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by Sarge
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Double Action Woods Bumming Gun
Replies: 32
Views: 1121

Re: Favorite Double Action Woods Bumming Gun

Every time Paul posts that photo of his 2 3/4" S&W M69 I want to run out and buy one. You're dead right Scott, that gun just makes sense.
by Sarge
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Component Availability.....
Replies: 30
Views: 633

Re: Component Availability.....

I've not loaded lead bullets for my 357 to date, but plan to shortly. Is .358 diameter the most common to use ? Almost all of my reloading over the years has been for rifles, so I appreciate your patience. Unless you have an oddball out of spec revolver, .358 should work fine. I've used cast 358 bu...
by Sarge
Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite pocket rocket!
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Favorite pocket rocket!

I'm still loving this 637, but the lock plate fell out and it's gotten a suntan since the last time you saw it. Brownells AlumaHyde II baked on the frame and Caswell's Stainless Blackener on the barrel & cylinder. I trued the rear notch up before coating it and the blackened sights helped a bunch. h...
by Sarge
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid in Whitetail...!
Replies: 18
Views: 498

Re: Covid in Whitetail...!

3leggedturtle wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:47 am
Just another way to stop hunting and therefore the need to own guns! Have they mentioned if fish can get?
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by Sarge
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid in Whitetail...!
Replies: 18
Views: 498

Re: Covid in Whitetail...!

Note the timing of this news release... the war on fun & anything related to traditional America, continues.
by Sarge
Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report - Original .45-75 Winchester 1876 SRC
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Range Report - Original .45-75 Winchester 1876 SRC

Fantastic old Winchester and a great range report.
by Sarge
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 35
Views: 1704

Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

I shot aperture sights for years and get along fine with them. I'm just picky about which one I'll use on a rifle like this. I agree Sarge. I gave a son a Marlin 35. We last shot it years ago in Va at a gun range on Hwy 50 I believe. He is a crack shot regardless of the sights. Musta got it from my...
by Sarge
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 35
Views: 1704

Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

I shot aperture sights for years and get along fine with them. I'm just picky about which one I'll use on a rifle like this.
by Sarge
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti "Stallion" -- 22LR SAA
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Uberti "Stallion" -- 22LR SAA

I read somewhere (CRS attack) the Stallion, like the 1970s Colt Peacemaker/New Frontier 22s, are 7/8 scale copies of the SAA. I've shot several of the Colts but have only handled the Stallion. That Stallion is a very nice single action.
by Sarge
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 35
Views: 1704

Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

Sarge I agree with you about open sights. Used em all my life, mostly on my 22lr squirrel rifles. I growed up with them, have confidence in them. I've got for me anyways, the best set of opens I've used yet. I filed down the folding rear sight on my 1977 Marlin, totally flat, and even down into the...
by Sarge
Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 35
Views: 1704

Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

I like the plain old irons Rusty and actually prefer the flat top rear sights with a fine bead.

https://www.thesixgunjournal.net/improv ... -model-92/

I don't mind an aperture either so long as it's an old, all steel Lyman 66.
by Sarge
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 35
Views: 1704

Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

Thanks guys. We've had that pup a little over a year and she is a good one.

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PS- A Henry lever action loaded with CB shorts settled that bushytail's hash ;)
by Sarge
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 35
Views: 1704

Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

Fall is here and it's time to check guns before hunting season. I had to replace the front sight on my Marlin 35 Remington, because the factory bead worked loose and was wobbling in sort of an elliptical circle. This doesn’t help accuracy and sooner or later, it would have departed. Based on earlier...
by Sarge
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you could have just one 92 ...
Replies: 66
Views: 1827

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

The current threads on the capabilities of the .357 Magnum in a carbine have set me to thinking about putting a Rossi 92 back in the lineup. I have a great fondness for the .44 Special and not much love for the .357, so I am leaning toward finding one in .44 Magnum that will feed .44 Specials -- or...
by Sarge
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you could have just one 92 ...
Replies: 66
Views: 1827

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

Browning B92, 44 Mag.
by Sarge
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 carbine on real big game
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: 357 carbine on real big game

If you stop and think about, the 38/357 combo in rifles and revolvers give you essentially 22 S-L-R to 22 Mag versatility, in the 35 bore size and the heavier bullets it will handle. And you get to do all that w/o the need for spare cylinders or a second rifle. One box of shells and set of dies feed...
by Sarge
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 carbine on real big game
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: 357 carbine on real big game

I have no first-hand experience hunting anything but paper with the .357. But I would be sceptical about using that load on anything larger than deer unless a shot prepared with clinical accuracy was taken. I think the .35 Remington, with a 200-grain bullet at about 2,100, would be a vastly better ...
by Sarge
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I know this lawyer.....not well
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: I know this lawyer.....not well

I'm not sure what was going through his mind, but this was not well thought out. I hate that I have this thought, but I would have loved to see him tazed in the costume. I know.....but it would be funny. LMAO! I can tell you from experience it is one of those gifts that is better to give than recei...
by Sarge
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LeverAction Ongoing Postal Match
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: LeverAction Ongoing Postal Match

Yep... what size target, how far and allowed shooting positions? The rest will sort itself out.

I zero my pistols for 50 yards.
by Sarge
Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On The Range
Replies: 26
Views: 875

Re: On The Range

Got my first BP revolver at 14 (Navy Arms Griswold & Gunnison 44) and I've loved them ever since. I usually make a brass blade front sight, tall enough for a 25 yard zero and sweat solder it in. https://www.thesixgunjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2016-08-27-13.06.06.jpg That's a sweet little...
by Sarge
Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One line address
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: One line address

^ LMAO
by Sarge
Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Double Action Woods Bumming Gun
Replies: 32
Views: 1121

Re: Favorite Double Action Woods Bumming Gun

The gun I've always got on me is this S&W 637 which, after turning the barrel a tad, shoots spot-on to 50 yards with 140-158 grain bullets. https://www.thesixgunjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/20210825_155134.jpg Years ago I had 4 and 6 inch H&R 999s and that 4" gun was about the perfect fish...
by Sarge
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 and Ruger loads .45 Colt
Replies: 36
Views: 1021

Re: Rossi 92 and Ruger loads .45 Colt

Apparently Rossi 45 Colts tend to be a bit oversized in the barrels specs. These being .453 and long were quite accurate in my Rossi, 3 in an inch at 50 yds as I recall. My three screw Ruger in 45 Colt has correct throats in the cylinder. I believe you are correct. Both my Rossi 45 Colts shot great...
by Sarge
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry
Replies: 32
Views: 1043

Re: Concealed Carry

I picked up a used S&W 637 a few weeks ago and really like it. It's about the perfect summer gun.
by Sarge
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Repost Of An Old Article I Wrote Years Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 917

Re: A Repost Of An Old Article I Wrote Years Ago

They'll do just fine for keeping garden pests at bay or providing supper, too. 10-12 paces each.

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by Sarge
Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FREE TO THE FIRST WHO WANTS 'EM
Replies: 46
Views: 1277

Re: FREE TO THE FIRST WHO WANTS 'EM

Grizz wrote:
Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:29 pm
THANKS for the info. I appreciate it. Great hats.

I have a grass hat from Mexico, but don't know what kind of material it is. Looks like grass.
I expect large amounts grass are easier to buy in Mexico.
by Sarge
Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FREE TO THE FIRST WHO WANTS 'EM
Replies: 46
Views: 1277

Re: FREE TO THE FIRST WHO WANTS 'EM

Indeed, what does one do with a dead palm? THAT is the question! The only suggestion I have run across is "... make a totem pole ..." Other than that ... nada! A man of your stature and bearing really ought to have a totem pole. I can hunt around find an old pocket knife to donate toward completion...
by Sarge
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 and Ruger loads .45 Colt
Replies: 36
Views: 1021

Re: Rossi 92 and Ruger loads .45 Colt

Scott, I found an [url]April '18 post I made on 45 Reloads over at Rossi Riflemen. While none of these are 454 level, it might be helpful as a frame of reference. https://rossi-rifleman.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=6098 http://www.thesixgunjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2017-10-18-14.58.jpg Left...
by Sarge
Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 21
Views: 508

Re: Prayer Request

Prayers up Amigo.
by Sarge
Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington bends the knee
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Remington bends the knee

JimT wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:32 pm
A good man is a very very dangerous man who has that under control.
Amen to that.
by Sarge
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeing more Rossi 92s out there
Replies: 32
Views: 1171

Re: Seeing more Rossi 92s out there

JOG wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:53 am
This one is a Interarm model. I don't know much about them.
The marking's said Interarm Miami, Florida.
I wonder how old it is?
Are they all forged steel?
Mim part's?
I personally would take an older Interarms (Amadeo) Rossi over anything made after Taurus acquired the company.
by Sarge
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeing more Rossi 92s out there
Replies: 32
Views: 1171

Re: Seeing more Rossi 92s out there

That's crazy. I've had three and QC is all over the place with them. I'd like one in 44 Mag, but NOT for 750+.
by Sarge
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok Guys. J-Frame or SP 101( S&W wins this time)
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: Ok Guys. J-Frame or SP 101?

We had a couple of SP-101 2005 or so, a 2 1/4" and 3". Both shot POA/POI at 25 yards. The biggest aggravation with those revolvers was sharp edges on the trigger guards and/or trigger, as well as that plastic insert that goes in the grip. Once those things were corrected, they were fine. These are t...
by Sarge
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COLT SAA THAT GETS CARRIED
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: COLT SAA THAT GETS CARRIED

That's a great old Colt M.M. FWIW, I would carry and shoot the dickens out of it too.
by Sarge
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Law.....
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: The Law.....

Good stuff, Ray.
by Sarge
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

Great post, Scott. It made me glad I stopped in today.
by Sarge
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 in .44 Special
Replies: 52
Views: 3504

Re: 1873 in .44 Special

Thanks for sharing this Scott. Some time back I read of these '73s in 44 Mag and yours is exactly the configuration I like in the 66-73 pattern guns. While I'm positive yours won't see Elefunt Loads, it is obviously plenty accurate. FWIW I see and shoot better on 3D targets and most of my 'group sho...
by Sarge
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original North West Mounted Police Winchester carbine
Replies: 47
Views: 1640

Re: Original North West Mounted Police Winchester carbine

That's a fantastic old Winchester Kirk. Congratulations on a once-in-a-lifetime find.
by Sarge
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Gun Wisdom From The Internet
Replies: 13
Views: 619

Re: More Gun Wisdom From The Internet

When I was five I was killed by a cracked shell casing, laying in the gravel driveway. Fortunately my Mom made me walk it off.
by Sarge
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic Fighting Handguns
Replies: 117
Views: 4971

Re: Classic Fighting Handguns

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:04 am
The 1861 is much prettier!
Indeed it is... the 60 and 61 were the prettiest percussion revolvers and IMO, maybe the prettiest revolvers ever made.

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by Sarge
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?
Replies: 58
Views: 2482

Re: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?

I've accumulated some decent rifles over the years but for this area, with inclement weather much of the year, a 30-06 Mossberg Patriot with 3-9 Leupold gets the nod. All the metal get a coat of duck boat paint and it laughs at wet weather. https://www.thesixgunjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03...
by Sarge
Mon May 31, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 Short v. .22 Long Rifle
Replies: 52
Views: 3399

Re: .22 Short v. .22 Long Rifle

Thanks piller. Just shooting carefully offhand, it appears to be accurate enough for squirrels to 50, groundhogs and such 75-100 yards. Getting some finer sights on it will help a bunch and I might clean the trigger up a tad. When I was a kid I had an Ithaca 49R (repeater) that shot real well and th...
by Sarge
Mon May 31, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 Short v. .22 Long Rifle
Replies: 52
Views: 3399

Re: .22 Short v. .22 Long Rifle

I got one of my Father's Day presents early this year, a basic (H001) Henry 22 lever action. This one is as smooth as my wife's Golden Boy, S-L-LR cycle perfectly. This is good because we use CB Shorts to keep nuisance critters under control. I had a octagon barreled 22 Mag for awhile but never warm...
by Sarge
Thu May 27, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic Fighting Handguns
Replies: 117
Views: 4971

Re: Classic Fighting Handguns

IF I had to choose from each type or era-

Colt 1860

New Service 44 WCF, Special or 45 ACP or Colt

1911A1 from any GI contract maker, though I knew a patrol sgt who carried a 1945 Ithaca many years ago and did quite well with it.

Colt Official Police, 4" 38 Special
by Sarge
Tue May 25, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back in the Hospital
Replies: 42
Views: 2693

Re: Back in the Hospital

Done. God bless and keep you both.
by Sarge
Fri May 21, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 180 XTP in 357 carbine.
Replies: 20
Views: 1991

Re: 180 XTP in 357 carbine.

Next time my local component shop has a box of 180 XTP, I'm going to throttle them up in my old Ballard rifled Marlin 35 Rem.
by Sarge
Thu May 13, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanna see some pretty dead cow?
Replies: 13
Views: 1983

Re: Wanna see some pretty dead cow?

That is some fine work. It is also just the way I set up a rig for a long barreled revolver, with the holster sitting on top of the belt as opposed to on a drop loop.
by Sarge
Sat May 08, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pistol caliber lever actions.
Replies: 55
Views: 4326

Re: Pistol caliber lever actions.

I've had three Rossis (357 & 45 Colt) ranging from real good to sorry. Had a 94 Marlin 44 back in the 80s which only shot OK with one load (Fed 240 JSP?) of 4-5 I tried. There will be one more, a 44 mag this time. The Henry 'steel' 44s look promising and if any of you have one, please chime in. The ...
by Sarge
Tue May 04, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jello Killer!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Jello Killer!!!

That is some serious wallop.
by Sarge
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request for my Dad. Update.
Replies: 38
Views: 1895

Re: Prayer request for my Dad.

Done, Pillar.