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by wm
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broken Cylinder Stop....
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Broken Cylinder Stop....

darn, that's a tough one. I just saw a complete pistol for sale locally for $550. I know that does not help but ……. I think what I would do in his situation is just resolve to search GunBroker ever other day to see if one turns up. His best hope in the long run is to cruise the "Gun Parts Kits" and ...
by wm
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for recommendations for 20 gauge adapters
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Looking for recommendations for 20 gauge adapters

https://www.gunadapters.com/ https://www.opticsplanet.com/chiappa-firearms-gun-parts.html Thank you …… that gives me a jumping off point to do some research. Do you have any first hand experience with either of these? I fear that I am going to end up being very disappointed by the performance of 38...
by wm
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first !
Replies: 15
Views: 200

Re: My first !

Congratulations!

Wm
by wm
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi small
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi sma

I had an acquaintance that bought a single cavity mold for pocket change at a flea market and it cast a 205 grain bullet like that out of linotype …… I always remember the box it came in …… little wooden box with painted in red with the words 'Flying Beer Can". He casted up about a dozen or so bulle...
by wm
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for recommendations for 20 gauge adapters
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Looking for recommendations for 20 gauge adapters

You know those chambers inserts that let you use other cartridges in your single shot, break open shotguns. I would like to find a 20 to 410 but also a 20 to 38spl/357 mag. Years ago I saw one that was about a foot long so it would roughly correspond to a pistol with a 10+ inch barreled revolver but...
by wm
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi small
Replies: 13
Views: 194

The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi small

frame 38 special (model 31) caused me to stumble upon this article discussing the pros and cons of the use of mid range wadcutters for self defense. The first 1/3 of the article is not really helpful but the last 2/3 will interest anyone looking for a 38 special bullet to handload for self defense (...
by wm
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got some spots frozen off today.
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Got some spots frozen off today.

My wife works for the leading Dermatologist in mid Michigan. He is kind of a legend for his ability to diagnosis …… certainly no quack …… and he prefers to use heat. In fact he uses a soldering gun. No lie.

He's used it on me!

Wm
by wm
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News From My Friends In Africa
Replies: 17
Views: 310

Re: Sad News From My Friends In Africa

I'm sorry to hear. The constant cost of living is losing friends and family. I don't know what exactly the afterlife entails but I hope it includes a reunion with the ones we lost and eventually the ones we left behind.

Wm
by wm
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irons and boards
Replies: 19
Views: 227

Re: Irons and boards

It must be a symptom of getting old but that brought up a memory …… I used to work at a newspaper in production & distribution and there was a maintenance guy who every Friday would bring in his hot dog steamer and sold hot dogs and brats with steamed buns, home made chili sauce, pickled peppers, br...
by wm
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting article on clam shell holsters from the 1970s
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Interesting article on clam shell holsters from the 1970s

This article hooked me right off the bat because some of my earliest TV memories were ADAM 12. Don't tell my boss but on slow nights at work I will youtube old Adam 12 episodes and watch them while I do busy work. That show had a big influence on me, honestly ruined later shows that were popular wit...
by wm
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: LEO Trade in S&W M&P 45 ACP $280
Replies: 2
Views: 81

LEO Trade in S&W M&P 45 ACP $280

https://www.recoilgunworks.com/smith-we ... 35837.html

I did not wake up this morning thinking I needed another 45 ACP but ……….
by wm
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JUst crusing around the internet checking out some sales
Replies: 2
Views: 155

JUst crusing around the internet checking out some sales

and noticed that Cabelas through out Canada have Chinese SKS for $230. Obviously the Canadians imported a big shipment of them (they remained banned here in US). https://www.cabelas.ca/product/110383/chinese-sks-semi-auto-rifle-w-hardwood-stock?avad=48247_a175cf305&WT.mc_id=al35987&Subid1=SID&adname...
by wm
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I didn't know you could own these...
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: I didn't know you could own these...

This appeals to me more …… I'm a history nerd. US used these instead of the Japanese Type 89 "Knee Mortar" or the Red Devil Italian rifle grenades or Germans various rifle grenades. But these don't really go boom, they just thud. This is kind of interesting deep dive with the various settings and th...
by wm
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Accidental Entry into U.S." -- By Some Brits
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: "Accidental Entry into U.S." -- By Some Brits

“We will never forget, we will be traumatized for the rest of our lives by what the United States government has done to us,” Connors wrote in a sworn statement, later adding, “We have been treated like criminals here, stripped of our rights, and lied to. … It is undoubtedly the worst experience we ...
by wm
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Words
Replies: 54
Views: 651

Re: Words

Conspiracy theories generally are the ones that pee me off. Particularly the political ones on both the far right and left. Stuff like Pizza gate or vast right wing conspiracy …… there is enough stuff out there to take umbrage with that we don't need fake stuff to distract us.

Wm
by wm
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fajen Pattern Gunstocks Available Again
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Fajen Pattern Gunstocks Available Again

I know that guy.

Well 'know' might imply that I know him. More accurately I've met him and done business with him once (bought some gun parts for Super Savage sporter rifle restoration restoration project).

Seemed nice and honest in that limited exchange.

Wm
by wm
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are you curious about how the magic of the Browning Auto 5 works ?
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Are you curious about how the magic of the Browning Auto 5 works ?

Mark explains it here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHGYomrC5hU&t=702s

I know some of you subscribe to YouTube channels for education and infotainment …… I would strongly encourage you to include C&Rsenal in your subscriptions. Really good stuff.

Wm
by wm
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home after two days in hospital ...... heart arthymia
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Home after two days in hospital ...... heart arthymia

Noting imminent about the pacemaker …… something in my future. Hopefully distant future. But I appreciate the advice. Honestly that never occurred to me (placement, recoil, etc.). I'll make sure I ask those questions the next time the subject comes up with my Doctors. This aging stuff is for the bir...
by wm
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home after two days in hospital ...... heart arthymia
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Home after two days in hospital ...... heart arthymia

A couple years ago I was diagnosed as a diabetic. Probably related to a congenital thyroid issue condition (my father and all his siblings were hypo glycemic except for one uncle who was diabetic) and being on and off third shift constantly for my entire adult life (there is a higher incident of dia...
by wm
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belgian Mauser Navy trainer
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Belgian Mauser Navy trainer

That's a nice one!

Great pick up.

Wm
by wm
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 28 years ago my high school sweetheart became my wife.
Replies: 10
Views: 163

28 years ago my high school sweetheart became my wife.

Two kids and countless adventures later we are celebrating our anniversary and looking forward.

I've been blessed.

Wm
by wm
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time for another injection
Replies: 19
Views: 310

Re: Time for another injection

Sorry to hear that.

Hope things get better soon.

Wm
by wm
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keystone rifles have sort of snuck up on me ......
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Keystone rifles have sort of snuck up on me ......

I like the magazines. Slick little numbers, unlike anything else on the market right now. The Simmons scope is alright but I could definitely imagine me upgrading that at some point if the rifle I bought warranted it. The bipod is nice. If I still had the option of hunting the apple orchard I used t...
by wm
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keystone rifles have sort of snuck up on me ......
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Keystone rifles have sort of snuck up on me ......

I dismissed Keystone rifles as that little kids rifle company and never gave them much thought. Well at the range today a fellow shooter was shooting some impressive rimfire groups so I took a closer look at his rifle as I did not recognize it. It was a Keystone 722. Handosme little rifle and plenty...
by wm
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guess We're Going to See Some Fall Weather Finally
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Guess We're Going to See Some Fall Weather Finally

Forecasting first snow of the season in Michigan this weekend …… just as the trees are turning color.

Weird weather year this year.

Wm
by wm
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch your muzzles!
Replies: 24
Views: 462

Re: Watch your muzzles!

I keep a roll of Gaffers tape in my waterfowling kit, hunting kit, and muzzle loading kit for among other things sealing muzzles. Gives me a little peace of mind and a margin for error. My buddy uses Saran wrap and the little twist ties from bread because his father taught him to and he believes the...
by wm
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Skeeter Skelton article ........
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Old Skeeter Skelton article ........

Sounds as if you are ready for marauding squirrels and rotten toothed meth heads. I hope you don't have to deal with any humanlike scum. Originally the load out was going to be 22 rifle and 22 short pistol but the Rossi 31 is a recent addition to the accumulation and I'm trying to figure out what n...
by wm
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting the Trapper today ...
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Shooting the Trapper today ...

3031 is one of my must have powders. I load darn near everything with that …… 30 WCF, 30-40 Krag, 300 Sav, 30-06, etc. It just works well in every thing. It may not be the best by whatever ruler you use to measure but it seems to always do pretty darn well in comparison. Like Win 231, I just can't s...
by wm
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yard gun
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Yard gun

As a city living guy my needs and experiences are different but in the role you describe I think I would also favor a Bearcat or Wrangler (but I confess to being impressed with the LCR family of revolvers). One other thought might be a 32S&W long or 32 Mag. With hand loads you could tailor the ammo ...
by wm
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Skeeter Skelton article ........
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Old Skeeter Skelton article ........

You know a guys wisdom is legit when you read his article 40+ years after it was published and you find it just as well informed now as it was then. http://www.huntertradertrapper.com/whats-the-best-trail-gun-for-you-by-skeeter-skelton/ And with that I am off to scout my fall hunting grounds …… with...
by wm
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post a picture of your horse ...
Replies: 26
Views: 592

Re: Post a picture of your horse ...

Little Joe has long since passed.

You know I don't think I ever got a picture of him..... but he visits me regularly in my dreams. Loved the summers of being a cowboy …… not playing it like my friends did, but actually doing it.

Wm
by wm
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger 32-20/32 H&R Convertible
Replies: 24
Views: 359

Re: Ruger 32-20/32 H&R Convertible

VERY NICE ……. Very nice indeed.

I'm deeply green with envy.

:mrgreen:

Wm
by wm
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-20 pistol ballistics
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: 32-20 pistol ballistics

I've been around guys who have been serious about the 32 WCF and had pistols and carbines. About the two most cogent things I can add to this conversation is my observation that the 32 WCF often out performs its on paper ballistics and the difference between shooting the 32 WCF out of a pistol and a...
by wm
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Okay I have a question that deserves a bit of ridicule.
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Okay I have a question that deserves a bit of ridicule.

Ain't that the truth.

I remember this one time I came across this Colt Python ……… :roll:

However I consider myself a whole lot more informed about the 41 long Colt as a result of dilly dallying. thanks to everyone for sharing their knowledge.

Wm
by wm
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 340-E
Replies: 33
Views: 598

Re: Savage 340-E

Nice. Very nice indeed.

Wm
by wm
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Okay I have a question that deserves a bit of ridicule.
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Okay I have a question that deserves a bit of ridicule.

Well I went to buy it today and it was gone. A gunsmith bought it and is going to use it as a parts donor to get a more collectible gun back up and running for a customer. I'm kind of kicking myself right now but I will get over it as soon as something else shiny catches my eye. Lots of time yet to ...
by wm
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Okay I have a question that deserves a bit of ridicule.
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Okay I have a question that deserves a bit of ridicule.

Can 40 S&W bullets be used in a 41 long colt? Not the 40 S&W cartridge, just the bullets meant for handloaders. Heres the deal …… I ran across a 41 Long Colt DA Colt from the turn of the century. Its been modified, remodeled, polished, nickel plated and 'loved' within a inch of its life. Collectible...
by wm
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894 44mag sights
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Marlin 1894 44mag sights

Me, buckhorn sights and bifocals, ugh.


+1

I feel you bruh! :wink:

Sadly I find myself looking more and more at those red dots and what not with the intention of cheating father time just a little bit longer.

Wm
by wm
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:02 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: 697

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

I really kind of struggled with this. Just narrowing it down to a couple was tough. In my top 5 I have a Sears branded Winchester 290 that my father owned and he first taught me how to shoot with, a Ruger 10/22 that I picked up at a yard sale because it was a "air rifle with a co2 canister stuck in ...
by wm
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:51 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: 697

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

What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

Best is obviously a broad category so feel free to include explanations and illustrations that make your point. There are no wrong answers, just interesting anecdotes and opinions to discuss.

Wm
by wm
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 307 win Jamison Ammo .307 Winchester 170gr. JFP 20-Pack
Replies: 1
Views: 74

307 win Jamison Ammo .307 Winchester 170gr. JFP 20-Pack

Hard ammo to come by. I thought this might interest someone here.

Jamison Ammo .307 Winchester 170gr. JFP 20-Pack
https://www.foundryoutdoors.com/collect ... 6489386570
by wm
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video on a Winchester 1886 with set trigger
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Video on a Winchester 1886 with set trigger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmG5dIJgexk&t=54s

Restoring the set trigger on a Winchester 1886 45-90

Wm
by wm
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddle gun woes
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Saddle gun woes

Anyone can buy a tattoo …… but men who have been there and done that will earn their scars and can proudly display them. Guns are like that too.

Wm
by wm
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Product review ..... Harbor Freight 'Apache' weatherproof protective case Small for $10
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Product review ..... Harbor Freight 'Apache' weatherproof protective case Small for $10

A couple months ago Harbor Freight had a sale (big news, right?) and they included their Apache weatherproof cases for $9.99. I purchased a small one and brought it home and configured it for my S&W Shield. And by configure I mean I removed the pre scored foam necessary to lay the Shield in the case...
by wm
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High capacity Henry Rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 200

High capacity Henry Rifle

I hesitate to post this because Pitchy might get it into his head he needs one of these ………….


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weSSRDr7wuk&t=350s

Wm
by wm
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 25
Views: 1023

Re: Prayer request

Will do. These last few years have been a trial for the Quinn clan.
by wm
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Day one, deer one
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Day one, deer one

Those arrows are so wicked; I think I'd rather get hit with a bullet in terms of potential to survive...! Great job stalking so close. That takes patience and skill...! I agree. I hunted with a veterinarian last year and he said a well placed arrow and modern broadpoint was almost 100% fatal. A sim...
by wm
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever action .410.
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: Lever action .410.

I don't think that one has made it to this side of the Atlantic. I'd like to try one. I tried an Adler lever action shotgun from Turkey (https://www.huntinggearguy.com/shotgun-reviews/adler-arms-a-110-review/) and was not impressed. Looked good but the action felt …… delicate. I felt like I might ea...
by wm
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You know what really turns a bland nylon uncle Mikes holster into a item you can be proud of?
Replies: 8
Views: 312

You know what really turns a bland nylon uncle Mikes holster into a item you can be proud of?

You know what really turns a bland nylon uncle Mikes holster into a item you can be proud of? A bedazzler & the imagination and hard work of a 7 year old!

https://www.getbedazzler.com/


If you got it, you gotta flaunt it!!!!

:lol:

Wm
by wm
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 12 gauge all brass shellls ...... limited time commerative offer from Winchester
Replies: 5
Views: 491

12 gauge all brass shellls ...... limited time commerative offer from Winchester

https://grabagun.com/winchester-x1200ww ... ly%20Email

Thought maybe someone here might jump at this. Not a crazy price IMO but …… well just not something I have a use for. But it would look cool with a Model 12 or 97 trench gun.

Wm