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by marlinman93
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who makes these AR15 accessories?
Replies: 7
Views: 81

Re: Who makes these AR15 accessories?

I have MagPul without the window. But never thought I needed the window as my bolt locks open on the last shot to remind me to reload. ;)
by marlinman93
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New rifle from DICK'S followed me home
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: New rifle from DICK'S followed me home

Must be part of their inventory reduction plan to eliminate all rifles and hunting gear. Dick's just announced they plan to stop selling hunting rifles and gear at all of their stores.
by marlinman93
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington Now Being Sued?
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Remington Now Being Sued?

It's total BS, and I hope that Remington wins the suit. But either way they'll spend millions fighting this frivolous suit. Might be tough for a company that's already trying to just stay afloat.
by marlinman93
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's See Your... Case Hardening (or Coloring)
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Let's See Your... Case Hardening (or Coloring)

The only really great case colored receivers I have are those done recently. Most of my old originals have faded case colors, or none left. This Schoyen Ballard was done by Keith Kilby at Ballard Rifle Co. in Cody: https://i.imgur.com/vAKZ4JEl.jpg Al Springer's work on my recent Creedmoor Rolling Bl...
by marlinman93
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Schuetzen Rifle -- Original Buchel Meister single-shot
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: New Schuetzen Rifle -- Original Buchel Meister single-shot

I love schuetzen rifles by any maker, and that's a beauty!
by marlinman93
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 399

Re: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

There are so many things that go into color casehardening, and much beyond temperature, and what the pack is. Oscar Gaddy was a wonderful teacher to those who wanted to learn and had discovered all the issues that resulted in poor colors, even when you thought you'd done it all correctly. Things lik...
by marlinman93
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question
Replies: 24
Views: 399

Re: Winchester 1873 Case Hardening Question

Anyone who brings parts up to 2,000 degrees to caseharden them is warping receivers and parts! Color case hardening is normally done at 1350-1450 degrees to get proper colors with bone charcoal. Turnbull does indeed do color case hardening, and I would agree he and most good gunsmiths are going for ...
by marlinman93
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those locked into a bear hug with depression
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: For those locked into a bear hug with depression

No depression here, but I sure can tell after a long winter how much better I feel when the sun comes out and things warm up here!
by marlinman93
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High-capacity BARREL - not magazine....???
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: High-capacity BARREL - not magazine....???

I have no exposure to Hi Point carbines. But their handguns are always excessively bulky and heavy. My nephew has a Hi Point 9mm and it was cheap and reliable, but way too big and heavy for me to ever want one at any price.
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High-capacity BARREL - not magazine....???
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: High-capacity BARREL - not magazine....???

Must have stopped when he couldn't chamber a cartridge?
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big handful of steel
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Big handful of steel

Mossyoak1957 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:29 pm
marlinman93 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:25 pm
That's almost scary how original that finish looks! It could pass for a nice original Colt if you didn't look for the markings!
And the perfect un bubbed screw heads lol
A dull screwdriver, or butter knife can fix that quickly!
by marlinman93
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big handful of steel
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Big handful of steel

That's almost scary how original that finish looks! It could pass for a nice original Colt if you didn't look for the markings!
by marlinman93
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh thoughts on concealed carry choice?
Replies: 34
Views: 507

Re: Fresh thoughts on concealed carry choice?

I'm a dinosaur, so a big semiauto is what I prefer. Either my S&W 745 .45ACP or my S&W 59 9MM. But in summer months when it's lighter clothing wear I end up with my little S&W .22LR semiauto, and I am still pondering a compact 9mm for a better choice.
by marlinman93
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdah you think of this?
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: Howdah you think of this?

I'm not sure who'd get hurt worse? The bad guy, or the person firing that pistol? It has similarities to the Howdah, but they could make a classier stock offering that was nice walnut, and more like the originals.
by marlinman93
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester loading tool
Replies: 22
Views: 402

Re: Winchester loading tool

Never heard that, and I don't think it's true either. Marlin (like many other gun companies) used Burgess patents for some of their designs. Winchester and Marlin both paid Andrew Burgess royalties for the tube loading design of loading through the side gate. Burgess designed the sliding gate, so Ma...
by marlinman93
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester loading tool
Replies: 22
Views: 402

Re: Winchester loading tool

I don't think the 1881 and 1888 rifles were killed by anything Winchester did. More likely that they were simply less perfect designs than later LL Hepburn designed models after he hired on at Marlin in 1887 or 88. Louis Hepburn was another firearms genius, and he completely redesigned all of Marlin...
by marlinman93
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester loading tool
Replies: 22
Views: 402

Re: Winchester loading tool

Vall are you trying tell me Winchester is bigger than Marlin in the early levergun world? What are you smokin man? Yeah yeah I know it to be true but in MY house same same. I prefer a 336 to a Winchester 94 (most times)but prefer. 1886 to a Marlin 1895(most times) although I do have one or two🙄of e...
by marlinman93
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester loading tool
Replies: 22
Views: 402

Re: Winchester loading tool

The 1881 tool that Marlin bought from Browning predates Browning's involvement with Winchester. I often wonder if John Marlin had delved deeper into Browning's talent, and gotten to know the man better, if he would have been the recipient of Browning's genius and designs, instead of Winchester? It m...
by marlinman93
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3297
Views: 51057

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Anyone see the two experimental barreled M1 Garands in .22-06 duplex that sold last weekend at auction? One for $11,000 and the other for I think $12,500? These were the predecessor to the military's change to the .223 M16, and the military thought they might simply neck down .30-06 to get high spee...
by marlinman93
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester loading tool
Replies: 22
Views: 402

Re: Winchester loading tool

I've never seen the Marlin tools, just pictures. I've heard they are really nice though. Good stuff, back in the day........ The ones made from Browning's patent are extremely nice tools. The later ones made using Ideal patents by John Barlow who started Ideal, are very good, but certainly not on t...
by marlinman93
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester loading tool
Replies: 22
Views: 402

Re: Winchester loading tool

I have some 1881 Marlin loading tools designed by John Browning that are really a nice tool! Browning designed the only tong tool that sized cases, and Marlin bought the patent from Browning. Each tool is serial numbered, so there weren't huge numbers built. I've reloaded .45-70, .40-60 Marlin, .38-...
by marlinman93
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester loading tool
Replies: 22
Views: 402

Re: Winchester loading tool

I only have two and they are the two later designs. One in .22WCF, and the other in .32-40. Both tools came with my cased 3 barrel Pope Ballard set. I've never used the .32-40 as I have die sets for that caliber that are easier. But the .22WCF I have used just because I don't own dies for it, and oc...
by marlinman93
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pretty Polite and Smooth Cop
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Pretty Polite and Smooth Cop

Although I'm against these guys who walk around displaying their firearms, and pushing buttons to get citizens and cops excited, I do applaud the cop for staying cool. But his "function check" is total BS. How do you pull the trigger on a semiauto, or full auto with nothing in the chamber and come t...
by marlinman93
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: check out this mustang , a few more pics
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: check out this mustang

The old Vettes seem to be the only real "car show" cars from the pictures? The rest just appear to mostly be fairly new cars that are pretty much as they left the showroom floor, with maybe just tire and wheel changes. I see that occasionally here at car shows, and if I get to one with mostly new ca...
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!
Replies: 45
Views: 850

Re: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!

Marlinman93, yup the .22 shotshell is pretty pathetic, #12 shot is is next to useless, my 9mm Flobert rimfire with #10 is not much better but both have killed pests at close range when other more powerful options could not be safely used. The saving grace of the .22 shotgun is that if you wound you...
by marlinman93
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1059

Re: This is what Benchmade calls an apology

jdad wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:10 pm
Somebody sent a message to BM and I don't think they accepted their apology. This is not mine.


https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/1 ... 861821.JPG




*****
That ought to get the point across to BM!
by marlinman93
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!
Replies: 45
Views: 850

Re: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!

.22 smoothbores are more of a curiosity than a good thing from hat I've discovered. I once had a pretty neat little Stevens 44 in .22 smoothbore, and it was pretty disappointing to use. The .22 Shot shells held such a tiny amount of tiny shot that trying to hit anything beyond 5 yds. was nearly impo...
by marlinman93
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing S&W pin on sight *Update 3/7*
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Replacing S&W pin on sight

Get a very high quality tiny punch! They can be a PITA with a cheap pin punch.
by marlinman93
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1059

Re: This is what Benchmade calls an apology

COSteve wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:51 am

Not tough luck for BM at all. They made their choices and now get to live with the consequences of them.
My "tough luck" was meant exactly that way. Tough luck, they deserve it.
by marlinman93
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1059

Re: This is what Benchmade calls an apology

I heard the GT interview the other day. The PR guy earned his pay, but is just spouting what Les wants him to spout. I'm really surprised Les still won't come out and state a real apology. I guess they figure this will blow over, be a temporary loss of business, and the military contracts will sust...
by marlinman93
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1059

Re: This is what Benchmade calls an apology

I heard the GT interview the other day. The PR guy earned his pay, but is just spouting what Les wants him to spout. I'm really surprised Les still won't come out and state a real apology. I guess they figure this will blow over, be a temporary loss of business, and the military contracts will sust...
by marlinman93
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1059

Re: This is what Benchmade calls an apology

This is a very good interview with Gun Talk, and well worth listening to! Here's the latest interview with Benchmade's PR guy who is a pretty honest guy, and trying to explain away Benchmade's position. Unfortunately he can't explain their lobbying group, who have a long history of working for Liber...
by marlinman93
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Summary on 'Climate Change'
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Nice Summary on 'Climate Change'

Climate change? We've gotten 74" of snow here in the Cascade Range in 7 days! 48" of that was in the last 48 hrs. Climate change?
by marlinman93
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Brownells doing ok?
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Re: Is Brownells doing ok?

The only emails I get from any of 'em are confirmations of ny orders and shipping notices. On their first sales email, I right click, check the "junk" box, and answer "y" when asked to confirm that I want to "Block Sender"! No more problem. My email system wont allow shipping notices if I block the...
by marlinman93
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new western
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: A new western

Always enjoy westerns, especially if they're well done. Billy the Kid has been done many times, so hope they do a better job than some have done.
by marlinman93
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Could Get Really Interesting
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: This Could Get Really Interesting

Yes, it certainly is about time we stopped discriminating against women, and made them register for the draft too! Just not fair that they should be exempted from the fun of military draft registration, or possible service. :)
by marlinman93
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Brownells doing ok?
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Re: Is Brownells doing ok?

shane-vs-wilson wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:48 pm
MIDWAY USA, will really load your inbox up if you let them!!!
Ain't that the truth! I have an account there also, and I get a couple email notices a day from Midway. Usually don't even open them.
by marlinman93
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1059

Re: This is what Benchmade calls an apology

Galloway wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:17 pm
Sorry im new to all this, would someone please fill me in on what was said or provide us a link please?
This might help. There's two threads going on here:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=73406
by marlinman93
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1059

Re: This is what Benchmade calls an apology

Leatherman went so far as to make a public announcement years ago when Tim Leatherman's left wing donations came to light, and say those were his personal beliefs, but did not represent the company or it's employees. I found that hilarious also, as money going into the company ended up in Tim's pock...
by marlinman93
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Brownells doing ok?
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Re: Is Brownells doing ok?

Must just be you. I've had a business account with them for decades, and they're not bugging me.
by marlinman93
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is what Benchmade calls an apology
Replies: 36
Views: 1059

Re: This is what Benchmade calls an apology

The hits keep coming! Seems the little Mrs. De Asis is filtering funds also, so not just Benchmade, but the family too! https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=Roberta+de+asis https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=Roberta+deasis And of course Les is doing his fair share...
by marlinman93
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm done with Benchmade
Replies: 26
Views: 834

Re: I'm done with Benchmade

I carry a Cutco #1891. They're lifetime guaranteed, and not just to the original purchaser, but to anyone who possesses it! They also sharpen it for free any time you want. Less expensive than a BM at under $100, and a great company to deal with. Only drawback is they can't be purchased from any re...
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm done with Benchmade
Replies: 26
Views: 834

Re: I'm done with Benchmade

I carry a Cutco #1891. They're lifetime guaranteed, and not just to the original purchaser, but to anyone who possesses it! They also sharpen it for free any time you want. Less expensive than a BM at under $100, and a great company to deal with. Only drawback is they can't be purchased from any ret...
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm done with Benchmade
Replies: 26
Views: 834

Re: I'm done with Benchmade

On the local news this morning Benchmade made an announcement that they would no longer be involved in OCPD's gun destruction. OCPD has deleted their post on FB showing BM helping them cut up guns. BM has gone further to lie about their involvement and say they "loaned tools and a work area" to OCPD...
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper use of the F-bomb.....
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Proper use of the F-bomb.....

I have one more.

I hit my #%$*@& thumb with the sledge hammer!
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting During Bad Weather
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Shooting During Bad Weather

That's pretty cool that you can shoot indoors when the weather gets poor outside. This is why I purchased a pellet rifle last year. I had a couple old Benjamins I could shoot, but they weren't quite as accurate as I wanted, nor did they have great triggers. Now that I've got an accurate pellet rifle...
by marlinman93
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm done with Benchmade
Replies: 26
Views: 834

Re: I'm done with Benchmade

There are really no connections to where Benchmade is located, and their stance on guns, knives, or what party they donate thousands to. They could be in rural Arkansas, and still be Democrats, or supporters of left wing agendas.
by marlinman93
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Benchmade Boo-Boo
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Benchmade Boo-Boo

See previous post.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=73406
by marlinman93
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes the .410 shotgun?
Replies: 60
Views: 1027

Re: Who likes the .410 shotgun?

There's not much more fun to be had with a shotgun than what can be had with a .410 pump shotgun. Or even a good .410 over/under, side by side, or semiauto. The .410 is fantastic on small game or small upland game birds. Minimal damage, and very quick pointing.
by marlinman93
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever action .410s???
Replies: 20
Views: 669

Re: Lever action .410s???

My original Marlin 410 lever action built in the very early 1930's is a wonderful gun! A real .410 shotgun lightweight barrel that allows the gun to swing beautifully and handle as good as any pump .410 ever made. I've even taken it to our gun club to shoot trap with it just for fun, and it did very...