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by Carlsen Highway
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Vietnam Wall" -- An Amazing Image...
Replies: 15
Views: 445

Re: "Vietnam Wall" -- An Amazing Image...

It's the idea that counts I suppose.
by Carlsen Highway
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 357 lever guns
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: History of 357 lever guns

We got our first Rossi 92 in late 1970's back when they had the Puma head on the side of the action. I have read that they were making them in the 1960's, although that may have just been for local market in Brazil, I have never seen a Rossi 92 that I knew for sure was made earlier than the late 19...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 357 lever guns
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: History of 357 lever guns

We got our first Rossi 92 in late 1970's back when they had the Puma head on the side of the action. I have read that they were making them in the 1960's, although that may have just been for local market in Brazil, I have never seen a Rossi 92 that I knew for sure was made earlier than the late 197...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Terror" (Horror mini-series): They Found The Real Ships!
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: "The Terror" (Horror mini-series): They Found The Real Ships!

Yes. That is what we are discussing. I dont think anyone claimed either The Terror or The Revenant was non-fiction! The Terror had a monster in it for crying out loud. (I know the real story behind the The Revenant of course. What little we know of it. For a start Hugh Glass's troubles took place in...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of Rossis; A Simple Way to Enhance The Stock's Drab Color and Look
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Speaking of Rossis; A Simple Way to Enhance The Stock's Drab Color and Look

This is my one. When I got it it looked drab. Because there is no finish on them at all from the facotry. I put one coat of tru oil on and it looked like this :

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by Carlsen Highway
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Terror" (Horror mini-series): They Found The Real Ships!
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: "The Terror" (Horror mini-series): They Found The Real Ships!

I just finished watching that show, I enjoyed it. My kind of thing, they hardly have any shows that interest me anymore. They should have made a series out of The Revenant movie. I would watch that one.
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of Rossis; A Simple Way to Enhance The Stock's Drab Color and Look
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Speaking of Rossis; A Simple Way to Enhance The Stock's Drab Color and Look

That is virtually the same thing I did to my Rossi. They don't seem to come with any real finish. I didn't strip mine I just put a couple of coats of Tru-oil on mine and suddenly the stock figure burst into life. In sunlight it looks like a glaze over a flame inside the wood. So that is my advice to...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range report: Vintage 38-55 (photos)
Replies: 15
Views: 864

Re: Range report: Vintage 38-55 (photos)

Kirk, we can swap lives whenever you want. :mrgreen:
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

This is a fairly common thing and is not hard to fix. You polish the inside curve of the loading gate to make It smoother. Give it a file. Some of the internals on Rossi's are not polished enough, couple this with a strong mag spring and you get what your describing. The mag springs often need to be...
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting From a Canoe
Replies: 22
Views: 577

Hunting From a Canoe

Anybody hunt from a canoe? I learned how to paddle a canoe properly a few years back taught by an older friend of mine who did it a lot (when I was hunting in America) and it turns out I love them. Most of my hunting is done on canoe trips now. My old canoe https://i.imgur.com/CfqK8Ck.jpg New canoe ...
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shiloh Sharps is for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Shiloh Sharps is for sale

There is a man making Farquharson single shots here in New Zealand. They are top quality and command high prices, so I cannot afford one...

https://www.sorokarifle.com/
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There's No Reason To Do This
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: There's No Reason To Do This

Nice.
by Carlsen Highway
Thu May 23, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Andy Rooney Once Said . . . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: Andy Rooney Once Said . . . . .

Andy Rooney addressed this as a chain email in 2003: "About a year ago, I became aware of a more serious theft of my name and it is so hurtful to my reputation that it calls for legal action against the thief. Hundreds of people have written asking if I really wrote the 20 detestable remarks made un...
by Carlsen Highway
Wed May 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?
Replies: 17
Views: 663

Re: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?

SAVVY_JACK wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:34 pm
This might be of some interest in understanding pressures in the 44-40 early cartridges.
https://curtisshawk21.wixsite.com/44cen ... ss-powders
That is an excellent website. I would like to contribute material to it some time.
by Carlsen Highway
Wed May 15, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you
Replies: 29
Views: 987

Re: How many of you

I can shoot every day if I wish, on my own too, which does make a big difference. Depending on my enthusiasm level for whatever rifle or loads I am working on I will shoot three or four times a week, other times when I am satisfied with everything (for a while) I may not go for a while. Then I will ...
by Carlsen Highway
Wed May 15, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?
Replies: 17
Views: 663

Re: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?

OK - Savvy Jack has given excellent direction. I will add my own experiences just for some color. Standard loads that produce the velocity that the .44-40 always did in factory ammunition (both blackpowder and smokeless) before SAAMI nuetered the .44-40 and theyinvented CAS shooting: (All with Starl...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri May 03, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Laffs making the rounds
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Laffs making the rounds

When I failed to use my blinkers on a turn, the police officer behind stopped me, stuck his head in the window briefly and had a look around and said, "So, this model doesn't have an indicator huh?"
by Carlsen Highway
Wed May 01, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are not new ... they have been around for quite some time .. but worth repeating ..
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: These are not new ... they have been around for quite some time .. but worth repeating ..

My favourite Twain quotes:

I did not attend his funeral, but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved of it.

The rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated.


And of course my signature line below:
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 837

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

I am a proponent of the 44-40 and own a slew of them. A couple of years ago I decided that I wanted a 73 SRC for my every day companion so I found one from 1895 that could be refurbed to usefulness. After I got it shooting the barrel was slugged and it is .431. Too big I thought so I found another ...
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 837

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

OK, I know little about casting, but shouldn't there be a way of casting bullets with a base that is indented so that it would bump up to seal within a reasonable amount? The same idea was used during the war between the states. Soft lead in sort of a Minie ball shape has earned a reputation for be...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 837

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

I am a proponent of the 44-40 and own a slew of them. A couple of years ago I decided that I wanted a 73 SRC for my every day companion so I found one from 1895 that could be refurbed to usefulness. After I got it shooting the barrel was slugged and it is .431. Too big I thought so I found another ...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 837

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

I have read about that guy before - I think he was market hunting with a .38-40 in a Winchester 73. I have shot deer with the .44-40 and black powder with lead bullets. (And smokeless) All at the 19th century velocity of around 1200-1300 fps. All the deer died (red deer - about the size of a mule de...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealand shooting.
Replies: 31
Views: 1048

Re: New Zealand shooting.

What is worse than the gun law changes is the change of public opinion. We are the midst of a strong public negative reaction to firearms of all kinds. Courier companys are no longer carrying rifles. Advertising billboards of a young boy being taught how to shoot an air rifle are being castigated in...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealand shooting.
Replies: 31
Views: 1048

Re: New Zealand shooting.

The general idea was his name should never be spoken... they are changing the law so no one can have AR15, AK47 or any form of semi auto rifle that is capable of taking a detachable magazine holding greater than 5 rounds. I'm surprised any detachable magazine would be permitted. How does one guaran...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealand shooting.
Replies: 31
Views: 1048

Re: New Zealand shooting.

Carlsen - interesting hearing a NZ opinion on it. It feels over here in Aus they’re kicking up a bigger thing about it than over there. And you’re right, it all played exactly how he intended with the attention and worldwide talk. His manifesto even mentions the intention of getting a gun ban in NZ...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealand shooting.
Replies: 31
Views: 1048

Re: New Zealand shooting.

The guy shot at a range near me. He came across to fellow shooters as normal, open, chatty and balanced. He didn't have any off the wall political opinions that he expressed. The irony of it all, is that he was an immigrant himself. He was Australian. Supposedly came over here two years ago just to ...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for Winchester 73 owners
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Question for Winchester 73 owners

If it helps at all, Winchester factory .44-40 bullets at that time were made from pure lead.
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 73 and 92: what were they made for?
Replies: 28
Views: 976

Re: Winchester 73 and 92: what were they made for?

The .44-40 was a rifle cartridge. And the rifle and cartridge were a massive hit as soon as they came out. Colt jumped on the .44-40 bandwagon because the .44-40 was so universally popular because of the '73 rifle that he had to chamber his revolver in the cartridge as well as .45 Colt. Colt probabl...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cimarron Model 1894
Replies: 12
Views: 602

Re: The Cimarron Model 1894

I would get one if they did one in .38-55. No chance of getting a Winchester in that chambering round here. I would be interested in a rifle version too.
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable
Replies: 42
Views: 1192

Re: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable

I eat them every day for breakfast but I only eat them while they are still warm. A cold hard boiled egg is about as appetising as a cold fried egg.
Warm, salt and pepper. You cant eat one without salt at least.
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reliability of Flintlocks versus Percussion in 1840s
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Reliability of Flintlocks versus Percussion in 1840s

That makes me feel better about my own experiences, I have had two percussion guns which I don't think I had a misfire, but once or twice, and it was a faulty cap. Now I have a flintlock, which when I have a good flint positioned right, is quite reliable for a good number of shots, but when that one...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 sights
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Rossi 92 sights

A William 5D or the Lyman 66 receiver sights (needs screw holes drilled by gunsmith to fit) fitted will work with a 16 inch barrelled Rossi 92, and give you enough elevation to use the original front sight. (The 16 inch ones often shoot too low for their sights because Rossi were putting the same si...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Semi buckhorn sight
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Semi buckhorn sight

I much prefer open sights with a bead, over a peep sight. I recently shot a test for accuracy between two Winchester 94's shooting each rifle with Williams receiver sights and then the standard open factory sights. I found literally not a difference in group size between the sights 110 yards. But on...
by Carlsen Highway
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flintlock Long rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 1232

Re: Flintlock Long rifle

Bill, thanks for your kind words - but I just took those stock carvings off! I felt they were not well enough executed for my liking, plus I am not a guy that likes too much ornamentation. Luckily the stocks on these Pedersolis have enough to them that I can do this kind of thing...I just made the s...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites
Replies: 34
Views: 1401

Re: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites

I like the "Last of His Breed"" The guy ended up being a fur trapper in Siberia.
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile
Replies: 20
Views: 2365

Re: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile

OK yes I understand that, I have experienced it.

I still think the OP's problem is a cartridge guide issue.
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile
Replies: 20
Views: 2365

Re: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile

What do you guys mean when you say the crimp helps for feeding? How does the crimp help?
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile
Replies: 20
Views: 2365

Re: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile

Maybe you didnt tighten it up as much when you put the guide back in or something, maybe its sticking out slightly further than it was I would encourage you to try a shim on both sides just as an experiment, just one thickness each. You dont have to take the action apart to do this - keyhole surgery...
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About Some Deer Camp Pics, Folks ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1156

Re: How About Some Deer Camp Pics, Folks ?

Yes, that's all just New Zealand. (Siberia river is in the NZ SouthernAlps - Not Russian Sibera!) I would like to go back to the States and go whitetail hunting in some of the deer camps I have seen, somewhere down south again. I have been to the Ozarks, maybe Appalachia One day I would like to go E...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About Some Deer Camp Pics, Folks ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1156

Re: How About Some Deer Camp Pics, Folks ?

I know deer camps in America are a little bit different, I saw and stayed in some good ones in Arkansas, from rustic old shacks to trailers to a five bedroom house once. But I like to take pictures of my campsites - I have many more, but this is what I have loaded on Imgur at the moment: Siberia Ri...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About Some Deer Camp Pics, Folks ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1156

Re: How About Some Deer Camp Pics, Folks ?

I know deer camps in America are a little bit different, I saw and stayed in some good ones in Arkansas, from rustic old shacks to trailers to a five bedroom house once. But I like to take pictures of my campsites - I have many more, but this is what I have loaded on Imgur at the moment: Siberia Riv...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flintlock Long rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 1232

Flintlock Long rifle

Not really leverguns at all, but I thought some people might be interested. Have long wanted a long rifle, and particularly a flintlock one. I didn't get one for a long time because I thought they would be fiddly and unreliable and too much new stuff to learn, but finally I decided to just jump in. ...
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Carlsen Highway.
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: Happy Birthday Carlsen Highway.

Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Due to the time difference, it was yesterday. Or I am talking to you now from tomorrow.
I got some socks and some fried chicken, so I am satisfied. I shall wear the socks to the range later...I have a .32 Special '94 to shoot, My .44-40 '92, and my .50 flintlock.
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?
Replies: 83
Views: 6968

Re: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?

Taken a couple of 1892’s out for walks this year, and missed a sika hind :oops: https://preview.ibb.co/hUWc0e/D76727_E0_1662_4_EE7_BFB7_4113_DE789267.jpg https://preview.ibb.co/cFT1RK/359_D72_A7_3300_405_B_953_B_293_A13818_A31.jpg https://preview.ibb.co/hB486K/3_C5248_DC_061_E_4206_82_B3_896_DFFA78...
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noticed something about the Trophy Quest .30-30 shows
Replies: 22
Views: 1491

Re: Noticed something about the Trophy Quest .30-30 shows

He did borrow the rifle he made the famous shot with, the guy who actually owned it was killed in the attack. The downside of the Billy Dixon story, if I remember correctly, is that he took the rifle away with him afterwards, and the man's widow had great trouble either getting it back or payment fr...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noticed something about the Trophy Quest .30-30 shows
Replies: 22
Views: 1491

Re: Noticed something about the Trophy Quest .30-30 shows

Did they ever actually do the show on a grizzly? I couldn't find it.
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile
Replies: 20
Views: 2365

Re: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile

Tanqueray posting above - has the solution for this issue. The space between the cartridge guides needs to be reduced so it lifts the back end of the cartridge up higher, sooner. Follow his instructions and shim one side or both with aluminium from a can, and then see if it helps, I am virtually cer...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Hostiles"
Replies: 26
Views: 2710

Re: "Hostiles"

To be fair, I'm not sure you could make an honest western involving Indians where the white people were not horrible to the natives. That was the fundamental lie of Dances with Wolves, that white people being nasty to Indians was the exception. You read from the period, and they hated Indians... Bon...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White spacers
Replies: 17
Views: 1479

Re: White spacers

I can't live with white spacers either. If I meet them I take them off, or if I can't do that I paint them black.
by Carlsen Highway
Thu May 10, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kentucky Derby - National Anthem
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Kentucky Derby - National Anthem

They still make old ones into glue don't they?