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by M. M. Wright
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4458
Views: 77860

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Glad i didn`t read this before breakfast :lol: Ain`t giving my telly away, stringing wire now to all my friends houses getting ready for the rebellion so we can chat in private. The natives thought they had something going with they`er smoke signals so now they want my telly too :lol: Paging Ron, R...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: 1862 Pocket Colt in .380

JimT wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:26 pm
Talking with John, once he is done writing it up I believe it just may end up with a 3" or 4" barrel. :D
Tell John that I think 3 1/2" would be perfect. We spoke briefly at Branson many years ago.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trigger mod #2
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Trigger mod #2

Good looking mod Nath, I like it!
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4458
Views: 77860

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Well fellers, if it's not bad enough breaking in this new knee at 80, I've got some dread illness that has me feeling really rotten. Dehydrated and with diarrhea and a fever and they don't know what is the matter. I feel some better after they put a liter of fluid in a vein. Insomnia too. I'm thinki...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a handy tool grinder.
Replies: 24
Views: 394

Re: Made a handy tool grinder.

Great one Bro. I think it needs a bit more sage. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The KA-BAR Story
Replies: 21
Views: 491

Re: The KA-BAR Story

I just got through watching that. Excellent!
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show
Replies: 17
Views: 400

Re: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show

Shrapnel, I stand and salute you sir.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unasked-For AR Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: Unasked-For AR Advice

:lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've been hiding this one
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: I've been hiding this one

Very nice sir! I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got the beast home/ it's Alive!
Replies: 27
Views: 791

Re: Got the beast home

You might want to put a drip pan under it just in case it decides to mark it's spot. Especially after it's been sitting for so long. Be sure it's full of 50 wt. before you start it. Good luck.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200
Replies: 26
Views: 544

Re: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200

I grew up with my Dad's 16 gauge model 12 and I still have it and love it. It is old enough that it had the short chamber but I had that reamed out and opened the ejection window a little. Runs like a champ! One of the nice things about the model 12 is the magazine will hold 6 rounds. I also have a ...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too much time on my hands
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: Too much time on my hands

Nice job Hairtrigger. I've got a couple of lanterns with rust holes in their bottoms that could still be useful for something like this.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ryder hot air engine
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Ryder hot air engine

Now Lenn, I really enjoyed getting my head around how that engine works. I'm betting your rendition has better materials and greater precision than the originals. Really operates well.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New levergunner arrived yesterday.
Replies: 20
Views: 338

Re: New levergunner arrived yesterday.

Wow! That boy has some fists on him. Be proud Grandpa, I've got about 15 of them plus a few Greats.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plumb bob levels
Replies: 22
Views: 390

Re: Plumb bob levels

I personally prefer these: https://shop.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_17440.jpg They don't just give me perfectly plumb, but also tell me how many degrees off I am. Good when you want to set angles beyond plumb. Of course not nearly...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1895 SRC's
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: 1895 SRC's

The '95s have always been my favorite Winchesters. This is the first '95 and the first Winchester I ever bought. I shot my first deer with this '06 and a pile of other's. https://i.imgur.com/pv4VYb3.jpg?1 I've always wanted an unalter SRC but there's always something in the way. This one is suppose...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range report: Vintage 38-55 (photos)
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Range report: Vintage 38-55 (photos)

Excellent report Kirk. Good shootin'.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I came in from picking peaches and smell like a farm worker!
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: I came in from picking peaches and smell like a farm worker!

We have a great peach crop this year, (Bell O Georgia) and I ate a bowl of them mixed with blackberries for dessert after a plate of stroganoff over rice. Now I've got the "green apple quick steps". Left home early yesterday for an appointment at the VA and both our pear trees looked as if they were...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not Gun Related But Refreshed An Bench Vise
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Not Gun Related But Refreshed An Bench Vise

Wow! You really need a set of brass jaws to make it dang near perfect but I'll take it as is, if you want to give it to me.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1977 Winchester 1894 WellFargo Commemorative.
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: 1977 Winchester 1894 WellFargo Commemorative.

Sounds like you're doing the right thing. I've not noticed the price of commemoratives soaring yet and doubt they ever will. Shoot that thing!
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Put the side hack on the 77
Replies: 60
Views: 939

Re: Put the side hack on the 77

Serene! Looks like Norma's enjoying herself. Nothing quite like getting in the wind is there?
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo of my vintage Marlin Model 1889
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: Photo of my vintage Marlin Model 1889

Very nice Kirk!
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This new .410 addiction
Replies: 18
Views: 284

Re: This new .410 addiction

After looking at that I've gotta go clean myself up.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 380

Re: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!

I load ffg Goex in my 45-90 loads. 300 grain bullet and enough powder to give about 1/8th inch compression. Now you've got me wondering so I'll have to set up the Chrono and just see what they are doing.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .380
Replies: 20
Views: 531

Re: The .380

Me too Blaine. And Jim, I have a Colt 2nd gen 1862 Police that is still unfired which handles and points so well that I could imagine it converted to .380 and having it's barrel shortened. No, too many projects now.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Put the side hack on the 77
Replies: 60
Views: 939

Re: Put the side hack on the 77

Love that sidecar Pitchy. You know the early ones were wicker to save weight. Since I can't ride with this new knee I could put the car on my 66 and actually get some use out of it. I'm running an S&S Super E on mine and it's always been too rich but it starts so good and runs so smooth I hate to ch...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 380

Re: 1886 45-90 WCF in the British Military !!!

Thanks crs, that's interesting stuff especially to an avid '86 shooter. Besides my rifle in 45-90 I have a Browning SRC in 45-70 that is much handier.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Locksley Hunting Set
Replies: 23
Views: 397

Re: Locksley Hunting Set

Cool piece Pitchy. Now you can stick that bear in the butt.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 12 gauge 3 frame
Replies: 25
Views: 360

Re: Parker DH 12 gauge 3 frame

I know next to nothing about Parkers but I do recognize the superior fit and finish they exhibit. This new one seems to be a very high grade from the quality of the wood to the coverage of the engraving. Condition of this piece is very high on whatever scale you choose to grade it on. I like it. I'v...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do I need a 41mag
Replies: 20
Views: 407

Re: do I need a 41mag

YES! I would use a few expletives but they'd just get left out. I've owned Blackhawks, 57s, 58s, Marlins and the 58s probably the best for a duty gun when loaded with 190 grain bullets at about 1000 fps. A Vacquero Bisley might be nice too. Or did Ruger ever make one? Maybe I've found another need.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what would hunt with?
Replies: 29
Views: 626

Re: what would hunt with?

I have several rifles that meet them specifies but I usually hunt with my 1886 Winchester in 45-90. It's an octagon barreled, full magazine rifle made in 1916. I put a Marbles tang sight on it and it shoots pretty good.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whitney Kennedy screw dimensions
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Whitney Kennedy screw dimensions

Sounds like you'll have to single point it. Is that close to anything metric when you convert it? Remember that metric threads are designated by the distance from one peak to the next so pitch is .66mm. Just trying to find a pitch that you can find a change gear for. Don't forget about Whitworth thr...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some new sixgun stuff
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Some new sixgun stuff

Didn't want to step on Jay's new grip post. Got a couple packages yesterday, one from VZ Grips and one from Midway. Been waiting for awhile for both of these. The moon clips were back ordered and the grips were special order. Really like the feel of the new grips on the 610. It came with a set of r...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best hunting bullets for heavier game in 357 levers
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: best hunting bullets for heavier game in 357 levers

I've been loading 180 Nosler partitions over 'er some H110 for eldest son to use in his Rossis. I think he'd tackle a rhino with 'em.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1200/120 Ranger./Up Date.
Replies: 16
Views: 627

Re: Winchester 1200/120 Ranger./Up Date.

You probably don't want to hear this GK but here in middle US, (northeast Oklahoma) model 12s are plentiful and cheap. My eldest son went out at the last Wanamacher and bought a nice 12 guage for $325 so I taught him a lesson and in about 30 minutes came back with 2 which I had $425 in. $200 for one...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast boolit hunting alloy?
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Re: Cast boolit hunting alloy?

I cast lots of 44-40 and 45-90 bullets. I use 20:1 alloy for most everything but like 30:1 for hunting bullets especially in the 45-90. I keep a couple of 20 lb ingots of each that are alloyed up from pure lead and pure tin. I don't know what difference it makes since I've never recovered a bullet. ...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4458
Views: 77860

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Pitchy wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:18 pm
Was the middle of the night and i wasn`t going to get up and i can`t walk very good at the moment.
I can't jump up and see what's going bump in the night right now either. One week anniversary for the new knee. Gets better each day tho.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 1806

Re: 410

Ok I am late to the party again but have to ask, I see 3" # 4's loaded and wonder if they really are useful. All I can think of is maybe fox and raccoons in the hen's run for 20 yards max. Anyone use them ? When I was 12 my folks gave me a sweet little Ithica SxS 410 double. The first thing I kille...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EH Central
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: EH Central

Lovely 6pt, just simply lovely.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And another'n
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: And another'n

Yep, gooduns. :lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adjustable fire grill
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: Adjustable fire grill

Nice grill Lenn. Too bad you don't have a piece of dead cow to go on it. It's almost 9:00 AM here and I'm heading out to get another new knee. I too remember the RR track fondly. That's a really nice 45 you posted. I just have one 1911 left. All others grew legs.

Pray for me fellers.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Bore......
Replies: 23
Views: 1039

Re: Big Bore......

Here's my old 1917, 45ACP. I use Wilson full moons because they work and lots others don't. I put the grips and Tyler T on it. Load is 200 grain XTP.
Image
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 410
Replies: 72
Views: 1806

Re: 410

Beautiful pics friend. I think I understand your "basic" loading set-up except for how do you get that beautiful roll crimp? Drill press? For years I loaded 10 ga. brass hulls with a stick and a de-primer/primer I made for the purpose. Held the over shot cards in with waterglass. (Just like the old ...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess
Replies: 22
Views: 742

Re: Colt Burgess

I really like those shrapnel! :mrgreen:
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Best recoil pad for light 12 gauge ?

Esperanza, my bride, really likes those cute little shells. She shoots them in SASS.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leather lace on a saddle ring ,will it cause rust?
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: leather lace on a saddle ring ,will it cause rust?

No, the leather won't hurt it. I have one on each of my 73 SRCs, old one and a Miroku. No problems, just keep an eye on it and some Ballistol.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4458
Views: 77860

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Was at a gun show last week-end and saw an 86 that kept calling my name. Half magazine, shotgun butt, pistol grip in 33Win. It had some extra holes in the action and had been refinished but very nicely. Bright shiny bore and a Redfield receiver sight. Gorgeous wood too. $995 No I didn't buy it but ...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 4458
Views: 77860

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Was at a gun show last week-end and saw an 86 that kept calling my name. Half magazine, shotgun butt, pistol grip in 33Win. It had some extra holes in the action and had been refinished but very nicely. Bright shiny bore and a Redfield receiver sight. Gorgeous wood too. $995 No I didn't buy it but i...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 37 years of Bliss
Replies: 28
Views: 583

Re: 37 years of Bliss

Congratulations to both you and Norma Lenn. Hope to you both the best is yet to come.