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by hfcable
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need more room perhaps !
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: Need more room perhaps !

the details are a little different but otherwise that could be my place !!

maybe we are cousins or something ?

oddly reassuring that i am not the only one :D
by hfcable
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evans Rifles
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Evans Rifles

i have,two now, evans 44 long [ my preference ] and 44 short ... i prefer the long have had a couple more

they are peculiar but work pretty well


i’d like to take a deer with one

watch tom sellecks ‘ cross fire trail’ i think to see one in action
by hfcable
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo and 2 world's meeting
Replies: 18
Views: 708

Re: Ammo and 2 world's meeting

thought 30/30 was 7.62x 47R , and 7.62X51 was 308 ??
by hfcable
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ithaca 66
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: Ithaca 66

had an Ithaca 66 in 12 ga as a teenager....very light weight and had full choke , 3" chamber....so of course I had to shoot it with 3" buck shot....that hurt a bit, but made tight patterns. . was kinda ugly but worked quite well even with the full choke , that gun shot slugs beautifully...like a rif...
by hfcable
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Pepperbox .22 Coming Soon
Replies: 15
Views: 393

Re: New Pepperbox .22 Coming Soon

"A hunting uncle had one circa early 1980s.....I had to use the middle finger to manipulate the heavy trigger. Never actually hit anything but the caliche shale pit berm with it but it was a flamethrower with full .357 loads." ah, the infamous COP [supposedly meant 'compact off duty police' } I boug...
by hfcable
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Pepperbox .22 Coming Soon
Replies: 15
Views: 393

Re: New Pepperbox .22 Coming Soon

Pete44ru wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:35 am
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YMMV, but I like that it's stainless, and think it's a neat little gun, and can only hope that it will function well.

a little company, I think it was called HJS, made one just like that in stainless steel...I have one and it is a very reliable and fairly accurate little thing
by hfcable
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt lightning rifles - who’s a fan?
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: Colt lightning rifles - who’s a fan?

EG73 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:41 am
And that right there is my absolute dream rifle....
Congratulations on owning such a beauty!
How’s it shoot?
shoots quite well.... excellent bore

i also have a 50/95 winchester 1876 , and it is an excellent shooter too
by hfcable
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1866 SRC
Replies: 29
Views: 412

Re: Winchester 1866 SRC

there was a henry in 44 CF at a big time auction house... the write up said there were at least 3 of them made Thanks. I didn't realize there were as many as a few thousand '66 made in CF, and I'd never heard of the Henry being made in it. I'm really surprised by the Henry. I thought the Henry CF c...
by hfcable
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt lightning rifles - who’s a fan?
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: Colt lightning rifles - who’s a fan?

got two large frames : a 45 [basically a 45/70] and a big 50- the 50/95 https://oi248.photobucket.com/albums/gg196/hfcable/107fac71-9c7a-4055-a388-9e55e699badf_zps82c21ac3.jpg https://oi248.photobucket.com/albums/gg196/hfcable/416e1e6b-5944-4f62-b387-1026b6014dd4_zpsefe84c37.jpg https://oi248.photob...
by hfcable
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1866 SRC
Replies: 29
Views: 412

Re: Winchester 1866 SRC

... the action is just too short... Rock Island Armory mentions "A few late production 1866s were configured to fire .44 Henry centerfire, and period conversions may have been performed to fire .44 Henry CF or other .44 caliber cartridges available at the time." This cartridge collector's site desc...
by hfcable
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1866 SRC
Replies: 29
Views: 412

Re: Winchester 1866 SRC

Very nice, Shrapnel. Barnes suggested making brass from .303 Savage cases. However, the easy approach is to just buy turned brass from Rocky Mtn. Does anyone know how many rifles were made in Henry CF? Hmmm, you said "it should be a 44-40 as late as it is"; did they actually make them in .44 WCF, t...
by hfcable
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Show Find Winchester Low Wall 22 Long
Replies: 40
Views: 1216

Re: Gun Show Find Winchester Low Wall 22 Long

i have a real nice 73 in 22 long, but have only used standard velolcity ammo....has the proper tang sight..i need to get one of those tools
by hfcable
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Show Find Winchester Low Wall 22 Long
Replies: 40
Views: 1216

Re: Gun Show Find Winchester Low Wall 22 Long

Shrapnel, that is a great gopher rig now !

I love shooting those lttle pests when I am in Bozeman !

Rimfire, l I have a lot of unusual sights, but on ly one of those and It needs a little repair. very hard sight to find.
by hfcable
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure wish they would stop the madness
Replies: 26
Views: 701

Re: Sure wish they would stop the madness

and now you are going to tell me that when i cut 12 “ off the top of my blanket and sew it on the bottom that it does no good !! ........but my feet are definitely warmer then ! see there !

i do it in late fall every year
by hfcable
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some of Paco's Leverguns
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Some of Paco's Leverguns

I sold him a uberti 1866 SRC in 22 long rifle.....he seemed to really like it... wonder of he still has it? I thought I only needed my uberti 1873 in 22 WMR...but finally broke down and got another 66 also. Yes. He still has the rifle and keeps it near the door where he can grab it quick if needed....
by hfcable
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some of Paco's Leverguns
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Some of Paco's Leverguns

I sold him a uberti 1866 SRC in 22 long rifle.....he seemed to really like it... wonder of he still has it?

I thought I only needed my uberti 1873 in 22 WMR...but finally broke down and got another 66 also.
by hfcable
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Could Get Really Interesting
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: This Could Get Really Interesting

I believe he meant bowl not bowel. YesSir, I allowed for that typo. :lol: I was just thinking that in my childhood, there were more homemade haircuts than not. Long hair was very much frowned upon in that day and age. I wore a high and tight all thru school. still wear my hair that way, and really ...
by hfcable
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever action .410s???
Replies: 20
Views: 696

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: 60
Views: 1050

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: 452

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: 667

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: 40
Views: 1216

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: 998

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: 855

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: 998

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: 855

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: 497

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: 742

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: 797

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: 797

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: 773

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: 1320

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: 1320

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: 850

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: 1320

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: 1320

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: 1320

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: 1320

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: 1320

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: 844

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: 1334

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: 1414

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: 1414

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: 882

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: 882

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: 451

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: 371

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: 371

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: 1006

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: 609

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...