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by JimT
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We were soldiers once ... and young ...
Replies: 4
Views: 253

We were soldiers once ... and young ...

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Korea 1966
by JimT
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am in Scottsdale ..
Replies: 3
Views: 149

I am in Scottsdale ..

gonna be in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area for awhile. Right now I am at my oldest daughter's and having a great time. The only thing ... this used to be a nice little town. Now it is so crowded it is unbelievable! But ... I guess that was 60 years ago. Time does change things.
by JimT
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: With the great help of Ambracol
Replies: 5
Views: 202

With the great help of Ambracol

We got Paco's troubles signing in to Leverguns fixed. He is now able to accessthe forum! Now if we can get him on here once in awhile so we can pick his brains for ideas ...... I mean, things like ... you should see the absolutely cool double rifle he built in 45-70! And the levergun stuff ..... He ...
by JimT
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am in Tucson visiting Paco for a few days
Replies: 21
Views: 481

Re: I am in Tucson visiting Paco for a few days

We ain't kicking as high as we used to ... but we are still kicking. :D
by JimT
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am in Tucson visiting Paco for a few days
Replies: 21
Views: 481

I am in Tucson visiting Paco for a few days

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23319048_10215226165873354_2540545434641450181_n.jpg?oh=16e7a2fcf40cb40eb9c56771fa5db9d6&oe=5A692F18 Been havong some fun with some leverguns https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23172829_10215226165953356_1036577440508889846_n.jpg?oh=51820...
by JimT
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slinging my Win M-71
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Slinging my Win M-71

I once slung a shotgun about 15 feet ... on accident. I would treat that nice old 71 much better than that. :D :) :lol:
by JimT
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old 22 rifles
Replies: 26
Views: 1018

Re: Old 22 rifles

I have my grandpa's Stevens Marksman .. single shot .22 break open. He bought it in the early 1900's and used it all his life on the farm to slaughter hogs, cows and dispatch feral dogs, shoot groundhogs etc. After his death I got it from my grandma. I have left it to my first grandson. The gun has ...
by JimT
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning to Shoot
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Learning to Shoot

Nice! Thanks Tycer!
by JimT
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning to Shoot
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Learning to Shoot

No I don't Joe. Sorry.
by JimT
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning to Shoot
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Learning to Shoot

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by JimT
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paging JimT
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: Paging JimT

Jim, Ever since I read all your articles about it and shot it I've been fascinated by it. Don't have the funds to build one now, but I still think about it. How do you think it would work with a 4.75" barrel? Joe I am sure it would work just fine. It is a small capacity cartridge ... low pressure ....
by JimT
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paging JimT
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: Paging JimT

Joe ... after I worked up the various loads I hunted with it some ..and just shot it now and again. I am looking forward to getting it bac next uear and taking it out again.
by JimT
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paging JimT
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: Paging JimT

Hey Joe! Yes and No. It's still mine. I left it with John Taffin when I moved to Africa. Then another friend wanted to hunt with it and he has it for now. I will go visit him or he will come see me in the Spring and I will get it back. Yes I still have it. No I don't have it with me. :) Still a fun ...
by JimT
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RCBS CUSTOMER SERVICE
Replies: 9
Views: 469

RCBS CUSTOMER SERVICE

I unpacked my RCBS Electronic Scale and Electronic Powder Measure this week. I had packed them up in 2009 before we moved to Africa. The Powder Measure worked fine. The Scale kept giving me an error message. I emailed RCBS yesterday and in a couple hours received a reply stating that they had not pr...
by JimT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mom Is**NOT** Fading Away QUITE YET
Replies: 29
Views: 830

Re: Mom Is Fading Away :(

I feel for you my friend. Been there and I understand.
by JimT
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edited: Got the depriming die coming ...thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Edited: Got the depriming die coming ...thanks

Sixgun wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:52 pm
Dang Jim.....wish I would have known....been upstate .......I have three RCBS decappers...let me know-----6
Thanks my friend. I appreciate it but it seems to have been taken care of.
Be well!
by JimT
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not a Levergun .. My Favorite Glock
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Not a Levergun .. My Favorite Glock

BrianSH wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:12 pm
Who built it? -Brian
'It's a Ruger 1911 ... they built a specific number of them for The Shootists. This is one of the last of them.
by JimT
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edited: Got the depriming die coming ...thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Edited: Got the depriming die coming ...thanks

Recieved a message and have the die I asked for coming aling with some others. :D
by JimT
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Guys
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Old Guys

I was walking into a bar. I saw an old guy with a fishing pole fishing in a mud puddle in the middle of the parking lot. I felt so bad for this crazy old dude, that I asked him to come in for a beer. Trying to think of something to say as we drank, I asked him, "How many have you caught today?" He s...
by JimT
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Psycho who shot up Los Vegas concert
Replies: 23
Views: 776

Re: Psycho who shot up Los Vegas concert

It sounded 'full auto' to the news media, but it seemed slow for a full-auto......I wonder if he was using one of those bump-stocks or something like that. Regardless, prayers up for the families affected, and for our society as a whole. :| Guys that have been in the bamboo thickets and had Charlie...
by JimT
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally got the Marlin 1984 44 Magnum on the Range
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Finally got the Marlin 1984 44 Magnum on the Range

AJMD429 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:37 pm

Are you south of the equator now...? I noticed the target was upside down... :D
No ... just residual effects from living upside down for all those years. :D
by JimT
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Bullet Mould
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Looking for a Bullet Moulde. Diameter

6pt-sika wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:38 pm
How's about this one .http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_det ... 198H-D.png
Close. Diameter is a bit small for my application. Glen Fryxell pointed me to a guy who casts and sells them for $15 a hundred. I have an order on the way and I can get by til I find a mould.
by JimT
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally got the Marlin 1984 44 Magnum on the Range
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Finally got the Marlin 1984 44 Magnum on the Range

Shot it with .44 Special loads using the 250 gr. Keith bullet ... 7.0 gr. Unique ... nice pleasant load. Hit quite high at 50 yards ... a little low at 110 yards but was accurate enough to hit a 3 foot section of 4x4 post that was standing up. 250 gr. Keith bullet in .44 Special with 16.5 gr. 2400. ...
by JimT
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GRADUATION DAY
Replies: 5
Views: 225

GRADUATION DAY

This is the latest newsletter with photos from the recent graduating class of Mama Twyla's Computer Center in Pemba, Mozambique, Africa.

https://sarayuinternational.wordpress.c ... er-center/
by JimT
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Bullet Mould
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Looking for a Bullet Mould

Specifically the Lyman #429185. It is the 210 gr. heel bullet for the 44 American. Any of you see one for sale, please let me know.

Thanks!
by JimT
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 Mainspring
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Winchester Model 94 Mainspring

Jim, It's an AE model? OK, I did what Ji did long ago. Works great. However if you do that you still might have to do or have done a trigger job to bring down the pull to a reasonable weight. Joe My gun is just a standard old Trapper. Not sure I will do anything else to it. It works just fine the w...
by JimT
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 Mainspring
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Winchester Model 94 Mainspring

I cheated on my final year of production Trapper by replacing the whole lower factory coil spring lower tang with a leaf spring tang from an early 70s model. The trigger went from a borderline acceptable 4.5 pounds to a smooth as silk 2.5 pounds but the best part was it now had a halfcock! Excellen...
by JimT
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 Mainspring
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Winchester Model 94 Mainspring

Jim, If I might ask, why did you replace the mainspring on your 94? My 1980 Trapper has it's original spring and goes bang right nicely. Joe I was fixing it so it would run smoother ... cutting coils off the original spring. But I got it to where ignition was erratic. Would not set off a hard prime...
by JimT
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 Mainspring
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Winchester Model 94 Mainspring

I don't remember 'the thing' being used when I was at Trinidad gun smith school... For final exams during the 3rd year of the program, each studen drew 2 guns. One you had to take apart and pass off, the you got a box of parts to reassemble. I don't remember what I got to take apart but I got the R...
by JimT
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 Mainspring
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Winchester Model 94 Mainspring

The modern one. Not the nice old leaf spring they should have. I replaced the mainspring on my Model 94 Trapper today. Had never messed with one before. So as I got started I said a little prayer, askingfor help learning how to do this. I removed the stock and soon figured I needed to take the lower...
by JimT
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.

Bill ... Mic McPherson is really high on it in the 30-30. I have talked with him about it last month and gotten data from him that I want to try. It will be some time before I get to it but I will post my results when I do.
by JimT
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas checks on a plain base bullet
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Gas checks on a plain base bullet

earlmck wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:01 pm
Guess that makes me late to the party. Verrry late to the party. Not the first time, either. :oops:
Ha! Me too. Story of my life!
No need to worry though ... discovering something for yourself is WAY better than never tinkering ... or just reading about it.
by JimT
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.

According to Speer the pressures are safe. 32 gr. H322 with the Speer 130 gr. bullet is midway between the light load and the maximum load in their loading manual. Quickload is neat. Pressure guns are really neat! :D EDIT: oops ... checked the Speer Manual again ... 32 gr. is 1 grain under max ... n...
by JimT
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVERGUN WEEKEND
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: LEVERGUN WEEKEND

A fun ...but finicky .. little cartridge.
by JimT
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas checks on a plain base bullet
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Gas checks on a plain base bullet

Paco Kelly and Ed Wosika developed gas checks for plain base cast bullets back in the 1980's. I used them for years .. still have the dies to make them. Paco and I wrote them up for some of the gun rags that were out at that time ... and for The Cast Bullet Association etc. In the articles section o...
by JimT
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.

I did not mention that I am shooting a Model 94 Trapper. I am getting those velocities from the short barrel. I have a target here from a guy who is experimenting with LVR and the 130 gr. Speer. He is getting over 2800 fps and the target has 3 shots, all touching, at 150 yards. From a Marlin 30-30....
by JimT
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVERGUN WEEKEND
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: LEVERGUN WEEKEND

Update on the "Levergun Weekend" posted here ... http://levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic ... 1c4fac7cc9
by JimT
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Levergun Weekend did not work out.
Replies: 6
Views: 394

My Levergun Weekend did not work out.

Family situation came up and I needed to be there. I ran out to the range this morning and fired a few shots. Not enough to tell anything yet. My best groups were with the Speer 130 gr. JFP. That doesn't mean anything yet because I only shot 3 groups with each. I ran some through the chronograph. Bo...
by JimT
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVERGUN WEEKEND
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: LEVERGUN WEEKEND

SAAMI specs for the 32-20

Bore .305"
Groove .311"
Bullet .3125

These vary but most bullets for the 32-20's are .311" from the manufacturers. There are no accuracy issues with them.
by JimT
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVERGUN WEEKEND
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: LEVERGUN WEEKEND

I always thought it would be interesting to load those 'AK' Spitzer bullets into 32-20 cartridges for subsonic use. I shot quite a few out of my Marlin 32-20. I ran them at just under 2000 fps .. used 14.5 gr. 296 ... I shot a Great Dane that was chasing cattle. He turned on me and I shot him in th...
by JimT
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVERGUN WEEKEND
Replies: 12
Views: 437

LEVERGUN WEEKEND

It's a Levergun weekend. Picked up a Marlin .44 Magnum. An early one. No safety. Barrel is marked .44 Magnum. Wasn't set up for the .44 Specials, just Magnums. And it had feeding problems. I sent it to my friend Gary Reeder and he got it running .. feeds both Specials and Magnums now. Action is pret...
by JimT
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 17
Views: 827

Re: Hurricane Harvey

I am north of Georgetown .... lots of rain but no flooding here. It's not raining here today .. I guess it's moving back south ...

This was Saturday ...
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by JimT
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed carry --- again
Replies: 60
Views: 3224

Re: Concealed carry --- again

"Punch" may not be the last thing on the list but probably should be. A good reliable 22 always at hand is better than the more powerful gun left at home. In the few face to face encounters I have had, I never noticed or cared what caliber gun the other person had. Nor did they inquire about mine. C...
by JimT
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 carbine or rifle?
Replies: 23
Views: 1197

Re: Winchester 94 carbine or rifle?

Had some experience with them ... in my old age I have I have come to prefer the Trapper.
by JimT
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Ruger 1911

Oh I will carry it in some dark places no doubt. :D
by JimT
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Ruger 1911

I was surprised the other week when a Ruger SR1911 with my name on it showed up! It turned out that some friends in The Shootists felt I needed one of these. The guns were built for The Shootists in 2015 while I was in Africa and I never had a chance to pick one up. The serial numbers all start with...
by JimT
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: July Newsletter for those interested
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: July Newsletter for those interested

Thank you Dan but I haven't done any great thing. I am just along for the ride, doing whatever ends up in front of me. I have been privileged to participate in some pretty great and fun things .. for which I am thankful.
by JimT
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a handle for a old axe.
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Made a handle for a old axe.

Nice!

We have a double-bit axe that has been in the family for nearly 140 years.
It has had 4 handles that I know of and at least 2 heads.



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