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by M. M. Wright
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 Winchester tang bolts
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: 1892 Winchester tang bolts

12-28 IS a standard size and quite common. Taps and dies are generally available at your local ACE hardware or similar. I've seen them at Lowes. Most gun screws are from the extra fine series and only common in guns and instruments.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pair To Draw To
Replies: 21
Views: 415

Re: A Pair To Draw To

Here's another pair:
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44-40s, full blue with ivory. Top is 3rd from custom shop and bottom is 2nd reworked commemorative.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New toy from 1900
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: New toy from 1900

That gun looks like another example of "someone who was bored on a Sunday afternoon". By that I mean it looks "clean" and not all pitted/beat up. The grips are honestly worn with no dents, cracks, etc and I'm sure the rest of the gun was the same way....used and not abused. I'd strip that gun down ...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New toy from 1900
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: New toy from 1900

That gun looks like another example of "someone who was bored on a Sunday afternoon". By that I mean it looks "clean" and not all pitted/beat up. The grips are honestly worn with no dents, cracks, etc and I'm sure the rest of the gun was the same way....used and not abused. I'd strip that gun down ...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New toy from 1900
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: New toy from 1900

Pitchy wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:01 pm
Dang Ron that`s a beauty. 8) 8)
Thanks Lenn, I have too many of them but this one just called out to me.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New toy from 1900
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: New toy from 1900

COLT FRONTIER SIIX SHOOTER is all the caliber ID Colt put on the 44-40.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pair To Draw To
Replies: 21
Views: 415

Re: A Pair To Draw To

Here's my favorite pair, well right now. 73 SRC from 1895 and Colt SAA from 1900, both in 44-40.
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by M. M. Wright
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Pitchy!
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: Hey Pitchy!

We've had a couple of 80* days but it cooled off to 35 yesterday morning and is supposed to rain all weekend.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Swedish rolling block, "sportered"
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: FS: Swedish rolling block, "sportered"

I'm really happy someone else has bought this super bargain 'cause I wouldn't be able to resist.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New toy from 1900
Replies: 10
Views: 332

New toy from 1900

I managed to come away from last weeks show with this old shooter. 5 1/2" full blue, (refinished) from 1900. Has a bright side hammer too but the lockup is unbelievable. Front base pin hole is bushed too so whoever worked this old COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER over really knew what he was doing as far a...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any love for the Browning BLR?
Replies: 23
Views: 404

Re: Any love for the Browning BLR?

Current offering is Miroku made and has aluminum receiver but the bolt locks into a barrel extension so the light metal takes none of the pressure. Newer ones have a flat bottom magazine that improves handling a little though I still really like my old Belgian made rifle. No blue left on barrel and ...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo and 2 world's meeting
Replies: 18
Views: 693

Re: Ammo and 2 world's meeting

That's what it looks like to me.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any love for the Browning BLR?
Replies: 23
Views: 404

Re: Any love for the Browning BLR?

I have bought 15 or 16 of them so far as gifts for my Grandchildren. Only 1 boy wanted a 30-06 which, of course, takes the long action. I didn't care much for the feel of it but he has killed several whitetail with it. I really like the straight stocked short action guns but must admit they have not...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soliciting more opinions ..... this time on after market magazines
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Soliciting more opinions ..... this time on after market magazines

If you need 1911 mags there is none so good as Wilson makes. I think I have 16 of them. Mostly 7 round but several 8 rounders. They work!
by M. M. Wright
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 LEVERGUNS
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: .44-40 LEVERGUNS

My favorite cartridge! 4 lever guns and 6 SAAs. One SAA obtained at yesterday at the Wanamacher.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Built a barn today
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Re: Built a barn today

That's really cool Lenn. I'd call Gene (our 9 year old) to see it but Mom's trying to get him to sleep. I'll catch him tomorrow. He asked what channel on youtube had your stuff on it.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speakin' o' dang snakes, see this one?
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Speakin' o' dang snakes, see this one?

I have a 6' black snake in my shop and NO rats. She is welcome to stay but her offspring get evicted.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt lightning rifles - who’s a fan?
Replies: 26
Views: 492

Re: Colt lightning rifles - who’s a fan?

Hey EG73, I took some time Friday evening at the Wanamacher and found a really nice large frame in 45-60. Should make an excellent shooter. $10K But it was really nice.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bringing an old one back to life
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: Bringing an old one back to life

I'm glad you got that old reprobate running again JimT. I just have a terrible time not trying to salvage every old SAA I come across. The last few years I've managed to contain myself to Colts although I have tackled a couple of 1877 pistols. Never again.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt lightning rifles - who’s a fan?
Replies: 26
Views: 492

Re: Colt lightning rifles - who’s a fan?

Congrats Shrapnel. Fine bunch of carbines. :mrgreen:
by M. M. Wright
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THE WANAMACHER THIS WEEKEND
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: THE WANAMACHER THIS WEEKEND

Hey, Alamagordo is not too far. Just a long hard day behind the wheel. There is a huge RV park that's part of the fairgrounds but reservations would definitely be needed. If you have an RV.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Got A Miroku Winchester
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Finally Got A Miroku Winchester

You may have to thin the spring on that lever safety to get it down to where you can't feel it. I used the top pulley of my little belt sander to get the radius I wanted and narrowed it till it felt the way I wanted. Check the SASS Chronicles for a set of lever springs that will make it a lot smooth...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Got A Miroku Winchester
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: Finally Got A Miroku Winchester

You're going to love that rifle! Mine is a SRC in 44-40 and I have an old one from 1895 that is almost identical. Only difference I can find is a pin through the forearm band instead of a screw on the old one. I have 2 Ubertis and the 2 Winchesters. They're all good.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt lightning rifles - who’s a fan?
Replies: 26
Views: 492

Re: Colt lightning rifles - who’s a fan?

I doubt you'd call me a fan but I have an AWA in 45 Colt. It works sorta. I think mostly I just need to get in time with it. It would be fine for hunting but I'm a SASS shooter and it needs to run FAST for me. I know, mine is a medium frame and you are asking about the large but I'm not aware of any...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THE WANAMACHER THIS WEEKEND
Replies: 3
Views: 192

THE WANAMACHER THIS WEEKEND

The world's biggest gun show is this coming weekend in Tulsa. If you're coming, I'd love to visit with you. I'm on the upper level, row 9, island A. Come see us.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: She's ba-a-ack.....!
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: She's ba-a-ack.....!

I'm happy to hear this news.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Good Thing About Tea -- or Jack Daniel's...
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: The Good Thing About Tea -- or Jack Daniel's...

:lol: :lol: :lol: Had to pass that one along to my household.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a few wood pulleys
Replies: 27
Views: 350

Re: Made a few wood pulleys

Oh man! That Starline turned out really nice.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lubrisizer Day
Replies: 21
Views: 292

Re: Lubrisizer Day

Don't you wish you would have just coughed up the cash and bought a Star? I too have an old Lyman and spend all those expensive hours sizing/lubing my stuff, constantly wishing I hadn't sold my push thru machine. Guess I could buy or make another.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a few wood pulleys
Replies: 27
Views: 350

Re: Made a few wood pulleys

Good to see you've been busy Lenn. Nice stuff.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?
Replies: 55
Views: 613

Re: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?

Winchester model 12, 12 with 6 std lngth mag 4s in magazine. Yes, I could have one in the chamber but I just love what the sound of racking that action has on what went bump.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers needed for daughter today
Replies: 28
Views: 342

Re: Prayers needed for daughter today

Prayers up!
by M. M. Wright
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for Winchester 73 owners
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Question for Winchester 73 owners

OK Bill, I just went in by my bed and got my 73 SRC made in 1895. Pretty sure all were the same. Even my new Miroku is the same. Bore slugs .431 to the bottom of the grooves. 6 lands and grooves. Pretty sure Winchester ammo was loaded with 30:1 alloy or pretty soft alloy. I have an 1894 Colt too if ...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

Rube, I wanted to tell you that I bought my new Miroku 73 from cheaper than dirt. Cheapest price I could find. (under a grand) You might want to try Bud's and Classic Arms too.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 144
Views: 2431

Re: One rifle, one pistol

Belgian BLR in 308 which wears a 2.5x Redfield with post reticule. 5" Colt 1911 built by Bud Price in 45 ACP. or: Winchester/Miroku 73 SRC and my 2nd gen Colt SAA both in 44-40. or: Rhodie FAL, (I have some 308 already loaded) and my Browning Buckmark 22. I probably have enough 22 to last me. Yeah t...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

I'm no help Rube. My new Miroku 73 is a SRC so full blue. I compared it to one made in 1895 and they are nearly identical. I have 2 Uberti 73s and the CC on them is spectacular but I don't have a new Miroku with which to make a comparison. I understand that the potassium cyanide process used by Miro...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big handful of steel
Replies: 17
Views: 495

Re: Big handful of steel

AJMD429 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:38 pm
Cool....!

I always wondered what holds up the loading ram...it looks like it would open on recoil....?
No Doc, the Dragoon has a latch on the loading lever that actually works.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12 Gauge Flare Guns As SD In Gun-Prohibited Areas
Replies: 20
Views: 379

Re: 12 Gauge Flare Guns As SD In Gun-Prohibited Areas

Aquila makes 12 gauge shells that are only about 1 1/2 inches long but nearly full power. My wife uses them in her Remington s x s double.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning B92 barrel thread size vs original Winchester 92
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Browning B92 barrel thread size vs original Winchester 92

The nice thing about re-lining is the original markings are retained. I have had both 44-40 and 32-20 model 92s re-lined with Redman liners and they both shot exceptionally well. Sounds like your friend might like the idea of retaining the originality of the piece in question.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you like prairie dogs?
Replies: 21
Views: 453

Re: Do you like prairie dogs?

Love 'em. Ruger 77V in 220 Swift with big scope accounted for lots of 'em out in Cimarron county. (End of the Oklahoma panhandle) When the wind got really bad I'd use my Browning Hi-wall in 30-06 with 165 grain bullets to best use the 1 in 14 twist of that tapered octagon barrel. Got so that soon af...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 3/08 Day
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Happy 3/08 Day

I have a whole bunch of BLRs in 308, and a couple of FALs and it's No. 2 Son's birthday. He's 48?
by M. M. Wright
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY M.M.Wright.
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY M.M.Wright.

Thanks guys, I'm now an octogenarian.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: They do have levers.
Replies: 110
Views: 1663

Re: They do have levers.

Can't wait 'til you can shoot for distance.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo Bore's 44-40 "Heavy"
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: Buffalo Bore's 44-40 "Heavy"

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:56 am
Love that photo, M.M. There is just so very much that is "right" about it.

8)
And I ate some of him last night.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo Bore's 44-40 "Heavy"
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: Buffalo Bore's 44-40 "Heavy"

I'm pretty sure that my fffg loads of a full case compressed and loaded with 200 grain bullets cast of No. 2 alloy will just about equal the BB load. I know it kills deer just fine.
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by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: They do have levers.
Replies: 110
Views: 1663

Re: They do have levers.

I bet it'll shoot a bolt out of sight.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bore size on old '73 SRC
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Bore size on old '73 SRC

Hey 6, You know a while back I was talking about my old '73 and lamenting the fact it has .431 bore. I even bought one of the Miroku Japchesters just like it thinking it would have a tight bore like the vintage Colts in 44-40 do. But that silly thing slugs .431 also. Just wondering if you've run int...