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by OldWin
Sun May 24, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Hey that's a good plan Gunny! :D

Well, except the emptying the safe part. :D
by OldWin
Sun May 24, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Hey Six,
You know what I use to get a limb like that? Gravity! :D
With a long enough ladder, it won't be too bad to get.

Hey, why don't you bring that Jeep up some weekend when we are gonna hit the trail. Too bad to let it waste away like that. Sorrowful. :D
by OldWin
Sun May 24, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

If it's the one I think, it is actually an early CJ5 (55-70) with a 1950's Willys pickup hood, grille, and fenders grafted on. Sounded like it was sporting a 225 Dauntless. It was a good runner. The new Jeep pickups sell well up here. A kid wheeled with us last summer with one on 37s. I was VERY imp...
by OldWin
Sun May 24, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Hey Griff, You won't get any heat from me buddy. Everything has its advantages and disadvantages. Back in the day, we all wheeled full size GM's. Big horsepower, big Swampers, and big lifts. We did a lot of mud back then. That stuff rules in conditions like that. We didn't know what a "working" and ...
by OldWin
Sun May 24, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

FW, Funny. Everyone wandered over and looked at my Jeep at one point or another. Shaking their head cause its pretty clean. Put up winters since I ordered it new. NO rust, even underneath on black parts. I take good care of her and you'd never guess some of the trails it's seen. I have been VERY luc...
by OldWin
Sun May 24, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Mornin' boys! Griff! The stars aligned over Texas for you buddy! Glad you found your 97 and column lever! :D Man! What a time wheeling! This is my favorite trip every year. "Rockman" is a guy in our club. He owns this beautiful camp on 200 acres on top of a mountain just up the road a ways from me. ...
by OldWin
Sun May 24, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22 Mag Insert in German Drilling -- Sighting-in Has Started
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: 22 Mag Insert in German Drilling -- Sighting-in Has Started

That is really nice. I'm a ways north of you, but my buddy had something similar in his shop many years ago. It was a bolt action JP Sauer 8x57mm. When you removed the bolt, there was a 22lr liner complete with another bolt that slid right in and made a bolt action single shot. It was a beautiful ri...
by OldWin
Fri May 22, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smith & Wesson model 19
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Smith & Wesson model 19

I have handled them and didn't really notice before.
Is yours a 4" pre-lock?

Wanna sell it? :D
by OldWin
Fri May 22, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smith & Wesson model 19
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Smith & Wesson model 19

I have several K frames and like them a lot. But, I'm an N frame guy at heart. Still the lines and look of the K frames is probably the best balance. I prefer it to the L's as they just don't look right. Funny how things look to folks. I like my N too, and really like the K, but I think a 4" L fram...
by OldWin
Fri May 22, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smith & Wesson model 19
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Smith & Wesson model 19

Love the K-frames. Very trim and light. Good power thats easy to carry.
I have P&R model 66-1 in a 4", and a 2.5" round butt model 19-5.
by OldWin
Fri May 22, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those Winchester 44-40 WHV Loads
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Those Winchester 44-40 WHV Loads

I have 2 boxes of the second style. Both are full and in nice shape. Pretty cool.
by OldWin
Fri May 22, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Woo! Just sat down in the garage and pulled tab on a frosty one. Sure warmed up yesterday. Today is down right hot! Hard to believe it was snowing two weeks ago. The mountains are still covered now. Took the Harley for a 100 mile ride yesterday. Got sunburned.....man! I hate that. Took the boat up t...
by OldWin
Thu May 21, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Jay....young man, let me separate you from your parents for just a moment to "take you under my wing". This is a secret that our wives or old fashioned parents are not to know of: "The man who dies with the most toys is the winner!" :D Yup! I've been privy to that bit of wisdom since the 80s. And y...
by OldWin
Wed May 20, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Weird. I don't know as all of em are hobbies. Well.....the fiddleheads maybe. :D Seems like a lot of people have stuff like that up here. From nothing fancy (like me), to over the top, trade it all every year and never get out of debt types. Most of my stuff is old but well cared for and in good sha...
by OldWin
Wed May 20, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

He had some stories at fishing camp. Diving to blow out engine fires. Watching the compass spin over the north pole. Pretty cool.
by OldWin
Wed May 20, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just gave my FatBoy away
Replies: 16
Views: 376

Re: Just gave my FatBoy away

Sorry to hear, Lenn. Glad it went to a good home.
Don't blame you with the old Shovel. That thing is cool.
Just dug mine out this afternoon. Took a little ride. Weather is finally warm.
by OldWin
Wed May 20, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Dug the old Harley out of the old man's cellar today. Took a little ride too! Nice out today. Thing is still a ball to ride. Nice plane Gunny! My uncle spent 30 years flying scientists all over the world in a P3. They studied weather so he had to fly into horrific conditions all the time. Over the n...
by OldWin
Wed May 20, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Gunny! Say it ain't so! I don't detect the harsh in GJ.....but then again, my taste ain't too refined. :D I never went anywhere till I was older. First time in anything but a bush plane was at age 31 when we went to Florida. Didn't get in another till last year when we left for the "big trip". That ...
by OldWin
Tue May 19, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Ok. I've held off a long time to say this, cause I wanted to be sure.
Our buddy OS is the hippest, most worldly guy I have known.
Meatballs.....heads full if screws....Sicilian mob.....
Hands down.
Now back to our regularly scheduled program. :D

Rock On, Fred!
by OldWin
Tue May 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Eye ball omelets- that's a French thing Six!! So I got a 1/2" splinter today- hurt 3 times more than the fish hook being yanked out !! :shock: Whew! I have to read slower! I just freaked myself out. Half inch SPLINTER. I thought it was ......half inch SPHINCTER! :D Funny how just a couple letters c...
by OldWin
Tue May 19, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got Bored So I Made Some . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Got Bored So I Made Some . . . .

Awesome! Thanks for the info, Steve. I knew about the crimp thing. It is the most critical part of using plated bullets. I load a ton of em for 38, 357, and 45 ACP. I always used Rainer and was bummed to see they went out of business. Have been slowly switching to Berrys as my supply is used up. I s...
by OldWin
Tue May 19, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got Bored So I Made Some . . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Got Bored So I Made Some . . . .

Have you chrono'd those? They must be smokin' for a plated.
I load 158rn over 6.5gr. Unique and the get 1350 from a 20" Rossi.
I've heard you can strip the plating if you push plated bullets too fast. I assume you haven't had this issue?
by OldWin
Tue May 19, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 special
Replies: 21
Views: 460

Re: 32 special

I like the 32. Got 6 I think.
A 94 Trapper, 20" SRC, a rifle, and a pre war (no ring) carbine.
A standard model 64.
A case colored 1936 Marlin.
by OldWin
Tue May 19, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Got the old Jeep mostly ready. I was out tinkering with it today and Zoey piled in the passenger seat with a "well let's go" look on her face.
Just had to take her for a ride. She is nuts over the Jeep and gets downright grumpy if the hardtop is on or the doors and windows in.
by OldWin
Mon May 18, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Yup, it's true. The 80's were kind of the 70's up here. We lag behind at least a decade from everywhere else. :D
by OldWin
Sun May 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

85. That was some good times around here. My buds and I were having quite a time back in them days. Hit the range with the oldest today. That means running semi's. He brought his FAL and an AK with his CZ75 for a pistol. I ran my 10.5" Pistol AR and a Glock 19. I wanted the see if the AR would run o...
by OldWin
Sun May 17, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Owwee!
Sounds like porcupine quills.
by OldWin
Sun May 17, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

I hear you buddy. Those steel slivers are a different matter all together. They have been a part of my life for 32 years. I bet I'm magnetic. :D
I will say, steel slivers are worse, and easier to be got, on dry hands. I don't know why but it is true.
by OldWin
Sun May 17, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Ouch Gunny! That ain't never fun. Glad you got it out with minimal damage. Keep an eye out for infection. I will say, I never have a problem with stuff like that getting infected. We went over the oldest boy's place for dinner last night. The middle boy and his girlfriend came too. We had a nice tim...
by OldWin
Sat May 16, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Getting the Jeep ready today. First wheelin' trip next weekend. Got the top changed, doors pulled and switched to soft doors, and back seat pulled. Got it greased and rolled around under it checking everything out. Got my Power Tank filled this week. Now I just have to put in my recovery gear, tools...
by OldWin
Sat May 16, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The dead shall rise first.
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: The dead shall rise first.

Pretty neat Pitchy. That feller has definitely been dieting.
by OldWin
Sat May 16, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two of my favorite 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: Two of my favorite 1911s

All good stuff and then some guys.
How can you not love the 1911?
Think I have six of them.
by OldWin
Sat May 16, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CMMG Banshee
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: CMMG Banshee

I just saw Ian McCollum's vide on it yesterday. I was pretty impressed with the little bugger.
by OldWin
Sat May 16, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me 1881 Marlin 40cal
Replies: 26
Views: 492

Re: New to me 1881 Marlin 40cal

Thats a beauty Marlinman! I had this factory 24" full octagon 45-70 for over 20 years. I always liked the 1881. Any 1881 with a factory lettered 24" barrel is pretty rare. But a 24" half octagon is a super rare barrel! My first 1881 was a .45-70 that I traded into when selling my original Remington...
by OldWin
Fri May 15, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Good for you Griff! I'm telling ya, weeks or not, you're missin out! :D

Hey Jack,
A freezer full o' fiddleheads and you'll be thanking me old buddy! :D
by OldWin
Fri May 15, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Weird! I've never seen em grow like that here.
I haven't mowed my lawn for the first time yet. Still only patches are green.
by OldWin
Fri May 15, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

That's right FW. You can also can them but I don't. Ok boys! Fiddleheadin' class is in session! First, we hitch the boat up to Old Red. Then we head down to the mighty Kennebec river about 2 miles away. We turn off the river and head up Wesserunsett stream till we get to our favorite "pickin' ground...
by OldWin
Fri May 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Oh boys I tell ya......! Fiddleheads are awesome! Just got done blanching and bagging up this years haul. OS, Did you have any when you were up here? They are delicious. You boil them until cooked, then put em in a bowl with either butter, vinegar, and salt. Cook up a little deer meat, maybe some ta...
by OldWin
Fri May 15, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Haha I hear that buddy!
I did the opposite. I stayed in Maine......the ex left. Everyone wins. Especially Maine! :D
by OldWin
Fri May 15, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .38 in .357 lever leading question
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Re: .38 in .357 lever leading question

Welcome to the fire!
I find my Rossi 20" .357 just shoots better with a lighter loaded .357 than with .38's.
I use a 158gr plated round nose over 6.5gr. Unique. It gives about 1300fps in a 20" carbine and about 950fps in a 4" revolver.
by OldWin
Fri May 15, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me 1881 Marlin 40cal
Replies: 26
Views: 492

Re: New to me 1881 Marlin 40cal

Thats a beauty Marlinman!
I had this factory 24" full octagon 45-70 for over 20 years. I always liked the 1881.
by OldWin
Fri May 15, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

GunnyMack wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:24 am
All of the fiddleheads here got frostbite last weekend!
We lost a lot here too, buddy. We picked a couple 5 gallon pails full, but many were frosted.
We didn't get a whole lot of snow last weekend, but how much does it take? :D
Up north got 14 inches. WTH man? :shock:
by OldWin
Fri May 15, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Goin' ta bed? You just WON man!

Hey! Yeah, you're right! I should be getting royalties from ole FW! :D
See Six, that's why you're rich and I'm poor. You think of stuff like that. It goes right over my simple minded, hillbilly head. :D
by OldWin
Thu May 14, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

I am beginning to worry about you comrade Jay. First ya hack on NASCAR then ya hack on diesel trucks. Dang near UN AMERICAN! Next your gonna start trading 1894’s for Mosin Nagants. Did ya get a bad batch of fiddleheads? Hahaha now THAT is funny. Bad......fiddleheads? No such thing brother. Must be ...
by OldWin
Thu May 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

I hear you Griff. No argument that a diesel has a way better torque curve that is at a much lower rpm. Thats why vehicles that do REAL work are diesels. However, my 5.7 Hemi makes 395hp with 407fp of torque and right now is showing just under 22mpg. Like Six says, if you are constantly pulling heavy...
by OldWin
Thu May 14, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black powder SAA?
Replies: 24
Views: 483

Re: Black powder SAA?

I don't "shop around" much in .45. I've always used 8.0gr. Unique behind the old Lyman 454190 in my circa 1910 Colt.
by OldWin
Thu May 14, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 4242
Views: 62030

Re: The Gun Room

Diesel pickups.......desert views.........rotting steps.......bullet moulds.
Holy smokes, what a day. :D

I got no problem with the desert, or bullet moulds.
Rotting steps....no thanks.
And I know I will get hate, but I don't get the diesel pickup thing either. :D
by OldWin
Thu May 14, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer hunting with Henry .45 Colt
Replies: 25
Views: 497

Re: Deer hunting with Henry .45 Colt

Welcome to the fire!
If you hang around here long enough, you will be able to justify a levergun in .32ACP. :D
by OldWin
Thu May 14, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The puppies are over 3 weeks and active.
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: The puppies are over 3 weeks and active.

Glad he is doing well.

Oh, in case you were wondering, the pup is cuter than you. :D
by OldWin
Wed May 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brand new shooter to train
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: Brand new shooter to train

Thank you sir! Yes, I agree with you. It is the best. :D