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by Hawkeye2
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 BMG Question
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: 50 BMG Question

If the bullet's metal jacket is brass it has been work hardened by forming and age and fatigue have caused it to split just like an old brass cartridge case. If that's the case no problem, it's safe. Hang on to it, it has a story that needs to be told every time you show it.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RCBS Powder Scale help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: RCBS Powder Scale help needed

The pan on that 5-10 looks similar to my Lyman. There is another stamped piece under the pan on the Lyman held by that screw in the center. There is some fine shot in the space between both pieces and some leaked out when the screw came loose. It wouldn't zero till I added some shot to the space bet...
by Hawkeye2
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RCBS Powder Scale help needed
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: RCBS Powder Scale help needed

I had a similar problem with my Lyman Oahus years ago. The pan was made of 2 pieces held together by the same screw that secured the wire it hangs by. The screw had come loose and some of the birdshot between the 2 pieces had leaked out. I added some weight, enough to get it back where I could zero ...
by Hawkeye2
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hammer thumb extention might be causing trouble?
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: hammer thumb extention might be causing trouble?

It shouldn't add enough mass to give any problems. Is there a chance it's coming up against the receiver or scope as it comes to rest stopping the hammer just a little short or could it be rubbing against something as the hammer falls slowing it down a little?
by Hawkeye2
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who shoots after Cataract Surgery? Advice, Please
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: Who shoots after Cataract Surgery? Advice, Please

I had the surgery 3 years ago, got the expensive lenses that are in focus from near to far and believe it was worth every cent, well actually dollars, lots of them. I was almost completely blind in my left eye and now my vision in that eye is slightly better than in my right. No issues with shooting...
by Hawkeye2
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: deleting things
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: deleting things

So how so I resize it to work? I'm down to 25 X 25 pixels but the file size remains at 9.78 KB (10,022 bytes) and I don't know how to change that to get it in the 0 to 6 range.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another good dog gone.
Replies: 18
Views: 644

Re: Another good dog gone.

I'm sorry to hear of your loss, take comfort from the knowledge that you were able to give him 4 wonderful years.
by Hawkeye2
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo's
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Photo's

As far as i'm concerned Photobucket is history unless you want to shell out $400/year to use it. The thing that really upsets me and everyone else is that they dropped the bomb without any warning. Read the story here: http://sea.pcmag.com/webcom-web-hosting/16382/news/photobucket-breaks-image-links...
by Hawkeye2
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Out to the range with the .460 Martini
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Out to the range with the .460 Martini

The .460 S&W loaded with black powder is known as the .45 Brimstone and is popular as a cartridge conversion in Colt Walkers and Dragoons. A potent load is 60 grains of 3f and a 250 grain bullet.
by Hawkeye2
Mon May 29, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti Model 1873 Stainless Steel Short Rifle
Replies: 15
Views: 1276

Re: Uberti Model 1873 Stainless Steel Short Rifle

http://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-f ... =100833078

Never seen one before but why not just post a direct link to the item?
by Hawkeye2
Wed May 24, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black powder velocity question
Replies: 16
Views: 1140

Re: black powder velocity question

Nath wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 12:58 am
How about a leather gauntlet for a forward hold?

N.
It would probably work fine but as I said they are so light you don't need the other hand forward of the trigger guard.
by Hawkeye2
Mon May 22, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 1053

Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

Beaker wrote:
Sun May 21, 2017 9:33 pm
Want to make a liberal mad? Use for BCE Before Christian Era and for CE use Christian Era. 8)
Anything to stress a liberal and cause lack of sleep. :D
by Hawkeye2
Mon May 22, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black powder velocity question
Replies: 16
Views: 1140

Re: black powder velocity question

I'm glad to hear that you got one and are having such good results. Your reported accuracy and muzzle velocity are impressive. It ought to deadly on small game. They are so light and well balanced that having to keep both hands back of the cylinder is not a disadvantage and I expect you could shoot ...
by Hawkeye2
Thu May 18, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 1053

Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

Other than scientific usage, I can't remember the last time I have heard BC/AD used. But since I'm a RIGHT WING GUN TOTING GOD FEARING MAN I'll continue to use BC/AD. THE LEFT CAN GO POUND SALT! That's a waste of good salt - they should use sand!!! :twisted: That's a waste of good sand! They should...
by Hawkeye2
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unanswerable question on black powder
Replies: 23
Views: 1320

Re: Unanswerable question on black powder

I see no reason that it can't be done, however...... The small bore with a fast twist will foul extremely fast and the bullets would need large grease groves and a black powder compatible lube like SPG. I don't know if it could be gotten to cycle or not but it would plug up the gas system fast. If y...
by Hawkeye2
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black powder velocity question
Replies: 16
Views: 1140

Re: black powder velocity question

I just poured 40 grains in mine and you would have to do some serious compressing to get a ball in. Thirty five leaves a little room and if you get the ball right on the edge of the chamber opening on a compressed load it can move forward under the recoil of a heavy load (even if you have a good fit...
by Hawkeye2
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black powder velocity question
Replies: 16
Views: 1140

Re: black powder velocity question

I don't believe you will get more than 35 grains in the chamber and you will have some loss at the barrel/cylinder gap.
by Hawkeye2
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Levergun
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: My New Levergun

Does your old friend need any new friends? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:lol: Possibly but it would probably take more years than you have left to work your way round to his good side. :lol: :lol:
by Hawkeye2
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unknown gun
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: unknown gun

Pete I think you nailed it. :D
by Hawkeye2
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?
Replies: 67
Views: 2937

Re: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

All of them. :D Seriously the one I really want back is the Model 75 Winchester target rifle with Redfield sights and sling that I got new for Christmas 1957 when I was in the 8th. grade. I sold it along with a few other guns to raise money to move to Virginia.
by Hawkeye2
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Levergun
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

My New Levergun

Shilo 1863 Sharps carbine, a gift from an old friend. You can believe I really appreciate it and am looking forward to shooting it next week. http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu119/hawkeyetoo/Shilo%20Sharps%20carbine%20013.jpg http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu119/hawkeyetoo/Shilo%20Sharps%20ca...
by Hawkeye2
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unknown gun
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: unknown gun

I expect it's a .32 rimfire of unknown origin and of little real value. Massive amounts of these were turned out from the 1880's on to sell cheap and they are often worn out or broken even if they didnt see much use.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One for the Blainemeister
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: One for the Blainemeister

Gee thanks Bill, all these years I had thought a homophone was a Civil War era band instrument. :D
by Hawkeye2
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movie: Tower
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Movie: Tower

It's all about the Leaning Tower of Pisa? :D
by Hawkeye2
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jimenez 380 pistol for sale - cheap... ;-)
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Jimenez 380 pistol for sale - cheap... ;-)

Are you trying to say the pistol is no good? :D

Actually I posted a piece of well you know but the forum changed the three letters to "no good"
by Hawkeye2
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is It Just Me?
Replies: 26
Views: 1009

Re: Is It Just Me?

Put the avatars back on the left and INCREASE THE CONTRAST BETWEEN THE TEXT AND THE BACKGROUND to make it easier to read. Doing away with the pink would be OK too. Other that that everything works well.
by Hawkeye2
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Hawkeye2.
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Happy Birthday Hawkeye2.

Thanks to all. :D
by Hawkeye2
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP: Chuck Berry
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: RIP: Chuck Berry

A true Rock N Roll pioneer. His influence on the music can't be overstated.
by Hawkeye2
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New addition !
Replies: 43
Views: 1979

Re: New addition !

I had a smith take a dent out of the left barrel on my Parker 10 ga., so cheap I would not have even considered trying to make a dent remover and I'm not sure I would have driven very far to borrow one either. As far as Damascus barrels go I worked for a guy 36 years ago that had shot a Parker 12 wi...
by Hawkeye2
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1911 PSA
Replies: 17
Views: 1466

Re: 1911 PSA

Actually it's a 1911A1 and looks fine except for that ugly protrusion from the mag well. For the price I may have to take a second look. You did say they were reliable and shot GI spec ball fine?
by Hawkeye2
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Q and his 1895 winchester video
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: Jeff Q and his 1895 winchester video

"There's really no need for a 405 in Florida anyway."

Bet you could shoot the whole length of one of those pythons. :D
by Hawkeye2
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Q and his 1895 winchester video
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: Jeff Q and his 1895 winchester video

I had the chance to spend some time with a 95 in .405 a few years back. Hornady factory ammo, 3,330 ft-lbs, it would flatten the primer. It was New Years in Maine with a foot of snow on the range and I was wearing a goose down parka. I shot off the bench and didn't find the recoil uncomfortable but ...
by Hawkeye2
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bean boots
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Bean boots

I just got my LL Bean boots back today. Brand new bottoms and insoles for $41 + change delivered. I bought the boots back prior to 1985 and wore the tread off to the point they were dangerous on wet surfaces. The closest boot to the ones have are $179 today though they are lined (which I don't want)...
by Hawkeye2
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Argh! (update)
Replies: 11
Views: 822

Re: Argh!

You might consider dovetailing a simple rear sight into the barrel just enough forward of the forcing cone so as to not get into trouble.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waiting for Wife's Store to add to the "Fragrance" section
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Waiting for Wife's Store to add to the "Fragrance" secti

PB? Peanut Butter in a shotgun? :lol: From the 8th. grade on up my bedroom housed My 75 target rifle, an 86, a 94 and a Mossberg 12 ga. bolt. The room was permeated with the faint smell of Hoppes #9. I wish I had a bottle of the old formula to leave uncapped the room today and no I can't afford one ...
by Hawkeye2
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GPS Unit gone bad
Replies: 22
Views: 569

Re: GPS Unit gone bad

Blane, if you take the old battery in to Battery Mart they will rebuild it. They cut it open and replace the cells. Their rebuild has given better service than the original batteries in a couple of cases for me.
by Hawkeye2
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOZpy55U-jY
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Re: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOZpy55U-jY

Well being in the title the link won't work for me and how about telling us what the link is about so we don't have to go there to find out it's something we really aren't even interested in.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody ever work on a Lapstrake boat? Pics added 1/15
Replies: 24
Views: 952

Re: Anybody ever work on a Lapstrake boat? Pics added 1/15

Photobucket says it's a private album.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last September's hunt in Poland
Replies: 27
Views: 695

Re: Last September's hunt in Poland

No mention of the vodka, pastries and hospitality? Are you sure you were in Poland? :lol:
by Hawkeye2
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a 45Colt Pump rifle
Replies: 14
Views: 783

Re: a 45Colt Pump rifle

A friend handed me one in .45 Colt a few years back and I believe he was hoping I would make an offer after I tried it. Fifty rounds of my cowboy loads later and I was not impressed by the accuracy. It was new and I had lots of jams, many stovepipe, and it didn't matter how fast or slow I worked th...
by Hawkeye2
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a 45Colt Pump rifle
Replies: 14
Views: 783

Re: a 45Colt Pump rifle

A friend handed me one in .45 Colt a few years back and I believe he was hoping I would make an offer after I tried it. Fifty rounds of my cowboy loads later and I was not impressed by the accuracy. It was new and I had lots of jams, many stovepipe, and it didn't matter how fast or slow I worked the...
by Hawkeye2
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So simple it's stupid!
Replies: 30
Views: 1687

Re: So simple it's stupid!

If a little Vaseline is good a lot is better right? I put some in a double boiler and filled it with balls when it all melted. I basically got a ball of Vaseline held together with cotton and it's almost easier to light a rock than it is to start one of these burning. :lol:
by Hawkeye2
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of Goldenseal, and Battery Chargers
Replies: 23
Views: 730

Re: Of Goldenseal, and Battery Chargers

Disconnect the negative terminal and connect a test light (electric ice pick) between it and the cable. If the light glows at all you have a drain that could kill a battery in a few days. If your car has a factory burglar alarm it will kill the battery in a couple of weeks.
by Hawkeye2
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got Lever ? ($320)
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: Got Lever ? ($320)

I found the following: 'the words “Zhang-Zhou Machine Works China” are crudely stamped on the receiver' and Century International is an importer not a manufacturer. Based on what I have read online over the years and the experiences of 2 friends that have owned "Made in China" '87s I would say they ...
by Hawkeye2
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got Lever ? ($320)
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: Got Lever ? ($320)

Sorry for the double post, my computer has been giving me fits lately.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alcan Brass 10 Gage shells. Any idea what they're worth?
Replies: 32
Views: 959

Re: Alcan Brass 10 Gage shells. Any idea what their worth?

Unfortunately brass starts at 12 and goes down from there. I would gladly pay twice the price of the smaller gauges for 10 ga.. Woah, just found 10 gauge brass starting at $10.26 per shell + shipping, I guess that's not going to happen. The last I remember the 12 ga. Parker headstamp brass was about...
by Hawkeye2
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alcan Brass 10 Gage shells. Any idea what they're worth?
Replies: 32
Views: 959

Re: Alcan Brass 10 Gage shells. Any idea what their worth?

I wish I could help but........ I have a full box of unfired Remington 10s that take a small primer that I don't know what to do with. I've had them for about 45 years now and my great uncle probably had them even longer than that. I have a 10 gauge Parker and a Winchester 1901 that I would like to ...
by Hawkeye2
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back When I was Two Years Old..................
Replies: 16
Views: 829

Re: Back When I was Two Years Old..................

Pete44ru wrote:.

That'll soil yer hands............. :mrgreen:


.
And your pants. :lol:
by Hawkeye2
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most worn 94
Replies: 53
Views: 2427

Re: Most worn 94

Now Jack, I'd have no prob at all with that. My boys now, well.........You'd probably have to tussel with em a bit. :D But I'm thinking you got some stuff Cody would be more than happy to trade. :D In spite of lower production numbers, both the 38-55 and 38-40 were extremely popular in Maine. These...
by Hawkeye2
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Invented A Sammich
Replies: 51
Views: 1411

Re: I Invented A Sammich

"I like Spam. And what that means is I WILL survive the apocalypse."

You certinally won't starve as that'l be the last thing to go off the shelves. :lol: