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by hfcable
Mon May 25, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: marlin classic 1894 CL 25/20, in AK
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: marlin classic 1894 CL 25/20, in AK

That's a genuine beauty. Hope she sells soon. I recall standing among giant spruce trees in Youngs Bay, Southeast Alaska, holding a Winchester Model 92 25/20, staring at a fresh bear track roughly about size 40, and thinking that I'd better depart his place ASAP . . . here at the palmer gun show, i...
by hfcable
Sat May 23, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD !Survival gun 12 ga/308 NIB [ in AK ]
Replies: 0
Views: 76

SOLD !Survival gun 12 ga/308 NIB [ in AK ]

local guy came by and picked it up already !! I got on a kick picking these up years ago. it is the Baikal IZH-94 OU combination gun. years back they were kinda crude, poor wood, poor fitting, but they upgraded and the guns got really nice. they are very strongly built with good features: integral s...
by hfcable
Sat May 23, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: marlin classic 1894 CL 25/20, in AK
Replies: 5
Views: 146

marlin classic 1894 CL 25/20, in AK

no room on the rack, just being stored, it needs to be used. marlin 1894 Classic in 25/20. this is the ducks unlimited version , I got from a friend. I never fired it, and he said he hadn't either. he didn't keep the box. still has the marlin factory sticker on the forend. these were made from 2005 ...
by hfcable
Fri May 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Harry 44?
Replies: 38
Views: 627

Re: Dirty Harry 44?

John Milius wrote the screenplay and has been a NRA director. Good chance he knew what a 44 Special was in the 1970s considering he wrote in a 458 win mag and a 44 Automag into his movies. Milius knows firearms and is quite an enthusiast...in the movie alien nation, they use a freedom arms 454 casu...
by hfcable
Mon May 18, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 special
Replies: 21
Views: 501

Re: 32 special

32 special really is special. Paco wrote a great article on it, and in his books. the larger bore size gives it an improved expansion ratio and it really can perform ! I am working up some of his loads right now …. I have had several 32s but only have one now . it is a marlin model 36, made in 1947,...
by hfcable
Wed May 13, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tula sxs.
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Tula sxs.

there is a place to sign up [ free] and then you have a dialog box to ask him questions, and then he will post and email you the answer
by hfcable
Tue May 12, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tula sxs.
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Tula sxs.

this guy can tell you all about your shotgun:

https://sportingbookworm.wordpress.com/ ... -attentio/
by hfcable
Fri May 01, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: still puttering, and playing with lever guns
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: still puttering, and playing with lever guns

What a bizarre lever action ! I knew of the Bullard single shot but didn't realize it was basically a chopped down lever action repeater, the latter having come first. The action locks a bit like a rolling block, with the locking mechanism to the very rear. A long breech bolt goes forward to pick u...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: still puttering, and playing with lever guns
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: still puttering, and playing with lever guns

claybob86 wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:06 pm
What's the make/model of that rifle? I want it! :mrgreen:
Bullard model 1886, large frame model

they are pretty hard to find.
by hfcable
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: still puttering, and playing with lever guns
Replies: 9
Views: 438

still puttering, and playing with lever guns

this is one of my absolute favorites. slender and well balanced but still a big rifle. in very good shape for its age. https://i.imgur.com/AZaqiQ2.jpg my overall favorite rifle caliber 45/70 and its friend is in a favorite caliber too, 45 colt https://i.imgur.com/2WnPWER.jpg in company with appropri...
by hfcable
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hun Beauties!
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Two Hun Beauties!

real beauties and both should be fun to get running and using. I love those kinds of projects when I have time to do them.

congratulations !
by hfcable
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PrayersUP please
Replies: 24
Views: 368

Re: PrayersUP please

prayers sent...that is horrible and depressing.
by hfcable
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1888 Marlin
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: 1888 Marlin

OldWin wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:44 pm
Nice! I wouldn't say it's rough. When you consider how many there are I'd say it ain't bad at all.
If you get a chance, scrub up that bore and try her out! :D
I sure will, and bet it will shoot reasonably well.
by hfcable
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1888 Marlin
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: 1888 Marlin

actually is just very 'brown all over ' but all metal and wood are intact and action is smooth, bore is dark but excellent rifling. haven't tried to clean the bore yet;

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by hfcable
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1888 Marlin
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: 1888 Marlin

I have only had one and still have it. it is a 44/40 and pretty rough shape. will dig it out and take a picture, but I am sure Shrapnel would have a better one. I keep trying to get a nicer one but it is very hard to find one, especially an affordable one.
by hfcable
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 44
Views: 2198

Re: earthquake casualty

I will ask...I decided not to tackle it myself and had a local gunsmith who really is a wood worker more than just a gunsmith
by hfcable
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 44
Views: 2198

Re: earthquake casualty

just sold one of those, about a year ago … takedown version too. I had gotten it in a group of items and had huge amount of brass, the dies, and everything needed. I have several 95s and just realized I would never get around to using that one. it went to a collector who is also going to hunt with i...
by hfcable
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 44
Views: 2198

Re: earthquake casualty

Old Savage wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:20 am
That history makes the rifle more valuable in my view. It is probably stronger now than originally.
you are so right ! they will tell the tale of the old mans rifle....I hope
by hfcable
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 44
Views: 2198

Re: earthquake casualty

OldWin wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:14 am
So glad to hear this. Thanks for posting.

I hate the thought of damage or destruction to these pieces of history.
Six recently shipped a beautiful 95 up to my son in your neck of the woods. I was a nervous wreck till it got there safe. :D
I like those 95s ! what caliber?
by hfcable
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 44
Views: 2198

Re: earthquake casualty

he did a very nice job. I really like this rifle, have taken several caribou with it, and it is just one of those guns that feels completely right in your hand !
by hfcable
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 44
Views: 2198

Re: earthquake casualty

forgot to post a follow up of the casualties recovery: came out of surgery fine and has stuck with rehab and here is the poor fellow back on the rack and ready to serve again; [ been back for a while, though I have one more that hasn't been finished yet ] https://i.imgur.com/ody8lt8.jpg https://i.im...
by hfcable
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Foreign Junk....
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Cheap Foreign Junk....

Blaine wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:56 pm
I just bought a calculator and it didn't have the "X" key.....
Times are hard.
all I can say is " Xi whiz " !
by hfcable
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 689

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

thanks, that would have been a good one to grab. I have bid on lots of whitney-kennedy large frames but have yet to get one, but I will keep trying. would like one in 45/60, as it would be very useful and easy to feed.
by hfcable
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The paperback version of SURVIVAL RELOADING is now avaiable
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: The paperback version of SURVIVAL RELOADING is now avaiable

ordered it...keep 'em coming ! More, more !
by hfcable
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 689

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

glad to be of help YK ! and now for todays featured obscurities: this was the first successful [ briefly ] lever action repeater for the government cartridge: the 1878 Burgess. it worked but for various reasons Andrew Burgess didn't make a go of it on his own, and this design lead to the 1881 Marlin...
by hfcable
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Doc, and Doc
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Hey Doc, and Doc

In the event that I was perhaps expected to remark, I must note that I am not a medical doctor, have not played one on tv, nor have I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express recently. But I have been shooting my Marlin 1892 .22 lever gun and will be testing out some CCI Quiet tomorrow. Some of the most int...
by hfcable
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 689

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

Beautiful, thanks for sharing all of that with us. Question, what kind of winter have you had in Alaska, I always hear how warm it is getting to be there, My friend in Kodiak said they have had lots of cold and snow, what about there where you are ? I am often on Prince of Wales Island, seems they ...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 689

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

Awesome....ENJOY what you've worked so hard for all these years...! :mrgreen: thank you !! it is an amazing feeling to have time to yourself, as you well know. I cant help still feeling guilty somehow, even though I know that i do have to stay in isolation. I suspect this bug could make really shor...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Doc, and Doc
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Hey Doc, and Doc

Yes. This is where some of the things like Low Dose Naltrexone and Vitamin C may figure in. How to handle the free iron is a problem for sure. Some say vitamin C can worsen it actually. The LDN lowers production of TNFa and IL-6 so may help additively to the drugs that bind/block the receptors for ...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 689

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

"He who dies with the most toys wins." I give up. You win. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Truth is I have all the guns I want but I envy your place on the lake with moose in the yard. Nice beadwork. What's the single action? that particular one is a Pietta in 357 mag. It is high polish stainless steel, and ha...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 689

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

Nice Whitney-Kennedy! I handled one at a gun show once: Smooooooth. Burgess is an under-appreciated designer. yes, he was. I have an 1878 Burgess 45/70 [ actually I have two of them ] , the first commercially available 45/70 lever gun. it was short lived but really was the predecessor of the 1881 M...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 689

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

I didn't identify the guns: the rifle is an 1873 whitney-kennedy in 44/40.. it was a competitor to Winchesters 1873 but quite a bit more expensive and didn't sell well. the lever is the old 'rat tail ' or serpentine type. the bore is mirror bright....don't think this ever saw much use. it shoots re...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Doc, and Doc
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Hey Doc, and Doc

and likely the azithromycin helps with bacterial superinfection, to treat and / or prevent. it also elevates certain interleukins which can help fight viruses, as well. azithromycin is used in some settings for prophylaxis. I have a [genetic ] immunodeficiency and in addition to getting IgG [immunog...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 689

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

I didn't identify the guns: the rifle is an 1873 whitney-kennedy in 44/40.. it was a competitor to Winchesters 1873 but quite a bit more expensive and didn't sell well. the lever is the old 'rat tail ' or serpentine type. the bore is mirror bright....don't think this ever saw much use. it shoots rea...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 689

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

Holy freaking smokes! Gun room envy. :mrgreen: Very nice sir. Stay safe. My son and his family are on Kodiak. She is due in a month and we are hopeful she won't have to go to Anchorage. Kodiak has been fairly safe. good luck to her, they have good facilities in Kodiak and she should be fine there. ...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 689

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

TraderVic wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:10 pm
I think you need another retired guy (I volunteer) to help you clean & shoot your guns. I also reload.
when the isolation part is over , I will need help !

I am overloading on coffee and cookies too !
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 689

lot of other stuffs

I found a lof the native American and old west items I had collected over the years but not gotten to display. they go pretty well with some of my collection of guns: https://i.imgur.com/pPsuux6.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TrPCggJ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/FX6RqXk.jpg https://i.imgur.com/lFt4Lg3.jpg I am ...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 689

finding things

I cleaned out the place under the stairs outside the gun room. it has been stacked several feet deep since I got this place in 2010. my, my ! I found a MEC reloader for 16 gauge with lots of extras, that I had been looking for since 2012 ! got it from a friend on this board. it is going into action ...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 689

hardships of sheltering in place:

I am still working full time at age 72 1/2 but going to start working only 2 weeks a month soon. as some know, I have a severe primary [ genetic ] immune deficiency, so I have retreated to our place on the lake , well away from anchorage. it is not off the grid, but I am on my own here. I can do a c...
by hfcable
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess Still Getting Out For A Kill Once In Awhile
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: Colt Burgess Still Getting Out For A Kill Once In Awhile

" Bring away. I have a bunch of cool old guns in those black powder chamberings and I shoot them all. Just let me know when..." was coming down at spring break, but then the virus happened. i am in 'isolation' working from our place on a lake well outside of anchorage, should be okay the good news f...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Think back, Pilgrim . . ." to the long ago "Larry King Live" radio broadcasts
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: "Think back, Pilgrim . . ." to the long ago "Larry King Live" radio broadcasts

COSteve wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:11 pm
If I remember correctly, it was the White Rabbit who sang it in Disney's Alice in Wonderland.
exactly ! my kids would get it right because I often quote it
by hfcable
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One More For The Stable; 1895 Winchester 38-72
Replies: 16
Views: 821

Re: One More For The Stable; 1895 Winchester 38-72

have always wanted a flatside 1895 but I do have a really nice original 405 with the 'African ' express sights, a really nice [ supremely accurate] all intact SRC with the' climbin' lyman receiver sight, an NRA musket in 30/06, and a 'russian' musket in 7.62x54R. had a beautiful 35 wcf, but sold it ...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess Still Getting Out For A Kill Once In Awhile
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: Colt Burgess Still Getting Out For A Kill Once In Awhile

you always have the best stuff and do fun things with it !!! didn't know those critters were out already. was headed to Bozeman at spring break, and had to cancel and go into hiding out here at the lake, avoiding the bug. hopefully, will get down there this summer. finally, I am going to be only wor...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a sittin here and browsing for my next gun. need advice
Replies: 22
Views: 1071

Re: Just a sittin here and browsing for my next gun. need advice

I got the Ruger for easy suppressor attachment. It makes it better for quiet pest dispatch around the farm, and better for teaching new shooters (they are less flinch when the gun is quiet). I have a 22LR converter that fits 1911's and it is fun too, but not threaded, and I did put a compact red-do...
by hfcable
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Book for those who are interested (UK link added)
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: New Book for those who are interested

Jim, I'm enjoying your last book Lonesome Trail and Other Stories, due to lock down I'm rationing my self to one story a day.... :D THANKS!! It is a good time to be reading. ...and me, I have no discipline, my wife brought it out to me Wednesday afternoon, and I finished it that evening, and still ...
by hfcable
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst time in your life
Replies: 54
Views: 1369

Re: worst time in your life

Kirk that was a horrible injury ! it truly is a miracle that you have a functioning arm !
by hfcable
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Cancelled Work or Personal Air Travel Yet?
Replies: 43
Views: 1414

Re: Anyone Cancelled Work or Personal Air Travel Yet?

was going to our place in bozeman saturday for spring break , to visit our daughter there BUT although i am lean and strong - i am 72 + and i have a severe primary [ genetic ] immune deficiency and have had several very close calls [ sepsis] .... so my wife is going and i am going to our place on th...
by hfcable
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst time in your life
Replies: 54
Views: 1369

Re: worst time in your life

gamekeeper wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:44 am
Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:58 am
So much pain in this thread. I don't want to add mine.
God bless you all.
My feelings too.
me three, God bless you all....


had several near death episodes, but still alive and working full time at 72 years old [ cutting back to 1/2 time starting this summer ]
by hfcable
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You know you're getting old ...
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: You know you're getting old ...

Blaine wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:46 pm
My script was stolen....I suspect a pair of hardened criminals. :twisted:
stick up artists, no doubt
by hfcable
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 348 ackley
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: 348 ackley

Does any one know of any gunsmiths doing 348 Ackley improved chambers? I had thought about the Alaskan conversion for the Browning 71 but now thinking that is too much work....that might be a good one for a Siamese Mauser. Any thoughts....and No I am not going to butcher the Winchester 71. here is ...