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by Buck Elliott
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed carry --- again
Replies: 53
Views: 1523

Re: Concealed carry --- again

My choice for "deep" concealed carry is a Browning Mini-1911, in .380.
It holds 8+1, weighs 14-oz empty, and it goes Bang, every time I tell it to, and digests every sort of .380 ammo I've fed it..
by Buck Elliott
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: powders for the .357 rifle
Replies: 51
Views: 2510

Re: powders for the .357 rifle

H-110/W-296 have no "unpleasant surprises", at pressures from 30,000 to 65,000 psi (.454 Casual range..) Li'l Gun behaves pretty much the same, and is better for heavier (180+) bullets in the .357.
Neither powder works efficiently with light-weight bullets, giving the "flash-bang" effect..
by Buck Elliott
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 uberti .357 rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: 1873 uberti .357 rifle

You may have to relieve the top of the hammer and/or the flat underneath the firing pin extension..
Just enough to prevent binding, then polish both surfaces..
A little lithium grease on those surfaces, and vigorous cycling of the action should take care of it..
by Buck Elliott
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling knife blades
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Drilling knife blades

For fast holes, drill slow..
And use good cutting oil..
High drill speeds can work-harden some steels..
by Buck Elliott
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here between DEN and Big Sky
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Re: Anybody here between DEN and Big Sky

I'm in Cody..
by Buck Elliott
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For YK - lots of "perfect pairs"
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: For YK - lots of "perfect pairs"

Colt's made a c&b revolving rifle..
A variation of the 1855 Root patent...
by Buck Elliott
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For YK - lots of "perfect pairs"
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: For YK - lots of "perfect pairs"

A heavy-loaded .44 mag., .45 Colt, or .454 can serve admirably in both short and long guns, and are only "underpowered" in someone's imagination..
Throw in S&W's .460 or .500, and the field becomes ever more level..
by Buck Elliott
Mon May 22, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 mag
Replies: 13
Views: 981

Re: 44 mag

Try stoking your .44s with H-110 or W-296 (same powder/different label)..

You should get more-consistent velocities and pressures than with 2400..
by Buck Elliott
Sat May 20, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper: want a 22 Mag cylinder...
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Ruger Bearcat Shopkeeper: want a 22 Mag cylinder...

WMR cylinder should have larger (.224" nominal) throat diameter as well..
by Buck Elliott
Thu May 18, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg Shockwave
Replies: 33
Views: 1464

Re: Mossberg Shockwave

I had a Remington Model 10 whose stock cracked, so made a similar style pistol-grip for it, and sawed it to 18.5" - it was nasty to fire 'from the hip' with one hand on the frond and the other on the pistol grip, but was NICE to fire with both hands on the pistol grip, like a large, front-heavy rev...
by Buck Elliott
Wed May 17, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 996

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

BCE...??
The more you "understand" it, the less you'll like it..
by Buck Elliott
Sun May 14, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a leak in pond dam. Advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 697

Re: Got a leak in pond dam. Advice?

Bentonite/clay..
by Buck Elliott
Sat May 06, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monte Walsh
Replies: 37
Views: 2298

Re: Monte Walsh

Both movies were made from the same script, with minor differences here and there..

All the Cowboys in the Selleck version were a little too clean, which seems to be a fault with a lot of westerns lately..

In the Marvin version, you could get a whiff of unwashed range dust, right off the screen..
by Buck Elliott
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice 1892 Winchester in 44 WCH at LGS
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Nice 1892 Winchester in 44 WCH at LGS

Why waste time talking to us..?
I'd have brought it home already...
by Buck Elliott
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 Adventures: Hunting with a Uberti '73
Replies: 24
Views: 1431

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

NZ looks a lot like Wyoming, but with the hair still on...
by Buck Elliott
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?
Replies: 67
Views: 2857

Re: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

Hmmm...

Most of "em, I reckon..

The one that hurts the hardest was my hand-built .454 levergun...

Every day...
by Buck Elliott
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 380 Self Defense loads
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: 380 Self Defense loads

I plink with FMJ, and carry JHPs.....I can vouch that the FMJs penetrate a bit better, but the JHPs mushroom mo betta....Heck, I don't know...I've shot both into 2" thick boards and they both make a big hole exiting the back.... That's pretty much the same as my routine.. thanks for the heads-up.. ...
by Buck Elliott
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: article ..... the Henry .410 levergun
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: article ..... the Henry .410 levergun

We used to shoot .410s in Trapdoor Springfield and '86 Winchesters..
We'd have done better throwing hands-full of pea gravel...
I tried the 9410 with no better results..
by Buck Elliott
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just saw this on the Ruger site
Replies: 17
Views: 1288

Re: Just saw this on the Ruger site

I know a gal who packs one of those, in .357 for her bear gun..
by Buck Elliott
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER
Replies: 24
Views: 1396

Re: FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER

Why..?
Mostly as a jab at Winchester, I think, whose original designation for the .44-40 was ".44 W.C.F.".
Colt did not wish to advertise explicitly for their rival, but still wanted to hint at the connection, which was interchangeability of ammunition..
by Buck Elliott
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44-40 Adventures: Hunting with a Uberti '73
Replies: 24
Views: 1431

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

Thank you for the great hunting/shooting story.. It always pleases me to see tales of good lever guns in the field. A lot of people seem surprised that something like a '73 can be just as effective today as it was 100-plus years ago.. I've owned a number of Uberti 73s over the years, mostly 24"rifle...
by Buck Elliott
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER
Replies: 24
Views: 1396

Re: FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER

Sixty-two years ago, this coming Summer, I fell heir to my great grand-dad's FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER, with the 7 1/2" barrel. I was 12, and that hogleg was half as big as I was, or so it seemed.. I killed a few coyotes with it, along with a mess of rabbits, and even an occasional deer, for camp meat, w...
by Buck Elliott
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is It Just Me?
Replies: 26
Views: 982

Re: Is It Just Me?

Every time I come here, I have to log in again, no matter how often I punch the "remember me" button..
If it wouldn't be TOO MUCH trouble, couldn't we go back to the previous format..?
by Buck Elliott
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 38 Special load and holster
Replies: 20
Views: 1149

Re: 38 Special load and holster

AmBraCol wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:08 pm
Don't know if there's such a thing as "a good ankle holster"... so can't speak to that.
by Buck Elliott
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just For Argument's Sake....
Replies: 29
Views: 1182

Re: Just For Argument's Sake....

No need to start an argument.. They pop up quite regularly around here, with minimal provocation.. I was out on the local desert yesterday, drilling rabbit-size targets at will, with my Uberti 1873 Short Rifle, cal, .45 Colt, at 200 yards, give or take.. That rifle, one of my .45 Colt SA revolvers, ...
by Buck Elliott
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OK, you old gun experts.......
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: OK, you old gun experts.......

For you kids, too young to remember what fractions are...
by Buck Elliott
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, this one made me cry
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Well, this one made me cry

God bless them, every one !
by Buck Elliott
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your choice of carry gun?
Replies: 64
Views: 2849

Re: Your choice of carry gun?

Casually, around town, it's a Browning Mini-1911 .380.. Hornady or Browning 95-gr HP, magazines hold 8 +1 chambered.. Spare magnetic carries Winchester or Speer 95-gr. FMJ.. For more serious, "social" excursions, a SAA-style chambered for heavy .45 Colt loads, with 12 or 24 spare rounds in cartridge...
by Buck Elliott
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Needed -- "Rossi 92" Lever Lockup
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Help Needed -- "Rossi 92" Lever Lockup

NKJ nailed it - as usual...
by Buck Elliott
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, what about the use of drones in scouting/hunting?
Replies: 36
Views: 1222

Re: So, what about the use of drones in scouting/hunting?

An over-zealous drone "pilot" got himself in trouble very recently, for flying his craft over some elk on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson.. The buzzing whirligig stampeded a couple hundred head through deep snow, nearly clear across the Refuge, adding extra stress to the already-beleagured animal...
by Buck Elliott
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BL-22 ...YMMV... :(
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Browning BL-22 ...YMMV... :(

My 9422 is chambered for .22 WMR, and will also handle .22 WRF..
by Buck Elliott
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BL-22 ...YMMV... :(
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: Browning BL-22 ...YMMV... :(

Given the choice between a Browning BL-22 and a Henry .22 levergun, I'd take a 9422 every time..
by Buck Elliott
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1886 33 WCF
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Winchester 1886 33 WCF

The 71 came along in 1935..
by Buck Elliott
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: california dam might collapse
Replies: 19
Views: 852

Re: california dam might collapse

A good friend moved from Cody back to Oroville last summer.. She packed up and was ready to leave this evening. Stores have NO water and little food left, as area residents prepare to evacuate..
by Buck Elliott
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt Blackhawk Max PSI Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1038

Re: 45 Colt Blackhawk Max PSI Question

"Wickipedia.."? Please... The only cases that have been "structurally strengthened" are the second-generation .454 cases, with redesigned internal dimensions, to include a heavier case head/thicker web, and the change to the small primer pocket.. .45 Colt cases from Winchester, Federal, Starline and...
by Buck Elliott
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt Blackhawk Max PSI Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1038

Re: 45 Colt Blackhawk Max PSI Question

Most of the mystery and confusion surrounding the venerable .45 Colt cartridge stems from the time of its introduction, when Colt's cylinders were made of wrought iron and didn't have even the strength of modern mild steel.. SAAMI, in its infinite wisdom, has always deferred to that ancient metallur...
by Buck Elliott
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt Blackhawk Max PSI Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1038

Re: 45 Colt Blackhawk Max PSI Question

My OM SBH was rebarreled with a 7 1/2" take-off Ruger BH .45 Colt barrel, and the receiver top-strap was welded, machined and ground to mimic the older Colt SAA, complete with hog wallow rear sight groove..
John then rechambered the original .44 magnum cylinder (6 shot) to .45 Colt.
by Buck Elliott
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt Blackhawk Max PSI Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1038

Re: 45 Colt Blackhawk Max PSI Question

Tests have shown that a fluted cylinder is every bit as strong as (if not stronger than) an unfluted one.. The weakest spot is still in the area of the bolt notches.. All of the cracked/blown BH/SBH cylinders I've seen show the same failure pattern. (Admittedly, a few were never recovered for inspec...
by Buck Elliott
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt Blackhawk Max PSI Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1038

Re: 45 Colt Blackhawk Max PSI Question

To avoid being called a liar or a madman (again) I'm not going to tell you about my Old Model Super Blackhawk that John Linebaugh and I converted to .45 Colt, or my Original Vaquero (factory chambered for the same cartridge), both of which withstood repeated firings with loads developing 55,000 psi,...
by Buck Elliott
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best camp knives
Replies: 23
Views: 1224

Re: Best camp knives

A Cold Steel Recon Scout on my belt, with a Buck 110 in a chaps pocket and a Trailmaster in a saddlebag.
If I'm going to be out for a while, a 3 1/2 to 4 lb falling axe is great, with a 16" Estwing camp axe for lighter chores..
by Buck Elliott
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peggy McPherson went home to the Father
Replies: 29
Views: 1076

Re: Peggy McPherson went home to the Father

Add my love and prayers, Sympathies and condolences to her family and friends, and for all who knew her.

It's always difficult to hear of the passing of one of our own.. It seems to make us focus on our own mortality..

Godspeed, lovely lady...
by Buck Elliott
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Wants a "Schofield"... Or how about a BB GUN?!?!
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Who Wants a "Schofield"... Or how about a BB GUN?!?!

Analogous to the "Colt SAA" version, from a couple years back...
by Buck Elliott
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ML Underhammer Handgun.
Replies: 19
Views: 686

Re: ML Underhammer Handgun.

"2000 fps" with black powder..?

Highly doubtful
by Buck Elliott
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ahhh, Wyoming. What's not to like?
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Ahhh, Wyoming. What's not to like?

Wyoming also has the third-lowest violent crime rate in the country..
by Buck Elliott
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "New" Winchester 1866 Commemorative ????
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: "New" Winchester 1866 Commemorative ????

Original '66s were chambered for the rim fire .44 Henry Flat cartridge, same as the original Henry rifles.
This one appears to be chambered for the .44 WCF, which requires a somewhat longer lifter and forward receiver..
by Buck Elliott
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More stupidity from California
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: More stupidity from California

You can't make people Think...
It's been tried for millenia, and it has never worked satisfactorily..
by Buck Elliott
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about hunting spots
Replies: 28
Views: 1803

Re: Question about hunting spots

AFTER they're married...
(Maybe...)
by Buck Elliott
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 S&W (Shofield) question
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: 45 S&W (Shofield) question

.45 ACP replicates .45 S&W ballistics.
Since the Schofield round headspaces on the rim, rather than the elusive case mouth, I would expect better performance from the former..
by Buck Elliott
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can top eject 94 be modified to angle eject?
Replies: 25
Views: 1207

Re: Can top eject 94 be modified to angle eject?

You're right, Bill.. A 1920s vintage 94 held up against 65,000 psi better than any of the other lever guns tested. None of them "blew up", but all of them were beaten, twisted and bent beyond being operable.. Winchester's forged, nodular iron receivers were the cream of the crop.. I seriously doubt ...