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by 6pt-sika
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 34
Views: 698

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

Yeah Blaine, I think you're correct. I've been through about 5 of these shortages and it always takes a while to recover once the cause goes away. Of course this is the deepest shortage I've ever seen not having lived through WW II. The only outlet for primers now seems to be folks like us who deci...
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feels good to be hunting again
Replies: 11
Views: 135

Re: Feels good to be hunting again

Okay to me CSA means Confederate States of America . What does it stand for otherwise ?
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It arrived !
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: It arrived !

If Prospect Hall sends me an invite to their January pheasent partridge pigeon deal I wanna pattern a couple 1 1/4 loads at forty yards . The shots are a bit steeper there . Prospect Hall shut down almost two weeks ago , the caretaker of the place caught the crud . I assume not to long after I was t...
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 34
Views: 698

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

If this gets as bad as some folks seem to think . I’m of a mind that I don’t care about legalities in what I use although a crossbow is perfectly legal in Virginia . Meaning if it gets that bad they need to catch me if I’m bending the rules .
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 34
Views: 698

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 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It arrived !
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: It arrived !

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by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It arrived !
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: It arrived !

Well the Southern Side by Side in April is supposedly still on but I have my doubts . Koneski has the Northern SxS scheduled for the end of July and this was the only SxS shoot that was done in 2020 I believe . So if I’m still not able to go to the Philippines in July August I think I’ll go to Kones...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It arrived !
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: It arrived !

Gun did very well at 5-stand ! I however could’ve done better . Gun is choked tight for sure . There was no such thing today as a to far bird but there were a few that were to close , as with the tight choke it left less than no room for errors . On the trap field I shot one round quick as no one el...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 34
Views: 698

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 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It arrived !
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: It arrived !

I just patterned both barrels of this thing twice at 45 of my steps that oughtta be between 40 and 43 yards . Anyway looks pretty darn good with 1 1/8 ounces of #6’s . If I can keep my head screwed on right Saturday the pheasents might have a tough road . To be honest this thing would make a nice tu...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It arrived !
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: It arrived !

Truly a beautiful old school shotgun! My gun shop has 3 or 4 Parker's in stock that I was looking at. Nowhere near the quality of your new purchase! I wanted one for many year's. Hopefully one day I run into one for the right price! Congratulations on a finely crafted shotgun! Do they have any 20’s...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It arrived !
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: It arrived !

I wish the old Ballards I inspected last week were half as nice as that! Beautiful old gun. This thing I was very apprehensive of as it had been on GB for a few weeks . And to be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect when it arrived . But so far I’ve not seen anything negative . Now the big question ...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It arrived !
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: It arrived !

Truly a beautiful old school shotgun! My gun shop has 3 or 4 Parker's in stock that I was looking at. Nowhere near the quality of your new purchase! I wanted one for many year's. Hopefully one day I run into one for the right price! Congratulations on a finely crafted shotgun! Do they have any 20’s...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It arrived !
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: It arrived !

I can remmember a time I thought I’d never posses a Grade 3 Parker at present I have six hammerless and one hammer all Grade 3 . Grade 3 is the same thing as a D grade . Now the low point is three are hammerless 12’s and the rest are 10’s . Wouldn’t mind a nice DHE 16 and 20 .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It arrived !
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: It arrived !

When you look at guns like this and see the craftsmanship and attention to detail, all made with old technology along with surviving well over a hundred years it makes you wonder about the junk being produced today and how people accept it. Nice piece 6 Point.....----6 They accept it because they’r...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Crud
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: The Crud

piller wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:37 am
Hope he can go home ASAP. My tastebuds are just starting to recover. I can taste coffee.
The boss told me when she talked to him on the phone he said his taste was back and he wanted a pizza . Which unto itself is unusual as I’ve not seen him eat pizza very often .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little helpful thoughts !
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Re: Little helpful thoughts !

I got another update a few minutes ago and the boss says the doctors say her brother if he improves at the same pace should be able to go home in about three days .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What We Currently Have Is Probably All We'll Get
Replies: 34
Views: 698

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

I’ve got enough to keep me going for close to 10 years . In ten years they may have confiscated everything anyway . Of course at that point I’ll be dead from having fired upon those bringing siege on my house .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It arrived !
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: It arrived !

gamekeeper wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:54 pm
I just get more and more envious of your Parker collection, congratulations anyway... :D
Accumulation accumulation ! Collection makes me a collector . I shoot them all at some point 8) :lol:
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It arrived !
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: It arrived !

The pictures above I took at the shop . After posting I wasn’t satisfied . Perhaps these are a bit better . AFE12C93-ABAB-496A-93E6-61E609A25757.jpeg DAEEE4DF-DAEF-43CE-8798-69E62E486406.jpeg 8D8852EF-B4DD-4603-B3E0-3E359D027CEE.jpeg 0E9D3805-C685-485F-ACE0-891B73965505.jpeg 2D81D846-755B-4701-9241-...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It arrived !
Replies: 24
Views: 295

It arrived !

My new to me circa 1899 Parker DH 12 gauge 32” F&F on a 2 frame without safety arrived today a day early . Left the Seattle are last Tuesday evening and arrived today before lunch . Looked none the worse from the trip . Got the gun out the box , put it together , threw it up with my eyes closed , op...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little helpful thoughts !
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Re: Little helpful thoughts !

BIL as of yesterday seems to be back to about 90%+ wife days they will do a nose swab then wait 5 or 7 days for the second of the first was negative and if the second is negative he’s homeward bound .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Crud
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: The Crud

As of yesterday the boss tells me my BIL seems to be back to about 90% although they’ve not released him from the hospital . He wants to eat normal food and doesn’t spit it back up , off oxegen etc etc . So I assume he’s in the double swab part of their procedure swab wait a week and swab again and ...
by 6pt-sika
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resisting temptation
Replies: 25
Views: 568

Re: Resisting temptation

At present I have a single AR-15 in 6.5 Grendel and a singke AR-10 lower with uppers for 243 , 260 and 338 Federal . I fiddle with the AR-10 some but haven’t fired the Grendel AR in two years . I almost built/bought an AR-15 upper in 6mm ARC but eventually saw the error of my ways :lol:
by 6pt-sika
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Delivery Status
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: USPS Delivery Status

Delivery people regardless of whether USPS , UPS or FREDeX are just plain trifling . IMHO at present they’re using every d...a...m...n excuse to do AS LITTLE as possible .
by 6pt-sika
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Delivery Status
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: USPS Delivery Status

This is UPS, not USPS; left my package, for a couple of chains for my chainsaw, from Bailey's hanging on a fence post by my gate. They usually always bring it to my house or leave it in the mailbox. I guess it would fit in the mailbox, and there was snow on the ground, but melting. I wonder if they...
by 6pt-sika
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1889 Marlin
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: 1889 Marlin

When I was Marlin accumulating I never did acquire an 1881 , 1888 or 1889 . Wish I had but sometimes you can’t get one of each model ! Sounds like the old gun will do very well . I never had an old model 1894 in 44-40 either my only 44-40’s were in the semi recent manufacture Cowboy versions and the...
by 6pt-sika
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6.5 creedmore
Replies: 35
Views: 669

Re: 6.5 creedmore

The main reason my son got the CM for me is that we were going on a hog hunt last year. We know how that went. My 30-30 is at the smiths right now to be restock. I was going to us my Sharps 45-70, But the kick would be to much. A good son to think about Dad. Joe I think you’ll be fine with the 6.5 ...
by 6pt-sika
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new development !
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: A new development !

GunnyMack wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:59 pm
Those Dan Wesson's are nice guns!
My friend that owns the shop sold his Kimber 1911 10mm 6” and bought a DAn Wesson 1911 10 6” . I kept my Kimber 1911 10 6” and added this 5” . Don’t need it but like a lot of stuff I pick up “the price was right” 8)
by 6pt-sika
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new development !
Replies: 3
Views: 194

A new development !

A LNIB Dan Wesson 1911 in 10mm came in today . You’ll never guess where it’s going :wink: So now my 1911 accumulation are Colts Kimbers and the Dan Wesson . A73348FF-E51D-4093-A939-2CC866C0A140.jpeg F502A2A1-F0AF-4CB4-BC92-79F5A4350A1F.jpeg D14DA71B-178D-4CD0-8C24-758442E59D83.jpeg 36D00C29-420D-4B5...
by 6pt-sika
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 218 bee
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Marlin 218 bee

I walked into a local shop about five years ago , scanning the used gun rack behind the counter . I could see a Marlin bulls eye in a stock and a Marlin sling. I asked the clerk about it . He hands it over to Me saying it's just an old Marlin .218 Bee . :shock: . It comes with two boxes of ammo ......
by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Delivery Status
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: USPS Delivery Status

I sent a check via parcel post from Orange VA to Goochland VA approx fifty miles it was sent 12/28/20 and as of 1/6/21 it’s not arrived yet .
by 6pt-sika
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Delivery Status
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: USPS Delivery Status

I sent a check Priority Mail from central VA to Savanah GA shoulda been a two day or three day tops , it took 11 days . I’ve got a gun coming from the Seattle area via UPS insured , was sent yesterday and supposed to arrive by next Tuesday . We shall see :?
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you like to see in 2021?
Replies: 31
Views: 495

Re: What would you like to see in 2021?

After I get the vaccine etc I’d like to get on a plane and go see my family in the Philippines. No quarantine in Manila for two weeks !
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting The New Christmas Present
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Shooting The New Christmas Present

The cost of the gun $XXXX the amount of satisfaction PRICELESS 8)
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little helpful thoughts !
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Re: Little helpful thoughts !

I talked to the boss last night . She said he’s off oxegen and able to keep regular food down and actually is hungry . I assume before he was trying to force himself to eat . I do not think he’s oughtta the woods yet but I do believe he took a turn in a positive direction . Evidently the antibiotic...
by 6pt-sika
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little helpful thoughts !
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Re: Little helpful thoughts !

Prayers sent for him. I just 12 hours ago found something I could eat, after more than 3 weeks. Pineapple greek yogurt. When crackers taste like wet sawdust, and coffee has no flavor at all, you know something is wrong. Tonic water tastes bad, but has stayed down. The pineapple Greek yogurt is a he...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little helpful thoughts !
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Re: Little helpful thoughts !

The boss seems to think he’s on the way to recovery . But I suspect it’ll take more time than she anticipates . Thanks for the prayers thoughts and kind words .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: '92 Marlin......?
Replies: 13
Views: 317

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 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little helpful thoughts !
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Re: Little helpful thoughts !

It’s kinda funny but in a way it’s not , each day I talk to my five year old grandson on a video call . He kinda knows what’s going on and since this happened to his great uncle he’ll say “Ampah don’t go out you stay home so the virus doesn’t catch you” !
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little helpful thoughts !
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Re: Little helpful thoughts !

gamekeeper wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:42 am
Prayers sent. Glad to hear he didn't pass it on.
Yes ! They’ve not told my mother in law of his predicament even though the boss took her for a nose swab . She’s 88 and as any mother would worries a lot in situations like this .
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little helpful thoughts !
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Re: Little helpful thoughts !

I talked to the boss last night . She said he’s off oxegen and able to keep regular food down and actually is hungry . I assume before he was trying to force himself to eat . I do not think he’s oughtta the woods yet but I do believe he took a turn in a positive direction . Evidently the antibiotics...
by 6pt-sika
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little helpful thoughts !
Replies: 20
Views: 422

Little helpful thoughts !

Well on the positive side none of the family contracted the crud from my BIL . On the negative side however he’s in his local hospital taking antibiotics , can’t keep normal food down , has pneumonia and is on oxygen now . I hate to say it but in my opinion his prognosis ain’t good . Any and all kin...
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: '92 Marlin......?
Replies: 13
Views: 317

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

.45colt wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:46 pm
Thanks 6pt. any information is Great. :D .
Bear in mind the articles I wrote were over ten years ago .
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last day !
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Last day !

I’ve got a Rasawek quail hunt this Tuesday , a Christmas Hill Pheasent tower deal on 1/16 . Possibly a continental shoot at Prospect Hall on 1/23 . Another quail deal at Rasawek on 2/20 as well as a Christmas Hill Pheasent deal on 2/13 . The guys I hunted with yesterday are big on rabbits and stay a...
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good new for British motorcycles
Replies: 16
Views: 345

Re: Good new for British motorcycles

To be honest at this point in my life I’d rather have a pre 1928 Hart Parr tractor over a motorcycle of any type .
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by 6pt-sika
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good new for British motorcycles
Replies: 16
Views: 345

Re: Good new for British motorcycles

Seems the conglomerate from India has acquired Norton .
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good new for British motorcycles
Replies: 16
Views: 345

Re: Good new for British motorcycles

Is Norton still in buisness ? Back in the early 70’s Norton had a bike the John Player Norton Commando in what I thought was cafe racer disguise anyway I wanted one when I was about13 .
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by 6pt-sika
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Crud
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: The Crud

Well on the positive side none of the family contracted the crud from my BIL . On the negative side however he’s in his local hospital taking antibiotics , can’t keep normal food down , has pneumonia and is on oxygen now . I hate to say it but in my opinion his prognosis ain’t good . Any and all kin...
by 6pt-sika
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USPS Delivery Status
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: USPS Delivery Status

It’s all because of Covid19 even though the fat S...O...B that was supposed to put it on the truck fell asleep at his desk and did nothing all day and got paid for it . My use of humanity goes further in the crapper each day .