Search found 2092 matches

by hfcable
Thu May 13, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?
Replies: 30
Views: 360

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: 22
Views: 359

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: 360

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: 360

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: 360

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: 360

Re: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?

here are some quick pics of mine:

Image

Image

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: 24
Views: 400

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: 360

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: 725

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: 282

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: 531

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: 329

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:

Image
by hfcable
Tue May 04, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: another lever gun acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 531

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: 531

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: 282

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: 282

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: 531

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: 531

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: 1336

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: 531

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: 531

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: 659

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: 531

another lever gun acquisition

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

Image

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: 282

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: 1336

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: 725

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: 597

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: 484

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: 484

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: 659

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: 478

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: 478

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: 565

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: 498

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: 498

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: 498

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: 363

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: 363

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: 363

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...
by hfcable
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli trapdoor officers rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Pedersoli trapdoor officers rifle

500 grain at trapdoor velocities? Sounds like getting hit by a full cement mixer at 55 mph. On both ends. :lol: Actually, those old black powder cartridges are more of a shoooove than a jab and are a hoot to shoot, especially from standing as you can rock with the recoil and not feel it as much. my...
by hfcable
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli trapdoor officers rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Pedersoli trapdoor officers rifle

I m thinking about buying a new gun basically for deer hunting and woods loafing and I m considering the Pedersoli officers trapdoor rifle.Does anyone have any experience with the Pedersoli version? I like the fact it has a set trigger and a rear sight besides having the tang sight yes, I do have o...
by hfcable
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873s and the .357 Magnum cartridge
Replies: 12
Views: 676

Re: 1873s and the .357 Magnum cartridge

i have a 24" uberti 1873 in 357 . have had it for years, and no problems with 357 loads, though of course i mostly shoot 38s that rifle does love the 180 gr offerings and shoots most of them into very small groups at 80-100 yds. wouldnt hesitate to use this on deer, and will if i get the chance here...
by hfcable
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Morning after second Moderna vaccination
Replies: 56
Views: 2791

Re: Morning after second Moderna vaccination

i agree AJ .... early on , i prepared myself and friends and relatives with zinc lozenges, hydroxychloroquine , azithromycin etc the risk of these things were very low and the upside potentially very high , but the politicization made many reject it out of hand i did have a couple of colleagues call...
by hfcable
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Morning after second Moderna vaccination
Replies: 56
Views: 2791

Re: Morning after second Moderna vaccination

cable, thanks for the perspective. of those who died "of" covid, was that the only cause of death? or did those people die of something else with covid onboard?? the numbers seem jimmied because it's hard to find any reports of someone dying "of" flu, or dying of pneumonia, or dying of heart attack...
by hfcable
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Catholic conscious and the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine
Replies: 26
Views: 1423

Re: Catholic conscious and the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine

our medical literature says that neither Pfizer nor Moderna used any fetal derived tissue in their development

also most of the fetal cell lines used in research are old.... many of them 30-40 years old.
by hfcable
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Morning after second Moderna vaccination
Replies: 56
Views: 2791

Re: Morning after second Moderna vaccination

. COVID has a mortality rate of about 1%. COVID vaccines thus far seem to have a mortality rate of about 1%. Some people get terribly ill having contracted COVID, some have long term side-effects, some folks don't get that sick or don't even know they have it. Some people who get the vaccines have ...
by hfcable
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Catholic conscious and the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine
Replies: 26
Views: 1423

Re: Catholic conscious and the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine

Pardon me for jumping in, but the word I've got is that they started using the vax's so soon after developing it that the virus is mutating at such a rapid rate that the human race could be wiped out if they don't stop using it. Check out this paper written by a major independant virologist.....(pl...
by hfcable
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 small caliber to large caliber conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: Winchester 1892 small caliber to large caliber conversion

technically highly skilled and matched by excellent aesthetic skill. great taste and great talent !

that is a wonderful looking rifle.