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Re: The Gun Room

#2351 Post by Jay Bird » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:42 am

OldWin wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:12 am

Easy. That's hitting close to home. :D
Size 12 here......you know what they say? :D
Seeing the John Kort post kinda reminded me I have to do some 44-40 work. Still have to try those bullets you sent me, buddy.
I've used Unique and 4227 in the 44. I will have to get some 5744 to try. I've never used it. I always used the 38, as it's just so much easier to get good results with.
Let me tell you boys something...Jay is right....I heard that many years ago....we had this guy at work who wore 14's sized boots and he was bragging....blah..blah.....we all said, "sure John, you have an anaconda in your pants"........he got tired of us making fun of his claims so one day he unzipped and I swear, a radiator hose from a '58 Oldsmobile came flopping out.

Well, you boys know me, I like to give nicknames to people so for the next 35-40 years he was known as "Snake Man with one eye". Yea.....I wear 8 and 1/2's to maybe a nine with heavy socks. :D

Jay......for all around shooting in the 1873's (originals, no repo junk) nothing..I mean NOTHING beats 6 gr. of Bullseye in ether the 38-40 or 44-40....it's match velocity...high 1000, maybe 1080. The next best load for killing things is 7.5 grains of Unique or 8 grains of Herco for right around what these cartridges were intended for..1200 fps.

Do I have to explain "match velocity"? Well, I'm going to....match velocity is the velocity that's just below the speed of sound as ANY projectile going more that 1150-1200 will wobble when the speed goes below the transonic speed of around 1150 and below. THATS why .22 match ammo is much more accurate at long range (100 and more) than Hi speed ammo.

I couldn't believe it either as CCI Mini Mags will shoot like a house on fire right along with match ammo.......until......we get to the 150 meter turkeys and 200 meter rams.......especially the Rams.......3 or 4 shots out of five will zip right in there and 1 or 2 will be a foot off.......even with NO WIND.

My most accurate 44-40 load for hitting the 200 meter steel plates is 6 grains of Bullseye. Your "follow through" is MUCH more important with low velocity ammo.
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Re: The Gun Room

#2352 Post by Jay Bird » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:55 am

OK...next story for entertainment purposes....my bud Mike calls me last month, "Jack, I NEED a short barreled 44 magnum for protection against bears at my cabin". I tried to talk him out of it as he's a good rifleman but a novice with handguns....blah...blah....you know, muzzle blast, hard recoil, harder to sight with a tiny barrel...........I suggested a 6" or even a four inch.......then suggested a 4" 357 with fast heavy hard cast......NOPE!.....He wanted a short 44 mag.......

So......he gets a 3" 629 and comes over the house with it yesterday afternoon........we cruise on down to Targetmaster, he buys a box of full power Remington's and a box of Hornady 225 flex tips..........(in my pocket I had about 20 rounds of different cast..from 800-1200 fps)......

Anyway he starts blasting with the full power loads and was barely able to keep his shots in 8" at 7 yards. I showed him how it was done but I shoot a lot......then I stick some hard cast in there at about 1000 and he says, "This is so much nicer". I says, "that'll kill anything up close".

So now I have ammo to load for him. :D ---6
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#2353 Post by Jay Bird » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:58 am

Hey...I won! I award myself Jays canoes......maybe it will help things grow. :D
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#2354 Post by Griff » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:19 am

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Hey...I won! I award myself Jays canoes......maybe it will help things grow. :D
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#2355 Post by fordwannabe » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:20 pm

Not bragging mind you buuuuut
I started wearing a size 13 in 7th grade and have worn a 14 or 15(depends on the maker) for the last 40 years. My son wears a 16 no wonder his wife always has a smile on her face.
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#2356 Post by OldWin » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:56 pm

Have to start calling this the "Bigfoot Thread". :D

Thanks, Six.
I've never used Bullseye. I shoot a lot of 8gr Unique loads with excellent results in 38-40. I've used it in 44 also, but this 73 wouldn't shoot it. I only have one 44-40 mold and the diameter is too small. I'm going to try it again, but with your bullets.
This will be a field load. I've never shot a deer with a 73. If all else fails, I have a 73 SRC in 38-40. :D
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#2357 Post by Old Savage » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:01 pm

Light .44 Spl loads were very accurate with 231 if you find it.
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#2358 Post by GunnyMack » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:42 pm

Griff wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:19 am
Sixgun Sr wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:58 am
Hey...I won! I award myself Jays canoes......maybe it will help things grow. :D
Just stuff some socks up in front... It'll impress a few, for a while, but the truth will out!
If you do that make sure you put the socks in the front NOT the back !!

Hey I set you up for the new page , dont I get a consolation prize?

Friend of mine's wife can shoot a 7" .44 SBH like a house afire! This woman is tiny- 9 months along and she barely broke 110 lbs. Box after box of full house mags and nary a flinch !

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#2359 Post by fordwannabe » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:35 pm

After watching the State of the Union speech most of the dems in that chamber should be ashamed of themselves. Bunch of spoiled brats behaving badly. I realize they disagree with most of what POTUS said but they were just rude. I was however entertained by the look on Pelosi’s face when President Trump was discussing the legislation for victims of violence to sue “sanctuary cities and states.”
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#2360 Post by Jay Bird » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:17 pm

fordwannabe wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:35 pm
After watching the State of the Union speech most of the dems in that chamber should be ashamed of themselves. Bunch of spoiled brats behaving badly. I realize they disagree with most of what POTUS said but they were just rude. I was however entertained by the look on Pelosi’s face when President Trump was discussing the legislation for victims of violence to sue “sanctuary cities and states.”
I thought last years SOTU was good...this one was GREAT! Loved it....me and mom laughing something terrible by Trumps innuendo making azzes of dem policies....like California's sanctuary of criminals....socialism....illegals.....etc.....

Gunny...I don't use socks...I use potatoes in the back and zucchinis in the front...got to keep em guessing.....are the potatoes a continuation of the zucchini???? One time I only used the potatoes in the back and all the girls were running away from me and when one of the potatoes fell out, one of the girls screamed, "look! He laid an egg! I told her to be careful and don't step on it or you'll disturb the nest.---6

The "other Gunny" called and we are solidifying plans for the Nationals......he got us a room at the "no tell motel" in Ridgway.

Well...got to check on the nest and see if Nancy Pelosi is ready to hatch.--6
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#2361 Post by piller » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:28 am

We had a white guy at Ft. Campbell who was about 5 ft 8 inches tall, but he had all the black guys crying in envy and embarrassment. Weisner could have been a porn star. He wore only about size 9 boots, and should have worn size 22 based on being able to bump himself in the knee. His wife was hot.
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#2362 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:17 am

I completely forgot about the SOTU address last night! Good to hear our PRESIDENT is saying it like it is and the crybaby donkeys are still acting like 7 year olds, sure hope the American public see them for what they are! TRUMP 2024!!! Yes I'm already stumping for his 3rd term!! :D

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#2363 Post by Jay Bird » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:15 pm

piller wrote:
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We had a white guy at Ft. Campbell who was about 5 ft 8 inches tall, but he had all the black guys crying in envy and embarrassment. Weisner could have been a porn star. He wore only about size 9 boots, and should have worn size 22 based on being able to bump himself in the knee. His wife was hot.
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We all have stories like yours......let me tell you about mine......different from above.......a work buddy of mine, a much older black guy that was raised in "lower-slower" Delaware on a sharecropper farm told me about his uncle...this is going back to the late forties, early fifties..........anyway, his uncle used to scare the kids around the farm by pulling it out and pointing it to and out the side slot in his farmer bib overalls wiggling it......telling the kids it was a snake that was going to get them. :D He told me laughing that when he died he needed two caskets. :D --6
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#2364 Post by Jay Bird » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:56 pm

Thinking here....watching Fox........that Mitt Romney is one hell of a "you know what". I hope the hell he gets blown out if he attempts reelection.

NOW YOU INOW WHY SOME PEOPLE EAT LUNCH BY THEMSELVES. :D ------6
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#2365 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:23 pm

Copy that Six! I'm watching too, 1st count- NOT GUILTY!

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#2366 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:34 pm

So another NOT GUILTY, I think all of these politicians should have to pay back the taxpayers for all of this wasted time!

I cant wait to hear what Mr Trump says next !! Tear em a new one Sir!!

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#2367 Post by OldWin » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:20 pm

Nothing was ever going to happen to anyone.
I said from the start Trump wouldn't be impeached.
More importantly, nothing will happen to all the conspirators, liars, slanderers, or criminals either.

They are free to start again tomorrow.
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#2368 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:34 pm

You hit the nail on the head Jay- that's exactly what they are going to do too!

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#2369 Post by OldWin » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:58 pm

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm glad he was acquitted.
The problem is, by everyone being all happy cause it went the way they want, it in some way gives legitimacy to the whole scam proceeding it was.
They are just going to come up with bigger lies next time. It will be a bigger conspiracy, because they fear no repercussions.
The fact is, constitutional laws were broken in full view of everyone by people who took an oathe to uphold the constitution. What is going to be done? Nothing.
So what message is sent? The President being acquitted doesn't infer their wrongdoing. It just says "better luck next time".

I don't mean to rant, or puke on everyone's picnic, but this is why I usually avoid political discussions.

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#2370 Post by Jay Bird » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:57 pm

I've always believed truth and righteousness prevails in the end......no matter how bad it looks, goodness wins. The house minority leader Kevin McCarthy said on Fox that if we win the house back, people are going to be investigated and sent to the big house........Karma.......

While I don't talk much here about it, politics is a big part of my life...Fox News is on our TV 95% of the time that it's on, mostly because they have the Foxiest babes as anchors....whew! The big screen makes it look like these babes are sitting next to me. I pretend to ask them out on dates and tell them Old Savage just wants to use them as sex symbols and arm candy while I will take them to fancy places like the gun club, Targetmaster, the gas station, and wine and dine them at pizza joints.

Yes, goodness wins...that's why the Gun Room is the winningest thread on the board, despite what a few say.....

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#2371 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:53 am

More rain,snow over night here, deck is a little slippery at 32f . Started raining heavier little while ago, going to be a yuck day.

Sure hope we take the house!

Ok I just can't take watching the weather channel anymore. Just stop the babbling while giving the important info. Between that Abrams bimbo and that bow tie wearing nitwit - just drive me nuts!!

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#2372 Post by Jay Bird » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:06 am

Yea...crappy day # 62.....cold..rainy....I'm going back to bed.--6
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#2373 Post by Griff » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:27 pm

Woke up to this:
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#2374 Post by Old Savage » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:32 pm

Six, let momma know I have acquired a Mauviel crepe pan. :)
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#2375 Post by Jay Bird » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:07 pm

Hey GRIFF!!......I woke up to this: (bottom picture)

You guys get snow?.......have you ever driven in the snow before? :D Our totals so far this year is .3. Yes.."point three" of an inch......nuttin'...........ooooooo, I'm excited.....Old Savages new pan gave me a .......... ........Fred....in a minute I'll show mom as I'm dropping off Nancy at the moment.......as cooking is not my bag, what is the importance of such a pan so I have something to tell her......

I'm curious...for real....how does one get excited about a frying pan..or for that matter, food? If it wasn't for mom's Mediterranean cooking, I'd be 140 pounds as I really don't care to eat. But at 185 I'm a very healthy individual. Doc told me I'm the "youngest in body" senior citizen he has.......he also said he's never seen a person who has been smashed up multiple times with multiple broken bones and can still walk around solid.......it's my mind that needs work. Oh well...

On Tuesday, yes, the Tuesday that was two days ago I climbed up a maple tree to dislodge a huge broken branch that was stuck way up there....I managed to get 90% of it outta there.....the picture don't look like much...I took it after the tornado but look towards the top where a 8" branch is wedged in there......pulled a cordless chainsaw up with a rope and watched it fall.

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Yea....went to bed at 1:30....got up around 10......made a post and went back to bed......Miss Apple and Miss Spiderhead kept me warm and I fell back asleep......sure is hard being retired.....now I have a 44-40 Marlin to check the sights on for the BIG MATCH THIS WEEKEND.
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#2376 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:27 pm

That my dear Jack is a crepe pan, it's made to cook french pancakes or crepes as the call em. Is it just me or does french sound like they are choking on their own tongue?

Now if you were to use that on creeps, the demoncrap party comes to mind, it would be dented and no longer nonstick after hitting all that ugly!!

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#2377 Post by Old Savage » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:21 pm

Well Six, I love to eat and I like to cook. It is kind of like reloading. I can get things the way I want them. At last count we have either 17 or 19 frying pans. A dozen I have acquired in the last two years. I have one more in mind. Pat thinks I have too many of anything I am interested in. ;-) Well over 100 golf clubs. Unlike guns they do not appreciate.
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#2378 Post by Old Savage » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:25 pm

Then there are fishing rods and reels and knives.

Btw, there is a very well used 1941 manufacture Model 70 in 30-06 with period scope at the local gun shop for $550.
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#2379 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:55 pm

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Then there are fishing rods and reels and knives.

Btw, there is a very well used 1941 manufacture Model 70 in 30-06 with period scope at the local gun shop for $550.
Unless the bore is a .30 cal shotgun you might want to rethink it sitting at the local gunshop! :lol:

One of these days I have to take a picture of my frying pan... it's small, only about 20-24" and from what I know it was on a navy ship from WW1, probably whichever ship my great uncle served on.

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#2380 Post by Jay Bird » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:25 pm

Mom likes the pan..she had to explain to me what the hell a crepe is...I though a crepe was a "creepy" weirdo type. Yea...I ain't much cultured. That's why I hang around you guys....maybe sometime I'll start wearing clothes better than jeans and maybe indoor plumbing. Make a few calls and get those junk cars off the cinder blocks that we have out in the dooryard.

The pre war '06......mmmmmm. THATS where the money is....even though it's beat it could be worth a pile.....look at the number.....15-20 years ago a rancher in Colorado was driving around for decades with a pre War model 70 on his pick up truck rifle rack......somewhere down the line a guy like me looked at it.....serial number 1. ...the owner never knew the significance of it all.

Look at the period scope....I made my buddy $3,000 by looking at this Unertle scope that came in on a beater model 70.....I pointed out four little letters on the scope that turned a $600 scope into a $3,000 scope.....U.S.M.C. Sniper.....
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#2381 Post by OldWin » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:34 pm

Sounds like a deal on that model 70, OS.
I remember that story about serial number 1. How could you not know? That cowboy weren't too bright.

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#2382 Post by Old Savage » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:47 pm

When I say well used I don't mean beat up. It is in good condition but the finish everywhere, wood/metal has use wear. I will check the scope, it had a post.
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#2383 Post by Jay Bird » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:15 pm

Fred...just look at it and shut up...sound stupid.....look at the number....early guns of famous designs bring big money for usual serial numbers....might be something like "333", '777, 1000. You don't know....you,know that Colt Lightning I have that's serial number 58? The owner walked that gun around a REAL gun show where only antiques are allowed....
Dealers are all old white guys with coats and ties on....a real high class gunshow that never has anything but old guns.......after this guy walked the gun around for a couple of hours no one was interested and he walked outside where I was sitting on a bench......I said to him, "what ya got there young man?" He tells me an old Colt with a factory letter. I look at it and the serial number and say, "how much?"....he says "18" ....I reach in my pocket and peel him out 18 Ben's.......then ask him if he has anything else......he says, "yea, an old Marlin out in my car. We walk out, he pops the trunk and I saw the gun...AND REMEMBERED IT from my youth, I said, "you Billy Mocks son?" He says, "yep" blah..blah....how much?......7.....I pay him another 7 plus 50 more and tell him to take his wife out to dinner on me......the Marlin was an ultra rare 1881 wth a 30" extra heavy buffalo barrel on it."

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#2384 Post by OldWin » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:51 pm

Something I've always done is look at the number.
Most times it come to nothing, but every once in a while.......
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#2385 Post by Jay Bird » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:28 pm

Hi Jay! What you doing? I've been loading ALL night.....got this strange burst of energy.......44-40's and 44 mags. MILLIONS of them....I loaded 723,956 44-40's and 654,392 rds of 44 mag. Then I bought Teddy Roosevelts 1895 in 405, the one he took to Africa.....and then I went to the bank and withdrew 4 million dollars in cash to put in a box and send to you.

Oh, I also changed my name.....to Adam Schiff.-----pencil neck.
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#2386 Post by Griff » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:12 pm

You'll probably find lots of things for sale in CA... since after the new ammo laws went into effect they can't buy it... Next the commiecrats will be after components...
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#2387 Post by fordwannabe » Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:52 pm

I was Robbed! I bought this Marlin a couple years ago from a shyster near Philadelphia and I went to look at the numbers daggnabbt is t doesn’t have any. Shnikies somebody stole the serial numbers off it.
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#2388 Post by Jay Bird » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:48 am

Tom....I think Joe could have stolen those numbers. Jeff will steal them too.
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Re: The Gun Room

#2389 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:59 am

Tom just break out you set of number stamps, put whatever you want on there-( just dont get caught) :D

So how was the show? I haven't gone in years. No desire to go anymore, hate driving, hate crowds. I know it's full of fun stuff, sometimes great deals but I just cant bring myself to shuffle among the masses.

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#2390 Post by OldWin » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:06 am

Hey thanks buddy. I sure can use 4 million bucks. Spent yesterday cleaning up snow. Oldest kid is sick so I went and did his too. Pretty well used up my 2hrs sleep so I crashed last night.
Once I get that money I can hire it done.
And! I can FINALLY afford the guns I deserve. It will seem weird buying them instead of stuffing them in my buffalo coat.
I should do some loading today too. Starting to think about what I'm going to hunt with this year.
The old man was talking about it the other day too. Makes me smile to think he will be 79 this year and is thinking of what rifle to use 10 months before the season. :D
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#2391 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:04 am

Hey I'll do the snow removal and it will only cost you a buffalo coat. After all you are now wealthy and no longer need it ... Six I'll come see ya in the spring!

Why aren't these people being quarantined off shore!? We all know these cruise ships are breeding grounds for diseases! Now this ship is reloading passengers to go back to sea. Can you say epidemic?

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#2392 Post by OldWin » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:20 am

You ain't gettin that coat until I cash that check! I ain't taking any chances. The power of the buffalo coat is too great.
I think they try and spread that stuff on purpose.
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#2393 Post by fordwannabe » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:54 am

Jay funny you mention that your Dad is contemplating what gun to use. The buddy I went to the Great American Outdoors show with, asked me yesterday what was I gonna use for my doe gun this year? The answer is......1886 takedown in 33wcf circa 1911. I know I know kinda modern for me but what the Schumer? The design is well over 100 years old even if this gun is Just slightly over 100. I’ll try to do better next year.
Gunny, the show had spots that were crowded but not to too bad on a rainy snowy Thursday. Honestly the biggest crowd was around the DONALD TRUMP souvenir stand. I talked with Wayne LaPierre.for about 10 minutes. He has not always been eye to eye with my views but seemed interested in my opinions and concerns. LOTS of soft stuff. At the Anderson booth they had primary arms micro Red dots with Anderson Arms on it close out $75. Yes, please. I got an ER Shaw. Heavy threaded barrel for one off my 10/22’s show special $75. And some under $20 knickknacks. On the way home I dropped off a 16 inch Rossi 92 barrel to be threaded. Then a buddy of mine called that he had a 1947 Marlin 39 for sale. He says it in “good shape”. With a Lyman tang sight on it, all for $300. The best part is he still owes me $200 from before so I pretty much got do that l!
I did see quite a few 80 percent lowers for sale at the show. There was an article in one of the newspaper that the “reporter” followed a convicted felon to a gun show where the felon bought an 80 percent lower the bought all the parts “and walked out with a fully functioning rifle.” PELOSI! Not unless he had a Bridgeport in his pocket. A few months ago the Pennsylvania Azzhat General, err I mean Attorney General in cahoots with Governor dipstuff decided that an 80 percent lower was a firearm and needed to be registered as a firearm. So sales dropped significantly and no more mail order. Well on Friday a Pa Judge with more common sense than agendas Put an injunction on THAT. 80 percent lowers ain’t my thing because I have a couple registered suppressors and they ain’t for my four wheeler so ATF knows I have guns BUUUT to say that a chunk of aluminum that needs a significantl amount of machining for other parts to even fit innit is a firearm is DUMB. They even had to make a new form for it because ATF told them they couldn’t use an4473 because it wasn’t a firearm. Don’t ya hate it when really gets in the way of your stupid political agenda. All in all a good day. Then Mrs fordwannabe made me a birthday peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream on it💕
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Re: The Gun Room

#2394 Post by Jay Bird » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:35 am

Happy Birthday Tom......peach cobbler and all...(you get ALL the neat stuff). Did you have Tube steak with that?...you know, all smothered in underwear?

I'm with Sergeant-In-Command Gunny.......I stay the hell away from crowds.....like he said, in addition to hating crowds, why subject yourself to multiple diseases ......yea....I'm also a member of the "hate driving" club....

Guess what got me up??? First, I take my hearing aids out when I'm sleeping.......anyway, a voice comes from what sounded like the front door and it sounded like a buddy of mine who brings me wood......so I answered, "OK Craig, I'm getting dressed...be right out."..........I fly out of bed, put on slippers and go outside to major wind and rain......no one there! WTF???? ......................... ...............Wife says, "you stupid retart, the sound was a tornado warning from my phone.".........

Oh well.......sure is fun getting old, hard of hearing, stupid, and all those things that come with "not giving a F."

Mmmmmmmmm....what kind of fun am I gonna get into today?---6
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#2395 Post by fordwannabe » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:39 am

Here is what I did with a couple of the 44 bullets I cast a couple weeks ago.
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#2396 Post by OldWin » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:59 am

Well, I ain't doing much so far. Been dubbing around online researching my WW2 German helmet a little. There are a crazy amount of variants.
From what I can see, it is an M40 "Double Decal" combat Poletzi variant. Supposedly kinda scary dudes. Some of "Heinrich's Kids".
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Re: The Gun Room

#2397 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:35 pm

Sounds like a fun day Tom. You better jump on that Marlin!

You dont need to worry about another tornado since all your trees are gone!

So is the helmet for ice fishing, deer hunting or just to wear for your 50 mile commute ?

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#2398 Post by OldWin » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:08 pm

I wear it grocery shopping mostly. :D
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Re: The Gun Room

#2399 Post by Jay Bird » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:20 pm

How did Jay get that helmet in his coat? I know little about them but my bud does....he says you really have to be careful as lots of this stuff and the decals were reproduced back in the sixties and now look old. There are codes stamped in the different parts and if you know what your looking for it easy to tell a fake from real.....

Big bucks there Jay........you could sell that and buy a whole rack full of buffalo coats....maybe even a buffalo rug...hell, you can buy enough buffalo hides to cover up your Jeep and then you could really go-to-town, stashing complete safes in there.

For real...what's the story on your helmet? Interesting. Can Gunny have it?

The BIG MATCH tomorrow.....don't know if I'm going..depends on the wind....it's going to be cold and nothing is worse than shooting in the cold and trying to shoot offhand in the wind. -----6.......o.....da Super Fly.....

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Re: The Gun Room

#2400 Post by OldWin » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:40 pm

It's not a fake. Relatives picked all this stuff up "on the job". Here are a few more items. There is a Hitler Youth dagger over my dad's, also.
I've heard that an M40 helmet that is a dual decal is fairly rare on its own.
In this pic is a stopwatch with the eagle and swastika emblem, a Luftwaffe dress dagger, a medic's field tool, and two lengths k98 bayonets.
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