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by JimT
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My take on the 32-20
Replies: 16
Views: 365

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 JimT
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My take on the 32-20
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: My take on the 32-20

A Winchester in .32-20 is the only original Model 92 that I have owned. The rest have been from Brazil. It sure makes for a great plinking round, in a rifle not much more bark than a .22. I had loads for mine that were dead silent. All you heard was the hammer CLACK when you pulled the trigger. Pus...
by JimT
Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1894 CL
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Marlin 1894 CL

Reading through the 32-20 thread posted by Jim reminded me of this rifle that Marlin marketed for only a short time, maybe two or three years, and I don't believe many were produced as they have always been scarce. I wanted one from the start, but have only ever seen and handled one of these. It wa...
by JimT
Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My take on the 32-20
Replies: 16
Views: 365

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: I will be posting other articles by Harry O on different calibers. Who knows? There are still some out there...
by JimT
Mon Jan 30, 2023 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My take on the 32-20
Replies: 16
Views: 365

My take on the 32-20

I found some articles by Harry Owen among the old Sixgunner.Com files and figure I should share them since many here never had the chance to read any of Harry's stuff. Some of the older gents (like Sixgun) will remember him but his writing was always good .. from his experiences with the older Winc...
by JimT
Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting with a1873 in Hungary.
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Hunting with a1873 in Hungary.

I also have hunted many years in snow, though normally with a handgun. Several times though it was with a Model 71 Winchester and a couple times with a Model 94 Winchester. day2.jpg The load was a 150 gr. Spire Point Silvertip over 30 gr. H322 .. loaded single shot. Distance about 40 yards. It dropp...
by JimT
Sun Jan 29, 2023 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I ran across an article by my Dad written years ago ....
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: I ran across an article by my Dad written years ago ....

Years ago Dad taught me that during the Depression they lived by "USE IT UP, WEAR IT OUT, MAKE IT DO OR DO WITHOUT." He lived by that his entire life.
by JimT
Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I ran across an article by my Dad written years ago ....
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: I ran across an article by my Dad written years ago ....

samsi wrote: Sat Jan 28, 2023 9:51 pm Thanks for posting this, I've got a buggered up 4 cav Lyman mold I need to try to salvage.

Is the 454190 mold he mentions the same one you're still using?
Yes it is. It is still "finicky" to use but after all these years it's not a problem for me.
by JimT
Sat Jan 28, 2023 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I ran across an article by my Dad written years ago ....
Replies: 12
Views: 268

I ran across an article by my Dad written years ago ....

Bullet Mold Repair by Allen Taylor I have been casting bullets for most of my 77 years. Over the years I have seen some very beat-up bullet molds. It is a shame but molds do not have to "wear out". Most of the time the reason they do is because of neglect or misuse. Often I buy old abused ...
by JimT
Fri Jan 27, 2023 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clean Brass
Replies: 19
Views: 301

Re: Clean Brass

For many many years .. up into the 1990's ... all I did was deprime the brass and then toss it into a large can, pour in some gasoline and shake it vigorously (outdoors of course) .. then pour off the gas and lay the brass on a nice clean section of tin in the sunlight. In the summertime in Arizona ...
by JimT
Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30/30 outperforms the 308 and 30/06 at 100 yards.
Replies: 26
Views: 432

Re: 30/30 outperforms the 308 and 30/06 at 100 yards.

If you write for a living you have to have readers. Many feel the way to get readers is to be controversial. Col. Askins was a master of that. He kept the Editors happy because he generated a lot mail. No matter it was hate mail. It meant people were reading it. That meant the advertisers were getti...
by JimT
Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 vs 30wcf
Replies: 19
Views: 385

Re: 45-70 vs 30wcf

One of the best articles I have ever read comparing the .30-30 to other cartridges was in Safari Club's magazine back in the late 1980's. It was a reprint of an early 1900 account of taking a World Record Bighorn in awfully rough country at near 400 yards (if I recall correctly) with the new flat-s...
by JimT
Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 vs 30wcf
Replies: 19
Views: 385

Re: 45-70 vs 30wcf

One of the best articles I have ever read comparing the .30-30 to other cartridges was in Safari Club's magazine back in the late 1980's. It was a reprint of an early 1900 account of taking a World Record Bighorn in awfully rough country at near 400 yards (if I recall correctly) with the new flat-sh...
by JimT
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 400 gr bullets in a RedHawk .45 Colt
Replies: 22
Views: 263

Re: 400 gr bullets in a RedHawk .45 Colt

I shot 430's out of the Freedom Arms 454 ... but I never ran them over 850 fps. At 800 fps they were accurate enough to hit a 4 foot x 4 foot metal target at 500 yards when we were at John Linebaugh's. Very mild recoil. I sure would like to learn to do long range shooting like that... My guess is t...
by JimT
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 400 gr bullets in a RedHawk .45 Colt
Replies: 22
Views: 263

Re: 400 gr bullets in a RedHawk .45 Colt

I shot 430's out of the Freedom Arms 454 ... but I never ran them over 850 fps. At 800 fps they were accurate enough to hit a 4 foot x 4 foot metal target at 500 yards when we were at John Linebaugh's. Very mild recoil.
by JimT
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet impacts at 250,000 frames per second
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Bullet impacts at 250,000 frames per second

I did this with my Model 94 Winchester .30-30 ....
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by JimT
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for .44 WCF rifle shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Question for .44 WCF rifle shooters

Bill .. if you got birds on your wine bottles you ain't tipping 'em fast enough!
by JimT
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for .44 WCF rifle shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Question for .44 WCF rifle shooters

Jim, I remember those from the old Gun Digests. Imported by Interarms? I don't know who imported them when I bought it. It was 1959 or 1960. The Jewel Box Pawn Shop in Phoenix had shelves of them. Around $40 if I remember correctly. I had to borrow a few dollars from my Dad to be able to buy one. T...
by JimT
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for .44 WCF rifle shooters
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Question for .44 WCF rifle shooters

Only one I ever had was a 92 made in Spain ... El Tigre .. exact copy of the Winchester 92 .. they did not have a patent agreement with the US so they tooled up and made them. Major difference from the Winchester was the rear sight was a ladder sight and the sling swivels. https://www.forgottenweapo...
by JimT
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 takes another.
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Winchester 94 takes another.

Nice work with a great rifle!
by JimT
Sun Jan 22, 2023 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today's Hunting Tip
Replies: 15
Views: 408

Re: Today's Hunting Tip

I don't take any of that stuff. I grew up in the era of map reading and using a compass. Our first trip into Mexico, I showed my Dad a map of Baja Norte and said, "See this village? If we aren't back in a month start searching there!" We traveled around the world with no gps .. no cell pho...
by JimT
Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if your CCW gun failed to fire 10-20% of the time...?
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: What if your CCW gun failed to fire 10-20% of the time...?

Doc was not saying there was a real Glock or a real LCP....he was using the term hypothetically . :wink: You have a good eye for detail. For lack of that some took the thread down a little bit different track but it was still an interesting discussion. I clarified the phrasing in the original post ...
by JimT
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Javelina hide?
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Javelina hide?

Blackhawk, I assume by "getting them ready for the pit" that you were barbecuing them? How did that go? How did they taste? Seems in a lot of reading over the years that many just take the head for the skull and leave the carcass. I am not Blackhawk but I can testify that we ate Javelina ...
by JimT
Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt 1878 DA
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Colt 1878 DA

Leverluver wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:12 pm Wow, considering the rest of the gun, the barrel looks to be in amazingly good shape.
It's rusty at the muzzle but I think can be polished out if the gun ever gets to the point that I would need to.
by JimT
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Javelina hide?
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Javelina hide?

The was someone used to make gloves from the hides. If I remember correctly where the hairs were form a unique pattern of 3's on the hide. (3 small holes or dots that is.)
by JimT
Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt 1878 DA
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Colt 1878 DA

In the 1920's my Dad and his 3 brothers were raised on a ranch and played cowboys a lot. There was a Springfield Trapdoor that didn't work and an 1873 Winchester that was broken plus a couple old shotguns that did not work. The boys played with them and Grandma didn't like them playing with guns so ...
by JimT
Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today's Hunting Tip
Replies: 15
Views: 408

Today's Hunting Tip

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by JimT
Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if your CCW gun failed to fire 10-20% of the time...?
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: What if your CCW gun failed to fire 10-20% of the time...?

If you haven't had a bullet jump and lock the cylinder on a revolver, you're not trying hard enough. :D I haven't had that since the 1980's when I learned more about "bullet pull" and how to size and bell the neck of the case .... :lol: BUT I have run into factory loads that had no primin...
by JimT
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if your CCW gun failed to fire 10-20% of the time...?
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: What if your CCW gun failed to fire 10-20% of the time...?

I like a sixgun for dependability. Most everyone feels they need an autoloader with lots of ammo. Maybe ... or maybe not .... Well Jim...you and I come from a different generation. We have the experience and the knowledge.... A revolver is easier and faster to grab and can be fired with any kind of...
by JimT
Wed Jan 18, 2023 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if your CCW gun failed to fire 10-20% of the time...?
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: What if your CCW gun failed to fire 10-20% of the time...?

Sixgun wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 8:33 pm Well, the Glock is obviously a higher priced gun so I'd take the Glock and trade it even up for a new S&W J frame.
I like a sixgun for dependability.
Most everyone feels they need an autoloader with lots of ammo.
Maybe ... or maybe not ....
by JimT
Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot the new Rossi 92 in .357 Magnum
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Shot the new Rossi 92 in .357 Magnum

Good going Bill! 495 more rounds and it'll start being broken in. :lol:
by JimT
Sun Jan 15, 2023 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixgun Mulie
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Sixgun Mulie

Bill in Oregon wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:27 am Fine work, Jim. Do you still have and shoot that revolver?
Yessir. I would never get rid of this one. I have shot lots of deer, javelina, coyotes, dogs, cats, long-range targets and rocks with it over the years.
by JimT
Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Colt’s reloading tool.
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: .45 Colt’s reloading tool.

I’m fixing to start loading some black powder .45 Colt ammo. It will be interesting to see if I can at least seat and crimp with this tool. It's fun to load a few on one... but I wouldn't want to do even 25 or so! :wink: I have loaded hundreds of rounds with the Lyman 310 Tool. And of course it is ...
by JimT
Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixgun Mulie
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Sixgun Mulie

(written many years ago .. the hunt was in the late 1980's near Oracle, Arizona) It was the 3rd day of Mule Deer Season and so far I had not done very well. I had hunted the first 2 days on horseback but contrary to common opinion, you cannot just "ride right up to the deer" and shoot them...
by JimT
Sat Jan 14, 2023 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 271

For Sale

in 1943. From the January 1943 issue of The American Rifleman. This gives an idea of how much buying power the dollar had and how much worth less it is today.
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by JimT
Sat Jan 14, 2023 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of Aliens
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Speaking of Aliens

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by JimT
Fri Jan 13, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting Long Range With A Handgun
Replies: 25
Views: 450

Re: Shooting Long Range With A Handgun

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by JimT
Thu Jan 12, 2023 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think Texas may add a flag to its collection
Replies: 18
Views: 329

I think Texas may add a flag to its collection

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by JimT
Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today was .45 Colt Day
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: Today was .45 Colt Day

Jim, nice shooting. I use similar loads and have a stock similar configuration Ruger. Thanks. I prefer Unique for this velocity in the .45 but over the years found that any powder in that range works pretty well. And with powders being hard to find at times I use what I can get. :D I ran across som...
by JimT
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm Gonna....
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: I'm Gonna....

piller wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:15 pm I have done a tiny bit of handgun hunting. Practice more than I did. You won't regret the practice you put in.
AMEN!!
by JimT
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning .....
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: Learning .....

I figured there were some of you on here who are what I would call "Advanced" in the art of paper cartridges and other old-time ways of doing things. I enjoy learning and doing this stuff ... and like reloading .22 rimfires, it's a skill that one day quite possibly will be needed. I would ...
by JimT
Wed Jan 11, 2023 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today was .45 Colt Day
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: Today was .45 Colt Day

I have used the 454190 bullet with SPG lube when I was shooting Black Powder class. I like that lube. It works well.
by JimT
Wed Jan 11, 2023 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today was .45 Colt Day
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Today was .45 Colt Day

At least on my part of the shooting range it was. I took my Linebaugh .45 Ruger and two handloads just to do some target work and to work on my offhand shooting. I tested the loads from a rest and then shot them offhand both at targets and breaking clay pigeons etc. The handloads were with 2 bullets...
by JimT
Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting Long Range With A Handgun
Replies: 25
Views: 450

Re: Shooting Long Range With A Handgun

Well Sixgun ... they have been telling us for years that "freedom ain't free!"

:o

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by JimT
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting Long Range With A Handgun
Replies: 25
Views: 450

Re: Shooting Long Range With A Handgun

Wasn't that the one you were gonna trade me for my Star9mm? :lol:
by JimT
Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:21 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. I’m there with you. A SAA in .38 Special so...
by JimT
Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting Long Range With A Handgun
Replies: 25
Views: 450

Re: Shooting Long Range With A Handgun

I've been to the Freedom Arms factory several times .. maybe 4 or 5 ... but anyway .. there is a lot of handwork on them .. fitting the grips correctly and making sure the gun is near perfect ... so 'custom' ain't a bad word. All top of the line firearms are (were) pretty much custom.
by JimT
Tue Jan 10, 2023 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting Long Range With A Handgun
Replies: 25
Views: 450

Re: Shooting Long Range With A Handgun

Smart move, Gunny! :D
by JimT
Tue Jan 10, 2023 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning .....
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: Learning .....

The .44's are easier to make than the .36's, though by the time I did a box of 20 of the .36's I was doing much better. I am glad I did not get a kit for the .31!!!! I am too thick-fingered to try and make those little bitty things. .44's from today 44-1.JPG 44-2.JPG The home-made conicals were the ...
by JimT
Tue Jan 10, 2023 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting Long Range With A Handgun
Replies: 25
Views: 450

Re: Shooting Long Range With A Handgun

piller wrote: Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:08 pm It can be tough to find any place now to shoot long range.
True .. unless you live in the western lands with lots of open space.