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by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Elsewhere: Swedish Mauser in .35 Remington
Replies: 2
Views: 102

FS Elsewhere: Swedish Mauser in .35 Remington

I know we have fans of this fine old cartridge here. The gunsmith, Tom Jackson, who built this has built two for me. Excellent work!

http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve ... 1241004462
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 46
Views: 3025

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

Those are the goat heads we have here in New Mexico. They make me use bad words.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carry change-up
Replies: 22
Views: 395

Re: Carry change-up

Neat thing about the TT33 is how snappy the rounds are and how incredibly slim and concealable the pistol is.
Like the other fellas said, nice Colts and a lovely Parker.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a bowl of soup to shake off the chill?
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Need a bowl of soup to shake off the chill?

Dang, Jim. Liking your breakfast plan there! I miss grapefruit so much, but can't eat it because of the atorvastatin I am on.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of American Bulldogs
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: Speaking of American Bulldogs

Aww, heck, I just sent an email to Bobby Tyler. Guessing the project will be beyond my budget, but no harm in asking.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of American Bulldogs
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: Speaking of American Bulldogs

Thanks guys. I wonder if the blackpowder frame -- if welded up and with a new cylinder-- would tolerate .38 Special up to Plus P. Probably be OK in .32-20, one of the original calibers.
Have to admit a fondness for the .44 Russian.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a bowl of soup to shake off the chill?
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Need a bowl of soup to shake off the chill?

Hard to beat butternut squash soup. Here's the recipe I use: 1/4 cup unsalted butter 2 large sweet onions, diced 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced 1 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp allspice 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 4 medium butternut squashes peeled, halved, seeds removed and diced into 1-inch ...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Great Divorce
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: The Great Divorce

Great reply, Jim. You said in 18 brief sentences just about all there is that is important -- and you even snuck in some George MacDonald. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 46
Views: 3025

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

Scott, it's hard to beat the 250-grain Keith from RCBS in the .44 Special.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bury my heart
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: Bury my heart

I don't consider it "being on a bummer" to confront the sins of our history. As to our Native Americans, more than once I have been humbled by their great patriotism and love for this county after all they have suffered. Just go to a cemetery on any reservation, and kneel in gratitude at all the gra...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 25
Views: 1332

Re: Ruger Wrangler

Jason, looking forward to your range report once you can get your son and his Wrangler out to the farm. You're a "lucky pup" (f anyone remembers that phrase) to have such a lovely place to escape to! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of American Bulldogs
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: Speaking of American Bulldogs

Thanks fellas, but the top strap is completely fractured at the forward end. Without welding if that is even possible I would not trust it as a .44 WCF or .45 Colt. I once thought about trying to make a .22 out of it.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of American Bulldogs
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: Speaking of American Bulldogs

Thanks Brad. Public confession has lifted some of the weight of the sin I committed against that revolver.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of American Bulldogs
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Speaking of American Bulldogs

Scott's interesting quest in search of an American version of the British Bulldog -- a compact revolver in a potent caliber -- reminded me of a relic I inherited from Dad. His father, a surveyor, found this Colt single action in an abandoned miner's cabin in Southern Oregon sometime in the late teen...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 46
Views: 3025

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

Safe travels, Scott!
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This just recently happend to someone getting their 3rd booster ..
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: This just recently happend to someone getting their 3rd booster ..

Earl, I don't know what my zinc levels are but I will fix that and see if it helps. Thanks for the suggestion!
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exploring the NRA Whittington Center.
Replies: 15
Views: 338

Re: Exploring the NRA Whittington Center.

Stopped in there 20 years ago or so on a trip to Philmont. The late Robbie Roberts, collections curator at the Whittington, was the first rangemaster at our shooting range here in La Luz, NM.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This just recently happend to someone getting their 3rd booster ..
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: This just recently happend to someone getting their 3rd booster ..

Always nice to find some levity in the situation, Jim. :lol: I have had all three doses of the Moderna vaccine -- the booster on Nov. 3. Around Christmas I realized I was losing my sense of taste. I used the Abbott BinaxNow home test kit and both tests were negative. My doc ordered the PCR test a co...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2
Replies: 46
Views: 3025

Re: American Bulldog Experiment Candidate #2

I'm being patient ... but sure look forward to an update, Scott! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun.
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Just for fun.

Well that was fun! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hepburn project
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Hepburn project

Can't wait to see you post a target with the holes all scrunched together, Vall.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: AR-15 Upper in .300 Blackout
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: AR-15 Upper in .300 Blackout

Upper sold, fellas. Still have the Holosun for $80 shipped. Great little Red Dot. This one:
https://palmettostatearmory.com/holosun ... s403b.html
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: AR-15 Upper in .300 Blackout
Replies: 3
Views: 160

AR-15 Upper in .300 Blackout

Here is a nearly new Palmetto State Armory upper in .300 blackout. It has a 15-inch (16 overall) 1:8 twist barrel, pistol-length gas tube and M-Lok rail system, plus BCG and charger. Comes with a nearly-new set of Hornady dies and a partial box of Lapua 123-grain FMJ bullets. I bought this stuff new...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hepburn project
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Hepburn project

Vall, that's a wonderful project. First time I saw a Hepburn "in the flesh," Dave Gullo was shooting it at a long-range match at Eagle Ridge. I just received a GM barrel in .44 for my upcoming .44-77 build, and it was really nice inside and out. Do you hot blue or cold blue?
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you fellers that like Charter Arms guns
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: For you fellers that like Charter Arms guns

Nice job! I have always wondered what kind of accuracy I could get from the target model. I have only owned the snubby.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Quigley shot
Replies: 26
Views: 476

Re: The Quigley shot

Had to look up Stacy Groscup. Seems he was quite a guy.
http://archeryhalloffame.com/Groscup%20Stacy2.html
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wisdom from a Third Grade Dropout
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Wisdom from a Third Grade Dropout

Well that was inspiring. That guy is a wonderful speaker.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greener GP
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Greener GP

Very fine Greener, Barbarossa. Just look at those lovely case colors, er, colours. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now here is an ingenious engine
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Now here is an ingenious engine

I had not heard of it, and am not sure I grasp all the details, but it looks fascinating.

https://thekneeslider.com/omega-1-inter ... and-clean/
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Quigley shot
Replies: 26
Views: 476

Re: The Quigley shot

Lenn, no worries. I was just trying to point out that that feller is a character, not that he didn't make the shot.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Quigley shot
Replies: 26
Views: 476

Re: The Quigley shot

I think that feller has spent a little too much time under that Nevada desert sun! :lol:
If he really did make that shot, my hat is off to him.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper Winchester - Marlin comparisons
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: Proper Winchester - Marlin comparisons

I am very fond of both makes as well, but prefer the Marlin. First time I had to field strip a Model 94 came as a rude shock compared to the Marlin, where you just remove the lever screw and slide the bolt out for cleaning from the breech.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new Tisas 1911
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: My new Tisas 1911

Doc -- speed of follow-ups is where the 9 typically edges the .45. Funny, after loading my mag with the big Browning rounds, then handling the relatively dinky 9mms, the word "twerp" came to mind. :lol: I know, improvements in bullet design have made the 9 more effective, but I have carried a very f...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Block conundrum
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: Rolling Block conundrum

The Danish rolling blocks stand out from a distance because of the extremely long staff on the rear sight.
https://www.ima-usa.com/products/origin ... 3805953605
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new Tisas 1911
Replies: 12
Views: 387

My new Tisas 1911

Got out to the range this morning for the first outing with the new Tisas "Commander" B45 Carry. Ran 80 rounds of Winchester 230-grain hardball, and five each of Federal Hydroshock and Remington JHP. The pistol performed flawlessly and wanted to shoot better than the operator did. I shot these targe...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Block conundrum
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: Rolling Block conundrum

Vall, my guess would be that it was chambered in .43 Spanish and then reamed to .44-90. Or it could be that the smith who did the chamber cast was unfamiliar with the very long throat in many of the rolling blocks chambered in .43 Spanish. Crusty, have you slugged the bore? If it is .439, you very l...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Block conundrum
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: Rolling Block conundrum

It is a mystery all right, especially if actually chambered for .44-90 Remington Special -- always a sporting or target cartridge and highly unusual to "never" in a standard military round barrel with military iron sights.The forend does not match the barrel and should be a three-band.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now ANOTHER virus to worry about...
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: Now ANOTHER virus to worry about...

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Acute and chronic infection here ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Theodoric of York, Medieval physician
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Theodoric of York, Medieval physician

I don't know if anyone remembers these skits in the very early years of Saturday Night Live (when it was actually funny), but some of these early medical practices -- bleeding, mercury enemas, etc., showed us how far medicine has come. But not that long ago ... We lived in Corvallis, OR, where Dad t...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter indoor project
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Winter indoor project

Vall, it looks great. Nice winter project indeed! I am guessing you are among the most important Marlin and Ballard collectors in these United States. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found a good cast load for the 1894 Winchester .32-40
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: Found a good cast load for the 1894 Winchester .32-40

Could there be any higher pinnacle for a true levergunner than an early 94 with half magazine in .32-40 and that shoots so darned well? I think not! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New S&W Pistol
Replies: 16
Views: 449

Re: New S&W Pistol

Nice pair, Jason. Glad to hear they shoot well, and copy that on sights getting smaller.
Have to admit I yawned when Mossberg brought out their little 9, and again with the new Savage pistol. Seems the niche is saturated.
Still liking the new Smith, however.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't have enough .45-70s. (new tang sight)
Replies: 21
Views: 474

Re: Can't have enough .45-70s.

Jason, I am admiring that perch-belly butt stock. That's some good shooting for the first time out and fiendish weather conditions!
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New S&W Pistol
Replies: 16
Views: 449

Re: New S&W Pistol

I just ordered a Turkish 1911, and now here this is. Just wish it were in a more useful caliber.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the drinkers here ...
Replies: 12
Views: 509

For the drinkers here ...

... who would like to change course. I find this article very important, personally. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/09/27/an-ex-drinkers-search-for-a-sober-buzz?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_nn_20220107&instance_id=49661&nl=the-morning®i_id=80433769&segment_id=78932&te=1&user_id=7fca974dc4483f7...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bullet mould for the trapdoor
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: New bullet mould for the trapdoor

Your mods and bullets look great, Earl! Hope you get a break in the weather and give them a good workout. I miss a Trapdoor. Wonderful rifles.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers for my dad
Replies: 16
Views: 456

Re: Prayers for my dad

Any updates on your father, 44shooter?
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Trust The Science"
Replies: 28
Views: 948

Re: "Trust The Science"

But you really must be educated in the science before you can properly question it.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: current ammo situation?
Replies: 28
Views: 904

Re: current ammo situation?

We are selling Speer 9mm brass cased and Federal FMJ .380 for $30 a box at our county shooting range, as well as Speer Lawman .45ACP for $32 and I believe, American Eagle .40 for $32. The rangemaster managed to piggy-back on orders for our sheriff's department from a distributor in Utah.