Birthday Gift From Granddad

Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by Hoss Delgado, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. CoElkHunter

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    No Hoss, you blindsided me! That Winchester lever .405 would be very cool to shoot a few times. No, I was just expecting something much more obscure with both rifle and ammo. Teddy Roosevelt was also my favorite president. I really enjoyed his book “Tales of a Ranchman.” Anyway, when you go to Africa and shoot some or most of the Big 5 with that Winchester like Teddy Roosevelt did, I hope you will post lots of photos here on AH! Bruce Moulds can go with you and back you up with a .465 h and h! Ha! Ha! Ha!
    CEH
     
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  2. meigsbucks

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    Congrats on your new toy. I too am a TR fan, as both an outdoorsman and president. I hope you get your feeding issue worked out,
     
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    WOW that is a nice rifle.
     
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  4. bruce moulds

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    if you go yo Africa with a 405 you will need backup.
    guys have tried it here in oz on buffalo, with consistently bad results.
    to a man, the ones I know of went out and bought proper rifles.
    bruce.
     
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    Like my CZ .458WM? Ha! Ha! I’m kind of joking, but some here on AH have “implied” it wouldn’t be adequate for any buffalo? Don’t know, but if I make it to Africa I’m bringing it! In the meantime I’m inquiring about Bison hunts here in Colorado or Wyoming and will use it. Yeah, I know they’re not Cape Buffalo, but I would be looking at the penetration aspect.
    Anyway, you could maybe back up Hoss with his .405 in Africa? I’m now wondering who backed up T.R. On his African hunts, AND with what caliber(s) rifle(s)?
    CEH
     
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  6. Hoss Delgado

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    Thank you ! I bought the LAST Northfork Solids available on their site for this gun :)
     

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    It's still there :( I circumvent the problem by loading three in the Magazine and one in the chamber and working the lever SLOWLY .
     

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    Well , l do know that TR used to own a .500/450 Nitro Express Double Rifle made by Holland and Holland which he vocally preferred for Elephant and Cape Buffalo :) His " White Hunter " was Bill Judd , if my memory serves me right :) Bill used to use a .577 Nitro Express Double rifle as his heavy. Bill's light rifles were a .350 Rigby Magnum Mauser , a .256 Mannlicher Shoenauer rotary Magazine rifle and and Army and Navy .450 Nitro Express Double Rifle
     
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  9. bruce moulds

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    ceh,
    take your 458 and be happy.
    the gun and the case are just delivery systems for the bullet.
    you don't hear too much bad about the 450 x 3 1/4 nitro, and the 458 equals that.
    leaves the 405 in the dust.
    bruce.
     
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  10. Hoss Delgado

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    Bruce , l will stick to my .375 HH Magnum BRNO ZKK - 602 for the African Stuff !
    Can you imagine an animal charging at you and you jam the Model 1895 by working the lever too fast ?! :(
    This does make a good Black bear gun and elk gun , though :)
     
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    "It's still there :( I circumvent the problem by loading three in the Magazine and one in the chamber and working the lever SLOWLY ."
    Hoss, that is not typical of the Winchester 1895 rifle in any caliber.

    If this problem exists when loading hand loads, please switch to Factory Hornady ammo. If the Hornady ammo also jams when the magazine is loaded properly, then you may need the services of a proven gun smith.

    The only jam I have ever had with my 1895 .405 was when I tried to reload while trotting after my guide to put down a wounded critter. As you know the rimmed cartridges must be loaded in the manufacturers specified method or you will always get a jam (and that is difficult to clear with a pocket knife when trotting after a jogging PH).

    If you do not have access to a proven levergun gun smith, you could try posting such a query on Leverguns.com where there are several VERY experienced M1895 shooters. There is an outstanding such smith in Houston though I have never needed a him on my personal battery.
     
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    Crs , l don't handload ( yet . Though l will learn ) . The mishap happens with Hornady Interlock and also the Kynoch ammunition l have for it . :(
     

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    The President used this rifle well. The Natural history museum in Washington DC is full of the proof!
     
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    My "shooter" with recoil pad, peep sight, extended chamber which is compatible with 400 grain Woodies crimped at cannelure (makes room for more powder and lowers peak chamber pressure).
    Looks to be the same grade as yours Hoss.
     

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    Beautiful rifle :) I put a recoil pad on mine too. That steel butt plate hammered one of the nickel clips on one of my pairs of silk suspenders :(
     
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    Hoss, where does your grandfathers "adoption line" start? I'd like to get in it.
     
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    Ha Ha Ha !
    Amazing guy :) . He's got some pretty interesting views on certain guns , though. He considers the 3.5 inch Chamber 12 gauge to be a Mistake ! :D
    HE LOATHES the .460 Weatherby and he uses a puny .22 WMR Browning T Bolt rifle for hunting gator .
     

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    Hoss,

    I hope you find the gun slicks up. Have a look at the magazine follower and the magazine box. Are there any obvious signs of wear on the box or follower? It might be worth smoothing any high points or rough corners and edges on the follower with some fine grain glass or maybe sandpaper. Another trick I found with a rifle I had was I turned the magazine spring around. For some reason, the spring one way made the follower cant so the bullets did not feed due to being at an odd angle.

    Do you know what is causing the jam? Bullets not coming out of mag? Angle wrong on feeding from mag so hit receiver?

    And are you loading those rimmed cases into th mag correctly (thinking rim jams)? With 3 in the mag / slowly working the lever, you might have enough follower travel for the rims to ride over each other but with speed and a full mag you might not.

    (See here from roughly 4 mins: )

    If "teaching granny to suck eggs", my apologies.

    Scrummy
     
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    No apologies necessary :) I need all the help l can get !
     

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