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Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 07-28-2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By hiwall
Maybe this chart will help.

Maybe this chart will help.
Firearms Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance 07-26-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By hiwall
mineral spirits is not a bad choice at all I have...

mineral spirits is not a bad choice at all I have used it many times. Murphy's Oil Soap might be OK but I have never used it. Lemon oil (made for wood) is another choice. Another is old english for...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 07-26-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 164
Posted By hiwall
I spend some time around Durango because I have a...

I spend some time around Durango because I have a couple kids there. I have also hunted in the northern part of Colorado. Nice state but I just care for the winters.
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 07-25-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 160
Posted By hiwall
The flowers were so-so when I just reached down...

The flowers were so-so when I just reached down and ate them. In a salad with some dressing they would have been better.
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 07-25-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 160
Posted By hiwall
I tried some of the flowers the last time I was...

I tried some of the flowers the last time I was up in Colorado(we don't have many of them here).
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 07-25-2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 160
Posted By hiwall
yaupon or yaupon holly is the only native plant...

yaupon or yaupon holly is the only native plant containing caffeine.
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 07-25-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By hiwall
Yard sale purchase

Today at a yard sale I bought this .45 caliber single shot percussion. It is just an old cheapy kit that someone had put together (rather poorly as usual). I did a little tinkering (about three...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 07-25-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 160
Posted By hiwall
No caffeine.

No caffeine.
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 07-24-2016, 03:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 164
Posted By hiwall
Its a little different in the winter.

Its a little different in the winter.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 07-22-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 921
Posted By hiwall
It might be possible to fire a 5.56x45 in a...

It might be possible to fire a 5.56x45 in a 7.62x39. The 5.56 is longer but would also go into the chamber farther. It would never function the action and would have to be a very awkward single...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 07-21-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 123
Posted By hiwall
And a worthy thread it is. This picture is of...

And a worthy thread it is.
This picture is of stationary rocks (think BIG rocks) that the Indians used several hundred years ago to grind mesquite and other bean pods into usable coarse flour. ...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 07-21-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 123
Posted By hiwall
Here are some sample grain mills at different...

Here are some sample grain mills at different price points. Note ALL grain mills of any kind should always have grain in them when you operate them whether stone or steel.
$27...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 07-20-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 123
Posted By hiwall
Concrete often contains material that is toxic. ...

Concrete often contains material that is toxic. I would not choose to use concrete. Natural stone is fine for this use.
There are countless hand grain mills that can be purchased and used for...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-15-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By hiwall
What a loser of a state.:(

What a loser of a state.:(
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 07-13-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By hiwall
read at these links.......................... ...

read at these links..........................
https://www.durysguns.com/news/seven-things-to-check-for-when-you-buy-used-revolvers

http://www.chuckhawks.com/used_handgun.htm
...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-13-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By hiwall
I have written several stories and I try to use...

I have written several stories and I try to use only guns that I have fired personally. Not much of an issue though because I was a gunsmith for many years and had a fair sized gun collection at one...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 07-10-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By hiwall
Exchanging ammo was the obvious first thing to...

Exchanging ammo was the obvious first thing to try. That done the next step should be send it back to Savage.
Or continue looking for yourself.
Very unlikely the firing pin itself is the problem...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 07-09-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By hiwall
Did you try other ammo?

Did you try other ammo?
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 07-03-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By hiwall
detailed dimensional drawings for guns that would...

detailed dimensional drawings for guns that would be suitable to recreate one are very hard to find.
Exploded views or pictures of parts are easy to find.
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-01-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 857
Posted By hiwall
I can not see just how that could happen. The...

I can not see just how that could happen. The action could not close all the way on a 9mm round in a 380. Most guns will not fire out of battery like that.
Here is a few cases from wrong ammo in a...
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 06-29-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Gps
Views: 347
Posted By hiwall
I have a good GPS and I have used it but I admit...

I have a good GPS and I have used it but I admit mostly just to play around with. I would Never trust my life to it or any electronic gadget.
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 06-29-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 20
Gps
Views: 347
Posted By hiwall
I have hunted and hiked in several states with...

I have hunted and hiked in several states with just maps and no gps.
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 06-26-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By hiwall
When you have the gun all apart does the firing...

When you have the gun all apart does the firing pin slide easily and protrude the adequate distance?
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 06-24-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 603
Posted By hiwall
Maybe you have heard the term "Dead man walking"....

Maybe you have heard the term "Dead man walking".
:scared:
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 06-21-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By hiwall
Buy a 10/22

Buy a 10/22
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