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by marlinman93
Fri May 24, 2024 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: watch your six gentlemen
Replies: 34
Views: 2200

Re: watch your six gentlemen

The old saying, "Out of sight, out of mind" applies for a lot of things in cars. If criminals see something valuable they'll often do a smash and grab by breaking a window and getting as much as they can in one hit. On our recent trek to the Colorado gun show I laid down 1/3rd of my backse...
by marlinman93
Thu May 23, 2024 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: watch your six gentlemen
Replies: 34
Views: 2200

Re: watch your six gentlemen

Glad you made it through without any harm. Hope the victim recovers also, and can maybe help the police catch the shooter.
I personally would probably figure some way to coverup the newly purchased supplies so they're not so visible and tempting to snatch and grab criminals.
by marlinman93
Wed May 22, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A mate for my Rolling Block target pistol
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: A mate for my Rolling Block target pistol

Thanks guys. I was pretty surprised to see it on a table at the CGCA show, but if one could show up that's one show it would happen at. I've seen 4or 5 Pope barreled Rolling Block target pistols, and a friend has one that's documented as being used in the Olympics by a member of the US team. The Hub...
by marlinman93
Wed May 22, 2024 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sure is running slowly
Replies: 13
Views: 698

Re: Sure is running slowly

Just posted a reply seconds ago, and it took probably a minute to post.
by marlinman93
Wed May 22, 2024 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How About 1 Caliber and Done?
Replies: 50
Views: 1600

Re: How About 1 Caliber and Done?

Of course I dread the "one gun, or one cartridge" discussions. But if I was forced to only have one cartridge it would be the .30-06 cartridge. The .22LR would be second simply because it's not much good for defense, or even medium sized game.
by marlinman93
Wed May 22, 2024 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Rimfires?
Replies: 27
Views: 1109

Re: Favorite Rimfires?

The Hi Standard Supermatic series handguns will always be my favorite .22RF pistols! Used my Supermatic for many years in bullseye matches and still like just plinking with it.
Of course my Ballard rifles in .22RF are all my favorite rifles.
by marlinman93
Tue May 21, 2024 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A mate for my Rolling Block target pistol
Replies: 3
Views: 227

A mate for my Rolling Block target pistol

We did the 2 day drive to Greeley, Co. for the CGCA collector gun show this weekend! I told myself I wasn't buying anything, but that usually jinxes the plan! Walking around is the mistake as I found another Model 1891 Remington target pistol to go with my A.Hubalek Rolling Block Model 1891! This on...
by marlinman93
Mon May 13, 2024 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In the Absence of Alliant Powders
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: In the Absence of Alliant Powders

Of course Alliant is also part of Vista Outdoors, which was sold to a Czech conglomerate not long ago. I understand that sale hasn't gone thru yet... Something about the Committee for Foreign Investment hasn't approved the sale yet. The other bidder is a US Corporation and offers more money. I sear...
by marlinman93
Sat May 11, 2024 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In the Absence of Alliant Powders
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: In the Absence of Alliant Powders

Powder Valley sent out a notice they got from Alliant stating they are temporarily halting production of all powders due to some previous orders (likely military) that take priority. So no sales to the public until further notice. https://www.snipershide.com/shooting/threads/alliant-ceases-productio...
by marlinman93
Fri May 10, 2024 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Aero Precision offering will upset some folks...
Replies: 28
Views: 1413

Re: This Aero Precision offering will upset some folks...

I will never be able to look at these tactical leverguns and not get sick to my stomach.
by marlinman93
Fri May 10, 2024 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alliant ceases production of powders
Replies: 29
Views: 1045

Re: Alliant ceases production of powders

Wonder if this decision has anything to do with Vista Outdoors being sold to the Czechs recently?
by marlinman93
Thu May 09, 2024 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Victorinox Caves to the PC crowd...
Replies: 30
Views: 1242

Re: Victorinox Caves to the PC crowd...

Well hopefully their decision comes back to bite them in the rear! Go woke, go broke. It’s not that at all :roll: it’s for where knives aren’t allowed to be carried it still allows people to have a tool they can carry. Betting anywhere a pocket knife is illegal they still wont allow the Victornox o...
by marlinman93
Wed May 08, 2024 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Victorinox Caves to the PC crowd...
Replies: 30
Views: 1242

Re: Victorinox Caves to the PC crowd...

Well hopefully their decision comes back to bite them in the rear! Go woke, go broke.
by marlinman93
Sun May 05, 2024 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard to watch if you love dogs
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Hard to watch if you love dogs

I feel for everyone, and also for the dogs in that video. Like you Bill, I have only disdain for the dog owners who allowed those vicious dogs to run free. The dogs are pitbulls that are responsible for a lot of unprovoked attacks, so those who choose to own them need to be even more careful to cont...
by marlinman93
Sun May 05, 2024 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossdraw for concealed carry?
Replies: 20
Views: 876

Re: Crossdraw for concealed carry?

I really like the feel of a crossdraw holster for carrying, but it is limited by clothing you wear. It either requires a jacket or shirt untucked to cover it and if it's summer it's not easy for me to do either. I'm usually in a Tee shirt in the summer, so then my carry gun position is inside the wa...
by marlinman93
Sun May 05, 2024 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another acquisition!
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Another acquisition!

Makes little if any difference to me . I doubt I buy anymore die sets and if so most likely Redding or CH-4D now . Nothing wrong with RCBS I just like Redding more and CH-4D is the more economic choice for the unusual . Same here. When it comes to all my weird obsolete cartridges C&H4D is the f...
by marlinman93
Sat May 04, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another acquisition!
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Another acquisition!

Hodgdon will hardly be a monopoly in the reloading business. They are the largest powder supplier, but other than gunpowder they didn't sell anything else reloading related. And RCBS has lots of competition already, so they also aren't a monopoly. I think this marriage wont affect any of us the wro...
by marlinman93
Fri May 03, 2024 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another acquisition!
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Another acquisition!

Hodgdon will hardly be a monopoly in the reloading business. They are the largest powder supplier, but other than gunpowder they didn't sell anything else reloading related. And RCBS has lots of competition already, so they also aren't a monopoly. I think this marriage wont affect any of us the wron...
by marlinman93
Fri May 03, 2024 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another acquisition!
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Another acquisition!

by marlinman93
Sun Apr 28, 2024 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C. Gove SxS shotgun
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: C. Gove SxS shotgun

That's great :D it should give you years of service. The City of Birmingham had a Gun Quarter where all the different gunsmiths had their own shops or factories. It was dying when I was a kid but I remember walking past shopwindow after shopwindow down streets full of gun shops, all my first airgun...
by marlinman93
Sat Apr 27, 2024 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C. Gove SxS shotgun
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: C. Gove SxS shotgun

Have you found any proof marks on the shotgun and how does the bore look... :?: Yes! It has Birmingham proof marks dating to the 1860's era when the barrels were made. I was taking it to our monthly collector dinner for show & tell, so I got out my rarely used shotgun cleaning kit and gave the ...
by marlinman93
Fri Apr 26, 2024 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C. Gove SxS shotgun
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: C. Gove SxS shotgun

The Pacific will be easy since I own 5 others in the same .40-63 and one or more has to be the same groove diameter! The shotgun appears to be almost ready to use, except one nipple is plugged. I'll try to open the hole up, and hope I don't need to replace it as I'd hate to have brand new nipples on...
by marlinman93
Fri Apr 26, 2024 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gorgeous lever gun, but why?
Replies: 24
Views: 2317

Re: Gorgeous lever gun, but why?

Probably aimed at buyers who want an 1886, but don't reload. I know guys who wont reload, or buy any gun that requires them to start. Goofy.
by marlinman93
Thu Apr 25, 2024 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C. Gove SxS shotgun
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: C. Gove SxS shotgun

They landed today, unharmed, and very quickly from East to West! Ballard Pacific in .40-63 with a excellent bore, all original and nicer than the pictures. https://i.imgur.com/qY7AOWdl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5tLfkYQl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zIUmjiMl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6WXVz9gl.jpg https://i.im...
by marlinman93
Mon Apr 22, 2024 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling a gun...go to jail...??? (the New ATF Rule)
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

Re: Selling a gun...go to jail...??? (the New ATF Rule)

So, if I buy a product for $100 in 1999 dollars, and sell same product for $200 in 2024, have I turned a profit? Or have I just adjusted for inflation? We have been living under an anti "American" government for decades. The proposed law is about "intent", so owning a gun that l...
by marlinman93
Sun Apr 21, 2024 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt, 135 grain bullet
Replies: 22
Views: 1503

Re: 45 Colt, 135 grain bullet

I suspect accuracy out past 10-15 yds. with that stubby little bullet is dismal at best. I'll use a .38 Special or 9mm with that weight bullet before neutering my .45 Colt with it. No reason to push a tiny bullet that fast for self defense work.
by marlinman93
Sun Apr 21, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THE .44 SPECIAL IS ALIVE AND WELL! by JOHN TAFFIN
Replies: 36
Views: 2733

Re: THE .44 SPECIAL IS ALIVE AND WELL! by JOHN TAFFIN

The .44 Special is a neat old cartridge, and I prefer it much over the .44 Magnum. But I never saw it as any better or much different to the .45 Colt, so I've always leaned towards the .45 Colt in handguns myself.
by marlinman93
Sun Apr 21, 2024 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling a gun...go to jail...??? (the New ATF Rule)
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

Re: Selling a gun...go to jail...??? (the New ATF Rule)

Good luck prosecuting people for "intending to make money". That involves reading people's minds. Kind of like asset forfeiture when you travel with ‘too much’ cash, or possessing stuff to make meth; the ‘authorities’ just love impugning ‘intent’ just like they tax ‘imputed income’. I sat...
by marlinman93
Sat Apr 20, 2024 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling a gun...go to jail...??? (the New ATF Rule)
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

Re: Selling a gun...go to jail...??? (the New ATF Rule)

Good luck prosecuting people for "intending to make money". That involves reading people's minds.
by marlinman93
Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C. Gove SxS shotgun
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: C. Gove SxS shotgun

I've been told that American gun makers in the percussion era didn't have the technology to make side by side shotgun barrels, so any made in the USA were usually fitted with barrels purchased from England or Belgium? Not sure if this is an accurate statement or not, just what one person who collect...
by marlinman93
Thu Apr 18, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C. Gove SxS shotgun
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: C. Gove SxS shotgun

A friend told me the "STUB TWIST" on the rib meant the Damascus barrels were made from the stubs cut off horse shoe nails! He said they are not bad barrels, but the medium quality Damascus barrels. Supposedly the nails were often found by people and collected to sell to barrel makers. Some...
by marlinman93
Thu Apr 18, 2024 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C. Gove SxS shotgun
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Re: C. Gove SxS shotgun

If its British it could be a 9,11 or 14 ga as well. Looks like it is in good shape for its age . Seller had someone look at it who said he thought it had Birmingham proof marks, and might be a 14 ga. Sent his funds off today, so hoping he ships fast so I can see what markings it has. I want to load...
by marlinman93
Thu Apr 18, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C. Gove SxS shotgun
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

C. Gove SxS shotgun

Been working with a fella back East that I've bought old guns from before, and he sent me a message asking if I was interested in a couple more. One a Ballard Pacific #5 model in .40-63 that's pretty decent, but I already own a minty one. I'll get it anyway, just because I load for the .40-63 and he...
by marlinman93
Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?
Replies: 15
Views: 994

Re: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?

The LED voltage is usually only 6-7 VDC, so the circuitry cuts down the AC voltage, plus converts it to DC. Operating at such low voltage already, any low voltage on the AC 120v. side can cause them to drop out as only certain LED lights are dimmable, and others simply flicker or drop out. Too bad t...
by marlinman93
Mon Apr 15, 2024 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?
Replies: 15
Views: 994

Re: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?

My meters (one digital one analog) both read 104-106 v AC last night and 112 v this morning. I didn’t take photos but if happens again I sure will. I was surprised that the LED bulbs seemed more obviously dim with a 10% voltage drop than the incandescents. I’m tempted to get a voltage meter to perm...
by marlinman93
Sun Apr 14, 2024 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shipping parcels - tips
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: shipping parcels - tips

Works for handguns to change box sizes, but not much help for rifles. Rifles can be somewhat disguised by removing stocks so the length of the box is shorter, and less like a gun. But still not totally disguised. I know fellow gun owners who've told me they no longer insure their gun shipments as th...
by marlinman93
Sun Apr 14, 2024 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?
Replies: 15
Views: 994

Re: Dealing with Electrical Brownouts....?

First thing you need to do is to check voltage at the main leads in your service panel. If you have the same readings at those incoming leads then the issue isn't in your electrical service, it's at the power supplied by your utility. Once you determine the issue is on the utility end you need to ca...
by marlinman93
Thu Apr 11, 2024 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti rolling block 22lr
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Re: Uberti rolling block 22lr

I'd be very surprised if the brassy look on the breech block was really indented at all. I think it's just a brass smear caused by the base of the cases.
by marlinman93
Sun Apr 07, 2024 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was talking with some friends about the S&W Model 10
Replies: 32
Views: 2149

Re: I was talking with some friends about the S&W Model 10

I think the Model 10 is the sweet spot for the .38 Special cartridge. Small enough for comfortable carry and big enough to shoot well. The triggers on the older guns are particularly easy to work with. Model 10's were one of the favorite choices for a revolver for bowling pin matches. Some guys wan...
by marlinman93
Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First post ever - in Classifieds? Big red flag.
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: First post ever - in Classifieds? Big red flag.

Fantastic!
Nobody whose truly interested in this forum, or any forum, should make their first post a classifieds ad.
by marlinman93
Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was talking with some friends about the S&W Model 10
Replies: 32
Views: 2149

Re: I was talking with some friends about the S&W Model 10

I can find no faults in a S&W Model 10! About as close to perfection as any revolver could be, and one of my favorite S&W handguns.
by marlinman93
Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I know what he means
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: I know what he means

The thing that really gets me is that many of the folks fleeing idiotic leftist blue states and cities, going to red states and cities, then turn around and vote for the same moronic lefties and left policies that they fled in the first place. Are they really that stupid - or do they just want the ...
by marlinman93
Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti rolling block 22lr
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Re: Uberti rolling block 22lr

Those are based on the Remington #2 action design, which is an extremely strong design, and in .22LR should be a wonderful rifle if they got all the metallurgy right. I've heard of some issues with the same actions that were sold in cartridges too hot for this frame size, and they beat themselves lo...
by marlinman93
Wed Apr 03, 2024 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I know what he means
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: I know what he means

Does anyone know the particulars as to why he left? And were those videos shot on his land or blm? It appeared to be paradise. Pretty sure it was the logistics of being the new owner of Wyoming Armory in Cody, Wy. and not wanting to keep commuting from SE Oregon to Cody multiple times a year. He or...
by marlinman93
Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?

I have stacks of those old ads, plus a large number of original marketing layouts that the ads were made from. Most of the marketing layouts I have are on hard board with thin semitransparent sheets over them so notes or changes could be written or drawn on the cover sheet prior to finalizing the a...
by marlinman93
Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT, post and beam
Replies: 67
Views: 6947

Re: OT, post and beam

I've been back helping my nephew on trimming out his new home the last couple weeks. He's got it all painted inside and out, and I've been finishing out the electrical, and smoke detectors while he and my brother set all the cabinets in every room of the house! It took three big box vans full to del...
by marlinman93
Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?

I have stacks of those old ads, plus a large number of original marketing layouts that the ads were made from. Most of the marketing layouts I have are on hard board with thin semitransparent sheets over them so notes or changes could be written or drawn on the cover sheet prior to finalizing the ad...
by marlinman93
Sat Mar 30, 2024 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blued steel and walnut
Replies: 15
Views: 1680

Re: Blued steel and walnut

Always a fan of blued steel, walnut, and old S&W revolvers!
by marlinman93
Mon Mar 25, 2024 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading Setups
Replies: 22
Views: 1991

Re: Reloading Setups

I load mostly rifle stuff so my Rock Chucker Supreme does that fine. When I do load pistol cartridges I use my old Lyman Turret press. It has six stations, and not that much faster, but at least I only need to turn the turret to change from decapping/sizing to belling, or bullet seating. So it speed...
by marlinman93
Mon Mar 25, 2024 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pulling bullets
Replies: 29
Views: 2158

Re: Pulling bullets

I ended up with a full set of RCBS collet pullers and hated them. They still do some damage to bullets, and a number of spire points wont grip well and the collet pulls off those bullets. I sold the set and use my kinetic pullers. Sometimes it takes 6-10 strikes, but most the time about 4 does it. I...