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by hfcable
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pistols and bears - report
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: Pistols and bears - report

i have and have carried all manner of pistols, 45 colt, 454, 480,wildey 45 win mag, etc and many different 44 magnums..... i have settled on the 44 magnum for here in alaska, either SW329 or the astra terminator 3” gun; although when hiking in montana i sometimes carry the SW 3” model 60 kit gun in ...
by hfcable
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pistols and bears - report
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: Pistols and bears - report

one of my father’s uncles [ i never got to meet this one] killed 19 [ really !} black bears with a 22 single shot rifle [ this was pre-WWII ] ...one of these was a close call....the others were mostly single well placed shots [ hit man style ] done while the uncle was small game hunting..... the 22 ...
by hfcable
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday hfcable.
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Happy Birthday hfcable.

thanks guys, but it’s actually my son Elliott’s birthday, mine is november 8th .... BUT , i am visiting elliott this week and told him this and he appreciates it
by hfcable
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: home remedy questions
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: home remedy questions

Be careful with NSAID cocktails. Your liver will thank you. I have a prescription of Diclofenac I take twice a day. I take 1000 mg of tylenol three times a day. Every source I look at says this is a safe combo. Motrin and tylenol are safe, too. The best relief I have for achy joint inflamation is h...
by hfcable
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: home remedy questions
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: home remedy questions

Be careful with NSAID cocktails. Your liver will thank you. I have a prescription of Diclofenac I take twice a day. I take 1000 mg of tylenol three times a day. Every source I look at says this is a safe combo. Motrin and tylenol are safe, too. The best relief I have for achy joint inflamation is h...
by hfcable
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR7625
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: SR7625

Along time ago one of the Gents at the Gun club told Me He was done shooting. selling every thing.... I bought 20 lbs of 7625 from Him.. :D . Before they quit selling it I used 7625 in the 10 , 12 , 16 , 20 and 28 . When I quit loading the lesser gauges ex with it I just loaded the 10 and slug/Buck...
by hfcable
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sub gauge tubes
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Sub gauge tubes

I have used the Seminole chanber-mates with good success....used them in antique and modern doubles, and they work well and pattern quite well. these inserts are steel and well built. the little skeeters are made of something else? aluminum maybe, very light weight and are usable only with mild targ...
by hfcable
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mowing the old fasion way.
Replies: 61
Views: 849

Re: Mowing the old fasion way.

vaguely remember some of those that were motorized..,musta been a transitional phase of mower
by hfcable
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use a satellite phone...?
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Anyone use a satellite phone...?

i rent them up here when we go into the mine....service we use , the calls are a bit pricey but texts are free !
by hfcable
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show
Replies: 17
Views: 425

Re: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show

as always .....just spectacular ! :mrgreen:
by hfcable
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess
Replies: 22
Views: 750

Re: Colt Burgess

i see that now that you told me , never have held a 45/60 in my hands

great collection
by hfcable
Fri May 24, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess
Replies: 22
Views: 750

Re: Colt Burgess

that is an astounding and outstanding collection of burgess guns.....the most I have ever seen in one place ! and in amazing condition.

what calibers are the large frame guns ?
by hfcable
Thu May 23, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess
Replies: 22
Views: 750

Re: Colt Burgess

awesome firearms...just amazing , as usual. re: the question about the Uberti Burgess.... I think it is a burgess in name only, internally it is not related to the original burgess firearms. I have an 1878 burgess in 45/70... a really cool old gun, the first successful 45/70 lever gun...works pretty...
by hfcable
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need more room perhaps !
Replies: 13
Views: 350

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: 370

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: 870

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: 511

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: 478

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: 478

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: 571

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: 568

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: 571

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: 568

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: 568

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: 1441

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: 1441

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: 828

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: 832

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: 832

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: 503

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: 829

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: 1330

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: 545

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: 909

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: 1441

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: 1256

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: 33
Views: 1607

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: 1256

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: 33
Views: 1607

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: 579

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: 830

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: 935

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: 935

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: 898

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: 1507

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: 1507

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: 984

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: 1507

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: 1507

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: 1507

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