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Old July 23, 2012, 08:23 AM   #1
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Video - Winchester's 1894 Rifle

We're shooting Winchester's classic 1894 lever action rifle. This is the Angle Eject model , chambered for .44 Magnum cartridges. We'll shoot it with black powder.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXaAToENuno
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Old July 23, 2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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Thanks for another informative and entertaining video.
So, do you have to clean up, after spraying the range with shaving cream and baby powder?
Or do you check the weather and wait for a good rain storm?
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Old July 23, 2012, 10:53 AM   #3
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That pretty much proves the long 94 action doesn't do well with pistol cartridges.
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Old July 23, 2012, 11:34 AM   #4
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Mike, Very creative targets. You’re having way too much fun. Do you actually get paid for doing your job?
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Old July 23, 2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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G. Willikers,

The baby powder was actually a disappointing target. Only a couple of tablespoons full actually exited the can. I won't be shooting that again.

The shave cream dries out pretty quickly. Then just walking around on it crumbles it into the ground.

For the more solid stuff I shoot, like water bottles,, the actual shaving cream can, etc., I bring a contractor trash bag with me and use it to collect up the debris. After the range session I make a trip to the dumpster.
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Old July 23, 2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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Smokin Joe,

I get paid a little. I worked for the Navy for 30 years, so I get a pension. And I ran the Pennsylvania region for a military consulting company for four years before retiring from that a year ago.

Now my main paying gig is with Harris Publications as a contributing editor. I've been writing for magazines since 1989.

I started the YouTube channel a year and a half ago and for the last six months it has been generating a small income... Not FPSRussia money, or even Hickok45 money, but enough to buy ammo and replace the cameras and tripods that get shot or rained on.

And I'm having a ball doing it.
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Old July 23, 2012, 02:36 PM   #7
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Do you buy the guns or are they loaned?
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Old July 23, 2012, 03:14 PM   #8
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Hawg,

It depends. I do videos on T&E guns I have on loan for magazine articles...recent examples are the E.M.F. Alchemista II, the Sig P290, the Cimarron McCollough 1860 and the Uberti S&W Russian replica.

But T&E guns don't come in here in sufficient numbers to do one to two videos per week. So I also do videos on guns in my personal collection. And I've done some videos with guns borrowed from friends.
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Old July 23, 2012, 03:48 PM   #9
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That's cool. I watch a good many of your vids and I'm thinking Geeez this guy has got some neat stuff.
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Old July 23, 2012, 05:22 PM   #10
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Hawg,

I started buying guns 40 years ago, and for the last 35 years I've only sold four guns...they were original 19th century single shots that I sold when I needed to make tuition payments during the time both my sons overlapped two years of their college careers.

If I'd have been thinking ahead, they would have been born four years apart instead of two years apart.

And considering that I've been a gunwriter for 25 of those 35 years, I've managed to stash away some interesting stuff. Interesting to me anyway. I tend to go for the older stuff...flintlocks, 19th century guns and older 20th century military handguns.
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Old July 23, 2012, 05:30 PM   #11
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I've been buying for 45 years, since I was 10 but I've had to sell a lot and had some stolen, lost some in a divorce. I still have a few but not that many really good ones.
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