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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: 424

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: 137

Re: Memorial Day reflection...

Agreed!
by Ray Newman
Sun May 26, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Block
Replies: 21
Views: 623

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: 765

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: 1571

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: 862

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: 321

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: 617

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: 451

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: 1073

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: 440

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: 2156

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: 2156

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: 251

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: 465

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: 910

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: 403

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: 403

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: 1076

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: 1807

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: 1807

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: 935

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: 1673

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: 2404

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: 1947

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

12/11/18:

COSTCO--Puyallup WA $2.89
Ft. Lewis --$3.19
by Ray Newman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Krampus nacht
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Krampus nacht

To those celebrating, enjoy the evening!

Those Not-In-the-Know about the celebration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus
by Ray Newman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: federal bureau of prisons marked winchester 94?
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: federal bureau of prisons marked winchester 94?

"But there are also numerous fakes! So before purchasing such a gun with markings, do yourself a favor and investigate all the provenance you can find first. Often these guns were purchased in certain serial number blocks, so they can be authenticated."

--MarlinMan93

BINGO!
by Ray Newman
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Model 19 - With Pic
Replies: 53
Views: 2483

Re: S&W Model 19 - With Pic

Revolver is in great condition and the box with original paper makes it an even sweeter purchase. You did well, very well.
by Ray Newman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking recomendations on cast bullet supplier
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: Seeking recomendations on cast bullet supplier

CatShooter is onto it....
by Ray Newman
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11/5/2018 Guy Fawkes Day
Replies: 4
Views: 389

11/5/2018 Guy Fawkes Day

Wishing out UK members a jolly good Guy Fawkes Night celebration!

For those Not-In-The Know 'bout Guy Fawkes: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Guy-Fawkes-Day
by Ray Newman
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This was gonna be my new gun....
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: This was gonna be my new gun....

SixGun is onto to it!
by Ray Newman
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shooting 45-70 after shoulder surgery
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: shooting 45-70 after shoulder surgery

Have you discussed this with your surgeon?
by Ray Newman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Military/First Responder discount at Savage
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Military/First Responder discount at Savage

"Gee, it'd be nice if they did the same for former GI's and such. " --Jeepnik HUH??? Doesn't it includes "veterans"?? "The Savage Service Program is available to the individuals with approved purchaser credentials .This includes Federal, State, County and City Law Enforcement (LE) officers; EMT's, F...
by Ray Newman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1945 Interesting Win M-1895 Statement by the Prexy of the Company
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: 1945 Interesting Win M-1895 Statement by the Prexy of the Company

As always, sales drive production. Knew a few now-deceased hunters who had M95's. Every one had a sling as they all said it was too difficult and cumbersome to carry forward of the magazine.

Would not mind having one though.
by Ray Newman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers For My Mother
Replies: 41
Views: 2222

Re: Prayers For My Mother

My thoughts are with you.
by Ray Newman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-40 Brass at Graf & Son
Replies: 3
Views: 305

30-40 Brass at Graf & Son

Overrun: Captech brass, bag of 50-- unprimed -- US$28.99

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/pr ... ctId/75149
by Ray Newman
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45-70 GOVERNMENT marked Cartridges
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: .45-70 GOVERNMENT marked Cartridges

Commercial smokeless .45-70 ammunition made by Winchester, Federal, and Remington are loaded to Trapdoor/Black Powder pressures. I do not know of anyone who shoots the so-called "cowboy" .45-70 ammunition, so I have no idea if it is loaded to Trapdoor or Marlin and Winchester lever action rifle pres...
by Ray Newman
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original bullet weights?
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Original bullet weights?

"Cornell Publications LLC, World's Largest Old Gun Catalog & Manual Reprinter"

https://www.cornellpubs.com/index.php
by Ray Newman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger 96-44Magnum
Replies: 20
Views: 1172

Re: Ruger 96-44Magnum

Yesterday, I called the seller about when it might be available. Right off the bat, I was told that it is a "very rare gun", hard to find, unique, etc., so no bargain or fire sale price. He wants at least US $950.00 (not including his FFL fee and shipping) for it because it is so "rare" and unusual....
by Ray Newman
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger 96-44Magnum
Replies: 20
Views: 1172

Ruger 96-44Magnum

Colleagues: anyone here with any experience with the Ruger 96-44 Magnum lever?

I know of one that might come up for sale in the near future.
by Ray Newman
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On-line family research
Replies: 18
Views: 1029

On-line family research

Colleagues: anyone here have any experience with the on-line ancestry programs? I have traced the Newman family back to 1786, but looking for information about earlier family members.
by Ray Newman
Sun May 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Giving an orphan a home
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Never had a 1895, but do have two .30-40's -- Krag infantry rifle made in 1901 and a Browning Black Powder Cartridge Rifle, re-barreled to .30-40. The Krag is a safe queen due to its age and pristine condition. Shot it a few times using GI equivalent loads -- the 220 grain load was no fun. Found the...
by Ray Newman
Sat May 12, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who here plays with Walkers and Dragoons?
Replies: 35
Views: 1734

Re: Who here plays with Walkers and Dragoons?

I had a few of those ol' Colt reproductions. Then I bought a Ruger Old Army and never looked back.
by Ray Newman
Thu May 03, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telephone Survey
Replies: 14
Views: 1065

Re: Telephone Survey

Your first mistake was answering the caller's questions. A few years ago, I read about similar operation. Caller found out who had firearms, types of security, etc., and by utilizing the reverse telephone directory, found the address and burgled the house. Never answer any questions about firearms i...
by Ray Newman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: College or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: College or not?

Is he a junior or a senior? Has he taken the SAT? If the University is “interested” in him, find out what ”interested” actually mean: early university and/or program acceptance?, a scholarship?, housing?, etc.? It just might be advisable for him to contact the University and ask about an “open house...
by Ray Newman
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks to all who contributed to this....!
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: Thanks to all who contributed to this....!

Let's hope that this was not a one-time "flash in the pan"....
by Ray Newman
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 41 Mag
Replies: 25
Views: 2236

Re: 41 Mag

The Berry representative did not say and I did not ask what the problem(s) was when loading their.41 magnum 210 grain bullet with 2400. I was told not load the bullet with 2400. Maybe 2400 loads exceed the velocity limits of the Berry copper plated bullet? As the Berry 210 grain .41 magnum bullets w...