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by Carlsen Highway
Sat May 08, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 BP reloading
Replies: 7
Views: 135

.44-40 BP reloading

Guys, (This is for a .44-40 Rossi 20 inch carbine.) How do you compress the powder in your black powder loads? I have a very accurate load with jacketed bullets and BP - I am trying to get the similar accuracy with lead cast bullets. I am not getting great accuracy with straight BP and soft lead bul...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon May 03, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made in the USSR.
Replies: 20
Views: 541

Re: Made in the USSR.

The USSR died in 1989. Is it an old one? HAs it got CCCP stamped on it?
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knock me over with a feather -- good guys win!
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Knock me over with a feather -- good guys win!

I wish for her an exceptionally long lived life and old age.
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secrets of the Houston Warehouse...
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Secrets of the Houston Warehouse...

That was a long time ago, I remember reading that article nearly twenty years ago.
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergun accuracy
Replies: 49
Views: 2747

Re: Levergun accuracy

I have a "special" load that will shoot one inch groups in both a Uberti .44 WCF short rifle, and a Rossi 92 carbine. It is a duplex black powder load with smokeless priming, (inspired by the competitive target shooters of the early 20th century.) It will shoot regular one inch groups for three shot...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 Adventures: Hunting with a Uberti '73
Replies: 33
Views: 4431

Re: .44-40 Adventures: Hunting with a Uberti '73

I Am still shooting black powder in my .44/40's and I am still using John's bullets. I think he passed way later that same year I posted this thread. I am glad I got to show him some deer I shot with his bullets and what the .44-40 could still do on big game. Earlier this week I took a .44 out and u...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi Cartridge Guide Screw .44
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Rossi Cartridge Guide Screw .44

Just snug it. They strip really easily.
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Duplex Loading the .44-40
Replies: 38
Views: 4934

Re: Duplex Loading the .44-40

I really couldn't say, I was under the impression that the smokeless priming cleaned up the bore for the next bullet, so acted as if the bullet had a better lube, but I am not sure of the mechanics of it, you could be correct. I am standing on the shoulders of the target shooters of the period, who ...
by Carlsen Highway
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Duplex Loading the .44-40
Replies: 38
Views: 4934

Re: Duplex Loading the .44-40

I make a similar load in .44-40: I talked to John Kort a good deal about duplex loads before he passed away and this is what I developed here in discussion with him: Firstly, duplex loads with black powder and a smokeless priming are time-honoured load and were used a good deal by target shooters in...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Carlsen Highway. 🇳🇿
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Happy Birthday Carlsen Highway. 🇳🇿

Thanks fellas. Too wet to go shooting, but maybe tomorrow...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joe Rogan really irritates me, but
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: Joe Rogan really irritates me, but

Joe Rogan owns rifles and hunts, so he's a reasonable man.
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Backpack Hunting?
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Backpack Hunting?

All we do is back packing over here. 2-4 miles is not far depending on terrain and 20 kilos/45lb is not a heavy load. You will be fine if your fitness is fair. Most people here will use a separate daybag. A smaller backpack. Enough for knife torch raincoat etc, just the basics. It can by rolled up a...
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most entertaining movies no one has seen
Replies: 64
Views: 5414

Re: Most entertaining movies no one has seen

High Road to China 1982
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure hard to get away from China
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Re: Sure hard to get away from China

I don't get it, what's wrong with China now? My SKS always worked fine.
by Carlsen Highway
Mon May 04, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The most momentous wartime message
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: The most momentous wartime message

I thought is was: "Veni, vidi, vici".

You can't beat Ceaser for both conciseness and military resolve.
by Carlsen Highway
Mon May 04, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting analysis of the response to the virus
Replies: 16
Views: 1502

Re: Interesting analysis of the response to the virus

Over here we have had 1487 cases and 20 deaths. We are now six weeks into a strict isolation. Here in NZ we can work out mortality rates now, because we have pretty much contained the virus and are confident we have accounted for virtually all cases - we had zero new cases reported yesterday for exa...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1917
Replies: 26
Views: 2244

Re: 1917

I am of two minds about the film. I enjoyed it while I was watching, and I am pleased they made it, but afterwards it faded in the memory quickly. I felt it also to be unrealistic, regarding the mission they were given. It looked right to me though, and for a movie that counts for a lot. But the sto...
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Vietnam Wall" -- An Amazing Image...
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Re: "Vietnam Wall" -- An Amazing Image...

It's the idea that counts I suppose.
by Carlsen Highway
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 357 lever guns
Replies: 12
Views: 1378

Re: History of 357 lever guns

We got our first Rossi 92 in late 1970's back when they had the Puma head on the side of the action. I have read that they were making them in the 1960's, although that may have just been for local market in Brazil, I have never seen a Rossi 92 that I knew for sure was made earlier than the late 19...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of 357 lever guns
Replies: 12
Views: 1378

Re: History of 357 lever guns

We got our first Rossi 92 in late 1970's back when they had the Puma head on the side of the action. I have read that they were making them in the 1960's, although that may have just been for local market in Brazil, I have never seen a Rossi 92 that I knew for sure was made earlier than the late 197...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Terror" (Horror mini-series): They Found The Real Ships!
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: "The Terror" (Horror mini-series): They Found The Real Ships!

Yes. That is what we are discussing. I dont think anyone claimed either The Terror or The Revenant was non-fiction! The Terror had a monster in it for crying out loud. (I know the real story behind the The Revenant of course. What little we know of it. For a start Hugh Glass's troubles took place in...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: Speaking of Rossis; A Simple Way to Enhance The Stock's Drab Color and Look

This is my one. When I got it it looked drab. Because there is no finish on them at all from the facotry. I put one coat of tru oil on and it looked like this :

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by Carlsen Highway
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Terror" (Horror mini-series): They Found The Real Ships!
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: "The Terror" (Horror mini-series): They Found The Real Ships!

I just finished watching that show, I enjoyed it. My kind of thing, they hardly have any shows that interest me anymore. They should have made a series out of The Revenant movie. I would watch that one.
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: Speaking of Rossis; A Simple Way to Enhance The Stock's Drab Color and Look

That is virtually the same thing I did to my Rossi. They don't seem to come with any real finish. I didn't strip mine I just put a couple of coats of Tru-oil on mine and suddenly the stock figure burst into life. In sunlight it looks like a glaze over a flame inside the wood. So that is my advice to...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range report: Vintage 38-55 (photos)
Replies: 15
Views: 1528

Re: Range report: Vintage 38-55 (photos)

Kirk, we can swap lives whenever you want. :mrgreen:
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: Question for the "Rossi Whisperers"

This is a fairly common thing and is not hard to fix. You polish the inside curve of the loading gate to make It smoother. Give it a file. Some of the internals on Rossi's are not polished enough, couple this with a strong mag spring and you get what your describing. The mag springs often need to be...
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting From a Canoe
Replies: 38
Views: 2114

Hunting From a Canoe

Anybody hunt from a canoe? I learned how to paddle a canoe properly a few years back taught by an older friend of mine who did it a lot (when I was hunting in America) and it turns out I love them. Most of my hunting is done on canoe trips now. My old canoe https://i.imgur.com/CfqK8Ck.jpg New canoe ...
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shiloh Sharps is for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1451

Re: Shiloh Sharps is for sale

There is a man making Farquharson single shots here in New Zealand. They are top quality and command high prices, so I cannot afford one...

https://www.sorokarifle.com/
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There's No Reason To Do This
Replies: 15
Views: 1167

Re: There's No Reason To Do This

Nice.
by Carlsen Highway
Thu May 23, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Andy Rooney Once Said . . . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: Andy Rooney Once Said . . . . .

Andy Rooney addressed this as a chain email in 2003: "About a year ago, I became aware of a more serious theft of my name and it is so hurtful to my reputation that it calls for legal action against the thief. Hundreds of people have written asking if I really wrote the 20 detestable remarks made un...
by Carlsen Highway
Wed May 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?
Replies: 17
Views: 1472

Re: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?

SAVVY_JACK wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:34 pm
This might be of some interest in understanding pressures in the 44-40 early cartridges.
https://curtisshawk21.wixsite.com/44cen ... ss-powders
That is an excellent website. I would like to contribute material to it some time.
by Carlsen Highway
Wed May 15, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you
Replies: 29
Views: 2121

Re: How many of you

I can shoot every day if I wish, on my own too, which does make a big difference. Depending on my enthusiasm level for whatever rifle or loads I am working on I will shoot three or four times a week, other times when I am satisfied with everything (for a while) I may not go for a while. Then I will ...
by Carlsen Highway
Wed May 15, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?
Replies: 17
Views: 1472

Re: can 44-40 be loaded heavy in modern levers?

OK - Savvy Jack has given excellent direction. I will add my own experiences just for some color. Standard loads that produce the velocity that the .44-40 always did in factory ammunition (both blackpowder and smokeless) before SAAMI nuetered the .44-40 and theyinvented CAS shooting: (All with Starl...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri May 03, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Laffs making the rounds
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: Laffs making the rounds

When I failed to use my blinkers on a turn, the police officer behind stopped me, stuck his head in the window briefly and had a look around and said, "So, this model doesn't have an indicator huh?"
by Carlsen Highway
Wed May 01, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These are not new ... they have been around for quite some time .. but worth repeating ..
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: These are not new ... they have been around for quite some time .. but worth repeating ..

My favourite Twain quotes:

I did not attend his funeral, but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved of it.

The rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated.


And of course my signature line below:
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

I am a proponent of the 44-40 and own a slew of them. A couple of years ago I decided that I wanted a 73 SRC for my every day companion so I found one from 1895 that could be refurbed to usefulness. After I got it shooting the barrel was slugged and it is .431. Too big I thought so I found another ...
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

OK, I know little about casting, but shouldn't there be a way of casting bullets with a base that is indented so that it would bump up to seal within a reasonable amount? The same idea was used during the war between the states. Soft lead in sort of a Minie ball shape has earned a reputation for be...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

I am a proponent of the 44-40 and own a slew of them. A couple of years ago I decided that I wanted a 73 SRC for my every day companion so I found one from 1895 that could be refurbed to usefulness. After I got it shooting the barrel was slugged and it is .431. Too big I thought so I found another ...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

I have read about that guy before - I think he was market hunting with a .38-40 in a Winchester 73. I have shot deer with the .44-40 and black powder with lead bullets. (And smokeless) All at the 19th century velocity of around 1200-1300 fps. All the deer died (red deer - about the size of a mule de...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealand shooting.
Replies: 31
Views: 1871

Re: New Zealand shooting.

What is worse than the gun law changes is the change of public opinion. We are the midst of a strong public negative reaction to firearms of all kinds. Courier companys are no longer carrying rifles. Advertising billboards of a young boy being taught how to shoot an air rifle are being castigated in...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealand shooting.
Replies: 31
Views: 1871

Re: New Zealand shooting.

The general idea was his name should never be spoken... they are changing the law so no one can have AR15, AK47 or any form of semi auto rifle that is capable of taking a detachable magazine holding greater than 5 rounds. I'm surprised any detachable magazine would be permitted. How does one guaran...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealand shooting.
Replies: 31
Views: 1871

Re: New Zealand shooting.

Carlsen - interesting hearing a NZ opinion on it. It feels over here in Aus they’re kicking up a bigger thing about it than over there. And you’re right, it all played exactly how he intended with the attention and worldwide talk. His manifesto even mentions the intention of getting a gun ban in NZ...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Zealand shooting.
Replies: 31
Views: 1871

Re: New Zealand shooting.

The guy shot at a range near me. He came across to fellow shooters as normal, open, chatty and balanced. He didn't have any off the wall political opinions that he expressed. The irony of it all, is that he was an immigrant himself. He was Australian. Supposedly came over here two years ago just to ...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for Winchester 73 owners
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Question for Winchester 73 owners

If it helps at all, Winchester factory .44-40 bullets at that time were made from pure lead.
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 73 and 92: what were they made for?
Replies: 28
Views: 1582

Re: Winchester 73 and 92: what were they made for?

The .44-40 was a rifle cartridge. And the rifle and cartridge were a massive hit as soon as they came out. Colt jumped on the .44-40 bandwagon because the .44-40 was so universally popular because of the '73 rifle that he had to chamber his revolver in the cartridge as well as .45 Colt. Colt probabl...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cimarron Model 1894
Replies: 12
Views: 1151

Re: The Cimarron Model 1894

I would get one if they did one in .38-55. No chance of getting a Winchester in that chambering round here. I would be interested in a rifle version too.
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable
Replies: 42
Views: 2365

Re: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable

I eat them every day for breakfast but I only eat them while they are still warm. A cold hard boiled egg is about as appetising as a cold fried egg.
Warm, salt and pepper. You cant eat one without salt at least.
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reliability of Flintlocks versus Percussion in 1840s
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: Reliability of Flintlocks versus Percussion in 1840s

That makes me feel better about my own experiences, I have had two percussion guns which I don't think I had a misfire, but once or twice, and it was a faulty cap. Now I have a flintlock, which when I have a good flint positioned right, is quite reliable for a good number of shots, but when that one...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 sights
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Re: Rossi 92 sights

A William 5D or the Lyman 66 receiver sights (needs screw holes drilled by gunsmith to fit) fitted will work with a 16 inch barrelled Rossi 92, and give you enough elevation to use the original front sight. (The 16 inch ones often shoot too low for their sights because Rossi were putting the same si...