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by Alan Wood
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Apple is entering the censorship game....
Replies: 14
Views: 271

Re: Apple is entering the censorship game....

Google has already removed Parler from the Android APP store as well. So switching doesn't get you anything there. Big tech has always supported the Democrats.
by Alan Wood
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Great Britain bans......leverguns!
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Great Britain bans......leverguns!

It does sound like confusing lever release with lever action. Not suprising since I had never heard of lever release actions till this thread!
by Alan Wood
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaky Alkaline Batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Leaky Alkaline Batteries

Kirkland from Costco was the worst about corroding that I ever tried. That matches my experience to a tee! Boss was using them for clocks at work and one day the clock would be running just fine the next not and when opened the Kirkland battery had leaked and corroded the contacts. And the number o...
by Alan Wood
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 vs 44 mag vs 44-40 popularity in lever guns
Replies: 39
Views: 1140

Re: 357 vs 44 mag vs 44-40 popularity in lever guns

The other advantage of 357 over 44 magnum is how much a box of 50 44 magnums tenderize the shooters shoulder! Between that and 44 mags cost I wish I have gone for a 357 instead of the 44 magnum.
by Alan Wood
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question for security/alarm/camera geeks...
Replies: 18
Views: 1037

Re: question for security/alarm/camera geeks...

I would be inclined to put a somewhat poorly concealed sacrificial trail cam near the mail box. With the good camera well hidden further away.
by Alan Wood
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: reloading bench?
Replies: 18
Views: 949

Re: reloading bench?

If that is made of press or particle board I doubt it would hold up to the stress of a reloading press.
by Alan Wood
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashlights now versus 50 years ago.
Replies: 25
Views: 1311

Re: Flashlights now versus 50 years ago.

Kirkland batteries from Costco are bad. Indeed they are the ones that come to mind. That having been said I have had another store brand go and leak badly less than 48 hours after my edc light swithched itself on in my pocket. Might have been 48 hours after switching on before I could replace the b...
by Alan Wood
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flashlights now versus 50 years ago.
Replies: 25
Views: 1311

Re: Flashlights now versus 50 years ago.

For the past 10 years or so I have had pretty good luck with the ~10 dollar big box store 1 Led 3 AAA cell pocket size flashlights. Granted my needs aren't tactical but you would be amazed how dark the corners of seemingly well lit data centers get. But watch out on store brand batteries. At work, h...
by Alan Wood
Fri May 10, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WW-2 veteran cannot rest in peace yet....
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: WW-2 veteran cannot rest in peace yet....

Reminds me of one of our frustrations at work. Every year we each have to take a computer security training and pass a test for our biggest customer. The training and test are on the web. Oh and the website with the test is written such that every time I have tried to take the test with my personal ...
by Alan Wood
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 loading problem...
Replies: 16
Views: 771

Re: Winchester Model 94 loading problem...

Pisgah wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:54 am
Snap Caps are not action-proving dummies and should not be used as such. Does the problem occur with real ammo?
I have a 94 in 44 mag myself that is just a little older than yours. It feed real ammo fine. As I recall the snap caps not so much.
by Alan Wood
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Winchester 94

Just to be sure when you say crossbar safety do you mean buttons on the side of the reciever that pushed one way is safe and the other fire? Because if so it was the second to the last generation of 94 but seemingly a fairly late one. My tang safety angle eject ranger 94 serial number is in the 654x...
by Alan Wood
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A nice gift
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: A nice gift

Nice indeed! If you don't mind my asking what rifle are these for? My magazine recognition skills aren't the best.
by Alan Wood
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1886 Rebarrel and Rebuild on C&Rsenal
Replies: 7
Views: 936

Re: Winchester 1886 Rebarrel and Rebuild on C&Rsenal

Definitely an excellent video. Well worth watching if you are going to be working on any Winchester lever action in my opinion. The whole anvil series of C&R arsenal is excellent and informative!
by Alan Wood
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: way of the dodo.....
Replies: 14
Views: 2048

Re: way of the dodo.....

Kinda funny that this question would come up now. Ian of the Forgotten Weapons youtube channel posted a video on just what happened to USFA late last week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9bULArrKs4 Short answer according to Ian is they sold the SAA tools and or tooling to build a spectacularly unr...
by Alan Wood
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pics Of Fordwannabe's New Rifle WITH TWO NEW PICS
Replies: 26
Views: 2484

Re: Pics Of Fordwannabe's New Rifle From Sixgun

Pete44ru wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:37 pm
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It looks to be an experimental (magazine) Marlin Model 336 !

An exceptional acquisition, indeed...... :shock:

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Thank you. I was wondering how I had missed Marlin producing a sans loading gate center fire model. Then again Winchesters are more my strong suit.
by Alan Wood
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pics Of Fordwannabe's New Rifle WITH TWO NEW PICS
Replies: 26
Views: 2484

Re: Pics Of Fordwannabe's New Rifle From Sixgun

Ok for those of us not in the know just what model is this?
by Alan Wood
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old tube radios
Replies: 27
Views: 1643

Re: Old tube radios

Another nice one there Pitchy!
by Alan Wood
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old tube radios
Replies: 27
Views: 1643

Re: Old tube radios

Neat Radio. One thing you should be aware of about tube radios. Many of the old classic US made tube radios can be or are severe electrocution hazards due to the designers omitted a power transformer to save cost . Not just off brands either my mother probably still has a Hallicrafters s-38 in the a...
by Alan Wood
Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comment - FACEBOOK
Replies: 15
Views: 886

Re: Comment - FACEBOOK

Ah social networking. I don't do it and that is the end of it as far as I am concerned. At work I just got an email invite to join someones linkedin group. Someone I have not heard of by name thought I suspect that it is the niece of one of my coworkers. Considering that as far as I know we have tal...
by Alan Wood
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What gun are they talking about?
Replies: 12
Views: 1352

Re: What gun are they talking about?

I do not know which of the many models of pistol they are discussing. The basic issue here is that for any semi automatic pistol to be legally sold in California it has to pass certain outlandish specifications and be certified to do so. Almost all manufacturers have refused to submit there pistols ...
by Alan Wood
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is our old friend ok?
Replies: 25
Views: 1803

Re: Is our old friend ok?

As far as face book goes it's one of those web sites that you can't see what it is like till you register. I do not register for any website till I know what it is like. So face book will go pound sand on getting me signed up! There not the only website like this, but they are the most prominent! Al...
by Alan Wood
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 carbine and deer: opinions on the 158 gr Hornady xtp
Replies: 16
Views: 2994

Re: 357 carbine and deer: opinions on the 158 gr Hornady xtp

Treeman72 As much as I wish that I had bought a 357 94 instead of the 44 magnum 94 I bought the people here have made it clear that the 44 magnum was the right choice! Yes the 44 Maggnum tenderizes my shoulder rather a bit too much but it gets the job done. And the excessive shoulder tenderization i...
by Alan Wood
Mon May 12, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some success!
Replies: 20
Views: 1025

Re: Some success!

I don't know if your problem is caused by rust or some other form of corrosion; but I read in Brownell's Gunsmith Kinks volume 1 years ago that some gunsmiths soak a rusted screw with Coca Cola to help break it free. I guess the phosphoric acid dissolves rust (That ought to make you feel good the n...
by Alan Wood
Sun May 11, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: has anyone ever used Prvi Partizan ammo
Replies: 30
Views: 1722

Re: has anyone ever used Prvi Partizan ammo

Mescalero wrote:It is odd how some gun parts are as " soft " as they are.
Yeah. But I messed up I should have known better!
Allan Wood
by Alan Wood
Tue May 06, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: has anyone ever used Prvi Partizan ammo
Replies: 30
Views: 1722

Re: has anyone ever used Prvi Partizan ammo

I have shot some 8mm mauser Privi Partisan with no issues that I attribute to ammo. The one issue that I have experienced I am pretty sure was the result of my mishandling the firing pin while doing my initial clean up of the rifle. I screwed up and flattened the nose of the firing pin on the garage...
by Alan Wood
Tue May 06, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone on here into photography?
Replies: 35
Views: 1834

Re: Anyone on here into photography?

Old Time Hunter wrote:Anybody know where I can get film for my Kodak box camera???

Advice, make sure you hold it steady and have good light!
Depends on which Kodak box camera! Some no problem others... At least if you live in a fairly major metropolitan area.
Alan Wood
by Alan Wood
Fri May 02, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone on here into photography?
Replies: 35
Views: 1834

Re: Anyone on here into photography?

Many outside of this forum have noted the best camera is the one you have at hand when the photo opportunity arises. When it comes to photography I go to one extreme or the other nothing in between. I have an ultrazoom "consumer grade" camera that is my main camera. I forget if is 32x zoom or 40x ei...
by Alan Wood
Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT; What the best Browser to Use?
Replies: 25
Views: 1105

Re: OT; What the best Browser to Use?

I could literally spend hours writing this reply. Suffice it to say that every browser has several ways for web sites you are visiting to run programs on your computer without your permission! Worse it is not only the web sites your visit that can do so but also advertisers on those web sites :( Cyb...
by Alan Wood
Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Went out of the BLR business
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

Re: Went out of the BLR business

tman wrote:
7.62 Precision wrote:
tman wrote:BLR in .308 WCF is the answer to a long range Winchester 94 :D
1895 in .30-06 IS a long-range Winchester. :D
Too Heavy :D
My problem with that theory is that the BLRs being made these days are just to light for 308! Granted my Savage 99 in 308 isn't really any better but...
Alan Wood
by Alan Wood
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up - server will be down briefly
Replies: 17
Views: 714

Re: Heads up - server will be down briefly

BTT and thanks for your hard work on the forum!
by Alan Wood
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tool usage dictionary
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

Re: tool usage dictionary

game keeper wrote:Everyone should read that list before using any of those tools for the first time...... :lol:
And they should read the list before every time they use any of those tools! It's just to acuirate!
Alan Wood
by Alan Wood
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk about leverguns......WOW!
Replies: 14
Views: 1490

Re: Talk about leverguns......WOW!

You are not alone here!
I too have an addiction to inexpensive but functional firearms!
Alan Wood
by Alan Wood
Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gun barrels from the Arizona and Missouri
Replies: 16
Views: 1445

Re: gun barrels from the Arizona and Missouri

How did the media miss that? Thank you for posting!
Alan Wood
by Alan Wood
Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this???
Replies: 31
Views: 2199

Re: What is this???

Please post photos of the first 8 inches of the top of the barrel ahead of the reciever. This is usually marked with the caliber. Though given the rust shown in your photos the markings may be unreadable :(
by Alan Wood
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project Mauser7mm: Stripping Stocks
Replies: 36
Views: 1533

Re: Project Mauser7mm: Stripping Stocks

The one problem with boiled linseed oil whether true or catalyzed is that any rags or other such that is contaminated with it must be disposed of in a tightly sealing metal trash can in an non inflammable location. Simply stated rags from boiled linseed oil are a fire hazard due to spontaneous combu...
by Alan Wood
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who says lawyers don't have a sense of humor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1042

Re: Who says lawyers don't have a sense of humor?

Many years ago there was a local lawyer that was so ethical that while he had a Porsche he worked nights as a security guard to make ends meet. I kid you not I worked for the same guard company as he did. He didn't seem to be getting rich like his fellow lawyers. And he didn't seem to mind it!
by Alan Wood
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warning,Windows 8 ??? Might want to stay with Win 7
Replies: 36
Views: 2155

Re: Warning,Windows 8 ??? Might want to stay with Win 7

Microsoft finds itself stuck between a rapidly moving monster of a boulder and a hard place! The world is switching from PC's to phones and tablets. UI's on current versions of phones and tablets are touch screen UI's (user interfaces). Most existing Windows software is mouse based. Quite literally ...
by Alan Wood
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levers in Westerns - 92 or 94 ?
Replies: 32
Views: 2377

Re: Levers in Westerns - 92 or 94 ?

We have a station here locally that calls it's self "Me TV" where they play a lot of old TV shows from the past, The Rifleman, Daniel Boone, The Big Valley, and such. I had it on one day, not really paying much attention while the Big Valley was on. I saw one of the players there hefting a a 336 Ma...
by Alan Wood
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: While Insulating The Big Metal Tent Today
Replies: 33
Views: 1440

Re: While Insulating The Big Metal Tent Today

When you say metal tent do you by chance mean a converted bus?
by Alan Wood
Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lesson Learned
Replies: 21
Views: 963

Re: Lesson Learned

Ouch! Man what a downer! Then again with this lesson you will probably be the elder that doesn't hesitate some day!
by Alan Wood
Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a trip to Reno Cabellas Saturday
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Took a trip to Reno Cabellas Saturday

Things there were definitely looking up! Picked up two 20 round boxes of 308 for less than 40 dollars. And they had a pretty good selection of reloading equipment in stock. Granted they didn't have what I would want... But they did have progressives and single stages. Not just one of each model eith...
by Alan Wood
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo coming back..
Replies: 36
Views: 2253

Re: Ammo coming back..

As it happens I just drove up to Reno to relax. Cabellas seemed to have pretty much everything in stock you could want. I bought a couple of 20 round boxes of 308 winchester for less than 40 out the door and they were not the cheapest on the shelf. The reloading section was pretty well stocked as we...
by Alan Wood
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Computer question,...
Replies: 17
Views: 831

Re: Computer question,...

As someone else has mentioned it is almost impossible to buy a computer these days that won't work well for the internet and such! That having been said Microsoft has announced Windows 8.1 which will have some concessions to those users who hate Windows 8. If at all possible wait for that. Otherwise...
by Alan Wood
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PRAYERS FOR PACO'S FAMILY..
Replies: 84
Views: 4215

Re: PRAYERS FOR PACO'S FAMILY..

My condolanses for the family! I am at a loss for words here. :(
by Alan Wood
Mon May 20, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Marine's Gun,
Replies: 37
Views: 2864

Re: A Marine's Gun,

Once again Charlie you have outdone yourself! Great job!
by Alan Wood
Wed May 15, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester Model 1873
Replies: 30
Views: 5162

Re: New Winchester Model 1873

Interesting that it seems to handle both 38 and 357 without trouble. I thought that the 73's were quite sensitive to ammo length.
by Alan Wood
Thu May 09, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdy Fellers
Replies: 50
Views: 1998

Re: Howdy Fellers

Good to see you back Pitchy!
by Alan Wood
Sun May 05, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a pic of the HRA 1860 Henry
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

Re: Found a pic of the HRA 1860 Henry

My question is will they actually produce the weapon after seeing the response here? Trial balloons are easy working guns not so much!
Alan Wood
by Alan Wood
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I picked up another barbecue gun
Replies: 16
Views: 958

Re: I picked up another barbecue gun

I don't quite know why but of all the barbeque guns that have had there photos posted here that one seems to be the classiest to me!