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by wm
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Jeff Quinn review of the Ruger Wrangler

Hey Jim..Ring a bell, this "new" Wrangler? Remember the Ruger "Lightweights" and "Tri-Color?----6. https://jimsthoughtshome.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/serveimage.jpg Not too many of them made ... they weren't popular. The standard Single Six was affordable. In those days they did not need a cheape...
by wm
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ruger Handgun //// UPDATED
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: New Ruger Handgun

Just 22lr? Not 22lr/22 mag?

Obviously Ruger has noticed the success of the Heritage Firearms company and aims to take a slice of that market.

I could definitely see one of these in my future. Or a Heritage.

Wm
by wm
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mossberg 472 questions
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Mossberg 472 questions

Rarely encountered Mossberg 472 rifle in 30 WCF has been encountered. And is for sale I think. Anyway I was invited to make an offer. It is in very good shape, is a 20" barrel model, and bone stock. Were these reliable guns? Accurate? What is the range of values for such? I have Winchesters and Marl...
by wm
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Browning BL-22 22 LR Repair Parts
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Browning BL-22 22 LR Repair Parts

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/808186204

Not mine or any connection to me …… I just thought someone here with a Browning might be able to make good use of this.

Wm
by wm
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just picked up this Varner
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Just picked up this Varner

Very nice. Very nice indeed!

Wm
by wm
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Biblical Conflict?
Replies: 47
Views: 814

Re: A Biblical Conflict?

Meh … I never concern myself with such matters. I grew up Roman Catholic in a nearly entirely Polish Catholic congregation (St. Stanislaus Kostka) during the late 70s & early 80s (a time of great surge in pride among Polish Catholics as we had a Polish Pope and the Solidarity movement in Poland) and...
by wm
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Etiquette For Rednecks
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Etiquette For Rednecks

A couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they’re physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember. Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. “Want anythin...
by wm
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soliciting more opinions ..... this time on after market magazines
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: Soliciting more opinions ..... this time on after market magazines

I was going through and looking at some old magazines in local gun shop bin …… checkmate, eagle, shooting star, Pacmayer, Triple K, OKay, etc.

Thanks for you input.

Wm
by wm
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ithaca 66
Replies: 16
Views: 419

Re: Ithaca 66

If my memory serves me correctly JimT had one.

I know they show up on GunBroker and at gunshows with regularity so they seem to have a long life.

Wm
by wm
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soliciting more opinions ..... this time on after market magazines
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Soliciting more opinions ..... this time on after market magazines

Normally I prefer just to go with OEM. But it ticks me off to feel taken advantage of and $40+ for a magazine is definitely being taken advantage of. And besides that the magazines I'm currently hunting around for are S&W 59/5900 & 69/6900 magazines which are almost 20 years out of date now. So anyo...
by wm
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever action 12 gauge from Turkey (FLN)
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Lever action 12 gauge from Turkey (FLN)

I found this on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v22y6Lcqh4g

One look at the lever …… well that was not appealing.

Wm
by wm
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The trouble with IWB carry ...
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: The trouble with IWB carry ...

I've never liked IWB. It is uncomfortable. I prefer OWB. And to really irritate the IWB/AIWB (I'm not pointing a loaded firearm in the direction of my groin) crowd. I prefer cross draw. Seems to me lots of folks who carry are totally paranoid about being "made". Concealed here means you can't see i...
by wm
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever action 12 gauge from Turkey (FLN)
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Lever action 12 gauge from Turkey (FLN)

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/806242770

Anyone have first hand experience with these? They have piqued my curiosity.

Wm
by wm
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USAF is retiring the remaining revolvers.......
Replies: 8
Views: 435

USAF is retiring the remaining revolvers.......

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/04/04/us-air-force-to-retire-remaining-service-revolvers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheFirearmBlog+%28The+Firearm+Blog%29 I wonder if these will be offered for sale by the CMP the same way 1911s are? If they are I would be su...
by wm
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1866 SRC
Replies: 29
Views: 419

Re: Winchester 1866 SRC

Very nice. Very, very nice.

Wm
by wm
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94
Replies: 20
Views: 688

Re: Winchester 94

My thoughts is you're just buying a gun, not getting married. Buy a 70's, 80s or 90s gun and if it does not scratch the itch & then sell it buy a pre 64, and if that still isn't quite right …… keep repeating. With a little luck each time you turn one over you come out ahead with a few dollars and so...
by wm
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bringing an old one back to life
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Bringing an old one back to life

I love hearing about projects like this.

Wm
by wm
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92 Purchase and Question
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Rossi 92 Purchase and Question

Nice pick up! Well done!

Wm :mrgreen:
by wm
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you suppose it would take to bring this derelict back to life .....
Replies: 5
Views: 261

What do you suppose it would take to bring this derelict back to life .....

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/806840175 I'm not interested in actually undertaking such a project but I feel I have learned a great deal listening to more experienced people talk about what goes into such a project. That and I work 3rd shift so thinking & planning about projects or possible project...
by wm
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So April Fools day pranks ..... Anyone get pranked?
Replies: 10
Views: 210

So April Fools day pranks ..... Anyone get pranked?

I wish I had …… all the news today has been bad and none of it was a joke or a prank.

Wm
by wm
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Final Four
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Final Four

I suppose I am obligated to root for MSU Spartans.

Go Sparty!

Glad I got that out of the way. Now I can go back to what I was doing. :lol:

Wm

P.S. I just never was a avid basketball player or a fan. Growing up it was just a way to stay in shape between football and baseball season.
by wm
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt leverguns
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: 45 Colt leverguns

As a general statement the idea of putting a handgun caliber cartridge into a shoulder fired, long gun didn't really gain traction until the advent of the sub machinegun in WW1 if you think about it. And those were really the outgrowth of the of handguns like the C96 Mauser or snail drum luger that ...
by wm
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....
Replies: 32
Views: 508

Re: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....

I am sure O'Connor and Keith had irreconcilable differences but I wonder how much they played it up in a dog and pony show to sell books and magazines. They were both sharp men and had to realize that the controversy was bonanza for them.

Wm
by wm
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over heard at hardware store ......
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Over heard at hardware store ......

Older gentlemen who seemed to be there with his teen age grandson who was looking at a kit you assemble to create a work bench out of 2X4"s. "If you need a kit and directions to build a work bench, then you have no business needing a work bench." I stopped, locked eyes with the old gent, smiled and ...
by wm
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: With a barrel insert this could be fun...
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: With a barrel insert this could be fun...

I was hoping to see the price come down and for them to introduce a model with ejectors but neither happened. I thought it would be my preferred option for home defense. Oh well, it would not be the first budget busting once in a life time opportunity that I have passed up. I don't really see it as ...
by wm
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a New Huntin' Partner! (black lab)
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Got a New Huntin' Partner! (black lab)

Congratulations. That is a good looking pup you have there.

Best of luck getting through the puppy gnawing stage with a minimal amount of damage. :P

Wm
by wm
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage Model 64 TAKEDOWN .......
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Savage Model 64 TAKEDOWN .......

New offering from Savage …….

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2019/ ... tic-rifle/

Wm
by wm
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something interesting from europe
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Something interesting from europe

That would be cool to see Dan Wesson resurrect their pistol pac with these and 3" and 5" and carbine length barrels.

Wm
by wm
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A ? for you phobia x-spurts ...
Replies: 19
Views: 373

Re: A ? for you phobia x-spurts ...

A ? for you phobia x-spurts ... I am not a vegan or vegetarian by any means of the words, I love eating meats and fish. But ..... in the last 10 or so years I've developed a total dislike to touching uncooked meat or fish. I don't understand it. If it's already ground or cut and all I have to do is...
by wm
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?
Replies: 55
Views: 617

Re: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?

Think about this. Use your cheapest effective gun. Because, if you use it, the police are going to take it for evidence. Why do you think I am using my Block? And enough flashlight to temporarily stun the optic nerves of a blind man. You know I can seriously see the utility of using S&W SDVE or Tau...
by wm
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finished A New Knife Build - A Scalper
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Starting a New Knife Build

Looks like it would make a good "camp knife". I have some similar knives here with a large carbon content steel that I thought about doing similar but after I got them home I decided the blades were not thick enough for my tastes (would not want to baton them). Good steel. Length is right for a camp...
by wm
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sucks to be Dicks Sporting Goods
Replies: 21
Views: 475

Re: Sucks to be Dicks Sporting Goods

AJMD429 wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Screw'em.... :evil:
Amen
by wm
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....
Replies: 32
Views: 508

Re: Let's Have Elmer v. Jack Redux....

Speed is a good thing

Weight is a good thing

Too much of a good thing is not a good thing

As in life so too ballistics …… balance and moderation are the key to the best outcome.

Wm
by wm
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?
Replies: 55
Views: 617

Re: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?

Living in England, my go to weapon is a rolled up newspaper, only kidding, never was good at obeying stupid rules and regulations. I'm lucky enough to shoot most days, so whatever I've been using may just happen to be very close by after dark. Most Brits would probably have to go down stairs with a...
by wm
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?
Replies: 55
Views: 617

Re: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?

Living in England, my go to weapon is a rolled up newspaper, only kidding, never was good at obeying stupid rules and regulations. I'm lucky enough to shoot most days, so whatever I've been using may just happen to be very close by after dark. Most Brits would probably have to go down stairs with a...
by wm
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?
Replies: 55
Views: 617

What is your go to firearm (long or side or both) for when things go bump in the night?

Well its almost the weekend...…. Just to get a little conversation started heres a question to the group: What is your go to firearms for home defense? If there was a disturbance in the middle of the night and you were to arm yourself as you rose from bed what would you reach for? My go to are a Gen...
by wm
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WHOA! Almost too nice to shoot ... almost ...
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: WHOA! Almost too nice to shoot ... almost ...

Wow they really screwed up that bluing job. Good thing the owner could just cerakote it and make it more tatciool.

:lol:


Wm
by wm
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've been using strips for my revolvers for years .....
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: I've been using strips for my revolvers for years .....

Interesting product. I kind of gave up on revolvers for PD owing to the bulk, plus the fact that a speedloader is about as handy to conceal as a golf ball. That was why I moved from speedloaders to strips. My old job required me to wear dress slacks and I don't care for sport coats if I can avoid i...
by wm
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've been using strips for my revolvers for years .....
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: I've been using strips for my revolvers for years .....

It does seem expensive for what it does. Am I wrong in seeing that it just holds the ammo strip up near the top of your pocket? That is my take as well. It really is nothing other then a hook that holds the strip up right in your pocket. I like that but balk at $30 price tag to do it. Over the last...
by wm
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok Six, pick six
Replies: 18
Views: 405

Re: Ok Six, pick six

Hunting shotgun Ithaca 37
Sporting shotgun Browning Superposed
Hunting rifles Winchester 94 in 38-55
Utility Rifle Winchester 92 357 mag
Remington model 24 in 22lr
Colt model 1911 in 45 ACP

Weird …… they all seem to flow from one genius.

Wm
by wm
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've been using strips for my revolvers for years .....
Replies: 11
Views: 416

I've been using strips for my revolvers for years .....

but this does seem to offer some advantages to the carrying of strip of ammo. I've used a little Uncle Mikes belt pouch that is just big enough to hold one 6 round 38/357 mag strip and a similar but larger one with no name and I cant remember where or when I got it now for the 44 spl. https://theneo...
by wm
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent article published in Shooting Times by Layne Simpson on Marlin 336
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Recent article published in Shooting Times by Layne Simpson on Marlin 336

Yeah its a bit of a puff piece but its nice to see lever actions get a little recognition in the current press . https://www.shootingtimes.com/editorial/the-marlin-model-336-lever-action-rifle-is-alive-and-well/358758 Wm P.S. He briefly mentions the Marlin 336 chambered in 250 Savage. I sure wish Ma...
by wm
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe this what I need to improve my shotgun shooting
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Maybe this what I need to improve my shotgun shooting

https://www.guns.com/news/2019/03/20/ra ... r-surfaces

My father served in 8th Air Force during WW2 as a radio man. Sure wish he was still around to share this with & get him to share some stories.

Wm
by wm
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable
Replies: 42
Views: 781

Re: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable

Since we are talking about it and its that time of year ……… The Bold & Majestic Purple Polish Easter Eggs 12 eggs, hardboiled and peeled 2 cans small whole beets 1 tsp sugar 1 cup vinegar 1 level table spoon salt 1 heaping table spoon traditional horseradish (And by traditional I mean the kind you f...
by wm
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roundballs
Replies: 24
Views: 533

Re: Roundballs

I like to use those 10 gauge shot as ammo in my wrist rocket (sling shot). Back in the day I discovered marbles and had decent success on squirrels and rabbits on my uncles hunting property/tree farm. Then one day my uncle introduced me to muzzle loading, That was fine but I immediately seized on th...
by wm
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable
Replies: 42
Views: 781

Re: Making Hard-boiled Eggs Palatable

Pete44ru wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:36 pm
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I pickle some every couple of weeks - they go GREAT with beer (the 2nd part of my basic food group) ! . :mrgreen:

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Having been raised in a blended community of 2nd generation Germans, Poles, and Irish I have to agree wholeheartedly!!!!!


Wm.
by wm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Schuetzen Rifle -- Original Buchel Meister single-shot
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: New Schuetzen Rifle -- Original Buchel Meister single-shot

She's one curvy, gorgeous piece of kit!

Wm
by wm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington Now Being Sued?
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: Remington Now Being Sued?

Its gun banning by means other then the law. If you can make gun makers liable for misuse of their product they have to carry huge liability insurance policies to protect themselves. Those cost lots of money and those costs get passed on to buyers and pretty soon no one can afford to buy a new gun a...