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by Hawkeye2
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how short have you gone?
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: how short have you gone?

Old Win I can remember seeing those different length magazines in the hands of the elders in town when I was in grade school but I haven't seen one in over 50 years. I do know my half magazine carbine is the handiest rifle I have ever taken into the woods. Shot my first deer with it when I was 14, s...
by Hawkeye2
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how short have you gone?
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: how short have you gone?

Sears model 54, that explains a lot. I had forgotten they even existed, good gun to customize. Is the left side drilled & tapped for a Sears scope mount? If so here's a sight to cover them up with:

http://www.peabodyrifle.com/sights.html
by Hawkeye2
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how short have you gone?
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: how short have you gone?

My factory SRC has a 9.5" button end magazine (3 round) and a 9" forearm. How do you figure you can get along without a barrel band to hold the forearm after you shorten the magazine or are you referring to the front band only? You have a carbine with a forearm cap?
by Hawkeye2
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 14
Views: 784

Re: Sad News

Very well said gamekeeper and AJMD429 and only too true. Those who turn their back on the NRA, those who don't vote will allow the opposition to win through apathy. "Also known as the bystander effect, bystander apathy occurs when, during an emergency, those standing by do nothing to help but instea...
by Hawkeye2
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 Barrel Stove
Replies: 21
Views: 585

Re: 2 Barrel Stove

I finally decided to go with a single barrel stove based on a couple of factors. The first is one of the reviews I read where the person wrote that he cleaned the creosote out of the top barrel every second time that he cleaned the ashes out of the bottom. Evidence that creosote does build up in the...
by Hawkeye2
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have a Fitz Special?
Replies: 18
Views: 425

Re: Does anyone have a Fitz Special?

The ultimate Fitz special.
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by Hawkeye2
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jimmy Stewart/ Mustang Sally
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Jimmy Stewart/ Mustang Sally

He was an instructor early in his career and went on to pilot 20 missions in B24s after volunteering for combat. Post war he flew the B36, B47 and B52 and even went on one B52 mission in Nam as an observer. Private to Colonel in four years and retired as a brigadier general, quite a record for someo...
by Hawkeye2
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jimmy Stewart/ Mustang Sally
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Jimmy Stewart/ Mustang Sally

Joe DeBona and Jimmy Stewart jointly owned Mustang N5528N, "Thunderbird", that had been built from parts salvaged from several aircraft. The plane was sold to Jackie Cochran in 1949. She set several records with it and sold it back to Stewart in 1953. It was then sold to DeBona in '54 and he in turn...
by Hawkeye2
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 Barrel Stove
Replies: 21
Views: 585

Re: 2 Barrel Stove

Thanks Octagon, my head wasn't in gear and I was thinking of more complicated systems. K.I.S.S. Shouldn't be difficult to rig up at all.
by Hawkeye2
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 Barrel Stove
Replies: 21
Views: 585

Re: 2 Barrel Stove

Octagon you wouldn't have any details on how he set up that oil drip would you? I change the oil & fluids in everything I own and I would as soon burn it as to take it to town to recycle.
by Hawkeye2
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 Barrel Stove
Replies: 21
Views: 585

2 Barrel Stove

Does anyone have any experience with one? I have a 20' X 30' shed, uninsulated, metal siding that I would like to heat. I have wood and 2 55 gal. drums for a start but I do have concerns. My biggest worry is creosote buildup in the top drum and a resulting fire. does that even happen? Keeping it 3' ...
by Hawkeye2
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny Story Writer
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: Funny Story Writer

I used to enjoy his stories while I was waiting in the Chiropractor's office, sadly his replacement isn't near as humorous. I'll have to look for some of his books.
by Hawkeye2
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new pocket pistol.....
Replies: 17
Views: 592

Re: new pocket pistol.....

Only 1 round of .380 or 9mm, really! Take apart to reload? I'd feel safer with a rock. :D
by Hawkeye2
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Single Action Revolver Maker
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: New Single Action Revolver Maker

The Trinities really look impressive and I would love to have a pair of the "Remingtons".
by Hawkeye2
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Awesome SHOCKWAVE around a 50 BMG bullet
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: The Awesome SHOCKWAVE around a 50 BMG bullet

I usually shoot on my property and generally alone but I would never walk away from a firearm unless I had checked to see that it's unloaded or disabled. Pull the slide back & lock & drop the mag. Remove the bolt if it has a fixed and loaded mag and so on. In the case of something like a levergun, r...
by Hawkeye2
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Awesome SHOCKWAVE around a 50 BMG bullet
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: The Awesome SHOCKWAVE around a 50 BMG bullet

I'm really disappointed in that he never once cleared the firearm before he went downrange. Even if one is shooting a single shot .22 you clear it before you take your hands off it.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oddity.....
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: oddity.....

Melvin Johnson designed the .22 Spitfire, .30 carbine necked down to .224 to be used in the carbines his company converted.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oddity.....
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: oddity.....

Universal made an M1 copy in .30 carbine and in.256 Winchester magnum (.256 Ferret or .256 Universal) back in the '60s.
by Hawkeye2
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Installing a new lock on my springfield carbine
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Installing a new lock on my springfield carbine

I shot skirmishes with an original '55 for a while and the hump slows down capping and can make it a little more difficult in the cold and/or wearing gloves. I have little love for a high hump lock plate, Maynard mechanism or not. I hope the lock is a repro. I've seen Hanson's creations on Track of ...
by Hawkeye2
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe a solution looking for a problem, but I don't own one...
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Maybe a solution looking for a problem, but I don't own one...

There is one possible advantage in a timed match where you have X number of targets and X number of rounds loaded but counting rounds and discipline would take care of that issue. What if you are a hunter or plinker and don't fire a full mag? You have to lower the hammer on every round in turn to em...
by Hawkeye2
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 03A3 Stock Finish
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: 03A3 Stock Finish

I wouldn't worry about a stain. I'd just use the blo you have on hand. With time and enough applications, it's will look about as close to original as you can get. That was my initial thought and I may just go with it. I'll check for a cheaper source of the stain (see my post above) and if I can't ...
by Hawkeye2
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 03A3 Stock Finish
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: 03A3 Stock Finish

I saw that stain and went to the manufacturers site, $15 for 8 oz. and $14.95 to ship it. :shock: I've got a dealer's account with Brownell's so I may check there.
by Hawkeye2
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 03A3 Stock Finish
Replies: 8
Views: 380

03A3 Stock Finish

I have a repro 03A3 stock with a NOS handguard and I'm planing on putting a gun together using a sporterized 03A3 (other than the stock unaltered) that I have. I was wondering what to finish the stock with that would look original. My thoughts are BLO and I have plenty on hand as well as the time to...
by Hawkeye2
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPS Stores
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: UPS Stores

The UPS stores charge you the full UPS price and then add a %age, that goes into their pocket. It's just business but I won't ship UPS if I can avoid it and then I buy the lables online. If you do that you can drop the package at the UPS store no charge.
by Hawkeye2
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh I was bad.
Replies: 23
Views: 507

Re: Oh I was bad.

I've been bad like that before so I understand. To help you maintain domestic tranquility I will allow you to store them here at my home at least untill you have taken your wife out for a fancy meal and bought her an expensive set of earrings. My wife has no problem with that arrangment as I'm const...
by Hawkeye2
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380

"how about that gun in a short 38 Spl....or the same as a 38 S&W but with a .357 bullet diameter. I could see that catching on." The problem is that the cylinder is so small the rims of those cartridges would overlap. The .380 being semi rimless just makes it. It takes a revolver the size of the 51 ...
by Hawkeye2
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1246

Re: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

Cimaron's 62 pocket Navy in .380 is avaliable now (finally). It's a little pricey at $570.70 though. A 6" barrel but it wouldn't be difficult to shorten. https://www.cimarron-firearms.com/guns-n-stuff/conversion-revolvers-1/62-pocket-navy-conversion/cimarron-1862-pocket-navy-36-cal-6-1-2.html Uberti...
by Hawkeye2
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1246

Re: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

Cimaron's 62 pocket Navy in .380 is avaliable now (finally). It's a little pricey at $570.70 though. A 6" barrel but it wouldn't be difficult to shorten.

https://www.cimarron-firearms.com/guns- ... 6-1-2.html
by Hawkeye2
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOT a Harley
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: NOT a Harley

I remember them from the mid 60s. There were tough little bikes. A guy back home sold Ducati/Norton/Matchless from a friend's Texaco station. Aparently it wasn't difficult to become a dealer, possibly just have enough money to buy 3 or so bikes. Berliner in NJ was the US distributor for these brands...
by Hawkeye2
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Diploma..............
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: My Diploma..............

Congratulations, kick back and enjoy life. :D
by Hawkeye2
Sun May 19, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hiking without a handgun.....
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Hiking without a handgun.....

Open carry in Virginia would have been no problem. If those folks in Tennesse would have been responsible enough to press charges this could have been prevented.
by Hawkeye2
Fri May 03, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smart Slide
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: Smart Slide

Subject to pop-ups? Will we be seeing ads for dating Russian girls and cures for male issues? Seriously if we embrace any electronics on firearms we are starting down that slippery slope. Politicians and antis will claim we are willing to accept electronics and that this type of thing proves it's po...
by Hawkeye2
Wed May 01, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1246

Re: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

Nate that really looks nice. I have an 1969 dated ASM '49 that I have been thinking about converting. I don't know if the conversion cylinder for the Uberti will work but I guess I can take it by Taylor's next time I go to town. I have everything I need to load .32 S&W, just need to take the time to...
by Hawkeye2
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 22 LR versions of Military Rifles...
Replies: 16
Views: 629

Re: Interesting 22 LR versions of Military Rifles...

I have a French MAS 36 training rifle in .22 LR. It has a full size chamber and a .22 bore using an adaper to hold the .22 round. Unfortunatly I have never been able to find an adapter to fire it with. If anyone knows where I could find one I would be grateful. As far as the rest of the military rif...
by Hawkeye2
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 22 LR versions of Military Rifles...
Replies: 16
Views: 629

Re: Interesting 22 LR versions of Military Rifles...

As you said interesting but a little expensive. I guess there is a market for them but I have the full size versions of all of them to play with. I also have a Polish trainer and yes they were for teens. My wife trained on one in gymnasium (high school in the USA) and recognized it as I came through...
by Hawkeye2
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone having issues posting
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: Anyone having issues posting

It has timed out a quite a number of times while trying to open a thread and sometimes the entire site won't load. I didn't have any problems with the only post I have made lately.
by Hawkeye2
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moose Molds
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Moose Molds

"There was a guy in the UK that supposedly made pretty decent roundball molds but his name escapes me at the moment ." Jeff Tanner, the molds are now being made by his son. http://www.ballmoulds.com/ earlmck you might try contacting the following: Tennessee Bullet Molds Because I cut them on the lat...
by Hawkeye2
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1246

Re: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

The Uberti 1862 Pocket Police in .380 is not a conversion of their existing '62 but rather a new gun from the ground up so the bore will be correct for the cartridge.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Irish 911 Call...
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: An Irish 911 Call...

I'd beter not let my (blond) Polish wife see that one. She might get ideas and she's a fair shot.
by Hawkeye2
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1246

Re: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

They announced it last year and have missed one or two delivery times. Allegedly it had some (safety?) problems that had to be dressed one time. If and when, no time soon, you see it it won't be cheap.
by Hawkeye2
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1246

Re: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

The 62 Pocket models have the same size frame as the 49s but use a rebated cylinder like a 60 Army to achieve the .36 caliber. They are way too small for any .38 conversion however Cimaron is susposed to be bringing one on the market chambered for .380 ACP which in my opinion is pushing the envelope...
by Hawkeye2
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sucks to be Dicks Sporting Goods
Replies: 21
Views: 621

Re: Sucks to be Dicks Sporting Goods

Where is Dr. Kevorkian now that we really need him?
by Hawkeye2
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High-capacity BARREL - not magazine....???
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: High-capacity BARREL - not magazine....???

dgr416 wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:26 am
Doctors kill 400000 people a year by mistake we should ban them . They get paid to do it too !
I'm sorry but I fail to see what this has to do with this thread. :?
by Hawkeye2
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Felt Artistic.....
Replies: 17
Views: 529

Re: Felt Artistic.....

Crusoe of Lonesome Lake

https://www.amazon.com/Crusoe-Lonesome- ... 0345238737

Ought to be a great reade.
by Hawkeye2
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closing Time Optical Illusion
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Closing Time Optical Illusion

They are all 10s at closing time. :D
by Hawkeye2
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Papa Jim Says
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Papa Jim Says

My first reloads were for a rolling block with a Lee Loader. I have 2 winchester tools plus original molds and an Ideal w/mold, haven't gotten around to using them yet.
by Hawkeye2
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Reloading Press Md: 90045?
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Lee Reloading Press Md: 90045?

I bought one years ago and have it mounted to one side of my bench. I keep a Lee decaping die in it and have only used it for that. It seems to be a well made press and isn't loose or sloppy. I've got one of the Lyman hand or bench mount presses which are no longer listed and I have never bothered t...
by Hawkeye2
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Life Member
Replies: 17
Views: 1118

Re: NRA Life Member

Never give up the good fight!

NRA endowment member, memeber: 2nd. Amendment Foundation, CCRKBA, VA Citizen's Defense League.

My wife is a NRA life member and a member of CCRKBA, VA Citizen's Defense League and we both compete in the N-SSA.
by Hawkeye2
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen Winchester 1892
Replies: 42
Views: 1761

Re: Stolen Winchester 1892

AJMD429 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:09 pm
Will you cover the rental fee for the backhoe if we find the guy...? :twisted:
Hell, I'll dig the hole with a bent spoon by the light of 1 candle for nothing.
by Hawkeye2
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toy gun buy back.
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: Toy gun buy back.

If I chewed a pop tart to look like a gun do you suppose they would give me money fot it? :D