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by JRD
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now THIS is actually CUTE....!
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Now THIS is actually CUTE....!

While it’s a cute idea, it can backfire on you like this guy:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytime ... e.amp.html
It made for an expensive party.
Be careful out there!
by JRD
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a new woods walking rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 651

Re: Picked up a new woods walking rifle

Barbarossa,
You’ve got nice taste in guns. Unusually don’t say much here yet it seems many of my recent posts are compliments about your rifles.
Enjoy.
Jason
by JRD
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Sharps From Cody Gun Show
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Old Sharps From Cody Gun Show

Shrapnel, You will need to do an awful lot of hunting this fall if you intend to shoot something with all the new guns you've been acquiring. Very nice Sharps. I hope a big hairy buffalo bull wanders into the crosshairs of that old scope. Is the rifling in the 45-110 for paper patched bullets or wil...
by JRD
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Re: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show

Thanks Shrapnel. Do the damascus barrels on your Colt's have any foreign proofs on the flats? I presume the barrels must have been imported as raw blanks by Colt. They likely don't have foreign proofs but I've never thought much on the Colt doubles nor ever seen one in person. There were certainly b...
by JRD
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Re: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show

That's a very nice display Shrapnel. A question on the Colt shotgun. Do you know if Colt's actually manufactured those themselves or imported them from Europe. Winchester's double shotgun of the period was imported as I understand. If Colt's actually did make their double shotguns, I wonder about th...
by JRD
Wed May 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver Find: Colt Lightning Large Frame 40-60-260
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: Denver Find: Colt Lightning Large Frame 40-60-260

Shrapnel, Congrats on your new find. I hope it shoots great and that you get to shoot some critters with it. If you do, please share the results! It's a beautiful and interesting rifle. I'm wondering if you have any speculation as to what caused the striations in the finish on the receiver. It is ce...
by JRD
Tue May 21, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Call me a coward..."
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: "Call me a coward..."

Not cowardly at all- smart. I've done the same thing myself for the inaugural shot through older guns. I wouldn't fire the first shot at all if it was sketchy, but if all looks good, fire the first shot from a sandbag rest and check the brass. If the brass looks normal, then I proceed with holding t...
by JRD
Tue May 21, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check your Remington's...
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Check your Remington's...

I spotted this story at lunch today. (Any of you guys down south should check your safes.)
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/h ... un-alabama
by JRD
Tue May 14, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blitz Triggerplate Drilling -- Cocking Pins Repair, Completed
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Blitz Triggerplate Drilling -- Cocking Pins Repair, Completed

#7 Thank you for sharing the story of your progress. I don't have ton of feedback that I can add to the thread with other than saying your project is right up my alley for interests and tinkering jobs. I would love to get a drilling like yours some day. I have a unmarked German 16 gauge double that ...
by JRD
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Time Hand-fitting German Claw Mounts for a Scope
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: 1st Time Hand-fitting German Claw Mounts for a Scope

Well done. That's a well thought out job and must be very satisfying for you after having done the research and found the right scope and mounts.
I'd like to see more about your drilling and details about your journey into loading for it when you are ready to share.

Jason
by JRD
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old black powder.
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: Old black powder.

While visiting the Battleship Massachusetts years back on a Cub Scout campout with my boys, I learned the blackpowder ignition charge in the 16” guns was a 45-70 blank cartridge. Handling the powder bags in the turret was a big ordeal too with all sorts of airlock hatches to keep a potential fire fr...
by JRD
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soliciting more opinions ..... this time on after market magazines
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Soliciting more opinions ..... this time on after market magazines

MecGar is a gold standard for magazines. Many manufacturers subcontract them to make “factory” magazines. They make an excellent magazine.
Promag is more of a budget maker. Varied results in my experience.
by JRD
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kittery Trading Post.......
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: Kittery Trading Post.......

They have a huge amount of guns in stock. The best part is most of the long guns are on racks in aisles that you can handle. The higher priced long guns are behind the counters as well as handguns, but there are probably a thousand long guns in the racks to check out. You can search their inventory ...
by JRD
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ferlach 95 Steyr
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Ferlach 95 Steyr

Beautiful. That’s a rifle that you can enjoy to simply hold and stare at whether you see any deer or not!
Please post pictures next fall when you have it afield.
Absolutely beautiful.
Jason
by JRD
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new to me 16 ga SxS
Replies: 22
Views: 912

Re: My new to me 16 ga SxS

Nice looking shotgun. I have a soft spot for German doubles and they certainly loved the 16ga on the continent. Have you read the proof marks on the barrel flats to see when it was proofed? What are your chamber lengths and chokes? Is the action tight and do the barrels ring nicely? While I wouldn't...
by JRD
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A New Single-Shot Rifle on the Market
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: A New Single-Shot Rifle on the Market

T/C long ago trademarked the “G2 Contender”. Traditions recently came out with the “Outfitter G2”. Similar product, similar name... Similar enough even to confuse a savvy gun guy like Pete. However not similar enough to violate T/C’s trademarked name. Traditions will definitely sell some guns based ...
by JRD
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Yam Speechless
Replies: 21
Views: 999

Re: I Yam Speechless

You are rightly proud of your grandson.
Plus engineers are alright by me.
Is he at the Quonset or Groton facility?

Jason
by JRD
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One More For The 1877
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: One More For The 1877

Nice job Shrapnel. Thankyou for sharing.
I'm glad to see you enjoying your new rifle after waiting so long for it.
Jason
by JRD
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old 73 makes meat
Replies: 19
Views: 859

Re: Old 73 makes meat

Good shooting with a nice old rifle.
Congrats.
by JRD
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps
Replies: 20
Views: 1179

Re: Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps

Well done. Thank you for sharing.
by JRD
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Geese.
Replies: 24
Views: 1234

Re: Geese.

I’ve only had goose done one way. The way my dad had always made it and we enjoy goose breasts. Breast out the birds. Slice the breast fillets thinly like you are slicing up a round to make steak sandwiches. Heat up a frying pan with butter or oil. Throw in sliced peppers and onions. Once vegetables...
by JRD
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Geese.
Replies: 24
Views: 1234

Re: Geese.

That sounds like an enjoyable hunt.
Nice choice of shotgun too.
What make is your sidelock double?

Jason
by JRD
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22Belgian garden gun
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: 22Belgian garden gun

Are you certain it’s a 22 and not a 6mm Flobert? Floberts were common chamberings for those garden guns from Belgium.

Jason
by JRD
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: J Stevens single
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: J Stevens single

OK, so I’ve been called out... A Model 1892 Krag, made in 1895 with the updated to 1896 design such as ramrod channel filled, butt trap added, and detent notch added to receiver. Then was sporterized long ago by someone competent. Barrel shortened to 25” and the front sight seamlessly reattached. Pi...
by JRD
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New S&W 351 PD, way too heavy trigger pull,
Replies: 19
Views: 1517

Re: New S&W 351 PD, way too heavy trigger pull,

351PD has an extra heavy mainspring from the factory for reliable DA ignition of 22 mag ammo which has thicker brass cases than standard 22lr. The price you pay for the reliable ignition in a J frame is heavy DA pull. You could swap out the mainspring for a standard J spring but you’d have to verify...
by JRD
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drums along the Mohawk.
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: Drums along the Mohawk.

I never watched the movie but enjoyed reading the book. It’s still one of my favorites. The chapter of Adam Helmer’s run sticks in my mind. I don’t know how or if that was in the movie but it made me keep reading! Even took the family to visit Fort Stanwix national historic site a few years ago. Tha...
by JRD
Sat May 19, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Father and Son Turkey Hunt Report
Replies: 12
Views: 1300

Re: Father and Son Turkey Hunt Report

I don’t have a flintlock shotgun but have thought about using my caplock double. I’ll look in the safe and decide on a different gun for next year. CRS nice picture. Hunting with a younger generation whom you’ve taught is more satisfying than hunting by yourself. Enjoy the time with your grandson.
by JRD
Sat May 19, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 250-3000
Replies: 13
Views: 1253

Re: Savage 99 250-3000

Thanks for the feedback guys and thanks for the reloading and Lyman info. I discovered the quick detach feature and thought it was pretty cool. Granted my bespectacled eyes would shoot better with an optic but I’m going to leave this rifle just the way it is. So far we’ve only shot it with some Remi...
by JRD
Fri May 18, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 250-3000
Replies: 13
Views: 1253

Savage 99 250-3000

Now that I'm on a roll with imgur, I may as well share pictures of my "birthday present" Savage 99 250-3000. Over a month ago, I stopped by my parents house while running errands. I'm sitting on the couch talking to my dad when he goes into the other room and I can hear my parents whispering. I coul...
by JRD
Thu May 17, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Father and Son Turkey Hunt Report
Replies: 12
Views: 1300

Father and Son Turkey Hunt Report

No leverguns figure into this story, but my fellow Ocean Stater Pete44ru suggested that I post this story for you guys. So there are no leverguns, but it does involve a pair of 1930's vintage long recoil semi-auto shotguns. Why hunt with modern guns if you don't have to? Last Sunday I had the most e...
by JRD
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410 or other?
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: 410 or other?

All arguments about the ballistic merits of this gun/load versus another aside, the most important thing is that she has a gun that she is comfortable handling and can shoot competently. This is much more important than any particular gun or load. There are multiple suggestions in this thread that a...
by JRD
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with... 2 Civil War Leverguns!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1129

Re: Range Time with... 2 Civil War Leverguns!!!

What a great experience!

I'm surprised that Pete didn't mention the Burnside was designed by a famous Rhode Islander and built in the Ocean State. I've got a Burnside cartridge in my collection and would love to find a rifle to go with it someday.

Jason
by JRD
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Kort aka W30wcf
Replies: 55
Views: 3945

Re: John Kort aka W30wcf

I always appreciated his knowledge and made a point to read any post that I saw he'd written. He was very helpful to me when I first started reloading 44-40 many years ago and gave me some useful advice. I'm sure he's done the same for many, many others over the years. My condolences to his family. ...
by JRD
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leather conditioner for old cartridge belt???
Replies: 12
Views: 1210

Re: Leather conditioner for old cartridge belt???

An old friend of mine who was a collector of Civil War leather goods among many other fields showed me that he swore by "Pecard antique leather dressing". He showed me some Civil War belts that were still supply enough to wear (although he still handled them very carefully) and said never ever to us...
by JRD
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many Moose hunters are there on Paco Kelly's Leverguns
Replies: 28
Views: 1966

Re: How many Moose hunters are there on Paco Kelly's Leverguns

Since you asked for moose hunters, I’ve been on three Maine moose hunts. Twice as the permitee and once as the subpermitee. All three were with family and friends. The second hunt involved a lever gun and I wrote it up here on the forum two years ago. Instead of retyping, I’ll link the old thread. h...
by JRD
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took my Lee Speed for a woods walk
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Took my Lee Speed for a woods walk

Very nice gun. Classic guns often disadvantaged in that they are kept locked up and deprived of fresh air. You did the gun a favor by getting it out for some fresh air. I bet you enjoyed the walk too!
Jason
by JRD
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a classic out hunting today
Replies: 10
Views: 948

Re: Took a classic out hunting today

Nice rifle. When afield with a classic gun, it's a pleasure to sometimes just have the gun in your hands and admire it. I've noticed things about my own favorite guns while quietly sitting and waiting for game that I've never seemed to notice while handling the gun in my gun room. There is just some...
by JRD
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bless Me Father, I Fell In Lust Today
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Bless Me Father, I Fell In Lust Today

Pete, First off, the shotgun looks right at home in that case. I remember your yardsale find post. Well done! Now, I supposed your shotgun to be refinished for two reasons: One is that the bluing appears to my eye to be a modern hot salt blue versus an old fashioned rust bluing. Second is that the a...
by JRD
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bless Me Father, I Fell In Lust Today
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Bless Me Father, I Fell In Lust Today

Acier is French for steel, so the gun is either from France or the French speaking region of Belgium. That alone should rule out Spain. Also the word "Special" is English, so that may indicate the gun was made to export to an English speaking country. My gut feel is late 1800's Belgium, but I'm sure...
by JRD
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bless Me Father, I Fell In Lust Today
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Bless Me Father, I Fell In Lust Today

Pete, That’s a nice hammer gun Pete. It’s probably older than we are supposing. Proof markings increased with time as laws evolved. It may be late 1800’s. A while back I studied German proofs to identify an HA Lindner double and found there were many less proofs in the black powder era. In addition ...
by JRD
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying Other People's Handloads
Replies: 34
Views: 1528

Re: Buying Other People's Handloads

I generally would never buy someone's reloads. Bottom line is you just don't know what kind of components and what level of quality control are in unknown reloads. With factory ammo of known brand you are buying an expected level of quality and also have some recourse with the manufacturer should yo...
by JRD
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Out to the range with the .460 Martini
Replies: 10
Views: 963

Re: Out to the range with the .460 Martini

Consider using the 460 S&W Mag cartridge as a BPCR in your Martini. Years ago when the 460 was new I experimented with blackpowder loads. A case full of black with a 45 Colt bullet gave quite a pyrotechnic display from a S&W revolver. I bet it would be entertaining in your Martini and you don't have...
by JRD
Tue May 30, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We Had A Classic Lunch, Today.
Replies: 9
Views: 1137

Re: We Had A Classic Lunch, Today.

Pete,
Don't forget to sprinkle them with celery salt too! At least we do in Woonsocket when we get weiners.

Jason
by JRD
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Jurras
Replies: 12
Views: 1370

Re: Lee Jurras

Lee Jurras was active on the net about a dozen years ago. I forget which forum I saw him on but we had several good exchanges. Later he was downsizing his library and I bought several books from him. He wrote a personalized message inside each cover. I've actually wondered about Lee recently and tho...
by JRD
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Membership Change
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: NRA Membership Change

I also recently upgraded my membership to Patron. I figured now was a good time to give them a financial boost. The NRA may be able to make some gains in the next four years instead of fighting to maintain what we have. In the last several years, I have started doing something more important that so...
by JRD
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken Waters has passed.
Replies: 21
Views: 1885

Re: Ken Waters has passed.

When I was in high school one of my dad's shooting buddies gave me a large box full of Handloader and Rifle back issues, along with his extra copy of Pet Loads. That was back in the pre-internet days and I poured through those issues and the book Pet Loads. Ken Waters was my favorite author and I'd ...
by JRD
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did YOU CCW at your wedding...???
Replies: 18
Views: 991

Re: Did YOU CCW at your wedding...???

I carried a Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket .25 inside my tuxedo coat during our wedding ceremony back in the last millennium, but it was for novelty's sake versus any perceived need to be armed. For that matter my Dad and I brought down two cases full of Colts, Winchesters, and vintage shotguns for the...
by JRD
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tactical rifles
Replies: 39
Views: 2853

Re: Tactical rifles

If you are looking for a best value candidate to get into a tactical rifle, I strongly recommend the Smith & Wesson M&P-15 Sport II. Unless you have a reason to need a .308 in a tactical rifle, 5.56/ .223 rifles are less expensive to buy, cheaper to feed, lighter to carry, and have more ammo availab...
by JRD
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Three Generation Maine Moose hunt... with levergun
Replies: 20
Views: 1358

Re: Three Generation Maine Moose hunt... with levergun

My son's 308 bullet which was a Federal 150 gr factory load we recovered at the butcher shop under the hide on the far side. It went through the lungs behind the shoulder. It mushroomed perfectly, although I have not weighed it. The 300 Savage bullet we did not recover. It also was a lung shot behin...
by JRD
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Three Generation Maine Moose hunt... with levergun
Replies: 20
Views: 1358

Three Generation Maine Moose hunt... with levergun

A couple weeks ago I was blessed with good fortune to share a successful Maine moose hunt with my father and oldest son. The time since the moose lottery drawing last June when I was drawn for a bull tag has just flown by. I literally won the lottery to be selected for one of the 2700+ moose permits...