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by historicfirearms
Thu May 21, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just gave my FatBoy away
Replies: 16
Views: 447

Re: Just gave my FatBoy away

Way to go. Glad to see your son is interested in riding. When I can't ride anymore I hope my son will take my lowrider.
by historicfirearms
Tue May 19, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressor
Replies: 28
Views: 566

Re: Suppressor

I bought a 22 suppressor when my state first allowed them. It was fun for a few months but I haven't used it for years. It was a waste of money in my case.
by historicfirearms
Tue May 19, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed vs open carry
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Concealed vs open carry

My dog has bitten a porcupine and been sprayed by a skunk both. Guess he didn't get the message.
by historicfirearms
Mon May 18, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 special
Replies: 21
Views: 531

Re: 32 special

I love the 32 special, grew up shooting deer with a 94 given to me by my great aunt who had killed many deer with it. I think it was made in the 30's. My dad also had one, we hunted for many years with those 32s. I presently own several 94s in 32 special made from 46 to 55, several in very good con...
by historicfirearms
Mon May 18, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 special
Replies: 21
Views: 531

Re: 32 special

I also like the 32 spl, mine is a src made in 1911 and smooth as silk, have a old ideal mold that casts a bullet around 190 gr. also have a 1893 Marlin in 32-40 and they both shoot same bullet very well Brad Do you know the number of your Ideal mold? I would like to try a heavier boolit in mine too.
by historicfirearms
Mon May 18, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 special
Replies: 21
Views: 531

Re: 32 special

32 special really is special. Paco wrote a great article on it, and in his books. the larger bore size gives it an improved expansion ratio and it really can perform ! I am working up some of his loads right now …. I have had several 32s but only have one now . it is a marlin model 36, made in 1947...
by historicfirearms
Mon May 18, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 special
Replies: 21
Views: 531

32 special

I've had a few 32 Winchester specials over the years but currently don't own one. Well, thats about to change as I am buying a 1894 src. For some reason I had forgotten about how "special " the 32 is with cast boolits. The 1:16 twist allows full jacketed bullet velocity with accuracy using a cast bo...
by historicfirearms
Wed May 06, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keystone mini mosin
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Keystone mini mosin

I handled one in a LGS. It was pretty cool almost an exact looking miniature. I almost bought it but decided not because it was pretty awkward to hold in the shooting position. I still might buy one just for the neatness factor.
by historicfirearms
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CTD at it again
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: CTD at it again

Its a free market. Don't buy it if you don't need it that bad.
by historicfirearms
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New WW II Movie coming out in June....
Replies: 15
Views: 446

Re: New WW II Movie coming out in June....

Thanks for the heads up. I will have to try to catch it when it comes out.
by historicfirearms
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst time in your life
Replies: 54
Views: 1397

Re: worst time in your live

The first time I caught my wife cheating on me. It really knocked me down for a few months.
by historicfirearms
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Year In The Life Of A Log Over A Stream
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: A Year In The Life Of A Log Over A Stream

Good watch. The bears were my favorite.
by historicfirearms
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting a 'Working Gun' Collection from Scratch
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Starting a 'Working Gun' Collection from Scratch

First gun I would get would be a used 12 gauge pump for around $200. That would serve home defense, small game, and even deer hunting.

With the remaining $300 I would buy some different choke tubes and ammo.
by historicfirearms
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This looks like a fun little 410 'lever-pistol'....
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: This looks like a fun little 410 'lever-pistol'....

I don't know what use I have for one but I want one anyway. It looks like a lot of fun! The loading gate looks good too.
by historicfirearms
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Theodore Martin 1939. 1917 Winchester 1894 SRC
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Theodore Martin 1939. 1917 Winchester 1894 SRC

Thats a cool idea. I think I will start doing that with my "forever" guns. Maybe list name, state, and any notable game taken.
by historicfirearms
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HENRY Model X
Replies: 29
Views: 1236

Re: HENRY Model X

Its not pretty but I think it does serve a purpose. As a home defense gun it would be hard to beat. The younger generation probably will be more attracted to it which is a good thing. I'm not running out to buy one but I'm glad we have choices.
by historicfirearms
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag
Replies: 20
Views: 774

Re: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag

Any idea on a street price? Its a neat rifle and I have always thought a pump rifle is nearly as fast as a semiautomatic but a bit more reliable.
by historicfirearms
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Brother is watching.
Replies: 17
Views: 893

Re: Big Brother is watching.

Not only are all your devices listening, but Google has developed artificial intelligence that can predict what you will be interested in before you even know it. Scary times we are living in. Its funny that 99% of my online time is searching for gun stuff, but once in a while I will do something el...
by historicfirearms
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stopped by to say hello...
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: Stopped by to say hello...

Hobie, glad to hear from you. As a new member I have been doing a bunch of reading old threads here. I can tell that this is a very good bunch of people here. Most other firearms forums are full of arrogant know it alls. This group truly feels like they are here to share and learn. Unfortunately, pe...
by historicfirearms
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Contender fans here
Replies: 22
Views: 931

Re: For the Contender fans here

I had placed one on order back in October but they kept pushing back the delivery date. When the May delivery promise came out I asked for my money back. When they do finally get production started, I will buy a new frame. I always wanted a flatside stainless frame. Glad to see they are trying to ma...
by historicfirearms
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Beer Math"
Replies: 35
Views: 1271

Re: "Beer Math"

Thats about right. I don't drink anymore but when I did, beer was my favorite. It made me think about my buddy who uses "monkey math" ,his words, to rationalize his gun addiction. Once he told me he only really had $35 into an old P35 when I just watched him fork over $500 cash for it. But, he said ...
by historicfirearms
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 1311

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

My mom was legally blind her last 10 years or so. She could no longer drive an automobile but could easily tell who someone was at typical living room distance. If she ever needed to shoot someone, dads shotgun was always propped up in the corner and I have no doubt she would have been able to hit w...