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by EdinCT
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a source for a M92 tang sight
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Need a source for a M92 tang sight

Mine was in a box for a 86 Winchester, all I needed to modify was to cut the rear screw down so it didn't project out of the bottom.
by EdinCT
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone predator hunt?
Replies: 17
Views: 327

Re: Anyone predator hunt?

I have a Fox Pro electronic and get a coyote once in awhile. You need to play the wind and make it count because the yotes are real fast learners fool them once and they don't come back. I have had best success with bird distress and house cat calls in New England. Blaine you were on the right track...
by EdinCT
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 23
Views: 412

Re: Prayer Request

You have my Prayers. I think you had better gently tell Sis that your Mom made you executor and she should not divide anything until you get there.
by EdinCT
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News From My Friends In Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 616

Re: Sad News From My Friends In Africa

Sorry for your loss. In the twinkling of an eye we will be together with our loved ones.
by EdinCT
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 16
Views: 249

Re: Prayer Request

Praying for a speedy recovery. Praise God sounds like she was lucky it wasn't worse.
by EdinCT
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 340-E
Replies: 33
Views: 643

Re: Savage 340-E

I was given a Model 40 super sporter I think by my late father inlaw. He said his son had no interest and he wanted me to have it. It was a great shooter always shooting around 1 1/4 at one hundred yards. Well my brother inlaw moved to upstate New York and wanted to go deer hunting so I gave it to h...
by EdinCT
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 827

Re: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

I won a few hundred bucks in a check pool at work when I was young and bought myself a Remington 541S and unlike 6PT it hasn't left. It is a amazing rifle! I also have a 39A that does well but if I was forced to choose the 39A would go before the 541S. My Dad give me is Remington Model 4 rolling blo...
by EdinCT
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&R 929 barrel ??
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: H&R 929 barrel ??

Mossyoak how do they shoot? It seems like the slug will expand and have to contract again. I remember a women and her 999 that could really lay the shots in. She was making cans jump at 40 yards and my Dad said He couldn't believe it shot better that his colt. I no its not worth it but have to wonde...
by EdinCT
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&R 929 barrel ??
Replies: 4
Views: 153

H&R 929 barrel ??

Was shooting a H&R 929 and it shot terrible. It looks almost new but when opening the crane I noticed the barrel lead is so large that I could slide a loaded 22LR 1/2 inch into it? My buddy was looking for a trapping gun but I am not kidding You would need to get close to finish fur with this six in...
by EdinCT
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 39A and Winchester ammo
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: 39A and Winchester ammo

I just replaced my extractor with a Wiesners. Mine was a spring steel one and I replaced it with one of these which required about twenty min on a oil stone to fit it but works well.

http://www.wisnersinc.com/rifles/
by EdinCT
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ted Williams M100 Scout Rifle?
Replies: 16
Views: 649

Re: Ted Williams M100 Scout Rifle?

I have used this one for 4 years with complete satisfaction.

https://www.mod94scoperail.com
by EdinCT
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage ammo.
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Vintage ammo.

I can remember paying around 4.00 a box when they looked like that. They sure worked well also!
by EdinCT
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mowing the old fasion way.
Replies: 61
Views: 1140

Re: Mowing the old fasion way.

Wow I hadn't thought of those in years we had one like it when I was young and Gramp next door had a motorized one. For years after it was gone he said it was the best cutting lawn mower ever!
by EdinCT
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 39 Skunk Gun
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Model 39 Skunk Gun

Once when returning from a squirrel hunt at dusk with my youngest son we heard the chicken's putting up a fuss. I walked over to see what was going on and there was a bunch of half grown skunks chasing them in the run I really laid the lead down and killed about 4 of them with the 39a Marlin. The ne...
by EdinCT
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did someone already post this full-auto BB gun?
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Did someone already post this full-auto BB gun?

Not a full auto guy but it sure looks fun. The farm next store had a helper that had a Larc M19A BB sub that he terrorized varmints with that used a freon can. He told that the local kids would spray paint his picket fence in front of his house every time he freshened it until one day he let a burst...
by EdinCT
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Takedowns and others at Cabelas
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: Takedowns and others at Cabelas

I stopped there a few weeks back and saw those pre 64's for under 500. I was tempted but had just spent major cash going to my youngest sons wedding. I told myself I didn't lack lever guns but don't have a 30wcf. 15 years ago one would of come home with me!!
by EdinCT
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New levergunner arrived yesterday.
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: New levergunner arrived yesterday.

Congrats ! Being a Grandfather is the best job I ever had.
by EdinCT
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plumb bob levels
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: Plumb bob levels

Nice Pitchy! I remember building a two story building with my Grandfather and he always used a large lead plum bob to plumb his walls. It's dead accurate. Also watched a man I worked for clamp a set of peep sights on a 6 foot level and he marked all the batter boards to level the deck for a home. I ...
by EdinCT
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo of my vintage Marlin Model 1889
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: Photo of my vintage Marlin Model 1889

Kirk, as usual its a beautiful rifle and photo. What are the components of your load ? I have always pulled soft points from old factory rounds and loaded them to about 1650 fps for hunting and they killed with authority in a 92 Win. In the book sold by Fur Fish and Game magazine 50 years a hunter a...
by EdinCT
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am a Paco's for a few days
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: I am a Paco's for a few days

Good friends are a blessing. Glad you got some time with Paco, those grips are stunning!
by EdinCT
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 2177

Re: 410

Ok I am late to the party again but have to ask, I see 3" # 4's loaded and wonder if they really are useful. All I can think of is maybe fox and raccoons in the hen's run for 20 yards max. Anyone use them ?
by EdinCT
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Point of impact question
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Point of impact question

If you are a foot high at 25 yards and your sights are 12 inches apart, you will need to mathmaticly figure how many times your sight radius would fall into your shot distance, (in that case 75) then take that number and divide it into the distance you wish to lower your point of impact.(12/75-.16) ...
by EdinCT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?

I agree with Pete the limb saver has worked well for me with a light 45/70 and bear loads.
by EdinCT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet mold
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Bullet mold

I have have good results with the NOE 235 gr gas check.I purchased the mold with changeable nose pins so I can cast HP, Cup Point and Flat point. http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/index.php?cPath=52_229
by EdinCT
Sat May 25, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The door to nowhere
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: The door to nowhere

Pitchy, you ever see Mrs Winchester's house see wouldn't let the builders stop building and she had many such doors and stairways. Most likely she was a little special in her old age :D
by EdinCT
Tue May 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Haying equipment
Replies: 33
Views: 807

Re: Haying equipment

Pitchy, My cousins grandfather who came from Ireland at the turn of the last century could really lay down the hay. He always had a stone in his side pocket and every few minutes he would stop draw on his pipe and make a pass on each side of the blade. It never looked like he was working hard but af...
by EdinCT
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bow saws
Replies: 19
Views: 499

Re: Bow saws

Nice job Pitchy! I have two in the barn but must confess I don't recall ever using one personally,. I did use a 30" Swedish metal bow saw when I was 10 years old or so. Dad would send me to limb with the axe and bow saw the trees they dropped. I also remember my cousin's Grandfather who came from Ir...
by EdinCT
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just picked up this Varner
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Just picked up this Varner

Sweet I love that vintage look color case receiver. Give us a range report when you shoot it please.
by EdinCT
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Built a barn today
Replies: 19
Views: 430

Re: Built a barn today

I like it! Don't you wish you had a buck for every ton of hay ever moved with one.
by EdinCT
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hay Trolleys
Replies: 72
Views: 1945

Re: Hay Trolleys

Pitchy I am late to the party again. I have one in my barn that came out the gable end until 15 years ago or so. I saved the track I took down. I also had a bow off the the side about 15 feet up the gable end barn wall. My dad knew what everything was and how to use it.( There was one in the dairy b...
by EdinCT
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 LEVERGUNS
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: .44-40 LEVERGUNS

I thinking a man could still get it done with any of those! Looks like a good time and good shooting. I have a 38 wcf that is a fine shooter even with a frosted bore.
by EdinCT
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever action 12 gauge from Turkey (FLN)
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Lever action 12 gauge from Turkey (FLN)

I read somewhere that they were being sold down under because the laws hadn't banned them yet and the law makers were trying to add them to the ban list in that country. I always thought a lever shotgun would be awkward to reload from the shoulder and figured that's why the Winchesters didn't,t stan...
by EdinCT
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted a Marlin 1893 38-55
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Spotted a Marlin 1893 38-55

I thought the tag said 999.00 but would not swear to it. I guess if anyone is lusting for one they will need to call them. I just usually buy powder from them but couldn't find my AA wads anywhere local and when I asked was told no but if we did they would be over by those S&W T shirts so I looked a...
by EdinCT
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted a Marlin 1893 38-55
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Spotted a Marlin 1893 38-55

I went to D&L Outdoors in RI to get some AA 20 ga wads today and as I was leaving I noticed they had a 1893 in 38-55. It was a rifle with what looked to be a half octagon 28 inch barrel. I didn't ask to hold it because I have no interest in it and didn't want to develop one, but thought I would make...
by EdinCT
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes the .410 shotgun?
Replies: 60
Views: 1471

Re: Who likes the .410 shotgun?

Pitchy that is a beautiful SXS I had a Stevens 311 20ga when I was young that I sure wish I'd kept! I did find out what a .410 will not do and that is kill a coyote at 35 yards with #6 copper coated shot. I took this pump out to the orchard hoping to see a rabbit or two and mister coyote ran by me. ...
by EdinCT
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes the .410 shotgun?
Replies: 60
Views: 1471

Who likes the .410 shotgun?

A few weeks back I attended a Whitetail unlimited banquet and was drawn to win a prize. Well my ticket was about 4th to be drawn and out of the original selection there was a 12 ga semi riot gun and a .410 pump left. I choose the .410 and have been enjoying it pretty well. I shot a box of 3" Federal...
by EdinCT
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...
Replies: 83
Views: 3724

Re: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...

Marlin 1894cl 32-20 does what needs to be done.
by EdinCT
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's
Replies: 23
Views: 1074

Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

Jim, when I was 15 I asked for several Lee loaders in the calibers we had on the home place. I had been loading 30 WCF with one for a year. Christmas Day after the presents under the tree were opened my Father brought out a box with a Rockchucker and dies for every centerfire we owned. Over 45 years...
by EdinCT
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Story of "The Mayflower Gun" -- A Wheellock
Replies: 15
Views: 1034

Re: The Story of "The Mayflower Gun" -- A Wheellock

I have seen the gun when I was young at Plymouth and at the NRA museum. I can prove I am of the 10th generation from Mr. Alden maybe I could lay claim to it???
Didn't Think so but it would be nice!
by EdinCT
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 2600

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

My neighbor who worked in the same shipyard I do for 36 years said to me out of the blue one day, so you think its tough going into work everyday? Try being 85 with bone on bone knees getting up to go to take a leak 4-5 times a night! I have had both my shoulders tuned up years ago a little COPD and...
by EdinCT
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?
Replies: 45
Views: 1656

Re: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?

I slept in until 5 am this morning which is about 45 min behind most days. The 60 year old bladder is a treacherous thing. But I still hear my Grandfather yelling up the stairs to all of his grand children to get up, the suns almost up and you will miss the best part of the day! I do believe he was ...
by EdinCT
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love it.
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Love it.

One of the best I've seen. Also one of the last the didn't rely on foul language and nudity to sell the story.
by EdinCT
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 73
Views: 2659

Re: Prayer Request

Praying for you all.
by EdinCT
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 2018 Christmas Present To Myself
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: My 2018 Christmas Present To Myself

That is a Sweet rifle! I would be harassing the squirrel population out back with some short HP's.
by EdinCT
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request — For My Mother <Updated>
Replies: 35
Views: 1080

Re: Prayer Request — For My Mother

Praying for your mom and your Family.
by EdinCT
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about intercessory prayer
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Re: Question about intercessory prayer

I always pray for Gods will to be done and if I don't know if a person has accepted Christ has their savior that he would draw them to himself. I know the Lord has not always answered my prayers the way I would of liked but I am his property, I was bought with a high price of Christs blood so his wi...
by EdinCT
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: success: daughters first deer
Replies: 16
Views: 722

Re: success: daughters first deer

She did great and a nice first deer! I never thought about a shotgun only area of Montana but hear that the 220 20 ga is more like hunting with a 44 carbine.
by EdinCT
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life can be very cruel
Replies: 33
Views: 1672

Re: Life can be very cruel

Praying for the family.
by EdinCT
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinning Lee Liquid Alox?
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: Thinning Lee Liquid Alox?

I use Rooster jacket on my powder coated bullets by putting a few drops in a sandwich bag and then rolling my bullets around and pouring them onto parchment paper to dry. I bet it would lube your pellets well also.
by EdinCT
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H&R single action top break 9 shot
Replies: 28
Views: 1423

Re: H&R single action top break 9 shot

Boy do they bring back a memory! My cross lots neighbor Fred was a real gentle soul who was my Dads childhood chum. He was kind enough to let me shoot out of his garage window at a 50 yard target in his field and I remember a women Fred knew stopping by and rolling every can of the board at 50 yards...