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by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request for a coworker.
Replies: 10
Views: 73

Re: Prayer request for a coworker.

Ruth has mine, Brian. Thank you for asking.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A mans wiener roaster
Replies: 15
Views: 327

Re: A mans wiener roaster

You're a wild man, Lenn!

:lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lookee what came in the mail ...
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Lookee what came in the mail ...

Vall, I went to a propane forge for a while, and absolutely missed the zen-like hand cranking and whirr of the Champion.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casting This Evening
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: Casting This Evening

Good looking boolits, Jim. I, too, did some casting yesterday, breaking in my new Accurate 430-215C mold, designed by our late friend John Kort. These were out of this-and-that range scrap, sizing to .430 and lubing with Lyman red, for smokeless loads in the .44 WCF rifle. Not as pretty as yours! ht...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 21
Views: 450

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

Carlsen: Always love to hear you and Savvy Jack talk about the .44 WCF. Please don't stop.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lookee what came in the mail ...
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Lookee what came in the mail ...

Will do Lenn. Here is a quick vid of it blowing. Will get a better one when hooked up and I have "flamage."

https://youtu.be/xMChvmrY57s
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lookee what came in the mail ...
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Lookee what came in the mail ...

Nothing less than a genuine Champion forge blower -- all the way from Minnesota thanks to my generous pal, Pitchy. Thanks again Lenn! Can't wait to get it squared away and fire up the charcoal forge again, as it has been a long while. Has great output, runs smoothly, and the scrape when you back off...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 38-55
Replies: 31
Views: 1083

Re: Winchester 94 38-55

Vall, thanks for clearing the air and attributing the .38-55 to Marlin, as history affirms is the case.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot My New Winchester 73 (Video)
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Shot My New Winchester 73 (Video)

Looks like she runs nice and smooth. 8)
Have a Uberti 73 inbound, and am eager to get it running.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 21
Views: 450

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

Great thread, gentlemen. Ray, thank you for posting that .38-40 memoir.
Beyond about 100 yards, I'd take the .30 WCF for the flatter trajectory and retained energy. Teddy Roosevelt thought that it was a relative laser.
Look forward to working with the .44 WCF.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: FS: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70

Sold pending exchange of clams ... 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: FS: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70

Best I can do is $535 shipped, and let's make that 50 virgin Starline .45-70 brass plus the mold.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Mini-MiniGun....
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Nice Mini-MiniGun....

Someone is channeling the late Mike Dillon, it seems.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A mans wiener roaster
Replies: 15
Views: 327

Re: A mans wiener roaster

:o :shock: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Re: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler

Well, now I am more interested in the Wrangler. I honestly never had much love for the Single-Six.
As others noted, it is good to see Jeff looking better, but it is also clear he has been in a heck of a fight. Sure do wish him well, this Easter Sunday.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy cam
Replies: 38
Views: 865

Re: Puppy cam

Awesome, Gunny. I miss puppy breath -- and baby breath. Heck, sometimes I even miss changing diapers. :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy cam
Replies: 38
Views: 865

Re: Puppy cam

Do I see eyes open? Fun to see them walking around and playing ...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Passover begins today ...
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Passover begins today ...

Blessings to all men who look to the heavens and feel humbled, and reverent.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ruger Handgun //// UPDATED
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: New Ruger Handgun

I'll be darned. Should win back some of the low-end .22 market from the Heritage sixguns.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70
Replies: 6
Views: 161

FS: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70

This is a Danish Model 1867 rolling block, made under license from Remington at the Copenhagen Arsenal in 1879. It was originally chambered in 11.7X51, or ".45 Danish," but apparently some previous owner had the chamber lengthened just a hair to accommodate .45-70 cartridges. It is not collectable f...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You guys with Winchester 76s ...
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: You guys with Winchester 76s ...

Beautiful rifle, Shasta. It's the weight of these big '76's that gives me pause.
I have a rolling block in .50-70 that weighs just over 11 pounds and it "just ain't much fun" to carry it very far.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You guys with Winchester 76s ...
Replies: 8
Views: 305

You guys with Winchester 76s ...

Seems several here have one. Are you still shooting them or hunting with them? What do you think of them?
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bow saws
Replies: 19
Views: 280

Re: Bow saws

Nice selection of axes you have there, too, Pitch!
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on faux ivory grips
Replies: 17
Views: 457

Re: Thoughts on faux ivory grips

Holly is lovely stuff in its own right.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did Uberti fix the .50 bore size?
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Did Uberti fix the .50 bore size?

EG, you might ask this over on the CAScity.com forum for 1876s if you don't get a reply here.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doing my part
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Re: Doing my part

I like foxes, too. I like all the canids.
Here is a desert fox at the state park where I volunteer.

Imagefullsizeoutput_f0e by ComeWatson, on Flickr
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bow saws
Replies: 19
Views: 280

Re: Bow saws

Nice design, Pitch. Looks like it could be an astronomical tool ...
Dunno why but that grip shape suggested "rubber band gun" to my aging baby boomer mind!

:lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Etiquette For Rednecks
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Etiquette For Rednecks

This'n made me laugh ...

Imageimage012 by ComeWatson, on Flickr
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now this is just so cool!
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Now this is just so cool!

Doc, seems mighty odd to me, too, but then so did a variant the first time I saw one -- the P-38.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rise of Skywalker
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: The Rise of Skywalker

Steve, I had that same feeling after seeing Kubrick's "2001" in first release in 1968: "Well that sure raised the bar!"

8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need more room perhaps !
Replies: 13
Views: 275

Re: Need more room perhaps !

Does your local fire marshall know just how much propellant you've got there?

:lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bow saws
Replies: 19
Views: 280

Re: Bow saws

Classics, Pitchy. Amazing how efficient they are with a decent blade.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Colt SAA in a shoulder holster?

Wondering who here has carried a Colt this way? Did you ever try carrying concealed in a shoulder rig?
Curious, as great-grandfather supposedly considered a Colt in a shoulder rig as essential as underwear ...

8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pair To Draw To
Replies: 21
Views: 454

Re: A Pair To Draw To

I'm a firm believer in that receiver sight for the Rossi from Stevezgunz.
M.M., looks a nice warm sock ...
:lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rise of Skywalker
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: The Rise of Skywalker

Ray, you have such a way with words!

:lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Swedish rolling block, "sportered"
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: FS: Swedish rolling block, "sportered"

Seems to be SPF friends.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evans Rifles
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Evans Rifles

These are very interesting rifles. The museum in Jacksonville, Oregon, had two of these that I got to examine as a guest curator years ago.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rise of Skywalker
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: The Rise of Skywalker

I'll go. That young lady looks perfect to me, but I have never been into Kardashian-style plus sizes.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Swedish rolling block, "sportered"
Replies: 4
Views: 139

SOLD: Swedish rolling block, "sportered"

Here is a military rolling block built on license from Remington by Carl Gustav in 1871, and subsequently sportered by some old Swedish hunter or farmer before finding its way to the United States. Wood is sound, with a few worm holes for character that you can point out to your firearm-snob friends...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ithaca 66
Replies: 16
Views: 419

Re: Ithaca 66

I was intrigued with the Ithaca 66 -- and the Model 49 single-shot .22 "Saddle Gun" as advertised in Boy's Life magazine a looooong time ago ...

:lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it ?
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: What is it ?

Hope it melts quickly, Lenn.
We topped 90 here yesterday for the first time in 2019, and we are looking at high winds, blowing dust and critical red flag fire danger today.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it ?
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: What is it ?

Well I'll be!
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One every lucky José
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: One every lucky José

Vall, it looks to me like the wind was coming downstream -- and the river was probably so full of delicious salmon that Mr. Grizz had little interest in a foul-tasting human ...

:lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One every lucky José
Replies: 5
Views: 210

One every lucky José

Note that the stainless 12-gauge is closer to the bear than the photographer. I would definitely have needed fresh clothes ...
:shock: :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... bE53XUtVw0
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speakin' o' dang snakes, see this one?
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: Speakin' o' dang snakes, see this one?

I think the anaconda or whatever it is was was digesting a meal, so likely safer than it looks.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new .250-3000 was delivered today
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: My new .250-3000 was delivered today

Such a wonderfully capable cartridge that punches well above its weight class. Can't wait to read your range reports.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fascinating stuff about COPPER....
Replies: 18
Views: 421

Re: Fascinating stuff about COPPER....

Had no idea. I don't why, but copper is my favorite metal. Silly -- but true.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Built a barn today
Replies: 19
Views: 294

Re: Built a barn today

:lol:
Looks like spring in Minnesoty ...