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by Aussie Chris
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: D DAY 74 YEARS AGO TODAY
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Re: D DAY 74 YEARS AGO TODAY

By coincidence I was watching operation Overlord on netflix WWII in colour not even realising the date!

Brave men that saved many. Imagine how the war may have turned out if Overlord failed.
by Aussie Chris
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone heard from rangerider7 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Anyone heard from rangerider7 ?

The cowboy ex cop from WA is Kim w Cook. Just sent him an email, hope all these blokes are ok. A lot of good men on here, shame to lose a few.

Chris
by Aussie Chris
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Beer Is Good For You"
Replies: 17
Views: 924

Re: "Beer Is Good For You"

Sixgun wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:06 pm
Doc says "two cans of beer.....no more"......I just love those 24 oz. Fosters Premium Ales.....---6
Haha nice Jack! I need to stick to the two beers a night thing I think.
by Aussie Chris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 1892 Trader.
Replies: 15
Views: 842

Re: The 1892 Trader.

Looking at the tang and top barrel flat, it has clearly had a lot of hard use. The serial number has been partially removed as the other markings have from hard use. It would have a few stories no doubt. Do you know any of the history? If you really want to know the serial number you could try the a...
by Aussie Chris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First .32 Winchester Special
Replies: 19
Views: 837

Re: First .32 Winchester Special

Good looking 94. I have a similar looking flat band in 30WCF from 1946. Yours also has the receiver sight holes, a Lyman would suit it well if you are not a fan of the standard buckhorn. Let us know how she shoots!
Chris
by Aussie Chris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mustang and more car show MORE PICS
Replies: 22
Views: 869

Re: Mustang and more car show

Calypso Coral is a cool colour, I looked at 4 in that colour before finding and purchasing mine. Imagine that Torino with a 429SCJ and a 4 speed toploader. ....ahhh bliss....
by Aussie Chris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mustang and more car show MORE PICS
Replies: 22
Views: 869

Re: Mustang and more car show

Exactly Rihmfire! :mrgreen:
by Aussie Chris
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mustang and more car show MORE PICS
Replies: 22
Views: 869

Re: Mustang and more car show

Love a good car show! The hobby is strong here. Here is my '70 Mach 1 and dad's 60 Thunderbird.

I still have a modest collection of Winchesters, it can still be done with ownership of a classic/muscle car!

Chris
by Aussie Chris
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So....I Hit This Auction Last Night.....+ #4 UZI
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: So....I Hit This Auction Last Night.....+ #4 UZI

Nice 62A Jack! I bought one very similar to yours made in 1940 last year down here at an auction for around the same price.

Get a chance to shoot it yet? I still have to take mine out.

Chris
by Aussie Chris
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Answer To: "How Many Do You Need?"
Replies: 21
Views: 1291

Re: The Answer To: "How Many Do You Need?"

I stick to my signature line. :mrgreen:
by Aussie Chris
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This 94 has me a little stumped.
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: This 94 has me a little stumped.

Heaps of them here in Australia. Only see them in standard configuration not in XTR models.

Chris
by Aussie Chris
Tue May 30, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report-104 year old Winchester 44-40
Replies: 31
Views: 2152

Re: Range Report-104 year old Winchester 44-40

Great range report Kirk. Beautiful '92 and nice wall mount too. Wish we could mount them on walls here in Australia :x

Chris
by Aussie Chris
Wed May 03, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B17 Bombers, Battle Damage
Replies: 18
Views: 1425

Re: B17 Bombers, Battle Damage

The Flying Fortress. What a plane. When men were men. 10 men with .50 cals and a job to do.

This is a great read, I've read it twice. http://www.flyingbooks.co.uk/acatalog/C ... tress.html
by Aussie Chris
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 86 in 40-82 Deal or No?
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Winchester 86 in 40-82 Deal or No?

I paid over 2k here in Aus for mine. It's 40-65 from 1888 and just a little better nick than the one in your link. I don't regret buying it.

They are hard to find, especially here in Australia.

I'd say it' a good deal but clear pics would help with your answer.

Chris
by Aussie Chris
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1895 .38-72 Range Report #4- We Shootin' Now
Replies: 16
Views: 1850

Re: Winchester 1895 .38-72 Range Report #4- We Shootin' Now

Shame about Kim, I enjoyed his posts.

Chris
by Aussie Chris
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: met up with sixgun today and I am a Happy Happy leverdude
Replies: 34
Views: 1705

Re: met up with sixgun today and I am a Happy Happy leverdud

Good to hear about the good blokes around here. Us youngins gotta look up to you blokes :mrgreen:
by Aussie Chris
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a 'new' well-used Winchester 1892 44-40 (photos)
Replies: 31
Views: 1173

Re: Got a 'new' well-used Winchester 1892 44-40 (photos)

A fine example of the 1892. Well used, pah!
Great shooting Kirk!
Chris
by Aussie Chris
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help with receiver identification 1896 model 94 rifle
Replies: 28
Views: 1821

Re: help with receiver identification 1896 model 94 rifle

You also have a flat band there, the front barrel band. I have a beautiful flat band carbine in 30wcf from 1946. The flat band carbines command a small premium and we're made from the mid 40s to early 50s I believe. Good luck with the project!

Chris
by Aussie Chris
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A special 1886
Replies: 40
Views: 1534

Re: A special 1886

That is a beautiful 1886. Like Pop Watts, it makes mine look like really shabby!
by Aussie Chris
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 17
Views: 613

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!
Chris
by Aussie Chris
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got another 30-30 (Photo)
Replies: 23
Views: 1286

Re: Got another 30-30 (Photo)

Beautiful 30WCF! Nice tang sight too! Plenty of blue left.

I picked up a really nice flat band in 30WCF a few months back too and she shoots great with 150s.

Merry Christmas to all!

Chris
by Aussie Chris
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester hunting video from the 1940s
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Winchester hunting video from the 1940s

A great old vintage video that I found on the great WACA forum. There's a few '71s and a model 12.

Check out that Winchester tent!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu5oz7P0YDM

Chris
by Aussie Chris
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time capsule
Replies: 30
Views: 1447

Re: Time capsule

Now that is just cool! Well done sir :D

Chris
by Aussie Chris
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If anyone has any doubts - 44WCF /44-40 on deer
Replies: 57
Views: 3268

Re: If anyone has any doubts - 44WCF /44-40 on deer

Awesome post! Good to see old Winchesters doing what they should be doing!
by Aussie Chris
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Action Shotguns in Oz
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Lever Action Shotguns in Oz

These Turkish shotties have been the big debate down here amongst the liberal left since they came in a few months back.

The ill informed knee jerk reactive politicians that oppose it have no idea about one that has been in existence since 1887.....and that has been legal and never banned here.
by Aussie Chris
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pick One
Replies: 22
Views: 969

Re: Pick One

444
by Aussie Chris
Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a nice 444 Marlin
Replies: 22
Views: 1284

Re: Picked up a nice 444 Marlin

Great rifle! I love the triple four on sambar down here.

I am still trying to find a timber carbine version in the model 94 Winchester down here with no luck :cry:
by Aussie Chris
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to catch the brass.
Replies: 19
Views: 1054

Re: How to catch the brass.

I just catch it with my hand if i'm taking my time...
by Aussie Chris
Mon May 02, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW!
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: WOW!

Good on those blokes
by Aussie Chris
Mon May 02, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inherited
Replies: 24
Views: 1772

Re: Inherited

That rifle is very nice and a great way to remember your dad!
by Aussie Chris
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What can you tell me about the Buffalo Bill Commemorative?
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: What can you tell me about the Buffalo Bill Commemorativ

They are a nice looking commemorative. In both a carbine and rifle. Both in 30-30. Here are the specifics: 1968 BUFFALO BILL 30-30 cal. 122169 mfg. (rifles & carbines) Engraved blue receiver, nickel plated forend cap, barrel bands and buttplate, medallion in stock RIFLE - 26" heavy octagon barrel $5...
by Aussie Chris
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1904 vintage Winchester 1894 rifle finish questions
Replies: 25
Views: 1093

Re: 1904 vintage Winchester 1894 rifle finish questions

Stubbycatt, My guess is that your age is under 40.....probably under 30 where that age group wants everything "nice and fresh". Do what the boys above have rightfully suggested......that's a desirable rifle you have there. Refinishing your rifle would be like putting those stupid looking ghetto whe...
by Aussie Chris
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Revenant" Movie
Replies: 33
Views: 1903

Re: "The Revenant" Movie

by Aussie Chris
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YIPPEE WINCHESTER 9410- USE OF SLUGS
Replies: 17
Views: 3376

Re: YIPPEE WINCHESTER 9410- USE OF SLUGS

They won't be banning levers here anytime soon.

The Adler lever 12g got the anti gun mob upset hence the knee jerk statements. Little do they know that there has been a lever 12g around since 1887.....morons. rant over

Chris
by Aussie Chris
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Japan 1866 Winchester ...$3200.00
Replies: 35
Views: 3034

Re: NEW Japan 1866 Winchester ...$3200.00

7.62 precision, that's lovely that you shoot them and love them. Good for you :mrgreen: I didn't mention quality/workmanship or anything. Heck, I have not even handled one of the jolly things, only an old beat up original carbine that nearly made me sick. It's my opinion, nothing more nothing less. ...
by Aussie Chris
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Japan 1866 Winchester ...$3200.00
Replies: 35
Views: 3034

Re: NEW Japan 1866 Winchester ...$3200.00

I'll never own one.
by Aussie Chris
Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .444 for fun
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: .444 for fun

I have no trouble finding Trail Boss here in Melbourne. I've only used it in my ancient '94 but will try it in my 444 for plinking rounds now! The full house sambar hunting reloads (265gn) do hurt my shoulder and leave a bruise....
by Aussie Chris
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Movie The Revenant
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: New Movie The Revenant

I can't wait to see it!
by Aussie Chris
Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ? for our members down under ....
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: ? for our members down under ....

What about D - take a pic and show to all your buddies on leverguns?
by Aussie Chris
Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Legendary Frontiersman ?????
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: Legendary Frontiersman ?????

http://www.commemorativecollectors.com/

A good site that should set your mind at ease.
by Aussie Chris
Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Legendary Frontiersman ?????
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: Legendary Frontiersman ?????

Marc, it's worth what someone is prepared to pay. Here in AUS I've seen shops ask $100 a box.

Rbertolotto, they were made in New Haven they are not a Japchester. Round barrel only.

Just buy it already!
by Aussie Chris
Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Legendary Frontiersman ?????
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: Legendary Frontiersman ?????

I have too many commemoratives and the LF is my favourite one and the only NIB one I tempted myself to shoot. Slug your bore, mine was key holing factory 38-55 loads at 100M.

It is imo the nicest commemorative. If you get the commemorative ammo with it, don't shoot that ammo.

Chris
by Aussie Chris
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 ejection question
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

Re: 1886 ejection question

Thanks Nate, I did try that and it works. I pulled it all down and cleaned out the old oil dating back to 1888 :shock: Put her all back together, that lower tang with hammer and spring was fun to get back in :? And no change after all that. I might buy the thicker spring in my pic in post above. Chris
by Aussie Chris
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 ejection question
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

Re: 1886 ejection question

So I pulled the old girl down. So fascinating pulling down something made in 1888. An engineering masterpiece for the time. Here is a pic of my ejector components. All are there but my spring appears to be a lot different fron the one on offer from homestead firearms. My parts are in the bottom pic....
by Aussie Chris
Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 ejection question
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

Re: 1886 ejection question

Thanks gents. Looks like I'll be pulling it apart for a good clean and inspection. Nate, I only have access to starline brass
by Aussie Chris
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 ejection question
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

Re: 1886 ejection question

G'day Griff. Nope. I've tried ejecting them pretty quick and slow and the same result.
by Aussie Chris
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 ejection question
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

1886 ejection question

Still have not had a chance to reload for my 1886 40-65 yet. Have put some starline cases into the chmaber and upon ejection the extractor does its job but the cases are rolling across the top of the receiver, not being flung up and away from the gun. I assume this is an ejector issue? The ejector a...
by Aussie Chris
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got me an 1886
Replies: 22
Views: 2253

Re: Got me an 1886

Hi Perry.

40-65 is also classified as obsolete here and if it's made before 1900 like mine it doesn't come under the firearms act.

Hopefully she will be a shooter, i'll have to slug the bore and check the casting die size.
by Aussie Chris
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got me an 1886
Replies: 22
Views: 2253

Re: Got me an 1886

Thanks guys. Mike, they are pretty rare to come accross down here and demand a premium. Head up north and bring one back to Peru! Pop, I saw that one for 15! Ridiculous! Glad I finally found one here! So looks like not many shoot the 40-65 Winchester. I've ordered dies and will get some starline brass
by Aussie Chris
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got me an 1886
Replies: 22
Views: 2253

Got me an 1886

Found myself an 1886 down here. Been after one for a while but they were always outta my reach price wise. This one is an early model with the -MODEL 1886- stamp on the tang. The serial number puts it at 1888 date of manufacture. 40-65 cal with a 26'' octagon barrel. Just about all of the bluing is ...