As you can read in another article on this web site, I recently became involved in late 1800 rifles and the period correct scopes to go with them. 1874 Sharps 1885 Winchester High Wall I ordered two of the reproduction William Malcolm 3/4″ scopes that are imported through Leatherwood. Both scopes were ordered through SWFA.com
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A friend and I were riding down to Alabama from Massachusetts to attend the invitational “Handgun Only Hunt” that White Oak Plantation has hosted for a couple of years. I attended solo last year and wanted to return, and I got my friend Paul invited.
I picked up a stainless steel Rossi 1892 Winchester in 45 long colt. The sole purpose was to convert it to a Take Down. I love riding motorcycles long distances and this fall I’ll be riding to Mo and possibly Montana to do a bit of Whitetail hunting. This rifle will fit nicely in my
I recently became involved in casting my own bullets out of lead. To accomplish this, one uses an electric furnace to melt the lead alloy and keep it in a molten state. For best performance, it is important to keep the temperature of the molten lead at a steady temperature. Plus or minus 15 degrees
Last week I was on business in Minneapolis. When anywhere near a Cabelas I simply must visit the gun library! I’ve been to every Cabelas in the USA…..Some a number of times. While there I saw this 1894 Winchester take-down, 32Win Special, Octagon to round, pistol grip, Marbles tang sight…….I fell in love! But it
I bought a couple of Italian made 1860 Colt clones. These revolvers are made by Pietta and sold by various outdoor supply companies. I purchased this pair from Cabelas. I decided to do a cartridge conversion using the Kirst cylinders. This was a very easy conversion and the pistols served me well through an entire
Converting a Marlin 1895G from 18 1/2″ Round Barrel to 24″ Octagon Barrel I started collecting Marlin lever action rifles a few months ago. A bit of nostalgia as the first NEW rifle I ever owned was a Marlin 336 in 30-30. My girlfriend at the time bought it for me as a birthday present.
Here’s the story. In 1972, my then girl friend (who became my wife) bought me the first new rifle I’d ever owned. It was a Marlin 336 in 30-30. Great rifle that saw it’s full use in the deer woods of Maine. About fifteen years later, I had the rifle strapped to the front rack
I have a Lee three position turret press that was throwing spent primers all over the place…….something needed to be done! Now this article only applies to those of us that DO NOT use the press mounted primer feed. In it’s normal configuration, primers are simply ejected out of the slot that runs up the
Hi my name is John O’Connor, I am a father, outdoorsman and passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. Over the past few years I have become more and more interested in hearing loss. My father and grandfathers, who are and were all hunters, are affected by hearing loss. I feel that there is a general lack of