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Widder, SASS #59054

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  1. Questions to ask yeself: Can you ride this new pony, or will you need to put on a good pair of spurs before mounting up? ..........Widder
  2. I can't speak for Remington/Marlin, but I can understand why they have the bolts listed as a restricted item. When replacing a bolt, you're are also dealing with headspace, appropriate functioning of the lever/bolt movement/safety locking lug, which has its timing function to raise & drop in a timely manner in order for smooth movements of the bolt and help ensure proper headspace. There's just so much that interconnects inside the 1894. Thats why just a small 'crack' or metal fatigue in one little area is causing problems with the rifle functioning correctly and smoothly. T
  3. Indeed. Info on everything..... including WIddermatic's and Widdermajik's. ..........Widder (Walkin in a WidderWonderLand)
  4. Here's another thought: If the plan to weld and reshape that area doesn't seem to work out well, I think I would take a file into that slot and clean it up by making that area flat. THEN, stick it back in the rifle to see if it works well. There are issues to be considered in doing this work. If the lever isn't able to push the bolt forward in a timely manner, the bolt locking lug will bump the bottom of the bolt before it can push up into its recess under the bolt. Its highly possible that Rem/Marlin will replace that bolt free and ensure the new bolt functions well. Remin
  5. Hey Lumpy. My original comment to Shootin Fox was to contact Remington/Marlin and see if they can put a new bolt in his .45 From my experience, not ALL parts are easily interchangeable and he might be wasting his money just to buy a new bolt that might now work well in his rifle. Shootin Fox is a very knowledgable Pard on the Marlin rifle, plus if he thinks he can get it welded, he can probably machine it back correctly. That might be his first choice of correcting that issue. He examined the lever also and it appears to be fine, with no apparent issues that caused that part
  6. Remember the old Amos & Andy TV show? Do remember the lawyer name..... Fleetwood Algonquin J. Calhoun, 'the Third'? He was also known as 'Five Percent Calhoun' because of his fees for representation. ..........Widder
  7. Don't feel bad Pit... I also thought it looked like a 24"r. ..........Widder
  8. Hey Lumpy. The area that is damaged is located at the upper end of the slot (looking at the pic above). The problem area looks like a 'punched hole' right at the edge of the ramp at the slot. Apparently, its in an area where the edge of the lever makes contact with the slot when the action is closed. Or atleast thats my assessment. I talked with Shootin Fox and I think he does have an issue that needs to be fixed. Its giving him some problems while working the action. ..........Widder
  9. I once had some 1/2 plate, but I don't know what the AR rating was. I hated em because they were heavy and made no noise. I like the 5/16 and 3/8" AR 500 plates. I also have some AR 400 plates that have managed to 'bow' over the past few years. They are good and ring well and will probably serve an individual very well thru many rounds of shooting. P.S. - I don't use any jacketed stuff on my steel. ..........Widder
  10. I see what you may be referring to, slightly to the left of the slot and about 1" long. Put a single drop of oil on the crack and let it sit for a spell. If it is a legit crack, the oil will seep down inside. BUT, I must admit that what I think I'm looking at is probably a machine mark. Wish I could be of more help. ..........Widder
  11. He did us proud: US Marine WWII Vet Korean Vet Astronaut Senator RIP Mr. Glenn..... and thank you for your service. ..........Widder
  12. Astronaut and Senator John Glenn has passed away. He did us proud: US Marine WWII Vet Korean Vet Astronaut Senator RIP Mr. Glenn..... and thank you for your service. ..........Widder
  13. Back in 1993, our only child was born. A little girl. The week she was born, I bought her a Winchester 9422, NIB. Well, that rifle still sits in my safe. And although its been shot, it is in pristine condition...wood and blueing is as perfect as the day I bought it. I even have the box. WELL, this year, that rifle is gonna get wrapped up and given to its rightful owner..... my little girl. She's married now and she and her hubby both shoot. But I think she has forgotten about that rifle belonging to her.....24 Christmas ago. I venture to guess it will put a nice tw
  14. HEY RINGER, I understand YOU are now producing some coated bullets. Yes/No? What are your thoughts and experiences? In the past few years, ALL my bullet purchases have been from RINGER or Clarks (which is 'Clarks bullets by SCARLETT ).... Scarlett Darlin in S.C. I am SUPER happy with both bullet makers. ..........Widder
  15. Manatee was the 1st JEDI GF of the YEAR due to his efforts in getting BPGF/FCGF category recognized in some bigger SASS matches back when. I think it was 2009. He's paid his dues, and then some. ..........Widder
  16. And another classic that had some of the best ideas and creations is.......... Adirondack Jack ..........Widder
  17. I had an art teacher in high school name..... are you ready for this: Beaunielue (Be u Knee Lou) I was told that she had a sister name....... Cowdeana (Cow Dean A) ..........Widder
  18. Pat, I haven't tried those bullets. Right now, my favorites are Speer Gold Dot bullets, although I do have some XTP stuff. ..........Widder
  19. Rooster, I try to limit mine within 50 yards. And I even have a Scorpion Reflex sight w/laser attached..... Most of my .22's even wear nice 3x9 scopes. ..........Widder
  20. Hey DOC. Its speaks highly of a man when his acquaintances can speak so fond of him even when they haven't seen/heard from him in a few years. We do miss you. I hate to hear of your health situation with your hands. I hope proper Dr. care can help get you well. God Bless. ..........Widder
  21. Well now, I'm starting to get jealous cause it looks like EVERYBODY has met Allie Mo ......... but me. It just ain't right..... ..........Widder
  22. Howdy NOZ. I know the feeling. I load up my non-SASS .45 Colt ammo with heavy 250-300 grain slugs and a healthy dose of LilGun. As I have mentioned before on the Wire, these hot .45 Colt loads in a 16.25" 1894 Marlin generate power levels equal to the .454 Casull in a 6-7" pistol barrel. And its puts a whoopin on my shoulder. ..........Widder
  23. I miss them ALL, also. Sixgun Shorty always had some great input on the topic of Colts. I know very little about Colt brand firearms, but I always found SS post very informative. Buds dad is Black Jack Traven. Super nice feller (as is Bud) and always made me feel like a good friend when we 'jaw'd on the Wire. Manatee is in a league of his own. I always felt kinda 'honored' just talking to him in person and shooting on a posse with him at KY State and GOA. Back in 2009, the great Leviathan bet me a dollar (one dollar) that he would beat me at GOA. Well, he didn't. I forgot
  24. Why didn't the Big 10 Champion get invited? Otherwise, I'll pick Alabama and Clemson in the finals. ..........WIdder
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