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by hemiallen
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1886 Makes Meat
Replies: 20
Views: 984

Re: Winchester 1886 Makes Meat

Nice shooting,

I wonder how many other critters that gun has accounted for in it's lifetime


Allen
by hemiallen
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CZ527 17 Hornet
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: CZ527 17 Hornet

Looks good. I got mine last Friday, mounted a Vortex Viper and spent a few days getting the CZ BROWN CRUD out of the barrel. I had hoped to get her sighted in and a group or 2 by now, maybe tomorrow. I have a standard weight CZ 527 Hornet converted to a 17 Ackley, it shoots well and sits in a new cu...
by hemiallen
Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modifications to win 94 affect value?
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Modifications to win 94 affect value?

Thanks for your thoughts. Good point, as a shooter it shouldn't be an issue, but I seem to be buying and upgrading lately, so resale value is good to know for basing my bargaining ability if it is priced like a really nice collector.... I'll do some more gun sale sights ( auctions) searches and see ...
by hemiallen
Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modifications to win 94 affect value?
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Modifications to win 94 affect value?

I am looking at a very nice condition 1894 Winchester that has had a rear peep site added to the action, which means it has 2 holes in the side of the action. Wood is very nice, and it is a takedown model with full octagon barrel in very nice original condition with good blueing. I wonder what deval...
by hemiallen
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Successful CA Blacktail Deer Hunt
Replies: 23
Views: 1155

Re: OT: Successful CA Blacktail Deer Hunt

Thanks for the additional information Joe. My father in law grew up in Wallace, just on the south side of Camanche Reservoir and knows the area and most land owners ( or who owned the land back in the 50's) and knows Larry's relative, the notorious Game warden.... I have known Larry for 13 or so yea...
by hemiallen
Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Successful CA Blacktail Deer Hunt
Replies: 23
Views: 1155

Re: OT: Successful CA Blacktail Deer Hunt

Looks like you had a good time this weekend Joe.

How is ole Larry Skinner doing these days?

Looks like a pretty decent Camanche lake Buck.

Allen
by hemiallen
Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-20 pitted bores vs. shooting accuracy
Replies: 24
Views: 1764

Re: 32-20 pitted bores vs. shooting accuracy

Interesting decision. That gun seems a little high, but not too far out of line.

So, I'll bite. What is a poly shot buffer? Pellets, poly discs?

Allen
by hemiallen
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32-20 pitted bores vs. shooting accuracy
Replies: 24
Views: 1764

Re: 32-20 pitted bores vs. shooting accuracy

Good post I have a sewer bore 1873, and am considering relining it. In the meantime, I just put $ in the mail for a 1894 Marlin 32-20 that is supposed to have a good bore and shoot well. The 73 using graphite ammo that came with the gun put 2 in 1/2" offhand, leaning on the fence at 25 yards in the ...
by hemiallen
Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who imported 1886 clones?
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Who imported 1886 clones?

Thank you all for your input.

I'll keep looking for another.

Allen
by hemiallen
Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who imported 1886 clones?
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Who imported 1886 clones?

Thank you very much. Yes, it is a chaparral, and I found this from searching that name: The 1876 is chambered for three of the original rifle’s cartridges: the .45-75, the .45-60, and the .40-60 WCF cartridges. The rifle that I was expecting to arrive was a .45-60, so I had prepared cartridge cases ...
by hemiallen
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who imported 1886 clones?
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Who imported 1886 clones?

I came across a gunstore that had a very nice looking octagon barreled rifle w/ case color action/ octagon barrel in I believe 40-90. All I can remember for the name was I had heard it long ago, but it didn't have any import indicating a Italian import. Anyone have any idea's on what brand it was? I...
by hemiallen
Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elk Ivory
Replies: 54
Views: 2282

Re: Elk Ivory

I am pretty sure your hunt started the hunter anti-harassment law.

Is the ivory in the ring cut in half? I have 2 in a parts drawer from when I was 16.....guessing they are dried well enough to use now....lol, 34 years later.

Looks nice

Allen
by hemiallen
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody got a 358 Win load for 180 Speer?
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Anybody got a 358 Win load for 180 Speer?

Good information, thanks.

I sold the gun.......

Allen
by hemiallen
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quigley Match simplified.
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: Quigley Match simplified.

Thanks Don.

Sounds like I could get into this.....Ruger #3 45-70.... but it is scoped.

Is there a Quigley competiton like CASS or other nationwide events? Our local range has a 1000 yard range I have seen 4-8k guns shoot prone at, maybe I should see what else they have.

Thanks

Allen
by hemiallen
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quigley Match simplified.
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: Quigley Match simplified.

Cool sport. Thanks for the link.

So Please edumicate me on the fine rifle in the picture, and other guns allowed for this type of shooting. Is it black powder propelled brass cased Cartridges?

Looks like fun,

Allen
by hemiallen
Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 or 35 Remington
Replies: 39
Views: 2000

Re: 30-30 or 35 Remington

LOL Yes, any choice in caliber is a good start, and for sure a start to bigger and better/ other guns. LOL, Savings in ammo? About 2c per round less for powder and .03 c less on brass? Same bullets, same primer, not sure how much cheaper a 357 is when you need 2 rounds to do what one 30-30 or 35 rem...
by hemiallen
Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 or 35 Remington
Replies: 39
Views: 2000

Re: 30-30 or 35 Remington

I am interested to see what the 357 cartridge guys can get using a deer bullet, ie 180 or 200 grain slug. I suspect 158 grain pistol bullets wouldn't perform well for pigs, but suspect many have succumed to a 357 pistol. One of the poorest choice of caliber for anything over 50 yards to my thinking....
by hemiallen
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: Winchester Model 94

Nice looking Carbine.

I had a porr shaped 32 ws rifle for a few days, and bought ammo for it but never did shoot it. Someday I'll find a 32 to shoot this in. I think reloading is in the future for you, unfortunately.

Allen
by hemiallen
Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 or 35 Remington
Replies: 39
Views: 2000

Re: 30-30 or 35 Remington

I would personally go 35 caliber, but only if you reload for the above stated reasons. Curious why the factory wouldn't build a short barreled 35 remington. I assume a reloader could work around any velocity issues with correct powder burn rate selection if it isn't burining all the powder in a shor...
by hemiallen
Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loss of Value- relining a 1873?
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: Loss of Value- relining a 1873?

Allen[/quote]Wow, $2500 to 5k for a "good" 94? Especially if you're just looking for a shooter, you should be able to drop a zero from that range and still find a decent post 64 in 30-30 since that would be a more preferential chambering for your use. Where are you located? In the Mid South region, ...
by hemiallen
Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loss of Value- relining a 1873?
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: Loss of Value- relining a 1873?

Thanks for the slugging suggestion. I assume the dowel acts to help bump the soft slug up to fit the bore better than what was shaved at the muzzle end? I am curious how much resistance the slug generates, and am afraid of getting it stuck... One more question, once the slug is in the bore say 5" wi...
by hemiallen
Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loss of Value- relining a 1873?
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: Loss of Value- relining a 1873?

Thanks again for the additional suggestions. I will slug it, I assume a pure lead ball with a screw center, driven in w/o much pressure from the muzzle end so it can be extracted is the way to do this in a levergun? If I take a loaded .313 diameter bullet( ammo) and force the lead exposed above the ...
by hemiallen
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loss of Value- relining a 1873?
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: Loss of Value- relining a 1873?

Thanks

No interest in new iron right now, focusing on using my C&R license to avoid the stupid california purchase costs .

I have had Turnbull on my list of places to go while I work in Rochester, maybe August when I am there for a week at a time.

Allen
by hemiallen
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loss of Value- relining a 1873?
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: Loss of Value- relining a 1873?

Thanks for the reply, makes a lot of sense. Now for the big question: Find me a $1200 shooter.... Please! I HAD been looking for a winchester 94, and after receiving one and returning it ( honest, it is a great gun, you'll love it) followed by the fact the hammer would fall w/ the lever partially op...
by hemiallen
Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loss of Value- relining a 1873?
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Loss of Value- relining a 1873?

Well, I have spent a good week + cleaning and shooting the 1873 B model ( 1888) 32-20, using Georgia arms ammo I purchased with the gun, and at 25 yards it is keyholing 50% of the bullets and accuracy is below my expectations. I had hoped less than the 8" circle pattern it shoots, and suspect at 100...
by hemiallen
Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: TV pitchman Billy Mays dies
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: OT: TV pitchman Billy Mays dies

Liam neeson's WIFE died, not liam.

Billy did die.....
Sad


Allen
by hemiallen
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman climin lyman windage adjustment?
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Lyman climin lyman windage adjustment?

Thanks

Mine is like yours, apparently not a fine windage adjustable version.

Do you know how to adjust windage on yours?

Anyone know what a non-adj sight is worth? Mine unfortunately has new blue on it, but it wasn't buffed heavy as the lyman logo is crisp and deep.

Thanks
Allen
by hemiallen
Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman climin lyman windage adjustment?
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Lyman climin lyman windage adjustment?

I have a 1926 1894 winchester with the lyman "climin Lyman" but I believe the windage portion is missing a adjustment screw or something. Anyone have any pictures, or an explanation on how to adjust the windage of this sight? I saw some reference to them having a windage adjustable and non adjustabl...
by hemiallen
Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round nose bullets in 32-20 levergun?
Replies: 13
Views: 1007

Round nose bullets in 32-20 levergun?

I found a good deal on some roundnose 95 gn 32 bullets, and just realized they may not be safe in a winchester 1873?

Should I only shoot flatnose or can it tolerate roundnose lee bullets? My other 2 leverguns are a BLR and 99 Savage, so spirepts are ok...

Thanks
Allen
by hemiallen
Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much velocity can I reload 32-20 1873 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: How much velocity can I reload 32-20 1873 ?

Thanks again
I have a lifetime supply of the older 5744 in an 8# jug.

So is the linkage the issue, or setting back whatever recoil lug these have? I haven't handled one much to see what is under stress during firing.

Thank you
Allen
by hemiallen
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much velocity can I reload 32-20 1873 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: How much velocity can I reload 32-20 1873 ?

Ultramax loads say they are 1050fps....

Allen
by hemiallen
Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much velocity can I reload 32-20 1873 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: How much velocity can I reload 32-20 1873 ?

I noticed that also in my research this morning, firing pins seem to be different. I suspect the bolt is also lager on the 38 &44 versions. I will actually have my hands on my 73 hopefully by Friday and will post the bolt diameter, but from pictures it looks like the 32 has a smaller bolt. From Paco...
by hemiallen
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much velocity can I reload 32-20 1873 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: How much velocity can I reload 32-20 1873 ?

Thanks

I found that very interesting. 1250 fps is better than I had read. Should be a fun popgun.

Allen
by hemiallen
Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much velocity can I reload 32-20 1873 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 812

How much velocity can I reload 32-20 1873 ?

I have seen some reference to reloading any early B model like I have only with black powder loads, as man y of the slow pistol powders generate more than 10k pressure peak vs around 7-8 for blackpowder.

Anyone else reload for an old Winchester 1873?

Thanks

Allen
by hemiallen
Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with condition of 1873 winchester, may be reblued......
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Help with condition of 1873 winchester, may be reblued......

The problem I have is the pictures are too large for this website.

I could send a few to someone if they know how to resize them / change them to be allowed...

Thanks
Allen
by hemiallen
Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with condition of 1873 winchester, may be reblued......
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Help with condition of 1873 winchester, may be reblued......

Thanks Yes, the wood fits the metal well, screw heads seem correct. I have seen screw heads protruding as you say, but not on this gun. I have a reblued half round/ half octagon 94 I wish I didn't buy, and the forarm cap screws protrude I think from too much sanding of the cap, and the blue is the t...
by hemiallen
Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with condition of 1873 winchester, may be reblued......
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Help with condition of 1873 winchester, may be reblued......

I located and handled an 1873 winchester today, looks like it probably had a coat of varnish added many moons ago, and it has surface specks that you can see and feel, but it is on top of a shiny blue on the action and barrel, action seems pretty tight, safety works and overall a decent shooter. So ...
by hemiallen
Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accuracy question- 1894 32 ws
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Re: Accuracy question- 1894 32 ws

Thanks again for the additional suggestions. I am used to cleaning modern centerfire guns with hoppes or another powder fouling remover, then copper solvent such as sweets, etc which is a pretty agressive ammonia based product. What cleaning suggestions do you all have for an old bore like this that...
by hemiallen
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turnbull, 1876, 1 of 1000!
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: Turnbull, 1876, 1 of 1000!

What a coincidence

I was just searching for my Monday flight to Rochester and map-quested from the antique mall to Turnbulls to visit them.

Not sure if they are open for walk-in, but hoping they are. 12 minutes from Farmington, it seems.

Allen
by hemiallen
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accuracy question- 1894 32 ws
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Re: Accuracy question- 1894 32 ws

Looks pretty darned good.
I do see the tipped ragged holes.

Is it possibly for sale....lol

Allen
by hemiallen
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accuracy question- 1894 32 ws
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Re: Accuracy question- 1894 32 ws

Thank you all very much. I do hope to shoot cast through it, so as long as the bore isn't too rough I hope it will work in this gun. I have been looking for one that has been good to someone, just filling a space and ready for a new home but that seems a "lottery" gun so far. I think I'll give this ...
by hemiallen
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accuracy question- 1894 32 ws
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Accuracy question- 1894 32 ws

I suspect this is the best website for answering this. I know it is very subjective, so I'll give a number and ask if it seems like an ok shooter, or an above average gun. Said 26" octagon gun, good bore and a turn of the century gun. 3" at 50 yds and 6" at 100 yds with 1970's factory ammo. I am thi...
by hemiallen
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now THIS Is An Interesting Levergun
Replies: 28
Views: 1928

Re: Now THIS Is An Interesting Levergun

That choke tube is for the Thompson center shot capsules for a 44 magnum, isn't it? I saw the gun for sale a few weeks or so ago and asked the seller if he had any capsules to go with the gun..... Interesting gun history, but odd combo imho. I have a contender 44 mag barrel, same tube. Nice buy Allen
by hemiallen
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 questions
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Winchester 94 questions

Thanks. I didn't remove the tube, but did remove the innards and cap, but that trunion that is tapped for the forarm cap is tight. I didn't want to remove the tube and scratch it in the front band brace, but I guess it doesn't slide in it for this removal. I may just have the barrel relined, but the...
by hemiallen
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 questions
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Winchester 94 questions

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by hemiallen
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 questions
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Winchester 94 questions

Yes, thank you. Spent some time trying to upload the picts above. I did copy that file yesterday and used it to remove the mag cap and spring, good thing as the cap was tight and knowing the spring was that long helped not launch it across the room.... Bead front is a brass piece, center is a fold d...
by hemiallen
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 questions
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Winchester 94 questions

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by hemiallen
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 questions
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Winchester 94 questions

Makes sense on the screws now that you explain it. I had to remove the tube spring as I had inserted a round ( 30-30) into the load gate with the action open... and it got stuck under the bolt.... Read the disassembly instructions I found, then removed the cap to look for a date, but couldn't work t...
by hemiallen
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relining a barrel-1894 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1373

Re: Relining a barrel-1894 ?

Thank you very much for a timely reply. I have determined the bore, even though rifling can be seen is very pitted, at least at the muzzle. I may drive 30 miles tomorrow to buy a box of 117 gn remington ammo I located and shoot it in the back yard range I have, or just save the $40 for the ammo and ...
by hemiallen
Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 questions
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Winchester 94 questions

Thanks Yes, it is a lyman. I suspect the pinhole aperature is gone as the hole is way too big, and on one side of it I see a pin that probably held in a smaller, replacable pinhole. On that side there is a larger hole tapped partially into the feed ramp, and it looks aftermarket.... Interesting that...