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by M. M. Wright
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who to work on a '73
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Who to work on a '73

Wow Rockratl, I have 2 Winchester 73 SRCs in 44-40. One was made in 1885 and the other is about 3 years old and of course Miroku. I can't tell much difference in them. I even traded the links out in them just to see if it would work and it did. Of course the old one is worn 'till it's sloppy loose s...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ramping up for a New Project
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Ramping up for a New Project

Dang Griff, your shootin' sounds like me except I haven't been to a match in over 2 years what with having these new knees installed and the heart work necessary before they could do the knees. I don't have a lot of mods done on my guns and I really enjoy getting to use real Colts and now I have a W...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member here.
Replies: 14
Views: 126

Re: New member here.

Welcome to the fire. Drag yourself up a Rutabaga crate and stay awhile.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 Winchester iron receivers
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: 1873 Winchester iron receivers

Is it a 44? Probably. My experience has been that my SRC, made in 1885, has a barrel that slugs .431. I opened up a mold to cast a bullet that size and just pan lube them. I don't know about the cast iron but suppose they never changed to forged steel. You can buy new links that are of the finest st...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1860 Army Conversion 5" version
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: 1860 Army Conversion 5" version

What I remember about the Thuer was the tapered cartridge that loaded in from the front and was held in place by the taper. Kinda like drill bits with tapered shanks.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1860 Army Conversion 5" version
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: 1860 Army Conversion 5" version

Lefty Dude, That conversion ring on your 1860 looks like a Thuer style. So how does the cylinder use rimmed cartridges? Never saw one of the 'Newer' Thuer conversions operate. Or am I wrong about the conversion plate or ring. M M Wright, Nice conversion and that shorter barrel is sleek. I still lik...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady XTP velocity performance
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Hornady XTP velocity performance

I've had really good results with XTPs in calibers from .357 to .458. I've recovered several 200 grain .429s and .452s from deer (sabots in muzzle loader) and all expanded in classic fashion. I load the 125 grain in 38s for my Cobra but doubt they will expand very much out of it. Forgot to say that ...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with scope choice and info on vintage Weavers
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Help with scope choice and info on vintage Weavers

I too have several old Weaver K 2.5X, most with post reticles. There is even one on my traditional muzzle loader. And one on my Browning High Wall, but the 2.5X on my BLR is a Redfield. The one on the ML is so old there were no caps on the adjustment screws.
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by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1860 Army Conversion 5" version
Replies: 10
Views: 175

1860 Army Conversion 5" version

https://i.imgur.com/LpeDMhp.jpg?1 I converted this Pietta 1860 Army a while back and have really liked it except for the 8 inch barrel. So I took it to the chop saw and made it a 5 inch. Much better. In fact so handy that it has become my almost constant companion. I had ordered some front sights f...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 fixes and fill-ins
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Rossi 92 fixes and fill-ins

I'm betting that aperture has Locktite on it's threads. Your little soldering iron will put just the right amount of heat on it.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pheasant.
Replies: 14
Views: 274

Re: Pheasant.

Great persistence and dedication Nath. I've never had a flinter shotgun. Guess I'm not dedicated enough. Loaded 100 rounds of 44-40 black powder rounds this evening though. I doubt the bullets I used carry enough lube for my 73 SRC but should be fine in my pistols. Maybe I'll load some with grease c...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a big day
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: a big day

Congrats on turning 80. I did it almost 2 years ago. Guess it's better than the alternative. I get so aggravated when my body wants to quit after only 3 or 4 hours and I still have a full day's work to do. And these darned knees I had replaced hurt constantly and now the left shoulder I had rotator ...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading 325 grain cast bullets in 45-70
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Loading 325 grain cast bullets in 45-70

I load a 325 grain gas checked bullet for a couple of my rifles and I really like 34 grains of AA 5744 for my Browning (Miroku) SRC. Not position sensitive either.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank you.
Replies: 17
Views: 652

Re: Thank you.

Always happy to see you and Jess in the field. Christ is King!
by M. M. Wright
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 109
Views: 3658

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

This is very interesting but if you have read P. O. Ackley, as Jim T interjects, you already know that there is no such thing as bolt thrust. I am an old retired professor and SME member. I can do all those calculations that KWK insists on using but I know that Nath is right and KWK is wrong. The ex...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Photos of Damaged 60's, 66's and 73's.......
Replies: 25
Views: 828

Re: Looking for Photos of Damaged 60's, 66's and 73's.......

Six, I really like your Merwin Hulbert. Had one just like it and can't remember what kind of fit of ignorance I had to let it get away. They have such tight clearances that they gum up real quick with black but that's what I ran in mine. I use an RCBS mold that throws a 200 grain bullet that looks a...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage stagecoach or sleigh foot warmer
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: Vintage stagecoach or sleigh foot warmer

That's a neat warmer Lenn. I'm probably one of the few still alive who remember trotting down the path to the outhouse. It was miserable when it was really cold or sleeting and snowing. Wasn't real fun in the hot humid summers either but at that time it was all there was. Have you ever seen an Arvin...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request (Update)
Replies: 22
Views: 572

Re: Prayer request

Prayers up!
by M. M. Wright
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman 401043 For deer with the 38WCF ?
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Lyman 401043 For deer with the 38WCF ?

I've killed several deer with my 45-90 using 325grain, gas checked, bullets cast from 30:1 and going 1600 fps. I've no idea if they expand or not as I've never recovered a bullet. Even a going away shot to the bung hole passed through lengthways. Never touched either ham but gutting it was a mess. H...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman 401043 For deer with the 38WCF ?
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Lyman 401043 For deer with the 38WCF ?

I frequently use 44-40 for whitetail and I load 200 grain RNFP that are cast from 20:1 alloy but I think 30:1 would be better. The 180 you spoke of would be quite adequate in my opinion. Limit your range to about 125 yards and you'll be fine. This one made it about 15 yards. https://i.imgur.com/sTKt...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now this is a mellon thumper.
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Now this is a mellon thumper.

Neat stuff Lenn. Some judge would love that thumper for a gavel.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebay problems
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Ebay problems

My ebay seems pretty normal, showing stuff I ordered most of which has been delivered.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WANENMACHER ARMS SHOW
Replies: 5
Views: 238

WANENMACHER ARMS SHOW

Just in case you're interested, it looks like we're having the big show in November on the 14th and 15th so plan to be there. I'll be on row 9, island A. Come by and visit. I know there is no time if you want to see it all, (4200 tables) but at least say hi.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hunting at the remote mine this week
Replies: 25
Views: 540

Re: hunting at the remote mine this week

Wonderful! So happy for your good fortune especially since at this time of our lives we haven't the endurance we had when we were 30. My hands want to cramp just skinning a whitetail (I'm 81) so I use the winch on my truck mounted crane. Yeah, I'm smarter than I used to be.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearing up for the fall, made a total hand operated washer.
Replies: 28
Views: 648

Re: Gearing up for the fall, made a total hand operated washer.

I found a water motor and put it a washer we made. :D https://i.imgur.com/DKlLMtth.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9YyuIQIh.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C03a7rf-Gpk&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKllGUHsppQ&feature=youtu.be Now that water motor is something else! Very cool. Low pr...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (to me) Schofields Edit: Now with holsters I made
Replies: 38
Views: 1326

Re: New (to me) Schofields Edit: Now with holsters I made

Dang Rube, You are GOOD! Nice pistols but those holsters are great. I had a Schofield once, for about 30 minutes. Some old boy came along with a SAA that was about as bad as they come but with a 3 digit serial no. he wanted to trade for the Schofield so there it went. Can't remember where that Colt ...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a Ice Box
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Made a Ice Box

Looks good Pitchy! Where did you find those hinges? They look just like the old time ones on my Grandma's ice box.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you doing to get ready
Replies: 23
Views: 734

Re: What are you doing to get ready

I have an old drilled well that I can put a pump on and a small spring that makes enough for drinking and cooking. There is also a very large creek that most would call a river that has plenty of fish up to 50 pound catfish. The hole of water on my place is 18 feet deep and about 50 feet wide but th...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy Off oven cleaner for gunstock?
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: Easy Off oven cleaner for gunstock?

Oven cleaner works well on the glass door of my wood stove which blacks out after a few weeks of use and the only way to see the fire is to clean the glass.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire wood, it`s started
Replies: 55
Views: 1049

Re: Fire wood, it`s started

Like to have never found that pic Lenn. I got a new computer and the new edge is really different. Glad the lifting with power helps your back, it sure does mine. I guess I've put off starting to saw up mine long enough. I've so many projects hanging over my head I'll never live long enough to finis...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BANDITS!
Replies: 14
Views: 643

Re: BANDITS!

Coons are really thick this year. Neighbor stopped to visit yesterday and said he had a bunch and had trapped several. One of my apple trees looked to be wearing a fur coat about a month ago. Between them and the deer, I got none.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to Do With Your Primer Pickup Tubes?
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: What to Do With Your Primer Pickup Tubes?

I'm still stuck with my old 550 with no feeders except the primers and powder and I keep my primer tubes in an old tin can. I put a handful of round balls in the bottom to keep it from tipping so it works fairly well. Cheap too.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Step Back Chimney Cupboard
Replies: 23
Views: 454

Re: Step Back Chimney Cupboard

Very nice Lenn. The button latch on the door is quite similar to the one on my shooting house.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1860 Army Conversion ADDED PICS
Replies: 10
Views: 1025

Re: 1860 Army Conversion

Here are some pics of the loading gate. It's also after the barrel was cut to 5" which I find to be a most excellent modification.
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by M. M. Wright
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Admitting myself to be an old fool
Replies: 12
Views: 453

Re: Admitting myself to be an old fool

:lol: :lol: :lol: Good un.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GHE 16
Replies: 19
Views: 857

Re: GHE 16

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:28 am
My favorite gauge. Started out with an old Model 12 16 with nickel steel barrel and short chamber.
That's exactly what my Dad's is. Model 12, 16 ga. 26" full, nickel steel. Short chamber too. Sits in my safe.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A VERY weak moment !
Replies: 19
Views: 740

Re: A VERY weak moment !

I have those moments over old Colt SAAs.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 firing pin
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: 1892 firing pin

Send it to NKJ.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-15 or Garand
Replies: 55
Views: 1068

Re: AR-15 or Garand

Well Lenn I know I'd be more comfortable with the Garand but you're right, especially as we get older, weight becomes an issue. If I were in a "tight spot" I'd rather have the Garand (or FAL) but the AR would more likely be with me. Most of the time I have my 73 SRC with me.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alox 2138f ???
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Alox 2138f ???

I still have several tubs of it myself and it's terrible in black powder lube. Makes a black sticky mess almost like plastic shot cups in black powder shotshells.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The " H " Stamped On Winchester Rimfire Ammo
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: The " H " Stamped On Winchester Rimfire Ammo

B. Tyler Henry. Kept the sewing machines running in Winchester's shirt factory. The last Winchester 22 rimfire I bought still had the H.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On The Road Again
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: On The Road Again

I don't know where in Oklahoma you are bit you could stop and visit if you're near Big Cabin. I'll let you shoot the conversion I just cut the barrel on. PM me if you're close.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hand crank Gramophone
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: Hand crank Gramophone

Pitchy wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:49 pm
Made this today. :)

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I like that!
by M. M. Wright
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hand crank Gramophone
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: Hand crank Gramophone

Good one Lenn. The nuances of all those levers, pulleys and pivot points have got to be a challenge that is satisfying when it works. I cut the barrel on the conversion and milled a dovetail for a new front sight. Still filing it in for elevation but I'll be able to tap it over for windage. I'll tak...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: Latest rifle

Gorgeous rifle! Even the dings are meticulously placed.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .36 Caliber Revolver - New shooter questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1305

Re: .36 Caliber Revolver - New shooter questions

yes you need a T handle nipple wrench and some new nipples. Slix Shot from Track of the Wolf. you can try filing your nipples shorter to get them to a larger part of the taper so your caps will fit. Chain fires can occur from loose caps. Watch Duelist 1954's videos on youtube. He's got a bunch but l...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SAA quandary??
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: SAA quandary??

Would you mind giving us the serial number? Just X out the last two for privacy if you want. I notice it is not a black powder frame and +++s for keeping the original grips. Having a Colt SAA "restored" is a killer to the price though. But any old Colt is interesting and should bring a little more t...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Can't Believe It's Been 47 Years!!
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Re: I Can't Believe It's Been 47 Years!!

Congrats Steve. May the 2 of you enjoy many more happy years.