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by hfcable
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spinal cord stimulator anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 240

Re: Spinal cord stimulator anyone?

for some patients they work extremely well. most patients get significant benefit. severe complications are fortunately rare. most importantly needs to be done by someone with a lot of experience.

I know lots of patients who have them and benefit from them
by hfcable
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rare rossi rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: rare rossi rifle

AJMD429 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:56 am
I like the 16" ones; over the years I got several including a 464 Casull - but nothing in 480.
yes, the 16" is really handy, especially in the side by side 4 wheeler !
by hfcable
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rare rossi rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: rare rossi rifle

sorry, wish I had seen it sooner. I do love the two that I have.... a lot of fun to shoot.
by hfcable
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rare rossi rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 310

rare rossi rifle

NOT MINE !local guy has a rossi stainless .480 `16" trapper... they say only 100 of the 480s were made and they bring big bucks now this one is only 700$ I have two already [ blue and stainless] or this would be mine !!! have seen them consistently bring over 1500$ lately https://alaskaslist.com/1/p...
by hfcable
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 112
Views: 2084

Re: Question / POLL

72 and ….just like COSteve will be 73 on Nov 8th

started shooting at age 2 1/2
started reloading about age 32.
killed first game , a squirrel, age 9 [ me, not the squirrel ].
by hfcable
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount (Updated With Pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount

I think most of us day dream about what if.... the scope is busted etc.. not really a problem, but what if it was ?

cant hurt to be over prepared !
by hfcable
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount (Updated With Pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount

had a set on a .338 years ago -- worked fine and returned to zero.
by hfcable
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For All the Clint Eastwood Fans
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: For All the Clint Eastwood Fans

He turned NINETY today ! I saw that on another website. Hard to believe we've been around that long. It seems like just yesterday I was watching those programs with my fanner fifty by my side. oh yes ! my fanner 50 belt had the built in derringer in the belt buckle ! and I had a rolling block carbi...
by hfcable
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Got A Harley Trike....
Replies: 25
Views: 1129

Re: I Got A Harley Trike....

that rear rack is just perfect for the tuba !
by hfcable
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 644

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

those conversions are so much fun....I have one just like yours and it is amazingly accurate, will out shoot most of the rest of my 38s and 357s !
by hfcable
Sun May 31, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turn of events !
Replies: 76
Views: 2531

Re: Turn of events !

way to go ! I have always wanted an 8 bore, and have bid on a lot of them but never connected. I am impressed...that is a beauty !
by hfcable
Fri May 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Harry 44?
Replies: 39
Views: 1237

Re: Dirty Harry 44?

John Milius wrote the screenplay and has been a NRA director. Good chance he knew what a 44 Special was in the 1970s considering he wrote in a 458 win mag and a 44 Automag into his movies. Milius knows firearms and is quite an enthusiast...in the movie alien nation, they use a freedom arms 454 casu...
by hfcable
Mon May 18, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 special
Replies: 21
Views: 777

Re: 32 special

32 special really is special. Paco wrote a great article on it, and in his books. the larger bore size gives it an improved expansion ratio and it really can perform ! I am working up some of his loads right now …. I have had several 32s but only have one now . it is a marlin model 36, made in 1947,...
by hfcable
Wed May 13, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tula sxs.
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Tula sxs.

there is a place to sign up [ free] and then you have a dialog box to ask him questions, and then he will post and email you the answer
by hfcable
Tue May 12, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tula sxs.
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Tula sxs.

this guy can tell you all about your shotgun:

https://sportingbookworm.wordpress.com/ ... -attentio/
by hfcable
Fri May 01, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: still puttering, and playing with lever guns
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: still puttering, and playing with lever guns

What a bizarre lever action ! I knew of the Bullard single shot but didn't realize it was basically a chopped down lever action repeater, the latter having come first. The action locks a bit like a rolling block, with the locking mechanism to the very rear. A long breech bolt goes forward to pick u...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: still puttering, and playing with lever guns
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: still puttering, and playing with lever guns

claybob86 wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:06 pm
What's the make/model of that rifle? I want it! :mrgreen:
Bullard model 1886, large frame model

they are pretty hard to find.
by hfcable
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: still puttering, and playing with lever guns
Replies: 9
Views: 622

still puttering, and playing with lever guns

this is one of my absolute favorites. slender and well balanced but still a big rifle. in very good shape for its age. https://i.imgur.com/AZaqiQ2.jpg my overall favorite rifle caliber 45/70 and its friend is in a favorite caliber too, 45 colt https://i.imgur.com/2WnPWER.jpg in company with appropri...
by hfcable
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hun Beauties!
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Two Hun Beauties!

real beauties and both should be fun to get running and using. I love those kinds of projects when I have time to do them.

congratulations !
by hfcable
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PrayersUP please
Replies: 31
Views: 902

Re: PrayersUP please

prayers sent...that is horrible and depressing.
by hfcable
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1888 Marlin
Replies: 22
Views: 702

Re: 1888 Marlin

OldWin wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:44 pm
Nice! I wouldn't say it's rough. When you consider how many there are I'd say it ain't bad at all.
If you get a chance, scrub up that bore and try her out! :D
I sure will, and bet it will shoot reasonably well.
by hfcable
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1888 Marlin
Replies: 22
Views: 702

Re: 1888 Marlin

actually is just very 'brown all over ' but all metal and wood are intact and action is smooth, bore is dark but excellent rifling. haven't tried to clean the bore yet;

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by hfcable
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1888 Marlin
Replies: 22
Views: 702

Re: 1888 Marlin

I have only had one and still have it. it is a 44/40 and pretty rough shape. will dig it out and take a picture, but I am sure Shrapnel would have a better one. I keep trying to get a nicer one but it is very hard to find one, especially an affordable one.
by hfcable
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 44
Views: 2581

Re: earthquake casualty

I will ask...I decided not to tackle it myself and had a local gunsmith who really is a wood worker more than just a gunsmith
by hfcable
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 44
Views: 2581

Re: earthquake casualty

just sold one of those, about a year ago … takedown version too. I had gotten it in a group of items and had huge amount of brass, the dies, and everything needed. I have several 95s and just realized I would never get around to using that one. it went to a collector who is also going to hunt with i...
by hfcable
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 44
Views: 2581

Re: earthquake casualty

Old Savage wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:20 am
That history makes the rifle more valuable in my view. It is probably stronger now than originally.
you are so right ! they will tell the tale of the old mans rifle....I hope
by hfcable
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 44
Views: 2581

Re: earthquake casualty

OldWin wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:14 am
So glad to hear this. Thanks for posting.

I hate the thought of damage or destruction to these pieces of history.
Six recently shipped a beautiful 95 up to my son in your neck of the woods. I was a nervous wreck till it got there safe. :D
I like those 95s ! what caliber?
by hfcable
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 44
Views: 2581

Re: earthquake casualty

he did a very nice job. I really like this rifle, have taken several caribou with it, and it is just one of those guns that feels completely right in your hand !
by hfcable
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 44
Views: 2581

Re: earthquake casualty

forgot to post a follow up of the casualties recovery: came out of surgery fine and has stuck with rehab and here is the poor fellow back on the rack and ready to serve again; [ been back for a while, though I have one more that hasn't been finished yet ] https://i.imgur.com/ody8lt8.jpg https://i.im...
by hfcable
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Foreign Junk....
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Cheap Foreign Junk....

Blaine wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:56 pm
I just bought a calculator and it didn't have the "X" key.....
Times are hard.
all I can say is " Xi whiz " !
by hfcable
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1174

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

thanks, that would have been a good one to grab. I have bid on lots of whitney-kennedy large frames but have yet to get one, but I will keep trying. would like one in 45/60, as it would be very useful and easy to feed.
by hfcable
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The paperback version of SURVIVAL RELOADING is now avaiable
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: The paperback version of SURVIVAL RELOADING is now avaiable

ordered it...keep 'em coming ! More, more !
by hfcable
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1174

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

glad to be of help YK ! and now for todays featured obscurities: this was the first successful [ briefly ] lever action repeater for the government cartridge: the 1878 Burgess. it worked but for various reasons Andrew Burgess didn't make a go of it on his own, and this design lead to the 1881 Marlin...
by hfcable
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Doc, and Doc
Replies: 9
Views: 476

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. Some of the most int...
by hfcable
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1174

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

Beautiful, thanks for sharing all of that with us. Question, what kind of winter have you had in Alaska, I always hear how warm it is getting to be there, My friend in Kodiak said they have had lots of cold and snow, what about there where you are ? I am often on Prince of Wales Island, seems they ...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1174

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

Awesome....ENJOY what you've worked so hard for all these years...! :mrgreen: thank you !! it is an amazing feeling to have time to yourself, as you well know. I cant help still feeling guilty somehow, even though I know that i do have to stay in isolation. I suspect this bug could make really shor...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Doc, and Doc
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Hey Doc, and Doc

Yes. This is where some of the things like Low Dose Naltrexone and Vitamin C may figure in. How to handle the free iron is a problem for sure. Some say vitamin C can worsen it actually. The LDN lowers production of TNFa and IL-6 so may help additively to the drugs that bind/block the receptors for ...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1174

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

"He who dies with the most toys wins." I give up. You win. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Truth is I have all the guns I want but I envy your place on the lake with moose in the yard. Nice beadwork. What's the single action? that particular one is a Pietta in 357 mag. It is high polish stainless steel, and ha...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1174

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

Nice Whitney-Kennedy! I handled one at a gun show once: Smooooooth. Burgess is an under-appreciated designer. yes, he was. I have an 1878 Burgess 45/70 [ actually I have two of them ] , the first commercially available 45/70 lever gun. it was short lived but really was the predecessor of the 1881 M...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1174

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

I didn't identify the guns: the rifle is an 1873 whitney-kennedy in 44/40.. it was a competitor to Winchesters 1873 but quite a bit more expensive and didn't sell well. the lever is the old 'rat tail ' or serpentine type. the bore is mirror bright....don't think this ever saw much use. it shoots re...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Doc, and Doc
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Hey Doc, and Doc

and likely the azithromycin helps with bacterial superinfection, to treat and / or prevent. it also elevates certain interleukins which can help fight viruses, as well. azithromycin is used in some settings for prophylaxis. I have a [genetic ] immunodeficiency and in addition to getting IgG [immunog...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1174

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

I didn't identify the guns: the rifle is an 1873 whitney-kennedy in 44/40.. it was a competitor to Winchesters 1873 but quite a bit more expensive and didn't sell well. the lever is the old 'rat tail ' or serpentine type. the bore is mirror bright....don't think this ever saw much use. it shoots rea...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1174

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

Holy freaking smokes! Gun room envy. :mrgreen: Very nice sir. Stay safe. My son and his family are on Kodiak. She is due in a month and we are hopeful she won't have to go to Anchorage. Kodiak has been fairly safe. good luck to her, they have good facilities in Kodiak and she should be fine there. ...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1174

Re: hardships of sheltering in place:

TraderVic wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:10 pm
I think you need another retired guy (I volunteer) to help you clean & shoot your guns. I also reload.
when the isolation part is over , I will need help !

I am overloading on coffee and cookies too !
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1174

lot of other stuffs

I found a lof the native American and old west items I had collected over the years but not gotten to display. they go pretty well with some of my collection of guns: https://i.imgur.com/pPsuux6.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TrPCggJ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/FX6RqXk.jpg https://i.imgur.com/lFt4Lg3.jpg I am ...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1174

finding things

I cleaned out the place under the stairs outside the gun room. it has been stacked several feet deep since I got this place in 2010. my, my ! I found a MEC reloader for 16 gauge with lots of extras, that I had been looking for since 2012 ! got it from a friend on this board. it is going into action ...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hardships of sheltering in place:
Replies: 33
Views: 1174

hardships of sheltering in place:

I am still working full time at age 72 1/2 but going to start working only 2 weeks a month soon. as some know, I have a severe primary [ genetic ] immune deficiency, so I have retreated to our place on the lake , well away from anchorage. it is not off the grid, but I am on my own here. I can do a c...
by hfcable
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess Still Getting Out For A Kill Once In Awhile
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Re: Colt Burgess Still Getting Out For A Kill Once In Awhile

" Bring away. I have a bunch of cool old guns in those black powder chamberings and I shoot them all. Just let me know when..." was coming down at spring break, but then the virus happened. i am in 'isolation' working from our place on a lake well outside of anchorage, should be okay the good news f...
by hfcable
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Think back, Pilgrim . . ." to the long ago "Larry King Live" radio broadcasts
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: "Think back, Pilgrim . . ." to the long ago "Larry King Live" radio broadcasts

COSteve wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:11 pm
If I remember correctly, it was the White Rabbit who sang it in Disney's Alice in Wonderland.
exactly ! my kids would get it right because I often quote it
by hfcable
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One More For The Stable; 1895 Winchester 38-72
Replies: 16
Views: 963

Re: One More For The Stable; 1895 Winchester 38-72

have always wanted a flatside 1895 but I do have a really nice original 405 with the 'African ' express sights, a really nice [ supremely accurate] all intact SRC with the' climbin' lyman receiver sight, an NRA musket in 30/06, and a 'russian' musket in 7.62x54R. had a beautiful 35 wcf, but sold it ...