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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: 6
Views: 234

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: 195

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: 426

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: 556

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: 239

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: 511

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: 363

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: 1460

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: 735

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: 621

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: 647

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: 906

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: 538

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: 906

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: 742

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: 223

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: 223

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: 1432

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: 557

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: 351

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: 871

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: 404

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: 1432

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: 1432

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: 1432

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: 1432

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: 287

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: 287

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: 205

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: 377

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...
by Malamute
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help Finding a Saddle Ring
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Need Help Finding a Saddle Ring

The hole goes all the way through. Trying to remember if any of the old Harley stuff had any 1/4-30 threads. I had some taps for cleaning out holes after bead blasting cases. Harley used some oddball threads also. If I have one, and can find it, I'll loan it to you. EDIT: Just recalled the oddball H...
by Malamute
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help Finding a Saddle Ring
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Need Help Finding a Saddle Ring

If you want one for the original intended purpose, which it sounds like, then Id suggest using the older type with large screw shank. the later ones added on post 64 guns had small shanks and were basically ornamental. Some have used them with slings, but I think they are pretty small, perhaps they ...
by Malamute
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 mag 200 gr JHP medium loads
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: 44 mag 200 gr JHP medium loads

Im not overly concerned about any minor differences, I just recall it being noted in I believe Earls comments. Unfortunately, I havent been able to find any formally published info on the 9 or 10 grs Unique loads with any bullets, the published data Ive been able to find seems to skip around that le...
by Malamute
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 mag 200 gr JHP medium loads
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: 44 mag 200 gr JHP medium loads

Using that same application, I see: 4" barrel: 22,681 Max psi, 99.51% burn, 1066fps, 504 ft. lbs 6: barrel: 22,681 Max psi, 100% burn, 1211fps, 651 ft. lbs As for previous threads mentioning Unique with 200 gr. XTP loads - do either of these 2 links help? https://www.levergunscommunity.org/viewtopi...
by Malamute
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 mag 200 gr JHP medium loads
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: 44 mag 200 gr JHP medium loads

Thanks, but I'm looking for info on that specific load I mentioned in my first post, not looking for other loads.

I think Earl, and one or two others had chronograph info on this load, or 9 grs Unique or very close to that, and mentioned how they worked on deer at the reduced velocity.
by Malamute
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 mag 200 gr JHP medium loads
Replies: 10
Views: 420

44 mag 200 gr JHP medium loads

There was a discussion here some time back where the topic of medium loads was covered, and there was some chronograph and pressure info shared. I wasnt able to find it in several searches. Does anyone have velocity info for 44 cal 200 gr Hornady XTP JHP bullet with 10 grs Unique in magnum cases in ...
by Malamute
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought My Granddaughter a "Radio Flyer" Wagon!
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Bought My Granddaughter a "Radio Flyer" Wagon!

When I was very small, a kid in the neighborhood didnt have a bike, but his Radio Flyer served well enough. He propelled himself around the neighborhood with one knee in the wagon, one leg out providing power, steering with the handle. He was pretty good. I was never able to reproduce his level of r...
by Malamute
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: no lube, soap and water cleanup?
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: no lube, soap and water cleanup?

Ive seen the "no lube" Anderson thing mentioned on M4C forum when I was looking up AR stuff, the general consensus was that it was a rather humorous claim. They make decent quality lowers and some other parts, but the "no lube" thing doesnt work when one actually shoots much, the makers claims notwi...
by Malamute
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driver's License to buy ammo?
Replies: 17
Views: 943

Re: Driver's License to buy ammo?

History repeats itself. Back in the 70's you could not buy reloading components through the mail without an FFL.....OK, I can understand powder and primers...but brass?....solid heads? So I guess companies are trying to "protect themselves" from liability.....maybe some Walmart sold a 12 year old k...
by Malamute
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chamber and barrel inserts
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Chamber and barrel inserts

One of the pictures of Gen Crook show what looks like an insert barrel in the muzzle of one side of his side x side shotgun. They used to be advertised in the old Sears catalog for a full length 38-55 insert for a 12 ga I believe. They had some sort of nut on the muzzle I think, that kept it centere...
by Malamute
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trace a guns ownership by serial numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: trace a guns ownership by serial numbers

I havent been able to find the specific info on the bound books, but 4473 forms only have to be retained for 20 years, at which point they can be destroyed. Edit: actually, I was looking right at the "A&D record book info and it didnt register. Importers and manufacturers have to keep permanent reco...
by Malamute
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RCBS CUSTOMER SERVICE
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: RCBS CUSTOMER SERVICE

Ive also had great service from them. I had trouble with jacketed 45-70 bullets not having enough neck tension. I called to see if they had other diameter expander plugs. They didnt for 45-70, but they sent me one for 45 Colt to try, for free, and let them know how it worked out. It worked great.
by Malamute
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chamber and barrel inserts
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Chamber and barrel inserts

I didnt look at them,I recalled a youtuber that did a report on them, so looked. May be some firsthand info rather than guesses? :)

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... r+adapters

A google search my be worthwhile also.
by Malamute
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45lc 1892 COL maximum --anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1539

Re: 45lc 1892 COL maximum --anyone?

What that means is they may not work well with really long really short ammo. (They can be too long to allow the carrier to come off bottom or if they do come up to chamber they tend to hit the top inside of the chamber before they make the turn into the chamber ) . (One of the things Rossi did yea...
by Malamute
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45lc 1892 COL maximum --anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1539

Re: 45lc 1892 COL maximum --anyone?

What that means is they may not work well with really long really short ammo. (They can be too long to allow the carrier to come off bottom or if they do come up to chamber they tend to hit the top inside of the chamber before they make the turn into the chamber ) . (One of the things Rossi did yea...
by Malamute
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 94 32 spec
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Win 94 32 spec

I believe the 32 Win Spl was listed in Shooters Bibles as a standard chambering until the early 70s.

Edit: Just looked, the 32 spl was in the 74 edition, it was not in the 75 edition.
by Malamute
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Honor
Replies: 10
Views: 380

Re: An Honor

Wow, what a remarkable opportunity!
by Malamute
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "UN"-Cocking a Firearm
Replies: 28
Views: 831

Re: "UN"-Cocking a Firearm

I may have had some glitches when a kid just starting out, but dont recall any problems since. I started shooting single action 22s at about 11 yrs old, before Ruger came out with the transfer bar models. No idea how many tens of thousands of rds through the cheap german made single action 22, then ...
by Malamute
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help With A Plumbing Problem Calculation
Replies: 32
Views: 653

Re: Need Help With A Plumbing Problem Calculation

Im not understanding what any pipe volume calculation has to do with figuring out where it is. If its clogged, it has water standing in it. If it slowly goes down over time, then you pour more in, whos to say where the level was? Or how much is getting by if its draining slowly. Get a snake, if it w...
by Malamute
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original 1866 Winchester bore/groove diameter
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Original 1866 Winchester bore/groove diameter

Might try asking at the Winchester Collectors forum.

Cartridges of the World may have info, not sure how accurate it would be for the actual guns, as opposed to the ammunition dimensions.