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The above mentioned shotgun just sold for $ 1278,- including the 20% hammer-fee.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: I really need a 1876 mag tube?
« Last post by yahoody on Today at 10:01:39 AM »
Thanks Dusty, will do.  Finally got a mag button made up for my short tube.  Hopefully I have copied what you have done previous.  Changed the barrel out to a 24", 45-60 while I was at it. Looking forward to getting it all back together.  Just short the tube.

$100 for a 3' section delivered to my door.  Tube on the way!  Thanks much!
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The Longbranch / Re: Lever rifles back in the day, rifle vs. carbine
« Last post by St. George on Today at 09:42:54 AM »
Likely the big reason was that with a rifle - they could hit things regularly - with a carbine, that could drop off.

Not all were a Louis L'Amour character who could hit things with a Single Action Army at 200 yards in fading light and moving away - but then, no one was.

The rifle was a tool - like the long-barrelled shotgun was - it was depended on to bring home meat.

The carbine was more convenient for a riding man.

By the time the Silver Screen got up and running, more carbines showed up in saddle scabbards - in the movies, rifles were at the home place or in the chuck wagon - so the carbine became the go-to sidearm that folks wanted to believe in because they were what was seen - and 'everybody' knew that Hollywood was an accurate portrayal of the times.

Scouts Out!
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Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by Charlie Bowdre on Today at 09:39:46 AM »
Morning
Beautiful day here in Calgary
Coffee and a fresh Blueberry muffin ingested  ;D
All is good
Charlie
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Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Today at 07:27:18 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 56 and sunny. High of 71.

Slim
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: I really need a 1876 mag tube?
« Last post by dusty texian on Today at 07:18:57 AM »
Hey Pard , take a look at  ( GRAINGER  ) look at steel tubing , they offer three  wall thickness sizes in the 3/4 tubing . I have used it before for an original 76 replacement with very little polishing inside and out . ,,,,,DT
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Cas City Historical Society / Christmas Leftovers
« Last post by Mogorilla on Today at 07:15:24 AM »
Hi All,
Made turkey stock at Christmas for some cornbread stuffing and opted to stash the wing bones.   Had done some research and found out that wing bone calls had been made by natives at least back to 2000 B.C.   I pulled the bones out and trimmed the ends and reboiled them to get out the marrow, then let them dry.   Used a mixture of hide glue and sawdust to seal the joints (in full disclosure, a drop of krazy glue held them in place because I did not have the patience to hold them).   When dry used Elk sinew and more hide glue around the joints.    I am not a turkey hunter and not a pheasant plucker (but pretty sure I saw my dad pluck one or two), but I have a friend who gives me morels who hunts and a brother in law who gives me the wild turkey legs and thighs, so these are gifts.

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The Barracks / Re: Storm Damage
« Last post by Pitspitr on Today at 06:49:32 AM »
Pretty much anything that was going get blown away had already been blown away here. As of Saturday morning the structures on the hill were ok, though the bathtub tank was a couple hundred yards toward the 600yd target
The school had part of the steel roof on a bus barn get pulled loose.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: I really need a 1876 mag tube?
« Last post by yahoody on Yesterday at 11:31:41 PM »
gotcha, thanks.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: I really need a 1876 mag tube?
« Last post by greyhawk on Yesterday at 11:10:35 PM »
>just goes to show its never safe to assume stuff - I eyeballed these from ten feet and thought they all same

I did as well.  I have Browning '86 tubes.  But foolishly gave away my '76 short mag tube that I could have used.  Surprised me the '86 tube wouldn't work as I am using cut down 45-70 brass.

I'll keep looking for that curtain rod.

Is the "Home maker" store an actual chain store?  I tried Lowes, no go.  Home Depot is next.

nah we have "Spotlight " downunder (woulda called it haberdashery store in the old days I think) ..sewing stuff , all kinds of cloth, curtain material, soft furnishings, crafty supplies ....  first place we go look for cloth patching material for the front loader guns.     
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