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by Merle
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What 'Pop-Culture' thinks of 'Gun Owners'
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: What 'Pop-Culture' thinks of 'Gun Owners'

I suspect some are just tired of being abused & demonized. :(
by Merle
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Speed
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Lee Speed

I received the Lee Speed in the mail today and I must say I am more than pleased with it.It appears to be a used but very well cared for rifle, the stocks are in real nice shape with superb checkering on the grip and fore stock with only a few scattered marks on the stock and the metal is in great ...
by Merle
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Speed
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Lee Speed

That's a bucket list rifle for sure, right there. I have a Lee-Metford that has been partially sportered and with a new stock made. The bore is shot, so I will have it rebored to .375 and chambered for .375 Nitro Express 2 1/2 Flanged. BSA offered this chambering in their original Lee Speeds. It ha...
by Merle
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Speed
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Lee Speed

classy !!! :D
by Merle
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [humorous] Tribute to Dogs:
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: [humorous] Tribute to Dogs:

yep, pretty much nails it! :D
by Merle
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pointy Bullets in Leverguns... Myth Busted?
Replies: 41
Views: 1939

Re: Pointy Bullets in Leverguns... Myth Busted?

Explosions in the mag tube are NOT myths! They are documented, and happened in the 1882 military small arms trials! An 1881 Marlin was submitted for those trials, and was chambered in .45-70 as that was the standard government cartridge then. The 1881 was fired with numerous brands of ammo, but whe...
by Merle
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pointy Bullets in Leverguns... Myth Busted?
Replies: 41
Views: 1939

Re: Pointy Bullets in Leverguns... Myth Busted?

Explosions in the mag tube are NOT myths! They are documented, and happened in the 1882 military small arms trials! An 1881 Marlin was submitted for those trials, and was chambered in .45-70 as that was the standard government cartridge then. The 1881 was fired with numerous brands of ammo, but whe...
by Merle
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: June 2017 Levergun Postal Match
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: June 2017 Levergun Postal Match

Earl, I confirm that you've got a 90, 92-1X, and an 88-1X, for two rifle caliber targets and one pistol target. (Trust me, my 99 was pure dumb luck, I ain't shot that well in a couple of years... ok, maybe a score or more). I can generally get an "X" shot on the first shot, repeats are generally mo...
by Merle
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: June 2017 Levergun Postal Match
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: June 2017 Levergun Postal Match

2nd try Marlin M1894 in 44 Mag ammo WW-USA 240 gr JSP used sling NOTE had one split case & one round way low - I wonder if they were connected? that big JSP really tore up the target frame AND my target I left some of the splinters (see arrows) for entertainment value when I patched up the target ht...
by Merle
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: June 2017 Levergun Postal Match
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: June 2017 Levergun Postal Match

greetings, finally made it to the range & shot my Winchester M94 in 30-30. rifle has been armaloyed - no sling ammo used was Hornady 150 gr American white tail score not too impressive - two rounds off paper - total 64 sure proves it's been too long...... http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy36/Merl...
by Merle
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Darne Double Stotgun
Replies: 23
Views: 1000

Re: Darne Double Stotgun

before shooting it be sure to check the chamber length - there were some odd one back then. :o
by Merle
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got foot locker?
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Got foot locker?

Lost my seabag, and everything else from those days, in a house fire. Sure would like to look at the old pictures though..... :cry:
by Merle
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergunner with double rifle shoots antelope
Replies: 22
Views: 634

Re: Levergunner with double rifle shoots antelope

crs wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:13 pm
Merle,
Here is a link to my post made upon receiving the rifle:

http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewt ... ta#p748039

Let me know if you have further questions.

Thanks for the info - That's a beauty! I'll bet you are glad you have that link handy, eh?
by Merle
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Levergunner with double rifle shoots antelope
Replies: 22
Views: 634

Re: Levergunner with double rifle shoots antelope

Details on the rifle???
by Merle
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hillary Called President Trump
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Hillary Called President Trump

I wonder if she needs a ride? :lol:
by Merle
Wed May 24, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elk with 45 Colt rifle?
Replies: 15
Views: 839

Re: Elk with 45 Colt rifle?

Here's what Paco had to say about .45 Colt in lever guns, and with his top-end loads (i.e. 340-grain cast at 1800), I think an elk within 100-125 yards would be in very, very serious trouble. http://www.leverguns.com/articles/paco/45coltlevergun.htm HMMM, food for thought! Thanks for posting. 8)
by Merle
Tue May 23, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 375 Payne Express in Browning 71.
Replies: 19
Views: 1002

Re: 375 Payne Express in Browning 71.

Welcome to the forum. Using Google, I did not find ballistic information on the .375 Payne Express. So, no answers, but a question. .375 minus .348 = .027 inch (27 thousandths inch); what great advantage over the current chambering does this provide? Just asking. :?: Much more common bore size & bu...
by Merle
Tue May 23, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Old guys computer probs.

. The files should be in the "recycle bin", located on your laptop's "desktop" - the icon usually looks like a small trash basket. If you "left click" on the icon, all the files you deleted should appear in a new window - then 75 times, one-by-one, "right click" on each file, then choose "restore"....
by Merle
Tue May 23, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old guys computer probs.
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Old guys computer probs.

You have to expand your selections until you see one called "trash", so they are not totally gone.
Select the ones you want, then move them back to the folder you chose.
by Merle
Mon May 22, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting WWII Photo
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Interesting WWII Photo

Now that had to be an exciting moment!!! :shock:
by Merle
Thu May 18, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The newest gunners!!
Replies: 15
Views: 679

Re: The newest gunners!!

wvfarrier wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 6:57 am
Isabelle lynn and gabrielle lee
5#9 oz and 5#4 oz

Both healthy abd amazing!!!

Image
I trust their mother is doing well too?
by Merle
Thu May 18, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 884

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

Other than scientific usage, I can't remember the last time I have heard BC/AD used. But since I'm a RIGHT WING GUN TOTING GOD FEARING MAN I'll continue to use BC/AD. THE LEFT CAN GO POUND SALT! That's a waste of good salt - they should use sand!!! :twisted: That's a waste of good sand! They should...
by Merle
Wed May 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 884

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

GunnyMack wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 11:13 am
Other than scientific usage, I can't remember the last time I have heard BC/AD used. But since I'm a RIGHT WING GUN TOTING GOD FEARING MAN I'll continue to use BC/AD.
THE LEFT CAN GO POUND SALT!
That's a waste of good salt - they should use sand!!! :twisted:
by Merle
Thu May 04, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1885 Winchester...RF to CF...DONE!
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: 1885 Winchester...RF to CF...DONE!

Old No7 wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 8:10 am
Wow, nicely done!!!

But after seeing that pile of chips... You have me rethinking my plans to drill out that old 22 roller of mine using a handheld drill... :shock:

Old No7
I don't think my hand is steady enough for that job! :o
by Merle
Wed May 03, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1885 Winchester...RF to CF...DONE!
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: 1885 Winchester...RF to CF...DONE!

Drilling the barrel at 1/8" at a time takes a few hours......I do not have a pressure oil feed on the lathe so..Cut..Clean..Lube...Cut..repeat...176 times! Other than that making the new link took about an hour Chambering...30 minutes Setting the barrel...15 minutes cutting the extractor slot....30...
by Merle
Wed May 03, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1885 Winchester...RF to CF...DONE!
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: 1885 Winchester...RF to CF...DONE!

NICE !!! :D How many hours do you think it took?
by Merle
Mon May 01, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B17 Bombers, Battle Damage
Replies: 18
Views: 1055

Re: B17 Bombers, Battle Damage

Absolutely amazing how much damage they could take. One gentleman in my small town told me several astounding stories about battle damage and making it back "on a wing and a prayer" :shock:
by Merle
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unanswerable question on black powder
Replies: 23
Views: 1032

Re: Unanswerable question on black powder

"Because' "Because why?" "Just because" Hey, it worked when we were little kids! Only thing I can think of is wondering how the BP, being an explosive, would react to the confining effect of the bottleneck. I know, 38-40 and 44-40 and maybe others are bottlenecks, but not to the degree of a .223......
by Merle
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Competition Shoot
Replies: 76
Views: 3989

Re: Competition Shoot

I no longer have a car, so it becomes difficult to get anywhere - let alone the range. :cry:
by Merle
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why these .30-30 case neck splits?
Replies: 16
Views: 808

Re: Why these .30-30 case neck splits?

Before doing anything the first thing I'd do is a chamber cast. But I do a chamber cast on every gun I buy before I start loading for it, just so I can see all the details of the gun's chamber and get my brass and specs correct for the gun. A chamber cast might tell you things you can't see any oth...
by Merle
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 380 Self Defense loads
Replies: 17
Views: 781

Re: 380 Self Defense loads

BlaineG wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:57 pm
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....
Boards are not a good expansion test media.
by Merle
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: model 14
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: model 14

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd445/olskool1/IMG_3240.jpg anyone like the model 14s ? I found this one in a pawn shop a few years ago. the grain was covered by decades of crude but I knew it would be nice when I got through with it.it is in 30 rem. and shoots excellent. it was made 1912 I hav...
by Merle
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: poor wolf on the road this am
Replies: 13
Views: 907

Re: poor wolf on the road this am

Was the car that was stopped the car that hit the wolf? It's a shame the wolf had to die, but I wonder if the driver learned anything... My bet was they were going too fast to have slowed or stopped in time. I tell people to slow down on my road all the time because of the high deer population. One...
by Merle
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need new holsters or larger pockets
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Need new holsters or larger pockets

Package arrived from Andy Horvath this morning. http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv341/tlwalker53/old%20colts/imagejpeg_0.jpg http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv341/tlwalker53/old%20colts/20170314_104216.jpg These were abused and/or modified when I picked them up. Andy did a brushed blue finish...
by Merle
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New addition !
Replies: 43
Views: 1926

Re: New addition !

I trust you are familiar with the limitations of shooting Damascus barrels. I must have an inkling of an idea since I've been shooting Damascus guns for well over thirty five years and I'm still here to talk about it . Didn't intend to insult, but I have no idea of your skill level. I'd rather you ...
by Merle
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New addition !
Replies: 43
Views: 1926

Re: New addition !

I trust you are familiar with the limitations of shooting Damascus barrels.
by Merle
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange marking on Winchester 92 Carbine?
Replies: 50
Views: 7111

Re: Strange marking on Winchester 92 Carbine?

Just got through reading Teddy Roosevelts' book on his 1913 Brazilian Expedition down the River of Doubt. He mentions in there about the local rubber gatherers all carrying Winchester .44 carbines for protection from Jaguars and hostile natives. Could the mark be a property ownership trademark of a...
by Merle
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange marking on Winchester 92 Carbine?
Replies: 50
Views: 7111

Re: Strange marking on Winchester 92 Carbine?

sureshot wrote:The mark on the side of the receiver looks like a British "broad arrow" mark. The rifle was probably a lend-lease to England during the war. The name on the lower tang is the importer that brought it back into the US.

Steve
Since it was made in 1919 that would seem unlikely.
by Merle
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, what about the use of drones in scouting/hunting?
Replies: 36
Views: 1173

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

I wonder about folks with limited mobility using drones to scout - something like being able to use motor vehicles to be mobile in the woods? :?:
by Merle
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, what about the use of drones in scouting/hunting?
Replies: 36
Views: 1173

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

walks with gun wrote:I think if I saw one of those blessed things while I was out with a shotgun in my hands, it would be open season on drones.

I hear you, but keep in mind this could get you involved with the Feds.
by Merle
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Hammer - non firearm post
Replies: 14
Views: 689

Re: The Hammer - non firearm post

claybob86 wrote:When I clicked the link, my antvirus blocked it. Said it was a dangerous website. :|

Same here..... :?
by Merle
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody want an M-1 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Re: Anybody want an M-1 ?

Added mine..... :!:
by Merle
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken Waters has passed.
Replies: 21
Views: 1255

Re: Ken Waters has passed.

Sad news. :cry:
by Merle
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making the rounds ....
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Making the rounds ....

He lived happily ever after - makes me wonder how the princess made out? :lol:
by Merle
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Contenders !
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: Contenders !

This isn't what I call the first version Contender . I always called the first version the ones with the kinda crossbolt firing pin selector . I had one of those for awhile with a 444 Marlin barrel that was made by a fellow in Idaho who's name escapes me at the moment . I've not loaded for a 44 MAG...
by Merle
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Contenders !
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: Contenders !

Well then, since this is not your first foray I'm sure you know how slippery that slope is...... :lol:
by Merle
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lest we forget
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Lest we forget

BlaineG wrote:A Warrior's Warrior, for sure...... 8)


Yes indeed !!! :o
by Merle
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Change for PA hunters
Replies: 24
Views: 783

Re: A Change for PA hunters

Some people will try to hit the animal with the first shot, and for those people, it probably won't matter whether it is a bolt, lever action, pump action, or a semi auto. I would be worried about the ones who have never hunted before and will go out by themselves without any knowledge of what they...
by Merle
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Change for PA hunters
Replies: 24
Views: 783

Re: A Change for PA hunters

Keep in mind that yesterdays vote was an initial vote. The final one takes place in a couple of months. Included in that reg is a 5 round magazine limit. I was actually surprised to see the reg in this years business. All estimates was for semis to be allowed for small game and varmint hunting with...