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by Larkbill
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From Before America Became PC
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: From Before America Became PC

The adds with the babies handling "safe" guns would cause spontaneous brain aneurysms these days.

Ithaca Auto and Burglar Gun=go straight to jail. Do not pass go.
by Larkbill
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool lightning map
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Cool lightning map

There is something about the humidity in Florida. We were doing pavement work at Eglin and in the safety briefing they explained that the ramp was closed to personnel not in vehicles if the tower could see lightning. Well sure enough the first afternoon the siren went off so we shut down the saws a...
by Larkbill
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool lightning map
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Cool lightning map

There is something about the humidity in Florida. We were doing pavement work at Eglin and in the safety briefing they explained that the ramp was closed to personnel not in vehicles if the tower could see lightning. Well sure enough the first afternoon the siren went off so we shut down the saws an...
by Larkbill
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live PD
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Live PD

We watch it all the time. Pretty much if your plates are current and belong on your car, you have a valid driver's license, and your car doesn't reek of pot you'll have to find another way to get on TV. I really believe the cops have a fair idea who's going to have issues before they make the stop.
by Larkbill
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ain't That America.......
Replies: 14
Views: 472

Re: Ain't That America.......

The mothership of these type shows is the Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Ia. If you enjoy this type of machinery it's well worth the trip. https://www.oldthreshers.org/index.cfm?pageID=44 I collect old outboards and our International at Tomahawk, Wi draws folks from Great Britain, Sweden, an...
by Larkbill
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 716

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

When Peter Hathaway Capstick was a PH as the story goes he once had a safety fail and nearly hurt someone. His practice ever since with a bolt action was to load a round, and with the safety off pull triger with the bolt handle in the straight up position. While keeping the trigger all the way to t...
by Larkbill
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 716

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

The closest thing to a safety I would "trust" is the one on my Swedish Mauser that cams the firing pin back from the sear and locks in place with a piece of fine Swedish steel. That was made by a human. Over 100 years ago. Oh never mind.
by Larkbill
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use a satellite phone...?
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Anyone use a satellite phone...?

"What they don't know is that often I have service, but I don't want to answer." Haha. I got away with that for a couple years out at my rifle club. Took the wife and part of the brood of grandkids there for the Independence Day picnic and fireworks and while there she noticed her phone worked just ...
by Larkbill
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200
Replies: 26
Views: 635

Re: Winchester Model 12 vs 1200

All good answers, but more important is how it fits you and how it feels in your hands. Youngest bro bought a 1200 at a real bargain price when Target was getting out of guns. Never really liked the fit and it had a skinny trigger that hurt his finger. Offered it to me but I liked it about as much a...
by Larkbill
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......
Replies: 48
Views: 1405

Re: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......

My LGS is happy to do transfers for $25 and I have done a couple. But twice I found something I wanted at Bud's and asked them if they could come within $25 of Bud's price (was actually prepared to go higher) and both times they beat Bud's price. We both won. Hard to beat that.
by Larkbill
Wed May 29, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weekend lapstrake boating
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Weekend lapstrake boating

Very creative and beautifully done. You're obviously familiar with the look of the "toaster" Mercurys.
by Larkbill
Wed May 29, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-10
Replies: 21
Views: 569

Re: AR-10

I resisted them for a long time for the same reasons as you, Gunny, and gave in for exactly the same reason. That said they really are Legos for big kids. If you can imagine it you can build it. Trying to figure out what I want to do with my extra upper, a Colt pre-A1 with miss drilled gas block pin...
by Larkbill
Wed May 29, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weekend lapstrake boating
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Weekend lapstrake boating

Where in the world did you find a modern Yamaha with classic Mercury styling? I love my old outboards and wouldn't hesitate such a trip with my current daily ride, a '58 Lone Star Skipper with '58 Evinrude Lark 35 but I get why not everyone would or should.
by Larkbill
Wed May 15, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who on here is old enough to remember......
Replies: 16
Views: 513

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

Didn't have a city dump nearby as a kid but we had pigeons at the local dairy farm. Great Grandpa brought them in and they became flying rats to the later generations. We hunted with Crosman pellet rifles and my pump pistol. My brother used to wing shoot them from inside the hog feeder as they came ...
by Larkbill
Tue May 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for the American members regarding serial numbers.
Replies: 16
Views: 554

Re: Question for the American members regarding serial numbers.

If I had any guns (mine were all lost in a boating accident) I would never consider putting the serial numbers in any public forum for all the reasons Pete cited.
by Larkbill
Tue May 14, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixgun open sights for hunting
Replies: 17
Views: 548

Re: Sixgun open sights for hunting

The drop in ghost ring sight is https://www.warrencustomoutdoor.com/one ... ights.html

I ordered one for one of my Blackhawks and it came with two sizes. one was perfect for my 4 5/8 .45 Colt, and as a bonus the other worked great on my 6 1/2 .357. I'm 68 and find they work well with my old eyes.
by Larkbill
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite sixgun barrel length?
Replies: 37
Views: 926

Re: Favorite sixgun barrel length?

As much as I like shooting and carrying my 4 5/8" 45 Colt Blackhawk I would hate to shoot my 30 Carbine Blackhawk with less than it's 7 1/2". Depends on caliber.
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 793

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

At the ranges we see deer at the farm based on this I may leave the 30 WCF in the car and shoot the Colt 45.
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44-40 vs 30-30
Replies: 23
Views: 793

Re: 44-40 vs 30-30

At the ranges we see deer at the farm based on this I may leave the 30 WCF in the car and shoot the Colt 45.
by Larkbill
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to rout bronze help
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Need to rout bronze help

Very cool, then you know who can help.

I don't belong to ACBS but my AOMCI (Antique Outboards) chapter gets invited to and participates in local ACBS events.
by Larkbill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to rout bronze help
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Need to rout bronze help

ACBS

American Classic Boat Society, chapters everywhere and great about sharing resources.
by Larkbill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ithaca 66
Replies: 16
Views: 511

Re: Ithaca 66

The hardest part may be finding it in 20 ga. My best friend since we were 13 had a 66 and still has his .22 single shot. His 66 was a 12, and all the ones owned by folks I knew were 12's. And you are correct, not the best made products Ithaca turned out. His M49 shows it's age but still shoots extre...
by Larkbill
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M-16 Adoption by the Military
Replies: 16
Views: 580

Re: M-16 Adoption by the Military

My Dad's best friend through his working years was a WWII Marine. I say was because he's now guarding the streets of heaven. He was a repple on Guadalcanal and was equipped with that crappy new rifle that the Corps was conned into by the Army. The old school Marines in the squad he was sent to still...
by Larkbill
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Dad's old 1945 sporterized Jungle carbine
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: My Dad's old 1945 sporterized Jungle carbine

Love those Enfields. My middle son has one of the Savage built ones marked US Property, also nicely sporterized. Even better I won it in a drawing.

It's a No4 MkI*
by Larkbill
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fascinating stuff about COPPER....
Replies: 18
Views: 523

Re: Fascinating stuff about COPPER....

Or it can remagnetize.

Our old outboards built before WWII don't have the permanent style magnets developed for the war effort and often benefit from remagnetizing. A couple of club member have build copper wound devices to do that.
by Larkbill
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over heard at hardware store ......
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: Over heard at hardware store ......

Dad loved carpentry and did his best to get my middle brother and I involved. From our point of view there wasn't any woodworking in cars or motorcycles so it wasn't of interest. Later when we both owned houses we came to regret our choices. Of course Dad was a fair mechanic but when Mom's car neede...
by Larkbill
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A ? for you phobia x-spurts ...
Replies: 19
Views: 476

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

Popeyephobia almost made me hurt myself.

The first week we were married I came home to see my bride trying to make a meatloaf with two wooden spoons. She has gotten better but still cringes a little. Almost 45 years later.
by Larkbill
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The U.S. is 3rd in Murders... But if You Remove..."
Replies: 12
Views: 602

Re: "The U.S. is 3rd in Murders... But if You Remove..."

Just for the record St Louis doesn't have anything special in the way of gun laws. Missouri just passed Constitutional Carry and has had licensed concealed carry for 12-15 years before that. St Louis gets a bad reputation partly because it's scored separate from the larger metro area since it's surr...
by Larkbill
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe this what I need to improve my shotgun shooting
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Maybe this what I need to improve my shotgun shooting

My best man's Dad moved down from Newfoundland to join the Marines because he was tired of being hungry. They ended up giving him the gunnery test in the back of the flatbed shooting clay birds and found out he could outshoot the instructors. He explained if his Dad gave him 2 shells he was expected...
by Larkbill
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seattle is dying
Replies: 18
Views: 766

Re: Seattle is dying

It's everywhere to some degree, but that's disgusting. I watched the whole thing and while the "solution" in R.I. seems to be helping I get the feeling that it's just putting perfume on a pig. Watch Live PD a couple times and see how often the officers are using Narcan to stop ODs on the same people...
by Larkbill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!
Replies: 45
Views: 1077

Re: .22 smoothbore now with crackers!

Crosman made a CO2 shotgun, I think in the 70s. My brother has one but finding shooting supplies for it is almost impossible. Plus I think it uses two CO2 cartridges at a time. Probably was pricey to shoot.
by Larkbill
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure wish they would stop the madness
Replies: 26
Views: 830

Re: Sure wish they would stop the madness

Kind of like owning a boat. My favorite time of the year and my least favorite time of the year.
by Larkbill
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not a levergun but could still use your help Remington 510
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: Not a levergun but could still use your help Remington 510

I have a 511 I bought when I was 14 and have never owned anything else as accurate or easy to shoot.
by Larkbill
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who likes the .410 shotgun?
Replies: 60
Views: 1332

Re: Who likes the .410 shotgun?

I guess if we would all buy more .410 the price would come down, but I don't know how we jump to that. Like so many I started with one. A Stevens magazine fed bolt action that my Dad got from someone at work. He wasn't all that interested in guns but he thought a rusty, beat up project might be just...
by Larkbill
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Carbide dies 357
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: Lee Carbide dies 357

I've found that on the .30 Carbine too. Though I use a lanolin lube on every 4th or 5th one but I'm just on a single stage press or at best a Lee Turret.
by Larkbill
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still a Kid...
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Still a Kid...

On the advice of an old Auto 5 shooter I cleaned my 16 ga thoroughly after having some cold weather issues and lubed everything with graphite powder. Runs perfect since then though I still like a few drops of Remoil on the mag tube.
by Larkbill
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Carbide dies 357
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: Lee Carbide dies 357

Just buy the sizing die! And while you're at it buy the .357 Max version. It will work on .38 Spl, >357 Mag and Maximum if you ever decide to mess with that too.
by Larkbill
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...
Replies: 83
Views: 3380

Re: Woods-Bumming Rifle Choice...

Fun topic. For years my favorite woods walking tool was a Reminton 552 with a pocket full of a mixed bag of ammo.The 552 was designed for easy SS loading so ammo could be as needed. My favorite squil load was a hs Short hp of any available brand. But that was back when you could pick up a box of 50 ...
by Larkbill
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new to me 16 ga SxS
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: My new to me 16 ga SxS

Love my 16 ga. guns. I have the Stoeger Uplander and an early 50s A5. Once your friends know you have a 16 they'll be calling you whenever they see shells for sale. Ballistic Products will be your best friend for reloading components.
by Larkbill
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your choice of carry gun?
Replies: 101
Views: 6836

Re: Your choice of carry gun?

As I told my doctor at my free Medicare physical, no guns. Really.
by Larkbill
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?
Replies: 45
Views: 1559

Re: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?

I'm right at a month in and I can already see the wisdom of your routine. I made the mistake of thinking I needed to "help" her with the grocery shopping. Not good. Luckily reading is a large part of both of our lives and syncronized reading is pretty low impact. Already she doesn't say a word if I ...
by Larkbill
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love it.
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: Love it.

One of my favorites!

Told about it by a friend who saw me and one of my brothers (not sure which one) doing the shotguns in the pond scene. Couldn't reasonably argue against it.
by Larkbill
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMR 4064 for my .243 and 30-30
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: IMR 4064 for my .243 and 30-30

More years ago than I like to think about IMR 4064 was my go to powder for my first centerfire reloading experience. A Remington 600 in 6 mm Remington. Killed more than one groundhog from my bedroom window with 75 gr hollowpoints. It also like the 87 gr Sierra. But I probably didn't experiment all t...
by Larkbill
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anaconda crossing the road
Replies: 23
Views: 1068

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

Well now we know why the chicken crossed the road. To get away from the anaconda!
by Larkbill
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22LR lever actions
Replies: 27
Views: 1552

Re: 22LR lever actions

Remington Nylon 76

Still want an older 39 but for now this will do.
by Larkbill
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What y'all payin' for gas?
Replies: 57
Views: 1967

Re: What y'all payin' for gas?

Best seen in the St. Louis area has been 1.87.
by Larkbill
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Following in the Footsteps of Nath...
Replies: 26
Views: 1039

Re: Following in the Footsteps of Nath...

https://www.ballisticproducts.com/

If you want to experiment these folks have everything from old style to the latest. Couldn't load my 16's without them.
by Larkbill
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new respect for Navy vets
Replies: 11
Views: 844

Re: A new respect for Navy vets

During WW2 my Dad was on an Atlanta class light cruiser, The Flint. Designed as principally an anti-aircraft platform it was about the width of the DE, but almost as long as a CA it had a nasty corkscrew roll in rough weather. Even the older regular Navy folks complained about it and the ship smelle...
by Larkbill
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next best thing to a ....
Replies: 19
Views: 1102

Re: Next best thing to a ....

Well said Blaine. I have a bunch of cousins who moved west. One family of them that was there since the 50's. About evenly split politically. One of the girls married a gentleman who came legally from south of the border. They're the most conservative of the bunch. Three of her five boys are already...
by Larkbill
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone like bluegrass?
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Anyone like bluegrass?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-IOLc5emC4

Steeldrivers after Chris Stapleton. Still awesome.