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by jhrosier
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Contender fans here
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: For the Contender fans here

Very good news, indeeed ! i shot Contenders in NRA Hunter's Pistol back in the day. I will buy another, just because, when I can. I still have 3 of my original 4 frames and a dozen barrels in various calibers. I just hope that the new ones will be compatible with the originals. :D :D :D :D :D :D
by jhrosier
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 905

Re: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

I have had a bunch of .22 rifles over the past 50 years.
My favorite has become a CZ 452FS.
It beats all for combined workmanship, appearance, and accuracy.
I never imagined that a full-stocked rifle would shoot 3/8" groups at 50 yards.
by jhrosier
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Black Hawk Grip Frames?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Super Black Hawk Grip Frames?

I bought a couple Ruger grip frames directly from the factory a few years ago. I don't know if they still offer them. Be aware that the grip frames are not finished as each one is fitted to the width of the cylinder frame and the outside surfaces are polished.. the SBH Hunter grip frame has the roun...
by jhrosier
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:29 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: 1011

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

Lastmohecken wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:17 pm
I have always wished that the Browning BLR would have been brought out in 350 Remington Mag. ....
They did offer the BLR in .358 Win.

Jack
by jhrosier
Sun May 19, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just saw that the 1895 is back.
Replies: 37
Views: 1726

Re: I just saw that the 1895 is back.

A Model 1895 musket in 7.62x53mm would be worth lusting after.

Jack
by jhrosier
Wed May 15, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you
Replies: 29
Views: 1029

Re: How many of you

Since I retired a year ago, I get to the gun club about four times per week. The range is about 10 minutes away from home so I go sometimes when I might only stay a half hour.
There are about a half dozen of us who meet often after lunch to shoot, or sometimes just to shoot the bull.

Jack
by jhrosier
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 300BO brass made easy
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: 300BO brass made easy

My 300 BO brass is even cheaper because a fellow gave me a couple gallon box of fired 5.56mm blanks to make into 300 BO brass. I haven't blowed myself up yet, so don't tell me military blanks aren't safe to use for live ammo. Also, when I bought the Harbor Fright cut-off, I got the next size larger ...
by jhrosier
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 4237

Re: One rifle, one pistol

A 7.62 NATO AR10 and a 5" barreled .357 Rem. Mag Ruger GP100 would certainly simplify things.
A bunch of Y'all, similarly armed, would ensure that none of us would need to fire a shot in anger.

Jack
by jhrosier
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12 Gauge Flare Guns As SD In Gun-Prohibited Areas
Replies: 20
Views: 612

Re: 12 Gauge Flare Guns As SD In Gun-Prohibited Areas

I would and have resorted to carrying a cap & ball revolver in circumstances where a modern firearm was not an option.

Jack
by jhrosier
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for Electronics Geeks
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Question for Electronics Geeks

I'll have to admit to shopping for components on Amazon.
I will gravitate to Ebay sometimes.
Jack
by jhrosier
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Arms to release 40 new products at SHOT Show
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: Savage Arms to release 40 new products at SHOT Show

wolfdog wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:35 am
I wish they would reintroduce the 219 in 22 Hornet and maybe 30-30.
I recently bought the Henry single shot in 30-30.
It is very similar to the old Savage 219.

Jack
by jhrosier
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Arms to release 40 new products at SHOT Show
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Re: Savage Arms to release 40 new products at SHOT Show

I've seen their people out test firing a new line of single shot shotguns made in China. They are unremarkable copies of the old H&R break actions, said to be introduced for a bit more than $100. Unless the Chinese are prepared to offer a clone of the '99 for short money, we're not likely to see one...
by jhrosier
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry youth model 22LR
Replies: 23
Views: 1139

Re: Henry youth model 22LR

The Bushnell TRS-25 red dot is quite compact (in both size and price.)
I'm pleased with the one that I mounted on my Ruger PC 9 carbine.
Jack
by jhrosier
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This could save money....in the long run
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: This could save money....in the long run

I started to loose interest when he mentioned $2200.00 for the cheaper model of the gun. I have an 8 pounder of Reddot powder and 8 K of S&B primers that I paid about $320 for. Then there is the 5 gal bucket of wheel weights that a fellow gave me for helping him put his gun back together. A new Lee ...
by jhrosier
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman "Nutcracker"
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Lyman "Nutcracker"

BTW, Lyman offered full length sizing dies for many calibers.
They were used by pressing the case in with a bench vise and then pushing the case out of the die with a punch.
I have one in the box, like new, for 30 Govt. (30-40 Krag).

Jack
by jhrosier
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman "Nutcracker"
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Lyman "Nutcracker"

I have two handles and five die sets for the Lyman 310 tool. I'm not sure how or why I got some of them as two, 22/250 & .243 Win., are in calibers that I've never owned. I think that I loaded a box of .308 Win. once and decided that it was more messing around than I was willing to endure. I have si...
by jhrosier
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: As to the matter of converting Berdan cases to Boxer ........
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: As to the matter of converting Berdan cases to Boxer ........

Back in my mis-spent youth, I converted .577 Snider brass to boxer primed. I drilled the primer pocket out and made a tapered insert from a .22 hornet case. The converted case was still going strong after a couple hundred shots, when I sold the gun. A pal of mine used to decap berdan cases, flatten ...
by jhrosier
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?
Replies: 18
Views: 975

Re: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?

BrianSH wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:41 am
....We must call things by their proper names - 451 Detonics! ....
We should, indeed. The 451 Detonics and 45 Super are different and not interchangeable.

Jack
by jhrosier
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?
Replies: 18
Views: 975

Re: 45 ACP cases made from Federal 270 Win?

wm wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:29 pm
...We both are wondering why would someone go to the trouble? ....
Sounds like 45 Super Auto.
Be careful loading... reduced case capacity.

Jack
by jhrosier
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multi-ball loads in 357 or other calibres
Replies: 11
Views: 731

Re: Multi-ball loads in 357 or other calibres

I had shot some back in the day ( 1960-something) . They were commercial/experimental loads. Perhaps Winchester... I think that they were 45 ACP. more interesting than useful. I can't think of why I might have wanted to hit something 3 times simultaneously with flyweight bullets spread out over 8 or...
by jhrosier
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative to AARP?
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Re: Alternative to AARP?

How much does it cost to be a member?
Jack
by jhrosier
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMR 3031 Replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1131

Re: IMR 3031 Replacement

I have an RCBS powder measure that meters the IMR "stick" powders with good results and has done so for 50 years.
Jack
by jhrosier
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 1892 malfunction
Replies: 15
Views: 1713

A sharp pain where I sit...

I bought the firing pin from Jack First, quite a while ago, and finally got around to installing it today. A couple hours later, it was done, and just in the nick of time, as I had completely run out of bad words. The only thing that I could find that was small enough to retain the hammer spring was...
by jhrosier
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The ideal 'if only one gun' carbine...
Replies: 57
Views: 4752

Re: The ideal 'if only one gun' carbine...

I have developed a fondness for the 1903A3 Springfield rifle.
Not so much for "only one" as for "first choice.
I might replace the '03 on the top of the list for an 1895 in 7.62x54Rmm, if I could find one in exelent condition AND in my income bracket.

Jack
by jhrosier
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch
Replies: 21
Views: 1263

Re: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch

I have a Bulova pocket watch with the Hunter case that I bought new about 30 years ago.
It is a good watch but I don't know if they are made nowadays.

Jack
by jhrosier
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Only Ones in the World
Replies: 12
Views: 1130

Re: The Only Ones in the World

A fellow down the road from me is advertising
"SNOW PLOWING
GERMAN SHEPARD PUPPIES".
That just might be what I need to keep the driveway cleared next winter :lol: :lol: :lol:
Jack
by jhrosier
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's shooting a Bearcat these days?
Replies: 44
Views: 2440

Re: Who's shooting a Bearcat these days?

I've got two Bearcats that I've not fired in recent memory.
One is steel framed and the other alloy.
They both have terrible sights, rough chambers, poor triggers, and indifferent accuracy.
When I grab something to go plinking, it is usually the single six hunter or the 22/45 lite.

Jack
by jhrosier
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The older I get the less I know... about reloading...
Replies: 7
Views: 657

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

I wonder if the type of sizing lube could cause a problem?
I would try Imperial sizing die lube which is a sort of wax that you rub on with your finger.

Jack
by jhrosier
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Range Is Hot !
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: The Range Is Hot !

Pete44ru wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:24 pm
.

If a fire breaks out at the gun range, what do you yell ? . :mrgreen:

.
CHOCOLATE !


anybody remember the Smothers brothers bit about falling into a vat of chocolate?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSmqYSVVpTM

Jack
by jhrosier
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: way of the dodo.....
Replies: 14
Views: 1528

Re: way of the dodo.....

according to wikipedia, USFA has been gone since 2011.
by jhrosier
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 55
Views: 4073

Re: Con man-thief!

Good News !

I just love happy endings. :D

Jack
by jhrosier
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new weapons cache discovered....
Replies: 21
Views: 1713

Re: new weapons cache discovered....

I have trouble remembering the difference between a weapons cache and a gun collection.
I've probably lived in New England too long. :(

Jack
by jhrosier
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 9mm "WinClean" ammo, S&W M&P
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Winchester 9mm "WinClean" ammo, S&W M&P

When the Mass State Police bought 45 ACP pistols a few years ago, they issued Winclean ammo for range use only. There was some talk about it being unreliable for duty use.
The word on the street blamed the primers.

Jack
by jhrosier
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Case stamp
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Case stamp

Maybe "Savage Arms" ?
Just guessing.

Jack
by jhrosier
Wed May 30, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok Guys, you have up to $2000 to spend,
Replies: 49
Views: 2859

Re: Ok Guys, you have up to $2000 to spend,

I'm kinda partial to the 5-1/2" Ruger Super Redhawk in .454 Casul caliber.

That with a large bunch of ammo or components would suit my fancy. :D

Jack
by jhrosier
Mon May 28, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small imprint on Winchester '94
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Small imprint on Winchester '94

It is a Winchester proof mark.

Jack
by jhrosier
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Blackhawk Convertible - 38/40-10mm
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: Ruger Blackhawk Conversion - 38/40-10mm

The Ruger Buckeye is not a conversion.
It came out of the factory that way.
I have one. I used to collect curiosities.
They also made one in 32-20 / .32 H&R.

Jack
by jhrosier
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use an EyePal vision enhancer?
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: Anyone use an EyePal vision enhancer?

Bob,

There used to be someone else offering an aperture that fastened to eyeglasses.
It may have been Lyman.
The Merit is undoubtedly better quality.

Jack
by jhrosier
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use an EyePal vision enhancer?
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: Anyone use an EyePal vision enhancer?

I have the Eyepal and it worked well enough except that it was not reliable in sticking to my glasses when I shot outdoors in the winter.
I've since had cataract surgery and no longer use the Eyepal.

Jack
by jhrosier
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 1892 malfunction
Replies: 15
Views: 1713

Re: Rossi 1892 malfunction

Oh My!

I got it to the range and it no longer puts a dent in the primer....

Looks like maybe a broken firing pin. I have to find the take down instructions and most likely, a source for a new firing pin.

Anybody know who carries parts for the Rossi 1892?

Jack
by jhrosier
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 1892 malfunction
Replies: 15
Views: 1713

Re: Rossi 1892 malfunction

Pete44ru wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:59 am
......I was surprised at how little link pin movement stopped the bolt from closing fully.
Thanks,
That all seems to make sense now.

Jack
by jhrosier
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 1892 malfunction
Replies: 15
Views: 1713

Re: Rossi 1892 malfunction

....., but IME the bolt will sometimes stop in mid-cycle because the lever link pin through the bolt is either loose or not fully seated toward the right, and so will hang up on internal receiver nooks, stopping the bolt in it's tracks (BT, DT)..... The bolt is moving freely from all the way open t...
by jhrosier
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 1892 malfunction
Replies: 15
Views: 1713

Rossi 1892 malfunction

I bought an older ( pre bolt safety Rossi 357/38spl model 1892 carbine a few weeks ago. It had fired about 50 rounds with no problems. The load was a 140 gr TC cast bullet that I have used without problems in a bunch of other guns. My only complaint with the gun is that it launches the empties way t...
by jhrosier
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sighting Solution...non lever.
Replies: 18
Views: 1205

Re: Sighting Solution...non lever.

http://www.tech-sights.com/ak-products/

you might want to check these folks for a peep sight for your ak rifle.

Jack
by jhrosier
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crystal and tube radio`s
Replies: 131
Views: 7181

Re: Crystal radio`s

Thanks Pitchy, for bringing back memories of simpler times. I recall making a crystal radio from a kit, more than 60 years ago. Mine used a piece of Galena crystal for the detector. I remember that it was real touchy to find the "sweet spot" on the crystal, and what a thrill it was to hear the local...
by jhrosier
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: so what's up with Rossi leverguns?
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

YAHOO! FOUND ONE!

jhrosier wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:08 am
I've been looking for a Rossi stainless .357 for a couple of years
Today I went to a small gunshow a half hour from home and stumbled over a older, but perfect condition Rossi Model 92 SRC in 38/357.
I know it is an older one because of no cobbled on safety on the bolt.

Jack
by jhrosier
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: so what's up with Rossi leverguns?
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

Re: so what's up with Rossi leverguns?

I've been looking for a Rossi stainless .357 for a couple of years.
I finally bought an Uberti '73 in .357.
I am quite pleased with the Uberti, even though it was about twice what I wanted to spend and is an oct bbl rifle instaed of a round barreled carbine.

Jack
by jhrosier
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger 3 screw
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Ruger 3 screw

I would never accept a new model in exchange for a "pristine" old model.
Never Never Never Never Never Never Never Never Never Never Never

Jack
by jhrosier
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any day at the range...
Replies: 10
Views: 1202

Re: Any day at the range...

.... It will be hard to improve on that grouping! Hard indead! I fired several more groups and tried for five rounds in a group. Several times I would have four rounds in about 1/2" and the fifth shot would open the group another 1/4". Still not too shabby for a 68 year old levergun. :D BTW, I chec...
by jhrosier
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any day at the range...
Replies: 10
Views: 1202

Re: Any day at the range...

ollogger wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:19 pm
... What took you so long to try er out?...
I'm getting better at setting priorities in my old age.
There was a time when a full time job, a part time job. a family, and the pursuit of a college degree, simultaneously, was a distraction from shooting. :lol:

Jack