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by Stevie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Graffs Black powder???
Replies: 11
Views: 313

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: 313

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: 512

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: 512

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: 512

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: 569

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: 512

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: 213

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: 213

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: 1051

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: 785

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: 1114

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: 785

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: 1114

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: 785

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: 532

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: 557

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: 557

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: 557

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: 476

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: 222

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: 476

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: 222

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 radio`s
Replies: 68
Views: 1546

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: 234

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: 222

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: 223

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: 407

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: 407

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: 407

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: 407

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: 816

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: 407

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: 407

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: 407

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: 556

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: 454

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: 622

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...
by Stevie
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lots of Cold Weather
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Lots of Cold Weather

I'm NW of OKC...was 5 degrees this morning....no snow...no nothing but cold
by Stevie
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leather conditioner for old cartridge belt???
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: Leather conditioner for old cartridge belt???

Hubert's Shoe Oil brought a 1888 vintage 'Wilkenson Sword Co' sword-bayonet scabbard that came from the Nepal cache back to life. Have used the Hubert's oil on several pretty dilapidated leather items with success. I honestly thought the big British bayo scabbard was probably too rotten to salvage.....
by Stevie
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Captech/Jamison
Replies: 15
Views: 610

Re: Captech/Jamison

I had thought Jamison was tied up with government contracts for 40mm grenade launcher brass...but then I didn't realize they had been bought-out by Captech. The only business I've done with them was for .577/.450 Martini Henry brass and it was not cheap at all! I actually found it cheaper to buy Ten...
by Stevie
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT (Help Needed) Oklahoma Citation for Moving Furniture??
Replies: 24
Views: 660

Re: OT (Help Needed) Oklahoma Citation for Moving Furniture??

I do know that commercial vehicles and trucks need various licenses and fuel stamps plus whatever insurance requirements for state to state transport. These requirements vary by state. Best to have your ducks in a row...or cross state lines somewhere besides the main drag where the weigh stations ar...
by Stevie
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here still drive a stick shift?
Replies: 67
Views: 1696

Re: Anybody here still drive a stick shift?

Besides tractors...my wife's 67 MGB is the only thing on the place with a manual trans.
by Stevie
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nifty High Standard H-D Military model
Replies: 20
Views: 565

Re: Nifty High Standard H-D Military model

I've got one of those!...Mine has a shorter barrel but is aa late 40's/early 50's HD Military.

My pistol is somewhat picky about ammo...but works perfectly with Federal standard velocity lead bullets which is what I've read these were designed for.
by Stevie
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Splitter update....
Replies: 43
Views: 1899

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: 1363

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
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help With A Plumbing Problem Calculation
Replies: 32
Views: 660

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: 566

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: 566

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: 566

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...