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Old September 8th, 2016, 08:52 PM   #46
 
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Hey guys these fine looking lever actions seeing them gets me wanting another lever action. Like one 1911 is just not enough.........well the same holds true with a lever action one is not enough........hench forth.........chronic Gun Nut Itus from which I suffer from!!!



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Old September 10th, 2016, 12:35 PM   #47
 
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HR you are spot on, the Miroku have been changed, to handle the higher psi loads, it say right in the paper work with the gun good with ANY load. Works for me I purchased it to shoot it not look at it.
Well... I didn't buy mine to look at it, neither. Just never had a desire to carry it out. Bought it for Cowboy matches... but have always used my .45LC 1866 Yellowboy.

However, went out this morning on my good horse, Cowboy... and carried the 1873 in .357. Shot two fence posts at 'bout 50 yds... and was satisfied of its accuracy. Good shooter...

Road a coupla hours out... and then on the way back... shot two squirrels in the head with it. Really good shooter. Them dang squirrels musta never seen a man on a horse... they just sat up there and chattered at me. At 25 feet... they never heard the shot.

Come Sunday mornin'... fried squirrel... sliced tomaters... big cat-head bisquits... and some squirrel-fixin's gravy. Also got some sliced cucumbers... and then some cantelope for dessert.
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Well... I didn't buy mine to look at it, neither. Just never had a desire to carry it out. Bought it for Cowboy matches... but have always used my .45LC 1866 Yellowboy.

However, went out this morning on my good horse, Cowboy... and carried the 1873 in .357. Shot two fence posts at 'bout 50 yds... and was satisfied of its accuracy. Good shooter...

Road a coupla hours out... and then on the way back... shot two squirrels in the head with it. Really good shooter. Them dang squirrels musta never seen a man on a horse... they just sat up there and chattered at me. At 25 feet... they never heard the shot.

Come Sunday mornin'... fried squirrel... sliced tomaters... big cat-head bisquits... and some squirrel-fixin's gravy. Also got some sliced cucumbers... and then some cantelope for dessert.
Life is good . My Granny used to cook them up for us , good eats
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HR I'LL be over soon save me a plate.
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mountain man... you'll always have a place at my table. Mi casa es su casa...

Forgot to tell ya'll 'bout them... fried taters we had. Whoa... Momma! They were great! Went ridin' afterds... and thought Cowboy was gonna start buckin'... thinkin' he had some fat boy up the saddle... could barely climb aboard, really.

I feel like I gained 5 lbs. durin' breakfast.... even got sleepy durin' my ride. Good grief.

When I was growin' up... my grandpaw would eat with us ever now and then... and he always like the squirrel heads. No kiddin'. That fried head offered up like a "walnut" on his plate... he'd bust it open and eat the brains. Seen him do it... many times.

'Course... nowadays... we all know of that squirrel-brain-disease... and NOBODY... wants that stuff.
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Worked up a new mid range load for the 73 as follows.

* - * Brass
158 gr. SWC
AA #7 10 grs.
WSP
OACL 1.855

OACL is a bit longer then suggested, but with a roll crimp it spot on in the cripping grove, FFE with out a hitch, off hand at 75 yds 4-6" groups, picking off clay's stick in the back stop, and rolling the shooting ball out to 60+. Petty dang happy with her. Smoothing up a bit more with rounds thru it. Won't have to do a thing to it.
Hey... mtman... I worked up that same load last night on my 650... for 25 rounds. Didn't measure my OACL. Went out early this mornin'... had practically the same results as you out ridin' the parameter of a neighbor's 50-acre beanfield... shootin' at a dead elm tree from between 50 and 75 yards. The rifle cycled well, too.

Satisfied it was a good load... got back... and loaded up another 100 rounds before lunch. Thanks for the tip.
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HR I like that load also there's place called Rim rock bullets here in MT, makes a dandy hollow point with a gas check, huge hollow cavity, works very well, I'll post the web sight next time.
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HR I like that load also there's place called Rim rock bullets here in MT, makes a dandy hollow point with a gas check, huge hollow cavity, works very well, I'll post the web sight next time.
I nearly forgot 'bout Rim Rock... heard 'bout 'em in camp when I was huntin' up near Darby...

Rim Rock Bullets

Got some good prices... hard to pass up a thousand or two... and I would like to have some gas checks.

I have 'bout 10k of cast lead and supplies for these .357 CAS pistolas...


May have to place an order with Rim Rock... tomorrow, gonna talk to 'em 'bout their shippin' fees... that's what kills ya with shippin' lead...


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Nice pair of SA's.
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I found a nice looking Winchester Model 73 Lever Action Rifle in .357 a short rifle version. This one came in a Box marked Winchester it looks like in small print from the picture that it is made in Japan I am guessing made by Miruko I am certain that I misspelled the mfg of these rifle's. But from what I have read in this great thread the made in Japan Win. Mod. 73 rifles are very nice quality rifles. This rifle is priced at $900.00. I am wondering is this a good price?? Because it temps me very much to try and sell my newly acquired Marlin 1894 C pre-cross bolt lever action .357 yes for more then I paid for it to see if I could buy this Win. 73 rifle! I do not know if I could turn up $900 dollars for my Marlin I have seen them on Gun Broker for more then $900.00. Just a thought so hey guys do you think it would be possible to sell my Marlin to pick up this Win. 73?? This rifle would really go so so nice with my Marlin JM stamped 1894 Cow Boy Rifle Limited Lever Action .357 w/24 inch hex barrel.

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I found a nice looking Winchester Model 73 Lever Action Rifle in .357 a short rifle version. This one came in a Box marked Winchester it looks like in small print from the picture that it is made in Japan I am guessing made by Miruko I am certain that I misspelled the mfg of these rifle's. But from what I have read in this great thread the made in Japan Win. Mod. 73 rifles are very nice quality rifles. This rifle is priced at $900.00. I am wondering is this a good price?? Because it temps me very much to try and sell my newly acquired Marlin 1894 C pre-cross bolt lever action .357 yes for more then I paid for it to see if I could buy this Win. 73 rifle! I do not know if I could turn up $900 dollars for my Marlin I have seen them on Gun Broker for more then $900.00. Just a thought so hey guys do you think it would be possible to sell my Marlin to pick up this Win. 73?? This rifle would really go so so nice with my Marlin JM stamped 1894 Cow Boy Rifle Limited Lever Action .357 w/24 inch hex barrel.
You didn't say whether it was NIB... however... if it is... that's a good price. CDNN has the short-rifle listed in standard for $1,299.99... and a color-case hardened finish for $1,399.99. Both of those prices are less than the MSRP.

Can tell ya right now about my Miroku-made rifle... it is one, fine-quality manufactured, firearm. I love it. Shoots good... points well... slays ground hogs. Have not missed a single time with the rifle. Named the rifle... "Belle Gunness"... if you need to wiki-look up that name.

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Nice pair of SA's.
Thanks, mtman...

When I am ridin' my horse... always liked totin' the same cartridge for both handguns and rifle. I bought the 44-40 and had any of the three pairs of Colt 44-40's that I own to go along with it.

Since the 44-40 cartridge is so similar to the .357 in OAL dimensions... I have two pair of .357 handguns to carry along with my Cimarron short rifle. Don't want to load up a .357 into my 44-40 rifle in a bit of haste. Just have to use different leather, depending on which cartridge I decide on.

mtman... bet the weather is gettin' right for ya up there. Wished I was up there in Montana this October and November.
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The Win. 73 that I mentioned is NIB or appears to be. If used well it's had excellent care. Back to my original question is could I get enough out of my Marlin 1894C .357 to buy this Win. Mod. 73??
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The Win. 73 that I mentioned is NIB or appears to be. If used well it's had excellent care. Back to my original question is could I get enough out of my Marlin 1894C .357 to buy this Win. Mod. 73??
Wished I could help... don't know enough about Marlins. Only know that the pre-Remington models are more desireable among Marlin owners.

This is a question you might want to research by comparisons on Gunbroker.... or by going over to the "Levergun Scoundrels" website for some answers. Those boys over there are serious-Marlin levergun lovers. They know their stuff.
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GQ, you should have no problem rolling the Marlin over. If its a JM and as you say no cross bolt I've seen them going for 1000.00, and a 73 for 900.00 you can't go wrong, the Miruko's are very well made. And shoot light out.Hope you can get it done.
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