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by octagon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday AmBraCol.
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Happy Birthday AmBraCol.

Happy Birthday Paul! Have enjoyed Leverguns for many years now, thanks for all your contributions :D
by octagon
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HE FOLLOWED ME HOME
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: HE FOLLOWED ME HOME

Outstanding!! :mrgreen: test rode a mid 70s dresser that rode good, but slugish with the shaft drive. Always liked BMW.
by octagon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes
Replies: 34
Views: 707

Re: The Japanese, Pearl Harbor, and Their 3 Huge Mistakes

Steve the Nimitz museum in Fredericksburg Texas is sure worth the trip. IT was rededicated a while back by Big Bush,
I first saw it as a kid in a scout troop. IT has a small Jap submarine that is really cool, and a number of vintage guns, gear etc.
by octagon
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Hard Finish -- "White Scratch" Home Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Browning Hard Finish -- "White Scratch" Home Repair

Old no7 my GO to method for shallow scratches is micromesh. Been using this for 20+ years, it is inexpensive an an excellent product, a lifesaver and moneymaker in my repair shop. I generally use it wet backed by a fairly hard foam rubber pad. IT comes in very fine grits easily buffed to gloss when ...
by octagon
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yes, there are 300 coyote skulls in this photo....
Replies: 17
Views: 670

Re: Yes, there are 300 coyote skulls in this photo....

An old friend in N Cal was a sheep rancher. He averaged 60 coyote a year, and was on the 3rd barrel for his win 94. He was a strapping fellow who at 90 yo would toat a blacktail uphill by his self.
by octagon
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hallmark Cards You'll Never See For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Hallmark Cards You'll Never See For Sale

Well done! :lol: :lol:
#17 is a perfect description of the Blues 8)
by octagon
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting From a Canoe
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: Hunting From a Canoe

As kids we used to bow hunt carp from a canoe at the lake,we'd trade these fish to the cooks at the Chinese restaurant who'd give us free beer at the bar. Yeah, the good life 8)
by octagon
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Thing It Was A Small One
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: Good Thing It Was A Small One

Jim I don't recall your ears sticking out that far. I bet you can hear those hoppers coming for miles 8)
by octagon
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday 44magHunter.
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Happy Birthday 44magHunter.

Happy Birthday 44magHunter!
by octagon
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genius in bamboo woodworking
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Genius in bamboo woodworking

I like the inkwell "chalkbox."
by octagon
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker VH 12 gauge 2 barrel set
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: Parker VH 12 gauge 2 barrel set

28" cyl barrels would be just right for doves, I'm counting the days till the opener :) Sept 1st.
by octagon
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genius in bamboo woodworking
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: Genius in bamboo woodworking

Fantastic. Love the curved froe/knife. Reminds me of a certain industrious member of our own :D
by octagon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??
Replies: 28
Views: 807

Re: Rifle safeties; how "safe"??

My trio opened an acoustic concert years ago with a fella famous in the Texas scene, real nice fella. Years later He went to help some neighbors out with some hogs who were eating goats. While transferring rifles from one truck to another one slipped out of the unzipped gun bag, discharging and kill...
by octagon
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rock Island Auction
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: Rock Island Auction

There was no case and it looked to be an old gun, I only glanced at it, and would not have done that if not reading your comments on these s/s. IT was the first gun you saw when you came through the door.
by octagon
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rock Island Auction
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: Rock Island Auction

6pt I saw a Parker in 28 yesterday at a gun show in Dripping Springs. I noticed the nice wood and 6500 price tag and kept moving. There was an old dude there with a nice ax collection. He was asleep :D
by octagon
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stan in SC & BlaineG
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stan in SC & BlaineG

Happy Birthday men 8)
by octagon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a handy tool grinder.
Replies: 24
Views: 525

Re: Made a handy tool grinder.

Pitchy you might have to marinate those links pretty hard, they look kinda chewy :D
by octagon
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking Of Motorcycles.....
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Speaking Of Motorcycles.....

Cool. Shaft drive ?
by octagon
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it about girls with shotguns?
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: What is it about girls with shotguns?

Talked the wife into bird hunting one year, we looked at the ranch from some high ground about 20 minutes before we got there and saw the lightning and the rain coming. Rained out again, but being rained out turned out a lot better with a lady along 8)
by octagon
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Camel Corps....
Replies: 20
Views: 589

Re: U.S. Camel Corps....

GK you can find more info, Google" camp Verde texas" I used to take my kids swimming there when they were little.
You find this of interest as well, from the same area Google " Blanco hanging tree" certainly not the South's finest moment.
by octagon
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It was a boy!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: It was a boy!!!

:D :D Congrats!!
by octagon
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New levergunner arrived yesterday.
Replies: 20
Views: 424

Re: New levergunner arrived yesterday.

CONGRATS :D
by octagon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grandpa Said....
Replies: 16
Views: 564

Re: Grandpa Said....

Grandpa was entirely FOS. His legs were dark blue from the knees down (phlebitis). As a little kid I asked him why his legs were black. He asked me did I know who Robert Fulton was, and told me he invented the paddle wheel, and while Grandpa was swimming in the Mississippi, Fulton ran him over, and ...
by octagon
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do I need a 41mag
Replies: 20
Views: 502

Re: do I need a 41mag

We're talking about GUNS here. Your wife has no say in the matter whatsoever. :wink:
by octagon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pictures.
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Pictures.

Had an old Cajun lady for a housekeeper who taught me to cook em. Cut off head and tail and toss. Remove each limb and cut the back twice into three pieces. Salt, pepper, and garlic, and fry like chicken. 8) 8)
by octagon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JACKALOPE
Replies: 22
Views: 776

Re: JACKALOPE

I barely got past "mating can cover miles of desert" I laughed so hard :lol: :lol: Too dang funny!
by octagon
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a S&W model 10!
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: I got a S&W model 10!

Well done 8)
by octagon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......
Replies: 48
Views: 1518

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

Local dentist said I needed a procedure on a tooth, but would just take the hygienist 15 min to complete, for 300 bucks. Being a quick study, I figured that rate at 900/hr for the assistant. Id rather go to my shop, put my head in a vice, and pull it with linemans pliers. Never went back, see em aro...
by octagon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?
Replies: 27
Views: 785

Re: Lever gun "nostalgia only"?

TWIT AND twat. Sounds like a new ice cream flavor :D
by octagon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Motorcycle Wreck
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: The Motorcycle Wreck

:lol: :lol: good un
by octagon
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveling ... plus an unashamed endorsement ..
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: Traveling ... plus an unashamed endorsement ..

Beautiful ! What species of wood is that Jim?
by octagon
Fri May 31, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought a nice vintage gun bag/case
Replies: 9
Views: 477

Re: Bought a nice vintage gun bag/case

Slick. :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by octagon
Fri May 31, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought a nice vintage gun bag/case
Replies: 9
Views: 477

Re: Bought a nice vintage gun bag/case

Slick. :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by octagon
Tue May 28, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers please
Replies: 43
Views: 931

Re: Prayers please

Glad to.
by octagon
Sat May 25, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rim fire fun
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Rim fire fun

45 years ago, my Dad and I were fishing for big yellowcats on the San Saba river, and having good success. While driving around the ranch we found a giant pecan tree fallen over, and invented a shooting game. We placed ten long rifle brass a foot apart on the tree. Shooting from the hood of the jeep...
by octagon
Thu May 23, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I love stories with happy endings ......
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: I love stories with happy endings ......

7.62 is a member here. A neat guy that does really cool work, as I recall.
by octagon
Tue May 21, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 537

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

Cool photo Jim, and nice bird! I'd rather hunt turkeys than deer any old day.
by octagon
Mon May 20, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges
Replies: 20
Views: 537

Re: 480 Achilles ... Making Cartridges

I think that 480 Achilles would be real good on some wild turkeys :D I've always thought a pistol killed Turkey to be a fine trophy.
by octagon
Mon May 13, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bowie
Replies: 25
Views: 928

Re: Bowie

Jeepnik thanks for the Nordic knives link. Looked at others besides Randall and those items got out of my tax bracket pretty quick :shock:
by octagon
Sun May 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bowie
Replies: 25
Views: 928

Re: Bowie

I checked that Randall web page a while back. Around 500 bucks and a 5 year wait. The price is good. That wait time is :| .should just bite the bullet.
by octagon
Thu May 09, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good thoughts appreciated. Update.
Replies: 45
Views: 856

Re: Good thoughts appreciated. Update.

Well done. :D now you have all summer to heal up for bird season :D :D
by octagon
Sun May 05, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good thoughts appreciated. Update.
Replies: 45
Views: 856

Re: Good thoughts appreciated

All my best from Texas Bill. Up and away :D
by octagon
Thu May 02, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Y2K.
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Happy Birthday Y2K.

Happy Birthday. Y2k! :D
We have enjoyed watching you grow up around here!
by octagon
Wed May 01, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats
Replies: 20
Views: 664

Re: Rattlesnakes and horse-hair lariats

I read about this as a kid in a book called" Johnny Texas. " I too am infested with rattlesnakes at my place. I would sleep a whole lot better in the bed of a Chevy, than trusting my testicles to a coiled rope :wink:
by octagon
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keith, with two sixguns
Replies: 17
Views: 536

Re: Keith, with two sixguns

His book on shotgunning is the finest thing of its kind.
That's a lot of hat :wink:
by octagon
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #457191 ... The Continuing Saga
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: #457191 ... The Continuing Saga

JimT I'd sure like to hear you elaborate a bit on the 400 yard shooting.
by octagon
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Rise of Skywalker
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: The Rise of Skywalker

COSteve, Thank you Sir, for the service. I appreciate it.
by octagon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bow saws
Replies: 19
Views: 462

Re: Bow saws

Very cool :D :D
by octagon
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it ?
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: What is it ?

Pitchy if you set that can and a 55g drum next to a ten thousand gallon tank and it rains an inch, all three will have an inch of rain in it. I think what you have THERE is a SNOW gauge 8)