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by Bill in Oregon
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Component Availability.....
Replies: 30
Views: 634

Re: Component Availability.....

Ray, that is some good news. Hope they expand production to include large rifle and pistol primers.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trail Boss
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Trail Boss

IIRC, it should not be compressed.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Blackhawk flat top, .44 Special, 5 1/2-inch barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Blackhawk flat top, .44 Special, 5 1/2-inch barrel

$800 shipped with dies and brass.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piller ?
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Piller ?

Glad he is OK.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All right you guys, don't laugh
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: All right you guys, don't laugh

Harold, I think I'd choose the Dremel over the router, even if it is a lot slower. :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goex to close last plant
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Goex to close last plant

Jay, I sent Hodgdon both an e-mail and an actual, physical, snail-mail letter on this topic, and here is the reply I received: Mr. Powell, Thanks for your letter dated 29 September, 2021. We have received a fair amount of feedback since we announced our decision last week, much of it in a similar se...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Blackhawk flat top, .44 Special, 5 1/2-inch barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Blackhawk flat top, .44 Special, 5 1/2-inch barrel

Meant to add that a set of Deluxe Lee .44 Special dies and 50 pieces of Starline brass are included in the price.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dutch Oven
Replies: 24
Views: 599

Re: Dutch Oven

Octagon, I made the pot of lima beans yesterday, with some modifications: just two ham hocks plus a cup of diced double-smoked ham, large rather than small beans, an additional large snort of crushed home-grown Hatch peppers and mopped her all up with toasted homemade buttermilk bread. Oh, it's a ke...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Testing Some 9em em Loads
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Testing Some 9em em Loads

Hmmm. This sounds like the grownup version of discovering that Daisy BBs bounce straight back -- a totally unforeseen reaction. :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dutch Oven
Replies: 24
Views: 599

Re: Dutch Oven

Blaine, deets on that triple-clad stainless por favor.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Columbus Day
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Columbus Day

It is officially Indigenous Peoples Day here in New Mexico, and I think that is more appropriate than Columbus Day. The Spaniards took a great deal from the people here, slaughtering many and forcing the survivors to accept Catholicism and Spanish rule, carving up the land in huge swaths and grating...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So far off topic...
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: So far off topic...

Mom was buried first at Eagle Point National Veterans Cemetery, and Dad was buried above her, with his info on the front of the marble marker and Mom's on the back. Could ask a local VA cemetery what their protocol is, but a vault might well be required.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dutch Oven
Replies: 24
Views: 599

Re: Dutch Oven

Octagon, thank you for that recipe. It is finally cooling down to be soup/stew/beans and cornbread weather and I will try it shortly.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: RCBS 44-250-K
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: RCBS 44-250-K

SPF.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Blackhawk flat top, .44 Special, 5 1/2-inch barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Blackhawk flat top, .44 Special, 5 1/2-inch barrel

Here is a Ruger flat-top Blackhawk in .44 Special that has seen very little use since it was shipped from the factory in 2010, per Ruger's serial number records. The closeup will show the beginning of light drag marks on an otherwise pristine cylinder, proof of just how lightly this revolver has bee...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: RCBS 44-250-K
Replies: 1
Views: 143

RCBS 44-250-K

This is the RCBS version of the classic Keith bullet for .44 Special and .44 Magnum. It's in excellent condition. $100 shipped.

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by Bill in Oregon
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pocket Sized, Light, Well Put Together, Blade is Razor Sharp, Made in USA
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Pocket Sized, Light, Well Put Together, Blade is Razor Sharp, Made in USA

Blaine, that T4 looks very nice. Did yours come with the pocket clip? There seems to be some disagreement on this under the product questions on Amazon.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dutch Oven
Replies: 24
Views: 599

Re: Dutch Oven

Dang me, Octagon. Did you say butter beans with smoked ham hocks and cornbread? Have mercy that sounds wonderful! :o 8)

By the way, nice discussion of dutch ovens here:
https://www.seriouseats.com/best-cast-i ... ent-review
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Double Action Woods Bumming Gun
Replies: 32
Views: 1122

Re: Favorite Double Action Woods Bumming Gun

Paul that Smith Model 69 looks to be about ideal.
That said, I have found myself jonesing for a plain vanilla Smith Model 10 again, although a .38 Special is really not up to confrontations with the big bears we have here.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid in Whitetail...!
Replies: 18
Views: 498

Re: Covid in Whitetail...!

I'm really tired of people giving up on the American experiment. It is not over. It is my privilege to interact with Army soldiers and Air Force airmen on a daily basis. These young people give me hope and pride, and I am not about to give up on what they wear the uniform to defend. Don't get me rea...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .40-90 Sharps Bottle Neck & Shiloh 1874 just for Bill in OR
Replies: 61
Views: 5179

Re: .40-90 Sharps Bottle Neck & Shiloh 1874 just for Bill in OR

Thanks Ray. I used to hang out over there years ago.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .40-90 Sharps Bottle Neck & Shiloh 1874 just for Bill in OR
Replies: 61
Views: 5179

Re: .40-90 Sharps Bottle Neck & Shiloh 1874 just for Bill in OR

Griff, I just ran into this older thread while doing a search for .40-90 Sharps BN. You still running yours? What loads have you settled on? I've got a Swedish rolling block action and a new old stock Badger barrel, 30 inches, in .40 with 1:18 twist, and I refuse to waste it on a cartridge like the ...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Marlin update
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Ruger Marlin update

Sounds like these will start trickling into the market around Christmas, according to Ruger's CEO. Then the 336, then the Model 1894. They'll be staying with the forged receiver, but will use Ruger's cold hammer-forged barrels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_AHFat3yqE
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On The Range With the .22 Long Rifle Handloads
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: On The Range With the .22 Long Rifle Handloads

Keep shooting and reporting, please, Jim. Love this project. You are a handloader's handloader. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, finally bought a Glock
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Well, finally bought a Glock

Todd, I, too, have gone to carrying a Glock at work -- the slim model 48 -- even though running a 9 mm is against my better judgement even after all the ammo improvements in this caliber. It is very easy to carry, and as shootable as any other Glock. I will likely invest in the Shield 15- round maga...
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I owned this in 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: I owned this in 2009

That's the dream configuration right there.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .327 Federal in a Ruger Single Seven.
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: .327 Federal in a Ruger Single Seven.

Very nice revolver, Scott.
Blaine, why is it that the .30 Carbine, .32-20 and the .32 Magnums are so painfully loud?
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All right you guys, don't laugh
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: All right you guys, don't laugh

That would make for an interesting pedicure, eh, Todd? :shock: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody else notice.....
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Anybody else notice.....

I saw this yesterday. I plan to send an actual mailed letter asking them to consider staying in the business or selling the brand and factory to another investor.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All right you guys, don't laugh
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: All right you guys, don't laugh

Heh, Jim, I have to have one hand on a chair or the dresser or I will fall over too.
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All right you guys, don't laugh
Replies: 25
Views: 827

All right you guys, don't laugh

... but will anyone here admit to having had a pedicure? ... he waits for the hysterical laughter to die down ... Why would I ask this? I actually have a pretty good reason. After having had fusions at L2-3, L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1, I no longer have the flexibility to bend over far enough to really car...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 35
Views: 1704

Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

CB shorts don't get the respect they deserve.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The "Time Out" Generations versus Ours.............
Replies: 25
Views: 812

Re: The "Time Out" Generations versus Ours.............

I got my share of spankings at home-- more than my share, actually, as I was the eldest of three boys and I think I kind of wore Dad out -- but never at school. That said, we had a shop teacher at Hunt Junior High in Tacoma, Wa., in the mid-1960s who had very carefully band-sawed a generous paddle o...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 35
Views: 1704

Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

That's a great photo Sarge.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headed to the border.
Replies: 20
Views: 577

Re: Headed to the border.

Stay safe Scott. Any reasonable bandido would take one look at your armament and conclude that you are one hombré not to fool with. 8)
Say, do they have Border Patrol checkpoints in your neck o' the woods like we do here?
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 Crimping under the Bullet
Replies: 29
Views: 807

Re: .44-40 Crimping under the Bullet

Six, that looks like the tool now sold by CH4D. I liked it better than the Corbin cannelure tool.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My grail gun from Colorado gun show
Replies: 26
Views: 774

Re: My grail gun from Colorado gun show

Swell drawing, Vall. Thes days if I tried to shoot from the back position, I'd need assistance getting out of it. :o
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grizzlies
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Grizzlies

That would sober me up!
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Reading material: Dixie Gun Works, boatbuilding
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Reading material: Dixie Gun Works, boatbuilding

Dixie annuals SPF. Still have the boatbuilding books.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Reading material: Dixie Gun Works, boatbuilding
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Reading material: Dixie Gun Works, boatbuilding

Would go $35 shipped media mail for each package.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody juicing apples?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Anybody juicing apples?

Not my design, but I liked it. I dumped the pulp out under the apple trees that gave us the fruit, and the deer loved it -- but so did the neighborhood black bear, with whom I had a bone to pick after he completely stripped my favorite plum tree the very night before I had planned to pick it. :lol: ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody juicing apples?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Anybody juicing apples?

About 10 years ago, in Southern Oregon, we lived on a place with a bunch of golden delicious trees, and I built this bottle-jack cider press. It worked well, but would have worked better if I had had a decent apple grinder. All I had was a potato frencher and then I chopped up the "fries." https://w...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bayonet - Wire-breakers
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Bayonet - Wire-breakers

The Wilkinson version almost looks like art.
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fooling with the 240 gr. XTP MAG bullet in my Rossi
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Fooling with the 240 gr. XTP MAG bullet in my Rossi

Fap! Another guy havin' fun with his Rossi ... 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you could have just one 92 ...
Replies: 66
Views: 1827

Re: If you could have just one 92 ...

Gunny, our friend Vall sets a very high bar. 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boiling Potatoes
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Boiling Potatoes

Todd, taters are cheap enough. Why don't you experiment and report? I would if I were closer to saltwater. No such article here in the Tularosa Basin -- just brackish.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1887
Replies: 17
Views: 484

Re: Winchester 1887

Rube, that one looks really nice. Is it a 12 or a 10? I used to watch some of the boys do the SASS thing a dozen years ago, and one guy had an 87 in 10 gauge that he campaigned on the shotgun stage. He only loaded with black powder, and oh, my, what a wonderful boom when he lit it off.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closure, finally ...
Replies: 11
Views: 601

Re: Closure, finally ...

Got to thinking that his parents, siblings and wife likely all died not knowing his fate. Sad.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closure, finally ...
Replies: 11
Views: 601

Closure, finally ...

After 53 years and two weeks ... Idaho By News Team September 21, 2021 10:40 AM Published September 21, 2021 10:50 AM Remains recovered of bow hunter who went missing in 1968 LEMHI COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - The Lemhi County Sheriff's Office recovered the remains of a bow hunter who went missing in 1968...
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My grail gun from Colorado gun show
Replies: 26
Views: 774

Re: My grail gun from Colorado gun show

Wonderful acquisition, Vall. Who doesn't love a Ballard?
You might talk to Dave Gullo and his cartridge gurus at Buffalo Arms about potential modifications of existing brass.
Then there is Rocky Mountain Cartridge, which shows .40-65 Ballard Everlasting brass at $77 per 20.