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by Ray
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hate when a good deal happens on a firearm I don't need
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: I hate when a good deal happens on a firearm I don't need

Bargains will nickel and dime you to death.....

Gun bargains can make you poor.

Like introduction time at the recovery mission..... "Hi I'm Ray and I cannot pass up either a bargain or the last of something that is scarce or rare."

And the junkies reply..... "Hey ray.....welcome !"
by Ray
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 37
Views: 667

Re: .32 Associates.......

Jason, you sure hit the nail square when you mentioned the scarcity of 81 mags. In looking for them I found out that the slightly more common 84 magazines will work. You have to turn the follower around backwards as the rimmed cartridge rides different than the .380 and it will only hold 9 rounds. T...
by Ray
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 37
Views: 667

Re: .32 Associates.......

Perhaps some of the mainers who have been to k.t.p. can explain the layout. apparently they have the main(e) store and then they have another remote used gun dept. "across the river" as they say in new hampshire. when you order online, you never know which store it is at. i once waited about two wee...
by Ray
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh, My.....
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: Oh, My.....

Sounds fun. With a moderate charge like that, it probably is reasonably comfortable to shoot. How is it for noise and flame out the muzzle? not too loud.....did not notice flame due to bright sun but indoors or after sunset i'm sure it sparkles some. b.t.w. there are 43 daisy bb's in the recomended...
by Ray
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 37
Views: 667

Re: .32 Associates.......

I have one coming in soon. It is coming from Kittery's Trading post in Maine. Looking around near home, all there seemed to be were hard used ones that had a lot of rust and loose parts. The one at Kittery's is a 1959 year production in very good to excellent condition. The funny thing is that Kitt...
by Ray
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh, My.....
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: Oh, My.....

These have finally started shipping after an eight month or more wait when promised in 4 to six weeks. I have temporary custody of one and have shot it exactly four times. a left and a right of 3cc wano reenactor followed by a well tamped cotton ball for overpowder wad then a load of 3.3cc of #5 she...
by Ray
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well ain't this some Stuff!
Replies: 16
Views: 253

Re: Well ain't this some Stuff!

Sorry about the broken smith.....

How about telling us about your beretta 81 on the .32 associates page ?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=74941
by Ray
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 37
Views: 667

Re: .32 Associates.......

So piller, did you find yourself a .32 winchester ?
by Ray
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdah you think of this?
Replies: 34
Views: 1437

Re: Howdah you think of this?

Bad guy's view.....
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by Ray
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdah you think of this?
Replies: 34
Views: 1437

Re: Howdah you think of this?

I don't know about now, but in the 1990s my buddy researched and discovered that he could have a loaded black powder revolver inside his camper, legally, in all 48 states CONUS. I wonder if this is still true? Could be but there is a stretch of I95 where it might be a good idea to hide it deep.....
by Ray
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdah you think of this?
Replies: 34
Views: 1437

Re: Howdah you think of this?

Finally got my hands on one..... Owner had to wait over eight months for the thing but baulked at the whole black powder theme and I have temporary custody...... 3cc of wano reenactor followed by a cotton ball, well tamped.... then 3.3cc of #5 sheathed in a greased cotton cleaning patch, the superfl...
by Ray
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Makrov
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Makrov

by Ray
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Bore......
Replies: 30
Views: 1356

Re: Big Bore......

Definitely give range report, I for one am interested in getting one. It shoots....That's all I can say. I need to use a bigger target to see where i'm hitting. I was shooting at a beer can impaled on a sapling twig and did not even get close enough to scare it. Judging by the furrows plowed beneat...
by Ray
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Bore......
Replies: 30
Views: 1356

Re: Big Bore......

Jason, really liking that Speed Six, bro. I took this path recently, but I have work to do. With a Lee 200-grain cast and 5.5 of Trailboss, it shoots at least a foot low at 10 yards, and I need to polish the chambers to get decent extraction. DA is a bit rough, but SA is outstanding. https://live.s...
by Ray
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Bore......
Replies: 30
Views: 1356

Re: Big Bore......

Charter Magpug .41 waiting for daylight and his turn at the range.....
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by Ray
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 465

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

There is this which can be loaded for homestead defense.....

https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/ ... nt?Tk=DFBU

Looks like an old fashioned 158 gr. .357.....
by Ray
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?
Replies: 30
Views: 465

Re: .30WCF -- 150 or 170 grain bullet?

Don't forget about the hollowpoints.... Besides the 125gr. federal listed above..... This oddity is actually tougher than the regular soft-nose and was developed for bear & moose..... https://www.outdoorlimited.com/rifle-ammo/30-30-win-ammo/remington-30-30-win-ammunition-r30303-core-lokt-170-grain-h...
by Ray
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdah you think of this?
Replies: 34
Views: 1437

Re: Howdah you think of this?

Why is everyone so concerned about the recoil of this thing? It is not going to hurt you with the very mild factory suggested load.
by Ray
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Makrov
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Makrov

Yes they are quite rare now but I gave $100 for one (bulgarian) in 1999. No mid-sized self loader points as well to me as the makarov. The rather narrow sight picture that get many complaints actually help with longer range shots. There is plenty of ammo......the tula ruskie stuff is 18 cents per sh...
by Ray
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Floyd....???
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Blue Floyd....???

Gilmour has a unique technique where he prebends three and even four strings at a time even before picking....you can really hear it on the guitar solos on "comfortably numb" and "have a cigar"..... Waters never ceases to rant and whine about " his " songs but there is no doubt that the group's succ...
by Ray
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdah you think of this?
Replies: 34
Views: 1437

Re: Howdah you think of this?

30-30 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:24 pm
OUCH... :O

Perhaps not......weighs almost as much as a colt or remington revolver and uses similar loads......a.g.c. recommends 40gr. and a half ounce of shot.

Basically same as shooting a remington with a conical.....
by Ray
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well that stinks!
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: Well that stinks!

Many are anxious of their job status.....There are four of us where I work who are quite aware that our jobs can be eliminated at any time with a combination of half-pay contract temps. and modern telemetry/remote-control process controls. They can keep the most senior guy and replace the other thre...
by Ray
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdah you think of this?
Replies: 34
Views: 1437

Re: Howdah you think of this?

Just got an email saying they are shipping the first production run that was promised by jan. '19.....

"Thank you for your patience" it concluded .....
by Ray
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 37
Views: 667

Re: .32 Associates.......

101 year old Smith & Wesson hand-ejector .32 w.c.f, carried for over a half century by a constable and night watchman trying to still be relevant in a tactitard world..... IMG_20190913_050308_kindlephoto-497937375.jpg https://www.levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=72735&p=831891&hilit=Hand+e...
by Ray
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I went and bought a 9mm.....
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: I went and bought a 9mm.....

Got a p-95 9mm that uses the same mags. (p-85) but this one has the plastic frame. Kind of bulky compared to their peers but great shooters.
by Ray
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1A
Replies: 30
Views: 543

Re: M1A

Now you all have gone and done a bad thing. Was just about to click on the "buy it now" button of a 1893 marlin old enough to mail straight to my door. Now I'm thinking M1A now, even with the plastic handguard. Bad levergunners, bad levergunners !
by Ray
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 37
Views: 667

Re: .32 Associates.......

This is a cz-50..... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vz._50 This is a cz-52..... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CZ_52 Quite a bit of difference..... One fits in a pocket and just goes pop and you can pretend you're a poor man's james bond. The other is almost as big and ugly as a borchardt and ring...
by Ray
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 37
Views: 667

Re: .32 Associates.......

And all this time I thought I was a fair .32 collector, a tenderfooted novice perhaps. But now I find that I am even lower, definitely nothing more than a rank sugarfoot.....

Keep them coming.....Give me some goals to aim for......
by Ray
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ted Keith passed Sept. 1
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Ted Keith passed Sept. 1

Ray, it sounds like Ted lived a long and useful life. Had no idea he was an accountant/auditor. Thanks for posting that obituary. Having spent time in Idaho, I can imagine an Idaho native deciding there is indeed "no place like home." Never been there (idaho) but read of it extensively in preparati...
by Ray
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Well now, this is creepy....
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Well now, this is creepy....

"Forbes indicates the information is being sought to aid Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in tracking illegal exports of a night vision scope made by American Technologies Network Corp. But Edin Omanovic, who is with Privacy International’s State Surveillance program, says the information g...
by Ray
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OK, I just talked myself into a project.
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: OK, I just talked myself into a project.

Like I put on the .32 page, New ones...... https://www.wholesalehunter.com/Product/Details/11231091?source=A10003 old ones..... https://www.kitterytradingpost.com/new-used-guns/used-guns/?prefn1=caliber&prefv1=32%20Winchester and guy who bores 25-35 and 30-30 to .32 and larger...... http://35caliber...
by Ray
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 37
Views: 667

Re: In memory of mister......

I doubt enough people know about the .32 Special for there to be enough interest that any manufacturer would make a run of them. Too bad. I never knew about them until it was practically too late. Maybe I can find a used .30-30 cheap enough for a conversion to be worth the effort. I know, there is ...
by Ray
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 37
Views: 667

Re: In memory of mister......

I doubt enough people know about the .32 Special for there to be enough interest that any manufacturer would make a run of them. Too bad. I never knew about them until it was practically too late. Maybe I can find a used .30-30 cheap enough for a conversion to be worth the effort. I know, there is ...
by Ray
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Associates.......
Replies: 37
Views: 667

.32 Associates.......

in memory of mister Murbach, hows about we start a W.T.M. Memorial .32 Associates page ? The idea came to me one day when plinking at a beer can stuck onto a blackberry brier with a Beretta 81 7.65mm. In as many trips afield to shoot, I had used a S & W 431pd with longs, a cz70 7.65mm, a taurus .327...
by Ray
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Samuel Colt's Place
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Samuel Colt's Place

And then there was the eccentric brother.....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Colt
by Ray
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tube channels.....
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Tube channels.....

And of course, mister bellivue......

https://www.youtube.com/user/duelist1954/videos
by Ray
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tube channels.....
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Tube channels.....

Then there is this guy......

When I was growing-up in the deep south in the late sixties thru early eighties, every family, neighborhood, church, club, etc. had one or more characters like mister smith.

https://www.youtube.com/user/wmhoveysmith/videos
by Ray
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1A
Replies: 30
Views: 543

Re: M1A

Same with ruger minis 14 & 30.....
by Ray
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made me laugh out loud --seriously
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: Made me laugh out loud --seriously

"The world is your urinal" line can not be discounted or ignored especially if your heart/diabetes medication contains hydrochlorothiazide and either coffee or pints of cold and frothy are involved.
by Ray
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tube channels.....
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Tube channels.....

Anybody else watch this guy ?

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC6QH13V2o68zynSa0hZy9uQ

Adamant about his opinions without seeming internet commando dweebish.

His preferred bullet test media seems a bit improviso guerilla but is possibly more realistic than the ubiquitous jello.
by Ray
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are YOU a member of this Domestic Terror Organization...?
Replies: 24
Views: 470

Re: Are YOU a member of this Domestic Terror Organization...?

It was too weird and sleazy for my comfort 33 years ago when I was sent to damage control tech. school by uncle ronnie.

Now you got the diseased and naked homeless epidemic with poop and spent hypodermics everywhere on top of the normal weird and sleazy.
by Ray
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a Gospel teacher I like
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: a Gospel teacher I like

Thanks.....

After all these decades of sometimes questionable parsons on the telly, "different", like in this case is refreshing and seems quite sincere....
by Ray
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charter Arms question .....
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Charter Arms question .....

My buddy is going to buy it for his wife. It wasn't exactly the 32 I was looking for. I'd like to buy a adjustable sight, 4 or 6" barreled, 32 revolver for plinking and small game hunting. A S&W 16 would be perfect but $1000 is too much of a budget stretch for me. One idea I have and want to try is...
by Ray
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Show Loophole Revealed!
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: Gun Show Loophole Revealed!

Poor spelling is common in flea market sale bulletin classifieds.....some of them make you chuckle, especially the double entendre racier sounding ones.....others are so far off base that you cannot even imagine/translate just what they mean.