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by Trailboss
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Politicians must be pretty scared by the mob attack on Capitol Hill
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: Politicians must be pretty scared by the mob attack on Capitol Hill

I think we all at times make the mistake of assuming that politicians are like the rest of us. This is mostly not true. Most politicians are sociopaths with a few psychopaths thrown in. Many are also pathological liars with some mixed mental illnesses added such as personality disorder. These people...
by Trailboss
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 34
Views: 784

Re: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get

As a kid growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I seldom had as many as 100 rounds of 22 ammo. Usually it was less than 50. Those were the best hunting days of my life. Now folks have thousands and are worried about running out. Weird...
by Trailboss
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 545

Re: Meteorite Collectors

Have used a metal detector but seems im always digging up junk, I have found some very old 50-70 & 45-70 some of the 50-70 were inside primed & the 45-70s had like a shot gun size primer, the Calvary was very active here & traveled back & forth from Ft.Laramie to the mts. for logs & fire wood, in p...
by Trailboss
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 545

Re: Meteorite Collectors

Grizz wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:05 pm
can drag a magnet on a string, or put one on the bottom of a hiking staff...
This is true, although magnetite is magnetic and abundant so learn to reject the non-meteorites.
by Trailboss
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 545

Re: Meteorite Collectors

I'm insterered. How would you found them. Mark Mark, I'm not sure about other folks, but I just walk around open areas looking at rocks. I tend to examine any black, dark colored, metallic looking rocks. Meteorite finds are not common but remember that the space rocks have been falling for a long t...
by Trailboss
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 545

Re: Meteorite Collectors

Years ago while coyote hunting my buddy and I were calling on a large ranch in SE Colorado when I found a fairly large hunk of burnt iron. I knew what it was, we were miles in on foot and I picked it up , decided it was too heavy to carry so I dropped it hoping to get back there but never did... Mi...
by Trailboss
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just made a deal on this
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Just made a deal on this

Very nice sir
by Trailboss
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 545

Re: Meteorite Collectors

Thats cool for sure!! have found a few small space rocks while looking for Indian rocks biggest was 1/4 lb. but black & magnetic, found a polished rock one time & i thought who would have dropped this rock here in the boondocks? later a old guy was showing me his collection of artifacts he found, w...
by Trailboss
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 545

Re: Meteorite Collectors

Was at lake Powell and saw a crater about 10ft across and wondered if it might have been a real small meteor strike. Was tempted to take a shovel and check things out, but it wasn't too far off a road and figured once I started digging, a ranger would drive by and I would be in deep stuff, so left ...
by Trailboss
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 545

Re: Meteorite Collectors

Now that is quite the find! And right here in my neck of the woods. Er... "high desert" in the local terminology; "sagebrush steppe" as the ecologist would say. If it would have been me stumbling over it I'd have just said "ouch" and left her right there and never known what I'd seen. Glad somebody...
by Trailboss
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 545

Re: Meteorite Collectors

That's Really Cool. I'm sure it's not news to You but I saw a show on T.V. last year about King Tut and the dagger He was buried with . the Experts analyzed it and found it was made from a Meteorite at a time in history that iron or steel was hardly known. Happy New Year. :D . 45, I read about that...
by Trailboss
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 545

Re: Meteorite Collectors

I have a lump of iron that my grandfather dug up circa 1974. He was a d.o.d. civil servant and both witnessed the strike and helped extinguish the subsequent brush fire. The next day someone borrowed an army landmine detector and they were able to dig it up, still warm to the touch. About twenty ye...
by Trailboss
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 545

Re: Meteorite Collectors

Years ago while coyote hunting my buddy and I were calling on a large ranch in SE Colorado when I found a fairly large hunk of burnt iron. I knew what it was, we were miles in on foot and I picked it up , decided it was too heavy to carry so I dropped it hoping to get back there but never did... Mi...
by Trailboss
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 545

Re: Meteorite Collectors

I know zero about meteorites but found this fascinating. There is so much we yet have to find out about what lies beyond our world. I agree 100%, I consider myself a complete amateur but have been able to determine through research that this titanium meteorite likely originated from a supernova exp...
by Trailboss
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meteorite Collectors
Replies: 29
Views: 545

Meteorite Collectors

Around six years ago I became interested in space rocks. Now I've found what I believe is a rare one.

Titanium Meteorite, you can check it out on my YouTube page.

If you enjoy the videos, give me a thumbs up.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1RvN0 ... Ybq-dcQRCw
by Trailboss
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo Shortage
Replies: 27
Views: 879

Re: Ammo Shortage

shasta_steve wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:53 am
panic buying (hoarding)
I'm not sure these are same. I've seen folks panic when they hear about the shortage and they run out and pick up a couple of boxes to tide them over. Even though I wish they would plan ahead, I can't see them as hoarders.
by Trailboss
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Done
Replies: 15
Views: 524

Re: You HAVE To Be Kidding Me. If This Isn't Insanity, I Do Not Know What Is

I think I would drive to Texas just to rob this guys home.
by Trailboss
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 Win Spcl to 30-30 Conversion?
Replies: 44
Views: 1754

Re: 32 Win Spcl to 30-30 Conversion?

Antone have a Win mod 64 in 32 spcl? I received mine from dad-inlaw 20 yrs ago. Just came from a gunshop and saw there were .32 spcl in Rem,Fed and Win. $22 a box but limited to any 2 boxes mix or match cal. Ammo is out ther just spend time crusing the gunshops and you will h patdirt. I've been car...
by Trailboss
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about selling all my black guns
Replies: 31
Views: 897

Re: Thinking about selling all my black guns

Years ago I bought a couple of black rifles as an insurance policy, nothing more. I set aside a couple k of rounds for each and aside from the occasional range trip to re-familiarize my wife and I with them, they sit unused and unloved. I didn't buy my fire insurance because I loved it, rather I bou...
by Trailboss
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help identifying year of make of vintage ammo
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Need help identifying year of make of vintage ammo

Mercuric primers were pretty much out of production by 1930, with boxes specifying non-mercuric through the 1950's. I saw such boxes on gun shop shelves in the 1960's, new ammo. I probably still have 20 boxes of mixed calibers.
by Trailboss
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: ATF Arm Brace - update - “The Letter”
Replies: 37
Views: 2060

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

I will never preemptively ban myself from owning something because it may someday be banned by an activist gun grabber. I'm just not progressive enough to do something like that.
by Trailboss
Thu May 14, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A note on staying logged into the board...
Replies: 13
Views: 931

Re: A note on staying logged into the board...

I haven't been able to stay logged in for the past 5 years or so. I've set my shortcut to https://www.levergunscommunity.org/ and I've stayed logged in for a few hours so far. Its working so far.
by Trailboss
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truck got keyed
Replies: 22
Views: 1451

Re: Truck got keyed

I came out of a restaurant one time and as I walked up to my 15 year old work truck a man was walking toward the rear bumper with a key digging into my truck's paint. I stood at the front bumper watching him. When he got to the back, he turned around and saw me and he turned as white as a ghost. He ...
by Trailboss
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Marlin 410 has arrived
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: The Marlin 410 has arrived

I wonder if the screw in cup was intended to be for lubrication. Could it be loaded with an oil soaked bit of cotton (1/2 cigarette butt). It's the only thing I can think of.
by Trailboss
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: amazing web thanks for approved
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: amazing web thanks for approved

I just verified that the Web is still in the same place it's always been. No worries...
by Trailboss
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashlights now versus 50 years ago.
Replies: 25
Views: 1303

Re: Flaslights now versus 50 years ago.

Around 10 years ago I purchased an American custom made flashlight, led bulb, rechargeable lithium 123 battery. It's a quality light machined out of aluminum and I spent around $150 for it at the time. I'm still carrying it, still using the same rechargeable batteries and have had zero issues in 10 ...
by Trailboss
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 1512

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

" Don't really have to decock the bolt for storage. Actually less spring "wear" by leaving it compressed. " That doesn't make sense to me, but I'm willing to listen to why.... Doc, as I understand the engineering behind the "leave it compressed" theory is this: Springs don't wear or move closer to ...
by Trailboss
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 1512

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

I grew up with a family that taught safe firearm handling. We treated every weapon as if it was loaded at all times, no exception. Over 45 years I witnessed one unexpected discharge. It planted in the ground without coming close to anyone. A safety is fine, but it's better if in addition to the safe...
by Trailboss
Thu May 30, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought a nice vintage gun bag/case
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Bought a nice vintage gun bag/case

Outers was a popular brand that looked like the one you have, also Allen produced a similar one.
by Trailboss
Sat May 11, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing a stuck, hardened-steel, bolt....
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Removing a stuck, hardened-steel, bolt....

So.... a) does anyone happen to know if the bolt-tip is likely fastened with anything other than friction and the usual rust that penetrating-oil can loosen....? b) do you think I'd be better off drilling for an extractor, or welding something to the bolt, or perhaps a THIRD way I haven't thought o...
by Trailboss
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ithaca 66
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: Ithaca 66

Got one as a present when I was a kid. Never really warmed up to it's looks, though it was built like a tank. I saved up and bought a Remington 1900 side by side. Gave the Ithaca 66 to my brother. Still have that Rem 1900.
by Trailboss
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12 volt solar question
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: 12 volt solar question

Bob, Would it make sense to run the pump off a deep cycle battery and then charge the battery when the sun is out? This would allow you to time the watering whether the sun is out or not. If the solar panel is not keeping up with recharging the drain in battery, you can daisy chain another into the ...
by Trailboss
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help With Loading 38 55
Replies: 31
Views: 2478

Re: Need Help With Loading 38 55

Everyone else above gave excellent advice.....I purposely left out option number 3 as it is taken by some to be in poor reloading practices, but I've been doing it for over 40 years with probably a dozen 38-55 rifles over the years accounting for ???? thousands and thousands of rounds. I feel so sa...
by Trailboss
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win. 1965 model 94 pre and post info
Replies: 19
Views: 1207

Re: Win. 1965 model 94 pre and post info

Nature of the beast! No offense, but the 1964 and somewhat later vintage '94s were truly poor excuses for what had been Winchesters flagship model for 70 years. Stamped tin parts, sintered-steel receivers, birch stocks, etc, etc. All of them that I ever encountered functioned just as yours is. If t...
by Trailboss
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tickets on sale!
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: Tickets on sale!

I'll just pretend that I'm drowning in my bath tub instead. It'll be cheaper and a lot warmer.
by Trailboss
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .38 Super
Replies: 26
Views: 3028

Re: The .38 Super

At one point in time I owned a Llama full size .38 Super....however back then the only .38 Super ammunition available was Remington 130gr hollowpoint. The Remington hollowpoints would not feed in the Llama! But then Remington also made a FMJ .38ACP load and these would run in the Llama(same cartrid...
by Trailboss
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .38 Super
Replies: 26
Views: 3028

Re: The .38 Super

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:20 am
Trailboss, have a favorite jacketed slug?
Bill, I especially like Wideners 38 Super 121g JHP.
by Trailboss
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .38 Super
Replies: 26
Views: 3028

Re: The .38 Super

I've been carrying a 70 Series Government model for 42 years. Paid $175 out the door brand new. Have taken about every small and medium game with it along with several deer. I load my own mostly using jacketed slugs.
by Trailboss
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The ideal 'if only one gun' carbine...
Replies: 57
Views: 5951

Re: The ideal 'if only one gun' carbine...

Ok, I can't decide between two. I guess it would depend on where I'm going to ride out the storm. Either my Rossi m92 in 480R or my Mini-14. The 480 holds 10+1 rounds and can drop any critter in the north American continent. A good choice if I'm headed to the wilderness. The Mini-14 looks almost hou...
by Trailboss
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 42
Views: 6308

Re: What knives did they use? Really!

I still have my Grandpa's sheath knife, a Marble Arms. It's been sharpened a bunch of times but still carries a good edge. He was a guide in the U.P. of Michigan in the 1920's - 1940's.
by Trailboss
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile
Replies: 20
Views: 2815

Re: Winchester 92 Feeding and Bullet Profile

Jeff, I had the same issue on a couple of my M92 carbines. Solved it by casting my own bullets with a large meplat bullet design. It seems that a bullet design with more of a point allows the bullet to sag rather than lift as it moves forward. A large flat instead of a rounded point fixes the problem.
by Trailboss
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory New 32 Winchester Special
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Re: Factory New 32 Winchester Special

I have three 32 Win levers and have taken dozens of white tail with them. I have a pre-war and two pre-64 carbines. I absolutely love the cartridge. I shoot my own reloads mostly, but keep a dozen boxes of factory loads in a stash. I’ve come to expect one shot kills, but if I ever need a second shot...
by Trailboss
Wed May 02, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 42
Views: 6308

Re: What knives did they use? Really!

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/57/ee/fa/57eefa58ad9943bf0830fc626dfce561.jpg I've been carrying the same SCHRADE WALDEN USA 165 OLD TIMER for over 50 years. It was recommended to me by an Alaskan guide as a professional workhorse knife that won't break under the heaviest use. He was...
by Trailboss
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other than Guns what do you like to do??
Replies: 42
Views: 3662

Re: Other than Guns what do you like to do??

Collect fine art from dead artists.
Repair 200+ year old violins.
Collect fine Chinese porcelain.
Facet gemstones from rough.
Fishing.
Volunteer to help traumatized kids (counseling).
by Trailboss
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38-55 LF - Pros & Cons
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: 38-55 LF - Pros & Cons

My third year of production 1894 rifle with a 26" tapered octagonal barrel has a slugged bore of .379. The bore is dark but still shows decent rifling. I get 4" groups at 100 yards on a good day.
by Trailboss
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old .32 Spl. Deer and Bear
Replies: 21
Views: 1803

Re: Old .32 Spl. Deer and Bear

Nice whitetail and bear. I love the 32 Special and have carried one hunting it for the past 42 years. I have a pre-64 Winchester model 64 and a pre-64 model 94 carbine that I switch between. Between the two, I've taken dozens of whitetails and a handful of bear. Also many medium sized game. A fine c...
by Trailboss
Tue May 23, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elk with 45 Colt rifle?
Replies: 15
Views: 1903

Re: Elk with 45 Colt rifle?

On a moving cow, 50-75 yards. On a still cow target, 100-110 yards as long as you can place your shot well.
by Trailboss
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why these .30-30 case neck splits?
Replies: 16
Views: 1990

Re: Why these .30-30 case neck splits?

claybob86, I don't think it's your powder type or charge weight. 31 grains of W748 is a fine and accurate load for a lever action when pushing a 170 grain jacketed bullet. Have you checked bullet diameter with a micrometer yet? Just to be sure. What does the bore look like?
by Trailboss
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .410 derringers. Thoughts?
Replies: 40
Views: 4683

Re: .410 derringers. Thoughts?

I am the original purchaser of one of the first stainless steel American Derringer Company 45 Colt/410 pistols ever made. I paid $110 for it from the factory and have carried it off and on for about 40 years. That company is long gone or is now known as Bond. I've fired 45 Colt, 410 Shot, 410 Bucksh...
by Trailboss
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just For Argument's Sake....
Replies: 29
Views: 2170

Re: Just For Argument's Sake....

Quite a few to choose from so it's not an easy choice but I've decided on my Rossi Model 92 in 480 Ruger. It's got those fancy fiber optic sights that glow brightly and it holds 11 rounds of 380 grain flat point. Doesn't matter what I shoot, it makes a WOMP sound. Makes me chuckle every time.