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by Old No7
Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Can't Truly Call Yourself "Peaceful" Unless.......
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: You Can't Truly Call Yourself "Peaceful" Unless.......

JimT wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:12 am A dangerous person is one who is capable of great violence and has it under control.
Wouldn't it be the one who "doesn't have it under control"?

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by Old No7
Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Can't Truly Call Yourself "Peaceful" Unless.......
Replies: 7
Views: 250

You Can't Truly Call Yourself "Peaceful" Unless.......

I like the wisdom in this one too.

The saying "Peace through superior firepower" comes to mind.

Old No7

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by Old No7
Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Tale of Two Wolves
Replies: 3
Views: 163

A Tale of Two Wolves

I love the wisdom in this...

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by Old No7
Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Boomers recall this toy from the early 1960s?
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Any Boomers recall this toy from the early 1960s?

...these were absolutely useless when thrown at annoying little brothers Yes, and even worse for annoying BIG brothers! No idea. I was too busy playing with one of these. :twisted: Yup, us too! I built plastic models ,then melted the plastic with lighter and blue them up with fire crackers for simu...
by Old No7
Wed Feb 21, 2024 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sight in any long gun in one shot…?
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Sight in any long gun in one shot…?

And with only 1 shot fired -- "Wow, what a group!"

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by Old No7
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS from ME: Marbles Tang Sight for Winchester/Other 1885 High Wall
Replies: 0
Views: 113

FS from ME: Marbles Tang Sight for Winchester/Other 1885 High Wall

* For Sale from Maine * Like New/Unused, Excellent Condition – Marbles Tang Sight for Winchester/Other 1885 High Wall As shown in 3 photos, this like-new (no box) Marble’s tang sight fits the Winchester 1885 High Wall (from which it was removed and never used). This tang sight may also fit other Hi...
by Old No7
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS from ME: Lyman No.2 Tang Sight for Marlin 336 & 1895
Replies: 0
Views: 66

FS from ME: Lyman No.2 Tang Sight for Marlin 336 & 1895

* For Sale from Maine * Lightly Used, Excellent Condition -- Lyman No.2 Tang Sight for Marlin 336 & 1895 As shown in 4 photos, this like-new-in-box Lyman No.2 tang sight fits the Marlin 336, 1895 and 30 series. All screws needed, plus medium and small (installed) apertures are included, along w...
by Old No7
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS from ME: Lyman 55 Blackpowder Measure - with 24" Drop Tubes
Replies: 0
Views: 45

FS from ME: Lyman 55 Blackpowder Measure - with 24" Drop Tubes

* For Sale from Maine * Lightly Used, Excellent Condition -- Lyman 55 Blackpowder Powder Measure - with 24" Drop Tubes As shown in 3 photos, this Blackpowder version of the classic Lyman 55 measure features aluminum and brass construction where the BP is involved, and it included (2) 12" ...
by Old No7
Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP: Legendary U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper Charles Benjamin “Chuck” Mawhinney
Replies: 7
Views: 251

RIP: Legendary U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper Charles Benjamin “Chuck” Mawhinney

It was many years after I'd read a book about the famous U.S. sniper "White Feather", aka Carlos Hathcock, that I'd heard of this man... RIP sir -- Thank you for your service. Godspeed. Old No7 Legendary U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper Charles Benjamin “Chuck” Mawhinney died at the age of 7...
by Old No7
Thu Feb 15, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OK. Sorry. Guy health topic
Replies: 42
Views: 1371

Re: OK. Sorry. Guy health topic

Wow, after reading all this (and recognizing that it will be helpful to many of us), all I can think of is this...

Man, these guys are using a Lewis Lead Remover on their wiener!!!!

OUCH!!!

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by Old No7
Wed Feb 14, 2024 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ardessa Alexander Henry rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Ardessa Alexander Henry rifle

I just went looking and found this info from a 2012 auction... Ardesa Alexander Henry Percussion Long Range Rifle 451 Cal; s/s; 33" oct barrel; exc bore; globe front sight with windage & spirit lever, folding rear tang peep sight; blk metal finish; case hardened lock, hammer & butt plat...
by Old No7
Wed Feb 14, 2024 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ardessa Alexander Henry rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Ardessa Alexander Henry rifle

All I know is she's mighty fine looking!

But I'd like to know more...

(It's such a tease; like seeing a pix of a pretty girl and wondering: What's her name? Is she single? Where's she live? Does she fish, hunt or shoot? etc...)

Old No7

edit to add: I like the tang sight too...
by Old No7
Wed Feb 14, 2024 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Had missed this new Uberti sixgun
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Had missed this new Uberti sixgun

2ndovc wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 1:54 pm That's almost as bad as looking at one of Blaine's krispy kreme calendar models!
Maybe... But it's better looking than the new Henry revolver...

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by Old No7
Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon 2024

Old Savage wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:24 pm Nice and where is the sword?
In the images, you can just see the hilt on my left side. :wink:

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by Old No7
Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon 2024

It's tough enough to run in snowshoes when you're my vintage... And it's even tougher when there's NO SNOW on the ground! As you'll see in these images, the ground was bare (and really muddy in a few spots) for the Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon that I attended this weekend with my brother and ...
by Old No7
Wed Feb 07, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena
Replies: 23
Views: 719

Re: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena

As I have gotten older I have regressed back toward my beginnings . I enjoy reloading with the Lyman 310 Tool and even the old Lee Loader, though I don't use them all that much. And I enjoy the one-at-a-time on the Rockchucker . Next thing you know, 'ol Jim will be collecting rocks, and chucking th...
by Old No7
Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena
Replies: 23
Views: 719

Re: Little-Known Reloading Phenomena

I handled each piece of brass at least 7 times during the entire reloading process (and it was 8 or 9 times with some ) which adds up to handling at least 17,500 pieces of brass. Finishing I felt like I had run a marathon! :shock: :!: :shock: :!: :shock: Jim, I think it's time you learned about a W...
by Old No7
Tue Feb 06, 2024 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 25 Calibers
Replies: 23
Views: 882

Re: The 25 Calibers

I love, love, love my Model 99A Savage in .250-3000, aka 250 Savage -- it's the first and only rifle with which I "saw my bullet hit the deer" in the scope's view. It's such a mild-mannered round on the shoulder -- but was more damaging to the deer's! My late father used to sing its praise...
by Old No7
Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'll miss Toby Keith....
Replies: 13
Views: 527

Re: I'll miss Toby Keith....

+1 to all the comments about the too young, great tunes & music, and service to our troops.

(I'm of his vintage too...)

Old -- and hope to get much older -- No7
by Old No7
Sun Feb 04, 2024 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker and CZ
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Parker and CZ

Silly me, I was expecting a Parker shotgun!

I was thinking "Gee, they generally don't run with the same crowds..." :wink:

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by Old No7
Sun Feb 04, 2024 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone heard from Pitchy?
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Anyone heard from Pitchy?

Hello all:

I did email, and learned that Lenn and Norma are hunkered down for a cold winter, with very few projects to post about. I'm sure he'll be back here once he gets out in the shop come spring.

Until then, let's send some positive thoughts and prayers their way. :wink:

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by Old No7
Sat Feb 03, 2024 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonder how long it would take
Replies: 16
Views: 663

Re: Wonder how long it would take

Sure seems like a candidate for a reline or rebore. No doubt about it... 1873 bore.jpg Yikes, that looks like the "sewer pipe" of a barrel that was on my late father's .22 LR Martini single shot, which had been shot with corrosive ammo and not cleaned well afterwards (years before he acqu...
by Old No7
Sat Feb 03, 2024 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone heard from Pitchy?
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Anyone heard from Pitchy?

Bill in Oregon wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2024 8:51 am Hope Lenn and Norma are okay.
Me too Bill, me too.

I've just emailed Lenn to check in, but perhaps others have heard.

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by Old No7
Sat Feb 03, 2024 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rapid response strategy
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: rapid response strategy

Average Maine State Police response time in parts of Aroostook County is now 45 minutes. AVERAGE. Some calls have taken 2 hours...... Yikes! We had them here (northwest York county) in ~5 minutes once years ago (for a false alarm), but I'm glad I haven't had to "test it" more often! Old No7
by Old No7
Thu Feb 01, 2024 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woo Hoo!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Woo Hoo!!!

Congrats!!!

And since someone "had to say it"... Keep On Truckin' ! ! !

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by Old No7
Tue Jan 30, 2024 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dr. John Watson and his jezail bullet wound
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Dr. John Watson and his jezail bullet wound

Bill in Oregon wrote: Tue Jan 30, 2024 2:26 pm I confess I rarely give these arms a second thought when I used to see them as they seemed weird, fragile and probably unsafe. It appears I have been wrong --
NOPE! -- You're not wrong Bill!!! :lol:

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by Old No7
Tue Jan 30, 2024 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dr. John Watson and his jezail bullet wound
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Dr. John Watson and his jezail bullet wound

...the Jazails I handled were pretty crude and quite a few were still loaded... John/Bill: My twin brother walked out of the "Ancient Ones of Maine Blackpowder Gun Show" with a Jazail/Jezail in hand once. Man, the ribbing he took from the folks walking in was a hoot! "Hey, did'ja get...
by Old No7
Mon Jan 29, 2024 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I love old model Rugers
Replies: 64
Views: 2195

Re: I love old model Rugers

2ndovc wrote: Mon Jan 29, 2024 2:18 pm I've been looking at those P210s. It's nice to know that they're are worth the admission price!
And it's even better when you get one for the SIG Employee price!!!

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by Old No7
Mon Jan 29, 2024 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I love old model Rugers
Replies: 64
Views: 2195

Re: I love old model Rugers

veeman wrote: Mon Jan 29, 2024 10:31 am Thank you! I love stags.
Love Stags?! Me too!! :D ("Elk Stag", but it's book-matched)
Old Army Stag Grips 02.jpg

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Fri Jan 26, 2024 9:50 am What’s your favorite handgun?
Well, it's gotta be this one -- but it's not a revolver, or a Ruger... :wink:
SIG P210 Tgt 00 Target.jpg

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by Old No7
Mon Jan 29, 2024 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God lifted the burden for both ...
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: God lifted the burden for both ...

I stopped and visited with Mike yesterday. He is doing better, starting to build a new life, coaching his 4-H kids in archery. But he had me read this poem that I had been unaware of... Wonderful thoughts in that poem Bill; thanks to Mike for sharing that, and to you for sharing the story -- wish h...
by Old No7
Mon Jan 29, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for one missing item and you find the other one you've been looking for
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Looking for one missing item and you find the other one you've been looking for

2ndovc wrote: Sun Jan 28, 2024 7:01 pm Looking for a magazine for a .22 that I have no idea where I put it...
The easy answer is -- you'll always find it in the last place you look!

The hard answer is -- how many other places will you have to look in first?

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by Old No7
Fri Jan 26, 2024 2:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: We could start a betting pool…
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: We could start a betting pool…

Sixgun wrote: Fri Jan 26, 2024 1:29 pm ...once GREAT NATION…..
I fixed your quote...... :(

"...ONCE GREAT nation..."

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by Old No7
Fri Jan 26, 2024 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A boy and his dog
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: A boy and his dog

JBowen wrote: Fri Jan 26, 2024 1:44 pm ...the John Wayne Museum at the Ft. Worth Stockyards...
That sounds like a great location for it!

I did see the 10' -- or was it 12'? -- statue of "The Duke" at an airport out in Kalifornicationia once.

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by Old No7
Fri Jan 26, 2024 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Boy Needs a Creek (Mike Rhinehart)
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: A Boy Needs a Creek (Mike Rhinehart)

Great story! Thanks for posting it Jay!

I didn't have a crick in the backyard growing up... I had 3 brothers instead!!!

If we'd "had a crick" -- I'd bet only 3 of us would have made it to adulthood. :wink:

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by Old No7
Fri Jan 26, 2024 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taylor's/Uberti "Smoke Wagon" 1873 SAA short-stroke 357
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Taylor's/Uberti "Smoke Wagon" 1873 SAA short-stroke 357

Very nice! I really like the darker stain on that holster. It looks a lot better. I may have to do that on a few holsters myself. :D Thanks Jay. It was done with Fiebing's Leather Die (bought on ebay). ...but I imagine you have to remove the barrel first before using the FC cutter, right? Nope, the...
by Old No7
Thu Jan 25, 2024 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taylor's/Uberti "Smoke Wagon" 1873 SAA short-stroke 357
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Taylor's/Uberti "Smoke Wagon" 1873 SAA short-stroke 357

After the forcing cone cut do you polish out the striations? I need to do that FC maneuver to a redhawk. Thanks for posting the photos up and happy shooting! Howdy Grizz: Yes, my kit also includes a brass elongated cone that exactly matches the dimensions of the steel cutter. I used tool that with ...
by Old No7
Wed Jan 24, 2024 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Schofield brass
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: .45 Schofield brass

Ysabel Kid wrote: Wed Jan 24, 2024 6:57 pm ...500 pieces of brand-spanking new Starline .45 Schofield brass. Should last me forever.
With the long hours you work, plus the "high" (ha!) number of rounds you put downrange each year -- yeah, I'd say you're right!

Have fun!

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by Old No7
Wed Jan 24, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taylor's/Uberti "Smoke Wagon" 1873 SAA short-stroke 357
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Taylor's/Uberti "Smoke Wagon" 1873 SAA short-stroke 357

Here's a companion piece I got to go along with my Marlin 1894 Cowboy, also in .357 Mag. I've had a couple of Uberti SAAs before, but I always moved them along when someone at the range took a shine to them -- buying low ("used"), and selling higher has always worked out in my favor. This ...
by Old No7
Tue Jan 23, 2024 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New shotgun
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: New shotgun

Awesome story and pic Nath!

So... How do you prepare the crows??? :wink:

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by Old No7
Tue Jan 23, 2024 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aging a Confederate D Guard Bowie
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Aging a Confederate D Guard Bowie

Ysabel Kid wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2024 8:53 pm Other than wearing that darn blue-belly uniform... :wink: :lol:
Um, WE WON! Still a sore loser? :wink:

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by Old No7
Mon Jan 22, 2024 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aging a Confederate D Guard Bowie
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Aging a Confederate D Guard Bowie

gamekeeper wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2024 9:11 am Yes, I'm curious as to why a Yankee is carrying a Rebel Bowie knife...... :? but then lots of WW2 GIs had Luger's..... :D
Why?? 'Cause it wasn't of any use anymore to the dead Rebel!!! :wink:

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by Old No7
Sun Jan 21, 2024 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A lot of Bull
Replies: 68
Views: 6958

Re: A lot of Bull

Walt wrote: Fri Jan 19, 2024 8:28 pm Best way to stop a charging woman is to take away her credit card.
Yeah, you're definitely going to need a BIGGER gun for that task!!

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by Old No7
Sun Jan 21, 2024 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: better late then never
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: better late then never

rossim92 wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 5:14 pm Finally got some down time to visit yall.
Gee, with a forum name like that -- you should be on here every day! :wink:

Cheer!

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by Old No7
Sun Jan 21, 2024 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aging a Confederate D Guard Bowie
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Aging a Confederate D Guard Bowie

Now don't all too excited, as this isn't a great knife... It's a cheap $30 made-offshore D Guard Bowie. I'd bet that one whack on a watermelon would cause the "full length tang" to break -- that's cause it's a small weld barely holding the blade onto a length of threaded rod. But that's O...
by Old No7
Sun Jan 21, 2024 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: REAL Info About Tinnitus Research
Replies: 14
Views: 738

REAL Info About Tinnitus Research

Yup, Jim's post "got me" this afternoon... But a few hours later on a keyboards forum for musicians, somebody posted this article about active research on"retraining the brain" via Bimodal Neural Remodulation to not pay attention to the tinnitus sounds. Seems very interesting. Ro...
by Old No7
Sun Jan 21, 2024 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have tinnitus so I called the National Tinnitus Foundation
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: I have tinnitus so I called the National Tinnitus Foundation

4t5 wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 11:39 am Sure caught me , I was hoping for good news.
Dang, me too -- as my wife suffers with it. This week she is trying acupuncture to see if that offers any relief.

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by Old No7
Thu Jan 18, 2024 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: well. it finally happened -- A/D (accidental discharge)
Replies: 36
Views: 1158

Re: well. it finally happened -- A/D (accidental discharge)

Wow... Glad that nobody was hurt and that nothing irreplaceable was damaged. Way down on the list -- but still, it is on my "scary list" -- was the comment that you store your guns in Pelican cases?!?! Based on the experiences I've observed from friends who've done it -- is that you're jus...
by Old No7
Thu Jan 18, 2024 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German 22 cal target pistol
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: German 22 cal target pistol

No name, just proof marks from about 1900? You should check out the GGCA (German Gun Collectors Association), they'd have info on the maker and action, etc. Post a message On this link (click here) I used to belong, but my tastes in guns changed after my boating accident when I lost them all... Old...
by Old No7
Wed Jan 17, 2024 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OK. Sorry. Guy health topic
Replies: 42
Views: 1371

Re: OK. Sorry. Guy health topic

I wish you well Bill!

It's not a competition of course, but from all the replies -- I'd go with Lassiter's recommendation above. Check into that.

Maybe our resident Doc will chime in too? Or PM him?

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by Old No7
Mon Jan 15, 2024 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's official: I'm a grandpa
Replies: 29
Views: 1038

Re: It's official: I'm a grandpa

Walt, whaddya mean he looks just like me? :lol: :lol: :lol: Well, not exactly Bill -- you see, his eyes are closed... That's a birth condition called "Democratitis" -- but once his heart and brain mature a little, he should outgrow that and open his eyes. Sadly, much of the population doe...