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by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 18
Views: 204

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

I just felt like writing this morning. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 18
Views: 204

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

Chico's gang threatened Joe's widow and family. As a result, they left Valentine and moved to Los Angeles. While I was at the site, the Sitters were having a reunion in Castroville, including some of our relatives from California. They were fascinated by the photos and information I was sending back...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 18
Views: 204

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

Jim and I were in that canyon on the morning of May 24, 2015 and the spring is now called Sitter Spring in honor of the Ranger who died there. The spring comes out from under a big rock and I drank deeply from the water there. (no ill effects) One of my favorite adventures. The spring is under the r...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 18
Views: 204

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

One hundred years later, former Sheriff Jim Wilson, Former Ranger Joachim Jackson and I planned to be in that canyon to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the fight. Jim and I did not know just how sick our friend was getting. Below is a photo of Jim, Joachim, and me (old Texas lawmen) in the YO R...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 18
Views: 204

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

Joe left the Rangers for a time and became a Customs Inspector, doing very much the same work, and riding with the same Rangers, but for better pay. But the new administration in Washington insisted that Customs Inspectors had to take a civil service test. Joe couldn't pass the test, so he went back...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 18
Views: 204

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

I have lots of stories and photos about Joe's service in the Rangers, but this one is the one that led to his death. Mexico was in revolution at the beginning of the 20th Century and there was a great struggle among competing factions as to who would recieve support and recognition from the US gover...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 18
Views: 204

Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

I have several relatives that were Texas Rangers and some good friends that served and continue to serve in that capacity. Joseph Sitter was born in Castroville, Texas on January 13, 1863. He was a great, great...uncle to me on my mother's side of the family. He married and had kids. But a buckboard...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At the Shootist Holiday ...
Replies: 25
Views: 518

Re: At the Shootist Holiday ...

Let me tell you a story about Matt. We were at Gunsite two years ago for the Gunsite Alumni Shoot. One evening we were sitting drinking brown water (I brought some up from Texas, just in case) at Rob Leahey's house and talking about guns.(what else?). Rob brought out a Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Comma...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I hope this isn't true - but wouldn't be surprised...
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: I hope this isn't true - but wouldn't be surprised...

I'm not saying that child trafficking is not happening. I know that it is. However, anybody that wants me to believe that there are tunnels two miles deep under Capitol Hill and they are keeping people down there for 30 years; that Hillary Clinton was tried at Gitmo and scheduled for execution.........
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB D&L fixed rear sight for Ruger Flattop
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: WTB D&L fixed rear sight for Ruger Flattop

Yes, I tried. Dave told me that he had none and would not make more unless someone wanted 500 of them and would sell them for him.

Unfortunately, I only need one of them.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB D&L fixed rear sight for Ruger Flattop
Replies: 2
Views: 50

WTB D&L fixed rear sight for Ruger Flattop

Dave isn't making these anymore, but I sure would like to find one. Thanks in advance.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At the Shootist Holiday ...
Replies: 25
Views: 518

Re: At the Shootist Holiday ...

Sounds like great fun.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How`s your lawn looking
Replies: 30
Views: 379

Re: How`s your lawn looking

We had a lot of rain in the spring and my lawn looks pretty good.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At the Shootist Holiday ...
Replies: 25
Views: 518

Re: At the Shootist Holiday ...

PS to the above post ... Spent time with Paul Moreland and his grandson. They are here and having a great time. It was good to see him and hug his neck! I promised to bring Paul some ammo and unfortunately I loaded it but could not deliver. If he still wants a hundred "Shootist" cases, have him con...
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At the Shootist Holiday ...
Replies: 25
Views: 518

Re: At the Shootist Holiday ...

Please extend my regards to everyone Jim.

I really wanted to make it to the Holiday this year but Kathy's condition will not allow us to travel. Back to the liver clinic this morning.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo shipment hijacked in Mexico en route to U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Ammo shipment hijacked in Mexico en route to U.S.

According to the official report, the events occurred at dawn on Wednesday at the height of the town known as Cabaña del Rey in the municipality of San Luis de la Paz where the alert was issued because the GPS signal of both cargo and cargo vehicles was lost. Reads like the drivers were in on it to...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Me and the....
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Me and the....

Blaine wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:40 pm
My own Tiger is apt to go crazy if he sees a Howdah with double barrel flinters.... 8)
I'd likely go crazy about something like that myself!
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 in .44 Special
Replies: 32
Views: 2443

Re: 1873 in .44 Special

Very nice!
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 in .44 Special
Replies: 32
Views: 2443

Re: 1873 in .44 Special

I keep a brass hammer and drift in the tool box in the Jeep. I need to leave a bastard mill file in there too, but files get beat up if you let them bounce around in a tool box. I need to make a cover for one. I rather think that my ancestors shot their rifles in on cactus and rocks. I shoot a lot o...
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 in .44 Special
Replies: 32
Views: 2443

Re: 1873 in .44 Special

I have always thought about using 4227 as John Taffin often wrote about it. But the truth is that most of my shooting is covered with Bullseye or 231, Unique and 2400. I guess I am too lazy to look into another powder too much. I have some more bullets from Montana Bullet Works being delivered today...
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: roundball in 12 ga
Replies: 32
Views: 1302

Re: roundball in 12 ga

As I have always lived in Texas, I never saw shotgun slugs as anything other than a law enforcement tool. However, in that capacity, I have never seen anyone shot with a slug that survived it. A .72 caliber hole is hard to stop bleeding.
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Carbines at MidwayUSA for those interested...
Replies: 19
Views: 522

Re: M1 Carbines at MidwayUSA for those interested...

wecsoger wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:13 pm
How many are up on Gunbroker already? (grin)
Exactly!!!
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Recent and Continuing Labors
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: My Recent and Continuing Labors

Sounds good my friend. Take care of yourself and your loved ones.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard Choice
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Hard Choice

She loves me.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estate Auction : 130+ Guns
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Estate Auction : 130+ Guns

Unloaded guns are not much good for anything. So, I get it. After I am gone, I imagine that they will find all of my guns loaded, except perhaps for the one I am carrying and I hope to be found in a pile of freshly fired brass.

The one gun that really interests me is the Browning 95 SRC.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estate Auction : 130+ Guns
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Estate Auction : 130+ Guns

Thank you! I bid on a couple of them.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brass Cartridges .....
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Brass Cartridges .....

marlinman93 wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:44 am
But I'm also pretty conservative with my charges, and most of my loads are in the 250 gr. bullets, or lighter, and velocities never exceed 950 fps.
I wish I had done exactly this. No need to beat my hands up so much over the years.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Carbines at MidwayUSA for those interested...
Replies: 19
Views: 522

Re: M1 Carbines at MidwayUSA for those interested...

They ought to sell out quickly. Good luck.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brass Cartridges .....
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Brass Cartridges .....

There definitely appears to be a difference in brass quality and some cartridges (and guns) are easier on brass than others. Many years ago, I recieved 2000 rounds of new brass from Jeff Quinn for the .44 Special. Starline made the brass with a special headstamp. I have been shooting that brass in v...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 64 Serial Numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Winchester 64 Serial Numbers

Thanks Brad! I was getting confusing information trying to search online and this is exactly what I was looking for.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 64 Serial Numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Winchester 64 Serial Numbers

Does anyone have a good source for figuring out the year my Winchester 64 was made? Ser # 1116###
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?
Replies: 52
Views: 1447

Re: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?

OldWin wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:25 pm
I too have a GSR. It is the only non lever I hunt with. Hasn't been in the woods since 2015, however.
I've killed more deer, hogs and coyotes with my GSR than any gun I own....by a considerable margin. You need to get out more!
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 in .44 Special
Replies: 32
Views: 2443

Re: 1873 in .44 Special

Well, the verdict is in and I have filed the sights to a favorite load. It is a variation on the Skeeter load of 7.5 gr of Unique but under a Montana Bullet Works .431 diameter LBT 250 gr. LFN-GC. At 50 yards, it just piles them up. I havent shot it on paper, but I can keep a full magazine of 10 rou...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Gun Wisdom From The Internet
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: More Gun Wisdom From The Internet

Brass is a gasket. That is all. When the brass splits, you throw it away.

Been like that as long as I can remember.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original North West Mounted Police Winchester carbine
Replies: 47
Views: 931

Re: Original North West Mounted Police Winchester carbine

I'm so glad to see you posting here. The history of that carbine is really interesting. Thank you for sharing.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's Not "ALL" Doom and Gloom
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: It's Not "ALL" Doom and Gloom

Well, if you can identify as a "non-binary" on a Form 4473, I think you could also identify as living in another state.

California doesnt really have enough police to enforce all of these stupid laws.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Bullets for a 44 Big Boy
Replies: 18
Views: 1018

Re: Cast Bullets for a 44 Big Boy

Oregon Trail makes a 240 gr RNFP that seems to feed in anything. I order them sized to .431 and they seem to work well in any .44 Special or Magnum load I try.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Hunting Rifle thread got me think in’...”How many Leverguns...?”
Replies: 47
Views: 1043

Re: Best Hunting Rifle thread got me think in’...”How many Leverguns...?”

I only have 2, Marlin 336 and Win 64a, both in 30-30, and at my age and ?health, breathing very bad, they'll easily cover all my hunting days left! I am on the lookout for a 38-55, and very much wish my Marlin was in 35Rem. Since I got the Winchester. I hardly ever use the Marlin. Everything about ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's Not "ALL" Doom and Gloom
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: It's Not "ALL" Doom and Gloom

It's not over yet. The state will likely appeal to the 9th circuit court. And it may well end up in the supreme court. But it is a step in the right direction. But if they do appeal a lot depends on if they get an injunction to stop sales/ownership during the appeals process. The Court entered an i...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic Fighting Handguns
Replies: 117
Views: 3658

Re: Classic Fighting Handguns

piller wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:54 am
That is the one.
I've never known a Cajun that thought of that word as anything other than a term of endearment.

We put way too much power into words these days. You can pretty much call me anything and I really don't care.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: frog lube
Replies: 29
Views: 862

Re: frog lube

I have a cardboard tub of red axle grease that I have been using for years. That tub will last me the rest of my life. I also use it to grease the axles on all of my trailers. (Though I buy it in tubes for my grease guns.) I use it on wear points in my revolvers and leverguns as well. A little goes ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic Fighting Handguns
Replies: 117
Views: 3658

Re: Classic Fighting Handguns

You mean "coonass?"
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti win 66 carbine in 22lr
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Uberti win 66 carbine in 22lr

I like that. Didn't the older ones have a side gate for loading the magazine?
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Kelly McMillan RIP
Replies: 22
Views: 531

Re: Kelly McMillan RIP

Oh no!!!
by Scott Tschirhart
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Two year project
Replies: 35
Views: 1479

Re: OT- Two year project

That's just beautiful!
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More pretty dead cow
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: More pretty dead cow

Thanks. The picture really does not do it justice.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Tulsa Race Massacre 1921
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Tulsa Race Massacre 1921

A few things to note: Sixty armed blacks went to the Court House, where a young man was being held on rape charges and, attacked the officers there. An early newspaper account reported that officer deaths occurred at the Court House before the group was repelled. The group of blacks left the Court ...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back in the Hospital
Replies: 42
Views: 2154

Re: Back in the Hospital

Prayers up Scott. I think one time you said she was at Methodist's. One of my wife's co-workers left SA a few years ago and landed here. She says they really know what they're doing there, trust them. Oh the doctors and staff have been nothing short of outstanding. We came home yesterday evening, b...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Hunting Rifle thread got me think in’...”How many Leverguns...?”
Replies: 47
Views: 1043

Re: Best Hunting Rifle thread got me think in’...”How many Leverguns...?”

My old 94 SRC in .30-30 would be easy to live with. A new favorite is a Cimarron 1873 in .44 Special. I haven't even shot my Browning 95 in .30-40 Krag.

To tell the truth, I could be fine with any one of these.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More pretty dead cow
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: More pretty dead cow

Robert Leahy at Simply Rugged in Arizona