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by Rube Burrows
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRY Model X
Replies: 29
Views: 527

Re: HENRY Model X

Im not all that crazy about new tactical looking lever guns but I do think that it opens the minds of others who previously would not look at lever guns. I can also see a practical use for these newer synthetic lever guns. They would work well down here in the swamps of Louisiana. I love the old woo...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hope My Wife Is Proud Of Me
Replies: 25
Views: 556

Re: Hope My Wife Is Proud Of Me

fordwannabe wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:17 pm
Yeah I was forced into buying a Hawes Western Marshal last night.

:lol:
by Rube Burrows
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hope My Wife Is Proud Of Me
Replies: 25
Views: 556

Re: Hope My Wife Is Proud Of Me

.45colt wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:40 pm
My Wife was so proud of Me that I was looking at a new gun and She says go ahead and order it....."But I get to shoot it Too." :D . I made it eight days in the New Year. :shock: .

Glad to hear it. Enjoy the new one.
by Rube Burrows
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hope My Wife Is Proud Of Me
Replies: 25
Views: 556

Re: Hope My Wife Is Proud Of Me

gamekeeper wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:43 pm
I knew it wouldn't last . . . . :lol:

Not an easy wagon to stay on. :wink:
by Rube Burrows
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hope My Wife Is Proud Of Me
Replies: 25
Views: 556

Re: Hope My Wife Is Proud Of Me

Held off as long as I could but bought a new Winchester SX4 last night since I gave my son the one I bought last year. Oh well.
by Rube Burrows
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hope My Wife Is Proud Of Me
Replies: 25
Views: 556

Hope My Wife Is Proud Of Me

I sure hope my wife is proud of me......Haven't bought a gun all year. :mrgreen:


Dad Jokes. HaHa.


Happy New Year Everyone
by Rube Burrows
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: happy new year
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: happy new year

Happy New Year.
by Rube Burrows
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well?!?! Who got something good?
Replies: 44
Views: 809

Re: Well?!?! Who got something good?

Not a lever gun but I have been wanting another .22LR for small game so I decided to get a CZ 457 LUX. Now I just have to find the proper rings because the Warne High Rings I got are still too low to clear the iron sights. cz is a dang good gun! :D 7605C445-C580-4FE9-987D-251AD2F303CD.jpg Did you p...
by Rube Burrows
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well?!?! Who got something good?
Replies: 44
Views: 809

Re: Well?!?! Who got something good?

Very cool!! I have a CZ 452 in .22 Magnum that is amazingly accurate. It likes the heavier bullets and will put 5 rounds into a little ragged hole at 100 yds. Have fun!! jb 8) I will most likely get a .22 magnum barrel for it also. The .22mag is one of my favorite rimfire calibers. I was shooting t...
by Rube Burrows
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well?!?! Who got something good?
Replies: 44
Views: 809

Re: Well?!?! Who got something good?

Not a lever gun but I have been wanting another .22LR for small game so I decided to get a CZ 457 LUX.

Now I just have to find the proper rings because the Warne High Rings I got are still too low to clear the iron sights.




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by Rube Burrows
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester 1886 SRC In 45-70
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: New Winchester 1886 SRC In 45-70

Awesome rifles guys. :mrgreen:
by Rube Burrows
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Key to my heart- gun lock added.
Replies: 47
Views: 1305

Re: Key to my heart- gun lock added.

Your creations are always interesting to see.
by Rube Burrows
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone predator hunt?
Replies: 17
Views: 406

Re: Anyone predator hunt?

I predator hunt sometimes. I really enjoy it, esp with my younger son who needs a little more action than something like deer hunting provides. Right now I am using a FoxPro electronic call but the best one I ever had was a Burnham Bros Compucaller II. It was a great overall machine. I traded it bec...
by Rube Burrows
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Perspective

GunnyMack wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:05 am
Love it!

It looks like the boom arm to me, not wood.

I think you're right.
by Rube Burrows
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not Gun Related But Refreshed An Bench Vise
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Not Gun Related But Refreshed An Bench Vise

Wow! You really need a set of brass jaws to make it dang near perfect but I'll take it as is, if you want to give it to me. I have some brass stock that I am going to try to make a set of jaws out of. I finally found a place to order the side lock down handles that are stainless or something like t...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not Gun Related But Refreshed An Bench Vise
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Not Gun Related But Refreshed An Bench Vise

Very nice. I keep thinking I need a old heavy duty vise in the garage O have a large but crappy foreign piece of Pelosi that swivels 900 directions and I can’t ever keep things tight without crushing them. I want a old HD one. Looks good. Not as pretty as a certain Marlin sign but pretty. Glad you’...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not Gun Related But Refreshed An Bench Vise
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Not Gun Related But Refreshed An Bench Vise

Yeah this one is about as nice as it’s gonna get. Who don’t love a good vise? Wilton’s are great vises. I only have two others but this one is going to end up inside the house in my reloading room. The ones in the shop are real tanks and get used hard. I wouldn’t even attempt to pain them like this ...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Posting pictures.
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Posting pictures.

To me, its easy to use this one. https://imgbb.com/

You can register but you don't have too. You can just go there upload and then copy the BBCode Full Link and then post it in the subject line here. Quick and easy.
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo of my vintage Marlin Model 1889
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Photo of my vintage Marlin Model 1889

Its a beauty
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not Gun Related But Refreshed An Bench Vise
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Not Gun Related But Refreshed An Bench Vise

I have had this old bench vise in my shed for years. It was my wife's grandfather's vise. I don't know an age. I would guess anywhere from the 60s-90s. It favors some of the Craftsman Vises but I have not been able to find one that matches exactly on the net. There are no markings on the vise other ...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keith, with two sixguns
Replies: 17
Views: 558

Re: Keith, with two sixguns

I bet very few people even know “Eric” Cartwright. Now mention his other name and well most won’t know him either outside of this forum and a few others. When I lived in Montana, Helena still had some plaques. And memorabilia about Elmer. He lived in the area at some points in his life. So very true.
by Rube Burrows
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Special Delivery from Pitchy...
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Special Delivery from Pitchy...

Hey that is pretty cool. Great job Pitchy.
by Rube Burrows
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keith, with two sixguns
Replies: 17
Views: 558

Re: Keith, with two sixguns

Great photo of a great guy.
by Rube Burrows
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 38-55
Replies: 33
Views: 1731

Re: Winchester 94 38-55

I don't have a dog in this fight, but thank you Yodar for sharing all this information. That is some fantastic data. Yep. Such posts are the real meat of the leverguns forum; the other stuff is fun, but THIS is really cool....(and I don't even have a 38-55... :lol: ) Very much agree. Now, go and ge...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot My New Winchester 73 (Video)
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Shot My New Winchester 73 (Video)

Sweet! Put some powder in them shells. Sounds like a .22. 5 Grains of Trailboss with a 200g RNFP. I have tried both 4 and 5 grains of Trailboss for my .45 Cowboy action guns. My 92 likes 5 grains better. I will have to see what this one likes. The gun did its job but if I was leaving today on a hun...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 38-55
Replies: 33
Views: 1731

Re: Winchester 94 38-55

Which Bullets did ya end up using and what Load? Glad to be able to help. I'm still going through them. 255 grain Lee .377 is what I loaded up first and it seems to like them pretty good. Next I am going to load up some of the .379s and see if it likes those better. I am about to order up some new ...
by Rube Burrows
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 38-55
Replies: 33
Views: 1731

Re: Winchester 94 38-55

Any updates? I'm considering getting a new Miroku in this caliber and intend to load for it. I imagine the new barrels would have a standard measurement I can get from them w/o having to gauge it myself. Rifle has been shooting great. Shot it a few weeks ago. Got some bullets from Tom here and load...
by Rube Burrows
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot My New Winchester 73 (Video)
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Shot My New Winchester 73 (Video)

Been a busy couple weeks so I had not got to even shoot my new 73. That is till yesterday. Took it out and ran a couple hundred rounds through it. Functioned flawlessly. Once I adjusted the sights on it I was shooting it pretty well. My one and only complaint on the rifle is how hard I have to squee...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1866 SRC
Replies: 29
Views: 674

Re: Winchester 1866 SRC

Very cool.
by Rube Burrows
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bringing an old one back to life
Replies: 14
Views: 541

Re: Bringing an old one back to life

Awhile back I picked up an old Uberti .45 Colt. It had been rode hard and put away wet. The bore is pretty well pitted. It was missing a hammer and some internal parts. https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/uberti1.jpg I have a few single action parts on hand and eventually found a h...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bringing an old one back to life
Replies: 14
Views: 541

Re: Bringing an old one back to life

gamekeeper wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Nice job, I can never understand how anyone can let a gun get in such a condition, I even cringe when I see guns thrown on the ground in movies.. :(

Every time my father sees the Lone Ranger throw his Colt's on the ground he gripes about it.
by Rube Burrows
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a holster from a holster
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Made a holster from a holster

Nice holster but what I want to know about is the box. That is a great looking box you are keeping the revolver and stuff in. What is the scoop on that? What would you like to know ....... Did you build it or was it something offered at some point? I made it 2 weeks ago and beat it up with a screwd...
by Rube Burrows
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Got A Miroku Winchester
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Finally Got A Miroku Winchester

Ya done well young man! While I'm known not to care for foreign guns I will admit nobody makes as fine and dependable gun as the japs. The Winchester gods may kill me on this but..the jap guns will outlast and are obviously stronger than the originals.......and I'm regularly shooting ones made in t...
by Rube Burrows
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a holster from a holster
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Made a holster from a holster

Mossyoak1957 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:57 am
Rube Burrows wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Nice holster but what I want to know about is the box. That is a great looking box you are keeping the revolver and stuff in. What is the scoop on that?
What would you like to know .......
Did you build it or was it something offered at some point?
by Rube Burrows
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a holster from a holster
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Made a holster from a holster

Nice holster but what I want to know about is the box. That is a great looking box you are keeping the revolver and stuff in. What is the scoop on that?
by Rube Burrows
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Got A Miroku Winchester
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Finally Got A Miroku Winchester

Thanks ya'll. I have a couple Uberti rifle also and I am def. not knocking them. I was just impressed with the fit and finish of the Miroku. Also, the lever throw is a good bit shorter on the Miroku than the Uberti. Its also a little slicker although the last half inch when bringing the lever back i...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sucks to be Dicks Sporting Goods
Replies: 21
Views: 637

Re: Sucks to be Dicks Sporting Goods

Proud to be able to say that they have never gotten a single cent from me. They paid me to buy a fishing pole/reel combo years ago. One of those Black Friday sales where the outfit was very cheap, and a rebate was $5 more than the sale price. So I got paid $5 to buy it. Only problem was a limit of ...
by Rube Burrows
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Got A Miroku Winchester
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Finally Got A Miroku Winchester

Couple more. :mrgreen:
by Rube Burrows
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Got A Miroku Winchester
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Finally Got A Miroku Winchester

Well I finally picked myself up a new Miroku this past week. I got a Winchester 1873 in .45 Colt with the 20" round barrel in the short rifle configuration. Right off top I can say that I am impressed with the fit and finish of this rifle. Very well made. Much better straight out of the box than any...
by Rube Burrows
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt leverguns
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: 45 Colt leverguns

The 45 is my favorite caliber. I have several Lever Guns in .45 although not historically accurate. Maybe if I would have started with the 44-40 I would have most of my guns in that cartridge but I had a few .45 revolvers so I got the lever guns to match so I could reload for just the single round.
by Rube Burrows
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sucks to be Dicks Sporting Goods
Replies: 21
Views: 637

Re: Sucks to be Dicks Sporting Goods

Proud to be able to say that they have never gotten a single cent from me. We got one nearby a few years ago. The prices were horrible they did not have much to begin with in the Hunting/Shooting dept. Once they took their stand I made extra sure to try and persuade any friends and relatives of mine...
by Rube Burrows
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Costner & Harrelson.......
Replies: 29
Views: 1406

Re: Costner & Harrelson.......

I thought it to be an excellent movie. Usually the Bonnie and Clyde movies romanticize their story rather than show it for what it really was. I knew Costner was going to try to be as historically accurate as possible and I thought it was done quite well in this dept also. Won't give any spoilers bu...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for Winchester 73 owners
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Question for Winchester 73 owners

Rube, the murdered cowboy was a much-admired young man from Texas named George McDonald. He was practically taken in by the family of Oliver Lee and was engaged to Lee's niece, Nettie Fry, almost a sister in closeness. McDonald was one of many young Texans from the Hill Country attempting to make h...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cimarron Model 1894
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: The Cimarron Model 1894

I just don't see paying that much for a knock off 94 when there are still plenty real ones out there at much better prices. Esp 30-30 carbines. "IF" it is patterned after the pre-64 internally then I can sorta see the MSRP. There arn't many really nice examples of pre-64s out there for shooters. Th...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for Winchester 73 owners
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Question for Winchester 73 owners

Can anyone tell me the number of lands and grooves in a circa 1870s-80s 73 in .44 W.C.F.? Seeking data points to look for in examining a bullet from such a rifle that went through the forehead of a sleeping cowboy near Tularosa on June 12, 1888, and was recovered, flattened, from the rock he was re...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cimarron Model 1894
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: The Cimarron Model 1894

I just don't see paying that much for a knock off 94 when there are still plenty real ones out there at much better prices. Esp 30-30 carbines.
by Rube Burrows
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealand shooting.
Replies: 31
Views: 1086

Re: New Zealand shooting.

Sick individual. I watched a video this morning and he apparently had a go pro on him that filmed the whole thing. I don't agree with the Muslim Culture but detest evil people no matter who they are.
by Rube Burrows
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 608

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. Well, I’ll never use Cheaper Than Dirt (made my stand when they jacked up Pmags to over 60 bucks each after 44’s first ele...