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by ndnchf
Fri May 16, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: in search for the perfect biscuit
Replies: 37
Views: 1120

Re: in search for the perfect biscuit

Home made buttermilk biscuits made in a 150 year old spider skillet with White Lilly and lard, mmm good!

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by ndnchf
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a 50/95 but not a lever gun---ever see one of these ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: a 50/95 but not a lever gun---ever see one of these ?

Wow - that is a cool rifle, you lucky dog :D What is the rate of twist on that barrel? It would be interesting to hear what Colt used compared to Winchester, Uberti and Chappy, and what bullets work best. FWIW, My Uberti 1876 .50-95 does well with Swiss 2F and a Rapine 350 bullet. http://i1277.photo...
by ndnchf
Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any wannabe .44-40 reloaders out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 643

Re: Any wannabe .44-40 reloaders out there?

1886 - not sure what you are trolling for here. Like many of the others, I'm no wannabe. I've been reloading .44WCF for nearly 30 years. Its a fine cartridge and one of my all time favorites. It is underrated by many and poo-poo'd by those who feel its too hard to reload. But in my view, there's not...
by ndnchf
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Old Salt Takes An Airline
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: An Old Salt Takes An Airline

Being an old Navy Chief who has flown out of Honolulu, this sounds vaguely familiar..... :lol:
by ndnchf
Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on a Remington Model 4 .22
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Advice on a Remington Model 4 .22

I've got a .22 cal #4 that I had relined by Redman's many years ago. Its a tackdriver now. I've got another #4 in .32 that I converted to centerfire and shoot .32 long colt in. It has a fair bore, but it still shoots 1.5" groups at 50 yards. I'm currently working with a #2 rolling block in .32 extra...
by ndnchf
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gunsmithing a Remington #4 Roller
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: Gunsmithing a Remington #4 Roller

Well, I'm no machinist - far from it. I'm just an old time gun crank who has accumulated a few tools to further enjoy my hobby. The lathe is an old Atlas/Craftsman 12x24. Nothing big, but handy for many small chores like this. But making cartridges like this could be done in a drill press by clampin...
by ndnchf
Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gunsmithing a Remington #4 Roller
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: Gunsmithing a Remington #4 Roller

. Kudos, on closing up the RF firing pin hole in the breechblock - I didn't bother, so I could install another RF firing pin if/when someone like Navy Arms made up a batch of .32RF again. (I'm a dreamer) . I've never tried that ammo, but from what I've heard it was not very good anyway. I've been t...
by ndnchf
Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gunsmithing a Remington #4 Roller
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: Gunsmithing a Remington #4 Roller

I've got two #4s, one in .22 the other a .32. The .22 was shot out and I had Redmans reline it over 20 years ago. Its a tackdriver. The .32 I converted to centerfire many years ago, basically the same way described above. Its a pretty simple job. http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y493/ndnchf/BPCR/...
by ndnchf
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Gunsmith for Winchester 92 Rebarrel?
Replies: 26
Views: 1676

Re: Good Gunsmith for Winchester 92 Rebarrel?

FWIW - I had Redman's reline a #4 Rolling Block in .22 LR many years ago. They did a great job and it is a real tackdriver. Yes, John Taylor has a long wait. About 3 months ago I sent him a very nice 1873 Winchester carbine that has a bad chamber, but an excellent bore. He is going to put a new cham...
by ndnchf
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magtech brass shotshells components?
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Magtech brass shotshells components?

You'll need a punch of some sort to cut the wads. You can get by with locally sourced cardboard (cereal boxes, poster board etc) for wads and Duco cement for sealing them up. If you have access to a lathe, making a punch is easy. If not it will be tough. If nothing else, maybe you could sharpen the ...
by ndnchf
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard Core Reloading!
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Hard Core Reloading!

That is cool. I can fully appreciate all the effort that goes into resurrecting a long obsolete rifle. I'm doing something similar with a Remington Rolling Block from around 1870. Its chambered for the .58 Roberts cartridge. Every heard of it? Not likely. Here's a couple photos of what I've been doi...
by ndnchf
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A First-Class Tang Sight for my Browning 1886 SRC 45-70
Replies: 20
Views: 1627

Re: A First-Class Tang Sight for my Browning 1886 SRC 45-70

Kirk - that's a beauty. What else does a man need? With a rifle like that you can do just about anything.
by ndnchf
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thunder & Lightening - Shooting the Uberti M1876 Winchester
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Thunder & Lightening - Shooting the Uberti M1876 Winches

Yes, thanks its a fine looking rifle indeed. The fit and finish is top notch and it loads, fires and ejects flawlessly. Perhaps its only downside is its size and weight. It IS a beast. But that weight also helps to tame recoil.
by ndnchf
Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thunder & Lightening - Shooting the Uberti M1876 Winchester
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Thunder & Lightening - Shooting the Uberti M1876 Winches

Here are a couple pics of my rifle. http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y493/ndnchf/BPCR/Uberti76-1_zpsc0de7031.jpg http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y493/ndnchf/BPCR/uberti76-2_zps5013368c.jpg I've had it about 5 years now. I went to Taylors & Co in Winchester Virginia and picked it out of their ...
by ndnchf
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thunder & Lightening - Shooting the Uberti M1876 Winchester
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Thunder & Lightening - Shooting the Uberti M1876 Winchester

Its been a while since I took my .50-95 Uberti 1876 winchester out for some exercise. But I went to the range yesterday and had a blast. My load was 78 gr (weight) of Swiss 2F black powder and a Rapine 350T bullet. At the first shot, all heads on the firing line looked down to see what caused the th...
by ndnchf
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day....
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day....

Very true Jeepnik. I always make a point of remembering my grandfather Keith F. Denny, on Veterans Day. He was an ambulance driver in the Great War, saving the lives of countless doughboys and other allied soldiers. That is until his ambulance was hit by artillery fire. The ambulance was destroyed a...
by ndnchf
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry Repeating Arms' H011- Original Henry Rifle 1860
Replies: 69
Views: 6877

Re: Henry Repeating Arms' H011- Original Henry Rifle 1860

It sure looks like a nice rifle. But I was they would have made it for a .44 centerfire cartridge of the same overall length as the original .44 Henry rimfire cartridge. The changes in the receiver they and Uberti made to accomodate the .44WCF and other rounds stick out like a sore thumb. A shortene...
by ndnchf
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Bullet's Flight" By Franklin W. Mann
Replies: 10
Views: 557

Re: "The Bullet's Flight" By Franklin W. Mann

I bought the same edition 20+ years ago with Harry's notes. A facinating reference.
by ndnchf
Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PAY IT FORWARD
Replies: 571
Views: 130792

Re: PAY IT FORWARD

OK good, glad you are enjoying it.
by ndnchf
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PAY IT FORWARD
Replies: 571
Views: 130792

Re: PAY IT FORWARD

vancelw - did you recieve the book?

It's too bad this thread seems to have fallen on hard times. What a great idea it was.
by ndnchf
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From Mrs. Mutt: ? ammo safety
Replies: 27
Views: 826

Re: From Mrs. Mutt: ? ammo safety

A double barrel shotgun with a light load of birdshot is my preference. Will do much harm to an intruder at 10 feet, not to mention the visual impact of the sight of those two big barrels, and will penetrate multiple walls far less than a bullet.
by ndnchf
Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hopefully a pin punch that won't bend when used hard.
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Hopefully a pin punch that won't bend when used hard.

I've been using a set of those for 25+ years and they are great. But get plenty of replacement pins and cut some short. You want the pin only long enough to do the job. Anything longer will be more likely to break.
by ndnchf
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deep Thoughts...
Replies: 13
Views: 662

Re: Deep Thoughts...

Its pretty hard to make a direct comparison, I imagine both are similarly painful. But I'll tell you this. About a month ago, somehow my nuts got all twisted up and I was in excruciating pain. I went to the emergency room, they called in a Urologist and he said they were twisted, cutting off the blo...
by ndnchf
Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PAY IT FORWARD
Replies: 571
Views: 130792

Re: PAY IT FORWARD

OK - the book is yours. I got your PM, will ship it out in a couple days.
by ndnchf
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PAY IT FORWARD
Replies: 571
Views: 130792

Re: PAY IT FORWARD

I just saw this thread and thought "what a great idea". I haven't claimed anything yet, but I'll pitch in and offer the following: Book - Cartridges Of The World, 4th edition by Frank C. Barnes. Its used, but in good shape. I picked up a newer edition, so this one is surplus. A great resource. Anybo...
by ndnchf
Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help With Evans Rifle
Replies: 40
Views: 2514

Re: Help With Evans Rifle

You are well on your way to having a lot of fun with that rifle. It will take a little while to sort things out, but you'll be shooting soon. If you have not done so, you might want to check out the CASCITY spencer forum. Evans rifles are discussed there also. There is even an Evans FAQ thread. You ...
by ndnchf
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help With Evans Rifle
Replies: 40
Views: 2514

Re: Help With Evans Rifle

That is a strange bullet, certainly nothing like an original Evans NM bullet. I don't mean to sound like a wet blanket, I really do hope that bullet will work for you. but I'm skeptacle. It may be ok for short CAS ranges and plinking, but i just dont think you will reach the accuarcy potential of th...
by ndnchf
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help With Evans Rifle
Replies: 40
Views: 2514

Re: Help With Evans Rifle

Fishlures - is this the bullet mould you are using? http://www.buffaloarms.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=160196&CAT=4157 If so, I think the .432" major diameter may be too large and contributing to your chambering tightness. As fouling builds up with multiple shots, it may get worse. What is the groove diame...
by ndnchf
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help With Evans Rifle
Replies: 40
Views: 2514

Re: Help With Evans Rifle

It has two grooves but once pushed into the casing the grooves disappear like it needs the room to fit properly, if I extract the bullet it looks like a mushroom. I have a lube press that I have never used but don't think it would make sense here? I'm not sure I understand what you mean in the abov...
by ndnchf
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help With Evans Rifle
Replies: 40
Views: 2514

Re: Help With Evans Rifle

Fishlures - are you having trouble chambering loaded rounds or just empty resized brass? What bullet are you using - weight and sized diameter? I didn't see anything even close to the original bullet on the BACO web site, but maybe I missed it. I don't know what brass BACO uses for cases, but they m...
by ndnchf
Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help With Evans Rifle
Replies: 40
Views: 2514

Re: Help With Evans Rifle

I don't mean to bore you guys with Evans info, but I'll add one more thing. I found a file on my computer that I wrote up about 5 years ago for another fellow who was interested. Maybe you will find it interesting: _______________________________________________________________________ Shooting the ...
by ndnchf
Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help With Evans Rifle
Replies: 40
Views: 2514

Re: Help With Evans Rifle

Hope these pics come out. Here is a bullet cast from an original Evans New Model mould. http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y493/ndnchf/BPCR/Evansbulllet1_zps3fad307b.jpg Here is another bullet recovered from the berm. If you look closely you can see the rifling engraved on the bullet showing that i...
by ndnchf
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help With Evans Rifle
Replies: 40
Views: 2514

Re: Help With Evans Rifle

The photo above is an old or transitional model that used the shorter, 1" cartridge. It held 34 rounds (actually only 33 + one in the chamber). Notice how the barrel is simply sandwiched between the frame halves. Kind of scary by today's standards :shock: I have a few bullets cast from my original E...
by ndnchf
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help With Evans Rifle
Replies: 40
Views: 2514

Re: Help With Evans Rifle

I pulled out my loading notebook and looked at my Evans notes from the 1987-1990 period. My best groups were using a 30:1 alloy, but 40:1 worked very well also, but I didn't use 40:1 a lot. The Hoch bullet which was an exact copy of the original weighed 290 gr.. I tried a variety of loads with Pyrod...
by ndnchf
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help With Evans Rifle
Replies: 40
Views: 2514

Re: Help With Evans Rifle

Hello Gents, I have forgotten most of what I knew about Evans rifles. I had 3 of them 25 + years ago and shot one of them quite a bit. The article referenced by BigSky56 above was written by me about 28 years ago when I was getting hot and heavy into them. Subsequent to that article I had custom .44...