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by marlinman93
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Cleaning The Garage" during Shelter-In-Place
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: "Cleaning The Garage" during Shelter-In-Place

Marlin, I feel for you. I didn't have stones but my gall bladder went bad on me and it was very painful. Took me about six months to figure out what was going on because the pain was very low until later. I hated waiting the two weeks for my surgery. I have rodents in my garage that I need to eradi...
by marlinman93
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 1st Safe Queen -- H&R Sportsman "1 of 999"
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: My 1st Safe Queen -- H&R Sportsman "1 of 999"

I think it's always a bad thing to slam a gun or cylinder closed. But not necessary to lift the latch. The instructions for these old H&R handguns don't mention that being part of the procedure. Just gently close it, and it should last forever.
by marlinman93
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Cleaning The Garage" during Shelter-In-Place
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: "Cleaning The Garage" during Shelter-In-Place

Those of you who have the option of cleaning the garage, loading, or doing other things during this virus shutdown should count your blessings! I took all that for granted until recently. After having stomach problems for well over a month I ended up in ER last week, and tests show a large gallstone...
by marlinman93
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 1st Safe Queen -- H&R Sportsman "1 of 999"
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: My 1st Safe Queen -- H&R Sportsman "1 of 999"

That same gun was my very first handgun I ever bought many decades ago. Bought it brand new when they came out. Never planned to buy a fancy engraved gun, but it was so pretty I had to own it. Got a plain Jane version purchased in Browning Bros. shop in Ogden in 1929, along with a Browning Bros. hol...
by marlinman93
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My stay at home project.
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: My stay at home project.

Well my project to keep me occupied went on hold yesterday. Been having some stomach pain the last month or more, and doctors couldn't figure the cause out. Then yesterday it gradually got worse and worse, until told my wife I had to go to emergency room. Well that's an experience in today's environ...
by marlinman93
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My stay at home project.
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: My stay at home project.

Pitchy wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:33 pm
Super cool beans, she`s a beauty. 8) :)
Thanks Pitchy! Long way yet to go to get to the finish line, but I do love the 30's coupes a lot.
by marlinman93
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My stay at home project.
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: My stay at home project.

At least you didn’t have to break in a flat tappet cam and lifters. Bingo! That was something I really looked forward to Marvin! This is my first engine build using a roller cam, so not having that 20-25 minute 2500 rpm blast on initial startup was a real joy! I fired it up, and just let it lope at...
by marlinman93
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1892
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Marlin 1892

Very nice 1892 Marlin! But it is actually the 3rd variation on LL Hepburn's design when he worked for Marlin. The first was as you mentioned the 1891 side loader, which only lasted a little over 1 year, and produced less than 5,000 guns. Then in 1892 the 1891 became a tube loader, and the improved m...
by marlinman93
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My stay at home project.
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: My stay at home project.

Beauty Vall! Very nice note. Thanks Bill! It's been a arduous journey with the amount of rust and rot this car had when I bought it. In hindsight I'd never take on a body as bad as this one was again! But I also am glad that once in my lifetime of building cars I did so, just so I learned what it t...
by marlinman93
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My stay at home project.
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: My stay at home project.

Is that an electric exhaust cut out. Back when I ran my '68 Nova they were manual. Yes, those are electric one touch cutouts. Tap the switch and they open, tap again and they close. No glass in the car yet, so staying home is not an option, it's all I can do on it right now. But I have the full set...
by marlinman93
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having to log in every time you visit?
Replies: 38
Views: 910

Re: Having to log in every time you visit?

Of course after this was posted I had to log in again yesterday! But today it's back to normal.
by marlinman93
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First start-up
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: First start-up

Sounds great Pitchy! Haven't even fired up my street bike in probably 7 years.
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a little trip
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Took a little trip

Love the original look to your old Chevy PU! Not much better these days than taking the classic for a drive! I had mine out last week on a sunny day too. It sure changes my attitude to get out and feel normal for awhile!

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by marlinman93
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body Armor that stopped a 50 BMG
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: Body Armor that stopped a 50 BMG

I'll take your word for it, since I bet nobody is dumb enough to test it out! Maybe they could use it to wrap vehicles though?
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My stay at home project.
Replies: 16
Views: 689

My stay at home project.

Well it's taken more than just the last few weeks to get to this point, but I did reach a milestone this week. My first engine start up on my current project car. The '39 Chev coupe has a 350 Chev full roller motor I built for it, and this was it's first run last Wednesday. Hoping I can complete the...
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a laugh?? (The Beverly Hillbillies Shoot Skeet)
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Need a laugh?? (The Beverly Hillbillies Shoot Skeet)

Thanks! This is one of the best posts here lately! Reminds me of when I shot trap and brought my 1930's era Marlin Model 410 lever action shotgun out for fun. Had several guys look at it when I opened the case and tell me I couldn't use a "rifle with shot capsules" to shoot trap at the club. The Mar...
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a chuckle or two? Might as well laugh as cry ...
Replies: 10
Views: 669

Re: Need a chuckle or two? Might as well laugh as cry ...

I'm using my stimulus check for food and reloading supplies! I'd use it for guns if there were any gun shows, or gun shops to buy them!
by marlinman93
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 13th Birthday, Leverguns Community!
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Happy 13th Birthday, Leverguns Community!

Never realized this place was only 2 days old when I signed up here in 2007?
by marlinman93
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having to log in every time you visit?
Replies: 38
Views: 910

Re: Having to log in every time you visit?

No issues here Bill. Might be your computer settings that aren't working after the changes? Might check any security settings you have to make sure this forum is listed as a favorite, or preferred in the settings.
by marlinman93
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done with the corona virus stuff.
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Done with the corona virus stuff.

It seems like everywhere I look, or listen, it's nothing but corona virus. Doesn't matter if it's the TV, or some online gun forum, it's overwhelming every source of information I see. So as of today I'm not opening any topic with "corona" in it. So I wont be checking back in on this post either! ;)...
by marlinman93
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ranger 103-13
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: Ranger 103-13

Keep searching Ebay for one. They show up occasionally, and usually not expensive.
by marlinman93
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe it is. . . . Time to go POSTAL....!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: Maybe it is. . . . Time to go POSTAL....!!!

Same problem here. Stay at home orders from the state, and range is closed now also.
by marlinman93
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surviving Coronavirus...
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Surviving Coronavirus...

Yeah, great news about the flu vaccine! Since I've avoided them all my life, and just finally gave into getting one a month ago. So now I'm at higher risk of getting something else!
by marlinman93
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping busy
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Keeping busy

That's a great way to keep busy, and especially since you already had everything to complete it! I've been working on numerous projects around home, but occasionally have to wait when I need parts. If I can order the parts I simply switch to something else. If I can't order parts I set the project a...
by marlinman93
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prepared to Shelter In Place.
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: Prepared to Shelter In Place.

Home Depot isn't doing much to help in the present situation. That sheet of plywood I bought took all of 1-2 minutes to grab and get to checkout. Then it wouldn't scan, and the checker couldn't get their computer to accept the code. Then she tried to look on her computer to find it and her computer ...
by marlinman93
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leverguns is back.
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Leverguns is back.

Did you see the post notice above "prepare for an upgrade"?
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: City folk are a comin
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: City folk are a comin

Since I live in the city, and all but a couple neighbors are yuppies, I don't worry much about my neighbors. It's the rest of the city I worry about! Our governor issued an executive order yesterday to close down the whole state. Only travel allowed is essential. Food, gas, and emergency medical. Ev...
by marlinman93
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time
Replies: 16
Views: 416

Re: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time

As I've always done, I don't knee jerk react to things in the environment. But I've always prepared for possible shortages, and built up supplies when there really wasn't any pressing issue to make me want to. If you waited until now to realize you were low on loading supplies, or ammo you missed th...
by marlinman93
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time
Replies: 16
Views: 416

Re: Social Distancing = Reload Bench time

I'm pretty busy most days, so social distancing, or self quarantine seems to be the norm for me most days. Lately I've spent my spare time on a '39 Chev coupe I'm building. When it's done I'll begin more casting, and reloading. That should take me through December this year, and hopefully things wil...
by marlinman93
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sheryl Crowe
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Sheryl Crowe

Surprised to see the Sheryl Crow TP topic back in the news? She made the 1 square statement numerous years ago and caught heck from everybody about it then. That was back in 2007, and I think many people began using more just because it irritated her. 2007 In 2007, singer Sheryl Crow was made to be ...
by marlinman93
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prepared to Shelter In Place.
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: Prepared to Shelter In Place.

Since I'm closing in on 70, and the wife not far behind me, we're self quarantining. We pretty much avoid others totally, except for the occasional trip to get groceries. Even gasoline isn't a big issue since we're not driving much. But I've also spent more time out in the garage working on my old '...
by marlinman93
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going to the clinic this morning.
Replies: 26
Views: 978

Re: Going to the clinic this morning.

Doctor offices here are telling patients not to come in if they have any symptoms that might look like corona virus. I asked my doctor's PA how someone gets treatment for non corona illness if they have to stay home? She told me that they give people a phone contact to the health authority and they ...
by marlinman93
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CTD at it again
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: CTD at it again

piller wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:29 pm
marlinman93 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:05 am
How can they call themselves Cheaper Than Dirt, and pull this kinda stuff?
Rather expensive dirt.
They must be in Alaska and their "dirt" is full of gold?
by marlinman93
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CTD at it again
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: CTD at it again

How can they call themselves Cheaper Than Dirt, and pull this kinda stuff?
by marlinman93
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 3459
Views: 50767

Re: The Gun Room

My wife just told me that Walmart and Target have both closed their doors here in town. She didn't hear the reason, so unsure why they'd do it? Other big stores are trying to hire more help to restock shelves, so not sure why these two would close and miss out on the frenzy of increased sales going...
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owl moved in the house we made
Replies: 59
Views: 760

Re: Owl moved in the house we made

Pitchy wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:29 pm
Thanks Jay, seen a gray squirrel looking in the box he better watch out. :)
That's called fast food delivery.
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmmm...
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Hmmmm...

What's "smoe-blue"??
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 3459
Views: 50767

Re: The Gun Room

My wife just told me that Walmart and Target have both closed their doors here in town. She didn't hear the reason, so unsure why they'd do it? Other big stores are trying to hire more help to restock shelves, so not sure why these two would close and miss out on the frenzy of increased sales going ...
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just E-Filed My Federal and State Taxes
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Just E-Filed My Federal and State Taxes

Must be nice to have such a trusting CPS. Everyone of them I've ever dealt with over the years has needed full and complete documentation before they would consider a deduction so I felt like their grilling was way more intense than any audit from the IRS (yes, I went through two of them and they w...
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effect of panic on gun prices?
Replies: 26
Views: 720

Re: Effect of panic on gun prices?

I had 20,000 rds. of .22LR during the last shortage, but stopped buying it when it got over $15 a brick of 500. Then when it got back down under $20 for plinker ammo I started buying a brick a month again, and I've got more than I'll likely use in my lifetime. I bought another AR15 about 2.5 years a...
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Here Has Holed Up For Now?
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Who Here Has Holed Up For Now?

We've been retired for 10 years now, and we're not going anywhere now that isn't 100% necessary. We have enough food for now, and unless we got some hankering for something different, there's no need to hit the grocery store for awhile. We did stop at a big store last week and the hoarders had picke...
by marlinman93
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owl moved in the house we made
Replies: 59
Views: 760

Re: Owl moved in the house we made

Not often that a newly hung box gets a tenant this quickly. Owls are so cool!
by marlinman93
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanamacher Tulsa CANCELED
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Wanamacher Tulsa CANCELED

It's taken an even more restrictive step today. The CDC recommended that any events with 50 or more people should be halted. So our small collector gun shows held at the National Guard Armory have been cancelled until further notice. It's getting to the point that they may have to hold a lottery so ...
by marlinman93
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do You Burn Through Most Of Your .22 Rimfire?
Replies: 23
Views: 537

Re: How Do You Burn Through Most Of Your .22 Rimfire?

90% of mine goes down the bores of my single shot rifles. The other 10% goes through a few target handguns I own just plinking. All of it goes towards targets, as I haven't hunted with my .22's in decades.
by marlinman93
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just E-Filed My Federal and State Taxes
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Just E-Filed My Federal and State Taxes

I simply keep a big envelope of anything tax related all year. Then when my tax forms start rolling in after the first of the year I toss them all into the same envelope and drop them at my CPA. No sit down, not meetings, and maybe a few minutes to say hello, or ask a question or two from me. A week...
by marlinman93
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just E-Filed My Federal and State Taxes
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Just E-Filed My Federal and State Taxes

I stopped hating filing when I turned it all over to my CPA to do. Now I just wait until the end of March and give him all my paperwork. He calls me a week later and tells me what the refund or damages are, and it's done. No more stressing about it as before.
by marlinman93
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Cancelled Work or Personal Air Travel Yet?
Replies: 43
Views: 1135

Re: Anyone Cancelled Work or Personal Air Travel Yet?

Wife and I stopped at the big grocery store on the way home last night to pick up some things we were low on. First thing was trying to find a parking space. The huge lot had every space filled, and we finally caught someone leaving and got their spot. Then we went in the store and found one shoppin...
by marlinman93
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found an old Marlin 39A
Replies: 21
Views: 560

Re: Found an old Marlin 39A

Whenever I look at a Marlin 39a I realize why they don't sell that well in later years. They're so over built and such high quality that they just priced themselves out of a market full of cheap .22 rifles we've had the last 30 years or so. There are few .22 rifles made that are as robust, and well ...
by marlinman93
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: North Korean Fighting Handgun...
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: North Korean Fighting Handgun...

It appears to still be a single action semiauto. Surprising they didn't at least go to a DA semi?
by marlinman93
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanamacher Tulsa CANCELED
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Wanamacher Tulsa CANCELED

They closed down all the schools here for the next two to six weeks! The governor has banned any events that will have over 250 people in attendance also. Wife and I stopped at the grocery store to just buy a few items and the shelves were picked clean!! It's pure pandemonium and craziness here. Peo...