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by Malamute
Fri Mar 22, 2024 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonder what the ATF was after this guy for ...
Replies: 27
Views: 1155

Re: Wonder what the ATF was after this guy for ...

Well, the guy died in the hospital so there's little likelihood that we'll ever know the truth. the truth is they stole his guns. they were observed with steel cutting equipment and tools for ripping up the house. they were observed carting guns from the house to a trailer or vehicle. the truth is ...
by Malamute
Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonder what the ATF was after this guy for ...
Replies: 27
Views: 1155

Re: Wonder what the ATF was after this guy for ...

https://www.kark.com/crime/released-search-warrant-affidavit-shows-details-of-atf-case-against-little-rock-airport-executive-bryan-malinowski/ Released search warrant affidavit shows details of ATF case against Little Rock airport executive Bryan Malinowski In the heavily redacted warrant affidavit,...
by Malamute
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle ID - Vietnam War
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Rifle ID - Vietnam War

It looks like theres quite a few AI images as filler in that video.
by Malamute
Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's going to win the superbowl?
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Who's going to win the superbowl?

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by Malamute
Wed Feb 07, 2024 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena
Replies: 23
Views: 1185

Re: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena

I handled each piece of brass at least 7 times during the entire reloading process (and it was 8 or 9 times with some ) which adds up to handling at least 17,500 pieces of brass. Finishing I felt like I had run a marathon! :shock: :!: :shock: :!: :shock: Jim, I think it's time you learned about a W...
by Malamute
Wed Jan 24, 2024 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having a sixgun "Goonerized"
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Having a sixgun "Goonerized"

I cant imagine there is a lot of work for someone only doing BP revolverd I believe he stays pretty busy. He also experiments with some cartridge conversions, mainly for his own use in the experiment sense, though I think he also does some quality conversions for customers. Hes been using 45 ACP +P...
by Malamute
Wed Jan 24, 2024 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 310 kit for .38 Special
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: 310 kit for .38 Special

I like the 310 tools, I keep a basic set for things I use when I travel (38, 44, 45 Colt, 30-30). I also throw in the bench press sizing die, I can often find someone to let me use a press to size without it becoming too much of a time imposition. The Lyman full length sizing dies intended as a supp...
by Malamute
Tue Jan 16, 2024 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the round-nosed lead pistol bullet good for?
Replies: 25
Views: 1968

Re: What is the round-nosed lead pistol bullet good for?

Jim Cirillo and his “Stakeout Squad” took out huge number of bad guys using the old .38 Special 158 gr. roundnose ..which was what was issued to them by the NYPD. They made it work through training and good tactics. People have an aversion to being shot, even with roundnose bullets. :D PS (edit) I ...
by Malamute
Sun Jan 14, 2024 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Norther
Replies: 32
Views: 1743

Re: Blue Norther

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Had 15-20 mph breezes. Maths out to around 55 below wind chill if we're counting that.

Was 40s and 50s through most of December.
by Malamute
Sat Jan 06, 2024 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There goes the pumphouse anti-freezing system...
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: There goes the pumphouse anti-freezing system...

. for the past 60 years we've put a 100 watt bulb in the pumphouse from December through Februrary, and it's kept everything fromm freezing... Ive been clearing out the folks places, if I find any more bulbs I'll send them to you. Ive been tossing them, the LED bulbs are really cheap (subsidized lo...
by Malamute
Wed Jan 03, 2024 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JAVELINA
Replies: 27
Views: 1580

Re: JAVELINA

Most of my growin' up years were done on a ranch out east of Kingman and we had no javalinas in the area at that time. But last time I was out messing around on the old place the javalinas had moved in. Be interesting to see if they get further north than that. I've never shot one though I once wen...
by Malamute
Mon Dec 18, 2023 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: '73 '76 action strength
Replies: 15
Views: 907

Re: '73 '76 action strength

I talked to Steve of Steve's Gunz at length in early 2013 before I got my Uberti '73 in .45 Colt about the design and strength of their actions. I was concerned about the bolt thrust of the standard pressure .45 Colt round. I made up a chart after I talked to him on this and it clearly shows that t...
by Malamute
Sun Nov 19, 2023 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Don't Get This Logic at All
Replies: 20
Views: 1128

Re: I Don't Get This Logic at All

I have to ask the reloaders here if any of you seriously doesn't enjoy the process and considers it work to reload? If so, why do you do it? To me, my hobby of reloading is at least as enjoyable as shooting if not more so. I seriously have asked myself if I reload so I can shoot or if I shoot so I ...
by Malamute
Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester/Miruko .357, SRC, stock fitting
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: New Winchester/Miruko .357, SRC, stock fitting

Heard from Winchester repair today. Their gunsmith says the stock fitting is normal. They did offer to install a “John Wayne Special” stock with higher grade wood. I really did not want that much bling on this carbine. They are sending it back since I did not want to wait until February for a repla...
by Malamute
Wed Nov 08, 2023 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wet tumbling
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

Re: Wet tumbling

Many people are wet tumbling without pins, its simpler and works well. Several people say that the cases cleaned with pins are too clean, the cases stick on the expander or powder/expander die more. Some are using lemi-shine, the citric acid powder made for a dishwasher additive, walmart has it, the...
by Malamute
Sun Oct 22, 2023 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting accounts using lever guns?
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Hunting accounts using lever guns?

. Dunno but I'll bet T. Roosevelt has some. He does indeed. Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, Hunting Trips of a Ranchman , and several others. he was a pretty fair writer, and did some pretty interesting stuff. https://www.google.com/search?q=hunting+books+by+roosevelt&oq=hunting+books+by+roos...
by Malamute
Sun Oct 15, 2023 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 1873 22 long question
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Model 1873 22 long question

You might try this question on the Winchester collectors forum. Theres no doubt a number of the 22 cal guns represented there. I got to shoot one in the 80s, it was great fun, though of course a bit heavy. Edit: from here https://winchestercollector.org/forum/general-discussions-questions/1873-winch...
by Malamute
Wed Oct 04, 2023 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Superstition Mountains
Replies: 19
Views: 1089

Re: The Superstition Mountains

Ill look at Jims link in a minute.... I went panning some on public land with a friend that was a geologist, there were claim markers around often a glass jar on a stake with their info inside. Claims can be seen at the county courthouse, and probably online today. I believe it was in the general ar...
by Malamute
Wed Oct 04, 2023 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Superstition Mountains
Replies: 19
Views: 1089

Re: The Superstition Mountains

Great post! Arizona has long held my attention with its varied and interesting history. I lived in Flagstaff 8 years, I'll likely end up back in that area full time one day. Planning to start wintering there again. The Arizona Highways magazine has a great website with a lot of good information if y...
by Malamute
Tue Oct 03, 2023 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 Magnum Carbine Performance
Replies: 31
Views: 1612

Re: 44 Magnum Carbine Performance

Ive gone to medium level loads for 44 mag. 200 gr Hornady jhp w/10 grs Unique, approx 1500 fps in 20" barrel Browning. https://www.levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?t=70013 I also shoot 9 grs Unique with 200 gr rnfp cast bullet, velocity unknown but very pleasant to shoot. My recoil toleranc...
by Malamute
Fri Sep 22, 2023 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35 Rem ammo available
Replies: 24
Views: 1212

Re: 35 Rem ammo available

$3.10 per round!! Perfect advertisement to consider reloading. Yeah, no kidding! I started reloading when young, in large part to just be able to shoot more and afford it. Unfortunately, many never really shoot enough or have a high enough interest level to load their own. Im still somewhat in shoc...
by Malamute
Fri Sep 22, 2023 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35 Rem ammo available
Replies: 24
Views: 1212

35 Rem ammo available

Remington shows 150 gr 35 Remington ammo as available on their website. The 200 gr shows unavailable.

https://www.remington.com/rifle/core-lokt/29-21491.html

Its not cheap, they show $62/box direct from them, but this may at least give someone the chance to use their rifle this fall to hunt.
by Malamute
Mon Sep 18, 2023 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT PACO
Replies: 47
Views: 1973

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT PACO

Happy Birthday Paco!

Wish we could go burn a little powder and make thunder in the hills to celebrate!
by Malamute
Sun Sep 10, 2023 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wet-forming a holster
Replies: 11
Views: 522

Re: Wet-forming a holster

Nice job!

A friend that was a ceramic sculpture artist used to use blocks of clay to wet form fit his holsters and hold them tight while they dried, it worked pretty well.
by Malamute
Sat Sep 09, 2023 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front Sight For The 1851 Navy
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: Front Sight For The 1851 Navy

Nice work!

I need to do mine, it hits about 4" over a bunny at yard range. Theres a few guns with dovetail front sights in the Cody Museum, one of a pair of guns attributed to Hickok has the front sight changed.
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by Malamute
Wed Sep 06, 2023 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 special with round balls
Replies: 31
Views: 1089

Re: 44 special with round balls

Ive loaded a few in 44 spl and mag cases but its been a long time ago and I dont recall the load or results. I only tried a few. I have loaded round balls in 45-70 for grouse and snake loads, they work pretty well, though I had problems with the 6 1/2 gr Unique powder charge if I didnt have any fluf...
by Malamute
Sun Aug 27, 2023 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1971 Lawrence Leather Goods catalog No.
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: 1971 Lawrence Leather Goods catalog No.

When in Fairbanks in about 1989 the frontier gun shop was going out of business, they had a pretty good selection of Lawrence leather. They were selling it at half price, and it looked like 20 year old prices. I bought a 44 cartridge belt which became my primary carry belt for my 29, and is still to...
by Malamute
Fri Aug 25, 2023 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Angle Eject Conversions?
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: Angle Eject Conversions?

Aye, but he's talking about converting an 1892, not a 94. No makes an an AE version to glean parts from. Indeed. The OP mentioned 92/94, which seemed to indicate an either/or question. I agree, 92, not practical. If 94, not so much of an issue. ...However, an ambitious and talented gunsmith could p...
by Malamute
Thu Aug 24, 2023 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Angle Eject Conversions?
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: Angle Eject Conversions?

I'm sure it could be done, with enough folding money to buy 2 other rifles... I do wonder what it would d the strength of the receive r. I'm not fan of the mdl 94AE for the same reason. As far as I know, the only internal part that differs on the 94AE is the right cartridge guide... it's also cut d...
by Malamute
Wed Aug 23, 2023 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Angle Eject Conversions?
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: Angle Eject Conversions?

A 94, yes, the parts are around and not crazy expensive. Last time I saw angle eject bolts on ebay they were around $30 I believe. The barrel needs to be either swapped with an AE barrel or the current barrel modified for the offset extractor cut. The receiver wall can be gradually cut back a bit at...
by Malamute
Sun Jul 30, 2023 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A useful sixgun.
Replies: 27
Views: 918

Re: A useful sixgun.

"Do the standard full size frame old style hammers drop into the new medium frame vaqueros?" Malamute, yes, the hammers for full-size Blackhawks fit all Blackhawks and Vaqueros including New Vaqueros. They do not work in Single Sixes and of course the Bisleys arre different. Using a Black...
by Malamute
Sun Jul 30, 2023 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A useful sixgun.
Replies: 27
Views: 918

Re: A useful sixgun.

I only dislike the hammer on my gun. It just doesn’t look right. I agree with you on that. I have replaced the hammers on all but one of my Ruger Blackhawks with Super Blackhawk hammers and I find them to be superior both in use and in appearance. I did put a Bisley hammer on a Blackhawk .357 and a...
by Malamute
Thu Jul 27, 2023 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From our Hungarian friend.
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: From our Hungarian friend.

The carbine would be fun to shoot, but isnt quite as interesting as a shoulder stocked pistol to me. Thats one of the very few things id ever consider getting special permit paper on to own. A 7 1/2" or 9" barrel SA with wood or skeleton style shoulder stock would be a lot of fun and shoul...
by Malamute
Thu Jul 27, 2023 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving away from the AR-15
Replies: 84
Views: 2966

Re: Moving away from the AR-15

Im in about the same frame of mind. Fun to shoot (for a while), good varmint and small game round,....but not something Id be likely to actually have close at hand if I really needed it for what its generally intended use is, a lever or bolt is likely to be close at hand, and is easier to hand carry...
by Malamute
Mon Jul 24, 2023 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Second battle of Adobe Walls
Replies: 41
Views: 1706

Re: Second battle of Adobe Walls

Found this in my saved images, I cant recall where i saved it from.
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by Malamute
Mon Jul 24, 2023 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old cars and trucks in case of an EMP
Replies: 39
Views: 1519

Re: Old cars and trucks in case of an EMP

Back when I worried about such things, I realized there were some very different opinions on what the effect was, and by people with experience in the subject. The biggest safeguard, dont be close to the source. The farther from a pulse source, the less of an issue. There werent any widespread wipe-...
by Malamute
Sat Jul 22, 2023 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Second battle of Adobe Walls
Replies: 41
Views: 1706

Re: Second battle of Adobe Walls

I am not real familiar with all the old cartridges. Seems as if they were pretty effective when one looks at them with consideration for the technology of the time. I am familiar with the .45-70, and it still works well within its limits. http://www.researchpress.co.uk/firearms/long-range/sandy-hoo...
by Malamute
Thu Jul 20, 2023 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Updated and Improved Python
Replies: 21
Views: 690

Re: Updated and Improved Python

It’s a disgrace that at the cost of a Python why should there be any aftermarket work done on it? “They” can keep the new ones as there’s plenty of old ones out there so if you can afford a new one, you can afford a “pre new model Python”. 😅 I agree that a Python shouldnt need any gunsmithing, but ...
by Malamute
Thu Jul 20, 2023 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Updated and Improved Python
Replies: 21
Views: 690

Re: Updated and Improved Python

There are a few guys shooting them on another forum I read, the majority of comments are pretty positive regarding how they shoot, once the rear sight issue is dealt with. Theres also a link to a gunsmith that works on them, mainly doing action tuning to further slick them up. I think he said he had...
by Malamute
Tue Jul 11, 2023 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John W. Sidle target scope
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: John W. Sidle target scope

Your post jogged my memory, the name Sidle. Very neat old scopes. I ran into a guy at the Cody show years ago trying to find info on a 94 carbine he had, it was scoped with a Sidle scope. I was a Museum member and got him the basic paper with the info on his serial number. It was a 1900 gun, and pap...
by Malamute
Mon Jul 03, 2023 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My long-range Pistol Range .. Oracle, AZ in the 1980's
Replies: 28
Views: 887

Re: My long-range Pistol Range .. Oracle, AZ in the 1980's

Having National Forest land to shoot on is a huge benefit, and one of the reasons Ive spent my life in the western states where I had access to public lands to shoot, hunt, and explore around. Growing up in the West, I really felt cramped when we moved to Missouri. Nothing but fenced land and priva...
by Malamute
Mon Jul 03, 2023 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My long-range Pistol Range .. Oracle, AZ in the 1980's
Replies: 28
Views: 887

Re: My long-range Pistol Range .. Oracle, AZ in the 1980's

I with you on the big loads arent as much fun as they used to be. I think the partial box of bear loads for 45 Colt will last the rest of my lifetime at this point, and Ill probably never need to load any more full power 44 mags for pistol use with what I have on hand. Having National Forest land to...
by Malamute
Mon Jul 03, 2023 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dry Firing Rossi R92 44 Magnum
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Re: Dry Firing Rossi R92 44 Magnum

I dont know how heavy the firing pin is in the Rossi, the older Winchester 94s had a fairly heavy pin. I broke the tip off mine dry firing. I used an empty shell, but they dent in quickly and dont do much good after maybe 3 or 4 strikes. I took it to a local gunsmith, the first thing he said when i ...
by Malamute
Sat Jun 24, 2023 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pull-through barrel cleaning tool?
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: Pull-through barrel cleaning tool?

The HK91/G3 cleaning kits are handy. The chain type pull through is pretty tough, and some of the other odds and ends in the case are useful. I keep some patches and other little bits in it as a backup truck cleaning kit. They are cheap also.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/175272036805
by Malamute
Fri Jun 23, 2023 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pull-through barrel cleaning tool?
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: Pull-through barrel cleaning tool?

I have a brass pull-through from a 1903 Springfield, the cord is still good. I figured if it went bad Id replace it with a coated cable. It has a slot for a patch and is threaded for a bore brush, the same as is commonly available commercially. In a small leather pouch with a few patches, brush and ...
by Malamute
Fri Jun 16, 2023 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keys
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Keys

You may be able to get a non-chipped key made at a regular key cutting place that at least operates the doors, glove box and possible will make the windows run but wont start the vehicle. I always keep a spare key on me in case of a lock-out, and keep a spare chipped key available. I had the local A...
by Malamute
Tue Jun 13, 2023 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1866 Winchester original sling
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: 1866 Winchester original sling

The ones i recall seeing pictures of were a simple strap with metal slider buckle and a stud button on the other end. The slings used for a time by Germany for their G-3 rifles looks very similar. they used to be commonly available for very reasonable prices, like $10 or so. They seem to have largel...
by Malamute
Tue Jun 13, 2023 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blued Revolvers & Holster Wear
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Blued Revolvers & Holster Wear

I gave up on worrying about the blueing long ago. Some seem to be able to carry them without much blue wear, I dont seem able to. It may be partly from the dry abrasive dust from Az and Wy, it permeates everything including holster leather. I also carried my old Smith 29 on my motorcycle a lot back ...
by Malamute
Wed Dec 21, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 356 winchester
Replies: 22
Views: 940

Re: 356 winchester

I believe thats correct, brass can be made from 444. Its also been in stock with Starline pretty regularly. The butt stock is pretty minor, one screw and you can swap it out for another one, which can be had online from various sources like parts outfits or ebay. Any post-war butt stock should fit i...
by Malamute
Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone into the model 1876?
Replies: 47
Views: 2417

Re: Anyone into the model 1876?

That one is the Texas Ranger Presidio, 50/95. 20" barrel, made by Uberti. packs a wallop on both ends with a full case of BP! Just scored another Ubert 76 in 45/60, a short rifle with 22" barrel. https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render/00-Dhr2tlvawMSNFX4TrMAMCKr_1AnQ3pv5Eb7vbRPURMoC4yr7VdPBh...