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by 765x53
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telegraph Reader
Replies: 37
Views: 538

Re: Telegraph Reader

You're ahead of the curve. After texting fades, Morse code will be the next big fad. :)
by 765x53
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dumb phones
Replies: 31
Views: 508

Re: dumb phones

I'm on my third free TracFone because, the others went obsilete.
They might find my truck, if the phone accidently got turned on.
by 765x53
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200
Replies: 26
Views: 545

Re: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200

The 16 ga could possibly be 2&1/2" chamber, depending on its age. Personally I'd get the 12ga and not look back. You could always go back for the 16 in a couple months. The 1200 is too modern to have short chambers. Yes but the 16 ga model 12 could!!! If it is newer than 1927, it will have a 2 3/4"...
by 765x53
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200
Replies: 26
Views: 545

Re: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200

GunnyMack wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:14 pm
The 16 ga could possibly be 2&1/2" chamber, depending on its age.
Personally I'd get the 12ga and not look back. You could always go back for the 16 in a couple months.
The 1200 is too modern to have short chambers.
by 765x53
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200
Replies: 26
Views: 545

Re: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200

How about a Model 12 in 16 gauge? https://www.gunbroker.com/item/811932755
Don't let the Weaver choke put you off. Choke tubes can still be found on e bey, Gun Parts, and Gun Broker.
by 765x53
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Camel Corps....
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: U.S. Camel Corps....

Here are some folks keeping the history alive. http://texascamelcorps.com/

Nearly every western on TV in the 50's and 60's had an episode about camels or the camel corps.
by 765x53
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I came in from picking peaches and smell like a farm worker!
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: I came in from picking peaches and smell like a farm worker!

Picking peaches. Itchier than installing fiberglass insulation.
by 765x53
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 1806

Re: 410

narf? "Native American Rights Fund"? :?
by 765x53
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWD risk isn't going away
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: CWD risk isn't going away

It's been around a long time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuru_(disease)
Cremation doesn't kill it.
I have always wondered if it is spread by the practice of scattering cremated ashes.
by 765x53
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 1806

Re: 410

I had some success with 000 buck in the 410 many moons ago. Patterned well but I had no load data so velocity was low. I still need to play with the Thug slug and Light Game Slugs I got from BP. claim 2000fps with the LGS! I have had a lot of fun playing with 000 loads in this brochure. https://www...
by 765x53
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leather lace on a saddle ring ,will it cause rust?
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: leather lace on a saddle ring ,will it cause rust?

The purpose of a saddle ring is to accept the metal carbiner of a cavalry sling. http://confederatesaddles.com/2008/10/2 ... ine-sling/
Why leather lace?
by 765x53
Fri May 31, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SD Myres holster model?
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: SD Myres holster model?

Comparing to photos in my El Paso Saddlery catalog #93, except for the sight protector and the hammer thong, it appears to be a standard 1920 ThreePersons holster with the standard forward cant.
by 765x53
Fri May 24, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The door to nowhere
Replies: 28
Views: 749

Re: The door to nowhere

Looks like the door to where many of us would like to be.
by 765x53
Fri May 24, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you call the last
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: What do you call the last

Using an "Atom Popper", I call them virtually nonexistent. https://www.atompoppopper.com/
by 765x53
Sun May 19, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Iver Johnson Champion 12 gauge has joined the accumulation .....
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Iver Johnson Champion 12 gauge has joined the accumulation .....

I wish I still had my Mom's old Champion. It didn't kick at all compared to my buddy's newer Stevens.
by 765x53
Wed May 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead hardness testers
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Lead hardness testers

I use an automatic center punch to give me a clue about the relative hardness of my scrap lead. Not that it matters, I melt and cast everything.
by 765x53
Fri May 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handgun rests for load workups
Replies: 19
Views: 471

Re: Handgun rests for load workups

I have a milk crate full of Jean-leg sand bags lined with plastic bread wrappers (to keep them dry and prevent dusting) and filed with cat litter.
Much lighter and easier to handle than sand.
by 765x53
Fri May 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old cast iron
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: Old cast iron

As far as I'm concerned, plain hot water and a swish with a plastic mesh scrubber or a wok brush is all the cleaning cast iron or pressed steel ever needs.
by 765x53
Wed May 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MAY YOU HAVE A
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: MAY YOU HAVE A

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 10:50 am
HAW! My intel tells me that Cinco de Mayo is way more important to Walmart and Albertson's than it is to a real Mexican.

:lol:
It would be somewhat analogous if we celebrated "Battle of New Orleans Day".
by 765x53
Thu May 02, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats

. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZW5Cw2udzs . Pete not to nit pick but that ain’t a rattlesnake and the rope looks like hemp. If a rattlesnake isn't deterred by hot sand, sharp rocks and prickly pear, I don't believe horse hair would bother him. Besides, how many cowboys owned horse hair ropes?
by 765x53
Thu May 02, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats

Pete44ru wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:32 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZW5Cw2udzs

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I believe Mr. Green Jeans conducted a similar demonstration on Captain Kangaroo.
by 765x53
Wed May 01, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats

I slept out in the open when in the Army. I almost drowned a couple of times when the area we were ordered to stay in filled with water. Our Platoon Sergeant was the one who did that to us. He was a 4 watt nightlight in a 150 watt world. I got you beat there.....DC 1 webber of nevada, missouri, my ...
by 765x53
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite sixgun barrel length?
Replies: 37
Views: 909

Re: Favorite sixgun barrel length?

What's your favorite flavor and why? I'm thinking mostly of the traditional Colt/Ruger lengths -- 4 5/8, 5 1/2, 6 1/2, 7 1/2 and that looong Ruger 10-inch barrel on the SBH that silhouette shooters used to like. While I have had a couple of scoped Super Blackhawks with the 10-inch tube -- and they ...
by 765x53
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1037

Re: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

Hankering after a small revolver, and wanted a 1849 for a while now. But the power is a bit on the low side. I see that the 1862 is billed as a "pocket model" in .36, but I hear that the frames are bigger? I was also wondering about conversions, as sometimes I just want to play around without a big...
by 765x53
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What size dowel to knock out 357 bullets
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: What size dowel to knock out 357 bullets

Why go lower than the starting load in Hodgdon's Cowboy Action data?
There should be no danger of a stuck bullet.
by 765x53
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over heard at hardware store ......
Replies: 14
Views: 571

Re: Over heard at hardware store ......

BlaineG wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:50 pm
Well, ya have to start someplace....Perhaps the "old Gent" has been shirking his duties if his grandson didn't know how to use tools. :wink: :wink:
YUP !!! :lol:
by 765x53
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 73 and 92: what were they made for?
Replies: 28
Views: 844

Re: Winchester 73 and 92: what were they made for?

The .44 WCF was a huge step up from the .44 Henry rim-fire. Only later were revolvers chambered for it. It was used to wipe out most of the deer and other large game in North America for the market, before the .30/30 existed. It probably also accounted for it's share of the buffalo. As for the .38/4...
by 765x53
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old air guns
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: Old air guns

Here is another source for seal kits as well as repairs. https://www.bakerairguns.com/shop/parts/seal-kits/
by 765x53
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP 1911 advice
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: HELP 1911 advice

The real question is why 9 mm? Won’t do anything the .45 acp can’t. In fact can’t do it as well. I suppose if you are recoil sensitive (don’t get all defensive, for a time a .22 or was all I could handl) the 9 mm might have a use. And I can’t believe i’m saying this but, if limited to a 9 mm I’d ge...
by 765x53
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which has more nitrites/nitrates
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: Which has more nitrites/nitrates

I will never know or care. :D
by 765x53
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 3504

Re: One rifle, one pistol

Twelve guage 870 and a .22 revolver. Equipped for any game in North America as well as the greatest shooting enjoyment there is, trap, skeet, sporting clays.
Center fire rifles are nice but,when it comes down to it, they are superfluous.
by 765x53
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!
Replies: 45
Views: 1063

Re: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!

If someone could come up with a way for a spring airgun to Shoot some sort of reloadable shot capsule to take up to about number 7.5 shot around 1,000 fps, it should be effective at short range. :?: I wonder if you could rig up reloadable shot shells for this...? ------------------- Someone has. ht...
by 765x53
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!
Replies: 45
Views: 1063

Re: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!

More recently, Marlin made a smooth-bore in .22 WMR. They still appear on auction sites occasionally. https://www.gunsamerica.com/977214570/M ... en-Gun.htm
by 765x53
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coriolis Effect
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Coriolis Effect

Oh, "Coriolis Effect". Sorry, I misread that. :)
by 765x53
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm
Replies: 20
Views: 723

Re: The Rare Western Washington Snow Storm

The only problem I see with global warming is, it's too darn slow! :x
by 765x53
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C- note value challenge or how two guys entertain themselves
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: C- note value challenge or how two guys entertain themselves

I always wanted a broom-handle Mauser. The closest I ever got is a Charter Arms AR7 Explorer II. It has been the most fun $125 I ever spent at a gun show.
by 765x53
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Carbide dies 357
Replies: 23
Views: 863

Re: Lee Carbide dies 357

You can buy the carbide sizing die alone, to upgrade your set. https://www.titanreloading.com/lee-prec ... sizing-die
by 765x53
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Friday joke
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Friday joke

He jumped off of the pier, into the dock. :)
Pardon me for being the language Nazi. :(
by 765x53
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rock Bass
Replies: 24
Views: 777

Re: Rock Bass

by 765x53
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question, Traded for 336sc 35 Rem
Replies: 18
Views: 766

Re: question, Traded for 336sc 35 Rem

Here is another rear sight option. http://www.skinnersights.com/1895_sight_4.html
by 765x53
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sodas enjoyed by our Southern friends
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Sodas enjoyed by our Southern friends

Sodas are chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. I have never had one, preferring shakes instead.
The fizzy sweet drink in a bottle is "Pop".
by 765x53
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATV scabbard
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: ATV scabbard

Kolpin makes a hard shell scabbard. I have one for mine and it worked well. My quad has been trailered open to Colorado twice. The scabbard survived just fine at 80-90 mph. I've taken it off when not needed. I'm sure Kolpin has a bracket per manufacturer or a universal bracket. Worth the money to p...
by 765x53
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Didn`t know Festus could sing.
Replies: 27
Views: 856

Re: Didn`t know Festus could sing.

Great voice and execution. I'm surprised the producers didn't make some use of Festus as a balladeer in the series. I guess it was just too much of stretch for the character but a Gunsmoke episode / Christmas special with Festus singing Silent Night would have been cool. Or maybe one of those episo...
by 765x53
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Didn`t know Festus could sing.
Replies: 27
Views: 856

Re: Didn`t know Festus could sing.

One of my favorite Ken Curtis movie solos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvOn1mkU8Sg
by 765x53
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Makes The Best Walker Colt (Colt Walker?) .44
Replies: 21
Views: 1017

Re: Who Makes The Best Walker Colt (Colt Walker?) .44

Grizz wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:25 pm
IT'S CALLED RUGER REDHAWK NOW . . . 8)
Ruger Supper Blackhawk. ( fixed it) :)
I believe Uberti is the only current manufacturer. You will get the best quality and support from Cimarron or Taylor.
by 765x53
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1244

Re: I Just Noticed a Great New Screening Feature On My Android Phone!!!!!!

My cell phone has a similar feature. It's called a power button. When I want to make a call, I turn it on and delete any messages that have been left. When I complete my call, I turn it off again. :)
by 765x53
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAA Mini Revolver Accuracy..................
Replies: 25
Views: 1205

Re: NAA Mini Revolver Accuracy..................

NAA Mini-Master revolvers are designed as .22 Magnums.
Like Ruger Single Sixes, they do their best work with magnum ammo.
by 765x53
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For all you Rabbit hunters
Replies: 11
Views: 747

Re: For all you Rabbit hunters

No longer legal in Missouri, in my Dad's day the surest way to get a rabbit out of a den was to put a ferret down the hole. He raised ferrets for rabbit hunting and ratting. Just to clarify, ferret use is no longer legal, calls are ok? Disturbing dens and nests of game animals is no longer permitte...