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by Sixgun
Mon May 20, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powder Coating question
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Powder Coating question

Joe.......I've used the bake on paint on a 642 Smith.......OD Green....looked great......did the frame and left the cylinder and barrel stainless...then I started using it.....6-7 years later it still looks OK but every edge is chipped off......it's my daily carry gun. Powder coating? I would not us...
by Sixgun
Mon May 20, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Thanks guys on the advice on the blades...I've been doing it for over 40 years always "going by eye" and while I've never had an issue, I just never did like the non perfect look. Looking around the "clean and organized" garage today, I found a metal plate that attaches to the Grizzly belt sander. I...
by Sixgun
Mon May 20, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Rain missed us Gunny......lots of heat lightning and only a few sprinkles.........."supposed" to be nice for the next week or two. Gonna head down to our favorite hardware/farm store....Brandywine Hardware......in addition to other things we "need", I'm hoping they sell some kind of a jig for sharpe...
by Sixgun
Sun May 19, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

First.....you guys have NO IDEA how bad the yard looks. I'll Take some closeups tomorrow. Going in for an MRI on Tuesday morning. Not looking forward to that....doc told me to drop a couple of klonopins before going. Then the people there told me it's an open machine so I may not need the meds. Fred...
by Sixgun
Sun May 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Old Savage....yes.....YOU are the Grillmaster! I believe I'm in a bit of hot water right now....YOUR grill is on our patio. I'll get it out to ya as soon as I get my shyt together and buy the Traeger. Gunny.....I hear ya.....I can cut about 85% of the yard before I start causing ruts but a few secti...
by Sixgun
Sun May 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk .30 WCF heavy cast boolits
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Let's talk .30 WCF heavy cast boolits

Bill...ya really don't need that much speed as noted by Jim's velocities. In dozens of old calibers Ive never felt the need to go above 1800. My preferred velocity is between 1400-1600. I've shot lots of 30-30's with cast at 2200 and the gun heats up fast. You run them at 14-1600 and you can shoot a...
by Sixgun
Sun May 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just saw that the 1895 is back.
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: I just saw that the 1895 is back.

I already have a Rem 700 in 30-06. I am leaning toward the .405 just because it is different. Ok.....I get it.....your leaning towards the cartridge more than the rifle. It sure is different and most certainly nostalgic....I've always trusted my gut feeling and throwing out practicality, especially...
by Sixgun
Sun May 19, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just saw that the 1895 is back.
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: I just saw that the 1895 is back.

CRS.....well said......forgot about the 41 mag bullets............I was thinking from a "this or that choice" .......ahhh, what the heck, buy one in each caliber.---6


Plottman....I have em in both configurations......as expected, the shotgun butt is much more comfortable to shoot.
by Sixgun
Sun May 19, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk .30 WCF heavy cast boolits
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Let's talk .30 WCF heavy cast boolits

Bill.........I don't hunt much anymore but when I did it was mostly jacketed bullets in the 33 Winchester......a few fell from the 45-70/45-90 with cast using number 2 alloy I've done a fair amount of shooting with the 30-30 and cast bullets....probably 4-5 thousand rounds.......everything shot Good...
by Sixgun
Sat May 18, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Gunny......What did you do...put a 2" body lift on it? Rain? I cut grass today and my front yard has to be the winner in the neighborhood for "nastiest looking yard". Took an hour to power wash the Kubota.......yea......I needed to KEEP the tractor in 4 wheel drive the whole time. The wife said I sh...
by Sixgun
Sat May 18, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just saw that the 1895 is back.
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: I just saw that the 1895 is back.

Piller....you will enjoy the '06 a whole lot more........very versatile in loading and components are everywhere......the 405 will get old real quick. ...expensive to shoot and as we all shoot our guns a whole lot more than hunting with them, you'll see what I mean. I've owned and shot almost all of...
by Sixgun
Fri May 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

I would not like that Pitchy.....I go outside regularly at nighttime to get something out of the garage...barn....vehicle...etc. I've run into possums. Deer and foxes take off before I see them. Hey! Maybe if you got one of those road signs that say, "bear left" and put it by the shed. Your bear wil...
by Sixgun
Thu May 16, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

GunnyMack wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 12:09 pm
Six you need a 6'4" cut out of Trump to stand out there with a pump holding a sign that says 'DRAINING SWAPS 1 AT A TIME"
I tell ya Gunny.....your good. :D

Fred...that's a lot of drumsticks......you having people over?
by Sixgun
Thu May 16, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Ha! Jay won Dixies get bill! I like dat.......if it's any consolation I'll throw in (for Jay) the 63 thousand cubic feet of water that's laying out in the front yard. People in cars are starting to slow down to look at my swamp. ----6
by Sixgun
Thu May 16, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sold One...Bought One
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Sold One...Bought One

Something how that "grip-to-the-hand-comfortable" thing works. Everyone's hands are different along with how you perceive it should feel, where you hold your hand in relation to the shooting eye. If your Vacaro fits your hand like you like it...stay with it.. how well you shoot it offhand is usually...
by Sixgun
Wed May 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead hardness testers
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Lead hardness testers

Saeco......very accurate from pure lead to the hardest of alloys----6
by Sixgun
Wed May 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Wow! Sick dogs...busted up buddies......and Pitchy is on a welding marathon...... The worst is Jays bud.......something how your life can changes in a flash.....wish the best for him but you know the truth. How old is your bud Jay? Gunny's dogs is doing better...great...and Jay's dog is gonna be sor...
by Sixgun
Wed May 15, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who on here is old enough to remember......
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: Who on here is old enough to remember......

My brother and I used to regularly walk the banks of the Delaware river kicking drift wood and other things looking for em....those suckers were fast and as we used old model Rugers in .357.....using light loads ...We didn't hit too many. But the many other inanaimate targets were a blast......this ...
by Sixgun
Tue May 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dremel tool?
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Dremel tool?

Battery powered dremels are as powerful as Steven Hawkings neck muscles...at least mine was. I've done burned up 3 electric Dremel branded ones in the last 30 years but I use em hard........if you want power get a chain saw sharpener which is nothing more than a large Dremel tool...uses the same bit...
by Sixgun
Tue May 14, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you
Replies: 28
Views: 530

Re: How many of you

I can shoot everyday if I so please....light stuff around the house...but I try not to on nice days when others are outside..sometimes I'll use a pair of "giant silencers" that I shoot through and as long as the velocity is below the speed of sound, nobody hears nuttin.....other times I head to the ...
by Sixgun
Tue May 14, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

I always thought ol Sixgun was cracking wise with the big Richard jokes, until I saw a very cute Mommy type driving down the road in this What have you been up to old man😳 Very easy to explain....if you notice, the plate holder is from a sorority house.......it's what all the girls say to me "after...
by Sixgun
Mon May 13, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

WTF is that?
by Sixgun
Mon May 13, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Looks pretty good Griff...you sure your not at the Grillmaster's house? You and Old Savage making some good stuff there!--6
by Sixgun
Mon May 13, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Haying equipment
Replies: 31
Views: 439

Re: Haying equipment

I find using a scythe a very useful tool........there always areas of tall weeds.....like around the pond......especially the prickly ones that grow several feet ......that the scythe does a better job than a regular sickle....... You can knock out a fair amount of weeds in short order but....you kn...
by Sixgun
Mon May 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blitz Triggerplate Drilling -- Cocking Pins Repair, Completed
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Blitz Triggerplate Drilling -- Cocking Pins Repair, Completed

Well #7......it's the challenges that keep us going and the harder the challenge, the more satisfaction.......

I'm really getting mind lazy.....Anymore I get enough of a mental workout if I can drift out a front sight and pop in another. ----6
by Sixgun
Mon May 13, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: magnums
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: magnums

I like that...and very true......my inlaws run a professional butcher shop that processes several hundred deer a year. Every customer gets a tag to fill out on to how they want their cuts, phone number, etc.....one year, for fun we had the customers write down the gun they used and true to form, tha...
by Sixgun
Mon May 13, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blitz Triggerplate Drilling -- Cocking Pins Repair, Completed
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Blitz Triggerplate Drilling -- Cocking Pins Repair, Part 1

Well #7........my hat is off to you!....those guns are put together like a Swiss watch and it only takes a few thou. to throw everything out of whack. Those jobs ...for me...are best left to the pro.....I can take em apart and change parts on American guns and do minor fitting which have looser tole...
by Sixgun
Sun May 12, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Folks Think
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Some Folks Think

Gunny.....I'll tell ya what happens to about all of the shooting sports.....the guys who are the best cheat......they are already great but want to be greater. And it's these same mf's who watch everyone else like a hawk. I've seen it all too many times. The other "Gunny" and me were at a mess of le...
by Sixgun
Sun May 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Grillmaster, The Miss' s says you have a little longer grill time on the chicken...she likes the skin a little darker. Annnnndddddd ...she says you know what your doing by having the charcoal off to the side and the chicken over the drip pan. A 4" model 10? Not much.....they made a zillion of em...m...
by Sixgun
Sun May 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Hey Griff.....if your cruising through Moab, take the Black Rose off road and show those punky Jeepers what you can do. You could bob tail but it would be really fun with a 53 footer with the tandems moved all the way up.---6
by Sixgun
Sun May 12, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Folks Think
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Some Folks Think

Griff......your still in the "spirit of the game", unlike most folks. Did it for years...'93?-04?.....was decent....far from the best......won a lot....a few "big" matches. I used a pair of single action Colts in 44Spl. and sometimes in 44-40.....Winchesters/Marlins in all pistol calibers with a ful...
by Sixgun
Sun May 12, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bipod use....
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Bipod use....

Bipod shoes.....just get a pair of socks.....or preferably some leather.....fill up the tip with sand.......fabricate each one around each leg and zip tie it off. ------6
by Sixgun
Sun May 12, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Somebody's please buy this!
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Somebody's please buy this!

I'll give ya some wisdom of which I have most always followed.......and glad of it....... I punched a clock for 44 years so money was not exactly being funneled in my wallet.......if you see something that you rarely see and the price is more than fair.... and you really want one of these go ahead a...
by Sixgun
Sun May 12, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Wow Fred.......YOU are the master of grilling.....(new name..."The Grillmaster"). Anyway, Grillmaster, we are not high falluton folk here in Pa......90% of the time it is the standard hamburger/sausage patties along with Chicken/baked potatoes, corn on cob...a couple of times a year we will do lobst...
by Sixgun
Sat May 11, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Fred.....with this thing anything can be cooked.......no hassle like like the rudimentary functions of the BGE and it isn't gonna smash if it falls over........the wood pellets are sold all over the place including my favorite hangout, Brandywine Hardware which is located a stones throw away from wh...
by Sixgun
Fri May 10, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Doc.....WTF is dat ting? Never saw anything like dat! Ahhh...Fred.....was at Costco then down at Brandywine hardware.....I think we is gonna skip the Big Green Egg.....these things do the same thing with a whole lot less aggravation. They are pricey but no constantly fooling with the vents etc like ...
by Sixgun
Fri May 10, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Gunny....how about if you hook up the hydraulics and make it bounce up and down like the Spanish guys in L.A. do?

I could see ya pulling into the gunclub with your buddies watching and here you come....booma boom boom with the stereo blasting salsa music.
by Sixgun
Fri May 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Gunny.....no problem on the lift kit......just get 4 floor jacks with wheels.......crank up each corner on the bumpers....take off the handles.....spot weld the disks to each bumper. See? Jay thinks he has me beat at redneckin'-----6 Once again...go to Costco to pick up meds......come out with full ...
by Sixgun
Fri May 10, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Yea...the crazy shyt we do when younger......invincible.......wreck a vehicle? Who cares? Sign a note and get another....... Something happens to a man when he reaches retirement age......if he's so lucky. Yep.....lucky me...I'm so lucky I get to go to my bank today, get a cashiers check for the cou...
by Sixgun
Fri May 10, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie bullet casting help please! RForte61
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: Newbie bullet casting help please! RForte61

Do what that guy from Texas told ya to do...Vance.....that's exactly how I learned ......back in 1973....---6
by Sixgun
Thu May 09, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Well Fred....technically, your an off-roader........not as deep into it as Jay is but........your off the road!..... Jay....that boy of mine and you would make a great pair off roading........he had me white knuckled and limp kneeing several times....one time, in Colorado I had to guide him around a...
by Sixgun
Thu May 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Fred......may the Good Lord bless you for your patience.......if I as much get off of a standard two lane black macadam road, my BP raises 30 points. A couple of times a year I have to drive on I-95 and I'm trembling the whole time.
by Sixgun
Thu May 09, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

BLUE skid marks??? What you eating boy??? Well.....I don't have to worry about getting hung up in the woods......been there....done dat......I now have a Rubicon that can do those things but never gets off of nice roads....I don't even like dirt roads anymore...I hate getting the Jeep dirty and leav...
by Sixgun
Thu May 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Dang Jay......your having fun....still looks a bit cold there........Old Red looks great.........

Your lucky....I miss my Dad terribly----6
by Sixgun
Thu May 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

That's great Fred.........another issue accomplished! On the order of screws I've purchased many dozens of Winchester screws that have been recently (five-10 years) being reproduced. I like nice fresh screws on my guns and the old guns almost always have buggered up screws. I've also learned how to ...
by Sixgun
Wed May 08, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Log splitting machines
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Log splitting machines

Actually, I don't know about the rest of you fellers, but the one that looked the most fun was the red-colored one that was > the last one in the video ..... that's the one I'd pick , hands-down....! :mrgreen: Dang doc.....those babies were just about popping out......both of them! On the subject o...
by Sixgun
Wed May 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Well.....today, mom and me cruised up to the Media courthouse ....she has a handicap placard........ :D ....or else you park a quarter mile away............right up to the front steps.....50 yard walk to the sheriffs dept......through the metal detectors.....(left everything in Mom's Jeep)......made...
by Sixgun
Tue May 07, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Gunny....there are a dozen or so geese who live in the back pasture and the little pond we have. They go one area to another and back again. We see the little ones...they were born a week or so ago but not as many as we used to.....there will maybe five......then four....then 3....then sometimes non...
by Sixgun
Tue May 07, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

We need some action around here. How about this?.....something ya don't see everyday.---6

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by Sixgun
Sun May 05, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1 Garand (camp fire)
Replies: 3801
Views: 61140

Re: M1 Garand (camp fire)

Six, maybe you have, new or close to the N frame screw that holds the crane in the frame or a good place to get one. Na.....sorry Fred....I have 100 Winchester screws and a few Ruger/Colt single action screws virtually nothing for a Smith other than grip screws that are hard to pry away from me. Th...