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by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you carry your 1911?
Replies: 10
Views: 104

How do you carry your 1911?

Open carry isn't much of a challenge, but concealed is. I am very sorry to report that my waistline real estate has been expanding at an alarming rate recently, so I have more, um, "room" to hide a 1911, but at 5'9" and 175, not as much as some. I am looking at high-ride crossdraw rigs to conceal a ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS in NM: CZ 455 Varmint .22 LR
Replies: 0
Views: 23

FS in NM: CZ 455 Varmint .22 LR

I've only put a few dozen rounds through this and it wants to drive tacks. Walnut stock and bull barrel. Comes with a Yo Dave trigger kit -- uninstalled -- and Millett rings for $400 shipped. If you want my old faithful Bushnell Banner 4-12 AO, add another $50. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4869/46...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin adds curly maple furniture option to Model 336
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: Marlin adds curly maple furniture option to Model 336

Strip it down, stain with aqua fortis, heated, then hand-rub many coats of linseed. I have never understood this urge to finish maple as Danish blonde. Yuck. Sam and Jake Hawken would be ashamed.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gonna Start Working With The Trapper This New Year
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Gonna Start Working With The Trapper This New Year

Had one of these in .45 Colt. What a hammer! Did break the lifter, though -- an apparent issue with Trappers in this caliber. Boy these are handy to carry!

8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A gift from Maine
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: A gift from Maine

Gunny, never be shy about sharing more photos of Miss Parker.

8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Quinn needs a prayer
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Jeff Quinn needs a prayer

Rihm, Jeff is getting them. Doc started a thread on this down below. That said, another prayer up for Jeff's spirits to be lifted.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request — For My Mother
Replies: 19
Views: 115

Re: Prayer Request — For My Mother

You've got my prayers, too, friend -- for your mom and for you. "There is a time for everything under Heaven."
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A gift from Maine
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: A gift from Maine

YUM! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about intercessory prayer
Replies: 16
Views: 231

Re: Question about intercessory prayer

My friends, I thank you for all your replies. Nath, praying that the dead are "remembered by God" is a beautiful way of putting it. It just strikes me that always praying for healing and miracles points up our own feeble grasp of God's purposes and will, not that He does not heal and want to heal! I...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about intercessory prayer
Replies: 16
Views: 231

Question about intercessory prayer

We often have requests for prayers here; I have asked for this blessing myself a time or two. What do you pray for when asked to pray for someone else who is in a precarious position -- usually involving health? I pray that it be God's will that healing occurs, but I also pray that if healing is not...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Bell Ringers....
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Christmas Bell Ringers....

He'll do well if he can find the hot albacore bite out of Newport or Ilwaco.

:lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers up for Jeff (medical issues)
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: Prayers up for Jeff (medical issues)

Doc, thanks for the heads up. I remember that Jeff had a crisis a year or two ago and had hoped he had regained his health. Not so. I am sending my prayers up for both Jeff and Boge and their families this blessed season.
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Remington model 8 or 81. Have one?
Replies: 28
Views: 3252

Re: OT-Remington model 8 or 81. Have one?

I love this great Browning design, and have had them in .30, .32 and .35 Remington. Always wanted one in .25 Remington, but they were all either too expensive or had sketchy bores.
Good stuff here:

http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/
by Bill in Oregon
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W SD9VE ...... review for those who care
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Re: S&W SD9VE ...... review for those who care

WM: When I worked post-retirement at Sportsman's Warehouse, I sold a lot of those simple Smiths to guys who just wanted a utilitarian sidearm. They were popular with bowhunters because you could get into such reliable protection so reasonably.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anaconda crossing the road
Replies: 23
Views: 465

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

Merle, people are part of the ecosystem. Sometimes we have to be eaten, too. Welcome to the food chain. When I croak, I hope to be able to ask God about his thoughts behind mosquitos, fleas and ticks.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anaconda crossing the road
Replies: 23
Views: 465

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

I'm no snake lover, but they have a grandeur and beauty all their own. God put them here for a reason. I'd hate to hit one.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anaconda crossing the road
Replies: 23
Views: 465

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

Holy cats, what an hombre!
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spoon art. New added.
Replies: 25
Views: 315

Re: Spoon art. New added.

Pitch, you're the Energizer Bunny of folk art!

:lol: 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long must I wait?
Replies: 38
Views: 668

Re: How long must I wait?

Another lovely Ballard, Vall. Sorry you can't shoot it to your heart's content.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: German air power: HW97
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: German air power: HW97

Sale pending.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post Season Woes
Replies: 33
Views: 432

Re: Post Season Woes

That's warm a man on a chilly day! 8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post Season Woes
Replies: 33
Views: 432

Re: Post Season Woes

Oldwin, I can feel for your Dad. Shoveling the drive and sidewalk after a 2 or 3-foot snow just about killed me and I was only in my early 60s at the time. Young man's game. And Gamekeeper -- you are right that people with 4-wheelers who have no clue as to their capabilities -- AND LACK THEREOF -- a...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spoon art. New added.
Replies: 25
Views: 315

Re: Spoon art.

Wonderful and whimsical! You do have a gift Pitch!

:lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Burnt some black powder today.
Replies: 16
Views: 271

Re: Burnt some black powder today.

Nice job, Nath. Sorry about the spill. I don't bounce anymore either. If your pup was ever involved in a litter, I'll bet you could sell them all right here! So sweet.
8)
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long must I wait?
Replies: 38
Views: 668

Re: How long must I wait?

Nath, I'd buy a .25 rimfire. I have heard some very good things about the old .25 Stevens.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today in History
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Today in History

Jeep, I was reminded of a man I was privileged to call a friend: A 16-year-old Honolulu high school student named Frank Cordeiro was very interested in photography. So one of his teachers loaned him his Leica and told Frank to poke around down near the harbor over the weekend of December 6 and 7, 19...
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Winchester Model 94 in .35-30
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: SOLD: Winchester Model 94 in .35-30

Looks like the .35-30 is headed for a new home in Texas. Thanks gents.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sharps Display At The Local Museum
Replies: 11
Views: 200

Re: Sharps Display At The Local Museum

Vall, if you and Kirk ever collaborated on a show/display with your Sharps and Ballard rifles, I'd move heaven and earth to see it.
by Bill in Oregon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sharps Display At The Local Museum
Replies: 11
Views: 200

Re: Sharps Display At The Local Museum

Kirk, you are lucky to have a fine local museum, and the museum is lucky to have you as a patron. It's sure nice to see those Sharps bottleneck cartridges with appropriate paper-patched bullets. I have had rolling blocks in .40-70 Sharps Straight, and one in .40-70 SBN built for me by John King, but...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: German air power: HW97
Replies: 1
Views: 144

German air power: HW97

Here's a virtually NIB HW-97 from the craftsmen at Weihrauch. The HW-97 is often in the winner's circle at Field Target matches, being among the most accurate and powerful of the spring-piston adult air rifles, thanks in no small part to the excellent Rekord trigger. This one is in .177, and comes w...
by Bill in Oregon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 664

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

Perry, bloody OUCH!
by Bill in Oregon
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 664

What y'all payin' for gas?

The price has been dropping fast, and it was $2.08.9 for unleaded regular here in Alamogordo yesterday, but then New Mexico is the third largest oil and gas producer in the Lower 48.
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Winchester Model 94 in .35-30
Replies: 4
Views: 245

SOLD: Winchester Model 94 in .35-30

This is a nice old Winchester Model 94 manufactured in 1952 in .32 W.S. and rebored to .35-30, "our oldest wildcat." I'm told the work was done by Parker Ackley himself, but cannot verify. It's in nice shape overall, very fine bore, left receiver flat drilled and tapped for a scope mount at some poi...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flyover footage of the Camp Fire aftermath, Chico, CA
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Flyover footage of the Camp Fire aftermath, Chico, CA

Earl, you and I are on the same page on the ponderosa forestlands -- and the juniper zone is even worse if you let it grow near your structure. I'd say steel roofing, steel framing and Hardy plank siding are about the only things that make sense once you have already cleared a very aggressive defens...
by Bill in Oregon
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flyover footage of the Camp Fire aftermath, Chico, CA
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Flyover footage of the Camp Fire aftermath, Chico, CA

It gets grimmer as the film goes on. Bitter, bitter lessons here for any of us living here in the West in high-fuel areas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... LxWKaiZ5o4
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question on Drones (no....not how to shoot them down...)
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Question on Drones (no....not how to shoot them down...)

Bill, while checking out Trent's vids, I saw this. Holy poopoo ... maybe literally ... :shock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGJljVV_GyY
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Following in the Footsteps of Nath...
Replies: 26
Views: 528

Re: Following in the Footsteps of Nath...

Very fashionable chapeau you have there, Nath!

Pitchy, I have used a pinch of paper wasp nest under a patched round ball to prevent patch burnout. Worked fine. Still have a hunk in my possibles box.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question on Drones (no....not how to shoot them down...)
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Question on Drones (no....not how to shoot them down...)

I think they are fascinating, but was born without any of the genes that apply to controlling RC joysticks. I tried an RC airplane once, and it nearly decapitated me before it crashed. Would have made a great Youtube fail. Speaking of drones, Holloman AFB here is one of the nation's main training ce...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Got Me 25 Pounds Of Brass
Replies: 23
Views: 394

Re: Santa Got Me 25 Pounds Of Brass

Blaine, not surprised. I found this Youtube of Civil War instruments very interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6QpdhM5tAM
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Got Me 25 Pounds Of Brass
Replies: 23
Views: 394

Re: Santa Got Me 25 Pounds Of Brass

Sometimes in the wee hours of morning when suffering from insomnia, I go out on the porch and play a banjo, guitar, or mandolin. occasionally from across the hollow, i hear mister nuttall answer back on his euphonium...... Ray, that is simply enchanting. Blaine, do you have any experience with the ...
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: P-38 (the plane) documentary
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: P-38 (the plane) documentary

Very cool! The Lightning is the one World War II American fighter I have never seen in flight -- just in museums.
by Bill in Oregon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Following in the Footsteps of Nath...
Replies: 26
Views: 528

Re: Following in the Footsteps of Nath...

Nice double, Daryl. I have had the Pedersolis in all three gauges, and oddly, the fixed-choke 20 gave me the best patterns and handled better than the heavier gauges -- in my hands anyway. I have used Ox-yoke wads, but usually go with Circle Fly. Funny, I was just handling a William Moore at a gun s...
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking very fondly of 41
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Thinking very fondly of 41

I'm willing to give any young American who flew 58 combat missions against the Japanese by the time he was 21 at least one mulligan, and maybe more. Just me.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else remember this bullet?
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Anyone else remember this bullet?

Good luck finding some, JD. There are likely a few stashes out there. My thought is that the dished base helped with the obturation, and maybe that's why they shot so well.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Pack !
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: The Pack !

I sure love looking at Irish terrier photos and Youtubes.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 15# baby!
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: 15# baby!

AIEEEE! The humanity!

:shock: :lol:
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked-up a......
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Picked-up a......

Pretty swell provenance, Ray. I think you were meant to have that Smith.
by Bill in Oregon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking very fondly of 41
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Thinking very fondly of 41

What a fine American, with an unmatched record of service, starting right out of "high school." Godspeed sir. From Wikipedia: The United States formally entered World War II in December 1941, following Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Six months later, Bush enlisted into the U.S. N...