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by Mike D.
Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am still here.
Replies: 89
Views: 2853

Re: I am still here.

Well, I AM still here at this time, but my cancer is now definitely terminal so for how long only God knows. I spent four days in the hospital after calling 911 due to racing heartbeat and pneumonia that I had no idea was there. I am what is known as the palliative stage, just being maintained until...
by Mike D.
Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early 2000s Miroku 1886 gets 1908 parts
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: Early 2000s Miroku 1886 gets 1908 parts

Sorry, but I have no straight 1886 levers in my current stock. I will see what I can dredge up, though. :)
by Mike D.
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old photo of 1873 Winchester short rifle?
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Old photo of 1873 Winchester short rifle?

Looks like a .32-20 carbine to me.
by Mike D.
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early 2000s Miroku 1886 gets 1908 parts
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: Early 2000s Miroku 1886 gets 1908 parts

The 86 levers should work on a 71. The internal parts won't swap, especially the locking bars because the originals are slightly canted. I have both 1886 and 71 levers in the garage and I will compare them tomorrow, Bill.
by Mike D.
Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early 2000s Miroku 1886 gets 1908 parts
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: Early 2000s Miroku 1886 gets 1908 parts

I finally completed fully inletting the Miroku stock to accept the original 1886 lower tang and put the gun back together a few minutes ago. All is good, I just have some tape marks to clean up and a little wood vacuuming and the gun can go back to it's place with the others. Of course we all know t...
by Mike D.
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am still here.
Replies: 89
Views: 2853

Re: I am still here.

Chemo this morning only lasted 1 hr 45 mins, not the 3 hrs I was originally told. I came home and went to the garage to remove a little more wood from the Miroku lower tang groove. Staying off ox for a while. My meter says still 97% after 4 hrs no supplemental air. I can do this quite fast, I believ...
by Mike D.
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 'new' vintage 32-20 (photos)
Replies: 33
Views: 1439

Re: My 'new' vintage 32-20 (photos)

:shock: :shock: :shock: Yikes, Kirk, what a beauty. Congrats on a great score that you so very much deserve. :D
by Mike D.
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am still here.
Replies: 89
Views: 2853

Re: I am still here.

Thank you, everyone. I can use all the prayers that can be sent in my direction. I begin chemo tomorrow at 1000. Each session will take approximately 3 hrs, but the good thing is that I only have it every three weeks. Had blood pulled from my port this morning for tomorrow's treatment. I had my firs...
by Mike D.
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am still here.
Replies: 89
Views: 2853

Re: I am still here.

Small steps first. I have to work on shedding the oxygen dependency before any other things. My last of Oct buck hunt is definitely off, so I will request F&G if it is possible to give my tag to one of my cousins who did not get drawn this year. I still hope to go duck hunting this fall and winter, ...
by Mike D.
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am still here.
Replies: 89
Views: 2853

I am still here.

It's been some weeks since I have checked it on Leverguns, so it's time to update everyone on my current situation. A few weeks ago we went on our annual group campout down to the ranch and as the days moved from Friday to Sunday I found myself growing progressively weaker. By Sun AM I was toast and...
by Mike D.
Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early 2000s Miroku 1886 gets 1908 parts
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: Early 2000s Miroku 1886 gets 1908 parts

I get them from a Winchester parts guy I know. Not a dealer, just a occasional seller.
by Mike D.
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early 2000s Miroku 1886 gets 1908 parts
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: Early 2000s Miroku 1886 gets 1908 parts

Thanks, cable. The poor gun is getting more beat up from all the "surgery" and not hunting. It will get out soon, I'll corral the .45-90 for a while. The Mauser and the .45-70 will do next week. :)
by Mike D.
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early 2000s Miroku 1886 gets 1908 parts
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Early 2000s Miroku 1886 gets 1908 parts

I originally posted this with a lame title, so decided to say it like it is. I had some 1886 parts from a 1908 .33 rifle lying about so decided to put them to the ultimate test. Would they swap right into a modern Miruku Extra Lightweight 1886? I tore down the Miroku and discarded the bolt, lower ta...
by Mike D.
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 reaasembly
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: 1886 reaasembly

Poor choice of title, it's going to change. :|
by Mike D.
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 reaasembly
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: 1886 reaasembly

To get the correct one piece firing pin and ejector. Also because I had it and decided to experiment with it. Lower tang and trigger, flat spring and hammer, so why not the bolt? I have too many 1886 parts doing nothing, so a few were put to good use. I also have an original bent lower tang to use a...
by Mike D.
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 reaasembly
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: 1886 reaasembly

Forgot the photo before I put the gun away for until the Miroku stock in inletted for the lower tang. Both stock screws fit, the bolt spacing is the same. :)
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by Mike D.
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 reaasembly
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: 1886 reaasembly

Next time I tear this thing down in will be to install an original PG lever and PG buttstock. That'll be a while, though. :)
by Mike D.
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 reaasembly
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: 1886 reaasembly

Who said that original 1886 parts won't fit the Miroku? I took it little sweating and holding my tongue just right to get the hammer screw in, but, by golly, it works. I stuck a primed case in the chamber and it popped nicely. Bolt, hammer w/fly, and lower tang with correct flat mainspring. Holy mol...
by Mike D.
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get it straight
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Re: Let's get it straight

Jack, I have ELTDS in .38-56 and .45-90 that wear smooth and checkered steel buttplates. Others have hard rubber, both with "peak" and without.
by Mike D.
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 reaasembly
Replies: 11
Views: 788

1886 reaasembly

I just installed original bolt and lower tang from a vintage 1910 33 rifle in my Miroku EL. I'm having a dickens of a time with the original hammer with fly and the original mainspring. That is one tough spring and I can't hold enough pressure on it to get the bolt through the receiver. Does anyone ...
by Mike D.
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elks on the menu
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Elks on the menu

Bang, bang. Wolves gone.
by Mike D.
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get it straight
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Re: Let's get it straight

Affirmative, Rimfire. That is exactly why the .33s are not considered LWs. That category was reserved for the .45-70s.
by Mike D.
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get it straight
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Re: Let's get it straight

The only "bent barrel" I had was when I ran over my Model 97. When I was done you could nearly shoot around corners with it. Big wowee. :oops:
by Mike D.
Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resident goose hunting anyone??
Replies: 28
Views: 960

Re: Resident goose hunting anyone??

Local Cornfields are full of those "City Geese", but I won't bother with 'em. I have never wasted a shell on them except to chase them out. Just sayin'. :roll:
by Mike D.
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Wild Bunch
Replies: 8
Views: 792

The Wild Bunch

I realize that this excellent film has been talked about many times in this forum, but I watched it a new digitized and high definition version this afternoon. You can really see everything in a new light, as it were. :D
by Mike D.
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get it straight
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Re: Let's get it straight

The updated price list of 2 January 1917 shows the 33 caliber rifles at $34.50 and the EL 1886 45-70 at $ 28.50 and the TD priced the same as the .33. The carbine was still $22. :)
by Mike D.
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get it straight
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Let's get it straight

For years there have been persistent incorrect terminology concerning the Winchester lightweight rifles. Dealers, and others, insist on calling the .33 caliber guns "extra lightweights". They are not. Those were simply cataloged as "33 caliber rifle", regardless of the configuration. Also, full maga...
by Mike D.
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could It Be......A Misspelling?
Replies: 24
Views: 1345

Re: Could It Be......A Misspelling?

Couldn't be any other. Superb Colt with perfect provenance. :)
by Mike D.
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 71 - bad accuracy
Replies: 17
Views: 1616

Re: Win 71 - bad accuracy

I haven't taken my 71 Standard out for a few years, but it always produced small groups. I consider anything under 2" to be stellar for a lever action rifle. Here it is under it's little brother, my Model 64. The rifle came from the original owner and was ordered with deluxe sling swivels and Lyman ...
by Mike D.
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 71 - bad accuracy
Replies: 17
Views: 1616

Re: Win 71 - bad accuracy

Why the fiberoptic sight and heavy bullets? 200 grains are best suited to the .348 and more bullet than you ever need for NA game. Go back to the original steel front sight and standard rear.
by Mike D.
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You're Opinions On 401s, IRAs
Replies: 29
Views: 1567

Re: You're Opinions On 401s, IRAs

My 401K is fairly large and now with Wells Fargo Advisers. Flopped my 401 from work when I retired in '04. Early inception ING funds guarantee 11%, so growing strong. No losses to speak of during Obummer's recession. :)
by Mike D.
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chico Gun Show canceled
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: Chico Gun Show canceled

We had one up here, Perry, that some simpleton started with fireworks. Most wildfires that aren't naturally caused are started by bonehead humanoids.
by Mike D.
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you want to feel better about gasoline prices...
Replies: 14
Views: 644

Re: If you want to feel better about gasoline prices...

I topped off this am, about a half a tank... $506.43, but that was just shy of a 1,000 miles. 7.41 mpg @ $3.959/gal! When I'm drivin', that's about every other day or so. My weekly fuel cost averages over $2,500! What have you got, a GTO from 1966? IMO, REAL GTOs were only made in 1964 and 65. Afte...
by Mike D.
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chico Gun Show canceled
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: Chico Gun Show canceled

It would be judicious on your part to wear a mask when outside, Tim. My lung cancer is most likely in part due to my long exposure to smoke and fires after many restorations of power lines while the areas were still hot. We were often side by side with fire fighters as transmission lines had to be t...
by Mike D.
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chico Gun Show canceled
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: Chico Gun Show canceled

Staging area for fighting the Chips and Reading fires near Almanor.
by Mike D.
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best place to get a replacement 20 guage Wingmaster barrel?
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Best place to get a replacement 20 guage Wingmaster barrel?

Check Numrich, they have the best selection and prices. This might be the one you want. :)

Barrel, 20 Ga. LW, 26'' Remchoke, Vent Rib - New, Factory Original, Incl Wrench $177.20

www.gunpartscorp.com
by Mike D.
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ammo on Hogs - Graphic Photo Warning
Replies: 15
Views: 1454

Re: New Ammo on Hogs - Graphic Photo Warning

Kinda sounds like the .38 Super to me. :|
by Mike D.
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ammo on Hogs - Graphic Photo Warning
Replies: 15
Views: 1454

Re: New Ammo on Hogs - Graphic Photo Warning

Can I safely pop that load out of my Colt Commander 9mm? I'll bet the old Camp Carbine would produce higher velocity. :)
by Mike D.
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Shooting Advice from Concealed-Carry Instructors"
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: "Shooting Advice from Concealed-Carry Instructors"

Negatory, 336bl. I have carried a big 'ol Colt Combat Commander .45 for over 40 yrs and see no reason to go lighter. What do a few ounces amount to when the chips are down, heaven forbid? What really counts is knowing your gun and feeling comfortable with it. The weapon is carried cocked and locked ...
by Mike D.
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got crickets?
Replies: 13
Views: 1648

Re: Got crickets?

That's just "frog talk". They are much louder when mating season rolls around. :)
by Mike D.
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got crickets?
Replies: 13
Views: 1648

Re: Got crickets?

Fat tree frogs, El Chivo. We have them here, too. Noisy little devils in the winter and spring. :)
by Mike D.
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mountain Lion living in Griffith Park
Replies: 15
Views: 1071

Re: Mountain Lion living in Griffith Park

Cat in Griffith Park is a non issue. Leave it alone and it will move on. I don't expect any interaction with joggers or any other people. Dogs, now, are another story. Fair game there.
by Mike D.
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else here feeding hummers?
Replies: 45
Views: 2783

Re: Anyone else here feeding hummers?

We have four feeders at all times. Here in Northern CA we get Anna's, Black Chinned, Calliope, and Rufous hummers. Occasionally a stray shows up. We have had Broadtail, Costa's and once last year a pair of huge Magnificents came for a day. I tried to get a photo but couldn't get to them in time. Dif...
by Mike D.
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Chrome
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Google Chrome

Firefox is the fastest and most trouble free. :)
by Mike D.
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer huntin' time
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Deer huntin' time

I did take an '86 in .40-82 just to shoot at targets but never got around to it. Too bloody hot to do anything after 10AM except soak n the pool. Saturday morning we saw 6 buck, with two maybe shooters, a nice tall fork and a 2X3. None of us wanted to take a buck on the first day, so we let 'em slid...
by Mike D.
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About Those Mannlicher Stocks?
Replies: 34
Views: 3190

Re: How About Those Mannlicher Stocks?

Full length stocks are not for me..
by Mike D.
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer huntin' time
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Deer huntin' time

Tomorrow is the A season opener in CA, so off i go down to San Benito to see what we can find. Some nice bucks have been seen, but I expect them to disappear by tomorrow AM. It will be bit on the toasty side down there with highs expected to be 108º both days this weekend. It will be a test to my ab...
by Mike D.
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calif. Fish & Game Pres. Ousted For Hunting Lion
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: Calif. Fish & Game Pres. Ousted For Hunting Lion

It's sad that weak kneed Demoncats run this once Golden State. They will cowtow to ANY PC request or suggestion. What CA really needs is open season on mtn lions. There are several on our ranches and they are subject to SSS. :(
by Mike D.
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50-110 vs 50 Alaskan
Replies: 27
Views: 13502

Re: 50-110 vs 50 Alaskan

A Marlin "1895" IS a 336. Not suitable for very high pressure loads that an 1886 thrives on.
by Mike D.
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House done, moved in but still not financed...
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: House done, moved in but still not financed...

Shop around, there are plenty of loans available at less that 3.5%. Go 10 years and it will be under 2%. Banks are not the way to go, they are not "hungry" enough.