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by AmBraCol
Tue Jan 31, 2023 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sign Posted at a Gun Shop
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Sign Posted at a Gun Shop

Saw this sign posted outside a new-to-me gun shop * on Saturday... :wink: Old No7 Sign.jpg * Any "harm" wasn't due to his inventory, but due to the prices he was charging... OMG, everything was >50% over what it should be! I've been in a couple of those places. But my wallet (and marriage...
by AmBraCol
Tue Jan 31, 2023 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My take on the 32-20
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: My take on the 32-20

A local (next larger city ) gunshop posted on f.b. that they had three cimarron models p jr. 32-20/32 h&r combos for $525. I called to confirm then rushed there only to find that they had erred. What they had were three full-sized model p-s 32-20s in each of the barrel lengths. My question for ...
by AmBraCol
Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My take on the 32-20
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: My take on the 32-20

I wish I could say this article is useful to me but I have regrettably lost two chances to own a .32.20 one was a Marlin CL and the other was a Winchester 92 that Kirk had for sale... :oops: What is the reloading component situation over there? Brass and primers are an issue up in the US right now....
by AmBraCol
Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My take on the 32-20
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: My take on the 32-20

I miss HarryO. His writing about the old calibers and about rolling block rifles is good stuff. Thankd for dusting this one off for us. A sporting goods store owner I knew way back in the 20th Century had a CBC single shot 32-20 that he used for hunting. He started reloading for it when primers and ...
by AmBraCol
Sun Jan 29, 2023 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recently.....
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Recently.....

Thanks, Ray! That's a fascinating look at a far different time and place...
by AmBraCol
Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Marlin is a keeper.
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: New Marlin is a keeper.

A couple options you might consider for replacing that rear sight. 1. Skinner Sights for the 1895 2. Skinner Sights Barrel Mount Peep The barrel mount works well despite the distance from one's eye and many have claimed it works far better than a typical buckhorn or other leaf type rear sight. The s...
by AmBraCol
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for .44 WCF rifle shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Question for .44 WCF rifle shooters

Paul, I had to look up "Papo Amarelo" and you are either referring to wine or alligators ... :lol: Papo Amarelo = yellow throat or yellow craw/crop (feedbag near a bird's wishbone) That's the slang term for the Winchester '73, due to the yellow cartridge lifter. I can't for the life of me...
by AmBraCol
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for .44 WCF rifle shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Question for .44 WCF rifle shooters

I had a '73 years ago, just a basket case that I managed to get resurrected, traded a singleshot H&R 28 gauge that had also been a basket case that got resurrected for it. Shot it a bit but the chamber was rusted out and split cases something fierce. Traded it off on a brand new 32 SWL caliber r...
by AmBraCol
Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tutt looking for a Ruger Single 9 in 22 Mag
Replies: 17
Views: 497

Re: Tutt looking for a Ruger Single 9 in 22 Mag

I did email the guy days ago and have not heard back. Actually, in a perfect world, a Single 9 with a Bisley grip frame would be my first choice but that would be custom. There are so very few gunsmiths left, not sure who could do such a thing. -Tutt Bobby Tyler of Tyler Gunworks in Friona Tx is my...
by AmBraCol
Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking at a pup.
Replies: 18
Views: 374

Re: Looking at a pup.

Definitely sounds like a good one!
by AmBraCol
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking at a pup.
Replies: 18
Views: 374

Re: Looking at a pup.

Back during the national lock down in "2020 - the longest decade in history", we got a group of folks started meeting at a local park, which is now just outside our front door. One of the few reasons one could leave the house without being hassled too much by the authorities was to walk a ...
by AmBraCol
Sat Jan 14, 2023 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 ACP cylinder fitted!
Replies: 15
Views: 274

Re: .45 ACP cylinder fitted!

Can't speak to the Uberti, but the Ruger ACP cylinders go with 45 Cowboy Special brass like peas and carrots - and you can roll crimp numbers like the Keith Auto Rim bullet. Thanks for answering my unspoken question. :D That's a combo I'd like to play with someday. Although the ACP ammo in a 1911 m...
by AmBraCol
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting Long Range With A Handgun
Replies: 25
Views: 450

Re: Shooting Long Range With A Handgun

Long range is all perspective. 'Round here the longest I could shoot safely would be around 145 meters (IIRC) and there's so much grass grown up there that even in a dry spell I'd not be able to spot my misses and so get on target. One of my favorite "long range" sessions was when I set up...
by AmBraCol
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite SAA cartridge?
Replies: 56
Views: 1166

Re: Favorite SAA cartridge?

After digging a bit I recall why the 38 Spl in the SAA isn't very common... only 25 built on the First Generation guns. And then they came out with 357 magnum which everyone seems to have gone to instead of the 38. I'd still rather have the 38 Spl though. Paul, True on the number 25 as in 38 S.&...
by AmBraCol
Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite SAA cartridge?
Replies: 56
Views: 1166

Re: Favorite SAA cartridge?

After digging a bit I recall why the 38 Spl in the SAA isn't very common... only 25 built on the First Generation guns. And then they came out with 357 magnum which everyone seems to have gone to instead of the 38. I'd still rather have the 38 Spl though.
by AmBraCol
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7.65x21mm.....
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: 7.65x21mm.....

OK, Ray. Knowing your penchant for "make do"... what about a bit of paper clip or heavy monofilament in the extractor groove of the new 30 case? Would that give enough "lip" to keep functional in the Single Seven?
by AmBraCol
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite SAA cartridge?
Replies: 56
Views: 1166

Re: Favorite SAA cartridge?

I've been searching for a 5 1/2" 38 Special SAA for a while now. They aren't exactly thick on the ground. I've got too much ammo loaded for my Rugers in 45 caliber to want to risk having a SAA to slip the wrong load into. A 5 1/2" 44 Special would be next on my list of calibers/barrel leng...
by AmBraCol
Sat Jan 07, 2023 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Farmer Rifles
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Old Farmer Rifles

I've got my grandpa's old 22 that my aunt gave me after he passed away. Took about half a can of brake cleaner just to flush the bolt out. That rifle did great service over the years on the farm, but a troop of grandkids took its toll and it took a bit of work to get it up and shooting again. Everyo...
by AmBraCol
Sat Jan 07, 2023 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One Proud Papa
Replies: 24
Views: 462

Re: One Proud Papa

That's great to hear! Congrats to your daughter - and to you and her mom, the folks who raised her.
by AmBraCol
Fri Jan 06, 2023 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Farmer Rifles
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Old Farmer Rifles

If there's anything that really suffers on a farm, it's the guns. At least that's my observation after visiting farms in many locations on two different continents... But this time I found something new. Instead of the typical neglect and corrosion, an excess of enthusiastic care did the deed. My wi...
by AmBraCol
Fri Jan 06, 2023 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .45 Colt
Replies: 40
Views: 1098

Re: The .45 Colt

I've long favored the 45 Colt over the newer 44's. Alfred John gave me a Taurus 431 way back when and that got me started on the 44 Special, then I picked up Jeff Quinn's Ruger Bisely Shootist 25th anniversary 44 Special and figure I'm fixed for 44's for the rest of my life. See no need for the 44 M...
by AmBraCol
Sat Dec 31, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduction / Andy Larsson
Replies: 49
Views: 1246

Re: Introduction / Andy Larsson

Glad to see you took over the forum. Hoping that you make a few changes here. I am a Lever gun fanatic. I've bought a few of your sights over the years, very nice. Don't know about others, because I don't spend a whole lot of time on this site. To me just a little to much confusion on seeing everyt...
by AmBraCol
Thu Dec 29, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hairless "squirrel"
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Hairless "squirrel"

They don't usually hang out around humans and human habitations, but if they're on the ground the dogs like to run them - or try. Our neighbors back when had an old mutt that had crisscrossed scars all over his face for going after iguanas and tigu lizards. They're quite wary, for the most part, at ...
by AmBraCol
Thu Dec 29, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hairless "squirrel"
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Hairless "squirrel"

Puerto Rico's also got a severe infestation of iguanas problem. Meanwhile, the Colombians have really cut into the native population. They love to get the females up on the coast, remove their eggs and tie them with strings to dry in the sun. Then they sell them on the street as aphrodisiacs. Maybe ...
by AmBraCol
Thu Dec 29, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hairless "squirrel"
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Hairless "squirrel"

It's winter here, just like further north in this hemisphere - but our low temps are a bit less severe. Interestingly, the local iguana population has been quite active lately. There's a pipe across the river a couple blocks from here, it's just downstream from the bridge we cross as we head downtow...
by AmBraCol
Thu Dec 29, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Sixgun For Santa
Replies: 15
Views: 1875

Re: A Sixgun For Santa

Bill in Oregon wrote: Wed Dec 28, 2022 10:24 am Of course I am now trying to figure out who TL in Oregon might be ... :D
Tom Lewis - has a gun store in Bend, Oregon. A fellow Shootist and used to be a regular over on the Sixgunner forum.
by AmBraCol
Wed Dec 28, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On the first day AFTER Christmas my true love gave...
Replies: 20
Views: 380

Re: On the first day AFTER Christmas my true love gave...

Wow! Prayers up on behalf of all y'all and the medical team as well.
by AmBraCol
Tue Dec 27, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Valmet shotgun.
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Valmet shotgun.

Lovely shottygun! Looks like it's a dandy!

What's going on with Jess? Trying to figure out that pose. :o :shock: :? :lol:
by AmBraCol
Sat Dec 24, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Sixgun For Santa
Replies: 15
Views: 1875

Re: A Sixgun For Santa

Sure to miss ol' Terry Murbach - but this poem by TL in Oregon is still a classic!
by AmBraCol
Sat Dec 24, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas to all!
Replies: 13
Views: 160

Merry Christmas to all!

From here between the Canal and the Equator...

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by AmBraCol
Mon Dec 19, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 15 Years +
Replies: 10
Views: 382

15 Years +

When the old Sixgunner Dot Com forum started to come apart, yours truly started up a web page as an easy access point to the old "Gord Board" or "Pumpkin Forum" that was started up as a gathering place for the denizens of the old forum. Then the Leverguns subforum needed a place ...
by AmBraCol
Thu Dec 08, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more Duplex bullet loads....!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: No more Duplex bullet loads....!!!!

So that 12 gauge shotgun you bought on ol' Joe's recommendation can only use slugs now... without a sabot which would probably count as another projectile (or more, if not one piece) to the powers that be...
by AmBraCol
Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rabbits with a .38
Replies: 17
Views: 588

Re: rabbits with a .38

Welcome to the forum! I don't know if you've seen our sister site - the repository of many good articles on levergun related subjects. Here are a couple of articles from our founders, Paco Kelly and Jim Taylor. https://leverguns.com/articles/paco/357_magnum_and_the_literature.htm https://leverguns.c...
by AmBraCol
Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm going to watch somebody else butcher this buck...
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: I'm going to watch somebody else butcher this buck...

First impression was a reminder of a button buck I killed way back when. First white tail I took with Grandpa's 30-30. It was antlerless only season and I saw three deer, one of them with a bloody hindquarter. I shot that one and the other two took off. Got up and found it was a button buck that som...
by AmBraCol
Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All with 357 Magnum?
Replies: 38
Views: 1531

Re: All with 357 Magnum?

Back in the day they took pretty much every big game species in North America with it. As I recall, to include grizzly/brown bear, moose, caribou, elk, bighorn sheep, etc.
by AmBraCol
Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Award for the filthiest .22 rifle ,552 speedmaster
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: Award for the filthiest .22 rifle ,552 speedmaster

A fellow I knew in college had one of those. Not nearly as bad off, though! He picked it up for a Grant from a non-ffl pawnshop that had it hanging on the back wall. We were at a revival down in OK and he had the rifle along. I pulled it apart for him and gave it a good cleaning, then suffered a bit...
by AmBraCol
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you happen to have a .450-400 3-inch NE
Replies: 22
Views: 559

Re: If you happen to have a .450-400 3-inch NE

Definitely interested in your experiments with this round. Trailboss, eh? I used to have a small jar of that, but wasn't overwhelmed with it in the 38 special or the 45 Colt. It'll be interesting to hear how it goes with your rifle loads!
by AmBraCol
Fri Dec 02, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me.....
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Is it just me.....

Last summer (2022) I checked all along our route as we traveled the western states and found zilch, nada, zero - except for one place that had a few magnum caps (No 11's, IIRC) at $15/100. Wasn't hungry enough for them to bite, but that was all I saw at the time. Made me wish I'd picked up a few mor...
by AmBraCol
Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is a Gun Cart!
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: This is a Gun Cart!

Reminds me of years ago when I was invited to participate in the "NW Kansas Schools Of Mission". I pulled into the parking lot of a certain church and walked up to the office. The secretary said, "You just missed Howard!" (the minister) "He took off just a couple minutes ago...
by AmBraCol
Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heritage Rough Rider
Replies: 26
Views: 655

Re: Heritage Rough Rider

There are about three kinds of folk when it comes to the Heritage Rough Riders. The ones that won't even look at them because "they're junk", some based on actual experience, some on whatever else reason they can come up with. Then there's the one's who can't get past the "safety"...
by AmBraCol
Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CASTING
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: CASTING

To me, it’s a great form of relaxation to cast, powder coat, size and load. Perfect therapy and you end up with a great usable product. I have never tried powder coating and am not interested in doing it myself. But a friend here does it and we end up swapping stuff. The other day I traded him a ti...
by AmBraCol
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .375 revolver
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: .375 revolver

Years ago I proposed the idea of a "380 Achilles". Not hard to do, just fit a heeled bullet to a 38 Spl case and shoot it through a 357 magnum cylinder reamed out straight in each chamber. Fit a .375" barrel to it and there you go. You could call it a 375 instead, if you wish, but my ...
by AmBraCol
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: board upgraded to latest version
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: board upgraded to latest version

David, I greatly appreciate you taking care of us. Thank you!
by AmBraCol
Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Rifle deer season tomorrow
Replies: 19
Views: 406

Re: Modern Rifle deer season tomorrow

It was season opener in MO as well and as usual I wasn't up there to join in the fun. BUT my "baby brother" took his Winchester '94 and some ammo I loaded up for him earlier this year and took his first buck on a small place he bought. It was good to have a hand in the proceedings in a way...
by AmBraCol
Sat Nov 12, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air pistol
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Air pistol

"The Boys Of Summer" is what one fellow on an airgun forum calls his CO2 guns. That FEG looks like quite a fun bit to play with. Hope you share your experiences with this one with us. Remember that CO2 is HEAVILY reliant on ambient temperatures, so it'll work best in all likelihood above 7...
by AmBraCol
Fri Nov 11, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OM Lightweight Single Six
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: OM Lightweight Single Six

Send me pics and I'll upload them for you. :D

webservant AT levergunscommunity DOT com

I'd limit it to standard velocity ammo and shoot it without worrying too much about it.
by AmBraCol
Fri Nov 04, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A FAST history of Europe...
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: A FAST history of Europe...

1894cfan wrote: Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:58 pm
gamekeeper wrote: Thu Nov 03, 2022 3:14 pm Be nice if I could press a stop button at an appropriate time.... :wink:
You can sorta do that on youtube with a bunch of reversing and forwarding. :P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY9P0QSxlnI
by AmBraCol
Tue Nov 01, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Special
Replies: 26
Views: 1185

Re: .44 Special

This has nothing to do with .44 Specials but when Sixgun related his experience with a cow, it reminded me of a friend and a 250 pound pig. He had raised the pig for butchering and when it was ready he loaded it into his old work truck which was an old Milk Truck. He had it roaming around in the ba...
by AmBraCol
Tue Nov 01, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Special
Replies: 26
Views: 1185

Re: .44 Special

Well, good for you on your "cow experience".....I F one up real bad back in the 80's.....my in laws are custom butchers and they use a .22 for regular cows and a 22 magnum for bulls or other big headed cows.....I'm sure you know how it's done....lead the cow up the ramp and through a door...
by AmBraCol
Tue Nov 01, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Special
Replies: 26
Views: 1185

Re: .44 Special

I came across the baggie of 45 Colt balloon head brass you gave me a while back. Need to dig it out next time we're up north and combine it with some FFFg and a 454190 slug on top, then box up and label properly. Someday I might get my mitts on a Colt type sixgun and it'd be cool to have appropriate...