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by M. M. Wright
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My stay at home project.
Replies: 24
Views: 1192

Re: My stay at home project.

Lookin' good! Keep posting as you get it farther along.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a little trip
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Took a little trip

Pitchy wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:47 pm
Dang Ron, i want one. 8) 8) 8)
I've got everything to build another.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a little trip
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Took a little trip

Got itchy to drive around so I fired up "Ol Blue" and went to town for chain saw plugs and gas then to another town to pick up a prescription. Total of about 40 miles. https://i.imgur.com/pFubmoF.jpg?1 Running and shifting like a new one. 400 SBC, 700 R4, Vintage air, IFS, 4 Whl discs, on and on.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Japanese Fuigo Box Forge Blower
Replies: 36
Views: 1406

Re: The Japanese Fuigo Box Forge Blower

That is so cool! I need to build me a forge but at my age I don't need another project.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

That last piece of oak looks good pard. Wish I could send you some logs.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning Everything
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Cleaning Everything

Nice start you got there, Mr. Wright. :D Hope you are not using those files to clean your sixshooters. :shock: No worries, That old Bisley had a stuck base pin bushing that had to be driven out which required some deburring after getting it out. Too I used the big mill file to remove a little wood ...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WORLD'S PRETTIEST PISTOL
Replies: 18
Views: 893

WORLD'S PRETTIEST PISTOL

Just my opinion:
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It's a real Colt, just a 2nd gen
by M. M. Wright
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New old grips
Replies: 4
Views: 284

New old grips

The grips on this NRA Commemorative just didn't fit right so I had this old set of 1st gen, one piece walnut that no one wanted so I had to do only a small amount of fitting. I think it improves it.
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by M. M. Wright
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning Everything
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Cleaning Everything

Opened the safe a couple days ago and started pulling everything out for a thorough cleaning. Got all the long guns the first day and had all the SAAs out yesterday:

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Here are all the 44-40s:
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Now I'm tired.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help - Bullets shaving.
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Help - Bullets shaving.

When I'm loading 44-40 I use .429 bullets so I put my 44 Mag expander/flarer in.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

Neat stuff pard! It's hot here today, maybe 90 tomorrow. Of course that means storms even torpedoes er tornados.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

Lovely!
by M. M. Wright
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time
Replies: 16
Views: 527

Re: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time

Yesterday, cast 1000 bullets, and reloaded 100 rounds of 38spl. Today, cast 1000 bullets, and reload 100 rounds of 357. Tomorrow, same again, in 32-20. I haven't been able to spend this much time in the reloading shed for years. Can't get any more Win 296 down here, so will have to redevelop new lo...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLR problems
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: BLR problems

Guys there is an extensive article on the BLR by Bruce Hamlin on Hobie's web site. If you have a BLR or think you want one you'll get lots of info there. There is also a link to the BLR Field Service Manual that you can print a copy from. I got my first one in the early 70s and it was very worn from...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

Love that butter mold. Mama had a rectangular one. Made about a pound or like 4 sticks from the store.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

Our old cat is so obnoxious she better pray! I really like the cross addition. Hang the metal one around the cat's neck. Kudos on the can crusher. If I didn't have a steel one I'd build one like it.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owl moved in the house we made
Replies: 59
Views: 1053

Re: Owl moved in the house we made

When we were kids a tree blew down and we got two little owls out of a hole in it. Balls of fluff. Owl inside about the size of your thumb. But they could pop those beaks to make you back off. They didn't make it long.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New things Norma and i have made .
Replies: 138
Views: 4070

Re: New things Norma and i have made .

We have 2 cats. The young one is then a tiger striped yellow one that has adopted me as her human. She'll come sleep in my lap then move to the little son's chair. He spends most of his time in front of the computer but yesterday he was outside with a hatchet. Of course Mama told him "Don't chop any...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owl moved in the house we made
Replies: 59
Views: 1053

Re: Owl moved in the house we made

Is there a pair? Or only the hen? I don't know their habits but isn't it very early in the year to be nesting?
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLR problems
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: BLR problems

Hobie's web site has instructions or a link to them. Best info I've been able to find.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All nighter !
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: All nighter !

Those refunds make me think more of the companies mentioned. I'm glad you're getting your family together. Safe passage for all of you.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owl moved in the house we made
Replies: 59
Views: 1053

Re: Owl moved in the house we made

Where we live here is the Cherokee Nation and the Cherokee consider the owl to be evil or the bringer of death. If an owl shows up, someone is going to die. I moved my first nation bride into a house and that night an owl screamed right outside our bedroom window. The next day I moved her back to to...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love During The Virus Troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Love During The Virus Troubles

You realize this isolation will result in a spate of births 9 months from now?
by M. M. Wright
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey guys
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Hey guys

Sweet!
by M. M. Wright
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLR problems
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: BLR problems

The problem was Hickock! He "shortstroked" it. We as a family have 15 or so of them and the one real problem is a rough chamber in some of the Belgian and early Japanese specimens. I have devised a method of turning a case coated with polishing compound by a rod down the barrel. The barrels of the 3...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bisley grip
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: Bisley grip

I don't particularly care for the Colt Bisley grip but have a couple and I can shoot them very well. The Ruger version very nearly duplicates Kieth's #5 so is much better. But I don't have one of those. I mostly shoot from the Weaver stance though I've tried changing to Isosceles. Old dog just can't...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey guys
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Hey guys

Wow! Very nice. Bore size? Twist? Whose lock? I assume a round baller.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mmmm home made butter
Replies: 25
Views: 423

Re: Mmmm home made butter

When I was a kid we always had a cow that Daddy milked so we had real butter, cream and lots of milk. Mostly Mama made biscuits but sometimes we got rolls and she always made a loaf of bread too. Homemade jam or jelly. I could drown in saliva if I don't quit. Esperanza is making Corned beef and cabb...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre St. Paddies
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Pre St. Paddies

Take a spoon, bend the handle so the bottom of the spoon is up. Hold that spoon just above first pour and slowly pour 2nd beer onto the spoon. Or you can buy one. Waxie O'Shea's in Branson does a pretty good job of pouring them on tap.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 44-40 "go to" loads for 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: My 44-40 "go to" loads for 2020

As 6 knows, I've been a 44-40 fan since my first one in 1955. Mostly I use ffg but am wanting to work up a load for SASS with smokeless and looking at my inventory of powders I see that 5744 is next door to RL7 in the powder relative burn rate chart. Unique of Herco would be good too. I even have so...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mosley folding bathtub.
Replies: 17
Views: 364

Re: The Mosley folding bathtub.

That's a great piece of equipment pard. It'll be real handy for cleaning up your smoke poles after shooting black powder.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanamacher Tulsa CANCELED
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Wanamacher Tulsa CANCELED

Their web site says with deep regret. I'd already made the decision to not attend as I've had pneumonia at least 9 times and exactly the victim this CODIV 19 is looking for. I will miss visiting with my friends. All reservations for tables and passes transfer to November so come see me then.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Cancelled Work or Personal Air Travel Yet?
Replies: 43
Views: 1577

Re: Anyone Cancelled Work or Personal Air Travel Yet?

I'm wondering if the Wanamacher Tulsa Arms Show will go on as scheduled in 3 weeks? Anyone planning to attend in spite of the COVID19?
by M. M. Wright
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Southern
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: The Southern

Prayers for your safe and HEALTHY passage.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Took a Beautiful "Cougar" Home Yesterday..........
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: I Took a Beautiful "Cougar" Home Yesterday..........

Now that is some seriously beautiful walnut!
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday M.M.Wright.
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Happy Birthday M.M.Wright.

Thanks guys! Much appreciated.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad time ahead.
Replies: 28
Views: 924

Re: Sad time ahead.

Oh my how I hate to hear that. So sorry for your loss. Good excuse to get a new puppy though. I got 2 new ones last week. Red Heeler and Corgi mix.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Night vision
Replies: 16
Views: 475

Re: Night vision

That's really interesting Lenn. I've used the military stuff but that was many years ago. I'll bet the new stuff is much better and I thought the old stuff was pretty good. It was really expensive though. Russian ones were cheapest.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When I was a kid .....
Replies: 20
Views: 590

Re: When I was a kid .....

I have vivid memories of VJ night. Daddy got drunk and slept all night in the yard.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big box of happy
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: Big box of happy

Beautiful! I'm too old to ride any more but I can appreciate that saddle. What does it weigh? My using saddle is wasting away, Bird, Mesa but very heavy. I also have an R. T. Frazier A fork from 1890 that would be very comfy.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .41 COLT not too bad!
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: .41 COLT not too bad!

Thanks Jim for that explanation. Doc, think Minie Ball. Colt originally used a heeled bullet but before the war (WWII) they changed to a hollow base bullet with the lube grooves inside the case. I have this Bisley which also digests the same load. https://i.imgur.com/ofCAmqP.jpg That is the most in...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .41 COLT not too bad!
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: .41 COLT not too bad!

Thanks Jim for that explanation. Doc, think Minie Ball. Colt originally used a heeled bullet but before the war (WWII) they changed to a hollow base bullet with the lube grooves inside the case. I have this Bisley which also digests the same load.
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by M. M. Wright
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .41 COLT not too bad!
Replies: 9
Views: 345

.41 COLT not too bad!

I acquired this old Colt recently and since I had some 41s loaded up decided to try it. I load the hollow base bullet that I cast from pure lead over 4.5 grains of 231. I fired 2 cylinders from 15 yards using a two hand hold. Since the bore is .401 and I size the bullets .388 it's always amazing how...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range report 44-40 with photos
Replies: 43
Views: 1119

Re: Range report 44-40 with photos

I'm so old I remember when I was 15 and using a candle to black the front sight of my '58 Remington for target work.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .358 win / BLR doesn't feed handgun bullets
Replies: 17
Views: 529

Re: .358 win / BLR doesn't feed handgun bullets

6, I have about 15 years more than you and I agree, best reloading invention in my lifetime. Dillon 550 gets an honorable mention though.
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by M. M. Wright
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range report 44-40 with photos
Replies: 43
Views: 1119

Re: Range report 44-40 with photos

Great photos man! Good shootin' too. My favorite cartridge but I no longer have a 92 in 44-40. My only 92 is a 32-20 octagon barreled rifle which I am quite fond of. I still have 4 73s though. Wondering how hot your load is. Can I use it in a 73 I wonder? I put a new set of Lee Shaver links in my SR...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From November 2016 ... worth reading again ..
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: From November 2016 ... worth reading again ..

I've enjoyed John's writing for many years and we're both '39 models. I had the privilege of visiting with him at Branson many years ago.