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by vancelw
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: AR-15 Upper in .300 Blackout
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: AR-15 Upper in .300 Blackout

I'll take it...

Money is on the way.

Thanks, enabler.....I mean, Bill!
by vancelw
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: AR-15 Upper in .300 Blackout
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: AR-15 Upper in .300 Blackout

PM sent
by vancelw
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti Stallion/Cimarron P Jr
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Re: Uberti Stallion/Cimarron P Jr

They are not rated for +P or +P+ ! I use normal velocity .32-20 in mine. If I want HV rounds I use my model 53 or Ruger Blackhawk Buckeye. I didnt figure they would be. Does that go for 38 spl also? If the manufacturer says it is +P rated....or better yet, .357, then shoot .38 Special +P in it. Ple...
by vancelw
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti Stallion/Cimarron P Jr
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Re: Uberti Stallion/Cimarron P Jr

Thanks for the input. Did yours handle +P OK? I'm sure there are "lemons" that slip through the cracks from most companies. I've been reading of quite a few Rugers that have had to be returned for more fitting. Its dang hard to fi nd good help these days. They are not rated for +P or +P+ ! I use no...
by vancelw
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti Stallion/Cimarron P Jr
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Re: Uberti Stallion/Cimarron P Jr

Thanks for the input. Did yours handle +P OK? I'm sure there are "lemons" that slip through the cracks from most companies. I've been reading of quite a few Rugers that have had to be returned for more fitting. Its dang hard to fi nd good help these days. They are not rated for +P or +P+ ! I use no...
by vancelw
Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti Stallion/Cimarron P Jr
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Re: Uberti Stallion/Cimarron P Jr

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:22 pm
Hmmm, I wonder if the cylinder for the .32 H&R Magnum is long enough to handle a .327 Federal Magnum??? It would have to be altered, but that would be a nifty combo set!
I don't think it is rated for that much pressure.
And if it was, .32-20 HV is faster.
by vancelw
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti Stallion/Cimarron P Jr
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Re: Uberti Stallion/Cimarron P Jr

I just discovered these the other day. A Single Six sized Colt clone. Also available in .38 Spl., an .22. Wondering if anyone has seen or handled one of these. Like most guns, no one has them in stock. Thinkin that .38 would be really sweet. https://www.cimarron-firearms.com/model-p-jr-32-20-32-h-a...
by vancelw
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 lever gun
Replies: 53
Views: 1342

Re: 45-70 lever gun

Scott, Please define "jonesying" for me. Thanks It probably means scrimping & saving up the money ... those WWG Co-Pilots are around $3500 a pop. Kinda hoping (not likely but I can dream) Ruger will design and market Marlin 336, 1894, 1895 takedown models. :lol: Most definitely not what it means. A...
by vancelw
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 'Puter Is Just About DRT....
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: My 'Puter Is Just About DRT....

It's best to use RAM in matched pairs.
by vancelw
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 'Puter Is Just About DRT....
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: My 'Puter Is Just About DRT....

You know PC RAM will work on a Mac.
PCs use a 9th parity bit and Macs just ignore it.
No need to spend Mac money when PC prices will do :D
by vancelw
Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Looking for Target Grips for my S&W 66-2
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Looking for Target Grips for my S&W 66-2

I've got a few Altamont grips...on 1911s to Redhawks to J-frames.....

No complaints on any of them. And reasonably priced
by vancelw
Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bagged a unicorn
Replies: 24
Views: 663

Re: Bagged a unicorn

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:58 pm
vancelw wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:03 pm
The 327 is a great little gun. Can shoot 327, 32S & 32L, and .32 ACP if you had to.
And .32 H&R Magnum.
I knew I left something out, but was too tired to revisit it :lol:


Now I can't stop thinking about my Ruger Buckeye with 2 cylinders and my need to try .32WCF HV rounds in it.
by vancelw
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bagged a unicorn
Replies: 24
Views: 663

Re: Bagged a unicorn

I also had one of those 8-shot SP101s in .22LR. I think I traded it to Blaine.. It was a great little shooter but too heavy to tote for long. Ended up finding a 317 Smith that is much lighter. Not nearly as accurate, though. The 327 is a great little gun. Can shoot 327, 32S & 32L, and .32 ACP if you...
by vancelw
Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bagged a unicorn
Replies: 24
Views: 663

Re: Bagged a unicorn

I bought one of those brand new. After 12 rounds I was tired of being blasted by hot gas and burning powder so I put it up and forgot about it. I read on a forum (maybe here?) About some Ruger revolvers with large gaps between the cylinder and forcing cone. Took mine out of the safe and, sure enough...
by vancelw
Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Looking for Target Grips for my S&W 66-2
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Looking for Target Grips for my S&W 66-2

Not S&W branded.
These came off my 65-2, K-frame Square butt.

$50 shipped and insured.
by vancelw
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From John Taffin - THE RUGER-MARLIN IS HERE!
Replies: 47
Views: 1745

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

Thanks Jim ! They sure do look like keepers. So........how are they stamped on the barrel ? Marlin = "JM" Remington = "REM" Ruger = ? I think the new Ruglins are stamped "RM" (Ruger Made). I think the microgroove barrels are gone in the 336s and will be replaced by Rugers own kind of rifling. Hope ...
by vancelw
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spoken For....
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: FS in Washington State: .284 Brass

Blaine wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:45 pm
How about 50$$ 8)
Don't make me buy another rifle :evil: :D
by vancelw
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 lever gun
Replies: 53
Views: 1342

Re: 45-70 lever gun

crs wrote:
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:25 am
Scott,
Please define "jonesying" for me.

Thanks
:lol:
Don't lie to us!
I know you were around during the hippie days.

They were usually jones-ing for some grass.
by vancelw
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 300 grain in 44 special
Replies: 51
Views: 5586

Re: 300 grain in 44 special

RKrodle wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:39 pm
Sorry about that Ray. Vance beat be me like a rented mule. That's ok too, he's a pretty good ol boy.
Don't tell anyone..

You'll ruin my reputation
by vancelw
Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 lever gun
Replies: 53
Views: 1342

Re: 45-70 lever gun

Of the 4 you have listed...buy a Marlin. New or used.

Or find a used Browning SRC.
by vancelw
Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .429 cal 200 grain nosler JHP
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: .429 cal 200 grain nosler JHP

Ray, that 1.5" at 50 yards was from each barrel, separately. Still trying to work up the right load and haven't started on regulation, yet.
by vancelw
Sun Dec 26, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .429 cal 200 grain nosler JHP
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: .429 cal 200 grain nosler JHP

I have used them in my M77 Ruger and a double rifle I have in progress. Inch and a half accuracy at 50 yards pushing them about 1400 fps. I haven't done enough testing to determine in the bullet, the gun or the velocity was the main contributor. Online search seemed to reveal that was about normal f...
by vancelw
Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From John Taffin - THE RUGER-MARLIN IS HERE!
Replies: 47
Views: 1745

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

TraderVic wrote:
Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Thanks Jim !
They sure do look like keepers.
So........how are they stamped on the barrel ?
Marlin = "JM"
Remington = "REM"
Ruger = ?
Ruger Marlin Barrel stamp details_rp.jpg
From Ruger (Marlin)website
by vancelw
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "....A Date That Shall Live In Infamy"
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: "....A Date That Shall Live In Infamy"

I've been through Pearl Harbor three times on destroyers. I've stood on the USS Arizona Memorial, read the hundreds of names, looked down upon the underwater turret mount. Very humbling to say the least. I've also stood at ground zero in Nagasaki, very humbling as well. Is ground zero not still "ho...
by vancelw
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baldwin: " . . . I didn't pull the trigger."
Replies: 62
Views: 7731

Re: Baldwin: " . . . I didn't pull the trigger."

Baldwin is trying to blame the armorer or the gun. The media is trying to blame the gun or Starline, claiming that Starline made the blanks and the live ammo. Sorry folks, Starline makes neither. Starline makes the 5 in Blank cartridges that are used in film. I don't know if they make loaded ones, ...
by vancelw
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baldwin: " . . . I didn't pull the trigger."
Replies: 62
Views: 7731

Re: Baldwin: " . . . I didn't pull the trigger."

First observation, even though my Ruger uses a transfer bar system and not the traditional nipple firing pin design as the Pietta probably has, I can cock the hammer back almost 7/8ths of the way back before the hammer locks into place. Before that time, if I let the hammer slide, the transfer bar ...
by vancelw
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing a Winchester 94 barrel
Replies: 29
Views: 958

Re: Replacing a Winchester 94 barrel

Winchester Lever Action Repeating Firearms, Vol. 3, The Models of 1894 and 1895 https://www.amazon.com/dp/188239111X/re ... DVHNVX00ZA

This will answer a lot of your questions. A good investment for any 94 accumulator.
by vancelw
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing a Winchester 94 barrel
Replies: 29
Views: 958

Re: Replacing a Winchester 94 barrel

The OP said the barrel was bad, so the slim chance it gets ruined in the reboring process seems like an acceptable risk. Reboring to .38-54, .32 WS, or .35-30 would only cost $250 plus one-way shipping, as stated above. It would preserve the original look of the rifle (except for the new chamber mar...
by vancelw
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 11
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Windows 11

I did. Don't see a huge difference. Several changes are attempts to be more Apple-like. You can Google and find help to change things the way you want them (us old dudes don't like change) It did erase all my Office apps. I had to dig out my CDs and reinstall it all. It's an unsubtle attempt to forc...
by vancelw
Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mechanic’s League
Replies: 19
Views: 741

Re: The Mechanic’s League

by vancelw
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any plumbers on board?
Replies: 22
Views: 831

Re: Any plumbers on board?

have you tried home depot? they offer installation with some things, sometimes included in price. idk if their contractors are any good, but it seems to be worth looking into... BTW, if you are in my town, I'll do it for free. . . I bought the water heater from Home Depot. Their guy wanted $2200 an...
by vancelw
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something new from Springfield Armory
Replies: 37
Views: 2036

Re: Something new from Springfield Armory

I think that I might have one of them. Trigger is improved, no mag disconnect, sights are improved, mags from original HiPowers fit and function, and it's not so expensive. What's not to like? :D -Stretch Only one mag :( I know they only include one to keep the MSRP down, but still....who wants an ...
by vancelw
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something new from Springfield Armory
Replies: 37
Views: 2036

Re: Something new from Springfield Armory

I think that I might have one of them. Trigger is improved, no mag disconnect, sights are improved, mags from original HiPowers fit and function, and it's not so expensive. What's not to like? :D -Stretch Only one mag :( I know they only include one to keep the MSRP down, but still....who wants an ...
by vancelw
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester model 1894 early saddle ring No Serial
Replies: 17
Views: 1116

Re: Winchester model 1894 early saddle ring No Serial

765x53 wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:13 am
I guess I triggered all the jail house lawyers. :D
meme.jpg
:D :lol:
I DO have something in common with a jail house lawyer....I've never lost a felony case. :wink:
by vancelw
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dutch Oven
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: Dutch Oven

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:28 am
I'm sure glad that this is a thread about cookware and not what happens after one eats a copious amount of butter beans.
They made a movie about that once
by vancelw
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dutch Oven
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: Dutch Oven

"Butterbeans" and "Limas" are synonymous. Same plant, but not synonymous. A Butterbean is a dried lima bean. Hominy and corn are not synonymous, but they are grain from the same plant. Of course, after just now Googling and finding 50 different explanations .... it seems that the difference is larg...
by vancelw
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dutch Oven
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: Dutch Oven

octagon wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:53 am
"Butterbeans" and "Limas" are synonymous.
Same plant, but not synonymous.
A Butterbean is a dried lima bean.

Hominy and corn are not synonymous, but they are grain from the same plant.
by vancelw
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester model 1894 early saddle ring No Serial
Replies: 17
Views: 1116

Re: Winchester model 1894 early saddle ring No Serial

"Any help on year and value would be great." Maybe not so great. Serial removed, value zero. Pre- 1968, no problem for a long gun. Not quite, The major issue with firearm serial numbers is this: basically — if a firearm never had a serial number it can be sold, but if a firearm had a serial number ...
by vancelw
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dutch Oven
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: Dutch Oven

I actually knew that about Lodge's enameled Dutch ovens. Kinda ruins their reputation, to me. America's Test Kitchen brags on the French ones, like Le Creuset. A Google search of "enamel dutch oven made in usa" revealed some non-traditional designs, made in New York. https://www.kickstarter.com/proj...
by vancelw
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1895 Russian Contract
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Winchester 1895 Russian Contract

Lack of spare parts was part of the problem. No way to rebuild them after the Revolution. From what I've read that was one of the reasons they sold them to the Spanish and others. jb 8) I always wonder how many of the Russian 1895s made it back to the states... Largest number made but scarcely seen...
by vancelw
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1895 Russian Contract
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Winchester 1895 Russian Contract

Every time i find one of those it looks like it got ran over and dragged by a tank and it's $3500+ :shock:

Sure would like to have one as a nice companion to my .30 US
by vancelw
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 223 dies?
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Favorite 223 dies?

I like my Hornady. 223 dies.
The drop down feature makes it a whole lot easier to get the bullet seated straight.
I've loaded thousands and thousands of rounds with it.

https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/ ... ip-spindle
by vancelw
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 348 Winchester
Replies: 163
Views: 25359

Re: 348 Winchester

Did you measure the Leverevolution brass? The reason it is shortened is to allow it to cycle through Marlin Actions, so only certain calibers (not all calibers) require that the brass be trimmed shorter. .348 brass does not have to be excessively shortened to shoot FTX bullets. I use mostly barnes 2...
by vancelw
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any good online load manuals or PDF?
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: any good online load manuals or PDF?

Accurate #2 manual. And Western Powders' annual.
Not sure if that will continue now that Hodgdon absorbed Western Powder.
by vancelw
Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now that the statute of limitations has passed
Replies: 23
Views: 1667

Re: Now that the statute of limitations has passed

I was 12 before I knew it was illegal to fish with a .22 :D
by vancelw
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite prayer?
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: Do you have a favorite prayer?

Mine is mister Nightlinger's prayer.

https://youtu.be/LEcjWPkok7s
by vancelw
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron model P.....jr.
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Cimarron model P.....jr.

Is this like the 80% Browning 1911 in 22 LR? I'd love a birds-head grip in 32-20. Why no love for the .327 Federal ... too long? Too hot for the P, Jr. I have a Cimarron P, Jr in 32 WCF/ .32 H&R mag But the .327 mag is one reason I bought a Ruger Buckeye in .32 WCF/.32 H&R mag.Was thinking of reami...
by vancelw
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .348 Winchester H 4350 220 Barnes original load data
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: .348 Winchester H 4350 220 Barnes original load data

PM your email address to me.
I can send you close to what you are looking for.
20210720_220129.jpg
Also, look in Hodgdon Annual #2 (maybe others)
by vancelw
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found in the Chicken Coop this morning .....
Replies: 18
Views: 905

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

They do there part in reducing the rodent population! There a beneficial to the environment. Even though the "official" name of the chicken snake is the Texas Rat Snake, their main diet is baby song birds. I kill them all, with the blessings of the local wildlife biologist. Everything else non-veno...
by vancelw
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: browning model 71 mag tube
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: browning model 71 mag tube

Been a long time since I had one of mine apart, but I believe it is threaded. A punch in the magazine cap retaining screw hole will turn it. Use Kroil if it's gunky.