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by Naphtali
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On the AR-15 as a home-defense weapon...
Replies: 20
Views: 456

Re: On the AR-15 as a home-defense weapon...

Two facets of the premise appear applicable for identifying the better [best??] home defense firearm for the situation. 1. Defender recognizes or hears something that causes him to arm himself. 2. Defender has sufficient time after that "something" in #1 to arm himself with a firearm more potentiall...
by Naphtali
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing IAC 97's bead front sight?
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Removing IAC 97's bead front sight?

I have an IAC (Norinco with a little quality control) Model 97 shotgun. I just acquired a heat shield with bayonet fixture from Numrich. Apparently I zigged when I should. My purchase is newly manufactured. It appears to be sturdy, so as "bling," it becomes a worthwhile purchase. Okay, to my first p...
by Naphtali
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Sweany trigger drawings NEWER POST
Replies: 28
Views: 1832

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by Naphtali
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLR magazine problem
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: BLR magazine problem

BLR magazines are costly, and I anticipate Browning is their only manufacturer. How durable are they? That is, do feed lips flex out of time or fatigue? Or does follower spring fatigue? How reliable do you expect magazines to remain were you to speed change magazines, aligning magazine and magazine ...
by Naphtali
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 wood on Rossi 92?
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Winchester 1892 wood on Rossi 92?

Okay, we've solved my problem for replacing wood on my Winchester Model 1892 rifle with pistol grip. In my "stuff" bin I have a take-off Winchester 1892 carbine wood set. This is a straight grip butt stock with fore stock. I have someone out of state who has a Rossi Model 92 carbine in 45 Colt. This...
by Naphtali
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nitriding gun parts other than barrels, frames, & slides?
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Nitriding gun parts other than barrels, frames, & slides?

I have several Winchester and Winchester reproduction traditional lever action rifles, some of which are stainless steel. Functionally, I find them smoother and easier to operate than my [JM] Marlin 1895s that have been improved in fit and function by a Marlin specialist gunsmith. The Winchesters ar...
by Naphtali
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?

Two interesting rifles - one graceful, one chunky. I envy you.
by Naphtali
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?

I'm curious. Please describe your Model 99. Is it a "safe queen," or have you owned too briefly to make the time to shoot it? Shooting off hand or most field positions my 1895 Winchesters (carbines so they have the forearm held on by a barrel band) are probably close enough I couldn't tell the diffe...
by Naphtali
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?

How is the foreend of a lever action carbine and its foreend tip bedded or otherwise adjusted to make the carbine more accurate, plus improve the maintenance of sights' "zero" despite significant changes in humidity? Does this procedure improve most lever action carbines, for example Winchester 1886...
by Naphtali
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too many wolves in Oregon already
Replies: 23
Views: 1107

Re: Too many wolves in Oregon already

Does the state or county have a restitution fund? That is, when livestock is destroyed for its sale by a protected predator, restitution is paid to the livestock's owner. Some states offer this palliative.
by Naphtali
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oncealing Puma 92's safety "hole"?
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: oncealing Puma 92's safety "hole"?

AHA!

The only remaining step is to complete my purchase of the rifle. After that it's all downhill.

Many thanks, guys.
by Naphtali
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oncealing Puma 92's safety "hole"?
Replies: 8
Views: 674

oncealing Puma 92's safety "hole"?

I have a Puma Model 92 whose safety atop the rear of the breech bolt has been removed and a circular plug that appears to be stainless steel has replaced it. This plug causes the hole for that safety to almost completely disappear. What is this plug? Where can one in the same apparently stainless st...
by Naphtali
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convert a Rossi Model 92?
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Convert a Rossi Model 92?

Steve: Many thanks for your reply. From it I believe that Kris Bonner, a competent local gunsmith, would be capable of doing the entire conversion at a price I can live with, or could complete indexing the barrel were I t try the conversion myself. As far as I can tell, mechanisms are identical. The...
by Naphtali
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convert a Rossi Model 92?
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Convert a Rossi Model 92?

I have a Rossi Model 92 stainless steel lever action carbine in 44 Magnum. I also have stainless steel Rossi 92 45 Colt barrel, magazine tube assembly, and lever. How difficult or costly to convert the 44 Magnum to 45 Colt?
by Naphtali
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comparing long term reliability of bolts and a lever?
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Comparing long term reliability of bolts and a lever?

My query might be more for a gunsmith rather than a lever action rifle user. Gunsmiths [should??] have more opportunities to work on rifles about which I query than most rifle owners. Comparing [better] modern push feed bolt actions' long term reliability with circa 1950s Savage Model 99s having sid...
by Naphtali
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Winchester-Browning lever actions invulnerable?
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Are Winchester-Browning lever actions invulnerable?

I downloaded a remarkable video that demonstrates that [this class of] lever actions functions properly when exposed to egregiously severe wartime conditions, conditions that I have doubt that circa World War I military bolt actions function as well. "What is he talking about?" you might reasonably ...
by Naphtali
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 42
Views: 5122

Re: What knives did they use? Really!

I received a "Plain Jane" Half Face Blades Crow Scout and a New Old Stock Blade-Tech N'yati S30V (currently reintroduced with D-2 blade steel). I have not sharpened or used either as yet and estimate I will not for at least three weeks - that is, after my next appointment with my neurosurgeon. Here'...
by Naphtali
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 42
Views: 5122

Re: What knives did they use? Really!

Thanks, guys, for the replies and PMs of encouragement on my new and improved posture. One side note so close to irrelevant that only inactivity might allow me to get away with it. I mentioned the three Gerber Yari IIs that Tony Codella rendered so useful. I discovered their utility using only one o...
by Naphtali
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 42
Views: 5122

Re: What knives did they use? Really!

To everyone who has participated in my sometimes "unusual" threads: I apologize for being unresponsive recently. I obtained the second of two multivertebrae spinal fusions in the last 15 weeks on August 6. This is the second time my guard-keeper has allowed me this liberty. *********** Recently I'v...
by Naphtali
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Colt or Smith & Wesson?" in 1965 Gun Digest
Replies: 1
Views: 362

"Colt or Smith & Wesson?" in 1965 Gun Digest

In the 1965 edition of Gun Digest [Annual], A. B. Kazan wrote an article titled, "Colt or Smith & Wesson?" Does anyone have the 1965 Gun Digest or the article that begins on page 147? I want to buy a copy of the article or the Gun Digest.
by Naphtali
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Map with Range of Allied Fighters WWII
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Map with Range of Allied Fighters WWII

Among "thuggish" fighter-bombers of World War II, I have a preference for P-47 "Jug" aircraft. Too heavy and brutish to be a real long-range protector of B-17s and B-24s, paper drop tanks of sort've papier-maché allowed Jugs to become long-range interceptors and all-around thugs who beat-up everythi...
by Naphtali
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting chase and 'shootout'
Replies: 22
Views: 1451

An interesting question about a singular shooting incident?

Are LEOs in his jurisdiction permitted to be on active duty while wearing a hearing aid?
by Naphtali
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Density or weight or hardness of elk femur?
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Density or weight or hardness of elk femur?

What substance other than bone has similar or identical density or weight or hardness as a bull elk's femur or pelvic girdle?
by Naphtali
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 42
Views: 5122

Re: What knives did they use? Really!

I carry a locking folder 3" knife at all times, It's handy, light and won't keep an edge for anything. I'd replace it in an instant but most everything you look at is stainless steel and getting that stuff to stay sharp is a PITA, ...maybe it's me, :mrgreen: , On the other hand, I have some carbon ...
by Naphtali
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 42
Views: 5122

Re: What knives did they use? Really!

. I used my google-fu ............ :mrgreen: Here is a knife designed by Ashley Haines: https://books.google.com/books?id=Pa00KCEvIr0C&pg=PA335&lpg=PA335&dq=ashley+haines+knife&source=bl&ots=DVJl4XNH1j&sig=b748vHWU6YdGqWXrBLsAxsIhkD4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjUktvMnKLVAhXoqFQKHdjnAPIQ6AEIIjAA#v=onepag...
by Naphtali
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inherent or designed-in action smoothness?
Replies: 16
Views: 919

Inherent or designed-in action smoothness?

I have used only one bolt action rifle for hunting and target shooting, and that was for a single hunt when I was barely old enough to drive my parents' Oldsmobile Toronado over 100 mph on my way back to St. Louis University. FYI: We both made it on time and without a moving violation. Except for on...
by Naphtali
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: D DAY 74 YEARS AGO TODAY
Replies: 17
Views: 1122

"Invasion: They're Coming," by Paul Carell

A book that few will have read is Invasion: They're Coming, by Paul Carell. This fascinating book is D-Day through the fall - that is, libration of - Paris from the Wehrmacht's [/i]point of view. It is written in the manner of Ryan's book with substantial input from surviving Wehrmacht staff and com...
by Naphtali
Sat May 19, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Browning A-5
Replies: 21
Views: 1514

Re: The Browning A-5

Regarding the use of Browning A-5 shotguns as weapons - let's insert, in a really horrendous environment - in the 1950s the British SAS conducted an extensive long-term counter-terrorism campaign on New Guinea. This was reported to the general public as being conducted against communist terrorists. ...
by Naphtali
Mon May 14, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parts interchangeability - Winchester/USRAC/FN Model 94s?
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Parts interchangeability - Winchester/USRAC/FN Model 94s?

Excluding cross-bolt and tang safeties, rebounding hammers, and other parts required for safeties to be used, Winchesters - be they Winchester, USRAC, or FN - appear to use identical parts made by different methods. For example, pre-64 cartridge carriers were forged (or, perhaps machined??), 64-era ...
by Naphtali
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to repeat cycle a lever rifle?
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Re: How to repeat cycle a lever rifle?

I have 18 A-zoom snap caps. The closest SASS is a little more than 100 miles away. My hands are small - as an EMT I wore MEDIUM BSI gloves. I seldom watch or download You Tube videos pertaining to gun usage. My non-entertainment usage is mainly for maintenance and disassembly-assembly of newly acqui...
by Naphtali
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to repeat cycle a lever rifle?
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

How to repeat cycle a lever rifle?

I've hunted on and off for decades with traditional lever actions and Savage Model 99s. In practice and shooting at game never have I fired a quick repeat shot. That is, for subsequent shots the rifle was not on my shoulder. I never needed a quick second shot, so I never had practiced any technique....
by Naphtali
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why did Mr. Browning change his design?
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Why did Mr. Browning change his design?

When one reads threads that discuss putting high pressure ammunition through traditional lever actions, such as 454 Casull, the only action that is identified as being satisfactory is Winchester's Model 1892. But when longer cartridges - smokeless powder cartridges - became available, Browning creat...
by Naphtali
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venison, or worm meat?
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Venison, or worm meat?

I found perhaps 15 pounds of venison roasts and steaks in a far corner of my big freezer. The freezer is never "off" and always set for long storage. The venison is dated 2013. It was frozen fresh after cleaning and trimming. It has not been "aged." Visually and by opening one of the sealed containe...
by Naphtali
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom inserts for Lyman 20 MJT globe front sight?
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Custom inserts for Lyman 20 MJT globe front sight?

Just trying to help... I queried Lee Shaver - nope. That's where I'm confused, couldn't you easily convert one of his inserts, like the one shown on left, into the "upside down post" that you want, shown on the right? Lyman 20 Post.jpg The #20s hood is much larger and beefier. Sufficient light is a...
by Naphtali
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom inserts for Lyman 20 MJT globe front sight?
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Custom inserts for Lyman 20 MJT globe front sight?

I queried Lee Shaver - nope. Lyman's #17's inserts are capable of being inserted upside down. That's where my idea occurred. My objection was and is that when holding a sight picture for distance shooting, the post obscures target. Upside down insertion allows the target to remain visible. The "musc...
by Naphtali
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 Replicas.. which one??
Replies: 20
Views: 1860

Re: 1886 Replicas.. which one??

For those headed for Alaska, Kamchatka, and other worlds like Uranus, Pedersoli offers stainless steel Guidmasters. While I know nothing about them beyond what Pedersoli's web site shows, buy the wood stocked version you might have the fixin's for just about whatever Turnbull can imagine. Of course,...
by Naphtali
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 42
Views: 5122

Re: What knives did they use? Really!

I wonder what Ed Stevenson uses? He's about the only reasonably current person who might be among those who EDC in an area where Haines and Proenneke lived. I am uncertain whether he is still active. To my knowledge he was/is a professional guide in Alaska, a trapper, and who with his wife (and fami...
by Naphtali
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom inserts for Lyman 20 MJT globe front sight?
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Custom inserts for Lyman 20 MJT globe front sight?

I would like to try a post insert, mounted upside down, in my Lyman 20 MJT globe front sight assembly. The obvious solution does not work. Mounting inserts that accompany the sight cannot be done. So I seek custom inserts. I find several sight makers offer custom inserts for MVA and other globe sigh...
by Naphtali
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 42
Views: 5122

Re: What knives did they use? Really!

Not a resurrection, rather a follow-up since my subject of query has been solved. As I investigated, one thing seems to stand from otherwise expected. EDC (every day carry) fixed bladed knives were significantly larger - that is, longer length and "beefier" - in late nineteenth and early twentieth c...
by Naphtali
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reproduction 7th Cavalry tombstone
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Reproduction 7th Cavalry tombstone

Several years ago when I picked up one of my Shiloh Sharps rifles or visited C. Sharps Manufacturing down the block and across the street, I saw a cast stone reproduction 7th Cavalry tombstone (grave marker) in the show room. On and off I've tried to find one or two at a price I could afford - then ...
by Naphtali
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will this test achieve closest emulation of reality, excluding using live targets?
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Will this test achieve closest emulation of reality, excluding using live targets?

Many thanks, guys. You saved me some money. I'll remain with my penetration testing.
by Naphtali
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will this test achieve closest emulation of reality, excluding using live targets?
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Will this test achieve closest emulation of reality, excluding using live targets?

I choose to afford to try this two different occasions only. I have been trying to identify how effective will be three loads, two of which are muzzleloading, one a smokeless powder cast bullet cartridge. What I want to identify is how close to reality will the test medium be. I've done my dry duct ...
by Naphtali
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gifted hobbyist wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Gifted hobbyist wanted

I shall have Ric Carter do the wood. I'm thinking that having the tang sight made right comes first. I'm pretty sure this is routine for a local gunsmith - such as Accu Arms.
by Naphtali
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gifted hobbyist wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Gifted hobbyist wanted

Moderator: If you believe this is in the wrong sub-forum, please move it to where it belongs. My Custom Rossi 92 lever action sporting rifle is back in my possession. And, yes, it is in "needs a whole bunch of work" condition. My heart is no longer invested in my perfectly conceived rifle. Now, I'l...
by Naphtali
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mills-type canvas cartridge belt for 45 Colt?
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Mills-type canvas cartridge belt for 45 Colt?

Is a Mills-type high capacity canvas cartridge belt for 45 Colt available off-the-shelf or otherwise? If such a belt is available, please identify contact from where.
by Naphtali
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman's 452651 bullet in Model 1892 reproductions?
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Lyman's 452651 bullet in Model 1892 reproductions?

Lyman's #452651 bullet is a 325-grain truncated or tangential point bullet that might be well suited for my Rossi 92 45 Colt rifle.

Those who have used this bullet in their reproduction Winchester 1892s, please report how it shoots in your rifle and precisely how you loaded the cartridge.
by Naphtali
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are parts interchangeable?
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Are parts interchangeable?

Which currently manufactured reproduction Winchester Model 1886 rifles' parts can be used - with perhaps minor fitting - in original 1886s? Which reproduction Winchester Model 71 rifles' parts can be used - with perhaps minor fitting - in original 71s? Miroku, for example, manufactures or manufactur...
by Naphtali
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 42
Views: 5122

Re: What knives did they use? Really!

Pete44ru: MANY THANKS I have one problem - linking to the image at https://books.google.com/books?id=Pa00KCEvIr0C&pg=PA335&lpg=PA335&dq=ashley+haines+knife&source=bl&ots=DVJl4XNH1j&sig=b748vHWU6YdGqWXrBLsAxsIhkD4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjUktvMnKLVAhXoqFQKHdjnAPIQ6AEIIjAA#v=onepage&q=ashley%20haines%20...
by Naphtali
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 42
Views: 5122

What knives did they use? Really!

Nowadays everyone has an opinion regarding that elusive best [fill in the blank]. Rather than "best" I am interested in some reality, two answers to one question - that is, the same question about Alaskan subsistence residents from different eras, Ashley Haines (first decades of twentieth century) a...
by Naphtali
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parts interchangeability
Replies: 0
Views: 787

Parts interchangeability

Browning's M71, and Browning and [new model] Winchester 1886s are made by the same Japanese manufactory. Are the three loading gate assemblies interchangeable among all three rifles? I am aware that M71 and 1886 assemblies are different. I think I am really asking whether loading gates' ports are th...