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by marlinman93
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overloading a Sixgun
Replies: 25
Views: 531

Re: Overloading a Sixgun

I had a friend who could fix one like that! He passed away a long time ago, but he was a master gunsmith, and former Colt engraver. I met Rudy Merrick when he had a table next to mine at our OAC collector shows, and he always brought something very cool to display. Rudy showed up one weekend with an...
by marlinman93
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot

Our Home Depot is trying to force feed self checkout also. One recent trip there I'm standing in the virus waiting line, and the checker gal comes up and asks me if I'm paying cash or credit, and when I said "cash" she walks me over to the self service, and simply walks away! Now I'm standing there ...
by marlinman93
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?

If you're considering one to hold dead on the dot, it wont be any different than the iron sights. And likely best to use them like iron sights as they're not easy to quickly change elevation. I've used both an old Aim Point, and a newer heads up display dot sight, and I simply hold over when I want ...
by marlinman93
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo Storage - might apply to 'truck gun' situation
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Ammo Storage - might apply to 'truck gun' situation

AJMD429 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:10 am
marlinman93 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:41 am
...the only time anything gets left in the car is if I make a stop to go into a building that doesn't allow firearms carried inside.
....but.....I wouldn't have a free arm/hand to carry out a bag of groceries.... :lol:
Time to break down and get a holster, or slip it in your waistband.
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $150 not bad to get custom engraving
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: $150 not bad to get custom engraving

Since it's machine done, it certainly allows them to keep the costs down.
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Im in love.
Replies: 24
Views: 431

Re: Im in love.

If I could afford an Indian, the inline 4 cyl. would sure be it! What a wonderful bike!
But I've a;ways wondered about the fishtail exhaust tips? That tiny slit of an outlet sure looks to be very restrictive?
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bailing wire, twine, duct tape and now we have.....
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Bailing wire, twine, duct tape and now we have.....

JB Weld is one of many modern adhesives or epoxies that are amazing today! Many cars and trucks are held together with body panel adhesives now that are stronger than the welds or spot welds the makers used to use! It's unreal what the various companies have come up with.
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo Storage - might apply to 'truck gun' situation
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Ammo Storage - might apply to 'truck gun' situation

I don't leave any guns, ammo, or spare magazines in my vehicles. Whatever I leave home with, comes in the house with me when I return home. And the only time anything gets left in the car is if I make a stop to go into a building that doesn't allow firearms carried inside.
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on "Barrel-length-versus-velocity" - with 22 LR
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: More on "Barrel-length-versus-velocity" - with 22 LR

I don't recall if it was American Rifleman, or Guns and Ammo; but one of them decades ago took a 24" barreled rifle and began testing by shooting it at 1" increments to check velocity with various ammo. No accuracy testing, strictly velocity. There test showed the velocity began to rise as they cut ...
by marlinman93
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More on "Barrel-length-versus-velocity" - with 22 LR
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: More on "Barrel-length-versus-velocity" - with 22 LR

I've heard and read for decades how a 20" barrel was optimum for a .22 LR barrel. But I prefer longer barrels for the balance, and accuracy they provide with iron sights. Some even shoot more accurate with longer barrels and scopes also, even if they're slower. I have a Remington Rolling Block I pur...
by marlinman93
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many here lap their revolver barrels?
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: How many here lap their revolver barrels?

Never lapped a gun barrel ever. But I've mostly owned S&W handguns and they always shot accurate without any work to get there.
by marlinman93
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tense situation I'm glad I haven't had to be in
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: Tense situation I'm glad I haven't had to be in

Really doesn't matter if they had a stand your ground law, since the couple didn't fire on anyone. But I'd guess the liberal prosecutors could possibly charge them with brandishing since they were showing their firearms to keep protesters from damaging their property. In today's environment the auth...
by marlinman93
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you store your leather?
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: How do you store your leather?

Afraid I can't give a good answer since mine are under my loading bench in a milk crate. Even some old very collectible leather.
by marlinman93
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tense situation I'm glad I haven't had to be in
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: Tense situation I'm glad I haven't had to be in

They did what was required, and it kept the protestors from damaging their property, or assaulting them. That's all that counts to me. Good job.
by marlinman93
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 89
Views: 911

Re: Question / POLL

70 yrs. old in the near future.
by marlinman93
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Think AOC Has America's Best Interests at Heart? Think Again!!
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Think AOC Has America's Best Interests at Heart? Think Again!!

Unfortunately, it's not an idiotic post but rather her true feelings and an insight into the evil intentions of the left. If they win, they've decided that they'll go after all on the right who opposed them. Look at the quote from Camilla Harris I posted under the thread "I Hope This Isn't Real". T...
by marlinman93
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Think AOC Has America's Best Interests at Heart? Think Again!!
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Think AOC Has America's Best Interests at Heart? Think Again!!

Of course she's stupid, or she wouldn't have posted her true thoughts to begin with! But she's got people pulling her strings who caught it and tried to get it removed before too many others saw her idiotic post. So now it's up to us to spread the word by saving this post and re-posting it everywher...
by marlinman93
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Boolits?
Replies: 21
Views: 323

Re: Cast Boolits?

Sounds like it's fixed now, as I see people all over other gun sites saying it's working now. But this type of thing seems almost common place among the internet, and computer upgrades. It happened here not long ago also, and it affected many people here then. I'm pretty dumb when it comes to comput...
by marlinman93
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Boolits?
Replies: 21
Views: 323

Re: Cast Boolits?

Do you guys that are successful accessing the site have Mac's? .. No, but I doubt it's the type of computer you have. Likely something in your internet access doesn't like the new server, and is keeping some people from accessing the board. Be sure your system security has the site in it's preferre...
by marlinman93
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone else on castboolits?
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: anyone else on castboolits?

It was only off line for one day. I've been on every day since without any issues.
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .177 junior air rifle.
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: .177 junior air rifle.

I have the same Gamo Whisper that Pitchy's wife Nora has, and I love it! Extremely accurate, and powerful. Data says it's 1300 fps, and I believe it! It really moves out there, and at 50 ft. in my backyard it shoots almost one hole group size.
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast Boolits?
Replies: 21
Views: 323

Re: Cast Boolits?

It was only down for less than 24 hrs. I've been on every day, (except the day they moved servers) and had no problem getting on at all.
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Hope This Isn't Real
Replies: 14
Views: 524

Re: I Hope This Isn't Real

I only wish she will be part of the "we" that's coming to get me. I'd love to tell her exactly what I really think of her kind. And how little she scares me, or intimidates me.
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ohio plague numbers, an overview
Replies: 16
Views: 393

Re: Ohio plague numbers, an overview

I'd like to see the double blind scientific studies that PROVE that masks worn in public spaces, like stores, or in the open air, alter in any way the numbers of people who contact and contract the feared virus. willing to make a gentleman's bet on this one . . . anyone? I would also like to see wh...
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt 1851 navy
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Colt 1851 navy

Griff wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:55 pm
The 1851 is closer in size, wt/ & balance to the Colt SAA.
Indeed! Tough to compare an 1851 Colt to any of the alphabet model S&W revolvers. Just so different that even if the weight was identical, the feel in your hand is completely different.
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Vintage Weaver Pivot Scope Mount

My experience with them has proven to me they're plenty close for hunting use. But bench rest the gun and it will show a slight variance that would only be an issue for accurate target work. Not what they were designed for anyway.
by marlinman93
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The flying goose
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: The flying goose

Is it spruce like Howard Hughes' goose was?
by marlinman93
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ohio plague numbers, an overview
Replies: 16
Views: 393

Re: Ohio plague numbers, an overview

Saw a report here in Oregon just last night. It said of all positives here in Oregon, only 14% of those required hospitalization. And of the 14% hospitalized the deaths totaled less than 4%. And this is just the people who showed they contracted covid 19. So the 14% and 4% are of the 7,000 known con...
by marlinman93
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppressed 22LR
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Suppressed 22LR

I shot a friend's supressed .22 rifle, and wasn't that impressed with it's ability to quiet the shots. He said he had to shoot ammo under 750 fps to really make it quiet, and that ammo wasn't as accurate as standard velocity. So if I have to give up accuracy to get quiet, I'll take noise and accurac...
by marlinman93
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other Gun Forums.
Replies: 26
Views: 759

Re: Other Gun Forums.

So the foxes I've killed over the years with a 410, 22 mag, 22-250 , 20 gauge weren't dead ? What I get a kick out of are guys that think they know what they are doing but are actually ignorant to the facts. Their ignorance to learn the facts from those that know better is even more sad. I occasion...
by marlinman93
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lonesome Dove.
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Lonesome Dove.

Just a tidbit of trivia. Larry McMurtry and Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) were good friends. When Ken died, Larry married Ken's widow, Faye Kesey.
by marlinman93
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Frontier Six Shooter
Replies: 14
Views: 462

Re: Colt Frontier Six Shooter

Beautiful old Colt, and the mods make it a better shooter in my opinion. I love stag grips, and the black hard rubber also. But I'd have stag on all mine given a choice.
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Other Gun Forums.
Replies: 26
Views: 759

Re: Other Gun Forums.

I've only got a few gun forums I look in on, and most of those I only look at one or two areas within the forums. I've got a few I looked at for many years that have declined in quality of format and users to the point I deleted them out of my "favorites" file. Just disappointing for various reasons...
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Hypocrites!
Replies: 19
Views: 573

Re: Hypocrites!

They all have the same attitude when it happens in somebody else's neighborhood. But let it hit home and suddenly they're not so supportive.
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1892 Barrel Band
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Winchester 1892 Barrel Band

I doubt the solder was done on the gun, so it shouldn't be holding the band to the forearm wood. I'd try carefully tapping the band forward with a brass punch to avoid scarring it, and see if the forearm wood stays in place, or if it all moves forward together. Then if it comes off you can deal with...
by marlinman93
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place has kept me sane
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: This place has kept me sane

The list of surgeries many states consider "elective" is ridiculous currently under covid 19 restrictions! And "life threatening" is also a poor choice of reasons to not perform surgeries these days! They don't even look at pain and suffering, or quality of life, when they decide whether a surgery c...
by marlinman93
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big day today
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: Big day today

very coooool saw one at todays car show. I remember those car shows from last year! Wish we still had them, but our state remains locked down, and no chance of a car show. Some of our club got together and drove some distance to another county to eat, and visit together a week ago. Took this pictur...
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big day today
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: Big day today

I just love those old round body and fat fendered cars and trucks! It was such a huge change when cars and trucks after WWII became more streamlined, and artsy.
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NASCAR; the season that wasn't
Replies: 15
Views: 783

Re: NASCAR; the season that wasn't

When Earnhardt died from the wreck at Daytona in February of 2001 I sorta stopped watching then slowly I came back . But now the powers that be at NASCAR have caved for this BS in Minneapolis. Today or yesterday they announced something to the affect “flags of the Confederacy are not allowed on any...
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big day today
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: Big day today

Very COOL! Man it aggravates me no end, I just can't get worked up about getting my old Camaro up and running. Been in the barn 17 years, and haven't really inspected it... might be a head, a head gasket, or the block... Actually what I WANT to do is outside my budget! But HEY! Did do new front dis...
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big day today
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: Big day today

Thanks guys! The timing for this was perfect since I had my gallbladder removed a month ago, and today they finally are allowing the doctor to do my hernia surgery under quarantine restrictions. So glad I got to at least get one good drive in before I'm laid up for awhile. And the forecast is rain f...
by marlinman93
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big day today
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: Big day today

Shasta wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:20 pm
Great looking '39, Marlinman, and done up right too! Looking forward to seeing the final paint job.

Shasta
Thanks! Might be awhile, but eventually it will get painted.
by marlinman93
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big day today
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: Big day today

My heart throb was a 45 Dodge half ton with a 6-244 flathead. Wish I still had it. My first vehicle was a 1947 International panel truck I bought from my uncle when I was 13 yrs. old. I worked summers for him on his wheat farm and the old International sat next to the barn all the time. Eventually ...
by marlinman93
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big day today
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: Big day today

This is the '39 the day I bought it. https://i.imgur.com/1dVOr8Tl.jpg When I closed the doors the whole side of the body swung like a garden gate! Nothing left attaching the body to the floors, so it hung free from it. This was the tail panel after I cut off the rotted metal outside, to get to the r...
by marlinman93
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NASCAR; the season that wasn't
Replies: 15
Views: 783

Re: NASCAR; the season that wasn't

The covid virus hit home for me when I realized it had killed more US citizens in a few weeks than the Vietnam War (58,220). It has now killed nearly twice that number in US. Tell me how this is considered "BS " Well I won't call it BS but I will say that I know that ANY death during this time may ...
by marlinman93
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big day today
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: Big day today

Wow !! Great job. I hope it runs as Good as it Looks. :mrgreen: . Thanks! So far it runs great, but only driven around the neighborhood at 20 mph because I didn't have a windshield yet. This is my first roller camshaft type SBC engine build, and I found a lot of differences between all the older SB...
by marlinman93
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big day today
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Big day today

After a year of replacing sheet metal floors, rockers, lower doors, tail panel, etc., etc. And then all the bodywork, new suspension front and rear, plus new drivetrain. And all new glass, interior, carpet, etc. Today is finally a nice enough day to do my first drive longer than around the neighborh...
by marlinman93
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THANKS to Thompson Lube Company
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: THANKS to Thompson Lube Company

I mix Bee's wax, Crisco, and some STP for my lube. It comes out similar to SPG, but a bit firmer. I use it strictly for smokeless loads since I don't do BP.
by marlinman93
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THANKS to Thompson Lube Company
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: THANKS to Thompson Lube Company

You forgot Bee's Wax sixgun! Probably one of the most often used waxes as a basis for most home brewed bullet lubes, and my favorite for my personal use. I haven't bought commercial lube in decades as I've mixed my own formula up.
by marlinman93
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NASCAR; the season that wasn't
Replies: 15
Views: 783

Re: NASCAR; the season that wasn't

I haven't watched NASCAR since they began making every car body fit the NASCAR template to make things "fair". When NASCAR decided the one body fits all mindset, and simply painting each body to look like whatever maker's car was, they lost me. I loved NASCAR when it allowed various engineers, and r...