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by vancelw
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 32
Views: 898

Re: NEW Colt Python

Colt lost me the FIRST time they decided civilians weren't worthy of owning certain firearms. My only 2 Colts are as old as I am, SAA. Then I assume you do not own any Rugers...Sturm Ruger and Co was one of the fiercest pushers of the GCA 1968 act. And Smith and Wesson caved in to Bill Clinton in t...
by vancelw
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 32
Views: 898

Re: NEW Colt Python

Colt lost me the FIRST time they decided civilians weren't worthy of owning certain firearms. My only 2 Colts are as old as I am, SAA. Then I assume you do not own any Rugers...Sturm Ruger and Co was one of the fiercest pushers of the GCA 1968 act. And Smith and Wesson caved in to Bill Clinton in t...
by vancelw
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 1298

Re: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh

. You guys are a hoot. :lol: :lol: I guess this makes 2 threads I lost interest in long before they got deleted.... If I wanted drama I'd start smoking so I could get all the gossip at break. How about some leverguns? Yet, here you are again. I know for a fact that you will not tolerate a rude wind...
by vancelw
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 1298

Re: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh

FWiedner wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:42 pm
.

You guys are a hoot.

:lol:
:lol:

I guess this makes 2 threads I lost interest in long before they got deleted....
If I wanted drama I'd start smoking so I could get all the gossip at break.

How about some leverguns?
by vancelw
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why i like the ruger single-six
Replies: 29
Views: 693

Re: why i like the ruger single-six

My FIL has an old flat gate that he asked me to clean while I was visiting over the holidays. For the life of me I could not get the base pin pulled forward to remove the cylinder. I don't think it's be moved since the 60's. What's the preferred method to coax it out? Vice grips with a bit of leath...
by vancelw
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruined Rifle
Replies: 23
Views: 761

Re: Ruined Rifle

He doesn't want to spend $250 (minimum) on a $175 rifle.

Screw a breech plug in it for 209 primers and use it in ML season. :lol: Don't even bother cleaning it anymore
by vancelw
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 32
Views: 898

Re: NEW Colt Python

Colt lost me the FIRST time they decided civilians weren't worthy of owning certain firearms.

My only 2 Colts are as old as I am, SAA.
by vancelw
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Opinions On Sig Saur
Replies: 38
Views: 586

Re: Your Opinions On Sig Saur

Only ever had one Sig, a P220ST.

Will never own another or ever trust my life to one.
Even after passing through the Sig Custom shop, it would fail to fire. Parts were out of tolerance and they failed/neglected to correct the situation 1st go around.

Never again
by vancelw
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sights for Sale - Nebraska
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Sights for Sale - Nebraska

PM sent on the 3 Williams sights
by vancelw
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 2183

Re: Which is quieter?

Texas has no ammo or gun registration Gun registration is Federal, not state. So every new gun purchased in Texas has to go through Federal background check, just like every state in the USA> There is no Federal gun registration. Only a background check Keep telling yourself nobody is tracking what...
by vancelw
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 2183

Re: Which is quieter?

marlinman93 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:08 pm
vancelw wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Texas has no ammo or gun registration
Gun registration is Federal, not state. So every new gun purchased in Texas has to go through Federal background check, just like every state in the USA>
There is no Federal gun registration. Only a background check
by vancelw
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 2183

Re: Which is quieter?

Texas has no ammo or gun registration
by vancelw
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Wildcats
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Re: .348 Wildcats

MingoKid wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:07 pm
I have a 348 wildcat... Wild West Arms 50 Alaskan. Started as an 1895 Marlin. Love it. MK
That's a wildcat based on a 348. Not what the OP is talking about
by vancelw
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Wildcats
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Re: .348 Wildcats

It makes no sense. The only reason we use .348 bullets is because we have .348 Winchester rifles. There are very few choices for .348 bullets. It would be cheaper to sell your .30-30 and add the cost of reboring to the pile and buy a clean Browning 71. The reality is you would probably have to speci...
by vancelw
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: FS in OR - 32-20 stuff

I'll take it.
I think I have you address but PM it again please.
by vancelw
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru
Replies: 48
Views: 1729

Re: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru

90% means 90% of original finish.
If it's not already 90%, it can't be made to be.
by vancelw
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru
Replies: 48
Views: 1729

Re: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru

..... We all appreciate a heads-up on an unscrupulous vendor, but Pete44ru has been logging in here for a long time and IMO deserves something amounting to a benefit of the doubt. The fact that he hasn't logged in to defend himself means absolutely nothing , the only person he owes any sort of expl...
by vancelw
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 71 .45-70 Conversion: Cycling Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Winchester 71 .45-70 Conversion: Cycling Issues

Convert it back to .348 as God intended! :D The thought has crossed my mind! I think I'd rather do a .450 Alaskan if I chose that route though. By all inspection, it already appears to wear a very fine .45 caliber barrel, and .458 bullets are a lot easier to come by than .348. Of course, I'm biased...
by vancelw
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 71 .45-70 Conversion: Cycling Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Winchester 71 .45-70 Conversion: Cycling Issues

Convert it back to .348 as God intended! :D
by vancelw
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru
Replies: 48
Views: 1729

Re: Heads up on unscrupulous seller on here - Pete44ru

And never buy a gun or anything from a seller who insists on USPS money orders or Cashiers Checks.
There is a reason they don't want the money to be reversible.

I take personal checks when I sell. Nowadays they clear fast.
by vancelw
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Glock insiders here?
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Any Glock insiders here?

For me, Glocks ended at gen 3, I've seen nothing but lipstick since. But if it sells, it sells, so good for them. Yeah, back when prices got stupid I sold my gen 3 G19. Later bought a blue label gen 4 G17 to replace it. I liked the Gen 3 better. Only thing I like better about the Gen 4s is the shor...
by vancelw
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Glock insiders here?
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Any Glock insiders here?

They're gonna make a 1911 :lol: :?

Why not....everyone has been copying Glock lately.


No idea really what their big announcement is.
Most likely a slide from one model mounted on the frame of another and mis-matched colors.
by vancelw
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Model 53, 32-20
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: Browning Model 53, 32-20

The 2 letters in the serial number tell you exactly what year it was made (NM would be 1990).

I have one of these and love it.
by vancelw
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice request
Replies: 21
Views: 547

Re: Advice request

A Ruger PC Carbine and a Glock pistol would be less than $1100 for both (even less if you are an LEO) Hard to beat. Both of mine are ultra reliable. GLOCK magazines from 10 to 33 rounds fit either. I also have Just Right carbine that I really like, but it does not have last-shot bolt stop. And the A...
by vancelw
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 Barrel Stove
Replies: 21
Views: 626

Re: 2 Barrel Stove

Frankly, I doubt you get much more BTU's out of the second barrel to be worth it, a single barrel stove will drive you out from the heat. You'd be surprised. You get even more if you run a pipe through the middle And even more if you put a low flow fan on one end up that pipe. You can use less fire...
by vancelw
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THE WANAMACHER
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: THE WANAMACHER

TraderVic wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:26 am
So......what is a Wanamacher......and where is it ?
:shock: :shock:

Google Wanenmacher Tulsa
Huge gun show. Not full of all new guns.

http://www.tulsaarmsshow.com/homem.html

If you go both days and want to see all the tables, dont spend more than 18 seconds at any of them.
by vancelw
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THE WANAMACHER
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: THE WANAMACHER

I had big plans to come spend all weekend coon-fingering pretty rifles, but my daughter and all the grandkids decided to come visit me that weekend.Decisions, decisions :lol: I may still slip off Sunday and drive up. If not I am supposed to be off work the whole weekend in April. I really can't risk...
by vancelw
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nd in need of help... Win 1895
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Re: nd in need of help... Win 1895

I put a Providence Tool Pattern 21 on my Browning 1895 (.35 Whelen) a few years back. I don't remember it being hard to reassemble....but, I have slept once or twice since then. I had a Model 71 apart one time (or maybe it was an 1886) and I was standing on my head, wishing I had 4 hands trying to g...
by vancelw
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reloading bench?
Replies: 18
Views: 516

Re: reloading bench?

Brackets are easy to buy or build. You can also buy a quick detach setup (Lee sells one) to swap out press, powder measure, lubrisizer, etc. and so forth. Only you can decide if the bench suits your workspace. We have an old thread on here showing different people's setups I need to add photos of mi...
by vancelw
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trail cam question
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: trail cam question

I have a TopGuard I bought from Amazon. Kinda cheap but takes great day and night photos and video. I think it was 59 bucks. My biggest complaint with it is, it is kind of fragile. The strap brackets broke off when I tried to attach it to a tree. I had to use the included tripod style mount. Still w...
by vancelw
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch your muzzles!
Replies: 24
Views: 558

Re: Watch your muzzles!

On rifles I keep black electricians tape over the muzzle at all times. It has saved me from having to go home early on many occasions. Many ask if it affects accuracy. No way. The air trapped between the muzzle and the projectile compresses and blows the tape off before the bullet ever gets there. ...
by vancelw
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch your muzzles!
Replies: 24
Views: 558

Re: Watch your muzzles!

On rifles I keep black electricians tape over the muzzle at all times. It has saved me from having to go home early on many occasions. Many ask if it affects accuracy. No way. The air trapped between the muzzle and the projectile compresses and blows the tape off before the bullet ever gets there. A...
by vancelw
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 905

Re: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

A Ranger (Sears) M34 single shot. My grandfather gave it to me when I was 12 or 13. It was rusty on the outside and had a chunk knocked out of the stock. I could stretch a box of shells a long way with that. Used to shoot bumblebees The bolt Spring finally got weak. I guess I could fix it.... Its st...
by vancelw
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 131 year old caliber
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: 131 year old caliber

. Nice Sable - congrats ! . :) Next, you can try to take an Oryx with your Oryx...…… :mrgreen: . I used Remington Core-Lokt out of a .30-'06 seven years ago on 2 gemsbok in Namibia. Perfect performance. The skinners couldn't find the Norma bullet on this on. I was hoping to examine it.
by vancelw
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 131 year old caliber
Replies: 8
Views: 419

131 year old caliber

Not a levergun, unfortunately.
A late 60s Remington 700 action with a #5 Douglas bbl in 8x57JS. Norma 196 gr Oryx.

Next time I come, I'm bringing my 405, 444, or .45-70
by vancelw
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 94 in 32 Special is home!
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Model 94 in 32 Special is home!

Enjoy.

I think mine is a 1960 and my Marlin is a 1949.

Great caliber.
by vancelw
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JIMT post about using a single shot shot gun as a truck gun got me wondering ....
Replies: 18
Views: 1176

Re: JIMT post about using a single shot shot gun as a truck gun got me wondering ....

I absolutely hate bolt action shotguns.
I can load and shoot faster out of any other action, even a single shot.

To me, any gun with a short barrel is a good truck gun. The simpler the better.
by vancelw
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any one can be as butt hole
Replies: 17
Views: 862

Re: Any one can be as butt hole

AJMD429 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:38 pm

If I've somehow irritated or offended someone unintentionally, I presume they will tell me before resorting to hiring an assassin.
What fun would that be?
Excitement keeps you young (or at least you never grow old if they are successful)
by vancelw
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: See ya fellers
Replies: 38
Views: 1679

Re: See ya fellers

AJMD429 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:14 pm
I still haven't seen any of the "attacks"....

So I must just be oblivious to them.
+1
by vancelw
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Editorial - Walmart Never Was a Gun Store
Replies: 20
Views: 968

Re: Editorial - Walmart Never Was a Gun Store

I don't know what Walmarts y'all shop at, but I've never seen them sell ammo as cheaply as I can order it. And no where near the variety. Clearance sale is the only time Walmart gets my gun money. (Like the 1187 I gave $249 for last week, or the Chief Crazy Horse that set me back $275 many a year ag...
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gotta Get a 6.5 Creedmoor
Replies: 21
Views: 540

Re: Gotta Get a 6.5 Creedmoor

"Haven't you heard? Walmart does not support your right to own legal firearms. They announced they will no longer sell pistol or short-barrelled rifle ammuntion (whatever that means). Any more to say would belong in the Politics forum, but any ammo I buy comes from anywhere else but there." ..........
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: winchester 94 bolt peep
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: winchester 94 bolt peep

"Mounting a Skinner to the bolt would be simple enough. But I'd rather have that peep mounted to a non-moving part." I don't know what kind of Skinner sight you have, but mine is mounted right on top of the receiver, not on any moving bolt. MY 94 is a 80's Ranger, the 2 holes already drilled and ta...
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 52
Views: 2310

Re: .32 Associates.......

Vance, next time you see one in good condition for a reasonble price let me know. I will pay for your meal at the same place we met up last time. I can't find one close to me. I've been working so much I haven't been to a guns show in ages. Hit up the smaller ones around. Including Waco. You gotta ...
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gotta Get a 6.5 Creedmoor
Replies: 21
Views: 540

Re: Gotta Get a 6.5 Creedmoor

My Son in Law bought an inexpensive Savage in 6.5 Creedmoor this summer. they don't have much money for a rifle. I got rid of the cheap rings it came with and put some steel rings on it with Loctite. it has the accutrigger . it is shooting itty bitty groups, even with the cheapo scope it came with....
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: winchester 94 bolt peep
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: winchester 94 bolt peep

Having had both of my Winchester 71s apart to move the bolt peep from one to the other, I would not choose that method of mounting a peep sight 1st. The rifles have to be broken waaayy down to get to all the necessary parts. My trapper 94AE has a Williams receiver peep that I attched using the back ...
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Double Rifle

You can buy a Chapuis double in .22 Hornet for 25-33% of that.
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: See ya fellers
Replies: 38
Views: 1679

Re: See ya fellers

Glad I never got around to reading the Garand thread if it was full of hyper-sensitive felines. Jason is right about a lot of folks saying things online they would never say to your face. If I ever tell you I'll buy the coffee and we'll discuss it FTF, I mean it. Moderators should he unbiased as wel...
by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gotta Get a 6.5 Creedmoor
Replies: 21
Views: 540

Re: Gotta Get a 6.5 Creedmoor

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by vancelw
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 52
Views: 2310

Re: .32 Associates.......

I'm not sure why you would convert a .30-30 to .32 Winchester Special. There are plenty of the latter out there in fine condition for a nice price. I have : Winchester Model 94 (1960?) in .32 Special Marlin 336 A-DL in .32 WS Also: Browning 53 in .32-20 Cimarron (Uberti) 1873 in .32-20 Ruger SP101 i...