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by DocRock
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best yo stian in Curly Maple
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: Best yo stian in Curly Maple

As stated above, you can make Maple all sorts of colors. But doing it well is another matter. Like Beech, staining Maple can produce awful blotching. And taking Maple too dark is almost certainly a waste of the Maple. Gel stains tend to work much better and more evenly with Beech and Maple. The best...
by DocRock
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 611

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

Congratulations! That is one of the most beautiful and elegant production firearms ever made. It just looks like it was made to point. Enjoy.
by DocRock
Sat May 23, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: Oh Heck Yes!! I Want One Of These!!

Flying cars are the transport of the future! As they have been since the 1930s...
by DocRock
Thu May 21, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading
Replies: 27
Views: 863

Re: Jacketed Vs Cast Reloading

IMR 4227, 4198, and 3031 are mighty useful to have on hand for cast loads.
by DocRock
Mon May 18, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did henry get so popular?
Replies: 37
Views: 1386

Re: How did henry get so popular?

While i cannot offer the uninhibited cheerleading for Henry offered above for several reasons, none of which have to do with quality, I will offer this: by all accounts it is rarity I America today, a well-run business, which includes customer service, product enthusiasm and, it would appear to me, ...
by DocRock
Sun May 10, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions about Olde Eynsford 1 1/2F, Blackhorn 209
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Questions about Olde Eynsford 1 1/2F, Blackhorn 209

Blackhorn 209 has a reputation for ignition problems and, as all the subs are, is even more hygroscopic than real black powder. Otherwise, it is a near direct substitute. In other words, your starting load is a drop tube full case to about 1 /10"above bullet base, compress, seat bullet to contact, a...
by DocRock
Fri May 08, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Elk Destroy "DANGER: Elk" Sign
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Two Elk Destroy "DANGER: Elk" Sign

Deer and elk simply don't respect these signs. I don't why the government keeps wasting money putting up deer crossing signs. They never ever cross there and just do whatever they want!
by DocRock
Mon May 04, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The most momentous wartime message
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: The most momentous wartime message

Mind you, "N U T Z!" was up there.
by DocRock
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Apparent Gunshot Accident
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: An Apparent Gunshot Accident

The Bloomberg funded Mothers Against Guns, Freedom, and Joy group issued a statement on the incident: "Linda Burnett is as much a victim of gun violence as the millions of innocent children who are cut down every year by guns. If we had common sense gun laws in place, she never would have assumed th...
by DocRock
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here use a Thermal Scope...?
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: Anyone here use a Thermal Scope...?

Thermal has become quite incredible and, in the grand scheme of things, has become way more affordable. People should of course do with their disposable income whatever they darn well please. However, in my estimation, unless one is engaged in large scale hog eradication, a drug lord, or a particula...
by DocRock
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest 1895 Winchester And A Few Test Shots
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Latest 1895 Winchester And A Few Test Shots

Love the '95! That one looks remarkably well preserved. Varmint hunting with the 38-72? Awesome! :mrgreen:
by DocRock
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Cleaning Made Easy....
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Gun Cleaning Made Easy....

Stop monkeying around! This is serious stuff.
by DocRock
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hun Beauties!
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Two Hun Beauties!

Won these quite unexpectedly at the Rock Island Auction yesterday. Threw in a low-ball bid and came up a winner. It will be a while before I get them, but the older and more interesting one is an antique, so a direct delivery. This was listed as a Model 1871 Mauser in "8mm". Quite interesting. The r...
by DocRock
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Wouldn't This Be A Good Idea??
Replies: 18
Views: 743

Re: Why Wouldn't This Be A Good Idea??

The Hydroxychloroquine Zithromax Zinc treatment isn't prophylactic (though zinc supplements may help). The treatment counteracts the viral stripping of protein bonds in hemoglobin that release iron and causes oxidation (in the same way that does in treating malaria), but if the virus isn't doing tha...
by DocRock
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snowflake Tears
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Snowflake Tears

Sounds like a good name for a Vodka.
by DocRock
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Project: Westernfield Model 30
Replies: 17
Views: 1108

Re: New Project: Westernfield Model 30

Finally got the second barrel cut down, had to have it turned down slightly on a lathe to fit the Win ‘97 heat shield, fitted it all up, and now have two complete barrel assemblies 28” threaded for chokes and the faux ‘trench gun’. BA3BFC1D-F057-4633-87E1-501FD765861A.jpeg FBDD655F-4480-4ED1-AC9A-60...
by DocRock
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading 45 colt for EMF GW(Great Western) II
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Reloading 45 colt for EMF GW(Great Western) II

Well, Win 296 is not a powder suited to SAAMI spec loads in 45 Colt, nor is it a powder that should downloaded below published data.

I use HS-6 for 45 Colt but there are a number of good powders that will work well. The challenge may be finding pistol powders in light of the recent surge/panic.
by DocRock
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Acp SAAMi 21,000 But 45 Colt only Saami 14,000,?
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: 45 Acp SAAMi 21,000 But 45 Colt only Saami 14,000,?

The pressure vessel in a revolver is the cylinder. The manufacturer, presumably one of the Italians, proofs the cylinders under CIP protocol. The 45 LC cylinder will have been proofed under CIP to 16,000 psi (as opposed to SAAMI 14kpsi) and the 45ACP cylinder will have been proofed to CIP 19,000 ps...
by DocRock
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading 45 colt for EMF GW(Great Western) II
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Reloading 45 colt for EMF GW(Great Western) II

Any data published in a credible manual and NOT marked as "Ruger Only" or the like is within SAAMI spec. Also, lead bullets are slightly lower pressure than jacketed bullets in any event. What powders do you have?
by DocRock
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Acp SAAMi 21,000 But 45 Colt only Saami 14,000,?
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: 45 Acp SAAMi 21,000 But 45 Colt only Saami 14,000,?

The pressure vessel in a revolver is the cylinder. The manufacturer, presumably one of the Italians, proofs the cylinders under CIP protocol. The 45 LC cylinder will have been proofed under CIP to 16,000 psi (as opposed to SAAMI 14kpsi) and the 45ACP cylinder will have been proofed to CIP 19,000 psi...
by DocRock
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self isolation photographs UK Rat added.
Replies: 34
Views: 1117

Re: Self isolation photographs UK Rat added.

Meanwhile, on the Front Range:
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by DocRock
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curly Maple Marlin 336
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: Curly Maple Marlin 336

I’m definitely more a Walnut partisan. A darker stain on the Maple might do it for me.
by DocRock
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Puppy
Replies: 15
Views: 519

Re: New Puppy

Wow. That is acute puppy and a very interesting mix. Huskies are willful in the extreme and Shepherds are extremely intelligent, so that makes for an interesting temperament. So cute.
by DocRock
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Springtime in the Rockies!!
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Springtime in the Rockies!!

3" on the ground and still coming down. It was 72F yesterday and got the last of the mulch down.

If only the ski mountains weren't shut!
by DocRock
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leverguns and Assault Rifles....
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: Leverguns and Assault Rifles....

I tickle myself a little bit talking about my CAR 336. As in Cowboy Assault Rifle (Marlin) 336. Nobody else has ever been particularly amused by that, but I'm used to that reaction in a more general way in any event...
by DocRock
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Springtime in the Rockies!!
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Springtime in the Rockies!!

Rushing to get the last of the mulch down before Snowpocalypse.
by DocRock
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Doc, and Doc
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Hey Doc, and Doc

In the event that I was perhaps expected to remark, I must note that I am not a medical doctor, have not played one on tv, nor have I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express recently.

But I have been shooting my Marlin 1892 .22 lever gun and will be testing out some CCI Quiet tomorrow.
by DocRock
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 tcm
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: .22 tcm

I like handguns to make big holes and believe that the American approach that there is no substitute for cubic inches also applies to handgun calibers. Having said that, there is much ado about the FN Five-Seven, a very expensive route to a high velocity, small caliber handgun. 22TCM gets you to the...
by DocRock
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 1 1898 Recreation Magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: January 1 1898 Recreation Magazine

Cool, thanks for sharing. Seems like "Same Stuff, Different Century" :lol:
by DocRock
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Image for Gamekeeper
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Image for Gamekeeper

Bloody majestic bird.
by DocRock
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The paperback version of SURVIVAL RELOADING is now avaiable
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: The paperback version of SURVIVAL RELOADING is now avaiable

Cool. Ordered. We don't have to do book reports until Coronacation is over, right?
by DocRock
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Less gun control , more social distancing
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Less gun control , more social distancing

We all know that tons of illegal drugs are moved by car...aren't they sticking out like a sore thumb right now? I have not seen in any news where drugs are hard to come by...---6 The slowdown of fentanyl and meth precursor drug components from China is having a negative impact on the Mexican Cartel...
by DocRock
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Less gun control , more social distancing
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Less gun control , more social distancing

4t5 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:34 pm
haven't seen a shooting headline in a while, my MODEL shows, distancing is better than more gun control legislation, at reducing gun related crime and the stats prove it.
A good point actually but I cant see Bloomberg or his stooge, that vile Shannon Watt, getting onboard.
by DocRock
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Shotgun
Replies: 17
Views: 1245

Re: New Shotgun

While it looks like fun, and obviously works very well, my tastes lately run more to this: shotgun.JPG It ain't near as sexy or as fast but it does work. For around $100 each you can stash quite a few of them around the property ... :D Sorry to the OP for the digression. My 20 ga H&R. Useful little...
by DocRock
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 1st Safe Queen -- H&R Sportsman "1 of 999"
Replies: 16
Views: 985

Re: My 1st Safe Queen -- H&R Sportsman "1 of 999"

That's a beauty! H&R has had some real winners over its history before the Freedom Group shut them down.
by DocRock
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Shotgun
Replies: 17
Views: 1245

Re: New Shotgun

While it looks like fun, and obviously works very well, my tastes lately run more to this: shotgun.JPG It ain't near as sexy or as fast but it does work. For around $100 each you can stash quite a few of them around the property ... :D Like. Handis seem to be coming out of the closet during Coronac...
by DocRock
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goat hunting opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: Goat hunting opportunity

gamekeeper wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:56 am
They used to say regarding sheep "beware of the Welshman who always wears wellingtons" I could explain but would probably be kicked off the forum... :lol:
On his 13th birthday, a Welshman gets a pair of extra wide wellies, a pair of Velcro gloves, and a stringless tennis racket.
by DocRock
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1892
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Marlin 1892

I've seen an early switch-pin 1892 but never got to shoot one. Sounds like fun.
by DocRock
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1892
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Marlin 1892

The latest edition of “Rifle” celebrates the longest rifle in continual production as its days wane under the malign influence of Remington. Now known as the Model 39A, it began life in 1891 and was the rifle that Annie Oakley shot her famous one-hole card with. This is a Model 1892, its second iter...
by DocRock
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goat hunting opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: Goat hunting opportunity

It's Wales. Those goats won't be hunted; they'll be courted.
by DocRock
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Shotgun
Replies: 17
Views: 1245

Re: New Shotgun

Very cool. Congratulations. I haven't seen many reviews of the VR80, but if the few possibly objective ones, they have been remarkably positive and I am, to my own curmudgeonly surprise, quite interested. Would appreciate some updates on patterning, reliability, and any issues over time.
by DocRock
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aliens!
Replies: 15
Views: 1123

Re: Aliens!

I do not believe that extraterrestrial life has visited Earth. But reading the last two sentences of your second paragraph in the OP tells me that you are a great American. I'm not being facetious or sarcastic This is the kind of level headed thinking we haven't seen since the Greatest Generation. I...
by DocRock
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35 Krag single
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: 35 Krag single

Doc, thanks for the bump, as I had missed this. I hear a lot of good things about JES, and considered having a worn-out Krag rebored to the .35 after having some fun with a .35-30 in a Model 94. My experience with Jesse on two other rifles has been outstanding. And he certainly did a good job on th...
by DocRock
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Virus, Newer Name
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: New Virus, Newer Name

I like "Kung Flu" :lol:
by DocRock
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-40 Krag Handi Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: 30-40 Krag Handi Rifle

So, my name is Doc, and I'm a Kragaholic. I have three Krag Joergensens, a Ruger No. 3, and a Miroku made "Browning" 1895 all chambered in 30-40. I have a Handi Rifle chambered in 35 Krag, pictures of which i recently posted here. And I recently purchased a Siamese Mauser action which I will likely ...
by DocRock
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35 Krag single
Replies: 6
Views: 642

35 Krag single

Bought this rifle a couple of years ago and it hasn’t gotten out much but pulled it for the Great Corona Clean Up. I understand it began life as a Harrington & Richardson 30-30 ejector model and was rebored and rechambered to 35 Krag by Jesse Occumpaugh (JES Rebore), who has done a couple of barrels...
by DocRock
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 Trapper
Replies: 13
Views: 870

Re: Winchester Model 94 Trapper

We have to remember that from about 1978 on through the end of days in New Haven, Winchester was living hand to mouth, churning out "commemoratives" and special editions at a pretty remarkable rate. And there were definitely some parts bin specials. So the idea that some trappers were made up with l...
by DocRock
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chamber and barrel inserts
Replies: 19
Views: 1500

Re: Chamber and barrel inserts

I have an MCA 12" rifled 30-30 insert for a 20ga barrel. It's not very accurate given that aiming with the double barrel shotgun is not very precise. Not much use really.