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by Oldncrusty
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington
Replies: 35
Views: 1704

Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

Love it. Need one to keep my 30-30 Texan company.
by Oldncrusty
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My grail gun from Colorado gun show
Replies: 26
Views: 774

Re: My grail gun from Colorado gun show

:shock: Mucho congratso! I've been lusting after old single shots since the 80s. I finally got my first, a tired old rolling block, bout a year ago. Still dreaming. Old single shots have been the cause of my lever gun demise for many years! I wanted one just to have an example of one of Marlin's si...
by Oldncrusty
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My grail gun from Colorado gun show
Replies: 26
Views: 774

Re: My grail gun from Colorado gun show

:shock: Mucho congratso! I've been lusting after old single shots since the 80s. I finally got my first, a tired old rolling block, bout a year ago. Still dreaming.
by Oldncrusty
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the first gun you bought?
Replies: 81
Views: 2082

Re: What was the first gun you bought?

My Dad gave me the standard .22- used Mossberg 44B, and break open shotgun- a new Kmart Brazil made 20 guage. My first cash outlay was first my first deer rifle- A used Rem 700 ADL in .243, with a Redfield Widefield 2-7x.
My first new gun purchase was a Rem 541T .22LR.
by Oldncrusty
Thu May 13, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington model 31 Pump Action Shotgun
Replies: 27
Views: 2614

Re: Remington model 31 Pump Action Shotgun

Now I'm confused Bill! Are you saying that Winchester made the Model 12's frame for 12 gauge and another smaller frame for all three 16, 20 and 28 gauges? Or did the 16 gauge have a frame sized all for itself and another frame for 20 and 28 gauges? The Winchester Model 1912 was introduced in 20 gua...
by Oldncrusty
Thu May 13, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington model 31 Pump Action Shotgun
Replies: 27
Views: 2614

Re: Remington model 31 Pump Action Shotgun

There is a dealer at my local show that's had a 20 ga 31 the last two shows. I've been drooling over it. Probly 95% condition. Hope to bring it home next time. How much does he want for the 31? I think he had $700 on it. If I recall correctly, it had a pad added which kept me from taking out a loan.
by Oldncrusty
Tue May 04, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington model 31 Pump Action Shotgun
Replies: 27
Views: 2614

Re: Remington model 31 Pump Action Shotgun

There is a dealer at my local show that's had a 20 ga 31 the last two shows. I've been drooling over it. Probly 95% condition. Hope to bring it home next time.
by Oldncrusty
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Pickup of All Time
Replies: 55
Views: 3277

Re: My Favorite Pickup of All Time

I learned to drive in my dad's 55 Ford F1 at around 12 yrs old and have only owned Ford trucks since. Straight 6, 3 on the tree. Not a true pickup, but I loved my 75 Intl Scout ll. But for sheer yee ha, this one was the most fun, and most dangerous. 63 PowerWagon, big block 318. Didnt own it, it cam...
by Oldncrusty
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Two year project
Replies: 35
Views: 1694

Re: OT- Two year project

I got one! Soon as I hit the lottery.

Dont know the Coyote. I'll check it out.
by Oldncrusty
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shock and awe. I must be living right
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Shock and awe. I must be living right

First thing first- I don't like Walmart. But when it comes to ammo, I will swallow my pride. I have been checking in regularly at the one store in my area that stocks reloading supplies for six months or so. Stopped in a couple days ago and what do I see? Primers! CCI SRP's for 3.98 per 100. Their a...
by Oldncrusty
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Two year project
Replies: 35
Views: 1694

Re: OT- Two year project

Looks great! Nuthin like an old ride. I have two lawn ornaments I hope to get back on the road soon. 67 Ranchero 390, and a 70 F350. I like the old 390 family of motors. Sometimes a manufacturer just puts things together and has a hit on their hands. For sure. I sure wouldn't turn my nose up at a 4...
by Oldncrusty
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Two year project
Replies: 35
Views: 1694

Re: OT- Two year project

Looks great! Nuthin like an old ride. I have two lawn ornaments I hope to get back on the road soon. 67 Ranchero 390, and a 70 F350.
by Oldncrusty
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 16 gauge ammo
Replies: 17
Views: 987

Re: 16 gauge ammo

I have been lucky lately. Federal seems to be the only one making it, or releasing it right now. Found a case on the shelf at a local Wally world a couple months ago and took half of it, and my lgs got in 3 cases last week and I grabbed one of #6.
by Oldncrusty
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Project For The Grandsons
Replies: 21
Views: 1080

Re: A Project For The Grandsons

Awesome job! I have two or three 67s including a factory Junior model. They cant be beat as first rifles. IMHO, a cheap gun from that era is far better than most if the "stuff" they are passing off as guns now.
by Oldncrusty
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Addendum To Levergun Accuracy Post....
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Addendum To Levergun Accuracy Post....

Niiiice. With my eyes, I would probly have to use a 6 o'clock on the black ring.
by Oldncrusty
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 1000yd record group
Replies: 49
Views: 3597

Re: New 1000yd record group

:shock: Holy Moly. Been wondering if that cartridge had been seeing any use in BR.
by Oldncrusty
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 associates.....
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: .32 associates.....

Not consecutive. It took a couple years to find a second one. Same seller though.
by Oldncrusty
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 associates.....
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: .32 associates.....

Old Savage wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:45 pm
What some have called baby Vaqueros, actually .32 Caliber Single Sixes.
Here's my pair. Love'm
by Oldncrusty
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 associates.....
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: .32 associates.....

Thanks a bunch for the links. Glad to find out the .32 Long can be made into a respectable round.
by Oldncrusty
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some old.....
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Some old.....

Absilutely! CCR is number one, The Band, two, on my fav rock bands list. Also adore Levons solo work.
by Oldncrusty
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1947 94 Scout rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: 1947 94 Scout rifle

I dont think it's an illusion, but I hadnt noticed it till now. I havent shot it, so no problems on paper yet. Gonna have to take it apart and see what's up.
by Oldncrusty
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh my gosh !
Replies: 27
Views: 1659

Re: Oh my gosh !

Gorgeous! I try and follow the sell one buy two rule most if the time. Congrats.
by Oldncrusty
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1947 94 Scout rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 404

1947 94 Scout rifle

Someone asked for pics of my '47 awhile ago. Here ya be.

Dang. I keep forgetting to load them backwards.
by Oldncrusty
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory Winchester 38-40
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: Factory Winchester 38-40

Thanks for the input.Mine is the same year as yours. I spent hours researching this topic. AFAIK, the ammo recommended for 92's etc., was marked "High Velocity" on the carton.
by Oldncrusty
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory Winchester 38-40
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: Factory Winchester 38-40

Neat story Ray. Thanks!
by Oldncrusty
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory Winchester 38-40
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: Factory Winchester 38-40

Factory box recommends for vermin..... https://winchester.com/Products/Ammunition/Rifle/Super-X/X3840 I had seen that box somewhere, and thought it might be the last box I found. But alas, my silver box has the buck on it. Not sure what the deal is, but I suspect that more and more states might be ...
by Oldncrusty
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory Winchester 38-40
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Factory Winchester 38-40

Does anyone have first hand experience with the 180 JSP factory load in a third model 73? I hope to load my own soon, but have 3 boxes of factory to turn into brass. The oldest is late 70's-early 80's. Is it potent enough for white tails at 50-75 yards? Thanks
by Oldncrusty
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Initial range report: Marlin 1894 38/40
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

Re: Initial range report: Marlin 1894 38/40

Thanks for the report. My .38 is in the shop for checkup. Hope to be shooting soon.
by Oldncrusty
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Brass (even though it ain't brass)
Replies: 17
Views: 1463

Re: My New Brass (even though it ain't brass)

Veeeeery intowesting.
by Oldncrusty
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old 3 Screw Rugers.
Replies: 46
Views: 2569

Re: Old 3 Screw Rugers.

Nice one. Still looking for my first. Just missed a NIB 4 5/8 .41 mag. at a little show last month. That was a rare one I think. Havent turned up any on google yet.
by Oldncrusty
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun show report.
Replies: 16
Views: 1097

Re: Gun show report.

Nice find. I snagged a M68 repeater for the same price in a pawn shop. Hope to restock it someday.
by Oldncrusty
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New OLD Elk Rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: New OLD Elk Rifle

One of the best OLD elk rifles available. They come better looking, but not better shootin. Good luck in the field.
by Oldncrusty
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with a New Toy
Replies: 23
Views: 1213

Re: Playing with a New Toy

Cool to the n'th degree. Gotta have it.
by Oldncrusty
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock

Thanks y'all. I thought they were probly much more common than my experience indicated. I can only recall seeing one other, but I dont get out much.
by Oldncrusty
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock

765x53 wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:22 pm
It looks like the stock mounted compass that was sold for many years by the Poly-Choke company.
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Yep. That's it. Thanks a ton.
by Oldncrusty
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock

Old No7 wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:03 pm
Oldncrusty wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:50 pm
Curious as to whether this was a popular mod at one time. Anyone else have one or seen one?
Have seen quite a few of those on vintage rifles that were used for deer hunting in Maine back between WW's I and II.

Old No7
For some reason, I was actually thinking it might be a Maine thing. Thanks.
by Oldncrusty
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock

Richardx wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:42 pm
The Herters compass was included in early USAF survival kits for flight crews, I believe was in use in WW2 in bail out kits then for escape and evasion.
Cool. I hadn't thought about a military connection.
by Oldncrusty
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock

gamekeeper wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:02 pm
Back in the day, Herter's hunters compass was sold as a stock mounted compass.
vintage-herters-compass-gun-stock_1_db2f88e94523c031dc974b5772af7ecb.jpg
Thanks for the tidbit. I'll hunt for one of those.
by Oldncrusty
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock
Replies: 19
Views: 861

.32 Special...With a compass in the stock

Curious as to whether this was a popular mod at one time. Anyone else have one or seen one? I'm sure it's not factory. I'm guessing the Red Ryder was the influence. This is a 52 model 94. Compass doesn't work, but maybe I can find a replacement.
by Oldncrusty
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for wood turners et al
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Question for wood turners et al

Every piece of wood is different, so you wont know till you do it. That said, the grips/scales would be gorgeous. It appears to have features of birdseye and burl figuring. I'd be slicing and dicing to get the most use from it rather than have an interesting but useless chunk of wood. But, I'm not a...
by Oldncrusty
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Remington 722 in 222
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Old Remington 722 in 222

Been wanting a 722 for ages. They just aren't in my neck of the woods. Havent seen my first one. An occasional 721 pops up and I did luck into an H&H. .222 is an awesome round.
by Oldncrusty
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biggest black-powder load you're comfortable with...?
Replies: 18
Views: 870

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: 1156

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: 54
Views: 2355

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: 44
Views: 1623

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: 676

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: 54
Views: 2355

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: 3436

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: 460

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"?