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by M. M. Wright
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 14
Views: 561

Re: Wish me luck...

Check with VTI for a new barrel for the 44-40. Prob'ly the cheapest way to go. Or watch ebay for used barrels for whatever variety of clone you have.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump Shouldn't Sign It
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Trump Shouldn't Sign It

I heartily agree Doc. Just write a big, red VETO on it.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shark vs Buck knife
Replies: 19
Views: 345

Re: Shark vs Buck knife

Bought a 110 in a pawn shop once for 5 bucks. Really worn, short blade with hammer marks on the spine, loose, so I sent it to Buck and they sent me a new one. Still have it but I usually carry a Kershaw. It's lighter.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTT: RCBS Carbide .45 Colt Dies
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: WTT: RCBS Carbide .45 Colt Dies

Rube, I think I've still got a set of 38-55 that has barely been used. I'll look if you are interested. Don't really need another set of 45 Colt but would take 20 for the 38-55s.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 1886 in 40-65
Replies: 19
Views: 361

Re: Model 1886 in 40-65

Oh! Yes. I gotta go clean up.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Article "The Little Savage: .250-3000"
Replies: 22
Views: 654

Re: NRA Article "The Little Savage: .250-3000"

I too had a 99F with the 1 in 14" twist. I tried very hard to make it shoot 100 grain bullets but it refused so I stuck to 87 grainers and found that IMR 4064 gave me the best accuracy and velocity. Yeah, back then I THOUGHT I had to get the last 10 fps out of it. I probably killed over 50 whitetail...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42448

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Kewl cross bow Lenn. I built one with a car spring for a bow when I was in high school. I didn't have that goat's foot to cock it with so gave up on it pretty much as soon as it was done. Couldn't cock it. Last cross bow I had used a double miniature block and tackle arrangement for cocking. You nee...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightest trigger pull on a DA revolver...?
Replies: 22
Views: 408

Re: Lightest trigger pull on a DA revolver...?

I once had a Python that I sent to an old trooper in Florida who installed his roller sear. I asked him for a 4 lb. single action trigger pull and wen it came back both the single and double action pulls were 4 lbs. It was a fabulous pistol but with the price of Pythons these days and I doubt anyone...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hourglass figures are nice.....except in pistol cases...
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Hourglass figures are nice.....except in pistol cases...

When I'm loading 45 ACP I try to get wasp waist loads. That way the bullets don't set back in the case. Head spaces on the mouth so requires a taper crimp so about the only way to assure you don't get any set backs is to full length size and only expand and flare to a minimum. By the way, I use some...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Could it be, bait and catch.
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Could it be, bait and catch.

If Barr is the new AG he'll be trying to outlaw large cap magazines and "automatic" rifles. I don't trust that guy. I'd love a good sting on the Dems too.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are your favorite firearms drills.....?
Replies: 19
Views: 288

Re: What are your favorite firearms drills.....?

The El Presidente and Vise Presidente I'm familiar with but what is the Mozambique? I shot IPSC for 10 years or so and shot with some world champions. Ran 3 miles per day and shot 500 rounds per week but the difference in me and the champions was all mental. I even learned to control my pulse and re...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hourglass figures are nice.....except in pistol cases...
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Hourglass figures are nice.....except in pistol cases...

6, I still have a bunch of R-P 44-40 brass that I never use because the early Colt SAAs I use as Main Match guns will not chamber, (well, they are very tight) when loaded with .429 bullets. My solution has been to simply use Starline brass which is slightly thinner. Don't tell anyone but I opened th...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Show Find Winchester Low Wall 22 Long
Replies: 31
Views: 622

Re: Gun Show Find Winchester Low Wall 22 Long

Oh, you're gonna enjoy that. Are you going to put a tang sight on it?
by M. M. Wright
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester/Miroku 1873 SRC
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Re: Winchester/Miroku 1873 SRC

Hey TODD3/leg, I think I have seen the Miroku advertised in 38 WCF. You NEED one. I'll look.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester/Miroku 1873 SRC
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Re: Winchester/Miroku 1873 SRC

I have an original that the bore slugs .431 so I bought the Miroku hoping for a tighter bore but alas, same size! Forgot to say it's a 44 WCF. I agree it's a very slick action but when I backed off the lever and lifter springs it got a lot better. Also, I thinned the lever safety spring way down so ...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Friday joke
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Friday joke

:lol: :lol: :lol: I liked it!
by M. M. Wright
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: steamy subject
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: steamy subject

Thanks Grizz, Just the kind of thing we enjoy 'round here.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looked at a Savage 99
Replies: 15
Views: 599

Re: looked at a Savage 99

KeithNyst wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:06 pm
M. M. Wright, you have the 1895 Anniversary Model made in 1970 (75th Anniversary).
Thanks Keith, it probably says that on the medallion. I just couldn't resist the configuration.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rock Bass
Replies: 24
Views: 468

Re: Rock Bass

Nice fish Lenn. I'll bet he's froze hard as a rock if you put him outside. Stay warm bro.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looked at a Savage 99
Replies: 15
Views: 599

Re: looked at a Savage 99

If you prefer the look of the older 99s w/ walnut and tapered octagon bbl.: https://i.imgur.com/aR6jPYY.jpg I found this one at the last Wanamacher. It's a 308 engraved Savage Arms on left and Model 1895 on right. I guess they were made in 1995. Would look better with a tang sight. I don't remember ...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos of Fine Guns
Replies: 28
Views: 574

Re: Photos of Fine Guns

Wow! How many of those left handed SAAs does John have? Or should I call them right handed since many think the Colts were designed by a lefty? I really like that Bisley too.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Birth Of a Truck Driver
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Birth Of a Truck Driver

To bad he came breach. Or do all truck drivers come that way?
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yet another compass
Replies: 21
Views: 371

Re: Yet another compass

Come soon Lord Jesus!
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ferlach 95 Steyr
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Ferlach 95 Steyr

Do we get a field/range report soon? Beautiful rifle.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...
Replies: 83
Views: 2145

Re: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...

6, No 22s for me any more. Neighbor's son-in-law was treed last fall by a huge black boar hog while bow hunting. We have cougars too since our deer population is so dense. There is even the occasional bear sighting so the 44 WCF is a comfort to me.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...
Replies: 83
Views: 2145

Re: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...

Just in the last year I decided on a 73 SRC in 44-40. It's been my favorite cartridge for over 50 years and I have several Colt SAAs in that caliber for companions. Usually I just pack a pistol when I go to my shop but often I pick up the 73 which sits in corner near my bed stand. I keep 10 in it an...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42448

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

My buddy and I rented a log cabin while we were going to summer school. He got a flying squirrel out of a hollow tree and raised it in our cabin. It would spend half the night climbing the curtains and flying down to my bed. They don't make smooth landings. Pretty scarce around here now. They're pro...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did you here the one about the 59 year old college student?
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: Did you here the one about the 59 year old college student?

I had a full career in manufacturing and took a job teaching in the local Jr. College. Went back to school to get a teaching degree at 50. I enjoyed the experience of spending my summers in school, living in a dorm and eating in the cafeteria with the football team. You can do it man!
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a FYI ..... Taurus introduces new .22lr
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Just a FYI ..... Taurus introduces new .22lr

I like Taurus but my Buckmark is pettier.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dice board we made today
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Dice board we made today

Very nice bro.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still a few good people left
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Still a few good people left

You're just one lucky (blessed) guy.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Didn`t know Festus could sing.
Replies: 27
Views: 554

Re: Didn`t know Festus could sing.

Ken was a member of the Sons of the Pioneers when Leonard Sly (Roy Rogers) was their leader. Played in several movies with the Pioneers too.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another reason to love dogs
Replies: 18
Views: 443

Re: Another reason to love dogs

AJMD429 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:17 pm
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We've got 5 of the bottom panel. Well one dumps flower pots and then eats the pots.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Makes The Best Walker Colt (Colt Walker?) .44
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Who Makes The Best Walker Colt (Colt Walker?) .44

Go to a big gun show and look for 2nd gen Colt. I bought a 2nd Dragoon for $200 and a brand new Army for the same price in the box. You just gotta look for them. 62 Police I had to pay 3 times that but they are sorta scarce. Watch the SASS classifieds but yeah, you need one. Or two.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The 4th Ape..."
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: "The 4th Ape..."

My house has three of them. Alas.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DeerZilla....
Replies: 20
Views: 591

Re: DeerZilla....

That's about 100 lbs. more than the one I killed this year. Congratulations!
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying precious metals......
Replies: 19
Views: 538

Re: Buying precious metals......

Here's my latest investment in precious metal.
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by M. M. Wright
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's
Replies: 23
Views: 607

Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

I still work up primed brass ready for powder and bullet on one of my Herters presses unless it's for pistol cal that we shoot a bunch of. Then it's the Dillon 550. The Dillon powder measure is very accurate Earl. Almost equal to the old Herters. I actually have 2 Herters presses but 1 stays set up ...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I too have a Jeep now
Replies: 34
Views: 785

Re: I too have a Jeep now

draperjojo wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:21 pm
I installed a Howell Fuel injection system on my CJ7. Howell used a GM 4.3L throttle body in the kit, it worked very well.
That's what I've been working on for the last couple of months. Had to change out the nozzles to ones from a 4.3 to get it to run right.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I too have a Jeep now
Replies: 34
Views: 785

I too have a Jeep now

My poor old body has deteriorated to the point where I can no longer traipse over hill and dale at will so decided to get a 4X4 something for off road. Found this YJ for the price of the wheels and tires so bought it even though it didn't run. Someone had attempted a GM TBI (throttle body injection)...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Might Be A Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: This Might Be A Replacement

Thanks Blaine. I'm considering a replacement for a 4" 1911 that walked off from my bookcase recently and this looks like a viable contestant.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 2881
Views: 42448

Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

Hey 6, thanks for that vid of the guy with all that firepower. I don't envy him much cause how many employees does he have to keep everything running? Impressive. Pitchy, I've never seen so many different types of sharpeners. I use a big disc sander mostly or I have a pointer on my electric eraser f...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (sigh)
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: (sigh)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quotes From Steven Wright
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Quotes From Steven Wright

Thanks Blaine, I needed some levity. I've been suffering with a sore knee and hip the last several days to go with my pneumonia.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 29
Views: 1109

Re: earthquake casualty

It's a shame but you will always remember it. I agree the peep on the 25-35 is very near the eye but probably not a problem on that caliber. I'm sure my SRC is lighter and it's kinda like shooting a rim magnum. I have a rolling block in 11.7 x 51R that taps my glasses every shot with the tang sight ...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Lever Action Recommendations!
Replies: 41
Views: 1411

Re: First Lever Action Recommendations!

Welcome! I own way too many but my opinion is classic means Winchester. Classic cowboy means saddle ring carbine. '92 or '73? Recently I got the urge for a '73 SRC in 44-40 that had a decent bore so I could make it my "truck gun". Old Winchesters are too pricey to beat up but the Miroku made ones sa...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 1639

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

At 45 I was as fit as a Mallee bull. At 60 I feel like I've had the stuffing stomped out of me by a Mallee bull. It all comes down to the live you've lived, if you've lived a hard life, it's gonna catch up with you sooner or later. I agree with that, years of riding a hard tail Harley for thousands...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 1639

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

I'll be 80 in March and man do I feel it. I got a new knee a year ago in October and now the other one is acting up 'til I have to use a walker. Had bypass surgery to get ready for the new knee. I've had surgery on both shoulders and have a pacemaker but I've got a 9 year old to get into college so ...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Name Change

You're right Blaine, but I think that "alien" is used mostly to mean "extra terrestrial".