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by JimT
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot Some of my .22 Long Rifle Handloads Today
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Shot Some of my .22 Long Rifle Handloads Today

I have handloads with the 40 gr. bullet and 1.5 gr. Bullsyeye 38 gr. HP bullet and 1.5 gr. Bullseye and also with 1.6 gr. Lil Gun. I need to chronograph these and will do so when it stops raining and I have a clear day for it. The Lil'Gun load seems pretty powerful. I shot one in the shop and it may...
by JimT
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveling with firearms
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Traveling with firearms

I wonder if we could somehow compile a list of gun-friendly places to stay? I know if you are near Raton, New Mexico, The Whittington Center has no problem with visitors bringing in guns! And they have some nice facilities. Prices are not bad. Competitor Housing is $60 a night. Quad-style ... bedroo...
by JimT
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overt Religious Content - feel free to scroll on by...
Replies: 24
Views: 448

Re: Overt Religious Content - feel free to scroll on by...

However bad I may be, I am the child of God, and therein lies my blame. Ah, I would not lose my blame! In my blame lies my hope.
- George MacDonald in "UNSPOKEN SERMONS, Second Series, Abba Father." -
by JimT
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally a J frame that I can really shoot well!
Replies: 21
Views: 375

Re: Finally a J frame that I can really shoot well!

Nice looking piece Scott! I have not shot my 340 at any distance. Up at Tedd's place I killed a jackrabbit with it. The jack was in Tedd's garden and Tedd wanted him removed. I got within 50 feet and took him out with the first shot. (sometimes you get lucky) but that is about the max distance I fel...
by JimT
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Encouragement
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Encouragement

Some of you reading this don't have the funds available to get custom guns built or to purchase a Freedom Arms. Maybe you are saving toward that goal. Either way, I want to encourage you. YOU CAN DO ALMOST ANYTHING THAT SHOULD BE DONE WITH AN OPEN-SIGHTED SIXGUN WITHOUT A CUSTOM-BUILT SPECIAL! A goo...
by JimT
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From a Good Friend of Mine
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: From a Good Friend of Mine

3leggedturtle wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:22 am
I did just learn there is a difference between the Walker and the Walker Dragoon.
One place to learn about the timeline of the various models is John Taffin's Book of the .44 Caliber.
by JimT
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From a Good Friend of Mine
Replies: 13
Views: 360

From a Good Friend of Mine

Things you wouldn't know if you didn't watch YouTube: 1) The Walker Colt weighed 9 pounds; 2) Remington brought out the top strap 1858 after the Colt patent ran out; 3) Elmer Keith invented the .357 Magnum; 4) the .44-40 1st arrived in the 1866 Winchester; 5) Winchester bought the company from B. Ty...
by JimT
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot Some of my .22 Long Rifle Handloads Today
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Shot Some of my .22 Long Rifle Handloads Today

Yessir. I have that PLAN in place. I am old enough that it is something I could not put off. I have my Grandpa's rifle that he bought around 1910. It is marked to go to my oldest Grandson. Hopefully it will continue Grandfather to Grandson.
by JimT
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot Some of my .22 Long Rifle Handloads Today
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Shot Some of my .22 Long Rifle Handloads Today

2ndovc wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:24 pm
Nifty Sixgun too!
jb 8)
If you haven't done so, you can read about it here - https://leverguns.com/articles/taylor/family_gun.htm
by JimT
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot Some of my .22 Long Rifle Handloads Today
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Shot Some of my .22 Long Rifle Handloads Today

Using my old Single Six ... shooting 20 yards from a rest.
Not bad for the first time. I realized I need to improve my crimping technique. But overall not too bad!
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by JimT
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Simply Rugged Stuff
Replies: 23
Views: 529

Re: Some Simply Rugged Stuff

Rob Leahy is a personal friend and a great individual. He stands behind his work! I have some of his holsters from when he was still in Alaska years ago as well as some current ones. Great stuff!
by JimT
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: whatcha listening to?
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: whatcha listening to?

it got them a marxist nation that controls all the land and resources. i knew a man who homesteaded a section or two as a pioneer, and was deprived of the entire thing, living on a postage-stamp corner lot in Vista de Valle, in a tiny shack, in fuming hatred of the communists who stole his rancho a...
by JimT
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: whatcha listening to?
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: whatcha listening to?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI4v_8gjW04 Since this is Leverguns ... and to go along with it I am having a Tecate cerveza! my spanish is too rusty to hear the lyrics. love the music. i have driven past the Tecate plant in Tecate many times... Tecate is old time spanish conquistador outpost. the ...
by JimT
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: whatcha listening to?
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: whatcha listening to?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI4v_8gjW04

Since this is Leverguns ... and to go along with it I am having a Tecate cerveza!
by JimT
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going Through Some Old Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: Going Through Some Old Photos

JOG wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:15 pm
I guess people still eat rat's! Back in the Bronx they call that city chicken! :mrgreen:
Johnny
You'd be surprised at what a poor protein-starved people will eat.
by JimT
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today I Start Chapter 31 of The Book Of The .44 Caliber
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Today I Start Chapter 31 of The Book Of The .44 Caliber

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:53 am
This book is all you said it would be and more!
Thanks Scott. I am now on Chapter 42 .. THE .44 SINGLE ACTIONS OF ELMER KEITH. And I say the book is more than I thought it was!
by JimT
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeing more Rossi 92s out there
Replies: 32
Views: 726

Re: Seeing more Rossi 92s out there

The only Rossi I have anymore is the one that Paco gave me. A .357, it is a full octagon-barreled rifle, not a carbine. The barrel sure makes it heavy! If I were to hunt with this gun I believe i would need a gun-bearer. There is a reason I prefer Trappers. Now it is an accurate rifle and with the 1...
by JimT
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going Through Some Old Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Going Through Some Old Photos

I ran across these I took in Mozambique: My Favorite Road Sign 3 note the sign.JPG I watched these guys chop a huge limb off a tree .. let it dry for some months and then carve a fishing boat out of it. 1-building a fishing boat.jpg One of the home-made bridges we had to cross. My wife refused to ri...
by JimT
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overt Religious Content - feel free to scroll on by...
Replies: 24
Views: 448

Re: Overt Religious Content - feel free to scroll on by...

I am reading C.S. Lewis's GEORGE MACDONALD. Lewis said that he never wrote anything but what MacDonald was in it. So in addition to Lewis's book I am reading George MacDonald's UNSPOKEN SERMONS. Quite a lot to mine out of both books.
by JimT
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found in the Chicken Coop this morning .....
Replies: 18
Views: 420

Re: Found in the Chicken Coop this morning .....

Blaine wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:40 pm
I always thought that chickens would attack snakes and sometimes kill them.
Apparently our chickens are confirmed pacifists.
by JimT
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found in the Chicken Coop this morning .....
Replies: 18
Views: 420

Re: Found in the Chicken Coop this morning .....

3leggedturtle wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:30 am
I wouldnt be happy either If I couldnt stretch out and relax after a big meal. Is he gonna become a hat band ir brought to the back 40?
The grandson's will take 'em out and turn them loose somewhere away from here.
by JimT
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found in the Chicken Coop this morning .....
Replies: 18
Views: 420

Found in the Chicken Coop this morning .....

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The big one had just eaten an egg and the smaller one was waiting his turn for breakfast. They are not happy right now.
by JimT
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today I Start Chapter 31 of The Book Of The .44 Caliber
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Today I Start Chapter 31 of The Book Of The .44 Caliber

Yep. I agree. Old friends matter more to me than "stuff" and "things."
by JimT
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today I Start Chapter 31 of The Book Of The .44 Caliber
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Today I Start Chapter 31 of The Book Of The .44 Caliber

Sixgun wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:57 am
Dang! He has the one gun I wish I never would have sold...that 4" 1950 Target 44 Spl.....you tell him I'm coming to steal it!!! :D---006
I am sure he would like the visit.
I doubt you would find it easy to get away with it.... :D
by JimT
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today I Start Chapter 31 of The Book Of The .44 Caliber
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Today I Start Chapter 31 of The Book Of The .44 Caliber

I am officially half way through the book! And I am impressed. Lots of stuff in this book that is new to me. Yes, John repeats himself through the book. Some of it is review. As John says, "Review is a constant part of teaching ..." and goes on to say that there is a "running review" as you go throu...
by JimT
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frank & Jesse James........
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Frank & Jesse James........

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This photo of Jesse James with a Marlin-Burgess Model 1881 has been around a long time.

This link is about the rifle, not Jesse ... https://www.forgottenweapons.com/biogra ... w-burgess/
by JimT
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok Guys. J-Frame or SP 101( S&W wins this time)
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: Ok Guys. J-Frame or SP 101?

For a pocket gun that you really do not notice in your pocket, the S&W 340 is hard to beat ... IMG_0038.JPG When it goes off it lights up the place. Not pleasant to shoot with heavy loads but they will do the job if you can. bang.JPG The gun is much nicer with wadcutters in .38 Special cases with 3 ...
by JimT
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COLT SAA THAT GETS CARRIED
Replies: 21
Views: 590

Re: COLT SAA THAT GETS CARRIED

Ron .. I love that Colt! Old Colts are still my First Love in handguns. I like the other Colts that are pictured. They are meant to be used. colt3220 (1).JPG 32-20 ... made about 1914 ... been buffed until no lettering at all left on the frame ... someone had sawed the barrel off and part of the eje...
by JimT
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I talked with Paco today.
Replies: 15
Views: 442

I talked with Paco today.

He will be 83 this year! He is doing OK but has slowed down a lot. HE IS NO LONGER MAKING THE TOOLS. He said he is "retired" and not doing that anymore. He does not get around too well and said he no longer goes to the shooting range. He shoots his air guns but that's it. His voice was strong. It wa...
by JimT
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you guys carry revolvers for EDC?
Replies: 85
Views: 1544

Re: How many of you guys carry revolvers for EDC?

Recently I had opportunity to spend some time getting acquainted with a Rock Island "1911" .22 Magnum. It belongs to a close friend and I was able to shoot it for awhile. I have to say I like this gun. It weighs almost as much as a standard 1911 ... has all the same controls and feel. The big differ...
by JimT
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you guys carry revolvers for EDC?
Replies: 85
Views: 1544

Re: How many of you guys carry revolvers for EDC?

1911 I still carry a Star PD quite a lot but that's just a 1911 with a 3 1/2 inch barrel. The one I currently have won't feed the H&G 68 so I run hardball in it and don't think it's a handicap. Star PD https://i.imgur.com/l5V1WWX.jpg?1 I saw that Star when I was at your place. Did not have mine wit...
by JimT
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JOHN TAFFIN'S BOOK OF THE .44 CALIBER
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: JOHN TAFFIN'S BOOK OF THE .44 CALIBER

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:57 pm
Jim are there any color photos inside? This was a question I heard about the 2006 edition.
EVERYTHING is in color! All the photos I have seen by flipping the page are color.
by JimT
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: did global climate change CAUSE the PNW heatwave?
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: did global climate change CAUSE the PNW heatwave?

The REAL cause of "climate change" starts with all the hot air coming out of Washington D.C.
by JimT
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Be Careful Out There: Cyber Libel
Replies: 4
Views: 298

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by JimT
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JOHN TAFFIN'S BOOK OF THE .44 CALIBER
Replies: 6
Views: 222

JOHN TAFFIN'S BOOK OF THE .44 CALIBER

I just received my copy and I believe this is one of ... if not THE finest work John has done! All I have read so far is the Foreword by Terry Murbach which brought tears to my eyes remembering my old friend and made me miss him some more. IMG_2339.JPG This is a BIG book! Over 600 pages ... 62 chapt...
by JimT
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: handloading the .30-30
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: handloading the .30-30

I shoot and reload A LOT of 30-30 and have for the past twenty years. Never once have I paid attention to neck tension. This isnt a high pressure or long range cartridge. Resize properly, anneal and focus more on working up a load that shoots the best in your rifle. I beg to differ sir. I have used...
by JimT
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel flexion (in a Colt Monitor)
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: Barrel flexion (in a Colt Monitor)

I don't know much about rifles so I'm just guessing. BUT .. we had a Colt SAA .45 that flexed! Once. One way. Somehow it got dropped and a horse stepped on it. From then on it hit 4 or 5 feet to the left at about a hundred yards. I could break gallon glass jugs at a hundred yards .... if I had some ...
by JimT
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel flexion (in a Colt Monitor)
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: Barrel flexion (in a Colt Monitor)

I was referring to the video on the "Forgotten Weapons" segment ... you can see the barrel moving on that one and I am of the opinion it's the Compensator that's doing it. It may not hurt the accuracy a bit. I am not really all that surprised that yours shot better with the bipod. I have seen simila...
by JimT
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing The Thunder Mug in honor of Independence Day
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Firing The Thunder Mug in honor of Independence Day

Grizz ... shooting the anvil used to be a big deal at county fairs and small town celebrations of the 4th of July.
by JimT
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elmer Blows Up Another SAA
Replies: 48
Views: 927

Re: Elmer Blows Up Another SAA

At the time there was a semi smokeless or smokeless powder that was non fouling and was loaded with the same bulk as black. salute.JPG That is the answer. Semi-smokeless powder was a mechanical mixture of mostly black powder and a fairly small proportion of nitrocellulose. It was useful because it ...
by JimT
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barrel flexion (in a Colt Monitor)
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: Barrel flexion (in a Colt Monitor)

I'm thinking maybe that the guy I linked to above is right - that most of the really-floppy vibration happens AFTER the bullet has exited. I am of the opinion that he is correct. On the Colt Monitor video it appears that the Cutts Compensator directs gas upward which would result in the barrel bein...
by JimT
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elmer Blows Up Another SAA
Replies: 48
Views: 927

Re: Elmer Blows Up Another SAA

I agree Scott. Those like him who are not bound by the "what if's" and prove things by actually doing it themselves are rare these days. Mr. Keith was one of them as was P.O. Ackley and others who changed the shooting world. If not for them we would not have the amazing firearms that we have today. ...
by JimT
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing The Thunder Mug in honor of Independence Day
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Firing The Thunder Mug in honor of Independence Day

2ndovc - COOL CANNON! I like it. Take some video when you fire it.
by JimT
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing The Thunder Mug in honor of Independence Day
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Firing The Thunder Mug in honor of Independence Day

Love it Jim! How big is your mug? Reminds me of a buddy's cannon, lots of good fun! Gunny ... it is an 8 inch piece of hydraulic cylinder, welded to a base plate and with a touch hole and handle added. The bore is full length and 1 1/4 inches. The load I shot in the video was some really old Pyrode...
by JimT
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firing The Thunder Mug in honor of Independence Day
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Firing The Thunder Mug in honor of Independence Day

Video captures of the charge firing.
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In the 2nd and 3rd photos you can see the unburned powder that was blown out of the barrel, burning in the cloud.
by JimT
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you sleep on?
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: What do you sleep on?

I sometimes sleep on some fine Scotch whiskey.