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by Pete44ru
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now I understand the Gillett controversy
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Now I understand the Gillett controversy

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DANG you, Gunny ! ! !

I can't unsee that...……… :roll:

:mrgreen:

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by Pete44ru
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Timing Is EVERYTHING !
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Timing Is EVERYTHING !

. (shamelessly stolen from elsewhere) A Trooper,making his regular late night patrol, spotted a car parked in an out of the way " Lovers Lane ". He carefully approached the car to get a closer look, and saw a young man behind the wheel, reading a computer magazine. Then, immediately, he noticed a yo...
by Pete44ru
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 71 Winchester mag tube removal and also sights
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Model 71 Winchester mag tube removal and also sights

2. Have seen quite a few Model 71s with Marbles rear sights. Mine has it too. "Old Gunsights" book does not mention it is factory, but at local gun shows the majority of the old 71s seem to have them. So many that I am beginning to think the factory may have used them. Any comments ? While Winchest...
by Pete44ru
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a FYI ..... Taurus introduces new .22lr
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Just a FYI ..... Taurus introduces new .22lr

I'm assuming they mostly copied someone else's design but I don't recognize it. Does anyone know what it's meant to mimic? IDK about "meant to mimic", but it looks very similar to several other plastic .22 autoloaders, like the MP-22 Compact. http://images.gunsinternational.com/listings_sub/acc_615...
by Pete44ru
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One Shot, Two Deer
Replies: 7
Views: 113

One Shot, Two Deer

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A 101 year old woman has taken two deer with one shot, using a 7mm-08 rifle borrowed from her Son:

https://www.clarionledger.com/story/spo ... 601738002/


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by Pete44ru
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FYI: Avoid Amica Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 143

FYI: Avoid Amica Insurance

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Amica Insurance Company has been denying coverage to gun owners - especially CCW permit holders.

https://www.shootersforum.com/handguns/ ... rance.html

My current insurance company has never questioned if I was a gun owner, and has no such problem.


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by Pete44ru
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Paco Kelly Hardcover Book F/S in NC
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Paco Kelly Hardcover Book F/S in NC

Thanks for the heads up. I bought the book. Have been looking for one for years. Yesterday I decided to check Amazon for one. Lo and Behold there were 4 of them. $5001.00, $195.00, the other 2 listed at over $800.00 and over $900.00 but they are gone this morning. Interesting. Anyway thank you Pete...
by Pete44ru
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: F/S Elsewhere: Stainless .44 Rossi M-92
Replies: 0
Views: 63

F/S Elsewhere: Stainless .44 Rossi M-92

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I spotted this stainless Rossi Mddel 92 in .44 Mag, over on the Ruger Forum at what IMO is a decent price, and thought it may interest someone here.(It's not mine)

http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewto ... 1&t=275552


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by Pete44ru
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone on Ruger Forum
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Anyone on Ruger Forum

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I asked the Ruger forum admin to contact/assist you: http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewto ... 9&t=275526


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by Pete44ru
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: African Soldier Sues British Army Over Cold Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 461

Re: African Soldier Sues British Army Over Cold Weather

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I wonder who he'd sue if he caught a cold...……. :mrgreen:


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by Pete44ru
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone on Ruger Forum
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Anyone on Ruger Forum

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Which "Ruger forum" ?

www.rugerforum.com

www.rugerforum.net

www.rugertalk.com

www.rugerpistolsforum.com

IIRC, some don't accept a gmail addy


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by Pete44ru
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite 22LR ammunition
Replies: 35
Views: 520

Re: Favorite 22LR ammunition

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Hunting - CCL SGB (Small Game Bullet)

Plinking - Federal bulk

Target - Eley Gold Match

Stockpiling - N/A (I no longer stockpile, as I still have a several K rounds from a large purchase long ago, when a LGS owner passed away)

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by Pete44ru
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DeerZilla....
Replies: 20
Views: 456

Re: DeerZilla....

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That's a corker !

Congrats !

The largest I ever took was 217lbs, field dressed (Maine).

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by Pete44ru
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consumer Warning: Do NOT Buy a New Alessi Holster !
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Consumer Warning: Do NOT Buy a New Alessi Holster !

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The original owner of Alessi Holsters passed away, and now someone has apparently hijacked his name and is collecting $$$, but not delivering product.

Read about it here:

https://www.shootersforum.com/handguns/ ... nt-do.html

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by Pete44ru
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One Potato, Two Potato........
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: One Potato, Two Potato........

Oh Lordy...I wet my jeans! And aaallllllllllllll of this time I've been alive, I always thought 🥔 potatoes were for putting in your jeans before you head out on the dance floor at the club for possible romancing. One time I made a mistake and put the 🥔 in the back of my jeans and was wondering why ...
by Pete44ru
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You guys stuck it to me this time
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: You guys stuck it to me this time

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Welcome to the .250-3000 bolt action club... :mrgreen:

Mine's a tang safety Ruger M-77R

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by Pete44ru
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One Potato, Two Potato........
Replies: 10
Views: 364

One Potato, Two Potato........

. A Girl Potato and Boy Potato had eyes for each other, finally they got married, and had a little Sweet Potato, which they called 'Yam.' Of course, they wanted the best for Yam. When it was time, they told her about the facts of life. They warned her about going out and getting half-baked, so that ...
by Pete44ru
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying precious metals......
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: Buying precious metals......

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IME, buying a precious metal, like gold, and storing it away, is an excellent way to keep off-the-books income off the books. :mrgreen:


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by Pete44ru
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miscellaneous Humor
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Miscellaneous Humor

. * If you cannot afford a doctor, go to an airport - you'll get a free X-ray, a free breast exam - and, if you mantion Al-Qaeda, a free colonoscopy. * Just as the graveside service finished, there was a sudden bolt of lightning followed by a tremendous burst of rolling thunder. The old man there lo...
by Pete44ru
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (sigh)
Replies: 9
Views: 329

(sigh)

. The following questions/answers are from last year’s GED exams. (These are genuine answers from 16 year olds) Q. Name the four seasons. A.. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar. Q. How is dew formed ? A.. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire. Q. What guarantees may a mortgage com...
by Pete44ru
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preliminary Forum Drive data - updated Jan 8, 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: Preliminary Forum Drive data - updated Jan 8, 2019

Grizz wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:14 pm
how about keep it in a pot for the next round of forum expenses?

just sayin'

+1 . :idea: :wink:


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by Pete44ru
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Life Member
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: NRA Life Member

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FWIW, I became a lifer in 1971 for $125 (3 payments of $25ea), when the NRA told me my 5yr membership ($25) could be counted towards life.

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by Pete44ru
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Paco Kelly Hardcover Book F/S in NC
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Paco Kelly Hardcover Book F/S in NC

. I spotted this hardcover levergun book by Paco & autographed by him, for sale over on the Ruger forum, and thought it may be of interest to someone here: http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=275219 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/bufflao4star/DSCN3799_zpsxzmydfze.jpg http:/...
by Pete44ru
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: earthquake casualty
Replies: 29
Views: 995

Re: earthquake casualty

twobit wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:21 am

How in the world do you use that peep sight on the 25-35 rifle at the top?

It is WAY to close to the eye isn't it??
Nope...…

The closer the aperture to the eye, the better/faster it is - provided it's far enough from the shooter's eye that it won't impact the eye under recoil.


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by Pete44ru
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen Winchester 1892
Replies: 42
Views: 1262

Re: Stolen Winchester 1892

I believe if you ship UPS and insure it, you have to claim what's in the package. Correctamundo ! ALL common carriers (UPS/FEDEX/etc) require a declaration of contents for insurance - why I use USPS exclusively, since they don't require disclosure, except for 5 hazardous item that are constrained f...
by Pete44ru
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Story of "The Mayflower Gun" -- A Wheellock
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: The Story of "The Mayflower Gun" -- A Wheellock

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Cool - Thanks for posting about it. :)

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by Pete44ru
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt
Replies: 24
Views: 1003

Re: Somebody want to explain the attraction to this Colt

. Since there's several that are evaluated at about the same, I would think that it's the new normal. https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/57/1326/colt-frontier-six-shooter-revolver-4440-wcf Just because I either can't afford it, or just plain don't want to pay that much, doesn't necessarily mea...
by Pete44ru
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver

GunnyMack wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:16 pm
Wonder how they regulated/ what distance the barrels impact.

I would think that the bores would be parallel, and not set to a converging POI at some distance, like a SxS shotgun/rifle does.

Yeah, it's real, Six - just new.

It even has a 2-finger trigger...………….. :roll:

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by Pete44ru
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver

https://cdn.athlonoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2019/01/std-s333-lead.jpg https://cdn.athlonoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2019/01/std-s333-cylinder.jpg The Standard Mfg, Model S333, a double-barreled .22-Magnum revolver that shoots 2 rounds with each trigger pull ! ! :shock: h...
by Pete44ru
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Lever Action Recommendations!
Replies: 41
Views: 1318

Re: First Lever Action Recommendations!

Old No7 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:24 pm

Don't come here to discuss "need" though -- a "want" or "would like" is all that's required for justification. :wink:

Shucks, we'll even take "I was dreaming of ………" ! ! :mrgreen:


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by Pete44ru
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoring a 22 pump action
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Restoring a 22 pump action

That was quick... Winchester pump .22, date of manufacture was around 1910 from what he was told. -BK That sounds like a either top-eject a Model 1890 or a similar Model 1906 (-06's were econo versions of the 1890) - either of which may have a value of $1K or more, depending upon the exact version....
by Pete44ru
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Lever Action Recommendations!
Replies: 41
Views: 1318

Re: First Lever Action Recommendations!

. Welcome to the fire ! (I suspect there's another doctor in the house ;) ) With target shooting as a primary levergun use, I would say that the least expensive course would be to invest in one of the better quality .22LR rifles. Mossberg makes one that's a mirror image of their .30-30 levergun, sho...
by Pete44ru
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAA Mini Revolver Accuracy..................
Replies: 25
Views: 863

Re: NAA Mini Revolver Accuracy..................

Nath wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:59 am
Sixgun wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:18 pm
AJMD429 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:11 pm
Pete, you sure have nice looking hands.... :D
Yea...what is it with the long nails Pete?
:lol: :lol:

I had my Green Eyed Monster hold the NAA Black Widow properly (yes, she shoots) while I took the pics. :roll:

:mrgreen:


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by Pete44ru
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoring a 22 pump action
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Restoring a 22 pump action

. Some .22 pumpguns are scarce (and valuable) collector items (for instance a Colt Lightning or a Winchester 61 vs a Mossberg or Noble), even in terrible condition, so he needs to proceed carefully. First, what is the make/model ? In any event, the gun would need to be dis-assembled for a deep clean...
by Pete44ru
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAA Mini Revolver Accuracy..................
Replies: 25
Views: 863

Re: NAA Mini Revolver Accuracy..................

. I've owned, shot & carried a LOT of Minis over the past 35 or so years, and have found they are neither target or hunting pistols...……….. They are miniature "belly guns" (meaning they're for sticking in someone's belly or ear & shooting), and can serve as plinkers if shot correctly. I used to thin...
by Pete44ru
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First year Marlin 336
Replies: 16
Views: 520

Re: First year Marlin 336

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Ted, I'm impressed that:

#1-she knew what to look for.
#2-she actually found one.
and,
#3-she actually bought it.

Good on her !

Congrats, and HAPPY NEW YEAR ! !

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by Pete44ru
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For all you Rabbit hunters
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: For all you Rabbit hunters

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Who needs a game call, when most folks have one built in.....


I locate squirrels by kissing my finger the same way, but a bit faster, to get that "chuck-chuck" sound squills make.

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by Pete44ru
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas price update
Replies: 26
Views: 656

Re: Gas price update

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$2.35 at a single chain grocery store's gas station (among many dozens) here - all other gas stations in the area are from $0.08 to $0.30 per gallon higher.

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by Pete44ru
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94
Replies: 12
Views: 925

Re: Winchester 94

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All else aside, that's one good-looking gun !

HAPPY NEW YEAR, folks ! !


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by Pete44ru
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Marlin Texan Deluxe
Replies: 19
Views: 776

The New Marlin Texan Deluxe

. I ran across this Marlin re-incarnation of the 336 Texan from 50-odd years ago, and thought it spiffy. For your viewing pleasure: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49103477_10156060702896801_5527083298850865152_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=d0e2635749167a29e7c95b35359c...
by Pete44ru
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 src
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Rossi 92 src

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IIRC, when these were imported in the mid-90's, it was the first trial of stainless Rossi M-92 leverguns - so a limited edition that later became a catalog item.

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by Pete44ru
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pictures - Rossi 92 "Winchester 1892" Stainless
Replies: 34
Views: 5311

Re: Pictures - Rossi 92 "Winchester 1892" Stainless

Tyrell wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:46 am
I have one just like this mine is 0850 of 2000. I can't seem to find much info could someone help me out

Welcome to the forum !

IIRC, when these were imported in the mid-90's, it was the first trial of stainless Rossi M-92 leverguns - so a limited edition that later became a catalog item.

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by Pete44ru
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Words of Advice for 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Words of Advice for 2019

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Oooooh - YEAH……… :roll:


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by Pete44ru
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 1489

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

Camel73 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:45 pm
Well, 45 now and moving slower these days lol, and mornings seem to take about twice as long as I remember.... Maybe it's time for a heating pad or something..

Any advice from the weathered?

Take two blonds and call us in the morning...…….. :wink:


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by Pete44ru
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: F/S Colorado: A .32 S&W Model 1-1/2 @ $245
Replies: 3
Views: 407

F/S Colorado: A .32 S&W Model 1-1/2 @ $245

NOT MINE ! ! :mrgreen:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/v ... &id=232715

$245, shipped - IMO, a pretty good steal.

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by Pete44ru
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: F/S Elsewhere (TX): Marlin 39/39A Parts
Replies: 0
Views: 286

F/S Elsewhere (TX): Marlin 39/39A Parts

. I spotted these elsewhere, and thought someone here may need them. https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/vbclassified.php?do=ad&id=231395 1. Magazine both outer and inner tube: $30 2. Firing Pin: $25 3. Scope mount: $25 4. Magazine tube attachment ring: $5 5. Cartridge Cut Off Spring: $7 each 6 Tr...
by Pete44ru
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg Maverick??
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Mossberg Maverick??

. Nath, I would use the EASY button, and buy/install a Mossberg 500 open-sighted slug barrel or a cantilever scope mount barrel - ergo making a two-barrel combo. If gauge of the Maverick is a 12ga, here's a few barrels for sale (there's also 20ga bbls available, too). https://www.gunbroker.com/item/...
by Pete44ru
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?
Replies: 45
Views: 1008

Re: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?

And I have to keep mindful if I stay at home and be underfoot, my wife may just shoot me. (grin) Don't grin - IME, your relationship with your significant other WILL change after retirement, when you'll be with each other 24/7 (opposite of when one or both of you had to go to work) HOW it will chan...