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by Griff
Wed May 12, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing brass??
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: Replacing brass??

Online Sales Begin Soon
Doesn't seem like it'll happen in my lifetime. First cover in June of 2018, 2nd cover in January, 2020; nearly 3 years later... still no 45 COLT!
by Griff
Tue May 11, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 in .44 Special
Replies: 24
Views: 398

Re: 1873 in .44 Special

I have never owned a .44 revolver, did own at one time a .44Magnum Winchester 94 (1969 production) and shot a stuff load of .44 Specials thru it! The 1st 6-months I owned it, I was on deployment and only got to shoot it when we had small arms practice and could get the "ship's store" to order some f...
by Griff
Thu May 06, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The new '73 is a keeper!
Replies: 23
Views: 353

Re: The new '73 is a keeper!

I have two Uberti '73s in 45 Colt. Used mostly for cowboy action, a 24-¼" full octagon and a 18-½" half round/octagon. My usual cowboy load is 6 grains of Red Dot behind a 200 grain RFN. For anything over about 100 yards I use a load of 6.5 grains of Red Dot. Accurate out to 300 meters. Well, accura...
by Griff
Wed May 05, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time
Replies: 40
Views: 666

Re: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time

Grizz wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 12:54 pm
I think that all pickups hit the skids once the tailgate was no longer chained up.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Griff
Wed May 05, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time
Replies: 40
Views: 666

Re: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time

Griff I think the 58 and 59 chevys are the best looking trucks ever made. A fellow used to have one about 5 miles from my place and I stopped there 5 or 6 times to try and buy it, no one was ever there. Had dreams of a big block 59 for years, one day i went by and it was gone. Apparently, 4 trucks ...
by Griff
Wed May 05, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I know that some people think these are really ugly
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: I know that some people think these are really ugly

It doesn't matter what others think, if you like them! I like the looks of them, just don't like the prices!!!
by Griff
Tue May 04, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: New Topic finally
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: New Topic finally

piller wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 6:18 am
If you post on anywhere else about an opinion, a leftist will attack you.
And right about now I want to post something about why you think being a leftie is so bad... Just because my Dad had to special order a 1st baseman's glove for me, ain't my fault!
by Griff
Tue May 04, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Tornado
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Another Tornado

I won't get back to Texas until Thursday, I'm hoping my place is still intact. Glad there were no injuries.
by Griff
Sun May 02, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time
Replies: 40
Views: 666

Re: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time

At 15 I bought my first car, a '50 Ford Woody my neighbor had... $25 because I figured on using Dad's spare battery from on old boat! Dad made me take it back... said, "... it stand for 'fix or repair daily'! Then sold me his old '59 Apache p/u with the 354" Desoto hemi in it! I'd put new tires on i...
by Griff
Sun May 02, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Pickup of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 1218

Re: My Favorite Pickup of All Time

Super nice guy! The 67-72 GM trucks are cool as all get out. My dad had a 67 K10 shortbox that was a neat truck. She was geared some deep though! :D Today's highway speeds would have not been possible! :D Thanks! Yeah it's geared pretty low at 4:88. When shifted in low range I can literally walk le...
by Griff
Sat May 01, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made in the USSR.
Replies: 20
Views: 597

Re: Made in the USSR.

Bakail coach guns are pretty popular here among the cowboy action crowd! What size shot will you use for fox or deer?
by Griff
Sat May 01, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Pickup of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 1218

Re: My Favorite Pickup of All Time

Had a couple, all Chevy's. This is my baby! 68 Chevy K20, 4 speed, 400 SBC but planning on putting back the 307 SBC when the time comes. Mainehunter Super nice guy! The 67-72 GM trucks are cool as all get out. My dad had a 67 K10 shortbox that was a neat truck. She was geared some deep though! :D T...
by Griff
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Southern Are You?"
Replies: 68
Views: 1335

Re: How Southern Are You?"

Surprised myself... 27! But a Tennessee hillbilly for a grandmother, and doin' nearly all our cooking, I shouldn't be!
by Griff
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it time for a new......
Replies: 33
Views: 1212

Re: Is it time for a new......

My 2nd Gen Colt 1851s:
'51Navy&Bowie.jpg
I had them converted to Ruger plungers & coil handsprings, Manhattan gates and use SliXshot nipples for utter reliability!
by Griff
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I went to the doctor with fluid on the knee.
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: I went to the doctor with fluid on the knee.

Get a colostomy bag, solves the timing and aim issues!
by Griff
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tornado
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: Tornado

Glad to hear of no injuries. I grew up in CA, earthquakes are powerful, hurricanes are relatively slow moving, but tornados with their irregular track and jumpin', skippin' around are devastating!
by Griff
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Pickup of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 1218

Re: My Favorite Pickup of All Time

My Dad told me when I was about 9 or 10, ".. a man needs at least one pick up, all the time!" He didn't ALWAYS follow his own rule, but every time he thought he could substitute something else, it didn't stick around very long! His 1st ever p/u was an '59 Apache 3100 with the 250 I-6. I learned to d...
by Griff
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The casting shed
Replies: 99
Views: 2949

Re: The casting shed

Man, what a hectic past few days! After loading up in Goodyear, AZ on Tuesday evening, I drove until 0-dark-thirty to Van Horn, TX! Part of I-10 thru downtown El Paso was closed and so was part of the detour! I got to Dallas in plenty of time for my 0415 appoint on Thursday, but was dog tired! Unloa...
by Griff
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman #2 Tang Sight Question
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Lyman #2 Tang Sight Question

Bruce, I don't think so, IIRC, the base holes are different spacing.
by Griff
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading Question
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Reloading Question

Standard SAAMI specification .38 Special ammunition is loaded to a MAP of 17,000 psi, while .38 Special +P ammunition can be loaded to a MAP of 20,000 psi. MAP = "Mean Average Pressure"... I don't think there are any "official" specs for "+P" or "+P+" ammo, it's whatever the maker will load it to.
by Griff
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have a Cimarron 1873 chambered in .44 Spl?
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Does anyone have a Cimarron 1873 chambered in .44 Spl?

They also like truncated cone (TC) bullets.
by Griff
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick trip to our cabin in PA
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Quick trip to our cabin in PA

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Griff
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo component availability
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Ammo component availability

Don't forget estate sales... 2 years ago when I found my '03A3, I came across a lot of what I consider the BEST 45ACP bullet EVER, 21 new, unopened boxes of Speer's 200 gr HP, aka "The Flying Ash-tray!" Me & the owner of my closest fun store split 'em up.
by Griff
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mulie, the Winchester, and the Wreck
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: The Mulie, the Winchester, and the Wreck

I remember that story too Jim, at the time I thought how it was almost like being there, now I know that's how all your great stories are written.... 8) Thank you sir. Many years ago I was told "Write just like you would tell the story when your are talking to someone." 1st time I've read it. Thoro...
by Griff
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have a Cimarron 1873 chambered in .44 Spl?
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Does anyone have a Cimarron 1873 chambered in .44 Spl?

Thanks Griff! I'm betting that it will feed my .44 Special handloads with the Keith bullet properly crimped. I wouldn't. The toggle carrier lays the cartridge flat on its side, unless there's a good radius on the leading edge of the bullet and/or chamber mouth, it's an interference fit that doesn't...
by Griff
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have a Cimarron 1873 chambered in .44 Spl?
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Does anyone have a Cimarron 1873 chambered in .44 Spl?

Scott, The Uberti 1873s, regardless of chambering use the same receiver... While they say the carrier mortise will allow ammo up to 1.600"... none of my 45 Colts will allow that long of a round. To be useful in all 3 rifles, I need to keep the OAL below 1.580"... I can go quite a bit shorter with th...
by Griff
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A. Uberti 1873 lever action Barrel Threads
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Also Uberti 1873 lever action Barrel Threads

Phooey! Technical stuff... :D :D Sorry, I don't know, but like you, I'd assume, metric.
by Griff
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: REMINGTON 870: The rise and fall of an American icon
Replies: 21
Views: 1032

Re: REMINGTON 870: The rise and fall of an American icon

I won a Remington 870 16 ga Wingmaster in 1972. One $5 raffle ticket is all it took. I took it, and the Navy Exchange receipt back to the Exchange, paid the $6 difference and took the 12 ga Modified 28" Wingmaster back to the ship and three days later we sailed for VietNam. In 1976 I bought a 26" Sk...
by Griff
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Jim Taylor!
Replies: 25
Views: 536

Re: Happy Birthday Jim Taylor!

Happy Belated Birthday!
by Griff
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading Cast???
Replies: 30
Views: 781

Re: Reloading Cast???

Check over at Castboolits.gunloads.com for a plethora of cast boolit information. I shoot a Lyman 150 grain gascheck design bullet out of a Saeco 316 mold. With Lyman's Alox or SPG lube, either RCBS or Hornady gaschecks and cast to a bHn of aruond 18, I don't get any leading. These are running out ...
by Griff
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sea Stories.....
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Sea Stories.....

From my perspective, the men who rescued him did the right thing. There are generally 3 ways of completing a task in the Navy. 1 - the wrong way, 2 - the right way &, 3 - the Navy Way. Sometimes the 3 bear little to no resemblance to each other. The way I see it, the 2 helo types forgot to ASK Perm...
by Griff
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Prince Phillip.
Replies: 24
Views: 629

Re: RIP Prince Phillip.

jeepnik wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:22 pm
Yes he was a good man. But I still don’t understand the American fascination with a monarchy that we fought a war to be rid of.
Less than 25% of colonists supported the Revolution. Ergo 75% at best were ambivalent, at worst supported the Monarchy. No surprise to me.











= supported
by Griff
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There....I Fixed It
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: There....I Fixed It

EBRs have never frightened me, just some of those carrying them. The person that thought that up!? Definitely scary! :P :P
by Griff
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Test run...... IT WORKED! 45/110 in Gel
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Test run...... IT WORKED! 45/110 in Gel

The little "red devil" is most likely a pocket of powder that ignited and burned separately from the main charge. The puff of smoke on the RHS of the block exiting the gel is also, likely generated from the friction of the bullet passing thru the gel... Forced out as the "wound" channel collapses on...
by Griff
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those in Texas, Crazy Water tastes good.
Replies: 22
Views: 535

Re: For those in Texas, Crazy Water tastes good.

I'm not so sure that water in its natural state is really all that good for you. I'm rather partial to that which has been boiled, condensed, especially from certain grains...
by Griff
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB
Replies: 19
Views: 698

Re: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB

Am the only member of this club. USS Kittyhawk CV-63? 72 to 75. Tail end of this insanity. Joe At the end of '73, I had my original separation orders cancelled... and was then offered my choice of 3, one of which was a transfer to the Kitty Hawk as a newly frocked E-6. I'd actually been aboard the ...
by Griff
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marbles W1 aperture
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Marbles W1 aperture

Pretty much... there's just NOTHING wrong when a Winchester levergun and a Colt SAA are paired up! From my 1860 Henry and Colt 1851s, to a .30-30 mdl 94 & Colt SAAs in 45 Colt, every pairing I have is just goodness and RIGHT, personified!!! That's a wonderful pair to have as a reminder of your Uncle!
by Griff
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB
Replies: 19
Views: 698

Re: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB

USS Somers, DDG-34, '72 & '73
by Griff
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Might Only Be Me, But...
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Might Only Be Me, But...

Have y'all seen this:

Christ's
Offering
Freedom
For
Everyone
Everywhere

I thought it was quite up-lifting!
by Griff
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 1000yd record group
Replies: 49
Views: 1736

Re: New 1000yd record group

While both sets need accurate rifles, the size and portability of the rifle and the style of shooting is different. I would expect the top Military snipers to be able to shoot just as well ad the top Benchrest shooters when both have the exacp same equipment. The Military snipers must do it from so...
by Griff
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 Uberti
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: 1886 Uberti

Griff, my Browning 1886 Rifle was made in 1986. I also have a Browning 1886 SRC made in the very early 90s (1991,1992 or 1993). Other than those two runs, Browning didn't make a0ny more 86s IIRC. I'll have to look up my 1886 serial no. I always thought the first year of production for them was 1985.
by Griff
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun accuracy
Replies: 49
Views: 2799

Re: Levergun accuracy

Absolutely none of my leverguns shoot as accurately with my 70 year old glass aided mkII eye as they did with my mkI unaided 40 year eye! Can you imagine, the optometrist flat refused to correct my eyes back to their 40 year old spec of 20/15!
by Griff
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The casting shed
Replies: 99
Views: 2949

Re: The casting shed

Shasta, think "Coleman stove", GI can as pot, and ladle the lead directly back into ingots. But by all means...
AmBraCol wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:51 pm
Shasta wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:45 am
,,,Best course of action is to get one of my nephews over here and let a young guy do the heavy lifting. :)
Young folk definitely have their uses...
by Griff
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Midlife Crisis...?
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Midlife Crisis...?

piller wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:08 pm
Jacques Cousteau didn't become a household name until he was old and wrinkled.
And he was wrinkly, not because he was old, but because he was waterlogged! :P
by Griff
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I heard from Scott Tschirhart.
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: I heard from Scott Tschirhart.

piller wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:43 pm
Good news! Prayers for complete healing sent.
+1!
by Griff
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 Uberti
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: 1886 Uberti

I do believe that the Uberti 1886 is currently manufactured by Pedersoli... if you look at the pictures on their website... they're the same gun... patterns of wood and CCH are identical... not quite possible in actual production. I know for a fact that they're slightly different than the original 1...
by Griff
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The casting shed
Replies: 99
Views: 2949

Re: The casting shed

I started on replies to this thread three times... (say that real fast 10 times)... and everytime I lose my connection... and what I'd typed! I started on my adventure in casting in about 1977, when I bought a T-C Hawken .54 kit gun. I bought both .530 & .535 round ball moulds, and a Lee "Maxi-ball"...
by Griff
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tutt's First Shotgun
Replies: 16
Views: 575

Re: Tutt's First Shotgun

Good deal Andy! An Ithaca 37 is a great gun. And that one is a beaut! I have a 12 ga. 870 that I won in a raffle, came with a 28" plain full choked barrel. I have always wanted a riot barrel for it, but my favorite barrel is the 26" SKEET choked barrel I got. I probably stays on the gun, 99% of the ...