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by Stevie
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1919 model 94 range report
Replies: 15
Views: 212

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: 8
Views: 236

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: 8
Views: 236

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: 8
Views: 236

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: 386

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: 652

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: 677

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: 677

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: 739

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: 531

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: 369

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: 369

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: 369

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: 517

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: 552

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: 382

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: 382

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: 382

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: 290

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: 1368

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: 1368

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: 754

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: 754

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: 754

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: 1186

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: 833

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: 754

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: 668

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: 1121

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: 668

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...