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by Sarge
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.5" redhawk article
Replies: 10
Views: 110

Re: 5.5" redhawk article

Again gentlemen, thank you. That old Redhawk shot so well I never worried about the throats. I understand that some of the 45 Colts had the Ruger Throat Curse and some others had their barrels over-tightened, causing thread choke.
by Sarge
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .357 Magnum Carbine article
Replies: 17
Views: 252

Re: .357 Magnum Carbine article

If you have not read this, you should. http://www.thesixgunjournal.net/the-357-magnum-carbine-perfected/ Thank you Scott. That old rifle went to an Amish family and has now become their 'kid' deer gun. For those of you who have read and left comments on The Sixgun Journal- To filter the inevitable ...
by Sarge
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "A Good Woman"
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: "A Good Woman"

I've got a fantastic wife and after 29 years, wouldn't trade one week with her for a winning lottery ticket.
by Sarge
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyler Gunworks
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Tyler Gunworks

That is some fine work and I really like the grip frame, sort of an 1860 (one of my favorites) with a little more meat.
by Sarge
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi Cartridge Guide Screw .44
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Rossi Cartridge Guide Screw .44

I ordered a few screws from Rossi 8-9 years ago and my recall of that experience is best described by the terms 'pricey' and 'slow'. Things may be better since they're owned by Taurus and Taurus has a US plant. You might give Steve's Guns a call too. If I come up with something else, I'll add it to ...
by Sarge
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Washington D.C. violence and chaos...
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: Washington D.C. violence and chaos...

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:08 am
Sarge wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:22 am
There are no good mobs.
Well said. A mob always seems to take on the personality of the worst of the participants.

I think of the mob that yelled out "crucify Him" in front of Pilate. People have not changed.
Thanks and your point is a good one also.
by Sarge
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Washington D.C. violence and chaos...
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: Washington D.C. violence and chaos...

There are no good mobs.
by Sarge
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti quality
Replies: 22
Views: 762

Re: Uberti quality

Nate & Black River, thanks for the current info on firing pin bushings. I like this old Uberti 44 and will hang on to it. I did look at one of the new retracting firing pin Ubertis awhile back and it had a better trigger than your typical transfer-bar gun. But I've read accounts of then failing to f...
by Sarge
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti quality
Replies: 22
Views: 762

Re: Uberti quality

Back in the 70s I had another 7 1/2" IJ Cattleman and that one was a 357. It grouped well enough but printed 4" right at 20 paces. I was 18-19 years old and friends with an old retired armorer who was as good a general gunsmith as we had in the area. Anyhow we got our heads together, shortened it ab...
by Sarge
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti quality
Replies: 22
Views: 762

Re: Uberti quality

I've got a 1975, 7 1/2" Iver Johnson (Uberti) Cattleman 44 mag which shot high as many of them did. I sweat soldered a 1/8" piece of brass on top and filed until it was on at 100 yards with a 240 XTP at 1425 fps. Mine also has the 1860 grip frame, but in brass. I it like better than any other conven...
by Sarge
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti quality
Replies: 22
Views: 762

Re: Uberti quality

I like that 44 Scott. Is that the fixed-sight Callahan model you have there?
by Sarge
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Look what I found
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: Look what I found

An old friend was liquidating part of his collection and he asked me (and others) to pick through the guns privately before they were put out for the public. This Browning 92 was engraved by my good friend Jim Riggs many years ago. Any good Browning 92 is a rare find these days and that one is fant...
by Sarge
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: ATF Arm Brace - update - “The Letter”
Replies: 37
Views: 2060

Re: ATF evidently IS going after arm braces...

I've seen numerous AR pistol guys post videos of themselves on the range, using their arm brace as a stock. Some of them commented this was 'perfectly legal'. That's called 'poking the bear' where I come from and it appears they finally woke him up. I don't personally care what anybody owns or does ...
by Sarge
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 14
Views: 544

Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

piller wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:32 am
Imr 3031 also works well for it and several other calibers.
A local shop has several pounds of 3031 and I may give it a whirl in the 35. I've used it before and it's good powder.
by Sarge
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 14
Views: 544

Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

Thank you all for the kind comments. I am still surprised at how slick this old gun works. I hit a pretty good lick this morning. I got an email from Midway saying they had Lee Pacesetter 35 dies back in stock, so I ordered those along with the trimmer and 100 Hunter's Supply 358/190 cast flat point...
by Sarge
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi '92 sight dovetails?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Rossi '92 sight dovetails?

I don't claim to have the final word on this (or anything else) but here's what I've observed- Rossi’s rear sight dovetails have changed some over the years, ranging between 0.385 and 0.400 inch; and those are just the ones I’ve encountered. Rossi’s dovetails also seem to be substantially deeper tha...
by Sarge
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 14
Views: 544

Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

I scratched an old itch this week with a straight grip 1955 ‘pre Texan’ Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington. I’ve always liked the straight grip Texans but hadn’t seen a 35. Marlin just made too few of them. We are about the same age and both showing signs of hard use. It has the early flat-top rear sight,...
by Sarge
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge
Replies: 76
Views: 2043

Re: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge

35 Rem no match for 358 Win ballistically unless you have a really soft shoulder. Don't understand....-Tutt Soft shoulder? LOL. I had my right one taken apart 5 years ago and rebuilt with screws, Kevlar and the upper bicep resewn. I was back on a 30-06 with 180s/12 gauge buck & slugs in four months...
by Sarge
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge
Replies: 76
Views: 2043

Re: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge

I was thinking the same thing about the 35. I took half a dozen lever guns out to the range yesterday and the 35 Rem seemed like it would make a perfect "brush gun". Really pleasant to shoot and surprisingly accurate. Intended to take my old 30-30 out too but could not find the box I had the ammo i...
by Sarge
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge
Replies: 76
Views: 2043

Re: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge

I have a long and happy relationship with the 30-30 Winchester http://www.thesixgunjournal.net/in-defense-of-the-30-30-winchester/ and like some others here, I have carried it for 'other than recreational purposes'. But I am about to explore the 35 Remington in an old, pre-Texan straight grip Marlin...
by Sarge
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Talk About Lazy!!

It's a good thing for that idiot that Terry Murbach is gone. He would have had the punk hiding under His bed , crying for momma ........... :D . Random acts of kindness aside, 'suffering fools gladly' is always a mistake. Terry understood this. I used to post on about a dozen gun forums, primarily ...
by Sarge
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Mule Deer Buck With The Lever Action
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: Another Mule Deer Buck With The Lever Action

In my opinion, that is hunting at its best. Congratulations.
by Sarge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BAR, 1969 Vintage
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Browning BAR, 1969 Vintage

It's been a long time but the last BAR I shot was a 338 and it would stay on a railroad tie plate at 250 yards... made that puppy dance, too.
by Sarge
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks
Replies: 32
Views: 1703

Re: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks

There's a good thread regarding variations including some adapted for AK mags. http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?topic=440.0 Like others here, I get along fine with the OEM 10 round, on-board box. But lot of them have been tacti-fooled and the OEM mag is long gone. Used OEM mag are $75 and up, ...
by Sarge
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks
Replies: 32
Views: 1703

Re: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks

I'll throw my 2 1/2 cents in. Three friends/co-workers have brought or sent home with me Mini 30s they wanted help getting zeroed. All were pre-580. Two had scopes, one Bushnell and one Leopold. With them came an assortment of Com Bloc FMJ and soft point, but the Leopold guy also brought Winchester ...
by Sarge
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post a picture of your horse ...
Replies: 26
Views: 1435

Re: Post a picture of your horse ...

Despite the resemblance, this is not me; but I do applaud guy's choice of animals. http://www.thesixgunjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Here-Comes-Jack-Copy.jpg This is me on a rented mule named Supai at the north rim, Grand Canyon. Mules have a sense of humor, as evidenced by his occasional a...
by Sarge
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894 44mag sights
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Marlin 1894 44mag sights

I gave up on buckhorns long ago and started flat-topping them. Being an old pistolero, using the same hold for my rifles simplifies things and I can hit with these as well as peeps. http://www.thesixgunjournal.net/improve-the-oem-sights-on-your-rossipuma-model-92/ http://www.thesixgunjournal.net/wp-...
by Sarge
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Black Hawk Grip Frames?
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: Super Black Hawk Grip Frames?

I looked at that whole 'new grip frame/fitting/new grips process and skinned the cat another way. I am certainly happy with the outcome, YMMV. http://www.thesixgunjournal.net/texas-grips-extended-single-action-revolver-grips/ http://www.thesixgunjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/20190910_163650...
by Sarge
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 2167

Re: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

A mld-70s Marlin 39 Mountie. Ran slick and was lights-out accurate; This was 77-78 I could not seem to miss with it.
by Sarge
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Guy Who Also Loved the Model 94 Trapper
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Great Guy Who Also Loved the Model 94 Trapper

I don't agree with Jackson's politics but we do see eye to eye on the utility of a good 94 Winchester in certain applications.

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by Sarge
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Speaking of Rossis; A Simple Way to Enhance The Stock's Drab Color and Look

Hey Steve, I've used Tru Oil for years, usually over a coat of Birchwood Casey Walnut Stain. It's a bit labor-intensive but I really like the results- http://www.thesixgunjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/20190910_163650-001-1.jpg Tru Oil also takes a few days to really harden up. I will give t...
by Sarge
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Respectfully Submitted
Replies: 18
Views: 1175

Re: Respectfully Submitted

I post here about once every 14th second blue moon in a month; usually about guns and to make sure Jim Taylor isn't in trouble ;)
by Sarge
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Leveraction Yellow Boy, 45 Colt
Replies: 12
Views: 841

Re: New Leveraction Yellow Boy, 45 Colt

I love those 19" Model 66s and never tire of looking at them.
by Sarge
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One rifle, one pistol
Replies: 148
Views: 6641

Re: One rifle, one pistol

WASR 10-63 with Tech Sight and Red Star trigger. Easily capable at 300 meters with the flip up aperture, or 60 on a running buck. http://www.thesixgunjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/20171119_164727-001.jpg Glock 30SF with extra G21 mags. Five MO Bullet Flatheads at 100 yards and no, I can't d...
by Sarge
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noticed something about the Trophy Quest .30-30 shows
Replies: 22
Views: 1991

Re: Noticed something about the Trophy Quest .30-30 shows

In its heyday, common 30-30 loads were used on all manner of game including some large, irritable species with a propensity for vacuuming the human gene pool. In 1895 John Horton of Kalispel, MT used one to kill a huge grizzly that had terrorized that area, killing men and cattle, for nearly 20 yea...
by Sarge
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White spacers
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: White spacers

There was a time when they were in style. Almost every gun maker used them. Removing then would remove collector value on some guns. That said, I can take them or leave them but prefer my guns without them. when I was a kid growing up in the 6o's-70's, they were all the rage. So I was sort of numbe...
by Sarge
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else have trouble with the Winchester Model 1894 sights?
Replies: 28
Views: 2839

Re: Does anyone else have trouble with the Winchester Model 1894 sights?

I can shoot the Winchester hump-back rear sight just OK but as my eyes age I've noticed more vertical stringing. I flat-top the rear sight of every iron sighted rifle I own and shoot them a whole lot better afterward. http://www.thesixgunjournal.net/improve-the-oem-sights-on-your-rossipuma-model-92/...
by Sarge
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driver's License to buy ammo?
Replies: 17
Views: 2031

Re: Driver's License to buy ammo?

Central MO Walmarts have been doing this for about a year. I asked a counter-clod about it then and was told it was because of a 'new law'. I said "BS (without the initials) I keep track of those things and there aren't any new laws regarding ammo sales." He finally admitted it was actually a new co...
by Sarge
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glenfield 30A (1977)...again
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: Glenfield 30A (1977)...again

That is a slick old 30-30!
by Sarge
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Right Decent Rossi 92 in 45 Colt
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Re: A Right Decent Rossi 92 in 45 Colt

I see some fine shootin' and beautiful rifles have found their way into this thread. Thanks to each one of you, for your input.
by Sarge
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Right Decent Rossi 92 in 45 Colt
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Re: A Right Decent Rossi 92 in 45 Colt

Old Savage wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:15 pm
Have one like it, needs larger bullets in the size you used. Handles heavy loads easily.
What size are you running, OS?
by Sarge
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Right Decent Rossi 92 in 45 Colt
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

A Right Decent Rossi 92 in 45 Colt

On November 19, 2016 at 10:19PM, some idiot said- I've been down that road with Brazilian 92's. No more, thank you. Well, OK... maybe just one more ;) I swapped into a new Rossi R92 about a week ago, with a 20” barrel in 45 Colt. The lever cycled smoothly, the sights were on good & square and there ...
by Sarge
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shoulder replacement?
Replies: 20
Views: 1681

Re: Shoulder replacement?

I had a shoulder rebuild and upper bicep tendon repair a couple of years ago; was totally out of commission for three months. I started back shooting immediately thereafter and I wasn't about to give up my 30-06. A serious l pad was going to be required. I decided on the Limbsaver because I’ve used ...
by Sarge
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45lc 1892 COL maximum --anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 4949

Re: 45lc 1892 COL maximum --anyone?

Good pics, Malamute. I had to do that very thing to a Rossi 357 a couple of years ago, otherwise it'd bullets high on the chamber, randomly to either side . It had the flattest dang carrier I've seen. That mod centered the cartridge on the carrier and the groove lowered the feed angle enough to comp...
by Sarge
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quality of 2016-20017 Marlin model 94's?
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Quality of 2016-20017 Marlin model 94's?

When they are keyholing bullets at 25 and 50 yards there's a problem that goes beyond normal bore specs.
by Sarge
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quality of 2016-20017 Marlin model 94's?
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Quality of 2016-20017 Marlin model 94's?

Fellas I appreciate all the replies. Y'all have certainly helped me resolve my original question. I like the Henrys but can't abide a centerfire rifle that doesn't load from the gate on the side. From what I'm reading here and everywhere else, it seems to me recent Marlins 94s are just as big a QC c...
by Sarge
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quality of 2016-20017 Marlin model 94's?
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Quality of 2016-20017 Marlin model 94's?

Thanks guys I appreciate the input. I had a bad go with an 1894 Marlin around 1982. It was a year-old, used 44 Mag and it simply refused to group with any 240 grain factory load. My 336T would beat that at 100 on the same day and both rifles sported factory irons. I did finally get the 94 under 3" a...
by Sarge
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quality of 2016-20017 Marlin model 94's?
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Quality of 2016-20017 Marlin model 94's?

I may have the opportunity to swap into a new 20 inch round barrel Marlin 1894 in 45 Colt. I know QC for 94's has been in the dumpster different times so if any of you have experience with a Marlin 1894 made in the last couple years I'd sure like to hear about it. Caliber is irrelevant and thanks in...
by Sarge
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry 'Steel' Big Boy 45 Colt: Feedback Request
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Henry 'Steel' Big Boy 45 Colt: Feedback Request

Just for anyone reading this... I hunted the internet and found a couple of posts from people who are using the Lee C452-300-RF in 45 Colt Henrys with perfect function, so long as they crimp it in the top groove. While I use lots of the Lee 452-255-RF, I haven't used their 300 grain GC bullet. I did...
by Sarge
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Henry 'Steel' Big Boy 45 Colt: Feedback Request
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Henry 'Steel' Big Boy 45 Colt: Feedback Request

Thanks Gunny, I appreciate the input.