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by butlersrangers
Thu Nov 30, 2023 4:21 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Saber tooth deer hunting
Replies: 11
Views: 823

Re: Saber tooth deer hunting

Culpeper's Head is at the taxidermist's.
It will be put on a nice wall-mount for the PETA Museum and Resource Centre.
The plan is to hang it above "The Eco-Warrior - Animal Rights Activist Score-Board".

Bambi - 1 // Inhumane Forest Invaders - All Zeros
by butlersrangers
Thu Nov 30, 2023 4:16 pm
Forum: U.S. Military Krags
Topic: 1896 Carbine 1st USV documented at RIA
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: 1896 Carbine 1st USV documented at RIA

That is very cool! ... 9th Cavalry provenance and once owned by Frank Mallory ... mighty nice.
by butlersrangers
Thu Nov 30, 2023 2:52 pm
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: 1898 Krag (NRA?) sporter
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: 1898 Krag (NRA?) sporter

Actually, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has never sold guns. From approximately 1903 to about 1970, U.S. Citizens had to belong to the NRA in order to purchase arms, through programs under the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice. In 1916, the Army appointed a Director of Civili...
by butlersrangers
Thu Nov 30, 2023 5:00 am
Forum: Sporterized and unofficial modified Krags
Topic: 1898 Krag (NRA?) sporter
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: 1898 Krag (NRA?) sporter

'Pav1140' - Welcome to the KCA Forum. You have an interesting looking Krag hunting rifle. It is really difficult to assess the quality of the gunsmithing and aspects of your Krag, because the photo is so dark and fuzzy. Some clearer, brighter, and closer photos of your rifle, showing areas in detail...
by butlersrangers
Wed Nov 29, 2023 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: M1917 Smith and Wesson
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: M1917 Smith and Wesson

Nice S&W model 1917, Sean. I used to have one, that was not quite as nice as yours, but it proved to be a very accurate revolver. IIRC - The chambers would hold .45 acp rounds in place, so it could be fired without 1/2 'Moon-Clips'. A 'Fired' case could be ejected with a pencil. (This was a conv...
by butlersrangers
Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:36 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: 1899 Krag and young buck
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: 1899 Krag and young buck

A nice thing about model 1899 Krag carbines is that switching to a 'Rifle Front-Blade' will often get them shooting close to the point of aim at 50 & 100 yards.
by butlersrangers
Wed Nov 29, 2023 4:29 am
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: 1899 Krag and young buck
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: 1899 Krag and young buck

I agree with Whig that the U.S. model 1899 carbine may be of less interest to many collectors, because they associate model 1896 and 1898 carbines more with historic events. That aside, the model 1899 carbine is probably my favorite Krag. I view it as a very refined and well thought out design. To m...
by butlersrangers
Tue Nov 28, 2023 5:06 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: interesting article
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: interesting article

Many Americans grew up in a 'bubble'. It was a good and nice bubble. A person's "Word" and a "handshake" could be relied upon. Nothing was worse than being dishonorable! Some of us still live by and treasure that code, that makes us pretty vulnerable. How do you deal with those w...
by butlersrangers
Tue Nov 28, 2023 12:09 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: interesting article
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: interesting article

Wow! Some Filipino entrepreneurs are missing the boat by not becoming "Amigo's Gun Parts".
by butlersrangers
Mon Nov 27, 2023 7:23 am
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Loads
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Loads

I have a copy of that "Load Book" for the .30-40 and have found it useful. It really consists of photo-copied pages from different reloading manuals and data from different powder & bullet manufacturers. When I am going to try a new load, I cross check against several data sources. Wel...