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by Bill in Oregon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70
Replies: 0
Views: 8

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: 4
Views: 161

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: 4
Views: 161

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: 246

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: 11
Views: 267

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: 1
Views: 141

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: 376

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: 246

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: 8
Views: 229

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: 214

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: 398

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: 237

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: 246

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: 172

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: 415

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: 398

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: 116

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: 287

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: 398

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: 116

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: 355

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: 312

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: 312

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: 205

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: 205

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: 311

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: 390

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: 412

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: 288

Re: Built a barn today

:lol:
Looks like spring in Minnesoty ...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now don't be alarmed!
Replies: 21
Views: 436

Re: Now don't be alarmed!

Going by the written descriptions of this incident, it is possible the assassin crept close enough to the sleeping McDonald to kill him with a shot from a Colt revolver in .44 WCF. It dawned on me I have remains of a ruined "Colt Frontier Six Shooter" made in 1882 (Dad loaned it to a chum back in th...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now don't be alarmed!
Replies: 21
Views: 436

Re: Now don't be alarmed!

Michael, I would have expected deformation to begin immediately upon entry into the skull, then striking the interior rear of the cranium before being stopped by the rock. The history is unclear as to whether the bullet was actually collected from the rock surface or from the exit wound area. I have...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now don't be alarmed!
Replies: 21
Views: 436

Re: Now don't be alarmed!

The closed PVC pipe is an interesting idea. I believe plumbers putty is far too dense a medium, and that gelatin is probably closer to the density of brain tissue. Doc probably has a good thought on this. There is a second possibility here -- that the assassin used a Colt Frontier Six Shooter in .44...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy cam
Replies: 30
Views: 715

Re: Puppy cam

I wonder if you can predict personality based on which pups seem content sleeping alone and which like to snuggle.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7-Barrel "Volley Gun"
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: 7-Barrel "Volley Gun"

I'll bet that was a beast to regulate!

8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This seasons trail gun
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: This seasons trail gun

Such a classic. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Grand Finale! Marlin 1889 and 1894CB 44-40, Paper targets and Golf Balls @ 265 Yards
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: My Grand Finale! Marlin 1889 and 1894CB 44-40, Paper targets and Golf Balls @ 265 Yards

I am juiced. Ordered the John Kort Accurate 43-215C to play with over BP loads -- Swiss and Old Eynesford -- when the Uberti 73 gets here ...

8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now don't be alarmed!
Replies: 21
Views: 436

Re: Now don't be alarmed!

Well, this thread sure turned hilarious! :lol: Doc, you have a career in standup if you ever get tired of medicine.
Was actually thinking that a pair of fresh deer scapulas 8 inches apart and two pounds of hamburger in between might work.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now don't be alarmed!
Replies: 21
Views: 436

Now don't be alarmed!

Gentlemen, I have an interesting problem. To properly explain it, we need to go all the way back to a warm June day in 1888, at a spring a few miles northeast of Tularosa, New Mexico. A young cowboy from Texas, George McDonald, who was engaged to the niece of his dear friend Oliver Lee, had checked ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: NIB Remington Model 1858 New Model Army
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: NIB Remington Model 1858 New Model Army

Sold pending exchange of cabbage. Thanks, fellas.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well that was dumb
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Well that was dumb

Well thanks to Youtube and a Numrich Arms schematic, I got her back together again.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The trouble with IWB carry ...
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: The trouble with IWB carry ...

Harry, of course that is the wisest solution ... :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The trouble with IWB carry ...
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: The trouble with IWB carry ...

Good thoughts Jeepnik. I reluctantly got rid of the heavy 1911 with the beavertail and switched to an XD subcompact so as to make this potentially comfortable enough that I might actually carry the thing.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The trouble with IWB carry ...
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: The trouble with IWB carry ...

Jim, two solutions, the latter of which is not the most elegant -- but viable!
:mrgreen:
My great-grandfather, who had at least three bullet scars from Texas days, carried a Colt SAA in a shoulder holster under his suit coat for most of his life.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The trouble with IWB carry ...
Replies: 16
Views: 328

The trouble with IWB carry ...

... at least in my case, is that I tend to get into the suds enough to add a pound when I am not looking, and lose a notch on my belt. As a result, there just isn't room inside my waistband for a holster and heater. Darn if I am going to buy bigger pants just to carry IWB. Anyone else in this sorry ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: NIB Remington Model 1858 New Model Army
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: NIB Remington Model 1858 New Model Army

Doc, of the classic Civil War cap-and-ball revolvers, I have always found the Remington easier to shoot accurately than the Colts.
For those wondering if my price is a bit high, the Slixshots were $43 shipped, the mold $65.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Costner & Harrelson.......
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: Costner & Harrelson.......

BLM? The Bureau of Land Management? God bless the men and women of the old-guard BLM and the U.S. Forest Service. Heroes in my book. The agencies have changed, but I still respect them. As to Woody Harrelson, a vegan, he was once named one of PETA's "sexiest vegetarians," and he identifies as an ana...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: NIB Remington Model 1858 New Model Army
Replies: 4
Views: 164

NIB Remington Model 1858 New Model Army

Here's a standard Cabela's Pietta Model 1858 Remington New Model Army revolver, .44 caliber of course. It is new in the box and unfired. With it, you get a set of stainless Slixshot nipples (already installed) and a brand-new proprietary Lee mold to cast the original Civil War Johnson and Dow conica...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy cam
Replies: 30
Views: 715

Re: Puppy cam

I've lost track ... when do these adorable little toots start to open their eyes?

:)