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by Carlsen Highway
Tue May 23, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Roger Moore (aka "Bond... James Bond")
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: RIP Roger Moore (aka "Bond... James Bond")

For me he was The Saint. Which I always liked better than the Bond movies anyway. (By far.)
((The Bond books were always better than the movies, more serious, no stupid gadgets, and Bond of the books was more ruthless, cruel even. Because of those books I always wanted a Walther PPK.))
by Carlsen Highway
Tue May 23, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elk with 45 Colt rifle?
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: Elk with 45 Colt rifle?

Well, considering I can shoot straight through a red deer with pure lead bullets with black powder in a .44-40 at 75 yards, I am pretty sure that a .45 colt bullet out of a rifle will go right through the lungs at any range you can hit him with it, as far out as the trajectory will let you. I would ...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun May 21, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black powder velocity question
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: black powder velocity question

Just to follow up on this - I got the .44 cap and ball revolver carbine (I think of it as the pistol carbine) and it is a great amount of fun to shoot. It is also quite accurate, I can put three rounds balls through one hole at 25 metres. I have standardised on 35 grains of 3F as a good load and chr...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri May 19, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?

Let us remember that Jesus was not born in the year 1 AD - he was born around 4 - 6 BC. This is why history professors and archaeologists, for whom dates are important, don't use BC/ AD anymore. Its how archaeologists tell time. Before Common Era has been in use for long time, but is coming into com...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun May 14, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Words To Live By
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Words To Live By

(From my old man)

Nothing a woman does with her breasts is accidental.
by Carlsen Highway
Sat May 13, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Competition Shoot
Replies: 71
Views: 3330

Re: Competition Shoot

Ok I just got a new range and a new .44/40 so I am in.
by Carlsen Highway
Sat May 13, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for Leverguns get together
Replies: 21
Views: 557

Re: Idea for Leverguns get together

Do it next year and even I might come...
by Carlsen Highway
Wed May 10, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti to be making a Model 1886 clone?
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: Uberti to be making a Model 1886 clone?

They are not the same company though, Uberti is owned by Benelli and Beretta. Pedersoli is owned by the Pedersoli family, and they both have their own factories. But they do have a relationship in the past, Uberti does buy barrels off Pedersoli for some products. I find it curious that they are both...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun May 07, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best John Wayne and best western Movies ranked
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Best John Wayne and best western Movies ranked

Some of those aren't even westerns! (And what are Australian period films doing in there?)
The order seems totally random. ITs like it was compiled by someone who hadn;t actually watched most of them. (Which wouldnt surprise me looking at the young woman who made it)
by Carlsen Highway
Wed May 03, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: casting weather
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: casting weather

I just got 22 pounds of free lead and I have some casting to do for my .44-40's, I have to cast up some bullets for black powder loads in my '73 short rifle. Got to cook up some more lube too!
I like making black powder .44 wcf cartridges...and then I like shooting them.
by Carlsen Highway
Tue May 02, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi .357 Lever Action
Replies: 42
Views: 1484

Re: Rossi .357 Lever Action

Yes, you are using the rifle correctly. The half cock position is the safety. You load the rifle, cock it with the lever, chambering a round, and then hold the trigger and hold the hammer with your thumb and go forward and into the half cock position. The rifle cannot fire from this position. So you...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon May 01, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B17 Bombers, Battle Damage
Replies: 18
Views: 749

Re: B17 Bombers, Battle Damage

The damage in those photos looks like flak/ AA There is a Corsair fighter plane in our local museum. Back in the nineties I worked in an office next to a spry looking older man who told me it was his actual aircraft. I swear he looked 50 but must have been in his seventies. We went to look at it, an...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon May 01, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi .357 Lever Action
Replies: 42
Views: 1484

Re: Rossi .357 Lever Action

I thought about replacing the follower on mine just because it was plastic, but the ones selling over here are made from aluminium, and I dont think that would be better than plastic, I think it would be more likely to jam. I think Nate Kiowa Joneses ones are steel. Unfortunately he says he doesnt s...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice 1892 Winchester in 44 WCH at LGS
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Nice 1892 Winchester in 44 WCH at LGS

Go and get back in your car, show us the pictures when youve brought it home
by Carlsen Highway
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unanswerable question on black powder
Replies: 23
Views: 717

Re: Unanswerable question on black powder

I have shot black powder in a .303 with a 180 grain jacketed bullet. I simply filled it up with 3F, I dont believe there was much compression, just a bit. Accuracy after three shots went totally out the window, as I had no lube (although I couldnt find where the original load had lube either, but th...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black powder velocity question
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: black powder velocity question

Thanks!
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black powder velocity question
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: black powder velocity question

Apparently 40 grains is a max charge with the round ball in these. I dont know how much would be lost with the cylinder gap. It is not critical though, I am just thinking about performance because its main duty will be rabbit and hare hunting.
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To checker or not to checker?
Replies: 21
Views: 518

Re: To checker or not to checker?

Richard, Ive been to Memphis and I may go back one day, so your on...

Thanks all for your advice, and after considering particularly the idea that I shouldnt mess with something that isnt broke, I think I will do it anyway...I will try and copy the original Winchester checkering as best I can.
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To checker or not to checker?
Replies: 21
Views: 518

Re: To checker or not to checker?

I just feel that a colour case hardened octagonal rifle sort of needs to be checkered, but to look at it another way, if it was a blued recever, I wouldnt think so. I am not entirely sold on the color case hardening as a feature. Overall there is something nagging me about the rifle as it is. As an ...
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black powder velocity question
Replies: 14
Views: 488

black powder velocity question

Gentlemen, a query for those who might like to hazard a guess: I am thinking of getting one of those Remington revolving carbines made by Uberti. It will be my first cap and ball revolver. My question is if anyone could hazard a ballpark guess who fast a 140 grain .45 cal round ball would go with 40...
by Carlsen Highway
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi .357 Lever Action
Replies: 42
Views: 1484

Re: Rossi .357 Lever Action

My Rossi 92 carbine is in .44-40 and has been one of favourite rifles. I use it for exploring trips, backpack hunting in new areas. Its never failed and has been beat up in rough country. I just finished reassembling it today after taking it out for a few days where it basically spent the whole time...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To checker or not to checker?
Replies: 21
Views: 518

Re: To checker or not to checker?

Nate, yes that is something I have considered, and I will see how light the natural wood is. I have found some judicious use of diluted black ink into checkering will darken it to resemble a ''matured'' look like the examples I posted above
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To checker or not to checker?
Replies: 21
Views: 518

Re: To checker or not to checker?

I think so too.

Here is another example;

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by Carlsen Highway
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To checker or not to checker?
Replies: 21
Views: 518

To checker or not to checker?

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/Carlsen/two_zpsakittpon.jpg http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/Carlsen/six_zpstty9odf7.jpg This is the short rifle in .44 WCF. It has colour case hardened receiver and octagonal barrel. These are fancy options and I am feeling that if the rifle has these f...
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Levergun
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: My New Levergun

Wow. That's an impressive gift. I couldn't wait to shoot that
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I had no need for a new 30/30....
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: I had no need for a new 30/30....

I would like to see pictures of this rifle and of the targets you shoot with it.
Yeah, I know what it looks like. I still like to look at them.
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 Adventures: Hunting with a Uberti '73
Replies: 24
Views: 1009

Re: .44-40 Adventures: Hunting with a Uberti '73

Thanks! I will add to this thread another quote, from Theodore Van Dyke, the great American hunting writer of the 19th century, (and note that his Winchester was chambered for .44 WCF): "The combined ingenuity of Earth, even assisted by light from on high, could not improve upon the quintessence of ...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 Adventures: Hunting with a Uberti '73
Replies: 24
Views: 1009

.44-40 Adventures: Hunting with a Uberti '73

I have been doing a lot of .44-40 work this year. I have been corresponding with John Kort from this forum who has helped and advised me along the way and to whom any modest successes I have had is entirely due. I started out loading for my .44-40 Rossi '92 which is a carbine. For years I used a jac...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rapid fire with Brit Enfields
Replies: 22
Views: 967

Re: Rapid fire with Brit Enfields

It's not an Enfield. It's a Lee-Enfield. I beg to differ with the chap in the video. The Lee-Enfield .303 (An "Enfeild' is a muzzeloading rifle) was never used firing with the middle finger during the mad minute. (Or at any other time) That whole thing I never heard of until I got the internet. They...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli 86 sporter
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Pedersoli 86 sporter

I would like to hear as well....
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thought members here could appreciate -tintype
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Thought the members here could appreciate

Thats wonderful. I had no idea people were still making tintypes. I had never thought of it.

I have done a lot of photography and darkroom work in my time (all of it 35mm though) would you mind running though the equipment chemicals and process?
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a button mag / half magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Making a button mag / half magazine

Pete, an absolutely fantastic post and exactly what I needed to know. Thank you very much.
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a button mag / half magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Making a button mag / half magazine

I have been toying with the notion of getting a 24 inch octagonal barrelled Rossi 92, and then cutting the magazine down to the end of the foreend, a button mag / half magazine rifle. Many people dont care for the look of the short magazine, my father hates them for example, and I do not care for th...
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guess I'm Done Going to New Orleans!
Replies: 16
Views: 1081

Re: Guess I'm Done Going to New Orleans!

All that Mardi Gras stuff turned me off. And I always hated jazz. And I hate wierd food.
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Colt in a Rossi 92 - feeding heavy bullets
Replies: 10
Views: 697

.45 Colt in a Rossi 92 - feeding heavy bullets

Guys, I am considering getting another Rossi 92, this one in .45 Colt, being the cheapest way I can get the equivalent of a .45-75 :lol: I am wondering if the Rossi will feed the heavier .45 Colt bullets, the ones available to me here are the 300 grain XTP or 350 XTP hornady's. Or I would consider b...
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: South Pacific Bound !
Replies: 39
Views: 1468

Re: South Pacific Bound !

Make sure you shoot a drug dealer when your there. Apparently its a free for all at the moment.

Would have to be the friendliest people on the planet.
by Carlsen Highway
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mike Venturino
Replies: 47
Views: 2537

Re: Mike Venturino

Carlsen Highway: I check Buffalo Arms web site and Venturino's books are in stock -- Shooting Buffalo Rifles of the Old West -- http://www.buffaloarms.com/Shooting_Buffalo_Rifles_of_the_Old_West_it-163839.aspx?CAT=4150 Shooting Lever Guns of the Old West -- http://www.buffaloarms.com/Shooting_Lever...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mike Venturino
Replies: 47
Views: 2537

Re: Mike Venturino

I would love to have the Buffalo Guns book, I didn't know there was one. but I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific. (Literally.)
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mike Venturino
Replies: 47
Views: 2537

Re: Mike Venturino

I was just looking at the pictures in Lever Guns of the Old West too...glad to hear he is back home. Oh I hated to be in hospital, I am glad he is out.
by Carlsen Highway
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Profound Statement
Replies: 16
Views: 753

Re: A Profound Statement

The worst thing about stupid people is that they think they are as bright as everyone else. To put it another way, they think that other people are as dumb as them. I work with a couple of people who do not have the brains the good Lord gave a carrot, and they are forever trying to outsmart each oth...
by Carlsen Highway
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti's NEW "Winchester 1894"
Replies: 16
Views: 510

Re: Uberti's NEW "Winchester 1894"

Why couldn't they have bevelled the bottom of the receiver the way the old ones used to be? I don't like the hard edges of the ports 64's. I am disappointed they didn't do that.
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jes a thought about posts
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Jes a thought about posts

I understand what you mean. People have to make the effort to sell it if they want me to look at a link or video. Cause theres a great deal of stuff in the world I am not interested in, and I am here to participate in a leverguns forum. And frankly, when I look at a post, I am looking to see what th...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lonely on the forum tonight.
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Lonely on the forum tonight.

I'm in and out all the time. I am holding up the cause from the southern end. The very deep long distance south.
by Carlsen Highway
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I guess harvesting game is a shameful thing now....
Replies: 23
Views: 795

Re: I guess harvesting game is a shameful thing now....

Yeah I don't like the term "harvesting' either. I believe its an attempt to remove the word kill, shoot or hunt, out of the pastime of hunting, to sanitise it for non-hunters and make it acceptable sounding, equating hunting with farming somehow...anyway, I think tis the wrong thing to do. If you st...
by Carlsen Highway
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most worn 94
Replies: 53
Views: 2199

Re: Most worn 94

I reckon the .44 '92's were exported. They were common at one time in Australia and New Zealand, (and also Brazil I understand.)
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1906: 32-40 vs. 30-30
Replies: 11
Views: 906

Re: 1906: 32-40 vs. 30-30

That is very interesting. I imagine there was still a good deal of debate at that time over relative merits of different smokeless loads versus black powder loads and heavier bullets, the smokeless loads had only been commercially available for less than ten years at that time.
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Visiting Nurse asked if we own firearms
Replies: 38
Views: 1968

Re: Visiting Nurse asked if we own firearms

Yes, I like that one as well.
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puma M92 454 Casull
Replies: 24
Views: 1221

Re: Puma M92 454 Casull

Do Rossi still make the .454 Casull carbine?
by Carlsen Highway
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Visiting Nurse asked if we own firearms
Replies: 38
Views: 1968

Re: Visiting Nurse asked if we own firearms

Tell you have a gun. Tell her you also have an axe. And several sharp knives. Tell her you have a motor vehicle that can travel at 150mph with 15 gallons of high explosive in the back, on roads where the only safety feature is a long white painted line. Tell her that she will eventually die no matte...