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by Hawkeye2
Wed May 24, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black powder velocity question
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: black powder velocity question

Nath wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 12:58 am
How about a leather gauntlet for a forward hold?

N.
It would probably work fine but as I said they are so light you don't need the other hand forward of the trigger guard.
by Hawkeye2
Mon May 22, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 518

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

Beaker wrote:
Sun May 21, 2017 9:33 pm
Want to make a liberal mad? Use for BCE Before Christian Era and for CE use Christian Era. 8)
Anything to stress a liberal and cause lack of sleep. :D
by Hawkeye2
Mon May 22, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black powder velocity question
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: black powder velocity question

I'm glad to hear that you got one and are having such good results. Your reported accuracy and muzzle velocity are impressive. It ought to deadly on small game. They are so light and well balanced that having to keep both hands back of the cylinder is not a disadvantage and I expect you could shoot ...
by Hawkeye2
Thu May 18, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BC/ AD to BCE when did that happen?
Replies: 17
Views: 518

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 Hawkeye2
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unanswerable question on black powder
Replies: 23
Views: 717

Re: Unanswerable question on black powder

I see no reason that it can't be done, however...... The small bore with a fast twist will foul extremely fast and the bullets would need large grease groves and a black powder compatible lube like SPG. I don't know if it could be gotten to cycle or not but it would plug up the gas system fast. If y...
by Hawkeye2
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black powder velocity question
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: black powder velocity question

I just poured 40 grains in mine and you would have to do some serious compressing to get a ball in. Thirty five leaves a little room and if you get the ball right on the edge of the chamber opening on a compressed load it can move forward under the recoil of a heavy load (even if you have a good fit...
by Hawkeye2
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black powder velocity question
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: black powder velocity question

I don't believe you will get more than 35 grains in the chamber and you will have some loss at the barrel/cylinder gap.
by Hawkeye2
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Levergun
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: My New Levergun

Does your old friend need any new friends? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:lol: Possibly but it would probably take more years than you have left to work your way round to his good side. :lol: :lol:
by Hawkeye2
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unknown gun
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: unknown gun

Pete I think you nailed it. :D
by Hawkeye2
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?
Replies: 66
Views: 1727

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

All of them. :D Seriously the one I really want back is the Model 75 Winchester target rifle with Redfield sights and sling that I got new for Christmas 1957 when I was in the 8th. grade. I sold it along with a few other guns to raise money to move to Virginia.
by Hawkeye2
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Levergun
Replies: 13
Views: 772

My New Levergun

Shilo 1863 Sharps carbine, a gift from an old friend. You can believe I really appreciate it and am looking forward to shooting it next week. http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu119/hawkeyetoo/Shilo%20Sharps%20carbine%20013.jpg http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu119/hawkeyetoo/Shilo%20Sharps%20ca...
by Hawkeye2
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unknown gun
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: unknown gun

I expect it's a .32 rimfire of unknown origin and of little real value. Massive amounts of these were turned out from the 1880's on to sell cheap and they are often worn out or broken even if they didnt see much use.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One for the Blainemeister
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: One for the Blainemeister

Gee thanks Bill, all these years I had thought a homophone was a Civil War era band instrument. :D
by Hawkeye2
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movie: Tower
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Movie: Tower

It's all about the Leaning Tower of Pisa? :D
by Hawkeye2
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jimenez 380 pistol for sale - cheap... ;-)
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Jimenez 380 pistol for sale - cheap... ;-)

Are you trying to say the pistol is no good? :D

Actually I posted a piece of well you know but the forum changed the three letters to "no good"
by Hawkeye2
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is It Just Me?
Replies: 26
Views: 767

Re: Is It Just Me?

Put the avatars back on the left and INCREASE THE CONTRAST BETWEEN THE TEXT AND THE BACKGROUND to make it easier to read. Doing away with the pink would be OK too. Other that that everything works well.
by Hawkeye2
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Hawkeye2.
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Happy Birthday Hawkeye2.

Thanks to all. :D
by Hawkeye2
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP: Chuck Berry
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: RIP: Chuck Berry

A true Rock N Roll pioneer. His influence on the music can't be overstated.
by Hawkeye2
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New addition !
Replies: 43
Views: 1714

Re: New addition !

I had a smith take a dent out of the left barrel on my Parker 10 ga., so cheap I would not have even considered trying to make a dent remover and I'm not sure I would have driven very far to borrow one either. As far as Damascus barrels go I worked for a guy 36 years ago that had shot a Parker 12 wi...
by Hawkeye2
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1911 PSA
Replies: 17
Views: 1140

Re: 1911 PSA

Actually it's a 1911A1 and looks fine except for that ugly protrusion from the mag well. For the price I may have to take a second look. You did say they were reliable and shot GI spec ball fine?
by Hawkeye2
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Q and his 1895 winchester video
Replies: 13
Views: 649

Re: Jeff Q and his 1895 winchester video

"There's really no need for a 405 in Florida anyway."

Bet you could shoot the whole length of one of those pythons. :D
by Hawkeye2
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Q and his 1895 winchester video
Replies: 13
Views: 649

Re: Jeff Q and his 1895 winchester video

I had the chance to spend some time with a 95 in .405 a few years back. Hornady factory ammo, 3,330 ft-lbs, it would flatten the primer. It was New Years in Maine with a foot of snow on the range and I was wearing a goose down parka. I shot off the bench and didn't find the recoil uncomfortable but ...
by Hawkeye2
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bean boots
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Bean boots

I just got my LL Bean boots back today. Brand new bottoms and insoles for $41 + change delivered. I bought the boots back prior to 1985 and wore the tread off to the point they were dangerous on wet surfaces. The closest boot to the ones have are $179 today though they are lined (which I don't want)...
by Hawkeye2
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Argh! (update)
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: Argh!

You might consider dovetailing a simple rear sight into the barrel just enough forward of the forcing cone so as to not get into trouble.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waiting for Wife's Store to add to the "Fragrance" section
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Re: Waiting for Wife's Store to add to the "Fragrance" secti

PB? Peanut Butter in a shotgun? :lol: From the 8th. grade on up my bedroom housed My 75 target rifle, an 86, a 94 and a Mossberg 12 ga. bolt. The room was permeated with the faint smell of Hoppes #9. I wish I had a bottle of the old formula to leave uncapped the room today and no I can't afford one ...
by Hawkeye2
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GPS Unit gone bad
Replies: 22
Views: 404

Re: GPS Unit gone bad

Blane, if you take the old battery in to Battery Mart they will rebuild it. They cut it open and replace the cells. Their rebuild has given better service than the original batteries in a couple of cases for me.
by Hawkeye2
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOZpy55U-jY
Replies: 17
Views: 530

Re: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOZpy55U-jY

Well being in the title the link won't work for me and how about telling us what the link is about so we don't have to go there to find out it's something we really aren't even interested in.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody ever work on a Lapstrake boat? Pics added 1/15
Replies: 24
Views: 745

Re: Anybody ever work on a Lapstrake boat? Pics added 1/15

Photobucket says it's a private album.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last September's hunt in Poland
Replies: 27
Views: 530

Re: Last September's hunt in Poland

No mention of the vodka, pastries and hospitality? Are you sure you were in Poland? :lol:
by Hawkeye2
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a 45Colt Pump rifle
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: a 45Colt Pump rifle

A friend handed me one in .45 Colt a few years back and I believe he was hoping I would make an offer after I tried it. Fifty rounds of my cowboy loads later and I was not impressed by the accuracy. It was new and I had lots of jams, many stovepipe, and it didn't matter how fast or slow I worked th...
by Hawkeye2
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a 45Colt Pump rifle
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: a 45Colt Pump rifle

A friend handed me one in .45 Colt a few years back and I believe he was hoping I would make an offer after I tried it. Fifty rounds of my cowboy loads later and I was not impressed by the accuracy. It was new and I had lots of jams, many stovepipe, and it didn't matter how fast or slow I worked the...
by Hawkeye2
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So simple it's stupid!
Replies: 30
Views: 1250

Re: So simple it's stupid!

If a little Vaseline is good a lot is better right? I put some in a double boiler and filled it with balls when it all melted. I basically got a ball of Vaseline held together with cotton and it's almost easier to light a rock than it is to start one of these burning. :lol:
by Hawkeye2
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of Goldenseal, and Battery Chargers
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Re: Of Goldenseal, and Battery Chargers

Disconnect the negative terminal and connect a test light (electric ice pick) between it and the cable. If the light glows at all you have a drain that could kill a battery in a few days. If your car has a factory burglar alarm it will kill the battery in a couple of weeks.
by Hawkeye2
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got Lever ? ($320)
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Got Lever ? ($320)

I found the following: 'the words “Zhang-Zhou Machine Works China” are crudely stamped on the receiver' and Century International is an importer not a manufacturer. Based on what I have read online over the years and the experiences of 2 friends that have owned "Made in China" '87s I would say they ...
by Hawkeye2
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got Lever ? ($320)
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Got Lever ? ($320)

Sorry for the double post, my computer has been giving me fits lately.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alcan Brass 10 Gage shells. Any idea what they're worth?
Replies: 32
Views: 848

Re: Alcan Brass 10 Gage shells. Any idea what their worth?

Unfortunately brass starts at 12 and goes down from there. I would gladly pay twice the price of the smaller gauges for 10 ga.. Woah, just found 10 gauge brass starting at $10.26 per shell + shipping, I guess that's not going to happen. The last I remember the 12 ga. Parker headstamp brass was about...
by Hawkeye2
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alcan Brass 10 Gage shells. Any idea what they're worth?
Replies: 32
Views: 848

Re: Alcan Brass 10 Gage shells. Any idea what their worth?

I wish I could help but........ I have a full box of unfired Remington 10s that take a small primer that I don't know what to do with. I've had them for about 45 years now and my great uncle probably had them even longer than that. I have a 10 gauge Parker and a Winchester 1901 that I would like to ...
by Hawkeye2
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back When I was Two Years Old..................
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: Back When I was Two Years Old..................

Pete44ru wrote:.

That'll soil yer hands............. :mrgreen:


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And your pants. :lol:
by Hawkeye2
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most worn 94
Replies: 53
Views: 2199

Re: Most worn 94

Now Jack, I'd have no prob at all with that. My boys now, well.........You'd probably have to tussel with em a bit. :D But I'm thinking you got some stuff Cody would be more than happy to trade. :D In spite of lower production numbers, both the 38-55 and 38-40 were extremely popular in Maine. These...
by Hawkeye2
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Invented A Sammich
Replies: 51
Views: 1176

Re: I Invented A Sammich

"I like Spam. And what that means is I WILL survive the apocalypse."

You certinally won't starve as that'l be the last thing to go off the shelves. :lol:
by Hawkeye2
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having trouble with the new rifle
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: Having trouble with the new rifle

Send it to me and I'll store it for you. It'll get very good care and exercise once in a while but you shouldn't wait as I only have room for a few more and the space may get filled up quickly. :D
by Hawkeye2
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breaking News from Canada!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: Breaking News from Canada!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Hawkeye2
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I remember when (keep this going)
Replies: 121
Views: 2262

Re: I remember when (keep this going)

Riding home standing on the bed of a flatbed truck with no sideboards after picking cucumbers and squash for $.50/hr ($.75/hr. if we really humped).

Hoeing corn in the hot sun while the farmer ran his 2 cylinder JD with a cultivator and sang hymns at the top of his voice.
by Hawkeye2
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I remember when (keep this going)
Replies: 121
Views: 2262

Re: I remember when (keep this going)

Riding home from high school in my buddy's '50 Merc with a hopped up flathead. Hanging out at the Gulf station across from the drive-in theater where I could get a Pepsi, a Drake's Devil Dog and a game on the pinball machine for a quarter and have 2 cents left over. Coke always tasted better in the ...
by Hawkeye2
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me. Hopkins and Allen deluxe 22lr falling block
Replies: 27
Views: 1176

Re: New to me. Hopkins and Allen deluxe 22lr falling block

Johnny a good 'smith can fix that receiver. I believe the .32 receivers are different in the firing pin should be further from the centerline of the bore than a .22 to strike the .32 rim
by Hawkeye2
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old J.C. Higgins Model 20. Thinking about a project.
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Old J.C. Higgins Model 20. Thinking about a project.

Any real gunsmith (not a scope installer) can do the job for you, it isn't rocket science. You might consider having the barrel threaded for removable choke tubes. It probably wouldn't cost a lot more and would give you a more versatile gun.
by Hawkeye2
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got signs?
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: Got signs?

I would like to think it's a positive response to the visual pollution and trash issues they cause but I doubt it. Liberals that can't tolerate outdoor advertising have no problems with it when it supports their choice. Pull them after the election and use them for target stands/backers.
by Hawkeye2
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For NKJ Elmer Keith’s Double Action Cap & Ball Revolver
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: For NKJ Elmer Keith’s Double Action Cap & Ball Revolve

Remington-Ryder D/A New Model Belt Revolver 1863-1873, .36 cal.. I've always wished someone would repop these. They would be a fun gun with a conversion cylinder.
by Hawkeye2
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdy fellars
Replies: 61
Views: 867

Re: Howdy fellars

Really great to see you back here again, hope you plan on hanging around for a while. I was going to suggest you tell us about your steam boats till I saw the board track racer. Without reading I would have thought it was a vintage machine. If you find the time I would love to hear all about it.
by Hawkeye2
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hand forged chopper
Replies: 23
Views: 568

Re: Hand forged chopper

Gobblerforge wrote:It is a 1958 Indian motor that was built by Royal Enfield. I have not started the motor yet since I got it. I'm close but not quite ready.
Gobbler
My first ride was a full house 56 Royal Enfield Indian. God that thing would run!