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by AmBraCol
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:

Looks like folks survived OK. The hosting company's proud of the job they did. Now we can get on with getting on with our usual seriousness around here. :? :lol:

We'll put up a note prior to the next upgrade which should be coming along in the not too distant future.
by AmBraCol
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:

Today's the day. I'm not sure how this is going to affect us for sure, but downtime should not be more than four hours starting sometime around 6:00 p.m. PDT.
by AmBraCol
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:

AJMD429 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Gmail was down a couple days ago, too, but that was just to clean up Hillary's little mess.... :lol:
Glad it didn't drive you to suicide.


:?
by AmBraCol
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:

Hey guys, just a warning about a couple of upcoming upgrades. The first is an operating system upgrade done by our hosting company. It's scheduled for the 20th, as quoted from their email (see below). Shouldn't be a big deal, but the site will likely not be available for a certain period of time (co...
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 5 45-90 cases
Replies: 13
Views: 185

Re: WTB 5 45-90 cases

Anything that is big and light weight (hot glue bullet, for example) will put a great big hole in the middle of your erstwhile pattern. Ideally you want something that will allow the shot to penetrate or at worst go around easily (edgewise, hopefully) , disturbing the shot column as little as possib...
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airgun question for Nath, Gamekeeper
Replies: 28
Views: 472

Re: Airgun question for Nath, Gamekeeper

I had the spring in my RWS 45 break, called RWS they said send it in ,lifetime warranty. Told them send me the spring as I could do it myself. 10lbs of shyt in a 5 pound bag comes to mind! That spring was a bear to install!! I finally came up with a bar clamp and pin punches and other things to com...
by AmBraCol
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Debunking the 'U.S. most mass shootings in world' myth
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Debunking the 'U.S. most mass shootings in world' myth

Thanks. I was trying to remember where that paper was.
by AmBraCol
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380

Gun companies must be running out of innovation.---6 A friend of mine wrote: right now "concept" guns are the thing. Many companies are coming out with special concept guns. Just like concept cars. If they get enough call for them, they make them. If nobody is interested they quietly drop the idea ...
by AmBraCol
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strobe Flashlights...and Dogs...
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Strobe Flashlights...and Dogs...

Interesting. I use a laser pointer to exercise our two. None of the other dogs at the park pay attention to the little green dot. Well, there's the park dog, Lucas, but he doesn't like to play with others so when he sees the dot he watches but only chases it sporadically. Don't have a strobe or I'd ...
by AmBraCol
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Re: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?

I already had some Rem Oil wipes in a canister, so I ordered some Ballistol individual wipes. I sighted in a couple of rifles yesterday and used one of the wipes on both guns. Did a good job. I did this in the kitchen. And I'm still alive. :D The wife didn't notice the smell, so they passed a very ...
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Re: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?

Ed's Red minus the acetone and kerosene? Pretty much. It's "Ed's Red Compatible Gun Oil". :D Everything I tried on the Llama Cassidy didn't work - until I started using the ATF/Lanolin mix. Haven't had an issue with rust since then. Just wipe it down occasionally. The ziplock baggies work great for...
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: slow to learn.......
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: slow to learn.......

And then there is THIS Venezuelan immigrant...

https://www.facebook.com/gabbyfrancotopshot/
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: College must make people STUPID....
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: College must make people STUPID....

Just finished reading "Yankee Fighter: The Story Of An American In The Free French Foreign Legion" by John F. Hasey. At one point he visited several US colleges prior to the US joining in WWII. His observations on what he found there at that time foreshadow what we are seeing today. In other words, ...
by AmBraCol
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Re: Individually packaged gun oil wipes. Reviews or Suggestions?

Just cut up an old t-shirt, or make some flannel squares, into handy sizes. Fold them up and slip them into a small ziplock. Add a few drops of ATF. Close the bag and you're good to go. If you want more effectiveness, mix the ATF with lanolin first. This is what I use here just north of the Equator....
by AmBraCol
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’m oughtta here !
Replies: 45
Views: 1156

Re: I’m oughtta here !

I just finished "Bullets and Bolos - 15 Years In The Philippines". Things have changed a bit in the past 100 years, I'm sure. :D
by AmBraCol
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200
Replies: 26
Views: 634

Re: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200

What ever you do, stay away from the Winchester 120. The guts on those are junk. Had one some time back, had trouble, tore into it, found stamped tin cans for parts (that's what it seemed like). Got it running, traded it off. I'd go with the Model 12 if you've got the funds for it. They've a long, s...
by AmBraCol
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Terry Murbach's widow
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: For Terry Murbach's widow

Are all of the firearms listed there from Terry's collection? The last I heard from Bobby Tyler, all the firearms on the site on July 09, 2019 were from Terry's estate. Haven't had a look to see what else is there (if anything) but the number keeps dwindling. If there's something you want - jump wi...
by AmBraCol
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Terry Murbach's widow
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: For Terry Murbach's widow

Pitchy wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Wishing the best for her and a successful auction.
No auction, just decent market prices on Terry's guns. Follow the link, you may find something you need. :wink: Most of what I was interested in has moved on down the road already, not that I'm in a position to buy right now anyway.
by AmBraCol
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Terry Murbach's widow
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: For Terry Murbach's widow

I hope Terry's widow gets top prices for the collection, I'd be proud to own any one of his guns. I'll put it this way, a well known person in the shooting sports industry said, (roughly) "I'd told my wife to dispose of my collection when I'm gone by having two or three auctions. I've now changed m...
by AmBraCol
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Terry Murbach's widow
Replies: 11
Views: 498

For Terry Murbach's widow

I wasn't sure if should post here, in the Classifieds or in the Memorial section - so opted on here. :lol: As most of you know, Terry Murbach passed on earlier this year. His collection is being offered for sale and proceeds go to his widow. There may be an item or two here of interested to folks on...
by AmBraCol
Tue May 21, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

Wow 480 this would scratch my 50 cal itch. How do I get one, who wants money? Gary Reeder (www.reedercustomguns.com) built the originals. He has the tooling to ream the chambers and everything else. You would have to supply him a base gun to work on. And you would have to make the ammo from scratch...
by AmBraCol
Mon May 20, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Iver Johnson Champion 12 gauge has joined the accumulation .....
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: Iver Johnson Champion 12 gauge has joined the accumulation .....

Picked one up from a yard sale for the same price years ago. Come to think of it - that was over 20 years ago. You got a great deal. The one I picked up needed the spring that actuates the locking mechanism. Took it to a gun smith for repair. It took him ages to do so. Finally gave the ticket to my ...
by AmBraCol
Wed May 15, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you
Replies: 29
Views: 862

Re: How many of you

It's about to change here, for the worse. Going from 10 meters down the hall to just about 8 meters tops. We're about an hour from the range so trips out there require planning and a serious investment in fuel. Twice a month to the range is about tops most months.
by AmBraCol
Wed May 01, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone having issues posting
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: Anyone having issues posting

Good luck on your move, Paul, and keep us in your loop Thanks, Bill. We may have found "the house". Not the perfect house, but one we can make livable. We're to meet the fellow tomorrow to talk bout contract and such. Interesting neighbor lady showed the place to us. She's lived next door for the l...
by AmBraCol
Wed May 01, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone having issues posting
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: Anyone having issues posting

Let me know how it goes over the next few days. Our hosting provider just did an upgrade on our software. Hopefully that took care of it. If not, there's a tweak or two to try. We're in the middle of a forced move (don't even know where we're going yet) so I don't have much time for dropping in on t...
by AmBraCol
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a favor...
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Need a favor...

Done. <3
by AmBraCol
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old black powder.
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Old black powder.

There's a reason for the old saying, "Keep your powder dry". Blackpowder kept dry has basically an unlimited shelf life. Don't know what effect getting damp then then being dried out has on it, but it'd still be dangerous even if it's lost some potency.
by AmBraCol
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with an Old Friend
Replies: 26
Views: 767

Re: Playing with an Old Friend

Sim senhor. Veremos que faz o Senhor, estou tranquilo e trabalhando. No tempo de Deus nos vemos!
by AmBraCol
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with an Old Friend
Replies: 26
Views: 767

Re: Playing with an Old Friend

Glad to see that ol' sixgun is spitting lead again. It's a fistful of fun indeed! I still see the vivid images of exploding hedge-apples. Undaunted By Commone Sense - no doubt. Yet motivated by love of fun shooting! Aqueles foram bons dias o meu amigo. Quando o veremos nos Estados Unidos? Seria div...
by AmBraCol
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with an Old Friend
Replies: 26
Views: 767

Re: Playing with an Old Friend

Glad to see that ol' sixgun is spitting lead again. It's a fistful of fun indeed! I still see the vivid images of exploding hedge-apples. Undaunted By Commone Sense - no doubt. Yet motivated by love of fun shooting!
by AmBraCol
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old air guns
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: Old air guns

Rusty wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:31 am
This guy is a second generation airgun smith.If he can't fix it, it can't be fixed. https://www.mac1airgunshop.com/
I'll second "Timmy Mac" for the Sheridan. He's THE go to guy for those old pumpers.
by AmBraCol
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers needed for daughter today
Replies: 28
Views: 487

Re: Prayers needed for daughter today

I'm glad things went well. My wife has had some similar issues, regulated so far with medicine. Prayers for your daughter's full recovery.
by AmBraCol
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Felt Artistic.....
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Felt Artistic.....

Crusoe of Lonesome Lake https://www.amazon.com/Crusoe-Lonesome-Lake-Leland-Stowe/dp/0345238737 Ought to be a great reade. Thanks for sharing the link. Yes, a very good read. He decided he wanted his own airplane, so he taught himself mathematics so he could teach himself aviation engineering. And a...
by AmBraCol
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Felt Artistic.....
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Felt Artistic.....

Shades of "Crusoe of Lost Lake" (If I remember the title correctly). He was from Maine, homesteaded in the back of beyond B.C., pulled the door closed behind him when he marched off to join the war effort, came home, married the daughter of the closest settler (about 20 miles from his holding, IIRC)...
by AmBraCol
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Saint Feast Day
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Gun Saint Feast Day

He's also on the Pistol Packing Preachers website...
by AmBraCol
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes the .410 shotgun?
Replies: 60
Views: 1330

Re: Who likes the .410 shotgun?

The lowly 410 (called a 36 down south) has probably accounted for more Brazilian game than all other gauges/calibers combined. It was THE shotgun one came across most often hanging in settler's shacks. A couple years ago I picked one up while up north. Just wish I could have it here with me. Finally...
by AmBraCol
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Good Time To Order Ammo
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: A Good Time To Order Ammo

Where are you doing your shopping?
by AmBraCol
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remembering
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Remembering

I remember the first time, while I was in the Army, driving from Ohio to Ft Lewis. THE EVERGREEN STATE!! Wow. I could hardly wait. After I made it out of Idaho, I was confounded by the complete lack of evergreens until I got well past Ellensburg. Shucks, the complete lack of GREEN, much less evergr...
by AmBraCol
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers please-pregnant family member
Replies: 37
Views: 1283

Re: Prayers please-pregnant family member

Praise God! Little ones bring such joy. May the coming years be full of blessing for the whole family!
by AmBraCol
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C- note value challenge or how two guys entertain themselves
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: C- note value challenge or how two guys entertain themselves

Picked up a Jennings 22 at the last gunshow I went to. It's a fairly accurate and very reliable little popper.
by AmBraCol
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebuilding a levergun - right here in Coffee Country...
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Rebuilding a levergun - right here in Coffee Country...

Well, sort of a levergun anyway. It's got this lever on the side to charge it with air. :D Walther LGR - 10 Meter Target Rifle A friend's mother used to compete in 10 Meter Air Rifle and 10 Meter Air Pistol down here in Coffee Country. She passed away a few years ago and the guns have been in storag...
by AmBraCol
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: forming 25-35 cases
Replies: 13
Views: 569

Re: forming 25-35 cases

Years ago 25-35 was all but a dead cartridge. Brass was non-existent and factory ammo expensive. Rich Hoch loaned me his 7mm neck size only die and I did up a couple of boxes from 30-30 by doing it in two stages, first neck size in the 7mm then in the 25-35 die, trim to length and load. I didn't kno...
by AmBraCol
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Carbide dies 357
Replies: 23
Views: 900

Re: Lee Carbide dies 357

wm wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:12 am
Spares …… IMO you won't get enough for them to make it worthwhile selling them and having a back up is generally never a bad idea.

Wm
^^^^^^^ This ^^^^^^^
by AmBraCol
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Carbide dies 357
Replies: 23
Views: 900

Re: Lee Carbide dies 357

The carbide type of dies definitely make reloading straight wall cases easier. I started with a Lee Loader in 38 spl but the fact that it only neck sizes and also requires lube lead me to invest in a Lee Speed Die way back when. That made things much easier. Going to the four die set with a separate...
by AmBraCol
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: air rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: air rifle

You mention fixing the old rifle. Are you aware you can get almost all the parts for a number of old Crosman guns? https://support.crosman.com/hc/en-us/categories/200223634-Owner-s-Manuals-and-Parts-Diagrams Download the parts diagram for the model you have, check out the part numbers for the offend...
by AmBraCol
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 73
Views: 2489

Re: Prayer Request

Wow, Griff.

Just saw this. Can't imagine what you're going through. Prayers up on your behalf.
by AmBraCol
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So you think you've seen ugly in a levergun...
Replies: 20
Views: 817

So you think you've seen ugly in a levergun...

Well, this one fell off the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down...

https://www.airgundepot.com/hatsan-vect ... rifle.html
by AmBraCol
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 350 Winchester Legend
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

Re: 350 Winchester Legend

Well, I stand corrected - I believe. There's a lot of speculation out there, it'll be interesting to see how this shakes out.

https://www.range365.com/winchester-350 ... rth-legend