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The Original Lumpy Gritz

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  1. Don't buy anydangthing, till you have had 'hands-on' live fire practice. OLG
  2. Ask Slick. If you shoot 'white'. Unique and WW231 are good choices for powder. Slug your barrel to confirm bullet dia. OLG
  3. I've shot LOTS of warthog level, BP loads in my 87's. Never saw the 'glowing' you speak of, even after and 8-10 shot string. OLG
  4. You should be fine-'Our' '87's are patterned after the 1901 10ga version for the longer shell. Try 2 3/4", that's all my wife and I run..... OLG
  5. Yup- Make sure you keep the 2 carrier pivot screws 'TITE' OLG
  6. Rolan-Your picture and text don't jive. When you load your '87. Have the muzzle dipped down some, and when you insert the 2 shells. Slide you hand forward as this will help to chamber the top shell. OLG
  7. Steve-The info I posted was from a tour and extensive display of Browning's and Marlin's tool room prototypes for these very rifles, at the Buffalo Bill Museum In Cody Wy. It was an impressive piece of history to see. Marlin didn't use his locking block till later. He had the patent in the mid-late 1880's for it, IIRC. One of JMB's prototypes showed a locking bolt kinda similar to Marlins. Respectfully, OLG
  8. No-Neither is that susceptible to spreading. The main reason JMB went with the 2 piece bolt lock was Marlin's patent. Same means to an 'end'. OLG
  9. Nate-Good points and thank you for the time to post that! One thing about the Marlin 94, is the size of the locking block's contact area. The block is the width of the receiver. The block itself has far more mass the the 2 blocks used by JMB. The deal is-They both will take any psi thrown at them. Respectfully, OLG
  10. Lots of good Marlin info here. http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/ OLG
  11. There are plenty of Marlin 94's in .45 Colt rifles out there. Look for the JM bbl stamp. Just gotta start look'n. OLG
  12. No facts to back up his claim. Both will far exceed SAAMI psi specs. I'll stick with my Marlin 94's Much easier to take down and repair along with cleaning. With nothing but highest respect to JMB. I swear, that man must have loved puzzles. If you ever take apart an '86, '92, or a '94. You'll see what I mean. OLG
  13. Where did you get that piece of misinformation? The Marlin uses a massive internal locking block, while the winny's are visible. JMB had to work around Marlin's patents, to design those rifles. Marlin 94 only has 4 moving main parts. Much easier to keep run'n than the Winny 92 style. Winny and Marlin are outstanding designs, and can take anything you throw at'em. Respectfully, OLG
  14. Don't understand why folks would say the Lee ain't a serious machine. I use the same as John Boy, and it has served me well for decades. Also-I only ladle cast. Magma must be good-Their price proves this. YMMV, OLG
  15. Been run a Lee 20lb pot for decades. Best lead pot for the money, out there. X2 on calling Lee. OLG
  16. Pay'n now for the years I was a 'ramp-rat'(WAL@LAX/MEX). Plus all the time at Lion's Drag Strip......... OLG
  17. Nice to have you here!

    LG

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