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by Ray Newman
Sat May 28, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 10
Views: 110

Re: Down in Uvalde

"Remember that we have good folks trying to do a good job. There’s a lot of finger pointing going on. Some may be justified and some is just bull stuff."
--Scott T.

BINGO!
by Ray Newman
Fri May 13, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Randy Weaver has passed
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: Randy Weaver has passed

"Sad day, but he's beyond fretting about what happened all those year ago. May he rest in peace! Glad his daughter has been able to put the past behind her."
--1894CFAN

Agreed!
by Ray Newman
Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 25-20 brass
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: 25-20 brass

25-20 Single Shot or Winchester?
by Ray Newman
Wed Apr 27, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H and R officers model auto eject?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: H and R officers model auto eject?

This malady is known to exist in the H&R Trapdoor M1873 Officers Model. My Officer's Model locks up tight and never ficked open the trapdoor upon firing. But to err on the side of caution, I took it to the local gunsmith who fixed it. If I recall correctly, John Taylor created a "flat" on the latch/...
by Ray Newman
Thu Apr 14, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project 303 Brit at 1538 yards
Replies: 38
Views: 2582

Re: Project 303 Brit at 1538 yards

Tutt: interesting campaign you are embarking on. I wish you success. Does the front sight or the barrel have a spirit level to prevent “cant”? For those Not-In-The-Know about “cant”, see: https://www.chuckhawks.com/canting.htm Speaking about a 1-mile shoot, there also is the Wasserburger Mile – Blac...
by Ray Newman
Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tell me about your .44 Special
Replies: 37
Views: 1801

Re: Tell me about your .44 Special

I have two Rugers: Bisley, .44 Spec’l. Flat Top Blackhawk and a .44 Spec'l. Flat Top Blackhawk. Both are the "smaller frame" and were part of the special run .44 spec'l. revolvers made for and distributed by Lipsey’s. To tell the truth, I just about forget I had them in the vault. Twelve years old, ...
by Ray Newman
Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VIETNAM VET DAY
Replies: 17
Views: 700

Re: VIETNAM VET DAY

Trader Vic: I never realized how small the corvette ship class was until after speaking with my late neighbor. I always thought that they were more for coastal duty. I don't know how those sailors did it crossing the north Atlantic in winter and speed was at the top speed pf the slowest ship. Surpri...
by Ray Newman
Sat Apr 02, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VIETNAM VET DAY
Replies: 17
Views: 700

Re: VIETNAM VET DAY

My brother did 2 years on the USS Remey -- DD688 -- based out of New Port and Brooklyn. He said the Atlantic was no summer cruise in the winter. A late neighbor served in the Canadian Navy --1940-1945, and assigned to the HMCS Chilliwack, a corvette, on the North Atlantic convoy runs. He claimed a d...
by Ray Newman
Sat Apr 02, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ferguson Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: The Ferguson Rifle

Another oddity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheellock

Now we know were Ronson and Zippo got the idea :lol:
by Ray Newman
Sat Apr 02, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ferguson Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: The Ferguson Rifle

Blaine: Back-In-The-Last-Century, there was a company that produced Ferguson clones. From what I recall, the rifle was expen$ive even back then. Problem was that the screw thread was fouling magnet and had to be pre-lube and/or cleaned off to keep the cation functioning. Another oddity is the Forsyt...
by Ray Newman
Sat Apr 02, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black Aces
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: Black Aces

There was a time when "Made in the USA: meant that the entire product -- parts, assembly, etc., was done in the USA. The response from company says that the shotguns are "... produced in house...."(emphasis added RCN). The operative is word is "produced". Have feeling if it was made in the US, the m...
by Ray Newman
Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ukraine trusted russia
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: Ukraine trusted russia

Blaine is onto to it! And Putin was a KGB operative -- the leopard doesn't change it spots....
by Ray Newman
Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wanna bet whether it was saline instead of a vaccine...?
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Wanna bet whether it was saline instead of a vaccine...?

BINGO! Besides you and me, I know a number of others who are a doubting Thomas!
by Ray Newman
Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank You Vietnam Veterans!
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Thank You Vietnam Veterans!

Griff: Agreed! I know numerous others who say the same. I talked to a few of OEF and OIF vets who will also agree with you. I enlisted in the USMC in 6/64, retired out on disability 3/68. RVN service with Echo Battery (105mm howitzers), 12 Marines 7/65-3/67. Echo provided support direct fire support...
by Ray Newman
Sun Mar 13, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your age ?
Replies: 54
Views: 1821

Re: What is your age ?

I'm 76.
by Ray Newman
Tue Feb 22, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The new Ruger Marlins...Crazy Dealer Markups! $$$
Replies: 19
Views: 980

Re: The new Ruger Marlins...Crazy Dealer Markups! $$$

"My folks always taught me to buy what you only had money for....it was called 'saving up.' "
--SixGun

BINGO!I I attended the same school of thought.
by Ray Newman
Mon Feb 21, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington bends the knee
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: Remington bends the knee

From the National Shooting Sports Foundation “Bullet Points”, dated 2/21/2022: “SOTO V. BUSHMASTER SETTLED … Insurers for the defunct Remington Outdoor Company (ROC) reached a settlement for $73 million with families suing the gun manufacturer. NSSF noted that no manufacturer admitted liability and ...
by Ray Newman
Sat Feb 19, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UhOh...Thyroid Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 886

Re: UhOh...Thyroid Problem

Blaine: my hopes for a speedy and successful end to your problem.
by Ray Newman
Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things Looking up...
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Things Looking up...

"maybe things are getting back to normal."
--.45 Colt

Supply may be getting better, but how about prices on the ammunition you saw?
by Ray Newman
Wed Feb 09, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 32 special ammo
Replies: 29
Views: 1413

Re: Winchester 32 special ammo

Speaking of old reloading manuals, Cornell Publications has reprints available for many and some going back to the 1870's for Sharps, Remington, and Winchester, etc. I've purchased some and they are very good reprints for a reasonable price.

http://www.cornellpubs.com/index.php
by Ray Newman
Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Schofield 2000
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: S&W Schofield 2000

Blaine: failed to scratch the itch because you really don't want one or can't find one? I know there is a range rumor about a Navy Arms Schofield -- US cavalry Schofield reproduction, .45 Colt, New in the box/unfired, made in 1995, serial number not quite 500. If you are interested, I could track do...
by Ray Newman
Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 32 special ammo
Replies: 29
Views: 1413

Re: Winchester 32 special ammo

AmBraCol gave good advice.

Before I started to reload .32 Win Special, it was easier to find factory ammunition around hunting time.
by Ray Newman
Sat Feb 05, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the last time you sat around a campfire?
Replies: 34
Views: 1282

Re: When was the last time you sat around a campfire?

Been a very long time for me as those that I did it with have passed on.
by Ray Newman
Mon Jan 31, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Think the military will really go 6.8mm...??
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Think the military will really go 6.8mm...??

I think Ol' Win is onto it!
by Ray Newman
Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1876 In 50 Express
Replies: 33
Views: 1568

Re: Winchester 1876 In 50 Express

Nice find, very nice indeed! So far it looks like it will be a shooter. Enjoy it and be a good caretaker of it for the next generation of shooters/collectors.
by Ray Newman
Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3G network down
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: 3G network down

"you watch, now we can't get new phones because of chip shortage!"
--Rossim92

or, the only phones available will be high-end units with all the bells and whistles that most will not need.
by Ray Newman
Sun Jan 23, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primer Plant in Texas staffing soon-400 staff by 2023
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: Primer Plant in Texas staffing soon-400 staff by 2023

I hope this works well. But to me the overriding unanswered question is: "At what selling price point?"
by Ray Newman
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin marauder 30-30
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: Marlin marauder 30-30

Did the Marlin Marauder have a "Marauder only" serial number prefix? A few years ago, one was at a local gun shop and the dealers said it was a fake as it did not have the Y,Z, or W prefix. According to him a few others the barrel was cut down to either 16.25" or 16.50", but did not have the right s...
by Ray Newman
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Vaquero obsession continues
Replies: 18
Views: 1002

Re: The Vaquero obsession continues

Nice find; very nice indeed. I still regret not buying a large framed .41 Rem. Magnum Vaquero when they were available.
by Ray Newman
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protecting the Protected from the Unprotected...
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: Protecting the Protected from the Unprotected...

Too bad far many don't understand it.
by Ray Newman
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1967 S&W 10-5
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: 1967 S&W 10-5

Nice score and at a very reasonable price! I enjoy the .38 loaded with wadcutters -- pleasant and and economical to shoot. Known a few Fellow Shooters who were able to hit anything and at any distance with one. Myself,tried shooting one and I just can't seem to get a consistent sight picture with th...
by Ray Newman
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Quigley shot
Replies: 26
Views: 1081

Re: The Quigley shot

Blaine: I am also skeptical. As for his movie comments, the movie is just entrainment, nothing more. As for hitting a 16x16" target off hand and without a spirit level to show any rifle cant at 782 yards, I just don't know. My eyes are correctable to 20/20 and from watching 600-1000 yard matches at ...
by Ray Newman
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Check Cast Bullet in .35 Remington
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Gas Check Cast Bullet in .35 Remington

Earlmck is onto it about price! I know several shooters who buy from Montana Bullet Works and are well satisfied witht he price, quality, and delivery time. On a whim I looked on Montana Bullet Works site and found these in boxes of 100, gas checked, 2 choices of alloy, 3 choices of diameter, and ap...
by Ray Newman
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Y'all see the prices for the new Ruger Marlin on Gunbroker?
Replies: 28
Views: 1863

Re: Y'all see the prices for the new Ruger Marlin on Gunbroker?

MarlinMan93 is onto it! I feel and do the same for not only firearms but tools as well.
by Ray Newman
Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't have enough .45-70s. (new tang sight)
Replies: 21
Views: 997

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

2ndOVC: your Browning .45-70 at 11.6 pounds is a lightweight. Back in 2007-08, Kirk at Shiloh-Sharps built me a .45-2.4” (AKA erroneously called a .45-90) M1874 Sharps. Sports a 34” heavy barrel with 6X MVA ‘scope it tips the scale at just about 24 pounds. It’s a rifle that can be shot all day witho...
by Ray Newman
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: current ammo situation?
Replies: 28
Views: 1557

Re: current ammo situation?

OldWin: I think you are onto it.
by Ray Newman
Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bullet mould for the trapdoor
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: New bullet mould for the trapdoor

Jay Bird: did you ever try the Lyman 457-121PH bullet?

More than a few years ago, that bullet was "the cat's meow for Black Powder cartridge rifle shooters. Now, I don't see it listed much at all on the various Black Powder rifle match equipment lists.
by Ray Newman
Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bullet mould for the trapdoor
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: New bullet mould for the trapdoor

Earl: you probably already know this, byt the original M1873 bullet was hollow based and 20:1 alloy. So you just may be onto something. I never tried that bullet in my Trapdoors. For Those-Not-In-The-Know, J.S. Wolf wrote The Book on loading, casting, shooting, and using the original US Arsenal sigh...
by Ray Newman
Mon Dec 27, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Solution to the Student Debt "Crisis"
Replies: 21
Views: 1058

Re: A Solution to the Student Debt "Crisis"

"The biggest issue is predatory lending by these Institutions. Our babysitter is going to school for elementary education where she will be lucky to make $36G a year but will have $200G in student loans. Its insanity." --WVFarrier Insanity is also going in debt to the tune of some $200,000 for a $36...
by Ray Newman
Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the lowest price you paid...
Replies: 29
Views: 2226

Re: What's the lowest price you paid...

Back in the late 50's-early 60's a 50 round box of Remington or Winchester .22 LR was about US $ .45-50 cents. In the mid 1980s, I bought No-Name 500 round bricks of .22LR for about $4.50-5.00 when on sale at Coast To Coast Hardware. Son and I shot a great deal of .22LR back then. I am surprised he ...
by Ray Newman
Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30/06 govt.?
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: 30/06 govt.?

JeepNik: most of those US WW II era weapons and "surplus" ammunition were given/loaned to US allies/strategic alliance partners after WW II to "fight" the Cold War.
by Ray Newman
Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baldwin: " . . . I didn't pull the trigger."
Replies: 62
Views: 9217

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

" Sooner or later, he'll do that to a guy that doesn't care who he is and give him the proper beating he should have gotten years ago. Like most bullies, they get real quiet after they lose a couple of teeth." --2ndovc Tha is why Baldwin doesn't go anywhere alone. As been reported by various news so...
by Ray Newman
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 95 carbine
Replies: 14
Views: 1687

Re: Winchester 95 carbine

Nice rifle. Regret the lost opportunity to buy either a Browning or Winchester 1895 carbine or rifle in "aught six" or .30-40 when they were available....
by Ray Newman
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baldwin: " . . . I didn't pull the trigger."
Replies: 62
Views: 9217

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

I saw that. To me, it all looked and sounded phony. Believe it was LBJ who said a good politician knows how and when to cry -- same holds true for actors....
by Ray Newman
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's shooting the "Big Fifty", 348, 358, 375 Win?
Replies: 12
Views: 1143

Re: Who's shooting the "Big Fifty", 348, 358, 375 Win?

There is a saying in Judo, "He who hesitates, is thrown". Regards, -Tutt

Sounds a bit like "He who snoozes, looses" :D
by Ray Newman
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's shooting the "Big Fifty", 348, 358, 375 Win?
Replies: 12
Views: 1143

Re: Who's shooting the "Big Fifty", 348, 358, 375 Win?

Tutt: go back and look at the brass at Creedmoor. I looked at the brass availability for different calibres and probably 75% of it is "unavailable, back order OK".
by Ray Newman
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If You're On A Budget This Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: If You're On A Budget This Christmas

Or just tell the kids Santa contacted covid and didn't pull through it.
by Ray Newman
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report: 1892 .44 mag
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Range Report: 1892 .44 mag

ThrillHouse: a new Miroku -- well done! I've seen more than few originals 1892's rechambered to .44 Magnum and all -- except for one -- exhibited headspace issues.
by Ray Newman
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 93
Views: 7023

Re: Rittenhouse Trial

A prediction: within the next year, attempts to curtail/prohibit the right of self-defense will be made and it will gain traction in the media, congress, state legislatures, some church groups/denominations, and hard core leftists....
by Ray Newman
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report: 1892 .44 mag
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Range Report: 1892 .44 mag

ThrillHouse: you posted you were shooting a Winchester 1892. Is the rifle a new Winchester 1892 (or clone) or an original production rifle bored out to .44 MAgnum?

Inquiring minds would like to know....