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Forum: Black Powder July 11th, 2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,313
Posted By j8064
I'm sure CombatAK will learn from your input. ...

I'm sure CombatAK will learn from your input.

He was shooting his Kentucky flintlock pretty dayum good at our Hooligan shoot last Sunday.

The target below was at 50 yards. There are actually...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) June 27th, 2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By j8064
Be sure you jump on that deal and get 'em all! We...

Be sure you jump on that deal and get 'em all! We want to see pics of each and every one!

:sarcasm:
Forum: Rifles June 26th, 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 934
Posted By j8064
Very interesting... Brass to the left of me,...

Very interesting...

Brass to the left of me, brass to the right. Here I am stuck in the middle with you...

:innocent0
Forum: The Depot June 23rd, 2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By j8064
OP You've been given spot on advice...

OP

You've been given spot on advice already. You would be amazed at the impurities that will begin to float in your melt pot. Especially from wheel weight and range lead. Flux like democraps...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) June 12th, 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,482
Posted By j8064
My guess is John from MD means the US and...

My guess is John from MD means the US and probably other "civilian markets".
The interwebs say the VZ-83 variant was produced in several calibers. It would be interesting to find one in 32acp...
...
Forum: Western Maryland June 11th, 2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By j8064
We keep hoping... ;) :thumbsup:

We keep hoping... ;)

:thumbsup:
Forum: Western Maryland June 11th, 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By j8064
Each Hooligan has a specific assigned task....

Each Hooligan has a specific assigned task. 4570's is to monitor range closure days. He performs his task rather well... ;) :innocent0

We Hooligans know the range is usually available and deserted...
Forum: Reloading June 6th, 2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By j8064
I have to disagree with CombatAK. Firing 45-70...

I have to disagree with CombatAK. Firing 45-70 rounds is different in a Sharps.

I've fired plenty of rounds in my Pedersoli 1874 Sharps to know how much 40 grs of 3031 kicks behind 405 boolits....
Forum: Reloading June 3rd, 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By j8064
I agree with the above advice, OP. More...

I agree with the above advice, OP.

More often than not there's some amount of lead left in my casting pot when I'm done with a session. After I heated my pot yesterday and added more lead to it. I...
Forum: National 2A Issues June 1st, 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,981
Posted By j8064
Cali?

I grew up there. I lived there until 1994. I'm very happy I don't live there anymore. But Maryland ain't too far behind Cali's nonsense...:sad20:

Every day I look at the top of the hill to my...
Forum: Black Powder May 28th, 2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
This ^^^ The notch in the hammer pocket is...

This ^^^

The notch in the hammer pocket is there to allow access to pick out a spent cap if necessary.

The Kentucky and us Hooligans had more fun together today. Now that we know what to watch...
Forum: National 2A Issues May 25th, 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,464
Posted By j8064
Me too. Sounds fishy...

Me too. Sounds fishy...
Forum: Rifles May 22nd, 2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By j8064
Threeband is correct as usual. Carcano rifles...

Threeband is correct as usual. Carcano rifles need enbloc clips. Otherwise they are single shot rifles.

Years ago I picked up a batch of clips for $3 each to use in the M91/38 in 6.5X52 Carcano I...
Forum: Black Powder May 22nd, 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
Here's a footnote to the Traditions Kentucky range report:

While cleaning the rifle after our shoot Sunday I discovered a “watch out” to be aware of moving forward. It seems #11 caps can get stuck in the hammer. Not just one – there were two nested...
Forum: Rifles May 22nd, 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By j8064
Yep, it's a bubba'd M38 Carcano. It's a...

Yep,

it's a bubba'd M38 Carcano. It's a variant of the M91/38. There were two calibers: 6.5x52 (M91/38) & 7.35X51 (M38). Here's a link to some interesting reading:...
Forum: Black Powder May 20th, 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
Range Report Follow Up

The Kentucky Rifle made its range debut this morning at our Hooligan shoot posted here: https://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=224024

For folks who cannot view the Water Cooler section,...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) May 16th, 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,362
Posted By j8064
Looks like you received a nice one, KJackson....

Looks like you received a nice one, KJackson. :thumbsup: Ain't it great to have a C&R handgun delivered directly to you via your FFL-03??

:secret: For any lurking gun-grabbers: An FFL-03 is an ATF...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) May 16th, 2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,276
Posted By j8064
The CMP done you good, lazarus. :thumbsup: The...

The CMP done you good, lazarus. :thumbsup: The one you received is a beauty. You'll love shooting the rifle. And your M1 carbine makes a perfect pair. You gotta have both! The CMP was well worth...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) May 15th, 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,362
Posted By j8064
Plus, having a foot in the pic proves he hasn't...

Plus, having a foot in the pic proves he hasn't shot off a toe yet...

:innocent0
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) May 15th, 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,362
Posted By j8064
Congrats! Ain't having an FFL-03 cool? But...

Congrats! Ain't having an FFL-03 cool?

But you knew this was coming... :innocent0

:needpics:
Forum: Black Powder May 12th, 2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
Getting Ready For The First Firing

Just because the rifle is fully assembled doesn't mean it's ready to shoot... :nono:

The barrel has never been loaded or tasted black powder and the bore needs to be cleaned before its first...
Forum: Black Powder May 12th, 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
And Hooli is looking forward to it too! :thumbsup:

And Hooli is looking forward to it too! :thumbsup:
Forum: Black Powder May 12th, 2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
Coming from you that means a lot, my friend. Much...

Coming from you that means a lot, my friend. Much appreciated. ;)

We know you'll get to a Hooligan shoot in the not too distant future. And I'll make sure the smoke pole is there so you can see it...
Forum: Black Powder May 12th, 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
Fully Assembled and Functional...

today I took some 400 grit emery cloth to the barrel to polish any light scratches. Then I degreased it, wiped it down with acetone and put three apps of BC Super Blue on it. It ain't gonna get any...
Forum: Black Powder May 11th, 2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
Another Small Step Closer To Completion

With a coat of stain on the stock it was time to tackle the step that gave me the most angst: Drill the Tenon Pin Holes... :eek: The concept of "measure twice - cut once" goes into overdrive here....
Forum: Comments and Suggestions May 9th, 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By j8064
Y'all who cannot upload pics to your posts in the...

Y'all who cannot upload pics to your posts in the correct orientation will get no sympathy from this Hooligan. Over the years I have no clue how many "Hooligan Shoot" and other pics I've posted. ...
Forum: Black Powder May 9th, 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
Staining Time Arrived!

After all the part installations, in-letting, carving, filing, sanding, fitting and final detail work I was getting pretty tired of working on a bare stock. So I disassembled everything, The stock...
Forum: Black Powder May 7th, 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
Thank you, sir. I don't know about heirloom, but...

Thank you, sir. I don't know about heirloom, but it will be a solid and fun shooter. :o

For everyone: Below are some pics of the thin shims I made and installed today. I shaped them out of craft...
Forum: Black Powder May 7th, 2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
Nah, just a hobby - and a little labor of love...

Nah, just a hobby - and a little labor of love for making stuff and shooting blended together...

;)
Forum: Black Powder May 7th, 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
A Little More "Detail" Progress

Now that I'm down to final sanding so the stock can get its finish and the barrel get blued I did some detail work that needed attention:

I scoured the internet to gain perspective on how the...
Forum: Rifles May 6th, 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By j8064
Oh, so now we see what you were doing today...

Oh, so now we see what you were doing today vs.shooting in the fog and mist this morning... :innocent0

Looking good! Can't wait to see that project back at the range and ready to shoot...
...
Forum: Rimfire May 6th, 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By j8064
Update - Fresh Ammo Works Better

Thanks for your input folks. :thumbsup:

I cleaned the bejesus out of the bolt, chamber and bore. And I ordered some fresh CCI and Fiocchi 22 mag ammo.

Range conditions sucked this morning,...
Forum: Black Powder May 6th, 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
If you mean "shorten the screws" by filing the...

If you mean "shorten the screws" by filing the tips after they have been installed for the last time, that's likely what I'll do. The screws are soft brass and that would be simple. They are tiny -...
Forum: Black Powder May 6th, 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
Ram Rod Ring Alignment Resolved

Well, one small detail is now dealt with. Rather than start plugging holes and drilling others I decided to try easing the ram rod channel so the rear ring could seat a little further back and maybe...
Forum: Black Powder May 5th, 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,682
Posted By j8064
Nah, not really. The spacer simply joins the butt...

Nah, not really. The spacer simply joins the butt and forestock. The ram rod rings attach to the forestock. I think it's crappy factory QC...

;)
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