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by Carlsen Highway
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life of an armed shepherdess in Judea and Samaria
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Life of an armed shepherdess in Judea and Samaria

She wouldn't need a gun if she wasn't stealing the land off the people who rightfully own it....Zionest occupation on the West bank is not right, and I don't find anything admirable in their "struggle".
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding a 1873 SRC in 38-40
Replies: 16
Views: 243

Re: Finding a 1873 SRC in 38-40

That is a magnificent find.
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boston Accent? I Don't Have an Accent...
Replies: 27
Views: 559

Re: Boston Accent? I Don't Have an Accent...

Frankly, you all talk funny. Boston accent is the closest to normal English to my ears, since - to everybody else - Americans overpronounce their "Rs'. My mother went to the East once, and they often assumed she was from Boston, she having a neutral Australian accent. It has struck me a couple of ti...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVER ACTION JUBILEE oct 7&8
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: LEVER ACTION JUBILEE oct 7&8

I can't make it. But I would...
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Kort aka w30wcf - your prayers worked!
Replies: 23
Views: 466

Re: John Kort aka w30wcf - your prayers worked!

The best thing I could have ever heard this morning! Thanks to the Lord indeed.
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from NZL
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Hello from NZL

Thanks for the warm welcomes. In NZ we have no restrictions on silencers/suppressors, however we have bizarre laws such as not being allowed flash hiders. Pistols are verboten, unless you have a special license. Even then, you are only allowed to shoot them at a registered pistol club, no hunting o...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inaccurate guns
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Inaccurate guns

Forgive me for being a downer, but having watched that video only the other day, and I was sort of unimpressed. I mean, shooting 150 shots at the target and hitting it three times and one of those a richochet, doesn't sound like a successful outing, nor does it sound like a world record. I reckon I...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from NZL
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Hello from NZL

Mitch, It's me and you mate. I am down South, where are you and where are you hunting? I shoot deer with a Winchester 94 carbine in .30/30, a '92 Rossi carbine and Uberti '73 short rifle both in .44-40. Mostly in Fiordland. I have been on the lookout for a Win '92 in .44/40 with a good bore for a lo...
by Carlsen Highway
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inaccurate guns
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Inaccurate guns

Message revised in light of watching the right video....
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 WCF and split case mouths
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: .44 WCF and split case mouths

Earl, I hope so.

Ben - that is a good idea! I might try that out too
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 WCF and split case mouths
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: .44 WCF and split case mouths

Okay you have given me an idea - I never actually tried the 44wcf expander die with unsized cases. If I dont resize them at all - which I dont need to with blackpowder; fired cases chamber fine in my '73 - and only bell the mouths just enough with the .44wcf die to start a bullet, I bet they would s...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 WCF and split case mouths
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: .44 WCF and split case mouths

Yeah, I must be. Does anyone else expand cases with a .44 magnum expander die?
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 WCF and split case mouths
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: .44 WCF and split case mouths

I forgot to mention that I had tried annealing the cases, I have done it using a candle. It seemed to improve things for about one more reload maybe two. I will do as you suggest and test two sets of new cases with roll crimp versus FCD and see what happens.
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Backpack Gun
Replies: 36
Views: 2271

Re: Backpack Gun

Man, thats a machine pistol! If anything it looks scarier!
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 WCF and split case mouths
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: .44 WCF and split case mouths

Thinking of that myself I have adjusted the expanding die so it is expanding the case mouth only barely wide enough to accept the base of the bullet - I can't do it any less and still barely start a bullet.
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Backpack Gun
Replies: 36
Views: 2271

Re: Backpack Gun

In the same situation I have taken the buttstock off a Rossi 92, slid that down the side of my pack, and the butt down the other. All of my solutions involve leverguns and no spending of money. I would have said use the .223 to your original question too. People kill big deer round here with .223s a...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Cabin of Winchesters
Replies: 24
Views: 1238

Re: A Cabin of Winchesters

I think it's a river or a lake behind those aspen trees.
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 WCF and split case mouths
Replies: 17
Views: 563

.44 WCF and split case mouths

Guys, I have been continually getting split case mouths in my .44-40 brass. I mean, its a chronic situation. I now have to buy a whole new bag of brass, bit I find myself reluctant to do it, because I know I will go through the whole lot of them in a couple of months probably. I cant afford to pay f...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Hickok" (the 2017 western) -- Thumbs DOWN...
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: "Hickok" (the 2017 western) -- Thumbs DOWN...

The thing that stuck with me was that he gave himself that nickname "Wild Bill". The men that knew him actually called him "Duck Bill" because of his nose, or "Shanghai Bill" because he was as short as a chinaman. I bet that wasn't in the picture.
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Cabin of Winchesters
Replies: 24
Views: 1238

Re: A Cabin of Winchesters

It need not be a plate camera, just a decent rollfilm folding camera could do this. I am picking it is between 1900 and 1920. But that's just a feeling based on all the lever actions, the animals over a pole like that, which looks like a market hunters thing, or a left over from those days, the colo...
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Cabin of Winchesters
Replies: 24
Views: 1238

Re: A Cabin of Winchesters

I originally thought the one on the left was a Marlin as well, and I think you're right.
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Cabin of Winchesters
Replies: 24
Views: 1238

A Cabin of Winchesters

I count one Winchester 94 rifle, then three saddle ring carbines in a row, a Winchester 92 rifle took the bear, and the deer on the right taken with a button mag Winchester 92 carbine.

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by Carlsen Highway
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting info Arsenal of Democracy WWII
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Interesting info Arsenal of Democracy WWII

They must have specified cheap lenses for that military contract. What is better today is lens coatings which reduce flare. But old lenses, Leica, Shcneider, Nikon etc, are as sharp as anything made today.

It was standard practise in the NZ army to nick the field glasses off dead German officers.
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Carlsen Highway.
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Happy Birthday Carlsen Highway.

Why Thank you Gamekeeper. I spent the day at the range, and I am now eating a cake. :D
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight
Replies: 31
Views: 961

Re: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight

I understand how the center-line works to position the bead horizontally, but vertical alignment requires setting with consistency the bead on top of the vee or the bar. This past week I had a chance to shoulder a Ruger bolt gun with express sights, a shallow vee with a white line. It was very easy...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which BLACK POWDER cartridge for deer???
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Which BLACK POWDER cartridge for deer???

I use the .44/40 and black powder on red deer, (which are about caribou or elk sized.)
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight
Replies: 31
Views: 961

Re: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight

... I have found that with correct open sights and understanding how to use them, they will shoot as well as peep sights out to 200 yards. Thanks for the inspiration. I've never cared for the dimming a peep sight creates, but I'm trying a tang sight of late. My glasses are of a strong correction, a...
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers up for America
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: Prayers up for America

The North Koreans cant even make a toaster work, they couldn't make a bomb that could hit anything 2000 miles away. There is literally nothing to worry about in America. Or Guam. (But if you are South Korean, then you should worry a great deal. I would have a bomb shelter if I lived in Seoul.)
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight
Replies: 31
Views: 961

Re: Peep Sight vs Iron Sight

I am going to buck the trend.... I have used both open sights and apertures sights extensively for target shooting and for hunting deer, and after using both I have come to prefer open sights over peep sight for hunting. I have Williams and Lyman peeps sights and have taken them off my rifles. I do ...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From John Corpus, Photobucket CEO
Replies: 33
Views: 1984

Re: From John Corpus, Photobucket CEO

Huh. Oh well. I will not click on their ads after all! Let them report me to the authorities. I will look forward to that discussion with the International Internet Police.
Suppose the internet will just go back to message boards from 1998 with no photographs. Not the end of the world.
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From John Corpus, Photobucket CEO
Replies: 33
Views: 1984

Re: From John Corpus, Photobucket CEO

Theres nothing like betraying peoples trust for destroying a business. I bet that CEO has a hard time getting a job digging a garden after this. Here's an example of a nice picture I took, that is hosted on Imgur: (If Imgur has ads - I havnt noticed - but if they do, every now and then I will click ...
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 1394

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

Nath, I didn't think of that! I will see how much of a lube star I have next time I shoot, try and take a picture of it if I can get it to shine in the light. I do not have hard fouling building at the muzzle, I know what that is like. I have looked at the crown, just to see if there is anything obv...
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 uberti .357 rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: 1873 uberti .357 rifle

I cant really picture that problem - do you mean full cock, or do you when the lever is fully extended, action open?
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester .44-40 in the Bush
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Re: Winchester .44-40 in the Bush

Actually there were no sandflies there this trip, too cold probably, although there is usually some around even in Winter. I am one of the fortunate individuals that are not affected by the bite, and only notice them if they are particularly bad. I have a friend who reacts to them badly and gets all...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 1885 .30-40 Photos
Replies: 26
Views: 1351

Re: New 1885 .30-40 Photos

Great! I have been reading Townsend Whelen lately and an 1885 in .30/40 Krag was plainly his favourite rifle before 1920. He references it constantly and took it hunting all round the world.
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 1394

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

I do have a bullet with a large lube groove. I tried another bullet design, which was the 429098 bullet with the two smaller lube grooves, and got the same results, but I only shot one group.... I have been resisting experimenting with a grease cookie because it seemed out of place for a .44-40, and...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 1394

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

Nath, I have thought of adding more oil to my lube too, I was thinking canola oil. Also, I have read some 19th century stuff where they recommended 2F as being more accurate for the .44 - which is what John Kort uses also, and Winchester used themselves in their factory ammo...I am feeling a bit sil...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester .44-40 in the Bush
Replies: 15
Views: 799

Winchester .44-40 in the Bush

I have spent the last week over the other side of a lake in New Zealand's Fiordland. It's a short boat ride to get there. This area is rugged, cold and very wet at this time of year, it is New Zealand's winter. The deer here are red deer, and also some wild pigs. I didn't see any pigs, just old sign...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alaska Winchester 70 in 375 H&H Mag
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Alaska Winchester 70 in 375 H&H Mag

Are you sure thats the serial number?
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: show me your gun porn!
Replies: 24
Views: 1331

Re: show me your gun porn!

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by Carlsen Highway
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is Rossi still shipping leverguns?
Replies: 18
Views: 1401

Re: is Rossi still shipping leverguns?

Sadly no one is as affordable for a decent 1892 as Rossi... This is my .44/40 carbine. She has been hunting for rabbits to wild pigs to elk, been backpacking over mountains, and canoed rivers and lakes, I have drowned her, dropped her down bluffs, used her as a walking stick, a depth finder in swamp...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94...
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

Re: Winchester 94...

I can tell a pre'64 and a post 64 rifle blindfolded. I would kill to to have my 1952 carbine back again, if it wasn't family.
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94...
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

Re: Winchester 94...

I dont like the chromed receivers from the late 60's or so, that just flake off, but the '70's receivers that they put a iron plating over and then blued do not bother me. , It just means you cant reblue a worn reciever...but I like a .30-30 that looks like its done something in its time.... Yeah, e...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is Rossi still shipping leverguns?
Replies: 18
Views: 1401

Re: is Rossi still shipping leverguns?

I am available to export them to America at a moments notice. For a nominal fee :mrgreen:
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Speed
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: Lee Speed

On the early ones the barrel was often 25 inches, and 26 inches was not uncommon. If you rifle has an excellent bore as you say, then you have a real prize
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Speed
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: Lee Speed

Very nice, I had one the same, engraving etc, but with a ten shot mag, the fancy tang safety, and highly figured walnut. Who was the retailer on your one? If there anything on the dust cover? They were all made by BSA, but many people sold them on, illustrious names like Westley Richards, Holland an...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From John Corpus, Photobucket CEO
Replies: 33
Views: 1984

Re: From John Corpus, Photobucket CEO

The irony of this man's statement, is that I only went to using an ad blocker on his site - because I was being so overwhelmed with ads that his service wasn't functioning . Their revenue gathering wrecked the site not people using ad blockers. I think you can label all of this as the result of corp...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94...
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

Re: Winchester 94...

You guys are lucky, I have never seen one in .32 over here. As to pre and post 64, I have had both, and frankly there is not so much difference between them that the pre64's are worth as much of a premium as many people seem to want. My favourite Winchester 94's are the 1970's ones - it seems to be ...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is Rossi still shipping leverguns?
Replies: 18
Views: 1401

Re: is Rossi still shipping leverguns?

It might be an American thing. They are readily available here...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Powder Compressing
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Black Powder Compressing

I have been told in the past that you can compress black powder in a .44-40 case using the case expander die, which is necessary when loading cartridges with soft lead bullets. I believed that I understood this, but continued on with doing my own cobbled together way - which was to use unsized brass...