Search found 3216 matches

by AmBraCol
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 65
Views: 1551

Re: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

A bit different, but an interesting deal. Wish we could get something like this here in Coffee Country. https://www.daisy.com/product/labor-day-deal-model-25-pump-bb-gun-rocket-shot/ A Daisy 25 pump plus a "Rocket Shot" that launches a beverage can for aerial shooting. Looks like a real hoot! The de...
by AmBraCol
Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 549

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

Paul, I did not know that Brazil had rattlesnakes, but there it is, Crotalus durissus, among the long list of Yararas, Bushmasters and other nasty venomous snakes of Brazil ... :shock: There are over 300 species of snake in Brazil, about half of which are venomous. So brazilians tend to say "ALL sn...
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 549

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

I'd trust a 2240 a lot more than the replicas. Shucks, I just built a "1740" by adding a steel breech and a 10" .177 caliber barrel to a 2240 I had around for that purpose. So far have only run one powerlet of CO2 through it. Got about 40 shots, but the last 10 or so I'd not want to try on a rattler...
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Target air pistol
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: SOLD: Target air pistol

I keep hoping someone would buy it and save me the money, but I could not take the pressure....Joe Feed it some nice, light pistol pellets and it should do very well for you. Mine tends to shoot best with 7 gr or so. If you want a round nose, check out the JSB 7.33 grain offering. I mostly shoot mi...
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1885 In 25-35
Replies: 29
Views: 705

Re: Winchester 1885 In 25-35

Just lovely! I think that Colorado museum '85 carbine has a factory 14" barrel and lived behind bar for much of its life, according to Campbell's first volume on the Winchester Single Shot. I was raised on the old myth that a .25-35 wouldn't kill deer reliably, but the next ranch had a lady who cam...
by AmBraCol
Sat Sep 17, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 766

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

I think a Henry or 66 set up for that shorter .45 Cowboy load would be pretty interesting. Of course you could use an outside lubricated heel type bullet around .475 diameter……wait a minute!! That keeps coming up in cogitations as well... the downside being the need to rebore the barrel of an alrea...
by AmBraCol
Sat Sep 17, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made it to the Range this morning
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Made it to the Range this morning

Sure looks like it's pulled together quite well for you. Somehow I've managed to NOT come across a Mosin to shoot in the past four decades I've been able to accumulate such items. I've had a couple of SKS's, but somehow the old bolt gun escaped me. At current prices it ain't likely I'll ever get my ...
by AmBraCol
Sat Sep 17, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 766

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

Interesting you brought this up. Recently I read "The Memoirs Of Luther S. Kelly", also known as "Yellowstone Kelly" He picked up a Henry and a bunch of ammo for it and used it with complete satisfaction, even to the point of using it on a frontal shot on a bison bull or two. He noted that it was no...
by AmBraCol
Thu Sep 15, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Target air pistol
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: FS in Texas: A legendary target air pistol

joepb wrote:
Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:39 pm
Is this a right handed gun?

Judging by the shape of the grip, yes it is.
by AmBraCol
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Target air pistol
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: FS in Texas: A legendary target air pistol

Charles Hamilton gifted me an original IZH-46M years ago. One day out at the gun club I set up a target backer at 50 meters and using the Elmer Keith type of sighting system managed a 3 shot group of less than an inch. The pellets lodged in the first layer of paper of the corrugated cardboard target...
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco is doing really well!
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: Paco is doing really well!

Paco's looking good! Those 30 cal air rifles are a hoot, or so I'm told. One of our local club members has (or had) a Hatsan in 9mm and I helped him source some pellets for it. The cool thing on the larger airgun calibers is being able to cast (or purchase) slugs which when combined with the proper ...
by AmBraCol
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS elswhere: .32-165 (.32-40) bullet mold
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: FS elswhere: .32-165 (.32-40) bullet mold

by the time I saw this the listing had ended. is that a 'normal' amount of money for a bullet mould to go for??? It all depends. I let a Hoch nose pour get away from me earlier this year. It went for around $100, low for a custom mold. Some folks will lay out a LOT of dough for a less common mold w...
by AmBraCol
Fri Sep 09, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye sight going bad.
Replies: 27
Views: 460

Re: Eye sight going bad.

Just got home, we it`s not any of the above mentioned has something to do with swollen veins or arteries i`m not sure hard to remember all that tech stuff. It`s something to monitor or may be ER later he`s discussing it with another doctor at the VA . Well, I pray they figure it out soon. I've had ...
by AmBraCol
Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye sight going bad.
Replies: 27
Views: 460

Re: Eye sight going bad.

That's not good. Look for an ophthalmologist, not just an optometrist. Alejandra Bohorquez has been my ophthalmologist for a few years now. I get the feeling she cares about my vision and not just my wallet. Saw her yesterday for a checkup on my glaucoma. Things are going OK for now. Back in 2019 I ...
by AmBraCol
Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gamekeeper is a bad influence
Replies: 16
Views: 366

Re: Gamekeeper is a bad influence

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:26 am
Sigh. I miss the days I could just fly with one and no one said boo. Actually, I just miss the days when common sense still had a toehold on society... :roll:


^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^
by AmBraCol
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody got anything new......
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: Anybody got anything new......

I was not aware of the CVA Scout pistols. Now I'm intrigued. Your referencing 357 Max in relation to them really piques my interest. I've got one of their 35 Whelen rifles and it's a dandy - as long as you use a scope with enough eye relief on it to keep it off your eyebrow. My son and I whacked the...
by AmBraCol
Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1885 In 25-35
Replies: 29
Views: 705

Re: Winchester 1885 In 25-35

A lovely rifle indeed! The Cowboy and Gunfighter Museum in Craig, CO has an 1885 in 25-35 with an original from the factory 12 or 14" barrel. Can't remember which. You'd have to get a tax stamp to do that today, but back in the day someone wanted a compact rifle and got it. Although, IIRC, it has a ...
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 243 winchester
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: 243 winchester

jnyork wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:51 am
GunnyMack wrote:
Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:09 am

O . How is it in 2022 the US Postal Service doesn't have a generator!?
Because it's run by the government, that's why. :lol:

:lol: :lol:
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 243 winchester
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: 243 winchester

If you need more, American Reloading has 243 PRIMED brass, and I THINK their labor day sale is still running, 30% off with the 30brass code at check out.

https://americanreloading.com/82-243-winchester
by AmBraCol
Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did someone say "leverguns"?
Replies: 22
Views: 803

Re: Did someone say "leverguns"?

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:41 am
If you want to up your spear game, one word: atlatl.
A recognized "Alternative Method" for hunting in the state of Missouri.
by AmBraCol
Thu Sep 01, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday To AmBraCol
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Happy Birthday To AmBraCol

Thank you all!!! It was indeed a blessed day. Even got to have dinner with Miss Sheri at a local pseudo Brazilian restaurant. No farinha or farofa or pão de queijo or feijoada, but the rodizio was fairly decent and the company the best of all!
by AmBraCol
Thu Sep 01, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 243 winchester
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: 243 winchester

Could have picked up a bunch back in June, but didn't know anyone that needed it. I keep thinking I ought to try one on for size, just never have gotten the round tuit.
by AmBraCol
Wed Aug 31, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 65
Views: 1551

Re: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

Welcome to the fire! Feel free to share some of those memories.
by AmBraCol
Wed Aug 31, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CO2 handguner again.
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: CO2 handguner again.

by AmBraCol
Wed Aug 31, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CO2 handguner again.
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: CO2 handguner again.

Further digging yields the probability that you've got an E20 or EB20 pistol, link to manual/EVP below https://support.crosman.com/hc/en-us/articles/203361234-E-EB-Series-Owner-s-Manual-EVP-1991-2008- I'm now VERY curious. It does look a bit more involved than the later 2240 et al system. But should...
by AmBraCol
Wed Aug 31, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CO2 handguner again.
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: CO2 handguner again.

Thanks Paul, I assume by what you say replacing the seals is fairly straightforward. It is quite powerful and despite a hard trigger not too bad in the accuracy department. On the later Crosman guns (2240, 1740, 2400KT, 2300T, etc) it's a breeze. What model is yours? I'm not sure if it uses the sam...
by AmBraCol
Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CO2 handguner again.
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: CO2 handguner again.

Now that's a lovey little popper. I've found with the single shot CO2 pistols the most common repairs seem to be merely lubrication or replacing the seal because it was over tightened. In fact, with the 2240's around here, I've replaced the seal at the front of the valve probably 10 times more than ...
by AmBraCol
Sat Aug 27, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a little effort
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Took a little effort

If it's anything like the family 25-35 it'll be a shooter! Lovely rifle. It gives a great feeling to bring one back into good shape.
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 25, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I miss Sagebrush Longshots
Replies: 16
Views: 449

Re: I miss Sagebrush Longshots

Streetstar wrote:
Thu Aug 25, 2022 1:15 pm
marlinman93 wrote:
Thu Aug 25, 2022 9:17 am
His name is Wind, and the annual shoots didn't cease after he passed.

He used to post in here quite a bit IIRC
474 posts between 2008 and 2018
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 25, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 65
Views: 1551

Re: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

I've been thinking (and I know that is pretty dangerous). I believe that I can adjust windage on my Red Rider by bending it a little in the direction I want the bb to go. Have you tried just bending the front sight a bit? The front sights on these new ones are plastic and made as a unit with the pl...
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 25, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I miss Sagebrush Longshots
Replies: 16
Views: 449

Re: I miss Sagebrush Longshots

At least their channel's still there. Most recent video is from 8 months ago.

https://www.youtube.com/c/SagebrushLongshots
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 25, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 65
Views: 1551

Re: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

I've been thinking (and I know that is pretty dangerous). I believe that I can adjust windage on my Red Rider by bending it a little in the direction I want the bb to go. I've done that with solid barrels, don't know what it'd take to do it with the shrouded Red Ryder system. There's one sure way t...
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Taking TUMERIC as a Daily Supplement?
Replies: 14
Views: 1674

Re: Anyone Taking TUMERIC as a Daily Supplement?

Didn't notice the original post date at first. Yep, a "blast from the past". Anyway, my wife's been using it along with a concoction of other stuff. IIRC she mixes it with a bit of apple cider vinegar for good measure and drinks it first thing in the morning. She didn't do this while we were up nort...
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I ordered a new Daisy Model 25 .... it came today
Replies: 15
Views: 435

Re: I ordered a new Daisy Model 25 .... it came today

I've never handled one of those, but remember the pictures from way back. My brother and I were gifted a Daisy Spittin' Image back when I was 9. We bought Daisy Buck rifles for our boys when they were 5 and 6. There's a lot to be said for the good ol' BB gun for teaching kids gun safety and the basi...
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 65
Views: 1551

Re: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Wed Aug 24, 2022 6:30 pm
Gotta watch this!

https://youtube.com/shorts/ezLr1oi7Q-g?feature=share
That deer got edumacated about short folk totin' a levergun!
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 25, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 340 Series E
Replies: 27
Views: 583

Re: Savage 340 Series E

If you're gonna shoot cast at cast velocities how about reversed fmj's at cast velocity? If you can get them cheap, saves on casting! And they do a number on critters loaded thus. Another thought is that if you want to shoot cast bullets at low velocity you might consider a faster rifling twist so ...
by AmBraCol
Tue Aug 23, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?
Replies: 65
Views: 1551

Re: Is anyone still shooting a Red Ryder?

Stopped at Andy Larson's up in Montana back in July. We had a grand time on his "front porch range", shooting Daisy Buck BB guns at aluminum cans on stakes out at around 45 feet or so, IIRC. Just a bit of relaxed enjoyment while we chewed the fat a bit. I did OK, but occasionally forgot to ensure th...
by AmBraCol
Tue Aug 23, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Follow-Up On Yesterday's Range Time
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Follow-Up On Yesterday's Range Time

I got some old 38's from a friend up in WA state, from the headstamp they were probably from the early 20th century. They did a longitudinal split, my guess is they'd been fired with mercuric primers which embrittled the brass and lead to a target load being sufficient to split the case. Going the o...
by AmBraCol
Tue Aug 23, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 340 Series E
Replies: 27
Views: 583

Re: Savage 340 Series E

Now ill have to go check ZERO after taking it out of the wood😀( yeah I get to go shoot!) Looking at the photo - it looks like you need a new front magazine guide. They are available from Numrich, just click this link . And I REALLY appreciate you taking the time and effort to get that bit of info f...
by AmBraCol
Tue Aug 23, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 340 Series E
Replies: 27
Views: 583

Re: Savage 340 Series E

GunnyMack wrote:
Tue Aug 23, 2022 1:31 pm
Oops, I misunderstood your post. You want this screw.16612792514437641343090684537554.jpg

It's a 10-32,approximately. 200" of thread, head diameter is .280". OAL is .330"
Yeah!!! Yes indeed - that be the one. Thank you! A 10-32 shouldn't be too hard to source.
by AmBraCol
Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 340 Series E
Replies: 27
Views: 583

Re: Savage 340 Series E

Paul, I just pulled the front screw from my Savage 342 ( probably the same as the 340). By the Brownells ' screw checker ' its a 1/4 - 32. Definitely an oddball! It has an OAL of 1.195" and the threaded portion is approximately .450" of thread. This was given to me , basket case but complete, a 22 ...
by AmBraCol
Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sears/AyA Model 433 SxS
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Sears/AyA Model 433 SxS

That's a lovely bit of artillery you got, Sarge. I keep looking for a side by side down here, have only seen one and no paperwork for it so no go for yours truly. The Spanish make some very decent shotguns indeed. There's just something "right" about an old 12 bore side by side scattergun.
by AmBraCol
Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got the wood done
Replies: 41
Views: 777

Re: Got the wood done

That's one task I missed out helping with this summer while up north. Preparing for winter isn't something we normally do here between the Canal and the Equator. I did manage a couple weeks of haying, helping an old friend and enjoying a change of pace. Splitting wood is another of those satisfying ...
by AmBraCol
Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 340 Series E
Replies: 27
Views: 583

Re: Savage 340 Series E

horsesoldier03 wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 9:29 pm
Here are some cheap parts to include the barrel.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/942215478
Thanks! That would have made it possible to convert to 30-30, but it sure climbed out of my reach quickly!
by AmBraCol
Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 340 Series E
Replies: 27
Views: 583

Re: Savage 340 Series E

harry wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 5:49 pm
Just in case you’re short on lathe time:
https://www.mcmaster.com/bolts/thread-size~1-4-32/
Thanks, Harry!
by AmBraCol
Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 340 Series E
Replies: 27
Views: 583

Re: Savage 340 Series E

Paul, I just pulled the front screw from my Savage 342 ( probably the same as the 340). By the Brownells ' screw checker ' its a 1/4 - 32. Definitely an oddball! It has an OAL of 1.195" and the threaded portion is approximately .450" of thread. This was given to me , basket case but complete, a 22 ...
by AmBraCol
Sat Aug 20, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Darr rolling Block
Replies: 27
Views: 492

Re: Darr rolling Block

Did a search of the moderator log, nothing shows up at all. Can't imagine where the original post went. Anyway, thanks for putting it back up. The only thing that comes up when searching for "Darr" and "Rolling block" is this thread.
by AmBraCol
Sat Aug 20, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Darr rolling Block
Replies: 27
Views: 492

Re: Darr rolling Block

Lovely rifle. Thanks for sharing. I can't see why the original post disappeared either. I'll dig in the back room and see if anything comes up. Odd, to say the least.
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 340 Series E
Replies: 27
Views: 583

Re: Savage 340 Series E

Savage 340's are decent rifles, my only experience is with a 30-30, which shot very well. The bolt action has only one locking lug, so it's not especially strong. Which is one reason I'm tempted to make a cast bullet shooter out of it. I know the 30-30 had a good rep with some cast bullet shooters,...
by AmBraCol
Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage 340 Series E
Replies: 27
Views: 583

Re: Savage 340 Series E

Thanks, guys! I'd not thought of Gunbroker as a source. MUCH better prices than fleabay at first glance. I'll have to take a look once we get settled in again. I was curious about the differences between the 110 and 340 barrels since the 110's seem to be easier to find. Actually, the more I think ab...