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by Sixgun
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1919 model 94 range report
Replies: 15
Views: 212

Re: 1919 model 94 range report

Pitchy, Model 94's in that configuration are rarely seen. That's real gem, so, to put it bluntly, can I have it? :D Have you tried cast gas checked bullets? You can shoot that baby until the cows come home for pennies...you need some, let me know.---6 (I'm just trying to beat that "old Win." guy...y...
by Sixgun
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?

Shooting a couple of thousand rounds a year .....of the 44-40...and I used to shoot lots more........ there is little difference in any of the major brands...difference, yes......nothing to write home about. For over 40 years I have been totally happy with any of the major brands. Just shoot and enj...
by Sixgun
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Next time some Snowflake with an attitude mouths off
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Next time some Snowflake with an attitude mouths off

It's gonna get worse...the "disenfranchised" have been empowered by their "creator" (o bummer and others) to feel "owed" an easy life by the mango tree while sipping (gulping) raw whiskey and chewing khat.----me
by Sixgun
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bear Spray versus Firearms
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Bear Spray versus Firearms

AKRay......excellent reason to not trust liberal administrators and go with common sense. Like two legged predators, some things need the sixgun slug.---6
by Sixgun
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short Rant
Replies: 17
Views: 739

Re: Short Rant

Good news Griff!..yea, there's something about new gears....everything is all nice and titty....errr....tighty.....almost gives ya a new lease on life.....at least that's how I felt after the new trans in the old '89 Jeep.......and yes, you take nice pictures......does the rainbow mean your orientat...
by Sixgun
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting prone at higher elevations
Replies: 16
Views: 349

Re: Shooting prone at higher elevations

That's cool Pitchy! You have some serious antiques at your homestead. I never heard of such a thing.---6
by Sixgun
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting prone at higher elevations
Replies: 16
Views: 349

Re: Shooting prone at higher elevations

Pitchy...there's not many people that I have confidence in and if there is a problem, I know YOU can handle it. Ahhhh...just put a toggle switch on the ape hangers and call it a day.....I just got back from filling my gut up with a greasy burger and four Goose IPA drafts. Let's party!----6
by Sixgun
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting prone at higher elevations
Replies: 16
Views: 349

Re: Shooting prone at higher elevations

I'll tell you what I'm amazed at......that Pitchy would spend $429 on something when he has the ability and the raw materials laying around to build one himself. Geeze Pitchy, look at all of the rum and cokes that $429 would buy. :D

Anyway, that is a nice bike lift Lenn---6
by Sixgun
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bear Spray versus Firearms
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Bear Spray versus Firearms

I have no idea why anyone who might have the rare remote possibility of getting attacked by a bear would chance their survival with a can of spray. I hear people say, "I'll just play dead" or "I'll climb a tree". Carry a heavy calibered gun and shoot the s-o-b. Worry about the law later. -----6
by Sixgun
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After the storm
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: After the storm

Man...you guys get all the action. We seldom have anything like that around here...no tornados, weak hurricanes once every five years, no earthquakes, seldom snow over a foot.....rarely temps under 0......no brush fires or floods.......really gets boring.---6
by Sixgun
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LEVERGUN WEEKEND
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: LEVERGUN WEEKEND

I always thought it would be interesting to load those 'AK' Spitzer bullets into 32-20 cartridges for subsonic use. I can think of lots of reasons it wouldn't be practical....but that never stopped me from spending time and money doing stupid stuff before... :lol: I have several thousand of those a...
by Sixgun
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More original 1886 eye candy
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: More original 1886 eye candy

Look here guys...I happen to know Mr. 3855.....(cyberly) and I'm the first to tell you he is showing us one of his low end 1886's. I don't believe a finer collection of 1886's exist beyond the Cody museum. :D How ya been bud? Not much new on this end in the Winchester world.....been playing with the...
by Sixgun
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report Two 45-70's (links to photos)
Replies: 24
Views: 678

Re: Range Report Two 45-70's (links to photos)

Correction Kirk.....my cans of 4198 may be burgundy and not brown as I posted. I cannot tell the difference between brown and any other color that's close to it.....yea, I'm blind in one eye and color blind in the other. :D ----6
by Sixgun
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never Forget
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Never Forget

I never liked those sand monkeys before 9-11 and despise them more today.. I made a special kind of a friend about a year before 9-11. We saw the world eye to eye alike.....liked the same guns, values on life and family, and about a million other things. We talked almost daily. He had a beautiful fa...
by Sixgun
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The fall has started.
Replies: 23
Views: 755

Re: The fall has started.

I enjoyed those photos, Nath. What do you use to host the photos you post? Kirk....just click on the photo...I did and it comes up in some funny language. Nath....you eat those squirrels? In the sixties and seventies I shot many of those tree rats and then ate them. I ate so many of them I hate the...
by Sixgun
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report Two 45-70's (links to photos)
Replies: 24
Views: 678

Re: Range Report Two 45-70's (links to photos)

Kirk, Nice 86.....to me, nothing has the pizzazz of a FO, FM, CB, all original 1886 from the case colored days. I've got the twin to yours but was made in '88. Close to 10 pounds if my memory is still working. On to your powder can...if it smells good, there should be no difference and like you said...
by Sixgun
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did something change on this site?
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Did something change on this site?

Be grateful that's your only headache with this site. I could not get on at all for 4 days. It said I tried too many times to log on and the robot thingy would not work so I tried with my sons log on and password and the same thing happened. I just let it go and was one day away from giving up lever...
by Sixgun
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short Rant
Replies: 17
Views: 739

Re: Short Rant

Griff, If it makes you feel any better, I can relate to your misfortunes. I too, had a horrible day. I put the loader on the Kubota today and went out back to destroy some wild roses..these woody plants have thorns and grow like crazy and these things keep creeping out and you have to destroy them f...
by Sixgun
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are they hiding the poles?
Replies: 23
Views: 828

Re: Why are they hiding the poles?

I always thought good ole Joe Stalin was the one hiding the poles.

On a serious note, that's a new one for me Joe........I have to stop living this sheltered life.----6
by Sixgun
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying Other People's Handloads
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: Buying Other People's Handloads

Interesting observations. To the people who have experienced issues with handloads by other people, well, for me, the stats are not there. Having been involved in competition since the seventies......local, state, and regional championships, I have yet to encounter a competitor who uses factory ammo...
by Sixgun
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying Other People's Handloads
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: Buying Other People's Handloads

Pillar....it takes a lot to mess up a 9 in handloading as the case capacity will not accept more than a couple of grains of extra Bullseye without visibility noting an overfill. Someone was not paying attention. Yea, get yourself some 9mm equipment....easy cartridge to load for, plus brass can be bo...
by Sixgun
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying Other People's Handloads
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: Buying Other People's Handloads

. Just got to use your brain on what to do with it. Ben, Right. I did not say "go ahead and shoot anything that comes your way". Over the years, I have loaded thousands of rounds for buddies and acquaintances. These loads have accounted for hundreds of deer, half dozen bear, elk, coyotes, and thous...
by Sixgun
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying Other People's Handloads
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Buying Other People's Handloads

How about this one....to which I've never seen it intelligently talked about. (Enough jokes guys, I'm partially intelligent :D) Yesterday, I bought 150 rounds of never-been-fired nickel plated R-P brass loaded with 155 gr. Palma match bullets, H380, case necks turned, match primers, clean, nicely pa...
by Sixgun
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 400,000,000 and counting!
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: 400,000,000 and counting!

Yea Doc.....and a full 95% of gun owners who own 395,000,000 of those guns will turn them in when "the man" demands they do so......in return for a stomach full of food.-------6.
by Sixgun
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QoD (Question of the Day:)
Replies: 24
Views: 652

Re: QoD (Question of the Day:)

They claim older people are too set in their ways to have an open mind.....that's me.....and I blame first hand experience. Over the many years I've been playing with guns, I've seen too many malfunctions with ALL brands of semi autos....and some brands of revolvers. My best bud owns Targetmaster th...
by Sixgun
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QoD (Question of the Day:)
Replies: 24
Views: 652

Re: QoD (Question of the Day:)

I would not buy anything but a Colt, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Sig, HK, Beretta,...you get the idea, there are others (good ones)but I'm brain dead at the moment....fired a couple hundred of rounds in competition today......anyway, ..with guns, you get what you pay for...no Bersa, Sterling, or other ch...
by Sixgun
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 questions/comments
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Savage 99 questions/comments

I live about 60 miles southeast of that cabelas and let me explain somethin to you.....whomever prices their guns don't know a whole lot.....seems like they use Blue Book and do not know the variations.....buddies of mine have "stole" stuff there and other guns are priced way over...like reblued Win...
by Sixgun
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Ms Boots.
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Happy Birthday Ms Boots.

Mmmmmmmm,........Ms Boots, how's my sweetheart? Nothing personal Brad...you have a fine lady there. :D ----6
by Sixgun
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 WCF and split case mouths
Replies: 17
Views: 531

Re: .44 WCF and split case mouths

The less you work the brass the longer it will last. I never have a problem with 44-40 brass and I load for about 8 different guns of varying vintages from 1881-2000 or so from Marlins, Winchesters, Colts, long guns and revolvers. Pisgah is absolutely correct on the belling but there is also another...
by Sixgun
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's Worth a Shot!
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: It's Worth a Shot!

Yea, I agree....that stuff is great! But, for me, personally, I can't handle the hard stuff anymore. I settle for sissy beer.....on the other hand, if I'm out somewhere and someone offers a shot of Wild Turkey 101, I NEVER turn it down...--6 I`ve switched to beer too but not that skunk juice you dr...
by Sixgun
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's Worth a Shot!
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: It's Worth a Shot!

Yea, I agree....that stuff is great! But, for me, personally, I can't handle the hard stuff anymore. I settle for sissy beer.....on the other hand, if I'm out somewhere and someone offers a shot of Wild Turkey 101, I NEVER turn it down...--6
by Sixgun
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Wife Has Gone Missing
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: The Wife Has Gone Missing

Ain't that the truth. One night about 25 years ago the wife came into the gunroom and asked me if I would know if a gun was missing....let me tell ya, I have a lot of guns.......so......I walked out of the room for two minutes, let her "steal" one and when I walked back in, I knew exactly which one ...
by Sixgun
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RCBS Powder Scale help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 475

Re: RCBS Powder Scale help needed

If your scale has no cavities for bird shot, just make your own. A tiny piece of duct tape will act as a counter-balance...it only takes a few grains of weight. Then, just rezero it. Every reloader should have a set of check weights......lacking that, a Sierra (or other quality brand) match bullet w...
by Sixgun
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 44 S mold
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Remington 44 S mold

That is cool!.......old original moulds have almost the same historical significance as the rifles they were made for. One thing for sure, those babies need leather on the handles.---6
by Sixgun
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little shootin' today
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: A little shootin' today

Ive had this Colt series 70 since 1975....my first legally purchased handgun......I was just a punk of 21.......still a punk.......Sol Weisenfield, master stockmaker for Colt (was retired by then) personally made me the elephant ivories the same year and used pre war nickel silver medallions of whic...
by Sixgun
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donating to pro-gun causes painlessly
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Donating to pro-gun causes painlessly

Great idea Doc...thanks......we all know money talks and HRC walks.---6
by Sixgun
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little shootin' today
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: A little shootin' today

Yep...learning the 1911 is a whole 'nuther smoke........my hand was molded for an n-frame Smith with a single action Colt running a very close second. Try some 200 swc and 5 grains of 231 or Bullseye.---6
by Sixgun
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Cabin of Winchesters
Replies: 24
Views: 1196

Re: A Cabin of Winchesters

Cool pic....I've never seen an old picture where the guns were perfectly lined up. In those days, guns were just tools. Yes, the gun by the bear is an 86.... My guess is a bunch of guys who are Levergun nuts had a next week in the woods staged the pic. I can see the bumper of a 2014 Silverado in the...
by Sixgun
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Gamekeeper
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Happy Birthday Gamekeeper

Happy b-day to our conservative buddy -----6
by Sixgun
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily puppy pics
Replies: 69
Views: 1391

Re: Daily puppy pics

Pretty cool Gunny.....keep em comin'.---6
by Sixgun
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little fun today
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Little fun today

Lenn, I'm sitting in the living room and checking out the posts.......yours came up so my better half and me checked out the show.....great! .......the wife says, "he looks like Colonel Sanders". I tell her that Pitchy is ten of the Sanders. As a horse person, the wife loves your boots....about he t...
by Sixgun
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 Smooth Bore??
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: 1873 Smooth Bore??

Thanks for the reply Pops.....to check for the choke, just hammer a lead slug in the muzzle......and after about 2-3 inches, it will fall through with no pounding.....there are other ways but this is the easiest on a gun that's difficult to go "from the back"...----6-----6
by Sixgun
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Kort
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: John Kort

Jacks a great guy to which I have learned a lot from and have enjoyed many an evening with, not to mention the many gifts of old ammo and gunpowder he has bestowed upon me. We have even shared a lot of "gas" between us in cramped places. :D ( "The Gunny" was always the winner). He is a strong dude a...
by Sixgun
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Color Case-hardening
Replies: 17
Views: 628

Re: Color Case-hardening

Doc, Back in the day, it was a byproduct of the .005 case hardening that was needed for contact parts. In the 1700's the trigger, sear, and hammer parts were case hardened and manufacturers developed the process further to enhance the overall "look" by adding carbon of different sorts. It was a time...
by Sixgun
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 Smooth Bore??
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: 1873 Smooth Bore??

Pops......Two ways to tell.......factory letter......or you can check to see if it's choked. I have a 1894 Marlin smoothbore that's original and it's choked at the end of the barrel. The thing shoots like a .410 and holds a tight pattern. These smoothbore guns were not common and are actually rare. ...
by Sixgun
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powder for medium 45-70 loads
Replies: 26
Views: 618

Re: Powder for medium 45-70 loads

Don't forget that a 400 grain 45 caliber bullet traveling 1200 will shoot lengthwise through a buffalo. 30 grains of 5744 and a 400 gr. bullet made of anything will do the job out to 150 meters.....and if your good at estimating range, will do fine out to 500. Medium to slow burning powders are fine...
by Sixgun
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powder for medium 45-70 loads
Replies: 26
Views: 618

Re: Powder for medium 45-70 loads

5744
by Sixgun
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS in OR - Lyman 56
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: FS in OR - Lyman

For a buck and a half, it would be nice to know what it would fit because if it was originally for a .22 or another old black powder number, the height will be not correct for a caliber that has longer range. Try mating it up to something you have ....gotta have something there. No one likes to file...
by Sixgun
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Won't be long now! PICTURES INCLUDED
Replies: 27
Views: 825

Re: Won't be long now!

Gunny,
We are wwwaaaaiiiittttiiinnngggg! I get more than excited about dogs than I do guns anymore.----6
by Sixgun
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Justice Video
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Justice Video

That's what I call a happy ending. :D

A bank is the one place I ALWAYS make sure I'm packing. (Well, the only place I don't pack is in the shower). No one is gonna herd me in the vault.---6