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by marlinman93
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: missing s/n
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: missing s/n

In the case of the Marlin the fix was simple. You could have simply pulled the stocks and look for the whole serial number on the wood. Marlin marks serial numbers in multiple places, so it's easy to find them elsewhere. Then the hole could be filled and the missing digit engraved back on the tang.
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sig Got Out Of Jail A Few Days Early
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: The Sig Got Out Of Jail A Few Days Early

Another Hiccup in the system they've found is that if a fella passes, and leaves his firearms to a family member, that family member has to have them transfered legally to himself. Now, when this person starts doing so (at 15 to 50 a pop) The System flags him for trying to obtain too many guns at o...
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

Well that sure changed from blurry at a few feet to better vision than most people!
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

Yeah, the ex will probably kick down the door, announce who he is in a loud voice, and make sure he's lined up with her sights. Probably no reason to think he'd be quiet, or break in quietly. I guess she should have a gun.
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: New pump/slide rifle in .458 Win Mag

At 7.5 lbs. I think I'll pass on one in .458 Win.! I've owned heavier guns in this caliber and sold them because I found the recoil abusive. But at the price tag it wont be hard to pass this one up, regardless of caliber. I can spend that on a nice old 1800's engraved rifle and be much happier.
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sig Got Out Of Jail A Few Days Early
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: The Sig Got Out Of Jail A Few Days Early

Oregon used to allow carry permit holders to pay and go. They changed that many years ago when they went to instant check. Now it's usually a few minutes wait while the FFL calls in and gets it approved. I've personally never had more than 5 minutes wait, and that was when they were very busy. In ra...
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Logging Camp Cemetary
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Old Logging Camp Cemetary

It looks like the flowers and other things left are around the perimeter, as if those leaving them weren't sure where the remains are buried? Are there no headstones or markers for individual graves? I always respect the graves in cemeteries, and try to never walk across a grave out of respect. I se...
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery .....
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery .....

If a Glock is almost idiot proof, then somebody explain why there have been so many documented accidental discharges among police officers? As my buddy said (who sells guns to law enforcement agencies) "A Glock is the safest gun you'll ever accidentally shoot yourself with."
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

It's possible that some are misconstruing the term Legally Blind. :idea: SNIP: Someone who is legally blind has a corrected vision of 20/200 in their best seeing eye. ... Visual acuity of 20/200 means that what the legally blind person can see at 20 feet, the average person can see clearly at 200 f...
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

It's possible that some are misconstruing the term Legally Blind. :idea: SNIP: Someone who is legally blind has a corrected vision of 20/200 in their best seeing eye. ... Visual acuity of 20/200 means that what the legally blind person can see at 20 feet, the average person can see clearly at 200 f...
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Eagles Were Right..." (Hotel California lyric)
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: "The Eagles Were Right..." (Hotel California lyric)

All my friends and family will testify to me NOT being a prisoner to my device! It was only a couple years ago that I finally figured out how to use text messages on my phone! Still don't use it much.
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s
Replies: 19
Views: 416

Re: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s

I thoroughly clean everything on any gun when I first buy them. But I've had some for over two decades and never cleaned the extractor channel again after the first time. And never had a failure to extract ever.
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too

After a little snooping around I found they also sell a TISAS Regent 1911 compact that's a 4" barrel, 8+1 capacity, and has some other great features like better trigger, sights, beavertail safety, and ambidextrous safety. It sells at Bud's for $370, and I think I'm going to do some serious consider...
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

I'm not sure that it would be sage advice to recommend any firearm to someone who is "legally blind". As much as I'd love to see every person own and defend themselves with a firearm, we need to make sure everyone who does so can do so well. I'm not sure anyone who is legally blind can defend themse...
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s
Replies: 19
Views: 416

Re: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s

The only change I'd make to an alloy frame 1911 style pistol is a recoil buffer under the spring. A cheap buffer will ensure that hot rounds never batter the frame when fired. But if you avoid hot rounds then likely you wont need the buffer. You can buy a pack of them for $5, or you can simply go to...
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too

Reviews have been excellent for the Tisas 1911 pistols, and all have mentioned the excellent machining and smooth surfaces, even in hidden areas. Only complaint was the sights, but they are typical off every military 1911A1 so really not an issue. Some have commented on trigger pull, but only said i...
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How NOT to resize a bullet ...
Replies: 26
Views: 540

Re: How NOT to resize a bullet ...

Wrong ammo in a gun isn't an accident....it's preventable. It's simply carelessness, or a case of very little gun knowledge.
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home Defense Weapon - - - Archery-style...!
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Home Defense Weapon - - - Archery-style...!

The genius of his design is it takes away all the years of training required to shoot accurately, that fast! Yes, experts can repeat what he does with their long bow or compound bow. But how many people can do it with little or no experience?
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Contender fans here
Replies: 22
Views: 554

Re: For the Contender fans here

Hobie wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:31 pm
Our shop put 5 on order and all are sold awaiting delivery. It is interesting how the darn frames reproduce in the safe.
Never had that problem. It was barrels that kept multiplying here.
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Contender fans here
Replies: 22
Views: 554

Re: For the Contender fans here

Like so many others I got into the Contenders years go and had a couple frames and over a dozen barrels. I really enjoyed shooting them all, but eventually I moved on and sold the whole kaboodle as a package. Probably not something I'd do today if I still had the whole lot.
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody fire lap?
Replies: 28
Views: 494

Re: Anybody fire lap?

My Remington 700 gets a lot of copper fouling in the bore. I wonder if fire lapping may help. I have hesitated because the accuracy is right at 1 inch at 100 yards with almost any bullet and powder I use for up to 20 rounds. After that it is time to use a copper fouling remover again. I never shoot...
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody fire lap?
Replies: 28
Views: 494

Re: Anybody fire lap?

I've fire lapped barrels before, but never bought a kit. I just coated the bullet tips with extra fine valve lapping compound and shot them. I was careful not to fire too many as I'd heard it was possible to wear out the rifling if you went too far. But it definitely improved accuracy on the guns I ...
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stone age tomahawk
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Stone age tomahawk

If I made anything from stone it would just look like a rock tied to the end of a stick. That's some gorgeous work shaping that tomahawk!
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 1371

Re: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh

It seems that as with many internet forum talk, much can be misconstrued by the readers. One person might look at a response and not even notice any malice. Another may think it's the most horrible thing ever written! And then there's the guys who respond to everything, regardless of the subject mat...
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 1371

Re: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh

I guess this shows how out of touch I am. I thought the "Gun Room" thread was about people's gun rooms!! I just avoided it because mine is a mess.
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 1371

Re: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh

I'm confused too? Is this a soap opera?
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 926

Re: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!

I wonder if the man that took out the bad guy, positioned himself on that side of the church, after spotting the unusual hoodie dressed individual, or was it just pure luck that he was close enough to quickly take him out, because if he had been on the other side of the church, this tragedy would h...
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 336 Question
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Marlin 336 Question

I've lengthened the plunger to ensure it unlocks easily, but never lowered spring pressure.
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old time prices, now forgotten
Replies: 12
Views: 487

Re: Old time prices, now forgotten

I have an old Marlin dealer letter here with "specials" listed at discount prices to dealers. The guns listed are all special order guns that were either made for customers and then the order cancelled; or made with special features that nobody ever ordered exactly as they were configured. So Marlin...
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Handloading Thoughts.....
Replies: 17
Views: 618

Re: Random Handloading Thoughts.....

Piller...I'm no ballistician but from what I understand, the filler, or wad of some sort acts as an obstruction, the same way a chunk of dirt or something in the barrel will cause a bulge or ring. It does not need much pressure to do this....think a .22 slug is halfway down the barrel and you shoot...
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work Has Started on the Rolling Blocks - * New Owner *
Replies: 23
Views: 1713

Re: Work Has Started on the Rolling Blocks - * New Owner *

That is a good idea Marlinman but I'm still holding out and wishful that a manufacturer here will get into the rolling block game. It will be easier to simply buy the "end product" and be done with it. I really don't think it would be easier, unless you found someone here making them, and having th...
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Handloading Thoughts.....
Replies: 17
Views: 618

Re: Random Handloading Thoughts.....

Never used fillers, tp, or anything else in my loads, and never will. I use powders that don't need them. Simpler and safer. I agree......fillers can be hazardous even if properly done. That's why there is Unique and 5744.---6 Years ago I bought a copy of "The Modern Schuetzen Rifle" by Wayne, Dell...
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruined Rifle
Replies: 23
Views: 809

Re: Ruined Rifle

If your up to it you could check out the price of a liner ,drill it out and epoxy the liner in in a caliber like 357 or 44wcf. Then rent a reamer and finish ream it by hand. People here have done that. Would likely have to rework the bolt face and extractor to go to either of those cartridges from ...
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruined Rifle
Replies: 23
Views: 809

Re: Ruined Rifle

I have to ask the obvious. How does one forget a rifle for a year in the woods?
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Handloading Thoughts.....
Replies: 17
Views: 618

Re: Random Handloading Thoughts.....

Never used fillers, tp, or anything else in my loads, and never will. I use powders that don't need them. Simpler and safer.
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work Has Started on the Rolling Blocks - * New Owner *
Replies: 23
Views: 1713

Re: Work Has Started on the Rolling Blocks - * New Owner *

You got my hopes up after reading this post! I've been wishing for a US company to start making complete rolling block rifles. Looking back, I regret never having bought a Lonestar before Dave Higginbotham (spelling?) met his tragic end. Why not just buy a good donor action and build one up? Even o...
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hope My Wife Is Proud Of Me
Replies: 25
Views: 602

Re: Hope My Wife Is Proud Of Me

I hope mine is happy that I didn't let her down by not buying more guns this year! She really expects it from me, so don't want to disappoint her!
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 926

Re: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!

Instructing the general church population on what to do in a scenario like this is a good idea, but it's also something most pastors and hierarchy of the churches seem hesitant to broach. I don't think that's because it's a touchy issue, but rather because they fear it might make some church goers s...
by marlinman93
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 926

Re: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!

Since then, however, I pretty much carry a 1911 or full-size 9mm. If God forbid I ever have to shoot a violent aggressor, I want them to be stopped immediately. As for worrying about being 'spotted', since I'm a legal CCW licensee, I don't fear law enforcement, and most bad-guys aren't that observa...
by marlinman93
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 926

Re: Six Seconds.....Can I get an "AMEN".....!!!

I don't think the god guy who took the murderer down with a head shot was a lucky shot at all. It might be a lucky shot for many people, but he is a firearms instructor with his own training facility where he trains people for a living. I'm betting he can make head shots at 50 ft. all day long, ever...
by marlinman93
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Folding wall table.
Replies: 19
Views: 422

Re: Folding wall table.

Great idea to combine the fold down table with storage shelves!
by marlinman93
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dremel or?????
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Dremel or?????

The ones which have multiple speeds are useful. The felt wheels with polishing compound can really make a part shiny and smooth. As long as you are willing to go easy with them, Dremel and other rotary tools are very useful. My Dremel has the infinite speed control, and it's one of the features I l...
by marlinman93
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter wonderland
Replies: 25
Views: 530

Re: Winter wonderland

Looks beautiful! We rarely get that kind of snowfall.
by marlinman93
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dremel or?????
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Dremel or?????

A flex shaft for your drill press is pretty worthless for most die grinding type work. The Foredom Bill mentioned is of course the finest die grinder anyone could ever need, but also pretty expensive. I've had a Dremel with flex shaft for decades, and I love it for small work. It's not for every gun...
by marlinman93
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dremel or?????
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Dremel or?????

double post again! deleted
by marlinman93
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 2264

Re: Which is quieter?

Texas has no ammo or gun registration Gun registration is Federal, not state. So every new gun purchased in Texas has to go through Federal background check, just like every state in the USA> If you have a License To Carry in Texas, you have gone through the check already. Show your L.T.C. and sign...
by marlinman93
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SIG's new military round runs at 80,000!
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: SIG's new military round runs at 80,000!

So they made a .277 caliber cartridge going 3,000 fps, but pushed it to 80,000 psi to get there? A .270 Win. goes the same 3,000 fps with a 140 gr. bullet and doesn't need to reach anything close to 80,000 psi. Am I the only one who wonders why this seems like an exercise that didn't need to be don...
by marlinman93
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 2264

Re: Which is quieter?

Like I said, keep those blinders on.
by marlinman93
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is quieter?
Replies: 57
Views: 2264

Re: Which is quieter?

Texas has no ammo or gun registration Gun registration is Federal, not state. So every new gun purchased in Texas has to go through Federal background check, just like every state in the USA> There is no Federal gun registration. Only a background check Keep telling yourself nobody is tracking what...
by marlinman93
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SIG's new military round runs at 80,000!
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: SIG's new military round runs at 80,000!

So they made a .277 caliber cartridge going 3,000 fps, but pushed it to 80,000 psi to get there? A .270 Win. goes the same 3,000 fps with a 140 gr. bullet and doesn't need to reach anything close to 80,000 psi. Am I the only one who wonders why this seems like an exercise that didn't need to be done...