems to be no birds this year looks like we'll have to.

Joe
by J Miller
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of bug is this
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: What kind of bug is this

Birds will eat them, but not if you spray them. Then the birds get sick and you lose your natural control that keeps them in check. We usually clip the easy to reach ones and toss them to the chickens, but since we quit spraying the birds take care of them so we hardly see any. The other fun thing ...
by J Miller
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of bug is this
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: What kind of bug is this

Thanks for the info. We have some Seven spray, would that work? So far only one bush is infested, and this is the first time this has happened in the 4 years we've been here.
Icky bugs.


joe
by J Miller
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of bug is this
Replies: 18
Views: 591

What kind of bug is this

Yesterday I went out front to get the mail and was stunned. Apparently we have some sort of bug infestation and these bugs are killing the tree on the corner of the house. Anybody here know what these are? Pics of the bugs and the tree to show the damage :( The first time I was able to get a pic of ...
by J Miller
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old wooden box.
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Old wooden box.

Nice. It looks kinda like the box my S&W 25-5 came in.

joe
by J Miller
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg 464 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Mossberg 464 ?

Look for "OJ" in the member list. He was the forum member that had the one gamekeeper mentioned.
I personally have no experience with them.

Joe
by J Miller
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 94AE .44 mag bolt and ejecter
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Win 94AE .44 mag bolt and ejecter

I think your ejector is bent and binding. Here is a pic of the bolt from my 94 AE .45 Colt, it might not appear to be perfectly straight, but it's straighter than the one on your bolt. Also make sure that tinsy pin that holds the ejector at the front does not protrude from the boss to the outside. B...
by J Miller
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 856

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

I have three bolt action center fire rifles. Two Enfields and my Marlin MR-7, The Enfields cock on closing so the bolt can be closed without cocking by pulling the trigger as the bolt is lowered. But the firing pin will be in contact with the primer unless the firing pin is retracted by pulling the ...
by J Miller
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mowing the old fasion way.
Replies: 61
Views: 1103

Re: Mowing the old fasion way.

Pitchy,

That's a sound from the past. Looks like it cuts really nice. You painted yours the same green ours was.

Joe
by J Miller
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I rescued a relic from 1895
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: I rescued a relic from 1895

Now that is my kind of rifle. Looks like schyt but works great. You can't hurt it, that's for sure.

The original stock and forearm kinda look like the mdl 64 version, but I like the after better.

I'd almost bet that it spent time in a wet saddle scabbard by the looks of the pitting.

Joe
by J Miller
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My rimfire collection
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: My rimfire collection

Hmmmm, there's two of them I'd love to have:
1st pic;
The Enfield trainer and the Uberti 66. :P You got so many you'd never miss those two. :wink:

Seriously, that is a nice collection. You got more .22 rifles now than I've owned in my entire life.

Joe
by J Miller
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mowing the old fasion way.
Replies: 61
Views: 1103

Re: Mowing the old fasion way.

We used to have one of those. It was a Montgomery Wards brand with rubber tires. But it was so old it had the oil cups with spring loaded covers on each roller bearing. We cleaned it up, adjusted the blade, replaced the old worn out rubber tires and used it for years and years. I don't know what hap...
by J Miller
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-01,30-03,30-06
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: 30-01,30-03,30-06

harry,

Thanks, that cleared up some questions I've had for quite some time.

Joe
by J Miller
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 856

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

I do not totally trust any safety devise, however when I carried a 1911 I carried it cocked and locked. I and my gunsmith made sure the safety devices were totally functional. Otherwise when I'm out in the boonies hiking or hunting I normally carry my rifles with an empty chamber. Regardless of acti...