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by rgates
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB
Replies: 19
Views: 538

Re: TONKIN GULF YACHT CLUB

USS Wainwright DLG-28
by rgates
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 115
Views: 10170

Re: Question / POLL

72. Killed first squirrel at age 6. Started reloading at 18. Casting and shooting and tinkering ever since.
by rgates
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You guys will know, regards Winchester 1400??
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: You guys will know, regards Winchester 1400??

I purchased a Model 1400 MkII in 1979 to shoot skeet. Put many hundreds of rounds through it with no problem. In about 1998 I bought a second used 1400 in case I needed parts. Basically I now have two Model 1400's and have had no problems with either of them. Cleaning every 200 to 300 rounds has kep...
by rgates
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A gift from rgates
Replies: 14
Views: 1419

Re: A gift from rggates

ENJOY!
by rgates
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shaving the old way.
Replies: 96
Views: 5363

Re: Shaving the old way.

Pitchy, my father-in-law shaved using a mug and brush for as long as I knew him. I tried making the lather in the mug, too. My father-in-law told me I was doing it all wrong. He showed me his technique and it worked. Wet the brush with warm water, then rub it around the soap in the mug to get soap o...
by rgates
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driver's License to buy ammo?
Replies: 17
Views: 2241

Re: Driver's License to buy ammo?

WM is doing that in Louisiana, too. Academy Sports has an even better one: Proof of age required to purchase BB's, Hoppe's #9, and Magpul AR-15 magazines. That is my list so far. Anybody know when all this nonsense started? Why?
by rgates
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPAP question
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: CPAP question

When without electricity I use an Inverter, 12V to 110 AC. It works fine. I have run my CPAP all night off my truck battery, and the truck easily started the next day and recharged as it was driven. I have thought about using a deep cycle marine battery for the purpose. However you do it, the import...
by rgates
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Block No. 4 Project
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: Rolling Block No. 4 Project

This is a fantastic project! I'm sure everyone would like to see some in-progress photo's as you restore this rifle. That will be one lucky grandchild!
by rgates
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have a CVA Hunter rifle???
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: Anyone have a CVA Hunter rifle???

My son purchased one in .35 Remington about a year ago to meet the Louisiana requirements for a "primitive weapon". The scope was passable until it was involved in the huge flood we had down here last August. Now you cannot see anything through it. But, the rifle produced consistent 1" to 1.5" group...
by rgates
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is It Just Me?
Replies: 26
Views: 2185

Is It Just Me?

Am I the only one that finds this format a pain to deal with? Different colors, faint lines, odd placement of things. Good grief. Of course it could just be that I am getting old and cranky and can't handle change. Whatever it is that is being done, I thank you for the forum anyway.
by rgates
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 'Range Brass' find.....
Replies: 27
Views: 2378

Re: Interesting 'Range Brass' find.....

You might need a heavier buffer in your AR. Had a similar experience with a pistol gas system in my 16 inch Blackout AR and carbine buffer. Installed H3 Buffer and it cured all the functioning and brass damage problems.
by rgates
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who had the 6.5 Jap bolt rifle For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: Who had the 6.5 Jap bolt rifle For Sale

I'm not the one who had the Jap rifle in the classifieds, but I did send you a PM concerning available rifles.
by rgates
Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: belt recommendation?
Replies: 27
Views: 4133

Re: belt recommendation?

Check with Rob Leahy at Simplyrugged.com. Nice heavy weight belts that will certainly allow you carry your concealed weapon.
by rgates
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Must watch this amazing story!
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Must watch this amazing story!

Thank you so much for this. God is worth it!
by rgates
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's see your.......... Webley Top-breaks (updated)
Replies: 18
Views: 2055

Re: Let's see your.......... Webley Top-breaks

Don't want to rain on the parade but the vintage drawing is an Enfield not a Webley. Webleys did not have the sideplate. The diagram at lower left has the 'Enfield' name on it. Just say'n.
by rgates
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hoppes #9 ???h
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: Hoppes #9 ???h

After shooting lots of corrosive ammo in many guns, nothing gets the salts out better than hot water. The solvent will get the fouling out. Use hot water, some say with a little dish detergent poured down the barrel using a small funnel followed by patches and then clean hot water. The hot water hea...
by rgates
Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free State of Jones (film)
Replies: 5
Views: 2326

Re: Free State of Jones (film)

Jones County, MS is said by locals to have seceded from the Confederacy. I suspect the movie is about Newton Knight who created a group that was against the Confederacy. Lots of stories in Jones County about the subject. Whether there was an actual secession is questionable. Google Newton Knight for...
by rgates
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magazines and Mag pouch
Replies: 13
Views: 1573

Re: Magazines and Mag pouch

Probably misspoke earlier about GI pouches. I have several, thought they are still available at gunshows and such. Did an internet search and found several companies making 20-round sized pouches. You should be able to find a style that suits you. Here are just a couple: ProTech Double Short M4 Maga...
by rgates
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magazines and Mag pouch
Replies: 13
Views: 1573

Re: Magazines and Mag pouch

C-Products, New Britain, CT. Stainless steel with black coating. Works great in new Ruger AR-556. Plenty of GI 20-round mag pouches and probably others.
by rgates
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Definitly NOT Your Father's BP Revolver...
Replies: 13
Views: 1328

Re: Definitly NOT Your Father's BP Revolver...

The picture of the two Ruger Old Armies sure do have Ruger emblems. The two 'customized' revolvers don't have emblems or Ruger grips. They are 1858 Remington designs.
by rgates
Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Definitly NOT Your Father's BP Revolver...
Replies: 13
Views: 1328

Re: Definitly NOT Your Father's BP Revolver...

Aren't the two modified BP revolvers 1858 Remington rather than Ruger 'Old Army'? Don't see the three screws in the frame that the Ruger should have. Cylinder pin sure looks Remington. Just say'n.
by rgates
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIZER DEFENSE "POCKET AR" pistol?
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: HEIZER DEFENSE "POCKET AR" pistol?

MSRP = $499.00 OR get a real gun --> S&W 642 .38 Special, pocket holster and box of ammo. I handled these at a gunshow 4 or 5 months ago and cannot see a reason to want one much less spend nearly $500 for it.
by rgates
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: another favorite quote thread
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: another favorite quote thread

Lead, follow, or get out of the way. ---- George Patton and many other notables.
by rgates
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee classic loaders
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: Lee classic loaders

Thunder, you forgot the cost of something to measure powder. Yeah, I know that the Lee Loaders come with dippers. I started out reloading for a 7X57 MM Mauser in the 60's with a Lee Loader. Worked okay with the dipper. However, later I was married, in the military and obtained my first Ruger Blackha...
by rgates
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Beretta 84" Drawing WINNER = JRD !
Replies: 34
Views: 1687

Re: "Beretta 84" Free Drawing 3/25- Please repost if you're

Put me back in, too. Thanks!
by rgates
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drawing WINNER for A Folding Knife !
Replies: 54
Views: 3139

Re: Anybody Interested In A Folding Knife ? (free drawing)

Count me in! No background check required and I hardly ever cut myself. :D
by rgates
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey....levergun photo's!
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

Re: Hey....levergun photo's!

Nath, if you don't mind, what is that sling on your levergun? I have been looking for something just like that.
by rgates
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holster advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Holster advice please

Take a look at Rob Leahy's Simply Rugged holsters. I use one for a J-frame 2-inch and it can be on your belt or inside waistband. No enlargement of pants is necessary. It can also be carried inside your belt but not inside waistband. At most that would involve letting your belt out one notch. Everyo...
by rgates
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tempering a flat spring....It works!
Replies: 25
Views: 1545

Re: Tempering a flat spring.

I have replaced the same type spring using both ends of a hacksaw blade. Just grind out each side, stack and you have both arms. No tempering needed, and that single action saw thousands of rounds and never failed.
by rgates
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinions on .40S&W
Replies: 33
Views: 1487

Re: Opinions on .40S&W

What bulging? I bought a 40 caliber Glock 22, 3rd Gen a year ago and have used 165 and 180 grain factory loads in it as well as 185 grain lead and plated bullets at about 975 FPS. Cases are not bulged any more than any of my other semi-autos. References I have read indicated bulging quite a few year...
by rgates
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whats yours taste like ????
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: Whats yours taste like ????

I am sure glad I had just put down my coffee cup !!!!!!! Now you still have to go clean up that mower.....
by rgates
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why not?
Replies: 37
Views: 2295

Re: why not?

I had an HK-91 for a while. I reloaded the brass with no problems. The main problem was finding the brass once fired. The empties would be hurled 10 to 15 yards! Overall a very enjoyable rifle.
by rgates
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here I Go Again
Replies: 23
Views: 1218

Re: Here I Go Again

Just wanted to mention that the LEE Factory Crimp die is a roll crimp. At least mine is. It has a carbide ring at the bottom that 'post sizes' the cartridge to make sure it is in spec to chamber in standard 45 Colt chamber. I have a Uberti '73 and it is a fine rifle, however it would not feed Keith ...
by rgates
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is My Thinking Flawed?
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Is My Thinking Flawed?

Every gun is a law unto itself. Move your front sight to the left to get on target. You may need to move it a few thousandths left of center to get back some adjustment in your tang sight. Good luck.
by rgates
Thu May 31, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coolest Airplane you ever flew or flew in
Replies: 70
Views: 5419

Re: Coolest Airplane you ever flew or flew in

1928 Ford Tri-Motor. Half-hour over St. Petersburg, Florida for $20 in 1988.
by rgates
Thu May 03, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holster for 1911
Replies: 26
Views: 1483

Re: Holster for 1911

Take a look at the 'Tribute' at simplyrugged.com. I use one of these with a Browning HP, thumbreak works with hammer cocked or hammer down.
by rgates
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT - cartridge box - second one
Replies: 20
Views: 2640

Re: OT - cartridge box - second one

The boxes are great! But, why print the date you loaded them? When you shoot them up, and reload them, you'll have to make another label. Just saying.
by rgates
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Topic - C. Sharps Arms 1875 Rifle Give away WINNER IS>>>>
Replies: 118
Views: 11210

Re: On Topic - C. Sharps Arms 1875 Rifle Give away (well almost)

Please include me, too. I would like to shake your hand just for making this offer! Merry Christmas to you and your family.