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by missionary5155
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought some 357 dia. cast bullets...
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Bought some 357 dia. cast bullets...

Greetings Always measure the grove diameter and the chamber diameter "Before" investing in lead bullets. In caliber .357 we use lead bullets at least .001 over the diameters with smokeless powder shooting. Revolvers are also chamber diameter sensitive. Also lead hardness must be "matched" to the pre...
by missionary5155
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rabbits with a 410.
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Rabbits with a 410.

Good Morning Nath Your public service to the community should be applauded. Farmers here need those pesky wabbits reduced badly. Guberment makes it costly to have and shoot firearms. Maybe they will all get scurvy. Tungsten is heavy and hard so probably not deform. Should penetrate nicely. Probably ...
by missionary5155
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: scope,vs,peep, vs red dot
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: scope,vs,peep, vs red dot

Greetings Have several Micro-Dot red dot "scopes" on river bottoms rifles. They are as fast as anything. But If I hunted open ground where shots would be over 100 yards most of the time I would be looking at a standard type scope. Receiver sights (peep type) are very fast also once you realize all y...
by missionary5155
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I rescued a relic from 1895
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: I rescued a relic from 1895

Looking better every day. I also like the fact it has a good bore. That is the heart of the matter.
by missionary5155
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 string cigar box guitars
Replies: 61
Views: 1892

Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

Good morning When I got shipped to Germany in 1972 I was at the PX and there sat a beautiful (to me) banjo. I bought it and a book to help me get started. About 3 months later I was sitting on CQ duty plunking away thinking I was actually getting somewhere. A fellow tanker from Tennessee (David B.) ...
by missionary5155
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 92 25/20 project rifle
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: Win 92 25/20 project rifle

Good morning As far as the internal barrel condition I would try and shoot it first with somewhat oversized cast bullets with gas checks. you might be surprised how well it will shoot. We have a 1873 with worn rusted interrupted rifling that would head shoot ground hogs / shoulders at 35 yards easy ...
by missionary5155
Sun May 19, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hiking without a handgun.....
Replies: 18
Views: 824

Re: Hiking without a handgun.....

I would have had a 44 short barrel.
But did not anyone have a staff, a knife, the capacity to improvise.... did they all just role over to get wacked ?
"Attack, repeat attack" should be drilled into the mind of every American... but maybe they were "one worlders".
by missionary5155
Sun May 19, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning B92
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Browning B92

Hello and G'day to you !
Just wanted to say hello to you from the other side of the "big blue" from our down under side.
Mike in Peru
by missionary5155
Wed May 15, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you
Replies: 29
Views: 863

Re: How many of you

Good morning Down here in Peru I have a 45 minute drive to "my spot" up a mountain outside the city where there used to be an old mine but closed for 20 years. When I am up north there normally once a week (half to all day) unless I have a special reason on another day to drive the 15 miles out to t...
by missionary5155
Wed May 15, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who on here is old enough to remember......
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Re: Who on here is old enough to remember......

Another old "rat basher". We used clubs on the slow ones. Ben Luker had a dump out side Riverside, Michigan. Friday night get in the back of his pickup, his son driving and ease up to the piles with not lights. 22 rifles and shotguns pointed over the roof. Hit the brights and the fun began. Expend t...
by missionary5155
Fri May 03, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats
Replies: 20
Views: 622

Re: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats

I would have to wonder if horse hair turns a rattler how come horses get bit ?
by missionary5155
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 500 S&W in lever guns
Replies: 27
Views: 678

Re: 500 S&W in lever guns

Greetings We have a 1886 (Jap) Winchester that was rebored and chambered to 50 Alaskan by JES 5 years ago. When we are up north it goes to the range with me far more than most other lever rifles we own. 50 Alaskan will produce more Thwap than the 50 SW but it does not have to be always loaded to sto...
by missionary5155
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?
Replies: 34
Views: 2158

Re: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?

Good morning If this is the bullet you want to shoot why not shorten the brass to suit the crimp groove ? Then you can use any safe powder your heart desires. Buy a box of Starline 44 WCF and go at it. Yes I have done this and have no regrets. Unique , Greendot, Reddot and 20 other powders that fill...
by missionary5155
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers needed for daughter today
Replies: 28
Views: 487

Re: Prayers needed for daughter today

Good morning
Will be praying for her and the doctors to have wisdom and skill.
Mike in Peru
by missionary5155
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894 versus Winchester 1892
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Marlin 1894 versus Winchester 1892

Good evening
Only solution I know is get one of each and enjoy them both. After 30 years then you can decide which you like the best.
by missionary5155
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...
Replies: 83
Views: 3377

Re: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...

Good evening This past summer when we were up north there I had the joy to carry a #2 Model Frank Wesson rifle chambered in the 44 Wesson cartridge. Used 44 Starline 44WCF brass which is near a straight wall case from the factory which worked perfect. With a 200 grain slug cast of range scrap and a ...
by missionary5155
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 29
Views: 1507

Re: earthquake casualty

Greetings
First... that saddens my heart !!! That was a beautiful chunk of wood. I sure would try to save it.
Living in Southern Peru on the "Rim of fire" we have had stuff smack the floor also... But thanks to God never anything of great value or so beautiful and useful as your Winchester.
by missionary5155
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: federal bureau of prisons marked winchester 94?
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: federal bureau of prisons marked winchester 94?

Given the choice as a guard the 1894 would be with me.
Generally once prisons are armed the budget does not include much $$$ for upgrading the arsenal.
by missionary5155
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 1963

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

So looking at the prices... Is there a hint that maybe the Liberal / Socialist states have higher prices ??
Today in Arequipa Peru.... Got-cha all beat... $3.48 Another fine Socialist / Commi nesting ground.
by missionary5155
Wed May 16, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got me a "REAL" 1859 SHARPS!
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: Got me a "REAL" 1859 SHARPS!

Good evening That is a nice looking 1859 ! 50-70 is one fine caliber for popping whatever gets in the way. A round ball works real well on smaller critters. Have one also but our's is still with the original barrel. That "mechanism" was the "auto tape primer". Each time the hammer was cocked a small...
by missionary5155
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Rossi 92 .357, new in the box and in the house!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2647

Re: New Rossi 92 .357, new in the box and in the house!!!

Good morning JerryB Those 357's are a lot of fun ! Now you need to work on one for the other hand. I would also recommend the receiver sight in that silly "safety hole" . You will not regret being able to see the front sight on the target.... And Yes.. Praise God for His blessings and kindness !
by missionary5155
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Williams peep sight on rossi 92
Replies: 9
Views: 1340

Re: Williams peep sight on rossi 92

Good morning Newer Rossi's have next to "0" collector value. I would pay some extra for a "Navy Arms" imported Rossi but not as a collector issue. Extra holes... If it was neatly done, the receiver sight holes to me would be a plus. I like receiver sights on my lever rifles ! Buy some "hole fillers"...
by missionary5155
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help on 357 choice
Replies: 18
Views: 1506

Re: Help on 357 choice

Good morning Have a Marlin and a Rossi. Have had several Rossi's and I personally like it far better than the Marlin. Our Marlin is very "bullet type " orientated. The Rossi's seem to feed most anything except wadcutters. For sub-sonic any cast pistol load under 1000 fps will do the same or a bit le...
by missionary5155
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shaving the old way.
Replies: 96
Views: 4132

Re: Shaving the old way.

Good afternoon
What no K-Bar ???
Have only one razor any more. Had 3 but two now reside with some one else. But the one a Solingen blade I have shaved with several times . 1st time was to find out if I could without need stitches. Few nicks.. They do get in close.
by missionary5155
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot a heifer
Replies: 20
Views: 1445

Re: Shot a heifer

Greetings and Congratulations !
Popping a heifer with a Savage sounds like a right fine way to put a pardner to work. Amazing how a 260 from a lever flipper can get the job done.
by missionary5155
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers for Paco
Replies: 34
Views: 2052

Re: Prayers for Paco

Will be praying down here for him. God can do everything but fail.
by missionary5155
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894's just can't shoot accurately.....
Replies: 20
Views: 1885

Re: Marlin 1894's just can't shoot accurately.....

Good morning
If he wants to sell it cheap I will buy it ! After all it doesn't shoot well !
by missionary5155
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold cold cold this morning
Replies: 49
Views: 2427

Re: Cold cold cold this morning

Good morning
Only getting to 74 and sunny here today... Oh well some of just have to endure !
by missionary5155
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does your .44 Mag lever gun feed 44 Special?
Replies: 25
Views: 2062

Re: How does your .44 Mag lever gun feed 44 Special?

Good morning Years back when I was doing the Cowboy shoots with 44 Russian S&W #3 revolvers I wanted a lever rifle that would cycle those stubby little cartridges. Contacted Marlin, Rossi, Winchester and Henry asking if they had researched the possibility of their lever rifles cycling 44 Russian. On...
by missionary5155
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Merry Christmas!" ...Is it Making a Comeback???
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: "Merry Christmas!" ...Is it Making a Comeback???

Good morning and Merry Christmas !!!
Never stopped saying it nor ever will till they cut out my capacity to say / communicate those words.
by missionary5155
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And speaking of crossbows
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Re: And speaking of crossbows

Good evening Illinois was like most states... But if a doctor would write a letter for a previous bow hunter with a shoulder issue then that hunter could switch legally to a cross bow. I still shoot recurves but Illinois changed the rules so any bow hunter over 62 can now use one... So we bought a s...
by missionary5155
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The concept of "Merry Christmas"
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: The concept of "Merry Christmas"

Good morning
That was enjoyable to read. The "Why" He willingly came is the story ! Praises and Glory we all are included and invited to enter in.
by missionary5155
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One of the new Winchester ‘92’s report..
Replies: 18
Views: 1990

Re: One of the new Winchester ‘92’s report..

Thank you for that info... been looking at those Jap-chesters and wondering about the 357's... Was that shooting done with any 180 grainers ?
I trust you have a whole pile more of good years with your wife. Always good to read about the commitments that move along over the years...
by missionary5155
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finding a 1873 SRC in 38-40
Replies: 18
Views: 1298

Re: Finding a 1873 SRC in 38-40

Yep that is a nice one! That "blue" is nice to look at !
by missionary5155
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895 Cowboy 45-70 range report
Replies: 15
Views: 970

Re: Marlin 1895 Cowboy 45-70 range report

Greetings
Hard to beat 4198 in a straight case... especially when getting launched from a handsome rifle !
A peep or tang sight will sure clear up them blurry fronts. Near all my rifles have some sort of hole type on the rear.
by missionary5155
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 years ago in PA
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: 50 years ago in PA

That has to be a joy to be able to drive up into that beautiful area having that fine place to enjoy. Thank you for those photos !
by missionary5155
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 Mainspring
Replies: 15
Views: 896

Re: Winchester Model 94 Mainspring

Howdy JimT I enjoyed reading this. Praise God for His kind answers ! Pray has also helped me through numerous conditions and repairs in my life. When working on a Winchester 86 from the "land of the Set Sun" prayer opened my mind to take a look at a sight and there was a fine video tutorial how to r...
by missionary5155
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Answer To Staying Logged In Here
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: The Answer To Staying Logged In Here

Greetings Well that worked all the way from Peru ! First time this month I recon did not have to sign in again ! Thank you !!!
by missionary5155
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 BMG Question
Replies: 12
Views: 901

Re: 50 BMG Question

Good morning
We also have numerous caliber 50 cartridges and none have ever split. Our oldest is 1943. This is a unique happening !
When I was at FT Hood on M60A1 tanks we fired thousands of WW2 and Korean ammo. Do not remember seeing or hearing of any "split" cases.
by missionary5155
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 questions/comments
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: Savage 99 questions/comments

Good morning About 5 months ago decided we needed another 99 but in the "Take down" type chambered for that fine 300 Savage. After about two weeks searching different sights came across one that was 85 % with a nice old steel receiver sight made about 1930. Price shipped to our FFL was under $375. S...
by missionary5155
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cutting rebound leg off of Win 94AE
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: cutting rebound leg off of Win 94AE

Greetings On the three we have we cut that lower leg all the way off. You can go the little bit at a time route. But one day you just may get that one primer that refuses to fire at the worst possible moment.... an up close shot at a yote you worked near 20 minute to call in. Since cutting the rebou...
by missionary5155
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 17
Views: 1469

Re: Hurricane Harvey

MrMurphy
Thank you for doing all the overtime to help out so many others who badly needed help.
Do you need any help ?
by missionary5155
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Cabin of Winchesters
Replies: 24
Views: 2389

Re: A Cabin of Winchesters

That could have been up in the UP 1950's.... Thank you for posting this photo !
by missionary5155
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 1819 Hall Breach-loading Flintlock Rifle
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Model 1819 Hall Breach-loading Flintlock Rifle

Halls carry the sights set off center to the left of the hammer.
We call our Flinter Hall made in 1823 "Vesuvias". When you touch off a Hall flinter the "touch hole" runs near vertical. The resulting ignition blows straight up.
by missionary5155
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Kort
Replies: 9
Views: 1175

Re: John Kort

Good afternoon
John wrote me this am and stated he was feeling somewhat better and energetic. He did ask anyone who is willing to keep praying for him.
by missionary5155
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Repro 92s in .25 WCF
Replies: 33
Views: 2178

Re: Repro 92s in .25 WCF

Greetings Growing up in SW Michigan there were hundreds of ground hogs about. Several fellers used 25-20's and lost lots of them getting back into their holes. There just is very little "thwap" in tough big ground hogs. Hogs ? Maybe if they weigh under 25 pounds I would consider it. We have a 25-20 ...
by missionary5155
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bring Back Public Floggings & Hangings
Replies: 12
Views: 1006

Re: Bring Back Public Floggings & Hangings

Greetings
The statistics relate that about 80% of crime is accomplished by repeat offenders. So simple math tells me eliminate the repeat offenders. The streets just became very safe. The other vile persons just may wake up... at least until they are eliminated .
by missionary5155
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry -- Inside-pocket Mag Carry
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: Concealed Carry -- Inside-pocket Mag Carry

Good morning
That is a good idea. Save a lot of pocket wear and would tend to stay in one place fine. Should also help the ladies with the extra mag in a purse.
by missionary5155
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1885 Low Wall
Replies: 24
Views: 1202

Re: 1885 Low Wall

That is a fine handsome rifle ! That scope looks like it was made to sit there.
If that chamber had any issue I think a 22 Hornet would be my choice. You did very well !
by missionary5155
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going off to do something fun
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Going off to do something fun

Good morning It was disheartening to read the further corruption going on with the Scouts. Did near two years as an Assistant Scout Master with Troop 2 in Germany years back when it was still a good unashamed God /Country centered organization. From what I read today it is a whole "new order". Gives...