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by JimT
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edited: Got the depriming die coming ...thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 127

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: 202

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: 127

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: 430

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: 21
Views: 570

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: 360

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: 198

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: 360

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: 186

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: 198

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: 310

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: 310

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: 310

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: 310

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: 310

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: 362

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: 496

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: 362

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: 405

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: 496

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: 362

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: 405

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: 362

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: 405

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: 405

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: 405

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: 765

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: 2822

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: 1098

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: 578

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: 578

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: 218

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: 591

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.



:D
by JimT
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When you have time ...
Replies: 2
Views: 343

When you have time ...

I have posted 3 new videos of Mama Twyla's Computer Center to YouTube. You can access them via these links. Waiting on Dedication Service to begin https://youtu.be/4wOBEwXrQHo Festa After the Dedication of Mama Twyla's Computer Center https://youtu.be/clRPDfql7fQ Students in the new classroom! https...
by JimT
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For anyone interested
Replies: 1
Views: 204

For anyone interested

Photos of Mama Twyla's Computer Center
https://sarayuinternational.wordpress.c ... er-center/

and some photos from our time in Mozambique
https://sarayuinternational.wordpress.c ... adventure/
by JimT
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our Mozambican Adventure
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Our Mozambican Adventure

Here is my grand-daughter's and my story of our trip to Mozambique. You can either read it online or download it and read it later on your computer.

https://sarayuinternational.files.wordp ... enture.pdf
by JimT
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PERSPECTIVE = seeing through other people's eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 394

PERSPECTIVE = seeing through other people's eyes

(this is from my friend Carolyn .. hardcore Missionary in the Sudan and Uganda) Yesterday was one of my best days! I have had so many and this just adds to the many. Our mamas work and live with our children 24/7, never leaving the compound for time away. They live with us and work is always at the ...
by JimT
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video of the Dedication of Mama Twyla's Computer Center
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Video of the Dedication of Mama Twyla's Computer Center

Made in back to the US last night. Had an amazing time. I will post photos in my blog once i get rested up. I wanted to share this right away because some here helped make this possible! This is the entire Dedication Service. WARNING: The video is about 1/2 hour long. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by JimT
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many here remember the old sixgunner site?
Replies: 18
Views: 910

Re: How many here remember the old sixgunner site?

I remember it well .. was there from the first. The webmaster could be a pain in the rear but he knew a lot of folks in the industry and it all came together nicely. I heard he had to sell the domain for some pressing personal reasons and those who took it over just did not keep it going in the same...
by JimT
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been in Mozambique for a month
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Been in Mozambique for a month

Start the journey back to the US in a few days. Internet is poor here but I will post photos and video when we get back. The Computer Center is finished and the first classes in it this week were amazing!
by JimT
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best ways to get a Felony Stop (without the felony) EVER
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: Best ways to get a Felony Stop (without the felony) EVER

You can get away with a lot of things in the US that you would not in other places .. but the times .. the ARE a-changin' ..... I do like the bottom pic tho. Here in Africa a good friend was in an accident .. it was his fault .. and spent a couple days in jail until he could get the funds to pay for...
by JimT
Mon May 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from Mozambique
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Hello from Mozambique

We made it to Mozambique a few days ago. Internet connection is poor to iffy at times. Right now it's not too bad so thought I would drop by and say "Hi". The trip went well. My grand-daughter and I had a layover in London and met some friends there. Then flew on to Africa. We have been in the bush ...
by JimT
Fri May 19, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaving For Africa Soon
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Leaving For Africa Soon

piller wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 2:17 pm
Have a safe and thoroughly enjoyable time.
Thank you sir. I am looking forward to it.
by JimT
Fri May 19, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’D LIKE TO GO TO AFRICA
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Re: I’D LIKE TO GO TO AFRICA

walks with gun wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 7:06 pm
I always thought I'd like to go there if it weren't for so many dang foreigners.
There ain't many. Often you are the only one. :D

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by JimT
Wed May 17, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaving For Africa Soon
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Leaving For Africa Soon

BlaineG wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 1:46 pm
I always thought that you belonged in Africa.
I do love Africa.
I don't know that I will live there anymore.
But I am glad to be going back for a while.
by JimT
Sun May 14, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Jurras Obituary
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Lee Jurras Obituary

Lee E. Jurras, 82, passed from this life early on the morning of April 24, a victim of the ravages of cancer. During his last hours he was attended by good friend Mike Hatfield and Lisele Bockes, his loving caretaker for the last portion of his life. As per Lee’s wishes, there were no funeral servic...
by JimT
Sun May 07, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monte Walsh
Replies: 14
Views: 997

Re: Monte Walsh

aussie wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 11:18 pm
Jim T, I didn't say that. The ending was truly moving.
Yes sir. It is.