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by Old No7
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bring Back Public Floggings & Hangings
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Bring Back Public Floggings & Hangings

A 10-minute stop at the bank today turned into a 45-minute visit, followed by a Police Report and an Affidavit for Identity Theft, followed by a requisite 30-minute chat at yet another bank, and then several calls made to credit card companies and new Fraud Alerts posted on all 3 credit bureaus. So ...
by Old No7
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry -- Inside-pocket Mag Carry
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Concealed Carry -- Inside-pocket Mag Carry

As a follow-up to the recent "Concealed Carry" posting, I thought I'd share an inexpensive but effective way to easily carry and conceal a loaded single-stack magazine in your pocket... Mag Carry 01 (Small).jpg That's an Uncle Mike's Inside-Pocket Nylon Holster in Size #2 , made for .380 Auto's. For...
by Old No7
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy solar eclipse
Replies: 22
Views: 274

Re: Happy solar eclipse

Nothing to write home about here in ME...

I don't think it darkened much if any...

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by Old No7
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 1819 Hall Breach-loading Flintlock Rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Model 1819 Hall Breach-loading Flintlock Rifle

This one isn't mine, but I'll have to admit that it's pretty cool... I was thinking some of you may want to see it -- after it, it has a lever to unlock it, right below the frizzen. This is a Model 1819 Hall Breach-loading Flintlock Rifle , dated 1839 on the receiver. Hall Rifle 01 (Small).jpg Here'...
by Old No7
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a new security system tonight
Replies: 26
Views: 501

Re: Got a new security system tonight

Very nice, congrats!

Glad you didn't get a "REMLIN"!!!

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by Old No7
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty girl Bess.
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Dirty girl Bess.

Nicely done on the "twofer" (two for one) shot Nath.

So...

How DO you prepare those for the table anyway?!

Old No7
by Old No7
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SUV + Propane Tank + Gas Grill "On" + Flame Equals.....
Replies: 14
Views: 411

SUV + Propane Tank + Gas Grill "On" + Flame Equals.....

An SUV + Propane Tank + Gas Grill "On" + Flame Equals..... THIS! :shock: SUV-Grill.jpg The original story I read said a cigarette was lit and kaboom ! "A couple transporting a barbecue grill was injured Sunday after their rental SUV exploded, Orlando police said." ... But another story I just saw a...
by Old No7
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range day
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Range day

Nice post Gunny -- That's where we'll go next time I'm out your way! :wink:

Good luck with school -- although I'll bet you could give the prof's and other students a schoolin' when they need it too!

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by Old No7
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers up for America
Replies: 13
Views: 718

Re: Prayers up for America

Praise the Lord and pass the ammo..." Amen to that Pitchy; my late father used to say that quote. Good post. He'd also say: "Save the last round for yourself..." (when recalling the Indian Wars, which he did not participate in...) And to that I say -- The heck with that!!! All my rounds will go whe...
by Old No7
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Go Navy!
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Go Navy!

Living just 10 miles north of Boston when I was a kid, I lived and breather anything related to the old girl... And I visited her multiple times. (I need to go again too!) Sadly... That story, is just that... That's a myth, as written below by a history professor. Old No7 "I've told my students, 'Th...
by Old No7
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Just Joined Browning's "Citori O/U Club"
Replies: 10
Views: 433

I Just Joined Browning's "Citori O/U Club"

Well, it does have a top lever... For the last few years, I've really enjoyed upland bird hunting with my sweet little 28" 20 gauge Dickinson Estate side-by-side shotgun that was marketed/sold by Cabela's (and made by Akus in Turkey). As compared to the boxlock action of the CZ Bobwhite which it re...
by Old No7
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yet Another Knife Project
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Yet Another Knife Project

octagon wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:52 pm
Knife is cool "as is" :D
+1 to that!

Nice job! Or as Blaine would say "Knife job!". :wink:

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by Old No7
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homemade fish cleaning table
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Homemade fish cleaning table

Knot bad!!! :wink:

( See what I did there Blaine?!?! )

Seriously -- nice work! Very classy!

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by Old No7
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting "Before & After" Photo's
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Interesting "Before & After" Photo's

I think the gang here will enjoy this one...

Modified the original image -- just for your viewing pleasure!!! :wink:

Old No7

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by Old No7
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brunch with Gunny (JReed) in Sunny CA
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Brunch with Gunny (JReed) in Sunny CA

jkbrea wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:45 am
Sounds like a great.....and busy time. Is that the BassPro in Rancho Cucamonga? They have a nice selection of boats.
Yup, that's the one. Go and see Gunny -- he'd be glad to sell you one!

A BIG ONE, that is... :wink:

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by Old No7
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brunch with Gunny (JReed) in Sunny CA
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Brunch with Gunny (JReed) in Sunny CA

Years ago, while visiting So Cal on business, Jeremy ( JReed , aka Gunny) kindly invited me to his home for a delicious St Patty's Day Dinner and a personal tour of Camp Pendleton. I got to meet his family and also see his gun collection and the awesome USMC NCO sword that many of us here chipped in...
by Old No7
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awesome Gun Room and Winchester Mdl 42 Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: Awesome Gun Room and Winchester Mdl 42 Collection

Wouldn't that get boring after awhile though???

Although I'd love to have all the space, time, cabinets AND MONEY it took to do it........... :wink:

Old No7
by Old No7
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marine Dog with Cancer Gets Tear-filled Farewell
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Marine Dog with Cancer Gets Tear-filled Farewell

Found more info on another story about this dog... Old No7 Hundreds turned out to say goodbye to the hero dog whose Marine veteran partner put together a bucket list for him... after he was diagnosed with bone cancer. Cena, a black lab who served three tours in Afghanistan as a bomb-sniffer with the...
by Old No7
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marine Dog with Cancer Gets Tear-filled Farewell
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Marine Dog with Cancer Gets Tear-filled Farewell

Saw this on the web... So sad, but I'm sure his faithful members of the Corp appreciated the chance to say goodbye this way... Old No7 Marine Dog with Cancer Gets Tear-filled Farewell Marine Dog.jpg U.S. Marine veteran Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung carries Cena a 10-year-old black lab who was a military s...
by Old No7
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awesome Gun Room and Winchester Mdl 42 Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Awesome Gun Room and Winchester Mdl 42 Collection

Make that.. . One Heck of an Awesome Gun Room and Winchester Mdl 42 Collection!!! Thinking there may be some fans of great Gun Rooms and also Winchester Model 42 pump shotguns here, Click on This Link to Winchester TV, "Model 42" and prepare to be amazed. Wow................ Just IMAGINE if they we...
by Old No7
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New (looking) 300 Savage brass
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: New (looking) 300 Savage brass

Wow, that's a lot of work -- but even if they don't shoot any better, they'll at least LOOK better and be EASIER to find when laying empty in among the fall leaves -- as you bend over to pick it up on your way to a nice 10-pointer that is down for the count... OK now... Let's see the rifle you'll us...
by Old No7
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: “How To” Lighten Southgate Ejectors (on a Side by Side)
Replies: 0
Views: 201

“How To” Lighten Southgate Ejectors (on a Side by Side)

Some shooters may complain about the highly sprung Southgate Ejectors on a side-by-side shotgun, causing overly aggressive ejection and tough/difficult cocking efforts, and I had the very same issues with my Dickinson Estate 20 ga SXS when it was first new (as made by Akus, the same maker of the S&W...
by Old No7
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Out with the flintlock.
Replies: 14
Views: 562

Re: Out with the flintlock.

Won't be long before you are taking granddaughter with you and showing her the beauty of nature....... :D Now that sounds like a grand plan! (And I'll be a grandfather to a l'il girl come September...) I'm glad I opened and read your post Nath, as I'd misread it as: "Out" with the flintlock ... And...
by Old No7
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Last To Let You Down" (U.S. Marine Body Bearers)
Replies: 2
Views: 289

"The Last To Let You Down" (U.S. Marine Body Bearers)

Very interesting article that I first saw on LinkedIn about the U.S. Marine's "Body Bearers" and all the unique training they go through, as well as the physical requirements needed for them -- with only 6 per squad -- to properly pay the last respects to a fallen Marine. I've not heard of this spec...
by Old No7
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Have Found The Enemy, And It Are Us.......
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: I Have Found The Enemy, And It Are Us.......

Ysabel Kid wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:29 pm
Other than the age part, and I'm not too far behind, I'm right there with you!
Me too!

I never thought that being raised and growing up "right" -- would turn out to be SO WRONG in other people's eyes...

Sad, but true........................

Old No7
by Old No7
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Civil War Sword of Col. R. G. Shaw ("Glory") Found
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Civil War Sword of Col. R. G. Shaw ("Glory") Found

I always liked watching the movie Glory -- about the first all-black regiment fighting for the North during the Civil War. This news is historic, what a neat find! Old No7 The sword that belonged to the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the U.S. Civil War ...
by Old No7
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9 short weeks
Replies: 24
Views: 804

Re: 9 short weeks

Gunny:

This IS a site geared to leverguns right???

Call her:

* Marlin

* Winny

* Rossi

* "Bella" (aka "BLR")

Just don't call her Mossy... (Mossberg).

And if it you keep a male -- then Henry will do. :wink:

Old No7
by Old No7
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 Cowboys Walked Into a Bar...
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: 3 Cowboys Walked Into a Bar...

Have you shot the 38-55 much? I have one & its a jewel I've only put 20 rounds of factory ammo through it so far, but I was happy with the results. I actually sold off a Marlin 38-55 Cowboy several years ago -- probably because someone offered me cash and I had my eye on something else, but mostly ...
by Old No7
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 Cowboys Walked Into a Bar...
Replies: 7
Views: 690

3 Cowboys Walked Into a Bar...

3 Cowboys walked into a bar... They quickly identified themselves as being from the Marlin Ranch... Not the current one, but from the real McCoy " JM Marlin Ranch " back east... I poured them all a shot of Old No7 and invited them to stay -- and they did." So, with that intro... My recently announc...
by Old No7
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Marlin 38-55 Ad
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Vintage Marlin 38-55 Ad

Just found another old Marlin 38-55 ad...

Old No7

Marlin 38-55 Ammo Ad.jpg
by Old No7
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage Marlin 38-55 Ad
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Vintage Marlin 38-55 Ad

I figured some of you all would like this one...

Since I just acquired a Marlin Cowboy in .38-55 (My 2nd one; sold off the first one a few years back... Why??), I just had to save this in my Marlin folder.

Tight groups!

Old No7

Marlin 38-55 Ad.jpg
by Old No7
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Growing Up in the 70s & 80s
Replies: 17
Views: 808

Growing Up in the 70s & 80s

I like this one!!!

This is so true!!!

And let's include the 60s and earlier years too... :wink:

Old No7

70s & 80s (Medium).jpg
by Old No7
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Navy Collision... How does THAT happen???
Replies: 39
Views: 1773

Re: U.S. Navy Collision... How does THAT happen???

30-30 wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:02 am
prayers sent for the missing and the injured... :(
Good point. I was negligent by not including that sentiment in my original posting; please forgive me.

Prayers up for the souls and families of those lost from this accident.

Old No7
by Old No7
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You can never have enough weapon-lights...
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: You can never have enough weapon-lights...

This should work just fine... :wink:

Old No7

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by Old No7
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S. Navy Collision... How does THAT happen???
Replies: 39
Views: 1773

U.S. Navy Collision... How does THAT happen???

Many of these Aegis class destroyers are made here in Bath, Maine. Guys that I know who have helped build them say they: "Have the most advanced radar systems in the fleet". Well, if all that's true............ Then how DOES THIS HAPPEN ? ? ? (click for link) I just don't get it... :?: Old No7 USS F...
by Old No7
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work Has Started on the Rolling Blocks - Parts 2 and 3
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: Work Has Started on the Rolling Blocks - Part 2

Here's an update which will serve as "Part 3" of this series... Well, I did the assembly of the No 1 Rolling Block's action last night, just to ensure that all the parts still fit -- and it went together perfectly, just as I'd expected. The case colors on the action look great (to me) and have met ...
by Old No7
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From England.
Replies: 15
Views: 886

Re: From England.

Very nice pictures Nath! When I saw those first two pix, I heard the strains of Dame Vera Lynn singing "There'll be blue skies over, the White Cliffs of Dover..." in my head... Then again, "Bless 'Em All" is my favorite of hers, as my dad used to sing that tune (which he learned serving on an RAF ba...
by Old No7
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work Has Started on the Rolling Blocks - Parts 2 and 3
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: Work Has Started on the Rolling Blocks - Part 2

No. 7, I just ordered an economy Soule from Lee for my Ballard No. 1 1/2. Have high hopes for it. I 'm sure it will serve you well Bill! That is my second one; the first was mounted on my Officer's Model Trapdoor. Just to be clear... My picture above shows a "Hadley adjustable Eye Cup" on my econom...
by Old No7
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Real "Capt Woodrow Call"
Replies: 21
Views: 1263

The Real "Capt Woodrow Call"

Here's a follow-up to this post by John, aka our friend from across the pond: "gamekeeper" Paco Kelly's Leverguns.com is usually very civilised and easy to use, like Capt Woodrow Call , we won't tolerate rude behaviour..... :D Enjoy! :wink: Old No7 THE REAL TEXAN WHO INSPIRED CAPTAIN WOODROW F. CALL...
by Old No7
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Answers to Some "WHY" Questions...
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Answers to Some "WHY" Questions...

Thought this would be interesting to post here... :wink: Old No7 Answers to Some "WHY" Questions.. . 1... WHY do men's clothes have buttons on the right while women's clothes have buttons on the left? BECAUSE When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since ...
by Old No7
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Model 63-5, 3" SS Kit Gun (22)
Replies: 9
Views: 818

S&W Model 63-5, 3" SS Kit Gun (22)

I've had this l'il 3" S&W Model 63 "Kit Gun" for awhile now, but I hadn't shot it much. I finally spent about 45 minutes polishing the innards the other night, and now she is much smoother and a joy to shoot! I was surprised at "how dry" she was on the inside though, not a drop of lube or anything a...
by Old No7
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shot my 1860 conversion today
Replies: 30
Views: 1154

Re: Shot my 1860 conversion today

Nice shooting!

And now you got me thinking..................... :wink:

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by Old No7
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work Has Started on the Rolling Blocks - Parts 2 and 3
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Work Has Started on the Rolling Blocks - Parts 2 and 3

Part 2: Well, I got the big box of Case-colored Rolling Block Parts in the other day... Finally got around to taking a look this morning, as we had so many other tasks and activities already planned for the weekend. For those who may want a reminder, you can Click Here for a Link to "Before" Pictur...
by Old No7
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Old No7 & Piller.
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Happy Birthday Old No7 & Piller.

Thanks All!!!

While it makes "Old No7" even older, having another birthday -- sure beats NOT having one!!! :wink:

Old No7
by Old No7
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Single Shot Project (Stevens 44, 22 LR) - updated
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: Another Single Shot Project (Stevens 44, 22 LR) - updated

claybob86 wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 6:06 pm
Wow, that's nice! :mrgreen: Personally, I wouldn't refinish it, but that's just me.
I now think you're right... So I've decided to keep her "as is"...

"Old and vintage looking" -- just like me!!! :wink:

Old No7
by Old No7
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Single Shot Project (Stevens 44, 22 LR) - updated
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: Another Single Shot Project (Stevens 44, 22 LR)

Well, I finally found an old vintage Lyman tang sight with the correct 1.5" hole spacing -- and the screws too -- so I added it to the old girl... Here she is, all dressed up and ready to go now: Stevens 44 - 22 Tang 01 (Small).jpg And I was really pleased how well she shot with standard velocity 22...
by Old No7
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Marlin 336 Lever Action Rifles: Side Ejection Perfection"
Replies: 0
Views: 316

"Marlin 336 Lever Action Rifles: Side Ejection Perfection"

I don't ever recall seeing this web article about the venerable Marlin 336 Rifles posted here before; but if so, I missed it...

Click here for the link to "The Marlin 336 Lever Action Rifles: Side ejection perfection" on guns.com.

Tight groups!

Old No7
by Old No7
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improving My Marlin 39A For Silhouette
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Improving My Marlin 39A For Silhouette

Shasta wrote: It shoots very well and will make a good backup gun for my main rifle, a 1955 vintage 39A that is a twin to this rifle.
Shasta
The only "blasphemy" that I see -- is not making that one your "main rifle"!!!

Nice work. :wink:

Old No7
by Old No7
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin "Cowboy" Rifles -- Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Marlin "Cowboy" Rifles -- Revisited

For whatever reasons, I sold off a nice Marlin Cowboy in 38-55 a few years ago... Now that I think about it, I really liked the rifle itself. But it was the large blocky God-awful "Statue of Liberty" base on the Marble's tang sight that I had added which really turned me off, as it didn't allow you...
by Old No7
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Magic Potion
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: A Magic Potion

Didn't see that one coming...

(Neither did the wife...) :wink:

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