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by JimT
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler

Sixgun wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:40 pm
Is that yours? ----6.
No. I never saw one outside of a gun show. Never was interested in them.
by JimT
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler

Hey Jim..Ring a bell, this "new" Wrangler? Remember the Ruger "Lightweights" and "Tri-Color?----6. https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/serveimage.jpg Not too many of them made ... they weren't popular. The standard Single Six was affordable. In those days they did not need a cheape...
by JimT
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ruger Handgun //// UPDATED
Replies: 18
Views: 501

Re: New Ruger Handgun

It looks to be the same size as the first single six`s. My first good handgun was a convertible single six I bought new in 1962. I shot that gun more than most my guns since put together. It was stolen on me years ago. I found this one that looked unfired and snagged it. This one is made about 1957...
by JimT
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Passover begins today ...
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Passover begins today ...

and for all those that observe it ..

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by JimT
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SIGNS
Replies: 6
Views: 235

SIGNS

They had made camp nearly a week before. The old men said the signs were good for this place. There was an abundance of water, firewood and game. The grass was still green even though it was late in the season. The tipis had been set up in order and the camp had taken on the bustle of a village. Hun...
by JimT
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Biblical Conflict?
Replies: 32
Views: 651

Re: A Biblical Conflict?

I don't recall any place that says one must be a "christian" in order to go to heaven. The only place I remember where the word "christian" is used in in the Book of Acts, talking about what followers of Jesus were called in a certain city. Jesus did say that He was the only way to the Father, and H...
by JimT
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

I've carried mine in a shoulder rig, but not concealed. I carried it that way when hunting to protect it from banging on my rifle. A hip holster really gets in the way of carrying a rifle over your shoulder, and beats upyour stock, or the handgun. A shoulder holster also keeps the handgun out of th...
by JimT
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

Pete44ru wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:41 am
JimT wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:25 am

less trouble than a belt rig when I had to sit on the toilet ...

TMI there, Jim …………….. :mrgreen:

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Uh .. well .. these are the days of "full disclosure" you know ... :D
by JimT
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New toy from 1900
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: New toy from 1900

NICE!!
by JimT
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

Back in the days when I wore a suit I carried a single action in a shoulder holster. Found it very comfortable, easy to reach when needed .. and less trouble than a belt rig when I had to sit on the toilet ...
by JimT
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pair To Draw To
Replies: 21
Views: 452

Re: A Pair To Draw To

Thanks Gentlemen... In fact, my son suggested earlier today that since I'll be home tomorrow, and there's a shoot at my CAS club on Sunday, I should go. After seeing this topic, I think I'll use her guns in her memory... Maybe they'll bring the luck she always did! 8) 8) :D Great idea! I just learn...
by JimT
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pair To Draw To
Replies: 21
Views: 452

Re: A Pair To Draw To

Griff .... NICE!!
by JimT
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pair To Draw To
Replies: 21
Views: 452

Re: A Pair To Draw To

"THE OLDER I GET THE MORE I APPRECIATE THE .357 AND ESPECIALLY WITH A SIXGUN/LEVERGUN COMBINATION."
(from John Taffin this morning)
by JimT
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pair To Draw To
Replies: 21
Views: 452

A Pair To Draw To

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by JimT
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doing my part
Replies: 17
Views: 402

Re: Doing my part

Excellent Sixgun! But ... lest folks think we are completely insensitive to the environment, I would like it to be made known that we DO recycle! At times anyway. Often a poopy diaper gets left in the yard .. and I won't pick it up until the dogs have thoroughly cleaned it. NOTHING goes to wast!
by JimT
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doing my part
Replies: 17
Views: 402

Re: Doing my part

These days there is a law about most everything. Seems the government took a page from Baptist and Pentecostal preachers .... afraid that someone might be having fun! :D
by JimT
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doing my part
Replies: 17
Views: 402

Doing my part

to help keep the planet warm. We don't need another Ice Age.

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by JimT
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You might want to warn your kids ....
Replies: 11
Views: 432

You might want to warn your kids ....

This is something that happened at an assisted living center. The people who lived there had small apartments, but they all ate at a central cafeteria. One morning one of the residents didn't show up for breakfast so my wife went upstairs and knocked on his door to see if everything was OK. She cou...
by JimT
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What size dowel to knock out 357 bullets
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: What size dowel to knock out 357 bullets

I use a brass or aluminum rod that is close to bore size. Brass or aluminum will not booger the rifling.
by JimT
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wonder if this is as good as the original...
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: I wonder if this is as good as the original...

I remember Mel had a survival retreat in the mountains of the US and one in Mexico I think it was. He prepared for everything ... almost. I hope he was prepared to die unexpectedly. Seems like we often prepare for everything but that. :o
by JimT
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with an Old Friend
Replies: 26
Views: 613

Re: Playing with an Old Friend

Eu pensei que seria agora em Junho, mais não tenho os fundos para o viajem. Asim é a vida. :(
Entende. Sempre há Esperança e a Confiança.
by JimT
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plugged Bore
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: Plugged Bore

What did you set the gap space to? I am not any sort of gunsmith, so I am curious. It was the weirdest thing. I haven't changed all that many barrels in my life but I have never had one that fit right out of the box. This one screwed in and tightened up with just a little file work ... the ejector ...
by JimT
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 LEVERGUNS
Replies: 14
Views: 407

.44-40 LEVERGUNS

From John Taffin this morning ... http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201904071514185caa13ca769cf.jpg http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201904071514565caa13f08493d.jpg http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201904071515285caa1410b31c9.jpg http://w...
by JimT
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with an Old Friend
Replies: 26
Views: 613

Re: Playing with an Old Friend

piller wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:41 pm
How is it as far as the recoil and the accuracy?
Recoil is mild. A push. Not sharp. Accuracy is better than I can shoot these days. And to be honest, it's been years since I did any target work with it. That is scheduled for the near future ... just so I can get familiar with it again.
by JimT
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plugged Bore
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: Plugged Bore

I have the new barrel installed ... I also put a set of old Ruger XR3 grips on it. Fired a few shots in shop to make sure it's working. Will take it to the range when the weather permits. http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201904062151545ca91f7abf0ab.jpg http://www.reedercustomgun...
by JimT
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The trouble with IWB carry ...
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: The trouble with IWB carry ...

Wear suspenders and a shoulder holster. :D

Or Bib Overalls. Lots of pockets in them. :P
by JimT
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with an Old Friend
Replies: 26
Views: 613

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 JimT
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bringing an old one back to life
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: Bringing an old one back to life

I think it's got great character Jim! Just looks like a working gun that saw a lot more use than we expect from a newer Uberti. But something about it appeals to me anyway! Yeah. Me too. :D I like the looks of a gun that hasn't spent it's life not being used and kept in a protected environment.
by JimT
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pressure Measurements - how do you do it...?
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Pressure Measurements - how do you do it...?

The 44-40 is no different than the 45 Colt, 45-70 and a few others when it comes to the ability to load them hotter than standard and be perfectly safe for certain firearms.
There are always those who cannot see anything different than what they have always known.
by JimT
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bringing an old one back to life
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: Bringing an old one back to life

I'm glad you got that old reprobate running again JimT. I just have a terrible time not trying to salvage every old SAA I come across. The last few years I've managed to contain myself to Colts although I have tackled a couple of 1877 pistols. Never again. I know how you feel. I have salvaged a cou...
by JimT
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plugged Bore
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: Plugged Bore

...how bad was it bulged? You know that sometimes they work fine like that...but just knowing the bulge is there eats at you...remember Skeeter had a gas check that left a small ring in a barrel he had....he said it still shot fine but he never liked it being there.----6 I pushed a few lubed bullet...
by JimT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pressure Measurements - how do you do it...?
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Pressure Measurements - how do you do it...?

The amount of movement may be more than most folks realize. Years ago Kent Lamont told me that the cylinder on the S&W Model 29 44 Magnum expanded .001" at each shot using factory loads.
by JimT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with an Old Friend
Replies: 26
Views: 613

Re: Playing with an Old Friend

No. We should have made t shirts and hats. :D
by JimT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plugged Bore
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: Plugged Bore

Jim you have forgot more than I will ever know about guns and such . I would like to tell you about a tool I saw on the net and then made that has become one of my favorites. I had a defective slide hammer( but a piece of small diameter pipe and a piece of larger pipe that slides on first pipe will...
by JimT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with an Old Friend
Replies: 26
Views: 613

Re: Playing with an Old Friend

Nice piece of shootin iron! That is a W I D E metplat!! I read the article about the 480, good stuff for sure! Have you used it on any flesh & bone critters? I took a Javelina and a Sika Doe with it. I hope to use it on some game in the not too distant future. http://www.leverguns.com/articles/tayl...
by JimT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plugged Bore
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: Plugged Bore

Someone must have been trying real hard to hurt themselves. .. I don't think so. I have shot heavy rifle bullets from the .357 with no problems. Silhouette shooters did for years also. I shot cast bullets which go down the bore easier than jacketed. And I wasn't trying to set any speed records. But...
by JimT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with an Old Friend
Replies: 26
Views: 613

Re: Playing with an Old Friend

I should have had that engraved on the gun.
by JimT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with an Old Friend
Replies: 26
Views: 613

Re: Playing with an Old Friend

J Miller wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:36 pm
I remember shooting that pistol at the 1st Annual 6 guns Lever guns get together in Indiana back in '06 I think.
Enjoyed it a lot. I wondered what happened to it, glad you still have it.

Joe
Yeah ... that was a fun time. I haven't shot it since 2008 ... it's time!
by JimT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with an Old Friend
Replies: 26
Views: 613

Re: Playing with an Old Friend

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:45 pm
Jim, I thought those bullets looked familiar. Have a ball with it!
I am and I will! Thanks Bill.
by JimT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plugged Bore
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: Plugged Bore

Moral of the story- small amounts of pistol powder aren't enough to push rifle weight bullets Yep. If you are gonna run heavy rifle bullets you can't use Cowboy Action powder charges. The gun was cheap enough that I still won't have much in it when it's back together and I believe it will be a keep...
by JimT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plugged Bore
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Plugged Bore

On a recent trip through Arizona I picked up a few guns that needed work. One of them was a nice looking .357 Armi San Marco that had a plugged barrel. Looking down the muzzle ... https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/357b.jpg Looking in the breech... https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wo...
by JimT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with an Old Friend
Replies: 26
Views: 613

Re: Playing with an Old Friend

fordwannabe wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:53 pm
Those are some pretty substantial flat spots on that bullet. What bullet are they? And why are you hunting Kenworths? :shock:
It's the 480 Achilles ..
http://leverguns.com/480/Default.htm
by JimT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bringing an old one back to life
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Bringing an old one back to life

Awhile back I picked up an old Uberti .45 Colt. It had been rode hard and put away wet. The bore is pretty well pitted. It was missing a hammer and some internal parts. https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/uberti1.jpg I have a few single action parts on hand and eventually found a ha...
by JimT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with an Old Friend
Replies: 26
Views: 613

Playing with an Old Friend

https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/480achilles.jpg https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/480b.jpg Before I moved to Africa I left this with an old and trusted friend. Just recently I got it back from him. It had been in his safe for about 10 years. I had a few piece...
by JimT
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....
Replies: 32
Views: 506

Re: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....

I am only passing on what my friend told me Jack's brother told him. No one has to believe it.
by JimT
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....
Replies: 32
Views: 506

Re: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....

Old Savage wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:22 pm
That would be a little hard to buy. The relative ballistics would not make any sense to choose the 9.3.
I am not looking to argue. I just am not sure I understand. When you say "The relative ballistics" ... relative to what?
by JimT
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....
Replies: 32
Views: 506

Re: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....

And then there is this .... Jack O'Conner's brother lived near a friend who ran a gun shop. He stopped in the shop a few years back and was talking about Jack. He said Jack never used the 270. He said Jack and Winchester had a deal. Winchester paid for all his hunts and a little cash on the side and...