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by Lefty Dude
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-40 Krag Handi Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: 30-40 Krag Handi Rifle

Leave your barrel as-is, 30WCF. I have a Handi barrel in 308 Win. They are out there. Check out Grey Beards Handi forum classifieds. I have several barrels for my Handi, 22 hornet, 44 MAG, 308 win, and 12 ga. Most barrels are drop--ins, some require a little fitting. Barrel fitting video's are on yo...
by Lefty Dude
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here shoot a military irons-only rifle match?
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: Anyone here shoot a military irons-only rifle match?

I shot my 1894 KRAG In the Bucky O'Neil Vintage Military Rifle Match at CAS, Winter Range several Years ago. Cast bullets only, Fun, Fun, Fun. They now include 03-A3s, and Mausers, not KAR,s.
by Lefty Dude
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post a picture of your horse ...
Replies: 26
Views: 924

Re: Post a picture of your horse ...

My Quarter-Horse, trail horse, on a competitive trail ride.
by Lefty Dude
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post a picture of your horse ...
Replies: 26
Views: 924

Re: Post a picture of your horse ...

My Half-Arab, Half-Appaloosa Colt. Mother was an Arab Mare, Father a Appy Stud. Double papered. Arizona Appaloosa Assy. 2000 Color Champion of the Year.
by Lefty Dude
Tue May 21, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44spl in 44rem levers
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: 44spl in 44rem levers

I shoot specials in my Rossi 92/44. However I prefer the Mag length case, with low power loads. I do not like to clean the chamber ring the short Special cases leave. Mine also functions and chambers Special SWC, which most have issues with.
by Lefty Dude
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ruger Beatcat Special
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: New Ruger Beatcat Special

Finally Ruger did the BC right. Looks nice and balanced, beautiful piece !!!!! What took so LONG !!!!
by Lefty Dude
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primitive wooden compass.
Replies: 51
Views: 1896

Re: Primitive wooden compass.

And Magnetic North is in Siberia now !!! Is traveling at a rapid pace.
by Lefty Dude
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Javelina!
Replies: 19
Views: 1259

Re: Javelina!

The little critters are moving North in Arizona. I have spotted them above Payson, Az. 5000" elev. and on top of the Rim around Clints Well, Happy Jack area 7500- 8500' elev.
by Lefty Dude
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Javelina!
Replies: 19
Views: 1259

Re: Javelina!

Art's Piggy.JPG
by Lefty Dude
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help With Loading 38 55
Replies: 31
Views: 1826

Re: Need Help With Loading 38 55

5744 powder was my go-to for the 38-55, also SR4759 no longer made in lead bullet loading. For jacketed use, I used Reloader 7.
by Lefty Dude
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a box from Dillon yesterday.
Replies: 20
Views: 1109

Re: Got a box from Dillon yesterday.

It is nice to be 30 miles away from Dillon. If I have an issue with my press, I just pull it from the bench and make the trip. The Wife and I have lunch in Scottsdale. Every time I say I need to go to Dillon's, she announces where is lunch today. And by the way, Her favorite Lunch place is the "Whit...
by Lefty Dude
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Place In AZ
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: Favorite Place In AZ

29 degrees, and snowing hard in Flagstaff, AZ, this Morning.
by Lefty Dude
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flu shot?
Replies: 46
Views: 3800

Re: Flu shot?

Got mine 2 Weeks ago, the high dose also. I turned 80 this year, being around my great Granddaughters who are in Elem. School I take no chances.
by Lefty Dude
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marbles tang sight. IMPRESSIVE.
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Marbles tang sight. IMPRESSIVE.

My Rossi 92/44 has the marble tang & barrel mounted rear folder. As indicated, makes for a very nice sight package. My rear folding sight is adjusted for 75-100 Yards. The tang sight is adjusted for 150-175 Yards.
by Lefty Dude
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.
Replies: 30
Views: 2867

Re: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.

My Cimarron/Uberti SA 45 Colt likes and shoots 250 gr's, POA/POI very well with a six O'clock hold very well. My Artillery model's barrel Slugs at .450", the Cylinder throats are .451". My loads are 7.9 Gr. Unique, under a Nosler .451" 250 gr. JHP. Nosler makes this bullet for Colt revolvers. My lea...
by Lefty Dude
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bustin' Caps with a Miroku .30-40 UPDATED
Replies: 9
Views: 959

Re: Bustin' Caps with a Miroku .30-40

My custom barreled Ruger #3 in 30-40 liked 180 gr's very well, would clover leaf 3 shots at 100 yards. I shot several Elk using 190 gr. Nosler partitions. All were hand loads using IMR 5350 powder.

Nice looking Rifle, that for sure.
by Lefty Dude
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT lets see you Black Powder burners
Replies: 93
Views: 9510

Re: OT lets see you Black Powder burners

Nice to see an old thread, Born Again. Here is my 1861 Navy CVA kit gun. It was started by the original owner 30 years ago but never completed. I was gifted the piece Three years ago, it was in the original box and all parts were there, except the front sight. I completed the piece, and decided to l...
by Lefty Dude
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freedom Munitions Files Bankruptcy
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: Freedom Munitions Files Bankruptcy

My Great nephew works for Freedom. He is in the ballistic & testing Lab. He started out in the loading section for Howell Mfg. Howell makes great Commercial Loading machines.
They are a contractor for Military & Govt. Ammo. I doubt if DOD will let them go belly up.
by Lefty Dude
Thu May 31, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never a #3 !
Replies: 19
Views: 1558

Re: Never a #3 !

My #3 Ruger carbine was in 375 Winny. I took several Deer & a 3 point Bull Elk with the piece. Then I had it re-barreled to 30-40 Krag. This was the best choice I ever made, for a custom rifle. This piece was very accurate, shot 190 gr. Noslers like a lazer. Took many more Deer & Elk with the piece....
by Lefty Dude
Wed May 16, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got me a "REAL" 1859 SHARPS!
Replies: 14
Views: 1394

Re: Got me a "REAL" 1859 SHARPS!

Most likely it was 57 Sharps cal. that shot a Christmas tree bullet. It was a paper cartridge or you could loose fill the chamber after breech seating the bullet. back in the middle 1980's I had a Pedersolli , exact replica. Mine was the civilian sports model, the piece had a tapered octagon barrel ...
by Lefty Dude
Sun May 06, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheelin' season!
Replies: 31
Views: 1415

Re: Wheelin' season!

My 1980 CJ 7. Same Son, just a few years older. We like Red CJ's.
by Lefty Dude
Sun May 06, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheelin' season!
Replies: 31
Views: 1415

Re: Wheelin' season!

Our 85 CJ 7. We found her in a Garage a couple Years back. Has a Chevy 350 crate engine & turbo 350 tranny. Fuel injected Carb with computer control. The latest project was installing the Xfer case low/gear kit. She will now crawl. We have the rear solid axels and they will be installed soon. Half h...
by Lefty Dude
Thu May 03, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better Grips for NAA Mini Revolvers (added new pix)
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

Re: Better Grips for NAA Mini Revolvers

My Mini, with the CV grips. This model is the "Wasp".
by Lefty Dude
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: College or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 1250

Re: College or not?

Unless it is a full ride, tuition, housing, meals, etc. I would pass. It can get very expensive, rather quickly.
I know a family who's Son got all four years Tuition paid for, Went one year and dropped out. The other factors were to expensive. They did not want to go the Student Loan debt.
by Lefty Dude
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was give a 30-30
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: I was give a 30-30

175 gr. gas checked lead bullet, under 14-16 gr. 5744 powder.
by Lefty Dude
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22 Magnum Schofield . . . sort of . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 1239

Re: 22 Magnum Schofield . . . sort of . . .

I carry CCI/ Speer God dots in my NAA 22 mag. Wasp.
by Lefty Dude
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22 Magnum Schofield . . . sort of . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 1239

Re: 22 Magnum Schofield . . . sort of . . .

Y'all might wanna wait a bit. They have had some issues with the first runs.
Here is my EDC, NAA;
by Lefty Dude
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Bond Derringer, with some scratch marks
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Re: My Bond Derringer, with some scratch marks

Jim Downing's Cowboy Alias name is; "Scratch". A little play on Words by me with the title.

My other Downing engraved piece;
by Lefty Dude
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Bond Derringer, with some scratch marks
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Re: My Bond Derringer, with some scratch marks

Yep; 45 colt, and/or 410 2 1/2" or 3". My usual carry is Hornady Critical Defense 185 gr. 45 colt in the top barrel & The Winchester PDX1 Defender 3", made for the Handguns & such in the bottom barrel. With the fixed sight on the top barrel, sight is so-so for the 45Colt. For the bottom barrel, the ...
by Lefty Dude
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is pathetic
Replies: 16
Views: 1514

Re: This is pathetic

The scary part is; they carry for their protection not ours !
by Lefty Dude
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Bond Derringer, with some scratch marks
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

My Bond Derringer, with some scratch marks

Jim Downing, the gun Engraver completed the engraving on my Bond this past Week at Winter Range.
by Lefty Dude
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 1892 malfunction
Replies: 15
Views: 1816

Re: Rossi 1892 malfunction

A wolff spring kit will make a world of difference.
by Lefty Dude
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WWII Aircraft Quiz: "Why The Screwdriver?" (answered)
Replies: 15
Views: 1387

Re: WWII Aircraft Quiz: "Why The Screwdriver?"

Yep; the chocks will move, saw it happen many times. Even on the tarmac.
I was in Naval Aviation in the late 1950's. Stationed at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. We were a training base for multi-engine aircraft.
by Lefty Dude
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45COLT for your VIEWING PLEASURE...
Replies: 14
Views: 1419

Re: .45COLT for your VIEWING PLEASURE...

What am I missing ?
by Lefty Dude
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polypropolene And Fabric Punch
Replies: 20
Views: 1957

Re: Polypropolene And Fabric Punch

You can buy old wool felt hats at Good Will stores for next to nothing, makes for very good wads.
by Lefty Dude
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polypropolene And Fabric Punch
Replies: 20
Views: 1957

Re: Polypropolene And Fabric Punch

I make wads from fiber paper egg cartons, works for me. We buy the 6 dozen pak from Costco. The top is flat and plain, no ridges and such. About 12"X12" square, lots of wads there.
by Lefty Dude
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894's just can't shoot accurately.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2082

Re: Marlin 1894's just can't shoot accurately.....

Sold my Marlin 94/44 Cowboy several years ago. The bore slugged at .432". Bought a Rossi 92/44 with a .429" bore. The piece shoots very nice groups with 240 gr SWC. at 100 yards. This would be the very last Rifle I would ever sell.

Never regretted selling the piece.
by Lefty Dude
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powder for medium 45-70 loads
Replies: 26
Views: 2086

Re: Powder for medium 45-70 loads

5744 or SR4759
by Lefty Dude
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got the 1885, 30-40 out to the range today
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Got the 1885, 30-40 out to the range today

I was told by an ex-Ruger employee that the early #1 & #3 Rifles had Douglas premium Barrels. I know my #3 carbine shot tiny groups at 100 yards. That 22 Hornet in a #3 is a rare bird, as is the 30-40. I also had a 375 Winchester in #3. I shot an Elk Bull in Oregon with the piece. One shot, and he d...
by Lefty Dude
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got the 1885, 30-40 out to the range today
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Got the 1885, 30-40 out to the range today

Years ago, when I had a Ruger #3 carbine in 30-40 Krag I used the 180 gr. Hornady and IMR 4350 powder. my load was right up there with the .308.
by Lefty Dude
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 2538

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

Reference was for the OP.
by Lefty Dude
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 2538

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

If you are switching between Lead and jacketed bullets with out totally cleaning the bore before shooting lead, I would say that might be you problem. That bore must be clean from all Jacketed fouling for the piece to shoot Lead accurately. By clean I mean not a trace of fouling or grey color on a c...
by Lefty Dude
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From John Corpus, Photobucket CEO
Replies: 33
Views: 4125

Re: From John Corpus, Photobucket CEO

I can not afford, "FREE".
by Lefty Dude
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W .22 kit DOM and HV ammo ?
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: S&W .22 kit DOM and HV ammo ?

It is a J Frame, looks to be a 1960-70 piece. I have one also. HV ammo is just fine. One of the best 22's S&W produced. A very accurate piece.
The I frame was before 1952.
by Lefty Dude
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W .22 kit DOM and HV ammo ?
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: S&W .22 kit DOM and HV ammo ?

Is this an I frame or J frame ? Is the S/N stamped on the butt of the grip frame ?
by Lefty Dude
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rem 14 in 25 Rem
Replies: 18
Views: 2036

Re: Rem 14 in 25 Rem

A rare piece indeed! Keep us posted. The most valuable of the 14/141 series. The 14 1/2 carbine in 44WCF, now that's the most valuable of all! I think they may have made it in 38WCF also.
by Lefty Dude
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Turn for a Photobucket Story
Replies: 28
Views: 2171

Re: My Turn for a Photobucket Story

Most of the forums & boards I use I can now post from my Library of photos on the lap-top I use. I stopped using PB several years ago, after I was exposed to some nasty Virus and then cookies and such.
My account is still active but is not used.
by Lefty Dude
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New-to-me .22
Replies: 24
Views: 2064

Re: New-to-me .22

Use only 22 standard velocity in the piece. CCISV's are the way to go.
by Lefty Dude
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40
Replies: 15
Views: 1672

Re: 44-40

I have loaded 44WCF for my Custom shop Colts. It is all in the reloading dies, and the expansion plug you use. I use RCBS Cowboy dies. The RCBS Cowboy dies are made for loading lead bullets. Lee dies and many others are made for jacketed bullet loading. Some 44WCF dies set the shoulder back and limi...
by Lefty Dude
Sat May 27, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1897 Furniture
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Winchester 1897 Furniture

The last 97 production Year was 1957. I would assume this to be a Winchester special order custom piece. And a 16 ga. also !
Notice the short make tube also. It is also set up for sling use.