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by alnitak
Mon May 11, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Look !!!
Replies: 69
Views: 3062

Re: New Look !!!

Some nice features, e.g., the buttons upper right. However, I am old school as well and prefer the previous fonts. colors, etc. The orange really needs to go...not only too bright but any lighter, semi-transparent color is difficult to read for these old eyes.
by alnitak
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 Trapper
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: Winchester Model 94 Trapper

Ahh...that probably accounts for the low volume, 5k, run.
by alnitak
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 Trapper
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: Winchester Model 94 Trapper

Always loved seeing that rifle, Griff...sure is purty!
by alnitak
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 Trapper
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: Winchester Model 94 Trapper

The TR doesn't stand for Trapper. My Trapper just has standard serial number, 60xxxx. I also found this for a Texas Ranger serial... _DSC0123__57656.1581952937.1280.1280.JPG so, seems to start with "RAxxxx". I doubt it is a Teddy R., since that was a 50k run and would have a serial of "TRxxxxx" vs. ...
by alnitak
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bisley grip
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: Bisley grip

Mainehunter wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:08 pm
I LOVE Bisley grips on my revolvers! I have large hands and they feel comfortable in my hands regardless of caliber.
Same here, Mainehunter! I"ve had them on all my single action pistols. Here are a couple pics...
by alnitak
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most entertaining movies no one has seen
Replies: 64
Views: 4083

Re: Most entertaining movies no one has seen

Another obscure one I enjoyed is Creator, with Peter O'Toole and Mariel Hemingway.
by alnitak
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 94 Trapper
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: Winchester Model 94 Trapper

Joe...I am not sure that the Theodore Roosevelt rifles came in Trapper...from here -- http://www.commemorativecollectors.com/ 1969 THEODORE ROOSEVELT 30-30 cal. 56060 mfg. (rifles & carbines) Engraved nickel plated receiver, nickel plated forend cap, buttplate and barrel bands, pistolgrip stock RIFL...
by alnitak
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most entertaining movies no one has seen
Replies: 64
Views: 4083

Re: Most entertaining movies no one has seen

Cannery Row with Nick Nolte and Debra Winger.
by alnitak
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: red dot sights.
Replies: 16
Views: 770

Re: red dot sights.

Check out the classifieds at AR15.com. Many optics there, scopes, red dots, etc., like new, at great prices.
by alnitak
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry by State in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: Concealed Carry by State in the U.S.

Are these stats for resident only permits, or include non-resident as well? Here on the East coast it is very common for people to have a resident permit in their state, and a non-resident from FLA, which has the largest reciprocity in this area. That might account for the large number (1.7M) for FLA.
by alnitak
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stopped by to say hello...
Replies: 14
Views: 1186

Re: Stopped by to say hello...

Hobie! It has been a long time! Good to see you here again. As a fellow Virginian I am appalled and concerned about the attitude in VA now. Just like Colorado, where the libs from CA moved into Denver and took over the state, the same is happening in northern VA, even in my Loudoun county. What I do...
by alnitak
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bi-annual forum drive
Replies: 29
Views: 2295

Re: Bi-annual forum drive

What happened to the good old days when we would have the yearly forum auction, with proceeds going to the site maintenance fund?...I miss those days...
by alnitak
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help quitting the beer
Replies: 43
Views: 2384

Re: Help quitting the beer

I don't have much to add to what others have said. But one tip...when I did give up beer a few times (say for Lent), I found that one of the toughest things was the "habit" of reaching for the glass/bottle. Typically, I'd be sitting there watching a ball game and just reach over every few minutes to...
by alnitak
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tumbling brass
Replies: 26
Views: 2060

Re: Tumbling brass

Dryer sheets also absorb much of the dust from the media.
by alnitak
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy BIRTHDAY alnitak.
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Happy BIRTHDAY alnitak.

Thanks guys...just now saw this...busy weekend.
by alnitak
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did something change on this site?
Replies: 15
Views: 1122

Did something change on this site?

For years, it always remembered me...now I have to login every time I visit, even though I tell it to remember me. Did something change??
by alnitak
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday mod71alaska.
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Happy Birthday mod71alaska.

Have a great day, Victor! Here's a toast to your health and many more celebrations, my friend.
by alnitak
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 94AE rebound hammer parts replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: 94AE rebound hammer parts replacement

I usually find them on eBay...quick check shows some lower tang assemblies and pre-64 hammers. I didn't look in detail, but you might check there.
by alnitak
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday alnitak.
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Happy Birthday alnitak.

Thanks all! I appreciate the thoughts.
by alnitak
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yet Another Knife Project
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Yet Another Knife Project

Wow! Very nice.

While I think the spline works great with the knife below, I think it would be a bit too much for the one above. Maybe shorter and thinner, if at all?
by alnitak
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed carry --- again
Replies: 60
Views: 6158

Re: Concealed carry --- again

I love my Kahr PM-9 with 147gr HST ammo (it also shoots +P). Very accurate and best DA trigger out there for small 9's. The Sig 938 has similar MoA as a 1911, which is cool, but I don't like having a safety on a gun I may carry in my pocket. The Kahr, with its polygonal rifling and adjustable night ...
by alnitak
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BFR revolvers
Replies: 14
Views: 1650

BFR revolvers

Have you guys seen these?

http://www.magnumresearch.com/BFR-Stainless.asp

They come in .30-30, .45-70, .45 LC and others.
by alnitak
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of a grizzly rifle...
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Speaking of a grizzly rifle...

Put aside your girly-man .458 Win Mag or your wimpy .50 cal and watch guys shoot a real gun, the largest center fire rifle ever made, the .950 JDJ by SSK Industries(Ohio). Only three were ever made. This was the lightest, the carbine version, weighing in at 50 lbs (the next two made were 110 pounds ...
by alnitak
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive, But Reliable Red-Dot Sights
Replies: 13
Views: 1060

Re: Inexpensive, But Reliable Red-Dot Sights

I have the Bushnell TRS-25 and it has worked fine for me, and others I know that have it. Seems to be at a good price/performance point.
by alnitak
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carry leather squeaks
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: Carry leather squeaks

Rub a candle on the squeaky area. The wax will prevent noise from rubbing as you move.
by alnitak
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your 9x19mm carry ammo?
Replies: 26
Views: 1766

Re: What is your 9x19mm carry ammo?

Federal HST LE +P, 124-gr and 147-gr
by alnitak
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most beautiful actress of the 1960s?
Replies: 55
Views: 5065

Re: Most beautiful actress of the 1960s?

All of the above, plus any number of others, like Natalie Wood.
by alnitak
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Package from OldNo7
Replies: 34
Views: 1850

Re: Package from OldNo7

Very nice! Way to go OldNo7...good on ya!
by alnitak
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Revenant" Movie
Replies: 33
Views: 2718

Re: "The Revenant" Movie

Interesting read on the story...

http://hughglass.org/jim-bridger/
by alnitak
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fair Notice
Replies: 25
Views: 1754

Re: Fair Notice

I like it. And frankly, my Kimber Raptor 1911 has been flawless, with exceptional fit and finish, and extremely accurate. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Kimber.


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by alnitak
Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pilot talk...
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Pilot talk...

Wish my recent flight offered this kind of interesting PSA from the pilots...

https://www.facebook.com/david.j.manger ... 329751464/
by alnitak
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Forends
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Winchester 94 Forends

Check Joe's discussion in the sticky on interchangeability of pre-/post-64 parts.

http://onesticky.levergunscommunity.org ... sters.html
by alnitak
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .380, or .38 Special
Replies: 78
Views: 3912

Re: .380, or .38 Special

jnyork; How or what condition do you carry your Sig 238? l] I carry it in Condition 1, Bill, that's what it is designed for. Instead of loose in the pocket, I can really recommend the Galco pocket holster to you, makes it easier to remove from pocket, keeps the gun properly oriented in the pocket a...
by alnitak
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jurassic World Rifle
Replies: 25
Views: 2520

Re: Jurassic World Rifle

Kinda' funny, whenever i come in late and find her up waiting for me in front of that thing wrapped in a giant blanket and surrounded by our 3 cats and little dog - i simultaneously think --- "Thats the cutest thing ever- bless her heart" , then followed immediately by "Crazy cat lady" Nice you sti...
by alnitak
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jurassic World Rifle
Replies: 25
Views: 2520

Re: Jurassic World Rifle

Agreed...definitely needed Garret's Hammerheads.
by alnitak
Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jurassic World Rifle
Replies: 25
Views: 2520

Re: Jurassic World Rifle

I know this is an old thread, but just saw the movie. I initially thought it was a Wild West Co-pilot in .457. Surprised it is a run-of-the-mill Marlin in .45-70.
by alnitak
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of redecorating....
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Thinking of redecorating....

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by alnitak
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obscure conversions...
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Obscure conversions...

OBSCURE CONVERSIONS From Seniorific News/Nov. 2016 · Ratio of an igloo’s circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi · 2000 pounds of Chinese Soup = Won ton · Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 banana second. · Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram · Time it ta...
by alnitak
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Is a covered holster concealed carry?
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: OT Is a covered holster concealed carry?

In Virginia, the law states, "A weapon shall be deemed to be hidden from common observation when it is observable but is of such deceptive appearance as to disguise the weapon's true nature." However, open carry is legal in VA, so it doesn't matter if it is in a covered holster. Check your state laws.
by alnitak
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little XD mod
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: A little XD mod

Streetstar wrote:
Panzercat wrote:16 rounds of near 44mag just reeks of sex, I gotta say.

At this point in my meager existence on this earth, i'll take the latter before the former if possible
You might as well...because at some point the latter will become more scarce, either through marriage or an aging body!!
by alnitak
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could use some prayers
Replies: 39
Views: 1523

Re: Could use some prayers

Thank you all for your prayers. Kurt passed away early this morning.
by alnitak
Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday mod71alaska.
Replies: 15
Views: 982

Re: Happy Birthday mod71alaska.

Happy Birthday Victor! May God bless you with many more. Hope you enjoy yourself today!
by alnitak
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could use some prayers
Replies: 39
Views: 1523

Re: Could use some prayers

Thank you all. God bless.
by alnitak
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday 45-70marlin, Mossyoak1957 & rjohns94.
Replies: 11
Views: 740

Re: Happy Birthday 45-70marlin, Mossyoak1957 & rjohns94.

Have a great B-day all! May you be blessed with many more.
by alnitak
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could use some prayers
Replies: 39
Views: 1523

Could use some prayers

Friday night, my daughter's boyfriend (not fiancee yet but were moving in that direction) was in a very serious car accident while driving down from VA to NC to meet my daughter. Severe head trauma; an induced coma did not alleviate the ICP. Last night a craniectomy was performed...a measure of last...
by alnitak
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another pun-ishing post...
Replies: 10
Views: 965

Another pun-ishing post...

New in the dictionary. 1. ARBITRAITOR A cook that leaves Arby's to work at McDonald's 2. BERNADETTE The act of torching a mortgage. 3. BURGLARIZE What a crook sees through 4. AVOIDABLE What a bullfighter tries to do 5. EYEDROPPER Clumsy ophthalmologist 6. CONTROL A short, ugly inmate. 7. COUNTERFEIT...
by alnitak
Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog(s)?
Replies: 15
Views: 2299

Re: Dog(s)?

My huskies have all shed like that. I just pull off clumps of hair...no brush needed!
by alnitak
Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 10 FREE????
Replies: 99
Views: 11061

Re: Windows 10 FREE????

Another privacy warning for Windows 10...

http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/windows-10-s ... ards-more/
by alnitak
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - Need Help with a Wedding Toast
Replies: 16
Views: 2017

Re: OT - Need Help with a Wedding Toast

Here's a Wedding Prayer that looks easy enough to convert to a toast: A Marriage Prayer Bless this marriage, O God, as ____ and ____ begin their journey down the road of life together. We don't know what lies ahead for the road turns and bends. But help them to make the best of whatever comes their ...
by alnitak
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get A Hanky Out For This One :-(
Replies: 17
Views: 1515

Re: Get A Hanky Out For This One :-(

Darn it...can't see too clearly...but thank you.