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by M. M. Wright
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blowing off a little steam
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: Blowing off a little steam

Cool vid Lenn. Watched it all the way through.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CMP--Garand
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: CMP--Garand

I just heard news that 100,000 are coming in from Turkey and the Philipines. They are starting to hit the CMP web site now. (thecmp.org) If you're wanting great wood, I can fix you up.

Oh you NEED a Garand.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavy hunting loads, .41 Magnum?
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: Heavy hunting loads, .41 Magnum?

I always liked 296/H110 but then I was using lighter bullets. Mostly 190 grain. I really like the fact that the 41 shoots so much flatter than the 44M.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok Sixgun--video added--
Replies: 38
Views: 683

Re: Ok Sixgun--video added--

That's really neat Lenn. I remember, when I was a kid, my Dad put an electric motor on Mom's Maytag. Just replaced the gas engine with an electric since we were close to a big town and had electricity. Mom used two rinse tubs, the second had bluing in it. My sister got bathed in the bluing water aft...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got me a new toy.
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Got me a new toy.

Quiet elegance. Gets 'em every time.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comparing long term reliability of bolts and a lever?
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Comparing long term reliability of bolts and a lever?

I've owned and shot several bolt guns. Wore out the barrel on a sporterized springfield, re-barreled it to 25-06 and wore that out on prairie dogs. Had to re-zero every weather change. Got a 99 in 250/3000 and shot it many years. Never had to change zero unless I changed the load. BLRs never change ...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Geese.
Replies: 24
Views: 354

Re: Geese.

When I was 12 my folks bought me an Ithica side x side, 410. Dad took me duck hunting and the first thing I killed with it was a Canada goose. Boy was I proud. Ducks and geese need to be cooked more like steak since they are red meat. I really like teal. Like most things though, being hungry helps.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman returned my email- I DONT BELIEVE IT!!
Replies: 24
Views: 514

Re: Lyman returned my email- I DONT BELIEVE IT!!

Gunny, what was that gun again? I'm almost sure to have that side mount. If I can find it.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gotta gush. Sorry...
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Gotta gush. Sorry...

Stay with it Muddly, you'll get the hang of that tang sight and grow to love it. I've a bunch of them on my rifles and carbines and am in love with them. They make me a better shooter. My earliest lever is a 94 SRC in 25-35 which I have had since I was 18. (I'm almost 80) It doesn't have a tang but ...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Gang in the UK across the pond...
Replies: 12
Views: 355

Re: For the Gang in the UK across the pond...

Oh yeah, I'm laughin'. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miroku 1873 .44-40
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Miroku 1873 .44-40

Wow! You got some great wood on that one. Mine is a saddle ring carbine so it's blued all over just like the original from 1895. https://i.imgur.com/ipl6enR.jpg?1 I put a Lyman tang sight on my new one, got it shimmed to match the barrel sight but haven't shot any groups yet. Need to take care of th...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tumbling brass
Replies: 26
Views: 419

Re: Tumbling brass

OK, I'm really cheap so I use some stuff called well plug and is used in the oil patch. I had a roustabout friend who gave me a 50 lb. bag of it years ago. It's walnut shells but seem to be quite a bit sharper than what is available for tumbling. Right price and works better so why not? Since I burn...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: That's odd...
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: That's odd...

I don't even know how many tang sights I have. Let's see, 86, 2 each 73, Rossi pump 22, 92. Not all are Marbles as there are a couple of Lymans mixed in even though they are a hassle to shim for windage. I'm probably forgetting something but you can see I really like them.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past....
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Blast from the past....

Thanks Ray, great reading.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another vintage lever gun added to the fold (photo)
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: Another vintage lever gun added to the fold (photo)

Very nice Kirk. Great pic and I like the caliber.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice public boat access.
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Nice public boat access.

I have a friend here that uses his kayak to prowl the shoreline of the lakes and streams around here looking for arrowheads. He finds bunches of them.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 toggle action
Replies: 14
Views: 543

Re: 1873 toggle action

When the lever is closed on the 73, the links are aligned so the force from the bolt, (if there is any) is transferred to the rear of the frame with no downward thrust on the center pin. The ends of the links are fitted to the boss on the rear of the bolt, each other at the middle and the frame at t...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Far Will a 45 ACP Kill?
Replies: 28
Views: 686

Re: How Far Will a 45 ACP Kill?

I tried to kill a 1400 lb. steer with an old Ithica 1911A1 and some military hardball once. Range was about 4 feet and he just sorta curled up his nose and walked off. Ended up ending him with a 30-30 behind the ear and we had to pull out of the creek with a tractor. I've dropped many of them with a...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 76 hammer wear.
Replies: 20
Views: 510

Re: 76 hammer wear.

I tried to comment but it didn't stick so I'll try again buddy. Whatever you decide, I'll second. I had a Chiappa 76 but traded it off. Didn't shoot it enough to have an opinion about wear.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cowboy Fast Draw
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Cowboy Fast Draw

Fisher-Price, you asked about a smith for your Colt SAA. I think the best is Alan Hartan in Houston. He has done a bunch of work for me.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers For My Mother
Replies: 41
Views: 461

Re: Prayers For My Mother

Prayers up for you and yours Blaine. So sorry for your loss.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 Winchester Miroku or Uberti
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: 1873 Winchester Miroku or Uberti

COsteve and all, Look at P. O. Ackley's first book and read the article on bolt thrust. It's done with a '94 in 30-30 and with a dry chamber and cartridge there is NO bolt thrust. He even screws the barrel out one thread at a time and has to lengthen the firing pin but has to oil the case to get any...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flintlock Long rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: Flintlock LWong rifle

What Pitchy and Nath said +1.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 Winchester Miroku or Uberti
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: 1873 Winchester Miroku or Uberti

https://i.imgur.com/rWnv8eb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ipl6enR.jpg?1 Top in first image is 1873 Winchester from 1895, all are 44-40. The the two Uberties and the bottom image is of Miroku/Winchester SRC and the old Winchester. I've had the sporting rifle for 25 years or so and the short rifle almost a...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New mould to play with
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: New mould to play with

Hey Earl, I use starting fluid, (ether) to de-oil my moulds before casting. Blow them off with the air hose after the ether. Works for me.

Really like the looks of that point but wonder how it would feed in a 92/ 32-20.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wild West Guns peep sight f/s
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Wild West Guns peep sight f/s

What does it fit?
by M. M. Wright
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bike ride to old logging camp
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: Bike ride to old logging camp

So glad you got a ride in buddy. I'll bet we could make some lumber with that mill and power it with that Minneapolis if they'd give it to us and give us about a year. Not enough left of me to take on a project like that though. My 170 Allis broke it's injection pump a couple weeks ago so I took the...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool Find Last Week
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Cool Find Last Week

Cool find. I have one just like it and an Alina brand that looks just like it. There are different dia contact balls available. I still use mine occasionally.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How To Add A/C to a Truck Inexpensively
Replies: 20
Views: 559

Re: How To Add A/C to a Truck Inexpensively

Hey Jerry, my old '49 chevy actually has Vintage Air in it. Cost about a grand but has been well worth it. I'm too old to put up with that 2-50.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?
Replies: 34
Views: 963

Re: New (Miroku) 1873 what caliber?

Great choice! I bought a new one a month or so ago, in 44-40 of course. Don't worry, Starline has plenty of brass and it lasts a very long time. You simply must load some black for maximum fun. It easy to clean up and once you get your rifle seasoned to Ballistol it gets even easier. Just remember w...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real chili version II
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Real chile version II

Once, down in the Texas Valley, I ate some very good chili and asked the proprietor if it was venison or goat. He smiled and led me to a back window where I could see a burro in a pen. "Es burro" he said.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range
Replies: 28
Views: 511

Re: Ballard 4 1/2 A-1 Mid Range

Man, you're either the luckiest or most blessed gun trader around. That is extremely beautiful and if it turns out to be chambered for a caliber you already have loading stuff for, well WOW! Looking forward to seeing some groups from it.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Monday off
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Starting Monday off

Groan! :lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AWA Lightning 45 Colt
Replies: 2
Views: 230

AWA Lightning 45 Colt

I know, it's not a lever but it sure is light and handy, and packs a real wallop. Now, anybody got one, had one or know how to get it to cycle cartridges better. I don't even remember how I got this thing. Must have been in a trade. The cartridge guides were swapped side to side and I diagnosed that...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never Easy.
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Never Easy.

Best dog I ever had was a Rott/Lab we called Precious and she was just that. Sorry for your loss.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zipping Along.......
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Zipping Along.......

Oh yeah, that's funny! :lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gonna shoot my phone soon....
Replies: 16
Views: 410

Re: Gonna shoot my phone soon....

I love it 6. :lol: :lol:
by M. M. Wright
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New-to-me Beretta .45-70 Double Rifle
Replies: 36
Views: 1024

Re: New-to-me Beretta .45-70 Double Rifle

Thanks to all for kind comments. I too think it is purty! MM, what model Beretta do you have, a GR2? Well, I got it out of the safe and it has the double underlugs and Greener cross bolt and the articulated front trigger but I cannot find anything that says GR2. It's marked "Silver Hawk" on the bot...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well i got the wheel off anyway.
Replies: 45
Views: 1070

Re: Well i got the wheel off anyway.

That lift looks exactly like mine. Works a treat. I'm usually taking the back wheel off to change the belt on son Hap's bike. My old one has a chain, well then your's does too, huh? The iron head sporty is in the lift right now and has been for a year or so. Haven't done much since all that cuttin' ...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The new El Paso holster for my SBH made it
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: The new El Passo holster for my SBH made it

Get that roughout belt they make for the John Wayne rig. It's sticky on the inside and stays in place really well. I really like mine.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 1873 Winchester 44-40
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: New 1873 Winchester 44-40

That's my redneck bench rest. "Here Pitchy, hold my beer."
by M. M. Wright
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Burnt some black. Hunting Squirrels.
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: Burnt some black. Hunting Squirrels.

So good to see you and Jess and that sweet lookin' smoke pole. Must be a good one to take that many squirrels. I need to get out in the woods instead of just shooting here in the yard.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 1873 Winchester 44-40
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: New 1873 Winchester 44-40

Watchin' Last Stand At Saber River with the old one across my lap.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New-to-me Beretta .45-70 Double Rifle
Replies: 36
Views: 1024

Re: New-to-me Beretta .45-70 Double Rifle

Gorgeous! That action looks just like my Beretta shotgun.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 86 comes home
Replies: 13
Views: 449

Re: Model 86 comes home

That us an outstanding rifle Win40-82. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by M. M. Wright
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 1873 Winchester 44-40
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: New 1873 Winchester 44-40

Yes Blaine, 20" SRC. I already have Uberti 24" Deluxe Rifle and 20" octagon barrel rifles both in 44-40 but I decided a while back that I wanted a SRC to drag around with me the rest of my life. That's when I bought the one made in 1895.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 1873 Winchester 44-40
Replies: 9
Views: 434

New 1873 Winchester 44-40

You already have seen my 73 from 1895 and it's Ok but the barrel doesn't shoot very good for me so when Cheaper Than Dirt advertised a new Miroku 73 SRC, (what I had been wanting) for less than a grand with free shipping I jumped on it. Very slick new gun. Shoots pretty good when I let the Son shoot...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request - Update 8/1/18
Replies: 24
Views: 649

Re: Prayer Request - Update 8/1/18

Prayers up!
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog died yesterday.
Replies: 27
Views: 527

Re: Dog died yesterday.

Sorry for your loss man. Like fordwannabe I've lost 2 in the last year. It sucks.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi All. Savage 99 .30-30
Replies: 20
Views: 529

Re: Hi All. Savage 99 .30-30

Welcome to the fire Muddly, and sit up close as that 99 need not take a back seat to anyone. :mrgreen:

BUT WE NEED PICTURES!