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by Malamute
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting chase and 'shootout'
Replies: 22
Views: 741

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: 545

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: 577

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: 975

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: 577

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: 596

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: 823

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: 863

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: 409

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: 297

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: 344

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: 328

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: 580

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: 580

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: 580

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: 580

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: 1114

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: 695

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: 512

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: 5116

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: 681

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: 478

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: 763

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: 1690

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: 270

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: 1098

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: 1098

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...
by Malamute
Sat May 12, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who here plays with Walkers and Dragoons?
Replies: 35
Views: 1098

Re: Who here plays with Walkers and Dragoons?

I rather like the Dragoons, the Walkers never really caught my fancy. Ive owned a couple modern versions, I shot an Uberti/Allen Arms 2nd or 3rd Dragoon some, it was a LOT of fun to shoot. The echo of the shots off the nearby mountains was absolutely awesome, and I dont say that lightly. Deep boomin...
by Malamute
Thu May 03, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Classic 20 inch
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Winchester 94 Classic 20 inch

Id start with just taking the butt stock off and seeing if theres any broken parts, like chipped sear or hammer notches, or foreign material getting into places it shouldnt. Work the hammer and trigger and watch the interaction of parts. If all seems as it should, Id start taking the lower tang apar...
by Malamute
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well fellars
Replies: 33
Views: 1024

Re: Well fellars

Hope they get it figured out and you get feeling better Len. Sorry to hear about the needle story. I had a nurse try to get an IV in my arm for about 15-20 minutes and both arms before she finally got it. i didnt have much choice but to grin and bear it, being in for kidney stones and it being in th...
by Malamute
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new Winchester '73 mag tube questions?
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: new Winchester '73 mag tube questions?

$% Stomp did a half magazine on his Miroku Winchester 92 several years ago. He may have detailed what he did, but I dont recall. A search may turn up info, or a note to him. The post-64 rifles that Winchester did in the form of commemoratives had a flat milled into the bottom of the barrel and a fla...
by Malamute
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new Winchester '73 mag tube questions?
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: new Winchester '73 mag tube questions?

Im curious to see what info you turn up regarding the Miroku 73 specifically. The Miroku 92s have the magazine ring either spot welded or brazed/soldered to the barrel I believe. The magazine cap is like most 94s, the cap is threaded and the unthreaded tip extends into a small hole in the bottom of ...
by Malamute
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 1873 SRC question
Replies: 12
Views: 684

Re: Win 1873 SRC question

Replacement sights are available but are pricey. Like $250 for Italian made ones. See VTI's website. Just for future reference, thats about double what Ive seen them elsewhere. $125 seems common from recollection and a quick look-up. http://www.gun-parts.com/winchesterrifle/ I did just google and l...
by Malamute
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Added Face Book concerns
Replies: 25
Views: 1016

Re: Added Face Book concerns

Better throw away your computers, then, if you're worried. The " if youre worried " part is the operative part. I dont get too worked up about the whole thing, but I also dont leave cookies permissions wide open and dump everything when I shut down for the day, or after being on places that may be ...
by Malamute
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Added Face Book concerns
Replies: 25
Views: 1016

Re: Added Face Book concerns

Tamara phrased it well "It's always puzzled me that most Facebook users don't seem to realize that they're not the customer, they're the merchandise." Your name and address, and such shallow things as that are only a small part of what personal information they collect about you. Its about as much i...
by Malamute
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 sights
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Winchester 1892 sights

The so-called ladder sights on Winchester carbines were a military type sight, Winchester called them leaf sights. Such sights were common on most military carbines and rifles from the Civil War period on for some time. Winchester had always been trying to intereat the various militaries in their gu...
by Malamute
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Collt Blackhawk Convertible Max PSI
Replies: 29
Views: 1078

Re: 45 Collt Blackhawk Convertible Max PSI

The factory will never recommend or OK handloads in any caliber of their guns, not just 45 Colt. I'm sure if you asked them the same question about a large frame Blackhawk in 45 Colt , or 44 mag, the answer would be exactly the same. Factory loads suitable for the caliber marking on the gun. I doubt...
by Malamute
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is pathetic
Replies: 16
Views: 882

Re: This is pathetic

This is sadly too common. Its not just a given though, it has to do with the willingness of the people making budgets and political decisions on training. Its been a matter of some discussion elsewhere, and seems to be more common as the politics of policing gets more attention. They want to hire so...
by Malamute
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1860 Henry Question
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Uberti 1860 Henry Question

Some old early drawings and information stated that the early Henry rifles didnt have a half cock, I believe it was added at some pint, but am not positive if and when. I'm sure the 1866s had a half cock. What the 1860 & 1866 lack & the 1873 introduced was a trigger block safety. Same on the origina...
by Malamute
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will this test achieve closest emulation of reality, excluding using live targets?
Replies: 7
Views: 536

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

One of the guys here that hunts professionally in Texas did some tests on freshly dead cows I believe. Trying to get as close to live animal results as possible. He concluded that the results were not exactly as he had observed the majority of time on live animals with the same loads. Just 2 hours d...
by Malamute
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 92 Winchester firing pin breaking
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: 92 Winchester firing pin breaking

I also have to reinforce the concept that dry firing WILL most likely break the tip off the firing pin. The older ones with very heavy hammer strikes and heavy firing pins more so than newer ones perhaps, with their lighter firing pins, but its still a bad idea, as is relying on a fired case for mor...
by Malamute
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarreling a pre '64 1894
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Rebarreling a pre '64 1894

Shouldnt be any problem with bands or fore ends so long as you have the one that fits the receiver you have. Band screw locations are the same, bands are the same (basically, other than some much later front bands being a little different). Only difference in fore ends other than where they interact...
by Malamute
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WWII Aircraft Quiz: "Why The Screwdriver?" (answered)
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: WWII Aircraft Quiz: "Why The Screwdriver?"

I thought deer guts on a doorknob was the standard for most slippery?
by Malamute
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894 SRC 30 WCF 1914 vintage
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: 1894 SRC 30 WCF 1914 vintage

Theres a site with some specific info about sight heights for the different chamberings. Youll have to look a bit in the various sections, he mentiones it in a couple places what the sight heights were for the different calibers of early type carbines. Each section takes a while to load, but once do...
by Malamute
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leather conditioner for old cartridge belt???
Replies: 12
Views: 776

Re: Leather conditioner for old cartridge belt???

I found this interesting, its changed some of my ideas about leather, though they had been changing some recently from taking to a gunleather maker.

http://www.jarnaginco.com/leather%20pre ... iginal.htm
by Malamute
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38-55 LF - Pros & Cons
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: 38-55 LF - Pros & Cons

I think its still not possible to make a definitive statement on what Winchester groove diameters are. The Chief Crazy Horse used in the tests in The Winchester Lever Legacy book slugged at .3755 I believe, if not .3745. The Saskatchewan Centennial barrel I have is .380-.381" groove diameter. One I ...
by Malamute
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here still drive a stick shift?
Replies: 67
Views: 2581

Re: Anybody here still drive a stick shift?

Heck the company I work for now even has tractor trailers with automatics in them. No more road rangers for me. The last F-150 I bought in 2012 had an automatic in it and it's a good thing. If not I wouldn't be able to drive yet. This shoulder surgery has made me change a lot of things. I was going...
by Malamute
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gunsmoke Festus question
Replies: 19
Views: 1046

Re: Gunsmoke Festus question

Believe it or not, theres an actual Gunsmoke forum. I found it when looking up info about when Festus first started appearing I think. He was just an episode character at first. There may be info about the question there. Heres one, Chester vs Festus. Some of these folks get way deeper into the mean...
by Malamute
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shortening barrel on Chaparral advise please
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: Shortening barrel on Chaparral advise please

Dont know how Chaparral does it, but the original Winchester magazine rings werent a normal dovetail, they were a rotary dovetail which isnt possible to hand cut I dont think. If I were going to re-do a rotary dovetail and didnt have a mill or the correct cutter, the base of the ring could be filed ...
by Malamute
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any AR builders here?
Replies: 21
Views: 967

Re: Any AR builders here?

A guy on the bushcraftusa forum got one of the 25-45 barrels. I dont think hes been abkle to match the advertised velocities in his, which shouldnt be too much of a surprise. I think its a fine chambering, but doubt most are going to get the advertised performance within commonly accepted pressure r...