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by Larkbill
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTT in VA Ruger blackhawk rear sight insert - GOT ONE!
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: WTB/WTT in VA Ruger blackhawk rear sight insert

I like my One Hole insert. I'd trade you the original insert out of my .45 Blackhawk for that if that would work. I also have a .30 Carbine Blackhawk if there are differences in blade height and that would work better for you.
by Larkbill
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: selling online
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: selling online

I've had good luck with Armslist. No doubt there are others who haven't. But it's a good compromise between online and local. Also made me aware of a LGS not really in my neighborhood but close enough to patronize.
by Larkbill
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some bullets and brass might be available
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Some bullets and brass might be available

Midway has some stuff on sale. I ordered some factory second .223 and .45 bullets. Prices were good.
by Larkbill
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I believe in having Loading Manuals .....
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: I believe in having Loading Manuals .....

Something I learned the other day. If you tend to push your loads to the higher end, beware that powder characteristics change over the years . Loads in manuals from 10-20 years ago may NOT be safe with the current iteration of that powder. This never occurred to me before I read about it. But I su...
by Larkbill
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 and Ruger loads .45 Colt
Replies: 36
Views: 787

Re: Rossi 92 and Ruger loads .45 Colt

Seems like Paco danced pretty close to that. Depending on bullet weight. I haven't come all that close because I don't want to abuse our silhouette targets. Plus some I have now are quite unpleasant with that curved metal butt.

https://www.leverguns.com/articles/paco ... vergun.htm
by Larkbill
Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flash-Over Incident Using Hornady Hand Primer
Replies: 24
Views: 801

Re: Flash-Over Incident Using Hornady Hand Primer

I think Lee recommended only WW and CCI primers in their original tray primer for just that reason. I know that changed with their new square tray model, but I don't remember what that was. Because of the Lee recommendation I've only bought WW and CCI for years. I still have plenty of primers but if...
by Larkbill
Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Learn To Speak Bidenese
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Learn To Speak Bidenese

Scarily, the Bidenese people understand him perfectly.
by Larkbill
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh Drat !!
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Oh Drat !!

The problem is that a week only lasts about 3.5-4 days now, causing a month to be much shorter and before you finish a decent nap the season has changed. My Dad tried to warn me but I thought he was exaggerating.
by Larkbill
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From a Good Friend of Mine
Replies: 13
Views: 527

Re: From a Good Friend of Mine

Just remember:

X is an unknown

A spurt is a drip under pressure

That makes an expert an unknown drip under pressure
by Larkbill
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colombaire
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Colombaire

Ha! Good on you for having the resources to manage that. Probably out of my comfort range. I'm kind of spoiled by my local Missouri Dept of Conservation range at $4 a round for skeet, trap, and 5 stand. Here in western MO. the MDC owns half of Vernon, Barton and Cedar counties but, there is nowhere...
by Larkbill
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colombaire
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Colombaire

Ha! Good on you for having the resources to manage that. Probably out of my comfort range. I'm kind of spoiled by my local Missouri Dept of Conservation range at $4 a round for skeet, trap, and 5 stand.
by Larkbill
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colombaire
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Colombaire

Oh come on, pre mounted guns?
by Larkbill
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Needed in Montana
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Help Needed in Montana

Just curious. I've done business with several individuals on Armslist clever enough to embed their phone # in the listing. Or is there some other clue that would enable you to bypass Armslist? Individual or store?
by Larkbill
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: handloading the .30-30
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: handloading the .30-30

I rarely use the magazine on my lever .30-30s, but any time I do the bullets are crimped with the Lee FCD.

1/2 my guns are bolt guns, but even for cast bullets (.311) I use the FCD.
by Larkbill
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a .44 Special more special
Replies: 23
Views: 719

Re: Making a .44 Special more special

You wouldn't do it for the looks, but I have a One Hole on my .45 Colt BH and it has me shooting like I did 20 years ago. Maybe better.
by Larkbill
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Needed in Montana
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Help Needed in Montana

If you are the actual purchaser I don't see why someone anywhere couldn't make contact for you and provide your information to the seller. Of course now that Armslist requires a premium membership to make contact we would also need to have that. I, unfortunately don't.
by Larkbill
Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you pay for vehicle registration?
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: What do you pay for vehicle registration?

I think Missouri still uses Taxable Horsepower, which has nothing to do with performance but is a weight and size calculation. I think a two year plate on my Captiva was $70 last time. But we also pay Personal Property Tax every year on vehicles and some agricultural things.
by Larkbill
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tuesday evening skeet !
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: Tuesday evening skeet !

We have Cheddites in stock several places locally. Plenty of 12 ga wads if you can be flexible but while my go to guy had WSF powder he had no 20 ga wads. May have to throw in an order to Ballistic Products or Precision right away before I run low. I really don't get it. No Winchester ammo on the sh...
by Larkbill
Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tuesday evening skeet !
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: Tuesday evening skeet !

That's funny. I was just thinking I wished I had bought more. Since then I bought another 20 ga. A CZ Drake and like both of them (and my MEC 650 loader) so much I hardly shoot my 12's these days. How much per 100? I'll get a check out to you for another 400.
by Larkbill
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tuesday evening skeet !
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: Tuesday evening skeet !

I sometimes forget how many scatter gunners we have here (BTW Gunny, I've been exercising those 20 ga AA hulls thoroughly). I have a group that shoots skeet on Wednesdays and goes to lunch either before or after depending on weather. Retired guys, still working and an occasional grand child we have ...
by Larkbill
Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The PO really P's me off
Replies: 21
Views: 736

Re: The PO really P's me off

And yet I sold an outboard motor to a chap in the Netherlands and it made it from St. Louis to a suburb of Amsderdam in 2 1/2 days on DHL. It weighed 65 lbs and only cost him $206 shipping.
by Larkbill
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helpful Hint For The Married Guys
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Helpful Hint For The Married Guys

Oh great. My wife heard me laughing and now wants to know why...
by Larkbill
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One Of Those Things ........
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: One Of Those Things ........

Does that qualify it as a "Grandpa's Axe" revolver?
by Larkbill
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Flying Circus" image
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: "Flying Circus" image

There are several places around the country building replicas, including one in Missouri. Alaina at Culver Propellers supplies hand built wooden props for many of them. She learned from her grandpa and operates out of a barn near Rolla, Mo.
http://www.culverprops.com/index.php
by Larkbill
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: electric anti scale devices(plumbing)
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: electric anti scale devices(plumbing)

Only was in Arizona once. We had a west coast service center but sometimes we had to haul units out there when they were short. I dropped a DI trailer at the Springerville Generating Station when they were overhauling their in house water plant. Also dropped once in Blaine, Washington. Same type of ...
by Larkbill
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: electric anti scale devices(plumbing)
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: electric anti scale devices(plumbing)

Jeep, you and I may have crossed paths. I finished my working days at GE Mobile Water. We supplied mobile water treatment, mostly to power plants, in the form of de-ionization units, filters and reverse osmosis trailers. Also dropped at quite a few refineries and chemical plants, plus activated char...
by Larkbill
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB
Replies: 31
Views: 1747

Re: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB

Ha! AT3, but the closest I got was Albany, Ga. Though some of my UHF radios made the trip in speedy RA5C Vigilantes. Unarmed and Unafraid! Our pilots had big brass ones to overfly strike areas for BDA reports after the hornet's nest had been whacked.

Welcome home all who went.
by Larkbill
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: electric anti scale devices(plumbing)
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: electric anti scale devices(plumbing)

I investigated these pretty thoroughly back when we remodeled our kitchen. Lots of strong claims, but most of the science doesn't hold up. As my dear old Dad liked to say "if it sounds too good to be true..." Bottom line was that it "could" provide some benefit if all conditions are right, but far f...
by Larkbill
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firefox Browser
Replies: 14
Views: 525

Re: Firefox Browser

I like the new Firefox look, plus it seems to do everything faster. I use Duck-Duck as my search engine.
by Larkbill
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavy bullet plinking loads in 30 WCF
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Heavy bullet plinking loads in 30 WCF

The Castboolits message board has lots of loads too. That's where I got my starting load of 10.0 gr of Unique and eventually ended up at 10.5 in MY guns.
by Larkbill
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: frog lube
Replies: 29
Views: 1271

Re: frog lube

"just remember, when it get on your clothes, it WON'T wash out! That stain is there forever!" Man is that the truth. I worked my last two years as the local guy and constantly taking king pin locks on and off made it hard to avoid. I still have shirts/jackets with those stains. I think it's EP-2 wit...
by Larkbill
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavy bullet plinking loads in 30 WCF
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Heavy bullet plinking loads in 30 WCF

I've done fairly well with 10.5 gr Unique with some 169 gr and 185gr gas checked. Mine are pointy and are loaded singly in my 94 or in my Springfield 325 bolt gun. I also shoot them out of my Remington 788 scoped gun but always loaded much hotter.
by Larkbill
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: frog lube
Replies: 29
Views: 1271

Re: frog lube

I wipe everything down on the outside with Ballistol. But all of my semi auto pistols, rifles and shotguns are lubricated with generic red axle grease. Nothing makes an M16 or AR-15 rifle run better or longer than red axle grease. I used to do rifle courses with guys who used light oil. They seemed...
by Larkbill
Tue May 25, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TPS M6 scout
Replies: 19
Views: 1251

Re: TPS M6 scout

My M6 was Hornet / .410. The Hornet barrel was very accurate and I was amazed at how close it shot to aimpoint with those fixed sights. Mine was by CZ and was really nicely made, I had heard those were some of the highest quality. I had always heard the trigger was designed to be used with mittens o...
by Larkbill
Wed May 05, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time
Replies: 40
Views: 2109

Re: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time

"Very few Ford flatheads can wind 9,000 rpm's and stay together! Even those used in racing scenarios are lucky to survive past 6,000 rpm's without a ton of specialized parts, and a very knowledgeable builder putting the flathead together. Some used in old roundy round circle track cars got to 7,000 ...
by Larkbill
Tue May 04, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time
Replies: 40
Views: 2109

Re: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time

Interesting Jim. Might I ask where you found the 55 hp rating? Info I found put it much lower, and I questioned the lower rating in my mind considering the engine size. This was my source: https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/classic-cars/a1855076/38-years-chevrolet-small-block-v8-there-was-chevrolet-...
by Larkbill
Mon May 03, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time
Replies: 40
Views: 2109

Re: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time

Lest we start thinking how modern we are, remember that in 1913 Peugot fielded a racing car with 4 valves per cylinder, hemispherical combustion chambers, dual overhead cams, and modest valve overlap to encourage scavenging. Of course the engine was the brainchild of a Swiss engineer known for boat ...
by Larkbill
Sat May 01, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time
Replies: 40
Views: 2109

Re: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time

Cool.....quite an improvement over the A & T models. Our late neighbour restored those and would take us for test drives before delivery to the owners. Every once and a awhile there would be a hill on a road or driveway that they would not pull without a running-go. Had to back-up a few of them as ...
by Larkbill
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1895 in 30-40
Replies: 34
Views: 5077

Re: Browning 1895 in 30-40

Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:25 pm
This thread was worth reading just to see something from Terry again.
Haha. I was thinking that too. Miss him.
by Larkbill
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo prices
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

Re: Ammo prices

I pushed the "Notify" button at several ammo warehouses trying to track down more Federal 50 gr .22 WMR. I use it in my Levermatic for Lever Pistol Cartridge Silhouette. Last November I dithered over a brick of Armscor 40 gr for $200, but in the end bought it. Now that is back in stock for $350/bric...
by Larkbill
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's worse than I thought...
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: It's worse than I thought...

Thanks for the alternates. I've bought from BP for so long I didn't bother to look around until now. Thanks for the offer on the wads. Shipping has truly gotten crazy, though if it fits in a flat rate box it's not so bad. I ended up ordering 1000 of the 24 ga over shot cards and the shipping was ove...
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo prices
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

Re: Ammo prices

Was shooting with my youngest bro and a friend last week. The friend was using .22 LR out of a brick of WW Wildcats. When I commented I hadn't seen any of those in a while he laughed and showed me the price tag. $6.99. From Target. He bought when they were closing their gun department and took all ...
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's worse than I thought...
Replies: 4
Views: 621

It's worse than I thought...

I knew ammo and reloading supplies were in short supply. But all I needed were some simple overshot cards to adjust the length of some 20 ga loads using some WSF powder I inherited. Just fire off an order to Ballistic Products right? Wrong. I usually go down a gauge in overshot card size but 28 ga c...
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo prices
Replies: 21
Views: 1385

Re: Ammo prices

Was shooting with my youngest bro and a friend last week. The friend was using .22 LR out of a brick of WW Wildcats. When I commented I hadn't seen any of those in a while he laughed and showed me the price tag. $6.99. From Target. He bought when they were closing their gun department and took all 1...
by Larkbill
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nitroglycerin
Replies: 14
Views: 1105

Re: Nitroglycerin

Agreed. Another coffee out the nose one.
by Larkbill
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is collecting paper money 'a thing'?
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Is collecting paper money 'a thing'?

Any shop that sells coins will gladly give you an estimate of their value for free. I wouldn't pay anyone to tell me the value. But I also wont usually sell to the shop giving the estimate. I just tell them I'm trying to determine what the coins or paper is worth, and they are glad to help. I hear ...
by Larkbill
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is collecting paper money 'a thing'?
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Is collecting paper money 'a thing'?

Some friends just sold her parent's collection at an auction, brought more than the appraiser expected. They had both paper and coinage.

Don't know what an appraiser costs but might be a good investment. Sometimes what doesn't look special to us is special to a collector.
by Larkbill
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WANENMACHER ARMS SHOW is a GO
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: WANENMACHER ARMS SHOW is a GO

Hit a couple shows here in St. Charles, Mo last fall wanting to trade off my M6 Scout. Didn't find anything I wanted. Luckily a local toy store traded for the perfect thing and wanted my M6 to put on Gunbroker. Not all that many masks in use. But a few. Just came back from locations in north and sou...
by Larkbill
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tom Selleck.
Replies: 17
Views: 1654

Re: Tom Selleck.

Blue Bloods is becoming very PC these days. Anti gun sentiments are creeping in. I suppose the writers and network have input and are slipping in their own agenda. My wife watches it and commented on exactly what you said. I would bet he has much less control over a show like this than on a movie h...
by Larkbill
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 Herrett or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: 30 Herrett or not?

My brother shoots it in his 14" Contender and really likes it. Back in the day in was one of the dominant cartridges in IHMSA until everyone got so recoil sensitive and cobbled together all those magic 7s. I shot, and still do, .30-30 in mine but was always impressed with the .30 Herrett.