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by Old No7
Fri May 24, 2024 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Rule of Gun Safety
Replies: 6
Views: 319

First Rule of Gun Safety

Seems about right!

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by Old No7
Thu May 23, 2024 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Skelton's "Pledge of Allegiance"
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Red Skelton's "Pledge of Allegiance"

I recall seeing this live quite a few years ago (1969!) on my older brother's birthday...

** This needs to be viewed more often...

** And the Pledge needs to be put back into schools too!

Click for link to Red Skelton's video (click here)

God Bless America!

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by Old No7
Mon May 20, 2024 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little Bighorn Colt Up For Auction in Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Little Bighorn Colt Up For Auction in Texas

Interesting and intriguing, but OK, I'll say it...

* How do we know he carried it on that fateful day??? :?:

* How solid is the provenance? :!:

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by Old No7
Mon May 20, 2024 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pheasant ala Sweet Baby Ray’s
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Pheasant ala Sweet Baby Ray’s

Chicken :lol: I'm sure you meant "Chicken in BBQ sauce"! :D Ha! That's funny! :lol: I once made "Pheasant Marsala" -- and it was awesome! And you can easily guess what it tasted like! :wink: I prefer the "Honey BBQ" version of Sweet Baby Rays, but others might want mor...
by Old No7
Mon May 20, 2024 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP: WWII Legend and Triple Ace "Bud" Anderson Passes Away
Replies: 6
Views: 352

RIP: WWII Legend and Triple Ace "Bud" Anderson Passes Away

I just watched a special about the P51 Mustang last night -- my most favorite airplane of any era -- and "Bud" was included in it...

RIP sir -- thank you for your service Click here for a link.

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by Old No7
Sun May 19, 2024 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kittery Trading Post - Democrats Killed it....
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Kittery Trading Post - Democrats Killed it....

Well, we'll just have to see where this goes... KTP is about 50 minutes from me and I shop there quite often -- I'd bet half the inventory I lost in my sinking boat were acquired there... They recently added new cases to the sales floor for all the handguns, with much-improved LED lighting, and mayb...
by Old No7
Mon May 13, 2024 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting Back at the City/Homeowner's Association...
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Getting Back at the City/Homeowner's Association...

This is CLASSIC! A boat owner (it's an Arima, the same make of the boat I own) got a nastigram letter from his city or HOA (not sure which, as I've seen 2 articles mentioning both) saying that the view of his boat from the street was an eyesore, and they demanded that he install a fence. Well he did...
by Old No7
Mon May 13, 2024 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OFF TOPIC - A Timely Discovery
Replies: 16
Views: 727

Re: OFF TOPIC - A Timely Discovery

+1 to all the comments above -- that must have been a special moment when her name popped up like that! Back in the early 70's, we'd say that was "Radar Love"... "When I get lonely and I'm sure I've had enough She sends her comfort comin' in from above We don't need no letter at all W...
by Old No7
Wed May 08, 2024 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 79 Years since Victory in Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: 79 Years since Victory in Europe

Lest we forget.... Amen. "The Greatest Generation" My late father had 2 voyages on the legendary Queen Mary -- neither was a pleasure cruise! He told us more land-lubbers got sick while she was at the dock than when they finally got out to sea. He's somewhere in this image below... Old No...
by Old No7
Mon Apr 29, 2024 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a matchlock
Replies: 15
Views: 1124

Re: Building a matchlock

barbarossa wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2024 8:30 pm The matchlock will look like this when finished
Very cool! The few times I've shot one it was FAST!

Next you'll need a wheellock!!!

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by Old No7
Mon Apr 29, 2024 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a matchlock
Replies: 15
Views: 1124

Re: Building a matchlock

My next project will be building a matchlock.I have built a couple but this one will be different as it will have a sliding pan on it similar to a Snaphaunce.Having a sliding pan will make it easier to hunt with and I plan on trying to take a deer with it when finished.This is the type of lock the ...
by Old No7
Sun Apr 28, 2024 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pitchy (Lenn)
Replies: 34
Views: 3194

Re: Pitchy (Lenn)

Glad to see a pix of Lenn and see him here again -- you've been missed.

But more importantly, you've been in the thoughts & prayers of us here!

Be well Lenn! And wishing the best for Norma too.

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by Old No7
Sun Apr 28, 2024 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun and Knife Pictures
Replies: 40
Views: 3669

Re: Gun and Knife Pictures

Great idea!
(Almost as much fun as "chicks with guns" :lol: )

Here's my S&W No.3, Model 2 (Schofield) in .38 Spcl by Uberti, with Elk Stag grips; along with an Edge Brand/Germany large Bowie.

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by Old No7
Thu Apr 25, 2024 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God sends a lesson in the form of conjoined twins
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: God sends a lesson in the form of conjoined twins

Wow, just wow... I have an identical twin -- in fact, after being studied by a hospital in Boston, they told us we were in the "top 5" for being most alike from the over 500 sets of twins they'd interviewed (and tested using a variety of methods). The birthmark on his chest is a mirror ima...
by Old No7
Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I guess its my turn for pet loss and Christian thoughts
Replies: 16
Views: 1882

Re: I guess its my turn for pet loss and Christian thoughts

Sorry for your loss... One of the best things I ever read on the subject I believe came from a Catholic priest but I am not 100% sure of that, and can’t find it again. But his idea was that animals are messengers of God’s Eternal and unconditional Love for us (for truly God never seems to give up on...
by Old No7
Sun Apr 21, 2024 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost our pup this week
Replies: 22
Views: 1970

Re: Lost our pup this week

Late -- been away -- but sorry for your loss Jay.

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by Old No7
Mon Apr 15, 2024 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Navy Tactical Scope Mount
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: New Navy Tactical Scope Mount

Maybe he was practicing on targets that were "really small and very far away"...

That's how they'd look through a Navy Scope!

I've heard of "Up periscope!" -- but never "Reverse rifle scope" :wink:

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by Old No7
Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd not survive the 'corporate' world...
Replies: 19
Views: 1144

Re: I'd not survive the 'corporate' world...

...we at work try to form a cohesive TEAM, and that the MISSION is to provide a product or service, in this case patient-care, and that it is all about the PATIENT, not about any of our individual egos or whether or not we are 'offended'. Such a TEAM cannot function if we have someone on the team w...
by Old No7
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti rolling block 22lr
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Re: Uberti rolling block 22lr

I've inspected only one of those wee rolling blocks from Uberti. It was a used, older one. Closed and "locked," I could feel the breech move as I pulled back on its ear: Not confidence inspiring. So -- * Was the chamber recessed for the thickness of the 22's rim? * Or was what you were fe...
by Old No7
Tue Apr 09, 2024 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery solved or I’m not that bright
Replies: 21
Views: 1549

Re: Mystery solved or I’m not that bright

jeepnik wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:23 pm Bonnie and Clydes car?
Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Tue Apr 09, 2024 7:11 am Any ideas how to get it he lube off without damaging the paint?
Low heat from a blow dryer might help to soften it, to let any of the solvents work better.

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by Old No7
Mon Apr 08, 2024 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery solved or I’m not that bright
Replies: 21
Views: 1549

Re: Mystery solved or I’m not that bright

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 2:46 pm Turns out that the residue is blue. From shooting my sixgun across the bed...
It could be much worse... :wink:
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by Old No7
Sun Apr 07, 2024 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti rolling block 22lr
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Re: Uberti rolling block 22lr

Bill in Oregon wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2024 1:09 pm Might ask over at the ASSRA site. Uberti is capable of making an accurate barrel.
I recently got a Uberti Low Wall, and so far (even without trying several different 22 loads) I've been really pleased with its accuracy. And the fit and finish are very nice too. Good luck.

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by Old No7
Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GRRRRRRrrrrrrrr!
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Re: GRRRRRRrrrrrrrr!

GunnyMack wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:24 am They say in some cases 11 day backlog. Why? What's the cause ? Did I miss something...
For the driver's sake -- I hope he wasn't "on the bridge"..............

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by Old No7
Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Johnny Hopper and His War Against The Germans
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: Johnny Hopper and His War Against The Germans

Dang -- my PC's anti-malware system blocked that site...

Would have loved to read it -- and I hope the block was wrong (but watch your systems for the next few days!).

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by Old No7
Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?
Replies: 17
Views: 1068

Re: How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?

I have stacks of those old ads, plus a large number of original marketing layouts that the ads were made from. Most of the marketing layouts I have are on hard board with thin semitransparent sheets over them so notes or changes could be written or drawn on the cover sheet prior to finalizing the a...
by Old No7
Sun Mar 31, 2024 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?
Replies: 17
Views: 1068

Re: How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?

Here's the classic Marlin ad... Marlin 01.jpg I especially liked the lever action printed ads. One of my favorite is the bear meeting a man on a horse on a narrow ledge ! What a kluster that would be! Remington had a very similar one -- only no horse... Remington ad 01.png Then again, if you don't u...
by Old No7
Thu Mar 28, 2024 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guns of the Old West
Replies: 24
Views: 2033

Re: Guns of the Old West

Dang!

This is NOT good news at all…

Just like “The Kid”, it is one of the few magazines that I read cover-to-cover.

As for my buddy John across the pond, I have a few more older issues saved up that I will send to you.

** Posted from a beach house in The Bahamas. **

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by Old No7
Tue Mar 19, 2024 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdy Ya'll!
Replies: 32
Views: 2154

Re: Howdy Ya'll!

Welcome! Glad you're here -- you will fit right in with us. ...Right now my favorite rifle is a Winchester 1892 takedown Deluxe in 44 Magnum, Turnbull finished. It was a gift from a friend and is a testament to God's blessing on my life. Bless you, and I have to ask -- does your friend need any NEW ...
by Old No7
Tue Mar 19, 2024 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPAMMERS
Replies: 26
Views: 2203

Re: SPAMMERS

Thanks y'all I don't mind zapping the buggers it does in fact keep my brain cells (all two of them) working... So John, what are you doing with the "other two"??? Oh wait, isn't "using only 2 brain cells" consistent with the UK's leaders??? But seriously -- thanks for your effor...
by Old No7
Mon Mar 18, 2024 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do Red Squirrels Like Pine Cones??? (Especially when served on boats...)
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Do Red Squirrels Like Pine Cones??? (Especially when served on boats...)

2023 was a banner year for pine cones in this part of Maine... We've been here 12 years and have always had a few come down in the yard, but this year, likely due to a wet spring & summer and some seasonal changes with the pine trees -- we've had hundreds, if not thousand s come down in the yar...
by Old No7
Sat Mar 16, 2024 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why isnt there more variety?
Replies: 20
Views: 1859

Re: Why isnt there more variety?

And there it is...
44shooter wrote: Sat Mar 09, 2024 1:14 pm ...putting a point on a stubby bullet in a slow cartridge makes little difference in aerodynamics. It’s like putting a nose on a wheelbarrow.
BEST post of the week! :wink:

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by Old No7
Wed Mar 13, 2024 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CZ Bobwhite Project Upland 12 Ga SxS, "Ugly Duckling"
Replies: 3
Views: 428

CZ Bobwhite Project Upland 12 Ga SxS, "Ugly Duckling"

An "Ugly Duckling" story... I've admired CZ's Bobwhite Project Upland side-by-side shotgun's looks before, both in 12 and 20 gauges, with the upgraded wood, false sideplates and brilliant case-colors on the action metal. It's very similar to their Sharptail -- but costs more -- yet I much...
by Old No7
Tue Mar 12, 2024 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weirdness with Altamont Grips
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Weirdness with Altamont Grips

The problem is new, read younger, employees find out they actually have to produce instead of playing in the internet all day. So, they quit and draw benefits as long as they can. Gee, ya think the guv'mint got them used to be paid for sitting on their a**es? My daughter (mid-30s) is having a heck ...
by Old No7
Tue Mar 12, 2024 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weirdness with Altamont Grips
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Weirdness with Altamont Grips

I have bought their grips several times over the years and have been quite pleased for the price. There was some sort of change in the company a while back with the result that for a long time their grip selection contracted mightily -- and most of those shown were "temporarily unavailable,&qu...
by Old No7
Tue Mar 12, 2024 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sage learned a hard lesson today!
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: Sage learned a hard lesson today!

2ndovc wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 4:42 pm Shocking! :D
Ha, that's what I was going to say!

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by Old No7
Sat Mar 09, 2024 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Outlaw movie review
Replies: 21
Views: 2267

Re: The Last Outlaw movie review

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Fri Mar 08, 2024 8:19 am But it kills me that they didn’t teach the actors how to actually use a Sharps rifle!

But the takeaway lesson is to count your bullets!
Um, it doesn't get any easier than with a Sharps....

"One and done!" :wink:

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by Old No7
Sat Mar 09, 2024 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I lost my willie
Replies: 19
Views: 2010

Re: I lost my willie

Bill in Oregon wrote: Sat Mar 09, 2024 11:47 am Losing a dog is a very hard thing, but you can have a horse for half your life.
Gee, I had not thought of that...

But I do know that losing a dog after 10 years sure wasn't easy...

Remember the good times, cherish the memories, and be well.

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by Old No7
Tue Mar 05, 2024 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #1 1/2 Rolling Block Cadet
Replies: 14
Views: 1814

Re: #1 1/2 Rolling Block Cadet

marlinman93 wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:53 am ...I'm only 40 miles away from the auction, so I can drive there next week and avoid shipping charges, or delays in shipping!
Or a broken stock! :shock:

That looks like a fun one, congrats!

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by Old No7
Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 80 Years Ago -- U.S. Fighters Over Berlin!
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: 80 Years Ago -- U.S. Fighters Over Berlin!

And this is for you Dad! My father back in WWII: Dad-WWII.jpg My father with a P51 at Manchester NH, many years later: Dad with P51 at Manch 01.jpg "The Belly Tank" enlisted men's bar at Debden, England, in WWII: (note the artwork!) Belly Tank - Enlisted Mens Beer Hall.jpeg And me in 2017...
by Old No7
Sun Mar 03, 2024 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 80 Years Ago -- U.S. Fighters Over Berlin!
Replies: 10
Views: 841

80 Years Ago -- U.S. Fighters Over Berlin!

March 3, 1944: P38 Lightnings were seen flying over Berlin for the first time in WW2, but there were no bombers as the heavies had turned back. March 4, 1944: P51 Mustangs from the Fourth Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, based at Debden England became the first single-engine fighters in the skies over...
by Old No7
Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this a good plan?
Replies: 15
Views: 1597

Re: Is this a good plan?

A tall shot of Jack - Close your eyes - and think of leverguns old & new!

Sounds like a plan!!!

Good luck Bill.

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by Old No7
Wed Feb 28, 2024 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Where Does It Say...?"
Replies: 4
Views: 900

"Where Does It Say...?"

See this here, before it's moved to the Politics Forum...

Good question asked below.

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by Old No7
Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Can't Truly Call Yourself "Peaceful" Unless.......
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: You Can't Truly Call Yourself "Peaceful" Unless.......

JimT wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:12 am A dangerous person is one who is capable of great violence and has it under control.
Wouldn't it be the one who "doesn't have it under control"?

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by Old No7
Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Can't Truly Call Yourself "Peaceful" Unless.......
Replies: 7
Views: 968

You Can't Truly Call Yourself "Peaceful" Unless.......

I like the wisdom in this one too.

The saying "Peace through superior firepower" comes to mind.

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by Old No7
Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Tale of Two Wolves
Replies: 3
Views: 677

A Tale of Two Wolves

I love the wisdom in this...

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by Old No7
Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Boomers recall this toy from the early 1960s?
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Any Boomers recall this toy from the early 1960s?

...these were absolutely useless when thrown at annoying little brothers Yes, and even worse for annoying BIG brothers! No idea. I was too busy playing with one of these. :twisted: Yup, us too! I built plastic models ,then melted the plastic with lighter and blue them up with fire crackers for simu...
by Old No7
Wed Feb 21, 2024 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sight in any long gun in one shot…?
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

Re: Sight in any long gun in one shot…?

And with only 1 shot fired -- "Wow, what a group!"

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by Old No7
Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP: Legendary U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper Charles Benjamin “Chuck” Mawhinney
Replies: 7
Views: 710

RIP: Legendary U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper Charles Benjamin “Chuck” Mawhinney

It was many years after I'd read a book about the famous U.S. sniper "White Feather", aka Carlos Hathcock, that I'd heard of this man... RIP sir -- Thank you for your service. Godspeed. Old No7 Legendary U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper Charles Benjamin “Chuck” Mawhinney died at the age of 7...
by Old No7
Thu Feb 15, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OK. Sorry. Guy health topic
Replies: 43
Views: 4154

Re: OK. Sorry. Guy health topic

Wow, after reading all this (and recognizing that it will be helpful to many of us), all I can think of is this...

Man, these guys are using a Lewis Lead Remover on their wiener!!!!

OUCH!!!

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by Old No7
Wed Feb 14, 2024 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ardessa Alexander Henry rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Ardessa Alexander Henry rifle

I just went looking and found this info from a 2012 auction... Ardesa Alexander Henry Percussion Long Range Rifle 451 Cal; s/s; 33" oct barrel; exc bore; globe front sight with windage & spirit lever, folding rear tang peep sight; blk metal finish; case hardened lock, hammer & butt plat...