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by Culpeper
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Ha HA! I've found it!
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Ha HA! I've found it!

I found a copy of The Winchester-Lee Rifle by Eugene Myszkowski. And it didn't cost me six months of selling plasma and medical experiments. In other news I missed where Mr. Myszkowski passed on to Win-Lee heaven this past April. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/eugene-gene-myszkowski-obituary...
by Culpeper
Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Got a laugh today
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Got a laugh today

What? They were worried about gas mileage at ten cents a gallon?
by Culpeper
Fri Dec 02, 2022 3:36 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Krags in the Movies
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Krags in the Movies

Upon an in depth review of 55 Days at Peking I come to the pertinent observation that there are zero Krags in that film. Lee Rifles, yes. Lebels, yes. Mavbe a Martini-Henry. In the end when the Russians show up even Mosin-Nagants. But no Krags, not even ones in the Chinese hoard background where you...
by Culpeper
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: What is this rifle?
Replies: 1
Views: 122

What is this rifle?

I don't have a clue.
by Culpeper
Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Nothing better to do
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Nothing better to do

When I was over in Africa doing my thing I would talk to the young National Guard soldiers manning the various guard posts on the fence. The duty was eight or twelve hours and except for keeping an eye on the local denizens and the occasional camel and wild life they all said they were bored to tear...
by Culpeper
Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: Winchester-Lee Navy
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Winchester-Lee Navy

Son of a gun. I didn't know all that. I looked at 1239 to see what I had. It has the pinned on plate and two vent holes. I can just make out the line at the plate and one of the pins. Dang. They were machinist gods. The second contract rifle (17957) has the built in mod and one vent hole. Of course ...
by Culpeper
Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Krags in the Movies
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Krags in the Movies

One of the great French Foreign Legion movies. Beau Geste (1939)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DnWtIbTgnY
by Culpeper
Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: Winchester-Lee Navy
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Winchester-Lee Navy

That is interesting. I wonder how other powders rated for 243-6mm range would be for loading. Again, not the hot end of the spectrum loads.
by Culpeper
Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: Winchester-Lee Navy
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Winchester-Lee Navy

Hmmmm. Years ago I bought two batches of reformed 25-06 ammo from Buffalo Arms. Shot a few of them and then went to the Mid-East and Africa to command the KCA Africa Corps. After I got back this past February I found every one of the remaining cartridges has split necks. Yippee. So I broke them down...
by Culpeper
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Other Firearms
Topic: Winchester-Lee Navy
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Winchester-Lee Navy

Ha! The Winchester-Lee is an evil, rotten rifle that should not be in the hands of any one, except me. Here, I will do you a big favor by taking it off your hands for five bucks and putting it somewhere safe so the world can worry about more pressing things such as why rabbit crap is spherical. Savi...