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Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 07-15-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By whirley
whirley

An auction in August has an old percussion breechloader. Best description is a falling block type action, about 50-55 caliber. Overall size is about like 1873 Springfield carbine. Breach block is...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-11-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,575
Posted By whirley
Whirley

You need a pistol for self defence, another for practice, one in the truck in the glove box, and a good shotgun and rifle in the gunrack in your pickup, A nice light shotgun for grouse and an old one...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 07-11-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By whirley
whirley

rs ago in Pa. we had a jim dandy opening day for deer season. Freezing rain, snow, wind etc.etc. Everyone 's scopes fogged up, EXCEPT Leupold. For a long time, hunters refused to buy anything else....
Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism 06-30-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,362
Posted By whirley
whirley

You're totally correct and to the point. As you are aware, there are those who insist the "Militia" is now the National Guard. A completely erronious interpretation of the term.
Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism 06-30-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,362
Posted By whirley
whirley

The Second amendment says "A well regulated MILITIA". Many anti-gun people claim that refers to today's National Guard. However in the Constitution of many early States, the MILITIA is defined as...
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 06-27-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,290
Posted By whirley
whirley

The basic use for the knife "guard" is to keep your hand from slipping onto the blade when you're cutting, especially on the forward stroke. Hands get wet, greasy etc, and can slip without some sort...
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 06-19-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,653
Posted By whirley
whiirley

For elk I prefer the heavier bullets for my 30/06. However between the .270 and .243, use the .270. One aimed shot= meat in the pot!
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 05-20-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By whirley
No prefix, just 5 digits under the slide and a...

No prefix, just 5 digits under the slide and a little ahead of the walnut grip on the right side beginning with 8. There is no finish left, however under the grips it's black. I can't find any...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 05-19-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By whirley
whirley

What is it?? I have a M1911 Colt in .45 caliber that my uncle purchased and took to France in 1917. The left side of the slide says "Patented April 20, 1897, Sept. 9, 1902, Dec. 19, 1905, Feb 14,...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-12-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 14,515
Posted By whirley
whirley

Leaving your ccw at home is the same as leaving all the lifejackets in the boathouse when you go sailing! You just never know when you'll need it!
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 04-07-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By whirley
Whirley

Many years ago I was lucky enough to purchase a Ruger #1 in 45/70 in a presentation walnut case. Dealer was retiring and closing his business. It came with a vernier aperature sight. It has all the...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 03-20-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,387
Posted By whirley
whirley

Forget the upper body aim point. A load of pepper shot above the knees and below the belt buckle from a revolver is guaranteed to make the eyes of a home invader seriously water, so a load of .410...
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 03-13-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,947
Posted By whirley
whirley

I always wanted to go hunting. All during WW2 there was no adult available to take me. Finally, hostilities ended, my cousins came home and one was sent to bring me up to deer country in north...
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 03-06-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,432
Posted By whirley
whirley

Right. The 30/30 is an excellent 150 yard rifle. I prefer the Marlin microgroove over my old Winchester. Equipped with no more that a good quality 4X scope, it works very well in the Pa. cut over...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 02-21-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By whirley
Good sturdy well fitted boots. With new bioots,...

Good sturdy well fitted boots. With new bioots, put on with good cushion sole socks, then soak the boots in water and walk in them until they're dried That will stretch the leather amd mold it to...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-30-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By whirley
whirley

For those of you living in central Pa. Grices Gun Shop in Clearfield Pa. just received a shipment of large rifle primers. Price with sales tax is about $37.00. They have CCI, Remington and another...
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 12-30-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,390
Posted By whirley
One of the universities here made a study of deer...

One of the universities here made a study of deer reproduction, and concluded that about 50% of the annual fawn births are eaten by coyotes in the first 6 weeks after birth.
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 12-30-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,867
Posted By whirley
whirley

Tough call. I was taught that whoever put the deer on the ground was the owner. The archer chose to use a less immediately lethal weapon during gun season. It's no different than if I shot a deer low...
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 12-30-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By whirley
whirley

All meat is perishable, and will quickly absorb strong odors. That so called "Wild taste" of game is caused by poor handling, letting the musk glands of deer taint the meat . It's best to carefully...
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 12-30-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,625
Posted By whirley
whirley

Sometimes light has an odd effect on what we "think" we see. The real problem is that so called hunters fail to identify the target, just shoot at a patch of color.
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 12-30-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By whirley
whirley

I've found that slightly more than a light coating of 4F in the pan of my flintlock, plus making sure the touch hole is filled with powder gives me the fastest ignition. That way, the powder flash...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-25-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By whirley
whirley

I have a single shot model 219 Savage in 30/30 caliber. I think that a lead bullet with black powder would give me a good load for turkeys, and just carrying around the woods. Where can I get...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 12-18-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,556
Posted By whirley
whirley

I've live in central Pa. and hunted with flintlocks since 1977. I've used several flintlocks, and all were effective shooters. At the present time, because I wanted a carved stock and a musket style...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 07-31-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,530
Posted By whirley
I use an old single barrel hammer 12 gauge...

I use an old single barrel hammer 12 gauge shotgun. 26 inch barrel rebounding hammer. I do a lot of canoe camping. Water can cause slide safeties to stiffen up. It's cheap. practically fool proof,...
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