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by Molasses
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stevens 425 High Power .35 Remington
Replies: 19
Views: 1862

Re: Stevens 425 High Power .35 Remington

Some previous threads on this very site: https://www.levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11864&p=440819#p440819 http://levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11864&sid=fd618a44bab3ee14d042d8074e91a685 https://www.levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=66158&p=761102&hilit=Stevens+425#...
by Molasses
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The chirping bird. ( cows added )
Replies: 27
Views: 2160

Re: The chirping bird.

Ingenious. I don't know how you do it. If I had set out to do even just one of your many projects several years ago, I'd still be trying to figure out how the thing would work and not even gotten started making anything yet.
by Molasses
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "How To Get a NEW Levergun into the House"
Replies: 22
Views: 2448

Re: "How To Get a NEW Levergun into the House"

My ex-wife simply couldn't remember all of the guns I had. Very convenient, that........ :D -Stretch Heck, I can't remember everything I have. :lol: Smuggled one in last weekend. Brand new Miroku/Winchester '73 short rifle in .357. I'd looked at it a few days earlier, looked around some on the Inte...
by Molasses
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Gunsmithing Book
Replies: 14
Views: 1228

Re: Old Gunsmithing Book

and I will keep an eye out for a cheap "real" one. You just found one pard, PM me your addy and i`ll sent it to ya free of charge. Pitchy, That's an incredibly generous offer and I'm humbled again by how awesome the family here is, but I have to turn you down. The hunt's most of the fun with this s...
by Molasses
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Gunsmithing Book
Replies: 14
Views: 1228

Re: Old Gunsmithing Book

Pitchy, where else would you find an audience who would recognize the names of those rifles and guns. I had no idea what an Evans was until I watched that Tom Selleck movie, Crossfire Trail. Yet, here is a book with instructions on how to work on it. Oh yeah, the bad guy had a Remington Keene didn'...
by Molasses
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Gunsmithing Book
Replies: 14
Views: 1228

Re: Old Gunsmithing Book

Now that is a find! I'm going to have to look for a copy. I was just thinking the same thing. :lol: Edit to add: started looking and just like that, an electronic copy on the Kindle. It'll still be fun and more satisfying to have a physical copy, someday. And there's fun in the hunt to find one.
by Molasses
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday TxHunter & Molasses.
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Happy Birthday TxHunter & Molasses.

Thanks! I woke up early, hit the bathroom and decided not to try and crawl back into bed. Only about 40 minutes until the alarm goes off and the timer starts running for getting in to work. Got out to the kitchen and discovered that Sweet Tooth had left a really nice card with a touching additional ...
by Molasses
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Belgian Superposed
Replies: 23
Views: 1250

Re: Browning Belgian Superposed

Shot the Broadway on Black Friday it was doing well for me until a firing pin gave up the ghost . My buddy ordered a pair of firing pins a pair of firing pin springs and a pair of hammer springs . Figured I’d get uhm all at once :wink: Sorry to hear about that. Seems like every few used guns, one c...
by Molasses
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Eye Test" for Levergunners!
Replies: 10
Views: 1211

Re: "Eye Test" for Levergunners!

I knew it! Could feel the shakes coming on from withdrawal...
by Molasses
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200
Replies: 26
Views: 2553

Re: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200

This topic gets me started on the memories. That's my excuse for such a long-winded post. :lol: Like it takes all that much to get me started. My Dad hunted with a Model 37 Winchester single shot for years, but always wanted a repeater. Put off buying one due to being frugal; having a family to feed...
by Molasses
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday TxHunter & Molasses.
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Happy Birthday TxHunter & Molasses.

Thanks for the good wishes. Didn't do anything special for the birthday; pretty much just another day at work. Did chop up some bacon and fried it alongside some ground beef to form a foundation to a batch of country gravy over smashed potatoes for supper. Cauliflower alongside and finished up havin...
by Molasses
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So who's using what?
Replies: 26
Views: 2525

Re: So who's using what?

Too many options still in play here. Got enough that haven't taken a deer for me yet that I doubt I'll get through 'em all before kicking off. Added a Model 71 to the stable early this summer and got a new Savage Scout from work for # of years put in there, neither of which is moving me along in a h...
by Molasses
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Ultimate Sixgun - A Dream Becomes Reality
Replies: 24
Views: 2437

Re: My Ultimate Sixgun - A Dream Becomes Reality

WOW! :shock:

Just, wow...
by Molasses
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Molasses.
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Happy Birthday Molasses.

Hate to confess it, but I don't stop in here once or twice every day like I used to and this is my first stop by since the B-day. Thanks for the well wishing. Didn't do much of anything that day. Played some computer games (yep, at my age, I finally got hooked on some of 'em. They do say there's no ...
by Molasses
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 Scope Mount ? (Completed) :-)
Replies: 81
Views: 12335

Re: Winchester Model 94 Scope Mount ?

Leupold Detacho rings and base, not for sale for years. Jeff Cooper talked about the handiness. Sweet ol school mount. "not for sale for years." Unfortunately :( I've gotten a couple more Detacho mount sets since that earlier thread. Was especially happy to find one for my Remington Model 600. It's...
by Molasses
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 Scope Mount ? (Completed) :-)
Replies: 81
Views: 12335

Re: Winchester Model 94 Scope Mount ?

What brand scope mount is this? If so are they still available? How exactly do they attach? I would imagine a scout/EER type scope has to be used for this setup. Here, why don't you take a look at the thread that I posted my picture in in the first place: http://levergunscommunity.com/viewtopic.php...
by Molasses
Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday to Molasses & pete-driver.....
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: Happy Birthday to Molasses & pete-driver.....

happy birthday...haven't heard from you guys in a while Been mostly lurking of late, when life hasn't been in the way. Wasn't even able to do more than peek in here on my birthday because of needing to get in the car and on the way to do the late antlerless hunt in WI. Didn't see any deer, nor did ...
by Molasses
Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Ax Quality
Replies: 47
Views: 5488

Re: Small Ax Quality

I don't know anything about this one, but it's sure small. Dainty, even. Looks almost like a kid's toy.

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Buddy of mine found it at a garage sale. I ended up buying it off of him.
by Molasses
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New York Hunters Store Guns in Cabins?
Replies: 40
Views: 3717

Re: New York Hunters Store Guns in Cabins?

<snip> A couple three years ago there was a case in northern Minnesota where a bachelor had a nice house on river front property and it got burglarized every time he left. Finally he "baited" the place. Drove his car off, hid it and walked back. Waited with a shotgun in the basement with a bunch of...
by Molasses
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Randall
Replies: 15
Views: 1442

Re: Randall

Forgot to say, nice knife, Casastahle.

Those rounds that are laying with it are what? .308 with a really long/heavy bullet? 6.5 M/S?
by Molasses
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Randall
Replies: 15
Views: 1442

Re: Randall

Got my order placed early last month. Only ~4 years to go before I get it! The knowledge that I've got this coming (eventually) has done a lot to keep me from buying this knife, that knife, yet another knife that I've seen in the meantime. At this rate, I'll have saved more money by not buying other...
by Molasses
Sat May 16, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hudson, WI -- What To Do?
Replies: 15
Views: 1635

Re: Hudson, WI -- What To Do?

If it were over the other half of the week, I'd have offered. Probably would've dragged you to a bunch of gun shops over a large radius and likely would've ended up at the range for a while.

As it is, today was my second 12-hour shift out of three for this weekend and still have tomorrow to go.
by Molasses
Wed May 06, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's see your.......... Bowie Knives
Replies: 42
Views: 4120

Re: Let's see your.......... Bowie Knives

I've got a few knives that are probably big enough or have the right features to maybe qualify, but these are the first two I think of when the subject comes up. http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/Molasses_photos/Sharpies/100_1529_zpscu8we4xx.jpg One is an Edge Brand Bowie. Apparently the manuf...
by Molasses
Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Definitly NOT Your Father's BP Revolver...
Replies: 13
Views: 1451

Re: Definitly NOT Your Father's BP Revolver...

The picture of the two Ruger Old Armies sure do have Ruger emblems. The two 'customized' revolvers don't have emblems or Ruger grips. They are 1858 Remington designs. This ^ There's no doubt at all that the brace of Old Armies in the one picture are exactly that. It's the highly modified pair in th...
by Molasses
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Definitly NOT Your Father's BP Revolver...
Replies: 13
Views: 1451

Re: Definitly NOT Your Father's BP Revolver...

Aren't the two modified BP revolvers 1858 Remington rather than Ruger 'Old Army'? Don't see the three screws in the frame that the Ruger should have. Cylinder pin sure looks Remington. Just say'n. I was thinking Remmie from the first glance myself, but then the last time I called something in a pic...
by Molasses
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of gun leather in the old west?
Replies: 29
Views: 2204

Re: History of gun leather in the old west?

I'll second Chuck's recommendation of Packing Iron. It's got great pictures of many holsters (usually with the appropriate gun and could almost make it as a coffeetable book on that basis alone), but it also has a lot of old photos of people wearing/using the rigs back in the day. I'm shocked at how...
by Molasses
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Bill in Oregon & Hobie.
Replies: 14
Views: 1648

Re: Happy Birthday Bill in Oregon & Hobie.

Happy Birthday wishes to both of you!
by Molasses
Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stevens 35 Remington levergun
Replies: 52
Views: 5341

Re: Stevens 35 Remington levergun

Past discussion of these on this site:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11864&hilit=stevens
by Molasses
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the model 64
Replies: 26
Views: 1911

Re: Thoughts on the model 64

Winchester's Model 64? Such a gorgeous, elegant and well-laid out hunting rifle! A .30-30 64A was both my first centerfire and first deer rifle. I was too young to appreciate it and went on a long trek through bolt actions and other stuff before finally realizing what a gem I already had. Picked up ...
by Molasses
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Example Of -
Replies: 18
Views: 1698

Re: Example Of -

Perspective and/or proportions are still messed up even if it is a pocket hammerless. Although the artist certainly seems to have gotten other proportions right.
by Molasses
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Example Of -
Replies: 18
Views: 1698

Re: Example Of -

Looks like the artist messed up the perspective on that 1911: the grip is done like it's viewed from a different angle than the rest of it (well, either that or it's supposed to be Colt's version of that Taurus Curve thing).
Yes, I AM deliberately avoiding saying anything like "What gun?" :lol:
by Molasses
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 36 impulse buy
Replies: 20
Views: 1217

Re: Marlin 36 impulse buy

Wow! :shock:

I hope they aren't able to give a good description of you or of the getaway vehicle. :lol:
by Molasses
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthdays Molasses & pete-driver.
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Happy Birthdays Molasses & pete-driver.

AAR= After Action Report Didn't do a whole lot worthy of mention. Spent part of the morning mounting an old Bushnell 2.5X with a post reticle on a .30-30 Contender carbine barrel and cleaning the bore on that and a Model 1909 Argentine cavalry carbine. Shared an interesting frozen pizza that was sup...
by Molasses
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which do you prefer and why?
Replies: 34
Views: 2000

Re: Which do you prefer and why?

I've got a couple of Browning/Miroku '86s: a rifle and a carbine. I've also had a couple of beater originals. I like the '86 design and that B-86 rifle has sure shone on a few occasions in long range side matches and such. Never owned a 71, even passed on a deal for either or both configurations of ...
by Molasses
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthdays Molasses & pete-driver.
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Happy Birthdays Molasses & pete-driver.

Happy Birthday Gents! Workin' on it right now. Had a nice breakfast consisting of a piece of leftover venison tenderloin from supper a couple of nights ago, alongside gravy and a thin layer of mashed potatoes (left from same meal as the meat) on buttered toast, topped with a couple of fried eggs. G...
by Molasses
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: identify this lever gun...not very common
Replies: 14
Views: 1180

Re: identify this lever gun...not very common

For what it's worth, there's one of the Westernfield-marked ones in the Rogers, MN Cabela's. Or at least it was still there early this morning, just as it's been for probably close to a couple of months now. Soon as I saw the sidelever safety in the photo, knew what it was from having looked at this...
by Molasses
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm Just Puttin' This Out There...........
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: I'm Just Puttin' This Out There...........

piller wrote:I know a few who might need that book.
Could be a few that could've written that book... :lol:
I might bear a passing resemblance to one of 'em.
by Molasses
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big game semiautos (other than M1A and AR-10's)
Replies: 33
Views: 1918

Re: Big game semiautos (other than M1A and AR-10's)

Despite being long, unwieldy and having possibly the most un ergonomic safety lever ever put on a production hunting rifle. In spite of spare parts and magazines being either unobtainable and/or priced as though machined out of precious metals. After all that, I'm still fond of my .30-06 HK 940 http...
by Molasses
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone hear from COSteve lately...
Replies: 67
Views: 3969

Re: Anyone hear from COSteve lately...

He won't post here but he's over on AR15.com? You have to be kidding. Talk about a rough crowd over there! This is a very gentle and well moderated site and doesn't even compare to ARF. Steve, come back here there's no way you could fit in there! :) Cat They have a small leverguns section tucked aw...
by Molasses
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you 1911 Fans
Replies: 10
Views: 1508

Re: For you 1911 Fans

I like his mention of the LAR Grizzly (for obvious reason):

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by Molasses
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Levergun is on YOUR Horizon? (Part 2)
Replies: 39
Views: 2427

Re: What Levergun is on YOUR Horizon? (Part 2)

I've got no idea. I kind of have a list of "cool" stuff in the back of my head, not specific wants or things I'm actively hunting for. Every once in a while, I run across something off that list, especially something that isn't made any longer, is priced attractively and then I proceed to do someth...
by Molasses
Thu May 29, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Winchester 52 experts here?
Replies: 9
Views: 1643

Re: Any Winchester 52 experts here?

First off: I am not an expert and I certainly don't claim to be one. Something doesn't make sense to me about this setup. I've had a couple of slow locks and that cocking piece isn't the shape I remember them having. (This finally got me frustrated and dug around until I found my copy of Houze' book...
by Molasses
Sun May 25, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Self Loader
Replies: 10
Views: 1252

Re: Winchester Self Loader

EdinCT wrote:Kittery trading post had several for around 400.00 a few years ago. My neighbor had a 401 and called it Thor's hammer :D
Your neighbor probably got that from the old Winchester ads that said as much about that model...
by Molasses
Fri May 23, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About Your Favorite .22 Rimfire...
Replies: 71
Views: 3833

Re: How About Your Favorite .22 Rimfire...

Picking a favorite .22 for me is like picking a favorite child. There are days when you like one more than the others <snip> I can certainly empathize with this sentiment, because it describes me as well. Usually my favorite is the one I've either just finished messing with or I have the urge to me...
by Molasses
Fri May 23, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Self Loader
Replies: 10
Views: 1252

Re: Winchester Self Loader

I've got a Winchester M1910 in .401SLR Brass can be made from 7.62X39. It's supposed to be fairly simple, if you've got a battery of mouth expanding dies to take it up in steps. I'm sure that annealing would be a good idea, too. Over in the Winchester section of the GunBoards forums some years ago, ...
by Molasses
Tue May 20, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern .32 WCF revolvers...Anybody have one?
Replies: 22
Views: 1856

Re: Modern .32 WCF revolvers...Anybody have one?

Ruger made a limited run of .32-20/.32 H&R Mag convertible Blackhawks back 25 years ago or so. They've become collectable, but can still be found with some effort and a little luck. I like mine, but have to admit that it got one of the very first chamber reamers in existence for .327 Fed run into th...
by Molasses
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Kewl Marlin Levergun gif
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: A Kewl Marlin Levergun gif

Nifty!
If that could be sized to fit, it'd make a pretty cool avatar for someone that's very much into Marlins. Or maybe put into the signature block for same.
by Molasses
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinion: 50 cal. Single Stage Press.... which one?
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Opinion: 50 cal. Single Stage Press.... which one?

Used the RCBS ammomaster for the few .50 BMG reloads I've put together. No complaints.
by Molasses
Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weaver/ Redfield scopes
Replies: 9
Views: 884

Re: Weaver/ Redfield scopes

6pt-sika wrote:
Hillbillygunsmith wrote:Are you sure on that information? Reason I am asking is I though I read somewhere that Leupold also bought the rights to the Weaver scopes. :?:
Not that I'm aware .
ATK (same folks as own RCBS, Federal, Speer, etc) owns Weaver.

Edit to add:
http://www.atk.com/business-groups/atk-sporting/
by Molasses
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Desert Island knife.
Replies: 101
Views: 6615

Re: The Desert Island knife.

I'm thinking a Woodsman's Pal: I've got two, one old military issue and the other a couple of years old. I still need to modify the newer one closer to the configuration of the other, so at the moment, the old one'd get the nod. It's essentially a machete with a few mods to the blade to make it more...