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by Old No7
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Tank Crew Receives Medals for Valor 74 Years After...
Replies: 6
Views: 127

U.S. Tank Crew Receives Medals for Valor 74 Years After...

It is sometimes hard to find any good news stories these days... Here's a great one below! And after you read it, then watch this youtube video on the "The Tank Duel at the Cologne Cathedral" (click for link) which has the actual combat footage mentioned; I'm really glad I could find that for us. En...
by Old No7
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Sign of the Times... "Hey, it's legal!"
Replies: 3
Views: 234

A Sign of the Times... "Hey, it's legal!"

Found this in rural Maine... :wink:

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by Old No7
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New riverboat whistle
Replies: 22
Views: 243

Re: New riverboat whistle

Another great one Lenn!

Hey, if you're gonna post pictures and posts -- like we all want you to do -- the informal rules say you gotta "un-blur" your avatar.

Glad to see you still building things and posting here. :wink:

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by Old No7
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well ain't this some Stuff!
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: Well ain't this some Stuff!

I do believe there should be a little cylinder stop stud at the bottom rear corner of the cylinder window that stops the rearward movement of the cylinder. Here is a pic of my 25-5 you an see it there. Joe Good catch Joe, my S&Ws have that too. Will be interesting to see a close-up of that area on ...
by Old No7
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stumping Dear Abby
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Stumping Dear Abby

TraderVic wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Remember, these people can vote...and drive.
And they BREED too......... :roll:

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by Old No7
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When the Pianos Went to War...
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: When the Pianos Went to War...

I have seen films of RAF crews singing and drinking beer around a piano in English pubs during WW2. Never heard of Military Pianos though, guess I never stop learning things here on Leverguns..…. :wink: IWM-CH-8025.jpg Tap to enlarge. Hey John, I hope they're singing " Bless 'Em All !" My dad liked...
by Old No7
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When the Pianos Went to War...
Replies: 3
Views: 200

When the Pianos Went to War...

Here's an interesting article for history or music buffs of how Steinway "Victory Verticals" Pianos were created to boost morale during WWII (click for link).

Interesting how they were made using less of some critical materials too.

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by Old No7
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Double Rifle

KWK wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:19 am
4.75 lb? What a beast. This one is 2.2 lb and is in .22 Hornet. I think, though, it costs about 4 times as much.
Interesting... I didn't know "Hummingbirds" were game! :wink:

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by Old No7
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German Stalking Rifle (JG Anschutz) in 8.15x46R
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: German Stalking Rifle (JG Anschutz) in 8.15x46R

+1 always nice to see something a little different... 8) Thanks John. I was just advised (on another forum) that this is a "very rare Nimrod" single-shot action; and it appears to be even more rare to have one with the Anschutz maker's mark on the receiver. The action (not mine) is shown in one of ...
by Old No7
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Double Rifle

You can buy a Chapuis double in .22 Hornet for 25-33% of that. Or buy a nice SxS .410 Shotgun and insert -- and then index or "time" * -- two of these chamber inserts... * Shoot at 12 o'clock, then 1, 2, 3 etc. to find where the 2 barrels align best to the bead (sight picture). https://i.ebayimg.co...
by Old No7
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German Stalking Rifle (JG Anschutz) in 8.15x46R
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: German Stalking Rifle (JG Anschutz) in 8.15x46R

barbarossa wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:30 am
I love german guns as well,here's my stalking rifle a frelach 95 steyr sporting rifle in 7x57r
Wow, wunderbar! I like the "acorn" on the bolt handle, and that caliber is a classic too!

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by Old No7
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German Stalking Rifle (JG Anschutz) in 8.15x46R
Replies: 13
Views: 297

German Stalking Rifle (JG Anschutz) in 8.15x46R

Well gang, this does have a lever... But is very different than what you typically see here... This is a single-shot German "Stalking Rifle" of falling block configuration (similar to a High Wall) chambered in the very accurate 8.15x46R Schuetzen/Target round once popular in Germany. While I have n...
by Old No7
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Double Rifle

On a visit to Las Vegas in 2002, I attended the big Safari gun show at the now missing Riviera Hotel, where I was privilged to meet CSC owner Tony Galazan in his booth, and handle a .22LR SxS just like that one (at Tony's invitation). It was sweet handling, but @ $22,000, way beyond my means at tha...
by Old No7
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok....im impressed.
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: Ok....im impressed.

Wow, is it April 1st already?!

Sorry about that -- seriously, thanks for the honest opinion and update.

Let's see some pictures too!

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by Old No7
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Arkansas Hunting Dogs
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Arkansas Hunting Dogs

Need a laugh?!

I chuckled when I stumbled upon this . . .

Don't worry if you hear dogs barking -- but run fast if you hear banjos ! ! ! :wink:

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by Old No7
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday hightime & JReed.
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Happy Birthday hightime & JReed.

Happy BDay guys!

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by Old No7
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday GameKeeper.
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Happy Birthday GameKeeper.

gamekeeper wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:34 am
Thank you, no shooting for me today, just a nice relaxing day with Shirley's apple pie and some cold beer...
Sounds like a good plan John!

Cheers! Enjoy!

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by Old No7
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German 3-barrel Drilling - Cocking Pins Fixed
Replies: 0
Views: 86

German 3-barrel Drilling - Cocking Pins Fixed

Here's an update on my attempts to improve upon the performance (height) of the cocking pins for the shotgun barrels of my German Blitz Triggerplate Drilling (made by an unmarked maker), and to also repair the non-working cocking pin of the rifle's barrel. I've adjusted the height of the shotgun pin...
by Old No7
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got to meet a levergunner.
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Got to meet a levergunner.

That's great -- glad to hear!

I've exchanged PMs with many, and have had the pleasure of meeting up with 2 in person so far. Always enjoyable.

Hoping for meeting more some day too.

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by Old No7
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving trip audio app.
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Driving trip audio app.

Cool, thanks! Will do that if/when I get out that way. Out here in the east, on the private auto road that goes to the summit of Mt. Washington, you can get a CD which talks you through the history of the road, the mountain, and the varying flora and fauna that change as you gain in elevation. But I...
by Old No7
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of Rossis; A Simple Way to Enhance The Stock's Drab Color and Look
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Speaking of Rossis; A Simple Way to Enhance The Stock's Drab Color and Look

The only downside to using WATCO is that it doesn't 'dry', it 'cures' so it takes a few days to harden completely. If you wanted to add a topcoat of say lacquer, they recommend you wait a full 2 weeks for it to completely cure. However, I've found that once cured, WATCO is pretty durable all by its...
by Old No7
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Chainsaws
Replies: 32
Views: 560

Re: Electric Chainsaws

My buddy just made it tough on me. :lol: :lol: ....He sez what I really want is a top of the line Dewalt 20v SawzAll... :roll: :roll: :roll: Now that you mention it Blaine... I DO have that DeWalt tool in my "collection". While I've only used it to cut down the annual Christmas Tree at the local fa...
by Old No7
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Terror" (Horror mini-series): They Found The Real Ships!
Replies: 4
Views: 217

"The Terror" (Horror mini-series): They Found The Real Ships!

Did anyone happen to see the horror mini-series "The Terror" ? It was based on the facts that back in 1848, two real life warships -- the HMS Terror and HMS Erebus -- were sent on a Royal Naval expedition to find the treacherous Northwest Passage. They became trapped in ice near the Arctic and face...
by Old No7
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gettysburg: Animated Battle Map
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Gettysburg: Animated Battle Map

This video is really very well done...

But then, I always like to see the 20th Maine in action on Little Round Top.

Here's the Link to a 16.5 minute video (click here).

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by Old No7
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unfortunately, This Isn't a Joke
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Unfortunately, This Isn't a Joke

They want to give voting rights to felons that serve out their sentence s. So then someone serving a "Life" sentence is eligible to vote only after they die, right? After all, my dear Grandmother voted Republican for 70 years until 2007 when she died -- after that, her votes were for Democrats. :wi...
by Old No7
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Chainsaws
Replies: 32
Views: 560

Re: Electric Chainsaws

I'd normally agree gas is the way to go... But the man asked for electric. :wink: My brother has had really good luck with his 20v DeWalt 12" Compact Chainsaw . I just checked it out on Amazon and see it's rated 4.5 of 5 stars with over 750 raters -- not too shabby. It's $126 without a charger or b...
by Old No7
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "How to Wash a Cat"
Replies: 13
Views: 409

"How to Wash a Cat"

Here you go! :wink:

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by Old No7
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Hard Finish -- "White Scratch" Home Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 291

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

GunnyMack wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:23 pm
Have you just tried a clear coat on the scratches?
Yes -- I had tried that first -- all you get is a glossy "white scratch".............

You DO need to add some brown stain, in my experience.

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by Old No7
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning Hard Finish -- "White Scratch" Home Repair
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Browning Hard Finish -- "White Scratch" Home Repair

Browning shotguns and rifles are infamous for having a hard, clear finish that is too shiny for many tastes, but very difficult to strip and start over if one doesn't like it (yup, I tried that on a BLR once and after a few months and many attempts, I ended up replacing the wood...). Those Browning...
by Old No7
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yes, there are 300 coyote skulls in this photo....
Replies: 17
Views: 671

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

That's a lot of meals!!!

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ps: Of the flesh and bone in that image... I prefer the flesh!
by Old No7
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Do These Phrases Come From?
Replies: 14
Views: 501

Re: Where Do These Phrases Come From?

These are two of my favorites... :wink: Old No7 POSH The story goes that the more well-to-do passengers on ships travelling between England and India used to have POSH written against their bookings, standing for "Port Out, Starboard Home" (indicating the more desirable cabins, on the shady side of ...
by Old No7
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:
Replies: 18
Views: 504

Re: Heads up! Upcoming upgrade part 1:

Thanks. Back to top...
by Old No7
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware of "Blue/Green Algae" -- * Highly Toxic to Dogs! *
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Beware of "Blue/Green Algae" -- * Highly Toxic to Dogs! *

I'm not making this up, and at the risk of scaring some dog owners, I'll take that chance if it saves just one dog. * Beware of Blue/ Green or soupy green algae blooms , especially in still water in areas prone to high heat and humidity. * * * It is highly TOXIC to dogs with no known cure. * * My s...
by Old No7
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy Makes Music!
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Pitchy Makes Music!

Pitchy wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Quite a machine it is though. 8)
Someone on a keyboards forum I frequent called this a "FRANKENSTEINWAY"...

I thought that was better than what I had called it!

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by Old No7
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy Makes Music!
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Pitchy Makes Music!

OK, I'll admit Pitchy didn't make this, I'm just having fun... :wink:

I think they call this keyboard a "Wahtthafuch", which is Deutsche for WTF........................

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by Old No7
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling on GunBroker - any advice...?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Selling on GunBroker - any advice...?

Hi Doc: I have a great relationship with my local dealer and together "we've done well" selling on GB. I will always take from 10 to 14 clear photo's and include a really good description -- as he won't list it otherwise (after all, it's his shop doing the transaction, and he will list it as a "Cons...
by Old No7
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Democratic Debates...
Replies: 2
Views: 170

The Democratic Debates...

Looks about right (see what I did there?!) to me!

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by Old No7
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Disarming Innocent People..."
Replies: 12
Views: 451

"Disarming Innocent People..."

See it here -- before it gets moved to the Politics forum...

'Old Ben was correct!

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by Old No7
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mowing the old fasion way.
Replies: 61
Views: 1023

Re: Mowing the old fasion way.

Pitchy wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:56 pm
We`ll sharpen it up and put some paint on the old girl and Norma can push it. :lol:
And then the fight started... :wink:

Good luck with "putting some power" to that mower Pitchy!

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by Old No7
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telegraph Reader
Replies: 88
Views: 1585

Re: Telegraph Reader

Sixgun wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:42 pm
As a kid, we were taught the basics in Boy Scouts for emergency situations.---6
Yup, boaters learn that too...

SOS = "Save Our Souls"
dot dot dot dash dash dash dot dot dot

Easy to key on a flashlight or sound on a horn if needed.

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by Old No7
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Married vs Single Women...
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Married vs Single Women...

In case you've ever wondered about this...

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by Old No7
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Telegraph Reader
Replies: 88
Views: 1585

Re: Telegraph Reader

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:01 am
Another neat piece of engineering, Lenn.
It has been 50 years since I knew Morse code and semaphore, too, in Scouts. Forgot everything.
:lol:
That's neat. I like it too Lenn!

You sure are "Professor Emeritus of The Old School" -- and we need MORE of that these days.

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by Old No7
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding the Jim Beam warehouse fire
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Regarding the Jim Beam warehouse fire

Never did like Jim Beam :!: I like the square black bottle from Lynchburg Tennessee myself :wink: Yup, and the same for me! I just read they lost 1 out of 126 warehouses (0.8%), or 45,000 out of 3.3 Million barrels worth (1.36%) which suggests this was one of their largest barrel warehouses. They s...
by Old No7
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "To Help Save the Economy..."
Replies: 4
Views: 253

"To Help Save the Economy..."

The last line made me chuckle -- had to share this here... :wink:

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by Old No7
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In the elk woods yesterday
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: In the elk woods yesterday

Very nice, thanks for sharing!

Glad to hear you got out, and I hope you continue to heal well and get stronger -- strong enough to drag one of those bulls out!

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by Old No7
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Light bulb man.
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Light bulb man.

GunnyMack wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:24 pm
I'd say get a 3 watt bulb, paint him dumbocrate blue and there ya have the BEST 2020 candidate!!
I agree -- for a Dumbocrat. the bulb should be very DIM!!!

Nice work Pitchy, as always. :wink:

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by Old No7
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Before & After
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Before & After

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:07 pm
Now I thinking of doing a 3:10 To Yuma "Hand of God" grips. :D
Looks great! GO FOR IT Jay!

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by Old No7
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Taking TUMERIC as a Daily Supplement?
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Anyone Taking TUMERIC as a Daily Supplement?

My wife has been dealing with some pain in her knee and while she waits two+ months for an appointment with a Sports/Ortho specialist, one of the doctors she works for has suggested that she starts taking TUMERIC as a daily supplement. The Doc rattled off a whole list of the health benefits of this ...
by Old No7
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Always a good day when my uncle stops by!
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Always a good day when my uncle stops by!

2ndovc wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:58 pm
...He and my dad unloaded this old canon in my garage this morning. The barrel is about 20" long with a 1" bore and it weighs a ton! Can't wait to set it off!
Now THAT's really cool!

Bet you'll get a BANG out of that! :wink:

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by Old No7
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: What You See When You Leave Early Morning To Shoot Prairie Dogs

Shrapnel wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:12 am
I left at 4:00 yesterday morning to go east and shoot prairie dogs...
Gee, if I got up at oh-dark-thirty and headed east to shoot anything -- All I'd see is this! :wink:

Hope the shootin' was great!

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