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by 2ndovc
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB in SC: FN/FAL magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: WTB in SC: FN/FAL magazine

Jay,

I have two metric pattern FAL magazines. They're yours if you want them.

Jason 8)
by 2ndovc
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gifts from the grave
Replies: 18
Views: 317

Re: Gifts from the grave

Your dad's friend had great taste and what a great pair of trophies to hang on to.


jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick trip to our cabin in PA
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: Quick trip to our cabin in PA

Our "to do" list is a big one this year. The new kitchen cabinets I put in about 5-6 years ago are falling apart. All that pressboard and glue just isn't up for the cold and damp winters up there. I'm probably going to make my own this time. With any luck, they'll be around long enough I won't have ...
by 2ndovc
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick trip to our cabin in PA
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: Quick trip to our cabin in PA

Thanks Guys! Grizz, The trigger on the LCP is very Glock like, it works but it's no Colt Match Target. :D There's about a half an inch of take up and then a solid break. It's heavy but consistent, probably around 6-7 pounds. If I run my trigger finger all the way through, past the first knuckle it s...
by 2ndovc
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick trip to our cabin in PA
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Quick trip to our cabin in PA

I had a truck vs. building claim in PA last week and when I looked up the address it put me about halfway to our cabin outside of Bradford. So I grabbed a dog and a couple of extra shooters and headed off Friday morning. I always worry about the place over the winter because it's not easily accessib...
by 2ndovc
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A pile of scrap lumber and a bit of plywood...
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: A pile of scrap lumber and a bit of plywood...

Looks great! That sounds like quite a project.


jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took the 91/30 sporter to the range this morning
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Took the 91/30 sporter to the range this morning

Thanks GK! Same here Todd, with the volume of inexpensive rifles on the market these days, I don't see a reason to cut up a piece of history. That being said, I grew up in a house full of sporters that my grandfather had done before he was able to buy Winchester Model 70s and other more expensive fi...
by 2ndovc
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took the 91/30 sporter to the range this morning
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Took the 91/30 sporter to the range this morning

It's a keeper for sure. I need to play with my handloads a bit, but the potential is there. I forgot my spotting scope this morning so 50 yds was it for today. My Enfields really shoot well with the 174 Hornady, but I'd like to try some 200 grain bullets next. The 200 grain Wolf SP was quite accurat...
by 2ndovc
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Midlife Crisis...?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Midlife Crisis...?

:lol: :lol:

Good one Doc!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I heard from Scott Tschirhart.
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: I heard from Scott Tschirhart.

Good news! Thanks for letting us all know.

Jason
by 2ndovc
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 Uberti
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: 1886 Uberti

Honestly, if one hadn't had a short magazine it would have been difficult to tell them apart. They both shot about the same as well but if I remember correctly the Uberti preferred heavier bullets compared to the Pedersoli. The main reason I kept the Marlin LTDIII was that it 350 and 405 grain equal...
by 2ndovc
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tutt's First Shotgun
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: Tutt's First Shotgun

Very nice! I had an Ithaca police / riot gun for years until an old friend talked me out of it. I put a lot of shells through that thing and it worked every time.

Have fun!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1886 Uberti
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: 1886 Uberti

I've had an Uberti, Pedersoli and Browning '86, and all three shot and functioned quite well. The most recent one was the Pedersoli that was in a "Lightweight" style that I traded on an Uberti sharps because I wanted to do some long range shooting. I sold off the other two to buy an original Winches...
by 2ndovc
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A whale of a time
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: A whale of a time

Bet the whale was thinking: "Yuck! Liberals!!".

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hate to ask, but it is not for me.
Replies: 33
Views: 768

Re: I hate to ask, but it is not for me.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Hoping all goes well.

Jason
by 2ndovc
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873s and the .357 Magnum cartridge
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: 1873s and the .357 Magnum cartridge

This subject has had some great info. I've been wanting a '73 for some time and was really curious about the .357 Magnums in particular. I've sold a couple of ARs that were really just collecting dust, but want to put the $ back into the collection. I've been leaning towards the Winchester/ Miroku b...
by 2ndovc
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The casting shed
Replies: 81
Views: 1536

Re: The casting shed

That's a pretty cool story and piece of history! I inherited some of my grandfather's moulds and equipment years ago and have been adding to it ever since with plans of casting my own someday. I've been experimenting off and on for the last couple of years and not with components unavailable or over...
by 2ndovc
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1886 33wcf is home.
Replies: 88
Views: 2006

Re: Winchester 1886 33wcf is home.

I've had mine for about ten years or so. I picked it up at an Ohio Gun Collector's show from an older man selling off part of his collection. Well worn finish but in great shape otherwise. I was on a tear to find one in .45-70 or a Model 71, but couldn't pass it up. It's taken a lot of scrounging fo...
by 2ndovc
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1886 33wcf is home.
Replies: 88
Views: 2006

Re: Winchester 1886 33wcf is home.

Looks nice. Ain't too crazy about that pad either but it looks well fitted. Is the LOP okay for you? I'm 6 foot 2 with long arms. The length of pull fit's pretty well. I think I'll put one of the cowboy style leather boots. to increase the l.o.p. a little more. It will look a little better. I have ...
by 2ndovc
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range time with the .450 Bushmaster
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: Range time with the .450 Bushmaster

Cool story but just about any heavy bullet will do the same thing. I used to take left over concrete blocks out to my cousin's farm and deconstruct them with my 03A3 and 220 grain bullets.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range time with the .450 Bushmaster
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: Range time with the .450 Bushmaster

I have a big jug of H110 that I was going to try next. I haven't used that powder before but I'm pretty familiar with IMR 4227 so that's where I started. Needed to empty some brass to experiment with the H110. :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range time with the .450 Bushmaster
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: Range time with the .450 Bushmaster

My .458 SOCOM runs in the same pack ... 8) I need to try handloading some of those FTX bullets. I was looking at the SOCOM, but it seemed to be a little easier and less expensive to find .450 ammo and components. At least when I started with this one. I was lucky and bought up quite a bit of it whe...
by 2ndovc
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Final Destinations
Replies: 24
Views: 700

Re: Final Destinations

Best advice is find out who wants what by friends & family and have it in writing and have that copied, 1 for the bloodsucker- er I mean lawyer and the people on that list have a copy so no fighting after you are gone. I asked my attorney about that. He told me to write a letter w/ a witness and pu...
by 2ndovc
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range time with the .450 Bushmaster
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: Range time with the .450 Bushmaster

I'm thinking it's going on the next boar hunt. If I ever get around to it. Going to make a good cabin gun this summer though. Going up there soon. Didn't get enough time in the woods last year.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range time with the .450 Bushmaster
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Range time with the .450 Bushmaster

First time in awhile I've been this impressed with a new rifle and a cartridge that's new to me. Windham calls their rifle the .450 Thumper but it is a .450 Bushmaster. There's still some animosity between Windham and the ever changing ownership of Bushmaster, I think. I started at 25 yds to get the...
by 2ndovc
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh my gosh !
Replies: 18
Views: 435

Re: Oh my gosh !

Very pretty, you have excellent taste Sir!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why 44's now?
Replies: 44
Views: 1977

Re: Why 44's now?

I'm wondering also if some of the surge has to be use of them in shotgun zones in some states for deer season? That happened here in Ohio when the laws were changed to allow the us of straight wall cartridges. I think there were more than a few people intimidated by rounds like the .45-70s, .444s e...
by 2ndovc
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Initial range report: Marlin 1894 38/40
Replies: 20
Views: 944

Re: Initial range report: Marlin 1894 38/40

Cool rifle! I like the long barrel and a shooter too.


jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Democrat Swimsuit Calendar Is Out.
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: The New Democrat Swimsuit Calendar Is Out.

That boy ain't right...

:D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: El Paso Saddlery?
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: El Paso Saddlery?

I have several, very nice and worth the price. To me anyway.

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jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS IN WA - BRASS ALL SOLD
Replies: 22
Views: 1640

Re: FS IN WA - BRASS

I’ll take #13/ 32-20
And two of #20/ 10mm

Will send pm

Jason
by 2ndovc
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick range report/ FNX-45
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Quick range report/ FNX-45

Possibly, but it doesn't explain why the new magazines work perfectly. Needs a few hundred more rounds through it anyway, that's the fun part.. :D


jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick range report/ FNX-45
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Quick range report/ FNX-45

Made a deal for a lightly used FN FNX-45, .45 ACP a couple of months ago. I had a little time this morning to run out to the range to run a few rounds through it. What a beast of a pistol, fifteen rounds of .45 Auto should solve most undesirable situations. This one is very magazine sensitive, the o...
by 2ndovc
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun show report.
Replies: 16
Views: 794

Re: Gun show report.

Thanks Tutt, The Savage No.4s are great shooters. I love the Enfield rifles, we were buying them half a dozen at a time in the early '90s from the importers, keeping the best or unique rifles and selling off the others. Now, i wish we had kept them all, but between my dad and I, we still have a coup...
by 2ndovc
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old 3 Screw Rugers.
Replies: 46
Views: 1477

Re: Old 3 Screw Rugers.

I have several Black Hawks and Supers but this old three screw will outshoot them all and will always be my favorite handgun. jb 8) Absolutely gorgeous! The only issue I have with my Old Model Flattop .44 is the short grip frame. However, I am going to try some extended grips from Texas Grips in Me...
by 2ndovc
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun show report.
Replies: 16
Views: 794

Re: Gun show report.

Any Ruger Old Army or 357 Blackhawks? Hard to go wrong with any 22 for around $100 or so. Let alone getting a piece of history. No luck on Old Army's. There were a few Black Hawks, but nothing really interesting. I did notice that most of the handguns were pretty over priced. I did see a Marlin in ...
by 2ndovc
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old 3 Screw Rugers.
Replies: 46
Views: 1477

Re: Old 3 Screw Rugers.

I have several Black Hawks and Supers but this old three screw will outshoot them all and will always be my favorite handgun.

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jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Anyone Use A Tens Belt?
Replies: 14
Views: 872

Re: Does Anyone Use A Tens Belt?

Blondie has one and she uses it quite often, says it helps but not a lasting relief. All those years of working in a bank and wearing high heels really caught up to her a few years ago. She's tried several different therapies but the only thing that really helps is a prescription for pain killers. j...
by 2ndovc
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun show report.
Replies: 16
Views: 794

Re: Gun show report.

Jason, glad that lonesome little .22 found a good home. Great rescue! Is it a "Cugir"? Bill, It is, and the first one I've seen in a ling time. I use to have quite a few military trainers, but sold most of them off when they started getting pricy. I still have an Enfield No. 7 and a Yugo Model 56 w...
by 2ndovc
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun show report.
Replies: 16
Views: 794

Gun show report.

I really like the small rural shows around here where you can still stumble across something the guy on the other side of the table doesn't know what he has. I found this little Romanian .22lr training rifle off in a corner of the show that wasn't getting a lot of traffic. Most of the guys were line...
by 2ndovc
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think this is an HONEST 'gun review'....!
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: I think this is an HONEST 'gun review'....!

I don't know how someone could look at that thing and not call it junk. Just sayn'.
It's kind of like the old saying " Friends don't let friends buy Hi Points". :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .327 Federal?
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: .327 Federal?

Great little cartridge, and a lot of fun to shoot. I bought one of the Single Seven's with the 7" barrels when they came out to replace a couple of .32 H&R's I'd had. It certainly gives you a wide range of loads and cartridges to play with. Very accurate with the .32 Long and .32 H&R, the .32 S&W is...
by 2ndovc
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Winter War
Replies: 25
Views: 887

Re: The Winter War

O.K. Guys I'm ready to order one of the books.....I'm intrigued by their skill but do any mention how they survived hours in the brutal cold did they wear wool ? I can only imagine sub zero temps.....what kind of boots did they have ? Thank You. Something like this. https://i.imgur.com/mJJXq73.jpg ...
by 2ndovc
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti courteney selous stalking rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Uberti courteney selous stalking rifle

I saw one a couple of months ago on GunBroker but there were a couple of guys that really wanted it and ran the price way up. I'd still like to have one. The last Ruger .303 I saw was listed for $2k.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not a levergun but interesting to me.
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Not a levergun but interesting to me.

Stags just look and feel right on an N frame.
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Yes they do! :D

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jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coleman 530 pocket stove and 252 lantern, cool can opener added.
Replies: 116
Views: 2665

Re: Coleman 530 pocket stove and 252 lantern

Cool!

I bought one of those lanterns at an auction when I was in my twenties for $5 or $6. Never could get it to work. I gave it to a friend and no idea what happened to it after that. Love those old Coleman lanterns, I keep a couple here and several at the cabin.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not a levergun but interesting to me.
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Not a levergun but interesting to me.

Probably, but I'm a real sucker for stag grips. I have a set of k frame and a set of N frame stags looking for a revolver to call home. :D


jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of picking up a 1886 Winchester in 33wcf
Replies: 31
Views: 776

Re: Thinking of picking up a 1886 Winchester in 33wcf

I've had an '86 lightweight for about ten years or maybe a little more. I've been able to scrounge enough bullets, a mold to shoot cast if I like, and brass to last my lifetime. It's not an everyday plinker but I really enjoy hunting with it. Slams whitetail and boar like a sledge hammer. I have fou...
by 2ndovc
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Winter War
Replies: 25
Views: 887

Re: The Winter War

I, too, have devoted time and study to the Winter War. A very good history is William Trotter's "Frozen Hell." For an insightful study of the Finns' weapons, especially their Mosin modifications, I highly recommend "Rifles of the White Death" by Doug Bowser. I have a signed copy of Mr. Bower's book...
by 2ndovc
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Winter War
Replies: 25
Views: 887

Re: The Winter War

Jaquas is quite a place, especially if you have a couple grand to play with. I haven't been there for years, as much as I'd like a nice Over under 12 or 2o ga, they just aren't that high up on my list.


jb 8)