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by KWK
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas
Replies: 24
Views: 565

Re: Hard against the Border near Sanderson, Texas

I mounted one of the heads and that mount decorates my Austin office....and gives the Prius people fits.
Nice story, but some of us who drive 60 mpg cars enjoy shooting and take their kids to the plumbing supply shop in town that has the heads of African game on the walls--just to see the heads.
by KWK
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: topic two cumpluter info
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: topic two cumpluter info

Several browsers display PDF and are what I usually use to view such. If I want to save a fill in form, though, I’ve always had to resort to a dedicated viewer. I’ll see if the latest Firefox can. If not, there are alternatives yet to Acrobat. edit: Well looky there. The PDF viewer in the current re...
by KWK
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: topic two cumpluter info
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: topic two cumpluter info

Grizz, my Chinese wife says the first line is gibberish in Chinese and the next five are not Chinese, or at least not modern Chinese. Thanks for the heads up on Foxit. I didn't realize it had become a Chinese operation and will remove it from my PC. If nothing else, it's gotten to be bloatware so I ...
by KWK
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It arrived !
Replies: 28
Views: 451

Re: It arrived !

I wish the old Ballards I inspected last week were half as nice as that! Beautiful old gun.
by KWK
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Crud
Replies: 22
Views: 803

Re: The Crud

the wonder of it all is that there are no flu or pneumonia deaths this winter, I suppose the wuhaan flu virus even exterminates those nasty competing diseases. Yeah, none of my friends or relatives have had a respiratory illness this year. Of course, we're all following all the recommendations for ...
by KWK
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti quality
Replies: 22
Views: 780

Re: Uberti quality

We haven't had the best luck with Uberti. I ordered a short barrel Henry a number of years ago. All the machining on it was rough, and I sent it back. My son bought a smaller frame single action in .38 Spl, I think they called it the Stallion. What garbage it was. We sent it back to Taylor's to fix ...
by KWK
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why did we all choose lever actions?
Replies: 41
Views: 1009

Re: why did we all choose lever actions?

No one in my family owned firearms. A technician where I worked introduced me to shooting, and he was a fan of Marlin lever actions. He also had a few bolt actions and an AR. I found that for me, the lever was by far the most enjoyable to use.
by KWK
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm getting soft in my later years
Replies: 21
Views: 857

Re: I'm getting soft in my later years

FWiedner wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:34 pm
I think it's a natural evolution that goes with packing on years.
A fellow just gets to placing a higher premium on things like life.
Seems like there are a lot more things that hit me in the heart these days.
Well spoken.
by KWK
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 85
Views: 2208

Re: 'Winchesters' vs 'Winchesters' vs 'Winchesters'

While some, understandably, enjoy the "patina," I'm shallow and like a shiny new rifle. One can send some history off to a Turnbull to doll it up, or one can support the manufacturers who are keeping the old designs going. I'm in the latter camp, partly because I'm cheap, partly because I don't have...
by KWK
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bi-annual Leverguns Community Hosting Drive - 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 853

Re: Bi-annual Leverguns Community Hosting Drive - 2020

Why, PP even remembered how much I sent 2 years ago and offered to repeat it. Done. Thanks for your efforts here.
by KWK
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning wasn't first
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Browning wasn't first

I took a quick look tonight through Houze's book, Winchester Repeating Arms Company: Its History & Development from 1865 to 1981 . I didn't see a prototype off that front locking action patent. There were other patents and experimental Winchesters. There was a patent for a Peabody style action made ...
by KWK
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning wasn't first
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Browning wasn't first

McPherson once told me that J.B. did invent a front locking levergun... Yes, I've come across that one. It's US patent 324,296 from 1885. Its lock up is somewhat like the modern Browning T-bolt .22 rimfire. The locking lug pops up out of the top of the bolt. I have a copy of Houze's book on enginee...
by KWK
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much is enough?
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

Re: How much is enough?

A fellow over at CAScity recently posted that all center fire versions (several thousand) were exported, mostly to South America and Europe. A few have made it back to the US. But I wonder if we could make do with the old .44 Henry Flat? The Henry Flat long gone, I've been feeling of late that I cou...
by KWK
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun Bison Hunt.....
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Levergun Bison Hunt.....

... she couldn't handle the 45-70 recoil, a 300WM was agreed upon... It's not as if the .300 is pleasant to shoot! (We found 4895 can turn it into a .308 Win, and Trail Boss made for pleasant plinking.) Regardless, real men slay bison with an original '66 Winchester these days, so that gal should b...
by KWK
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning wasn't first
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Browning wasn't first

I don't know if Browning would have had occasion to see one of these. It wouldn't surprise me if he came up with the mechanism independently. It sounds as if that single shot from the immediate post war years was submitted for a possible government contract, but the Trapdoor won out as the last cart...
by KWK
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning wasn't first
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Browning wasn't first

In a book I'm reading on Ballard rifles is mentioned an older book, The Crack Shot by Edward Barber, published in 1868. He describes many of the new fangled metallic cartridge rifles of his day, both repeaters and single shots, and one of the single shots is the National. While Browning is given cre...
by KWK
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 data 11/25/2020
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: COVID-19 data 11/25/2020

Not to mention countries in south and central america... Look at Australia, even older population than the US, 70% of their population lives in just 12 cities, most dont wear masks, and it has the lowest infection and fatality rates.. My mother-in-law lives in Australia. They were pretty fast with ...
by KWK
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid transmission, Parris Island study
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Covid transmission, Parris Island study

First group did masks, extreme cleaning, distancing, blah, blah. Since they were USMC basic, chances of cheating are none. Second group didn't. I just looked over that report. As I read it, the second batch did everything the first batch did except to get tested frequently. ... roommates were assig...
by KWK
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 data 11/25/2020
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: COVID-19 data 11/25/2020

mickbr wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Based of 70% transmission and 3-5% kill rate...
The fatality rate is thought to be about 0.6%, not 3-5%.

Poor countries tend to have high birth rates and thus have young populations, the sort of people who typically don't die from this infection.
by KWK
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much is enough?
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

Re: How much is enough?

I don’t think these would work in a ‘66, and if they did it would be as a single shot.
by KWK
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoke them while you have them.
Replies: 26
Views: 836

Re: Smoke them while you have them.

Use them because you will lose them. Sometimes the having is enough. Sometimes going about acquiring it is enough. They are just different memories. Those possessions you've distributed should reinforce memories in your friends and family, even the simplest things. Years later I still get a pang wh...
by KWK
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much is enough?
Replies: 24
Views: 1416

Re: How much is enough?

gamekeeper wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:17 pm
Kevin Costner easily kills Buffalo with his..... :shock:
A guy over on CAScity has an original centerfire ‘66. He recently posted that his son has used it to take a bison. The bullet went through a rib, both lungs, and the heart before lodging in the ribs on the other side.
by KWK
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 20
Views: 1625

Re: Finally Got Around to Chronoing My New Loads

He acknowledged that some pressure and velocity predictions for straight walled cartridges are totally unreasonable. He stated that Quickload is best used with bottleneck cartridges in the 60,000psi range and that it gets less effective as the pressure drops. The early version of QL had a nice writ...
by KWK
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am reading McPHERSON ON LEVERGUNS
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: I am reading McPHERSON ON LEVERGUNS

I see in the preview Amazon provides that he found that Remington Marlins since 2012 were decent and in some ways better than the JM builds. Hopefully Ruger will continue down that path.
by KWK
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about selling all my black guns
Replies: 31
Views: 907

Re: Thinking about selling all my black guns

I’ve never owned one. I’m too lazy to reload for a gun that lets you burn up your work so fast. Plus the .223 in the common 16” barrel is flippin’ loud. Still, I’ve been curious about the KelTec. Nah. I like my single shots just fine. I’m currently without a levergun and must correct that deficiency.
by KWK
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge
Replies: 76
Views: 2066

Re: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge

... one being I find it the most aesthetically-pleasing. It just looks right. It's hard to argue against the all-around merits of the .30 WCF, but I think the .33 WCF has it beat in the looks department. I'm also quite fond of the .30-40, in which my rolling block is chambered. However, I think if ...
by KWK
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what should my next levergun be?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: what should my next levergun be?

OldWin wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:42 pm
... the 38wcf and 44wcf.
Yes, his current battery is sorely missing the pistol length cartridges.
by KWK
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 1894 Winchester in .32-40 got it done tonight
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: The 1894 Winchester in .32-40 got it done tonight

David LaPell wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:54 pm
Hornady 170 grain JSP with 19.0 grains of IMR 4198.
What does that load make, 1600, maybe 1700 fps?

Handsome rifle. I don't own a '94, but that would be the style.
by KWK
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Impressions After First 10,000 Rds Handloaded On My XL 750

I use a cheapie Lee single. 10k rounds? No time soon!
by KWK
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miculek with a Bump-Stock
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Miculek with a Bump-Stock

... and I thought he was fast with a revolver.
by KWK
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

I saw where some think the primer creates 5k to 10k psi just inside the primer pocket (not chamber pressure) and can create 700lbs of forward case thrust. I hadn't come across that one. I always imagined the primer as more of a blow torch than a pressure chamber. Now, if it's 700 lb forward, it wou...
by KWK
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

Thank you Bryan, but it would not require any modification to a phone. The strain gauge amplifier board would just plug into the mic jack with a short cable. With a EE friend of mine, I'll be playing with this over the winter. If we get it working, I can mail you a duplicate of the amplifier board, ...
by KWK
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

Do you know anyone there with access to an oscilloscope? Bryan, I'll work on this problem further before spring and get back to you with whatever I come up with. I see the microphone jack of a smartphone can be used as an oscilloscope. It might be capable of recording a strain gauge for a pressure ...
by KWK
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

Finding a suitable strain gauge should be straightforward. While the PressureTrace can record the information, it would take some work to calibrate it for this use, because it's set up for inputs assuming a round steel chamber, etc. The simplest set up would use an oscilloscope. Excite the strain ga...
by KWK
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

I'm sorry, oh brave Bryan, but the doctor is correct. Time is involved, and we don't have enough information here. We could figure out how much energy was used to move the hammer back (force times distance), but the energy to do that could come from a brief pulse of high force or a longer pulse of l...
by KWK
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

Bryan, I looked at your photos from this morning of the plate with 4, 5, and 6 gr of charge. It looks as if the primer was on the plate in all 3 tries. If so, I can't conclude bolt thrust is zero, unless there is something about the plate or it's motion that I'm missing. There are two gas pistons ac...
by KWK
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Britain killing the First Amendment now...
Replies: 20
Views: 663

Re: Great Britain killing the First Amendment now...

It's coming here in the US as well. Even my sister, a life long Democrat, says she's becoming worried by the attitude of the American left toward free speech. Their intolerance of opposing viewpoints is, as she puts it, almost religious in its zeal. My Chinese wife, who grew up under the communists,...
by KWK
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

... new 73's are offered in 44 Magnum using the same parts for other calibers.. Factory 240gr 44 Magnum loads would certainty be safe in the 44 Magnum 73's. I've exchanged messages with guys who own .44 Mag '73's and they seem happy with them. I asked one of the importers what they'd seen over they...
by KWK
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

I have to disagree with the 2,000 psi case mouth seal... I'll explain my 2000 psi estimate of case sealing in this post, then this evening I'll go review all your posts of the last few days and see what I misunderstood in those. If one sections a .44 WCF case longitudinally, then the case neck make...
by KWK
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

In all your tests, the primer has reached the blast plate. Clearly, then, there is thrust on the bolt at these pressures. I think that at the minimum, the force off the primer will be peak pressure times the area over the ID of the primer cup. I suspect the area at the OD of the primer cup is closer...
by KWK
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

With the greater head space currently in your set up, the pressurized primer will not apply as much drag to help resist the case coming backward. Just to see if there is any effect, you might move the blast plate forward and try to replicate John Kort's test. Excellent work, Bryan, thank you. I look...
by KWK
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

Nice work. I'm surprised by what appears to be blowby at the primer. I'd have thought it would seal pretty much instantly.
by KWK
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

... still puzzle me... during the rapid pressure drop that occurs once the bullet is out, the pressure in the case will drop to the point cling stops and the case should blow rearward. Thinking about it again, the drag of the primer on its pocket must be the explanation. The case mouth would be the...
by KWK
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

You're a brave man, Bryan, or should I use a different adjective? :wink:

That firing pin and hammer have more inertia than the typical lever action does, apparently more than the impulse from the primer can bother. I'm looking forward to your future results; please post them here.
by KWK
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

There are a number of points which still puzzle me. I'm satisfied there can be enough case cling to keep the case from crushing the clay under peak pressure. However, as Nath points out, during the rapid pressure drop that occurs once the bullet is out, the pressure in the case will drop to the poin...
by KWK
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

I went back and reworded my post, hoping to make it easier to follow.

Yes, I’d forgotten the example of firing a primer in an empty case. This shows what’s seen in Al’s simulation, that the primer backs out to the breech.
by KWK
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

In a revolver, you've seen light loads can leave the primer proud of the case base. (In my S&W Model 12, which has a slightly recessed hammer nose bushing, this creates a real problem.) The explanation for this has been around a long time. The hammer shoves the cartridge forward. The primer's blast ...
by KWK
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40
Replies: 110
Views: 4423

Re: Bolt Thrust Experiment #3 .22 LR & .44-40

It certainly doesn't seem that it's been 7 years since the good John Kort posted his test results. I know when 3 years ago I read he had passed away that I regretted I had never gotten around to making a basic analysis of this problem, as I had said I would. So in John's memory, here goes (as Nath p...
by KWK
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where's Nath ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1042

Re: Where's Nath ?

My favorite "Fox from the UK" A bit too much of a good thing those. We lived in the UK for a few years. The gals did seem to be, ah, well endowed. One other thing I noticed was the gals over 40 were often more attractive than the younger ones, the latter tending to carry too much weight and tattoos.
by KWK
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a good read
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: a good read

From McCutcheon's 1910 In Africa , on the sea voyage to east Africa: In this voyage of the Woermann there were about twenty Englishmen and thirty Germans in the first class, not including women and children. There was practically no communication between the two nationalities, which seemed deeply si...