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by Rube Burrows
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's See Your Canine Buddy
Replies: 47
Views: 1035

Re: Let's See Your Canine Buddy

Bluford “Blu” - Chihuahua

Dixie - Redbone Coonhound
by Rube Burrows
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JEFF QUINN
Replies: 26
Views: 909

Re: JEFF QUINN

Sad news indeed. Will miss his videos. Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends who will feel his loss even more.
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louisiana Mandates Mask As Of Today
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Louisiana Mandates Mask As Of Today

What took them so long to make the rule? We've been under those restrictions for months! Not real sure. We spiked a while back and they started coming down. They asked people to wear them a while back. Many do but many don't. Kind of starting to see a rise again. Our worst city was New Orleans. The...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louisiana Mandates Mask As Of Today
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Louisiana Mandates Mask As Of Today

Hey Rube....that's my kind of humor! Well done! . "Hi yo silver" :D Yea....relax....it's the same stupidity everywhere........I figure it's easier to stay home and order online because we all know "who" the majority of spreaders and recipients are. Let em protest One of the few good things about be...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louisiana Mandates Mask As Of Today
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Louisiana Mandates Mask As Of Today

It is hard to get everyone on the same page here because of all the ridiculous inconsistencies. Mom and Pops stores were order closed but larger chain businesses like Wal-Mart and Home Depot were jammed packed. This only hurt small business owners. Closed down bars but big casinos can still operate ...
by Rube Burrows
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New/used Browning 1885
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: New/used Browning 1885

Nice. Should be fun in .45 Colt. One of my favorite calibers and very versatile.
by Rube Burrows
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount (Updated With Pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount

I have had a fair amount of experience with that mount. Not on a rifle but on a pistol. Back in the early to mid 1980's, I had a gunsmith/dealer friend of mine who drilled and tapped the barrel of my Smith and Wesson model 41 and mounted that very same swing over mount. For those that don't know, t...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount (Updated With Pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount

Got the mount in and then purchased a Weaver K4 60 Series scope. It’s all mounted up now and ready to go sight in.

Thanks to all who commented and offered advise and information.
by Rube Burrows
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charlie Daniels RIP
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Charlie Daniels RIP

One of the greats and such a nice guy. True patriot and Christian.
by Rube Burrows
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some Marlin 1893 takedown advice
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: Need some Marlin 1893 takedown advice

Hope you'll post some pics of the builds as you go.
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My best Cane
Replies: 25
Views: 628

Re: My best Cane

I always find canes fascinating but thankfully I don't have a use for one. It is always neat to see some of the interesting canes though.
by Rube Burrows
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 112
Views: 2888

Re: Question / POLL

41. Been shooting my whole life just about. Dad was Chief of Police when I was younger and in the National Guard so I grew up about shooting.
by Rube Burrows
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A 38-55 I missed....
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: A 38-55 I missed....

Pretty nice rifle. I love the 38-55 even though it gave me fits for a while.
by Rube Burrows
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you store your leather?
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: How do you store your leather?

I have 6 wester gunbelts and holster and holster combos. They are just hanging over one of my guncarts in my closet. Some I have not used in years. Once in a blue moon I may take them out and rub them down with some Justin Boot Leather Conditioner that I have. Other than that I don't really have any...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little sporting !
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: A little sporting !

Very nice group there.
by Rube Burrows
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a word of thanksgiving
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: a word of thanksgiving

Glad it all worked out for you and no one was injured.
by Rube Burrows
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount (Updated With Pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount

This is the gun that I redone. It was my father in law's gun. He tends to be hard on his guns. This one was left in a box stand for years. He gave it to me and it sat for a while then I decided to redo the metal as best as I could. The photos are not the best. I had to pull these from another page I...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount (Updated With Pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount

My experience with them has proven to me they're plenty close for hunting use. But bench rest the gun and it will show a slight variance that would only be an issue for accurate target work. Not what they were designed for anyway. Good deal. Looking forward to finally mounting a scope to this one.
by Rube Burrows
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt 1851 navy
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Colt 1851 navy

marlinman93 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:37 am
Griff wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:55 pm
The 1851 is closer in size, wt/ & balance to the Colt SAA.
Indeed! Tough to compare an 1851 Colt to any of the alphabet model S&W revolvers. Just so different that even if the weight was identical, the feel in your hand is completely different.

100%.
by Rube Burrows
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount (Updated With Pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount

With modern optics being darn near as reliable as iron sights, and me never going on an extended hunting trip where I couldn't just walk back home and get another gun, I never really messed with the 'backup sights' options, but the Weaver 'Tip-off' system always looked sensible. The only firearm I ...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount (Updated With Pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount

Rube, my Dad’s 03 in 06 had a similar set up for several decades. He never had a problem with it The year he died I took it for a sit and that scope was accurate enough in that setup. A nice Weaver k4 or an older leupold m6 would be just right for that rifle. Good to hear. I will also look into the...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt 1851 navy
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Colt 1851 navy

Griff wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:55 pm
The 1851 is closer in size, wt/ & balance to the Colt SAA.
Agreed. To me, its the most natural pointing firearm. Such a wonderful weapon.
by Rube Burrows
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount (Updated With Pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount

I went ahead and purchased it and figure I will give it a try.

Now, I'll be on the look out for a vintage scope.
by Rube Burrows
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me.....
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: New to me.....

Sweet. Here is my newest Cimarron. 1851 Navy Conversion.
by Rube Burrows
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need prayer for my Dad!
Replies: 26
Views: 673

Re: Need prayer for my Dad!

Praying for him and you all.
by Rube Burrows
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt 1851 navy
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Colt 1851 navy

I would def compare them more to a k frame. I don't own a S&W at the moment to compare them too but I do have a few 1851s.

Here is a photo of my 51 Navy Conversion
by Rube Burrows
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount (Updated With Pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount

The one I have has a piece of spring steel on the rings that snaps it in place when the scope is in use. Does yours have that piece of spring steel? The one I have does return to zero, but it also seems to flop around a bit when I use the iron sights. The rifles I've had mine on don't get shot a lo...
by Rube Burrows
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount (Updated With Pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount (Updated With Pics)

I am looking to top my Vintage Remington 742 with a Vintage style scope and scope mount/rings. I came across these and was wondering if anyone has any experience with them? Looks like you mount the scope in the rings and you can pivot the scope out of the way to use the iron sights for close shots a...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NASCAR; the season that wasn't
Replies: 15
Views: 911

Re: NASCAR; the season that wasn't

When Earnhardt died from the wreck at Daytona in February of 2001 I sorta stopped watching then slowly I came back . But now the powers that be at NASCAR have caved for this BS in Minneapolis. Today or yesterday they announced something to the affect “flags of the Confederacy are not allowed on any...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NASCAR; the season that wasn't
Replies: 15
Views: 911

Re: NASCAR; the season that wasn't

The covid virus hit home for me when I realized it had killed more US citizens in a few weeks than the Vietnam War (58,220). It has now killed nearly twice that number in US. Tell me how this is considered "BS " Well I won't call it BS but I will say that I know that ANY death during this time may ...
by Rube Burrows
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38/40 day -- Addendum
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: 38/40 day -- Addendum

Good to hear. I have been thinking about getting one at some point.
by Rube Burrows
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turn of events !
Replies: 76
Views: 2711

Re: Turn of events !

That is a beautiful shotgun. Looks like the restoration job was done nicely.
by Rube Burrows
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38/40 day -- Addendum
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: 38/40 day

Great shooting.
How do you like your star size/luber?
by Rube Burrows
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NASCAR; the season that wasn't
Replies: 15
Views: 911

Re: NASCAR; the season that wasn't

The covid virus hit home for me when I realized it had killed more US citizens in a few weeks than the Vietnam War (58,220). It has now killed nearly twice that number in US. Tell me how this is considered "BS " Well I won't call it BS but I will say that I know that ANY death during this time may ...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 5272
Views: 95724

Re: The Gun Room

I love seeing you guys who will display your guns in open wooden racks and other various ways. I don't trust neighbors enough to do that. Maybe if my house was set up different or more away from neighbors I would be more inclined to do so. Great look. Hey Rube! Nice to see you stopped by for a visi...
by Rube Burrows
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 5272
Views: 95724

Re: The Gun Room

That's cool as all get out, Tom! And don't you believe that 6-guy. None of it's true. So....what you doin' this weekend? Up for a visit? Kind of a chill in the air. I better wear a heavy coat. :D I love seeing you guys who will display your guns in open wooden racks and other various ways. I don't ...
by Rube Burrows
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

those conversions are so much fun....I have one just like yours and it is amazingly accurate, will out shoot most of the rest of my 38s and 357s ! Good to know. I was hoping to get out and shoot it today but I am still working so I doubt it will happen today. I will just load up some more bullets f...
by Rube Burrows
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

I always liked the lines of the RM conversion - particularly with the longer barrel. And with Uberti's Charcoal Blue finish. Not so durable perhaps, but a very pretty revolver. -Stretch Agreed. They also wear nice after some good honest use.
by Rube Burrows
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

hondo1892 wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:40 pm
Neat pistol Rube. I always liked the looks of the 71 open top Colt's. Is it one that came from the factory in the conversion style or was it converted by a smith later.
It came from the factory converted. Got it from Cimarron out of Texas.
by Rube Burrows
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

those conversions are so much fun....I have one just like yours and it is amazingly accurate, will out shoot most of the rest of my 38s and 357s ! Good to know. I was hoping to get out and shoot it today but I am still working so I doubt it will happen today. I will just load up some more bullets f...
by Rube Burrows
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

Quote: I think they are being raised the right way. They are respectful and enjoy the shooting sports. I would trust them anywhere. I feel letting them learn responsibility early on is a great tool later in life. Quote: I couldn't agree more Rube, my son was born with a shotgun cartridge in his han...
by Rube Burrows
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

Nice! The 51 definitely has a feel. Nothing like it. I borrowed a 51 conversion from a friend when my youngest son was in 5th grade. He had done a book report on a guy in the Civil War and was tasked with making a video. We used to like "pushing the envelope" with schools, so I loaded up some 38 bl...
by Rube Burrows
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

Nice! The 51 definitely has a feel. Nothing like it. I borrowed a 51 conversion from a friend when my youngest son was in 5th grade. He had done a book report on a guy in the Civil War and was tasked with making a video. We used to like "pushing the envelope" with schools, so I loaded up some 38 bl...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

Pitchy wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:04 pm
Very nice. I want to get one with the loading gate some day. 8)
For sure. I almost decided to just add the conversion cylinders to my 1851s currently in my collection but decided if I was going to do it I might as well have the ease of the loading gate also.
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

I have the 1860 Army 44 with the Kirst Converter in 45 Colt. Love it. But I really appreciate the handling of the Navies. Nothing points better. I want to get my hand on one of those at some point. The 1860 Army has a larger grip and I am not sure if I would like it better or prefer the Navy since ...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

Here in the UK I could still buy cap n ball revolvers, just a couple more hoops to jump through but then they are still restricted to where they can be legally used :roll: the conversion to metallic cartridges however is a no go here... :evil: the last open top revolver I had was the little 1849 po...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

I used to have a Uberti 1851 but just cap n ball, great gun for getting the uninitiated into black powder shooting. Last night I watched The Good the Bad and the Ugly they were loading their Navy Colts with cartridges but the guns still had loading levers, I didn't get a good enough look at them to...
by Rube Burrows
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 694

New Revolver I Picked Up 1851 RM Conversion

Not a lever gun but I know that the good people here can appreciate a good revolver also. I have always loved the look and feel of Colt's early cap and ball revolvers. I have a couple 1851 replicas and shoot them from time to time but wanted to pick up a cartridge conversion also for when I don't wa...