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by Henry McCann
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun Buffalo Hunt in the Australian Outback
Replies: 32
Views: 3062

Re: Levergun Buffalo Hunt in the Australian Outback

A great hunt with your son...it doesn't get better than that!
by Henry McCann
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 Winchester conversion?
Replies: 21
Views: 1009

Re: 1886 Winchester conversion?

Doesn't Hornady still make a 200 grain bullet for the 33 Winchester?
by Henry McCann
Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Guns,
Replies: 27
Views: 1839

Re: Lever Guns,

You are the king!!! Thanks for posting your pictures.
by Henry McCann
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scope for a Savage 99?
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Scope for a Savage 99?

Thanks again to all that have posted!

Brett
by Henry McCann
Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scope for a Savage 99?
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Scope for a Savage 99?

Thanks much for your help. Thanks especially for the scoped 99 pics Old Savage and BigSky56 for the scope picture. Just the kind of information I was looking for. I haven't researched scopes in over twenty years. I usually bowhunt with a recurve or longbow and when I've carried a rifle its been a ol...
by Henry McCann
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scope for a Savage 99?
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Scope for a Savage 99?

I just picked up a 50's EG that had been drilled and tapped for a scope. It came with Weaver bases. What scope would you recommend? Rings? I'm thinking of a fixed 4 power or a low range variable. One that fits the rifle and doesn't affect handling. A scope that doesn't look like I have a sewer pipe ...
by Henry McCann
Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99
Replies: 29
Views: 1273

Re: Savage 99

Congrats! I own two 99 EG's in .300. It took me awhile to branch out from my other levers, but I really like the 99.
by Henry McCann
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli 1886/71
Replies: 34
Views: 5822

Re: Pedersoli 1886/71

kaschi, If I remember right, when I read about the 1886/71 on the Pedersoli home page, they lengthened the magazine tube 2.5 inches on the premium so as to add an extra round in the magazine. I like the original magazine length, but if I was chasing big bears regularly that extra round might give me...
by Henry McCann
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli 1886/71
Replies: 34
Views: 5822

Re: Pedersoli 1886/71

Shasta,

Thanks for your post...glad to hear the fit and finish was so good. Makes me wonder why he had trouble feeding cartridges. His own handloads?

Anyway, one of these is on my wish list, especially since pre-Remington Marlin Cowboy .45-70's are in the $1000 dollar range now.
by Henry McCann
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I found a Model 64!
Replies: 44
Views: 1647

Re: I found a Model 64!

Of course I'm jealous...congrats!!!
by Henry McCann
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli 1886/71
Replies: 34
Views: 5822

Re: Pedersoli 1886/71

I just saw that Cabelas has these rifles on sale for $1399.00. Still tough to swing at Christmas, but definitely down from the $2000.00 of last year. If it wasn't Christmas I would drive to Billings five hours away, my closest Cabelas, and buy one. As I've said before, I sure love my Browning 71.
by Henry McCann
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sako Finnwolf .243 A Different Levergun
Replies: 18
Views: 9527

Re: Sako Finnwolf .243 A Different Levergun

Very Nice! Thanks for posting!
by Henry McCann
Fri May 04, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your smoothest, most reliable gun
Replies: 74
Views: 4330

Re: Your smoothest, most reliable gun

My Browning 71 and a Browning lever .22 of my dads. That .22 has had at least 10,000 rounds without the tiniest jam.
by Henry McCann
Fri May 04, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Roofer Types Here? Price Check
Replies: 19
Views: 1537

Re: Any Roofer Types Here? Price Check

Much depends on where you live and the competition for jobs. I just paid $4500 for a roofing job here in rural Montana that my brother-in-law in Seattle said would have cost me half that there.

Get some bids, check around. On my $4500 dollar job I also had a bid that was $2000 higher.
by Henry McCann
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a .348 mold...best cast bullet?
Replies: 11
Views: 1569

Re: Looking for a .348 mold...best cast bullet?

I'm gone for a day and tons of great posts are here when I get back...thank you to all that have shared your experiences and information. JFE and Leverluver, my rifle is a Browning and I appreciate the heads up on the no throat issue. All I've shot so far are factory loads. 1886 thanks for the very ...
by Henry McCann
Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a .348 mold...best cast bullet?
Replies: 11
Views: 1569

Re: Looking for a .348 mold...best cast bullet?

Had a few people looking...there has to be some 348 fans here!
by Henry McCann
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a .348 mold...best cast bullet?
Replies: 11
Views: 1569

Looking for a .348 mold...best cast bullet?

As the subject states I'm looking to cast for the .348. Has anyone found a bullet and mold that they recommend?

Thanks for your time, Brett
by Henry McCann
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I thought I was done collecting............
Replies: 37
Views: 2344

Re: I thought I was done collecting............

Pedersoli is supposedly making a Winchester 71 in .45-70. I have yet to hear of any being on this side of the ocean. I think it would go great with my Browning 71 in .348. I'm with you on the Schofield. I've been looking for a Marlin Cowboy in .38-55, but the prices have been around $1500 for the on...
by Henry McCann
Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not Levers...Few pictures of my 1858 Reminton Conversions
Replies: 25
Views: 4056

Re: Not Levers...Few pictures of my 1858 Reminton Conversions

I love those with the 5.5 inch barrels. They just look extra lethal and manly. :D

Congrats on some fine Remingtons!
by Henry McCann
Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli 86/71 in .45-70 and Boarbuster in .444?
Replies: 51
Views: 8994

Re: Pedersoli 86/71 in .45-70 and Boarbuster in .444?

Would still love to look one of these over. Or find someone that has.

Merry Christmas to all!
by Henry McCann
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli 86/71 in .45-70 and Boarbuster in .444?
Replies: 51
Views: 8994

Re: Pedersoli 86/71 in .45-70 and Boarbuster in .444?

Thanks for all the information!
by Henry McCann
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli 86/71 in .45-70 and Boarbuster in .444?
Replies: 51
Views: 8994

Re: Pedersoli 86/71 in .45-70 and Boarbuster in .444?

Keeping this at the top. Thanks for the comments!
by Henry McCann
Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli 86/71 in .45-70 and Boarbuster in .444?
Replies: 51
Views: 8994

Re: Pedersoli 86/71 in .45-70 and Boarbuster in .444?

6pt-sika,

The walnut Boarbuster was the one I looked at and liked. I agree, I don't like the camo version very much and I really like the 22" barrel on the .444 that my dad owns.

I'm still hoping that someone owns or has handled one of these and has a real world price on them. Enjoyed your replies.
by Henry McCann
Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli 86/71 in .45-70 and Boarbuster in .444?
Replies: 51
Views: 8994

Pedersoli 86/71 in .45-70 and Boarbuster in .444?

Has anyone seen or handled one of these? Availability? Price?

I'm in the market for a .45-70 and love my Browning 71 in .348, so a match in .45-70 would be fun. My dad has a Marlin in .444 that he likes a bunch so the Boarbuster might be an option for him or me too.

Thanks, Brett
by Henry McCann
Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 40 Caliber Volcanic Rifle,
Replies: 235
Views: 47085

Re: 40 Caliber Volcanic Rifle,

I'm on Leverguns almost every day....HOW DID I MISS THIS!!! Reading this thread has been an absolute joy. The skill, the effort, the extended experience and the hard and careful work to develop your talents to produce this rifle were a real pleasure to read and enjoy. Thanks very much...in a world t...
by Henry McCann
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beauty or the Beast
Replies: 14
Views: 2014

Re: Beauty or the Beast

I clicked on the pictures ready to hate it completely....but, there is a certain charm to it, in a strange and different way!
by Henry McCann
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 99 in .358 Win?
Replies: 16
Views: 6028

Re: Savage 99 in .358 Win?

I can't speak to a 99 in .358, but my dad bought one of the first BLR's in .358. A great caliber, and drops animals quickly. I have continually told him, that rifle has my name all over it! :D
by Henry McCann
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Made a trade of sorts today !
Replies: 23
Views: 2248

Re: OT - Made a trade of sorts today !

TOO MUCH FUN!!!
by Henry McCann
Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got my Chiappa 1886 45-70 (pics)
Replies: 26
Views: 4629

Re: Got my Chiappa 1886 45-70 (pics)

Way to go!
by Henry McCann
Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli 1886/71
Replies: 34
Views: 5822

Re: Pedersoli 1886/71

.45colt,

Thanks for starting this thread. Sure is a looker. I love my Browning and at $2000 I will probably just find another Browning, but I sure would love one in .45-70.
by Henry McCann
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester/Miroku Model 71
Replies: 77
Views: 9478

Re: Winchester/Miroku Model 71

Anyone heard anymore about the Pedersoli 71 in .45-70? It was supposed to be available last fall.

Thanks, Brett
by Henry McCann
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those of you who like fine vintage winchester....76 & 73
Replies: 22
Views: 1993

Re: For those of you who like fine vintage winchester....76 & 73

I do love a button magazine, and of course the rest is pure, unadulterated beauty!
by Henry McCann
Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gentlemen, I need your help about a .45-70!
Replies: 14
Views: 1674

Re: Gentlemen, I need your help about a .45-70!

Just the kind of quality information I expected from this group...thank you for your time and experience. As I said I will have a chance to look at it this weekend.

Best Regards, Brett
by Henry McCann
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gentlemen, I need your help about a .45-70!
Replies: 14
Views: 1674

Re: Gentlemen, I need your help about a .45-70!

kimwcook,

Thanks for taking the time to respond. It sounds like you like yours. Any regrets, or happy to have the rifle, sans rebounding hammer of course?

Brett
by Henry McCann
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 338 Federal--Any First or Second Hand Data?
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: 338 Federal--Any First or Second Hand Data?

As tman already stated, I would love one on a BLR. but, I have one in .358 so it would be redundant, but still way fun!
by Henry McCann
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gentlemen, I need your help about a .45-70!
Replies: 14
Views: 1674

Gentlemen, I need your help about a .45-70!

I put this on the Marlin forum already. I'm going to look at a Winchester 1886 Extra Light this weekend. Tang safety and rebounding hammer, I'm guessing. Really not excited about the rebounding hammer or the tang safety for that matter. It's described as excellent condition, for $850. Worth consider...
by Henry McCann
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you thinking about for 2011?
Replies: 53
Views: 4764

Re: What are you thinking about for 2011?

Use what I have...but if a 336 Cowboy in .38-55, .45-70, or a 24" barreled .45 Colt, at the right price came my way, I would add any of these three, to what I have.
by Henry McCann
Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nicest looking Levergun
Replies: 63
Views: 5418

Re: Nicest looking Levergun

86's and the 71. Next the 92's. I love the pistol grip, 2/3's magazine look. I recently saw a pre WWII 94 with a shotgun butt, pistol grip, full magazine under a 26" octagonal barrel, in .38-55 that was just beautiful. I must admit I really like pistol gripped levers with a button magazines. Must ha...
by Henry McCann
Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: picked up my turnbull winchester 92 deluxe takedown in 44-40
Replies: 21
Views: 2564

Re: picked up my turnbull winchester 92 deluxe takedown in 44-40

How many times can I type WOW! Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!
by Henry McCann
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B92 44 Mag Another Republican pick up
Replies: 22
Views: 2000

Re: B92 44 Mag Another Republican pick up

Very nice! I keep hearing that the B92's are very well made. Congrats!
by Henry McCann
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woes of the hunt - Win 94 30-30 was wrong equipment
Replies: 62
Views: 5993

Re: Woes of the hunt - Win 94 30-30 was wrong equipment

Not caring what anyone does with "THEIR" rifle....just said I didn't understand it.

You can haul hogs in the back seat of your Maserati GranCabrio if you want, but there are better alternatives.
by Henry McCann
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's up with Winchester?
Replies: 39
Views: 3132

Re: What's up with Winchester?

Can I just say in defense of Japanese people...I have a sister in law who is top notch in "EVERY" way. My brother-in-law met her when he was there for college 18 years ago. I'm very proud to be an Uncle to those half Japanese kids. As a culture, the Japanese can be the most racist people on earth, b...
by Henry McCann
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woes of the hunt - Win 94 30-30 was wrong equipment
Replies: 62
Views: 5993

Re: Woes of the hunt - Win 94 30-30 was wrong equipment

I am not anti-scope in any way shape or form. I have them on all my bolt guns. But on a lever action, they just seem wrong to me, like adding a scope to an original flintlock. There are lots of whiz bang cartridge bolt guns, with scopes the size of sewer pipes, to buy and choose from. That and all t...
by Henry McCann
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli Winchester 71 reproduction in .45-70?
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Pedersoli Winchester 71 reproduction in .45-70?

Thanks guys...I'm looking hard for a .45-70 and have given much thought to a Marlin 1895 22" barrel, or the 1895 Cowboy, but I really love the 71/86 action on my Browning 71, and I had a Winchester 71, that I sold to a good friend, that was a great rifle. The Marlins are much less expensive, and I c...
by Henry McCann
Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli Winchester 71 reproduction in .45-70?
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Pedersoli Winchester 71 reproduction in .45-70?

These were supposed to be out this fall...has anyone seen or handled one? Price?

I have a Browning 71, in .348 of course, and thought a mate in .45-70 would be lots of fun.

Thanks, Brett
by Henry McCann
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Browning Lever Action Rifle (BLR) By: Bruce Hamlin
Replies: 45
Views: 18927

Re: The Browning Lever Action Rifle (BLR) By: Bruce Hamlin

Thanks Bruce...my dad bought two BLR's in the 70's. One in .308 and one in .358. Great guns, both of them. There is very little information about them out there. I know lots of people don't like them, but we have had nothing but positive experiences with them. I sure wish I could find someone that w...