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by Stevie
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hydraulic wood splitter troubleshooting...
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: Hydraulic wood splitter troubleshooting...

Probably piston packing in the cylinder...but could be the relief valve or pump itself could be shot. A weak pump will normally work better when the oil is cold and taper-off as the oil heats-up.... Most log splitters I've seen are closed center systems with gear pumps. The lever valve is a simple s...
by Stevie
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it illegal nto build a gun?
Replies: 27
Views: 1205

Re: Is it illegal nto build a gun?

Probably depends on the state and the builder's criminal status...but for the most part..no I don't think it's illegal to manufacture yourself a gun. Now if you were to start pumping-out .22 derringers for re-sale that might be another story! There are plenty of folks that buy 80% AR receivers and f...
by Stevie
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Hmm!
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Hmm!

Ehh?...Lil Kim is prepping for another launch...has placed his sister in some position of gooberment power(way better looking than him)...mouthing the US....standard nork things
by Stevie
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help With A Plumbing Problem Calculation
Replies: 32
Views: 569

Re: Need Help With A Plumbing Problem Calculation

If you have good pipes...the 'Liquid Lightning' will eat a clog...it's like 3000% sulfuric acid...smells bad....makes pipes extremely hot(so no old poly-butyl grey pipe)...read warnings on the bottle! It's way more potent and effective than any other liquid drain cleaner I've ever seen...in fact I'v...
by Stevie
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning .45-70 short throat...
Replies: 17
Views: 491

Re: Browning .45-70 short throat...

Hmmm..lots of excellent info for me! Hornady range brass...found it no sweat..in a baggy all it's own as I had segregated it a couple years ago...two full length Federal cases and 14 Hornady bass in TWO different lengths! Eleven of the Hornady .45-70 brass measure approx. 2.033"...but three are at 2...
by Stevie
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning .45-70 short throat...
Replies: 17
Views: 491

Re: Browning .45-70 short throat...

Since 45-70 headspaces on the rim easiest 'fix' is to trim brass so you can use those big mutha's. Like Blaine said, you don't have to use the cannelure. Years ago some manufacturer made a tool to roll your own cannelure anywhere you wanted, if you can find a tool then you are set( if you wanted to...
by Stevie
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning .45-70 short throat...
Replies: 17
Views: 491

Re: Browning .45-70 short throat...

if you reload you could use Hornady leverrevolution brass or trimm your brass to that length ,then seat bullet to the crimp groove ,.if need to trimm shorter till it works ,,thats what i did with mine to get it to work I actually thought about the Hornady short brass as I have some of that(range sa...
by Stevie
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning .45-70 short throat...
Replies: 17
Views: 491

Browning .45-70 short throat...

I've owned my Browning 1886 carbine since 2012 and really have not reloaded a lot of cartridges for it. Most of the ammo I've made has been 405gr hollow-base bullets from a LEE mold or purchased 350gr lead bullets I've bought. Those being 'trapdoor' level loads since I own and shoot a couple of thos...
by Stevie
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Takin' a knee
Replies: 39
Views: 881

Re: Takin' a knee

The LFL girls have stated that the National anthem is way too sacred and important to protest..say they will stand for the anthem. I an now a fan of the legends Football league...It used to be the Lingerie Football League...but I imagine the feminists were squealing or some-such. Them girls play har...
by Stevie
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Military Sporters
Replies: 17
Views: 662

Re: Military Sporters

The only 'sporterized' military gun I own is a M1898 Krag somebody bobbed the barrel to 24" and cut the forearm off carbine style. It still had reminants of the original sights...but the front sight had been soldered on crooked and the Krag rear sight was suffering broken and missing parts. I re-sho...
by Stevie
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?

Somebody made a run of 5mm Remington not too long ago. Probably Aguila..but may have been Remington or CBC? I own a Winchester Model 1903 .22 auto rifle....22 Winchester Automatic is the chambering...and I have not had much issue finding and buying that stuff...Aguila makes it in brown boxes.. and I...
by Stevie
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horses?
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Horses?

Draft animals are a science and skill and art unto itself...literally horse, mule or oxen power. You can ride a draft animal...but it's hard to pull a riding horse.
by Stevie
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?

Oh..I don't usually find much to gripe about on new commercial ammunition. I just thought it odd Winchester would turn-out new ammo in doinked-up cases. I'm not going to gripe to Winchester about it...I'm going to shoot the stuff up and use the brass!
by Stevie
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: use levergunscommunity.org vs .com
Replies: 59
Views: 1714

Re: use levergunscommunity.org vs .com

The constantly having to log in issue just mysteriously resolved itself for me! I noted last night I could leave the page come back and still be logged on. Is working today as well...huh..strange
by Stevie
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digital auto charge scales and powder?
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Digital auto charge scales and powder?

Thanx for the reassurances and advice....The auto charge scale to me is like cell phone to a cave man! I'll give the Trail Boss a try...for some reason I had it in my head that stuff might not work too well. Probably since Trail Boss didn't flow well through my trickler for whatever reason. I notice...
by Stevie
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digital auto charge scales and powder?
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Digital auto charge scales and powder?

Have never really researched the deal...but I suppose it's the plastic hopper and static charge that precludes the use of black powder in hopper equipped powder measures huh? About the only cartridges I load with black powder would be .577/.450 Martini Henry and I have turned a batch or two of .45-7...
by Stevie
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digital auto charge scales and powder?
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Digital auto charge scales and powder?

For the last couple years I've just been using a small inexpensive digital scale to weigh powder charges for my reloading. I was using a couple old balance beam powder scales that suddenly went hay-wire and scared me! Anyhow...I bought myself a Hornady Loc and Load auto charge powder handling scale ...
by Stevie
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cabelas
Replies: 80
Views: 3020

Re: Cabelas

I bought my Browning 1886 SRC online from a Cabela's gun library (Minnesota)...anyhow..at first everything went well...my FFL got them rigged-up with his FFL copy and shipping info...I had paid up front online...the Cabela's gun library personnel acknowledged everything in order and would get it shi...
by Stevie
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1919 model 94 range report
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: 1919 model 94 range report

Yeh...The Veterans Administration...I spent most of yesterday at the OKC VA. I was the official driver for a friend of mine. They did change our scheculed appointment time from early morning to straight-up noon...then called us while in transit at about 10:30am to wonder where we were... :?: I will ...
by Stevie
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?

I got my work done early yesterday so decided to shoot some .44-40 from my older Rossi carbine. I have a fair stockpile of reloaded ammo with Missouri Bullet Company 200gr lead over Trail Boss to shoot up. I 'cherry picked' ten of the worst dinged/dented Winchester cartridges to shoot as well. Not m...
by Stevie
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?

I don't own a .44-40 revolver...just Winchester type rifle and carbines. My old Winchester src is 'special' as it leads bad with any of several lead bullets I've tried. That carbine has a pretty tuff bore though. I've been loading 200gr jacketed bullets over Trail Boss and the carbine shoots pretty ...
by Stevie
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?

I bought a box of Winchester brand .44-40 cowboy ammo the other day just to plink with and refresh my reloading brass. That's really the first box of .44-40 ammo I've seen in a store! Pricy stuff at $42 a box..but then I think I had paid just under $40(per box) plus freight for a couple boxes of PCI...
by Stevie
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This 94 has me a little stumped.
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: This 94 has me a little stumped.

When I bought my bad bored M1892 carbine..the guy I got it from threw in a nos Winchester M94 .44-40 barrel(in the white..front sight base too). Has all the normal Winchester model and caliber stamps. Supposedly these barrels will screw right on a M1892 and he had bought one intending to re-barrel t...
by Stevie
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QoD (Question of the Day:)
Replies: 24
Views: 785

Re: QoD (Question of the Day:)

I've noticed several sales on Taurus handguns the last few months :?: I bought a stainless M85 2" .38 revolver myself in July that the particular distributer had on sale/discount. I can say that I've had reasonable luck with Taurus products...although plenty of shooters wouldn't touch one with a sti...
by Stevie
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report Two 45-70's (links to photos)
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: Range Report Two 45-70's (links to photos)

Yeh...I guess the IMR 4198 can is more or less burgundy...4227 is pale blue...3031 is red...4831 appears to me to be a bright crimson red but I think it's actually orange...anyhow..I had/have never seen rotten/deteriorated powder before. It appeared to me as the powder itself had oxidized into rusty...
by Stevie
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report Two 45-70's (links to photos)
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: Range Report Two 45-70's (links to photos)

That's cool!...I own the same Browning carbine and have found it a superb shooter...even with the factory carbine type rear sight. Don't think I've ever seen 4198 in a yellow can before...must be old old. I had an interesting experience with an old red can of 4198 powder a couple weeks ago. I was pe...
by Stevie
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short Rant
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Short Rant

My son in law decided he was going to make a living as a in-state trucker...grain..fertilizer..molasses .that sort of thing. I told him and my daughter both that a truck has to be rolling down the road hauling something to make money...and when it's running it is burning fuel...tires and parts...nea...
by Stevie
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 WCF and split case mouths
Replies: 17
Views: 610

Re: .44 WCF and split case mouths

I've been using Star Line and old Remington Peters brass. The Remington brass was all given to me and has been reloaded before...these are the ones I'm losing because of splits at/near the shoulder. Have not had a neck mouth split yet. I've reloaded some of both brands brass as much as five times. I...
by Stevie
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redding 'Profile' crimp dies?
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Redding 'Profile' crimp dies?

I loaded some more .44-40 with both the jacketed bullets for my tuff-bore..and a bunch of 'Cowboy #5' commercial cast bullets for my other .44-40 guns. Used the Redding die for all the crimping and it's working for me. One thing I noticed about the 'profile crimp die is that it seems to leave just a...
by Stevie
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redding 'Profile' crimp dies?
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Redding 'Profile' crimp dies?

Nice!...about five bucks less than the Redding too
by Stevie
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redding 'Profile' crimp dies?
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Redding 'Profile' crimp dies?

I have an old rotten bored M1892 Winchester .44wcf carbine that just will not shoot lead bullets...no big deal as it will shoot .428/.429 200 gr jacketed bullets fine. My first attempts at .44-40 jacketed bullet loads with my fairly new LEE dies were about awful...I would either crush the loaded rou...
by Stevie
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who says you can't have accuracy AND power...?
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Who says you can't have accuracy AND power...?

One of my ex-coworkers had been a red-leg on an 'Atomic Annie' crew...He didn't talk about it much as he said it was all top secret and he wasn't sure what was still classified. From what he did mention they moved it around more than they fired the thing!
by Stevie
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-40 Krag
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: 30-40 Krag

PCI or Remington are all I've encountered for factory ammunition.....I have reloading dies and bullets plus everything else for .30-40 Krag..yet always find another box of factory ammo to shoot and accumulate more brass. Sooner or later will have to load the Krag myself....
by Stevie
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 25-20 Removing forearm stock
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Winchester 92 25-20 Removing forearm stock

Yes...remove the screw at front of magazine tube while retaining the cap it holds...then you can remove the tube cap, spring, and mag spring follower. Sounds like you have that all out. Drift out the band pin usually left to right and the mag-tube should be free to remove...forearm cap too....then c...
by Stevie
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modest 350gr .45-70 loads
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Modest 350gr .45-70 loads

I'll post some Lyman loads for the 320 Gould HP when I get the chance. But really, grab an old Lyman Manual and you will have all the info you need... I saw some promising loads in the Lyman #47 and had some thought towards working with the next heavier bullet data. The Speer manuals I have are all...
by Stevie
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modest 350gr .45-70 loads
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Modest 350gr .45-70 loads

I bought some lead 350gr bullets from Buffalo Arms and looking to load some lighter kicking smokeless ammo suitable for both Browning lever and Springfield trapdoor use. Looking for some 'get started' loads with promise. I've loaded quite a few 405gr(Lee hollow-base mold) with Trail Boss which are f...
by Stevie
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are parts interchangeable?
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Are parts interchangeable?

I don't know what parts are interchangeable between an original Winchester M1886 or a Miroku Winchester or Browning 1886...but Midwest Gun Works have Browning 1886 parts and Homestead Parts have Winchester parts listed. I have bought quite a few pieces for an old Winchester 1892 .44-40 from Homestea...
by Stevie
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 1452

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

If you are switching between Lead and jacketed bullets with out totally cleaning the bore before shooting lead, I would say that might be you problem. That bore must be clean from all Jacketed fouling for the piece to shoot Lead accurately. By clean I mean not a trace of fouling or grey color on a ...
by Stevie
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on 44-40 exploring reloading
Replies: 24
Views: 1452

Re: More on 44-40 exploring reloading

I've got a trio of .44-40 rifles. and non of them have the same bore size although the two Winchesters are close at .430" and .431" bore. My older Rossi carbine has the truest to published bore diameter at an even .427"...however a lot of the bullets you buy in .44 caliber supposedly of the .44-40 a...
by Stevie
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 39A question
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Re: Marlin 39A question

. Welcome to the fire, Stevie ! It looks like you have your answer, so my question is: Did ya go back & buy it ? . :mrgreen: . No...not yet anyhow. Yesterday I was pretty torn and just about put it on my visa card...but the holes...those darn holes sort-of scared me off it. That and I'm seriously t...
by Stevie
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 39A question
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Re: Marlin 39A question

No this one appeared to have the side mount scope holes too(plus Lyman/Williams peep sight holes..all plugged) Will I get banished from the forum if I post links to an active GB auction? If not I'll find some auction pics showing the holes I'm talking about Well?...I found a good pic at Gun Broker a...
by Stevie
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 39A question
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Re: Marlin 39A question

It's pre-drilled for peep sights and scope mount..I saw those holes with plug-screws. These are a couple holes no threads. One up high approx. chamber location and another down lower like maybe where the tube pushes ammo into the receiver. This is a Marlin Marlin...old enough it lacks a cross-bolt s...
by Stevie
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of new Rugers
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Re: Speaking of new Rugers

A few years ago I decided I really really needed a 10mm pistol and went for a Glock 20 SF.... For some reason or other I just have not bonded with my 10mm G20. It ain't the pistol or the brand. I like Glocks and my G20 shoots fine. I have not had much issue finding 10mm ammunition either. Maybe it's...
by Stevie
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers needed.
Replies: 21
Views: 921

Re: Prayers needed.

Yeh...you, son, and family have my prayers for sure. My family played much the same game with my youngest daughter. She up and decided to be a rebel and I have no idea how she avoided court/jail...maybe it was prayer...maybe it was the fact I know all the local law enforcement. Getting older, having...
by Stevie
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 39A question
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Marlin 39A question

So I was at a gun store and looked at a Marlin 39A...pretty nice looking gun. Something I noticed which concerned me..and caused me to put the rifle back on the shelf was a couple 'extra' holes in the left side of the receiver! Well this evening I get to looking at Marlin 39 rifles online and notice...
by Stevie
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: New guy

Thanx for the welcome guys!...
by Stevie
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need a Martini
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: I need a Martini

I actually own three Martini Henry rifles! Two BSA Mk.II rifles and one Mk.IV rifle...all out of the 'Nepal Cache'....got some reloading dies..a biger diameter press and a .465 bullet mold and all,,,,brass is a problem..however CBC 24ga shotshells can be converted...powder capacity is too large...wi...
by Stevie
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy
Replies: 15
Views: 740

New guy

New I tellya'.....From Oklahoma. I do own some lever-guns. I do have some lever-gun questions but perhaps that's another topic or two. Not too much to tell about me...I'm self employed(as is my wife)..three kids(one still at home, he's 21!!) eight..maybe nine grand children...I own a Jeep 3/4 ton tr...