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by Marvin S
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling AR500 plate steel
Replies: 20
Views: 468

Re: Drilling AR500 plate steel

Anyone close to you with an abrasive waterjet machine.
by Marvin S
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Netflix: Hollywood Weapons
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Netflix: Hollywood Weapons

‘‘This is a pretty good series that came from the Outdoor channel. Hollywood Weapons, fact or fiction is the full name and it has some pretty good humor also.
by Marvin S
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch

I have been winding the Illinois watch for three days and checking it against a quartz clock. I have not noticed any time loss or gain, pretty impressive for 95 years old.
by Marvin S
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Little Good Luck To Go With The Bad
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: A Little Good Luck To Go With The Bad

piller wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:36 am
Maybe that is a sign that things are going to get better. Prayers for your situation sent.
+1 That’s what I’m going with.
by Marvin S
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch

This Illinois watch was my Grandpaw’s he got it in the 1920’s
I opened it up and it’s 17 jewel and is a 1923 model.
by Marvin S
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: Looking for a Solid, Reasonable Pocket Watch

You might look on sites like longisland watch co. Orient watch co of Japan has some good mechanical movements.
by Marvin S
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood bullets ?
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: Wood bullets ?

All sounds plausible, I also thought of a legitimate reason for them in the tank.
by Marvin S
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood bullets ?
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: Wood bullets ?

If they are bullets, I can see some kid putting them in there years ago.
by Marvin S
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No lead shooting range
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: No lead shooting range

I have some black tip 30/06 you could use :D
by Marvin S
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood bullets ?
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Wood bullets ?

So I bought this Dietz #2 D-Lite lantern today and was cleaning it up and noticed something rattling around in the fuel tank. It was these two wood slugs .33 dia and 1.27 long. There was old stale fuel in it so maybe they could have swelled some. The lantern is a 1945 model. Any ideas.
by Marvin S
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what's on Netflix?
Replies: 17
Views: 557

Re: what's on Netflix?

Hell on Wheels was good.
by Marvin S
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From England. (Dead varmints).
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Re: From England. (Dead varmints).

Well! I’ll tell ya how hot it is here, I saw a red fox in my backyard the other day and it was shaved bald to keep cool. But then again it could have been the mange :lol:
by Marvin S
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do old 1894s shoot high?
Replies: 24
Views: 957

Re: Why do old 1894s shoot high?

Glad it worked out. There were a multitude of different rear and front sights used being different styles and heights. Smokeless and Blackpowder heights.
by Marvin S
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do old 1894s shoot high?
Replies: 24
Views: 957

Re: Why do old 1894s shoot high?

My 1919 30-30, someone filled down the buck horn so ya gotta set the bead low plus button maged it i think for accuracy. Too bad my eyes are getting so bad i can`t hardly see the bead in that notch. :roll: https://i.imgur.com/RtZPhwxh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/K0BGvtSh.jpg That’s not a factory 22-C f...
by Marvin S
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do old 1894s shoot high?
Replies: 24
Views: 957

Re: Why do old 1894s shoot high?

There was a smokeless and a black powder rear sight.
by Marvin S
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cannabis Oil
Replies: 71
Views: 3064

Re: Cannabis Oil

Okay, I retired from the military last May with 35 years of living their life. I’m now full of arthritis in my back and shoulders , degenerative disk disease and so forth. I can’t sleep worth a darn either so I’m thinking of trying some. Which one is a good quality product? PM me if you would rathe...
by Marvin S
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cannabis Oil
Replies: 71
Views: 3064

Re: Cannabis Oil

Okay, I retired from the military last May with 35 years of living their life. I’m now full of arthritis in my back and shoulders , degenerative disk disease and so forth. I can’t sleep worth a darn either so I’m thinking of trying some. Which one is a good quality product? PM me if you would rather...
by Marvin S
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally, The Alaskan Camper Was Delivered
Replies: 35
Views: 1146

Re: Finally, The Alaskan Camper Was Delivered

Can you run the fridge with it collapsed in the travel position?
by Marvin S
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love that 2-4D !
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: Love that 2-4D !

We call Osage Orange, Hedge in my parts. Miles of fence post made from it as it just gets harder and tougher with age. Black locust in the hills and Honey locusts in the river bottom.
by Marvin S
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love that 2-4D !
Replies: 19
Views: 755

Re: Love that 2-4D !

Pretty much a staple of life here in the river bottom along with glyphosate.
by Marvin S
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "On a Deserted Island in the South Pacific..."
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: "On a Deserted Island in the South Pacific..."

I believe it, it’s a true story ain’t it?
by Marvin S
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alzheimer's Test -- How Will You Do?
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Alzheimer's Test -- How Will You Do?

Ok you got me.
by Marvin S
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks to all who contributed to this....!
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Thanks to all who contributed to this....!

They are supposed to send me a shirt 😁
by Marvin S
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YETI cooler cuts ties with NRA
Replies: 18
Views: 861

Re: YETI cooler cuts ties with NRA

Makes me feel better about my Chinese knockoffs
by Marvin S
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HPRR Rendezvous
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: HPRR Rendezvous

No problem Ray.
by Marvin S
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HPRR Rendezvous
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: HPRR Rendezvous

I’ll be there with all my PC (period correct) garb to include eyewear. Just meant to be a heads up, no need to get all worked up.
by Marvin S
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HPRR Rendezvous
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: HPRR Rendezvous

There should be two days with public hours.
by Marvin S
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HPRR Rendezvous
Replies: 12
Views: 549

HPRR Rendezvous

The high plains regional rendezvous is in Kansas this year and I know there are a couple smokepole shooters here. HPRR.org should get you info if interested in going to the week long event. June 17-23
by Marvin S
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back just gets worse
Replies: 18
Views: 763

Re: Back just gets worse

I can sympathize with you Bill. I will be retiring next month from the military for medical reasons. Scoliosis, degenerative disks, arthritis and sciatica. Both shoulders are shot also and I’m only 53.
by Marvin S
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tough to be a new 44/40 shooter...
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Tough to be a new 44/40 shooter...

I cast using a SAECO mold and size .428. Redding dies and LEE FC die. The 14 1/2 is on of my most accurate little rifles.
by Marvin S
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tough to be a new 44/40 shooter...
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Tough to be a new 44/40 shooter...

My Remington 14 1/2 has the smaller correct bore size. 1914 to 1931
by Marvin S
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Kort aka W30wcf
Replies: 55
Views: 1805

Re: John Kort aka W30wcf

I think what matters now is he will be remembered.
by Marvin S
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something To Think About...
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: Something To Think About...

Sounds about right :D
by Marvin S
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Last Retirement Toy
Replies: 34
Views: 1482

Re: My Last Retirement Toy

Nice. I’ve been lusting over the 8.5 cabover for sometime now.
by Marvin S
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flint knapping first try
Replies: 41
Views: 1416

Re: Flint knapping first try

My knapping consist of chert rock usually found in creek washes. I attack it with a hammer until something resembling a gun flint fly’s off. Then a little work with a brass or copper rod, and jaw it up. Sparks as good or better than most.
by Marvin S
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun magazines
Replies: 22
Views: 1037

Re: Gun magazines

I don’t usually look at or read articles like the ones in question and usually wear blue jeans and flannel shirts. But am considering another AR or AK soon.
by Marvin S
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli double flint shotgun
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Pedersoli double flint shotgun

Oh I just might be in on that!
by Marvin S
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Center..did not realize!
Replies: 20
Views: 1076

Re: Thompson Center..did not realize!

The Patriot was thier best shooter.
by Marvin S
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Center..did not realize!
Replies: 20
Views: 1076

Re: Thompson Center..did not realize!

I believe TC gave up on the somewhat traditional guns after a fire destroyed the factory. JIMHO new in lines are not muzzleloaders.
by Marvin S
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WWII Aircraft Quiz: "Why The Screwdriver?" (answered)
Replies: 15
Views: 898

Re: WWII Aircraft Quiz: "Why The Screwdriver?" (answered)

The screwdriver in front of the wheel chock was a visual clue to the pilot that the aircraft was armed, fueled and all ready to go -- just in case a "scramble" was called while the Crew Chief or Flight Chief were elsewhere. Very interesting 8) We just left a beer bottle in front of the chock to let...
by Marvin S
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Service pictures
Replies: 48
Views: 2133

Re: Service pictures

Crew Chief on KC-135E
by Marvin S
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making round balls for muzzleloaders
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: Making round balls for muzzleloaders

I think there was a Bevel Brothers article in Muzzle Blasts about this many years ago. Don’t remember the outcome.
by Marvin S
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday spaghetti.
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Happy Birthday spaghetti.

And here I thought it was about the food. HB
by Marvin S
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Pecker
Replies: 20
Views: 919

Re: Big Pecker

It give me a chuckle, Thanks
by Marvin S
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here still drive a stick shift?
Replies: 67
Views: 2697

Re: Anybody here still drive a stick shift?

97 Ram 2500 NV4500 5spd
by Marvin S
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers for Paco
Replies: 34
Views: 1409

Re: Prayers for Paco

Hope he gets to mendin.
by Marvin S
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Guns (pictures)
Replies: 76
Views: 4444

Re: Lever Guns (pictures)

Since it’s so cold out, I’ll play some.
by Marvin S
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expander smaller than cast bullet - huh??
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: Expander smaller than cast bullet - huh??

marlinman93 wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:45 pm
Even with proper bell on the mouth, I still use larger expanders than he suggests. Brass has some spring back, and I prefer no more than .001" under bullet diameter.
I machine my own for .001 to .0015 under sized bullet dia, so pretty much the same here.