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by marlinman93
Thu May 23, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Colt Burgess

Was the sliding gate a method of getting around the Winchester (King's) patent? Just wondering. The sliding gate was a Burgess design, and is found on other makes of old Lever action rifles. The 1881 Marlin also used the Burgess sliding gate system to load. I believe the Whitney used it also, but n...
by marlinman93
Wed May 22, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver Find: Colt Lightning Large Frame 40-60-260
Replies: 16
Views: 309

Re: Denver Find: Colt Lightning Large Frame 40-60-260

Wish I'd have known you were there! We have tables there every year in the middle of row L by the rear restrooms up front. Had 6 or 7 Ballard rifles on the table for sale. We sold about 4 of them, and I bought a couple guns also. I looked at that large frame Colt pump and thought it was a very fine...
by marlinman93
Wed May 22, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Colt Burgess

If we did run into each other, I didn't get a name.
by marlinman93
Tue May 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver Find: Colt Lightning Large Frame 40-60-260
Replies: 16
Views: 309

Re: Denver Find: Colt Lightning Large Frame 40-60-260

Wish I'd have known you were there! We have tables there every year in the middle of row L by the rear restrooms up front. Had 6 or 7 Ballard rifles on the table for sale. We sold about 4 of them, and I bought a couple guns also. I looked at that large frame Colt pump and thought it was a very fine ...
by marlinman93
Tue May 21, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check your Remington's...
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Check your Remington's...

Maybe I'll see if he wants my Rolling Block shotgun until he finds grampa's? ;)
by marlinman93
Mon May 20, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dremel tool?
Replies: 19
Views: 489

Re: Dremel tool?

I have the corded Dremel with flex shaft so I leave the Dremel hanging from the ceiling and use the flex shaft attachment all the time. Mine is variable speed which is a must for various jobs. I've also got the keyless chuck to make bit changes easy and quick. Had it for too long to remember and sti...
by marlinman93
Tue May 14, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CGCA Gun Show
Replies: 0
Views: 62

CGCA Gun Show

Double post-please delete.
by marlinman93
Tue May 14, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CGCA Gun Show
Replies: 2
Views: 133

CGCA Gun Show

Anyone going to the CGCA gun show in Denver next weekend? One of the finest antique gun shows in the country, and 1100 tables of great stuff to drool over! We make the 2 day trek every May, and never disappointed by what we find there. Only disappointed by what we couldn't buy while we're there! It ...
by marlinman93
Sun May 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?
Replies: 22
Views: 321

Re: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?

I also use the Decot Hy-Wyd, but mine are pretty old. If I had to buy them today I'm not sure I'd pay today's $275-$300 price for the frames and 4 lens sets I have in my older set. Glad I got them when they were 1/3rd that price!
by marlinman93
Sat May 11, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing a stuck, hardened-steel, bolt....
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Removing a stuck, hardened-steel, bolt....

With the broken bolt sitting below the surface there's no way to weld to it and not end up welding to the adjacent material. Then it's in there permanently! First thing I'd do is heat it up a little, and then put penetrant on it as the heat will suck it into the threads. Repeat this a few times befo...
by marlinman93
Fri May 10, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixgun open sights for hunting
Replies: 17
Views: 396

Re: Sixgun open sights for hunting

The standard S&W target Patridge blade and target rear have always worked best for me. I've never hunted with any other handguns in my safe, except my S&W.
by marlinman93
Thu May 09, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the American members regarding serial numbers.
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Question for the American members regarding serial numbers.

I totally agree with Pete's reasoning, and that is why I don't post the full number on my guns. Many of mine are old antique guns that came to me as cash purchases at guns shows, so no sales receipt. If someone knew the full serial number they could (as Pete mentioned) claim their stolen gun was the...
by marlinman93
Wed May 08, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads

Sounds like all the other issues you listed are much higher on the priority list than some catfish heads the buzzards cleaned up. If you can get the buzzards to pick up beer bottles, trash, and attack ATV's with loud radios, then all your problems are solved!
by marlinman93
Tue May 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get your stuff off PhotoBucket....
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Get your stuff off PhotoBucket....

I guess I don't understand why you wouldn't jusk keep them on your own computer. I don't know one thing about the Cloud Thingy, but isn't that an option too? I do both. Keep them on my computer, but use Imgur picture hosting too. Some websites don't let you load pictures directly off your computer,...
by marlinman93
Tue May 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A sad day
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: A sad day

Always a tough thing to make that decision when it's time to put an old friend down. At least you kept it personal and did so with love.
by marlinman93
Tue May 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A sad day
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: A sad day

Always a tough thing to make that decision when it's time to put an old friend down. At least you kept it personal and did so with love.
by marlinman93
Tue May 07, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: A dozen buzzards eating catfish heads

As long as the buzzards are cleaning up his mess, I guess no harm done. Buzzards have to eat too!
by marlinman93
Mon May 06, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on this bullet, for .45 Colt?
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Thoughts on this bullet, for .45 Colt?

Not a fan of heavy bullets in my .45 Colt handguns. I've had great results with 200 gr. cast bullets, and that's about all I cast or shoot in mine.
by marlinman93
Mon May 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get your stuff off PhotoBucket....
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Get your stuff off PhotoBucket....

You mean there are people who didn't leave PB the last time they got all money hungry?
by marlinman93
Mon May 06, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A New Look For The US Army
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: A New Look For The US Army

New look? Looks like a revival of the WWII Army dress uniforms.
by marlinman93
Mon May 06, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt SAA Clone to ride w/ Levergun... (Holster added)
Replies: 19
Views: 603

Re: Colt SAA Clone to ride with my Levergun...

The idea of a rifle and pistol in the same caliber has always been one of those things some guys love. In reality it's almost always a compromise for one of the two guns. Either the pistol cartridge is pushed too hot, or the rifle cartridge is underpowered. Or simply choose a compromise load that wo...
by marlinman93
Sun May 05, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I dunno boys, this is pretty weird ...
Replies: 24
Views: 542

Re: I dunno boys, this is pretty weird ...

I honestly don't see much difference between this and the shrunken heads at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, circa 1965. The very worst sort of Nazi might appreciate it. Calls to mind the horrors of "The Silence of the Lambs." The difference I see is those shrunken heads were done long ago, and...
by marlinman93
Sat May 04, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I dunno boys, this is pretty weird ...
Replies: 24
Views: 542

Re: I dunno boys, this is pretty weird ...

Perfect example of our "anything for a buck" society. If there are people weird enough to want something done, somebody will capitalize on it for whatever they can make off it.
I never really understood what my mom meant when she said, "I'll tan your hide!" Now I do!
by marlinman93
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did Marlin Make a 1895 in 444 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Did Marlin Make a 1895 in 444 ?

Saying a 1894 that's had it's frame beefed up is stronger than a 336 not changed, is kinda like saying your Chevy with a supercharger is faster than my Chevy without one. I still think that the 336 is a stronger action in standard form, and strong enough that Marlin saw no reason to beef it up. The...
by marlinman93
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rope maker revisit
Replies: 14
Views: 367

Re: Rope maker revisit

I don't have a lot of uses for 4' ropes, so I'll probably keep buying mine in 100' lengths. ;)
by marlinman93
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did Marlin Make a 1895 in 444 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Did Marlin Make a 1895 in 444 ?

Saying a 1894 that's had it's frame beefed up is stronger than a 336 not changed, is kinda like saying your Chevy with a supercharger is faster than my Chevy without one. I still think that the 336 is a stronger action in standard form, and strong enough that Marlin saw no reason to beef it up.
by marlinman93
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keith, with two sixguns
Replies: 17
Views: 420

Re: Keith, with two sixguns

Elmer was a small guy, so big hats helped him with his height deficit.
by marlinman93
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite sixgun barrel length?
Replies: 37
Views: 800

Re: Favorite sixgun barrel length?

Bill, for a packing or hunting companion in a SAA designed pistol, I'd go with either the 4.75" or the 5.5" myself. I have both, and can't say either is better, or if I even notice the difference. But I'd stay away from longer barrels myself. Just not as handy for my uses. I like the longer barrels ...
by marlinman93
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did Marlin Make a 1895 in 444 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Did Marlin Make a 1895 in 444 ?

I'd have to argue about the Marlin 336 action's strength vs. the Winchester 1894. Even the 1894 had it's frame beefed up a bunch to handle the .375 Winchester. But the 336 version called the ".375 Marlin" was not beefed up at all to handle the same cartridge. So I'd assume Marlin felt it was adequat...
by marlinman93
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You guys with Winchester 76s ...
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: You guys with Winchester 76s ...

Had a 1876, but never hunted with it. But I have hunted with my 1881 Marlin rifles, and they really aren't so awful heavy that it bothered me. I do own a slip on sling that I use on all my 1800's guns when I hunt with them. Without a sling I found myself switching the gun from one hand to the other ...
by marlinman93
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry 38-55.....and it is a side-loader...!
Replies: 16
Views: 426

Re: Henry 38-55.....and it is a side-loader...!

GunnyMack wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:19 am
I wonder if they chambered it for the 'long' case? I've always liked the 38-55 and I'd be interested in a steel version, not real fond of the shiney brass...
I wondered the same thing! Wonder also if they kept the traditional .379"-.380" groove, or went with the wrong .375" groove?
by marlinman93
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler

I've owned a couple SAA style .22 revolvers, including a 1960's Colt dual cylinder version. Just never warmed up to a single action .22 revolver. I've always preferred my K22 S&W revolvers for both accuracy and reliability.
by marlinman93
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The zoo continues
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: The zoo continues

I've often wondered if those who spent their entire working lives without any concerns, or turmoil feel? I hope they know how rare it is to have such security and constant employment! Hope they don't take it for granted! I went through numerous job changes in my life, and most because I either didn'...
by marlinman93
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler

Vall I heat what you are saying but today’s kids are different. When my son got his new (to him) truck the first thing he did was flat black plastic-dip the aluminum wheels. Arreggghhhh. They just see cool differently. We used to make fun of my Dad because he would wear black socks with sneakers .....
by marlinman93
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler

Nice review, and at under $200 I think they should sell well. But I hope I don't step on any toes by saying ALL those finishes are pretty utilitarian, and ugly to my eyes. I'd rather pay a little bit more and have blued barrel and cylinders, and a gloss black anodized frame. The flat finish doesn't ...
by marlinman93
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lookee what came in the mail ...
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Lookee what came in the mail ...

How long until you add a motor in place of the crank handle Bill? :)
by marlinman93
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 38-55
Replies: 33
Views: 1250

Re: Winchester 94 38-55

You asked about the differences in case length. According to an article in Precision Shooting magazine (April, 2001) by M.L.McPherson, when the .38/55 was first introduced by Winchester the cartridge length was 2.130 inches but was reduced to 2.075 inches at a later date. Both cartridge lengths are...
by marlinman93
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is for sale.....
Replies: 14
Views: 556

Re: This is for sale.....

I think I'll stick with my much less expensive AWA SAA clone. I can buy a lot of loading supplies with my savings!
by marlinman93
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Mini-MiniGun....
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Nice Mini-MiniGun....

Amazing where the Gatling gun has gone in it's lifetime!
by marlinman93
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to rout bronze help
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Need to rout bronze help

Only way to remove metal with a router is to have a good guide that will follow the channel you want to do. Without a guide it will end up a huge mess trying to freehand it.
by marlinman93
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: N Frame
Replies: 42
Views: 838

Re: N Frame

Is it just me, or does anyone else not see sixguns' images? All I see is a blue box with "Image not found or was removed" inside the box?
by marlinman93
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Public Perception of 'Hunters'....
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: The Public Perception of 'Hunters'....

Good grief. Where do I start? Of course Facebook, and other similar sites are full of wackos that live to bully and abuse anyone who posts anything they don't agree with. And of course most of us know the intelligence level of the vast number of FB users who live their lives spending untold hours th...
by marlinman93
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

I carry my 5.5" AWA SAA in .45 Colt as my backup. It's light enough to not be uncomfortable in a shoulder holster, and enough stopping power if I encounter a cougar or bear while deer or elk hunting.
by marlinman93
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who has 73,000 Bump-stocks...???
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Who has 73,000 Bump-stocks...???

Never been an AR fan, but I've owned 4 or 5, and still own one. Never a fan of the bump stock, as I saw no purpose for it, but I believe if someone wants one they shouldn't be illegal to own. There are numerous things that are regulated, or very tough to own. A bump stock should have simply become a...
by marlinman93
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

I've carried mine in a shoulder rig, but not concealed. I carried it that way when hunting to protect it from banging on my rifle. A hip holster really gets in the way of carrying a rifle over your shoulder, and beats upyour stock, or the handgun. A shoulder holster also keeps the handgun out of the...
by marlinman93
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Iconic guns
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Iconic guns

Old Savage wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:43 pm
What is your choice?
Hey! What are you doing with my 1911A1? I better go check the safe! Mine is a Remington Rand used at the Camp Perry matches.

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I have this little gem that goes with it:

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by marlinman93
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fascinating stuff about COPPER....
Replies: 18
Views: 457

Re: Fascinating stuff about COPPER....

Homemade demagnetizer. Needed for screwdriver tips, drill bits and other things.....just put the metal tool in the hole surrounded by copper and presto, no longer magnetized...thanks Blaine for pointing out my inability to proof read and comprehend what I'm writing :D ----6 https://i.postimg.cc/5t5...
by marlinman93
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One every lucky José
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: One every lucky José

Not the first or last time a photographer got so caught up taking pictures that they got themselves in trouble! You'd think that if he felt the need to have the shotgun, then he'd make sure it was closer if he needed it!
by marlinman93
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you store your leverguns in?
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: What do you store your leverguns in?

I haven't lost much sleep worrying about my guns. The safes are in the basement, which took a come along and tackle to lower down the steps from the garage. Then there's the locked door to the room, the house, and the alarm system. So I'm not paranoid, just covering my bases. Oh, and the sprinkler s...
by marlinman93
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speakin' o' dang snakes, see this one?
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Speakin' o' dang snakes, see this one?

That's just bizarre!