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by Old No7
Mon Apr 15, 2024 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Navy Tactical Scope Mount
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: New Navy Tactical Scope Mount

Maybe he was practicing on targets that were "really small and very far away"...

That's how they'd look through a Navy Scope!

I've heard of "Up periscope!" -- but never "Reverse rifle scope" :wink:

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by Old No7
Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd not survive the 'corporate' world...
Replies: 19
Views: 447

Re: I'd not survive the 'corporate' world...

...we at work try to form a cohesive TEAM, and that the MISSION is to provide a product or service, in this case patient-care, and that it is all about the PATIENT, not about any of our individual egos or whether or not we are 'offended'. Such a TEAM cannot function if we have someone on the team w...
by Old No7
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti rolling block 22lr
Replies: 22
Views: 693

Re: Uberti rolling block 22lr

I've inspected only one of those wee rolling blocks from Uberti. It was a used, older one. Closed and "locked," I could feel the breech move as I pulled back on its ear: Not confidence inspiring. So -- * Was the chamber recessed for the thickness of the 22's rim? * Or was what you were fe...
by Old No7
Tue Apr 09, 2024 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery solved or I’m not that bright
Replies: 21
Views: 651

Re: Mystery solved or I’m not that bright

jeepnik wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:23 pm Bonnie and Clydes car?
Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Tue Apr 09, 2024 7:11 am Any ideas how to get it he lube off without damaging the paint?
Low heat from a blow dryer might help to soften it, to let any of the solvents work better.

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by Old No7
Mon Apr 08, 2024 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery solved or I’m not that bright
Replies: 21
Views: 651

Re: Mystery solved or I’m not that bright

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 2:46 pm Turns out that the residue is blue. From shooting my sixgun across the bed...
It could be much worse... :wink:
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by Old No7
Sun Apr 07, 2024 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti rolling block 22lr
Replies: 22
Views: 693

Re: Uberti rolling block 22lr

Bill in Oregon wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2024 1:09 pm Might ask over at the ASSRA site. Uberti is capable of making an accurate barrel.
I recently got a Uberti Low Wall, and so far (even without trying several different 22 loads) I've been really pleased with its accuracy. And the fit and finish are very nice too. Good luck.

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by Old No7
Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GRRRRRRrrrrrrrr!
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: GRRRRRRrrrrrrrr!

GunnyMack wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:24 am They say in some cases 11 day backlog. Why? What's the cause ? Did I miss something...
For the driver's sake -- I hope he wasn't "on the bridge"..............

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by Old No7
Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Johnny Hopper and His War Against The Germans
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Johnny Hopper and His War Against The Germans

Dang -- my PC's anti-malware system blocked that site...

Would have loved to read it -- and I hope the block was wrong (but watch your systems for the next few days!).

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by Old No7
Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?
Replies: 17
Views: 558

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 Old No7
Sun Mar 31, 2024 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?
Replies: 17
Views: 558

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

Here's the classic Marlin ad... Marlin 01.jpg I especially liked the lever action printed ads. One of my favorite is the bear meeting a man on a horse on a narrow ledge ! What a kluster that would be! Remington had a very similar one -- only no horse... Remington ad 01.png Then again, if you don't u...
by Old No7
Thu Mar 28, 2024 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guns of the Old West
Replies: 24
Views: 806

Re: Guns of the Old West

Dang!

This is NOT good news at all…

Just like “The Kid”, it is one of the few magazines that I read cover-to-cover.

As for my buddy John across the pond, I have a few more older issues saved up that I will send to you.

** Posted from a beach house in The Bahamas. **

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by Old No7
Tue Mar 19, 2024 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdy Ya'll!
Replies: 32
Views: 1076

Re: Howdy Ya'll!

Welcome! Glad you're here -- you will fit right in with us. ...Right now my favorite rifle is a Winchester 1892 takedown Deluxe in 44 Magnum, Turnbull finished. It was a gift from a friend and is a testament to God's blessing on my life. Bless you, and I have to ask -- does your friend need any NEW ...
by Old No7
Tue Mar 19, 2024 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPAMMERS
Replies: 26
Views: 722

Re: SPAMMERS

Thanks y'all I don't mind zapping the buggers it does in fact keep my brain cells (all two of them) working... So John, what are you doing with the "other two"??? Oh wait, isn't "using only 2 brain cells" consistent with the UK's leaders??? But seriously -- thanks for your effor...
by Old No7
Mon Mar 18, 2024 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do Red Squirrels Like Pine Cones??? (Especially when served on boats...)
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Do Red Squirrels Like Pine Cones??? (Especially when served on boats...)

2023 was a banner year for pine cones in this part of Maine... We've been here 12 years and have always had a few come down in the yard, but this year, likely due to a wet spring & summer and some seasonal changes with the pine trees -- we've had hundreds, if not thousand s come down in the yar...
by Old No7
Sat Mar 16, 2024 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why isnt there more variety?
Replies: 20
Views: 1101

Re: Why isnt there more variety?

And there it is...
44shooter wrote: Sat Mar 09, 2024 1:14 pm ...putting a point on a stubby bullet in a slow cartridge makes little difference in aerodynamics. It’s like putting a nose on a wheelbarrow.
BEST post of the week! :wink:

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by Old No7
Wed Mar 13, 2024 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CZ Bobwhite Project Upland 12 Ga SxS, "Ugly Duckling"
Replies: 3
Views: 283

CZ Bobwhite Project Upland 12 Ga SxS, "Ugly Duckling"

An "Ugly Duckling" story... I've admired CZ's Bobwhite Project Upland side-by-side shotgun's looks before, both in 12 and 20 gauges, with the upgraded wood, false sideplates and brilliant case-colors on the action metal. It's very similar to their Sharptail -- but costs more -- yet I much...
by Old No7
Tue Mar 12, 2024 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weirdness with Altamont Grips
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Weirdness with Altamont Grips

The problem is new, read younger, employees find out they actually have to produce instead of playing in the internet all day. So, they quit and draw benefits as long as they can. Gee, ya think the guv'mint got them used to be paid for sitting on their a**es? My daughter (mid-30s) is having a heck ...
by Old No7
Tue Mar 12, 2024 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weirdness with Altamont Grips
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Weirdness with Altamont Grips

I have bought their grips several times over the years and have been quite pleased for the price. There was some sort of change in the company a while back with the result that for a long time their grip selection contracted mightily -- and most of those shown were "temporarily unavailable,&qu...
by Old No7
Tue Mar 12, 2024 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sage learned a hard lesson today!
Replies: 13
Views: 944

Re: Sage learned a hard lesson today!

2ndovc wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 4:42 pm Shocking! :D
Ha, that's what I was going to say!

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by Old No7
Sat Mar 09, 2024 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Outlaw movie review
Replies: 21
Views: 1705

Re: The Last Outlaw movie review

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Fri Mar 08, 2024 8:19 am But it kills me that they didn’t teach the actors how to actually use a Sharps rifle!

But the takeaway lesson is to count your bullets!
Um, it doesn't get any easier than with a Sharps....

"One and done!" :wink:

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by Old No7
Sat Mar 09, 2024 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I lost my willie
Replies: 19
Views: 1481

Re: I lost my willie

Bill in Oregon wrote: Sat Mar 09, 2024 11:47 am Losing a dog is a very hard thing, but you can have a horse for half your life.
Gee, I had not thought of that...

But I do know that losing a dog after 10 years sure wasn't easy...

Remember the good times, cherish the memories, and be well.

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by Old No7
Tue Mar 05, 2024 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #1 1/2 Rolling Block Cadet
Replies: 14
Views: 1311

Re: #1 1/2 Rolling Block Cadet

marlinman93 wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:53 am ...I'm only 40 miles away from the auction, so I can drive there next week and avoid shipping charges, or delays in shipping!
Or a broken stock! :shock:

That looks like a fun one, congrats!

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by Old No7
Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 80 Years Ago -- U.S. Fighters Over Berlin!
Replies: 10
Views: 592

Re: 80 Years Ago -- U.S. Fighters Over Berlin!

And this is for you Dad! My father back in WWII: Dad-WWII.jpg My father with a P51 at Manchester NH, many years later: Dad with P51 at Manch 01.jpg "The Belly Tank" enlisted men's bar at Debden, England, in WWII: (note the artwork!) Belly Tank - Enlisted Mens Beer Hall.jpeg And me in 2017...
by Old No7
Sun Mar 03, 2024 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 80 Years Ago -- U.S. Fighters Over Berlin!
Replies: 10
Views: 592

80 Years Ago -- U.S. Fighters Over Berlin!

March 3, 1944: P38 Lightnings were seen flying over Berlin for the first time in WW2, but there were no bombers as the heavies had turned back. March 4, 1944: P51 Mustangs from the Fourth Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, based at Debden England became the first single-engine fighters in the skies over...
by Old No7
Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this a good plan?
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

Re: Is this a good plan?

A tall shot of Jack - Close your eyes - and think of leverguns old & new!

Sounds like a plan!!!

Good luck Bill.

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by Old No7
Wed Feb 28, 2024 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Where Does It Say...?"
Replies: 4
Views: 801

"Where Does It Say...?"

See this here, before it's moved to the Politics Forum...

Good question asked below.

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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: 788

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: 788

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.

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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: 587

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: 780

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: 807

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
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: 450

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: 43
Views: 3240

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: 366

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: 366

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: 494

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: 438

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: 438

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: 1179

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: 1179

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: 1359

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: 810

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: 403

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: 854

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: 999

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: 854

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: 672

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: 848

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: 962

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: 962

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...