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by M. M. Wright
Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedal power
Replies: 95
Views: 1073

Re: Pedal power

That's one to just look at Lenn. Love the McClellan saddle.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: barricade
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: barricade

I'm a grinnin'.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My primitive bear
Replies: 19
Views: 473

Re: My primitive bear

Oh man! That is truly an accomplishment to be proud of.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FOUND ONE..458-460 Hollow Point Bullet Mold
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: FOUND ONE..458-460 Hollow Point Bullet Mold

Wow Bearskinner, God really loves you. When I needed some .461 bullets, I had to open up a mold to that by honing it out.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: substituted dies for 50-110win
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: substituted dies for 50-110win

There is a set of 50-95 dies and brass for sale on the SASS classifieds right now!
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: substituted dies for 50-110win
Replies: 13
Views: 293

Re: substituted dies for 50-110win

Will you need to full length size? I have a Roller that was 11.7X51R. I ran a 45-70 reamer in it and the fired cases are reloaded with ffg, a card wad and a grease cookie. Then I hand seat the bullet without sizing or crimp. Works fine in the single shot but you would need to crimp them. I have a co...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44sp/44mag vs 44-40 lever in modern guns
Replies: 25
Views: 424

Re: 44sp/44mag vs 44-40 lever in modern guns

My dilemma is with Winchester 73 SRCs in 44-40. I have an original made in 1896 I think, and a Miroku made in the last couple of years. BOTH of them slug .431. I like to shoot my Colt SAAs which have tight barrels and even tighter chamber throats. Naturally I want to use the same bullets/loads in bo...
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What I Carry The Colt In
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: What I Carry The Colt In

Gamekeeper, That saddle is by a famous maker, R.T. FRAZIER - PUEBLO SADDLE PIONEER Robert Thompson Frazier (Oct. 3, 1850 - July 27, 1931) was one of the three premier Pueblo saddle makers (Along with Gallup and Tom Flynn) who were instrumental in the development of the Western saddle as it is today....
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie 50-100 now has donor rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Newbie 50-100 now has donor rifle

No. 10 will be expensive but new ones are obtainable. The barrel will need a twist rate that matches the length/weight of the bullet you wish to use. The one I had used an original Winchester barrel that was marked 50 Express which was intended for light/short bullets that looked like shoe buttons. ...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What I Carry The Colt In
Replies: 5
Views: 224

What I Carry The Colt In

I've had a couple of posters athere ask "what do you carry that SAA in?" I have cowboy rigs that were custom made by Tinsleep but what I use for everyday is a copy of a holster that came with an 1894 CFSS. It carries the revolver very high and tight against the body. The original got too fragile to ...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COLT SAA THAT GETS CARRIED
Replies: 21
Views: 590

Re: COLT SAA THAT GETS CARRIED

All SAAs had that screw to begin with. Colt changed it to the cross-pin latch about the middle of the 1890s. Didn't all happen at once as they used up the parts on hand. Even though the model 77 had the latch in 1877 they didn't use it on the SAA for another decade or so. Fond memories of cheap SAAs...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedal power
Replies: 95
Views: 1073

Re: Pedal power

Cool bikes bro. There was a time when this old fat man rode 7 miles a day on a balloon tired single speed. I think I still have the frame and forks for that bike which I got for Christmas when I was 8. Had a motor on it at one time. Thanks for the call man.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COLT SAA THAT GETS CARRIED
Replies: 21
Views: 590

COLT SAA THAT GETS CARRIED

This is my Colt SAA 45 that was made in 1927. I haven't lettered it yet but am sure it has newer than original nickel. Well done though. It has a shiny bore, tight action and shoots really good. https://i.imgur.com/bk5qYKw.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/9wI6G4M.jpg?2 https://i.imgur.com/jkhJ1EB.jpg?1 htt...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member from Maine
Replies: 21
Views: 227

Re: New member from Maine

Osiyo from the Cherokee Nation.
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you guys carry revolvers for EDC?
Replies: 85
Views: 1545

Re: How many of you guys carry revolvers for EDC?

For many years I carried a Colt Cobra. Shot it very little but did shoot it's near twin Detective Special a lot, even qualifying with it. About a year ago I bought a Kimber 4 inch 1911 in 45 ACP of course as I, like lastmohechan used to shoot IPSC so when it matters a lot I opt for what I am comfort...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hi, newbie with 50-100 ?
Replies: 41
Views: 530

Re: hi, newbie with 50-100 ?

Hi there Montana22. Sounds like a great project. I had a 50 Express that was built on a Browning 71 action with an original Winchester barrel. I couldn't get it to group worth a flip so I traded it for a really good 73. I have a Browning 86 SRC, in 45-70 of course but mine has the barrel cut off 3 i...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From Colt
Replies: 50
Views: 961

Re: From Colt

Here’s one to look at, ponder. It is not possible to get that case out of the gun with the recoil shield attached to the primer/cartridge case. Can't happen. The little bugger is staked in place with a tool that comes in through the barrel or through the threaded hole where the barrel goes. Colt do...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 529

Prayers Needed

As some of you know I lost my oldest son to pancreatic cancer just over 3 months ago. He was 53 and a Navy vet. Well, Friday my next oldest was killed in a traffic wreck. Of course I'm devastated. He has 3 older boys and couple of younger ones, 5 year old girl and 6 year old boy. He has done a terri...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reincarnation
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Reincarnation

:lol: :lol: :lol: Good 'un Jim.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gallyon 12 Bore.
Replies: 24
Views: 386

Re: Gallyon 12 Bore.

Now that right there is purty. No kidding John, that is a fine looking shooter. Can't imagine anyone so armed going hungry.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D steroscope viewer
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: 3D steroscope viewer

There used to be a couple of those things around here somewhere maybe left over from old family. Fun for me but kids just don't appreciate such.
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage guns
Replies: 54
Views: 2133

Re: Vintage guns

It's no secret that I love old SAAs. Especially COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTERs which is the caliber mark for 44-40. I've had the etched panel guns but I like the roll mark which started in 1890. I have 6 of them. The oldest is from 1894: https://i.imgur.com/pcqXci6.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/iXZuSXF.jpg?...
by M. M. Wright
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter
Replies: 21
Views: 468

Re: Texas Ranger Joe Sitter

No Scott, thank you for sharing with us. I just love tales of the old west.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How`s your lawn looking
Replies: 38
Views: 804

Re: How`s your lawn looking

That's a cool old tractor Lenn. We haven't had to water yet and the lawn is beautiful right now. Here you never know what will come. It can be a total drought until October or maybe we'll get a little rain but n mostly it will come in thunderstorms with severe weather cautions. Like you, I've not ri...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading BP Shotshells
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Loading BP Shotshells

As a young man (12) I had the privilege of hunting with an old gentleman and his father-in-law who kept a pair of very good English Pointers and we hunted a lot. I remember them seeking out black powder shells when they could find them as they considered them to give superior patterns. Anyone else r...
by M. M. Wright
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading BP Shotshells
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Loading BP Shotshells

You're killin' me Griff. I so need to shoot a cowboy match and I normally shoot all black. I solved the shotgun primer situation by buying a dozen boxes of brass hulls that use large pistol primers. 60 grains of ffg and an ounce of 7 1/2s or narfs as Nath would say. Gettin' this old is just no fun a...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 in .44 Special
Replies: 35
Views: 2749

Re: 1873 in .44 Special

https://i.imgur.com/7oO1MfZ.jpg?1 My old 73 in 44WCF of course but if you use your imagination you can tell all the SRCs were full blue. Well, unless they were special order. The guy I got it from said it's a wall hanger but I've killed a decent buck with it. I did replace the links with a new set ...
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I had a nice visit with M. M. Wright today!
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: I had a nice visit with M. M. Wright today!

We had a great time! I would have wished for more range time but we got to explore my loading room, one of my safes and got in a little visiting. Thanks for coming Jim.
by M. M. Wright
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original North West Mounted Police Winchester carbine
Replies: 47
Views: 1213

Re: Original North West Mounted Police Winchester carbine

Gorgeous rifle Kirk. Thanks for posting and come on range report. What size did the barrel slug? Is the mold coming a thousandths or so oversize?
by M. M. Wright
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Tulsa Race Massacre 1921
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Tulsa Race Massacre 1921

Pics from the day show the black American Legion arriving at the court house on a flat bed truck with Browning water cooled machine gun set up on a tripod. The sheriff at the time wrote a book about the incident which I've read. Yeah, I need links but am lazy.
by M. M. Wright
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Hunting Rifle thread got me think in’...”How many Leverguns...?”
Replies: 47
Views: 1382

Re: Best Hunting Rifle thread got me think in’...”How many Leverguns...?”

Absolute minimum would be two Marlins, 39 and 1895 GS. And two 99's in 22-250 and 30-06. I have the Marlins but have never really been enamored of the Savage 99. But it's the only lever gun offered in a descent varmit round or my go to caliber 30-06. If you don't like the 99 then get a BLR. They ev...
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: frog lube
Replies: 29
Views: 1106

Re: frog lube

Back when I shot IPSC my lube of choice was BreakFree but now that I shoot more black than all else the choice is Ballistol. 10:1 with water for cleaning and straight as a lube/preservative. Oh I use a little Hoppe's on my rifles for smokeless.
by M. M. Wright
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?
Replies: 52
Views: 1801

Re: What's currently your best hunting rifle for your area?

BLR 308 and the 165 grain Sierra. My old BLR was made in Belgium and has little bluing left on it but it still shoots little bitty groups with it's Redfield 2.5X scope with a post reticle. I'll never need to stop a Grizzly and if I want to take a Bison I have a Winchester 1886 in 45-90.
by M. M. Wright
Mon May 31, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New powder horn
Replies: 16
Views: 699

Re: New powder horn

Nice horns guys.
by M. M. Wright
Mon May 31, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic Fighting Handguns
Replies: 117
Views: 4327

Re: Classic Fighting Handguns

Yes to all the IPSC stuff and I shot against all those guys. I even remember once at Fayetteville beating Ross because they had a stop plate about the size of a half dollar and my forte was hitting small targets. My usual shooter was built by Frank Pachmayr. Now I carry a 4 inch Kimber 45, love it. ...
by M. M. Wright
Thu May 27, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic Fighting Handguns
Replies: 117
Views: 4327

Re: Classic Fighting Handguns

Let's see Jim, since I shot IPSC in NE Oklahoma and NW Arkansas for several years in the late 70s and early 80s I guess I'll pick the Colt 1911A1 first and the S&W 1917 second as I really liked the revolver class. As a youngster well teenager, (barely) I got into Cap and Ball and shot it with a Remi...
by M. M. Wright
Wed May 26, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back in the Hospital
Replies: 42
Views: 2437

Re: Back in the Hospital

Prayers up!
by M. M. Wright
Tue May 25, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Bullets for a 44 Big Boy
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Cast Bullets for a 44 Big Boy

I like the Lee Factory Crimp die because it virtually eliminates the possibility of having a bullet set back inside the case thus raising pressure to who knows what. I consider that a problem with tubular magazines but you can eliminate that by just using black powder. I do both.
by M. M. Wright
Tue May 25, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Troopers complaining
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: Troopers complaining

And at Fort Carson Colorado in 1961 our sergeant demonstrated the M-1 Garand's recoil by taking it on the chin. The same sergeant kicked a 'cruit in the head for turning around along with a loaded Garand pointed where he was looking when his name was called. Oh, he was shooting from a fox hole.
by M. M. Wright
Tue May 25, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dixie gun works
Replies: 18
Views: 1351

Re: Dixie gun works

https://i.imgur.com/ZP2QwZQ.jpg?1 This what you're wanting bro? Of course this one says Colt on it but it's a 2nd gen that I got off the SASS Classifieds. 006 has one he might give you if you ask him but it's an old crusty one. I've shot this one a few times and it seems very small to handle but I ...
by M. M. Wright
Sun May 23, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pics of a couple of recent acquisitions...
Replies: 14
Views: 1094

Re: Pics of a couple of recent acquisitions...

That 71 is special and I congratulate you on it's acquisition but man that 58 is the princess of cool. I've owned a couple and only let them get away to brother LEOS. A retired state trooper friend still has one that is "as new" but of course it will be under his coffins pillow.
by M. M. Wright
Sun May 23, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .41 Colt SAA
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: .41 Colt SAA

I have a Bisley in 41 too and it has a 38-40 cylinder to go with it. If I can ever find it again. It's lost somewhere in all this junk I'm surrounded with. Besides, just look at all the fun I've had getting this thing to shoot just pretty good.
by M. M. Wright
Sat May 22, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .41 Colt SAA
Replies: 8
Views: 827

.41 Colt SAA

https://i.imgur.com/1AwcWvX.jpg?1 Discovered this pic of and old,1900, SAA with a target I fired last summer using the hollow base Lyman bullet sized .388 and lubed with SPG over a case full of ffg Goex. (Hey, it's what was open.) Distance was sorta 15 yards and a 2 hand hold. Okay, Weaver stance. ...
by M. M. Wright
Mon May 17, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I appreciate the friends I have on Leverguns!
Replies: 14
Views: 2032

Re: I appreciate the friends I have on Leverguns!

+1 to what Tutt said!
by M. M. Wright
Sun May 16, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Ruger came home with me today.
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

Re: Another Ruger came home with me today.

Good lookin' Rooger sir. I've had a few Vaqueros in 44-40 and they all shot decent groups. You're more likely to have problems with Colt when it comes to mismatched chamber throats. That Ruger will have .429 groove diameter so all you have to do is be sure your chamber throats are correct. Just my e...
by M. M. Wright
Mon May 10, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 BP reloading
Replies: 25
Views: 1990

Re: .44-40 BP reloading

I often use a drop tube when loading my larger black powder rifle cartridges like 45-70 and 45-90 but don't regularly use it with my 44-40 stuff. Oh I have and I think it makes for less fouling but most of my 44-40 is for SASS and it's just too much trouble especially when you consider that it just ...
by M. M. Wright
Sun May 09, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 BP reloading
Replies: 25
Views: 1990

Re: .44-40 BP reloading

Most of the time I just let the bullet give me about .1 inch compression. This is with my 20:1 cast bullets sized .429. It's the biggest bullet that will chamber in my Colts and even then I must use Starline or Winchester brass. If I were just loading for my 73s I would use bigger bullets. Now I hav...
by M. M. Wright
Wed May 05, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old auto vacuum fan
Replies: 19
Views: 868

Re: Old auto vacuum fan

I had a BSA with intermittent lights once. I think those were Lucas or maybe Smith. Best limey bike I had was a Norton Combat Commando. I still have fond memories of that sucker after I took the Amals off it and substituted a single Mikuni.
by M. M. Wright
Wed May 05, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car Stuff from Long Ago and Far Away in Another Time
Replies: 40
Views: 2012

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

I remember that the Ford 60s ran a separate class from the Offies. I've driven a midget with a Ford 60 in it but never got to "put on" an Offie. Yeah, getting in a midget was like putting on a tight boot. And you go to the far end of the straight, it comes to you. There was a Farmall overhead valve ...