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by Malamute
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multi-ball loads in 357 or other calibres
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Multi-ball loads in 357 or other calibres

Im in agreement with the sentiment that the multi-ball loads arent practical for much, a regular light for caliber bullet, especially a flat point or hollow point will have better terminal effect for defensive use. Single ball extra-light loads are a different matter though. I use them for small gam...
by Malamute
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 Question
Replies: 21
Views: 691

Re: Winchester 1892 Question

Rifle or carbine? Did they cut the original stock to install the pad? Was it reblued when it was rebarreled? Any change or refinish (unless a true professional level restore type refinish of a badly worn gun, not a gunsmith blue job) reduces the value. its no doubt been rebarreled. Who made the barr...
by Malamute
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 1000
Views: 10572

Re: CMP--Garand--range report added.

Was some interesting vids about the changes in bayonets on Matt Eastons Scholagladiatoria channel on youtube. His conclusion was that shorter blades were generally easier to use as fighting knives, which was one reason they became shorter over time, besides the unwieldiness of a long blade attached ...
by Malamute
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Presidential Alert
Replies: 36
Views: 727

Re: Presidential Alert

I was in town today eating lunch. I heard one phone in the restaurant go off with the alert, mine didnt. Had to have been a couple dozen cells there. Only the one seemed to get the alert.
by Malamute
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 1000
Views: 10572

Re: CMP--Garand--Pics added.

Just remembered when catching up reading this thread, those stainless steel toothbrushes for cleaning guns or parts work for slicking up the inside of the new clips so they load easier. The back part where the case heads sit and the lip that holds the extractor grooves in the shells is the part to f...
by Malamute
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP

The animals Ive shot with any RN pistol bullets, 45 auto, 45 Colt, 44 spl, none read the stories and few were all that impressed with the 45 auto ball loads. Many jack rabbits got up and ran off after body hits. Flat points and SWC made a huge difference in terminal effect and animal reaction. Id no...
by Malamute
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 1000
Views: 10572

Re: CMP--Garand--Pics added.

Lenn, a couple things that may help, steel wool the insides of the clips, fresh parkerizing is slightly rough and makes them hard to load. On the last round, push it in as far as reasonable by hand, then turn it over on a hard surface and push down on the bullet tip until the cartridge seats all the...
by Malamute
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP
Replies: 26
Views: 968

Re: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP

Ages ago I loaded 100 rds of the Lyman/Keith 452424 bullets with whatever amount of Unique made around 850 fps. They all ran fine in the box stock Colt Combat Commander I had, I just didnt use an auto as a woods gun so didnt do anything else with them after trying them. Theres been a bit of work don...
by Malamute
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94AE Failure to Feed
Replies: 22
Views: 692

Re: Winchester 94AE Failure to Feed

Thanks for letting us know what helped and that youve got it headed the right direction.
by Malamute
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94AE Failure to Feed
Replies: 22
Views: 692

Re: Winchester 94AE Failure to Feed

Question: Is there any copy rights to pictures posted on Leverguns by forum members? I went through the Google search Malamute posted and found several of my pics I posted here stolen and used by others. Is there anything I can do about this since I did not print a copyright line on the pics? Jo Wi...
by Malamute
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94AE Failure to Feed
Replies: 22
Views: 692

Re: Winchester 94AE Failure to Feed

The ejector spring isnt going to compress any until the round seats in the chamber or it gets a fair amount of resistance, which I dont think feeding whould provide, the spring is pretty stout. It looks like the edge of the chamber mouth is sharp and catching in the shell body to me. Id very gently ...
by Malamute
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tumbling brass
Replies: 26
Views: 607

Re: Tumbling brass

I'm no chemist but brass and acids don't mix in my book. It's been my experience that the copper and tin that make up brass begins to break down with acid be it vinegar or citrus stuff. Yes it's on a microscopic level but just take a piece of junk brass and place it in some lemon juice . I havent h...
by Malamute
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94AE Failure to Feed
Replies: 22
Views: 692

Re: Winchester 94AE Failure to Feed

They are push feed so to speak, the rim isnt supposed to be under the extractor, the spring loaded ejector is pushing the shell forward until it bottoms out in the chamber, then the extractor snaps over the rim. Do you have access to another Winchester 94 to compare how the shell acts when you cycle...
by Malamute
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tumbling brass
Replies: 26
Views: 607

Re: Tumbling brass

I saw people talking about wet cleaning without the pins. Most gave up dry tumbling/vibrating cleaners. I bought one of the harbor freight dual drum rock tumblers and tried cleaning some 223 brass that was in a basement flood, then set in a bag 2 or 3 years. I used a half spoon of lemi shine, a drop...
by Malamute
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 toggle action
Replies: 14
Views: 777

Re: 1873 toggle action

I have heard second hand of one. The oft repeated comments about toggle links runs along the lines of the bolt somehow blowing back out the back of the action into the shooters face or eye, which of course would be difficult if there was in fact a locking failure, as the bolt is much larger than the...
by Malamute
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1894 Front Sight
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Winchester 1894 Front Sight

If you want to zero it like was done from the factory back in the day, once a new front sight is in place or built up, dont just "use the elevator to adjust it" to zero. They were set up to be zeroed for certain ranges for each step. The lowest was 50 yards, the next step 100 yards, and so on. This ...
by Malamute
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile
Replies: 20
Views: 1329

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? With insufficient crimp the edge of the case can catch on the edge of the chamber or anything else it encounters on the way in. A taper crimp may also have problems with this, as taper crimp is used on auto pis...
by Malamute
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Far Will a 45 ACP Kill?
Replies: 28
Views: 878

Re: How Far Will a 45 ACP Kill?

Its not unusual to see the bullets in flight if the sun is behind you and the background allows the contrast to be seen, so long as the velocity isnt too high. ive seen many 22s, 44s and 45s. They look like a silver streak on lead bullets and a copper covered base looks coppery colored in flight. Sh...
by Malamute
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 34C sight height on a 94
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: 34C sight height on a 94

I dont know the specifics of the factory front sight height on early type carbines, but there is a good study of sights here, with height info for various calibers. Carbine front sight height varied by caliber. its a 5 part pictorial, so will take a little time to work through, but is excellent info...
by Malamute
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 toggle action
Replies: 14
Views: 777

Re: 1873 toggle action

Its been described above, but the simplest explanation is the link goes over center when closed, it not your hand that keeps it closed. The weakness of the action in comparison is often mentioned in discussions about the toggle link actions, and the implication is they will blow up if some pressure ...
by Malamute
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spare parts kit
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Spare parts kit

Numrich is another place to look. Numrich IS Gun Parts Corp. :) I tend to try to accumulate a spare firing pin, extractor, and small springs and screws that could be damaged or lost. On one gun I put the spare firing pin in a hole in the butt stock. I plan to do that with my favorite 94 also. On a ...
by Malamute
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surviving Illinois....
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Surviving Illinois....

If she has a carry permit from elsewhere, I believe she is fine to carry IN her vehicle. Non-residents are not OK to carry outside the vehicle without an Il non-resident permit, which Im not sure have been issued yet. Id suggest she fuel up before crossing into Illinois so she doesnt have to worry a...
by Malamute
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How To Add A/C to a Truck Inexpensively
Replies: 20
Views: 697

Re: How To Add A/C to a Truck Inexpensively

I just put a window AC in my 4 runner. The issue being traveling in the summer with a dog. I used to only travel much in the winter, but its not a choice right now. Trying to keep all stops under 5 minutes is tough, and so-called fast food isnt always. I detest drive-thrus and eating the the truck. ...
by Malamute
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting chase and 'shootout'
Replies: 22
Views: 1005

Re: Interesting chase and 'shootout'

Shooting out through the windshield is a known technique now, and many departments train for it with old cars or damaged windshields to get people used to it. Its an effective method when used in its place. As one person that has experience with it commented "it works best if you can shoot mostly th...
by Malamute
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White spacers
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: White spacers

I never liked white spacers on anything. They always looked more modern than I cared for and tacky at best on anything. I discovered that on Marlins, they shot pins into the buttplates and spacers to hold them in place, I suppose when drilling and mounting the plate. I tapped the pins in a little mo...
by Malamute
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmm, Gunsmoke
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Hmm, Gunsmoke

I just watched it, I believe its a 92 (full screen and stop motion), but yeah, they overdid the capability of the silencer. Marshall Dillon got a bullet that Doc took fromone of the victim's and said it's a 30 call rifle bullet- that's why I said a 94... The muzzle wasn't threaded, more of a push &...
by Malamute
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally, The Alaskan Camper Was Delivered
Replies: 35
Views: 1397

Re: Finally, The Alaskan Camper Was Delivered

Nice rig, that should keep the weather off you for a while. :) Stop by if youre in the neighborhood. RE: Canada, their country, their laws. They somehow get by without having pistols around in the hills, but it wouldnt be my choice. I did survive the trips through without issue however. Its not a pr...
by Malamute
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmm, Gunsmoke
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Hmm, Gunsmoke

I just watched it, I believe its a 92 (full screen and stop motion), but yeah, they overdid the capability of the silencer.
by Malamute
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New show "Yellowstone"
Replies: 17
Views: 798

Re: New show "Yellowstone"

The promos looked like a soap opera. Somebody that saw it told me it reminded them of Dallas, which also came to mind after seeing the promos.

Drama, in the eye rolling sense.
by Malamute
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Love Taking Money From Liberals
Replies: 25
Views: 1120

Re: I Love Taking Money From Liberals

There was an enterprising soul in Az (Phx?) that was cruising the lines before people got in the door and buying guns for I think whatever the buy back was or a bit more if necessary. Guy and one or more of his friends did it. It annoyed the cops and buy back people, but it wasnt illegal in any way ...
by Malamute
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firearm as emergency signal device???
Replies: 27
Views: 1200

Re: Firearm as emergency signal device???

There are other options besides a sat phone. One is called SPOT, and there are one or two others. Some require some monthly fee, others I dont think do. Just googled it, heres some reading material. https://www.google.com/search?ei=hX4pW9T2CoeI0wLL64X4DA&q=+wilderness+locators&oq=+wilderness+locator...
by Malamute
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Bad Lands....
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: The Bad Lands....

Do you mean the badlands of the Dakotas? Check for National Forest lands. Unless theres fire restrictions then, you should be OK to shoot on National Forest lands. Looking at maps, then google searching for places may turn up references for places to shoot.
by Malamute
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally off topic, :)
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Totally off topic, :)

I havent seen that program, (programme), but I have seen several seasons of Foyles War . Besides most people being polite, most were also fairly well dressed, which I think matches what little of history that I recall from pictures. It made me smile seeing farmers wearing ties and what today would b...
by Malamute
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning B92 Centennial
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Browning B92 Centennial

Give me a day or two and I can tell you what the factory sight heights were.

That always baffled me, the Centennials had the pinned blade, the regular production B92s had the one piece base and blade. Mine zeroed fine with the factory front sight and a Lyman receiver sight.
by Malamute
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Is this normal?

The serial number on older 86s should be on the lower tang in script type font. They can be faint if its been refinished and there was a heavy hand at the buffer.

It sounds like its been rebarreled, but there should be markings on the tang behind the hammer with model number.
by Malamute
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photobucket pics are back up
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: Photobucket pics are back up

I think theyve changed the basic charge for being able to make new 3rd party use (like posting images on forums) to about $2 or $3 per month. I didnt pay much attention to the info, was just somewhat surprised when I saw it. Yeah, they are still wonky dealing with getting on their site, it looks lik...
by Malamute
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photobucket pics are back up
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: Photobucket pics are back up

Again, the point wasnt about PBs desirablity, just that all the forums and information they ruined all over the net that so many people put tons of time in, are now useful again. If people close their accounts there, they kill any pictures they ever put up and any info is lost. Thats a loss for ever...
by Malamute
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photobucket pics are back up
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: Photobucket pics are back up

Awesome.

I wasnt endorsing PB, I'm giving notice that all the old picture threads all over the net that died when PB went spastic, and ruined all the info that people had posted, is now functional again.
by Malamute
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photobucket pics are back up
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Photobucket pics are back up

It looks like theres been a management change at photobucket. The old pics are working again, and they got rid of the guy that instituted the crazy price idea. New 3rd party links will cost, but the old pics are back on apparently. The last I heard from them they were going to charge $2 or $3 a mont...
by Malamute
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does 357 magnum at carbine velocities produce 1 shot stops?
Replies: 39
Views: 1295

Re: Does 357 magnum at carbine velocities produce 1 shot stops?

There has been considerable improvements in bullet design to minimize hollow points from clogging, The better modern loads will expand in people/test media after fired through clothing, wallboard, car doors and windshield glass. if youre shooting game, then bullets designed decades ago may be fine. ...
by Malamute
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Navy arms buffalo hunter
Replies: 13
Views: 1076

Re: Navy arms buffalo hunter

In the early or mid 70s Val Forgett and another guy did an African safari with those rifles. It was pretty interesting reading. They worked up some pretty heavy loads and did pretty good work on the large stuff. A backup shot was taken by a guide on I think an elephant, but it was later determined t...
by Malamute
Sun May 27, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EARL!! Need some ......45 Colt data please.
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: EARL!! Need some ......45 Colt data please.

8.5 grs Unique with 250 gr commercial cast rnfp bullets were running 925 fps in a 4 5/8" Vaquero actual chronographed velocity. You could adjust accordingly.
by Malamute
Tue May 22, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Expedition Lever Gun?
Replies: 57
Views: 5391

Re: Vehicle Expedition Lever Gun?

Its interesting to see the amount of concern by some about travelling along the border country. I would have had the same feelings about it in the past, but Ive seen several trip reports from along the border, none had much adventure of the sort that might have been predicted. Not that Id suggest go...
by Malamute
Thu May 17, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got me a "REAL" 1859 SHARPS!
Replies: 14
Views: 821

Re: Got me a "REAL" 1859 SHARPS!

Very nice! It should give good service. There were quite a lot of them converted from percussion to 50-70 cartridge by government arsenals after the Civil War. They did the minimal amount of work, and left the old pellet primer system lockplates on them with internal parts intact in most cases I bel...
by Malamute
Tue May 15, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have no excuse - I live in a rural area.......
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: I have no excuse - I live in a rural area.......

Good post, good idea on her part. Dry fire can also be very useful, even if one can shoot in their yard. Theres some good info from Claude in his 1000 days of dryfire series of posts (4 parts). In searching for it, he has some other good dryfire posts, so I'm going to link the entire category on his...
by Malamute
Mon May 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Semi-combustible filler
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: Semi-combustible filler

Interesting, Ive never heard of it being used packed in tightly to actually fill the volume, just more like a material to help keep the powder in place by displacing some of the empty volume by its springyness, and by friction holding it in place. When Ive used dacron, it wasnt packed in place, it w...
by Malamute
Mon May 14, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PT Leads to more PT...
Replies: 44
Views: 2435

Re: PT Leads to more PT...

Holy cow man! You better quite being so wild and crazy! :D

Hope you heal up well.
by Malamute
Mon May 14, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parts interchangeability - Winchester/USRAC/FN Model 94s?
Replies: 3
Views: 325

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

The AE extractors and ejectors are definitely different. I havent tried swapping bolts to see how they work in the receiver rails, but, they probably function other than the barrels having different location for the extractor slot. The right side cartridge guide is cut down a little in the AEs for t...
by Malamute
Sun May 13, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who here plays with Walkers and Dragoons?
Replies: 35
Views: 1245

Re: Who here plays with Walkers and Dragoons?

I have heard that the Walker Colt was often carried on the saddle in a holster attached to it. As heavy as they are, it makes sense to me. They were a powerful pistol. Having never shot one, they are a bucket list item. Yes, the issue holsters were intended to be carried on a saddle, like the holst...
by Malamute
Sun May 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who here plays with Walkers and Dragoons?
Replies: 35
Views: 1245

Re: Who here plays with Walkers and Dragoons?

...Remember that nobody shot percussion revolvers fast like eastwood in the spaghetti peliculas or griff winning a prize at s.a.s.s. Slow and deliberate cocking was necessary then as is now to avoid spent cap jamming..... I dont believe they had the same level of problems with caps as we have today...