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by hfcable
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever action .410s???
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Lever action .410s???

and the kessler also
by hfcable
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes the .410 shotgun?
Replies: 33
Views: 391

Re: Who likes the .410 shotgun?

Old Savage wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:07 pm
A patient gave a Marlin lever action made in the early 30s. Very nice condition. Have not shot it.
that is my favorite ! have shot a lot of grouse and ptarmigan with it - and nasty little squirrels too

well balanced , fast handling little gun
by hfcable
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remembering
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Remembering

great story Jim,...makes me feel I had been there...in fact makes me wish I had been there.

I grew up in the country too, mountains back east, and to this day I cant stand cities, esp big ones.

only feel truly peaceful when the real outdoors surrounds me.
by hfcable
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightest trigger pull on a DA revolver...?
Replies: 22
Views: 489

Re: Lightest trigger pull on a DA revolver...?

the beretta 86 is even simpler to load and unload and fire than a revolver.... i have one and won’t part with it
and mine is amazingly accurate and fits my hand so well
they are pricey though
by hfcable
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Show Find Winchester Low Wall 22 Long
Replies: 31
Views: 714

Re: Gun Show Find Winchester Low Wall 22 Long

I have several other Sheard marked guns; 1876 Winchester 45-75, 1886 Winchester 40-65 and a Marlin 1889 44-40... http://i.imgur.com/IRf19WKl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/VnCuWtPl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/SgRmCNfl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/KtT46yNl.jpg those are really nice !!! you have an amazing collection.....
by hfcable
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 822

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

best thing was there wasn't so many people in Costco when my wife and I were shopping [ I am 71 years old and have never watched the superbowl......and I am sure I will be able to say that no matter how old I get ] I am 72 and have never watched a football game in its entirety ... saw parts of some...
by hfcable
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 38-55
Replies: 22
Views: 713

Re: Winchester 94 38-55

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:09 pm
Harold, do tell! That's been a long time ago.

8)
yes, though It doesn't seem that long, in some ways
by hfcable
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 822

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

best thing was there wasn't so many people in Costco when my wife and I were shopping

[ I am 71 years old and have never watched the superbowl......and I am sure I will be able to say that no matter how old I get ]
by hfcable
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 38-55
Replies: 22
Views: 713

Re: Winchester 94 38-55

Rube, I agree -- really nice "build," and you sure chose a fine caliber. Back when I was swaging jacketed bullets, I swaged a 220-grain soft point .379 slug specifically for the Marlin Cowboy that was briefly in production, and it was spectacularly accurate. If that Numrich barrel is .375 in the gr...
by hfcable
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter morning at the range, with two lever guns
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Winter morning at the range, with two lever guns

I had a fine morning at the range yesterday, shooting the Henry Big Boy Steel 357 Magnum: https://youtu.be/Z9oOA3kO60o And the Winchester 94AE Big Bore 356 Winchester: https://youtu.be/tWj_b-aXUmA The sound of the gong is very satisfying :). 356 is just about my favorite in lever guns ! does about ...
by hfcable
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hearing it too much these days..
Replies: 17
Views: 630

Re: hearing it too much these days..

AJ is right about everything he said. also many cancers, such as bladder cancer for example, and stomach cancer are far more rare theman they were 70-80 years ago....why? because of improvements in working conditions...in factories in the 30’s thru the 50s toxic chemical exposure was terrific compar...
by hfcable
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sis Was The LAST Person In The World I Thought Would Buy One
Replies: 20
Views: 687

Re: Sis Was The LAST Person In The World I Thought Would Buy One

i forgot about the 32 tomcat....it is excellent and much more concealable than the 380 [ called the cheetah] . [ i do have one of those also, and have a couple of the 22 lr and 25 acp model 21's also]

the 32 can do some damage for such a tiny little thing, and for that matter so can the 22
by hfcable
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sis Was The LAST Person In The World I Thought Would Buy One
Replies: 20
Views: 687

Re: Sis Was The LAST Person In The World I Thought Would Buy One

it’s pricey , but if you can find it the beretta 86 is a full size 380 that has a flip up barrel for loading the first round, like the little beretta 22 has.....very well made and the most accurate 380 i have ever seen. from the youngest to oldest anyone can easily and safely load and unload it. i w...
by hfcable
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DeerZilla....
Replies: 20
Views: 645

Re: DeerZilla....

wow ! that is a beauty ! that will be superb.

we are eating " Bucky" that my daughter shot in November. he wasn't that big though.....really excellent eating >
by hfcable
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 29
Views: 1153

Re: earthquake casualty

Gunny.....on second thought...take a look at the tang area where the wrist meets the receiver........those chunks that came off from the corners......tang/receiver.......where it's near impossible to "make right". Possible inlay with some serious luck involved to make the grain match........Harold....
by hfcable
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 29
Views: 1153

Re: earthquake casualty

As clean as that break is it can be glued using a thin CA glue. This brand is thin as water so it wicks into the crack really well. Starbond EM-02 Super Fast Thin, PREMIUM If it won't clamp use surgical tubing wrapped around it to clamp it together. Flood it in under the tang areas paying attention...
by hfcable
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Story of "The Mayflower Gun" -- A Wheellock
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: The Story of "The Mayflower Gun" -- A Wheellock

Neat gun, and amazing it has survived all these years! Wheellocks are complicated guns, and I can see how building a modern replica could become very expensive if you had to pay a good gunsmith his time to assemble one. The Rifle Shoppe sells casting kits reasonably, but they're way above my skill ...
by hfcable
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 29
Views: 1153

Re: earthquake casualty

That's a crying shame! Looks like a clean break, should glue up fine. Might need a couple pins through the wrist but they would be visible, would draw attention to the break. A competent smith should be able to fix it, if not find a furniture maker or antique restorer if you recess the pins and put...
by hfcable
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 29
Views: 1153

Re: earthquake casualty

Harold, just a beautiful pair of rifles, I can very heartily recommend Dennis Smith, the "Stock Doctor," in Tygh Valley, Oregon. http://www.thestockdr.com/contact.php thank you.... I am going to give them a call. I have had this rifle since the early 1980s; it is truly a favorite. bought it at an a...
by hfcable
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 29
Views: 1153

Re: earthquake casualty

twobit wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:21 am
How in the world do you use that peep sight on the 25-35 rifle at the top? It is WAY to close to the eye isn't it??

Michael
it is close, and I would only use it on a light recoiling rifle, like this 25/35
by hfcable
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 29
Views: 1153

Re: earthquake casualty

thanks guys......this repair is beyond my non-existent skills so i will try to find someone who can do it right it is a very good shooter, perfectly balanced etc as some may recall,i used it to drop 2 caribou at once, that were running full speed down a gravel bar......the great balance and the tang...
by hfcable
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 29
Views: 1153

earthquake casualty

earthquake threw a bunch of my guns out of the racks...several dings and scratches but one of my favorites got hurt big time..... model 1894 iin 38/55 made in 1895 http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg196/hfcable/IMG_3276_zps97yeehf3.jpg here it is with its sister also made in 1895 but in 25/35 cali...
by hfcable
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cord cutting, the cable TV kind
Replies: 19
Views: 716

Re: Cord cutting, the cable TV kind

no tv for me...... haven’t had it more than 40 years ! i would pay just not to have to hear or see it, if i had to
by hfcable
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help With Loading 38 55
Replies: 31
Views: 1221

Re: Need Help With Loading 38 55

the best jacketed bullet that I have found is the Barnes Original which is nominally .377. it loads and shoots well in every 38/55 I have tried it in. works in my 1894 that was made in 1895. the .375 bullets keyhole in that rifle. the barnes original also performs well on game up to the size of a bi...
by hfcable
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22LR lever actions
Replies: 27
Views: 1305

Re: 22LR lever actions

Henry's rifle is built under an older ERMA patent. It is a keeper! TR http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/rushmoreman/moose2.jpg thought so....and the Ithaca 72, the Iver Johnson, ERMA, and maybe other brand names were all the same West German import they seem to work well and are accurate in my...
by hfcable
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22LR lever actions
Replies: 27
Views: 1305

Re: 22LR lever actions

there are a few I still need to get: the current Mossberg, the uberti silver boy, etc here are the ones I have on hand now: my current list [ not complete, and there are more than one example of a number of these ] winchester original 1873 22 long marlin 1891 sideloader 22 lr marlin 1892 22 LR marli...
by hfcable
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Livin' Large!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: Livin' Large!!!

wowee !! " I met his family a few times including his son and Jerry suggested back in 1975, that I might want to invest a bit in his son's startup business. As I was young, married and working hard to just pay bills, I decided to pass." that would have been me too ! or if I had invested it would hav...
by hfcable
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Livin' Large!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: Livin' Large!!!

COSteve wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:38 pm
BTW, turned 71 in early November.
me too ! maybe on the same day [ nov 8th ]
by hfcable
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The flock !
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: The flock !

outstanding flock !
by hfcable
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No Joke, 7.0 Earthquake Near Anchorage, AK
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: No Joke, 7.0 Earthquake Near Anchorage, AK

had busy scheduled and about 830 those plans got re-arranged.....seemed like the building might come down. a 7.0 quake with epicenter 8 miles north of us. power stayed on but scanners and flouroscope etc went out. our valley clinic lost power and it is still out many strong aftershocks. a few broken...
by hfcable
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No Joke, 7.0 Earthquake Near Anchorage, AK
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: No Joke, 7.0 Earthquake Near Anchorage, AK

yes, it was really impressive ! power stayed at our main clinic but our scanners and flouroscopy etc went down all 3 of our clinics had to close - one of them is without power still i had 5 patients who really needed their back injections today .... hopefully can get them done early next week some g...
by hfcable
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next best thing to a ....
Replies: 19
Views: 911

Re: Next best thing to a ....

piller wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:45 pm
Texas has some pretty scenery, too!
but it is all sideways ??
by hfcable
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: success: daughters first deer
Replies: 16
Views: 553

Re: success: daughters first deer

thanks fellows ! we just dropped ‘ bucky’ off at the processor and are going to look for a doe this afternoon last night the buck was hanging from tree in the back yard—— motion light came on and an even larger mule deer buck was standing there a few feet away - looked like he was challenging the de...
by hfcable
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: success: daughters first deer
Replies: 16
Views: 553

success: daughters first deer

in montana , where she lives and is going to school ......we have a place down here and we were here for the week it was in a shotgun area so she used a savage 220 rifled bolt action 20 ga shotgun..... end of the day .....and no shooting rest handy...so she shot standing off hand ... she said she us...
by hfcable
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps
Replies: 20
Views: 937

Re: Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps

just amazing and ... truly admirable. !
by hfcable
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scope with built in rangefinder
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Scope with built in rangefinder

the burris eliminator works really well— first round hits way out there are quite achievable

i have one on a 308 DPMS AR type rifle but i am looking for a suitable scope base for my 308 Finnwolf lever gun and am going to switch it to it and try it for caribou next fall
by hfcable
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home away.....
Replies: 16
Views: 820

Re: Home away.....

i haven’t talked to him in years - but will,ask him more about this—- neat

i am too much a loaner - [ havent seen any relative in 30 years]

smalll world indeed
by hfcable
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home away.....
Replies: 16
Views: 820

Re: Home away.....

Sounds like you have some good memories of your time with the white hats Ray. I also spent a couple years on a gray floaty thing (USS Bon Homme Richard), left mine a bit over 50 years ago. In that era we saw the port of Subic Bay and the world of Olongapo. And 45 to 60 days later we got to see it a...
by hfcable
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel

I just ordered some 0000 steel wool (because It raining outside and I can wait a day or so) to finish the clean up of a bit of rust on the left barrel of my .405 double rifle . The thread title caught my eye so I learned stuff! STOP ! ! ! . :shock: Even 0000 steel wool will permanently damage the b...
by hfcable
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel

good to know, ! the stainless steel wool is not always readily available

I will quit worrying about it.
by hfcable
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel

i had been told, that non stainless steel wool results in some particles embedding into the item being cleaned and possible later discoloration

heck if i know, :)
by hfcable
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel

and preferably use a STAINLESS steel wool pad
by hfcable
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers For My Mother
Replies: 41
Views: 1934

Re: Prayers For My Mother

so,sorry,Blaine but what a long life well lived

you were blessed having her so long
by hfcable
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: handy little winchester 'big bore' trapper
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: handy little winchester 'big bore' trapper

hmmmmm....could be 😌
by hfcable
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: handy little winchester 'big bore' trapper
Replies: 3
Views: 378

handy little winchester 'big bore' trapper

recently going in to our remote mining site in our 4 wheeler [ side by side rhino with hard top and windshield ], we had a coyote running down the trail ahead.....whenever I tried to get the rifle out, he jumped off the trail and my .356 marlin couldn't be swung into action in time. remembered that ...
by hfcable
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday hfcable.
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Happy Birthday hfcable.

thanks fellows that 1892 was a rare and cool version i sold it cause i had a model 53 that was a really good gun though just a refinished shooter ........during the divorce, it [ and about about 14,000.00,more in guns ] as the british say “ went missing” i still have an old original model 1894 marli...
by hfcable
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 991

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.
by hfcable
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting chase and 'shootout'
Replies: 22
Views: 1267

Re: Interesting chase and 'shootout'

his ears must still be ringing from firing that much inside the patrol car
by hfcable
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry lever 410 carbine
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Henry lever 410 carbine

the marlin book shows a marlin old model 1895 in 20 gauge ! probably a factory one of a kind. very appealing. Kessler made a lever action 20 back in the early 50's I finally snagged one at an auction for 250 $ , not as sleek and nice or well balanced as the marlin 410 lever guns made on the model 93...
by hfcable
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bear attacks just out side anchorage
Replies: 11
Views: 1156

thank you

piller wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:01 am
Bear season in December? If the idea is to prevent hunting, then it makes sense. Here in Texas, it is still warm enough in December that hibernation is not necessary for much of anything, but I haven't heard of bears in this area.
it is truly sad.....

the bear has still not been located