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by marlinman93
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panic Buying
Replies: 18
Views: 294

Re: Panic Buying

Paanic buying is pretty much over here. Not for lack of demand, but lack of supply! Everyone is out of everything!
by marlinman93
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question for security/alarm/camera geeks...
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: question for security/alarm/camera geeks...

Could someone weld a mailbox up out of quarter inch plate? Attach it to an iron pipe filled with cement. Bury it 3 feet or more and concrete it in place. I did that when we out in a rural area and our mail box got smashed by vandals. Had a neighbor who was a well driller, and got a piece of large O...
by marlinman93
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doorbell Security Camera ??
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Doorbell Security Camera ??

I have the Blink system, and love it. One time purchase, no monthly fees. I can talk to anyone who comes to the door, and it alerts to my phone to tell me someone is approaching the door. I do also have a Simplisafe security system, and I like it as well. But when we wanted to upgrade to add cameras...
by marlinman93
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog sitting and John Wayne
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Dog sitting and John Wayne

If you haven't seen Hostiles yet, it's on Netflix also, and just showed up on my search last night. Not as good as The Shootist, but I was surprised it was better than I expected. Not a big fan of Christian Bale, but he did a good job this time.
by marlinman93
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1911 Addiction
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: 1911 Addiction

I love my 1911 style handguns, but for accurate shooting my S&W 745 has always outshot my Gold Cup, so it's my first choice for accurate shooting. My Remington Camp Perry 1911A1 match pistol will also outshoot my Gold Cup, so I'm probably going to sell my Gold Cup to a friend who wants it, and doesn...
by marlinman93
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WANENMACHER ARMS SHOW
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: WANENMACHER ARMS SHOW

It sucks here. All the Tanner Gun Shows (our largest) are cancelled because of Covid all over the state and the region. No reopening dates have been announced as of yet. And the real disappointment was no CGCA show in May, or in the July rescheduled date either. I am very disappointed to not make D...
by marlinman93
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Audacity of Some
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: The Audacity of Some

I hope the deputy got all the thief's information, including his personal info. I'd probably contact his company if he works for a tow company, and not independent, and let them know what he was up to. It might at least give them a heads up, or maybe result in him being discharged if they didn't sen...
by marlinman93
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cleave reloading tool.
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: New Cleave reloading tool.

Only breech seating tool I’ve ever had in my hands was one of the kinda crooked ones with the palm knob on the back . And that tool while the simplest is probably the most difficult to seat correctly since there’s nothing for leverage . Or so I would assume . You're absolutely right. Ideal and Stev...
by marlinman93
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Biden bloopers
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Biden bloopers

That was good. Ba-Dumb Biden is severely suffering from dementia. Making fun of an old man who has lost it is something that I know I shouldn't do. If he would just stop putting himself out in front of the cameras... Agreed! If he'd step out of the spotlight, I'd be sympathetic to his mental state....
by marlinman93
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg RIP
Replies: 22
Views: 509

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg RIP

As I said, I didn't agree with many of her stances. Gun control, abortions, etc. But I still couldn't find any joy in her death. I can hope she'll be replaced by someone much more conservative.
by marlinman93
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cleave reloading tool.
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: New Cleave reloading tool.

Don't switch back and forth from depriming to priming unless I'm shooting a single case while breech seating. When you do the one case breech seating method how many firings can you typically get out of a single case , well that is if you’ve ever kept track ? I assume when you do this you also put ...
by marlinman93
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Biden bloopers
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Biden bloopers

This guy just keeps making me laugh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzBdBj5 ... roductions
by marlinman93
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg RIP
Replies: 22
Views: 509

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg RIP

No person on the Supreme Court should resign for medical reasons unless their medical issues or the treatments cause their judgement to be impaired. If RBG's cancer treatment interfered with her ability to do the job, then she should have resigned. But if she could carry on normally, then no reason ...
by marlinman93
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cleave reloading tool.
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: New Cleave reloading tool.

Having been a machinist all my life, I think I am qualified to say, .....that is just beautiful. Very well executed. Must be a joy to use. The Cleave tool is so well made it should last forever without wearing out. And likely longer than the guns or owner will ever wear out. It is such a precisely ...
by marlinman93
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cleave reloading tool.
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: New Cleave reloading tool.

That's a lovely tool, Vall. Always wanted to play with a Pope-style re- and decapper. With your breech seating, you are replicating best practices of the golden years of the schuetzen game. Wonderful! 8) Thanks Bill. I breech seat for other non schuetzen calibers occasionally also. I've breech seat...
by marlinman93
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ginsburg is dead.
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: Ginsburg is dead.

Much as I hate to speak ill of the dead, I'll make an exception for RBG. The world was not a better place with her in it.
by marlinman93
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cleave reloading tool.
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: New Cleave reloading tool.

I'm still confused as to how it works....it looks like the geometry would be ok to PRIME, but not DE-prime... Could you post some photos of it 'in-action'...??? Sure. The case is dropped over the decapping rod, and then the rod moved in against the main body of the tool. Squeeze the handles, and th...
by marlinman93
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cleave reloading tool.
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: New Cleave reloading tool.

Bronco wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:40 am
If you do not mind me asking! What does a setup like that cost ???
Prefer not to post prices, as Jerry can quote those. But I can PM you if you'd like?
by marlinman93
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cleave reloading tool.
Replies: 19
Views: 295

Re: New Cleave reloading tool.

That tool is kewl beans :mrgreen: Perfect for traveling ! Good for traveling, but mostly for shooting and loading at the range. Along with my breech seating tools I can breech seat a bullet into the rifling, and then decap a case, recap it, and charge it with my powder load. So I can sit at the ben...
by marlinman93
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Cleave reloading tool.
Replies: 19
Views: 295

New Cleave reloading tool.

I'll start off by saying I'm addicted to cool reloading tools! Old tools that are rare or cool, or new tools done in the fashion of old tools. Doesn't matter, as long as they're extremely high quality, and work great. I've got old tools from various companies like Ideal, Marlin, Winchester, etc, and...
by marlinman93
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Marlin 1881
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Big Marlin 1881

The 1881 rifle I posted the image of was a custom rifle reworked in the late 1800's by Emil Flues of Bay City Michigan. Flues was a talented gunsmith, and built a lot of schuetzen rifles for people in his gun club in Bay City. He was secretary of that club, and got a lot of work from members. But hi...
by marlinman93
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossed over to the dark side !
Replies: 28
Views: 908

Re: Crossed over to the dark side !

I am good on .45 ACP handguns also, so wouldn't consider one unless it was so dirt cheap I couldn't walk away. I like the 9mm in a compact semiauto for carry, but it's tough not to want to have other 9mm's for me once you're setup to own and load for one. And I like the fact (pre covid scare) I coul...
by marlinman93
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hunting at the remote mine this week
Replies: 25
Views: 369

Re: hunting at the remote mine this week

Sounds like the perfect hunt scenario for guys our age! No hiking, no long hauls, and quickly over; except for the field dressing! Congratulations!
by marlinman93
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossed over to the dark side !
Replies: 28
Views: 908

Re: Crossed over to the dark side !

Unlike some people, I've got nothing against the 9mm and find it to be a pretty good cartridge. I love my .45's, but never saw any reason to own a .40 S&W or 10mm. But being a S&W fan, I've always thought the old Model 59 was one of the finest 9mm handguns ever built, and I love mine. Just feels per...
by marlinman93
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Marlin 1881
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Big Marlin 1881

Yes, I've got the exact same rifle, and even with set triggers like yours. Also have another .40-60M 1881 in special deluxe built by Emil Flues.

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by marlinman93
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Marlin 1881
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Big Marlin 1881

I love the 1881 Marlin rifles! Had 16 of them at the same time a couple decades ago, but now only have 3 of them left. Is yours a .40-60 M or ??
by marlinman93
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: favorite movie gun blunders
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: favorite movie gun blunders

We went to see Open Range when it first came out in theaters and totally enjoyed it. But one thing I enjoyed more than anything was how realistic the sound of gunshots were during the various shootouts! It was absolutely amazing in the theater! I've watched it too many times to count at home, and st...
by marlinman93
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: favorite movie gun blunders
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: favorite movie gun blunders

Saw one just last night. Watching an episode of Longmire and a gal has Longmire's Win. 94 pointed at him, and he's got his .45 Colt pointed at her. A standoff, except Longmire's .45 is cocked, and the Win. 94 is hammer down. Wondered why he didn't just walk up to her and grab it before she could rea...
by marlinman93
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Gun Room, but not enough leverguns...
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Nice Gun Room, but not enough leverguns...

Was over at a buddy's home a couple weeks ago. He's owned the house for maybe a decade, and one reason he purchased it was the basement garage. It held 6 cars, and had an L wing in the far back corner that had 3 concrete walls, and was perfect for converting to his gun room! He's been working on it ...
by marlinman93
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just for some fun and cute shooting...
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Just for some fun and cute shooting...

Offhand, with iron sights! I don't care who you are, that's some great shooting!
by marlinman93
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH

As with all American historic days we fly the flag for 9/11. But we'll be flying the flag again today to commemorate another American bombing tragedy that is pretty significant, as it's the 100th anniversary of the first terrorist attack on US soil. On Sept. 12th 1920 a man drove a horse drawn cart ...
by marlinman93
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vortex optics
Replies: 15
Views: 293

Re: Vortex optics

My experience with almost 50 years of .22-250 varmint hunting has shown you don't need much elevation. And if you got a scope that had a huge objective lens it wont help much because that little 50-55 gr. bullet wont shoot accurately much beyond maybe 500 yds. max. The bullet travels pretty flat to ...
by marlinman93
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossdraw holster
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Crossdraw holster

I've always preferred cross draw holsters for almost any type of handgun, and use. I started using them for carrying my handguns while hunting, as it kept the rifle from banging against the gun when it was over my shoulder. When I got my carry permit I mostly carried my Model 60 S&W .38 and got a cr...
by marlinman93
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Now I'm REALLY Upset!!
Replies: 19
Views: 492

Re: Now I'm REALLY Upset!!

I quit watching ALL pro sports years ago. I wont support those over paid, whining liberal babies.
by marlinman93
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kudos to Montana Vintage Arms
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Kudos to Montana Vintage Arms

MVA makes a lot of great sights, scopes, and 1885 Winchester actions and parts. Always great service, and Cheryl is great to work with on phone orders.
by marlinman93
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy Off oven cleaner for gunstock?
Replies: 18
Views: 464

Re: Easy Off oven cleaner for gunstock?

Jasco paint stripper works better, and faster. Same cleanup as Sixgun described afterwards.
by marlinman93
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's Good To Plan Ahead
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: It's Good To Plan Ahead

I'm sure Linda's family would be happy to know her wishes of being an organ donor were fulfilled! ;)
by marlinman93
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to Do With Your Primer Pickup Tubes?
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: What to Do With Your Primer Pickup Tubes?

I tossed all mine in a storage bin with other parts I don't use anymore. I deprime cases with a old Pope style Simmons decapping tool. Then I use a Lee hand priming tool to seat new primers. So I haven't used a primer tube in a couple decades or more.
by marlinman93
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Pandemic - A Bit of Perspective
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: The Pandemic - A Bit of Perspective

My dad was born in 1904, and died in 1989. We often talked about all the good things and huge changes he'd seen in his life. Since I wasn't born until he was 46 yrs. old, a lot of those significant inventions, along with significant tragedies, happened well before my time. So I was curious how they ...
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ronald Reagan does it again.....
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Ronald Reagan does it again.....

Ronald Reagan was the reason my wife and I switched from democraps to republican back when he was running. In our state you need to be registered in the party you vote for in the primaries, or you're stuck voting otherwise. We wanted to vote for him in the primary, and fall election, so we changed p...
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ditching the dot optics
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Ditching the dot optics

Not a fan of any optics on my handguns as I prefer to keep them as small as possible. I like scopes on my hunting rifles, and target rifles, but wouldn't put one on my AR15 as it reduces my overall view. I know it would increase accuracy at distance, but I've got other guns for that. I like my HUD s...
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Security cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Security cameras

Have no idea about cloud storage, or off site storage. I look at the videos it does each morning, and delete all of them anyway. So unless I had an issue and needed to save a video for the police, why would you save video of people walking their dogs, or just strolling past? I can easily get a coupl...
by marlinman93
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Security cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Security cameras

Considering how things are going these days, I decided to step things up a level. Already have gun safes, and an alarm system, but our security system wanted $25 per camera, plus an extra $5 a month to monitor the cameras. I found another separate wireless camera system that has no monthly fee, and ...
by marlinman93
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you had to do a 'house clearing'....
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: If you had to do a 'house clearing'....

Betting most of us wouldn't use it, and also betting the cost is more than a really fine gun....or two!
by marlinman93
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homemade knife sheath.
Replies: 21
Views: 505

Re: Homemade knife sheath.

I recently bought a commercial sewing machine to do the new upholstery in my '39 Chev coupe. Once I finished the car my plan was to sell the machine and recoup money. But I bought the machine so cheap off local Craigslist ad that I decided to just keep it. I've been doing some holster and belt repai...
by marlinman93
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Okay how old is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Okay how old is this?

I'd agree with late 60's date. Prior to that in the 50's and before they used screw on caps. So this simple push fit cap was a later cost saving thing.
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana or Wyoming? added pics
Replies: 27
Views: 736

Re: Montana or Wyoming?

I spent some summers in Deer Lodge, Mt. doing work, and found it pretty decent. It takes a bit of a drive to get to some woods and mountains as the area right around Deer Lodge is pretty open, and flat. Fantastic fishing as you go West towards Missoula, and Idaho boarder too!
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1892 firing pin
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: 1892 firing pin

Sounds like you've hit on why it broke? If it doesn't drop into the bolt freely, then once it's fired a few times it will likely break again. May need to take the bolt and firing pin to a gunsmith, and have the alignment issue fixed.
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-15 or Garand
Replies: 55
Views: 895

Re: AR-15 or Garand

Tough to beat a Garand, but I have both and the AR15 would be my go to rifle for all the reasons you listed, plus more. I don't have mine scoped either, but have a heads up display sight that allows the best of both worlds I think. No magnification, but no sights to line up either.
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana or Wyoming? added pics
Replies: 27
Views: 736

Re: Montana or Wyoming?

Kalispell, Mt. Beautiful area, and not totally nuts on prices yet.