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Three Foot Johnson

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  1. You're quoting the Cowboy Action manual, not the Wild Bunch manual - .25-20, .32 H&R mag, .327 Federal, .32-20, and .56-.50 aren't legal for Wild Bunch.
  2. If they came out with it in .45, .357, or .44-40, would it be $700 better than buying a Uberti that the aftermarket manufacturers already make all the trick gizmos for?
  3. Let's open that second can of worms, will it be Wild Bunch legal? The book says rifles must be at least .38 caliber, but what is that? The .38 spl is .357", quite a bit shy of .380".
  4. I've had a Charter Arms for 20 years, because a local shop had it on their rack for $50 with a zipper case, three magazines, and the original manual. That big ol' bulbous stock is hard to get your head down onto for a decent sight picture. I don't think the stock was made to be waterproof, just water resistant in fog, rain, & snow, but it was designed to float with some kind of foam inside to provide buoyancy.
  5. The .405 JES was/is a wildcat based on the .444 case, but used a .411 bullet. I remember reading about an Australian a decade back who was experimenting with necking the .444 down to .40 and calling it the .40-.444, of course.
  6. So much for those rumors of Trail Boss coming back.
  7. I acquired a Subaru Brat from an estate back in the late-80's, and found a Jennings J-22 stuffed up under the dash. I figure it reduced the value of the vehicle by about $25.
  8. Screw the trigger screw back in, snug up the grip frame screws, and tap the sight hinge pin back in. What logo is on the butt? That's a pretty good price - I paid $700, shipped, a couple years back for a second one to make a pair. Maybe I need a third one... gotta have a backup, doncha know... maybe Kid Death will save me from myself... I came up with L & R Hunter bandoleer holsters for 10 1/2" Rugers to carry them in, but the tiny loop isn't wide enough for a belt, so I made a couple belt loop thingies to snap 'em on to.
  9. I really can't remember the last time I shot any of my cap guns. I've got six fixed sight Old Army's, and with selling prices very seldom under a thousand dollars anymore, that's a lot of money to have tied up in something I never use. They should probably be going on the auction block.
  10. Call out the Ohio National Guard - they have a record of quelling unruly crowds in about fifteen seconds flat.
  11. Early washing machine. Well, an agitator attachment you bolted to your washtub.
  12. How 'bout some breakfast? Toaster.mp4
  13. I still have an 8 track component deck.
  14. At the ranges we shoot, you could shoot .44 spl/mag in a .45 revolver and probably still hit everything. Going the other way, using those .38 bullets in a 9mm shouldn't be a problem, as long as you size them to .356", as has been suggested above.
  15. The club president was soaked, miserable, and half frozen and wanted to call the match after the 5th stage... we overruled the auld guy and shot the 6th stage anyway, so he stuck it out. I got in my little trailer afterward, shucked out of my wet clothes, and cranked the heat. The thermothingie said it got up to 82, but it was after midnight before I quit shivering under the blankets and turned it down a bit.
  16. I was born and raised on a large ranch east of Helena, MT, and still live on part of it. Some 45+ years ago, developers started buying up small farms & ranches out here and subdividing them. A very common theme is someone buys a five acre lot, builds a house and "barn", and pens up a couple horses so they can be "horse people" to their friends in town. Then they let their dogs run free because "that's why we moved to the country". The dogs pack up and have no trouble traveling a couple miles or more where they chase and chew up new calves, lambs, chickens, etc. and kill them just like the coyotes do. I've warned lots of people not to do that and what the farmers & ranchers will do, which is normally met with a retort such as, "You kill my dogs, and I'll f**king kill you" or "You shoot my dogs and I'll sue you for everything you've got". Four or more decades now, I'm still alive, no lawsuits, and the shovel has plenty of wear left.
  17. This past Saturday and Sunday. Two things, is belt shrinkage over the winter a common thing? Number two - even with my long arms, an 1887 really needs to have the stock shortened a little and the fore end checkered when trying to get off six shots in a hurry. I gotta send that fore stock off to someone for a laser engraving job. Video courtesy of Double Drop Fred. 'twere right on the verge of snowing. WildBunch_4-27-24.mp4
  18. I use uncoated 165 grainers from Badman Bullets, sized to .427" because of ONE Uberti 1873 rifle that gets a little snug with anything bigger than .4285". At the "point blank" distances we shoot, .427's haven't been a problem in any of my other .44-40's.
  19. That's a pretty tight budget. Uberti Cattleman Hombre's can be had new in the mid-$400 range. I've seen them for as little as $430 on Gunbroker... plus $20 shipping... plus GB's 1% "compliance fee"... plus your dealer's transfer fee... so unless you find them locally, it's still likely to top $500 each. New Vaqueros will be 60% more than that even. Blackhawks will usually be less, and I've seen a few used ones in very good condition go for $415 - $450 lately, but that's the exception - plus shipping, compliance fee, and transfer fee.
  20. Unless it's changed, about 4 1/2 years back, these were ruled ineligible for either a main match revolver or a side match revolver, even with the 3 1/2" barrel.
  21. When I was quite young, we had an old German couple about a mile from us who still used a big icebox on the porch of their rickety old house. They had no refrigerator, no telephone, and no television. Of course, these things were still relatively uncommon in rural areas. Old Joe had extended one end of their modest cabin/house a few feet so it went over the well, then mounted a cast iron pump jack on the plank kitchen counter. Stella was thrilled - she didn't have to go outside for water anymore! They had an inside toilet, but no water piped to it, so after you flushed, you had to carry a bucket of water from the kitchen to the bathroom to fill the tank back up. I'm pretty sure the waste just dumped into the creek. Bath water was also carried to the tub in buckets. There was very little insulation in the walls, so in the winter, Joe drained the toilet so it wouldn't freeze & break, closed off the back of the house, and they used the outhouse instead. There was a big woodstove sitting on the plank floor in the middle of the single front room, which was a combination kitchen, dining room, and living room, and it kept it cozy in the winter. When the weather started turning, Joe would drag their bedstead out into the living room for the winter, and the bedroom & bathroom would be closed off and mostly not used for four or five months. This would have been in the late-50's. And they somehow managed to raise three kids in this house too. The "kids" would be in their 90's now, so I imagine they're all gone.
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