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by Pisgah
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seattle is dying
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Seattle is dying

I made my first trip to Seattle -- other than just passing through SEA-TAC on my way to Alaska one time -- and found many unique and attractive things about the city. The terrain, the great diversity of people-food-music, the friendly attitude to strangers I encountered in most places -- all were th...
by Pisgah
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beretta following Taurus' lead....
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Beretta following Taurus' lead....

[/quote} The top of the slide on both is open like the old Walther P38? [/quote] Yep. The P-38 was one of the designs the 92 was based on (with the pivoting locking block), although the open-top slide was, I think, probably an original Beretta feature going 'way back to their original semiauto, the ...
by Pisgah
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Lever Gun to use?
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: Which Lever Gun to use?

Either one of them will hold up a whole lot longer than you (or me).
by Pisgah
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdah you think of this?
Replies: 21
Views: 562

Re: Howdah you think of this?

jeepnik wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Practical? Maybe not. Fun? Heck yes. Some of those short shells or just down load regular length ones. Would scare the heck out of a bad guy. Only thing is who’s going to clean up the brown trail.
No shells involved -- it is a black powder muzzleloader.
by Pisgah
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 loading problem...
Replies: 16
Views: 377

Re: Winchester Model 94 loading problem...

Snap Caps are not action-proving dummies and should not be used as such. Does the problem occur with real ammo?
by Pisgah
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Case failures, new ammo, kind of OT
Replies: 16
Views: 461

Re: Case failures, new ammo, kind of OT

Definitely sounds like an overpressure round, nothing to do with steel case or brass. What manufacturer?
by Pisgah
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Could Get Really Interesting
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: This Could Get Really Interesting

Lived in another country ( Taiwan ) where the kids went to the military out of high school. During their school years they all had uniforms and haircuts, the boys had high and tight flat tops,the girls a bowel cut. This was in the 70's and don't remember them having all the strange ideas and proble...
by Pisgah
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About a Model 94 Chambered in Winchester's New 350 Legend?
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: How About a Model 94 Chambered in Winchester's New 350 Legend?

I think the levergun applications would be limited by what seems to be a primary feature of this round -- headspacing on the case mouth. To me this would seem to rule out tube-magazine designs since the crimping necessary to prevent bullet set-back in tube mags doesn't mix well with headspacing on t...
by Pisgah
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 1886 in 40-65
Replies: 22
Views: 707

Re: Model 1886 in 40-65

Some classy old gals, for sure...
by Pisgah
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hearing it too much these days..
Replies: 17
Views: 698

Re: hearing it too much these days..

Although it can strike at any age, cancer is predominantly a disease of old age. Live long enough, and you will develop some form of cancer. It may not be what kills you, but it'll be there. In 1900 the average lifespan of a US male was 58. Now it is nearly 80. Cancer has always been there; it just ...
by Pisgah
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Survival Theory a preparedeness Guide.
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Survival Theory a preparedeness Guide.

OldWin wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:48 am

He is right, it will have a global effect, and possibly will never recover.
It's happened before. They called it the dark ages.
Seems to me we eventually did recover from that...
by Pisgah
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paisanos......
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Paisanos......

Leave the guns; take the cannolis ...
by Pisgah
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sodas enjoyed by our Southern friends
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Sodas enjoyed by our Southern friends

We’ve got Cheerwine here and it isn’t terrible . But I’d like to try that Blenheim Ginger Ale . I grew up on Cheerwine, and I'd pretty much agree on that. But, now, the Blenheim -- well, there's just NOTHING better to mix with a nice, smooth rye or bourbon, or even just plain, ice-cold on a hot day...
by Pisgah
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miroku is Manufacturing plant for Winchester
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Miroku is Manufacturing plant for Winchester

I just read this on another forum; posted by the moderator of the lever action rifle forum in response to a shooter not liking the Winchester brand on a rifle made out of country: ================================================================================== If it'll make you feel any better, W...
by Pisgah
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eight Nominees for the 2018 Darwin Award
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Eight Nominees for the 2018 Darwin Award

Pete44ru wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:10 pm
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Truth is stranger than fiction - you just can't dream this stuff up...….. :roll:

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Except -- I've been seeing/hearing that last one for at least 40 years...
by Pisgah
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Block project
Replies: 27
Views: 656

Re: Rolling Block project

Simply outstanding! I can't wait for pics of the finished product and a first range report.
by Pisgah
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Damko Martini Rifles
Replies: 33
Views: 1420

Re: Damko Martini Rifles

J Miller wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:34 am

I wonder what the the price will be?

Joe
I wondered that as well. I guess it may be in the "If you have to ask, you can't afford it" category...
by Pisgah
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Brand New Winchester Calibre At Shot Show
Replies: 38
Views: 1244

Re: A Brand New Winchester Calibre At Shot Show

My hope would be that Winchester might put that new 350 in a lever action. It will be interesting to see what the ballistics look like. Those should be out soon I would think. Has anyone seen a box of these in a store ? I would doubt it. A cartridge in a tube-magazine rifle needs a strong crimp to ...
by Pisgah
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Brand New Winchester Calibre At Shot Show
Replies: 38
Views: 1244

Re: A Brand New Winchester Calibre At Shot Show

Clearly a round designed to appeal to one market -- states where rifle hunting is limited to straight-sided cases. Without that restriction, I think I'd prefer the .35 Remington. And I wonder about headspacing -- -- from the looks of it, I would guess it headspaces on the case mouth, meaning that fo...
by Pisgah
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Scout Rifles' in the gaming world
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: 'Scout Rifles' in the gaming world

AJMD429 wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:22 pm
https://www.polygon.com/2019/1/18/18188 ... date-2-1-4

Interesting....

Not...
by Pisgah
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Didn`t know Festus could sing.
Replies: 27
Views: 687

Re: Didn`t know Festus could sing.

Curtis was a professional singer long before he was an actor. When Sinatra left the Tommy Dorsey band, his first replacement was -- Ken Curtis.
by Pisgah
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet
Replies: 27
Views: 838

Re: 130 gr. Speer Hot Core Flat Nose Bullet

A number of years back I used this bullet to make up some reduced-recoil hunting loads for my stepdaughter. In a stock , scoped 336, that load would shoot three in to an inch at 100 yards, benchrested with me shooting, and did it through 21 rounds in one afternoon, generous cooling-off periods betwe...
by Pisgah
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?
Replies: 38
Views: 1165

Re: Are Benchmade Knives Worth The Price?

Is a $150 knife better than a $15 knife? Yes, by some measures, and it darned well should be. But here's the thing -- eventually I lose a knife, whether it cost me 15 or 150. I cry a whole lot less when the cheap one goes missing. And, for 1/3 the cost of one Benchmade I can have 3 or 4 Gerbers, Sch...
by Pisgah
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy glue
Replies: 17
Views: 940

Re: Crazy glue

I have friends who have used it to close wounds, but so far I have not been so adventurous, although the neurosurgeon used something like it to close the surgical wound on my L5-S1 laminectomy. I won't post the photo as it is one of those indelicate "can't unsee" things ... ... :O eyebleach1.png Ye...
by Pisgah
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crazy glue
Replies: 17
Views: 940

Re: Crazy glue

I can vouch for the alcohol working. Lat time I had a few drinks and used Crazy Glue I glued 3 fingers together in mere seconds... :o :lol:
by Pisgah
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1043

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

And I am absolutely sure Google is not garnering a shred of info from your use of this app that they can sell so that it can turn around and bite you in the butt in some way you've never imagined. Right, sure... Lie #1, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you"; and the second is like unto ...
by Pisgah
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your choice of carry gun?
Replies: 101
Views: 6212

Re: Your choice of carry gun?

Depends on weather and circumstances. For ultra-concealment a Beretta Pico .380. For pocket or ultra-comfortable belt carry a Beretta Nano 9mm. For lightweight power that's hard to argue against a Springfield XDs .45.
by Pisgah
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full Metal Jacket
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Full Metal Jacket

Gunnery Sgt. Ermey (I feel he more than deserves full title and respect)... I enjoyed watching Lee Ermey, and appreciate and respect his service, as I do for all those who serve honorably in the military. But if you want to give him the respect of his earned rank it should be Staff Sergeant. His pr...
by Pisgah
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Lever Action Recommendations!
Replies: 41
Views: 1557

Re: First Lever Action Recommendations!

I don't know where you live, but if your "clemsondds" moniker means SC, I would recommend beginning a tour of pawn shops in the area and looking for solid used older Marlin or Winchester rifles. There have to be literally thousands of them in Clemson, Anderson, Greenville, Easley, etc., etc. You'll ...
by Pisgah
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Arms Stevens 320 Security 12ga ..... Anyone with first hand experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Savage Arms Stevens 320 Security 12ga ..... Anyone with first hand experience?

No experience with the Savage, but I did buy a Chinese Remington 870 clone that is a darned nice shotgun. Takes all 870 accessories except barrels, and I added a mag extension and heat shield to mine. $200, and well worth it.
by Pisgah
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A New Single-Shot Rifle on the Market
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: A New Single-Shot Rifle on the Market

I like the looks of the EABCO but if they are only chamberings the calibers they want they aren't CUSTOM IMO. Pretty extensive list, though.... Available Chamberings: 17 HMR*,17 HM2*,17 Bumble Bee* ,17 Hornet (Hornady)*, 17 Ackley Hornet* ,17 Ackley Bee* ,17 HeeBee*,17 FireBall*,17 Mach IV *,17 Rem...
by Pisgah
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A New Single-Shot Rifle on the Market
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: A New Single-Shot Rifle on the Market

Interesting... EABCO also has a single-shot that seems to be well-made...pricey but accurate. https://www.eabco.com/Brown97DRifle.htm I've got 2 Model 97s, one in .300 Benchrest Magnum and the other 6.5 BRM, bought years ago when I could get 2 for less than the price of 1 today. True custom rifles,...
by Pisgah
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experience with Hornady XTP bullets on game...?
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Experience with Hornady XTP bullets on game...?

Numerous deer shot with the .45 250 gr. XTP from my .45 Colt Ruger Bisley have succumbed in spectacular fashion, along with a couple of coyotes, all at ranges of from 60 to 100 yards. Perhaps not the bullet I'd choose for bison, but on anything smaller I'd have complete faith in them. I use a near-m...
by Pisgah
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wonder what this gun is....?
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: I wonder what this gun is....?

My question is -- so what? 60,000 PSI (which is what 60 KSI is) is not an unusually high pressure for any number of rifle rounds, including 5.56, 7.62 NATO, .270 Win, etc., etc., etc.
by Pisgah
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W SD9VE ...... review for those who care
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: S&W SD9VE ...... review for those who care

I love tinkering. But before you proceed, you might want to check out the S&W Forum, where it quickly becomes apparent that many of the "enhancements" offered can turn a perfectly good sow's ear in to not a silk purse but something that came out of a sow's rear-end.
by Pisgah
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Value of a custom mauser rifle.
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Value of a custom mauser rifle.

BB, like you I can appreciate the high level of craftsmanship and the quality materials that go in to a rifle like that. The problem with establishing value on them, though, is essentially the lack of a market. I have a buddy who has at last count 15 similar rifles -- custom-built, mostly Mauser-act...
by Pisgah
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win. 1965 model 94 pre and post info
Replies: 19
Views: 734

Re: Win. 1965 model 94 pre and post info

By my recollection, I have owned 4 Model 94s thru the years, and to one degree or another all of them required a squeeze beyond full lever closure to deactivate the safety.
by Pisgah
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Model 19 - With Pic
Replies: 53
Views: 2125

Re: S&W Model 19

The Model 19 is a .357 revolver. It can handle any standard .357 load. Will it hold up to as many rounds as an N-frame S&W or, say, a Ruger GP100? I doubt it. But it will likely hold up to more full-house rounds than your hand/wrist will! Being somewhat smaller/lighter than some of the alternatives,...
by Pisgah
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cell coverage
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Cell coverage

If you haven't already, check out Consumer Cellular. They have some mighty attractive plans and you can sign up online and have your new phone in a couple of days.
by Pisgah
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative to AARP?
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Alternative to AARP?

Every "benefit" AARP offers can be gotten without being a member. The main one that always attracted me was the discounts. Every time I see an establishment offering an AARP discount, I simply ask -- "Is that a senior citizen discount, or is it meant only for members of a particular political lobbyi...
by Pisgah
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wyatt Earp's Colt SAA up for auction
Replies: 18
Views: 1049

Re: Wyatt Earp's Colt SAA up for auction

I read somewhere that Wyatt Earp had a bunch of those guns and traded or sold them for a pretty penny, and I bet all those guns was the one he used at the OK corral... :wink: Oh, yes. He was well-known to buy up any gun he could get for cheap, then sell it as one he had owned. Not exactly a lie -- ...
by Pisgah
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 700 triggers
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: Remington 700 triggers

So only 56 years after issuing a rifle with what their own records show they knew at the time was a faulty and unsafe trigger, they decide to fix 'em. Good news, but hardly praiseworthy...
by Pisgah
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre 64 model 94 receiver screw identification
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Pre 64 model 94 receiver screw identification

Finger lever pin stop screw is the name. What it does is self-evident.
by Pisgah
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Presidential Alert
Replies: 36
Views: 1385

Re: Presidential Alert

.45colt wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 am
I have the cheapest flip phone there is, and I got the alert. :? .
I beg to differ -- I have the cheapest flip phone in the world ("free, if you sign up today!") -- and I didn't get the alert. :lol:
by Pisgah
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Custer

Well I watched the show and I don't feel like I know anymore about Custer than I did before I turned on the TV this morning. Looks like they don't either. Typical History Channel content. Pump up a subject by touting, "At last, the TRUTH about Custer!( or Ancient Aliens, or whatever)", and then dis...
by Pisgah
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP
Replies: 26
Views: 1444

Re: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP

Every reputable loading manualwill have loads that are right at SAAMI max pressure for the.45 ACP -- and in an unmodified 1911, that's all you should expect. And there's nothing wrong with that. For it's practical purposes, the .45 ACP is all it needs to be and then some.
by Pisgah
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AWA Lightning 45 Colt Rifle, How strong is it?
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: AWA Lightning 45 Colt Rifle, How strong is it?

My guess is they could stand up to a little goosing -- but why risk your guns and yourself based on my guess or anyone else's? Especially when a no-more-than-standard-level load out of a handgun or a rifle is a formidable thing, and just what the design was meant to handle. Max chamber pressures for...
by Pisgah
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flu shot?
Replies: 46
Views: 3338

Re: Flu shot?

Just don't deceive yourself in to thinking you're fully protected if you get the shot. The flu vaccine is based on the best guess as to which strain is going to predominate in the coming season. Sometimes, it's close to right on, other times -- like last year -- it's way off. They say it still provi...
by Pisgah
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 1507

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 ...