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  1. 18 minutes ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

    I thought they worked out the problems they had early on. That's what I heard and read. :rolleyes:


    Howdy Rye.

    I think they worked out their problems but for the buying public, it was too late.

    Rumors (both good and bad) circulate fast and at the time Remington produced their

    first batch of 1894's and the public was trying to shoot em, the bad stuff was

    becoming the 'reputation'.


    From my perspective, because I worked on about 4 early models and 3 later issued models,

    the early issued models were pretty bad..... I mean REAL bad.  

    The last 3 I worked on were fairly nice and didn't give me much of a headache is setting them

    up.   Matter of fact, I almost bought one of their .45 Colt Cowboy models because I thought

    it was rather nice.


    That has been my personal experience with the Remlin produced 1894's.

    I have a good feeling that Ruger will produced a great rifle.






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  2. 56 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

    That’s what happens when you try a new salad dressing at dinner. Switch back to your “regulars” and you’ll be fine. :D


    Do you honestly think “The King” ate salad?…tsk, tsk, tsk



    I don't have a clue what he really ate.   I can only report what he had in the dream..... ;)




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  3. First of all, this was a real dream of mine I had last night.

    And before telling you the dream, I must also say that I have never been affiliated

    with any Union or any Union Bosses.


    I dreamed a friend of mine invited me to a Union meeting.

    About 30 or so Union Bosses were there.   After seeing everyone there,

    I realized they were Mafia bosses.

    Anyhow, ELVIS was invited to sing a song.   Yes, Elvis Pressley.

    He sang a song that was some sort of Union 'Alma Mater' song and then sat down to eat

    with the rest of us.

    I was ask to sit across the table from Elvis, which prompted this conversation in the dream.


    I introduce myself to Elvis and he kindly says... 'Hello' as he proceeds to eat a salad, as we were

    all eating.


    Elvis says:   "I'm glad to see they still have the 'regulars' here".

    I said:   'Yep, no one is new because there hasn't been any deaths to replace anyone".

    Elvis says:   "I'm not talking about the Union Bosses.....  I'm talking about the SALAD DRESSING".


    This was actually the dream I had last night.  No fooling.




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  4. Jim No Horse is the only 'Honorary Jedi' recognized by the Council.    His reputation as a 

    SASS member, dedication to his club, and the spirit in which he personified COWBOY 

    earned him great distinction and JEDI's everywhere were proud to have Jim No Horse

    listed among us.


    RIP JNH.




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  5. IF that is a Remington produced Marlin, You may have pulled the trigger

    but you may have also shot yourself in the foot.


    As Warden mentioned above, there are other factors that cause the Marlin Jam.

    Just because a carrier is made of stainless steel does not prevent the Marlin Jam.


    Remington made some horrible 1984's early on.   Its been only the last year that

    Remington owned Marlin when some better rifles were being produced.  

    And they needed some special touches to help them perform right.


    I hope you got a good deal on it.




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  6. I understand your heart broken lose.

    We had to make the same decision a few years back for our 5 year old Schitsue (?).

    He was our daughters Christmas present, which made him even more special.

    'Benji' was part of the family and LOVED to go riding in the truck.


    The rest of the story:

    About 6 months after he passed on, my wife said she was ready for a new family member.

    Before we could even make time to visit the animal shelter, about a week later a small

    dog appeared on our front door step about 2 a.m.    No collar, no I.D..... nothing.

    Someone had dumped him out and he found our house, kinda like good fate.

    We named him Bandit.   He has now been our family member for 5+ years.




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  7. Major,

    wherever you may be going and whatever you may be doing.....may the Good Lord watch

    over you and keep your love ones safe at home while you are away.




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  8. 37 minutes ago, Snakebite said:

    Using home made dummies can lead to a total disaster! All it takes is ONE TIME for a live round to some how get mixed in. I know a person that blew a round off while practicing in their bedroom. Almost hit their dog. Both physical and emotional damage were tough to deal with. Just pay the price and get the right thing!


    Thats a good thought, one of which crossed my mind a few years back when I ask my gunsmith

    to 'decommission' one of my 97's for dry fire practice.   I had him remove the firing pin.




  9. I've had a couple of those Nuclear test.   The medical assistant told me that I would probably 

    experience some serious chest pains after the test were complete and ALL I need to do

    was drink a Coke/Pepsi to make it go away.

    Well, I got some pretty bad chest pains for about 1 minute after the test and they went away

    as soon as I drank some Coke.   Strange but true.


    Anyhow, it was worth the test because it allowed the Doctor to determine the best way

    to treat my heart problem.   That was nearly 8 years ago.


    I wish you good results on the test. 




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  10. 13 minutes ago, Phantom, SASS #54973 said:



    You crazy schmart!!!!!




    Since my heart surgery, I ain't had much to do kept sit around and think..... :lol:

    Plus, the new aorta valve is letting more oxygen get to my brain..... or so the Doc sez.


    Hope you are doing well, Phantomborg.

    Won't be long before I can start practicing with the 97 again.   Watch out!




  11. Blu Nos,

    I don't know the specs.  But I'l just suggest this:


    Take your torque screw driver and set it at 1#.   Then apply it to your screws on your new Colt.

    When you get the audible 'click', you'll know its ATLEAST 1#.


    Then proceed to 2# and 'click'.

    Then go up to a higher 'reasonable' poundage on your torque driver.   Do this until you don't 

    get a 'Click'.    That will be the torque that the factory set.


    Testing your torque driver at 1# and 2# is a method to TEST that your torque driver is working

    properly.    If it were me, I would start with 5# and then work up.


    No thanks necessary.   My mind is always thinking about simple problems with simple answers.




  12. 2 hours ago, Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619 said:

    When I retired and rolled my 401k into an IRA as required, my broker (who's great and handled it all for me and my colleagues for years) said that without exception, the biggest accounts were those of people who just put it in over the years and decades, and never touched it, never borrowed, never tried to direct investments, sell and buy the individual stocks and funds, etc. etc.


    Without exception.



    I wonder if that broker ever heard about Hillary's $1000 investment becoming $100,000 dollars

    in just a few months?  :ph34r:




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  13. I know 'the shooter' earns most of the credit for being a Top Shooter in championship matches.


    But I wonder how many gunsmiths are represented with their work on those guns the Champions use.


    My guess is that A LOT of our SASS gunsmiths are doing an excellent job in their gunsmith work

    for Cowboy shooters, regardless of championship status or not.

    I'm not sure there is 'A best' for any of the specialized work.


    I've handled Marlins set up by Longhunter, Cowboy Carty and Curly Bill Kelly.  And I would

    feel confident using any of them on the firing line, as much as I do my Widdermatic.




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  14. I don't know about the best way, but I just use a fired hull with spent primer still in the hull.

    Roll the crimp section back INSIDE the hull to help maintain a little stiffness in the hull and

    help keep it concentric.


    Then dry fire practice all you want.




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  15. Larsen,

    sure hope the Docs fix it for you and you recover your hearing loss soon.


    I can relate to deafness cause I'm totally without any hearing ability in BOTH ears unless I put

    some special hearing aids in.   Even with one hearing aid, I can barely hear anything and even

    with both, a lot of words are garbled and misinterpreted.


    Again, hope you recover soon.


    EDIT:  I remember going for one of my hearing test and the Audiologist ask me:

    "Are you around any loud noises"?


    I answered:  "How would I know whats loud or not.   I can't hear anything.

    Heck, I can't even hear the water running when I"M in the shower.  

    I have to read your lips when you talk to me".


    My disability is Service Connected and the VA treats my problems.




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