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by marlinman93
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotting scope recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Spotting scope recommendations

Vall, thanks for that suggestion. My scope is a cheap Cabelas house brand bought maybe 10-15 years ago, that I occasionally use to look at the moon. I can't afford a Kowa or a Swaro ... Bill I stumbled into a Kowa at our gun club 20 years ago. They have a "swap meet" once a year and as I was perusi...
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new weapons cache discovered....
Replies: 16
Views: 517

Re: new weapons cache discovered....

Didn't realize I had a "weapons cache"? I always call it a collection. But I guess it depends on who looks at it, and what their knowledge is too?
by marlinman93
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: smallest powder charge for this result
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: smallest powder charge for this result

I'd go with 6.5 grs. of Unique.
by marlinman93
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotting scope recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Spotting scope recommendations

Under $500 I'd buy the Leupold SX-1 at $429. The finest under $500 scope around.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... _BwE&smp=y
by marlinman93
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making A Knife From A Bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Making A Knife From A Bolt

Depending on what you're starting with, you don't necessarily need a heat treating oven. In fact edge tempering can often result in a better blade as it only hardens the edge, so you wont risk stress cracks in the blade, and the knife will handle hits better without fracturing. Since the knife Pete ...
by marlinman93
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do You Use K&N Air Filters?
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Do You Use K&N Air Filters?

Have one on my gas engine for 8 years now, and not sure I noticed any increase in mileage. But I like that it's reusable after a simple cleaning, so I'm happy with it for that reason.
by marlinman93
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: case life 38 special
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: case life 38 special

I gave up counting the number of times I've reloaded .38 Spl. and .357 Mag. cases! Way too many to keep track of. Can't recall how many I've ever had to toss out due to failure from reloading, but I bet I can count them on one hand.
by marlinman93
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alaskan girls and bears: part 4
Replies: 16
Views: 734

Re: Alaskan girls and bears: part 4

I love seeing young people participating in hunting! It's great that the girls are not only participating, but successfully taking game too!
by marlinman93
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver gun show
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: Denver gun show

Beautiful firearms...! And good they are getting used, even though they are 'museum-quality', it's always a shame to see a well-designed and made machine not get used as intended. Those look perfect for match shooting, but any hunting a single-shot rifle is good for, they would be great for. The on...
by marlinman93
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver gun show
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: Denver gun show

Vall, I think we do have hogs here in Oregon. :wink: Feral Swine Hunting in Oregon Feral swine are listed as one of the 100 most dangerous invasive species in Oregon. According to Rick Boatner, ODFW's invasive species wildlife integrity coordinator, Oregon is at a crossroads relative to this animal...
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver gun show
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: Denver gun show

When's the last time you killed a hog with one of those beauties? :) I've never hunted hogs. We don't even have hogs in Oregon. Hunted and taken deer with them though. And hunted elk with larger caliber Ballard rifles. These aren't safe queens. They get shot regularly, and some get used for hunting...
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver gun show
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: Denver gun show

When's the last time you killed a hog with one of those beauties? :) I've never hunted hogs. We don't even have hogs in Oregon. Hunted and taken deer with them though. And hunted elk with larger caliber Ballard rifles. These aren't safe queens. They get shot regularly, and some get used for hunting...
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photobucket pics are back up
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: Photobucket pics are back up

claybob86 wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:12 am
I already deleted all my photos and closed the account. Won't be going back.
Ditto for me too! Been using Imgur ever since I left PB and happy with it!
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver gun show
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: Denver gun show

Got a Schoyen style palm rest built for the forearm bezel. Need to knock off the shine once it is well dried in a couple weeks.

Image

And the original windage globe with MVA spirit level clip:

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by marlinman93
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver gun show
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: Denver gun show

Thanks Yooper! I got that big ugly globe sight off the front yesterday. I had a Ballard windage globe that would be factory for a #6 Schuetzen model, but it was missing the clip and insert. Dug through my sight box and found an MVA sight card and two clips. One spirit level and one plain. I tried th...
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swallow tail butterfly
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: Swallow tail butterfly

Tiger Swallowtails used to be numerous here in Oregon when I was a kid. Love seeing them, but they seem to have disappeared for the last 30 plus years. Unsure why they went away. They're beautiful!
by marlinman93
Thu May 31, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver gun show
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: Denver gun show

Thanks Bill and MM Wright!

Well my collection is still growing Bill, but probably small compared to some. It's also pretty narrow perspective with my interest being Ballard rifles, and especially target models!
by marlinman93
Wed May 30, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver gun show
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: Denver gun show

Boy there is nothing like fancy wood! Great finds on your part- congrats!! Last time I was at a Denver gun show was back in 92 or 93. I traded off a Browning Medalist .22 pistol( couldn't keep any of the screws tight short of welding!) Anyhow, I picked up a new Rem 700 in 17 Remington, a box of amm...
by marlinman93
Wed May 30, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver gun show
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Denver gun show

Was at the CGCA show in Denver on the 18-19th of May. Great show as always, and much too much good stuff to purchase! Had to be selective and make funds go as far as possible with so many nice old guns available! In the end I picked up two more Marlin Ballard rifles for my collection. The first is a...
by marlinman93
Tue May 29, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok Guys, you have up to $2000 to spend,
Replies: 39
Views: 734

Re: Ok Guys, you have up to $2000 to spend,

I'll pocket the cash and stick with my S&W 745 .45 ACP! Got enough magazines to allow me to hold off zombies while the wife reloads mags.
by marlinman93
Mon May 28, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Con man-thief!

Was almost laughable John! At first I couldn't believe what he sent in a message. Then in the message he wrote that I had one chance to convince him why he shouldn't ban me! I sent him the info from USPS inspector of the fraud pending, but told him I'd take that ban if he banned Brockvp01 also, as l...
by marlinman93
Sun May 27, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Con man-thief!

You guys might get a good chuckle on this reply I got from a Moderator at the Tngunowners forum where I warned members of Brian Brock's scam on unsuspecting buyers. "Gentlemen, We do not appreciate drama being brought to our board. Especially by a couple of folks who have zero posts on our forum - w...
by marlinman93
Sun May 27, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Con man-thief!

I already have everything you mentioned, except an accurate physical description. That's partially good news. Just another suggestion (worth what you paid for it!), call that county's prosecuting attorney and see if they have any suggestions. These are the people the Sheriff's deputies/city cops wr...
by marlinman93
Sun May 27, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Con man-thief!

Thanks Rusty! I was told by the postal inspectors that there's no need to contact a specific inspector. Once the name Brian Brock is in their system, any and all complaints with his name as the perpetrator will be filed together. I have told one other complainant to file his online complaint with US...
by marlinman93
Sat May 26, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Con man-thief!

Saw that same obit, and couple other things, including a Brock that got arrested for meth/various drug offenses several years ago. I'm very leery of posting anyone's picture/personal info on a public forum until more info is developed. That's why I really want a good physical description from the g...
by marlinman93
Sat May 26, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Con man-thief!

Contact the Leslie county KY sheriff's office 606-672-2200 or the Hyden city police department (606) 672-2300 and see if they know this guy. Leslie county is not very big and I suspect he's known to the local constabulary, if he lives in that county Also did a quick search, there are a bunch of Bro...
by marlinman93
Thu May 24, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Con man-thief!

Was contacted this morning by another guy who got scammed by the same Brian Brock! He made a deal to buy some flintlocks and lost his money also. Sad.
by marlinman93
Wed May 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Con man-thief!

Odds are your money is gone. I bet if you do a web search you will find the same gun photos for sale by another person, probably the real owner. Believe it or not, Nigerians are behind a lot of theses scams. They join forums and social media for the sole purpose of scamming others. The spoof FB acc...
by marlinman93
Wed May 23, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheyenne has Passed
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: Cheyenne has Passed

Nice guy. He came to our annual collector gun show each year with his wife. Very non Hollywood people, and a joy to talk to. RIP Clint.
by marlinman93
Wed May 23, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Re: Con man-thief!

Thanks guys! Some searching has revealed this scumbag has joined numerous gun forums around March of this year, and already banned from a few for scams he committed. Unfortunately none of this showed up when I did a search at the time of purchase. I have learned one lesson from this. I wont buy from...
by marlinman93
Tue May 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Con man-thief!
Replies: 36
Views: 1277

Con man-thief!

If you guys see this user ID on any gun forums, please send a message to the forum moderator: "brockvp01" Also goes by Brian Brock, Donnie Brock, Sledge, and is located in Hyden, Ky. The above guy arranged to sell me a Ballard single shot rifle about 5 weeks ago, and after I sent him funds I never r...
by marlinman93
Mon May 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We've Lost Wind Whitehall
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: We've Lost Wind Whitehall

.45colt wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 3:12 am
Very Sad news. I enjoyed His videos for along time.
The videos were a collaboration of Mo and Wind's. Mo did most of the filming and pictures for the shoots, and Wind and Mo edited whatever needed to be prior to posting on Mo's youtube channel.
by marlinman93
Mon May 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We've Lost Wind Whitehall
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: We've Lost Wind Whitehall

I never knew or met Wind, though I learned of him through the OP in the link. I believe that "Mo" is the same guy as "justsaymo" on other forums. Wind's place wasn't that far from me, I wish I'd have made it up to one of the shoots to meet him. They seem like a great group and Wind seemed like a re...
by marlinman93
Sat May 12, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We've Lost Wind Whitehall
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: We've Lost Wind Whitehall

This is Wind doing what he loved. Reminding the rest of us we're mere mortals!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vln5EP0JAmg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO6ihrcukcc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xF9jzykpoM

And helping people out as usual.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLZcmLAMGcU
by marlinman93
Sat May 12, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got A Winchester Low Wall .22LR
Replies: 17
Views: 464

Re: Got A Winchester Low Wall .22LR

Good looking gun, and the MVA scope should make it a tack driver too!
by marlinman93
Fri May 11, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any cartridge collectors here?
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: any cartridge collectors here?

I collect UMC, Rem-UMC, and Rem. ammo. I agree with Ray on it being the post WWII-1960 vintage box.
by marlinman93
Thu May 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hillbilly caviar! Got some more!
Replies: 32
Views: 915

Re: Hillbilly caviar!

Like Blaine said, they're worse than weeds around here. Never heard of anyone eating them?
by marlinman93
Thu May 10, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WARNING: Dallas NRA Convention Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: WARNING: Dallas NRA Convention Issues

If they were in the right and doing this legally, it wouldn't be happening at 3:00a.m.!!! It was done at this time because they knew they were breaking the law and stealing from a hotel guest. Cockroaches always come out at night.
by marlinman93
Thu May 10, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We've Lost Wind Whitehall
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: We've Lost Wind Whitehall

Wind was 75, and has had heart problems for a few years. Got a pacemaker last fall and we hoped he would be much better after that. Wind was a dear friend of mine for almost 15 years. We met through a mutual interest in old Marlin leverguns, and I attended the summer long range shoots he put on at h...
by marlinman93
Mon May 07, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossing Off Dick's Sporting Goods
Replies: 23
Views: 932

Re: Crossing Off Dick's Sporting Goods

Wonder what the founder of Dick's would think if he was still alive?
by marlinman93
Sat May 05, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reinvention of myself
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Re: Reinvention of myself

It's always more disappointing when the one who lets you down is also a relative. Puts a strain on relationships and future interactions with that part of the family. Glad you moved on and took the high road in this instance. Sometimes when something bad happens it forces us to change direction, and...
by marlinman93
Fri May 04, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm buying more HORNADY Ammo now...!
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: I'm buying more HORNADY Ammo now...!

Hornady has been my go to source for new brass for a long time now. They're one of the few companies carrying oddball brass in stock.
by marlinman93
Fri May 04, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossing Off Dick's Sporting Goods
Replies: 23
Views: 932

Re: Crossing Off Dick's Sporting Goods

Easy for me to boycott Dick's. I haven't been in any of them around me in decades. Just nothing there that I couldn't find elsewhere cheaper.
by marlinman93
Wed May 02, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What knives did they use? Really!
Replies: 31
Views: 2481

Re: What knives did they use? Really!

During that early 20th Century period Western Brand sheath knives were very popular. They were already a fairly old company by that time. Platt family had been involved in knife making for decades. Western started in Boulder, Co. in around 1894, but Charles Platt began knife making in 1864 when he i...
by marlinman93
Wed May 02, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Act Of Stupidity
Replies: 26
Views: 692

Re: An Act Of Stupidity

Ouch! I know the feeling of having to drive home after a knee injury! Broke my knee while riding my dirt bike back in 1982 and not only had to drive it 2 hours home, but had to ride the dirt bike back to my truck after breaking my knee! Had my two buddies start the bike, and they loaded it in the tr...
by marlinman93
Tue May 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Martini sporting rifle restoration project
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Martini sporting rifle restoration project

Very nice rifle! I guess you want to replace the triggerguard to make it like a regular Martini? I personally love the Hollis triggerguard/lever on it now, and they give much better extraction leverage than the original did.
by marlinman93
Tue May 01, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Timberrrrrr....video`s added.
Replies: 64
Views: 1374

Re: Timberrrrrr....

A lot of nice clear wood in that one!
by marlinman93
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievable find today!!
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: Unbelievable find today!!

If my wife or any body else sold off my guns before I was dead and I survived, there would be hell to pay. I would NEVER let them live it down. Joe If I survived to find my guns sold, I'm not sure I'd be living anywhere near whichever family member sold them. I'd hope my wife would wait until after...
by marlinman93
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rough year for chronographs
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Rough year for chronographs

Couldn't you have purchased new screens cheaper than a complete chronograph?
by marlinman93
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievable find today!!
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: Unbelievable find today!!

Seems it was meant to be. Good karma, or just a gun that wanted to come back home? ;)