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by Tanqueray
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 here on the left coast...
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: 1873 here on the left coast...

What a beauty! I had a similar issue when slugging the bore of one of my ‘92’s. I hit the bullet with a mallet a few times which caused it to widen a bit, and after I pounded that through the bore I was able to get a truer groove diameter.
by Tanqueray
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carrying rossi 92 broken down
Replies: 13
Views: 663

Re: Carrying rossi 92 broken down

If you wanted to retain the wooden factory stock, you could try countersink the top side of the tang and find an appropriately sized push pin to fit through. Push pins are used on modern military weapons and paintball guns amongst other things, and are used easy to remove quickly. Here’s a pic of wh...
by Tanqueray
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 sights
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Winchester 1892 sights

Thanks for the replies everyone, some very interesting insights, if you’ll excuse the pun.
by Tanqueray
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 sights
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Winchester 1892 sights

I’ve been thinking about this on and off for a while, but can’t make sense of it - why do the 1892 carbines have an incremented ladder sight, which would lend itself to shooting at longer ranges, while the rifles have a buckhorn style rear sight? I know buckhorn sights supposedly have three differen...
by Tanqueray
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 problem, help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Rossi 92 problem, help needed

Hi Andrzej, it is certainly a common issue with the Rossi 92 reproductions that some of the springs are too long/strong, especially the ejector spring. I have a copy of the Steve’s Gunz DVD, however it’s loaned out at the moment so I can’t have a look and tell you what he specifically recommends. In...
by Tanqueray
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite bore cleaner?
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: What's your favorite bore cleaner?

I’ve only ever used Hoppe’s No. 9 for general filth/copper fouling. For leading, I use a bit of a copper “Chore Boy” scouring pad wrapped around a bronze brush, works a treat.
by Tanqueray
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW .44-40/.44WCF Loading Article
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: NEW .44-40/.44WCF Loading Article

Carlsen Highway wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:15 pm
I bet he tells everyone they can't get 40 grains of black powder into the case...
Hah, you’re right James. Every article seems to start rambling on about old balloon head cowboy era brass, followed by some statement about paper thin brass and it being a reloader’s nightmare.
by Tanqueray
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other than Guns what do you like to do??
Replies: 42
Views: 1445

Re: Other than Guns what do you like to do??

Blues guitar, knife making and maintaining my 10 acre block and highland cattle, and spending time with my wife and three littluns’
by Tanqueray
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win '92
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Re: Win '92

I have an 1892 octagonal barreled rifle in 44WCF that has a poor looking bore, but still shoots quite well (1.5” or bette @ 50m).
I’d definitely see how it shoots before spending money on it.
Another option before relining would be to try fire lapping.
by Tanqueray
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with... 2 Civil War Leverguns!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: Range Time with... 2 Civil War Leverguns!!!

Wow, neat rifles. I’d love a Spencer Carbine one day, “3:10 to Yuma” and “Unforgiven” are two of my favourite films.
by Tanqueray
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Kort aka W30wcf
Replies: 55
Views: 1387

Re: John Kort aka W30wcf

John’s knowledge of the 44WCF was second to none, no matter where you go on the internet searching for info on this cartridge, you find him and evidence of his research.
He is now in a place without suffering and frailty, where his faith has paid dividends!
by Tanqueray
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Winchester Special Redux: Return to the Range
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: .32 Winchester Special Redux: Return to the Range

Tanqueray, are you on the wrong island???? Yeap, I’m in the North Island, the over populated one. Carlsen Highway is in the South Island which is better, and then there’s Stewart Island, which is the third (and smallest) island, which is infested with white tail deer and only has 300 inhabitants. I...
by Tanqueray
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Winchester Special Redux: Return to the Range
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: .32 Winchester Special Redux: Return to the Range

I am once again convinced that I live in the wrong part of the country.
by Tanqueray
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Winchester Special Redux: Return to the Range
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: .32 Winchester Special Redux: Return to the Range

Good work. I saw it up for sale yesterday and felt a bit of guilt for having put you onto it, glad it has worked out!
by Tanqueray
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 feeding issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1197

Re: 1892 feeding issues

Thanks James, will see how I get on. Part of me thinks that is a great idea, and part of me thinks I shouldn’t touch it now that it is working!
by Tanqueray
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 feeding issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1197

Re: 1892 feeding issues

Fixed! I put a shim between the receiver and either cartridge guide, a single thickness of coke can. The inspiration for this came yet again from Carlsen Highway, so a big thanks to him. The lever has to be operated briskly, if one tries to feed a cartridge in slowly it’ll still jam - but I understa...
by Tanqueray
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 feeding issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1197

Re: 1892 feeding issues

Stevie, I didn’t try remove the spring/detent from the lifter itself as I didn’t have a small enough punch to knock the pin through. The spring is quite firm (and gritty) though, I would think this is preferable than a soft spring for the issue I have. The rifle is a 44WCF manufactured between 1895 ...
by Tanqueray
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 feeding issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1197

Re: 1892 feeding issues

Well, after a pep-talk from Carlsen Highway I decided to strip, clean and reassemble this rifle. After watching a few YouTube videos on the topic I got under way. The amount of accumulated crud in the receiver was something to behold. I noticed that cartridge lifter indent was filthy, and also has a...
by Tanqueray
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Commercial Electrical Help Requested
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Commercial Electrical Help Requested

That fuse disconnect has three terminals - the continuous one on the right would typically be for either neutral or ground. This is for either a single phase or two phase load, but I’d guess it’s single phase with a fused neutral. As previously mentioned, the easiest way to establish this would be w...
by Tanqueray
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up two 'new' 38-55's (photos)
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: Picked up two 'new' 38-55's (photos)

Well you’ve made me a jealous man! I love the pre model 94 1894s, and would especially love one in 38-55.
by Tanqueray
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Winchester Special at the range
Replies: 19
Views: 796

Re: .32 Winchester Special at the range

That is a fine result CH. MOA accuracy from an open sighted 60 year old lever action is beyond the majority of men who’d consider themselves a good shot.
by Tanqueray
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 feeding issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1197

Re: 1892 feeding issues

Thanks Jerry, you are a legend of a man!
by Tanqueray
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 feeding issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1197

Re: 1892 feeding issues

Looking again in the light, I can see the cartridge lifter support does have slop in the indent it is supposed to sit in, not sure if it’s due to wear or an accumulation of grime, a bit hard to see from above. The bottom of the bullet is being shaved while trying to chamber, which leads me to believ...
by Tanqueray
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 feeding issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1197

Re: 1892 feeding issues

Tanqueray, which one are you having trouble with? I can have a look at my ones when I get home. It’s the octagonal barreled rifle. I really wasn’t expecting it to shoot so well, which is great, but I can’t sell it in good conscience if it won’t feed. I’m a bit apprehensive to disassemble it, I can ...
by Tanqueray
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 feeding issues
Replies: 26
Views: 1197

1892 feeding issues

Howdy folks. I finally got a chance to shoot the two 1892 rifles I recently purchased last weekend. Shooting prone off my elbows, I was pleasantly surprised to find they both shot 1.5” 3 shot groups at 50 metres with factory ammo - a good rest and hand loads should see these groups tighten up even m...
by Tanqueray
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Tanqueray.
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Happy Birthday Tanqueray.

Thanks guys, went out for dinner with my wife last night, and taking the 1892 for an overnighter in the hills today.
by Tanqueray
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desert Gold Zane Grey Download Searchable
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Desert Gold Zane Grey Download Searchable

Zane Grey is quite well known down here in NZ, where he was one of the pioneering big game fisherman, using a leather thumb-drag to catch record book marlin and mako sharks. I think he wrote about his time in NZ in a few books, most notably “Angler’s Eldorado”.
by Tanqueray
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First .32 Winchester Special
Replies: 19
Views: 837

Re: First .32 Winchester Special

Can’t help with the load data, but sounds like it’s a good shooter with the factory loads, and I’m sure a bit of load development will see it shooting even better. It’s always a bit of a gamble buying vintage firearms, not often they come with an accuracy guarantee, but I’d be more than pleased with...
by Tanqueray
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1894 SRC 30 WCF 1914 vintage
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: 1894 SRC 30 WCF 1914 vintage

That’s a pretty little carbine, I like the pre model 94 1894s, I’d love one in 38-55.
by Tanqueray
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 1892 Trader.
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: The 1892 Trader.

Thanks for that Michael. The checkering on the hammer is the standard square pattern. Did you receive the email I sent you?
Thanks for your expertise.
by Tanqueray
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 1892 Trader.
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: The 1892 Trader.

Good morning, Based on the upper tang stamp I can tell you that the octagon barreled sporting rifle was manufactured before mid 1904. If you will post a detail photo of the barrel address stamp in front of the rear sight I may be able to narrow it down further. The rear sight is not original nor is...
by Tanqueray
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 1892 Trader.
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: The 1892 Trader.

Good work man - I was thinking about that full length rifle myself. What is the bore like on both of them? I am a great 1892 fan too, and .44-40 one of my favourite cartridges. The bore on the full mag is very good for its age. It was used to shoot black powder for silhouette, but is mirror like wi...
by Tanqueray
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First .32 Winchester Special
Replies: 19
Views: 837

Re: First .32 Winchester Special

That wood looks nice in the sunlight James, look forward to hearing how it shoots.
by Tanqueray
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 1892 Trader.
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: The 1892 Trader.

On second looks the serial number has been worn off the button mag rifle. Is anyone able to give me a window in which it would’ve been made? The full mag rifle is 1912, and the carbine was 1917. The fit of the wood on the full mag rifle is excellent, I couldn’t be happier with it. All three are 44WC...
by Tanqueray
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 1892 Trader.
Replies: 15
Views: 841

The 1892 Trader.

My search for a nice 1892 rifle has come to an end. You have to understand that here in New Zealand, 1892’s are not dime a dozen. A handful come up for sale each year, and most look like they’ve been used to stake the tomatoes in the vegetable patch since the Great Depression. I had an alright 44WCF...
by Tanqueray
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Winchester Special
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: .32 Winchester Special

I already did some of the homework CH... the only off the shelf mold is the RCBS 170. There are about 4 mold designs in the accurate molds catalogue listed as specifically for the 32WS, ranging from 160gr to 195gr or so, although I’m sure you’ve already seen that. As far as factory ammo goes, surpr...
by Tanqueray
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Winchester Special
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: .32 Winchester Special

I already did some of the homework CH... the only off the shelf mold is the RCBS 170. There are about 4 mold designs in the accurate molds catalogue listed as specifically for the 32WS, ranging from 160gr to 195gr or so, although I’m sure you’ve already seen that. As far as factory ammo goes, surpri...
by Tanqueray
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Use Enough Gun" -- Or Else...
Replies: 18
Views: 927

Re: "Use Enough Gun" -- Or Else...

Sounds like there’s also a lesson in there about powder storage and COAL!
by Tanqueray
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old .32 Spl. Deer and Bear
Replies: 21
Views: 764

Re: Old .32 Spl. Deer and Bear

Great photos! I have my eye on a pre-64 1894 in 32 spec, this thread may have convinced me that I need it.
by Tanqueray
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 44WCF dies?
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Best 44WCF dies?

Thanks guys, may well get the RCBS cowboy dies then next time brownells send me a discount code! My 1892 slugs out at .429 and I’m sizing my boolits at .430.
by Tanqueray
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 44WCF dies?
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Best 44WCF dies?

Thanks for the reply guys. My mould drops SWC’s so that’s what I’ll be loading. What’s the deal with the RCBS cowboy dies, just a different seating die?
by Tanqueray
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 44WCF dies?
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Best 44WCF dies?

Howdy Fellas, hope you all had a blessed Christmas. I was about to blow my Christmas money on a set of RCBS 18805 dies for my 44WCF ‘92, when I noticed that they’re described as “round nose dies for jacketed bullets” which has put me right off, as I’d be reloading cast. What dies are you lot using i...
by Tanqueray
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Gifts for wives.
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Christmas Gifts for wives.

My wife got her hair cut last weekend, and it cost $315, so I told her that that was her Christmas present. Who said romance is dead?
by Tanqueray
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 73 SRC Recent aquisition
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: 73 SRC Recent aquisition

That’s a great find, I’d love to own an original ‘73 one day. My ‘92 in 44-40 has a similar issue shooting about 6” high at 25 yards, I haven’t yet gotten around to sorting it out though.
by Tanqueray
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youth gun choice for hogs
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Youth gun choice for hogs

That 44mag load would replicate the factory 44-40 loads I’m currently using, and recoil is almost non existent, at 223 levels but quieter.
by Tanqueray
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For lovers of martini rifles
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: For lovers of martini rifles

Beautiful wee rifle! I'm probably telling you what you already know, but the matte rib along the top of the barrel is to stop glare when using the open sights and aiming up at trees etc.
by Tanqueray
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old 22 rifles
Replies: 33
Views: 2082

Re: Old 22 rifles

I have a little bolt action single shot Voere (German made) that is a pleasure to carry and shoot. They're a scaled down Mauser action.
Toz also made quality bolt action single shot 22.lr rifles.
by Tanqueray
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a NIB CZ452
Replies: 16
Views: 676

Re: Found a NIB CZ452

Impressive accuracy for a .22lr! The Brno's and CZ's are excellent quality firearms, I have a ZKK601 in .223 and it too is a tack driver.
by Tanqueray
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun ptarmigan, old style
Replies: 25
Views: 818

Re: Levergun ptarmigan, old style

Great hunting! I've never really been interested in lever action shotguns, but I've got my eyes on a nice wee Winchester 9410 that'd be perfect for hunting Californian quail.
by Tanqueray
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1919 model 94 range report
Replies: 19
Views: 640

Re: 1919 model 94 range report

That's an absolute beauty of a 94 Pitchy, I love those crescent butt plates way better than the squishy pads they put on the later 94s.