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by Old No7
Tue May 11, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sights, and Scopes, the joy in each!
Replies: 12
Views: 175

Re: Sights, and Scopes, the joy in each!

gamekeeper wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 9:41 am
I'd like to thank the USA for giving us two game animals that provide me and my son a tremendous amount of fun... :D
And we got Harry and whats-her-name...

What a lousy trade that was!!! :wink:

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by Old No7
Sun May 09, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Many Guns Should a Normal Person Have?
Replies: 26
Views: 449

How Many Guns Should a Normal Person Have?

Gee, before the boating accident, I was a ______________...

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by Old No7
Sun May 09, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?
Replies: 30
Views: 360

Re: Wheel Lock Pistols anyone ?

i have a wheelock rifle, a total copy of the one that belonged pilgrim John Alden. it is a marvel ---the lock time is very fast. it is a .62 and has a real wallop ! You too? My twin had one custom made too -- he loves shooting it, almost as much as he loves showing it to guys at the range. I'll hav...
by Old No7
Sun May 09, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lee Classic Loaders @ Amazon
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Lee Classic Loaders @ Amazon

Blaine wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 12:15 pm
Those little buggers are expensive these days. :shock:
It could be what's going on in the industry -- and the world too...

My twin says he's selling "used sets" of reloading dies and he's getting $80 or $90 per set -- USED.

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by Old No7
Wed May 05, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old auto vacuum fan
Replies: 19
Views: 256

Re: Old auto vacuum fan

What??? Vacuum wipers and fans???

That really sucks.... :wink:

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by Old No7
Mon May 03, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made in the USSR.
Replies: 20
Views: 597

Re: Made in the USSR.

Looks really good in the image John!

There's NOTHING like a new-to-you gun -- enjoy it!

piller wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 11:40 am
Mechanically sound. Doesn't that mean that it clanks and clatters?
Oh, that's funny! I'll have to remember to use that with the other gun nutz around here... :wink:

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by Old No7
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update on my Dad.
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Update on my Dad.

Great to hear! Thanks for sharing.

All these levergunners here must send up "magnum" prayers for sure!

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by Old No7
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Southern Are You?"
Replies: 68
Views: 1335

How Southern Are You?"

Y'all have some fun with this now, ya he'ah?!

No surprise, I got only 5...

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by Old No7
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secrets of the Houston Warehouse...
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Secrets of the Houston Warehouse...

That was a long time ago, I remember reading that article nearly twenty years ago. It was published in "Precision Shooting" if I recall. They shot at 100 yards because that's the yardage they would shoot the registered IBS Matches at -- it makes sense when you think of it that way. I used to score ...
by Old No7
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knock me over with a feather -- good guys win!
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Knock me over with a feather -- good guys win!

For once in my life, I actually had a pen on me. Sign we did! As often as not, our team-good-deeds get punished -- but, oh my, not this one! Wow, what a deal! No pen? I would have sliced my palm with a knife and signed in BLOOD for that deal. Of course, I would have made my buddy do the same... :wi...
by Old No7
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request for my Dad. Update.
Replies: 38
Views: 867

Re: Prayer request for my Dad. Update.

Others have said it much better than me, as I'm late on this -- but prayers up for your Dad, your Mom and you too. Hope all gets better soon.

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by Old No7
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it time for a new......
Replies: 33
Views: 1213

Re: Is it time for a new......

gamekeeper wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:51 am
........and I sold my pistols and revolvers thinking I wouldn't need them anymore........wrong..... :roll:
"Need" is the wrong word John -- "want" is key!

That's how I justify what I add to my collection. :wink:

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by Old No7
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it time for a new......
Replies: 33
Views: 1213

Re: Is it time for a new......

Gee, the Ysabel Kid ought to be along here soon since it's about Cap 'n Ball revolvers, but maybe he's busy... Anyway, I'll play this game. :wink: ( Click any image to enlarge ) Here's my 1860 Army and 1862 Pocket Police Colt 1860 Army and 1862 Police 02 (Small).jpg And my 1861 Navy Colt 1861 Navy -...
by Old No7
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gifts from the grave
Replies: 18
Views: 469

Re: Gifts from the grave

"Gifts from the grave"?

Perhaps, but I'd say they were well earned from all the prior years of friendship & life.

I'd say for sure -- without any hesitation -- the closest friends I have now, or those I've lost too, have ALL been shooters and hunters.

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by Old No7
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Future Game Show: "Facts Don't Matter"
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Future Game Show: "Facts Don't Matter"

"Future" game show?!?!

Around here -- it's called the Nightly News!

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by Old No7
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chiappa triple threat or no
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Chiappa triple threat or no

No experience with them. I wonder if a 3 barrel shotgun could be made like the old Drilling rifle/shotgun combinations? You mean like this ? ? ? German Drilling (14).jpg Left = 16 gauge (2.5" chamber), Right = 16ga to 22 Mag "Einstecklauf" (insert barrel), Bottom = 8x57 JR Mauser I'm ready for anyt...
by Old No7
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Tucker Carlson: Biden wants to take your guns.....
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Tucker Carlson: Biden wants to take your guns.....

I didn't get to watch the video on this... Tucker Carlson: Biden wants to take your guns, but leave criminals with theirs (click for link) But the narrative below was well done. It's not about "gun control" -- it's about "controlling people". A quote from the narrative says it well: "Anyone who trie...
by Old No7
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do You Remember, Before the Internet................
Replies: 32
Views: 899

Do You Remember, Before the Internet................

Amen to this.................

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by Old No7
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marbles W1 aperture
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Marbles W1 aperture

I am in need of said aperture, have contacted Marbles and no longer have 10-40 only the new 10-32. I found a place online aperturesnmore. I have tried to contact them but all my devices and browsers come up forbidden for email. Their site says old style but no thread pitch is given. I've often foun...
by Old No7
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads up... "April Fools Day is Cancelled..."
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Heads up... "April Fools Day is Cancelled..."

From the local gun club... :wink:

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by Old No7
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dickinson Plantation 20 gauge SxS Shotgun
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Dickinson Plantation 20 gauge SxS Shotgun

Awhile ago I'd sold off a nice Dickinson "Estate" 20 gauge side-by-side when (a) I had the hots for something else and (b) a guy at the range had offered me more than I'd paid for it many years before. But there's something about a trim l'il double gun -- especially one with double-triggers and real...
by Old No7
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is collecting paper money 'a thing'?
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: Is collecting paper money 'a thing'?

The only way you can have a bad experience is if you take their estimate and then let them buy the coins, or money from you. No way that simply giving you an estimate is going to result in a bad outcome if you walk out with your stuff. And of course, I always get at least two opinions on values. An...
by Old No7
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 associates.....
Replies: 24
Views: 1060

Re: .32 associates.....

Love my .32s! I carry a S&W Model 631 4" (stainless, 32 H&R) as a sidearm in the woods, and I also have a Model 16 4" (blue, also in 32 H&R but marked "32 Magnum") for the range. Here's some .32 bullet tests that I did years ago -- I would not want to get hit with any: 32 Bullet Tests.jpg I find fac...
by Old No7
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric wood art
Replies: 39
Views: 679

Re: Electric wood art

That's really neat!!!!

Can't wait to see what you do with it Lenn.

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by Old No7
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "Breaking News" (from the mainstream media)
Replies: 5
Views: 533

"Breaking News" (from the mainstream media)

Sounds about right... :wink:

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by Old No7
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Step Closer"
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

"Step Closer"

Seems that guns shops and yacht clubs have the same issue...........

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by Old No7
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Wake Up... -- HALF THE TOWN!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Time to Wake Up... -- HALF THE TOWN!!!

I recently posted this story about the "Use, Misuse or Abuse of a Sound Amplifier" on a keyboard forum, and it was liked so much there, I figured the gang here would get a kick out of it too... Old No7 My Story on the "Use, Misuse or Abuse of a Sound Amplifier" Back in the early 80's at UMass Amhers...
by Old No7
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Twin and I back in the day......
Replies: 3
Views: 554

My Twin and I back in the day......

LOL! This could have been my twin and I back in the early 60's... (Looks a little like us too...) Twins No Lunch.jpg We're quite sure that happened several times! And we had to be separated at 15 months for about 3 months, as I'm told we had started to develop our own language... Years later, dating...
by Old No7
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Morning after second Moderna vaccination
Replies: 56
Views: 2791

Re: Morning after second Moderna vaccination

Well, true to form I woke up this morning with a low-grade fever and aching all over... The RN who gave me #1 Moderna told me "older folks tolerate this better than younger ones". My wife, who is an MA ,says it's due to younger folks having much stronger immune systems, so their body's response is ...
by Old No7
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OUR GUN CLUB HAS RUN OUT OF.....
Replies: 32
Views: 2339

Re: OUR GUN CLUB HAS RUN OUT OF.....

I'm hearing it's expected to be this bad for at least another year, or longer if the Dems do what we fear they could do... Or maybe even longer due to what they'll do -- that we don't even know about yet... A part-time dealer at the skeet range yesterday was bragging about how he traded a $350 shotg...
by Old No7
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not a 9mm guy, but if I was ...
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Not a 9mm guy, but if I was ...

I had a SIG P365 for a few months -- and went back to carrying my Kahrs (K9 or P9 Covert).

If I need THAT many rounds, I'm in the wrong neighborhood or I've ignored numerous warning signs to take evasive action.

Just my 2 cents -- which won't even buy 1 .22 round these days...

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by Old No7
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh chuckle at my expense
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: Fresh chuckle at my expense

Word to the wise..........

When you find a suppository in your ear -- THEN you'll remember where your hearing aid is!!!

Luckily, I use neither..............

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by Old No7
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too many Pheasants
Replies: 16
Views: 1153

Re: Too many Pheasants

Well too many cock pheasants. Hundreds of thousands of pheasants are reared and released each year but due to the Chinese virus lockdown driven shooting in the UK was stopped. This has resulted in a huge surplus of pheasants. Gee John, I'm thinking you need a heavy dose of Nath! You NEED Nath! Oh N...
by Old No7
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humor: The Robot Bartender
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Humor: The Robot Bartender

From the local gun club... :wink: Old No7 A guy goes into a bar where there's a robotic bartender. Ever since the minimum wage was increased to $15 the owner had to replace his regular human bartenders. The robot says, "What will you have?" The guy says, "Martini." The robot brings back the best mar...
by Old No7
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass -- "Whipped Cream"
Replies: 21
Views: 1225

Re: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass -- "Whipped Cream"

That is OK Jim. The girl under that whipped cream has aged, too. LOL. Well, here "she" is in 2012 at age 76...... Herb A Cream 02.jpg In 2006, New Yorker magazine said of that album photo: [It] “Fogged the minds of many young men, as they gazed at the… personalized come-hitherhood to the woman star...
by Old No7
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass -- "Whipped Cream"
Replies: 21
Views: 1225

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass -- "Whipped Cream"

Feeling a little nostalgic today... Wondering if anyone else listened to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass back in the day -- especially the infamous "Whipped Cream & Other Delights" album. My late father would play that and others in the cellar when we were growing up... Herb A Cream.jpg I'll stil...
by Old No7
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colt Navy .22 conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Colt Navy .22 conversion

Pat C wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:40 am
Thanks too all , biggest mistake. I made was titanium inserts as they wont color...
Sometimes the easiest solution is best......

SHOOT IT A LOT!!!

Those inserts will darken up nicely! :wink:

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by Old No7
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Winter War
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: The Winter War

Semi sorta related........... But of interest to this crew I'm sure... Watch for the upcoming movie about Latvian soldiers in WWI called "Blizzard Of Souls" -- the movie trailer (Google it) puts it right up there with Pvt Ryan for war action scenes. (It was released in the UK as "The Rifleman".) Ol...
by Old No7
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the New "Magic Word"?
Replies: 9
Views: 511

What's the New "Magic Word"?

Yup...

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by Old No7
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock

Curious as to whether this was a popular mod at one time. Anyone else have one or seen one? Have seen quite a few of those on vintage rifles that were used for deer hunting in Maine back between WW's I and II. Old No7 For some reason, I was actually thinking it might be a Maine thing . Thanks. I'll...
by Old No7
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock

jeepnik wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:44 pm
So the iron in the firearm doesn't throw the compass reading off? I was always taught not to have large pieces of magnetic metal near a compass when taking a bearing.
From what I've seen; not when it's a small compass, set back in the buttstock.

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by Old No7
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: .32 Special...With a compass in the stock

Oldncrusty wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:50 pm
Curious as to whether this was a popular mod at one time. Anyone else have one or seen one?
Have seen quite a few of those on vintage rifles that were used for deer hunting in Maine back between WW's I and II.

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by Old No7
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 2020 Darwin Awards are out!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 603

The 2020 Darwin Awards are out!!!!

What a hoot! Except for the very last line, that is......... Old No7 Here are the undisputed winners for 2020 : 1. When his 38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Provo, Utah, would-be robber Jason Ellison did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered d...
by Old No7
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The "Little Joe" Crossbow
Replies: 2
Views: 201

The "Little Joe" Crossbow

Interesting little device here, as shared with me by my twin who is into long bows... ( Click image to enlarge ) Little Joe Crossbow.jpg His text said: "It was very quiet (just 72 decibels on firing) and very accurate (6” groups at 20 yards), with an effective range of 30 yards, at which distance th...
by Old No7
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Ammo Wanted"
Replies: 10
Views: 821

"Ammo Wanted"

Ha, this just might work here in Maine........... :wink:

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by Old No7
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello... again...wait, where am I?
Replies: 24
Views: 804

Re: Hello... again...wait, where am I?

Quite a fingernail trimmer there. :wink: The sword is even MORE impressive in real life -- just like Jeremy. :wink: I got to see it on St. Pattys Day at Jeremy's base housing at Camp Pendleton back in 2009 (I think it was), after a great dinner with he and his family. The craftsmanship on that Germ...
by Old No7
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello... again...wait, where am I?
Replies: 24
Views: 804

Re: Hello... again...wait, where am I?

Thanks fellas. Glad to see a lot of the old names still here. Hey there Jeremy: Great to see you makin' some smoke again Gunny. Glad to hear the boys are both doing well, and I hope Dee is great too. I'll connect with you if I get out your way should they ever let me travel for work again -- farthe...
by Old No7
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing... Pitchy's Army
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Introducing... Pitchy's Army

When it gets warm enough for Lenn to get back in the shop for some welding...

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I'll bet our 'ol buddy Pitchy could make a whole battalion!

Hope you're doing well these days Lenn. :wink:

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by Old No7
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First folding spoon
Replies: 28
Views: 581

Re: First folding spoon

Made a couple of the other type this morn, i don`t have any good carving tools so i use the side grinder for everything. Used a 44 SP. for the rivet. :) Very clever design Lenn! I'll bet if you used a square nail or copper rivet (vintage style) my twin, the blackpowder guy, and his buddies would ca...
by Old No7
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My dad passed away
Replies: 39
Views: 1057

Re: My dad passed away

Very sorry to hear this... Prayers for your mom -- and you too. Others said it well above; cherish the memories and let those comfort you today and in the future.

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