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by marlinman93
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes stainless?
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Who likes stainless?

I prefer blued, but I'm old school and stainless does nothing for me. Also the term stainless used on firearms should really be called "stain resistant" as they are not made from high grade stainless. High grade stainless is non ferrous and a magnet wont stick to high grade stainless. If a gun was m...
by marlinman93
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cabela's is doubling down
Replies: 16
Views: 412

Re: Cabela's is doubling down

Seems Cabelas and Bass Pro have a death wish, and can't run themselves out of business fast enough! So they continue to add more stupid regulations to their gun area in hopes of hastening their demise.
by marlinman93
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No lead shooting range
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: No lead shooting range

A number of years ago Clackamas County, Or. sheriff's dept. opened up a new indoor range for their use, and also by the hour to the public. I went for the grand opening to see what it was like and it was very impressive. But when I heard they would only allow jacketed bullets, and nobody could bring...
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 348

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

Just about finished. Needs a few coats of WOP to bring up the sheen, and then should be OK. Not a perfect match, but better than missing horn!

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by marlinman93
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 348

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

I have a Zettler Ballard, but not a Zischang. Have several Schoyen Ballards, and a couple Pope Ballards. I hope to get a Zischang someday!
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 348

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

6pt-sika wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:35 pm
Very nice !

Did Zischang I think I spelled it correctly ever do any target rifles on the Ballard's ?
Yes, and quite a few too! I've seen numerous Zischang schuetzen Ballards.
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would John Moses Browning say?
Replies: 16
Views: 363

Re: What would John Moses Browning say?

I can't help but wonder why a special forces sniper would choose to use the Browning machine gun equipped with a "special sight" when they have all the exotic equipment and guns in their arsenal? Seems like he'd be handicapping himself, or just doing it to set some record with that gun?
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 348

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

Removed the forearm today. The Saran Wrap did it's job and it easily came off. https://i.imgur.com/Clx15OLl.jpg The blue tape is even with the edges of the break, so once it finishes curing I'll carefully cut through the epoxy at the parting line and the excess will come off the tape and not be on t...
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My brand new Marlin 1889 in .25-20
Replies: 25
Views: 397

Re: My brand new Marlin 1889 in .25-20

Just amazing work Alphawolf! The craftsmanship and talent to reproduce those guns is well beyond my skills! Appreciate you posting them!
by marlinman93
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 348

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

wow ! your collection and your new finds [ not to mention your knowledge ] just always amaze me ! great find....just beautiful in every way. Thanks a lot! The 4 1/2 is apart in the basement now to repair the chips broken off the horn tip. Have it filled in and after 24 hrs. I'll shape the fill down...
by marlinman93
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How about a dog post?
Replies: 37
Views: 479

Re: How about a dog post?

Our Japanese Chin in her fresh summer haircut. We let her grow out in the winter.

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by marlinman93
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 348

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

John's musket has the Canadian maple leaf stamp used on those that went north.
by marlinman93
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 348

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

Great find! Your display looks right nice too! Wait a 99 with a bayonet?! Didn't know that was a factory option. Yes Gunny, the Savage musket came with a bayonet. And unlike the Marlin musket which used an Enfield bayonet, the Savage used a bayonet of their own manufacture. Quite a few Savage muske...
by marlinman93
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 348

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

WOW! I got up to Aurora, OR on Saturday afternoon. Met with a friend who came up from Sublimity on Sunday and we looked for a place to shoot. No joy, if we'd known there was a gunshow... we probably would've went there. Missed an opportunity to drool on your guns in person! :P :P :D Sorry you misse...
by marlinman93
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 348

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

Thanks Bill and Pitchy! After slugging the bore, it appears it is not a .44 caliber for sure! It slugged at .411" and I decided to try one of my sized and loaded rounds from my .40-63/70 Rigby Ballard in the chamber. It dropped right in, so might be that caliber. Will need to do a chamber cast to en...
by marlinman93
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First look at a new pistol
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: First look at a new pistol

That's the James Bond version for shooting the guy who's sneaking up on Bond.
by marlinman93
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 348

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

Thanks octagon!
by marlinman93
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 348

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

Did some research on the caliber and found the dimensions are pretty common. .605"rim, .498" base, and 2.5" length. That's very close to the .45-90, but .1" shorter than the Ballard. .45-100 is 2.6" so slightly longer. I may try sizing .45-90 down and see if they grow a little. Starline has both .45...
by marlinman93
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 348

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

2ndovc wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:07 pm
Wow! That's a beauty!


jb 8)
Thanks! A real bucket list gun for me. Made in 1875-76 from the serial number.
by marlinman93
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 348

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

jdad wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:50 pm
You did well again.

I did a wheeling and dealing with Dave G. and brought a pretty nice S&W K22 (pre Model 17) home. Great show as usual.
Dave has a great S&W collection!
by marlinman93
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 348

Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

Another annual Oregon Arms Collectors show was this weekend. I saw numerous guns I loved, but only one I wish I could take home. It belonged to a good friend, and after a weekend of wheeling and dealing we finally came to a trade agreement with less than 10 minutes left in the show today!! Even ende...
by marlinman93
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Utterly mesmerized
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Utterly mesmerized

Boraxo used to sell miniature kits to assemble your own scaled down table top replica of the 20 mule team wagon train. They are pretty rare today, as hardly anyone ever completed the kits once they saw how much work it took! Friend of mine's wife took a year to complete a kit he found in the late 19...
by marlinman93
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noticed something about the Trophy Quest .30-30 shows
Replies: 22
Views: 655

Re: Noticed something about the Trophy Quest .30-30 shows

People who don’t read magazines don’t need to have rifles locked in shooting vice to hit their deer at 150 yards either. I had a co-worker ask me if a 30/30 would even go 400 yards. He didn’t find it amusing when I asked him if he wanted to catch few a that distance! Todd I'm always amazed by peopl...
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gonna shoot my phone soon....
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: Gonna shoot my phone soon....

Well after my dumb phone fell in the toilet, my wife got me a smart phone. Problem was it was too smart and did things I didn't want or need to do. I had my granddaughter turn off everything except the phone and text messaging. I don't need Google, internet, data, etc., etc., etc. Last week I was si...
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What I didn't know about shovels ...
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: What I didn't know about shovels ...

I've found the old saying, "I don't know which end is the handle?" to keep me out of a lot of hard work over the years Bill!
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Light Weight & Comfortable Ear "Muffs" (NRR 31)
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Light Weight & Comfortable Ear "Muffs" (NRR 31)

Vall, I bought a pair of those Caldwells when they first came out and they died a few months later. Still work OK as regular muffs. I, too, often wear foam plugs under my muffs, especially when shooting heavy kickers, as I find the audible aspect of rifle shooting can contribute to the overall sens...
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen firearms
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Stolen firearms

Every post 1898 gun is supposed to be run through a check if sold by an FFL holder. That's federal law for FFL holders, and not state. I certainly had to when I had my FFL, even though private parties were allowed to buy/sell/trade without doing so. So these guns would either be antique, or sold bet...
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer battle Colt SAA
Replies: 15
Views: 679

Re: Custer battle Colt SAA

Talk about "sellers remorse"!!!!!...... :D I personally would not have bothered with the frame etching as it's a no brainer to see the gun is about welded together.----6 With military guns it's a necessity to ensure all numbers match. Arsenals have always swapped parts around, so 150 years later th...
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New-to-me Beretta .45-70 Double Rifle
Replies: 30
Views: 676

Re: New-to-me Beretta .45-70 Double Rifle

That's a gorgeous double rifle, and very nicely built! Should be a great hunting rifle!
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Light Weight & Comfortable Ear "Muffs" (NRR 31)
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Light Weight & Comfortable Ear "Muffs" (NRR 31)

I wont use anything but electronic ear muffs. I prefer being able to hear folks talk without yelling. My Caldwells aren't too heavy, but they can make my ears a little warm on hot days. I can live with that though.
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New S&W 351 PD, way too heavy trigger pull,
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: New S&W 351 PD, way too heavy trigger pull,

You may be able to smooth and lighten the pull a hair, but you're working against the facts of physics. Crushing a rimfire rim takes a harder whack than popping a centerfire primer. First, the light hammer and short hammer fall mean a heavy spring is needed to drive the hammer hard enough to get re...
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New S&W 351 PD, way too heavy trigger pull,
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: New S&W 351 PD, way too heavy trigger pull,

Heavy triggers are not a common thing with all J frame S&W, as the older guns had very nice DA and SA trigger pulls. It's a common thing with newer J frames, and even larger frame S&W, as they made them heavier to make them "safer". Of course it was a ridiculous change, and not needed in a double ac...
by marlinman93
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen firearms
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Stolen firearms

Also quite likely that many of the stolen guns were antiques, so no background check has ever needed to be done. Thus there's never been a way for them to be discovered during a check. I had a friend who had a pre 1898 Win. 1894 stolen from his vehicle years ago and the police said it would likely n...
by marlinman93
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer battle Colt SAA
Replies: 15
Views: 679

Re: Custer battle Colt SAA

Talk about "sellers remorse"!!!!!...... :D I personally would not have bothered with the frame etching as it's a no brainer to see the gun is about welded together.----6 With military guns it's a necessity to ensure all numbers match. Arsenals have always swapped parts around, so 150 years later th...
by marlinman93
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well i got the wheel off anyway.
Replies: 45
Views: 825

Re: Well i got the wheel off anyway.

My local motorcycle shop charges me $25 to put a new tire on if I bring the wheel in. I wont mess with possibly hurting the rim for that price.
by marlinman93
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: J Stevens single
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: J Stevens single

I've seen more Stevens 44's in the Win. .25-20 than the Stevens' .25-20SS. Either is a good cartridge for this model, and the gun is much stronger than a Favorite, but not nearly as strong as the 44 1/2. I'd have no issue with a .44 in either caliber.
by marlinman93
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer battle Colt SAA
Replies: 15
Views: 679

Re: Custer battle Colt SAA

Pretty darn cool! And even more interesting is his method for bringing up the number! I've heard of the process, but never seen it done. Too scared to try it before, but I have several relic guns and may see about trying this on an old 1893 Marlin saddle ring carbine a friend found in his creek deca...
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornets!
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Hornets!

We've had so much warm weather this year that hornets and wasps have been a huge issue! I've been attacked and stung on two occasions while working outside around the place this summer. Today I was out back cutting back a lilac bush that's turned into a tree, and my wife came out to bring me a drink...
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 25/35 load data for new old 1894.
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: 25/35 load data for new old 1894.

That is indeed a period case for the era. Not what Winchester offered, but it would have been what anyone might buy when they picked out their new 1894 Win. back then. And it's a very cool addition to the gun! Don't have a .25-35, but I have a .25-36 Marlin and my favorite load is 10.0 grs. of 2400 ...
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amelia Earthart's Final Flight
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Amelia Earthart's Final Flight

I personally think her plane went down at sea and likely will never be found. Or if found it may not be identifiable among other wreckage. Sad, but it's been a long time now, with a lot of people searching and guessing what happened. Nothing concrete.
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How 'Bout This 1892
Replies: 21
Views: 741

Re: How 'Bout This 1892

Well without British proof marks, the South Africa story is just a good story. Still it's a nice 15" Trapper, and they are always valuable.
by marlinman93
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How 'Bout This 1892
Replies: 21
Views: 741

Re: How 'Bout This 1892

That's a very cool gun, and amazing condition and history! Is there any chance it's in a serial number range it can be documented? Does it have British proof marks like many British purchased 1892's that went to S. Africa? Way cool piece of history! A friend of mine has one of the British purchased ...
by marlinman93
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: where has Grizz gone ?
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: where has Grizz gone ?

Appears an old Salt truly can't get the saltwater out of his veins!
by marlinman93
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An old Levergunner walks into a gunshop
Replies: 15
Views: 599

Re: An old Levergunner walks into a gunshop

$350 is a great price, and worth more than that in parts!

PS-There was never a fire at Marlin that destroyed records. They simply ceased recording serial numbers when they determined it wasn't required by US Government.
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My oh my.....hornets!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 738

Re: My oh my.....hornets!!!

Had a hornet's nest in the rafters of my garage years ago! Every time I went into the garage at night I'd hear them buzzing loudly, but couldn't find them? I finally waited until well after dark and came in through the side door with a flashlight. The nest was in a corner above the rollup door, whic...
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.
Replies: 30
Views: 823

Re: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.

I had similar results with the Artillery Model I mentioned. I've been looking at Bisley's lately. I'll pick up another soon, need a long barreled .357 Magnum. jb 8) I've always had issues with the Bisley grip myself. But it's not the gun's fault, it's an old injury to my right wrist. I have very li...
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.
Replies: 30
Views: 823

Re: Cimarron SA 45 Colt.

Just like I said, some essobee would chime in with the inevitable operator error rigmarole......again, I counter with the why of the invention of adjustable sights. Adjustable sights are great! But most SAA pistols don't have them, and look stupid with them. I love my S&W revolvers with nice sights...
by marlinman93
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transporting heavy game animals the EASY way
Replies: 18
Views: 531

Re: Transporting heavy game animals the EASY way

T.R., Pete, I wish it were that easy in some of the terrain I have hunted. Our best trick getting out a big muley in the lava cliffs and canyons of eastern Oregon was to strap him into a heavy vinyl snow sled and drag him down and through the rock and sagebrush with ropes. It was not easy. Parts of...
by marlinman93
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressor questions. Need a little info.
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: Suppressor questions. Need a little info.

Larger bore CF suppressor wont function and suppress well when used on a .22 caliber barrel.