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by Bill_Rights
Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warning; Long post. "Son of the South"
Replies: 16
Views: 1360

Re: Warning; Long post. "Son of the South"

Goat, Thanks for that post. You talked about relationships in various ways, including your and your fore-bears relationships to the land. You mentioned farming and hunting, but I think there is probably more you didn't mention, like fishing, exploring, camping, church picnics + more and probably eve...
by Bill_Rights
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fun with Pictures & Words
Replies: 13
Views: 804

Re: Fun with Pictures & Words

I don't know if it is polite form to borrow from another forum, but here's from CoRoMo over on THR from about a year ago. I just love it!
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by Bill_Rights
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: vertcial stringing
Replies: 22
Views: 1310

Re: vertcial stringing

eagles, OK, thanks. I'll check it out.
by Bill_Rights
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: vertcial stringing
Replies: 22
Views: 1310

Re: vertcial stringing

Microlon, eh? Can you give a little more info from the container, like the manufacturer and such? So you store the rifle vertically. That throws out the oil puddling idea. I could speculate that there might be some top-to-bottom oscillation of the bullet as it goes down the bore, enabled by the oil ...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy ammo question
Replies: 27
Views: 2061

Re: New guy ammo question

8dust, Both of those you are holding in your hand (bottom photo) are perfectly safe in the mag. Those are what I (and some ammo makers) call "round-nose flat point" (RNFP). Others call them "semi wad cutters" (SWC), though the SWC designation could also include ones with straight tapered sides (trun...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: vertcial stringing
Replies: 22
Views: 1310

Re: vertcial stringing

Fouling inside the bore is not random, scattered or messy. eagles said: It makes no scientific sense to me at all that by adding debris in the barrel which would by its nature be random in size and amount , increase accuracy some how , which means random dirt , scattered in a random pattern increase...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy ammo question
Replies: 27
Views: 2061

Re: New guy ammo question

You are now officially welcomed and over-advised on ammo. Soooooooooooo...

Please post some pics of yor new lever rifle!!
by Bill_Rights
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best method to strip a Browning stock?
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: Best method to strip a Browning stock?

You could try Bio-Safe 1025 from Socar Chemical Co., near Greenville, SC. A distributor, with some products sheets on line is http://www.fiber-tensioners.com/BIO-SAFE1025specs.htm . The manufacturer itself (Socar) is at 2609 Rutherford Rd, Greenville, SC 29609-6954, Phone: (864) 244-5068. Their head...
by Bill_Rights
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best sights for Rossi 92 for least amount of $$
Replies: 5
Views: 4950

Re: Best sights for Rossi 92 for least amount of $$

Joel, Yes, my new Rossi 92 .454 Casull + .45 Colt shot about 7-8" high at 50 yds, out of the box. That was with the rear sight all the way down (slide to the rear). That means the front sight needs to be taller or the rear sight needs to go down still more. Mine also shot a bit to the left, but not ...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi M92 question - reason for cartridge discoloration?
Replies: 18
Views: 2404

Re: Rossi M92 question - reason for cartridge discoloration?

Thanks, Guys! I wasn't too worried about the discoloration. The gun shot fine. Spent casings extracted easily, etc. Good to know others have seen this. There was a little spotty denting of the rim of the spent casings. I might see if I can get a photo of that. I imagine it just has to do with the ej...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarrel a BLR?
Replies: 21
Views: 5721

Re: Rebarrel a BLR?

Yes, at $2000 a re-barrel job, you can buy two new BLRs, sell the two you don't like on GunBroker and buy a third new one with the proceeds. You'd end up with three brand new rifles for the price of one (questionably) rebarreled old one and the loss of the other old one you don't like but didn't re-...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi M92 question - reason for cartridge discoloration?
Replies: 18
Views: 2404

Rossi M92 question - reason for cartridge discoloration?

I just shot my new M92 .454 Casull/.45 Colt for the first time today. Range report later, which is no great shakes, but I do have a couple of questions to go with that, too. But first, I noticed that I got some "powder burn" on the outside walls of the fired cartridges. I guess the pics are worth mo...
by Bill_Rights
Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarrel a BLR?
Replies: 21
Views: 5721

Re: Rebarrel a BLR?

Henry, My question is, re-barrel the BLR with what ? Have you found a source of BLR barrels available in different calibers and contours? Or were you thinking to have someone make you a custom barrel from a blank? Or a bored and rifled blank? I have always thought that the breech lock integral to th...
by Bill_Rights
Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Welding question
Replies: 22
Views: 1660

Re: OT: Welding question

Rimfire McNutjob might have a point: Keep in mind that if it's brazed on, you're going to have to go way past 400 degrees to get it off. I have done a good bit of silver soldering and brazing, and usually the temperature of the metal is such that the metal glows dull-red, if not outright red, or eve...
by Bill_Rights
Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Welding question
Replies: 22
Views: 1660

Re: OT: Welding question

I view of the locator pin, you should clamp so the barrel is upside down, hoping the sight just falls off with gravity when the solder loosens. Still, it could wedge on cock-eyed and not just slip off. Have a pair of needle-nose pliers handy to tap and yank the sight off. Despite what someone said, ...
by Bill_Rights
Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gunsmithing question - drilling and tapping
Replies: 17
Views: 1741

Re: Gunsmithing question - drilling and tapping

Here's a dumb question from a new guy who has zero interest in older, collectible firearms: Why wouldn't you take it to your nearest full-service "technical" machine shop? (By "technical" I mean shops that work on a wide variety of parts and manufacturing, not just automobile engines. It may be that...
by Bill_Rights
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smart Alecks on the Forums
Replies: 29
Views: 2006

Re: Smart Alecks on the Forums

Note to Griff : We know what you meant when you said: I'll just say that I get most all of my " inner troll " outta my system over on the SASS Wire. but you are not a troll, inner, outer, over at SASS or otherwise. You are a true gun lover and a regular guy. The technical definition of a troll is so...
by Bill_Rights
Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi M92 bolt locking bar question - SAFTEY ISSUE?
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: Rossi M92 bolt locking bar question - SAFTEY ISSUE?

Thanks, folks. Yeh, I just received my Rossi M92 video from Steve's Gunz, and watched it. That was great, in a kind of understated way . My wife happened to be in the room working on the computer and soon couldn't take her eyes off the video proceedings. She had been "punishing" me for spending the ...
by Bill_Rights
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi M92 bolt locking bar question - SAFTEY ISSUE?
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Rossi M92 bolt locking bar question - SAFTEY ISSUE?

As you close the M92's lever on a fresh round, the bolt slides forward, then two broad locking bars rise up behind the bolt and engage in slots in the top of the receiver, thus locking the bolt from sliding back (and open :!: ) when the round explodes. I have noticed (in dry firing and using snap ca...
by Bill_Rights
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????
Replies: 202
Views: 16719

Re: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????

Oh good, Paul. Give us a little book review when you're done reading it, please. Actually, we'll let you off the hook from giving a book review, if :!: you tell us that one piece of information that's going to save our lives :!: But that reminds me of, when we were kids and were jumping on the bed, ...
by Bill_Rights
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scabbard, for walking or hiking? NOT horse or ATV!
Replies: 23
Views: 14261

Re: Scabbard, for walking or hiking? NOT horse or ATV!

Pete, Thanks. I thought of that, but the scabbard sleeve itself is only part of the rig and, as long as I have a saddlemaker work on it, I might as well have him do the whole thing. At least the leather will match! Also, the guy I am working with has some good ideas and experience of his own and is ...
by Bill_Rights
Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up an oldie but a goodie today
Replies: 25
Views: 1210

Re: Picked up an oldie but a goodie today

So this Nylon 66, what caliber/chambering is it? For that matter, what action type? I don't see a lever or a bolt handle....
by Bill_Rights
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scabbard, for walking or hiking? NOT horse or ATV!
Replies: 23
Views: 14261

Re: Scabbard, for walking or hiking? NOT horse or ATV!

Gabby, Thanks for the link. I did watch some of the videos. That would definitely solve most of my problems. I'll probably buy one to go with my other rifles that won't have scabbards. It will solve the problem of the rifle sling slipping off my shoulder. As for the new lever gun, though, I am emoti...
by Bill_Rights
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New To The Forum
Replies: 33
Views: 1686

Re: New To The Forum

Yo! 'Nother Virginian here! You said: Any other Virginians on the forum, and if so, do you all attend the gun shows in Chantilly? I'm close, in Annandale. Yes, I do go to Chantilly gun show sometimes :P . Why you ask? About posting photos, yes, .JPGs are fine, and I highly recommending opening a fre...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safety question - how to empty chamber of lever rifle?
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Safety question - how to empty chamber of lever rifle?

Thanks, Guys! Sheer genius! All three ways work with the Rossi M92. I got out some A-Zoom snap caps and started playing around... 1) Hillbilly said: open [the lever] up, let the cartridge roll into your hand. You dont need to close it into the chamber. Exactly, with the lever open and the lifter up,...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safety question - how to empty chamber of lever rifle?
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Safety question - how to empty chamber of lever rifle?

With a Winchester 94 or clone (I have a Rossi M92), how do I empty a cartridge (fired or unfired) out of the chamber without loading a new one and without emptying the magazine? I am used to drop-box magazine-fed bolt and semi-auto rifles, and with those, of course, you detach the magazine and cycle...
by Bill_Rights
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Home Made Rifle Holster
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: My Home Made Rifle Holster

Gabby, Very neat. I don't think I have the patience to make something so good-looking. You musta missed my thread on this exact topic http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24982&hilit=scabbard . I got a bunch of advice and have launched off on my own "Backscabbard" for a Rossi M92 20...
by Bill_Rights
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????
Replies: 202
Views: 16719

Re: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????

On introducing new shooters, AJMD429 said: and a .22 LR levergun is probably the BEST 'first gun' to have any kid OR adult shoot. Within an hour, they'll be confident and having enough fun... and I agree. Unfortunately, I don't have a .22 lever and my dad's .22 slide pump (which is a hoot to shoot!)...
by Bill_Rights
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????
Replies: 202
Views: 16719

Re: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????

One thing important about bad times, and several people have mentioned it, is that your family members need to be able and willing to use your gun(s). You yourself are not always going to be around or just where you need to be when a gun needs to be brought to bear. I just bought my first levergun, ...
by Bill_Rights
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????
Replies: 202
Views: 16719

Re: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????

PaulB, Who's Murray Rothbard, as in As Murray Rothbard put it, the correct way to think about government, is as if they are an armed gang of thugs. Kinda explains a lot when you look at them this way. Protection racket, turf battles, and everything else. And the fact they never solve problems (which...
by Bill_Rights
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????
Replies: 202
Views: 16719

Re: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????

Not to poke fun at a good bar-room brawl (or I'll get poked, myself), but I have forgotten what the gist of the dispute was all about, about battle rifle verses lever gun verses hopeless romantics verses shadows. Or something. Also, about squib loads, by all means, go outdoors, set up sight-in targe...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????
Replies: 202
Views: 16719

OT - Apology: I went OT on "Thoughts on lever as a bad times

Moderators and Members, In my post http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewtopic.php?p=312490#p312490 I realize I did not mention lever rifles in any significant way in the thread "Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????". Sorry. It is so easy to do (wander OT), but I have no real excuse. I got ...
by Bill_Rights
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????
Replies: 202
Views: 16719

Re: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????

Well, as I read along in our posts, I've been thinking about the practical uses of guns and us shooters in a realistic "bad times" scenario, like BDLO or TBDLO (break-down of law and order or total break-down of law and order), particularly the morning after the "zombie shootout" and every day after...
by Bill_Rights
Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT woodworkers help please... rifle wall hangers
Replies: 24
Views: 2506

Re: OT woodworkers help please... rifle wall hangers

Topside,

If you're going to go "rustic", like with harvested rhodo "Y"s, you MAY NOT
take a disk sander to the back side that will go against the wall
Out of sheer decency you need to use a draw knife, broad axe or something equally antique!
by Bill_Rights
Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOT OT-- My 1895GBL review. My new favorite Marlin
Replies: 16
Views: 6112

Re: NOT OT-- My 1895GBL review. My new favorite Marlin

Mich, I am not trying to sway you one way or the other, and, in fact, I am putting a ghost ring rear sight on a new Rossi I just got, but with the XS Lever Rail you can do anything. It is long enough for a receiver scope in back, a scout scope down front or rail-mounted iron sights. There are a plet...
by Bill_Rights
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????
Replies: 202
Views: 16719

Re: Thoughts on lever as bad times rifle?????????

+1 for lever rifle as bad times rifle, for all the reasons mentioned. On the technical front I would add emphasis to the fact that a short-action lever rifle with large magazine capacity can be fired almost as rapidly as a semi-auto, if you train that way. On the non-technical front, a lever rifle i...
by Bill_Rights
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOT OT-- My 1895GBL review. My new favorite Marlin
Replies: 16
Views: 6112

Re: NOT OT-- My 1895GBL review. My new favorite Marlin

Mich,

Would the XS Lever Rail (long scope mounting rail like comes on the SBL, see http://www.gunblast.com/Marlin-1895SBL.htm) fit directly on this rifle of yours? Is the top tapped to mount one? Will you put that on there or do you favor some other choice?
by Bill_Rights
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?
Replies: 59
Views: 3381

Re: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?

As a youth and in my twenties I just shot guns without caring how they were made or about the technology, and the only thing I have reloaded (also long time ago) was shotgun shells.
by Bill_Rights
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homemade Sizing Lube
Replies: 14
Views: 1361

Re: Homemade Sizing Lube

No. Lanolin (wool fat) is a naturally occurring wax from, you guessed it, sheep's wool of some breeds. It is not like candle wax, however, which is almost pure long-chain hydrocarbons. Lanolin does have some oxygen in it in the form of esters and alcohols, but they all have very long hydrocarbon cha...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?
Replies: 59
Views: 3381

Re: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?

2x22, Sorry to mis-state, about you policing. No, I am a big boy and can take a little knocking around. I don't feel that any poster/responder has been out of line. Just challenging, that's most of it. And, I did step outta line, a little, by invoking a "gunsmith" when it was really a dealer. (Won't...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?
Replies: 59
Views: 3381

Re: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?

2x22, Thanks for the policing. Don't worry, I ain't going anywhere. In the words of Peter to Jesus (paraphrased), "Where else am I gonna go?" Back to thread business: What about soft lead bullets in micro-grooved rifling? I didn't even know there was such a thing, till I saw this exchange over on TH...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "High Wall" ? What does it mean?
Replies: 26
Views: 1512

Re: "High Wall" ? What does it mean?

OK, great answers. Thank you all. The term seems to stem from the old days of single-shot rifles. I would be interested to know how it carries over into newer repeating rifles. Is it safe to say that all modern repeaters are high-wall style? At least for the more powerful calibers/chamberings? If th...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?
Replies: 59
Views: 3381

Re: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?

OK, Started out a gunsmith, turned out to be a gb seller , but this "seller" is a dealer with years of experience, a reloader and an FFL. It's not like he's someone like me, just selling one used gun. I quoted him as an "authority" attributable to his gunsmith (who, for all we know, still believes b...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?
Replies: 59
Views: 3381

Re: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?

jlchucker and Forum Respondants to this thread, Esteemed jlc's comments push me to explain about " my gunsmith " (he's NOT mine). I feel I must defend myself, even though jlc's allegation was gentle and good-natured. He did not accuse me of lying and he did use the word "may". Great maturity was on...
by Bill_Rights
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "High Wall" ? What does it mean?
Replies: 26
Views: 1512

"High Wall" ? What does it mean?

I have seen the term "high wall" usually in relation to a rifle, itself, but often combined with reference to the .45-70 Gov't chambering, cartridge or something. I think the term is used often relative to lever rifles (Exclusively?). I think I have seen it used for both Winchester and Browning make...
by Bill_Rights
Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scabbard, for walking or hiking? NOT horse or ATV!
Replies: 23
Views: 14261

Re: Scabbard, for walking or hiking? NOT horse or ATV!

kimwcook and SJPrice , I think you found just the shop to execute Doc Hudson's idea , which I like: let me suggest you find a local leathercraftsman and commision him to make you a bandolero holster to carry the rifle across your back and placed so you can reach up and draw with your shooting hand....
by Bill_Rights
Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?
Replies: 59
Views: 3381

Re: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?

Modoc ED, Bill_Rights here. I probably should have posted an introduction when I first joined the forum, but I didn't know it was customary to ask to sit by the campfire. I just kinda came on over and started jabbering. And listening. I have been shooting since I was 4 years old, and hunting from so...
by Bill_Rights
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W - Will It Buff Out??
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

Re: S&W - Will It Buff Out??

What happened? How come there's no powder in the two cartridges that neighbor the barrel-aligned cartridge?
by Bill_Rights
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?
Replies: 59
Views: 3381

Re: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?

Shazammm! Wheel weight alloy, eh. Well, I am the type of person that wants to know what the alloy composition is. Does that Lyman book tell it? 'Course, I have been around enough blocks to know that just knowing what the elemental make-up of the alloy is doesn't explain why it works so well, necessa...
by Bill_Rights
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?
Replies: 59
Views: 3381

Re: hand-cast lead BOOLITTS !?

Wheel weight alloy? You mean like the kind the tire store balances my car wheel with after I buy a new tire?