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by DarryH
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Want to by used gun fault in md.
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Want to by used gun fault in md.

Have you seen those long tool boxes that run across the front of a truck box?? Used ones come up fairly often. You can make wood cradles and stack guns 2-3 layers high, they are just horizontal instead of vertical. Most have locks too.
by DarryH
Sun May 13, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who here plays with Walkers and Dragoons?
Replies: 35
Views: 1754

Re: Who here plays with Walkers and Dragoons?

I love my Walker repro! A couple times if filled the cylinder to the brim with 3F, and packed a ball on top. Recoil is more than normal, but not serious. I rubber band the rammer. very accurate gun. I have quite a few repo's, and my least favorite is the 1860 Army. That grip angle is just not comfor...
by DarryH
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need cartridge info
Replies: 2
Views: 484

need cartridge info

I have some unusual cases I cannot identify. These were mixed in with a bunch of 45-70 cases, altered to 40-82. These are made from 375 H&H cases, with the belt turned down. Here is approximate dimensions Length - 2.4" / 60.98mm outside of case mouth - .424" / 10.78mm diameter of base - .525" / 13.4...
by DarryH
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miroku Winchester 95 SRC joy
Replies: 25
Views: 1954

Re: Miroku Winchester 95 SRC joy

I am considering selling my Uberti 1873 Deluxe Rifle now. I was planning on using it for silhouette shooting with standard 357 loads, but others have told me that those loads will bend the toggle bolt on this gun. If I have to worry about that, the rifle is no more than a wall-hanger for me. I will ...
by DarryH
Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miroku Winchester 95 SRC joy
Replies: 25
Views: 1954

Re: Miroku Winchester 95 SRC joy

OMG !!!! You scratched it !!!!!!

Doesn't bother me a bit, neither the change of sights or a few use marks.

Really glad you enjoy it.

Now.....if I can sell a couple AR's I can buy another lever gun.

Good Shootin!!
DarryH
by DarryH
Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions on Winchester Hi-Wall and Low-Wal guns......
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Questions on Winchester Hi-Wall and Low-Wal guns......

I have never spent any time on these guns, so I have a few questions.

Are both called Model 1885 ???

How do you tell them apart ???

What calibers were the originals made in ???

Thanks folks.

Good Shootin!!
DarryH
by DarryH
Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: who is good to work on a Marlin Golden 39A ???
Replies: 2
Views: 305

who is good to work on a Marlin Golden 39A ???

My Marlin Golden 39A has a trigger that is too light.

I want to get it worked on by somebody who knows what they are doing.

Right now it can go off too easily when you close the lever.

I am in Nebraska.

Thanks
Good Shootin!!
DarryH
by DarryH
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question on Winchester serial numbers.
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Question on Winchester serial numbers.

My newly acquired 1873 has a different serial number.
It dates to 1899, but........
the number is3XXXX6B

What is the B ?????

Does this mean there were two guns made with the same serial number????
Was the B added after a return to the factory???

Thank you.
by DarryH
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I don't collect leverguns...........
Replies: 10
Views: 547

I don't collect leverguns...........

I don't collect lever guns, but I keep accumulating them. In the last two weeks I traded for a Mare's Leg .22, and then today I bought an 1873 Winchester. The Mare's Leg may not be practical...but it sure looks fun. The 1873 was made in 1889, and is a 38WCF (38-40) 24 inch barrel. should be a nice s...
by DarryH
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spencer Carbine question................
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Spencer Carbine question................

Thanks for the help.
I also signed up on the Spencer forum.
I have been a member of CasCity for a long time, but had not been active for several years.
My old log-in was still good.

Thanks again.
Good Shootin!!
DarryH
by DarryH
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spencer Carbine question................
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Spencer Carbine question................

Close enough to be called a "lever action" ???? I have a real puzzle here. 1st....no pictures. Gun belongs to a good friend with no computer. Serial number is wayyy high..........1056XX..........most have 5 digit numbers. Marked as made in Mass. by Spencer Repeating Arms. Appears to be 56.56 rimfire...
by DarryH
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tell me about fast draw shooting
Replies: 11
Views: 872

Re: Tell me about fast draw shooting

I did this while in high school. There was no competition in the area, so I taught myself. I had a Daisy BB gun that looked like a Colt 1873. I added weight to the insides, including plugging the barrel. I was able to keep the action in working order. I practiced with that gun almost every day. I wo...
by DarryH
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need help identifying a Mills belt
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: need help identifying a Mills belt

that got me close. with your info, I found the correct item. US M1910 Mills Mounted Cartridge Belt here is a link to a picture and info on the belt. this one is a copy, but mine is original. http://onlinemilitaria.com/shopexd.asp?id=4386&bc=no The problem in finding out what this is......multiple on...
by DarryH
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need help identifying a Mills belt
Replies: 2
Views: 483

need help identifying a Mills belt

I have a Mills belt that I am having a hard time identifying. No pics now, but here is my best description........ Appears to be 3 piece construction, I assume it is canvas, strong heavy, olive drab color center part has metal tabs on each end. marked on brass tabs: the name MILLS in the outline of ...
by DarryH
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: visited gunshop.....shouldn't have !
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: visited gunshop.....shouldn't have !

I bought my Model 14 in a private sale. An older gent had not used it in many years, and had offered me a good price. I love the way the gun handles. The .30 Remington has virtually the same ballistics as the 30-30, so in a sense, it is a 30-30 rimless. When I get a chance to buy new/old stock ammo,...
by DarryH
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: visited gunshop.....shouldn't have !
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: visited gunshop.....shouldn't have !

I want a Model 8, but want one in .30Remington.
My model 14 is that chambering also, and I have a good supply of brass and ammo.
by DarryH
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: visited gunshop.....shouldn't have !
Replies: 10
Views: 737

here's where they are at.......

I'mnot selfish !

Guns Unlimited
Omaha, Nebraska

Great shop to visit and buy from.
by DarryH
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Krag in .308??
Replies: 20
Views: 1569

no disrespect to Ackley....but

There are some heavy loads these days, and those guns are a lot older now, by what.....
40 to 80 years older ????????

Many Krags were reamed out to accept 30-06 blanks to be fired by honor guards.
Now I sure wouldn't want one of those on myshoulder when I touched off a live round!!!
by DarryH
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt action smiths
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: Bolt action smiths

the 8x57 cailber is pretty versatile, much like the 30-06. These are high performance rounds on the market nowdays. Handloading will get you great loads too. In case you are unaware, the cheaper ammo from Remington, Winchester, and Federal, are all lower performance loads. This is in case they are u...
by DarryH
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: visited gunshop.....shouldn't have !
Replies: 10
Views: 737

visited gunshop.....shouldn't have !

I actually try to avoid going to certain gun shops. Stopped in today....and I am STILL trying to talk myself out of a couple purchases!!! 2 Winchester Model 88's. One .308 and one .243. Pressed checkering/leaves, ets. Both had one-piece scope bases on them. These showed use, but not abuse. At least ...
by DarryH
Mon May 28, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1895 complaint.........
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: 1895 complaint.........

it's worth a try. If I can't solve the problem, I will sell the gun. (full disclosure of course) Selling would be my very last step. I like the front sight. I grew up with gold bead or flat blade front sights. Thanks for the suggestion. I really has not considered any fix like that. Sometimes simple...
by DarryH
Mon May 28, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1895 complaint.........
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: 1895 complaint.........

I'll still pass on a peep.
Depending on the gun, I can usually shoot 1" to 3" groups
at 100 yards. If I have to pull the trigger at 200 yard or beyond,
I'll probably be using a scoped gun anyway.(but NEVER a lever gun)

I tried to tighten the blade with no results.
by DarryH
Mon May 28, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1895 complaint.........
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: 1895 complaint.........

I originally had 4 fairly large sight-in targets. I couldn't hit one, so I stapled all 4 up in a square. In 20 rounds, I could not see where I was hitting. Seeing my problem, another shooter, a friend of mine, offered me a long range target of a deer. I usually carry an end-roll of newspaper with me...
by DarryH
Mon May 28, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1895 complaint.........
Replies: 14
Views: 976

1895 complaint.........

I picked up a new 1895 Carbine with tang safety a couple years ago. I wanted a 30/40 Krag, but this 30-06 found me first It made sense as I own 8 other 30-06 rifles, but only one other Krag. I had a horrible time sighting it in. To start with, I was not on paper at 100 yards. Now this may not sound ...
by DarryH
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found out what we own....finally!!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Found out what we own....finally!!!!!!

My apologies for a somewhat long story......... My wife took care of an elderly couple in their home. He was a retired Lt. Cornel in the US Air Force, and had quite the stories to tell. He flew every US combat aircraft made from WWII through Vietnam. His wife was from an old Kentuky family, who were...
by DarryH
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Amazing SMLE
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: The Amazing SMLE

Is that actually a Canadian Ross rifle????
by DarryH
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Old Shooter Breaks Long Silence- A Final Update
Replies: 60
Views: 5206

Re: An Old Shooter Breaks Long Silence

Darn..now I'm feeling bad. Thanks for the great story, and for getting an old gun shootin again. I think you done great! I'm feelin bad, cus....I went to a big gun show in February, with the intention of purchasing an original 1873 Winchester. I found a LOT of overpriced junk that would cost way too...
by DarryH
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anschutz mannlicher 22 lr
Replies: 16
Views: 1574

Re: Anschutz mannlicher 22 lr

Many mannlicher stocked guns tend to have more accuracy problems than guns with standard stocks. This is especially true when shooting and getting the gun warmed up a bit. That said.....I LOVE mannlicher stocked guns, and own several. I would love to own the one you pictured. The prices folks quoted...
by DarryH
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I quit procrastinating and ordered a "Black" rifle
Replies: 26
Views: 1674

Re: I quit procrastinating and ordered a "Black" rifle

Been to the "black rifle" store too many times already. I once had a very large collection of black guns. Steys, SIG, Colt, FN, HK, etc. Got to looking at them and realized, that I was just about the only one shooting any of these. Yes, I was having fun.....but..... the call of wood and steel was st...
by DarryH
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dishonest dealer
Replies: 47
Views: 2680

Re: Dishonest dealer

I've seen way too many dealers like this. Gives all the rest a bad name. Sadly, they never seen to have any problem keeping a good stock of used guns on their shelves. I watched an old lady come into a shop, where I knew the owner was one of these real pieces of work!!! This was an old reproduction ...
by DarryH
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SAA, Remington 1875, Conversion, or Schofield
Replies: 34
Views: 6800

Re: SAA, Remington 1875, Conversion, or Schofield

For the most part, most cowboy action shooting targets are shot at such close ranges, that even a 3 inch barreled "shop keepers" model would not be much of a hindrence in hitting those targets fast and accurate enough. The first few single action guns I ever shot were 5 1/2" barrels. That is probabl...
by DarryH
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SAA, Remington 1875, Conversion, or Schofield
Replies: 34
Views: 6800

Re: SAA, Remington 1875, Conversion, or Schofield

I live in the Omaha, Nebraska area. Went to the gun show in Harlan, Iowa this morning. Saw an 1875 in blue, .357 caliber. I didn't think to ask the price....sorry. I won't be going back as I have to work Sunday. Like others said......the Remington 1875 and 1890 just don't handle as fast or comfortab...
by DarryH
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SAA, Remington 1875, Conversion, or Schofield
Replies: 34
Views: 6800

Re: SAA, Remington 1875, Conversion, or Schofield

Funny you can't find the 1875 in .357. Around my part of the country, it seems like every one I look at is a .357. I search endlessly for one in 44-40. Frank James, the brother of Jesse, had agreed to surrender to the Gonenor of Misouri for an agreed upon prison sentence. He surrendered an Remington...
by DarryH
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The old "Military Guns"
Replies: 35
Views: 4058

Re: The old "Military Guns"

Never met a military gun I DIDN'T like !!!!! Some fun ones, US Krag, 1894 Swede Mauser, 1909 Argentine Mauser, 1891 Argentine Carbine, 1873 "Trapdoor" Springfield, 1903 MKI Springfield, M1 Garand, 1895 Chilean Mauser made in Germany, 1885 Martini Henry, 1861 Springfield, and so many more !!!! Thanks...
by DarryH
Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool Picture From Your Resident DBL Gun Nut…
Replies: 14
Views: 1388

Re: Cool Picture From Your Resident DBL Gun Nut…

What a neat selection of hats too!!!!

I love these old photos.

Thanks for posting.
by DarryH
Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help with ammo for silhouette shooting
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Need help with ammo for silhouette shooting

I attended my first NRA Silhouette match last saturday. I quickly found out while getting sighted in, that my cowboy action shooting ammo sucked for this game. It is not because it is to mild, it is just plain not accurate! It works great dumping quickly on the large, close cowboy targets. I have a ...
by DarryH
Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What levergun calibers do you have?
Replies: 103
Views: 9406

Re: What levergun calibers do you have?

No gun owner shoul ever post anything that starts with............ ..I only have a _____________. Never feel bad about only owning one of anything. It puts you ahead of countless others, and as all of us know, gun owners seldom own one of anything for long! I own too many now, nad sometimes I feel b...
by DarryH
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guns and Arthritis...
Replies: 26
Views: 3107

Re: Guns and Arthritis...

Supposedly.....WD40 sprayed on the hands and worked in provides relief for many people.
Even the folks at WD40 acknowledge this, but of course they do not promote it.
by DarryH
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What levergun calibers do you have?
Replies: 103
Views: 9406

Re: What levergun calibers do you have?

.22 rimfire (2) 1 Winchester 9422 and 1 Marlin Model 36 (1980 and 1960 respectively) .357 (1) Winchester Model 92 (1980's) 32-20 (2) Both Winchester Model 92's (1898 and 1915) 30-30 (1) Winchester Model 1894 (1994 Centennial Model) 30-06 (1) Winchester Model 1895 (1990's) 45-70 (1) Winchester 1886 (...
by DarryH
Fri May 06, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger #1 - 45-70
Replies: 17
Views: 2225

Re: Ruger #1 - 45-70

Save for the 300 H&H, you will never regret it !!!!!!!!! Currently, I only own one MKI. It is a full Mannlicher stocked gun in 30-06. There are lots of calibers I like, but this is my number 1, main hunting gun. Since I already own 8 other 30-06 guns, and load for them, it just made sense to buy thi...
by DarryH
Thu May 05, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: '92 vs '73
Replies: 15
Views: 5123

Re: '92 vs '73

I own 3 model 92's. A pre-1900 in 32-20 with a 24" barrel, a 1912-1913 made 32-20 with a 24" barrel. One has an octagon barrel, the other is half octagon and half round. I also have a Miroku made in Japan in 357 Mag. It has a 24" round barrel. I used it for cowboy action shooting for seven years. Th...
by DarryH
Thu May 05, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: O.T. Favorite Bass lures?
Replies: 21
Views: 1660

Re: O.T. Favorite Bass lures?

I like top water fishing. Red & White or Frog colored Jitterbugs, 3/8 or 5/8 ounce, When I hear the frogs croaking, I use weedless frogs like those from Creme or Burke. I use the larger size. The green and brown ones seem to work equally well. I fish from shore, and there is usually a mass of weeds ...
by DarryH
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CA Levergun Hunt Results
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: CA Levergun Hunt Results

Just curious.....how much meat did you have to throw away due to the
broadhead injury????
I once had to toss a pheasant as it had gangrene throughout.

Wish I could have been there...looks like a great time.

Good Shootin!!
DarryH
Nebraska
by DarryH
Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best single gun a person could buy?
Replies: 76
Views: 4155

Re: Best single gun a person could buy?

EASY!!

Remington Model 870, 12 gauge, 3" chamber
26" barrel with choke tubes,
20 iron sighted barrel for slugs.
18" barrel and an add-on pistol grip.

One gun that can do anything.

Good Shootin!!
DarryH
Nebraska
by DarryH
Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help date my 39A please...........
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: help date my 39A please...........

Thank you.
I knew it was not real old.
That was the year I bought my first house,
and asked my best girl to marry me.
Over 27 years later that girl and I
are still together, and she still lets me buy guns.

Thanks again.
Good Shootin!!
DarryH
by DarryH
Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help date my 39A please...........
Replies: 3
Views: 297

help date my 39A please...........

I'd like to find out when my Marlin was made. I just picked up a Golden 39A today. There are wear marks on the stock and bluing, some spots of bluing that I need to polish, but otherwise it is a clean gun for shooting. All the edges are sharp. Wood to metal fit is better than most I have seen. Buttp...
by DarryH
Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question on marlin 336 prices
Replies: 12
Views: 516

question on marlin 336 prices

I see a LOT of adds for the Marlin 336 as a scoped combo. The guns are usually regular priced about $350, sometimes $379. They are on sale ALL the time for $300 for the combo. Now we see these for sale all the time on the computer, in stores, etc. Why is it they everyone wants $350 to $375 for this ...
by DarryH
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - ? for you .243 Win. Owners.
Replies: 38
Views: 1567

Re: OT - ? for you .243 Win. Owners.

URGENT REQUEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

STOP using the words "too many guns"!!!!!!!

If the wives ever get wind of this, we're all done!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Good Shootin!!
DarryH
Nebraska
by DarryH
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - ? for you .243 Win. Owners.
Replies: 38
Views: 1567

Re: OT - ? for you .243 Win. Owners.

ANY factory 100 grain load put in the right spot will do a good job.
I buy the cheapest first and see if it is accurate.
So far, never had to buy a different kind.
My most used factory load is a Federal Classic Series
100 grain soft point. Never fails!

Good Shootin!!
DarryH
by DarryH
Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My other hobby
Replies: 41
Views: 2503

Re: My other hobby

I am on the Contemporary Longrifle Association forum web sight. I have bought several items that I just love. I spent some money on a powder horn about a year ago. I wanted something with great clasic looks, without being gaudy. I also wanted a smaller horn, such as a "day tripper" horn. I really li...