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by hfcable
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1873 musket
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Uberti 1873 musket

ohhh, i just re read the post and realize that IS the uberti repro

uberti also makes a repro of the 1866 " yellowboy" musket. and .... well, i HAD to get it to complete the set. :o
by hfcable
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1873 musket
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Uberti 1873 musket

wow that looks new.

i have a nice original winchester 73 musket with bayonet, but nothing like that condition. i also have the uberti reproduction musket and bayonet, which does look like that.

i dont know why i have to have these things, but... i do. :D
by hfcable
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Browning Lever Action Rifle (BLR) By: Bruce Hamlin
Replies: 60
Views: 21420

Re: The Browning Lever Action Rifle (BLR) By: Bruce Hamlin

i have one just like that in 30/06
the 358 is really great
by hfcable
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: doesnt have a lever but .....
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: doesnt have a lever but .....

bet you are right

Lewis and Clarks men spent many happy hours around the camp fire pumping up their air rifle , i suppose
by hfcable
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: doesnt have a lever but .....
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: doesnt have a lever but .....

Grizz wrote:
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:53 pm
that 550 load is about like my 48/70/525 round at a couple hundred yards. that's amazing. i wonder how they get that much energy behind those bullets?
impressive engineering. kinda tempting to try it
by hfcable
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: doesnt have a lever but .....
Replies: 10
Views: 298

doesnt have a lever but .....

umarex 50 cal PCP air gun [ pre charged pneumatic ] has lever gun type ballistics: Umarex Hammer™ Energy Generation Grain Material FPS Energy (ft-lbf) 180 Umarex® ARX® 1100 484 200 Lead 1055 495 250 Lead 1000 555 275 Lead 945 545 300 Lead 930 576 330 Lead (Lyman) 935 641 350 Lead (Lyman) 875 595 550...
by hfcable
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage guns
Replies: 54
Views: 2124

Re: Vintage guns

those are really nice !
by hfcable
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage guns
Replies: 54
Views: 2124

Re: Vintage guns

1895 Winchester SRC in .303 British. I've been chasing one for a long time and when I've seen one it's always been lack of $ with me at the time. Right behind that would be a US '95 Musket. jb 8) i have the US 95 musket. looked for an affordable one for a long time. i finally got the russian musket...
by hfcable
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB
Replies: 31
Views: 1602

Re: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB

Well I spent a little time in the same Yacht club: '66 to '68 -- USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31. I'm pretty sure there are lots of survivors; how many are levergunners is the question I suspect Joe is asking. my first cousin, Charlie Clayton, was a 'fireman' on USS Bon Homme Richard, during the mid t...
by hfcable
Thu May 20, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions for ex Military....
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Re: Questions for ex Military....

sounds like more than just PTSD, probably is bi polar as well. sure needs help, and it is a pity that there is no easy way to help him
by hfcable
Thu May 13, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2409

Re: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?

There is a limited edition replica of the NewTowne matchlock being currently made and I am sorely tempted That's a handsome piece.. 8) when I was at Westley Richards we sold a lot of genuine antique matchlocks from India, many were still loaded :shock: I never fancied owning one of the Indian types...
by hfcable
Wed May 12, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No lever actions followed me home from the show, but...
Replies: 21
Views: 1775

Re: No lever actions followed me home from the show, but...

2ndovc wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 6:42 pm
:D

I think I did alright at $750.

jb 8)

waaay better than alright ! that is a choice item ! :mrgreen:
by hfcable
Tue May 11, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2409

Re: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?

I wonder if ferrocerium, that stuff that camping fire making sticks are made from, would work? It is not as hard as steel and it throws some good sparks. Smart !! yes, it does, quite well. the builder [ leonard day ] made a little holder to insert instead of the pyrite, and it holds 3 little ferroc...
by hfcable
Mon May 10, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2409

Re: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?

Pitchy wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 11:56 am
That`s a beautiful rifle hfcable. 8) :)
thank you. it is a very handy size and handles well.
by hfcable
Mon May 10, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2409

Re: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?

Cable, nice rifle. Watching the guy shooting the pistols, it seems like there is an extra step compared to a "regular" flintlock. is the payoff in the lock time? accuracy? lock time mostly, but the wheelock was in use before the typical flintlock, and was really competing with the match lock the wh...
by hfcable
Sun May 09, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2409

Re: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?

here are some quick pics of mine:

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it has fitted barrels easily interchanged: a .62 smooth bore and .62 rifle barrel

hope to take the smooth bore out to shoot a turkey, ' pilgrim style ' , some day
by hfcable
Sun May 09, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 in .44 Special
Replies: 35
Views: 2741

Re: 1873 in .44 Special

that is a beauty ... perfect all around
by hfcable
Fri May 07, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2409

Re: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?

i have a wheelock rifle, a total copy of the one that belonged pilgrim John Alden. it is a marvel ---the lock time is very fast. it is a .62 and has a real wallop ! have to post a picture if i can find one. [ i guess i am kinda the collector of all things odd and unusual .... actually i dont have a ...
by hfcable
Thu May 06, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wish me luck, boys
Replies: 44
Views: 2903

Re: Wish me luck, boys

for me. what worked best after major back surgeries was to be up and on my feet as much as i could tolerate....sounds wrong, but it isnt -- the soreness and pain diminshed fast for me , doing that.

let your back be your guide, but be up and going if you can
by hfcable
Thu May 06, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: auction of some pretty nice winchester levers
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: auction of some pretty nice winchester levers

earlmck wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 11:15 am
I would bet that those would have pretty nice bores and make good shooters. A little above my preferred price point though.
me too, but would be great in a canoe or 4 wheeler [ just kidding, sorta ]
by hfcable
Tue May 04, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: another lever gun acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 996

Re: another lever gun acquisition

Delirious with envy here, Harold. This merits a YouTube for the sake of humanity. :lol: 8) you are just out of surgery ! dont want to make you more delirious.... but one of these days, i should get over my laziness and do a show and tell video with some of this stuff and their friends: like this Pa...
by hfcable
Tue May 04, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Iguana Hunting
Replies: 18
Views: 702

Re: Iguana Hunting

GunnyMack wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 6:18 pm
Yeah Doc I've seen a few shows where people are paying to go shoot those mini Godzilla's.
Ill stick to tree rats, just got a fresh tin of HP Extreme pellets to try out on em.
our squirrels are really scrawny..... so i have to just buy them:

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by hfcable
Tue May 04, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: another lever gun acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 996

Re: another lever gun acquisition

found the pictures these are both 22s the rifle is small and very neat, like a kids gun, https://i.imgur.com/HL0fdkI.jpg https://i.imgur.com/IVz9vYj.jpg and yes i do have two 22LR volcanic style pistols. this one is a full custom made by the same person who made this rifle and come to think of it, i...
by hfcable
Tue May 04, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: another lever gun acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 996

Re: another lever gun acquisition

i have one, but it is a one off custom and it is scaled to the 22 lr cartridge. i will try to remember to post a picture tonight.

always wanted one
by hfcable
Tue May 04, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: auction of some pretty nice winchester levers
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: auction of some pretty nice winchester levers

gamekeeper wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 2:04 pm
Wow, it works alright, now I've got to buy some lottery tickets.... :mrgreen:
me too ....looks like a good assortment of practical knock around guns ! :D
by hfcable
Tue May 04, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: auction of some pretty nice winchester levers
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: auction of some pretty nice winchester levers

let me find the correct link
by hfcable
Mon May 03, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: another lever gun acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 996

Re: another lever gun acquisition

barbarossa wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 10:18 pm
Very nice a rifle version would be cool
yes, i 'd love to have one of those.
by hfcable
Sun May 02, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: another lever gun acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 996

Re: another lever gun acquisition

thanks Paul... awesome !
by hfcable
Sun May 02, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Southern Are You?"
Replies: 68
Views: 5289

Re: How Southern Are You?"

Burgoo back in the day was what ever could be scrounged up was thrown into a pot and turned into a stew of sorts. Wild game mostly. They have a Burgoo festival here in Kentucky every fall. The use domestic critters at the festival now and never have had it my self. I only made 14 only because I nev...
by hfcable
Sun May 02, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: another lever gun acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 996

Re: another lever gun acquisition

gamekeeper wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 2:36 pm
I remember the hand made Volcanic pistol featured here a while back but I knew it wasn't made in .22 lr. Congratulations on a Great find.. :mrgreen:
i have searched but cant find that thread on that volcanic; as i recall that fellow also made other amazing things
by hfcable
Sun May 02, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: another lever gun acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 996

Re: another lever gun acquisition

some years back there was an ad in gun list frm a fellow in Meteetse wyoming, advertisting that he was going to make volcanic replicas in 22, rifles and handguns; i wrote to him a couple of times and we haggled about payment terms [ i didnt want to pay the whole thing up fromt ] and never heard any ...
by hfcable
Sat May 01, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Six, A. P. Lane
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: Six, A. P. Lane

wow! just wow !!!!!
by hfcable
Sat May 01, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: another lever gun acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 996

another lever gun acquisition

could not pass this up and it is cheap to shoot: 22 LR

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now i am ready to take a trip on a river boat steamer
by hfcable
Sat May 01, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: auction of some pretty nice winchester levers
Replies: 8
Views: 470

auction of some pretty nice winchester levers

amazing group of high grade lever guns..... perfect for knocking around on your four wheeler , in the woods !!

https://www.proxibid.com/Lewis-Grant-Au ... talog/1993


i guess i want them all
by hfcable
Sat May 01, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Southern Are You?"
Replies: 68
Views: 5289

Re: How Southern Are You?"

7, even though i am from the smokey mountains....then again my ancestors fought for the union.

[guess i dont quite completely fit in anywhere.]
by hfcable
Sat May 01, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wish me luck, boys
Replies: 44
Views: 2903

Re: Wish me luck, boys

Headed for El Paso tomorrow and will stay in a motel in order to report for back surgery at 6 a.m. Monday. This will be my fourth rodeo and my fourth lumbar fusion, this one L5-S1. L-5 is sliding forward and pinching my spinal cord right where it splits in two and travels down the legs. My legs hav...
by hfcable
Sat May 01, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made in the USSR.
Replies: 20
Views: 1266

Re: Made in the USSR.

looks nice ! i have several baikal over and under combo guns....put together really well, and very accurate. built like tanks. they have really improved the wood and the fitting. they seem to be a bargain to me. you can adjust the rifle point of impact a bit. the savage model OU combo guns are okay,...
by hfcable
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a friend!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 784

Re: What a friend!!!

i didnt notice that either, sorry
by hfcable
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a friend!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 784

Re: What a friend!!!

here is the magazine for 43.75

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/gun-manufa ... /99c-ser-a
on the parts list it is number 60

you might find one elsewhere for a bit less
by hfcable
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Six, A. P. Lane
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: Six, A. P. Lane

Old Savage wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:30 am
Six, what do you know about this model?
colt officers model in 38 special according to this article:

https://www.webdesignbyandy.com/reddotk ... tol-wizard
by hfcable
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94ae 356
Replies: 11
Views: 686

Re: Winchester 94ae 356

Welcome to the fire. Strange that an Angle Eject would have a side mount. The AE is drilled and tapped for a top mounted scope from the factory. true, maybe it was the model before the AE? I have four AEs in 356 and four AEs in 307. I think they all have folding rear sights. some of my favorite rif...
by hfcable
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94ae 356
Replies: 11
Views: 686

Re: Winchester 94ae 356

Welcome to the fire. Strange that an Angle Eject would have a side mount. The AE is drilled and tapped for a top mounted scope from the factory. true, maybe it was the model before the AE? I have four AEs in 356 and four AEs in 307. I think they all have folding rear sights. some of my favorite rif...
by hfcable
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dickinson Plantation 20 gauge SxS Shotgun
Replies: 11
Views: 779

Re: Dickinson Plantation 20 gauge SxS Shotgun

outstanding choice in every way !
by hfcable
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cartridge length question, old antique shotgun
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Cartridge length question, old antique shotgun

barrel likely would be stamped with cartridge length the ad looks like it says 2 3/4" to me i have only had one pump that was chambered for 2.5" and that was a Union Arms ,, made about 1910- 1911[ Union arms subsequently was bought out and shotgun was then produced by Stevens ] glad you are fixing i...
by hfcable
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cartridge length question, old antique shotgun
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Cartridge length question, old antique shotgun

I've heard of 2" , 2&1/2", 2&3/4 & 3" but never a 2 &1/4"- me thinks it was a typo at 2&1/4. Pour a chamber cast, make a length gauge but I'd bet dollars to doughnuts its a 2&3/4" chamber. i think you are right, a typo. after the late 1920s most all american made shotguns had 2 3/4" chambers. i hav...
by hfcable
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cartridge length question, old antique shotgun
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Cartridge length question, old antique shotgun

most shotguns from that vintage are chambered 2 3/4". parker shotguns were deliberately chambered 2 5/8" for use with 2 3/4" as they thought or found that this gave better patterns. many'shotgun authorities' say 2 5/8" chambers are okay with 2 3/4" shells but as has already been said, any gun of tha...
by hfcable
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli trapdoor officers rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Pedersoli trapdoor officers rifle

just checked proxibid and there is at least one coming up for sale.

https://www.proxibid.com/H-R-OFFICER-S- ... 2#topoflot
by hfcable
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli trapdoor officers rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Pedersoli trapdoor officers rifle

i agree, i really like that tang sight and at my age i need it. officer model carbine is one of the handiest things to carry , and points really fast and well. i did have an extra one of those tang sights, but gave it to my gunsmith friend to put on his trapdoor. havent found a source for that type ...
by hfcable
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli trapdoor officers rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Pedersoli trapdoor officers rifle

When I was younger I had one of the rare H and R trapdoor infantry rifles which they only made a 1000 of.That is another of the guns I wished I had never of sold my son and i have each have a pair of the H and R trapdoor officers models - the rifle and the carbine, and each pair is consecutive seri...