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by Buffboy
Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - anyone re-sharpen drill bits ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3159

Re: OT - anyone re-sharpen drill bits ?

After: I couldn't resist the urge to 'polish' the bits up a bit after the above sharpening, using a hard-Arkansas stone. Maybe it's just my imagination, but it always seems that a final finish with that stone on any cutting edge maybe doesn't make it sharper , but makes it last longer . The edge ju...
by Buffboy
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Aging Rock Stars
Replies: 7
Views: 1129

Re: OT-Aging Rock Stars

LOL very good stuff.
by Buffboy
Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - How Many Have you Owned... cars that is:
Replies: 37
Views: 4240

Re: OT - How Many Have you Owned... cars that is:

1: 1961 Olds Delta 88 My cop uncle got it out of impound for parking tickets and gave it to me. 2: 1960 Chevrolet Biscane another uncle gave it to my folks because he was moving overseas, after it blew up, my parents gave it to me and I overhauled it. My brother wrecked it. 3: 1967 Pontiac Bonnevill...
by Buffboy
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noob question..... bore evaluation
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Noob question..... bore evaluation

You are looking for nicks or dents at the muzzle. You are looking for streaking from lead/copper that shows lack of or improper cleaning. I've seen very few used rifles that are cleaned at all, let alone correctly when I'm shopping used. You are looking for sharp lands in conventional rifling, smoot...
by Buffboy
Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first vintage levergun of 2011 (photo)
Replies: 42
Views: 3596

Re: My first vintage levergun of 2011 (photo)

Sweet looking rifle. I've got a real sweet spot for 1893s since a rifle very much like your new toy was the first centerfire I ever shot(quite a bit older and more worn than that beautiful example, even then). I'm afraid that has jaded me somewhat in that while I've owned several Winchesters, they s...
by Buffboy
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reached a Milestone
Replies: 67
Views: 4443

Re: Reached a Milestone

Welcome back, you've been missed. Congratulations on your anniversary.
by Buffboy
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Way OT: Sun dog
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: Way OT: Sun dog

Cool picture. I can remember riding the bus to high school one cold morning here in SD back in the 70s and seeing a sun dog like I'd never seen before or since. There were essentially three suns rising. The dogs were as bright as the real one and just as defined. The sun was fully up above the horiz...
by Buffboy
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: totally OT But what kind of cell phone do you guys use
Replies: 48
Views: 4553

Re: totally OT But what kind of cell phone do you guys use

Cheap $20 Tracfone for my own use, I charge it up once a week whether it needs it or not(usually not), great battery life. Wife has a Verizon that she got from her daughter(daughter broke the charger and bought another phone, I fixed charger & wife had it reactivated) with slide out keyboard and cam...
by Buffboy
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - anyone re-sharpen drill bits ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3159

Re: OT - anyone re-sharpen drill bits ?

I always freehand sharpened bits when I had the machine shop, from 1/8" to 2" and I am still pretty good at it. I've used friend's Drill Doctors, they are easy to use and work very, very well. If I was still doing the machine shop gig I'd definitely own one, but for the few I sharpen now, I use the ...
by Buffboy
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: So... How long is your daily commute???
Replies: 54
Views: 3749

Re: OT: So... How long is your daily commute???

When I worked for myself(family business) the commute was 18 miles round trip after buying my house. Working for the buffalo rancher was 8 miles. Since I started with the county, it's less than a block. I walk, though lately I have had to walk on the road because of the snow and then it's about a bl...
by Buffboy
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - got the John Deere - weight/ballast question?
Replies: 24
Views: 2825

Re: OT - got the John Deere - weight/ballast question?

I may be wrong but given that alcohols are oxygen carriers, are very corrosive to some metals, dissolve a lot of rubber products and paints, I wouldn't be putting any alcohol based liquids in tires for ballast. I guess I've never heard of such a thing. Calcium chloride solutions are all I've ever se...
by Buffboy
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puma LSI 454 Stainless Trapper
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: Puma LSI 454 Stainless Trapper

The one I have came from Davidsons as a limited edition (not cheap) a couple-three years before they became available as a standard item. It went to Steve's Guns for a work over before it came to me. In addition to his action job, I had a big loop lever, Marble full buckhorn and small gold bead sigh...
by Buffboy
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Here kitty, kitty, kitty
Replies: 21
Views: 2285

Re: OT - Here kitty, kitty, kitty

I've had cougar loin too. I can't say it was the best meat I've ever had. Maybe it was the way I prepared it, I grilled it, but I wasn't very impressed by the flavor.

Edit: By the way, good luck with the hunt.
by Buffboy
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 93: can't find serial number !!
Replies: 24
Views: 1981

Re: Marlin 93: can't find serial number !!

There was another ejector on the real early ones that I've never dealt with (that may apply to yours, don't remember the cutoff date) but if you can find the 336 (or current 1894) assembly instructions, it should do for the 1893. At least I can't think of any major assembly difference off the top of...
by Buffboy
Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 93: can't find serial number !!
Replies: 24
Views: 1981

Re: Marlin 93: can't find serial number !!

Looks like Joe told you the good news :roll: . He's right, they aren't very complicated. Only screw I would worry about is the little one in the center (right side) of the receiver. That holds the loading gate. It can be a pain sometimes to get started again putting it back together. They can be pre...
by Buffboy
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 93: can't find serial number !!
Replies: 24
Views: 1981

Re: Marlin 93: can't find serial number !!

If after the stock is removed, the action still won't move, on the action, loosen(1/2 - 3/4 turn) the screw that is just above the trigger, the one on the opposite side above the lever pivot and the one on the bottom just before the forend. This should allow you to move the lower tang enough that it...
by Buffboy
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 93: can't find serial number !!
Replies: 24
Views: 1981

Re: Marlin 93: can't find serial number !!

The buttstock will come off with no other disassembly of the rifle. One screw, slide it off is how it's removed(exceptions for tang sight screws that may also go into the wood, though that shouldn't be a problem for the original "plug" screws). Did you try loosening the buttstock screw again? Perhap...
by Buffboy
Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a little help with my Marlin.
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: Need a little help with my Marlin.

When I bought my 1894c used, it would only take 4 rounds. I took it apart and took a piece of dowel out of the magazine. I doubt it was factory, just someone that misunderstood the big game rules. The 5 round limit is only for removable box magazines not integral ones, even if semi auto. It does app...
by Buffboy
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why does this happen? (Not a lever)
Replies: 25
Views: 2494

Re: Why does this happen? (Not a lever)

Welcome, I forgot that part in my earlier post, enjoy, sit a spell. You should take care if you are too dedicated to bolt rifles as these guys can be corrupting influence towards the name of this forum :wink: It's maddening sometimes finding that sweet spot but it's there in almost all rifles and it...
by Buffboy
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why does this happen? (Not a lever)
Replies: 25
Views: 2494

Re: Why does this happen? (Not a lever)

Gentlemen (and ladies if you are out there), I just joined to reply here. I'm the one that geobru is talking to you about. I did read somewhere about tightening the trigger guard screws in that order. I've since done that. I will check it again though. I think that I might try to see if I can shim ...
by Buffboy
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why does this happen? (Not a lever)
Replies: 25
Views: 2494

Re: Why does this happen? (Not a lever)

I agree with the other posters, it is not likely the load but the rifle that is causing the problem but there's nothing "wrong" with the rifle. If you understand that resonance is such a part of accuracy in all rifles and that any changes in the heat structure of a barrel can affect that resonance, ...
by Buffboy
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Humor Corn fed deer.
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: OT Humor Corn fed deer.

While I'm not sure that is a true story modified over time, I'm quite sure that could be a likely scenario. A true story: I have a friend that bulldogged a basket racked 4X4 buck some 30 years ago. He was bowhunting some trees, blocking as his brother in law pushed. A doe came by, got an arrow that ...
by Buffboy
Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Shotgun Loads for Coyotes... What are you using???
Replies: 18
Views: 1582

Re: OT: Shotgun Loads for Coyotes... What are you using???

Used Remington 3" buffered 4 buck for years then the last time I tried to stock up, couldn't find any. I bought bunch of Winchester XXX 3" copper plated 4 buck(don't even know if they make that anymore either so that tells you how long it's been) and it has worked well too. Full choke, and if yo-tay...
by Buffboy
Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What R Baloon head cases ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1516

Re: What R Baloon head cases ?

I have some Remington empty cases and live ammo in 45-70 that was apparently manufactured in the late 50s - early 60s that has balloon head cases. I got it from my brother who was cleaning out his boss's garage and had it given to him 30 years ago. I'm dating it by the box of 1964 national match 308...
by Buffboy
Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Saving my pennies for a 1911 - which one?
Replies: 49
Views: 3823

Re: OT Saving my pennies for a 1911 - which one?

I have 2 Taurus 1911s and a GSG 22. They are set up the same with standard "modifications" I wanted. They've all been good pistols. If I were looking for a standard configuration pistol, I'd probably get the Remington R1. None of the previous posts would be "wrong" either but that's what I'd get. It...
by Buffboy
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little OT: sad story from the past
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: A little OT: sad story from the past

Most gas for lighting in those days was made on site with carbide + water (acetylene). Our old farmhouse had the electric wires going through the gas light pipes from the 1890s to the newfangled electrics that replaced them. Everyone else in that hotel was very lucky that night.
by Buffboy
Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good morning & Merry Christmas
Replies: 14
Views: 1307

Re: Good morning & Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas to you and everyone on this board from South Dakota.
by Buffboy
Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Working?
Replies: 22
Views: 1725

Re: OT Working?

I've been "working" since 9am yesterday. I'm not being very proactive for the SO today yet but then there's plenty of weekend left for that. I'll be on call till Monday at about 8am then head to my other job at 9am. My next full day off starts the 7th of January at 8am(maybe).
by Buffboy
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Topic - C. Sharps Arms 1875 Rifle Give away WINNER IS>>>>
Replies: 118
Views: 10610

Re: On Topic - C. Sharps Arms 1875 Rifle Give away WINNER IS>>>>

Congratulations JNYork. Thanks for the opportunity to participate Mike.
by Buffboy
Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Just got back from seeing "True Grit".
Replies: 101
Views: 8798

Re: OT- Just got back from seeing "True Grit".

Saw the original and I've read the book. It's been a long time since I read the book(probably at least 30 years) but my recollection is: they weren't very close. One of the few times I thought the movie better than the book IMO but I read the book after seeing the movie.
by Buffboy
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: German Shephard
Replies: 17
Views: 1846

Re: OT: German Shephard

The hip problems usually show up later in life with these dogs though can show very early in their lives. Shepherds aren't the only dogs with this problem it can effect labs too and it can stack with crosses. I had a cross of the two (both purebreds, oops wrong dog at the wrong time) and he was a go...
by Buffboy
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Topic - C. Sharps Arms 1875 Rifle Give away WINNER IS>>>>
Replies: 118
Views: 10610

Re: On Topic - C. Sharps Arms 1875 Rifle Give away (well almost)

I'll put my name in the hat too. Thanks for your generosity.
by Buffboy
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894c in 357/38 calibre - accuracy problems!
Replies: 12
Views: 2367

Re: Marlin 1894c in 357/38 calibre - accuracy problems!

I'm afraid my 1894c has the same problem. It's not terrible in my gun but noticeable. It has never shot lead 38 special as well whether the bullets were soft or hard. Same bullets in the 357 case and all is fine so I've always assumed the extra jump with the shorter case was the problem. Jacketed bu...
by Buffboy
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-1911 type in .22 LR
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: OT-1911 type in .22 LR

Wasn't much impressed with the Chiappa. I didn't buy one of those. I recently bought one of the GSG 1911 22s. Unfortunately haven't had it out much but it's fed everything so far and I like it so far. The colt branded clone I think is made by Umarex USA. There is another downsized (2/3? size) 1911 c...
by Buffboy
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marble’s Game Getter Gun.
Replies: 17
Views: 3989

Re: Marble’s Game Getter Gun.

Sixgun, I could be wrong, but IIRC the original gamegetters of all barrel lengths were exempted out of NFA a few years back.
by Buffboy
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scoping my leverguns....(sigh)........
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Re: Scoping my leverguns....(sigh)........

+1 on what Cementhead said. Parallax settings are always a compromise(on nonadjustable scopes) and IMO that one is just fine for your intended purpose.
by Buffboy
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT awp101,SJPrice,huntress,jb980.
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: OT awp101,SJPrice,huntress,jb980.

Quite the collection today, must have been a good one for levergunners. Happy Birthday all.
by Buffboy
Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dropping back in.
Replies: 87
Views: 7706

Re: OT-Dropping back in.

Frank, I hear you about the Edelbrock, a copy of the AFB. I went to an AVS Carter on my Road Runner in 1983 after rebuilding the 3rd Holley for the 8th(?) time. It came off of a 1971 police interceptor with a 110k on it, didn't even rebuild it, just bolted it on, never had to mess with it after. It ...
by Buffboy
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dropping back in.
Replies: 87
Views: 7706

Re: OT-Dropping back in.

Yup Frank, over carburated, unless they are 390s and they don't look it(mechanical secondaries) but I'll bet Val knows it. They are there more for the cool factor than street performance. Won't hurt him on the track but will more of an annoyance for street driving. I wish him luck. It's been a long ...
by Buffboy
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HP printer repair
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: HP printer repair

Use 3 county owned versions of them, two in the SO, one for the FD. Junque, one SO will still print, the warranty was gone on the FD one before it ever came out of the box. The FD one has never printed a page since new and they want me to pay them to fix it. HP used to have customer service, they do...
by Buffboy
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Cooper Rifles
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: OT- Cooper Rifles

Politics of one of the owners aside, my cousin owns two (at least, IIRC he was having another built but can't remember the caliber) that I've shot. One is 22-250 and one is 25-06, both set up for varmint shooting with heavy barrels. They are very well made and very very accurate.
by Buffboy
Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life is Good: Bestlever has passed away.
Replies: 26
Views: 2671

Re: Life is Good: Bestlever has passed away.

Goodbye rifleman. He'll be missed. Condolences.
by Buffboy
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- tagging deer
Replies: 15
Views: 1807

Re: OT- tagging deer

Deer must be tagged here, no check stations. Your tags are the license and the upper portion also serves as a small game/predator license even after the tag portion is used. My wife & I often peel & put this on the antlers to show that the head is legal after the rest is cut up. This is not necessar...
by Buffboy
Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ohio buck
Replies: 12
Views: 1472

Re: Ohio buck

Nice deer, looking at the bases of those antlers an wily older one as well, congratulations.
by Buffboy
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: opportunity for trade 1950 Model 99
Replies: 14
Views: 1566

Re: opportunity for trade 1950 Model 99

Pisgah wrote:Since the only answer possible here is subjective opinion, I'll give mine -- if that 99 has a good bore I'd make the swap in a minute.
+1
by Buffboy
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range of .357 rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Range of .357 rifle

I'm assuming deer as your intended hunting target. It depends on how accurate your rifle is with that load. "Your" most ethical range is the maximum range you can consistently place the bullet in the kill zone of the animal from a hunting position. Figuring the bullet is starting at 1500fps with you...
by Buffboy
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 108 years old and still makin meat
Replies: 21
Views: 2538

Re: 108 years old and still makin meat

They do still work just fine after their 100th birthday, don't they. Congratulations on a fine deer and a memory forever. Good luck on the rest of your hunt as well.
by Buffboy
Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

Re: New member

Welcome to the fire.
by Buffboy
Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: off topic. 9 lives?
Replies: 16
Views: 1310

Re: off topic. 9 lives?

Couple years ago now, I spied a really thin kitten trying to freeze to death here in town. Was sort of tame, looked like it had taken a ride in an engine compartment as it was a bit battered. I couldn't get it to come up to me but I sent the wife on that mission. She was successful in bringing the l...
by Buffboy
Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wife's deer 2010 updated
Replies: 30
Views: 3111

Re: Wife's deer 2010 updated

Btt for update.