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by Shrapnel
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2019 Rifle Magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: January 2019 Rifle Magazine

I get a bit bugged by the rehashes, but then I do consider that there are youngsters out there for whom it all new. My only problem is when they get it wrong. Seems some of the "younger" scribes fail to read what the older folks have already learned. Rehashes beat the hell out of stories on the 6.5...
by Shrapnel
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sharps Display At The Local Museum
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: Sharps Display At The Local Museum

Very nice display! And wonderful historic Sharps rifles! Was Walter Cooper a gun dealer, gunsmith, or what was his business in Bozeman area? I do monthly displays at our collector gun show here, and it's a lot of work, but fun to talk with people and explain these old single shot rifles, and their ...
by Shrapnel
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sharps Display At The Local Museum
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: Sharps Display At The Local Museum

Kirk, you are lucky to have a fine local museum, and the museum is lucky to have you as a patron. It's sure nice to see those Sharps bottleneck cartridges with appropriate paper-patched bullets. I have had rolling blocks in .40-70 Sharps Straight, and one in .40-70 SBN built for me by John King, bu...
by Shrapnel
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sharps Display At The Local Museum
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Sharps Display At The Local Museum

The local museum in Bozeman has built a display around Walter Cooper and some of his contributions to the founding and building of Bozeman, Montana Territory. The museum graciously designed the display with some of the items I have collected over the years, significant to Bozeman and it's earlier ye...
by Shrapnel
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One More For The 1877
Replies: 12
Views: 410

One More For The 1877

It is nice to shoot big animals, but that isn't always the quest. I waited 5 years to get this rifle and now that I got it, I have used it on several animals this fall. Today was a small 4 point mule deer buck. I spotted it and several other does feeding in an open field, then moving into the sage h...
by Shrapnel
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps
Replies: 20
Views: 773

Re: Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps

Wow, that is a really nice buck you got. :D Now I would like to know more about that very fine rifle, such as caliber and barrel size. Did you use BP or smokeless? Shasta It is the latest rifle introduced by Shiloh Rifle Company in Big Timber, Montana. It is a model 1877 in 45-70 with the tradition...
by Shrapnel
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps
Replies: 20
Views: 773

Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps

Hunting is as much about the gun as it is the animal you are hunting. I ordered this 1877 five years ago from Shiloh Rifles in Big Timber, Montana. It took awhile, but they finished an exceptional rifle and anything you get from them is nothing less than a custom rifle. Sure, it isn't easy packing a...
by Shrapnel
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Lever 1877 Shiloh Sharps
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Re: Latest Lever 1877 Shiloh Sharps

It is 45-70, I took it out in the snow and cold and sighted it in on rocks and such. I got it to Minute of Antelope, now I go hunting with it...
by Shrapnel
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Lever 1877 Shiloh Sharps
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Latest Lever 1877 Shiloh Sharps

After a 5 year wait, I got this beauty yesterday... http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee202/bridgershooters/rifles/DSCN5284.jpg http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee202/bridgershooters/rifles/DSCN5285.jpg http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee202/bridgershooters/rifles/DSCN5286.jpg http://i235.photo...
by Shrapnel
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .25-35
Replies: 18
Views: 951

Re: .25-35

I load 24 grains of IMR 3031 and it works well.

This is the 25-35 I now have, it is a takedown rifle...

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by Shrapnel
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .25-35
Replies: 18
Views: 951

Re: .25-35

I have shot everything from grizzly bears to antelope with a 25-35. I have never seen where the Hornady 117 grain round nose wasn't sufficient... http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee202/bridgershooters/Antelope/104_0029.jpg http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee202/bridgershooters/Antelope/104_0031....
by Shrapnel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 1489
Views: 18853

Re: CMP--Garand

Thanks fellars, i don`t have the money now so will keep a eye out for a deal or maybe a trade at a gun shop. :) Waiting is for the young. Get it now and enjoy it before it is too late. I have had several over the years and kept a good one that I have killed everything from gophers to elk with it. Y...
by Shrapnel
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 1127

Re: Custer Documentary On History Channel

Being talented is one thing, timing, having a story and a potential audience is more important. We were able to find the last 3 ingredients to get this project accomplished. I haven’t seen the finished product and I am a bit concerned with how they will show it...
by Shrapnel
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 1127

Re: Custer Documentary On History Channel

Just curious, will this cover his entire life, his military career, or just his last acts? Sadly everything I've seen and read tears apart one poor decision, but ignores the things he did right to become America's youngest general during the Civil War. This is not specifically about Custer but what...
by Shrapnel
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 1127

Re: Custer Documentary On History Channel

piller wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:35 pm
I am working on Friday evening and have set my DVR to record it.
It is on at 8:00 AM Eastern Standard time...
by Shrapnel
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ernest Thompson Seton
Replies: 19
Views: 674

Re: Ernest Thompson Seton

Shrapnel, I surely did not intend to pick any fights over this stuff. It seems we both have a reverence for history, and there always seem to be two sides to it, if not many more. I have had a copy of Custer's "My Life on the Plains" on my shelf for some years. I expect I had better read it. There ...
by Shrapnel
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ernest Thompson Seton
Replies: 19
Views: 674

Re: Ernest Thompson Seton

I certainly never called Custer a jackass. Who did? I did say he served as the symbol of the hubris of federal policy toward Native Americans in the 19th century. As to Cody's comments, he made them during a dinner with Seton in Washington on Dec. 15, 1915. Cody at that time had the wisdom of his y...
by Shrapnel
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 1127

Re: Custer Documentary On History Channel

I watched an interesting piece on Custer a while back that suggested that not only did the Indians have the advantage in number, but they were also better armed than Custer's cavalry. Custer's troops had Army issued single shot rifles and many of the Indians had repeating rifles. The cavalry couldn...
by Shrapnel
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 1127

Re: Custer Documentary On History Channel

Blaine, When did Custer outrun his supply train? What were Custer’s orders from General Terry? When did Custer first see Indians? When did the Indians first see Custer? Where were they when these sightings happened? Why did Reno follow Indians to the Little Bighorn river? Where did Reno go with his ...
by Shrapnel
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 1127

Re: Custer Documentary On History Channel

Custer outran his supply train in unfamiliar territory and, against a foe about which he had virtually no intelligence, divided his forces. What happened is what could be fully expected to happen. Forget about which side was the good guys and which side was the bad guys. He was an arrogant jackass ...
by Shrapnel
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ernest Thompson Seton
Replies: 19
Views: 674

Re: Ernest Thompson Seton

Read the book. Draw your own conclusions. Custer certainly treated the Indians with tender solicitude at the Washita. My issue is not with you it is with people that comment with little or no knowledge then make a statement like “Custer was a jackass.” Seton making the claim, as reported by you “Cu...
by Shrapnel
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ernest Thompson Seton
Replies: 19
Views: 674

Re: Ernest Thompson Seton

Funny he should mention Cody being such and advocate for the poor Native Americans as Cody himself tried to join the Army after the Custer Battle and fight and kill those noble savages. For someone of such note to name Custer as such a villain in regards to the American Indian, it was Custer that te...
by Shrapnel
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 1127

Re: Custer Documentary On History Channel

I'm looking forward to anything that can shed new light on what happened at the Little Big Horn. Like so many American boys, I was raised with the conventional "comic-book history" view that Custer was the hero and the Indians the villains. I have since come to share Ernest Thompson Seton's view th...
by Shrapnel
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 1127

Re: Custer Documentary On History Channel

well, from from i have been reading from different sources, was that the ammo that custer was using was copper cased instead of brass. they were having trouble getting the empties to eject from being stuck in the the throat from expansion. We forget that Custer was armed with the latest in firearms...
by Shrapnel
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 1127

Re: Custer Documentary On History Channel

It will be called: Custer, The Final Mystery and aired at 8:00 AM Eastern time, September 28 on History Channel...
by Shrapnel
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 1127

Custer Documentary On History Channel

It has been decades of interest and a few years of work to get this story told. Craig Fellows and I have been chasing small threads of information for over 40 years just out of personal interest. It was only the last 10 years or so that Craig decided to step it up to the next level. What has always ...
by Shrapnel
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Guns (pictures)
Replies: 76
Views: 5014

Re: Lever Guns (pictures)

6pt-sika wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Shrapnel wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:42 am
Shiras moose taken with an original 1876 deluxe in 40-60...

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Seems to me I saw this pic in one of Venturino’s books .
As a matter of fact, you probably did...
by Shrapnel
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Guns (pictures)
Replies: 76
Views: 5014

Re: Lever Guns (pictures)

Shiras moose taken with an original 1876 deluxe in 40-60...

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by Shrapnel
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whoops......graphic
Replies: 18
Views: 1236

Re: Whoops......graphic

Worse things can happen with less initial trauma. This is what happened to my lower leg after I tipped my motorcycle over on my right leg... http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee202/bridgershooters/Odds%20and%20ends/imagejpg1-3.jpg http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee202/bridgershooters/Odds%20and%...
by Shrapnel
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why did Mr. Browning change his design?
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

Re: Why did Mr. Browning change his design?

Really the question hasn't been answered. Winchester was still caught up in the Lever Action world and Browning had already invented a full automatic weapon and had ideas way beyond the 1886 and 1895. He developed the 1895 with a box magazine to accommodate newer bottleneck, rimless cartridges and i...
by Shrapnel
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1876 .. 45-75 or .45-60?
Replies: 22
Views: 1102

Re: 1876 .. 45-75 or .45-60?

I have both the 45-75 and the 45-60. I can tell you from experience, the 45-60 is the way to go. It is easy to get or make brass and will work in the rifle with less trouble than the 45-75. Of course, I am shooting originals, but getting the 45-75 to even chamber was a process of inside neck reamin...
by Shrapnel
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1876 .. 45-75 or .45-60?
Replies: 22
Views: 1102

Re: 1876 .. 45-75 or .45-60?

I have both the 45-75 and the 45-60. I can tell you from experience, the 45-60 is the way to go. It is easy to get or make brass and will work in the rifle with less trouble than the 45-75. Of course, I am shooting originals, but getting the 45-75 to even chamber was a process of inside neck reamin...
by Shrapnel
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1876 .. 45-75 or .45-60?
Replies: 22
Views: 1102

Re: 1876 .. 45-75 or .45-60?

I have both the 45-75 and the 45-60. I can tell you from experience, the 45-60 is the way to go. It is easy to get or make brass and will work in the rifle with less trouble than the 45-75. Of course, I am shooting originals, but getting the 45-75 to even chamber was a process of inside neck reaming...
by Shrapnel
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary Near Completion
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Re: Custer Documentary Near Completion

I would watch it. That sounds really interesting and informative. The Lakota (Sioux) were a proud and intelligent people. They certainly made it difficult for the Army to move them out. If not for the virtual elimination of the bison, we might not have been able to do it for a long time. We had too...
by Shrapnel
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary Near Completion
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Re: Custer Documentary Near Completion

Shrapnel, this is a very worthy project. Would your friend's initials be M.V.? 8) Actually, no. There is a point we got to where recreating a shot from a 45-70 trapdoor was worth filming and I got ahold of Mike and he and I put together a shooting scenario that helps the viewer understand more abou...
by Shrapnel
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary Near Completion
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Re: Custer Documentary Near Completion

marlinman93 wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:05 pm
I enjoy these types of shows if they don't stray and become too hypothetical, or contain too much guess work. Hope the History Channel does a good job on your legwork!
This is a real concern as they are looking at this from a completely different perspective...
by Shrapnel
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary Near Completion
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Custer Documentary Near Completion

A friend and I have been pursuing what happened to the personal effects taken from the Custer soldiers for quite a few years. We made a teaser video about 5 years ago and the History Channel picked it up and filmed for about 5 weeks the fall of 2016. We saw some video of the uncompleted project and ...
by Shrapnel
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Guns (pictures)
Replies: 76
Views: 5014

Re: Lever Guns (pictures)

Winchester 1873 SRC in scarce 38-40 with a first generation Colt in 38-40...

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by Shrapnel
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mattel toys
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: Mattel toys

I have the Mattel "Shootin' Shell" rifle/pistol set I had as a kid. You can still find ammo for them, but it is expensive...


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by Shrapnel
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester 25/35
Replies: 21
Views: 1895

Re: New Winchester 25/35

The only way to go is with the Hornady 117 grain round nose with IMR 3031 with around 24 grains. It is real hard on the liver...

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by Shrapnel
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester 25/35
Replies: 21
Views: 1895

Re: New Winchester 25/35

All the buzz on the internet about new cartridges and fast tist. The 25-35 is the Godfather of fast twist. The original 1/8 twist and it was developed in 1895. I have killed everything from Grizzly bears to gophers with a 25-35... https://i.imgur.com/UWPmCP2l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/MK78sqjl.jpg htt...
by Shrapnel
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Knee
Replies: 18
Views: 801

Re: New Knee

Well thank guys. Got it done th.f is morning and am still in hospital. Maybe go home tomorrow. Feels really good compared to the way it was before. I'll gladly to the PT and whatever else it takes to get it back to normal. I want to shoot some more cowboy matches. Does this look familiar? This was ...
by Shrapnel
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding a 1873 SRC in 38-40
Replies: 18
Views: 1008

Re: Finding a 1873 SRC in 38-40

ollogger wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:05 pm
That surely is one awesome 73 & most likely one of the best left in SRC
If you don't mind what year is it?


Brad
It is 1891 manufacture...
by Shrapnel
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding a 1873 SRC in 38-40
Replies: 18
Views: 1008

Finding a 1873 SRC in 38-40

After months of looking for the right 1873 SRC, I finally found one. Finding a 1873 SRC with any condition is hard enough, but to find it in 38-40 is even harder. My research turns up less than 6000 were made in 38-40. It is a nice gun... https://i.imgur.com/SvkFXbAl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xzv5XQ5l...
by Shrapnel
Mon May 22, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?
Replies: 67
Views: 4362

Re: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

Westley Richards 10 gauge Hammergun...

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by Shrapnel
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roy Marcott's Sharps Book Is Available
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: Roy Marcott's Sharps Book Is Available

I will take Marcot's book all day over the data you have to sift through to find what you want in a book like Maddis' book on Winchesters.
by Shrapnel
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roy Marcott's Sharps Book Is Available
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: Roy Marcott's Sharps Book Is Available

Griff wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:48 pm
Shrapnel wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:23 pm
Give me a holler on your way through, I am in Bozeman, we could have lunch or something. I doubt Shiloh will have the book, but they are worth the visit...
How early do you do breakfast? I'm likely to stop @ the Broadway Travel Plaza tonite in Belgrade.
I sent you a PM...
by Shrapnel
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roy Marcott's Sharps Book Is Available
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: Roy Marcott's Sharps Book Is Available

Give me a holler on your way through, I am in Bozeman, we could have lunch or something. I doubt Shiloh will have the book, but they are worth the visit...
by Shrapnel
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roy Marcott's Sharps Book Is Available
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Roy Marcott's Sharps Book Is Available

It was worth the wait. A real nice book, just the way I like them, lots of pictures. I was fortunate enough to get a real rare Sharps a few years ago that was marked "A.D. McAusland" from Miles City Montana. Ron and Roy came to Montana a couple years ago photographing Sharps rifles and I had the ple...
by Shrapnel
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MREs or DIY ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1878

Re: MREs or DIY ?

I have a couple cases of MRE's, but they are around 3,000 calories. If you are 21 and packing a 65 pound pack in the desert somewhere, that won't hurt you, but normally, 3,000 calories is a bit much. I have gotten "Mountain House" meals at Costco and they are nearly the same price, but much better g...