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by Ray Newman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use what's at hand.
Replies: 20
Views: 1185

Re: Use what's at hand.

And the world wide condemnation of the violence by the media and the moderate/peaceful Muslims is deafening!

Said it before and I'll say it again: the radical Muslim wants to slit the infidels' throats; the peace/moderate Muslims wants the radicals to do it....
by Ray Newman
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lake City ?
Replies: 8
Views: 420

JNYork is correct, especially about what his gunsmith told him!.

"LC 68" is the military designation from ammunition made at the Lake City arsenal in 1968. Where did your brother in law get this ammunition?
by Ray Newman
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God save us from fanatics
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: God save us from fanatics

Such people not only vote, but they reproduce! Such incidents always remind me of what C.S. Lewis wrote: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The...
by Ray Newman
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dremel tools- we all have one
Replies: 24
Views: 641

Re: Dremel tools- we all have one

"Dremel Tools scare most gunsmiths.--JimT

But not Bubba! Bubba ain't afraid of nothing!
by Ray Newman
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 Barrel Stove
Replies: 21
Views: 583

Re: 2 Barrel Stove

Shades of the old SOTZ barrel kit and the SOTZ "Monster Maul" for wood splitting popular in 1970-80's! Haven't seen an ad or thought them in years. Back-In-the-Day, it was the thing to have if you were prepared for nuke war, natural catastrophes, etc. Always heard the design is very effective, but a...
by Ray Newman
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30 WCF at 85 ksi
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: .30 WCF at 85 ksi

Speaking about the 30 WCF – aka .30-30 – I have been told that it is inadequate for deer and at best only a 100 yard cartridge. However, these same shooters will say the 30 Herrett will easily kill a moose and they make it sound like if deer realize a 30 Herrett is in the woods, the deer head for th...
by Ray Newman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guy Fawkes Day
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Guy Fawkes Day

To my Fellow Shooters in the UK, wishing you the most memorable Guy Fawkes Day celebration! Eat well, drink, be merry, and light the bonfires and fireworks!

For those Not-In-The-Know 'bout ol' Guy Fawkes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes
by Ray Newman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reloading bench?
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: reloading bench?

For those contemplating building or replacing an existing reloading bench, the National Reloading Manufacturers Association design, instructions, material needed, cut list, etc., maybe of interest. I built two such benches over the years, changing the dimensions to fit the available space. I found i...
by Ray Newman
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shiloh-Sharps
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Shiloh-Sharps

Shiloh Sharps rifles from foundry to finish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXoP1f26FDE&app=desktop
by Ray Newman
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure

These threads about .45 Colt revolvers disassembling themselves was what made me load with Trail Boss powder as a double charge of Trail Boss will overflow the case. Before Rail Boss, I was always a bit paranoid about the double charge and checked and rechecked my loads and probably was the reason w...
by Ray Newman
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oddity.....
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: oddity.....

If memory serves me, I recall a similar conversion by another company being advertised back in the late 1950's-early 1960's.
by Ray Newman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caution: Adult Content!!
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Caution: Adult Content!!

Be careful, you'll shoot your eye out!
by Ray Newman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 340-E
Replies: 33
Views: 640

My dad bought Savage.30 WCF 340 back in the 1950's for whitetail hunting in NY. My brother also had one. My nephew now has both. For awhile I shot my Dad's 340 and its accuracy with jacketed bullets at 100 yds. made me take notice, even though it was off bored. I have been told by successful cast bu...
by Ray Newman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hadn't heard of this war hero...
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Hadn't heard of this war hero...

I just finished reading the author's book mentioned in the article. A very interesting read about the pall bearers who carried the Unknown Soldier home.
by Ray Newman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:28 pm
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: 793

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

I am lucky enough to have my maternal grandfather's(1886-1981) Winchester M1885 Low Wall Winder Musket. A take down, factory chambered in 22 LR, has a Lyman tang, Beech front sight, and the Krag rifle barrel sight. Killed my first woodchuck with it and besides my grandfather, all of my cousins and u...
by Ray Newman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100 year old Win.
Replies: 31
Views: 626

Re: 100 year old Win.

Nice looking old rifle. I am fond of half octagon barrels and the button magazine, even if not original, just adds to its overall appearance.
by Ray Newman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery metals for bullet casting
Replies: 16
Views: 1036

Re: Mystery metals for bullet casting

Best better heed Marlinman93's advice.
by Ray Newman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dillema
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Dillema

Marlinman93 is onto it!
by Ray Newman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Bore......
Replies: 41
Views: 2397

Re: Big Bore......

Wm: well said!
by Ray Newman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 94 in 32 Special is home!
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Model 94 in 32 Special is home!

Way to go! I believe the .32 Special down range performance exceeds it paper ballistic tables. Am fortunate to possess two: a Marlin 336 A (1952) and a 1941 Model 94. I find the caliber enjoyable to shoot and relatively economical to reload. Now all of this talk of the .32 Special tells me I should ...
by Ray Newman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Bore......
Replies: 41
Views: 2397

Re: Big Bore......

Back in the late 1980's two Lew Horton Specials crossed my path: 3" S&W 624, 44 Spec'l., 3" S&W 629 .44 mag. The 629 was nasty, very nasty, but tolerable loaded down to .44 Spec'l. velocities. The 624 was just fun to shoot.Would still have both, but a S&W collector just had to have them and I could ...
by Ray Newman
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble at the Range Overcome!
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

Re: Trouble at the Range Overcome!

I don't have a good/reliable/up-to-date camera. To solve this "I-left-it-at-home" problem, I load the van the night before with what I will need at the range the next day. Since the van is garaged, no concerns about a break-in. Then I load the rifle(s) and spotting 'scope on the shop cart and wheel ...
by Ray Newman
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some USA Land That Will Forever Belong To England
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Some USA Land That Will Forever Belong To England

Many years ago, I was at Lexington and Concord Bridge. By Concord Bridge, there is a grave site for two British regulars KIA on April 19, 1775 -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_North_Bridge#/media/File:Grave_of_British_Soldiers_at_Old_North_Bridge,_July_2014.jpg At New Orleans in 1815, the Britis...
by Ray Newman
Mon May 27, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memorial Day reflection...
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Memorial Day reflection...

Agreed!
by Ray Newman
Sun May 26, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Block
Replies: 21
Views: 679

Re: Rolling Block

Nice!;very nice!
by Ray Newman
Sun May 26, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The door to nowhere
Replies: 28
Views: 846

Re: The door to nowhere

Two things came to my mind when I saw this: 1-- The Eagles 1977 song "Hotel California", the lyrics in part: "Last thing I remember I was running for the door I had to find the passage back to the place I was before 'Relax,'said the night man, 'We are programmed to receive You can check out any time...
by Ray Newman
Sat May 18, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just saw that the 1895 is back.
Replies: 37
Views: 1687

Re: I just saw that the 1895 is back.

Would not mind having a M95 in .30-40 in the vault.
by Ray Newman
Wed May 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you
Replies: 29
Views: 1005

Re: How many of you

Now that the 2019 Shooting Season is in full swing and the weather is better, I shoot once or twice a week, sometime three times. I get there early and usually there is only another shooter or two on the rifle line. Often times, I have the range to myself. The only problem is the deer are not afraid...
by Ray Newman
Wed May 15, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead hardness testers
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Lead hardness testers

My LBT is probably 30 years old by now. Always works and easy to use.
by Ray Newman
Mon May 13, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little more bullet porn
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: A little more bullet porn

Earl: I started out in 1984 shooting Black Powder cartridges in a Browning B-78 .45-70-- a handful on both ends! Probably 95% of my shooting is with my Black Powder cartridge rifles. Back in 2009, I started to paper patch and have not looked back. Tedious, requires attention to detail, but I find it...
by Ray Newman
Fri May 10, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?

'Nudder' vote for Decot Hy-Wyd. Satisfied customer for 25 years.
by Ray Newman
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1243

Re: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

As seen on page 55, Spring 2019 issue of the Black Powder Cartridge News, Cimarron Firearms advertises/announces a 1862 Colt Pocket Navy Conversion, 6" barrel, 5 shot, .380 ACP.

However, nothing about it on the Cimarron home page....
by Ray Newman
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Few Visitors Came By This Morning
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: A Few Visitors Came By This Morning

Blaine: that was the funniest post I have read in a while! Very good.
by Ray Newman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?
Replies: 34
Views: 2316

Re: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?

Ray: I posted that because I know of a few shooters in the last few years who tried to find SR4759. My post might save a Shooter some time trying to find an unobtainable powder.
by Ray Newman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?
Replies: 34
Views: 2316

Re: 44 WCF with IMR 4227 or RL-7?

"I would try SR4759 or 5744. SR4759 was designed by Dupont as a low pressure smokless substitute for BP."
--LeftyDude

SR4759 is no longer in production. DuPont ceased SR4759 about 5-6 years ago.
by Ray Newman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 19 Feb 1945 Operation Detachment ....... Marines invaded Iwo Jima
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: 19 Feb 1945 Operation Detachment ....... Marines invaded Iwo Jima

In the office I worked in, one of the lawyer's father landed on Iwo Jima. She said his B-29 bomber was hit on a bombing raid over Japan and headed back after dropping its bomb load. The "successfully" crash landed "belly woped" on the air strip that the Marines and Seabees captured and rebuilt short...
by Ray Newman
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: What is it?

Looks like an incomplete "BC 'Scope -- Battery Commander's Periscope. Believe the BS 'Scope was designed and developed for WWI trench warfare use. I served with Echo battery 12 Marines in Vietnam and the battery had one. Among pother things, the BC scope could be utilized for land survey if the Theo...
by Ray Newman
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightest trigger pull on a DA revolver...?
Replies: 22
Views: 1048

Re: Lightest trigger pull on a DA revolver...?

"I coon-fingered one of these the other day. The easiest slide to rack that I know of. Single or easy double action."
Blaine G.

My feeling is that in a panic situation, all bets are off as to how easy it will be to throw the slide to the rear -- whether loading or unloading.
by Ray Newman
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Nountain Rifle -- value?
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Browning Nountain Rifle -- value?

Gents: thanks for the info!
by Ray Newman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Nountain Rifle -- value?
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Browning Nountain Rifle -- value?

Colleagues: I have a new in the box and unfired Jonathan Browning Mountain Rifle, .50 calibre, brown iron. Bought when Midway had a close out sale on the Browning muzzleloaders probably 35 years ago. Been searching the auction sites and shooting boards as to what it might be worth, but the listings ...
by Ray Newman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos of Fine Guns
Replies: 28
Views: 1216

Re: Photos of Fine Guns

See also Halp's single shots: http://www.pbase.com/halp/root
by Ray Newman
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Damko Martini Rifles
Replies: 33
Views: 1997

Re: Damko Martini Rifles

Any idea as to then these rifles might be on dealers' shelves??
by Ray Newman
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Damko Martini Rifles
Replies: 33
Views: 1997

Re: Damko Martini Rifles

Interesting news. And I wish them success. Noticed that the trigger was 6-7 pounds and thought a bit heavy. Now, if this is a replica of the military Martini-Henry rifles, there was no safety and that might be the reason for the heavy trigger pull? As for calibres and overall weight, 6 pounds in a ....
by Ray Newman
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sis Was The LAST Person In The World I Thought Would Buy One
Replies: 20
Views: 984

Re: Sis Was The LAST Person In The World I Thought Would Buy One

"....Slides are great for intiadation,but wheels never jam." --308magtip Never jam? Guess you have never experienced or witnessed what is called a "high primer"?.... For those-Not-In-The-Know: "high primer" is a primer that is not filly seated and depending on its seating depth, can/will lock up rev...
by Ray Newman
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen Winchester 1892
Replies: 42
Views: 1761

When you file the police report, ask that is entered into the national stolen firearms data base. In many areas, this is not automatically done. From what I have been told by former UPS employees as well as my former local gun shop owner, if you do not correctly identify what is in the package, UPS ...
by Ray Newman
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 2584

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

I have both feet in the grave and I'll be 73 in March. Arms and shoulders are starting to give me trouble, especially during the cold and rain. Clinically deceased once and as long I can watch the grass grow, I figure I am ahead of the game. Cannot complain too much, life has treated me better than ...
by Ray Newman
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 2233

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

12/11/18:

COSTCO--Puyallup WA $2.89
Ft. Lewis --$3.19