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by marlinman93
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Sharps From Cody Gun Show
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Old Sharps From Cody Gun Show

Amazing old Sharps, and a great addition to anyone's collection! Love the Mogg scope!
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Thanking God for Ross Perot
Replies: 21
Views: 457

Re: Thanking God for Ross Perot

BlaineG wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:39 pm
I really liked the guy....(but, I suspect his third party run is what gave us Clinton for 8 years :roll: )
Ditto! As much as I liked Ross Perot, he truly screwed the pooch jumping into the fray when he had no chance of winning. All he did was give us Clinton. Thanks Ross!
by marlinman93
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show
Replies: 17
Views: 409

Re: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show

So where's the "next gun show"? Nice display!
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plumb bob levels
Replies: 22
Views: 395

Re: Plumb bob levels

I use a torpedo level when installing barrels. A lot more accurate than my angle finder. those bubbles are astonishing aren't they? how could they possibly know what dead level is? I've wound up with lots of levels over the years. I guess fishermen are suckers for shiny new stuff. :lol: For how sim...
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a drum sander
Replies: 15
Views: 274

Re: Made a drum sander

That's a pretty ingenious setup! Looks like it ought to work very well!
Is that a motor rated speed controller? If not, it might not last very long before it melts down. They get pretty hot when operating motor loads.
by marlinman93
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got the beast home/ it's Alive!
Replies: 27
Views: 828

Re: Got the beast home

Always appreciated the Sportsters over the larger Harleys. More nimble, and fun to me.
by marlinman93
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've been hiding this one
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: I've been hiding this one

I really like engraved guns, and having it done by someone through the factory just makes it even more appealing. The engraver did a very nice job!
by marlinman93
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another tiny firearm....
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Another tiny firearm....

I'm not betting my life on a folding single shot .22! If I could get it out, unfold it, and hit perfect with one shot; I better go buy a lottery ticket!
by marlinman93
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOT a Harley
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: NOT a Harley

Looks like a mid 60's Ducati 200 Elite to me. Great bike, and trouble free. I had a new 1968 Benelli 250 in 1969 that I bought a month before I got my draft notice. It got parked at my parent's house until I came home on leave. Bought it new at Montgomery Wards for a whopping $220 back then. It brok...
by marlinman93
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plumb bob levels
Replies: 22
Views: 395

Re: Plumb bob levels

I use mine when screwing barrels in, like new barrel in my Garand. I'll bet I could use one of Pitchy's just as well though. Just have to clamp it instead of using the magnet. I use a torpedo level when installing barrels. A lot more accurate than my angle finder. https://www.zoro.com/static/cms/pr...
by marlinman93
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plumb bob levels
Replies: 22
Views: 395

Re: Plumb bob levels

I personally prefer these: https://shop.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_17440.jpg They don't just give me perfectly plumb, but also tell me how many degrees off I am. Good when you want to set angles beyond plumb. Of course not nearly...
by marlinman93
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plumb bob levels
Replies: 22
Views: 395

Re: Plumb bob levels

I personally prefer these: https://shop.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_17440.jpg They don't just give me perfectly plumb, but also tell me how many degrees off I am. Good when you want to set angles beyond plumb. Of course not nearly ...
by marlinman93
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Intelligent Bullet?
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: The First Intelligent Bullet?

Zinc is bad stuff to be shooting down your bore. Zinc has no lubricating qualities and will prematurely wear out your rifling. BHN of most lead bullets runs around 12 bhn, but zinc runs around 82 bhn. Not what I want in my bore. Since it's also got aluminum (15 bhn) it might be slightly softer, but ...
by marlinman93
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big boar
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: Big boar

Heck of a big hog, but I doubt the 1500 lb. estimate. Might even be twice it's actual weight.
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I came in from picking peaches and smell like a farm worker!
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: I came in from picking peaches and smell like a farm worker!

Spent all day replacing rusted out metal on my '39 Chevy coupe project. Cutting, grinding, shaping, welding. After 7 hours I smell like a body and fender guy.
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The First Intelligent Bullet?
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: The First Intelligent Bullet?

Weird. I posted a reply to this thread yesterday, and today it's gone? So here it is again. I have multiple concerns with this "alloy" bullet. First being what the heck is it made of? And then how hard is it, and how will that hardness affect the rifling on my guns? I'd like to see a Brinnell hardne...
by marlinman93
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movie Quote
Replies: 21
Views: 600

Re: Movie Quote

I'm sure everyone knows this one:

"Said I didn't have much use for 'em, never said I didn't know how to use 'em."
by marlinman93
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!

I'm calling BS on their claim of 2,000 fps with black powder. Although the 1886 is certainly capable of that kind of performance with smokeless powder, it's just not going to get there with BP. Factory loads with a 400 gr. bullet and a full charge of BP were 1500 fps. BP wont burn fast enough to ge...
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 740
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Remington 740

Here's an in-depth report on the M-740: https://www.leeroysramblings.com/Gun%20Articles/remington_7407427400_semiauto.html That's a great resource Pete! This one is dated March 1957 and is not only D&T for scope, but also has the non dovetailed front sight base. He mentions that he wasn't sure if t...
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 740
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Remington 740

Double post.
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 740
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Remington 740

I found a 7400 for my older brother decades ago when he wanted a lighter alternative to his Savage 110 in .30-06. He said he'd use it as a "backup" to the Savage, but it didn't take long for him to switch to the 7400 full time as his primary hunting rifle for deer and elk. It doesn't see more than s...
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!

I'm calling BS on their claim of 2,000 fps with black powder. Although the 1886 is certainly capable of that kind of performance with smokeless powder, it's just not going to get there with BP. Factory loads with a 400 gr. bullet and a full charge of BP were 1500 fps. BP wont burn fast enough to get...
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo of my vintage Marlin Model 1889
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: Photo of my vintage Marlin Model 1889

Great looking 1889 Marlin Kirk! I've used one in .38-40 for mule deer and it was the most impressive kill I've ever had, regardless of caliber! It was doe season and since I'd already taken a buck I figured why not take the "little .38-40" for doe season? Opening day I approached a draw and carefull...
by marlinman93
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 740
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Remington 740

I never even thought of this 740 as a "heavy" gun? It seems so lightweight compared to every other gun I own! It's 7.5 lbs. and a Win. 94 is right at 7 lbs., so not sure I could feel that 1/2 lb. difference even if I carried it all day hunting? Haven't checked anything on it yet, or taken it apart y...
by marlinman93
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bipod
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Bipod

I believe Harris also sells an adapter that clamps the mag tube and allows their bipods to be mounted on rifles that have mag tubes?
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what would hunt with?
Replies: 29
Views: 629

Re: what would hunt with?

You are right. Deer and pigs is what I would hunt. Joe Pigs in Ohio? Is the 38-55 one of the legal guns? It's not quite a "straight wall" Neither is a .45-70 (.500" base and .475" neck), .444 (.469" base and .455" neck), or numerous other "straight wall cartridges". I believe most states with this ...
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another .410 thread
Replies: 27
Views: 569

Re: Another .410 thread

That's a pretty clean little "Marlin 59" considering it's probably 60 years old now! The 59 was originally called the "Olympic" but for some reason they dropped that name after the first year, and never used it again. It had an odd safety feature that put the safety on after each time the bolt was o...
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 740
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Remington 740

A friend I worked with decades ago told me his son inherited this 740 Woodsmaster in .30-06 from his grandfather on his mom's side. Said his son didn't want it, and gave it to him, but he didn't want it either. We arranged a time to go look at it and I ended up bringing it home. The gun was made 195...
by marlinman93
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what would hunt with?
Replies: 29
Views: 629

Re: what would hunt with?

You didn't mention what you're hunting, but guessing maybe whitetail deer?
If so, my choice would be the .38-55 caliber myself. I've taken a number of mule deer with the .38-55 and 255 gr. cast bullet, and it has no problem doing the job.
by marlinman93
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR15A2
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: AR15A2

by marlinman93
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool and wet start on summer
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Cool and wet start on summer

Well below normal here in rainy Oregon. So far this month we've had a total of 1/4" of rain. But supposed to start raining today, and get rain the next few days.
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast boolit hunting alloy?
Replies: 19
Views: 579

Re: Cast boolit hunting alloy?

I've never hunted anything but mule deer with my old guns and cast bullets, so that's my only reference. I cast my bullets softer than most folks at 1:25 ratio, and that's what I use for targets or hunting. I've never had any problems with penetration on deer, or stopping power. My loads are general...
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......
Replies: 48
Views: 1371

Re: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......

Still just $10 here n Oregon, but I have not purchased multiple firearms at one time. But I can understand each is a separate transaction. In OR the serial number of the gun is on the NICS form/check, so 3 guns, 3 checks, but I would prolly balk at the shop's "policy" too... $10 is Oregon's fee, an...
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

I had a whole other REM cycle to complete when you took that photo. And what was the cartridge of choice for this particular activity? What kind of average distance is a PD shoot in that part of the country? I took 6 rifles in 22 PPC 6mm PPC 222 Remington magnum 224 Weatherby Magnum 22-250 17 Remin...
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

I had a whole other REM cycle to complete when you took that photo. And what was the cartridge of choice for this particular activity? What kind of average distance is a PD shoot in that part of the country? I took 6 rifles in 22 PPC 6mm PPC 222 Remington magnum 224 Weatherby Magnum 22-250 17 Remin...
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 990
Replies: 52
Views: 1296

Re: Marlin 990

The 990 Marlin is the same tried and true action used for many decades in the Model 60. The Model 60 design has spawned a great number of other models of Marlin .22RF rifles, and will just keep chugging along reliably if it just gets occasional cleaning and maintenance. I bought a Model 60 in 1968 a...
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 711

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

I actually agree with the guy who said lever guns aren't as good as most modern designs! There's no doubt at all that a bolt action rifle design can handle much higher pressures, and that it can make life simpler for the shooter or hunter who isn't as experienced, and doesn't want to shoot often or ...
by marlinman93
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 563

Re: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine

Here's the whole article available online. A great read! https://www.riflemagazine.com/magazine/PDF/R305%20Partial5.pdf There's also a great write up on color case hardening by Mike Venturino, featuring the work done by Al Springer. I've used Al for quite some time now, and it's nice to see his wor...
by marlinman93
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 563

Re: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine

Here's the whole article available online. A great read! https://www.riflemagazine.com/magazine/PDF/R305%20Partial5.pdf There's also a great write up on color case hardening by Mike Venturino, featuring the work done by Al Springer. I've used Al for quite some time now, and it's nice to see his work...
by marlinman93
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin Ballard loading tool
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Marlin Ballard loading tool

Wonderful acquisition, Vall. This tool would make it possible to follow the old practice of loading a single case over and over at the bench a la the golden age of schuetzen. Yes it certainly would Bill! Of course scuetzen shooters don't shoot fixed ammo as they breech seat their bullets. So it wou...
by marlinman93
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And another'n
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: And another'n

Nicely done Bill!
by marlinman93
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin Ballard loading tool
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Marlin Ballard loading tool

Thanks guys! The bottom three lower right side of my display case are all the re and decapping tools that would be the other part of the Ballard reloading tool kit. https://i.imgur.com/bomqrv2l.jpg Those 3 are in .38-55 Bal., .40-63 Bal., and .40-90 Bal. There's no reason these tools couldn't put ou...
by marlinman93
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin Ballard loading tool
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Marlin Ballard loading tool

After a long wait, I finally got the Ballard Ball Seater I purchased at Denver. The long wait was really about 30 years of trying to find a Ballard Ball Seater as they're so rarely seen these days! https://i.imgur.com/bHuQDzfl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/18gfJdAl.jpg The ball seater is a tool Marlin off...
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 lever ammo feeding advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: 45-70 lever ammo feeding advice needed

There are always going to be certain ammo that will possibly have feeding problems in leverguns. But if yu want to use the Hornady ammo for hunting I would try this. Put one round in the chamber as your first shot, and then load the tube with the ammo you know will cycle perfectly for backup shots. ...
by marlinman93
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess
Replies: 22
Views: 746

Re: Colt Burgess

Looks like 4 Whitneys and 3 Marlins. A whole lot of leverguns used Burgess patented designs in the 1800's!
by marlinman93
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leather lace on a saddle ring ,will it cause rust?
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: leather lace on a saddle ring ,will it cause rust?

The salts used in tanning leather lace will indeed cause rust on a saddle ring. If it hasn't done so on your gun it's because it's not been there long enough, or not gotten enough humidity to start the rusting process.
by marlinman93
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 37 years of Bliss
Replies: 28
Views: 585

Re: 37 years of Bliss

Wife and I celebrate 40 next month. Can't say it's always blissful, but we certainly have learned to live with each other's "flaws" and appreciate each other more each year. Of course she deserves a medal for putting up with me and my gun and car hobbies!
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?
Replies: 19
Views: 589

Re: is a 45 colt lever with 1:16 twist too fast?

There are other things to consider with twist rate that can affect accuracy. Think of it like a car accelerating into a corner at say 60 mph, and the corner being a 20 degree turn. Then the same speed and car coming into a 90 degree curve. There's a point when the tires break loose, and the car lose...
by marlinman93
Wed May 29, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Winchester Arms Collectors Association
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: The Winchester Arms Collectors Association

Powell, Wy. isn't far away and that's where we stayed last time. But even they might be booked full by now.
by marlinman93
Wed May 29, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Block
Replies: 21
Views: 614

Re: Rolling Block

If he didn't sell them Sunday, I'm sure they'll be back at our June show. I think he might have sold the $300 rifle in .43 as I saw someone carrying one around that looked like it might have been the same gun.