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by Malamute
Tue May 22, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Expedition Lever Gun?
Replies: 57
Views: 4644

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: 424

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: 350

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: 591

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: 1140

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: 195

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: 776

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: 776

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: 776

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: 430

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: 835

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: 250

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: 250

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: 550

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: 777

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: 777

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: 352

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: 883

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: 735

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: 366

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: 456

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: 305

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: 546

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: 724

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: 314

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: 641

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: 465

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: 2061

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: 896

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: 811

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: 797

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...
by Malamute
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does your .44 Mag lever gun feed 44 Special?
Replies: 25
Views: 1130

Re: How does your .44 Mag lever gun feed 44 Special?

Just wondering if anyone has had issues, especially with the various Model 92s. I just watched my Steve's Gunz 92 video and he warns that some 92s can be fiddly in this regard. Bronco, I asked because I am loading .44 Special with the 250 Keith for a Ruger Bisley Flat-top -- and hope they will run ...
by Malamute
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman 310 loading the 44 WCF
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: Lyman 310 loading the 44 WCF

Ive used the 310s quite a bit in the past, they are pretty good tools, much better overall than the old Lee Hand tools used with a hammer or mallet. The prices on the 310 shop site have gone way high, all out of sense. They charge more for current production parts and sets than even Lyman, and they ...
by Malamute
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does your .44 Mag lever gun feed 44 Special?
Replies: 25
Views: 1130

Re: How does your .44 Mag lever gun feed 44 Special?

Browning 92 does fine.

The couple of older Marlin 94s from the 70s-80s also did fine.
by Malamute
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else have trouble with the Winchester Model 1894 sights?
Replies: 28
Views: 929

Re: Does anyone else have trouble with the Winchester Model 1894 sights?

KGB, your rear sight has been replaced with a Williams rear sight. There is probably a small lock screw holding it in place in the barrel dovetail. I didnt notice in the picture. It will come off, one way or another, a picture of the entire sight from the side and slightly above would clear up how t...
by Malamute
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question on a Lyman 56A receiver sight
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Question on a Lyman 56A receiver sight

I'll see if I can find my parts and spare sight and compare.
by Malamute
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question on a Lyman 56A receiver sight
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Question on a Lyman 56A receiver sight

Do you need the screw for some reason, or just want the coin adjustable knob instead of the thumb adjustable one? The knobs are not part of the screw, they are attached to the end of them with a tiny set screw. The current Lyman 66 knobs fit fine, I swapped several to the coin adjust type after havi...
by Malamute
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Defense Shot Placement
Replies: 56
Views: 1826

Re: Self Defense Shot Placement

I question the assertion that a hip or pelvis hit will shatter the pelvis or even be disabling in most cases. The link I posted above is from actual evaluation of gunshots by someone in the business of doing so. As I also mentioned above, those in LE that have seen firsthand a number of them have be...
by Malamute
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No blade for your angle grinder? No problem..
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Re: No blade for your angle grinder? No problem..

That was interesting. I use my angle head grinder a lot in log work. I use a 36 grit sanding wheel for finishing log notches after the chainsaw part is done, and shaping spindles for log type railings and such. Having the sanding wheel in it much more than the grinding wheel, and needing to grind me...
by Malamute
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun magazine Disconnect?
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Lever gun magazine Disconnect?

This is one of the reasons I far prefer Winchesters over marlins. I often clear a chamber or drop a single small game load in leaving the magazine full. With a Winchester type, and functioning correctly, you can either work the lever fully, popping the carrier up, then with either the little finger,...
by Malamute
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixguns: Blued or stainless?
Replies: 33
Views: 1113

Re: Sixguns: Blued or stainless?

I am huge fan of blued pistols, regardless of application, though I own a stainless one or two. Yes, they are practical, but I just really dont care for how they look. Some that are highly polished to look like nickel are OK, but thats not the norm. The weird color of stainless is part of what bothe...
by Malamute
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple Shot in TN Church "With An Unloaded Gun"
Replies: 11
Views: 488

Re: Couple Shot in TN Church "With An Unloaded Gun"

Pulling out a gun in any public setting is basically a really bad idea. Putting ones hand in front of the muzzle is also a really bad habit. Yes, one needs to do certain things when cleaning that you wouldnt ordinarily do, but as a habit, pointing it at anything you dont intend to shoot is a really ...
by Malamute
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Defense Shot Placement
Replies: 56
Views: 1826

Re: Self Defense Shot Placement

2 to the chest 1 to the head is generally called a failure drill today I believe. It hints at something thats generally lacking in such discussions (though not everywhere) in the assessment phase after the first 2. Being able to continually assess the situation as it develops in preferable to "mag d...
by Malamute
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Defense Shot Placement
Replies: 56
Views: 1826

Re: Self Defense Shot Placement

Well, you could step up a notch from the 380, which would probably be an improvement in overall effectiveness, regardless if someone had a vest on or not. The little 380s are very compact and easy to carry, but not noted for being very effective. Ive considered a 380 now and then, but keep coming ba...
by Malamute
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Defense Shot Placement
Replies: 56
Views: 1826

Re: Self Defense Shot Placement

The face will certainly cause anyone not on PCP to stop when impacted there by a bullet, but the throat gives easy access to the spinal cord. Cut the spinal cord and everything stops immediately. Anywhere else and the reflexes can still pull the trigger. Cut the cord in the neck and the arms and le...
by Malamute
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Defense Shot Placement
Replies: 56
Views: 1826

Re: Self Defense Shot Placement

I would suggest upper chest and eyes with the 380. As to the pelvic shot, I wouldnt be in a hurry to promote it. https://pistol-forum.com/showthread.php?4330-Shots-to-the-Pelvis This has come up in discussion with several long time LE people commenting they had seen many such shots and none had been...
by Malamute
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help to Find Front Sights for Winchester 94 (pre64)
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Need Help to Find Front Sights for Winchester 94 (pre64)

That looks like a factory front sight base, DONT POUND ON IT!!!! They were silver soldered to the barrel. Its been reported that some were dovetailed in a very shallow dovetail, peened in place, THEN silver soldered, meaning its basically permanently attached, unless one wished to do so in a destruc...
by Malamute
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help to Find Front Sights for Winchester 94 (pre64)
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Need Help to Find Front Sights for Winchester 94 (pre64)

Rather than calling it "pre-64". you may get more useful results using the term "SRC" or saddle ring carbine, which it sounds like yours is. There wasnt much difference between whats commonly called "pre-64" and post 64 sights on most made after the early 30s. Some special recent models (late 1960s ...
by Malamute
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TV Westerns
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: TV Westerns

Fellas, if you google the names, all sorts of information comes up on them, and most old TV shows and movies are on youtube. I just searched youtube and pulled up Whispering Smith, which Id not heard of before. I'll be bookmarking it and watching some. Want to check out the others mentioned also. Yo...
by Malamute
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help Finding a Saddle Ring
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Need Help Finding a Saddle Ring

I hd a Ruger ring base machined down and silver soldered to the magazine tube on the left side for a light. I used a surefire 6P in a Ruger ring to mount it. I wanted as small of a base as I could get so it wasnt ugly and catching on stuff when I didnt have the light on it. Not sure if you understoo...