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Widder, SASS #59054

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  1. Howdy BIG 6. You didn't list your preferred bullet weight, which makes a difference. But as Rip Snorter listed, the Hodgdon website give great info on the 44's with various bullet weights and good powders. I also like to use the Speer manual and the Hornady information when trying to develop a load, just for a comparison of components, etc....... Hope Y'all are doing well. ..........Widder
  2. If our representatives have a bunker, and the Prez has a bunker in Washington, and YOU have a bunker....... that means that you and those politicians will be left to repopulate Earth. I think I'll take my chances and do without a bunker. ..........Widder
  3. I thought Buckaroo is a male only category....... ..........Widder
  4. Can you post ANOTHER picture of that pin. Maybe a larger picture of it. Something don't seem right, especially if that pin fell out of the extractor. Thanks ..........Widder
  5. I'm here. Many helpful things have already been listed. Doc Fill'Em has already stated some of the more useful information concerning the rifle being a 'Remlin'. Many of those 1894 rifles produced by Remington became a curse for gunsmiths to 'get right'..... especially when used for Cowboy Action Shooting. Some were so bad that it was rumored that Remington bought some of them back from customers because they couldn't get them fixed. Personally speaking, of the 5 or 6 I worked on, the .38/.357 caliber model was terrible, atleast the first couple years. Later in production, there was some improvements. The .45 caliber 1894's didn't seem to be so bad. Personally speaking, I don't think anyone at Remington understood the timing aspects of the 1894 and had A LOT of trouble setting up the .38/.357 caliber models. Best regards ..........Widder
  6. Pressed in? Well, sorta. They are not screwed in NOR are they pinned in. They are pushed in for a tight fit..... some tighter than others. If Ruger heated up the aluminum receiver and then pushed in the barrel, then the fit will probably be mighty hard to get the barrel out......... UNLESS you heat up the receiver area again and bang on it with a rubber/hard neoprene hammer at the right locations. You don't bang on the barrel but rather hold the barrel and hit the receiver at the V-Block location. A good heating gun for about 30-45 seconds usually does the trick. If that don't work the 1st time, repeat and you should start getting some results. ..........Widder
  7. Crooked River Pete: Call me at 865 / 696-1996. I remove ALL the parts, including scope and the V-Block which secures the barrel to the receiver. Then I use a heat gun INSIDE the receiver at the chamber entrance area. Call me for specifics and using the heat gun and rubber mallet can greatly simplify removal of the barrel and installing the new barrel. ..........Widder
  8. At one time, I've have FOUR 10/22's, modified using varies items from Volquartsen and KIDD. Yes... I like Volquartsen. But I really like the things I've gotten from KIDD. I sold one of my 10/22's to TN Williams a couple years back and kept 3. Of my latest happy purchase is one of their heavy, stainless 'fluted' bull barrels (16+") and muzzle brake. I can't comment on any accuracy potential right now (because I just got it today), but I can vouch for their workmanship. I removed my light weight barrel and put the new barrel in my KIDD receiver with all the other KIDD parts, including one of their 8 oz, 2-stage trigger systems..... which may very well be the best trigger systems available. My other 2 KIDD modified 10/22's use the single stage KIDD trigger, which are first rate also. I've handled and shot my friends collection of various Volquartsen and Tandemcross modified guns, which are also first rate stuff. But..... for me, I'll take the KIDD over all the others. Mileage varies, but I thought I would share my good experiences and dealings with KIDD with my Wire Pards. ..........Widder
  9. God bless OTJ and all you other fine folks down in Florida. Keep em smokin. Nobody does it better! ..........Widder
  10. Locally, here in E.TN, we can get in on INSP, GRIT and. METV (called 'Me-TV). ME TV has a 1-hour episode everyday, M-F, from 1-2:00 p.m. ALSO, on ME-TV, they have the original Wild Wild West series every Saturday morning at 10 am. And lets not forget INSP and ME TV also has Andy and Barney on all the time. ..........Widder
  11. Has anything been cured since the Polio vaccination? Makes ya wonder where all that research money goes and what its actually used for. I too wish those things like Parkinson's, MS, child cancers, etc..... would get cured. ..........Widder
  12. If I had known about them doughnuts, I would have just ordered a Gluten Free Bagel. ..........Widder
  13. Honestly, I never heard it before as a joke. Actually, one of my friends went on a vacation and when he returned, he actually told a bunch of friends that his room had a "Ja Ki-Ki" in it. And that was about 15 years ago. ..........Widder
  14. TN told me while on vacation last summer with his family, they stayed in a nice, fancy hotel that had a big balcony that looked out over the ocean. He said the room had a big JaKiKi in it. I ask..."what in the world is a Ja-Ki-Ki"? TN sez....... "you know, its one of them fancy tubs that has that swirling and bubbling water". (Jacuzzi) ..........Widder
  15. I bet no one noticed that S&W .17 HMR sitting on the table. Nice .22 Marlin. Those are rarely seen and even more rare available on the market. ..........Widder
  16. Y'all be sure to mention ole TN in a prayer or two......... but don't worry none about him cause he's got me as a friend to help him along. ..........Widder
  17. TN and I were running around over the weekend and decided to visit a nice restaurant for a good meal. The waitress was a very nice looking young girl (college age) and nicely shaped, if I have to say so myself. Anyhow, when she ask TN what he wanted to eat, he said......"I'd like to have a quickie". The waitress seems a little dumbfounded and speechless and walked away. About 5 minutes later, she returns and ask him again, very politely...... "What would you like to have"? AGAIN..... TN says..... "I'd like to have a quickie". She hauled off and smacked him, knocking him out of his chair. When I realized what was going on, I looked over at TN and said......... "I think you pronounce that "QUICHE". Another true, 'you can't make this stuff up' story. ..........Widder
  18. I probably couldn't have stated it better than G.Joe or FJT. As Abilene mentioned, some of the higher numbered IAC 'CB' series were not given credibility as the lower numbered CB (Cowboy) serial numbers because those higher numbered 97's didn't get Coyote Cap's inspection and approval. BUT..... I don't know where that number is. But the good part is even the higher numbered CB's were still good quality. As G.Jo mentioned, if you can find an IAC/Norinco 06 to 10 series, or the more popular CB series, those are the models to considered. I have models from 03 and 04 that serve me well but have been worked on by a competent smith. I also have some 09 and CB series that serve me just as well. There are top 97 shooters who use IAC's, and there are top 97 shooters who use Winchesters. Keep your 4-leaf clover in your pocket when you go looking for one and hopefully, your buying experience will be a happy one. Good luck. ..........Widder (poster boy for 97 abusers)
  19. Hey MG. For me, I have a friend who would do it but he don't advertise and only does this type work for some friends locally. BUT..... I also wouldn't hesitate to call Snake Oil George. He's as good as there is. ..........Widder
  20. BGAVIN: its been 2.5 years since surgery and yes, I am still cautious about shooting heavy shoulder stuff. But, the SG hasn't bothered me so I figured I would graduate upwards a little. JABEZ: When I was younger and owned a couple Marlin 45-70's, I hand loaded a few of those "Godzilla" loads, which would reap havoc on the target and the shooters shoulder. I may not try those heafty loads again, atleast not for ME to shoot from the shoulder. Hip maybe, but not shoulder..... Thanks everyone for your input. ..........Widder
  21. Charlie, that was probably me. I've given such advise/info to a few folks over the years hoping it might help them. DOC WARD: That was VERY informative and I appreciate your input. Others have shared good info also. Thanks everyone. ..........Widder
  22. I like some big bore guns..... I enjoy shooting them as long as the punishment don't rip my shoulder apart. Anyhow, I own a nice Marlin Cowboy 45-70. BUT, I'm thinking of getting a 450 Bushmaster to replace it. Any thought you might have and/or experience to share will be appreciated. I'm aware of the caliber differences and bullet varieties for each caliber. Thanks ..........Widder
  23. You Tell em, Krazy! Its all in the Alberto VO-5. Plus, it helps to keep some 'Lucky Tiger' applied to the nose hair. ..........Widder
  24. Why does a Marine with health issues possibly caused by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, need any legal representation to obtain medical care and/or compensation? Why should a service member share what may be due them to anyone in the legal profession? EDIT: Can't the service member just go thru the VA and receive what they might be eligible without going thru some lengthy legal system? ..........Widder
  25. You guys are sooooooooo funny. I hope you got a lump of coal in your stocking for Christmas..... For your information, Gunner found a wanted poster with my pic on it and wanted to send it back to me. ..........Widder
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