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by Old No7
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Roy Stroh flintlock rifle, .40 caliber
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Roy Stroh flintlock rifle, .40 caliber

Good for you -- for both of you, actually! What a beautiful rifle!

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by Old No7
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgraded to a Nicer Flintlock -- "JP McCoy" .45 cal
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: Upgraded to a Nicer Flintlock -- "JP McCoy" .45 cal

I like that "rifle rack" Pitchy -- very nice possibles bag and horn too! Yup, there is a learning curve with flintlocks -- so they won't be flinch-locks -- but the top 3 things you need are: * A good lock * A good lock * A good lock The one I started with... Didn't have any one of those... Tight gro...
by Old No7
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Model 63-4 5" Upgrade -- Added the "3 Ts"
Replies: 7
Views: 241

S&W Model 63-4 5" Upgrade -- Added the "3 Ts"

It seems I've had a love/hate relationship with the J-frame S&W Model 63s... First I had a 4" one, then sold that when someone made me a decent offer for it. Then I found a 3" one, which was really handy to carry in the woods, but someone else wanted it more than me, and I sold off that one too. Ev...
by Old No7
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgraded to a Nicer Flintlock -- "JP McCoy" .45 cal
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Upgraded to a Nicer Flintlock -- "JP McCoy" .45 cal

A few years back I started messing around with an inexpensive flintlock and posed the question whether it would be Fun or Frustration? (click for old link) . Over time, it turned out to be both -- it was "fun" to tinker with to try and improve its reliability, but it was also "frustrating" when it c...
by Old No7
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Hostiles"
Replies: 15
Views: 904

Re: "Hostiles"

Back on topic -- and back to the top! Saw "Hostiles" last night, as I was out of town on business for Valentine's Day night, so why NOT spend it with a western? Liked the storyline, cast, acting and scenery, but OMG -- did it drag......... Moved way too slooooooooooooooow for my tastes. Oh well, I ...
by Old No7
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WHY Liberals Are Confused...
Replies: 19
Views: 492

WHY Liberals Are Confused...

From the local gun club...

This will probably get moved to the Politics Forum -- or deleted -- but until then, enjoy! :wink:

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by Old No7
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drummer Boy John Clem – Youngest NonComm Officer in History
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Drummer Boy John Clem – Youngest NonComm Officer in History

marlinman93 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:51 am
One of my grandfather's on my mother's side (can't recall how many greats back?) was a drummer boy during the Civil War also...
His original Civil War drum is in the Oregon State Museum in Corvallis.
That's cool.

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by Old No7
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington Bankruptcy?
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Remington Bankruptcy?

Yup, that came up a few months back -- and a few months back before that too, I think.

Love my Model 700 in .222 Rem, but that's all the $$ they got from me -- and of course, mine has a SAFE and crisp Timney trigger in it.

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by Old No7
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drummer Boy John Clem – Youngest NonComm Officer in History
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Drummer Boy John Clem – Youngest NonComm Officer in History

Greetings all: After posting some info about a Reb a month or so ago (Col. Mosby, "The Gray Ghost"), I just had to give a Yank equal time! :wink: Seriously though, I stumbled upon this entry earlier today and thought it was an interesting piece of Civil War history that I'd not heard before. So I'll...
by Old No7
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History Channel: "Frontiersmen" Documentary - March
Replies: 6
Views: 326

History Channel: "Frontiersmen" Documentary - March

I've seen a few commercials on the History Channel and this one looks like it could be good! Watch for it coming in March. :wink: Old No7 Leonardo DiCaprio Producing History Documentary Series on "Frontiersmen" History has greenlit an eight-part documentary series from executive producer Leonardo Di...
by Old No7
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EMail for "AmericanLongrifles.com"
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: EMail for "AmericanLongrifles.com"

Thanks Pete!

I think I recall seeing your user name on a posting over there.

Tight groups.

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by Old No7
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EMail for "AmericanLongrifles.com"
Replies: 5
Views: 235

EMail for "AmericanLongrifles.com"

I know those who frequent this forum enjoy their leverguns, but their tastes may run all the way from flintlocks, through the guns of the old west, to the guns of WWI or WWII, to more modern handguns or ARs, and that's OK with me. Variety, as they say, is the spice of life. :wink: That said -- does ...
by Old No7
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "This House Is Protected By..."
Replies: 5
Views: 347

"This House Is Protected By..."

Another one from the local gun club...

I like it!!! :wink:

Old No7

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by Old No7
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JB-Weld application when COLD...???
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: JB-Weld application when COLD...???

If that's a concern, I'd warm the parts and area with a blow dryer or heat gun first, and also maybe "aim it in that area" while it cured too. A propane heather -- used safely of course -- would also help offset any negatives from the c-c-c-cold. Good luck.

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by Old No7
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Take the "Redneck Engineering Challenge"
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Take the "Redneck Engineering Challenge"

No offense, but I suspect some of the gang here would score well on this! :wink: Old No7 Take the "Redneck Engineering Challenge" 1. Calculate the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon tree that will support a 10 pound possum. 2. Which of these cars will rust out the quickest when placed on blocks i...
by Old No7
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pedersoli double flint shotgun
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Pedersoli double flint shotgun

Yup, that would be a lot of fun in the woods.

And on the trap or skeet fields too -- until they ran me off at bayonet point!!! :wink:

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by Old No7
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Beer Is Good For You"
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: "Beer Is Good For You"

gamekeeper wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:08 am
I guess we are talking about real beer here not Bud Light....... :lol:
Dilly! Dilly!

( That won't much sense if you haven't been watching NFL Football games -- and the commercials... ) :wink:

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by Old No7
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Beer Is Good For You"
Replies: 17
Views: 623

"Beer Is Good For You"

I respect all those who are on the wagon, or those who fell off and are getting back on, but for the rest of us -- here's some science backing up the claim that: "Beer Is Good For You" In moderation -- of course. :wink: Just in time for the Superbowl!!! Old No7 Beer Is Good For You 01.jpg Beer Is Go...
by Old No7
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Center..did not realize!
Replies: 20
Views: 557

Re: Thompson Center..did not realize!

I bought this excresence on ebay for my t/c flintlocks…. Wow, that's an interesting addition -- never seen one of those before! :shock: I believe the "1st gen" T/C flintlocks had geometry issues with the hammer, which changing frizzens or flints did nothing to help. I've read the "2nd gen" hammers ...
by Old No7
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WWII Aircraft Quiz #2: "Name the Canopy" (answered)
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: WWII Aircraft Quiz #2: "Name the Canopy"

And... We have a winner! The bulged Perspex frameless canopy that slid to the rear on rails was known as a "Malcolm Hood" , and it gave the pilots much more room; but also the huge "goldfish bowl" gave them a better view down and back, almost directly to the rear. It was made by the British firm of...
by Old No7
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going "Old School" -- S&W 17-2 6" Revolver
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Going "Old School" -- S&W 17-2 6" Revolver

I do love my leverguns, but I'm a long-time S&W revolver fan too... I've got a very nice 4" Model 617 stainless .22 that I got a few years ago, and while it shoots very well, I've been hankering to get an older blued Model 17 similar to the one I had back in the college years -- that I foolishly so...
by Old No7
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WWII Aircraft Quiz #2: "Name the Canopy" (answered)
Replies: 9
Views: 309

WWII Aircraft Quiz #2: "Name the Canopy" (answered)

OK, here's another quiz related to the WWII aircraft that my late father served on... He's been gone 10 years ago next week -- so I guess I'm getting rather sentimental these days, looking at a lot of old photo's too... So here's my dad in an early model P51 Mustang. From this image alone, even wit...
by Old No7
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Service pictures
Replies: 44
Views: 1060

Re: Service pictures

None for me, I'm afraid -- but I'm grateful for all others who have served -- and are still serving today. Since he's been gone exactly 10 years just 1 week from today (2/1), I hope you can allow me to post a pix of my late father in a P47 Thunderbolt (B model) over in England -- back when it wasn'...
by Old No7
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A gift from rgates
Replies: 14
Views: 337

Re: A gift from rgates

Wow, what a nice gift! I'll tell ya, the friendships formed on this site -- and the resulting acts of kindness -- are simply amazing! :!: A guy from Italy lived in my dorm in freshman year (at UMass -- back in the "Zoo Mass" days), and he shaved every morning with a very sharp straight edge razor --...
by Old No7
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making round balls for muzzleloaders
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: Making round balls for muzzleloaders

Sounds like a gimmick... For a rifled muzzleloader, you'd be 100% correct. I passed the link along to my twin -- who shoots smoothbore muzzleloaders most of the time (and will often outshoot many of the rifle shooters too) -- and he said for $31 delivered, he's buying one. He says the dimpled balls...
by Old No7
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making round balls for muzzleloaders
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: Making round balls for muzzleloaders

I seem to recall Sam Fadala or some other write who specialized in muzzleloaders running some tests on those; I think they were best for smoothbores too.

My twin shoots several smoothbore guns -- and matchlocks -- so I'll send the link over to him.

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by Old No7
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WWII Aircraft Quiz: "Why The Screwdriver?" (answered)
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: WWII Aircraft Quiz: "Why The Screwdriver?"

Interesting replies above -- thanks for playing! And the answer is.. . 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. Those...
by Old No7
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WWII Aircraft Quiz: "Why The Screwdriver?" (answered)
Replies: 15
Views: 600

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

Off topic, but just for fun... That's a P47 Thunderbolt -- an early model "Jug" -- that much most of us will know... Notice the screwdriver in front of each wheel chock... * "Where and why did that practice originate?" :?: I'll be traveling a couple of days on business -- and I'll check back in late...
by Old No7
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trouble with auto correct.
Replies: 22
Views: 450

Re: Trouble with auto correct.

Gee guys... On my iPhones (work and personal), it usually lists the "wrong word" (to them , that is) in a small box at top left above the text pane, with two other "PC Correct" options they suggest in two other boxes to the center and right -- I just tap the box thta I want, and it types that in, ju...
by Old No7
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Gun Shows" humor
Replies: 6
Views: 454

"Gun Shows" humor

Now the ladies can know how we feel... :wink:

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by Old No7
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everyone Has Heard Of Stonehenge, But...
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: Everyone Has Heard Of Stonehenge, But...

Nice, but it won't stand up to the WIND section...

Old No7

( OMG... I can't believe I just replied to this... :wink: )
by Old No7
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Battle of New Orleans" Rifle -- Stolen, Bought, Recovered...
Replies: 5
Views: 360

"Battle of New Orleans" Rifle -- Stolen, Bought, Recovered...

An interesting -- and very valuable!!! -- rifle for sure!!! Too bad for the buyers though........... ("Caveat Emptor") Old No7 Robert and Linda Melancon spent years sifting for clues and spreading the word about the old flintlock rifle they acquired from an antiques store in the French Quarter. They...
by Old No7
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quiz: Is Hell Exothermic or Endothermic?
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Quiz: Is Hell Exothermic or Endothermic?

An old, but good one, from the local gun club... Gee, maybe I should have taken Physics in college? :wink: Old No7 The following is an actual question given on a University of Arizona Physics Mid Term, and an actual answer turned in by a student. Bonus Question: Is Hell Exothermic (gives off heat) o...
by Old No7
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Use Enough Gun" -- Or Else...
Replies: 18
Views: 785

"Use Enough Gun" -- Or Else...

Here's an interesting period story -- learned too late by one poor soul -- about the admonition to always:

"Use Enough Gun"

Tight groups!

Old No7

( You may have to double-click on it to enlarge the image... )

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by Old No7
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THANKS DAD.
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: THANKS DAD.

Very well said; and good luck with the day's challenges.

In 3 weeks and a wake-up, it will be 10 years ago that we lost my dad...

Just remember this...

The men we ARE -- is a result of the men they WERE.

God Bless.

Old No7
by Old No7
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talking of combination guns
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Talking of combination guns

I have an 18 inch .45-70 rifled insert for my 12 ga barrel of my .22 hornet /12 ga Turkey gun. From the bench it will shoot 300 grain ammo to minute of deer and the report is muffled by the 26 inch shotgun barrel. Now that sounds (no pun intended) interesting... I'll keep that in mind for my 12ga/....
by Old No7
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It is SO COLD out that.......
Replies: 8
Views: 332

It is SO COLD out that.......

Wow...

It is SO COLD out that.......

........The Democrats have their hands in THEIR OWN pockets!!!


Hope the c-c-c-c-cold goes away, and their new-found behavior stays!!! :wink:

( Doubtful though... )

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by Old No7
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THIS Will Not Be Fun... (Satellite Image of 1/4/18 Storm)
Replies: 15
Views: 483

THIS Will Not Be Fun... (Satellite Image of 1/4/18 Storm)

Oh boy, here we go........ And to follow-up, we'll get sub-zero temps tomorrow and the weekend....... Can't go hunting... Can't get to the range... Can't get to the local gun shop... I need to see some pictures from Nath of green fields, a successful hunt and sunsets! :wink: Old No7 01-04-18 Storm.j...
by Old No7
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cycles of Life explained...
Replies: 9
Views: 473

The Cycles of Life explained...

From the local gun club... :wink: Old No7 On the first day God created the dog. God said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. I will give you a life span of twenty years." The dog said, "That's way too long to be barking. Give me ten years and I'll g...
by Old No7
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: interpreted as…..
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: interpreted as…..

"Happy Wife" = "Happy Life!"

You should be out shopping NOW!!! :wink:

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by Old No7
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold cold cold this morning
Replies: 49
Views: 993

Re: Cold cold cold this morning

Pitchy wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:59 am
-38 at my house at day break so threw a glass of hot water in the air...
And that's why I like c-c-c-c-cold beer and Old No7 on the rocks!

(-28) is the coldest we've seen so far... :wink:

Old -- and cold -- No7
by Old No7
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back in the Day/Travels of a Maine Warden
Replies: 65
Views: 1663

Re: Back in the Day/Travels of a Maine Warden

That's great, thanks for sharing. There's a nicely done museum for the Maine Game Wardens at the Maine Animal Park in Gray, Maine (1/2 hour north of Portland -- great place to visit with the kids). The museum includes a well done tribute to those Game Wardens who were killed in action during the ear...
by Old No7
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent shots.
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Recent shots.

Nice pix Nath -- as always! Gee, you sure have some beautiful pheasants over there! Send some this way please! :wink: ...If you look quickly with my old sleepy eyes at the second picture what do you see? I see a white cat standing on its hind legs... OK, I admit I had to page up to see what the Kid...
by Old No7
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check out this awesome "Combination Gun"
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Check out this awesome "Combination Gun"

I'd posted the info about my new-to-me "Coyote Killler" combination gun (see my post from the other day) on a shotgun forum as well, and one of the guys there told me I ought to look at this one... Get your drool rags handy!!! Check out this unique 3-Barrel Shotgun/Rifle with a .22 Hornet hidden in ...
by Old No7
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Coyote Killer! -- 12 Ga/.222 Rem "Combination Gun"
Replies: 8
Views: 407

My Coyote Killer! -- 12 Ga/.222 Rem "Combination Gun"

OK, I know some folks think these guns are a solution looking for a problem... For survival or subsistence hunting, sure, an accurate .410/20 over a .22/.22 Mag would probably be a really good combination to have, but these combo guns aren't too popular overall -- over here, that is, as opposed to ...
by Old No7
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "LESTERS Cheap Ammo" ! ! !
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: "LESTERS Cheap Ammo" ! ! !

Well golly, I got that sign with "the bear" under the tree today!!! Must have left it on a wish list or viewed it somewhere, or left a web page up where my wife saw it............... Dang............................ If I'd know about that -- I would have looked at a $3k vintage Marlin or something r...
by Old No7
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boy, THIS could come in handy!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Boy, THIS could come in handy!!!

Well, it's Christmas time!

A time when we may often "buy ourselves" that levergun or other gun gift that no one else knows we want...

THIS could come in handy!!! :wink:

Old No7

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by Old No7
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Cowboy Up" -- The Marlin Way!
Replies: 7
Views: 488

"Cowboy Up" -- The Marlin Way!

This is my version of how you "Cowboy Up" ... Back in the summer, I'd posted a story about "3 Cowboys..." and I included a pix of the Marlin Cowboys that I'd acquired. Some folks here or on another Marlin Forum suggested that I also needed to get the .32 Mag, .41 Mag, .45 Colt and .45-70 versions t...
by Old No7
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sounds Jake To Me
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Sounds Jake To Me

Pete44ru wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:13 pm
...revealed that: North American, Australian, New Zealanders and British men between 60 and 80 years of age, will on average, have sex two to three times per week...
I'll need to see lots more info on who -- or what -- they're having sex with before I reply... :wink:

Old No7
by Old No7
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Merry Christmas!" ...Is it Making a Comeback???
Replies: 6
Views: 200

"Merry Christmas!" ...Is it Making a Comeback???

For the last X many years, too many retailers have forced or coerced or perhaps threatened their employees to say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas"... But I have to wonder... Is the saying of "Merry Christmas " making a comeback ? ? ? That's the parting words I left with when leaving the...