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by marlinman93
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pellet Guns
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Pellet Guns

I started out buying a tin of 7.3 gr. pellets, and they were very accurate. But I noticed as I pushed distances out they were a little less accurate in my Gamo Whisper. I bought a tin of 10 gr. pellets, and they're just as accurate under 50', but more accurate at longer distances. Not quite as fast,...
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feels good to be hunting again
Replies: 11
Views: 152

Re: Feels good to be hunting again

Seems most people have some tough travels through life, and not many a perfect route traveled. My dad used to tell me a commonly heard saying, "What doesn't kill you will only make you better." Now that wasn't much encouragement in my younger years when it seemed like some pretty horrible things hap...
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The urge for bigger guns, thanks Jim T
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: The urge for bigger, thanks Jim T

mickbr wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:35 am
The problem is I am a 1-2 gun guy and one is usually a rimfire...
I'm no help at all, except maybe it's time to become more than a 1-2 gun guy?
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 34
Views: 747

Re: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get

I hope at my current age I've got enough powder, primers, and lead to cast, and reload for the rest of my life. I also have a Gamo Whisper air rifle I play with and have found it extremely accurate for a low buck air rifle. I bought it to practice with during winter, but it gets shot all year around...
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resisting temptation
Replies: 25
Views: 574

Re: Resisting temptation

The only thing close to that old saying is my love of hunting with a single shot rifle. Since I stopped hunting with my bolt action rifles over a decade ago, I've enjoyed my hunting far more than I had in many years. Now I have to get closer, and I have to make sure that one shot counts. Not that I ...
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 34
Views: 747

Re: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get

i recalled seeing something out there on a co2 rifle that shoots .45 calber bullets.. the buttstock is the cylinder, suppose to be the nastiest air rifle you can get factory . Nothing new there. Lewis & Clark had air rifles along on their expedition to map out the West. Girandoni air rifles were a ...
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 34
Views: 747

Re: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get

i recalled seeing something out there on a co2 rifle that shoots .45 calber bullets.. the buttstock is the cylinder, suppose to be the nastiest air rifle you can get factory . Nothing new there. Lewis & Clark had air rifles along on their expedition to map out the West. Girandoni air rifles were a ...
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: topic two cumpluter info
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: topic two cumpluter info

I wouldn't know where to begin on my computer? Likely I'd screw my system up, and then pray my computer guy could fix it, and not lose everything.
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advertising guns for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Advertising guns for sale

I think piller nailed it. Some sellers feel that mentioning an estate or death makes buyers feel like they're helping the widow or family. I've even seen ads stating the seller is "selling this for his widow" as a more direct way to appeal to the buyers to step up. Guns are certainly helped by prove...
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1889 Marlin
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: 1889 Marlin

Just my opinion, but I wouldn't shoot powder coated bullets in old soft BP barrels. Nothing but plain base cast bullets in all my old guns. They've made it over a century so far, and I'm not putting anything harder down the bores.
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resisting temptation
Replies: 25
Views: 574

Re: Resisting temptation

"Beware the man with one gun....for he likely knows how to use it very well..."

Guess that makes some of us nothing to beware of! ;)
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1889 Marlin
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: 1889 Marlin

The ejector can be purchased at Wisner's Gun Parts. It may not be exactly the same and have the screw hole to hold it in, but will work identical. The .426" bullets are likely too small, and I'd slug the bore to see what your 1889's groove diameter is and buy bullets sized for the groove diameter. T...
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Poop is hitting the fanblades guys....
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Poop is hitting the fanblades guys....

It's already begun! If you have a Parler account currently, and you've tried to get on there the last couple days, you'll find it either doesn't work, or is extremely slowed down. The companies that control internet access can and do control the speed each user has, so they've already slowed down Pa...
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: supplement doses
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: supplement doses

Too many supplements, or too much of certain supplements, just results in expensive urine. details please . . . Your digestive system can only absorb a certain amount of what you put in it. I've been told by my doc that taking too much simply results in a certain amount not being absorbed, so the e...
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 218 bee
Replies: 13
Views: 446

Re: Marlin 218 bee

When I find a used gun I like, I'm excited if it's only $1100! Seems everything I want or love runs twice that or more!
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: supplement doses
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: supplement doses

Too many supplements, or too much of certain supplements, just results in expensive urine.
by marlinman93
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resisting temptation
Replies: 25
Views: 574

Re: Resisting temptation

I've got two black guns, and have no fondness for them either. One is an AR15 carbine in 5.56 and the other is a semiauto shotgun that is styled after AR15 guns, but functions differently. I bought the shotgun just late last year, simply because it was on sale and I had no defense shotgun at all. I ...
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New year’s buck
Replies: 18
Views: 395

Re: New year’s buck

Many years ago my brother and I were deer hunting when he shot a nice 6x6 mule deer buck. When we got to him to field dress him I noticed one front knee was the size of a large lemon. In the center was an old scar caused by a bullet hole. The deer couldn't bend his knee but somehow had healed up, an...
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clothes pin clamp
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: Clothes pin clamp

They worked great for holding balloons to our bicycles too! Mom kept wondering where all her clothespins kept going to?
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: '92 Marlin......?
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: '92 Marlin......?

Last year I still had over 700 rds. of .32 Long ammo. Mostly CF, but also some old and newer RF ammo. Canadian Industries (Cannuck) ammo was still being made long after all US companies stopped making it. I had sold my 1891 and 1892 Marlins in this caliber, and only had a couple Ballard #2 rifles i...
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: '92 Marlin......?
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: '92 Marlin......?

Last year I still had over 700 rds. of .32 Long ammo. Mostly CF, but also some old and newer RF ammo. Canadian Industries (Cannuck) ammo was still being made long after all US companies stopped making it. I had sold my 1891 and 1892 Marlins in this caliber, and only had a couple Ballard #2 rifles in...
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 39A
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Marlin 39A

Have you tried lubricating all the contact points? A little oil on places that pivot, or make contact is usually all a 39A needs to operate smoothly.
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: '92 Marlin......?
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: '92 Marlin......?

There were '91 and '92 Marlins sold with two firing pins to shoot .32 Long or Short RF or CF. Now the catch is this is NOT .32 S&W Long or Short. It's the old .32 Long-Short Ballard case. So you need to find either .32 Long Ballard, or .32 Long Colt cases. And they also use a heeled bullets, so you ...
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good new for British motorcycles
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: Good new for British motorcycles

God I sure hope they build them better than they were back in the day! Having owned a BSA 441 Victor, and had the pain of riding it for long hours, I sincerely hope they improve the suspension! I think my old 441 had maybe 2.5"-3" of travel, and any road that wasn't extremely smooth caused your for...
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you like to see in 2021?
Replies: 31
Views: 501

Re: What would you like to see in 2021?

I'd like to see gun shows come back in 2021! I really miss seeing my friends I socialized with at our monthly shows, and the fun of being together with people!
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good new for British motorcycles
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: Good new for British motorcycles

God I sure hope they build them better than they were back in the day! Having owned a BSA 441 Victor, and had the pain of riding it for long hours, I sincerely hope they improve the suspension! I think my old 441 had maybe 2.5"-3" of travel, and any road that wasn't extremely smooth caused your fore...
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "History is Out Best Teacher"
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: "History is Out Best Teacher"

One of my favorite quotes:

George_Santayana
Those who do not know history's mistakes are doomed to repeat them.
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!
Replies: 30
Views: 741

Re: Glad to see the last of 2020, but 2021 looks worse!

They are saying the covid mutation will still be stopped by the vaccine. They also say it's easier to catch, but less serious if contracted. Not sure how they know so much at such an early point in it's discovery? I'm not expecting much change in 2021, at least not for awhile. Whether it's health, t...
by marlinman93
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Night Owls
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: Night Owls

I'm sure not up to notice anyone posting late. If I'm up past 10:00 pm there's something strange happening that requires me to be up that late. Rarely sleep in past 5:30 am, and often up earlier.
by marlinman93
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling advice
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Re: Drilling advice

Drillings are neat, but double rifles are more what I like. Both are expensive these days, and very desirable. If you can afford a cased drilling it adds huge premiums to it's value, as long as the case is period to the firearm.
by marlinman93
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any old ammo box collectors here
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Any old ammo box collectors here

Not really a "collector" myself, as I've never done enough research to consider when the various ammo was made. But I've accumulated a large amount of old boxed ammo, loose ammo, boxes of old bullets, primers, and just about anything to make guns go boom back in the 1800's. Here's a good site to pos...
by marlinman93
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 creedmore
Replies: 35
Views: 676

Re: 6.5 creedmore

Now that you own one, you should know the history of Creedmoor. Not Creedmore. It's the famous US long range set up in New York on Creed's farm, which was pretty swampy, thus the name "Moor" added to it. The Creedmoor range was the site of the first US-Ireland World Long-Range match, which the US wo...
by marlinman93
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Refinish - Gunstock stain & Genuine Oil finish
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Drilling Refinish - Gunstock stain & Genuine Oil finish

Very nicely done refinish that retained the classic look. Something I use at the end of gun stock finish is rottenstone powder. I dampen a rag with water and then pat it on the rottenstone powder poured on a paper plate. Rub the finish in circular pattern and then buff off the dust it can leave. Fin...
by marlinman93
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A 'Western' I liked...
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: A 'Western' I liked...

Watched it recently also, and it had all the markings of a Quentin Tarantino film. It was OK, but certainly not a great western.
by marlinman93
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti quality
Replies: 22
Views: 747

Re: Uberti quality

I own an Uberti SAA in .32-20 with 5.5" barrel that I bought simply because of the caliber. Nothing against Uberti, just wasn't looking for one until I saw this caliber. It was LNIB, but used, and I was uncertain why someone might have traded it in when it seemed so minty? Checked everything I could...
by marlinman93
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Definitely NOT for left-handed shooters...
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Definitely NOT for left-handed shooters...

My guess is the shotgun was so complicated that it added much to the cost. Considering how much something like that could have cost might be the answer of why so few were sold. Plus the uses for it might be limited, and the German's affection for fine single and double barrel shotguns might also mak...
by marlinman93
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Look what I found
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: Look what I found

I love factory engraved guns, and engraved guns done after the factory. But this one is an especially nice gun, with exquisite engraving! Very nicely done, and with your relationship to the owner, and engraver it's just that much better.
by marlinman93
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Struck oil.
Replies: 33
Views: 776

Re: Struck oil.

Thanks Pitchy. I've checked Ebay, but maybe I'm not using the correct search words? I see lots of neat old oil cans that bottom pour, or have flexible spouts that are pulled down to allow them to pour. But couldn't find any that have the swivel spout you swing down to begin pouring. I think the one ...
by marlinman93
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postal system woes......
Replies: 28
Views: 729

Re: Postal system woes......

I've had packages coming from the midwest or east that got here quicker than packages from adjacent state! No reasoning, or explanation either.
by marlinman93
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's one for you, Lenn.
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Here's one for you, Lenn.

I prefer to sit on the patio in a lounge chair with a beer and a hand nut cracker. Just a bit more relaxing, and simple.
by marlinman93
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Struck oil.
Replies: 33
Views: 776

Re: Struck oil.

At 70 yrs. old, I'm old enough to have worked at an Atlantic Richfield station in the 60's that actually had one of those pumps in use! We also had the fill cans with a pivoting spout that you pumped the oil into, then went to the car and pivoted the spout down to allow the oil to fill the engine. I...
by marlinman93
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boge is "Rocking It" at Gunblast
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: Boge is "Rocking It" at Gunblast

I looked at those recently when considering a 12 ga. defense shotgun. The ATI is built by Panzer Arms in Turkey, and getting great reviews. I held and shouldered the bullpup style, but didn't care for the bullpup design. I went for the AR carbine style with collapsible carbine buttstock, as it seeme...
by marlinman93
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who has?
Replies: 41
Views: 1173

Re: Who has?

All foreign built firearms are not junk. Huge number of Italian makers that build great guns, but a few Italian makers have less than perfect records. Some Czech, Hungarian, and Turkish made guns that are a mix between fantastic, and spotty quality. For me it's not a case of whether they're US made ...
by marlinman93
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Hunt Season (pic heavy)
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: End of Hunt Season (pic heavy)

Every elk I've taken is a bag of mixed emotions! First the excitement of seeing a shooter, and then the thrill of dropping him. Then after the celebration comes the dread of dressing and packing them out! Once they hit the ground there's nothing fun about taking an elk until you're sitting at the di...
by marlinman93
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You gotta love quality.....updates
Replies: 26
Views: 959

Re: You gotta love quality.....

1894c wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:42 am
marlinman93 wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:17 pm
Did Rossi at least point you towards a gunsmith, or repair facility that could fix that mess?
This was about 8-years ago, Rossi had me send it back to them for repair... :)
I was asking wvfarrier, as he said they wouldn't sell him parts. Thought they'd direct him towards a repair depot?
by marlinman93
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You gotta love quality.....updates
Replies: 26
Views: 959

Re: You gotta love quality.....

Did Rossi at least point you towards a gunsmith, or repair facility that could fix that mess?
by marlinman93
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who has?
Replies: 41
Views: 1173

Re: Who has?

Not me! I'm still driving my '69 Suburban and we just fit together fine. I could buy a new truck, but not sure how I'd feel driving it? Could buy a Rossi too, but not sure how I'd feel owning that either? Kinda stuck on old stuff.
by marlinman93
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why did we all choose lever actions?
Replies: 41
Views: 967

Re: why did we all choose lever actions?

I didn't start out with leverguns as they were beyond my budget when I was young and starting to build my collection. But by my late 20's I had a good enough income to be able to buy higher priced guns, and a levergun had always just wreaked of nostalgia, and western lore. So I began collecting leve...
by marlinman93
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Winchesters' vs 'Winchesters' vs 'Winchesters'
Replies: 85
Views: 2156

Re: 'Winchesters' vs 'Winchesters' vs 'Winchesters'

I don't see a lot of vintage rifles of any kind in local gun shops either. At least not on a regular basis, but it's likely because I'm not in them weekly like I was a couple decades ago when I was working. Back then I was running all over my area and any gun store I passed by, I stopped to look if ...
by marlinman93
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many states..
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: How many states..

Only about 15 for me, and most of them in the West and Northwest US. Spent some time back East, and a bit in midwest states too.