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by Shasta
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cast bullets -- plain base vs. gas check
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: cast bullets -- plain base vs. gas check

That is an excellent and very informative read. Thank you for posting the link.

Shasta
by Shasta
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ways to HELP SHASTA & FAMILY RECOVER from the Fire
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: Ways to HELP SHASTA & FAMILY RECOVER from the Fire

Greetings fellow Levergunners! I want to send out a very special "THANK YOU" for all that you have done for the Mort family. When I picked up my mail yesterday, there was TWO Visa gift cards and a spanking new Lee Powder Measure in a carefully prepared box, along with a very nice card. I have also r...
by Shasta
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waxing Guns
Replies: 23
Views: 620

Re: Waxing Guns

I use either Johnson's Paste Wax or Mequire's Pure Carnuba Paste Wax if I will be hunting in rainy conditions. It is a lesson I learned back in 1982 when I was hunting in the rain with my custom made full stock .54 caliber Hawken. A nice 4-point buck was 40 yards in front of me and my rifle would no...
by Shasta
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Recovery Update (with some pictures)
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Fire Recovery Update (with some pictures)

It has been two months since the Carr Fire roared into Redding, California and destroyed well over a thousand homes, one of which was my own. Since members of this forum have been very caring, kind, and generous to my wife and I, I thought I should at least update you on how and what we are doing. W...
by Shasta
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woodscolts, strays.....
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: Woodscolts, strays.....

I have one in .45 caliber that I have used for rendezvous pistol shoots for the past 25 or 30 years. They are extremely reliable. The very first thing I did with mine was to remove both front and rear sights and install a small fixed rear sight dovetailed at the rear of the barrel and a simple blade...
by Shasta
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers For My Mother
Replies: 41
Views: 484

Re: Prayers For My Mother

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss Blaine. I hope you find comfort in knowing that I and many other fellow levergunners mourn your loss.

Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Shasta
Replies: 24
Views: 631

Re: Hey Shasta

What rifle will you replace first? The very first thing I replaced was my gun safe! It was a Liberty Franklin model with a one hour fire rating. It was totally destroyed inside and out. It was a $3,000 safe that did a good job protecting from entry, but was not big enough. I went to the local gun s...
by Shasta
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Shasta
Replies: 24
Views: 631

Re: Hey Shasta

I just sent off some big orders to Midway, Buffalo Arms, Starline Brass, and White Label Bullet Lube. I've got a rain check from Harbor Freight for a new work bench, and as soon as it arrives I will get what I have set up and see what else I might need. I very much appreciate the offers of help from...
by Shasta
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Little Good Luck To Go With The Bad
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: A Little Good Luck To Go With The Bad

Sent you a PM, Shasta. BTW, did your range there get burned also? Jerry, I got your PM's and much appreciate your generosity. As for the Hat Creek Rifle & Pistol Club range, it is located 60 miles east of the Carr Fire near Burney, CA, but yep, there was another fire up that way too. None of the ra...
by Shasta
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Little Good Luck To Go With The Bad
Replies: 17
Views: 431

A Little Good Luck To Go With The Bad

Having lost just about everything I owned in the recent Carr Fire here in Shasta County, I've been feeling pretty low. About two weeks after the fire there was a Friends of NRA dinner scheduled, and I was urged by a family friend to attend. She had purchased a corporate table and had seats available...
by Shasta
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Shasta
Replies: 24
Views: 631

Re: Hey Shasta

Just now got my computer running again, so have not been able to post. Yep, we got burned out and lost just about everything, including my recently restored '67 Camaro. Here is a picture of my place that was posted on the local news website: https://i.imgur.com/KeO1OPe.jpg Here is whats left of my C...
by Shasta
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today 36 years ago
Replies: 25
Views: 645

Re: Today 36 years ago

Happy 36th Anniversary to you and your missus, Pitchy. That is a major accomplishment, especially in this day and age when marriage and family are taken so lightly.

I too have a very good wife. This coming Friday will mark our 44th anniversary. :D

Shasta
by Shasta
Wed May 23, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Met another Levergunner Today
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Met another Levergunner Today

Thanks for the kind words, Griff. It was an absolute pleasure to finally meet you today. I too wish we could of had more time as you are a mighty interesting feller to talk with. Maybe next time we should schedule a couple days. I'm heading back to the range tomorrow to spend the entire weekend shoo...
by Shasta
Fri May 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Providence Tool Sights
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Providence Tool Sights

I recently bought two of them for my Winchester 1895 rifles from Buffalo Arms. One rifle is an 1898 vintage octagon-barreled .38-72 and the other is a recent production .405 with color case receiver. Both look great with their new sight. Keep in mind you may have to replace the front sight to get yo...
by Shasta
Mon May 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got A Winchester Low Wall .22LR
Replies: 17
Views: 642

Re: Got A Winchester Low Wall .22LR

Ah, but my Low Wall does indeed have an exposed hammer. It even cocks itself on opening and closing the action, and it has an ejector too! Our club shoots the .22 BPCR discipline, but we let any .22 rifle participate by creating a "Contemporary Rifle" category for those who do not have the proper eq...
by Shasta
Sat May 12, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got A Winchester Low Wall .22LR
Replies: 17
Views: 642

Re: Got A Winchester Low Wall .22LR

Well dang! I surely wanted to have a look at that low wall but my computer just gets a message that "the image you have requested does not exist or is no longer available". :( I'm sorry about that. I'm having trouble with the forum accepting the pictures. It kept saying they were too big, but after...
by Shasta
Sat May 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got A Winchester Low Wall .22LR
Replies: 17
Views: 642

Got A Winchester Low Wall .22LR

Sorry for the following long-winded story, but I wanted to tell you how it happened: Nearly a year ago, a local gun store got in several used custom made single shot rifles, one of which caught my eye. It was a new manufacture Winchester Low Wall that had been re-barreled with a heavy 27" barrel in ...
by Shasta
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shousugiban....
Replies: 18
Views: 1030

Re: Shousugiban....

I've not used that method on a gun stock, but I do use it to put a "barber pole" stripe on muzzleloader ramrods. I wrap the rod with masking tape, leaving about a quarter inch gap between the tape edges, then torch burn the un-taped area to create the stripe.


Shasta
by Shasta
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Uberti 1876
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: New Uberti 1876

Congratulations on your new rifle. :D Before you do any reloading for it, be sure to test am empty case to see if it will chamber. I have a Taylor's 1876 made by Uberti and the rims of my shortened Starline 45-70 brass were too thick to chamber without exerting a lot of pressure on the lever. Thanks...
by Shasta
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite bore cleaner?
Replies: 15
Views: 720

Re: What's your favorite bore cleaner?

Hot soapy water for the muzzle loaders; good ol' Hoppes for them brass flippin' breech loaders.


Shasta
by Shasta
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other than Guns what do you like to do??
Replies: 42
Views: 1906

Re: Other than Guns what do you like to do??

I enjoy hunting and fishing very much, and love driving one or the other of my garage cars:

My bone stock off-frame restored 1955 Chevrolet Nomad
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or if I'm in a hurry, my 350 h.p. 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

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Shasta
by Shasta
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Kort aka W30wcf
Replies: 55
Views: 1948

Re: John Kort aka W30wcf

I am deeply saddened by the loss of John Kort, and offer sincere condolences to his family. John was truly a giant source of very knowledgeable help and information for us old rifle cranks. I personally received a great deal of guidance from him via numerous emails while dealing with my 1873 Winches...
by Shasta
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 Replicas.. which one??
Replies: 20
Views: 1170

Re: 1886 Replicas.. which one??

I have the Winchester 1886 Deluxe pistol grip take-down made by Miroku. It is an exceptionally fine rifle, but I did have to replace the hammer and trigger with Browning components to eliminate the rebounding hammer, which gave frequent light strikes. Now it fires every time. :D


Shasta
by Shasta
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good books about the Winchester 94
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Good books about the Winchester 94

I have a copy of "Winchester Model 94: A Century of Craftsmanship" written by Robert C. Renneberg and find it to be an excellent reference.

https://www.amazon.com/Winchester-Model ... 1440203911


Shasta
by Shasta
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Project: German Martini Schuetzen Rifle
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: New Project: Stiegele Martini Schuetzen Rifle

Wow! That is a really unique rifle. :mrgreen:

Is it really built for a left handed shooter like the picture appears?


Shasta
by Shasta
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun show finds.
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: Gun show finds.

Marlinman,

Congratulations on some good finds!

Since you collect old loading tools, have you seen (or do you have) a copy of the excellent paperback book "Early Loading Tools and Bullet Molds" written in 1988 by R.H. Chamberlain?


Shasta
by Shasta
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merit Adjustable Aperture Sight Discontinued?
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Merit Adjustable Aperture Sight Discontinued?

jnyork wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Watch ebay, they show up there every so often.
One sold on Ebay just today; a used one fetched $162.50. :o :shock:

Time to think about the MVA Hadley eyecup @ $75.00


Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merit Adjustable Aperture Sight Discontinued?
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Merit Adjustable Aperture Sight Discontinued?

Merit website is not taking orders.

Brownell's is out of stock.

Midway shows as discontinued.

They ain't to be had anywhere! :(

Shasta
by Shasta
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merit Adjustable Aperture Sight Discontinued?
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Merit Adjustable Aperture Sight Discontinued?

Please say it ain't so.....

It seems that the Merit adjustable sight insert is no longer? They are a favorite of mine but retail sale seems not to be found anywhere. :( :(


Shasta
by Shasta
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .375 BB, AE Winchester V. 73ish Marlin .444
Replies: 30
Views: 1333

Re: .375 BB, AE Winchester V. 73ish Marlin .444

BlaineG wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:55 pm
fordwannabe wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Dagnabit Griff beat me to it. Its okay Blaine I have both so I can use your brass and bullets either way. :mrgreen:
If I don't keep both, I'll move the Marlin .444.....I'll still have a Marlin 1894 .44 mag and a 629 to shoot 431s with.
A wise decision.


Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 44WCF dies?
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Best 44WCF dies?

Get the RCBS Cowboy dies. They are made specifically for cast lead bullets. They cost around $60 for the 3 die set. I have them for nearly all my levergun calibers and like them very much.

Shasta
by Shasta
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks Shasta
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Thanks Shasta

I'm glad to be able to help. It was a lucky coincidence I had those as they came with a MEC 600 JR .410 reloader I recently got off Ebay. I use an adjustable charge bar so did not need the powder bushings. Enjoy! :D

Shasta
by Shasta
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Notice to California reloaders
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Notice to California reloaders

Not all of Kalifornia is what you might think. Here is an article from a Bay Area newspaper about Shasta County: http://www.mercurynews.com/2013/03/21/welcome-to-shasta-county-californias-gun-buying-capital/ I really love it here, and have been here all my life. It troubles me to think I may be forc...
by Shasta
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Shasta.
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Happy Birthday Shasta.

Thank you all for your kind wishes. I turned 67 today and still feel pretty good since I got new knees last year. Just got back home from a local steak house where I had a fine dinner of steak and prawns. :D

Shasta
by Shasta
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lubrisizers: Saeco vs RCBS/Lyman
Replies: 22
Views: 903

Re: Lubrisizers: Saeco vs RCBS/Lyman

I guess I should really keep my open for another beater Lyman or RCBS so I can keep one charged with hard smokeless lube and one charged with SPG or Matthews for black powder cartridges. Yep, this is my method. I currently have eight RCBS lubrisizers and I don't know how many dies... :D Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Carbine (Win. Model 92 Story)
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Christmas Carbine (Win. Model 92 Story)

That is indeed a good read. I cringed when reading about the modifications to .44 Mag., thinking it a shame to do that. It sure turned out right in the end! :D

Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard in .50-70 Govt.
Replies: 19
Views: 1109

Re: Ballard in .50-70 Govt.

That is one cool rifle! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I'm looking forward to finding out how it shoots for you. Somewhere in my reloading shed there is a Lyman 515139 bullet mould that I believe is around 330 grains and designed for the .50-70. PM me if you want me to send you some bullets from it. That parti...
by Shasta
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Remington 700 SPS Experience
Replies: 12
Views: 710

My Remington 700 SPS Experience

A thread here reporting the possible downfall of the makers of Remington firearms partly due to lack of quality made me decide to take the time to tell my own recent experience with a Remington. I’ll start my long and windy story at the very beginning, and try to make it interesting: Our rifle range...
by Shasta
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reno Gun Show- No Guns Allowed In
Replies: 15
Views: 920

Re: Reno Gun Show- No Guns Allowed In

And to make matters worse, my Reno Gun Show trek turned out worse for me than I knew. I had a .405 caliber 1895 Winchester limited edition rifle in a soft case in the back of the truck. As I said before, we hit a patch of black ice and took a wild ride off the road. We did make it safely to Reno aft...
by Shasta
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reno Gun Show- No Guns Allowed In
Replies: 15
Views: 920

Re: Reno Gun Show- No Guns Allowed In

I would have laughed and walked away. We drove over 200 miles to get there, and that included a near catastrophic encounter with black ice that sent the truck sliding sideways off the highway and out through the sagebrush. Thankfully it stayed on its wheels and somehow missed the trees. We did have...
by Shasta
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reno Gun Show- No Guns Allowed In
Replies: 15
Views: 920

Reno Gun Show- No Guns Allowed In

Well, it's a first for me... Some friends and I drove to Reno last Friday for the Big Reno Gun Show at the Grand Hotel and we were not allowed to take in any guns or knives! They even used a metal detector wand on everyone coming in the door! It seems that after the Las Vegas incident they don't wan...
by Shasta
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tang peep on 73 or 92?
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: Tang peep on 73 or 92?

Get in the way? Well, they don't get in my way. Aside from the Winchester '95's, all my leverguns wear a Marbles tang sight:

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Shasta
by Shasta
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 WCF and split case mouths
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: .44 WCF and split case mouths

I would suggest annealing your cases. It works very well for me and I get much longer case life. There are several ways it can be accomplished without spending much money. I shoot a lot so went ahead and spent over $500 on a Bench-Source annealer. I am very happy with it: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Shasta
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: my new used 2016 ride......
Replies: 17
Views: 978

Re: my new used 2016 ride......

That's a really cool car! I really like the color. My daughter bought a brand new bright red Mustang with a manual transmission in 2015 and brought it over to show it to me. She offered to let me drive it, so off we went! I told her I was very surprised at how much power it had for a six cylinder. S...
by Shasta
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 39A question
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: Marlin 39A question

Sorry for the fuzzy picture, but it shows the holes in question. One is to see a chambered round, the other is to see a round in the magazine.

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Shasta
by Shasta
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 417 walnut hill
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: 417 walnut hill

I checked the completed auctions on Gunbroker and of the two 417 Walnut Hills that actually sold, one went for $1,251 and the other went for $802. A third rifle had an opening bid price of $1,000 and got no bids. The newest copy of Blue Book of Gun Values rates an 80% 417 Walnut Hill at $440, but in...
by Shasta
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: deleting things
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: deleting things

Here's what I did:

click on your user name in the top right corner

click user control panel

click profile tab

click edit avatar

You can upload an avatar picture directly from your computer without going through a hosting site.

Hope this helps

Shasta
by Shasta
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Turn for a Photobucket Story
Replies: 28
Views: 1592

Re: My Turn for a Photobucket Story

Marlinman-

I simply Googled "How to download Photobucket Albums" and all kinds of stuff shows up. Of course, none of the advice worked exactly as stated, but it was good enough that I was able to get it figured out. I don't know for sure what the heck I did, but it worked!

Shasta
by Shasta
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Turn for a Photobucket Story
Replies: 28
Views: 1592

Re: My Turn for a Photobucket Story

With help from Google searches I was able to download all my pictures from Photobucket to a folder on my computer. I then signed up on Imjur and uploaded the picture there. If my avatar pic is back, you will know I was successful. Photobucket can take a flying leap for all I care.

Shasta
by Shasta
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavy 30-30 loads
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: Heavy 30-30 loads

OK, here is a photograph rather than a scan:

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That's as good as I can get it. The book is RCBS Cast Bullet Manual number 1 which I found on Ebay for less than $20.

Shasta