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by marlinman93
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thought I was done.
Replies: 16
Views: 255

Re: Thought I was done.

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:18 pm
Really lovely piece, Vall. Congratulations. A .25-20 of any description has been on my list for decades, but no soap.
This one was out in Hillsboro, Or. Bill. Wonder how many others are sitting in people's closets undiscovered?
by marlinman93
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's Another "I Thought I Was Done"
Replies: 11
Views: 84

Re: Here's Another "I Thought I Was Done"

Haven't even fired my motorcycle up in maybe 6-7 years? I keep saying every winter that I need to get it running and sell it. But it sits in the garage taking up space. Maybe this winter?
by marlinman93
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost another good guy
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Lost another good guy

A huge hole in the list of modern custom knife makers. Hopefully his son has learned well and can help fill the void.
by marlinman93
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thought I was done.
Replies: 16
Views: 255

Re: Thought I was done.

Looked at the picture before reading the text and ......gulp! ....almost choked.....you just don't see too many with those options and like you said, with excellent bore condition. But...on the other hand....and you know this.......high dollar guns were not taken out and all beat up and the origina...
by marlinman93
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thought I was done.
Replies: 16
Views: 255

Re: Thought I was done.

Val, Reckon that fine rifle will be loved ,but will it be shot??? I shoot all my guns Jerry, and how much depends more on how well they shoot, rather than how nice they look. If this .25-20 happens to be a tack driver it will see lots of shooting time! Made arrangements to meet Monday when the gun ...
by marlinman93
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thought I was done.
Replies: 16
Views: 255

Thought I was done.

About 10 years ago I sold off a major amount of my pre WWI era Marlin lever action repeating rifles. Kept a handful, but the rest went towards funding my 1800's single shot rifle addiction, especially Marlin Ballard rifles. Then Thursday night a friend calls me to say he has a friend who wants to se...
by marlinman93
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel
Replies: 24
Views: 413

Re: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel

I don't believe Craftsman tools were ever made of stainless steel? Pretty sure they're simply chrome plated, and the newer ones are cheap chrome process, not the very well done chroming of past decades.
by marlinman93
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel
Replies: 24
Views: 413

Re: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel

Any steel, stainless or other, can have imperfections. Especially so with cast steels. How the steel is used, or what the end product is, will determine what steps are needed during the manufacturing process. We had castings we made at our plant that required an industrial xray of every part before ...
by marlinman93
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel
Replies: 24
Views: 413

Re: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel

It's not a matter of quality. It depends on what the stainless is to be used for what grade is used. Some stainless steels are magnetic due to the alloy, some aren't. It most certainly is a matter of quality. The purest stainless steel is indeed the highest quality, and also the highest priced. Oth...
by marlinman93
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel
Replies: 24
Views: 413

Re: How to Remove Rust From Stainless Steel

The higher the quality the stainless is, the less chance it will rust. SS comes in various levels of carbon steel in it, and guns are a much lower quality of stainless so they wont gall or be hard to machine or rifle. If you test SS with a magnet it will stick easily to lower grade stainless because...
by marlinman93
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bear Attacks Elk Hunter Yesterday
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Bear Attacks Elk Hunter Yesterday

Not just lucky, but as JerryB said, very blessed! And thank God his partner reacted and stopped the bear attack with a couple shots of bear spray! This should help convince those who say it doesn't work too. But, not even close to every time. :wink: Of course it's not a firearm in capable hands. Bu...
by marlinman93
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bear Attacks Elk Hunter Yesterday
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Bear Attacks Elk Hunter Yesterday

Not just lucky, but as JerryB said, very blessed! And thank God his partner reacted and stopped the bear attack with a couple shots of bear spray! This should help convince those who say it doesn't work too.
by marlinman93
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The good old days-or maybe not.
Replies: 20
Views: 591

Re: The good old days-or maybe not.

My dad had the drawers for larger hardware, but had baby food jars for the smaller hardware. The lids were screwed to a board, and then the board was screwed to the rafters in the basement. You could look up and see which jar had what you wanted. It was a huge task cleaning up after my mom and dad p...
by marlinman93
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The good old days-or maybe not.
Replies: 20
Views: 591

Re: The good old days-or maybe not.

Those who lived through the Great Depression always have aa much different outlook on life than anyone born later. My dad was born in 1904 and was a young man just married and starting a family during those years. His father died when dad was 10 years old, and he was the oldest son. He began working...
by marlinman93
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern Cattle Rustling alive and well...?
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: Modern Cattle Rustling alive and well...?

Sure haven't heard of this in cattle ranches around here? I have been told by ranch owners that individual cows have been rustled, and they usually take them during the night and leave a lot of wasted meat on the carcass. A fair number of ranchers lease US Forest Service land here and the cattle gra...
by marlinman93
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest Lever 1877 Shiloh Sharps
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: Latest Lever 1877 Shiloh Sharps

Beautiful gun! But we need more details! What barrel length and weight? Brand of barrel? Sights? etc.....
by marlinman93
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The good old days-or maybe not.
Replies: 20
Views: 591

Re: The good old days-or maybe not.

I think you're correct Sixgun as it pertains to lazy young folks today. This is the good old times for them, or anyone without work ethic. But It certainly isn't for many who were or are willing to work hard. The hard workers would fair better in almost any era, but I think the post WWII era of the ...
by marlinman93
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: How to improve accuracy and consistency of carbine?

Nothing you can do to a carbine will ever make it target rifle accurate. They can shoot extremely well, and as good as any other lever action repeater. Most importantly is the forearm is snug to the barrel and mag tube. If you can grab the forearm and wiggle it, or shift it, it wont shoot as accurat...
by marlinman93
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too many wolves in Oregon already
Replies: 23
Views: 437

Re: Too many wolves in Oregon already

Shoot. Dig a hole. Don't ask, don't tell... So. Coastal Oregon; cougars sighted in city park and reported goat killings just east of town. Black bears seen 2 miles up river in residential area. Recent forest fires have pushed them closer/into town. But they are protected... Cougars are not protecte...
by marlinman93
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good smell
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: A good smell

We get that wet smell so often here on the wet side of the Cascades that it's not that refreshing to us.
by marlinman93
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Moose from BC
Replies: 26
Views: 508

Re: Another Moose from BC

Nice moose, and having everyone successful is huge! Good job by the guide and the hunters!
by marlinman93
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too many wolves in Oregon already
Replies: 23
Views: 437

Re: Too many wolves in Oregon already

Like other predators in Oregon, the wolves are just one more that are getting out of control, and I doubt anything can be done due to the liberals who set the agenda. Most of those liberals don't live in areas affected by wolves and cougars, but they like sitting in their easy chair in the city and ...
by marlinman93
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waxing Guns
Replies: 23
Views: 597

Re: Waxing Guns

My reply was in jest. Notice the wink?
by marlinman93
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Dianne SLIMEstein . . . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 545

Re: Dianne SLIMEstein . . . . .

Can someone please explain the difference between Feinstein and Hitler? Other than gender, and when they lived, I can't see any difference?
by marlinman93
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waxing Guns
Replies: 23
Views: 597

Re: Waxing Guns

octagon wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:52 pm
contraindicated
What does this word mean? ;)
by marlinman93
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well crud; another 'must-have' gun crops up....
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Well crud; another 'must-have' gun crops up....

Considering the pressures involved, and number of shots before the barrel is worn out; I'll stick with something more mundane.
by marlinman93
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waxing Guns
Replies: 23
Views: 597

Re: Waxing Guns

No difference between Johnson's and Minn Wax paste. Use whichever is cheaper, or easier to find.
by marlinman93
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1937 Guide to Handloading.....
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: 1937 Guide to Handloading.....

I have Phil Sharpe's book which covers everything there, plus a lot more. He was a terrific gun writer and loading expert.

I also have a large quantity of old Ideal and Lyman loading manuals that I refer to for hard to find data. Some great load data in the old manuals!
by marlinman93
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waxing Guns
Replies: 23
Views: 597

Re: Waxing Guns

I've waxed both wood and metal for decades and no problems. I know there are specialty waxes like Renaissance Wax that museums use, but I simply use Minn Wax Paste Wax. I use a rag to apply a thin coat to metal and wood, and then a dry cloth to buff off all excess. I always do an extra treatment pri...
by marlinman93
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Difference A Woman Can Make
Replies: 30
Views: 787

Re: The Difference A Woman Can Make

Back when Bill was famous for all his whoring around, I almost felt like I didn't blame him, considering who he is married to. But then I figured he's staying with her simply because it was better for his political career, so can't blame anyone but him for that. How bad do you want a career in polit...
by marlinman93
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8 Shot Redhawks. ..What Say You?
Replies: 30
Views: 576

Re: 8 Shot Redhawks. ..What Say You?

I'd rather have a common 6 shooter. If I wanted 8 shots I'd go for a .45 ACP pistol and have 8 bigger shots, plus extra magazines. In my non-expert opinion, the 180 grain hardcast .357 are superior in penetration to anything .45acp....I welcome proof to the contrary. True, but maybe even too much p...
by marlinman93
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This was gonna be my new gun....
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: This was gonna be my new gun....

A local Winchester collector here back in the 60's and 70's collected nothing but serial number "8" Winchesters. Unsure why he picked #8, but he had a bunch of them in his appliance store on the walls. His name was Harold McCallum, and he had everything from very old Winchesters to the latest runs. ...
by marlinman93
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My BIL asked me to sell 8 of his guns..
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: My BIL asked me to sell 8 of his guns..

Griff wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:09 pm
I'm a thinkin' you're talking about a Winchester mdl 94, not a Marlin 1894... right?
Why wouldn't or couldn't it be a Marlin 1894?
by marlinman93
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8 Shot Redhawks. ..What Say You?
Replies: 30
Views: 576

Re: 8 Shot Redhawks. ..What Say You?

I'd rather have a common 6 shooter. If I wanted 8 shots I'd go for a .45 ACP pistol and have 8 bigger shots, plus extra magazines.
by marlinman93
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dull dingy stock finish?
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Dull dingy stock finish?

Since WOP is such a thin solution, it takes anywhere from 12-16 coats to get the hand rubbed look. But it's also easier to apply than any finish I've used. I brush or wipe it on with a rag, and then wipe off any excess with a rag. Of course the first 3-4 coats wont have any extra as the wood soaks i...
by marlinman93
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dull dingy stock finish?
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Dull dingy stock finish?

That's one of the reasons I began using WOP. I was using Laurel Mountain sealer and finish, but they weren't available locally and I had to get them from Brownells for big money. I saw someone decades ago state they had used WOP and that it was much like WOP. Both are finishes that are like hand rub...
by marlinman93
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flu shot?
Replies: 46
Views: 784

Re: Flu shot?

piller wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:35 pm
Just as leather is deactivated cow.
Does that make it pigskin, or vinyl?
by marlinman93
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP
Replies: 21
Views: 541

Re: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP

I love shooting my 745 with 185-200 gr. SWC cast lead bullets. A great little fun plinker with one of my lighter recoil springs, and loads loaded down to around 600 fps. Eventually I'll try the same loads in my Camp Perry Remington 1911A1 if I can get the right recoil spring for it too! https://i.im...
by marlinman93
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flu shot?
Replies: 46
Views: 784

Re: Flu shot?

According to Seqirus, Merck, and Pasteur, there is no nucleic acid in their vaccines. The nucleic acid is not what the white cells recognize. It is the outer shell. Your Doctor is incorrect in this matter. I suppose the CDC is also wrong then? Their web site says flu vaccines are made from deactiva...
by marlinman93
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flu shot?
Replies: 46
Views: 784

Re: Flu shot?

According to Seqirus, Merck, and Pasteur, there is no nucleic acid in their vaccines. The nucleic acid is not what the white cells recognize. It is the outer shell. Your Doctor is incorrect in this matter. I suppose the CDC is also wrong then? Their web site says flu vaccines are made from deactiva...
by marlinman93
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP
Replies: 21
Views: 541

Re: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP

Some 1911s do not feed well with anything other than fmj round nose. A Glock with an aftermarket fully supported barrel and a heavier spring would be a perfect choice for pushing the .45 ACP to over 900 fps. At least, in my opinion. I am not suggesting .45 Super or .460 Rowland levels. Just the pub...
by marlinman93
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flu shot?
Replies: 46
Views: 784

Re: Flu shot?

piller wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:19 pm
It isn't actually the flu virus in the vaccine.
Not true. According to my doctor, and the AMA, flu vaccines include "deactivated flu virus".
by marlinman93
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP
Replies: 21
Views: 541

Re: Maximum "oomph" for the .45 ACP

I'm with Sixgun on the loads for .45 ACP. Never found any need to push mine beyond 900 fps, and usually stay closer to 750-800 fps. I have 4 springs for my S&W 745, so I can shoot anything from target loads to heavy loads and cycle perfectly. I just came into a Remington-Rand 1911A1 Camp Perry match...
by marlinman93
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .25-35
Replies: 18
Views: 762

Re: .25-35

I also own an 1893 Marlin takedown in .25-36 Marlin. I don't use any jacketed bullets in it, and my cast load is around 118 grs. from an original Marlin-Ideal loading tool for the .25-36M. But it has plenty of power, and distance to take deer at distances well beyond normal hunting ranges.
by marlinman93
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dull dingy stock finish?
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Dull dingy stock finish?

My only worry about wipe on poly is that it is normally an interior finish and on a hunting gun that might be out in the weather it could peel off. Another finish I've thought about using is min wax antique oil finish, hand rubbed as well but again interior. I've used Wipe On Poly for decades on co...
by marlinman93
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dull dingy stock finish?
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Dull dingy stock finish?

Some of those finishes wont dry depending on the finish already on a gun stock. I've found the best finish for touch up, or coverage over old wood is Minn Wax Wipe On Poly. It's available as satin or gloss, and has the look of a fine hand rubbed oil finish once it's done. It goes over every existing...
by marlinman93
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flu shot?
Replies: 46
Views: 784

Re: Flu shot?

Wouldn't call myself an "unbeliever", but I have never gotten flu shots, and don't plan on getting them. My wife gets hers every year and she's had the flu more than I have. I prefer to steer clear of those who are sick, and wash my hands often when I've gone out to public areas. Yes, I've had the f...
by marlinman93
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waiting waiting !
Replies: 42
Views: 856

Re: Waiting waiting !

I think the solution is to buy all of them. Then you wont regret whichever you didn't buy.
by marlinman93
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun oil.This is no joke
Replies: 14
Views: 743

Re: Gun oil.This is no joke

Chip, chip, chip. The antigunners continue to chip away bit by bit until they can figure out how to totally eliminate gun ownership. Some may ignore their attempts at tiny little things that take away, or hinder our rights. But they're pretty clever, and are much more active at stealing our rights t...