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by Shrapnel
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester expert needed
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Winchester expert needed

shasta_steve wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:02 pm
I was expecting a lot more beat up gun than that. Looks to be in very good shape to me.
Me too. That is Gumwood, but overall the gun looks good. The bore is the real key to it's value. Dark but good rifling, it could easily bring over $1,000.00.
by Shrapnel
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester expert needed
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Winchester expert needed

I have owned and shot dozens of 94 Winchesters in 25-35. I have killed all sorts of big game with them, even a grizzly bear. The 25-35 is one of the most desirable chamberings you can get in a 94. The SRC is also a desirable configuration. That is all good, the bad is the condition. First of all, do...
by Shrapnel
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting The New Christmas Present
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Shooting The New Christmas Present

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:56 pm
That's a beautiful rifle. I often wonder if my ancestors ever shot their rifles on paper. We have so much prickly pear.
Wow, I am envious. There is something about that cactus that just screams "shoot me"...
by Shrapnel
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!

While this new regime In place gains power it's going to bring changes to everyone's life.....if we let it. They WANT socialism and if they can steal a Presidental election in the greatest nation on earth, they can reduce us to the status of Mexican peons....if we let it.----6 Knowing about somethi...
by Shrapnel
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!

Pitchy wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:37 am
Then i`ll tell everyone that doesn`t listen to the news we lost both senate races so we are screwed.
What ever i don`t care, good luck to everyone. :)
A thought:

How could knowing that, change my life?
by Shrapnel
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!
Replies: 30
Views: 1500

Re: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!

I’m not going to apologize for not watching the news. News is nothing more than what the so-called news reporters want you to know. Knowing what is going on around me can be seen with binoculars. I had a great 2020, although I am tired of masks and the lack of real science with the pandemic. I hunt,...
by Shrapnel
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Big Shoutout To All Who Helped The Socialists
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: A Big Shoutout To All Who Helped The Socialists

I’m not happy with the election results. That said, to chastise anyone for voting as they wish is wrong. The very foundation of our system if the freedom to vote for whoever we feel best represents our views. If you don’t like the results do what you can to elect folks who share your views. Sorry y...
by Shrapnel
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clothes pin clamp
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Clothes pin clamp

There is a whole generation that hasn’t a clue what you are talking about...
by Shrapnel
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Delivery Status
Replies: 26
Views: 1065

Re: USPS Delivery Status

I buy and also send lots of stuff on a regular basis, using USPS. I have had nothing but good luck. I did pay $31.00 for an overnight express envelope to get there the following day by 10:30 AM, and it didn’t make it until 9:30 the following day. I told the post office I paid for next day service an...
by Shrapnel
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting The New Christmas Present
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Shooting The New Christmas Present

Now I am at the Dillon 550 reloading every 45-70 brass. Gotta' be ready....
by Shrapnel
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting The New Christmas Present
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Shooting The New Christmas Present

I found this gun at Christmas time and decided to buy it. It is a real nice original 1886 Deluxe 45-70 There were plenty of rocks to sight it in on out to and beyond 100 yards. I didn't have to adjust the sights at all, I just shot the gun as it came, no disappointments... https://i.imgur.com/uxXMNS...
by Shrapnel
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good new for British motorcycles
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: Good new for British motorcycles

Harleys are everywhere, so I decided for a different class of motorcycle with a Triumph Bonneville America...

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by Shrapnel
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 creedmore
Replies: 35
Views: 1279

Re: 6.5 creedmore

At 66, I don’t consider myself old or outdated, but I can’t understand the 6.5 craze. It was designed for a very specific use that hinges around action length, shoulder dimension, neck length, powder capacity and a few other nuances to give it an advantage to shoot long range. There is no denying th...
by Shrapnel
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Christmas Present To Me
Replies: 35
Views: 1232

Re: My Christmas Present To Me

Great pics, great firearms. What is the little wooden knob in the muzzle of the '86? You didn't leave the cleaning rod in did you? Cat I believe it is for storing the rifle in a safe with a slide that allows you to put rifles with different length barrels and the dowel will keep the gun upright as ...
by Shrapnel
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Christmas Present To Me
Replies: 35
Views: 1232

Re: My Christmas Present To Me

What’s the double rifle you plunked the mulie doe with ? Looks a lot like an E.M. Reilly 450-400 BPE we have at the shop for sale ! Correct me if I’m wrong but your bird getter appears to be a Colt I assume in 10 or 12 gauge ? The rifle is a Henry Clarke 7X57R, a nice round for big game hunting in ...
by Shrapnel
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Christmas Present To Me
Replies: 35
Views: 1232

Re: My Christmas Present To Me

If by chance You get a few minuets Shrapnel , could You tell us about the '76 that You killed the Moose With......? That picture was taken with an original 1876 in 45-75. I used the rifle as a prop only as I killed the moose with a 300 Weatherby. Believe me, I wanted to shoot it with the 1876, but ...
by Shrapnel
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Christmas Present To Me
Replies: 35
Views: 1232

Re: My Christmas Present To Me

hfcable wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:42 pm
where did you get that moose ? thats a beauty !
Believe it or not, that is a Montana moose...
by Shrapnel
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Christmas Present To Me
Replies: 35
Views: 1232

Re: My Christmas Present To Me

I have been wondering for some time what You were up to ....now we know the rest of the story. that one will be a centerpiece in any collection. I can hardly wait to see what critter You will take with this one. congratulations. :D . I retired almost 2 years ago, and have been busy hunting, shootin...
by Shrapnel
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Christmas Present To Me
Replies: 35
Views: 1232

My Christmas Present To Me

You can never have too many Winchesters, although I have tried to back off on getting any more. When I saw this one, I broke the rule and had to have this beauty in 45-70... http://i.imgur.com/aIEPUnnh.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Qvcx5pEh.jpg http://i.imgur.com/tLs8dw8h.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ufMJSDph.jpg
by Shrapnel
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest 1895 Winchester And A Few Test Shots
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: Latest 1895 Winchester And A Few Test Shots

Expensive https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/1155 https://www.buffaloarms.com/reloading-supplies-accessories/reloadable-brass-cases/38-caliber/38-72-winchester-cases-reformed-cases-3872win Already been there. My understanding is Bertram brass at half the price is still not good ...
by Shrapnel
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 23
Views: 1479

Re: What's Your Reloading Setup Worth Today if You Had to Replace it?

I really don't know, but it is over $1,000.00

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by Shrapnel
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest 1895 Winchester And A Few Test Shots
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: Latest 1895 Winchester And A Few Test Shots

I have a 40-72 in the same rifle that I have killed a few things with, now I hope to have this sister rifle doing the same thing soon...

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by Shrapnel
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest 1895 Winchester And A Few Test Shots
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Latest 1895 Winchester And A Few Test Shots

I don't sight many guns in on targets, today was no different. Rocks seem to be my preferred target. I borrowed a bullet mould from Mike Venturino and went to his book on shooting lever actions to find a load to try. I am using a 38-55 250 grain bullet sized at .379 with gas check. Wow, I'm in love ...
by Shrapnel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess Still Getting Out For A Kill Once In Awhile
Replies: 18
Views: 1745

Re: Colt Burgess Still Getting Out For A Kill Once In Awhile

hondo1892 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:24 pm
Neat rifle. What caliber is it?
It is 44 WCF
by Shrapnel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess Still Getting Out For A Kill Once In Awhile
Replies: 18
Views: 1745

Re: Colt Burgess Still Getting Out For A Kill Once In Awhile

you always have the best stuff and do fun things with it !!! didn't know those critters were out already. was headed to Bozeman at spring break, and had to cancel and go into hiding out here at the lake, avoiding the bug. hopefully, will get down there this summer. finally, I am going to be only wo...
by Shrapnel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess Still Getting Out For A Kill Once In Awhile
Replies: 18
Views: 1745

Re: Colt Burgess Still Getting Out For A Kill Once In Awhile

rbertalotto wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:24 am
Tell us more! I have a reproduction Burgess.......This one looks original. Any history on it?
It is original in original condition and does letter. These guns are rare and even more rare in this condition. The bore is great and the gun functions and shoots fine.
by Shrapnel
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One More For The Stable; 1895 Winchester 38-72
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

One More For The Stable; 1895 Winchester 38-72

I have had an original 40-72 for a few years and finally found the perfect second 1895, this one in 38-72. Both are rare chamberings and both are in real good original condition. http://i.imgur.com/9V65ba4l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/xaxi4F4l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/bsFo3kPl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/RehqPf...
by Shrapnel
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Burgess Still Getting Out For A Kill Once In Awhile
Replies: 18
Views: 1745

Colt Burgess Still Getting Out For A Kill Once In Awhile

I got this Colt Burgess last May in Denver and haven't shot anything with it until yesterday. I took it gopher hunting and laid a few in their graves...

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by Shrapnel
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody fire lap?
Replies: 28
Views: 1434

Re: Anybody fire lap?

I have never seen anyone that fire laps hit more targets or kill more stuff than I have and never fire lapped. Getting all the copper removed from the bore isn’t as critical as many say it is either... What you say is trued. If you read my article covering the Model 94 30-30 on Leverguns.. I descri...
by Shrapnel
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody fire lap?
Replies: 28
Views: 1434

Re: Anybody fire lap?

I have never seen anyone that fire laps hit more targets or kill more stuff than I have and never fire lapped. Getting all the copper removed from the bore isn’t as critical as many say it is either...
by Shrapnel
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well?!?! Who got something good?
Replies: 44
Views: 1868

Re: Well?!?! Who got something good?

Gun Gods smiled twice on me...

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by Shrapnel
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Military Weapon
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Latest Military Weapon

I saw this on a re-run of "Peter Gunn" an old detective show from the 50's. I thought it was quite interesting to see just what the latest technology was during the Cold War...

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by Shrapnel
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana...Wyoming....bound
Replies: 20
Views: 1252

Re: Montana...Wyoming....bound

Cody is a must, I would recommend you time your trip through Cody the weekend of July 10-12. They have their annual WACA and Sharps gun show that weekend. You will be able to see, handle and even buy guns as nice as they have in the Cody museum. Once you are that close to the Custer Battlefield, you...
by Shrapnel
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester 1886 SRC In 45-70
Replies: 20
Views: 1479

Re: New Winchester 1886 SRC In 45-70

Guys those are both super SRCs. Mine says Browning on it but I'm still proud of it. Neither of them has any stories to tell except maybe about rats running around the warehouse. They've never been used! I'm guessing from he letter that one spent a couple of years in St. Louis, didn't sell so was re...
by Shrapnel
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lets'have a contest ...... everyone post a Christmas rifle story.
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

Re: Lets'have a contest ...... everyone post a Christmas rifle story.

Christmas 1962 found me drawing what I wanted under the Christmas tree come Christmas morning. I remember drawing the best picture in the class of a Mattel Shootin' Shell rifle/pistol set. I wasn't disappointed, and all these years later, they are in my safe with a few of my other treasures... http:...
by Shrapnel
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lets'have a contest ...... everyone post a Christmas rifle story.
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

Re: Lets'have a contest ...... everyone post a Christmas rifle story.

Here are 2 Christmas presents to me just this past week...

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by Shrapnel
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester 1886 SRC In 45-70
Replies: 20
Views: 1479

New Winchester 1886 SRC In 45-70

New in 1890 that is. I picked this up today, I had talked to a friend of mine a few months ago about an estate that this gun was in and had given up that I might get it. Today I got a text and all that changed... http://i.imgur.com/sVO1NVXl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/kOkth53l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/UkLt...
by Shrapnel
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck
Replies: 45
Views: 3231

Re: Introduced: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck

The truck, if you can call it that, is about as close to being mainstream as the internal combustion powered vehicle is to being outdated. The advocates of this electric joke, show just how far removed from reality they are if they continue to embrace the electric technology that we currently have. ...
by Shrapnel
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:27 am
Love to see all that old Marlin casehardening still intact.

Can you believe someone thought it was a good idea to send it to Turnbull for restoration?
by Shrapnel
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

I was cruising the Cabelas Gun Library hoping to find a nice gun. I didn't have a wish list, just looking. The Cabelas in Maine had a real nice Colt first generation 38-40 with a 7 1/2 inch barrel. That is a rare configuration in a Colt first generation, but i already have one, so I kept looking in ...
by Shrapnel
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Mule Deer Buck With The Lever Action
Replies: 14
Views: 901

Another Mule Deer Buck With The Lever Action

This time my son shot his buck with his Montana Centennial 1886 in 45-70. I have been shooting one for years and it has been a favorite of his. He shot a nice deer with mine several years ago. This year we got him his own and he used it on this buck...

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by Shrapnel
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40

Any more details on the load and the rifle? Year of manufacture, any history? It was made in 1897. The 32-40 and 38-55 were the first chamberings in the model 1894 and they were loaded with black powder, the 25-35 and 30-30 came in 1895 as the first smokeless cartridges for th 1894. I took a pictur...
by Shrapnel
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40

Chasing these critters around with old guns and iron sights makes the hunt more worthwhile. I spent the morning spotting for deer and seeing a few. I did get within range of a nice 4 point, but he took off at the last second and went around a hill. I followed where he went, got distracted and had to...
by Shrapnel
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Sharps From Cody Gun Show
Replies: 10
Views: 963

Old Sharps From Cody Gun Show

I picked up a nice conversion at the Cody gun show. It is a 17 pounder, with a L.N. Mogg scope in 45-110 caliber. The bore is excellent and there is plenty of color/case still on the receiver and lever. I hope to be shooting it soon... http://i.imgur.com/TiwbTOv.jpg http://i.imgur.com/qJYA1xJ.jpg ht...
by Shrapnel
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions
Replies: 49
Views: 3416

New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

Once in awhile you get to assist in a publication of a book, This one is about a much overlooked lever action, the Winchester 1895. Rob Kassab and Brad Dunbar have been working on this book for over a decade. Every year at Cody, I would quiz them on their progress and finally this year it is finishe...
by Shrapnel
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show
Replies: 17
Views: 1110

Re: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show

Here is a link to a good video on the Colt side by side shotguns...

https://youtu.be/z4No0BmNp20
by Shrapnel
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show
Replies: 17
Views: 1110

Re: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show

That's a very nice display Shrapnel. A question on the Colt shotgun. Do you know if Colt's actually manufactured those themselves or imported them from Europe. Winchester's double shotgun of the period was imported as I understand. If Colt's actually did make their double shotguns, I wonder about t...
by Shrapnel
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Display For The Next Gun Show
Replies: 17
Views: 1110

Colt Display For The Next Gun Show

I don't think people realize how many Colt long guns were made in different variations. Although some are quite rare, Colt certainly had an impact on the Frontier other than just pistols. Here is a display I built to show the Colt guns...

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by Shrapnel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 888

Re: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

I had a whole other REM cycle to complete when you took that photo. And what was the cartridge of choice for this particular activity? What kind of average distance is a PD shoot in that part of the country? I took 6 rifles in 22 PPC 6mm PPC 222 Remington magnum 224 Weatherby Magnum 22-250 17 Remin...
by Shrapnel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 888

What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

I left at 4:00 yesterday morning to go east and shoot prairie dogs. This is what all you guys missed while you were in bed...

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