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About Splitthumb

  • Birthday 02/18/1948

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    Coeur d Alene , Idaho

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  1. Good morning Dahoney , If you are interested , I have Winchester 97's for sale , Solid frames & takedown models 

    1. Splitthumb


      You can PM me or call or text me at 208-771-0333 

  2. Sounds like you are all set to start competing , you'll appreciate your cart more when you have hands on building it yourself . I hope your 97' works out for you , any problems of questions, get a hold of me , Splitthumb  

  3. Is the plunger button still functioning ? What caliber did it come out of ? Those are great pictures ,
  4. Hope that you enjoy your next venture in life . Just a question , where did the straight trigger come from for your Marlin , I'm looking for one for my 44 Marlin . Splitthumb
  5. I heard your name called at Bordertown , I think 

    1. knifetoagunfight


      Ah, I need to update my profile name then as my sass name is Jack-Knife and I wasn't at Bordertown unfortunately.  I was able to pickup a local Win. '97 pump though and now I'm on the search for a used gun cart else I'll make my own.  Hope you're doing well!



    2. Splitthumb


      Good evening , so , the 97' you bought . Is the barrel cut down , is it tuned and smooth to operate ? Buy a used running /joggers 3 wheel cart , use your imagine , a couple cross bars , cut out a couple of 1x6's for the butt stocks , storage box for your ammo and things . Or a hand truck , Splitthumb 

    3. knifetoagunfight


      Hi!  Sorry I've been off the net for awhile.  Yes, its cut to 21 inches and pretty smooth...serial number places it around 1912...I love it.  I made my own cart out of donated cedar...works pretty well.  Hope you're doing well.

  6. I'm looking for information or parts on modified carrier or bolt parts for 94' Marlin CBs, thank you , Splitthumb 

  7. I have bought a half a dozen 97's from Lock Stock & Barrels , out of Simi Valley , I buy them  off of gunbroker . You should buy from a California FFL , it is a real problem to sell a gun to you with all the paper work . Have you tried to buy a 97' from any of the shooteres at your club or shoots ? I would not have a problem face to face , because I have sold to shooters in Ca. at different shoots when I've traveled through in the spring heading back to ID. . Splitthumb 

    1. knifetoagunfight


      I have not.  I went to a match last weekend, but folks in that group weren't as sociable.  The group I'll be joining meets in a couple of weeks and I'll inquire with them then...just wanted to be able to shoot a match ready to go.  If you change your mind my gun guy in the Bay Area accepts shipments, but yes ideally it'd be great to try out first. Thanks!

    2. Splitthumb


      I am coming close to getting our home down to the insulation ,then drywall ,paint , then cabinets . We (wife & I ) are leaving for AZ> for the winter , Tombstone for the sate shoot between 10/21 -23 /19' . If you still haven't found a 97' , I will consider selling you a takedown model . I just do not have time to super tune one for you right now . Splitthumb 

  8. As I said earlier , I already sent you a PM a few days ago , but no return PM , Splitthumb
  9. I've got what you are looking for , either a numbers matching 97' which is  more money or a non matching numbers 97' which is $575.00 plus $30.00 shipping & handling to your FFL from me , (a non FFL dealer . I'm from Spokane , Wash. & Coeur d Alene , Idaho , ,northwest inland area . I've been tuning 97's for over 15'yrs. , 99% of all cowboys & cowgirls shoot my tuned 97's in this part of the West . I buy ,sale & tune other shooters 97's , I can fulfill your needs , Splitthumb 

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    2. knifetoagunfight
    3. Splitthumb


      I cut all of my 97' barrels down to 20" , I'll keep in touch with you , later , Splitthumb

    4. knifetoagunfight


      Howdy.  Picked up my 1873, have a new vaquero in jail and another on the way in 3 weeks.  Would love to see some picks of the 1897 once you're done....would consider adding it to my final vaquero order so that I have just 1 DROS.  I'm Jack Knife Jakob now.  Cheers,

  10. Soo , what all is supposed to be done to it , when you say it has wider mods done to it . It does not look like it has been short stroked .
  11. I would like one of these myself , I can do PayPal or what ever way I can send you the funds for one of these cool looking pins . Shoot me an address and I will send you a USPS money order , thank you , Splitthumb
  12. Thank you , you can send $35.00 to --Thomas Puls--3451 SO. San Joaquin RD. # 42-- Tucson , AZ. 85735 , as I'm spending the winter in Tucson . Thanks again , Splitthumb

    1. Riverdog


      I'll get it in the mail first thing in the morning, did you use this on one of your machines?

      I have a Grabber I've been wanting to get one of these for- hope it works better-

      thank you,

      Mark Van Hook 

      94315 ORCHARD Lane

      Gold Beach, Oregon  97444


    2. Splitthumb


      I did , but removed it because I got my load down to insert number 26 & 1 1/8 oz. of shot all of shotgun shells for SASS shooting . This one is an extra one I had , I sold the other one to a friend who shoots trap also . You work up a load , write it down for , then work up another load for some other type of shooting . Then redial the universal block back to your other type of shooting. I use clays  (26)insertor 700 -x, (23)insert , because 700-x is a little hotter

    3. Riverdog


      I put the money order in the mail but screwed it up- another five coming to you in another envelope-

      must have CRS- sorry-not trying to short you- how embarrassing!- thank you- Mark

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