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by Rube Burrows
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1866 SRC
Replies: 29
Views: 412

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: 394

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: 394

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: 327

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 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3548
Views: 56429

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

That sure is a good looking 100 dollar rifle.
I have gotten luck a time or two like that. Always make me feel good. Congrats on the rifle.
by Rube Burrows
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally Got A Miroku Winchester
Replies: 11
Views: 411

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: 327

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: 327

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: 411

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: 475

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: 411

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: 411

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: 467

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: 475

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: 950

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: 350

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: 441

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: 350

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: 441

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: 865

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: 450

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...
by Rube Burrows
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

Six, your beautiful guns never cease to amaze me.
by Rube Burrows
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

I gotta add to this thread. That picture of Six’s 1893 don’t do it any justice at all. That sumbitch is GORGEOUS. Makes my mouth water but I am refraining from it’s temptation....for a while. I even Know what he wants for it. Ahhhhh. Rube, buddy how many rifles are ya gonna get in your life that ju...
by Rube Burrows
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

Love seeing all the great conversation about lever guns here. :wink: I guess my main question and reason I started the thread is to find out if Winchester is actually doing a correct case hardening or ifnit was chemical like Unerti? I am trying to decide if I want to get one already case hardened or...
by Rube Burrows
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

Your welcome Rube.......during my lifetime of collecting........I worked with my hands so I had to watch my expenditures.......always upgrading to what I really wanted and for the most part, I'm here...satisfied......but it was a LOT of work, attending weekly auctions, estate sales, etc.all the tim...
by Rube Burrows
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

Thanks for all the comments and thanks for the photo of the beautiful rifle Six. :mrgreen: Very good info. I really like the Winchesters for what they are and while I wish they were still made in New Haven or anywhere over here they seem to be made very well. I just didn't know if the case hardening...
by Rube Burrows
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

I am looking at buying a new 73. I have had a couple Uberti 73s but this time around I was wanting to go with a Miroku Winchester 1873. Are the case hardening on the new Winchesters actually real case hardening? The colors seem to pale in comparison to someone like Turnbull. They seem closer to the ...
by Rube Burrows
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More knife making , photo
Replies: 15
Views: 467

Re: More knife making , photo

Nice job.
by Rube Burrows
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester loading tool
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Winchester loading tool

I had heard that Winchester tried to buy Marlin. Marlin, wouldn't sell, knowing he had a winner. So, Winchester sued him for patent infringement for using top ejection, forcing them to go with the side eject Hepburn 1889. My favorite Marlin BTW. That's why Marlin used the sliding loading gate on th...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester loading tool
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Winchester loading tool

Those are neat. I have always wanted to get a Winchester or Ideal loading tool in 38-55 or possibly 45 Colt, if they make one. I know they make them in 44-40 but I don't know if I have seen one for .45.
by Rube Burrows
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!
Replies: 45
Views: 938

Re: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!

Pretty neat stuff yall. I had never seen the Marlin 44 smoothbore either. That's pretty sweet.
by Rube Burrows
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 loading problem...
Replies: 16
Views: 393

Re: Winchester Model 94 loading problem...

Snuffy, You're drawing is for one of the other calibers. The .357 is the only one with the little extra piece on the lever. Here is 3 photos I have showing the part. I was unable to find any exploded drawing showing the parts. These rifles were discontinued in 2005 so there isn't any factory suppor...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun

Scruffy49 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:01 pm
Great video and great shooting by him. I wish the kids in the family would get into the shooting scene but, even the certified range master’s sons find it boring.
Both of my sons have always enjoyed shooting, thankfully.
by Rube Burrows
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not a levergun but could still use your help Remington 510
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Not a levergun but could still use your help Remington 510

Rusty wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:39 pm
If it were me, my first step would be to call Brownells and ask to speak with one of their gunsmiths that has experience with Remington 510s. They are great people and are eager to help you.
I did not know this was an option. Thanks.
by Rube Burrows
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not a levergun but could still use your help Remington 510
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Not a levergun but could still use your help Remington 510

Nothing would please me more than to buy all my guns in the States... :mrgreen: I have seen a 512 over here so maybe a 510 is also lurking. Agreed. The gun is absolutely worth fixing. I have harvested a good many squirrel with this rifle years ago. Great sights and super accurate. Hope you can find...
by Rube Burrows
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun

Started Y2K shooting a .22 when he was only 2 years old. Most of it was just to get him used to wearing eye & ear protection, and general safety and gun-handling. By the time he was 5 he' was practically an old pro. That's my only concern with the video. The young lad should have been wearing eye p...
by Rube Burrows
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not a levergun but could still use your help Remington 510
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Not a levergun but could still use your help Remington 510

I have an old Remington 510 Targetmaster that has developed a problem of firing without touching the trigger. Sometimes if the safety is put into the fire position it will automatically fire the rifle. If that don't fire it then if the bolt is bumped any it will usually send a round down range. Foun...
by Rube Burrows
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun

gamekeeper wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:24 pm
I'm glad to hear that :D I guess leveraction BB guns started a lot of kids on the right track.
As a fellow Squirrel hunter I wish him well 8)
Thanks. He loves to hunt and will eat what he harvests also.
by Rube Burrows
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun

gamekeeper wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:48 am
I like the fact that they gave him a "proper" gun......my first gun was a lever action but only a BB gun.

He already has a love for lever guns. His own first gun was also a Daisy BB gun which he still shoots regularly. He has already taken several squirrel and rabbit with his bb and pellet guns.
by Rube Burrows
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun

piller wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:50 am
I hope the kid continues to enjoy shooting.
I think he will. :mrgreen:
by Rube Burrows
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Brownells doing ok?
Replies: 20
Views: 687

Re: Is Brownells doing ok?

Brownell's waited far too long to catch up with the threat from Potterfield's Midway. Try as they might to defend their old position, they have lost a good part of it. What continues to hurt them is how easy it is to navigate Midway's Web site vs. their own. I find it a nightmare. That said, I wish...
by Rube Burrows
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun

His dad aught to be ashamed. Look at the semi-tractor right behind the target! It’s actually an old box stand that’s not in use anymore and 500 more acres of thick woods. On the edge of the pit there is also about a 5’ hill to catch lead. No semi tractors...... or anything else for that matter was ...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun
Replies: 16
Views: 518

5 Year Old Shooting 100 Yards With .45 Lever Gun

Short clip of a 5 Year Old Shooting a lever gun and ringing steel at 100 yards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2M4zsOOyMM
by Rube Burrows
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new western
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: A new western

Like many, I enjoy western movies. If it was left up to just me my house would almost always stay on the western channel or some other type of western. I just enjoy the era and find them good entertainment. I do hope this one is done well even if it don't tell a true story.
by Rube Burrows
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes the .410 shotgun?
Replies: 60
Views: 1050

Re: Who likes the .410 shotgun?

Over the years I have had several good .410 shotguns. Both of my sons first gun was a .22/.410 combo gun.

I have had double barrel, over and under, pump and crack barrel .410 shotguns. Some I still have and use regularly. Some I wish I still had. They are fun to shoot.
by Rube Burrows
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever action .410s???
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: Lever action .410s???

My dad had a Winchester .410 lever and I really loved to shoot that thing. I have always wanted one but just haven't forked out the money they want for them. Anything .410 is expensive.
by Rube Burrows
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 1886 in 40-65
Replies: 22
Views: 743

Re: Model 1886 in 40-65

Thanks Rube but remember, I've been at this heavy since 1972 when lots of his stuff was still around sitting in gun shops, local auctions, and estate sales. It has been a life long journey filled with lots of fun and a better investment than any 401K fund. :D I am sure you def. get better returns t...
by Rube Burrows
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 1886 in 40-65
Replies: 22
Views: 743

Re: Model 1886 in 40-65

fordwannabe wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:56 am
It is pretty impressive in count sixula’s dungeon ain’t it?

Oh yeah, for sure.
by Rube Burrows
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remembering
Replies: 14
Views: 452

Re: Remembering

Great stories and great upbringing. Ahhhhhh the good ole days.