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by marlinman93
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scored primers today!
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Scored primers today!

First Rem. primers I've purchased, so they will be new for my loads. Don't expect any surprises, as friends tell me they've used them for years and had accurate loads with them.
by marlinman93
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scored primers today!
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Scored primers today!

Friend called me the other day and said he'd been helping clear out two estates and had a bunch of primers to sell! I told him I was low on large rifle and large pistol, and did he have any? He said he might spare 2-3 thousand at $30 per 1000. So this morning he called to say he'd was coming down ou...
by marlinman93
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips
Replies: 19
Views: 302

Re: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips

Thanks Jim! I had no idea Tyler T grips were still being made? Bookmarked the site!
And I've got their trigger shoes on several handguns, and love them for target work! Didn't know those were still around either?
by marlinman93
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hint to NY Governor Cuomo - As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Hint to NY Governor Cuomo - As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap

The liberal news media find this a non event, and will refuse to cover it, or even mention it. Just wait and watch. It will be swept under the rug, unless large numbers of women come out as they did with Weinberg, and it becomes another media event for that reason. Then the rats will begin jumping o...
by marlinman93
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips
Replies: 19
Views: 302

Re: Dealin with the Prophylactic Grips

Tyler T Grips are cool! They look vintage, and they make a small S&W grip feel much better in most guys hands. I love them, but don't see them around ever anymore.
by marlinman93
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: u2oob question
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: u2oob question

Never had any issues here. I use it often when I'm doing something new on cars or guns, and need a tutorial to teach me what I need to know before the project. A great resource, even if I'm not happy with the ownership.
by marlinman93
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rover lands on Mars!
Replies: 17
Views: 233

Re: Rover lands on Mars!

I'm a fan of space exploration, and have followed it since I was a kid and we first put men in space. I am still astonished at the technology people have developed to reach out in space. But even more astonished at the ability to send us back pictures from remote places like Mars that take months ju...
by marlinman93
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin followed me home from gun show
Replies: 21
Views: 277

Re: Marlin followed me home from gun show

I might of at least attended the show earl, and maybe even have gotten a room and set up if table fees weren't too expensive. I'll have to do some more checking to see if I can find a resource that lists gun shows in Oregon, so maybe I can have a heads up before another one happens around Oregon.
by marlinman93
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin followed me home from gun show
Replies: 21
Views: 277

Re: Marlin followed me home from gun show

Wish I'd known there was a gun show close enough to drive to in Oregon! I'm so desperate I'd drive almost anywhere in the state for a gun show fix!
by marlinman93
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin followed me home from gun show
Replies: 21
Views: 277

Re: Marlin followed me home from gun show

Earl the holes on top are for the Hepburn receiver sight! Those holes were added around 1903or 04 if I recall, and dropped by WWI. The sights are extremely hard to find, and expensive. They had a flip up peep, or notch, and were adjustable for elevation. Skinner sells his version for $75, and has pi...
by marlinman93
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handgun shooters as we age.
Replies: 26
Views: 318

Re: Handgun shooters as we age.

I've had a 85% disability in my right wrist, and nursing it since 1971. They told me I'd need to have it fused back in '75, but I keep fooling them, and still haven't. Get's extremely sore when I'm turning wrenches, and almost useless after I'm hammering nails for a day. So I don't load anything hot...
by marlinman93
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GOLDEN VACCINE TRUTHS
Replies: 45
Views: 638

Re: GOLDEN VACCINE TRUTHS

During my years in the military it seemed like once a year we were getting sent to the infirmary to get a shot for something! Cholera, diphtheria, or whatever. I looked at my DD214 thinking it might have records, but none. Guess if I really cared I'd get my medical records to see if they list what a...
by marlinman93
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage guns
Replies: 35
Views: 609

Re: Vintage guns

This one is a well worn example and still sold for $7500! https://www.morphyauctions.com/jamesdjulia/item/2148-369/ I’ve bought a few at the big auction houses . Couple at Rock Island and a couple at Poulins but as of yet I’ve never had any luck at Morphys. I've bought zilch from any auction house ...
by marlinman93
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GOLDEN VACCINE TRUTHS
Replies: 45
Views: 638

Re: GOLDEN VACCINE TRUTHS

Simpler just makes it easier and cheaper for Pfizer/Moderna to produce. That doesn't relate to "better" in my thinking. I'm no expert, so I'm simply not choosing any of them for now. I'll allow time and the debate to determine what's best before I let them stick a needle in my arm once or twice.
by marlinman93
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 small caliber to large caliber conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 302

Re: Winchester 1892 small caliber to large caliber conversion

I call them "sympathetic restorations" when I try to retain as much of the original patina as possible. If nobody can tell what I've done, or if anything was done, I consider it a success!
by marlinman93
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biggest black-powder load you're comfortable with...?
Replies: 18
Views: 260

Re: Biggest black-powder load you're comfortable with...?

It really depends upon the caliber, ball or bullet weight, and weight of the gun also. What's comfortable in a 10 lb. rifle will hurt in a 7.5 lb. rifle. So I can't say it's this or that amount without prefacing it on which old gun I'm shooting. I have been told by friends who shoot a lot of ML rifl...
by marlinman93
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GOLDEN VACCINE TRUTHS
Replies: 45
Views: 638

Re: GOLDEN VACCINE TRUTHS

The J&J vaccine actually gets the job done in the same way as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The difference is in how they get the genetic payload into your cells. Brands P and M use specially built up coatings which cells will admit. Brand J embeds it inside another virus which is able to penetr...
by marlinman93
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage guns
Replies: 35
Views: 609

Re: Vintage guns

My holy grail gun is a Marlin Ballard #7 A1-Extra Long Range in .45-100!! I have the same gun in the plain #7 Long range standard version, and a #4 1/2 A1 Extra Mid range. But the #7 A1 Extra has eluded my bank account. I've come across them for sale, but prices are always well beyond my meager gun ...
by marlinman93
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Midway says that CCI primers are a discontinued item
Replies: 22
Views: 611

Re: Midway says that CCI primers are a discontinued item

I don't see the big deal here? It's only the APS strip CCI primers that they've discontinued. I've never even used any, and not sure why I'd buy them in APS strips unless I had a tool that used the strips. Sure they're out of stock of the standard #500 primers, but they don't say "discontinued" just...
by marlinman93
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GOLDEN VACCINE TRUTHS
Replies: 45
Views: 638

Re: GOLDEN VACCINE TRUTHS

From what I've read and seen in the debate to get a vaccine or not; those pushing to get everyone vaccinated have much more to profit from it than those pushing to use various pharmaceutical options to treat the covid. And since there are still many unanswered questions as to what effect the two big...
by marlinman93
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage guns
Replies: 35
Views: 609

Re: Vintage guns

For me, if it's not pre WWI, or even better pre 1900, it doesn't hardly get a 2nd look. There are some exceptions, and I do own a handful of newer guns. But for the most part 90% of my guns are pre 1900.
by marlinman93
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 small caliber to large caliber conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 302

Re: Winchester 1892 small caliber to large caliber conversion

I love the way you left it as finished! It looks like a well maintained rifle that's never been altered!
by marlinman93
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Make Holster Is This
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: What Make Holster Is This

It is a S&W holster, and they are very good quality. I'm pretty sure S&W didn't make holsters, but they had them made by others. Never have found info on which company made them for S&W.
by marlinman93
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Government cannot solve everything
Replies: 36
Views: 533

Re: Government cannot solve everything

During our brief, but ugly storm here, I was shocked to hear of people being caught off guard by lack of food, and even warm clothing. I couldn't believe the news reports and interviews where people were panicking because they weren't sure what they'd eat, or even how they'd cook the food they did h...
by marlinman93
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO!
Replies: 23
Views: 383

Re: YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO!

Next to anything I do with guns, like collecting them, restoring guns, or hunting with guns. My favorite thing is building hotrods. I've built old cars for over 50 years, and as much as I love owning and driving them, it's building them that tops the rest. I'm not sure whether I enjoy the guns or th...
by marlinman93
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.
Replies: 30
Views: 371

Re: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.

There is no cure for the "take care of me mentality" that some people have these days! They will continue to not learn from this, and the next big event they'll have the same problems, and still complain the government isn't taking care of them!
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.
Replies: 30
Views: 371

Re: Cancel Search and Rescue! We are still alive and doing well.

Ours went out one morning, and didn't come back on until the next afternoon. About 27 hrs. or so of no lights or heat. We lit the gas stove with matches, and cooked, which we considered a real blessing! We also turned on burners just to take some chill off the house, and sat around bundled up. Our g...
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Following up on the small primer discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Following up on the small primer discussion

The whole primer discussion has made me feel more comfortable with my primer supplies! I was getting "low" on large rifle primers at only a few thousand, and beginning to worry. I usually keep around 30,000 primers of all sizes, and since I shoot more large rifle than anything in my old single shots...
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 small caliber to large caliber conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 302

Re: Winchester 1892 small caliber to large caliber conversion

All the same, but add the breech bolt to the list.
by marlinman93
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin website updated
Replies: 21
Views: 479

Re: Marlin website updated

Bridger wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:38 pm
I noticed the same thing....that’s an old catalog I think. They updated the address but otherwise I bet that isn’t a current catalog.
No, I went direct to Marlin's site, not through Ruger's site.
by marlinman93
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin website updated
Replies: 21
Views: 479

Re: Marlin website updated

The model 1894 Dark in .44 Mag is a 1:10 twist. The model 1894 in .44 Mag is 1:38 twist. What is the point? A 1:38 twist is not going to be very useful for heavy bullets. I have no idea why they even offer a twist rate of 1:10" twist? The cartridge OAL with a heavy bullet for a twist that fast wont...
by marlinman93
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin website updated
Replies: 21
Views: 479

Re: Marlin website updated

A 1:38" twist is what Marlin used for decades in larger pistol caliber barrels for the 1894. Their .44-40 and .45 Colt Model 1894's shoot extremely well with this twist rate. So not sure why they'd change now simply because the company changed hands?
by marlinman93
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad news. Rush Limbaugh has passed away.
Replies: 21
Views: 265

Re: Sad news. Rush Limbaugh has passed away.

Well that sucks. I'm sure the liberals will love this, but pretend to be sad.
by marlinman93
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More fancy grips
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: More fancy grips

I'd love to own real ivory for my 1965 Colt, but faux is all I can afford.

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by marlinman93
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brad Johnson Winchester rifles
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Brad Johnson Winchester rifles

Brad Johnson is a master gunsmith, but seems to not advertise, and not sure how people get ahold of him? He's done some gorgeous restorations for others, including rifles for movies he was part of.
by marlinman93
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tang sights: Lyman vs. Marble's
Replies: 30
Views: 431

Re: Tang sights: Lyman vs. Marble's

The only deficit to a tang sight vs. a receiver sight might be that the height could make them a little easier to bend or damage if the gun was dropped or treated roughly. But I don't see this as a detriment. Looking at them from a positive point of view, the tang sight has far more adjustment in it...
by marlinman93
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BASIC economics, but how many understand it...?
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: BASIC economics, but how many understand it...?

Not every job is meant to be a lifetime job that pays the bills. Starter jobs were around when I was young. They were a good idea. Paying $15 per hour for starter jobs is just insane. Absolutely! What was once a starter job, is now a career for some folks! We see couples where both parents work at ...
by marlinman93
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pump where the Lever should be...
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Pump where the Lever should be...

Burgess is an often overlooked firearms genius! Almost every lever gun built in the late 1800's paid royalties to Andrew Burgess for some part of their design that Burgess had patented. People rave about Browning, and his genius, but almost nobody mentions Burgess and his genius.
by marlinman93
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sick of buying lemons
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: sick of buying lemons

It's getting almost impossible to get anything made well these days! And it's not a case of having a choice to pay more if you'd prefer a quality product vs. junk. In most cases it's just a choice of high priced junk, or bargain priced junk for choices! I've found that even trying to rebuild older s...
by marlinman93
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Rare Snow South Of Tacoma In Elk Plain
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Some Rare Snow South Of Tacoma In Elk Plain

Have about 14" at our house, and winds were extremely high. Winds have died down now, but still dropping little puff balls of snow overnight, and this morning. Supposed to get hit with more freezing rain tonight, and then begin to warm up next week to mid 40's. I kinda like this mini blizzard we had...
by marlinman93
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ice on the San Gabriel
Replies: 27
Views: 403

Re: Ice on the San Gabriel

We had the power go out this morning, and just came back on. Luckily we've got a gas stove, so we cooked by lighting a burner with a match. Kinda nice to be able to do it old school, and glad our modern stove still works this way! We figured if it lasted longer we'd fire up more burners and heat the...
by marlinman93
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ice on the San Gabriel
Replies: 27
Views: 403

Re: Ice on the San Gabriel

Yesterday we woke to 23 degrees, but thankfully it warmed up to 25 degrees for a high! Then woke up this morning to the same 23 degrees, and a pleasant surprise! I no longer have to trudge up and down my front steps to take the dog out! The snow overnight made it's way deep enough it's a straight sh...
by marlinman93
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: getting my head around small primers
Replies: 22
Views: 442

Re: getting my head around small primers

Small pistol and small rifle primers may have the same ingredients, in equal amounts; but my understanding is that rifle primers are taller than pistol primer cups. SO a simple check with micrometer should answer if the 400 and 500 are the same height. Some fellas I know tell me they use pistol prim...
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ice on the San Gabriel
Replies: 27
Views: 403

Re: Ice on the San Gabriel

We've had a way too mild winter here in Oregon until yesterday! The temps began to drop yesterday, and winds became extremely strong with gusts up to near 50 mph, and steady at 30 mph! Then the snow began, but not like what we usually see. It was tiny little specks of snow, and it's been going on fo...
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?
Replies: 60
Views: 2621

Re: Just for fun lets kick around this question ..... What was the best 22 rifle you have ever owned and why?

For myself, the best .22 rifle has to be the most accurate .22 rifle. My main interests in .22 rimfires has been shooting accurately, whether it was shooting paper, or varmint hunting. My desire for an accurate .22 rifle started way back in high school in the 1960's. Having a decent job during high ...
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pandemic Stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Pandemic Stuff

This explains why my dad was one of 22 kids from the same two parents! Some of them didn't survive various previous flus, and pandemics!
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tang sights: Lyman vs. Marble's
Replies: 30
Views: 431

Re: Tang sights: Lyman vs. Marble's

Beautiful rifles, as usual, Vall! 8) Shasta, you really do like tang sights don't you! 8) Thanks Bill. Can't see it, but the 1893 Marlin has some unusual sights all around. The front sight is a Lyman globe with flip up peep or post inside the globe. And the top of the receiver has a full length pee...
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tang sights: Lyman vs. Marble's
Replies: 30
Views: 431

Re: Tang sights: Lyman vs. Marble's

As for the modern Lyman's and Marbles and for what they cost these sights are one of the biggest rip offs in the gun market. They are sloppy threaded and can easily fall apart......ZERO craftmanship for what ???...$100-$150. They work for what they are but the price should be half of what they cost...
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt sold to CZ?
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Colt sold to CZ?

What will it really matter, or change? Colt hasn't been Colt for a long time. They bought a name.
by marlinman93
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making 38-40 brass
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Making 38-40 brass

Heck I've lost .44-40 cases just sizing them to the original! They're one of the easiest cases to wrinkle the neck or case mouth if even slightly off.