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by Stevie
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Palo Duro Canyon
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: Palo Duro Canyon

Yeh….The Palo Duro canyon is a pretty decent area for a vacation stop. The Panhandle Plains museum in Canyon(City of) is an excellent place to kill a few hours. There is a small but growing aviation museum in Amarillo...plus a zoo....and several other museums worthy of a visit. The 'Cadillac Ranch' ...
by Stevie
Sat May 12, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who here plays with Walkers and Dragoons?
Replies: 35
Views: 908

Re: Who here plays with Walkers and Dragoons?

I have an Uberti third model Dragoon. Things I've learned is that it needs .457" balls...the lever-drop issue was prevelant on my Dragoon with any but the lightest loads...the spring in the lever latch(front latch like a Navy) was too short for any real retention...I put a spacer in the hole behind ...
by Stevie
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 1873 SRC question
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Re: Win 1873 SRC question

I'm no 1873 expert...but the carbine is a second or third model because it has a dust cover rail...the rear sight appears to be three leaf type modified into what's left on the gun.
by Stevie
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A New Fireame Service Business. Maybe. Not sure. Need halp.
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: A New Fireame Service Business. Maybe. Not sure. Need halp.

Hmm...cleaning firearms as a business? That would likely boil down into the same legalities as a gunsmith. Most gunsmiths offer the clean and inspect service for a small fee anyhow. Near as I know gunsmiths and gun stores have to enter firearms into a bound book if kept over night. Basicaly meaning ...
by Stevie
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 sights
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Winchester 1892 sights

Yeh...I imagine Winchester must've considered the carbines as service/utility arms and were rear-end deep in ladder sights. My Browning saddle-ring carbine(1886 replica) has the ladder sight that's calibrated to '2000'....but 2000 whats?...I decided the rear sight calibrations were more for a load r...
by Stevie
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poor ammo performance
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: Poor ammo performance

More sorry ammo to report! Winchester bulk-pack 22 LR 36gr plated hollow-point. I just finished a several year old box of the same stuff that was fine...however a new box has some issues with firing...some not primed at all I guess. It's also a little big for some chambers. No kidding! Load a ten sh...
by Stevie
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Lawman MKIII
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: Colt Lawman MKIII

That's sort-of the nature of the beast as mentioned. The Colt DA design doesn't work like a S&W or Ruger DA revolver. As long as it gets pretty close to bolting-up when cocked and doesn't 'carry-over' when cocked fast or in double action it's likely fine.
by Stevie
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tough to be a new 44/40 shooter...
Replies: 15
Views: 637

Re: Tough to be a new 44/40 shooter...

John Kort had recommended me a load to use the small diameter Hornady knurled bullets when I griped about them on another forum. It appears Trail Boss at max published load for the bullet weight/cartridge will bump bullets up pretty nice! I use the same powder charge for the 200gr bullets in all my ...
by Stevie
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tough to be a new 44/40 shooter...
Replies: 15
Views: 637

Re: Tough to be a new 44/40 shooter...

My experience with .44 bullets and .44-40 bore diameters is that nothing is as advertised! I own two old Winchester M1892 rifles in .44WCF. These date to like 1904 for a carbine and 1907 for a sporting rifle. The rifle has a good bore and slugs at .430" while the carbine has a fairly rough bore that...
by Stevie
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cimarron Henry
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: New Cimarron Henry

Awesome! I want one.
by Stevie
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite bore cleaner?
Replies: 15
Views: 533

Re: What's your favorite bore cleaner?

Generally Hoppe's but sometimes Outer's or TC foaming bore cleaner.
by Stevie
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Kort aka W30wcf
Replies: 55
Views: 1374

Re: John Kort aka W30wcf

Sorry to hear this news. Mr Kort helped me a lot getting started loading .44-40 on another forum.
by Stevie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Graffs Black powder???
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: Graffs Black powder???

I have been paying $14 plus change for Graf's 2F or 3F at a store in OKC....It's cheaper than the BP subs at the same store!
by Stevie
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Graffs Black powder???
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: Graffs Black powder???

Graf's BP is Wano re-labeled. It's what I'm using and works well enough. It's the only black powder I can buy without mail-ordering and paying the haz-mat fee. It's good powder.
by Stevie
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post 64 M94 question?......
Replies: 18
Views: 723

Re: Post 64 M94 question?......

There are some Canadian Centennials on gun broker now that actually have bids!
by Stevie
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post 64 M94 question?......
Replies: 18
Views: 723

Re: Post 64 M94 question?......

yeh I got the 'Red Ryder' leather thong on all my saddle-ring guns too. Does help with the rattle and definitely helps the receiver finish. I've seen guys wrap the entire ring with thin leather. And too...we are talking post 64 Winchester M94 rifles/carbines....the trigger flops back and forth while...
by Stevie
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post 64 M94 question?......
Replies: 18
Views: 723

Re: Post 64 M94 question?......

I actually thought about buying a used one...but then new in box Canadian Centennials cast about the same money. Still torn on 20" carbine versus 26" rifle...the carbine has a saddle-ring which looks cool and all but rattles and flops around marring the receiver finish...the rifle lacks the saddle-r...
by Stevie
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good deal on a 1886 Winchester/Miroku
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: Good deal on a 1886 Winchester/Miroku

That's an awesome deal on an M86 rifle! I paid double that for a used(but nice) in box Browning 1886 saddle-ring carbine. That was the going price at the time for the Brownings and the Winchester Model 1886 short rifles were selling for about the same new. I chose the used Browning to avoid the rebo...
by Stevie
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post 64 M94 question?......
Replies: 18
Views: 723

Post 64 M94 question?......

.....and Winchester commemorative questions. Years ago as a teen I was loaned a beautiful M94 'Canadian Centennial' to deer hunt with. Pretty certain it was a 20" version. I've lusted for one off and on ever since. Anyway...I've noticed lately that these are fairly plentiful on the market and are av...
by Stevie
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 92 Winchester firing pin breaking
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: 92 Winchester firing pin breaking

http://homesteadparts.com/shopcart/pid_1205.htm http://homesteadparts.com/shopcart/pid_1206.htm Here are reproduction Winchester Model 1892 firing-pins with tip size specs. Both my old Winchester .44WCF guns have the big tp pins...what Homestead calls 'blackpowder' firing-pins. I actually have one o...
by Stevie
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 92 Winchester firing pin breaking
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: 92 Winchester firing pin breaking

There are two different tip sizes of firing-pins for original M1892 rifles. The earlier style has a fairly large diameter tip that protrudes from the bolt-face...the newer type is small. Maybe you are replacing the firing-pin with the wrong one?

I know too that dry-firing is tough on firing pin tips.
by Stevie
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wrong guns...
Replies: 34
Views: 1445

Re: Wrong guns...

A lot of the old westerns used M92 style rifles without handguards...I always supposed this was so the guns would look more like a pre-civil war Henry rifle. Then there was the movie 'All's Quiet On The Western Front'...the German rifles were pretty close...however the guns looked more like Turkish ...
by Stevie
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 feeding issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1191

Re: 1892 feeding issues

Yeh...the one leg of the lifter does appear bent. Did you actually take the lifter detent and spring out of the lifter and clean the hole and parts? The detent notches don't look too bad...pretty certain my .44-40 carbine is worn similar. I did take my lifter detent out and cleaned the hole and spri...
by Stevie
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well this sucks
Replies: 34
Views: 1608

Re: Well this sucks

Yeh..I think Sig will get it all sorted out as well. And as 30-30 reported Glock has the ability to provide a manual safety beyond the trigger lever. I think the Philippines had Glock design a manual safety like decades ago for whichever guv agency ordered G17 pistols. If I recall in the 1980's US p...
by Stevie
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 feeding issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1191

Re: 1892 feeding issues

Make sure the screws holding the left and right cartridge guides are tight....it really does sound like the lifter detent has an issue though if the lifter is dropping down trying to chamber.
by Stevie
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well this sucks
Replies: 34
Views: 1608

Re: Well this sucks

The Sig issue with 9mm ball ammo doesn't surprise me. I've fired both .40S&W and 9mm full size 320 pistol...The 9mm would leave live ammo in the dirt. It's not really noticeable during shooting....however when you pickup brass and find a live round or two on the ground it gets you to wondering. What...
by Stevie
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 feeding issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1191

Re: 1892 feeding issues

there are detent notches in the receiver and a detent plunger and spring in the lifter/carrier itself. I wonder if the notches are full of crud or the detent or spring in the lifter is weak/worn or missing? I brought a old Winchester 1892 carbine that was beyond rough back to life with money...work ...
by Stevie
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: load press for 357?
Replies: 18
Views: 767

Re: load press for 357?

I own several reloading presses. A couple LEE's and a couple of the old Lyman 'Spartans'....My very favorite is a LEE 'Classic' I bought from Midway a few years ago. I will say that the Lee Classic is not the cheapest press on the market...and that the main reason I bought it was that it would take ...
by Stevie
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Center..did not realize!
Replies: 20
Views: 905

Re: Thompson Center..did not realize!

I believe TC gave up on the somewhat traditional guns after a fire destroyed the factory. JIMHO new in lines are not muzzleloaders. Or, shortly after being purchased by Smith & Wesson. I think the factory fire wiped out production of those cool TC87 switch-barrel rifles. From what I could determine...
by Stevie
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Center..did not realize!
Replies: 20
Views: 905

Re: Thompson Center..did not realize!

Just a simple question, or it seems to be one to me. Would you consider a caplock with a side hammer to be primitive enough for primitive firearm season, or would it need to be a flintlock? I am not trying to start a fight. I just would like to hear from the members on here about this issue because...
by Stevie
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Center..did not realize!
Replies: 20
Views: 905

Thompson Center..did not realize!

At the gun-store the other day I saw a new looking TC Hawkin flintlock .50 cal rifle on the rack(they mix new and used guns together out where you can fondle them). Anyhow...I was sort of interested in a flintlock and already own a percussion TC Hawkin .50 and a TC Renegade .54..findin them both rel...
by Stevie
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10/22s
Replies: 13
Views: 621

Re: 10/22s

I went to Acadamy or one of the sporting goods' stores looking for some factory 10 shot Ruger mags for my 10-22....All they had were 25 shot aftermarket mags. The clerk acted like I was crazy for wanting a factory ten shot mag! I couldn't find a factory mag anywhere close by and ended up ordering a ...
by Stevie
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester M1897 gurus?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Winchester M1897 gurus?

Thanx for all the info! There are a lot of parts inside a M1897.

I guess I had never seen an earlier version of the 1897 shotgun before. The I watched the take-down video posted above...and in the youtube menu there is an animation on how the M1897 works....pretty cool!
by Stevie
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10/22s
Replies: 13
Views: 621

Re: 10/22s

I've owned at least three of those over the years...should have my rear end kicked for trading off a deluxe model. I have a keeper now...the first Ruger 10/22 I have seen with a metal butt-plate and first standard carbine with a walnut stock. I think my walnut standard carbine dates to like 1974 acc...
by Stevie
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester M1897 gurus?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Winchester M1897 gurus?

I don't think the one I looked at had any missing pieces...it had all the forearm screws and more or less intact...even the barrel/receiver take-down joint was snug.

It was lacking finish and dirty as sin tho...I can't decide if I need another 'project' gun or not.
by Stevie
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crystal and tube radio`s
Replies: 131
Views: 3921

Re: Crystal radio`s

I built a 'Heathkit' or something like that brand as a kid....I had to run like a 100 meters of wire and hook to a barb-wire fence to get it to work...I couldn't get it to work on the house's ground rod and had to drive a copper pipe in the ground for a ground. Mine had a crystal crystal and no razo...
by Stevie
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gunbroker ?
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Gunbroker ?

Nothing that was unresolved...I have had a couple experiences with sellers on 'no reserve' auctions that I won for cheap...and then suddenly they 'don't have' the firearm or there is something 'wrong' with it. My guess both instances of that are that the guns did not bring what the seller expected a...
by Stevie
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester M1897 gurus?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Winchester M1897 gurus?

I have been looking for a serviceable/original M1897 12ga for a couple years. Most I've found have seen the ravages of time and abuse...with cut off stocks...shortened barrels...various damage from trying to get them apart, etc. I saw one yesterday that wasn't priced too bad...had a decent looking b...
by Stevie
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bbl
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: bbl

Barrel...as in oil barrel...unit of measurement...but I guess it's used to mean gun barrel too.
by Stevie
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning the percussian Sharps
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Learning the percussian Sharps

Odd things about shooting a percussion Sharps....I've always tried to be a safe black powder shooter...and one of the safety rules has always been not to leave any air-space in the load...as in be sure ball and powder are seated tight in the breech/barrel/cylinder. Fine and dandy with a muzzle-loade...
by Stevie
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning the percussian Sharps
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Learning the percussian Sharps

I do think nitrated paper causes more bore fouling than non-nitrated paper. Using super-glue as cartridge glue as some advise...sometimes left tough to remove 'streaks' in the bore...for some reason Elmer's stick glue and nail polish don't. My biggest beef with the non-nitrated paper is grass fires!...
by Stevie
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning the percussian Sharps
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Learning the percussian Sharps

More ramblings about shooting percussion Sharps.... https://www.ar15.com/forums/armory/Percussion_Sharps_/16-386845/? Here is another archived thread with some useful info...or at least info I found useful...there are some good pics of 'Sharps paper-cutter' cartridges here. Also a good pic of my sty...
by Stevie
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning the percussian Sharps
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Learning the percussian Sharps

Stevie, the guru of all the makes of paper-cartridge Sharps performance is Charlie Hahn. Almost all the guys in the North-South Skirmish Association that run Civil War Sharps firearms rely on Charlie. Give him a shout: http://www.hahnmachineworks.com/ I briefly played with a Pedersoli many years ag...
by Stevie
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Request for prayers and good thoughts
Replies: 44
Views: 1107

Re: Request for prayers and good thoughts

Yep...healing prayers sent
by Stevie
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning the percussian Sharps
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Learning the percussian Sharps

Something I will say that's a good feature on this particular IAB Sharps is that it does not have the lever leaf-spring that requires the inlet in the forearm and the notch in the lower/front of the receiver. I guess that historically these areas could accumulate loose powder and potentially blow th...
by Stevie
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning the percussian Sharps
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Learning the percussian Sharps

Ahh..Done with breakfast...will continue. Barbarossa is entirely wrong on his assessment of the IAB Sharps...I could hit the ground...the backstop...I could hit the entire planet Earth..and maybe even a barn door!...It was shooting with any sort of precision that was the issue... :shock: This not so...
by Stevie
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning the percussian Sharps
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Learning the percussian Sharps

I got one of these early last year...a NOS IAB Sharps 1863 military carbine. I had always wanted a paper-cutter black powder .54 Sharps and got this one from a fund-raising silent auction at the Local Elks Lodge(my wife got a cool cast iron Chimenaya same auction). I will say that I had zero experie...
by Stevie
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More info for the 10mm is a good round argument.
Replies: 15
Views: 701

Re: More info for the 10mm is a good round argument.

I bought a Glock 20SF a couple years ago..just to see what 10mm is all about. Like the .357 mag there are all sorts of levels of ammunition for the 10mm. I'm not a big fan of super-duper extra big blast heavy bullet ammo you can buy from the specialty ammo manufacturers. Best as I could tell with se...
by Stevie
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Gun Shows" humor
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: "Gun Shows" humor

I have not attended a gun show in quite a few years...but I used to go all the time..usually with at least some of the kids in tow and sometimes the entire family. Most of the shows had at least some booths/tables with lady stuff. Often the gun show would be pared with craft shows. Nothing like push...
by Stevie
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45COLT for your VIEWING PLEASURE...
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: .45COLT for your VIEWING PLEASURE...

Yeh..that is a nice buy on that Gun Broker .44-40 sporting rifle! I bought a Rossi .44-40 carbine used a few years ago and paid $400(local buy). The Rossi I bought is quite similar to the carbine in the OP pics but probably an older Interarms import. At the time it was about impossible to find a .44...