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by horsesoldier03
Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primer Plant in Texas staffing soon-400 staff by 2023
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Primer Plant in Texas staffing soon-400 staff by 2023

I went to one of my steady suppliers for reloading supplies today. Last time I was there I got large rifle primers for $8 per 100. Today, they were asking $150 per thousand and would not break a box open. I think it is time to find a new supplier. Looking forward to this getting off the ground.
by horsesoldier03
Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt SAA gunsmiths
Replies: 15
Views: 307

Re: Colt SAA gunsmiths

Jeff Ault would be my first choice with the # 1 Option Package. https://bobmunden.com/pricelist-six-gun-magic/

I have no first had experiance with the second guy, but I have heard good things about his work. https://www.longhunt.com/web/index.php? ... olt-clones
by horsesoldier03
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I bet it's loud........
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: I bet it's loud........

I have been considering a .350 in an AR. Primary reasons is more power than a 5.56 and it seems to be reloader friendly. My only hesitation is I am underwhelmed with the accuracy and right now the high prices of ammo and the .350 just made a big jump. For the kind of money it would cost, I might as ...
by horsesoldier03
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original 73 Winchester in .38-40
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Original 73 Winchester in .38-40

$2150 with 6 hours remaining. For those that might be curious!
by horsesoldier03
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you like Old S&W........
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: If you like Old S&W........

Very Nice!
by horsesoldier03
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1967 S&W 10-5
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: 1967 S&W 10-5

Awesome deal. I never seem to find any vintage high quality pistols in my area. Congrats on a great find!
by horsesoldier03
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original 73 Winchester in .38-40
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Original 73 Winchester in .38-40

Finally got 2 bids, sitting at $1050 with 7 days left. I expect it will attract more bids, but who knows, it could be a bargain. For those interested, if you go into the main auction, lots of reloading supplies to include primers.
by horsesoldier03
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original 73 Winchester in .38-40
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Original 73 Winchester in .38-40

My apologies to the moderators if they don't like where I post this, but I wanted to ensure it was seen. This is not my rifle but is in a local auction near where I live. Winchester 1873 Lever Action Rifle, .38-40 Caliber * Appears to be all original * 24" Octagon Barrel * In operating condition (ac...
by horsesoldier03
Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the lowest price you paid...
Replies: 29
Views: 1437

Re: What's the lowest price you paid...

Back in the 70s it was typical to find them for less than .02 cents a round, probably closer to a penny. I dont think anyone ever thought of buying a whole brick. They were always sitting on the counter at the hardware store. Buy as many as you want, never needed more than a box or two.
by horsesoldier03
Fri Dec 24, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 70; .250-3000 made in 1948
Replies: 22
Views: 664

Re: Winchester Model 70; .250-3000 made in 1948

Very Nice, Heirloom Rifles are the best!
by horsesoldier03
Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From John Taffin - THE RUGER-MARLIN IS HERE!
Replies: 47
Views: 1871

Re: From John Taffin - THE RUGER-MARLIN IS HERE!

I would definitely like to get another Marlin one day. However, I will wait to see what quality Ruger produces. Right now the market is OUTRAGEOUS as many have stated. No it is not inflation, it is gouging.
by horsesoldier03
Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BS on Gunbroker
Replies: 27
Views: 1009

Re: BS on Gunbroker

GB has definitely gone downhill.
by horsesoldier03
Sun Dec 19, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Outlaw Jesse James Last Pistol
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: Outlaw Jesse James Last Pistol

Call me a skeptic, but too many people are out there trying to create FAKES.
by horsesoldier03
Sun Dec 19, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scott Tschirhart - How about this for addition to your short-barrel guns?
Replies: 11
Views: 1086

Re: Scott Tschirhart - How about this for addition to your short-barrel guns?

The birdshead model in Nickel definitely got my attention. I already have a full size 1873 in .22 LR/.22 MAG Combo. Just my opinion, but I think the .22 LR actually does better out of mine. I swear I can see the .22 MAG in flight. I have to wonder if the short barrel can digest the extra powder the ...
by horsesoldier03
Mon Dec 13, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let and old Dad brag a bit ...
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: Let and old Dad brag a bit ...

Definitely something to be proud of!
by horsesoldier03
Mon Dec 13, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impressive.44 Special
Replies: 26
Views: 1464

Re: Impressive.44 Special

Very Nice!
by horsesoldier03
Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leather Rifle Saddle Scabbard
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: Leather Rifle Saddle Scabbard

Very nice work!
by horsesoldier03
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most accurate levergun at 200 yards...
Replies: 49
Views: 2386

Re: Most accurate levergun at 200 yards...

Winchester 88
Savage 95
Browning BLR
Marlin 308 Express
by horsesoldier03
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Said Good Bye for now to my best shooting partner
Replies: 25
Views: 1170

Re: Said Good Bye for now to my best shooting partner

So sorry for your loss. No doubt she is in a better place and looking forward to your reunion!
by horsesoldier03
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some load advice
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: Need some load advice

Hodgdon website shows 5.5 grains of Titegroup.
by horsesoldier03
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5791

Re: Rittenhouse Trial

Thought this might be appropriate seeing the police sat this one out.
by horsesoldier03
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 5791

Re: Rittenhouse Trial

This verdict reinforces my belief that the US may be alright after all. Sure hope the next election keeps the conservative trend!
by horsesoldier03
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A 94 AE, SRC, Trapper-length 30WCF
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: A 94 AE, SRC, Trapper-length 30WCF

VERY NICE!
by horsesoldier03
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 4006 CHP issue/ Range Report
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: S&W 4006 CHP issue/ Range Report

Here is an article by Chuck Hawks that talks about the 4006 and the .40 S&W being released at the same time. When the gun first came out, it was pushing 180 gr at approx. 1200 FPS. Sounds like it will definitely handle +P ammo.

https://www.chuckhawks.com/s-w_4006.htm
by horsesoldier03
Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 4006 CHP issue/ Range Report
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: S&W 4006 CHP issue

2ndovc wrote:
Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:20 pm
That's interesting, didn't know that it was designed specifically for the .40 S&W, Makes sense though, seems to fit it perfectly.
A few months back is when I read the article. I will try to find it again and I will send it if I do. Pretty sure it was on the S&W forum.
by horsesoldier03
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W 4006 CHP issue/ Range Report
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: S&W 4006 CHP issue

.40 S&W is a great caliber and yes the 4006 was specifically designed for it. I don't think you could ever go wrong buying a S&W. Definitely a nice pair of pistols you got there!
by horsesoldier03
Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any plumbers on board?
Replies: 22
Views: 849

Re: Any plumbers on board?

So, I bought the water heater, installation kit, and pan for $560 or so and I'll be installing it myself tomorrow. I'll take the money I "saved" and put it towards a revolving pistol. I am currently painting the house. I suspect I will save us at least 5-7K doing it myself. I am hoping to convince ...
by horsesoldier03
Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any plumbers on board?
Replies: 22
Views: 849

Re: Any plumbers on board?

I was going to have a gas line added to run a gas stove. I called 2 or 3 plumbers to come do the job. I could not even get someone to come and do the work. After about a month, I went ahead and bought the materials and installed it myself. Made sure I soaped down the joints as well as installed a 1 ...
by horsesoldier03
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to Leverguns.com and I got some questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: New to Leverguns.com and I got some questions.

Sounds like you are wanting a little distance on your shots IMO i would get a 30-30 in a 94 or the 06 in the 95.
by horsesoldier03
Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something new from Springfield Armory
Replies: 37
Views: 2076

Re: Something new from Springfield Armory

I seen an ad from CDNN on FB that they had posted the SA-35 on GunBroker for a 3 day auction. With 1 day left it is running around $1200, more than double the MSRP.
by horsesoldier03
Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something new from Springfield Armory
Replies: 37
Views: 2076

Re: Something new from Springfield Armory

A gun with that classic of a look definitely needs a Gold Dot Front Sight. And I am sure JMB wouldnt mind if they offered it in a .40 cal. But definitely a gun I want to see in my own collection.
by horsesoldier03
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A call to civility
Replies: 53
Views: 2850

Re: A call to civility

While I understand it is with good intentions, I would like to state, CENSORSHIP is wrong. Whether is is on FB or a gun forum! I also appreciate everyone getting along, however, realistically that isnt always possible. Right now it seems the LEFT wants to silence anyone who has a different opinion. ...
by horsesoldier03
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any of you guys have/ had one of the older S&W 4006,
Replies: 16
Views: 686

Re: Any of you guys have/ had one of the older S&W 4006,

If i was going .40 s&w my 1st choice would be the 4006 or 4013. Second would be the Ruger P94.
by horsesoldier03
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?
Replies: 61
Views: 7897

Re: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?

I have a Mossberg Whitetail Lightning in .308 was given to me as a Christmas present years ago. They get a lot of bad press, but honestly this rifle has been awesome. I have no clue how many deer it has taken, but more importantly, it has never missed. I also have a BRNO Mauser in .270 that is growi...
by horsesoldier03
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So far off topic...
Replies: 20
Views: 2010

Re: So far off topic...

I know in the military cemeteries, the spouse of the service member is buried either below or on top based on who passed first. I would ask the cemetery where your dad is at if this might be possible. You might have to go with a slightly smaller headstone.
by horsesoldier03
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally pulled the trigger!
Replies: 16
Views: 913

Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

This shot pretty good from the factory as well. However, the rear sight was kicked way to the right and it still wasnt feeling right to me. One of the things that Jeff does is sets the barrel to be true dead center. I picked the grips up off of a group I am on on FaceBook. SACK PETERSON is the maker.
by horsesoldier03
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report - Original .45-75 Winchester 1876 SRC
Replies: 16
Views: 976

Re: Range Report - Original .45-75 Winchester 1876 SRC

Very nice. Who would not love to have a gun with that much history!
by horsesoldier03
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .327 Federal in a Ruger Single Seven.
Replies: 17
Views: 817

Re: .327 Federal in a Ruger Single Seven.

Very nice. I had no clue they ran as fast as they do. I agree with Blaine, keep your hearing protection close by. I did see a 115 gr (.312 diameter) LRNFP load with 5.0 gr of W244 that ran 1,226 fps. It was the lowest pressure load listed at around 33K, the rest were all right about 40K of pressure....
by horsesoldier03
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally pulled the trigger!
Replies: 16
Views: 913

Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Nope, but I am glad that is what he went with.
by horsesoldier03
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally pulled the trigger!
Replies: 16
Views: 913

Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

One day I hope to have Tyler Gun Works color case the frame and put a few scratches on it. I forgot to add that I did have the hammer replaced with the low wide SBH hammer. The trigger has a 2 1/2 lbs trigger pull.
by horsesoldier03
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally pulled the trigger!
Replies: 16
Views: 913

Finally pulled the trigger!

I have had this Ruger .44 Special Flattop for a few years and have always wanted to have it professionally smithed for a Trigger and Accuracy Job. I finally decided to treat myself and thrilled that I did.

https://bobmunden.com/custom-gunsmithing/
by horsesoldier03
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fell off the wagon today !
Replies: 27
Views: 1892

Re: Fell off the wagon today !

Very nice. I dont have alot of knowledge on Parkers, but I would think any shotgun with a 32" barrel the choke would be at least FULL.
by horsesoldier03
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Escaping New Jersey
Replies: 23
Views: 1863

Re: Escaping New Jersey

I am not convinced that COVID is a death sentence. My MIL (80 yrs old) had kidney cancer, kicked, but it came back in her lungs. She contracted COVID and was in the hospital for 2 weeks and kicked it, still with an active cancer in her lung. God is truly the only person that knows the time and the p...
by horsesoldier03
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer Strap on a Conceal Carry Holster
Replies: 21
Views: 1315

Re: Hammer Strap on a Conceal Carry Holster

For concealed carry I would go with a quality leather holster with a horsehide lining. Even better if it is boned (molded to the shape of the gun). I recently purchased one from Plumb Creek Leather on FB for a very reasonable price. I would post a pic, but I dont have a website for a url.
by horsesoldier03
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite prayer?
Replies: 18
Views: 824

Re: Do you have a favorite prayer?

Kind of ironic that Mark Twain might make it into this post. One of his quotes regarding religion was that "Religion was invented when the first Con Man met the first Fool!"
by horsesoldier03
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the value of Marlin Model 336 chambered in 30-30 Winchester with a Weaver 3-9 x40 Scope
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: What is the value of Marlin Model 336 chambered in 30-30 Winchester with a Weaver 3-9 x40 Scope

IMO, it looks to be a JM stamped without the crossbolt safety very similar to mine that was made in 1979. You can GOOGLE Marlin 336 manufacture dates by serial # to confirm the year yours was built. In todays market, its value is whatever someone is willing to pay and whatever you are willing to sel...
by horsesoldier03
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breaking in the S&W 442
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Re: Breaking in the S&W 442

by horsesoldier03
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found in the Chicken Coop this morning .....
Replies: 18
Views: 916

Re: Found in the Chicken Coop this morning .....

You can put a wooden or glass egg out and they eat it and it will kill them because they cannot digest them.
by horsesoldier03
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: electric anti scale devices(plumbing)
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: electric anti scale devices(plumbing)

My water softener was on the blink and wasn't quite getting the job done. I purchased one of the electronic scale reducers and it lasted for about 2 years. I ended up going with another water softener. The water Softeners in my experience are a lot more cost effective.
by horsesoldier03
Wed May 26, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Short Colt
Replies: 43
Views: 5889

Re: .45 Short Colt

When did sales of .45 Colt Government cease? As I recall reading in military history that the cartridge was a stop gap measure to allow Schofields, Colt, and even S&W top breaks in 45 Colt to be issued one cartridge. ISTR it was loaded with 28 grains of powder, vs. the 40 grains loaded in 45 Colts....