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by Hawkeye2
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bug out lamps
Replies: 16
Views: 994

Re: Bug out lamps

Nichols Stallions in the upper right of the photo of the big lamp?
by Hawkeye2
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having to log in every time you visit?
Replies: 53
Views: 1983

Re: Having to log in every time you visit?

Thanks, I didn't know that . This forum operates differently that others I'm on in this case. I was hoping that we would hear from a moderator on this issue by now and some action would be even better but it looks like it won't happen.
by Hawkeye2
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having to log in every time you visit?
Replies: 53
Views: 1983

Re: Login site amnesia

See this thread started on the 29th. of last month. I don't believe it's just cookies, began right after the upgrade. I have tried to send Hobie a PM regarding the problem but it just lays there in my outbox (yes, I'm logged in) so it sounds like the problem goes deeper than just log ins. I've tried...
by Hawkeye2
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having to log in every time you visit?
Replies: 53
Views: 1983

Re: Having to log in every time you visit?

I have to log in every time too and my name and password are no longer stored.
by Hawkeye2
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WORLD'S PRETTIEST PISTOL
Replies: 18
Views: 893

Re: WORLD'S PRETTIEST PISTOL

I first held a Pocket police (original) when I was 10 or 11 and fell in love with it. They are the best looking of all Colt's revolvers and they just feel right in the hand, did when I was kid and still do today. The pocket Navy is heavier out front and it actually holds steadier because of that. I ...
by Hawkeye2
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love During The Virus Troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Love During The Virus Troubles

Corona virus isn't an STD is it? :D
by Hawkeye2
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Actually an interesting question (on GE gatling gun)
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Actually an interesting question (on GE gatling gun)

I would think it would be no different from zeroing a vintage 94 with a side mounted scope. The only actual concern is the location of the muzzle at the exact instant the bullet exits. Given the distance between the sights and the muzzle the line of sight and the bullet's path would be converging up...
by Hawkeye2
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

Welcome back! :D The morning coffee goes better while reading your posts.
by Hawkeye2
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys that have Ultrasonic cleaners
Replies: 16
Views: 578

Re: What do you guys that have Ultrasonic cleaners

Mineral spirits or kerosene will work to remove gummy lubricants but it's a good idea to take it outside while it's working. I've used lots of things I had around the house and most all worked, just some were better than others. Caution; test whatever you decide to use on a place that won't be visib...
by Hawkeye2
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Lever
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Old Lever

You might check with gunsmiths in your area for a take-off stock if they haven't already used it for firewood. It might be possible to restore it to firing condition but I doubt it would be worth the cost or work even if it could be made safe. I usually use 0000 wool buy you could go with coarser, n...
by Hawkeye2
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oddity.....
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Oddity.....

Remington began producing 1903s in September of 41 and they were identical to "regular" 03s as they used the tooling from Rock Island. As the tooling wore out Remington began to replace machined parts with stampings and also to somewhat simplify the design which eventually lead to the 03a3. Remingto...
by Hawkeye2
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drifter Day
Replies: 11
Views: 666

Re: Drifter Day

I saw his picture on facebook today and wow does he look good! It's almost hard to believe that's the same dog. Looks like his drifting stopped when he found his new home.
by Hawkeye2
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 1872

Re: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh

Pitchy, I hope you are still hanging around and see this. I didn't follow the Gun Room thread so i don't know what went on there. This is the first forum I come to when I'm having my morning coffee and though I don't post here often I do enjoy it, guess I like the diversity of topics and the fact th...
by Hawkeye2
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Gunsmithing Book
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: Old Gunsmithing Book

The book arrived yesterday and I'm impressed. A lot of info on muzzleloading guns and how to make a bullet mold including how to cut round cherry which is something I had wondered about for years. It looks like I have some enjoyable hours ahead of me reading, money well spent. The Gayle Hoskins prin...
by Hawkeye2
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Gunsmithing Book
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: Old Gunsmithing Book

"Norwegianing up the price" Never heard that term before.

I found a copy on eBay, $23, really looking forward to getting it. Missed the one for $10, delayed too long.

A slightly belated Happy New Year to everyone.
by Hawkeye2
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Gunsmithing Book
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: Old Gunsmithing Book

Now that is a find! I'm going to have to look for a copy.
by Hawkeye2
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shotgun reloading tool.
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: Shotgun reloading tool.

Duplicate post
by Hawkeye2
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shotgun reloading tool.
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: Shotgun reloading tool.

I used one a little back in my early teens and still have it as well as one for 10 gauge. They often have a number stamped in or cast on to indicate the gauge. The entire reloading set is difficult to find intact. They worked well and modern versions are available today.
by Hawkeye2
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how short have you gone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

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: 17
Views: 1220

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: 17
Views: 1220

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: 961

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: 841

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: 653

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: 617

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: 617

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: 841

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: 841

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: 841

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: 428

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: 27
Views: 1741

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: 507

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: 259

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: 259

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: 505

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: 505

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: 270

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: 323

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: 485

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: 485

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: 485

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: 366

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: 566

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: 651

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: 1510

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: 1510

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: 507

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: 552

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: 1066

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: 624

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...