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by M. M. Wright
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage guns
Replies: 51
Views: 1802

Re: Vintage guns

It's no secret that I love old SAAs. Especially COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTERs which is the caliber mark for 44-40. I've had the etched panel guns but I like the roll mark which started in 1890. I have 6 of them. The oldest is from 1894: https://i.imgur.com/pcqXci6.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/iXZuSXF.jpg?...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 18
Views: 205

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

No Scott, thank you for sharing with us. I just love tales of the old west.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How`s your lawn looking
Replies: 30
Views: 379

Re: How`s your lawn looking

That's a cool old tractor Lenn. We haven't had to water yet and the lawn is beautiful right now. Here you never know what will come. It can be a total drought until October or maybe we'll get a little rain but n mostly it will come in thunderstorms with severe weather cautions. Like you, I've not ri...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading BP Shotshells
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Loading BP Shotshells

As a young man (12) I had the privilege of hunting with an old gentleman and his father-in-law who kept a pair of very good English Pointers and we hunted a lot. I remember them seeking out black powder shells when they could find them as they considered them to give superior patterns. Anyone else r...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading BP Shotshells
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Loading BP Shotshells

You're killin' me Griff. I so need to shoot a cowboy match and I normally shoot all black. I solved the shotgun primer situation by buying a dozen boxes of brass hulls that use large pistol primers. 60 grains of ffg and an ounce of 7 1/2s or narfs as Nath would say. Gettin' this old is just no fun a...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 in .44 Special
Replies: 32
Views: 2443

Re: 1873 in .44 Special

https://i.imgur.com/7oO1MfZ.jpg?1 My old 73 in 44WCF of course but if you use your imagination you can tell all the SRCs were full blue. Well, unless they were special order. The guy I got it from said it's a wall hanger but I've killed a decent buck with it. I did replace the links with a new set ...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I had a nice visit with M. M. Wright today!
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: I had a nice visit with M. M. Wright today!

We had a great time! I would have wished for more range time but we got to explore my loading room, one of my safes and got in a little visiting. Thanks for coming Jim.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original North West Mounted Police Winchester carbine
Replies: 47
Views: 931

Re: Original North West Mounted Police Winchester carbine

Gorgeous rifle Kirk. Thanks for posting and come on range report. What size did the barrel slug? Is the mold coming a thousandths or so oversize?
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Tulsa Race Massacre 1921
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Tulsa Race Massacre 1921

Pics from the day show the black American Legion arriving at the court house on a flat bed truck with Browning water cooled machine gun set up on a tripod. The sheriff at the time wrote a book about the incident which I've read. Yeah, I need links but am lazy.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Hunting Rifle thread got me think in’...”How many Leverguns...?”
Replies: 47
Views: 1043

Re: Best Hunting Rifle thread got me think in’...”How many Leverguns...?”

Absolute minimum would be two Marlins, 39 and 1895 GS. And two 99's in 22-250 and 30-06. I have the Marlins but have never really been enamored of the Savage 99. But it's the only lever gun offered in a descent varmit round or my go to caliber 30-06. If you don't like the 99 then get a BLR. They ev...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: frog lube
Replies: 29
Views: 862

Re: frog lube

Back when I shot IPSC my lube of choice was BreakFree but now that I shoot more black than all else the choice is Ballistol. 10:1 with water for cleaning and straight as a lube/preservative. Oh I use a little Hoppe's on my rifles for smokeless.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?
Replies: 52
Views: 1447

Re: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?

BLR 308 and the 165 grain Sierra. My old BLR was made in Belgium and has little bluing left on it but it still shoots little bitty groups with it's Redfield 2.5X scope with a post reticle. I'll never need to stop a Grizzly and if I want to take a Bison I have a Winchester 1886 in 45-90.
by M. M. Wright
Mon May 31, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New powder horn
Replies: 16
Views: 625

Re: New powder horn

Nice horns guys.
by M. M. Wright
Mon May 31, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic Fighting Handguns
Replies: 117
Views: 3659

Re: Classic Fighting Handguns

Yes to all the IPSC stuff and I shot against all those guys. I even remember once at Fayetteville beating Ross because they had a stop plate about the size of a half dollar and my forte was hitting small targets. My usual shooter was built by Frank Pachmayr. Now I carry a 4 inch Kimber 45, love it. ...
by M. M. Wright
Thu May 27, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic Fighting Handguns
Replies: 117
Views: 3659

Re: Classic Fighting Handguns

Let's see Jim, since I shot IPSC in NE Oklahoma and NW Arkansas for several years in the late 70s and early 80s I guess I'll pick the Colt 1911A1 first and the S&W 1917 second as I really liked the revolver class. As a youngster well teenager, (barely) I got into Cap and Ball and shot it with a Remi...
by M. M. Wright
Wed May 26, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back in the Hospital
Replies: 42
Views: 2154

Re: Back in the Hospital

Prayers up!
by M. M. Wright
Tue May 25, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Bullets for a 44 Big Boy
Replies: 18
Views: 1018

Re: Cast Bullets for a 44 Big Boy

I like the Lee Factory Crimp die because it virtually eliminates the possibility of having a bullet set back inside the case thus raising pressure to who knows what. I consider that a problem with tubular magazines but you can eliminate that by just using black powder. I do both.
by M. M. Wright
Tue May 25, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Troopers complaining
Replies: 12
Views: 947

Re: Troopers complaining

And at Fort Carson Colorado in 1961 our sergeant demonstrated the M-1 Garand's recoil by taking it on the chin. The same sergeant kicked a 'cruit in the head for turning around along with a loaded Garand pointed where he was looking when his name was called. Oh, he was shooting from a fox hole.
by M. M. Wright
Tue May 25, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dixie gun works
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: Dixie gun works

https://i.imgur.com/ZP2QwZQ.jpg?1 This what you're wanting bro? Of course this one says Colt on it but it's a 2nd gen that I got off the SASS Classifieds. 006 has one he might give you if you ask him but it's an old crusty one. I've shot this one a few times and it seems very small to handle but I ...
by M. M. Wright
Sun May 23, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pics of a couple of recent acquisitions...
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Pics of a couple of recent acquisitions...

That 71 is special and I congratulate you on it's acquisition but man that 58 is the princess of cool. I've owned a couple and only let them get away to brother LEOS. A retired state trooper friend still has one that is "as new" but of course it will be under his coffins pillow.
by M. M. Wright
Sun May 23, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB in MO Speer 375 bullets
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: WTB in MO Speer 375 bullets

Bump
by M. M. Wright
Sun May 23, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .41 Colt SAA
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: .41 Colt SAA

I have a Bisley in 41 too and it has a 38-40 cylinder to go with it. If I can ever find it again. It's lost somewhere in all this junk I'm surrounded with. Besides, just look at all the fun I've had getting this thing to shoot just pretty good.
by M. M. Wright
Sat May 22, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .41 Colt SAA
Replies: 8
Views: 788

.41 Colt SAA

https://i.imgur.com/1AwcWvX.jpg?1 Discovered this pic of and old,1900, SAA with a target I fired last summer using the hollow base Lyman bullet sized .388 and lubed with SPG over a case full of ffg Goex. (Hey, it's what was open.) Distance was sorta 15 yards and a 2 hand hold. Okay, Weaver stance. ...
by M. M. Wright
Sat May 22, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB in MO Speer 375 bullets
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: WTB in MO Speer 375 bullets

I don't have what you are wanting but I do have the following: 6 boxes of 50 .375/250 Nosler partition Spitzer for $50 each. 3 boxes of 50 .375/300 Hornady FMJ for $50 each 3 boxes of 50 .375/270 Hornady RN for $50 each 3 boxes of 50 .375/300 Hornady RN for $50 each These are all New Old Stock and i...
by M. M. Wright
Mon May 17, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I appreciate the friends I have on Leverguns!
Replies: 14
Views: 1975

Re: I appreciate the friends I have on Leverguns!

+1 to what Tutt said!
by M. M. Wright
Sun May 16, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Ruger came home with me today.
Replies: 10
Views: 1527

Re: Another Ruger came home with me today.

Good lookin' Rooger sir. I've had a few Vaqueros in 44-40 and they all shot decent groups. You're more likely to have problems with Colt when it comes to mismatched chamber throats. That Ruger will have .429 groove diameter so all you have to do is be sure your chamber throats are correct. Just my e...
by M. M. Wright
Mon May 10, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 BP reloading
Replies: 25
Views: 1869

Re: .44-40 BP reloading

I often use a drop tube when loading my larger black powder rifle cartridges like 45-70 and 45-90 but don't regularly use it with my 44-40 stuff. Oh I have and I think it makes for less fouling but most of my 44-40 is for SASS and it's just too much trouble especially when you consider that it just ...
by M. M. Wright
Sun May 09, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 BP reloading
Replies: 25
Views: 1869

Re: .44-40 BP reloading

Most of the time I just let the bullet give me about .1 inch compression. This is with my 20:1 cast bullets sized .429. It's the biggest bullet that will chamber in my Colts and even then I must use Starline or Winchester brass. If I were just loading for my 73s I would use bigger bullets. Now I hav...
by M. M. Wright
Wed May 05, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old auto vacuum fan
Replies: 19
Views: 766

Re: Old auto vacuum fan

I had a BSA with intermittent lights once. I think those were Lucas or maybe Smith. Best limey bike I had was a Norton Combat Commando. I still have fond memories of that sucker after I took the Amals off it and substituted a single Mikuni.
by M. M. Wright
Wed May 05, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time
Replies: 40
Views: 1909

Re: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time

I remember that the Ford 60s ran a separate class from the Offies. I've driven a midget with a Ford 60 in it but never got to "put on" an Offie. Yeah, getting in a midget was like putting on a tight boot. And you go to the far end of the straight, it comes to you. There was a Farmall overhead valve ...
by M. M. Wright
Wed May 05, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old auto vacuum fan
Replies: 19
Views: 766

Re: Old auto vacuum fan

Those were useful as defrosters as long as you weren't pulling a hill where you needed all your vacuum just to make it up. Wipers were the same. You had to let off the gas to get a swipe across the windshield. Very interesting.
by M. M. Wright
Mon May 03, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ordered a new Winchester '73
Replies: 17
Views: 816

Re: Ordered a new Winchester '73

Congratulations sir, beautiful rifle. I bought the Miroku/Winchester SRC in 44-40, put a tang sight on it and really like it but, like my original from 1896, the groove diameter is .431 so I'm out of luck for jacketed bullets and the loads for it won't chamber in my Colts.
by M. M. Wright
Mon May 03, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time
Replies: 40
Views: 1909

Re: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time

My buddies brother went to the Navy and left his old flathead ford race car sitting in the weeds behind the house so me and buddy drug it out and got it running. This was about 1955. We drug it to the track and bought a can of Methanol to pour in it and signed in as the brother in the Navy. We took ...
by M. M. Wright
Sun May 02, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 33 WCF original Loads
Replies: 27
Views: 1041

Re: 33 WCF original Loads

Did Turnbull do your Case Colors? Beautiful 86 sir.
by M. M. Wright
Sat May 01, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made in the USSR.
Replies: 20
Views: 1190

Re: Made in the USSR.

Oh that's gorgeous!
by M. M. Wright
Sat May 01, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time
Replies: 40
Views: 1909

Re: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time

Jim T.; I have a '41 Mercury coupe on the rotisserie right now. Actually it's been there for going on to 10 years. Wish I still had a flathead to go in it but it will get a 5.0 Lincoln drivetrain. That is if I live long enough to finish it.
by M. M. Wright
Sat May 01, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wish me luck, boys
Replies: 44
Views: 2787

Re: Wish me luck, boys

Prayers up!
by M. M. Wright
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Southern Are You?"
Replies: 68
Views: 5093

Re: How Southern Are You?"

35! I really like gizzards, they are served in the convenience store delis around here but I don't care for chicken livers, I've eaten them but I prefer gizzards. Souse or head cheese as we call it is really good stuff and my Daddy always wanted me to not head shoot squirrels as he liked the brains....
by M. M. Wright
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 250-3000 loads faster than expected
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: 250-3000 loads faster than expected

I would have to look up the weight but I remember the best powder in my 99, 250 was IMR 4064. I'm sure I pushed it too far trying to get 3000 fps. Next time I'm in the loading room I'll look up the load. Oh, they were 87 grain Sierras. I still remember that much.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Navy for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

Re: Colt Navy for sale

Recently sold an 1860 Army in like condition. Not as rare as the Navy but I would guess that it will bring in the 1800 to 2000 dollar range.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request for my Dad. Update.
Replies: 38
Views: 1710

Re: Prayer request for my Dad.

Prayers up sir, for you and yours.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading 41 Magnum
Replies: 26
Views: 879

Re: Reloading 41 Magnum

I haven't loaded 41 Mag in years but when I did H-110 was my favorite powder. I had Black Hawks, 58s, 57s and a 94 Marlin. They all liked it.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coleman 530 pocket stove and 252 lantern, cool can opener added.
Replies: 195
Views: 16584

Re: Coleman 530 pocket stove and 252 lantern, cool can opener added.

I'd like to see that one lit up at night. I have several of those lanterns and an old tub somewhere. I might try making something similar.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pathogenic Allergen.....
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: A Pathogenic Allergen.....

I know that kid. Maybe I used to be him.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Patriots' Day
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Patriots' Day

She flies over my house almost every day.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Two year project
Replies: 35
Views: 1479

Re: OT- Two year project

Wow Marlinman, great job on that project. I've done my 49 chevy pickup a couple of times, (actually about 6) in the 60 years I've been driving it so I sorta know what you've been through. I still have a 41 Mercury coupe on the rotisserie that I need to sell as I doubt I'll live long enough to finish...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coleman 530 pocket stove and 252 lantern, cool can opener added.
Replies: 195
Views: 16584

Re: Coleman 530 pocket stove and 252 lantern, cool can opener added.

Now that shade is just plain pretty. I like it.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hawes Single Action
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Hawes Single Action

I bought one that was a 357 last year and got to shoot it a couple of times before someone bought it off me. I've owned them before and this one was no exception. A really good quality SAA that shot to where it looked with 158 grain semi-wadcutters. For that price you can afford to have it re-timed ...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick trip to our cabin in PA
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Quick trip to our cabin in PA

Looks like a great place to get some relaxing done. Course nothing relieves stress better than squeezing a trigger.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mulie, the Winchester, and the Wreck
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: The Mulie, the Winchester, and the Wreck

Thanks Jim. Great story and well told.