I got involved in Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS) a couple years ago. As with most hobbies I get involved with, the equipment becomes just as much fun as the sport itself! I really enjoy the historical aspect of CAS and the “period correct” firearms that go along with it. My first rifle for the
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I’m into this whole Cowboy Action Shooting sport in a big way. The first rifle I bought for the rifle stage was a Uberti 1873 Winchester in 45LC. If you don’t know what CAS (Cowbot Action Shooting) is, you need to check it out. Where else do you get to dress up like a cowboy
If you use a Quinetics bullet puller, you probably hate having to take the unit apart to remove powder and the dislodged bullet….As I do! I modified my puller with the addition of a hole milled into the side. I used my milling machine to cut the port, but a drill and a file or
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
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.