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by Oldncrusty
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biggest black-powder load you're comfortable with...?
Replies: 18
Views: 245

Re: Biggest black-powder load you're comfortable with...?

The biggest BP cartridge I wanted to try was the .45-120 Sharps. It was a Win 1885 High Wall that I was trying to trade for in the 80's. First 1885 I had ever seen. I couldnt come up with enough boot, and I'm still dreaming about it.
by Oldncrusty
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin followed me home from gun show
Replies: 21
Views: 257

Re: Marlin followed me home from gun show

Very nice indeed. I need to hunt one down for a buddy for my 73. Is that a special order barrel length?
by Oldncrusty
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage guns
Replies: 33
Views: 564

Re: Vintage guns

My grail gun is a pre-64 Winchester Model 70 in .300 Holland and Holland. I know, not that vintage and not lever. But I have always been a sucker for a Model 70, and the .300 H&H seems to me just about the perfect do-all cartridge for North America. That was my first grail gun too. Got really lucky...
by Oldncrusty
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little sixgun grip trivia
Replies: 37
Views: 358

Re: Little sixgun grip trivia

Looks like teak, but I'll guess Osage Orange.
by Oldncrusty
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accurizing a 6 gun
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Accurizing a 6 gun

Thanks for the tip! Now I have another item on my must do list.
by Oldncrusty
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage guns
Replies: 33
Views: 564

Re: Vintage guns

I managed one of my grail guns for Christmas- 1873 Winchester. Next would be a 1892, or a HighWall, or a first gen SAA, or ...
by Oldncrusty
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Transition rifle
Replies: 33
Views: 2742

Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

The regular serrated version.
by Oldncrusty
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two-tone Rugers
Replies: 16
Views: 233

Re: Two-tone Rugers

Blaine wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:56 pm
Nice BBQ Gun :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Is that anything like a "Sunday go to meetin gun"?
by Oldncrusty
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two-tone Rugers
Replies: 16
Views: 233

Re: Two-tone Rugers

That is on my wishlist too. Nice!
by Oldncrusty
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two-tone Rugers
Replies: 16
Views: 233

Two-tone Rugers

Has anyone else 2-toned their Rugers? Mine (.45 convertible) was done when I got it. It was a nice price because I think it may have turned some people off. I've done a little polishing on the Al, and changed grips. It definitely grew on me. Now I wouldn't mind another.
by Oldncrusty
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Before The Ammo/Components Shortage.....
Replies: 17
Views: 328

Re: Before The Ammo/Components Shortage.....

.327 Fed Mag for handgun. I have a bunch of other people's 32 h&r handloads and would love to shoot them vs breaking them down. / .358 Winchester for rifle. I have a 660 Rem. I'm wanting to rebarrel into a 6 pound carbine.
by Oldncrusty
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 small caliber to large caliber conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 282

Re: Winchester 1892 small caliber to large caliber conversion

:shock: Perfection! Couldnt have done better myself.
by Oldncrusty
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Transition rifle
Replies: 33
Views: 2742

Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

Welcome from another rookie and congrats on a neat ole 94. I have a 38 model which is just your standard ole 94. Ugly as sin, but boy that action is like melted butter on an eels belly.
by Oldncrusty
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longshot powder
Replies: 17
Views: 310

Re: Longshot powder

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I just snagged 3 lb myself so I've been checking too. According to my Richard Lee book it does well for 38 Spl +P, 9mm, mid to upper range .357, max velocities with some .40 SW, midrange .41 and .44mag, and even a couple upper range .45 acp loads.
by Oldncrusty
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More fancy grips
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: More fancy grips

Wowee! Tooth or tusk?
by Oldncrusty
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My dad passed away
Replies: 39
Views: 443

Re: My dad passed away

Sorry to hear of your loss neighbor. Prayers up from Ken(by god)tucky.
by Oldncrusty
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted in MO: 327 Federal or 32 H&R brass/dies
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: Wanted in MO: 327 Federal or 32 H&R brass/dies

I had a hunch that I might have duplicates of 32 h&r dies. Took a while to stir them up, but I sure do. Now I just have to figure out which cartridges that can be loaded with each set. Either way, I have you covered at least for 32 H&R mag.

I'll send a PM soon.
by Oldncrusty
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making 38-40 brass
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Making 38-40 brass

Thanks everyone. I do have 100 rds so far. But it's full up with factory Winchester loads. Their days are numbered though, so I will order Starline asap.
by Oldncrusty
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making 38-40 brass
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Making 38-40 brass

38/40 made from 44/40 is the easiest forming you'll ever do. But you make sure the mouth is perfectly round before you run the 44/40 into your 38/40 size die. The least little dent (like is so common in new brass) will result in a wrinkle. I like to do mine in the progressive press where I use the ...
by Oldncrusty
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making 38-40 brass
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Making 38-40 brass

Get your order in now... avoid the rush when it does become available again: https://www.starlinebrass.com/38-40-brass As I understand it... when they get "so many" back-ordered, they make a production run... But, they can't guess how many they need to make if they don't have orders... For me... I ...
by Oldncrusty
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making 38-40 brass
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Making 38-40 brass

Has anyone necked down 44-40 brass to make 38-40? Wondering if the thin necks would be problematic. Just thinkin ahead in case I cant find the latter.
by Oldncrusty
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted in MO: 327 Federal or 32 H&R brass/dies
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: Wanted in MO: 327 Federal or 32 H&R brass/dies

Heres a fancy set that is backorderable with a "overdue" status. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1011338768 :o Well, that $106 bucks puts ebay items in perspective! I havent looked at fleabay, but a few weeks ago, I was shocked to find out that a nearby Walmart was selling the green line of reloa...
by Oldncrusty
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted in MO: 327 Federal or 32 H&R brass/dies
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: Wanted in MO: 327 Federal or 32 H&R brass/dies

Heres a fancy set that is backorderable with a "overdue" status.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1011338768
by Oldncrusty
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mammoth Molar
Replies: 21
Views: 544

Re: Mammoth Molar

Holy Moly😯. Might have to start saving up.
by Oldncrusty
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Can Make Cool Stuff, Too, Pitchy
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: I Can Make Cool Stuff, Too, Pitchy

A true masterpiece of millennial design. I am jealous. Could only be improved with a few cans of black spray paint. 🤩
by Oldncrusty
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.5" redhawk article
Replies: 15
Views: 534

Re: 5.5" redhawk article

Thanks for the article. Traded off my 7 1/2 in the 80s, and have been craving a short one for quite a spell.
by Oldncrusty
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Delivers
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Santa Delivers

Thanks y'all. This was a big feather in my cap. Still need 92.
by Oldncrusty
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another peachy Christmas
Replies: 31
Views: 858

Re: Another peachy Christmas

Cant beat that with a stick. Many more to you.
by Oldncrusty
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Late Merry Christmas to me !
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Late Merry Christmas to me !

Yes! Been wanting a 4" forever.
by Oldncrusty
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Delivers
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Santa Delivers

Wanted to see if I could do pics and these were most recent. Had to pay for it myself. Santa said half the elves caught the stuff and wouldn't come back to work cuz their unemployment checks were twice what he could pay.
by Oldncrusty
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First post
Replies: 18
Views: 745

Re: First post

Looking like I'll be knee deep in mud here for a while. But warm, so maybe I can find some shrooms to eat.
by Oldncrusty
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Christmas Present To Me
Replies: 35
Views: 1222

Re: My Christmas Present To Me

:shock: Whoa mule! Simply stunning. Congrats.
by Oldncrusty
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First post
Replies: 18
Views: 745

Re: First post

.45colt wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:24 pm
Welcome from the North Coast of America...(Ohio)..... :lol: .
Thanks for the welcome. And for sending our first white Christmas in 15 years down here to the South Coast. (KY)
by Oldncrusty
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First post
Replies: 18
Views: 745

Re: First post

Pitchy wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:10 pm
Welcome aboard. :)
Thanks!
by Oldncrusty
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First post
Replies: 18
Views: 745

Re: First post

Hot diggity another Marlin 32 shooter. Welcome. Mine is a Marlin 1892 in 32 and I have a blast with that. What are you loading in that Marlin? In all fairness though I have to warn you to keep a firm hand on your wallet as this is the biggest group of enablers on the web. If you ask should I buy th...
by Oldncrusty
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First post
Replies: 18
Views: 745

Re: First post

Merry Christmas 'Crusty, and welcome to the hearth this holiday! You have some esoteric cartridges there, I like it. I'm guessing you "roll your own" and not factory ammo? Seems the latter if you could even find it, would be quite expensive. -Tutt Still limited to factory stuff so far. Yes to expen...
by Oldncrusty
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First post
Replies: 18
Views: 745

Re: First post

Sorry folks for getting sidetracked. In the interest of space, I would like to thank all the above for the kind welcome. Looking forward to learning a bunch here and hope that I might be able to pass on some of what little I know. Have a healthy 2021!
by Oldncrusty
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First post
Replies: 18
Views: 745

Re: First post

AJMD429 wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:02 am
Yeee-Haa...! Sounds like you got some fun leverguns.

Welcome to Bolt-Actions Anonymous... :D
Thanks. I can admit I am a former BA snob. Grew up reading FieldnStream, and Outdoor Life.
by Oldncrusty
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First post
Replies: 18
Views: 745

Re: First post

Old Savage wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:41 pm
Welcome, you are in good company. I would like to see pictures of the 47' Model 94 if you can.
Thankee. I'll see if I can find some directions. If not, it's a flatband, with the barrel mounted Redfield IER outfit from the early 60s.
by Oldncrusty
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First post
Replies: 18
Views: 745

First post

Howdy folks and a very merry Christmas. I've had leveritis ever since shooting a buddy's Browning BL22 in high school, but it took many years to get my first. I now am a wannabe collector who finds CAS interesting, but no idea where to try it out. Just snagged me my first 1873 in 38, and am itching ...