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by historicfirearms
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chronographing the little .357 S&W
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: Chronographing the little .357 S&W

That's quite a fireball! I have one of those 340s as well and it will split my hide on my hand after about 6 cylinders of full house 357s. The noise is loud but not abusive. I'm a little sensitive to the concussion of a very loud blast, having a eustachian tube that is always closed. The 340 concuss...
by historicfirearms
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressed 22LR
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: Suppressed 22LR

I bought a 22 suppressor about 10 years ago. Used it about five times and put it away. I can't even give it away. A nice bolt action with a 24 inch barrel and quiet 22 ammo will do the same thing or better than a suppressed semi auto. The sonic crack is what makes the most noise in a 22 and you will...
by historicfirearms
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other Gun Forums.
Replies: 26
Views: 939

Re: Other Gun Forums.

I was pretty active on the castboolits site for a decade. But the last few years it's gone downhill. Old knowledge members left and now it looks more like ar15.com where everyone is an expert but really doesn't know much of anything. It got me looking around for another gun website and I found this ...
by historicfirearms
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place has kept me sane
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: This place has kept me sane

A good friend of mine had cataract surgery this past winter and now he can see better than ever. Its amazing what the doctors can do now. I am sure you will be out shooting again soon. Good luck with your surgery.
by historicfirearms
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accurate molds
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Accurate molds

I've been looking over his offerings appropriate for the 32 special. Trying to make up my mind which one before I order. Glad to hear about the good customer service.

Do you like his brass or aluminum blocks better?
by historicfirearms
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High Walls
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: High Walls

Oh my, love to see these high (and low) walls. I had to sell my B78 when times got tough but someday would like to get another high wall. Always wanted one in 33 wcf.
by historicfirearms
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10mm revisited.
Replies: 19
Views: 1018

Re: 10mm revisited.

That 40 cylinder would be a great candidate to ream out to 38-40. Nice looking revolver by the way.
by historicfirearms
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big day today
Replies: 27
Views: 1152

Re: Big day today

Oh that car is cool. Nice job and thanks for sharing. I bet the pleasure you get driving it it amazing.
by historicfirearms
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38/40 day -- Addendum
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: 38/40 day

Excellent pictures! That Winchester is beautiful. What bullet mold is that? Mine is a plain base mold and was thinking about trying a gas check design.
by historicfirearms
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those Henry Big Boy Metal Buttplates
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: Those Henry Big Boy Metal Buttplates

It would probably look best checkered. The other methods mentioned would be functional too.
by historicfirearms
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 28 gauge Lee loader...........Update
Replies: 11
Views: 611

Re: 28 gauge Lee loader

Get the gun to go with your reloading tools. You are not alone. CZ makes a dandy looking 28 gauge side by side.
by historicfirearms
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Got A Harley Trike....
Replies: 25
Views: 1138

Re: I Got A Harley Trike....

Nice bike! I can still ride my two wheeler but after multiple shoulder surgeries its painful to go very far or fast due to the wind pulling on my shoulder joints. I noticed the backrest on your seat and it got me thinking that might help my problem. Does it provide enough support for your upper body...
by historicfirearms
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lees Statue
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: Lees Statue

Its sad to see our history being eliminated. Even if you don't support what these statues stand for, you should support rembering our history.
All this going on reminds me too much of Orwell's "1984".
by historicfirearms
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 218 Bee factory ammo closeout
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: 218 Bee factory ammo closeout

Thanks for the tip. I just placed an order for a few boxes.
by historicfirearms
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win 94 Trapper double pump to chamber round
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Win 94 Trapper double pump to chamber round

You didn't mention what type of 357 ammo that you are using. But leverguns can be picky about nose shape and cartridge overall length. Since your rifle feeds 38s ok, I would suspect its an ammo issue, and not a problem with your rifle.
by historicfirearms
Thu May 21, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just gave my FatBoy away
Replies: 16
Views: 843

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: 32
Views: 1114

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: 647

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: 779

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: 779

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: 779

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: 779

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: 694

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: 664

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: 570

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: 1738

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: 463

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: 465

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: 675

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: 654

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: 33
Views: 1668

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: 922

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: 994

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: 1030

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: 1043

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: 1388

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: 1554

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...