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The Longbranch / Re: Capt Kirk finally did it for real!
« Last post by Rye Miles on October 18, 2021, 06:50:47 AM »
 So it's the Feds (FAA) that doesn't like a private citizen's attempt to go to space and possibly make money eventually. Oh the horror of a capitalist doing something without the government approval! LOL ::)
Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by Major 2 on October 18, 2021, 04:36:59 AM »
Prof.  I could take thousands of photos ....
however , there is a virtual tour app. for a self-guided tour or you can opted a volunteer docent.

Currently 58° , heading to 83° as the high and clear  0 chance of showers   , fall is here

The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Black Powder loads for original 1876 45-60?
« Last post by Cap'n Redneck on October 18, 2021, 04:30:22 AM »
I'm using the LEE 330 grain RNFP cast from wheelweights, a milk carton card, 55 grains of Swiss # 4 (1,5 Fg) blackpowder.  Federal Large Rifle Magnum primers.

Swiss # 3 (2 Fg) will also work.  Swiss burns cleaner and has a little more "Oomph" compared to other brands.

Special considerations:  Copper-plated bullets have no lube, so I'd expect precision to decline rapidly with blackpowder, unless You swab the bore between shots.  You might benefit from adding a "grease-cookie" between bullet and powder.  You'll also need a card wad over and under the grease-cookie.

If You decide to experiment with reduced blackpowder-loads it is imperative to fill the void between bullet and powder with card wads / cork wads or something similar, or a ringed chamber may be the result.
Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by Delmonico on October 18, 2021, 12:18:28 AM »
Fishing around here is a joke. ::)
Gunsmithing / Re: New cylinder,,teeth to long?
« Last post by Pettifogger on October 17, 2021, 09:31:18 PM »
If you screw it up you can buy some cylinder bushing shims.  Several vendors sell them here is one.
Colt Firearms / Re: When it rains it pours 1902 Philippine Colt
« Last post by Roscoe Coles on October 17, 2021, 09:16:37 PM »
I am a lucky man.  My wife does not ask too many questions and never encourages me to get rid of anything. As long as there is money in the bank and the bills are paid, she is a happy woman. I tell her that she knew the job was dangerous when she took it. 
Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by Major 2 on October 17, 2021, 09:00:55 PM »
When I go fishing I always , bring something home ....just like when I Turkey hunt, sometimes its on sale too ;D

Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by Professor Marvel on October 17, 2021, 08:57:06 PM »
Congrats on the exam TK!

I went thru the examples myself and whiilst some of it is straightforward,
it seems they like to use double-negative word problems loaded with government double-talk
to see if the candidate can figure it out!

Hope the interview goes well!

Keys to the Kingdom today, my first day all by myself ...I have two volunteers in house.
But this my Solo tour today

Ah My Dear Major
can you possibley take & post photos? Perhaps eventually build
a virtual museum tour....

prof mumbles
The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Loading Data for the 50/95WCF
« Last post by SiringoMN on October 17, 2021, 08:29:22 PM »
Referencing my post about my 50-95 saga, I clocked three loads I had used in that post. I’m using  330 grain bullet and WLRM primers.

20 grains of Trail Boss - 1320 FPS
35 grains of 5744 - 1450 FPS
52 grains of pyrodex “P” - 1475 FPS

To date, “P”, gives the best accuracy.
Tall Tales / Re: October Cawfee,Tea, Soup and chili
« Last post by The Trinity Kid on October 17, 2021, 08:04:41 PM »
If he says carp then meet me there and we'll give him a good whooping. ;D
What are you trying to catch?


Pretty much just go for anything that bites. Around here mostly rainbow trout and squaw fish. Never seen a carp out here, but if one did bite, I’d reel it in.  ::). As it was, all I ended up hooking was an old log from the old lumber mill.

So How dijd  the test go? Procotored 2 hour exam ...
there IS an official online study guide and practice tests over here

good luck
prf mumbles

I read the study guide quite a few times.  I did pass the exam, now just waiting on the in-person interview. No date scheduled yet.

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