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by M. M. Wright
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead Ammunition Ban
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Lead Ammunition Ban

The last lead smelter in the USA was closed last year due to over-regulation. They'll be able to regulate imports.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s

Saw a utube video of Bill Wilson telling how he maintains his 1911. Pulling the extractor and cleaning it's hole with a nylon 22 brush is recommended.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:21 am
This is the one I bought.

https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting-gea ... /p/1541698
Oh Bill, that is a great price! Ended up with $665 in min by the time I got it home. Pretty much the same gun as yours.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s

You're absolutely right OlWin. Normal music wire springs are only good for 1-2K rounds. Buy the 22 lb wound from square wire and they last at least 10X that long. Most people will never wear one out. And put a shock buff in it and change it every 2K rounds. Only oil contact surfaces. Don't forget th...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Vintage Weaver V7 scope **SPF
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Vintage Weaver V7 scope

No, I think those rings will work on any Burris, Leupold or Redfield base.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s

I just bought myself a Kimber Pro Carry II 2 tone. Yeah, it has the aluminum frame cause I want it to be light for carrying. Just picked it up today and will put some rounds through it tomorrow. I've been getting by with a Star PD of which I've owned a couple in my time. This Kimber has the 4" barre...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 444 Marlin bullets WTS in OK
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: 444 Marlin bullets WTS in OK

BTT
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update time.
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Update time.

Always a joy to see you and Jess out taking care of the varmints and table fare.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a Kahr"P9 Covert"
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Making a Kahr"P9 Covert"

It takes huge huevos to just start chopping on a nice pistol but man that turned out really nice. I do it with double barreled shotguns but then I'm not as neat as you. I just stick 'em under the hot saw.

My daughter in law carries a Kahr 40 S&W.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report, 106 year-old Winchester carbine 44-40 (photos)
Replies: 22
Views: 694

Re: Range Report, 106 year-old Winchester carbine 44-40 (photos)

Great report Kirk. I no longer have my 92 in 44-40 but still have 4 73s. The Winchester SRC from 1885 is my favorite and it shoots decent groups. Good enough to kill a whitetail.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Changed My Mind On The Sig 938
Replies: 40
Views: 543

Re: I Changed My Mind On The Sig 938

I just settled on a Kimber Ultra Carry 4", 7+1 45. Two Tone as the frame is aluminum. Found the best price at Bud's. It'll be here next week. I'm eighty now and don't want to learn a new gun. I shot tens of thousands of rounds through 1911s back in the eighties when I was shooting IPSC so it's sorta...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting Times article on Uberti single action revolvers
Replies: 17
Views: 518

Re: Shooting Times article on Uberti single action revolvers

Notice that little piece on the end of the base pin bushing on your Colt SAA? That's left over from black powder days. It was put there to keep the blast of crud bearing gases out of the base pin hole. Remington doesn't have that deflector and is why Remingtons tie up after only a couple of cylinder...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request .......
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Prayer request .......

Prayers up!
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better than Football
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Better than Football

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Coffee now. New ones added.
Replies: 32
Views: 636

Re: Making Coffee now.

I've actually been savin' up for a new building. Maybe move my shop into it and use the old one for storage. I don't own a coffee grinder but Esperanza bought a sack of roasted 1850 beans (by mistake) so I need one. How does that one with the wheel work? Think I could build one like that. HAPPY NEW ...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter wonderland
Replies: 25
Views: 491

Re: Winter wonderland

I know it's a pain but it sure is beautiful.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Gunsmithing Book
Replies: 14
Views: 436

Re: Old Gunsmithing Book

Pitchy, where else would you find an audience who would recognize the names of those rifles and guns. I had no idea what an Evans was until I watched that Tom Selleck movie, Crossfire Trail. Yet, here is a book with instructions on how to work on it. Oh yeah, the bad guy had a Remington Keene didn't...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Case Colors on SAA Colts
Replies: 30
Views: 702

Re: Case Colors on SAA Colts

OS, Several years ago I bought a 4 3/4 inch full blue 44-40 from a lady who had bought it from the custom shop as a gift for her husband. I don't believe he ever fired it because when I did the empties wouldn't eject without banging the ejector against the edge of the unloading table. I sent it back...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 882

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

I'm enjoying following your activities 6pt.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: brazing a sight rail on a browning 5
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: brazing a sight rail on a browning 5

That is a do-able fix. I would clamp some aluminum heat sinks to the barrel/rib to prevent any further unsoldering and use Alstate 430 (soft silver that melts at 430 degrees) and Duz-all (a really good flux) to stick it back on. Brownell's rust blue will finish it off 'cause the flux will ruin the b...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A pair of Winchester Model 12s
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: A pair of Winchester Model 12s

Let's see, we have a several model 12s around here. A 12, two 16s and a 20. The 12 has been refinished and the 16s belonged to my father and father-in-law. The 20 belonged to one of my sons, it has a vent rib, Cutt's Compensator and a couple of changeable chokes. I am a great fan of the model 12 and...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Folding wall table.
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Folding wall table.

Forgot to say that the drawing table was a new blemished solid core door. Lumber yards usually have a couple at drastically reduced prices. All you have to do is hinge it to the wall and I like to use dog chain and hooks to adjust it's angle.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Good Book Box.
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Wood Good Book Box.

I LIKE it. My old Dake Bible is falling apart so I should make one for it. Now that I have the Blue Letter Bible APP on my phone I almost never carry a Bible. The church we belong to is so far out in the woods that there is no reception there so I can only use the KJV while there.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Folding wall table.
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Folding wall table.

That's an impressive space saver. Bet you could keep your salt and pepper on those shelves. Many, many years ago I built myself a drawing table that hung on the wall and let down on hinges. It had a parallel bar on it and I found it very useful as I'm sure you will this table.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sign of old age. Saloon Added.
Replies: 64
Views: 1164

Re: Sign of old age. Saloon Added.

Oh yeah man, I like it! Merry Christmas.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Peaches
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Christmas Peaches

Looks like you're having a good Christmas brother. We had a big turkey and dressing with pecan or pumpkin pie after. Two sons and their complement of Grandkids made a house full but that turkey put me in a coma for about an hour so they didn't bother me. 71 degrees here today.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

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by M. M. Wright
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What in Sam Hill
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: What in Sam Hill

Had a cousin named Sam Hill. His Mama died when he was just a baby so he came to live with us for a time so he seemed closer kin than most cousins. Became a car salesman and a good one too. He and both his brothers are gone now. Only their sister remains.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Christmas

Much joy to all as we celebrate the soon coming King. Come soon Lord Jesus.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pup.
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: New pup.

:D Oh yeah! :mrgreen:
by M. M. Wright
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel SAA from 1927
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Nickel SAA from 1927

https://i.imgur.com/ww4bDim.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/2xBsl4u.jpg?1 This Colt was made in 1927and I wanted to include it in my latest post but it's nickel so I'll just make it's own topic. It's a 45 Colt and I'll probably change the grips but for right now it's fine. Tight and in time but springs a...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BBB
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: BBB

Great pix Nath. Much happiness as we celebrate the coming Messiah.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Case Colors on SAA Colts
Replies: 30
Views: 702

Re: Case Colors on SAA Colts

6, you'll have to keep that '17 SAA away from Olwin 'cause I think that buffalo coat is quite abrasive and will wear that finish quickly. That old one of mine doesn't show much color any more. Guess it's seen too much light from displaying it at the Wanamacher a couple of times a year. Always put my...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Case Colors on SAA Colts
Replies: 30
Views: 702

Case Colors on SAA Colts

I've seen quite a lot of discussion about the quality of Case Colors on Colt SAA frames so I dragged out 3 examples from through the years. First is a Frontier Six Shooter from 1894, then a 2nd gen 45 from 1971 and last a 3rd gen 44 Special from 1980. Oldest and newest I own or have access to. https...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osage Orange Duck Call-new added.
Replies: 38
Views: 490

Re: Osage Orange Duck Call

I'd rater kill a couple of green head Mallards than an 8 point buck. Used to have a bunch of decoys and really spent time duck hunting but not in 50 years and I miss it. The whistle of those wings and oh, my blue wing Teal are tasty.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Duty gun": Glock 19X or 1911?
Replies: 25
Views: 457

Re: "Duty gun": Glock 19X or 1911?

1911, 1911, 1911, etc. If you're only after capacity from the Glock there are double stack 1911s. Heck, Rock Island is making them now so they are cheap! And the RIAs I've had the last few years have been very good after I replaced the recoil springs in them.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The old mill
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: The old mill

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good...................
by M. M. Wright
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Celebrating Christmas - it is all about priorities....
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Celebrating Christmas - it is all about priorities....

Thanks Doc and may God Bless You! At 80 I don't sit in trees any more but my little shooting house is my place for meditation prayer and just being alone.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester 1886 SRC In 45-70
Replies: 20
Views: 601

Re: New Winchester 1886 SRC In 45-70

New in 1890 that is. I picked this up today, I had talked to a friend of mine a few months ago about an estate that this gun was in and had given up that I might get it. Today I got a text and all that changed... http://i.imgur.com/sVO1NVXl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/kOkth53l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/UkL...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check this track out
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: Check this track out

Yeah Lenn, looks like wolf to me too. The cougars and bobcats around here leave a very round track. 44 Special should work OK if you load 'em sorta hot. I bought a 7 1/2 inch Colt in 44 special the other day. New in the box. Haven't shot it yet but I did set out a box of ammo for it. Picked up a 7 1...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newer PC, need some help
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Newer PC, need some help

:lol: :lol: :lol: and I thought Blaine would be the one to get it.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester 1886 SRC In 45-70
Replies: 20
Views: 601

Re: New Winchester 1886 SRC In 45-70

Guys those are both super SRCs. Mine says Browning on it but I'm still proud of it. Neither of them has any stories to tell except maybe about rats running around the warehouse. They've never been used! I'm guessing from he letter that one spent a couple of years in St. Louis, didn't sell so was ret...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 444 Marlin bullets WTS in OK
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: 444 Marlin bullets WTS in OK

BTT
by M. M. Wright
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana...Wyoming....bound
Replies: 20
Views: 551

Re: Montana...Wyoming....bound

It's been a long time but I spent a couple of nights in Cook City Montana and found it reasonable and OK.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 882

Re: Mannlicher Schoenauer 1903 carbine

That is a beautiful rifle 6pt. Hope you have enough tickets left to blood it. I have a tote full of those old swing-over mounts. Mostly new, still in their packages so let me know if you need something.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newer PC, need some help
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Newer PC, need some help

Don't look at me. A double bitted axe is too much tech for me.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Far Side is back!
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: The Far Side is back!

Thanks Bill.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On losing a dog
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: On losing a dog

Well said Bill, well said. Just before reading your post I was remembering out Rott/Lab who died on the front porch. I'd get another if I could find the right puppy.