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by marlinman93
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Facing a Diffcult Situation
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Facing a Diffcult Situation

Hate to burst your bubble, but a Brita doesn't remove the scale forming minerals that cause the heating elements to "clog". Soft water will work as long as you aren't sodium sensitive. Even most bottled waters (the biggest ripoff since man started exchanging money for goods) have calcium and magnes...
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AARP, any real advantages?
Replies: 17
Views: 358

Re: AARP, any real advantages?

I get equal or better discounts using my veteran's discount, or AAA discount, and don't have to help support an organization that's fighting against my gun rights.
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Interpret Antique Car Ads
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: How to Interpret Antique Car Ads

They missed one I see often. "Ran when parked". Of course every car ran just before it stopped running. But sellers use this to try to make buyers think it's just not running now, but did before it sat for the last decade, and after it dropped a rod or piston.
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wow - this Colt '1911' looks JUST like a Taurus PT-92....
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Wow - this Colt '1911' looks JUST like a Taurus PT-92....

The CZ75 is a gun I owned previously, and one I severely regret ever selling. Not only one of the most accurate 9mm handguns I ever owned, but it digested any 9mm load without a hiccup! And because I have large hands it fit me extremely well. I sold it because I was really into S&W handguns, and fel...
by marlinman93
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wow - this Colt '1911' looks JUST like a Taurus PT-92....
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Wow - this Colt '1911' looks JUST like a Taurus PT-92....

They just needed another John Browning to design a handgun for them!
by marlinman93
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Facing a Diffcult Situation
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Facing a Diffcult Situation

That's probably why my wife is so demanding that the only water used in the coffee maker is from the Brita filtered pitcher! But cowboy coffee is sure good stuff too!
by marlinman93
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SAA quandary??
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: SAA quandary??

Shooters vs. collectors bring up the same never ending debate. I know collectors with hundreds of guns they've never fired, and are still excited to own those guns. So whether you shoot it or not shouldn't be the deciding factor. And if you don't have a specific place the money will go, then years f...
by marlinman93
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Lawsuit in New York
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: NRA Lawsuit in New York

Where to start? First off I am an NRA Life Member, and have been for decades. But I'm not a fan of Wayne LaPierre, or his overbearing, and dirty tactics, as it pertains to anyone questioning his spending, or expenses. He has given the position he holds an air of dictatorship, and forced out many a g...
by marlinman93
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Added a Sharps 1874 Sporting Rifle No.3 (.45-70)
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Added a Sharps 1874 Sporting Rifle No.3 (.45-70)

The Pedersoli Sharps have a reputation for being well built, and accurate barrels. It should serve you well. That Long-Range Browning sight is likely overkill for 200 yds., but will come in handy if you ever want to shoot 1,000 yds. or more with this gun! I love single shots also, but don't own any ...
by marlinman93
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When someone asks "Can I borrow a gun...?"
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: When someone asks "Can I borrow a gun...?"

I've only loaned a rifle once, and that was to my nephew one year when we were deer hunting, and I'd gotten my buck, and he was having trouble with his rifle. I loaned him my .30-06 to finish his hunt, but I was still walking along with them as they hunted. But I'd have had no problem loaning him my...
by marlinman93
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronics Help, Please? Need to find replacement switch
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Electronics Help, Please? Need to find replacement switch

I'm with you Regan, and would much rather fix old things, than live with the disposable society thinking some people seem to have adopted these days. If something is a good product, and I can figure some way to fix it with inexpensive parts, I don't really care how much of my time it takes. My time ...
by marlinman93
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: New hobby

GunnyMack wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:38 pm
Well you just need to start an upholstery shop and you'll get better in no time ! :D
I'll be 70 in October. And I don't think I want to start a new career. I'm pretty darn happy with goofing around on my own!
by marlinman93
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: New hobby

GunnyMack wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:56 am
Those seats look fantastic! Nice job, good skills to have too!
Thanks Gunny! They're not professional quality, but I'm happy with my first time at sewing upholstery.
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: New hobby

Finished up the seats this morning. I had fun doing them, even though I did mess up the first pair by not noticing I was off my marked lines. It made the first set almost 2" too wide, which required me ripping out seams and then sewing them again at the correct lines. Unsure how I got so far off, bu...
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronics Help, Please? Need to find replacement switch
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Electronics Help, Please? Need to find replacement switch

Do you think a potentiometer, rated for the motor/amps/wattage/etc, would be useful? If it's a motor rated speed control, and the fan motor is wired so it could be used with a rheostat. A fan rheostat has to be the reverse of a rheostat used for lighting. The fan type start at full speed, and get s...
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronics Help, Please? Need to find replacement switch
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Electronics Help, Please? Need to find replacement switch

It's simply a reversible speed control, and off. But depending on what you want to do, it could be wired as a single speed, or rewired to work with another switch if I had an idea of how the wires are connected. I'd need a diagram of the existing switch and fan motor, plus a picture of the existing ...
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Dots on Handguns
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Red Dots on Handguns

I have a HUD electronic sight on my AR15, and for what it's designed use is I love it. My AR is a flat top, and the sight is lower because of this, so I like that. And since size, or concealment isn't an issue with a rifle it works for my uses. I like the fact it's got 4 different type of "dot" from...
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Dots on Handguns
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Red Dots on Handguns

Red dot sights when first used will often make the shooter less accurate than he/she was with iron sights. There's a tendency to jerk the trigger when a shooter is new to red dot sights, and sees the dot right where he wants it. I know a few guys on our pistol team complained that when they went to ...
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: New hobby

Vall, you have my full respect for tackling that job! Mom tried to teach me to use her old little Singer Lightweight when I was a kid, and I must admit that I bled. :shock: 8) Side note: Did you know the late Gordon Solly of Multnomah? I think he was editor of the Gas Leak at one point, and also ha...
by marlinman93
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: New hobby

gamekeeper wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:17 am
Nice job, could become a profitable hobby.... 8)
I sure don't need or want a profitable hobby, or any other extra time robbing activity! At almost 70 I'm happily retired and every demand on my precious time is an irritant to me. So I wont be pursuing any sewing work! :)
by marlinman93
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 431

New hobby

I took up a new hobby this weekend. Not really be choice, but just because I'm a tightwad and hate paying people to do work at over inflated prices, and slow response times. I've been threatening to buy a commercial sewing machine to do some leather stitching, and maybe even some upholstery repair. ...
by marlinman93
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Dots on Handguns
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: Red Dots on Handguns

Red dot sights have their place, and for years I shot Bullseye and had one on my Hi Standard Supermatic, and my Beeman Unique target pistols. They were a huge advantage to better scores for me, and for target work I love them. I'd never consider one for defensive work, but if I hunted with a handgun...
by marlinman93
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: RETIRED! DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS SUNDAY

I have had a heck of a time remembering what day it is since retiring a decade ago. I'm always at least a day off, and it's sometimes a day early, or a day late. I don't wear a watch, and I occasionally check my cell phone to see what it says about time or date.
by marlinman93
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joe Rogan really irritates me, but
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Joe Rogan really irritates me, but

Joe Rogan was the host of the TV show on NBC's Fear Factor where people volunteered to do things that scared or repulsed them, like eating cow eyes, or all sots of disgusting stuff, and jumping off high places on a zip line. Then he became even better known when he connected with the UFC MMA fightin...
by marlinman93
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one of those things I thought about today
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Just one of those things I thought about today

It's a little scary to compare days you were single to days you are married! Even more so if you subtract those years before you could even consider getting married legally! I was 28 when I married my wife, and we're still together. That was 1979, and I had no idea we'd stick together forever. Of co...
by marlinman93
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Range Time with the Marlin Project Rifle
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: More Range Time with the Marlin Project Rifle

The bump you mentioned appears to reset the trigger as the bolt is closed, and I always wondered if this is coincidental or was that engineered into the action? Any thoughts on that? On the earlier Marlin 1893, '93, and 1936, 36, the square bolts did have two bumps on the bottom side of the breech ...
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's See Your Canine Buddy
Replies: 47
Views: 1242

Re: Let's See Your Canine Buddy

Image

Our 8 lbs. of fun. She wont let me get more than 10 ft. away, and never leaves my side inside or outside the house. Never barks, or bites at anything, or anyone. Loves to play and run, but just as good at relaxing and sleeping, as the above picture shows.
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portland Saturday @ 6am
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: Portland Saturday @ 6am

When we have political leaders who stand and march with antifas, or other radical groups, and condemn police for doing the job they hired them to do; what do we expect to see? Mayor Wheeler says he understands and respects the "protesters", and wont even acknowledge there's no protests going on anym...
by marlinman93
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Much For, "Buy a 9mm Cause You Can Always Find Ammo For It"
Replies: 29
Views: 922

Re: So Much For, "Buy a 9mm Cause You Can Always Find Ammo For It"

All popular ammo is out of stock now, so no surprise the 9mm is low. But why buy some oddball caliber that you might find ammo somewhere for today? If you do find ammo for less common calibers it's always low in stock, whether there's a run or not. And it's always more expensive, regardless. None of...
by marlinman93
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "How To Get a NEW Levergun into the House"
Replies: 22
Views: 794

Re: "How To Get a NEW Levergun into the House"

When I go to a gun show out of town I take up to a half dozen gun cases. Some have guns in them I'm interested in selling, and some are empty. When I come home I've got the same number of cases. So nothing changes as the cases leave or return. No guns sold or bought, as far as anyone knows.
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Okanogan Shooting Sticks
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: WTB: Okanogan Shooting Sticks

As a retired sea captain, it wouldn't surprise me that Wind used marine hardware on his sticks. Everything he did was high quality!
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Okanogan Shooting Sticks
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: WTB: Okanogan Shooting Sticks

You're welcome Bill!
If Wind was still alive I'd not post this information. But since he has passed I think he'd be flattered people still want his sticks.
by marlinman93
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Okanogan Shooting Sticks
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: WTB: Okanogan Shooting Sticks

> Here are the dimensions, along with pictures of Wind's first, and last set of sticks. > > All three legs are 3/4" thick hardwood. > The two outside legs are 1" wide entire length, and 36" long. > Center leg is 1" at the top, and 2 5/16" wide at the bottom. > > The wooden block holding the two outs...
by marlinman93
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24
Replies: 25
Views: 1069

Re: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 7/16

For octagon barrels I use the same self adhesive sanding material I use for the round barrels. But for octagon barrels I have a 12" long hardwood block I stick the sandpaper to. The paper comes in 2.5" widths, so that's what I cut my block to. I draw file the flats if needed first, and then switch t...
by marlinman93
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Okanogan Shooting Sticks
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: WTB: Okanogan Shooting Sticks

I need to get emails sent to me first, so I can respond to those with the dimensions. Also be aware that anyone building these will need to also have the ability to do the leather work, or have the leather work done. And they'll need to source the hardware for the hangers, clips, rings, etc. to atta...
by marlinman93
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24
Replies: 25
Views: 1069

Re: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress

I've seen people polish them in a lathe with emery paper, and the result isn't good, and obvious what they did. Emery paper is WAY too rough for that -Stretch You do realize emery paper comes in different grits? To say it's too aggressive is a blanket statement, that really doesn't apply to every g...
by marlinman93
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Man With Guts, and a BAR
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: A Man With Guts, and a BAR

Amazing story! That type of guy doesn't come along every day then or today!
by marlinman93
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24
Replies: 25
Views: 1069

Re: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress

A trick I use for polishing barrels is to cut schedule 40 PVC in half and use sandpaper inside the half to polish round barrels. I use the sandpaper sold for automotive block sanders that has an adhesive back, so it's easy to stick inside the PVC. But I only remove the paper on the back at each end,...
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the boolit casters here ...
Replies: 37
Views: 1045

Re: For the boolit casters here ...

Same here Griff. I've used linotype in both pistol and rifle bullets without leading. I'm still puzzled by the people who say it leads bores.
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Semi-Annual Firearms Cleaning Day!!
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: Semi-Annual Firearms Cleaning Day!!

Mine's in our finished basement also. But my wife just told me to put a door on the room so she wouldn't have to see it.
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Okanogan Shooting Sticks
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: WTB: Okanogan Shooting Sticks

Yes, they're not drawings. I measured them up, and can send you all the measurements, plus closeup pictures if you want them?
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the boolit casters here ...
Replies: 37
Views: 1045

Re: For the boolit casters here ...

Of course I don't shoot copper down my antique barrels either.

But I keep reading guy's posts about how shooting powder coated bullets "polishes" their bores, and makes them shinier. Anything abrasive enough to polish the bore wont be going down my old barrels.
by marlinman93
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Okanogan Shooting Sticks
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: Okanogan Shooting Sticks

They have a lot of adjustment for height Blaine. They have 3 different pivot points at the pivot point. Plus the leather strap has numerous holes to adjust the height and width of the stance. So plenty of adjustment to fit various shooters.
by marlinman93
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the boolit casters here ...
Replies: 37
Views: 1045

Re: For the boolit casters here ...

That’s a new one on me , I think 🤔 d take it with a grain of salt . I also don’t buy into the powder coated stuff . Since the vast majority of my loading is for antique rifles, I have no desire to even consider powder coated bullets. I'm very particular what goes down the bores of my old rifles, an...
by marlinman93
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone use reduced 357 loads?
Replies: 18
Views: 656

Re: anyone use reduced 357 loads?

Never being a fan of recoil, or the crack of full load .357 Magnums, I've always loaded mine down to warm .38 Special levels. I prefer 148 or 158 SWC cast bullets and have had some great shooting, and accurate shooting at around 900 fps.
One of my favorites is 5.1 grs. of Unique with a 158 Gr. SWC.
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the boolit casters here ...
Replies: 37
Views: 1045

Re: For the boolit casters here ...

I've often used linotype in my lead mix to harden it up. But mentioned this to a guy recently and he went bananas! He said the antimony in linotype causes barrel leading? Anyone ever heard of this before? I've never had leading issues with mixing in liontype.
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just Admit It...You'll Want One
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Just Admit It...You'll Want One

I want dual quads, or at the least tri power!
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louisiana Mandates Mask As Of Today
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Re: Louisiana Mandates Mask As Of Today

What took them so long to make the rule? We've been under those restrictions for months!
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Okanogan Shooting Sticks
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: Okanogan Shooting Sticks

I could send you dimensions off one of my sets, if you don't get anyone who is wanting to sell theirs? I've got standing, sitting, and prone sets Wind made for me. We met a few times to do business....can't believe I didn't get a set when I had the chance. He was one heck of the nice guy. This is a...
by marlinman93
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the boolit casters here ...
Replies: 37
Views: 1045

Re: For the boolit casters here ...

I like this plan, easy and probably very consistent. Reminds me of a cowboy cookout, sheet of steel griddle sloped to keep the eggs from overrunning the bacon, and the bacon fat lubricating the eggs and pancakes :D He tells me he can process 200 lbs. of range lead in about 15 minutes using his weed...