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Widder, SASS #59054

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  1. I'm with Rooster on this one. I own the DVDs and have watched it several times.


    My own family is part of a famous feud. If you go to certain parts of the southern highlands of Scotland some folks will say, "Feuding like the [my name] and Colquhouns." We feuded for 400 years and killed a lot more of each other than did the Hatfields and McCoys! The king even had to step in between us several times.


    Was your feud over something worthwhile like a pig?




  2. So.......you want laser cut precision irregularities


    Howdy Wyatt.


    I couldn't think of a better description although stippling does have a specific 'design'.


    Anyhow, there is a difference between stippling and checkering.




  3. That was interesting.


    I wonder how many of them had serious back problems later in life..... plus I wonder how old some of them lived.


    That kind of work would probably kill me before lunch time..... :o




  4. Thanks PAT...yes, that is what I refer to as 'stippling'.


    Checkering is an 'organized' pattern where stippling has no set pattern.


    Larsen and Chief Rick: Thanks for the recommendation.




  5. Who does good laser 'stippling' on wood?


    If ya got any good recommendations, post em please.


    If ya got any that I need to stay away from, send me a PM.






  6. I like Costner in his movies, but I agree.


    Costner doesn't carry a 'character' like Duvall does. Of course, this is just my opinion.


    I liked that mini series but it did drag on somewhat.


    Besides, my boss (before I retired), is a Hatfield. She married into that same 'Hatfield' blood line. It made watching the mini series a little more interesting.




  7. Crockett was there because he was promised a role in the new government of the republic,, he was seeking a fresh start after things in Tenn soured for him.

    As to his heroic stand, in reality he and his men (what was left), ran into the mission and sought "sanctuary" not to be critical I would have too........

    the Mexican soldiers dragged them out and Crockett was presented to Santa Ana who ordered him immediately executed.

    he was run thru by one of the Mexican officers.


    as to the men knowing what was going on, they were until the Mexicans were over the wall convinced Fannon then later Houston himself was coming with

    a relief force.


    PS anyone firing a weapon any weapon let alone a cannon while under a white flag is no soldier, and deserves no praise


    Praise or not, if it actually occurred, I don't think Travis was looking for praise or admiration.

    Heck, I was just commenting on the movie.


    Anyhow, the story of the Alamo has been told in a handful of ways. So how do we know the real details of what we see from Hollywood. As mentioned above, there are stories of Davy Crockett's death in various manners, even taken back to Mexico.


    Do we really know if Crockett pulled out his fiddle and played one evening that helped detour a cannon barrage? Hollywood sure made it look nice.




  8. Why would someone of Davy Crockett's reputation, experience, etc..... ever succumb to such a task unless he truly believed in the cause with a lot of respect for the man in charge...Travis.


    Crockett and his fellow Tennesseans knew what was going on. And they must have had some respect for Travis to 'bet their lives' on his decision to make a stand at the Alamo.


    My uneducated guess is that Travis must have been one heck of a man who displayed leadership with authority, yet also deserving of respect of those who stood with him at the Alamo.


    Doesn't sound like a jerk to me.


    Besides, when I watched the movie and he fired that cannon during the white flag episode, I was already thinking the same thing as I would have done. I would have induced more of a 'guerrilla' fighting tactics against the Mexican army, but ya still got to admire that tactic of defiance.




  9. I shouldn't post this info because it might stir up a hornets nest with some folks scampering to modify the Marlin 1894.

    But Deuce brings up a very interesting topic.


    Lets look at an 1894 conversion into a 9mm chambering.


    Personally, I would start with either an 1894 in .32 H&R mag or a .32-20


    The rim diameter of the 9mm is .394 *

    The rim diameter of the .32 H&R is .375 *

    The rim diameter of the .32-20 is .408 *

    *ref Speer reloading manual


    The timing on the .32 H&R mag is already 'close' to accommodate the OAL of your standard 9mm length ammo. Actually, the timing on one of my .32's will accommodate my 9mm ammo.


    Fitting a proper barrel with correct bore dimensions and chamber size/length would be an easy task for a machinist/gunsmith who knows his business. I'm sure it wouldn't be to difficult for a good barrel maker to have a proper barrel for the .9mm


    The .32 H&R Mag 1894 platform is already short stroked somewhat from the factory, and using the same carrier and bolt would probably work very well with little (if any) modifications required to the carrier..... unless the initial timing needs to be advanced just a little.


    The extractor 'might' need a slight mod, but the 9mm casing fits pretty nice on the bolt face of my .32 H&R.


    The 'Portal' will need to be opened up slightly to allow the case to move smoothly between the mag tube onto the carrier. BUT, the existing mag tube system on the .32 H&R will work with no modifications required to the mag tube itself.


    With correct timing and proper smoothing of the action, along with those items mentioned above to make an 1894 9mm, I honestly believe someone like Deuce can run 10 shots in sub 2 time.


    NO, I'm not gonna take one of my .32's and have a new barrel installed. And with my busy workload, I have no plans to work on one.


    A NOTE OF WARNING: PSI for the .32 H&R is around 20,000.

    PSI for the 9mm is around 32,000.

    This is something to consider before going to all the trouble to possibly blow up a rifle..... :o


    If anyone is considering this mod, I hope this info helps.




  10. I'm a fair weather sportsman. Sports are to be enjoyed; not endured.


    That is why my most favorite 'hunting' is varmint during the summer.


    Love sitting under a nice shade tree, rifles resting on some sandbags on the truck hood, cooler full of cold Pepsi, Baloney samich and chips in a poke, and snickers candy bar for snacking. All this set up at the edge of a huge field called home to a few groundhogs with an occasional crow & coyote wondering into the 'Waterloo' zone.




  11. Sounds like you deserve a 'Congratulations'.


    As you probably already know, sometimes its only 1 or 2 little Gremlins that need to be smoothed out to give you that 'real nice' rifle you've worked so hard on.


    Good job.


    p.s. - is the OAL length giving you a 'Marlin jam' problem or a feeding problem?

    If its the Marlin Jam problem, give me a call and I can probably help you eliminate that little gremlin. No, it won't be sending me the rifle but rather something you can do to fix it.


    h: 865 / 336-2339

    c: 865 / 696-1996




  12. About the ONLY thing I would consider doing on a cold winter morning is maybe venture into a rabbit field, w/dogs of course.


    Walking a field for rabbits allows you to be well clothed, gloved, warm boots, etc..... AND, never far from the vehicle where some warm coffee or hot chocolate awaits.


    There's just something magical about an early morning rabbit hunting venture with a few friends and dogs.




  13. My orders for primers have always been thru GRAF & Sons.


    I've never had an issue with them.


    You might want to give them a shout and see if they can help.




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  14. More info:


    There are few (VERY few) post on this forum that discuss this type mod, which is understandable.


    But, as some of our Marlin owners are aware, there are some good topics on this type mod (and the company) on the Marlinowners website.

    And the company owner (or rep) also visits the Marlinowners website to discuss his company and help answer a lot of questions from forum members.


    Hope this helps.




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