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by Tactical Lever
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OK - could you cover ALL 'gun needs' with 42 firearms...???
Replies: 23
Views: 608

Re: OK - could you cover ALL 'gun needs' with 42 firearms...???

Sorry Tac your list isn't near complete. For instance you don't have anything belt fed much less the three necessary calibers, 5.56, 7.62 and 50 BMG. Well you don't have to tell me that! Heck, that list could probably double, and I'm sure that I'd find a hole somewhere.. Kind of going off a minimum...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I went and bought a 9mm.....
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: I went and bought a 9mm.....

Had a P89. It was a really slick gun. Shouldn't have sold it, but did because I thought it was a big bulky gun for 9mm, and I didn't care to get used to the little bit of take up on the trigger.
by Tactical Lever
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OK - could you cover ALL 'gun needs' with 42 firearms...???
Replies: 23
Views: 608

Re: OK - could you cover ALL 'gun needs' with 42 firearms...???

When I was a young, naïve teenager, I think that I probably had my needs at about 5 guns. Some kind of shotgun for ducks and geese most likely a 12 gauge. An intermediate size all around big game rifle capable of all game in NA that I was liable to take; somewhere from a 6.5x55 to 30-06. With probab...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Special".......
Replies: 39
Views: 1175

Re: "Special".......

Of course it doesn't help that deer are growing kevlar hides now. By the time my kids are my age, deer will be bulletproof and able to take out a tank without breaking a sweat. At least that is what the gun magazines are trying to have me believe. :lol: It's a virtual arms race of sorts! Back in Gr...
by Tactical Lever
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Special".......
Replies: 39
Views: 1175

Re: "Special".......

The .44 Special - A Reappraisal by Charles A. Skelton Shooting Times Magazine August 1966 Note: This was one of Skeeters early articles for Shooting Times and he had not starting using his nickname of "Skeeter" in his byline. In the uncomplicated days before the Great Misunderstanding of December 7...
by Tactical Lever
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: See ya fellers
Replies: 38
Views: 1512

Re: See ya fellers

Hope to see you back, Pitchy. These forums, you've gotta take the good with the bad. I've probably opened my virtual mouth a couple times I shouldn't have and gotten into some pretty epic debates that rapidly spiraled down into arguments. On the flipside of all that, I've learned and had some great ...
by Tactical Lever
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 158 grains out of a '22' levergun.....
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: 158 grains out of a '22' levergun.....

Nice! I load a .44 Magnum out of a 20" Henry somewhere in between Magnum power and .44 Special. It's about as loud as a .22. :D
by Tactical Lever
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moose Hunting in Central BC
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Moose Hunting in Central BC

Hey thanks, I'm looking at options, that is generous of you to offer being a host. No prob! Let us know what you decide. If going the hunter host way is a good option for you, let me know. I'm sure no great white hunter, but I sure run into a fair number of them. I'm also off for a week at a time f...
by Tactical Lever
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashlights now versus 50 years ago.
Replies: 25
Views: 700

Re: Flashlights now versus 50 years ago.

Also have a couple Nebo lights that I am happy with. Got a small flat area light that throws 500 lumens and is dimmable, and charged via USB. Wasn't sure about USB charged stuff, but the battery lasts a long time, doesn't really seem to "leak down", and it's easy to top up so you don't end up with a...
by Tactical Lever
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashlights now versus 50 years ago.
Replies: 25
Views: 700

Re: Flashlights now versus 50 years ago.

The 'bulbs' are sure brighter. The beams are more focused. The run-time is sure longer. The batteries still leak. The switches are worse. I got a $30 or so flashlight and for that price wasn't going to make it my main depend-on light, but just one for around the house. Of course it has a regular an...
by Tactical Lever
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moose Hunting in Central BC
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Moose Hunting in Central BC

Just recently learned that my moose hunting in the Caribou District of BC will not happen this fall. The liberals in Vancouver have been persuaded by someone, maybe representing the Native Tribes to curtail the guided moose hunts this fall. My guide who usually gets 7 tags and plans his hunts aroun...
by Tactical Lever
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JEFF QUINN HEALTH UPDATE- August 21st, 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: JEFF QUINN HEALTH UPDATE- August 21st, 2019

Prayers and thoughts for Jeff! Sounds like he is still kickin'.
by Tactical Lever
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hatsan escort.
Replies: 20
Views: 659

Re: Hatsan escort.

thanks for this info. questions to clarify is shipped through the same as imported? the paperwork to get the gun into the country, both via boat and vehicle, means registering the firearm and acquiring a registration number for it, with a time limit for that certification. this is based on entering...
by Tactical Lever
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hatsan escort.
Replies: 20
Views: 659

Re: Hatsan escort.

I like that one. I can't take a semi-auto through Canada to get to Alaska, so stuck with pumps. Sure you can! Semi autos aren't illegal in Canada. Some may be on the prohib list however, and "big" box mags may need to be pinned. THANKS ! I will check that out! I would like to have a semi-auto versi...
by Tactical Lever
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airgun question for Nath, Gamekeeper
Replies: 28
Views: 606

Re: Airgun question for Nath, Gamekeeper

The reason I went for a junior sized air rifle is that I never enjoyed using the heavy adult rifles, I've had a few 12 FTP springers and they have either recoiled themselves loose or have been heavier than a 10 gauge wildfowler. I have tried a couple of pump up rifles but not being Charles Atlas fo...
by Tactical Lever
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hatsan escort.
Replies: 20
Views: 659

Re: Hatsan escort.

Grizz wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:09 pm
I like that one. I can't take a semi-auto through Canada to get to Alaska, so stuck with pumps.
Sure you can! Semi autos aren't illegal in Canada. Some may be on the prohib list however, and "big" box mags may need to be pinned.
by Tactical Lever
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 856

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

Remington 700 is cock on opening, I think. For storage of an empty rifle, I pull the trigger and cautiously lower the bolt. Does the Rem 700 firing pin protrude on doing this? I haven't done it on a live round. I am guessing that it probably does protrude under a little spring tension. I believe th...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 856

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

I used to carry like that, and considered it safe, until I learned that the firing pin on bolt actions (most?) rests on the primer with some pressure on it. I believe some have made the rifles fire by dropping them butt stock first. You are right, that is NOT a safe way to carry! What a horrible id...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think Sugar is going to be BIG
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: I think Sugar is going to be BIG

We have fed purina for years, American made, purina does alot for sporting - hunting dog people. And McDonald house does a lot for sick kids. But that doesn't change the fact that McDonald's has revolutionized the fast food business, but not in a good way. Pink slime, and ammonia sprayed equipment ...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think Sugar is going to be BIG
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: I think Sugar is going to be BIG

Consider going to raw food. She won't be eating (and poopin') such big volumes. After a lot of reading, I'm convinced that there is no good dry food. Try thowing something in the water. Our older dog is half lab, at least according to vet records, and she had no interest in fetch. But throw a stick...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 856

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

When Peter Hathaway Capstick was a PH as the story goes he once had a safety fail and nearly hurt someone. His practice ever since with a bolt action was to load a round, and with the safety off pull triger with the bolt handle in the straight up position. While keeping the trigger all the way to t...
by Tactical Lever
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think Sugar is going to be BIG
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: I think Sugar is going to be BIG

Consider going to raw food. She won't be eating (and poopin') such big volumes. After a lot of reading, I'm convinced that there is no good dry food. Try thowing something in the water. Our older dog is half lab, at least according to vet records, and she had no interest in fetch. But throw a stick ...
by Tactical Lever
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 856

Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

Been having a discussion on "do it all" survival type rifles. Kind of an end of the world zompocalypse type situation. I suggested a lever gun (naturally) would be a great carrying gun, and quick into action without having a loaded chamber. Or at least a lot safer being a "hammer gun", when doing ch...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1198

Re: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

I got this Wells Fargo version just to convert. https://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o203/NateKJ/edited-image_zpstur6lq4q.png The CAS shooters will buy the old top breaks for the pocket pistol side matches. I think this is faster slip hammer style and easier to keep on target compared to double acti...
by Tactical Lever
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1198

Re: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

Some loadings of the 380 ACP are nothing to sneeze at. Last fall I had to dispatch a young buck hung in a fence. He was still quite active but the coyotes had eaten a hole out of his rectum and one ham. Used my 51 Remington and a 90 grain XTP. Put the bullet about halfway between the eye and ear, (...
by Tactical Lever
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1198

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.... Saw that one. A bit pricey. And looks a little unfinished. Not a...
by Tactical Lever
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1198

Re: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

Well I think I'm limited to a 62 for maximum punch without a lot of custom work for a 49, and possibly pushing it too hard. Kind of wanted a cartridge gun as I don't fool around with BP much because of clean up. Kind of switched focus (for now), and will probably pick up a Uberti Stallion in .38. It...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1198

Re: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

Why the 32 mag? The 32 Long would be perfect.......this is an original '62 Colt Police next to a Ruger Single Six .22.---6 https://i.postimg.cc/J7bnFqfq/IMG-5553.jpg Good looking pistols! Just looking for more punch in a old style BP looking gun. The arbitrary bench mark is enough punch to put the ...
by Tactical Lever
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?
Replies: 22
Views: 1198

1849 Pocket Navy "Magnum" conversion?

Hankering after a small revolver, and wanted a 1849 for a while now. But the power is a bit on the low side. I see that the 1862 is billed as a "pocket model" in .36, but I hear that the frames are bigger? I was also wondering about conversions, as sometimes I just want to play around without a big ...
by Tactical Lever
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh thoughts on concealed carry choice?
Replies: 34
Views: 807

Re: Fresh thoughts on concealed carry choice?

Never was much one for polymer pistols, and I am partial to revolvers, but I did stumble across a neat gun a while back. I was in the market for something a little different, but I wasn't crazy about getting a striker fired gun. Very nearly got a Canik. I believe it was the entry level model I was l...
by Tactical Lever
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Felt Artistic.....
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: Felt Artistic.....

Very nice, thanks for sharing... 8) Glad you didn't leave it there like the 132 year old 73 in Nevada..... :wink: I get a kick out of how crazy people are with the camouflage. I like camo, but don't need to camo everything. Reminds me of when I first got my stainless Marlin Guide Gun. I needed an e...
by Tactical Lever
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Felt Artistic.....
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: Felt Artistic.....

Nice pics! Thought the terrain looked very familiar, then I realized that I've experienced it for a time. Lived on Haida Gwaii for about 1.5 years back when it was still QCI. Or maybe it never stopped being HG! I lived in Masset and about halfway between Masset and Port Clements. Miss it, and will r...
by Tactical Lever
Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 45/70 question
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: New 45/70 question

If it is a modern manufacture (Japanese) example I would say it is close enough you would never notice the difference. When I first got mine many years ago I loaded a 600 grain cast bullet at 1900 fps and did not feel the need to go any farther. The recoil approximates a 405 grain at 2800 fps. Okay...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry
Replies: 34
Views: 1853

Re: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry

Thanks for the kind words and advice fellas!
by Tactical Lever
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry
Replies: 34
Views: 1853

Re: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry

Checked. Buttplate & barrel band are what they're calling a "common brass alloy". The frame is a bronze/aluminum alloy. You may get a slightly different chemical reaction. Denis Polished the butt plate and barrel band with some steel wool and then treated both to the same treatment the receiver got...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inherited
Replies: 24
Views: 1956

Re: Inherited

. FWIW, I've been using GooGone for years, to remove sticker residue (not the sticker itself) w/o any issues, including on gunstocks. Of course, I first peel off/away as much of the sticker as possible, before using the GooGone to remove whatever won't easily come off manually. . Thanks for that in...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A HUGE Surprise Gift
Replies: 36
Views: 1426

Re: A HUGE Surprise Gift

It will pair up nicely with my 50th Anniversary Blackhawk .357.....I love that tubular loading.... Be careful, someone raised by the nanny state will tell you how dangerous it is. I can't believe some of the stuff I've read about tube loading being unsafe. Well maybe Blaine's friend might not be as...
by Tactical Lever
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: That Henry Gold/Brass Finish
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: That Henry Gold/Brass Finish

What do you mean durable? My Big Boy, I picked up cheap, as it had a couple small scuffs on it from falling off a quad. I intentionally tarnished it, and rubbed some BLO on the stock, and just about ever little mark disappeared. The only complaint with the receivers that I have heard, is that they a...
by Tactical Lever
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inherited
Replies: 24
Views: 1956

Re: Inherited

. A very nice inheritance, indeed - the epitome of "pristine". BTW, if you want to remove the NRA sticker w/o any damage to the stock finish, "goo-gone" works really well. http://googone.com/Home http://googone.com/getmetafile/7b5f2398-8b2c-4490-9702-df8b4a6ee4ca/Goo-Gone-Pro-Power-16-oz-pump.aspx;...
by Tactical Lever
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pfoot!
Replies: 16
Views: 1258

Re: Pfoot!

Those are a hoot. Sold my last one a couple years ago, have been wanting to pick up another. My most recent build project is a 1377 converted to 22 with a Crosman steel breech and the stock set off of a 1389. Chronied it and with the 24" barrel on it it is only producing 500 fps. Need to do some in...
by Tactical Lever
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun bear
Replies: 23
Views: 1585

Re: Levergun bear

one of the nurse's husbands was up on his treestand for over 30 hours at the end of last week this fellow came in; he used his marlin 45/70 and put 4 rounds of what I think were factory 405 loads into him http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg196/hfcable/grizzly%20and%20marlin%20%20%202_zpsmbj2sm5t....
by Tactical Lever
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wet Cleaning Cases
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Wet Cleaning Cases

All I do is wet clean them. Just pour in some warm to hot water with a little dish soap and splash of water soluble degreaser and let them soak for a while. Then sift through them for a couple minutes and rinse well. Then I put them in the oven for a little while to dry. A variation of that is how ...
by Tactical Lever
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wet Cleaning Cases
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Wet Cleaning Cases

All I do is wet clean them. Just pour in some warm to hot water with a little dish soap and splash of water soluble degreaser and let them soak for a while. Then sift through them for a couple minutes and rinse well. Then I put them in the oven for a little while to dry.
by Tactical Lever
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 and lead bullets - case 'filler'
Replies: 24
Views: 1465

Re: .44-40 and lead bullets - case 'filler'

WHERE IN THE WORLD did you get that loading data ?? Some of it is eight [ 8 ! ] grains above data I developed in a pressure gun ten or twelve years ago. And so it goes... Found hotter loads than that. The loads you are referencing would be BP equivalent I imagine. However, in a new Rossi you can go...
by Tactical Lever
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got busted carrying concealed
Replies: 27
Views: 1894

Re: Got busted carrying concealed

Maybe that Hawaiian shirt thing works west of the Mississippi. Dead giveaway where I live. I locked up at least 2-3 different guys just on hunches they were concealing something. I figured it'd be dope, but it was gun each time. But, Hawaiian shirts are not common here. Locked up on a hunch?? How d...
by Tactical Lever
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got busted carrying concealed
Replies: 27
Views: 1894

Re: Got busted carrying concealed

I like the vest, and own many, but then again I always wore vest before from the time I was a Kid. I usually carry a 1911 of some flavor, IWB holster and open vest. Maybe it's the cowboy hats and boots that helps me get away with it, but I have never been called out, of course some people that know...
by Tactical Lever
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry
Replies: 34
Views: 1853

Re: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry

Thanks guys. I have to touch it up a little and do the butt plate (which does seem to have a clear coat) and the barrel band; but overall I'm happy with the way it's progressing.

And if I squint at it the right way, I can imagine it having a long and storied history. :D
by Tactical Lever
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry
Replies: 34
Views: 1853

Re: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry

This side did not turn out as well; it started off looking like I drew lines on it with a felt. :oops:

Forgive the clutter, I started to feel a little artsy fartsy. :lol:
by Tactical Lever
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry
Replies: 34
Views: 1853

Re: Thinking of brass blackening on Henry

Tried dabbing and selectively rubbing the finish with cloth, and q-tips. Also tried soaking some bluing through a kleenex. Did not get the right kind of finish, then had an idea. I thought that using steel wool might create an interesting effect. So I rubbed the brass with fine steel wool and bluing...