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by 6pt-sika
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 1886 in 40-65
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Model 1886 in 40-65

Never owned or fired an 1886 Winchester . I did however own a circa 1896 Marlin 1895 in 40-65 , got it from a guy in Fairbanks AK . I enjoyed it with cast bullets and plunked a deer with it at about 35 yards if memory serves .
by 6pt-sika
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers please-pregnant family member
Replies: 36
Views: 724

Re: Prayers please-pregnant family- member updated

fordwannabe wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:08 pm
Well gentlemen, I was told that Louisa Rose arrived today only one month early and both Mother and child are doing well. Thank you for your prayers. She is the first woman child born to my Mother’s side of the family since Mom in 1945.
Wahoo.
Congrats that's excellent news !
by 6pt-sika
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: forming 25-35 cases
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: forming 25-35 cases

I have a huge amount of .25-35 brass, but only because I use it to make my .25-36 Marlin ammo. Most has been fire formed and reloaded as .25-36M, but some is just being stored for future use in my 1893 Marlin. It ends up minutely short, but never been a problem. I could make them from .32-40 or .38...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

Had a pretty good day ! Got about 7 thousandths milled of the muzzle end of my Grade 2 two frame 12 gauge hammer gun . Have my Grade 0 two frame 12 in the vise two drill out the broken off bead and replace first thing in the AM . Also got 16 different loads for my Mannlicher Schoenauer MC Carbine in...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: forming 25-35 cases
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: forming 25-35 cases

Never did any 25-35 I was able to scrounge up about 300 once fired pieces when I had the 25-36 Marlin . I did however buy 200 pieces of 219 Zipper that had started life as 30-30 . Was a guy on EBay that was selling the 219 reformed from 30-30 and I think he was doing 25-35 as well .
by 6pt-sika
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More MRI fun!
Replies: 27
Views: 336

Re: More MRI fun!

747s cause me to panic because they are enclosed. Funny you should mention that . I’ve been regularly flying back and forth to the Philippines for over ten years now and I find myself needing to remind myself once aboard that I’m on the plane and can’t get off etc etc . It’s been awhile since I too...
by 6pt-sika
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are your favorite firearms drills.....?
Replies: 19
Views: 261

Re: What are your favorite firearms drills.....?

BlaineG wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:38 pm
:wink: Cooper was also proud of his one shot groups....*BANG* Did you hit it?....Yes!....Good Group. :wink:
Nothing wrong with Cooper if he was a persons cup of tea so to speak . He however was never my cup of tea so to speak .
by 6pt-sika
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are your favorite firearms drills.....?
Replies: 19
Views: 261

Re: What are your favorite firearms drills.....?

For shotguns a 25 shot round of skeet and or trap . For rifles three or five shot groups at 100 yards from the bench off very stable bags .
by 6pt-sika
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

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by 6pt-sika
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

I’ve got a bunch of new pasteboard 10 gauge boxes coming . Sometime over the next two months I wanna load 25 rounds for each size Buckshot I keep and 25 rounds for each of my 10 gauge slugs . I’m getting tired of every time a new to me 10 arrives I need to scurry around and load two of this six of t...
by 6pt-sika
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

GunnyMack wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:30 pm
Good thing spring is coming you got a lot to play with! You still have to be the only guy in the country shooting skeet with a 10 ga! :D
I shoot darn near everything with a 10 gauge .
by 6pt-sika
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

Went by the gun club this afternoon for a bit . Took this DH 10 and the three Parker 12 hammer guns I recently acquired. Opened up a skeet field and brought the cord to station four and laid it on the pad to be able to step on it . Shot the 10 gauge first crushed a few with the right barrel and then...
by 6pt-sika
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

GunnyMack wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:34 am
Not trying to spend your money but stevecobbguns.com has quite a few Parkers listed...
Oh yeah I'm well aware of him !
by 6pt-sika
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmmmm
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Hmmmmm

I wanna get a pair of they call them dampeners I call them string silencers for the thing as well as some of what Ravin sells for the cables and string . I also need to get a target for crossbows so it’ll stop the bolts those thing are way to expensive to loose from shooting thru stuff .
by 6pt-sika
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmmmm
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Hmmmmm

I acclimated myself some in the house with the Ravin today . Looked at the owner’s manual then watched a bunch of Ravin YouTube videos . The cocking , setting the bolt , removing the bolt and decocking went smoothly .
by 6pt-sika
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

Not had much luck with finding Joseph E. Platt . Gun had a slight wiggle between the barrels and actionnwhen closed , its on face but just a tiny bit loose . My gunsmith buddy has fixed several worse then this one for me . Since the present stock isn’t a Parker factory stock I’m not gonna worry with...
by 6pt-sika
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

6pt-sika wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:56 am
GunnyMack wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:29 am
Well well that gun musta been for someone 'special '!
Does the letter go into detail about who it was for?
Joseph E. Platt of New Haven Conn . He received it in 1889 and about 1897 he returned it to the factory for cleaning and refinishing the barrels .
by 6pt-sika
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

GunnyMack wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:42 pm
Well that is interesting for sure. Now do you research the original owner ?
I tried a little his name turned up in some charitable endeavors in the 1890’s to early 1900’s . Haven’t ascertained his livelihood as of yet . But it musta been pretty decent this gun cost him $102.50 in 1889 .
by 6pt-sika
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

GunnyMack wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:29 am
Well well that gun musta been for someone 'special '!
Does the letter go into detail about who it was for?
Joseph E. Platt of New Haven Conn . He received it in 1889 and about 1897 he returned it to the factory for cleaning and refinishing the barrels .
by 6pt-sika
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

I got the letter on this gun yesterday seems it was ordered with checkered triggers which it has and also all the screws in the forend were to be gold plated which they are . When I got the gun and saw the screws I thought they’d been replaced with brass screws or some a hole had tried to bling blin...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

All those were at 25 yards by the way .
by 6pt-sika
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

And finally tried #1 buck 16 pellets buffer same charge SP-10 intact and overshot card .
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by 6pt-sika
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

Tried 0 buck 12 pellets with buffer in the SP-10 shotcup pushed with 29.8 grains SR7625 and a 10 gauge overshot card .
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by 6pt-sika
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

Shot this bad boy with my newly cast solid base slugs today . Pushed with 29.8 grains of SR7625 , base of the SP-10 was with 2 16 gauge 1/8” card wads on top and a .010” Mylar wrap around the slug with a folded crimp . The right barrel made a relatively nice 3 shot group but its to far right . The l...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

Put my Sizemaster 10 gauge loader in the truck . I’ll load a dozen or so of these slugs as well as some 0 and 1 Buckshot . This will be my first experience with a solid base slug in the 10 gauge . I’ve got an NOE mold for the Lyman 525 sabot for the 12 gauge I can also make a solid base , I’ll load ...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

Those will thump the snot outta a deer! I have a Browning BPS 10, I've only ever shot buckshot out of it, shot 1 deer with it, yearling at about 10 yds as it was running at me. Had to shoot in self defense! Face full of of 00 - only dental records would have helped ID it... just too heavy to carry ...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmmmm
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Hmmmmm

I started with a Parker crossbow, axle holes in the cams were oblong in short order. It was slow, most deer hit in the spine from ducking the string. Upgraded to an Excalibur with 240 lbs of limbs to cock. A lot faster and no cams to wear out! Parker vertical bows were or are still made about 60 mi...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmmmm
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Hmmmmm

Plenty for coyotes. I have several friends that would rather shoot coyotes then deer or game birds , I’ve kinda gotten to the point of it don’t taste good I don’t usually mess with it . With one exception ! I like shooting Canada Geese and they’re not the most palatable thing I ever cooked . Now I ...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

Seventy five of them drop at .730-.732” and weigh 660-680 grains . With a .010” Mylar wrap and the petals removed from the SP-10 wads they oughtta be right on time :wink:
by 6pt-sika
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

Got a mold from a friend on castboolits today and cast 75 slugs . Think they’ll be used in this DH next year to kill a man eating Virginia Whitetail ! 6E238476-218D-4F9D-AFB0-CF9803702629.jpeg 059B3E15-4D00-4173-97D3-E2B8E097EE61.jpeg 5334F6FF-DC3A-4945-BC67-DFEF42DCACBF.jpeg 530A62E0-9E7C-4E24-8300...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmmmm
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Hmmmmm

That should be enough for most things. Well it's only 390 FPS there other one is 420 FPS . I say that tongue in cheek so to speak but a new one thats 420 is in the 2G+ neighborhood . So for what little archery I'll do anymore this thing is plenty for what I'll need . Still be nice if I had a piece ...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

I just noticed the thing has what appears to be factory checkered triggers !
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by 6pt-sika
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Parker DH 10 gauge

crs wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:42 am
Nice condition for an old guy! Not you, the gun!
It could be a lot worse . But the engravings been rubbed on a good bit .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker DH 10 gauge
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Parker DH 10 gauge

Got my first DH Parker today . Gun was made in 1889 on a 3 frame with 32 inch barrels . Sadly the engraving is pretty worn and someone saw a need to rust blue the action and Damascus barrels . Thankfully they atleast did the rust blue on the barrels instead of salt blueing . They still ting true whi...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmmmm
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Hmmmmm

Seems something new has entered my accumulation :roll:
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A Ravin R-9 that’s slightly used . Not the fastest Ravin but still clocked at 390 FPS .
by 6pt-sika
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 688

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

If it were only possible for BOTH teams to loose :lol:
by 6pt-sika
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...
Replies: 83
Views: 2096

Re: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...

I just finished drilling and tapping 2 6-48 holes in the receiver of my CZ 527 in 7.62x 39 for a Skinner aperture sight and may have a new favorite. I needed to change the front sight to a number 14 CZ sight as well. A really nice light weight package and shoots the cheapest ammo! 19¢ a round for t...
by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Animal Cruelty
Replies: 36
Views: 943

Re: Animal Cruelty

Reckon I’m screw....ed, forced these two out in the snow to drop logs !
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by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American gun company New Yorker
Replies: 21
Views: 515

Re: American gun company New Yorker

If you’re so inclined go to the Forks of Delaware Collectors show in Easton PA and or the Maryland Collectors Association Show in Towson MD you might luck up on a stocknor a lead there . https://www.google.com/amp/s/gunshowtra ... -show/amp/. http://www.baltimoreshow.com/
by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos of Fine Guns
Replies: 28
Views: 558

Re: Photos of Fine Guns

The one or two engraved 29’s do it for me .
by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Animal Cruelty
Replies: 36
Views: 943

Re: Animal Cruelty

I have NEVER I repeat NEVER kept bird dogs (pointers or Setters) in the house. Now with that being said they all stayed in kennels with insulated houses and straw inside during the cold months . And never had any issue . At present my knothead Boykin stays in the house as does our Border Terrier but...
by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American gun company New Yorker
Replies: 21
Views: 515

Re: American gun company New Yorker

fordwannabe wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:55 pm
Is for the hammer fox Sterlingworth or the hammerless?
I could be wrong ( but I doubt it on this) AH Fox never made a hammer gun of any kind be it a Sterlingworth or a graded Fox .
by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American gun company New Yorker
Replies: 21
Views: 515

Re: American gun company New Yorker

I’ve got a Crescent Arms 410 and we’ve had three of them in the shop . I would say they’re smaller then a Crescent 20 but I’ve never seen or atleast noticed a Crescent 20 .
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATV scabbard
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: ATV scabbard

As I said earlier I have a Kolpin scabberd on the side . But my front rack I bolted on a Moose basket then put a single gun rack .
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Works very well for guns , deer , chain saws and the gun rack can double as a weed eater rack !
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sodas enjoyed by our Southern friends
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Sodas enjoyed by our Southern friends

The only one I am personally acquainted with is grapico. It enjoys a bit of a wider dispersion than the article gives credit as it is carried in most dollar general stores. My grandparents were fond of r.c. cola and moon pie for tea time. Royal Crown sodas were a penny or two cheaper than the coke ...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sodas enjoyed by our Southern friends
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Sodas enjoyed by our Southern friends

We’ve got Cheerwine here and it isn’t terrible . But I’d like to try that Blenheim Ginger Ale . I grew up on Cheerwine, and I'd pretty much agree on that. But, now, the Blenheim -- well, there's just NOTHING better to mix with a nice, smooth rye or bourbon, or even just plain, ice-cold on a hot day...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sodas enjoyed by our Southern friends
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Sodas enjoyed by our Southern friends

We’ve got Cheerwine here and it isn’t terrible . But I’d like to try that Blenheim Ginger Ale .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer Time
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Hammer Time

I’m trying to get a circa 1887 Grade 0 10 gauge 4 frame with 34” barrels and that ones in need of a set of hammers . Gun has hammers they’re just not Parker hammers . I wanna call my parts connection and see if he has a right and a left hammer but I’m scared it will jinx me getting the gun so I’ll w...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer Time
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Hammer Time

It’s really beautiful that we have such access to all these parts. Your collection is always a joy to behold. Thanks for sharing! ThAnk you sir ! The gentleman I buy parts from constantly buys parts guns for most of the old American doubles . I’ve gotten parts from him for LC Smith’s a Lefever a Fo...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATV scabbard
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: ATV scabbard

6point was the church bombing around your family?? Thanks for asking ! They all live in the northeastern part of Mindanao . The place this bombing took place is on a small island maybe 100 miles off the southwestern corner of Mindanao. When the rebels went crazy in Marawi a year or so ago that was ...