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by JimT
Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The work on the Mosin Nagant is pretty well finished.
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: The work on the Mosin Nagant is pretty well finished.

I have no idea on the wood Nath. It is dense and heavy. The stock will make a nice oar if you need it .. or a good club if you need that. :lol:
by JimT
Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 and Nosler 170gr Partitions
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: 30-30 and Nosler 170gr Partitions

Most of you may know about this but years ago I wrote an article for the Leverguns website on the Model 94 Winchester and included a lot of data from that time. Some of it is dated now, but here is a part of it dealing with penetration: PENETRATION TEST I also fired some of the Factory loads throug...
by JimT
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The work on the Mosin Nagant is pretty well finished.
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: The work on the Mosin Nagant is pretty well finished.

Nath wrote:
Tue Sep 27, 2022 4:36 am
What lumber do think it is Jim?
Is there a close up of the rear sight, I'm intrigued.
N.
MAKING THE REAR SIGHT
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FINISHED REAR SIGHT
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by JimT
Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The work on the Mosin Nagant is pretty well finished.
Replies: 9
Views: 140

The work on the Mosin Nagant is pretty well finished.

Now on to load development.

I cold blued the barrel, refinished the stock, added a recoil pad and threw away the military steel buttplate.
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Loading some cast bullet loads to test ..
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by JimT
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: am I exaggerating 44 mag recoil
Replies: 21
Views: 306

Re: am I exaggerating 44 mag recoil

Rifle Rifle weight (lbs.) Free Recoil Energy (ft. lbs.) Free Recoil Velocity (fps) 30-30 Win. (150 at 2400) ....... 7.5 ............. 10.6 ........................... 9.5 .44 Rem. Mag. (240 at 1760) ....... 7.5 ............. 11.2 ........................... 9.8 .45 Colt +P (250 at 1500) ....... 6.5 ...
by JimT
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 529

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

When we lived in Mozambique we encountered lots of snakes. The Mozambicans call every snake "Cobra" and are pretty shy around them. I killed quite a few with a machete including a spitting cobra and a mamba. But some of those snakes are really fast and getting that close got to me, so I built a snak...
by JimT
Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Better than a 'Security BLANKET'...?
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: What's Better than a 'Security BLANKET'...?

I guess if you sleep with your head under a pillow you don't have to stay awake worrying about getting shot in the head. :roll:
by JimT
Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 529

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

My pellet gun shoots a whole tube of pellets at once and vaporizes a snakes head if you are aiming....
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by JimT
Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Communist Kalifornia
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: Communist Kalifornia

Good on ya Sixgun! I know you're joshing 'cuz I have a Rossi oncet in awhile and I don't hold with commies one bit. I lived under a "socialist" government in Africa for 6 years ... I know from experience what they are like. :roll:
by JimT
Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Communist Kalifornia
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: Communist Kalifornia

Ah .. it's good to see you back Sixgun. I thought maybe something had happened to you. I asked Matt but he never got back to me? So I am happy to see you again. I have another Rossi to show you... a sixgun. I had bought it 20 years ago and forgot about it. Dug it out awhile back and had fun with it.
by JimT
Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Messin' With The Mosin
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Messin' With The Mosin

TANGO 4C wrote:
Sun Sep 18, 2022 5:58 pm
Here's another approach by the late Junior Doughty:

Article: http://www.castbullet.com/makeit/rr.htm
That's a great idea and fairly simple to do also!
I love seeing what creative people can do.
by JimT
Sun Sep 18, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Communist Kalifornia
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Communist Kalifornia

The Safari Times reports that California passed a law banning promoting hunting and shooting to youths. $25,000 fine for simply communicating about programs that teach hunting and shooting. Even your own children! No Hunter education or gun safety programs. No school sponsored firearms teams, or you...
by JimT
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 762

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-.38_F5F4F...
by JimT
Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 762

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.
by JimT
Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the Metric System
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: the Metric System

Then there is the appropriate use of both systems. The ubiquitous yellow plastic dippers in cubic centimetres get translated to quite useful 7,000 to the pound grains with the lee slide card or chart in the loading manual. The original Lee dippers were red and numbered .. like 035. They came packag...
by JimT
Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Ready To Reload The 7.62x54R
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Getting Ready To Reload The 7.62x54R

I started by cleaning the cases I fired the other day in my case cleaner. It's an old RCBS vibrating unit that I bought going on 25 years ago. The motor wore out and I replaced the motor last year and it is still going strong! When I had the brass cleaned I started re-sizing and depriming them. Duri...
by JimT
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the Metric System
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: the Metric System

Each system has its own downside. Neither is perfect. It's easy to ignore the downsides in the system one prefers. The years I lived in Mozambique, everything is metric. I got along with it ok but sometimes it was a pain.
by JimT
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 762

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

Very interesting thread, Scott. While it has considerably more poop than the .44 Henry, another mild-mannered old timer is the .56-50 Spencer, with a 350-grain bullet at about 1100. I wonder if this one could be chambered in a five-shot configuration in a revolver. I thoroughly enjoyed shooting it ...
by JimT
Sat Sep 17, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Since Blaine posted about his daughter and her new business venture ...
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Since Blaine posted about his daughter and her new business venture ...

They have it pretty well covered. There is always more to learn and they are open to learning.
by JimT
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Since Blaine posted about his daughter and her new business venture ...
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Since Blaine posted about his daughter and her new business venture ...

My daughter and her husband (who is a levergunner) recently opened an Air B&B/VRBO in San Antonio. A video is here ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3m91ky9RcY Photos here ... https://www.vrbo.com/2846752?adultsCount=6&childrenCount=5&unitId=3418785 They have worked really hard getting this place...
by JimT
Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 762

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

C'mon guys! THE 480 ACHILLES! It's the perfect mild big bore handgun. Should take care of any zombies during the zombie apocalypse.
by JimT
Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made it to the Range this morning
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Made it to the Range this morning

My favorite loads for the Mosins and my '95 is 42 -44 grs. of Varget and a 174 or 190 gr. bullet. I just got a couple hundred 200 gr. Privi Partizan JSPs that I'm looking forward to trying in the Nagants and Enfields. With your little carbine, the muzzle blast alone should knock down whatever you s...
by JimT
Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old friends
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Old friends

I have been talking with Rob Leahy this last couple weeks. He shared with me he had been visiting Ed and his wife and praying with them. Ed was ready to go and I look forward to meeting him again when it is my turn.
by JimT
Fri Sep 16, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made it to the Range this morning
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Made it to the Range this morning

Makes a pretty slick farm/truck/camp carbine, and it's more than capable to do what it was made for. To improve on that you'll have to put a Finn barrel on it. :D I grew up in a house full of military sporters and have several of my own. They are some of my favorites to just go out and plink with. ...
by JimT
Fri Sep 16, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made it to the Range this morning
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Made it to the Range this morning

Nath wrote:
Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:59 pm
Bet that gives a good ole' flash 8)
My 9 year old Grandson said, "I could see a huge fire come out of it!" :lol:
by JimT
Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Henry Flat--Musings on the usefulness of mild cartridges
Replies: 41
Views: 762

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

My great-uncle Wade had a BIG pistol and was known in his part of the country for carrying and using it. It was a Colt Single Action in .38 Long Colt. He killed 3 bears with that big gun. Now days no one would consider carrying a pistol in .38 Long Colt for much of anything except Cowboy Action games.
by JimT
Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made it to the Range this morning
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Made it to the Range this morning

with the chopped up Mosin Nagant and my new home-made peep sight. Shooting at 25 yards I adjusted the windage until it was hitting center. Then I moved over to the 50 yard range. I have not adjusted the elevation, my measurements before making the rear sight were pretty close! This was the 5th or 6t...
by JimT
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 non-stamped carrier
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Winchester 94 non-stamped carrier

CAUTION!
Just because you read about it does not make it so.
Use that rifle. You will find out what is true and what ain't.
by JimT
Wed Sep 14, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30wcf plinking.
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: 30wcf plinking.

Well done!
by JimT
Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the Metric System
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: the Metric System

Yessir .. I did.
by JimT
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Messin' With The Mosin
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Messin' With The Mosin

horsesoldier03 wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:35 pm
I found no evidence that POI was affected by the bayonet position.
I don't think the position of the bayonet affected accuracy. What I read was removing the bayonet affected accuracy. I am not sure if that is true or not for I never tried it.
by JimT
Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the Metric System
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: the Metric System

There are two types of countries; those that use the metric system, and those that have landed men on the moon.
by JimT
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paco is doing really well!
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: Paco is doing really well!

piller wrote:
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:16 pm
Glad to hear that he is doing well.
Are handguns an option?
He is limited to shooting in his backyard ... doesn't get out to the range and doesn't drive so the airguns are keeping him in shooting shape.
by JimT
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Messin' With The Mosin
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Messin' With The Mosin

Thank you. I really don't take credit for the idea .....
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by JimT
Mon Sep 12, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Messin' With The Mosin
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Messin' With The Mosin

They may have been crude by our standards but the Russians used them well in WWII! And they did the job. I have seen some .. especially the Finn rifles, that are very accurate. That's nice shootin' there Jason.
by JimT
Mon Sep 12, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Messin' With The Mosin
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Messin' With The Mosin

More than a year ago I started messing around with an old Mosin Nagant that had been given to me years ago. It had all the wood and a bayonet and was typical of those rifles with the barrel half shot out from corrosive priming etc. It did not look as good as this one: mosin2.png I hacked off the bay...
by JimT
Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms
Replies: 26
Views: 571

Re: Correct spelling of Marshal by Cimarron firearms

Eye have a spelling checker
It came with my PC
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks I cannot sea
I ran this poem threw it
I'm sure your glad to no
Its letter perfect in its weigh
my checker tolled me sew
by JimT
Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye sight going bad.
Replies: 27
Views: 460

Hey Doc!

There's a lot of preachers who could use that revelation!

(lest anyone think I am bad-mouthing preachers, I am speaking as one of them)

:shock:
by JimT
Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye sight going bad.
Replies: 27
Views: 460

Re: Eye sight going bad.

Pitchy .. I had something similar happen when I was living in Mozambique. Got up at midnight New Years Eve to take photos of the fireworks and found I could not see through the viewfinder of the camera with my right eye. Worked OK with the left. Later I figured out that I had a dark area of my visio...
by JimT
Thu Sep 08, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About those atlatls
Replies: 24
Views: 442

Re: About those atlatls

It quite possible that those who came before were quite intelligent and figured out how to do a lot of things we haven't even thought of.
by JimT
Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: “Lady” with a levergun.
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: “Lady” with a levergun.

Here's another lady with a levergun ...
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by JimT
Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shotguns for Home Defense
Replies: 13
Views: 515

Re: Shotguns for Home Defense

Shotguns work! Though I have seen people who don't practice regularly miss a man-size silhouette at 20 feet. Heck Thomas and the Marshall's with him believed in and trusted the shotgun. This is Bill Doolin's death photo after engaging in a short resistance with them. A load of 10 gauge Blue Whistler...
by JimT
Sun Sep 04, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From Long Ago and Far Away in a friendlier climate
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: From Long Ago and Far Away in a friendlier climate

Durn Scott .. that's a dang big horse you're sitting on! His name was Goliath. Almost as big as a draft horse, but he was very careful with his feet and one of the best mountain horses I have ever ridden. If a man was smart and let him have his head, he could take you anywhere safely. I had an Appy...
by JimT
Sat Sep 03, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From Long Ago and Far Away in a friendlier climate
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: From Long Ago and Far Away in a friendlier climate

Durn Scott .. that's a dang big horse you're sitting on!
by JimT
Sat Sep 03, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From Long Ago and Far Away in a friendlier climate
Replies: 9
Views: 465

From Long Ago and Far Away in a friendlier climate

Shooting a Rapid Fire string with my everyday carry single action. 2.jpg Busting water jugs with the 454 Casull IMG_3176.JPG Point Shooting with the Sixgunner.Com Special by Reeder Custom Guns jim1 001.jpg Breaking a piece of 2x6 thrown into the air, using .45 Colt single action 14.jpg Quick draw wi...
by JimT
Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: INCIDENT AT THE CHURCH
Replies: 10
Views: 547

INCIDENT AT THE CHURCH

Our Church was located in a small mining town in the mountains of Arizona. The property was on the extreme edge of the community bordering National forest lands. Our property was adjoining the Church property, just down the hill. We had our share of prowlers and vandals over the years and when late ...
by JimT
Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ambushes and Tough Guys
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Ambushes and Tough Guys

We had been having trouble on the ranch with burglaries, robbery, violence and some beatings for several weeks. Some of the residents had been violently beaten and several of them were cut rather badly during the course of a couple fights that took place. The trouble seemed to be caused by one indiv...
by JimT
Mon Aug 29, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guy issues...
Replies: 17
Views: 637

Re: Old guy issues...

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:
by JimT
Mon Aug 29, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of .22 penetration
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: speaking of .22 penetration

Years ago in one of the alphabet agencies, the women who carried .22's were taught to shoot into the sinus cavities ... multiple times.
by JimT
Sun Aug 28, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer stand test
Replies: 21
Views: 658

Re: Deer stand test

Interesting observation. My pistol range is adjacent to my deer stand location. Yet I see lots of deer all year round and I never seem to have any trouble shooting one when I want to. I have deer walk out on my pistol range all the time and I shoot year round. Remember at Whittington? We have had t...