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by williamranks
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your choice of carry gun?
Replies: 101
Views: 6560

Re: Your choice of carry gun?

FNX-45, 15 rounds of .45 per mag and two spare mags.
When I'm letting those mag springs rest I swap to an Astra A-100, 13 rounds of .40 S&W and two spare mags.
by williamranks
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good book on Viet Nam war.
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Good book on Viet Nam war.

"When I Turned 19" by Glyn Haynie.
The way he writes it feels like you're standing next to him on a hill above Highway One.
by williamranks
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Face palm incident #278
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Re: Face palm incident #278

Buy a magnetic parts tray from the auto parts store. I have three in different sizes. They save my knees from crawling around on the floor trying to find an itty bitty screw by feel.
by williamranks
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have a good load for huntin spiders?
Replies: 48
Views: 1553

Re: Anyone have a good load for huntin spiders?

jdad's link also showed a hobo spider trap. Watch out for hobos! I got bit on one toe last year and it was months before my leg got better. Small sores popped up on it all the way to my knee, itched something awful, I still have the varicose veins it caused and no treatment or anti venom available. ...
by williamranks
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody have any ideas on this?
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Anybody have any ideas on this?

Finally one I can answer. It still has the front sight for the black powder cartridges available at the time.
You need a higher front. Had to do that on my '92 built in 1894.
There are charts on the net to help with calculating the change in height.
by williamranks
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Cylinder John Deere Tractors of the Levergunners
Replies: 42
Views: 1879

Re: Two Cylinder John Deere Tractors of the Levergunners

I learned to drive on a B in upstate NY. In '63 or '64 I signed on with a farmer for the summer, room and board plus $75 and a heifer calf. I think I was 14. The tractor had wheel brakes somewhere between poor and non-existent. Lost it down a hill one day with an empty hay trailer. Only the clutch b...
by williamranks
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A great find on the magazine rack today.
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: A great find on the magazine rack today.

Yeah, got it yesterday. First article I read told me why the old 92 was shooting high, it still had the BP sights.
by williamranks
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Dan Pistol Pack is here!
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: My Dan Pistol Pack is here!

Good for you, you'll love it. Had mine since I bought it used in '82. I changed the rear sight to a Millett with a peep blade (they don't make them any more) and had a rifle bead dovetailed into one of the replaceable front blades, you can see it you can hit it. I changed the springs to Bullseye, la...
by williamranks
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gallagher carbine
Replies: 17
Views: 1490

Re: Gallagher carbine

I was looking for more info on it and found these. Need any?
http://www.lodgewood.com/Gallagher-Bras ... p_511.html
by williamranks
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to do with a new "old" gun as far as maintenance?
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: What to do with a new "old" gun as far as maintenance?

Definitely take it apart and clean the internals. My 25-20 is the same year and I found dried oil, carbon from BP loads and a broken piece of the plastic tip of a cleaning rod inside. The other concern is the barrel. If it's the original BP barrel you have a very valuable gun. It also may not take s...
by williamranks
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: belt recommendation?
Replies: 27
Views: 3159

Re: belt recommendation?

Tractor Supply sells solid leather belts.
by williamranks
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mew 30-30. Marlin or Mossberg
Replies: 41
Views: 3004

Re: Mew 30-30. Marlin or Mossberg

A lot of good info in the trouble shooting post here: http://mossbergowners.com/forum/index.php?forums/mossberg-464-lever-action.23/ One thing I didn't see mentioned, the pin that goes through the bolt and lever arm has a groove around it. The grooved end should be towards the left receiver side, th...
by williamranks
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mew 30-30. Marlin or Mossberg
Replies: 41
Views: 3004

Re: Mew 30-30. Marlin or Mossberg

Thanks. The Davidson's brush gun is actually what I am interested in though I haven't made a final decision. It gets very wet where I live and I like the idea of having to worry less about rust. I am fairly handy and should have no trouble polishing the parts if I do go this route. To be honest, I ...
by williamranks
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mew 30-30. Marlin or Mossberg
Replies: 41
Views: 3004

Re: Mew 30-30. Marlin or Mossberg

I like the Mossy 464 I just bought, but, unless you're handy, avoid the marine coat. Mine's the Davidsons brush gun. It's a coating containing powdered metal, acts like a fine sandpaper and is all over the internals. When I got it it wouldn't feed from the mag because the tab on the lever floor plat...
by williamranks
Wed May 25, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a new lap top
Replies: 19
Views: 653

Re: Need a new lap top

Try this. I searched best cheap laptop.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371334,00.asp
by williamranks
Mon May 23, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Action screw/s for Browning 53?
Replies: 11
Views: 1814

Re: Action screw/s for Browning 53?

You're more patient then I am. I'd have spent an hour trying to find where it bounced when I threw it.
by williamranks
Thu May 05, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report! New Production 1895 Marlin 45-70
Replies: 21
Views: 1670

Re: Range Report! New Production 1895 Marlin 45-70

My Guide Gun also bruised my finger so I went with the DRC over size lever, it's not as big as the others I've seen and gives room to pad the front if needed. It needed a little fitting by filing the ball shaped end of the arm where it fits inside the bolt to stop it from hitting the top of the rece...
by williamranks
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Hard Case for rifle
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: Nice Hard Case for rifle

They also have cases for take down leverguns.
by williamranks
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your carry .40 S & W ammo?
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: What is your carry .40 S & W ammo?

Any 170gr flat point FMJ. There was a post here a long time ago about a police shooting in one of the northern states. The LEOs were using hollow points and the bad guy was wearing heavy winter clothing. The hollow points were expanding in his jacket and only penetrating 1 1/2 inches. After that I q...
by williamranks
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WWII sabotage manual
Replies: 9
Views: 884

WWII sabotage manual

The link at the bottom of the page goes to the full document.

http://www.messynessychic.com/2016/04/0 ... ge-manual/
by williamranks
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little fun.
Replies: 3
Views: 554

A little fun.

by williamranks
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk About "Concealed"
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: Talk About "Concealed"

Stupid. The LEOs don't have enough to watch for, now every smart phone might be a weapon.
by williamranks
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Ready to Head Home to Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Getting Ready to Head Home to Africa

Watch out for these guys. No sense of humor.
by williamranks
Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is there a current substitute for Radio Shack?
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: is there a current substitute for Radio Shack?

There are others. This one has everything.

http://www.newark.com
by williamranks
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original 73 Winchester firing pin question
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Original 73 Winchester firing pin question

In my case, 1892 built in 1897, the black powder firing pin had a lot more protrusion than any of my modern rifles.
I found the old post:
http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewt ... =1&t=32746
by williamranks
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snake load
Replies: 23
Views: 1118

Re: Snake load

One thing I learned when I was living near the Hassayampa river west of Buckeye, AZ.
Unless you're wearing ear plugs when you shoot the first one, you'll never hear the next one.
by williamranks
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snake load
Replies: 23
Views: 1118

Re: Snake load

I still use a long handled hoe for a walking staff. I glue a threaded insert into the handle end and install a Hilti fastener for steel to give it a grip on rock. Then I sharpen the blade and cover it for safety. I've only had to use it once but it turned that snake into bite size pieces real quick.
by williamranks
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a call from United Cancer Support Foundation
Replies: 22
Views: 1239

Re: Got a call from United Cancer Support Foundation

What I don't understand is why they still exist. All the data on charity watch comes from their IRS filings which means the gov knows they're a scam.
The down side of capitalism is the parasites it creates.
by williamranks
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a call from United Cancer Support Foundation
Replies: 22
Views: 1239

Got a call from United Cancer Support Foundation

They don't understand why I don't send a check. I'll bet you guys do.

https://www.charitywatch.org/ratings-an ... dation/736
by williamranks
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foolish pride
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Foolish pride

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by williamranks
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting a line up HIGH in a tree...how...???
Replies: 28
Views: 2273

Re: Getting a line up HIGH in a tree...how...???

Get one of your buddies drunk and bet him he can't climb that high.
by williamranks
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foreigners should not
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Foreigners should not

be sports announcers. I was watching a rugby match from Cork Ireland last night. I must have spent 20 minutes on the internet trying to find out what a turd penalty is.
by williamranks
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: What's Your Favorite Western...
Replies: 136
Views: 12868

Re: OT: What's Your Favorite Western...

"Gunless" and "Riders of the Purple Sage" with Ed Harris.
by williamranks
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MacBook v 45-70...update....
Replies: 30
Views: 1562

Re: Coming soon....MacBook Pro meets 45-70...

Good for you, you found it. Another crisis averted.
by williamranks
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me pick a 22 mag rifle
Replies: 77
Views: 3316

Re: Help me pick a 22 mag rifle

I think Anschutz used to make .22 mags. Models 141M, 1515 and 1516. Might find one used.
by williamranks
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MacBook v 45-70...update....
Replies: 30
Views: 1562

Re: Coming soon....MacBook Pro meets 45-70...

One other thought. If you bought it online and didn't have a Mac, did you order it via a Microsoft machine? Could there be a record of your Apple ID in that machine? As far as the rest of the problems it could be you're trying to overcomplicate things. I did that on my first one back in '01. It coul...
by williamranks
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MacBook v 45-70...update....
Replies: 30
Views: 1562

Re: Coming soon....MacBook Pro meets 45-70...

I just found where mine is hiding. In Safari preferences, passwords, "secure1.store.apple.com". Check mark show passwords for selected websites, enter your password for the computer and select that line, the password will show up. I also found it in the same place under www.icloud.com. When I went t...
by williamranks
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MacBook v 45-70...update....
Replies: 30
Views: 1562

Re: Coming soon....MacBook Pro meets 45-70...

Try these: https://www.apple.com/support/appleid/ https://iforgot.apple.com/appleid#!§ion=appleid Spoilsport ....!! I may have already tried those (I've tried a bunch) but I'll probably check them out before actually pulling the trigger... even though it would be lots more fun and way less work...
by williamranks
Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy New Year to all !
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Happy New Year to all !

Another year of new things to see, new things to learn and new things to try.
I'm almost as happy as I ever get!
by williamranks
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Because I want to....
Replies: 25
Views: 1325

Re: Because I want to....

If nine isn't enough, somebody needs a lot more range time.
by williamranks
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just When Do Rats Leave a Sinking Ship ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1351

Re: Just When Do Rats Leave a Sinking Ship ?

Another MBA at work. One of the dumbest things ever created was an MBA degree. They've ruined more companies than any recession. All they understand is acquisition, diversification, reducing overhead and bonuses.
by williamranks
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First gun?
Replies: 45
Views: 2490

Re: First gun?

Got a Winchester 67 boys rifle for my eighth birthday. Single shot bolt. Couple years before I was allowed to use it without an adult.