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by M. M. Wright
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoke them while you have them.
Replies: 26
Views: 400

Re: Smoke them while you have them.

May God grant you his shalom.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Looking for a Smith & Wesson Model 22
Replies: 28
Views: 462

Re: Looking for a Smith & Wesson 22

Back in the 1980s when I was shooting IPSC, I had a Smith 25-2 that the springs were very light on to the point it would only light Federal primers for me but I traced the misfires to bad full moon clips. Any "give" in the clip cushions the hammer fall enough to keep primers from firing. I now use B...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Looking for a Smith & Wesson Model 22
Replies: 28
Views: 462

Re: Looking for a Smith & Wesson 22

Try some Federal primers and see if you can keep that light trigger. Is there someone who makes a roller sear for the double action of S&Ws? I had a Python with the roller sear and it would fire double action with only 4 lbs on the trigger. Old trooper in Florida used to do them. Maybe it's Cylinder...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conestoga wagon jack.
Replies: 24
Views: 241

Re: Conestoga wagon jack.

Yeah Bro, watched that video and am looking at your new jack. That is some engineering feat. Amazing that the gears would work for that and where did you find that rack with the correct pitch. Anyway, great job! It might even work on a Harley.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite combinations. (Rifle and handgun)
Replies: 24
Views: 325

Re: Favorite combinations. (Rifle and handgun)

My fave combo;
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73 SRC in 44 WCF and Colt Frontier Six Shooter.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting load for the .44-40
Replies: 53
Views: 2553

Re: Hunting load for the .44-40

... Nah, you don't wanna hear about my H-110 load. 92 ONLY! I'm sure I missed someone's question so ask again. On the contrary.. my model 53 is a 92 clone, so I would be curious as to what the load is, as well as what kind of velocity you’re seeing. I'v I need to chrono my 2400 loads, I assume they...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it ??
Replies: 16
Views: 233

Re: What is it ??

That's a cool tool Lenn. My Grandfather was a wheelwright and we still have lots of his tools here on the homeplace but I've never seen a jack like that before so it's a new one on me. I remember one of our neighbors having a buggy still parked in their driveway when I was a kid. No grass growing un...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Looking for a Smith & Wesson Model 22
Replies: 28
Views: 462

Re: Looking for a Smith & Wesson 22

My answer to your and my search: https://i.imgur.com/sFJa3K1.jpg?2 My old 1917 that had been shortened and nickeled before I got it. I think I traded a Colt SAA in 32-20 for it and a Merwin Hulbert. Great carry gun if you're big enough to conceal it. Buy good full moons, cheap ones cause misfires. I...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting load for the .44-40
Replies: 53
Views: 2553

Re: Hunting load for the .44-40

A lot of good questions and answers. My experience is that Winchester barrels are way big. .431 for my 1886 mfg 73 and the same for my Miroku 73 while the two Uberti 73s I have are .429. For CAS I load .429 by using the expander from a set of 44 Mag dies and Lee factory crimp die. I've not found it ...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 Winchester saggy carrier block
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: 1873 Winchester saggy carrier block

I have a very well worn 73 SRC from 1886 in 44 and it works just fine. I did put a set of new toggles in it mostly so it now has modern steel holding the bolt in place. You could shim the top front corners of the elevator block. A little weld and file to fit? Or many CAS shooters are going to alumin...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Veteran's Day -- Some things have got waaay better!

My service number starts with US. I remember my high school buddies giving themselves asthma attacks or getting married or doing whatever they could to avoid the draft and I just had another anniversary of my induction date; 8 November, 1961. Still I have some regret that I stayed stateside. Not my ...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about selling all my black guns
Replies: 31
Views: 546

Re: Thinking about selling all my black guns

Bought one a year ago cheap, it does seem to operate & shoot real well but i cant like the gun no matter how i try, ive used it calling coyotes & on running shots the coyote seems to have the advantage, that is most likely operator err :cry: to me it carry's & shoulders kind of like carrying a hand...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unloaded my muzzle loader
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Unloaded my muzzle loader

It could have been. Twice I set my trigger and squeezed off the shot while the cross hairs were on a doe with twin fawns. They were pretty small so I figured they needed their Maw.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge
Replies: 76
Views: 1224

Re: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge

I built a project SAA into a 32-20. Letter said that is what it was when it left the factory so back to original it went. Made the mistake of taking it to a gun show and let a friend trade me out of it. Yeah, I got a good deal but I still don't have a SAA 32-20 to go with my 92. I really like the 30...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do they do it?
Replies: 22
Views: 470

Re: How do they do it?

Or as Baxter Black said: "The wind never blows in Wyoming, (pause) less than 85 miles an hour."
by M. M. Wright
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WANAMACHER ARMS SHOW CANCELLED!
Replies: 2
Views: 81

WANAMACHER ARMS SHOW CANCELLED!

We got a call this morning from the office and the show is cancelled. The Health Department had limited the occupancy to 25% so the only option was to cancel.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 1894 Winchester in .32-40 got it done tonight
Replies: 16
Views: 336

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

Gotta love it man. Nice rifle and that buck should eat good.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unloaded my muzzle loader
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Unloaded my muzzle loader

https://i.imgur.com/l8hz9EQ.jpg?1 Unloaded my 50 cal. muzzle loader today. Rested on the hood of my crane truck at about 60 yards. Dead on. As it has been every time I've shot it for the last 20 years. 90 grains of ffg Goex, 200 grain XTP in a sabot. Kills deer graveyard dead every time. I traded f...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keen for the next cricket test, lads?
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: Keen for the next cricket test, lads?

JimT wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:58 pm
Ray wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:24 pm
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SXU--fCB1f0
It's Biblical! Acts 2:17 ".... young men will see visions, and your old men will have dreams."
Quoted from Joel 2:28
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can`t have enough candles
Replies: 63
Views: 853

Re: Can`t have enough candles

Good stuff Lenn, especially like the trimmer/snuffer. Nice woodwork on that mold stand.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much do I offer for ff?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: How much do I offer for ff?

I just bought 10 lbs of Goex from Powder Inc. It was about $25 per pound which included hazmat.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite levergun
Replies: 80
Views: 1279

Re: Favorite levergun

https://i.imgur.com/KN58y0D.jpg?1 My favorite. Manufactured in 1910 and modified at some point by some old Arkie who built the perfect whitetail gun. I found it standing in a corner of a gas station when I was 18 which makes it about 1957. I have lots of others, truly I don't know how many but this...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lets talk boots.
Replies: 16
Views: 485

Re: Lets talk boots.

I'm currently wearing Lucchese and really like them. For fifty years I wore boots bought from ElPaso and made in Juarez. Can't remember the name right now. Austin Hall, now I remember but they are no longer in business that I can find.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally!!
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Finally!!

Very nice sir! Congrats.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker GH 20 gauge
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Parker GH 20 gauge

Oh Yeah, I like it!
by M. M. Wright
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can`t have enough candles
Replies: 63
Views: 853

Re: Can`t have enough candles

They call this one a ratcheting candle holder. :) https://i.imgur.com/9fRLQf8h.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/HsWcqyMh.jpg?1 Now there's a way to get the candle in the right place. This past year I have been carrying a very bright, rechargeable light in the leg pocket of my bibbies. I'm sure the problem...
by M. M. Wright
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 Winchester iron receivers
Replies: 25
Views: 540

Re: 1873 Winchester iron receivers

Filled out the papers today and talked with the shop owner. No story to tell. A local collector is getting old and brought it in, he's gradually selling off his collection. I need to pick up some dies and slug the bore when it comes home. I would sure be interested in what you find when you slug th...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tractor Rebuild Begins
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: Tractor Rebuild Begins

A while back, a few months actually, I gave a pretty nice 8N to a Grandson just because I had 5 tractors. No one needs 5 tractors. How many batteries are in all my vehicles? He has a small acreage and needs a tractor and brush hog so I gave him one.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Acquired a free shotgun.
Replies: 23
Views: 1017

Re: Acquired a free shotgun.

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:58 pm
Looking forward to the "after" pictures! :D
Yeah, me too.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can`t have enough candles
Replies: 63
Views: 853

Re: Can`t have enough candles

Lenn, that picture of the little lamp by just it's own light is really a great image. Made me nostalgic. I buy toilet bowl rings when I find them on sale at Lowe's or similar places. They say on them that they are bees wax but I doubt that but is good stuff when mixed with olive oil (not much). I us...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 Winchester iron receivers
Replies: 25
Views: 540

Re: 1873 Winchester iron receivers

I certainly didn't know about the iron/steel in the 73s so thanks 6, that's good info to have.
by M. M. Wright
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can`t have enough candles
Replies: 63
Views: 853

Re: Can`t have enough candles

Made some candles today using a vintage candle mold, worked pretty good, if ya heat up a 19 mm socket and stick the big end of the candle in it it sizes it proper to fit a candle holder. Also made a couple molds. :) https://i.imgur.com/ZaU8Jghh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/uZ1I8jDh.jpg https://i.imgur.c...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tractor Rebuild Begins
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: Tractor Rebuild Begins

We, (19 year old son and I) are in the midst of doing an "in frame" on our back hoe. It's an Allis 180 to start with but was factory modified to a 918 hoe. We've got all the parts in and everything we pulled off is out of the Caustic Soda vat and ready to be assembled. Yesterday's Tractors and Abile...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who to work on a '73
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Who to work on a '73

Wow Rockratl, I have 2 Winchester 73 SRCs in 44-40. One was made in 1885 and the other is about 3 years old and of course Miroku. I can't tell much difference in them. I even traded the links out in them just to see if it would work and it did. Of course the old one is worn 'till it's sloppy loose s...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ramping up for a New Project
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Ramping up for a New Project

Dang Griff, your shootin' sounds like me except I haven't been to a match in over 2 years what with having these new knees installed and the heart work necessary before they could do the knees. I don't have a lot of mods done on my guns and I really enjoy getting to use real Colts and now I have a W...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member here.
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: New member here.

Welcome to the fire. Drag yourself up a Rutabaga crate and stay awhile.
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 Winchester iron receivers
Replies: 25
Views: 540

Re: 1873 Winchester iron receivers

Is it a 44? Probably. My experience has been that my SRC, made in 1885, has a barrel that slugs .431. I opened up a mold to cast a bullet that size and just pan lube them. I don't know about the cast iron but suppose they never changed to forged steel. You can buy new links that are of the finest st...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1860 Army Conversion 5" version
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: 1860 Army Conversion 5" version

What I remember about the Thuer was the tapered cartridge that loaded in from the front and was held in place by the taper. Kinda like drill bits with tapered shanks.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1860 Army Conversion 5" version
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: 1860 Army Conversion 5" version

Lefty Dude, That conversion ring on your 1860 looks like a Thuer style. So how does the cylinder use rimmed cartridges? Never saw one of the 'Newer' Thuer conversions operate. Or am I wrong about the conversion plate or ring. M M Wright, Nice conversion and that shorter barrel is sleek. I still lik...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady XTP velocity performance
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Hornady XTP velocity performance

I've had really good results with XTPs in calibers from .357 to .458. I've recovered several 200 grain .429s and .452s from deer (sabots in muzzle loader) and all expanded in classic fashion. I load the 125 grain in 38s for my Cobra but doubt they will expand very much out of it. Forgot to say that ...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with scope choice and info on vintage Weavers
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Help with scope choice and info on vintage Weavers

I too have several old Weaver K 2.5X, most with post reticles. There is even one on my traditional muzzle loader. And one on my Browning High Wall, but the 2.5X on my BLR is a Redfield. The one on the ML is so old there were no caps on the adjustment screws.
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by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1860 Army Conversion 5" version
Replies: 17
Views: 342

1860 Army Conversion 5" version

https://i.imgur.com/LpeDMhp.jpg?1 I converted this Pietta 1860 Army a while back and have really liked it except for the 8 inch barrel. So I took it to the chop saw and made it a 5 inch. Much better. In fact so handy that it has become my almost constant companion. I had ordered some front sights f...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 fixes and fill-ins
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Rossi 92 fixes and fill-ins

I'm betting that aperture has Locktite on it's threads. Your little soldering iron will put just the right amount of heat on it.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pheasant.
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: Pheasant.

Great persistence and dedication Nath. I've never had a flinter shotgun. Guess I'm not dedicated enough. Loaded 100 rounds of 44-40 black powder rounds this evening though. I doubt the bullets I used carry enough lube for my 73 SRC but should be fine in my pistols. Maybe I'll load some with grease c...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a big day
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: a big day

Congrats on turning 80. I did it almost 2 years ago. Guess it's better than the alternative. I get so aggravated when my body wants to quit after only 3 or 4 hours and I still have a full day's work to do. And these darned knees I had replaced hurt constantly and now the left shoulder I had rotator ...
by M. M. Wright
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading 325 grain cast bullets in 45-70
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Loading 325 grain cast bullets in 45-70

I load a 325 grain gas checked bullet for a couple of my rifles and I really like 34 grains of AA 5744 for my Browning (Miroku) SRC. Not position sensitive either.