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by Sarge
Sat Jan 28, 2023 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Lever Action Cartridges.
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: Best Lever Action Cartridges.

I've had fun with lever actions in revolver calibers but they aren't very practical in open country. The 30-30, 35 Remington and a few others are usable with a 200 yard zero, provided you only use one load and pick your shots. My old 35 is on at 325, at the 3rd step of the rear sight elevator.
by Sarge
Sat Dec 31, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction / Andy Larsson
Replies: 49
Views: 1246

Re: Introduction / Andy Larsson

Thank you Ysabel. That post turned out longer than I like, but these guys hung with me until I got it done.
by Sarge
Sat Dec 31, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction / Andy Larsson
Replies: 49
Views: 1246

Re: Introduction / Andy Larsson

Welcome to the fire Andy. I recently used one of your front sights, with some modification, on an old Uberti 44 Mag I shortened from 7 1/2"to 5". Worked like a charm. https://www.thesixgunjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/20220510_081827.jpg https://www.levergunscommunity.org/viewtopi...
by Sarge
Sun Dec 25, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas to all!
Replies: 13
Views: 160

Re: Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas to you all.
by Sarge
Thu Dec 22, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you could have just one Rossi 92 ...
Replies: 33
Views: 944

Re: If you could have just one Rossi 92 ...

A regular blue 20" 44 Mag with the standard brazil-nut stock & forend.
by Sarge
Mon Dec 19, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enjoy Life while you Can
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: Enjoy Life while you Can

If I woke up, stood up and walked out of my tracks? The day is MINE!
by Sarge
Sat Dec 17, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I just lost some faith in Trump ...
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: I just lost some faith in Trump ...

Yeah I voted for him too. Generally, personal freedom and the economy flourished when Trump was prez; but the Republican super majority prevented a lot stupid legislation from getting introduced, much less passed. Unfortunately for Trump, he never misses his own foot. From obnoxious, 7th grader name...
by Sarge
Mon Dec 12, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Stick with me... some musings
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Stick with me... some musings

piller wrote: Mon Dec 12, 2022 7:39 am Should a pirate become the sympol of a politician?
Pirates and Brigands actually worked.
by Sarge
Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Stick with me... some musings
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Stick with me... some musings

We have a representative republic. In the beginning, serving in congress involved a lot of difficult travel, long hours and meager compensation. Generally, the job attracted people with a genuine desire to serve their fellow American, even at personal sacrifice. Today, congress is an smorgasbord of ...
by Sarge
Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Had A Nice Time With Scott T. And His Wife
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: I Had A Nice Time With Scott T. And His Wife

Thanks for posting this Jim.
by Sarge
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cartridge found at crime scene
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: Cartridge found at crime scene

Extractor/ejector marks on fired casings are toolmark evidence which can be used to positively match a fired casing to an individual firearm. Hey Sarge. this is a subject that interests me and i would like to read up on the facts about tool mark evidence. Something studied exhaustively and explored...
by Sarge
Fri Dec 02, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cartridge found at crime scene
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: Cartridge found at crime scene

Extractor/ejector marks on fired casings are toolmark evidence which can be used to positively match a fired casing to an individual firearm.

Civil cases are decided on a preponderance of evidence.

The standard of proof required in criminal cases is beyond a reasonable doubt.
by Sarge
Fri Oct 14, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tutt's First 22 Rimfire
Replies: 15
Views: 594

Re: Tutt's First 22 Rimfire

Thank you Tutt. The action on mine is wasn't great, but it was really dry and some oil helped a lot. The magazines on these are almost universally cussed and probably for good reason. There are several tweaks on the web but so far I haven't needed them. Mine requires working the bolt like you mean i...
by Sarge
Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tutt's First 22 Rimfire
Replies: 15
Views: 594

Re: Tutt's First 22 Rimfire

I purchased a Savage Model 93G 22 WMR locally, yesterday. This is the basic hardwood stocked bolt action with the skinny barrel and iron sights. The sights looked pretty coarse to me, for 150+ yard shooting. I shot it a few times to determine POA/POI and what height potential replacement sight(s) ne...
by Sarge
Mon Oct 10, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 35 Remington
Replies: 27
Views: 874

Re: Marlin 35 Remington

. I think I need to 'blood' my 35 Remington Marlin this year. It's a great gun but I've never used for whitetail like it's meant to be. This is the third .35 Rem I've had and still haven't shot anything other than a couple of woodchucks. Need to change that. As far as the straight/ pistol grip, I d...
by Sarge
Sun Oct 02, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday To Mike S, Mark in MO, Marvin S, GunnyMack, Rebel1972
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Happy Birthday To Mike S, Mark in MO, Marvin S, GunnyMack, Rebel1972

Happy Birthday to you all. If you are the Mark in MO I think you are, it has been too long since we sat down and visited over lunch.
by Sarge
Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, here she is
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Well, here she is

That is fantastic!
by Sarge
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 42
Views: 1548

Re: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

It was a .38 Special that ended Lee Oswald's life. That is certainly not a "hot" round, even if fired from a longer barrel than what was used. Anybody know if it was a RN or SWC that got him? RN https://auction.universityarchives.com/auction-lot/jack-ruby-bullet-spent-cartridge-fired-from...
by Sarge
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 42
Views: 1548

Re: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges

I posted here awhile back about the Lyman 429667 running about 860 fps from a shortened 44 mag Uberti revolver. The reloads were in magnum cases but that velocity is within reach of the older 44 centerfires and most certainly from a '66 or '73. Without rehashing the whole thread, that load shot thro...
by Sarge
Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 loading gate issues
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Winchester 94 loading gate issues

That loading gate is protruding way too much. I'd order a new OEM gate from whoever has them available.
by Sarge
Tue Aug 30, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guy issues...
Replies: 17
Views: 799

Re: Old guy issues...

JimT wrote: Mon Aug 29, 2022 10:37 pm
Lassiter wrote: Mon Aug 29, 2022 3:52 pm If I had known I would live this long I would've taken better care of myself...
I used to think that. As I have continued to get older I realize I probably would not change a thing. :roll:
Same here- I'd live each phase of life to the fullest.
by Sarge
Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of 30-30
Replies: 32
Views: 1534

Re: speaking of 30-30

Drawdown wrote: Fri Aug 26, 2022 4:21 pm Walt, is that bullet available already poured-formed?
Try Ed at Maplewood Bullets. Been using him for years and I've never had a bad bullet from him.

http://maplewoodbullets.com/services/
by Sarge
Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a little effort
Replies: 17
Views: 584

Re: Took a little effort

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Fri Aug 26, 2022 9:56 pm Sewer pipe bad. Hoppe’s No 9. A good brass brush and lots of patches.
That's still my method. Very nice old Winchester there.
by Sarge
Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sears/AyA Model 433 SxS
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: Sears/AyA Model 433 SxS

Thank you all. Dove hunting here is mostly over open hayfields, with a little jump-shooting thrown in. I'm usually on a modified tube by the third day. The stock, as it came with a hard buttplate, would have been a little long for me wearing winter clothes. With double trigger shotguns I want my fin...
by Sarge
Mon Aug 22, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sears/AyA Model 433 SxS
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: Sears/AyA Model 433 SxS

Thank you all for the kind comments. Over the weekend the Missus and I went out back and busted a few clays over the hayfield. This old AyA will just disintegrate clays at 30-35 yards with the Mod barrel and 10-12 yards further with the 'extra' Full barrel. I say 'extra' because the Full step on my ...
by Sarge
Sun Aug 21, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sears/AyA Model 433 SxS
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Sears/AyA Model 433 SxS

I picked up on an old Sears-imported AyA Model 433 12 gauge side by side, marketed elsewhere in the world as the AyA 106. These were one grade up from the basic bird gun with chopper lump barrels, Greener cross bolt & side clips. It has extractors as opposed to ejectors. Metal finish is very nic...
by Sarge
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Eyes! My Eyes! (Mistreated Schofield...)
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: My Eyes! My Eyes! (Mistreated Schofield...)

Like putting spinner rims on a '49 Ford...
by Sarge
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We have Covid again
Replies: 18
Views: 710

Re: We have Covid again

I'm very sorry to hear this Scott. You two take care of yourselves and I hope you get well again, soon.
by Sarge
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pistol cartridge carbines and twist rate
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: Pistol cartridge carbines and twist rate

I've gotten along real well with 325 grain/1550 fps loads in 45 Colt Rossis with 1:30 barrels; and they fed them fine without tweaking the carrier or guides.
by Sarge
Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 336 in 44 mag
Replies: 27
Views: 1477

Re: 336 in 44 mag

Read those a while back Sarge and re-read them last night. That is a very good set-up you have there. Plenty of power and range in a very handy package. I want to find a well used SC and maybe even shorten the barrel to make a trapper type set up. I spend a lot of time in the western mountains of M...
by Sarge
Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 336 in 44 mag
Replies: 27
Views: 1477

Re: 336 in 44 mag

changing my tune on the next purchase. I have always thought the 35 Remington as an ideal Maine woods cartridge. Ran a Contender in 35 Rem for a while but never a rifle. Have had a 348 around all my life so never really needed a 35 Rem. Still have all the stuff to reload for the 35. I have always l...
by Sarge
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have an idea of this manufacturer
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: Anyone have an idea of this manufacturer

Rusty wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:22 am I have one of the old tear gas pistols like that but it has a zinc frame, that wouldn't rust.
If a guy named Rusty don't know, then nobody does :D
by Sarge
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A rossi 92 in 44 mag followed me home
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: A rossi 92 in 44 mag followed me home

Good deal Mick, I'm looking at the 20" blue version. I've had them in 357 and 45 Colt, but never a 44 Mag. I'll be interested in how it shoots and works out for you.
by Sarge
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AK-47s
Replies: 41
Views: 1461

Re: AK-47s

I've had three Romanians over the years and all were reliable. Re-cutting the crown helps them a bunch, a longer stock & better trigger in makes them lots more comfortable and decent sights make them easier to shoot well. For me the best combination is Zukhov furniture, the Red Star 2-stage trig...
by Sarge
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revolvers from the Philippines
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Revolvers from the Philippines

I've handled a couple Bill, but haven't shot one. The two-inch 38 RIA's I've looked at appeared to be better finished than the 4"/rubber gripped one. There's enough Colt DNA in the design to make them likeable and they obviously shoot OK to 15 yards. If small pistol primers weren't scarce/insan...
by Sarge
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MBW 270SAA loading
Replies: 19
Views: 1069

Re: MBW 270SAA loading

I may have to end up ordering some of those. I've been looking for one of the SAA 270 molds for some time and haven't managed to locate any. Now I find myself seriously short of cast 45 bullets of ANY description, nor did I locate the Keith mold I thought I had. Soft is fine with me, not too hard t...
by Sarge
Tue Jun 07, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Target for Trigger Control
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Target for Trigger Control

I like to hit what I am aiming at and a gun that won't zero is very troubling to me. Fortunately, most 1911s and Smith & Wesson fixed sight guns shoot right where I look (not all, but most). Single action revolvers are different. Some do and some simply do not. I hear you. I can't abide a gun t...
by Sarge
Mon Jun 06, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Target for Trigger Control
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Target for Trigger Control

I wrote this over ten years ago, after becoming frustrated trying to help folks on the internet-at-large solve their stated accuracy problems. https://www.thesixgunjournal.net/a-diagnostic-target-for-the-new-age/ I have penned a few articles covering the Basics of Marksmanship, the Importance of Zer...
by Sarge
Tue May 31, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I pulled a Tschirhart this morning!
Replies: 27
Views: 1225

Re: I pulled a Tschirhart this morning!

When my sights get fuzzy, I close one eye. If that don't work, I close the other one too.

Fine shooting Jim.
by Sarge
Tue May 31, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing
Replies: 41
Views: 2102

Re: The 454 Casull is gradually disappearing

^ I'm with Jim on this. There are enough 454s in Alaska alone to keep the cartridge alive for longer than it will matter to me. Right now the firearms & ammo industry is focused om 9mm/AR/box-fed bolt action stuff. This will change one day but it won't bee soon enough for the throwbacks among us.
by Sarge
Sun May 29, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #4buck.
Replies: 42
Views: 2172

Re: #4buck.

Great post 6pt-sika.
by Sarge
Sun May 22, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 1421

Re: Range Time with the 1911

Pillar if your early RIA came with GI sights, it should have the GI rear dovetail or something very close to it. That's considerably smaller than Novaks rear sights (for the 'Novak cut') so I'll bet you did have some filing to do. If the tenon of the front sight you removed was 0.055", it's def...
by Sarge
Sun May 22, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two weeks in the hospital
Replies: 24
Views: 1267

Re: Two weeks in the hospital

God bless you folks & prayers up for you both.
by Sarge
Sat May 21, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 1421

Re: Range Time with the 1911

GI Colts prior to the A1 used a small, basically round tenon. They've been collectible a long time and nobody changes the sights on those. The standard 1911A1 military and commercial Colts, on through the original Series 70, are milled to accept sights with a rectangular .058" tenon. Many copie...
by Sarge
Sat May 21, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 1421

Re: Range Time with the 1911

Good, usable sights can be installed on the basic GI or Commander slide.

https://www.thesixgunjournal.net/stakin ... ont-sight/

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by Sarge
Tue May 17, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 1421

Re: Range Time with the 1911

Shooter's Arms Manufacturing was one of the few outfits that produced a quality, faithful 4 1/4" standard bushing version of the Colt Commander. If there had been one available, you'd be reading a range report from me ;)
by Sarge
Tue May 17, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 1421

Re: Range Time with the 1911

Fine shooting Jim.

I've had pretty good luck with Rock Islands. I think the Metro Arms 1911 is an excellent Filipino pistol as well.

https://www.thesixgunjournal.net/the-me ... 11-pistol/
by Sarge
Mon May 16, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Winner (update)
Replies: 35
Views: 2049

Re: American Bulldog Winner (update)

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 12:43 pm Wow, just WOW!!!

200 gr H&G 68 over 5 gr Bullseye at 15 yards.

That is great shooting from a fine little big gun!
by Sarge
Sun May 15, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.J Renner Ruger #1
Replies: 28
Views: 1739

Re: R.J Renner Ruger #1

That is the finest example of the Ruger No. 1 I've ever seen. Congratulations!
by Sarge
Sat May 14, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: browning 92 in 44 mag
Replies: 32
Views: 1836

Re: browning 92 in 44 mag

Don’t worry about the slow twist - even a 1 in 38” twist will stabilise a 300gr bullet as long as it’s a large diameter (mine likes 0.433 cast pills). we have a marlin 44 mag in the family and that 13:38 barrel WILL NOT stabilize 300Gr bullets. some will, some won't. i still don't know why the vari...