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by Booger Bill
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What’s under your bed?
Replies: 37
Views: 1854

Re: What’s under your bed?

When did they change the barrel length law? I owned this J.C. Higgins 12ga since the mid 1950`s. My house was broken into about 2003 in southern California. It was stolen among many others. Only it showed up a year or so later. Deputy wasn't going to give me the gun back as it was sawed. I walked ov...
by Booger Bill
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoke them while you have them.
Replies: 26
Views: 1080

Re: Smoke them while you have them.

We live at Cedar City Utah. The most of our rides have been about eighty mile radius of here multiple times. Either high mountains or high beautiful desert, We live near Cedar Breaks, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Here was my other love. Sold it a couple years ago. https://i.postimg.cc/KvBxW...
by Booger Bill
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoke them while you have them.
Replies: 26
Views: 1080

Smoke them while you have them.

Smoke em while you have em. Boys I am out of the hospital on hospice. I had a ton of guns and related stuff. Just gave most away to relatives. Most of the guns hadn't seen daylight in years. My thing was always motorcycles, guns, airplanes and trail riding on our Polaris XP 900. I did a a lot but no...
by Booger Bill
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Concealed Carry...
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: First Time Concealed Carry...

Almost 50 years ago I was in a Sevier motorcycle accident. I was in and out the hospital recovering. I was doing business at billing and had a ton of paper work which I stuffed in my shirt front under the shirt. I had a full leg cast on and many bandages, on crutches. Behind me I heard a old woman t...
by Booger Bill
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ran across this picture ... is this anyone on the Forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Ran across this picture ... is this anyone on the Forum?

Love that picture! Right now I am in similar shape. Laid up with falls from a broken hip, pushing eighty and my wife is taking good care of me and the house while I am camped in my recliner around the clock remembering better days. I relate.
by Booger Bill
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Years Have Been Good to Me..."
Replies: 16
Views: 743

Re: "The Years Have Been Good to Me..."

I and probably most have gone through some execrating painful and dangerous events that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Most I got myself into and the Lord got me out of. I wonder had I been able to avoid some what shape I would be in today. At the moment I am in a convulsant hospital for the pas...
by Booger Bill
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: “...if only one gun...” [eyeball roll]
Replies: 30
Views: 957

Re: “...if only one gun...” [eyeball roll]

The way I was raised most households had a pump twelve, a repeater .22, a 30/30 or cutdown bring back Mauser sporter. In the bedroom drawer a .22 handgun and a 38 special or a bring back luger.
by Booger Bill
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hey Californians !
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: hey Californians !

My experiences in California are about the opposite of standard popular opinion on all of these gun sites. I did my main 35 year career in 1965 and retired to Utah in 2005. Perhaps in my case it`s a matter of water seeking it`s own level. Most all I associated with were republican, ex leo and milita...
by Booger Bill
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 30-30
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: Winchester 94 30-30

Was I reading this wrong? I assumed he first tried lowering the hammer like Grizz described. Was he trying to drop the hammer by squeezing the lever extra hard after the lever was already closed?
by Booger Bill
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: Capitalism Explained

I was in a store and a kid of about 13 asked me for some change to buy something as casually as if I was his daddy or some guy would ask for a match or to borrow a pencil to write something. He didn't look poor and was with a group of other kids, all looked average. I cut him off and a older man ove...
by Booger Bill
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 30-30
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: Winchester 94 30-30

No, it isn't normal. I have a 94 I bought new in 1956 plus a model 64 like new also made in the early 1950`s. I handled a couple post 1964`s and haven't seen the problem. I suspect it needs looking at if you cant live with it. Evidently it isn't locking up tight enough to compress that whatchamacall...
by Booger Bill
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 59
Views: 2800

Re: SR-71

I always thought I would die of old age and still be riding one. Then I married a large woman and we couldn't ride one comfortably together. Also I fell and broke a hip and re cracked the new one and am in bad shape. Motors have got so expensive I wouldnt or wont pay for a nice one. My first Harley ...
by Booger Bill
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: Capitalism Explained

Lately I have been mentally fighting myself with the question of giving money to panhandlers. Through the years I have (and still do) ignore them. I have helped out just a very few through many years. This morning I noticed one regular that I have seen numerous times around town holding a sign "I ne...
by Booger Bill
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 59
Views: 2800

Re: SR-71

I just googled Morganfield. Here he is.
http://www.epnaao.com/BIOS_files/REGULA ... 20copy.pdf
He must not be as old as I first said.
by Booger Bill
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 59
Views: 2800

Re: SR-71

I just googled Morganfield. Here he is.
http://www.epnaao.com/BIOS_files/REGULA ... 20copy.pdf
by Booger Bill
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 59
Views: 2800

Re: SR-71

I dont know. His first name is Tom. I am going on eighty, never thought about it but suspect when I knew him he was five or eight years older than me. I got to rethinking about what I wrote him cracking up a F 117 but now I am not positive if it was him or another pilot we had. Getting my wires cros...
by Booger Bill
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 59
Views: 2800

Re: SR-71

Far as I knew the SR 71 never carried weapons. Strictly made to observe (spy). Same with the U-2. The F-117 and F-35 were a different proposition. I also was there and seen the F-35`s maiden flight. Dave Fergenson flew it and then Morganfield flew it on it`s second flight out of Edwards. Both were L...
by Booger Bill
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 59
Views: 2800

Re: SR-71

Plant 42 (Palmdale) sure has changed since I retired in 2,000. I just googled Earth`ed it. You can see the two SR 71`s, the U-2 and F-117 on display by the FAA site as Old Savage says, but I dont see another plane on the field at the other sites. There were all kinds of them when I worked there. Loo...
by Booger Bill
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SR-71
Replies: 59
Views: 2800

Re: SR-71

I worked as a security guard around them from 1965 to 2,000. What got me was we were sworn to keep our mouths shut to even our wives. Yet McNamara gave interviews on them, there were write ups in aviation magazines and we were sworn to secrecy about even knowing they existed forever. I was a private...
by Booger Bill
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parts for an 1895 Winchester
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Parts for an 1895 Winchester

Just for conversation sake I also have a 95 SRC in .30 army (30/40) . When I bought it the rear site was missing. I do have the hand-guard but it is cracked. A old friend of mine had a Buffington sight that we put on. Didn't have to drill. My problem is the handguard wont fit over the Buffington sig...
by Booger Bill
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BANDITS!
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: BANDITS!

1960 I worked in Yosemite and lived in a tent cabin at Wawona. I had a bunch of them that camped under the raised wood floor. Cute little buggers. Gad! Thats 60 years ago! I am getting old. When I was a kid a woman that ran a bar would occasionally have a "Coon feed". People started missing their ca...
by Booger Bill
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My $32.50 shotgun.
Replies: 15
Views: 1561

Re: My $32.50 shotgun.

My first shotgun was a 20 gauge Iver Johnson my dad gave me when I was twelve. I shot a few deer plus rabbits and pheasants with it. Now I have some expensive shotguns and no longer hunt. I recall being in Mexico and a old Mexican-Apache proudly showed me a old single barrel shotgun. It was really w...
by Booger Bill
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "It's Only Painful To Others..."
Replies: 14
Views: 1392

Re: "It's Only Painful To Others..."

There just was a talk about the high cost of cremations and funerals on another site. Most were tough talking and bragging how their ashs could be flushed down the toilet etc. I wrote this: [Something I cant quite grasp. This nation go`s to extreme cost of money and research to find the remains of s...
by Booger Bill
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Admitting myself to be an old fool
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Admitting myself to be an old fool

I had just retired. About the same time my dad started to get Alzheimer`s. It was a trying time as he was a widower and lived in Wisconsin, I in California. It was a bad couple of years of me flying back and forth and living with him for six months as at first he was stubborn to go to assisted livin...
by Booger Bill
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana or Wyoming? added pics
Replies: 27
Views: 1433

Re: Montana or Wyoming?

Ancient history but in 1961 I worked for the NPS in the Grand Tetons not far out of Jackson. It was bad then and has got even worse for prices and tourists the times I have went through since. To live there year round in the winters when you get old would give me pause. I am going on eighty and your...
by Booger Bill
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: priceing my 1937 Win 70 22 K hornet
Replies: 1
Views: 236

priceing my 1937 Win 70 22 K hornet

About 45 years ago I bought this model 70. Serial # 8xxx. Thought it was a hornet, shot it and found it was a K hornet. Bought K hornet dyes, loaded it, shot it very little but had good results. Put it away and all but forgot about it. Rifle has been drilled and tapped for a scope and believe the st...
by Booger Bill
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has there ever been a lever action
Replies: 15
Views: 1443

Re: Has there ever been a lever action

Could the old Savage 22 Hi power be altered?
by Booger Bill
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1892 barrel specs in 357
Replies: 12
Views: 1344

Re: Browning 1892 barrel specs in 357

I have one of each. A Browning 92 in .44 mag That I bought in the 1970s when they first came out, and a Rossi in 357 about yen years ago. I have shot each relatively little, BUT: First the browning loading gate broke in two on me. They arent exactly like the old winchester 92. The winchester`s had a...
by Booger Bill
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY
Replies: 13
Views: 1335

Re: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY

The trouble with retirement is you never get a day off.
by Booger Bill
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New look for gun forums
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: New look for gun forums

The new Colt site bugs me. I cant find my way around it and am close to giving up on it. I think I was born 100 years too soon.
by Booger Bill
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JEFF QUINN
Replies: 26
Views: 1760

Re: JEFF QUINN

So sorry to hear it. Just read it on the ruger site so checked over here.
by Booger Bill
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone use reduced 357 loads?
Replies: 18
Views: 1361

Re: anyone use reduced 357 loads?

Thanks. I have the same rifle, the bullets and the makings. Havent reloaded in a coup;e years. Think I will try your recipe. I drive past Berry`s in St. George ever once in awhile. Wonder if the plant has a sales room?
by Booger Bill
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple unusual musical instruments.
Replies: 25
Views: 1066

Re: Couple unusual musical instruments.

Listened to it. Heck, I do that all the time. Specially after eating kraut, beans, onions and refreshments.
by Booger Bill
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill & Tap for Williams FP-94/36 - not that hard or costly
Replies: 17
Views: 6739

Re: Drill & Tap for Williams FP-94/36 - not that hard or costly

I bought this 94 new about 1957 when I was 16. I put the Williams foolproof on it. The holes were there and I didn't have to drill. I did have the pad put on for LOP. I have other rifles and hadn't shot this one in many years. Finally a few years ago I took it to the range to check it and it still w...
by Booger Bill
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 115
Views: 9637

Re: Question / POLL

About a 37 ford.
by Booger Bill
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 115
Views: 9637

Re: Question / POLL

79. So far looks like I am in third place? Probably started shooting at 7 years old. My dad was a great teacher. He worked me at it.
https://i.postimg.cc/6QDtdftr/Dad-in-1946.jpg
by Booger Bill
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Im in love.
Replies: 24
Views: 1677

Re: Im in love.

I left Jackson 7 am. June 6, 1968. Hit snow over the pass out of Jackson but later that night around Mesquite was riding in my T shirt. Got to Salt Lake and needed a rear tire. Bought a recap at the Harley dealer and thought I would save money and put it on myself. Thats the only time I ever heard o...
by Booger Bill
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Im in love.
Replies: 24
Views: 1677

Re: Im in love.

I started out with a 1946 whizzer just like this one.https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/whizzer/schwinn-whizzer/2323321.html I think I paid $45 for it in 1953 used when I was twelve. From that a used 1947 CZ and in later years a bunch of Brit bikes, a goose and a few rice rockets, KLR and t...
by Booger Bill
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Im in love.
Replies: 24
Views: 1677

Re: Im in love.

A friend I used to ride with bought a new 1946 Chief when he came home from the war. (2) When they built the Alaskan highway he rode it by himself up and back from California. He was big on Beemers and had I think three including a single cylinder R-27. all four at the same time. He died in the 1990...
by Booger Bill
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Im in love.
Replies: 24
Views: 1677

Re: Im in love.

That would be my dream too. When I was a kid in the fiftys we had a old family friend. He claimed he bought new the last 4 cylinder Indian built. Said he went to the factory and talked them into putting his together with left over parts or whatever after they quit production. The american Indian com...
by Booger Bill
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: I Hope This Isn't Real

There are two followings in the christian community. Pre trib and post trib thinking. I dont worry much about what I cant control. Just live by faith. I dont claim to know everything. I admit I dont know which faction is right. I think I have heard preachers of the same denomination pick opposing si...
by Booger Bill
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello again folks! Kinda starting over
Replies: 14
Views: 1241

Re: Hello again folks! Kinda starting over

Been there, done that. Hang in there life gets better. My old best friend died from near you. Maybe you are dating his widow? Her divorced sister also lives at Moore last I heard. Hmmm
by Booger Bill
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting
Replies: 19
Views: 1300

Re: Shooting

You aught to name that "Nut Breaker."
by Booger Bill
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We would go to jai!
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: We would go to jai!

Almost 50 years ago I got in gun confrontation in of all places downtown Los Angeles and walked! My GF was driving my 1964 Coupe DeVille. Since it wasn't my main ride I just had liability on it. I had worked graveyard, hadn't been to bed and this was evening on my night off so she was driving. Two d...
by Booger Bill
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car Seat for Levergunners!
Replies: 6
Views: 944

Re: Car Seat for Levergunners!

About 55 years ago I bought a seat cover for my truck that had a long gun case enclosed at the bottom behind your legs. They were popular and many looked like a Indian blanket.
by Booger Bill
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gun owning demos.
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: gun owning demos.

As already said above, I think many are demonrat because their family were. I am convinced a bible thumping christian couldn't be or stay a democrat unless they never owned a tv set, radio or newspaper. If I was a member of the demonrat party all it would take is to watch liberals like pelosi, shumm...
by Booger Bill
Fri May 29, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smith & Wesson model 19
Replies: 21
Views: 1785

Re: Smith & Wesson model 19

Since I made this a "show & tell" here`s my other two .357`s. A model 27-2 5" that I had the company engrave my name on, (I wouldn't do that again) and a 4" Python. (Have the original grips stashed). I guess I was getting even for a poor childhood. https://i.postimg.cc/vTXTS9Pq/SW--27-2-N-13491.jpg ...
by Booger Bill
Fri May 29, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smith & Wesson model 19
Replies: 21
Views: 1785

Re: Smith & Wesson model 19

My model 66-3 3" Lew Horton special one of three hundred. Ported, triljon sight, all the bells and whistles.
https://i.postimg.cc/5NvLktcT/S-W-66-3-088.jpg
It`s pretty close in size to the Python
https://i.postimg.cc/BShHKJYj/Oct-2012-016.jpg