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by Griff
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday don3
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Happy Birthday don3

Happy Birthday, Sir.
by Griff
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 94AE Loading Gate issue
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: 94AE Loading Gate issue

Image and Welcome to THE Forum! An excellent first post, BTW. Glad someone chimed in earlier and got you started toward a fix.
by Griff
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday zack coyote.
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Happy Birthday zack coyote.

Happy Birthday Zack.
by Griff
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Backstory on N.M. Bear Attack This Summer
Replies: 13
Views: 445

Re: The Backstory on N.M. Bear Attack This Summer

AJMD429 wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:40 pm
"Based on the standards set by those whom I knew when growing up, he is a man."
Yep.....standards have slipped a bit in some circles (academia, most corporate boardrooms, public officeholders, pop-culture, to name a few.... :| ).
+1.
by Griff
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday ulav8r.
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Happy Birthday ulav8r.

Yep, have a Happy Birthday. Do like an boss I had once... she called and told me I'd have to fill in for her... she was "...taking a 'sick day'... for her mental health!"
by Griff
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday don Tomás
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Happy Birthday don Tomás

Happy Birthday!
by Griff
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custer Documentary On History Channel
Replies: 19
Views: 407

Re: Custer Documentary On History Channel

I will be looking forward to it.
by Griff
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Eye is Approaching
Replies: 23
Views: 382

Re: The Eye is Approaching

Prayers up for all you South Carolinians.
by Griff
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy birthday Barcelona Rick. Bruce Scott & TANGO4C.
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Happy birthday Barcelona Rick. Bruce Scott & TANGO4C.

Happy belated Birthday greetings!
by Griff
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truckers and Toll Roads
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: Truckers and Toll Roads

What's a toll road? ;) We don't have them here …..yet. OR and WA want to charge us per mile for every mile we drive on any road. So, EVERY road will be a toll road. OR has been testing this with a group of drivers. "They" say they will drop the gas tax, but you know that's a load of pelosi... I lau...
by Griff
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truckers and Toll Roads
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: Truckers and Toll Roads

Actually, Indiana doesn't want to increase tolls on I80... since they SOLD that road to Australia (actually a group of investors, the majority of which is Australian, or so sez the scuttlebutt). As soon as that sale was complete, (2005 IIRC) the truck rate on it jumped from $16.00 to $32.00, with a ...
by Griff
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got Back From Ohio
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: Got Back From Ohio

gamekeeper wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:41 pm
Pitchy wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:29 pm
OldWin wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:26 pm
May she rest in peace, Blaine. It sounds like you are at peace, also. I'm glad of that, and that it was a safe trip.
God Bless.
+1
+2
+3.
by Griff
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For all of you amateur knifemakers
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: For all of you amateur knifemakers

Image Very enjoyable.
by Griff
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miroku 1873 .44-40
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Miroku 1873 .44-40

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by Griff
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy!
Replies: 23
Views: 493

Re: Pitchy!

I know we've talked about this, Lenn. I know how it frustrates you because it keeps you from doing what you'd like, when you'd like. I certainly don't have any great wisdom to impart, but I know that you try and make your good days special, and that's important. Best of all, when you have a good da...
by Griff
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little sawmilling
Replies: 17
Views: 339

Re: A little sawmilling

Man! Could I use that! I had 4 live oak trees a coupla mesquite & Bois D'Arc cut down around my house & barn, now it's on to the cleanup... and I hate thinkin' about givin' all that lumber away.
by Griff
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tumbling brass
Replies: 26
Views: 405

Re: Tumbling brass

An hour in the vibratory cleaner... then into the storage bin to be reloaded... stained/discolored brass shoots JUST as well and clean, bright, new looking stuff.
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by Griff
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling AR500 plate steel
Replies: 20
Views: 468

Re: Drilling AR500 plate steel

Or... weld a softer metal "foot" on the plates for the dueling tree, and drill that for the holes.
by Griff
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling AR500 plate steel
Replies: 20
Views: 468

Re: Drilling AR500 plate steel

octagon wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Plasma cutter would make some nice holes
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! That's how we did ours. At the same time we did the shapes. Very little clean up of the holes required.
by Griff
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boycott !
Replies: 17
Views: 376

Re: Boycott !

Sorry guys... the boys just fit better in 501s... besides, their resale after I've worn them out is better than Wranglers. 'Sides, the wife loves poppin' those buttons!!! 8) Although, for ridin', Wranglers get the nod... :P Not to mention the sales girls at the outlet store are easier on the eyes th...
by Griff
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if...the US Army adopted Lever Guns in the 1870s?
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: What if...the US Army adopted Lever Guns in the 1870s?

Or... would have S-A, having lost its military contracts to Winchester and then Marlin,, have broadened its horizons, found JMB; making the 1886 a S-A product?
by Griff
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if...the US Army adopted Lever Guns in the 1870s?
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: What if...the US Army adopted Lever Guns in the 1870s?

But... with the Army buying up Winchester's 1876s, would Winchester have pursued Browning to design a better repeater, i.e. the 1886? Would Marlin have taken those contracts away with its 1881? And, would either company have allowed Springfield Armory to build their designs? Did they even have the m...
by Griff
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy!
Replies: 23
Views: 493

Re: Pitchy!

My two favorite sayings: "Youth is wasted on the young," and, "... the best revenge one can hope for is live long enough to watch how the young deal with getting old". I must admit that I tried my damnedest to prove my pops was wrong with that first one... I literally tried to wear myself out by the...
by Griff
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another vintage lever gun added to the fold (photo)
Replies: 22
Views: 511

Re: Another vintage lever gun added to the fold (photo)

Be careful with that oil lamp on that lumpy quilt... :P :twisted:

BTW, great pic... looking forward to the range report. Congrats on the great find. :D
by Griff
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barn raising, day 1,2 & 3
Replies: 35
Views: 732

Re: Barn raising, day 1..

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by Griff
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help quitting the beer
Replies: 43
Views: 965

Re: Help quitting the beer

Bill,

I have no advice that's meaningful, but if you're struggling with something, I'll add my prayers to the others here that you overcome your obstacles.
by Griff
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ways to HELP SHASTA & FAMILY RECOVER from the Fire
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: Ways to HELP SHASTA & FAMILY RECOVER from the Fire

I'll get my donation in the mail this weekend.
by Griff
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy!
Replies: 23
Views: 493

Re: Pitchy!

Well if’n you get close to Aitkin let me know. Pitchy hope you get to feeling better. Just think about our best weather is these next 2 months! Todd Aye, Pitchy. Take care of yourself, 1st & foremost. Todd, I''m headed to Perham to pick up on Friday. Seems like this is the 1st time I've been here i...
by Griff
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy!
Replies: 23
Views: 493

Re: Pitchy!

I don't know... no loads have jumped out at me screamin' "take me, you'll get rich!" There's a couple down in Perham, but they have to pick up tomorrow, probably can't make those.
by Griff
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past....
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: Blast from the past....

Good readin'... But then, I was already convinced! :P :D
by Griff
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy!
Replies: 23
Views: 493

Pitchy!

How close are you to Turtle River, MN? I'm delivering a couple of pieces up there tomorrow. I'll bet someplace up there serves coffee... maybe even someplace that has truck parkin'!
by Griff
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The ideal 'if only one gun' carbine...
Replies: 57
Views: 1496

Re: The ideal 'if only one gun' carbine...

I img]https://s20.postimg.cc/i1bvyi665/IMG_4314.jpg[/img] You either have the world's largest dog & cat... or those are the world's smallest crawdads! :P :twisted: There ain't any such thing as a "one-gun only" scenario... But, as a companion piece, the 45 Colt 1894 Marlin is a good choice: http://...
by Griff
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday AmBraCol.
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Happy Birthday AmBraCol.

JerryB wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:04 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks for your work for the Lord and here too.
+!
by Griff
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday hightime & JReed.
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Happy Birthday hightime & JReed.

Pitchy wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:07 am
Happy Birthday fellars. :)
+1
by Griff
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday rogn.
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Happy Birthday rogn.

Happy belated birthday Sir.
by Griff
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 toggle action
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: 1873 toggle action

One friend that was involved in cowboy action shooting said he had an Uberti 73 in 45 Colt. He had about 50k rounds through it with no issues so far. He recently bought a Miroku Winchester 73 and loves it. That would a low round count... for my 1986 production Uberti '73. And have had no problems w...
by Griff
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites
Replies: 34
Views: 529

Re: Louis Lamour Westerns - Your favorites

Kilkenny or any of the Sackett series. I've read everything of his that in print, even his collections of short stories published posthumously.
by Griff
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Far Will a 45 ACP Kill?
Replies: 28
Views: 650

Re: How Far Will a 45 ACP Kill?

At a range I used to frequent back in the late '70s & early '80s, we had a range officer that had been a Marine from the end of WWII thru VN. he would often bet gunsells that he could hit a manhole cover at 500 yards with his 1911. They regularly had to pay twice the entry fee! Once I figured out ju...
by Griff
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marbles tang sight on the way
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Marbles tang sight on the way

Muddly wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:59 pm
Not bad for 81 years old. The rifle, not me!
That's ok, when you're 81, you'll think the same!
by Griff
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 home
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Winchester Model 94 home

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Griff
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey Shasta
Replies: 24
Views: 548

Re: Hey Shasta

Pitchy wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:34 pm
Prayers up for you and yours Shasta, glad your ok.
Ditto. And like Six, let me know what you might need, I don't have all the spares that Six does, but if I can help...
by Griff
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot Timers
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Shot Timers

My shot timer is a basic PACT Timer III. Another I have used a lot, one of the first available, is the Competition Electronics Pocket Pro, which I like better than the PACT. The PACT timer was cheaper when I bought mine, but the Pocket Pro is even cheaper now sold thru Wal-Mart.
by Griff
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday S.B., gumpond & turnkey.
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Happy Birthday S.B., gumpond & turnkey.

Happy Birthday Gents!
by Griff
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 Winchester Miroku or Uberti
Replies: 14
Views: 479

Re: 1873 Winchester Miroku or Uberti

Thanks for that info Steve. Making changes to the metal makes more sense than increasing parts sizes and trying fit them in the same space.
by Griff
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About Some Deer Camp Pics, Folks ?
Replies: 22
Views: 533

Re: How About Some Deer Camp Pics, Folks ?

I've gone from a Coleman camp tent http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/sass93/Blazer1984.jpg to a wall tent http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/sass93/WhittingtonCamp-1993.jpg The wall tent is 16'x20' with a 14'x16' front fly. It's a little big for just one, but, once it's all up, it's a comfo...
by Griff
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1873 Winchester Miroku or Uberti
Replies: 14
Views: 479

Re: 1873 Winchester Miroku or Uberti

Been trying to save my pennies for a 1873 Winchester. Leaning toward a 45 Colt but I actually have more 357 Mag/38 Special ammo on hand. I would love to hear y'alls recommendations between the Miroku and Uberti. Rifle will be a plinker primarily. I am old and crippled up so hunting has become a rar...
by Griff
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch

I have an Elgin from around the 1930's IIRC, the wife bought it for me around 1991/2... it doesn't have the cover, but the last time I had it rebuilt, I had a thicker glass lens put on it. The first time I had it rebuilt, the guy didn't oil it, and either he didn't tell me, or I forget and used it a...
by Griff
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy BIRTHDAY alnitak.
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Happy BIRTHDAY alnitak.

Happy belated Birthday Alnitak!
by Griff
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Petersoli Little Betsy - What Do You Think?
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Petersoli Little Betsy - What Do You Think?

The "Baby Sharps", like its big brother is more accurately described as a falling block single shot, rather than a lever-action... Not that most on here don't appreciate a quality single-shot. Perdersolis have a good reputation. I believe that the only limiting factor in making that a true 400 yard ...