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Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

#701 Post by OldWin » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:41 am

Yeah, didn't go well here either. Oh well, thats what happens when taxpayers are the minority.
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#702 Post by Sixgun » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:00 am

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Hi guys. First trip to the campfire. Ok after 14 pages Y’all ain’t right. Next I am so bummed at the election results on both a state, Wolfe, Casey, and a Federal level I am sick.
Hey Jack how about some pics of that 39 to cheer me up.
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#703 Post by Tycer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:14 am

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#704 Post by fordwannabe » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:28 am

TRUST ME WOLFE STAYING IN OFFICE is not my fault
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#705 Post by Sixgun » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:35 am

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Hey Tycer....nice to see you to pay us a visit on Pitchy's "happy post". Hang around ...we don't do much of anything here except enjoy life, report on daily activities...and be happy. :D ----6
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#706 Post by Pitchy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:57 am

Sixgun wrote:
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Hey Tycer....nice to see you to pay us a visit on Pitchy's "happy post". Hang around ...we don't do much of anything here except enjoy life, report on daily activities...and be happy. :D ----6
Yep so enough about politics this ia a good times tread, there`s a politic forum for that.
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#707 Post by Griff » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:15 am

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#708 Post by Sixgun » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:55 pm

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#709 Post by Paladin » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:58 pm

Just got this e-mail for all the Grand owners https://www.sgammo.com/product/30-06-am ... garand-cl
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#710 Post by Pitchy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:44 pm

Thanks Paladin for the link that`s a great deal, i just got a order from them for 200 rounds of just ammo for 127.00 :roll:
That`s aheck of a deal. hmmmm :)

Couldn`t help myself and ordered a can, thanks again pard. :)
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#711 Post by 2ndovc » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:01 pm

Ethiopian? Yikes! :shock:

There was another round of the older Greek surplus that came in not to long ago. It's dirty but non-corrosive and pretty accurate. I've gone through a couple of cases of their .303 British. :D

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#712 Post by Pitchy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:08 pm

Don`t tell me i made a mistake, it`s good ammo for the Garand right ?
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#713 Post by 2ndovc » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:34 pm

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Don`t tell me i made a mistake, it`s good ammo for the Garand right ?
Sorry, didn't mean to make you nervous! My issue was with how the add read. "Possibly corrosive", "Possible mixed origins", that kind of thing puts me off. Try a few rounds and see how it shoots, check the primers and clean the snot out of it when you're done. :D

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#714 Post by Sixgun » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:59 pm

Pitchy,
My buddy, the "other Gunny" bought a 1000 rds of the surplus Greek ammo some years back and he told me it was the most accurate ammo he ever shot out of his 03A3....period, any ammo. He took it to Camp Perry for the championships and used it in competition.

It MAY be corrosive . probably not as most countries gave that up by the fifties. Even if it is, that don't mean nothing. It's the primer that's corrosive. It leaves a film that attracts moisture. So.....that means you clean it the same way you clean blackpowder guns...a water based solution. Ballistol works great and if you don't have that just use a detergent soap and after you clean it, work a few patches of regular Hoppes #9 with a few swipes with a brush ...the same way you clean any other gun.

I've used lots of WW2 corrosive ammo in my National Match Garand with no ill effects. Also, after cleaning the barrel, clean the inside of the action, operating rod, gas system to get the corrosive film out. No big deal...people read into that too much. I've even used that ammo in the BAR. Now, THAT rifle is a real PITA to clean...right.

Why it's a PITA is you have to clean the innards and gas system where you can leave that alone, for a while, with regular ammo. In my younger years I did mess up the gas system on an AK because I neglected it for a year or two. It left pitting but still works great.---6
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#715 Post by Pitchy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:02 pm

Sounds good thanks fellars. 8)
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#716 Post by Sixgun » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:04 pm

Tom.....the Marlin shoots super. Has a perfect bore with a 2 pound trigger, flawless operation. Here's a couple of quick pics.
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#717 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:42 pm

Gee wiz guys I get up go to make some saw dust come home and PAGE 15!! I'm glad someone was productive today!!
Anyhow started this cedar entry way today. Of course I had to help the Mason take down his scaffolding, then find a fix for the siding guy... was almost 10am before I got around to doing what I had planned, SOS. Only gun I thought about today was my 15ga finish nailer...

Six that 39 looks right nice! Shoots purdy good too.

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#718 Post by Sixgun » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:42 pm

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Just got this e-mail for all the Grand owners https://www.sgammo.com/product/30-06-am ... garand-cl
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#719 Post by 3leggedturtle » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:36 pm

Pitchy, I just thought of something. You walk the perimeter of your property, but do you have a fire guard? What about a gate guard or camp guard? We need funding like for the $500 toilet seats so we can discuss and implement these posts!... Todd
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#720 Post by fordwannabe » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:40 pm

darn Jack. That’s nice. I need to be near you and get a cull or two out of that funnel.
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#721 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:53 pm

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Pitchy, I just thought of something. You walk the perimeter of your property, but do you have a fire guard? What about a gate guard or camp guard? We need funding like for the $500 toilet seats so we can discuss and implement these posts!... Todd
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#722 Post by Griff » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:05 pm

6 HOUR shifts? WOW, that seems an awful lot like a j.o.b.... I was a squid... 4 hour watches are plenty... I'm with Tom... I need to be on the same schedule as Six... his culls would be treasure with me!
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#723 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:19 pm

Hey that's fine with me-4 hour shifts it is!!

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#724 Post by Sixgun » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:21 am

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#725 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:50 am

Can someone please explain WHY do we still do daylight savings? Yeah I'm an early bird but I can adjust the clock...The girls on the other hand can't tell time! 0430 is just too early...

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#726 Post by OldWin » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:28 am

Nice Marlin, Six! Shooter too.
I know you asked for pics of this years hardware. Here are two from yesterday afternoon. The view is from the seat where my dad shot his deer last year. North central part of our lot. Major h3ll hole out in front of me for about the next eighth mile.
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#727 Post by 2ndovc » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:49 am

GunnyMack wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:50 am
Can someone please explain WHY do we still do daylight savings? Yeah I'm an early bird but I can adjust the clock...The girls on the other hand can't tell time! 0430 is just too early...

Oh joy a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks CA. JUST WHAT WE NEED!

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I'm with you there. Our dogs are all goofed up this year, been getting me up at 4am all week.


Nice looking Winchester, Jay. Hope you get one!!

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#728 Post by Pitchy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:38 am

Cool pics Jay hope ya bag one soon. 8)

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#729 Post by fordwannabe » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:40 am

Morning gents. I am at my buds house this week archery hunting out at 0520 this morning only saw a Momma and a fawn so watched them for several minutes then we came in until the afternoon hunt.
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#730 Post by Pitchy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:49 am

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Morning gents. I am at my buds house this week archery hunting out at 0520 this morning only saw a Momma and a fawn so watched them for several minutes then we came in until the afternoon hunt.
Good luck this afternoon. :)
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#731 Post by Pitchy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:50 am

Got a new helmet net. 8)

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#732 Post by Sixgun » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:04 pm

Nice picture Jay....there's just something about being in the woods......a sense of calmness that no other environment can bring.
The Colt is nice but......but.....ok, forgive me, I like the Winchester too.....but......neurosis kicking in.....after Winchester shortened the forend..or moved the band closer to the muzzle....did a disservice to the looks of the rifle....still nice. Jay, it dont mean I like YOU any less...it means I would like the rifle MORE if it had the long forend. :D

Jason and Gunny with their dogs....yep. It's a great thing with animals. Yea...they don't know time, good for them.....but....on the other hand, I don't know time either since I retired....oh love it..got to bed around 3 after watching a ww2 movie on You Tube. Got up at 1.

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#733 Post by Pitchy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:18 pm

Today fellars we made a floating beam catapult, picture and vids below. :)

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#734 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:07 pm

Pitchy that's great! We are gonna have to change the name to garand& catapult campfire! :D

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#735 Post by M. M. Wright » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:10 pm

Cool catapult Lenn. Gene, my 9 year old Grandson enjoyed the video.
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#736 Post by Pitchy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:16 pm

Thanks Gunny and Ron, it was kind of a pain in the backside build but glad it worked and ya enjoyed it you guys are the only people that see this stuff not many in my area give a chit.
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#737 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:43 pm

Thanks Lenn, your work is impressive as well!

I might have to try making my own catapult, then I can fling kibble to the girls!

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#738 Post by Pitchy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:46 pm

That sounds like a plan 8)
Also the power can be increase greatly by lifting the weights to the top, i forgot to mention that.
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#739 Post by Sixgun » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:09 pm

That is really cool Pitchy.....I guess that is an improved version of the other. I still say we need to make one that throws engine blocks but it would not be cheap. About 75 miles south of here, in Delaware, they have these pumpkin chucking contests. Don't know if they do it anymore as some crybaby claimed he got hurt and sued the farmer and the promoters.....yea, there's always a liberal that screws it up.

Damm Gunny, you are quite the craftsman. With you, Pitchy and Jay being craftsmen, I guess that leaves me to be the bum of the bunch....well, I was TALKING to the other Gunny today...him and his wife both lifers in the Marine Corps.... He just got back from Colorado on an elk hunt . The officials had the area where we used to hunt closed off for fire reasons. He hunted another place without much luck but did have a good time camping andsaw some nice territory......and...I got 'Ole Yeller" running today for the first time in about a year...charged the battery and she fired up after a dozen cranks or so....hey....I'm in the loft and I'll take a picture...wait a minute.....

Can't believe I have WiFi this far from the house..at least 40 yards.....here's "'Ole Yeller" still charging the battery....gonna take her out tomorrow and drive around the pasture.---6

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#740 Post by Pitchy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:19 pm

Thanks Six, nice little hide out ya got there. 8)
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#741 Post by OldWin » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:26 pm

No sweat, Six. Normally, I agree with you, but this particular 94 was my first rifle. My dad saved money all year to buy it for me. While I prefer the pre war versions also, this one is special.
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#742 Post by Pitchy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:28 pm

Thanks Jay glad ya thought it was cool. :)
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Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

#743 Post by Sixgun » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:34 pm

The Winchester Low Wall Musket.....with the cylinder in the water...65 yards.

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In this photo I used the timer on the iPad. You will see a splash from the bullet hit...I could have hit but purposely missed so I could take a pic of the splash....lucked out on the timing. Upper left corner are metallic silhouettes..142 yards

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Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

#744 Post by Pitchy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:39 pm

Cool beans pard, looks nice there, 17 degrees here and white.
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Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

#745 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:00 pm

Odumbo's high school yearbook photo?

Six we used to do the same Capt we would try to hit geese with our 22s from 300 yards! We learned holdover for sure.

The pumpkin chunking was great stuff! Some of those catapults throw a 10 pound pumpkin over half a mile! Those guys with the air cannons close to a mile. I wonder what the BC of a pumpkin is??

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Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

#746 Post by Sixgun » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:14 pm

I hear ya Jay...on the rifle...looks real nice with nice wood and and a "smooth" blue. What kind of a receiver
sight you have on there? 66 Lyman? The Colt? Took another look and it seems like most all of the finish is still on there. Loving care I see....a little holster wear on the ejector housing. I bought one of those many years ago and gave it to my boy which he still has. The gun has a little "pushy" thing a ma jig when you open the loading gate. New Frontier with the adjustable sights. Even wih the sight adjusted all the way to the right it still shot 6" right. I did a backyard gunsmith job on it by unscrewing the barrel about a 1/16" of an inch...cured it.

More damm rain for tomorrow and Friday...sick of it! Last month on the news the weather girl said we had a normal years rain fall at the time...early Oct. sick of it, did I already tell ya? :D

Well, tomorrow I'll,fire up "Ole Yeller" and drive it around the pasture, front yard, down the driveway. Then I'll drain all of the gas ou of it and put in 10 gallons of fresh 93 octane with stabilizer....drive it some more, power wash it and put her away right where I got it from...ina corner of the barn and put the cover back on it. One day after I kick the bucket, my boy ..hopefully, won't sell it and put her back on the road....how many people can say they still have the car/Jeep they had in high school. I bought it for him when he was 16 and then bought it back from him in '96 and drove it clear up to the day I retired two years ago. I put in a junk yard rear, two clutches, THREE slave cylinders and that is a job!...have to pull the trans and transfer case to get at it inside the bell housing...what a screwy design! A $50 part and a million hours of grease filled labor. ----6
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Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

#747 Post by 3leggedturtle » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:09 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:00 pm
I wonder what the BC of a pumpkin is??
Probabbly a lot better than rosie o’dippo. But would be really satisfying to watch her splat after being launched.
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Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

#748 Post by Sixgun » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:26 pm

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Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

#749 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:43 am

3leggedturtle wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:09 pm
GunnyMack wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:00 pm
I wonder what the BC of a pumpkin is??
Probabbly a lot better than rosie o’dippo. But would be really satisfying to watch her splat after being launched.
Would need a much bigger air cannon!

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Re: M-1 Garand Campfire

#750 Post by OldWin » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:41 am

Six,
Yeah, an old 66A.
The Colt NF is the earlier version without the transfer bar thingy. I have the box, but it was far from new when I bought it. Ive shot it quite a bit and its a super shooter. Sight is nice and center.
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