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by M. M. Wright
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 1496
Views: 19052

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Lookin pretty good now, put one coat of Casey tru oil on it. https://i.imgur.com/QDl0oVGh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/wn8LDYNh.jpg Dang Lenn, if you get that new stock lookin' any better you'll have to quit shootin' it. I had two really great new stock sets recently but sold them at the last show I wen...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple of New Pics of My 45 Colt Levers I Thought I'd Share
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Couple of New Pics of My 45 Colt Levers I Thought I'd Share

Nice pics Steve and lovely rifles but I'm especially partial to your 6 shooter and it's leather. Who is the maker?
by M. M. Wright
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experience with Hornady XTP bullets on game...?
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Experience with Hornady XTP bullets on game...?

I've been using the "Extreme Terminal Performance" bullets 20 or more years Doc. Started using them when I got my Green Mountain bullet barrel. I have used the 45 200, 250 and the 44 200 and 240. I load them in a sabot over 90 grains of Goex ffg. I like the lighter bullets for the flatter trajectory...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request — For My Mother
Replies: 19
Views: 117

Re: Prayer Request — For My Mother

DadsMod12 wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:48 pm
Your mom and your whole family are in my prayers. I was in the same spot almost 2 years ago. Aways remember God is Good.

Dan
and worthy to be praised!
by M. M. Wright
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 1496
Views: 19052

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Pitchy wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:35 pm
I`m pretty impressed with myself seeing the front sight blurs bad, nice group for 100 yards for me anyway. :)

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Awesome rifle and that is some good shootin'.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 1496
Views: 19052

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

That's a really pretty one Lenn and it shoots good too. I like to set the windage adjustment to 0 and then loosen the allen head screw and move the front sight so it hits point of aim. I can usually remember the number of clicks for elevation but write it down anyway. Little piece of paper rolled up...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Remington model 8 or 81. Have one?
Replies: 28
Views: 3253

Re: OT-Remington model 8 or 81. Have one?

Man olschool, that's a fine picture. Thanks for posting and nice buck and good shootin'. I just love it when an old campaigner makes meat. Did you see my buck and '73 SRC?
by M. M. Wright
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 1496
Views: 19052

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Sounds like a plan. Excited for you.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 1496
Views: 19052

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Awesome Pitchy. Can't wait to see the new Garand. .308 huh? Mine is a Coast Guard etched receiver so I think it was supposed to be a .308 but I found an 06 barrel for cheap. If you really like yours maybe I'll change mine.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Burnt some black powder today.
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Burnt some black powder today.

Sorry to hear about the fall. Hope nothings broken. I took a bad one Wednesday with a load of packages and my old 73 in my arms. Nothing broken but lots of sore places and scabs over the scrapes. The replaced knee took the worst of it. Glad to see you and Jess out doing what you obviously love.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would Appreciate Some Help With Load Data For Varget in 45 90
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Would Appreciate Some Help With Load Data For Varget in 45 90

I didn't mention this in my previous reply but are you aware of the slow twist in your old 45-90? It is probably 1:32 which is intended for 300 to 350 grain bullets and may not adequately stabilize the 400 to 500 grain bullets of the 45-70 that has a twist rate of 1:18 or 1:20. This was Winchester's...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shotgun barrel bending jig... change POI
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: Shotgun barrel bending jig... change POI

My jig pulls on the point on the barrel where you want the bend instead of pushing as yours does. Gets the job done though. Ran over an 1100 on a pheasant hunt once and bounced my weight on it while it was bridged on a wooden pallet. Straightened right out. I find crooked or bent barrels less of a c...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 sights
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Rossi 92 sights

I am down to only one 92 and it's a 32-20. I use a Marbles tang sight on it and recommend it to other old geezers like me. I started using the tang sights while shooting SASS matches where I don't use an aperture, just look through the threads. They come with 3 discs and the big one with the little ...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 717

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

$1.98 at WalMart this morning here in Indian Territory.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Livin' Large!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 501

Re: Livin' Large!!!

I'm a '39 model, almost 80. I remember in '57 riding my '47 knuckle to the Indian dealer's to buy a new tire. The dealer tried to get me to buy a new Vincent Black Shadow he had left on the show room floor. About $950 and I had the money in the bib of my overalls. Just lacked the foresight. He told ...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would Appreciate Some Help With Load Data For Varget in 45 90
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Would Appreciate Some Help With Load Data For Varget in 45 90

I too have an original '86 in 45-90 circa 1916. The bore is a little dark so it likes gas checks and jacketed bullets. I feed it mostly Goex ffg or Swiss 1 1/2 but the smokeless it likes, like 6's, is AA5744. This is the powder for old large capacity cases. Mine has the slow twist so I feed it 300 g...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The flock !
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: The flock !

Elegant 6pt, simply elegant.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win. 1965 model 94 pre and post info
Replies: 19
Views: 438

Re: Win. 1965 model 94 pre and post info

1Lux, Many CAS shooters simply remove that safety from their 73s and 92s. I'm a bit more cautious and only thin the spring 'til I can't feel any resistance from it. You need to read Nath's thread on clearing the lever from strain against the bolt. There shouldn't be any resistance to the lever comin...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Army/Navy Game This Year
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Army/Navy Game This Year

:lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Got Me 25 Pounds Of Brass
Replies: 23
Views: 397

Re: Santa Got Me 25 Pounds Of Brass

Wow Blaine it's just beautiful! I haven't had a tuba in years. Biggest brass I have is a Baritone, a 'bone, a couple of trumpets and our old family cornet. The cornet is a Conn big bore made in 1911 and rebuilt about 20 years ago. Has all the slides to tune it in C or Bb.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old 73 makes meat
Replies: 19
Views: 385

Re: Old 73 makes meat

Very nice buck & 73! Curious if the bullet passed through or what it looked like if recovered Brad Clean pass thru Brad. Hit him way to far back but must have clipped the big artery just under the back bone. Maybe hit a kidney. Anyway, every time I went to shoot again he'd wobble, change directions...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life's Too Short To Hunt with an Ugly Gun...
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Re: Life's Too Short To Hunt with an Ugly Gun...

No Earl, I meant .308 Win. This is a commemorative celebrating 75 years of Savage. I just couldn't resist that tapered octagon, crescent butt and straight grip. Wish it were a 250/3000.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old 73 makes meat
Replies: 19
Views: 385

Old 73 makes meat

Shot this one late yesterday. Only had an hour or so 'til dark so just grabbed my truck gun and went to my blind. Hadn't been there 20 minutes when this guy came along. I thought; yeah, he's good enough, let's take him. Shot him at about 80 yards with the open sights that I can barely see. 200 grain...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life's Too Short To Hunt with an Ugly Gun...
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Re: Life's Too Short To Hunt with an Ugly Gun...

Here's my 99. Except it's a 1895 in .308. The only rifle I've taken to the blind with me this year.

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by M. M. Wright
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New old guy
Replies: 25
Views: 497

Re: New old guy

Come on in, the water's fine.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lil levergun sugar for your viewing pleasure
Replies: 14
Views: 504

Re: Lil levergun sugar for your viewing pleasure

Ob Bill, that is gorgeous. That big ball should flatten a pig.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1886 Rebarrel and Rebuild on C&Rsenal
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Winchester 1886 Rebarrel and Rebuild on C&Rsenal

Thanks wm. I really enjoyed that one. He even played his own piano.
Cool.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Count Your Blessings... "Florida Style"
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: Count Your Blessings... "Florida Style"

:lol: :lol: Yeah, that's funny.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 17
Views: 256

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Just got back from BIL's and his smoked turkey and ham with all the trimmings. Great visit with a lot of the family. Lenn; you and Norma have a great day. Hope you have lots of turkey. Oh yeah, I watched 5 Toms parade across one of my fields last evening, 2 young fork horns the evening before. God b...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Somber Affair....
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Re: A Somber Affair....

Moan :lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone like bluegrass?
Replies: 18
Views: 379

Re: Anyone like bluegrass?

Don't you all know that Chubby Wise co-wrote The Orange Blossom Special? Search him up on utube.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really thought it was a yearling
Replies: 14
Views: 556

Re: Really thought it was a yearling

Nicely done. I admire the deer and the rifle. 30-30?
by M. M. Wright
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Bit Of Nostalgia
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: A Bit Of Nostalgia

I think I need a camp out worse than the kids.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington R51 9mm
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: Remington R51 9mm

I had one for several months and it worked very well. Digested almost everything I fed it. I also have two of the original 51s which are .380 and really fit your hand. Why oh why didn't they just chamber it in 9mm and let it go at that? I know they felt what they did was OK but it's just too big, to...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am getting a new name
Replies: 32
Views: 732

Re: I am getting a new name

Grandkids are great, even when they're Greats. I've got a couple of those too. They all add up to about 15. I'm never sure which ones I need to claim so just love 'em all. We've adopted 3 of our Grandchildren but they still call us Grandpa and Grandma except the 9 year old calls me Gdad. I love it.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front loader range report
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Front loader range report

I've often thought about a scope mount for my Lyman round all gun, it's accurate enough with the irons but just to see how accurate it really is. Then maybe a red dot...? I'm guessing your GM has a 1:28 twist? You know, I honestly don't remember the twist and it's not marked but I would assume you ...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt SAA .357 M
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: Colt SAA .357 M

Pete44ru wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:27 pm
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1907 ? ?

Has that SAA been converted to .357 ?

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Yes, it's a Christy conversion with Micro sights on it. Colt replacement barrel with address on the side. No shake at all when locked up. The springs are a little much for my taste but I can fix that. Yeah, it's a keeper so NO 6.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life can be very cruel
Replies: 33
Views: 951

Re: Life can be very cruel

Prayers up friend.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front loader range report
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Front loader range report

https://i.imgur.com/ZBL0vbO.jpg If I had to to, I could get by with this as my only rifle. I loaded this shot two weeks ago and left it in the rack behind my truck seat until this evening. 100 yards, rested on my truck mirror. Load is 90 grains ffg under a .451 200 grain XTP in a sabot. (It's a 50 ...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt SAA .357 M
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Colt SAA .357 M

Well, here is my range report on the new to me 1907 Colt. I just fired a couple of cylinders at 25 yards or so. This sucker shoots better than me! https://i.imgur.com/NNIyB07.jpg?1 The gun and my Russel Annabel books. https://i.imgur.com/IbRHsDO.jpg?2 This target already had the top 6 holes in it fr...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Model 19 - With Pic
Replies: 53
Views: 1440

Re: S&W Model 19 - With Pic

Oh Blaine, now I've gotta go clean myself up.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLR magazine problem
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: BLR magazine problem

I've never had a problem with the BLR mags except for coming up with the money to buy them. Suckers are expensive. Nearly all of the BLRs here are short action, 15 or so of them and we've never had the problem you describe. Maybe someone else will be able to add some intelligence to this. Welcome to...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanamacher report
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Wanamacher report

I still have that show on my bucket list! Whether I come home with guns or not, I just want to attend and see what 4,000 table show looks like! And since my brother lives near Noble, Ok. I can visit him and we could do the show together! Heck yeah, come on down. There's another coming up the spring...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanamacher report
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Wanamacher report

I still have that show on my bucket list! Whether I come home with guns or not, I just want to attend and see what 4,000 table show looks like! And since my brother lives near Noble, Ok. I can visit him and we could do the show together! Heck yeah, come on down. There's another coming up the spring...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 1496
Views: 19052

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanamacher report
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Wanamacher report

Had a great time at the Tulsa show and obtained a few new toys. First up is a lever gun (naturally). A Savage 99 in .308. Tapered octagon bbl. and straight grip. How old timey can you get? https://i.imgur.com/P4luHKG.jpg https://i.imgur.com/aR6jPYY.jpg Found this 1st gen Colt, 1907 that Christies ha...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-1 Garand Campfire
Replies: 1496
Views: 19052

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Can I sneak one in here? Snowing here in what used to be Indian Territory after being 14 Saturday morning while I was heading to Tulsa for the big gun show. I'll try to take a few pics and post a report later. I've been adopted by a Blood Hound. Stray just showed up last week sometime and he's just ...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some photos from Blighty.
Replies: 25
Views: 641

Re: Some photos from Blighty.

Thanks so much for the pics Nath. Always enjoy seeing you and Jess out hunting. Snowing here this morning, our dogs peeking out of their igloos. Plastic ones of course.