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  1. Update with a bit of oiling, 4ought steel wool, and a set of Pachmayr "Hybrid" grips I picked up and refinished. Maybe I'll eventually find a set of O. E. Colt's, but not at the $200 they seem to be selling for! Bob
  2. LOVE the Marks! Just a personal thing, but I've always thought the 22-45's just about the ugliest things I've ever seen made in the US! Bob
  3. Almost forgot the Kart match bushing he snuck in there! Bob
  4. Finally got the camera battery! Primo work! If you've never seen the inverted triangle rear before, it's the berries for those of us who have trouble getting enough light in the sights! Bob
  5. Just a personal opinion, the older the better. While new are still rugged, reliable, and probably as accurate as older guns, I just can't get my head around plastic trigger groups, and painted receivers. Even the new "stainless" guns are just a painted on coating over moly steel bbls. As long as exterior of a used 10/22 is acceptable the internals and bbl just about can't be fubared. Bob
  6. While I've always loved the lines of the old Lugers, that one didn't adapt to the carbine version well. Have to agree with Win. Bob
  7. Though it's near 'bout my favorite pistol cartridge, a word of warning, unless you're extremely flush, and don't mind spending it, the Super is pretty much a hand-loaders cartridge! Mine get a 99% handload diet. Bob
  8. Piece of cake. Though a couple of the tricks are just that,,,tricky, till you've done it a couple times. Think there are several Utube vids showing how. Bob
  9. Sorry, but I've always thought of Marlin semi-autos as jam-a-matics. No contest there, get a 10/22, the older the better. Now Marlins' bolt guns are a whole 'nother story ! Bob
  10. Now the battery in my Nikon camera is dead! Have one ordered, but hasn't come in yet. This is one fine sight install! "Kensite" brand, "melted" into slide, front is dovetailed into slide, then sides of sight and dovetail were contoured until it's hard to see the seams. Group size has improved as well as speed. Can hardly wait to get camera up and running so I can post pictures and REALLY gloat! Bob
  11. Arkie_Lefty

    B. O.

    A ship's Captain inspected his sailors, and afterward told the first mate that his men smelled badly...reeked of body odor (B.O.). The Captain suggested perhaps it would help if the sailors would change underwear occasionally to keep the B.O. to a minimum, if not get rid of it altogether. The first mate responded, "Aye, aye sir, I'll see to it immediately!" The first mate went straight to the sailors berth deck and announced, "The Captain thinks you guys smell bad and wants you to change your underwear to get rid of your B.O.." He continued, "Pittman, you change with Jones, McCarthy, you change with Witkowski, and Brown, you change with Schultz. Now GET TO IT!" THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS: Someone may come along and promise "Change", but don't count on things smelling any better. Just Say No to B.O.
  12. > Subject: Air Force One Crash! > > >> Air Force One crashed in the middle of rural America. Panic stricken, >> the local sheriff mobilized and descended on the farm in force. When >> they got there, the disaster was clear. The aircraft was totally >> destroyed with only a burned hulk left smoldering in a tree line that >> bordered a farm. >> The sheriff and his men entered the smoking mess but could find no >> remains of anyone, including the President. >> >> They spotted a lone farmer plowing a field not too far away as if >> nothing at all happened. They hurried over to the man's tractor. >> >> "Hank," the sheriff yelled, panting and out of breath. "Did you see this >> terrible accident happen?". >> >> "Yep. Sure did." the farmer mumbled unconcernedly, cutting off the >> tractor's engine. >> >> "Do you realize that is the airplane of the President of the United >> States?" >> >> "Yep." >> >> "Were there any survivors?" >> >> "Nope. They's all kilt straight out," the farmer answered. "I done >> buried them all myself. Took me most of the morning.." >> >> "President Obama is dead?" the sheriff shouted. >> >> "Well," the farmer grumbled, restarting his tractor. "He kept a-saying >> he wasn't ... >> But you know how bad that sum[censored] lies." >>
  13. TORTURE!!! Sent my RIA 38Super slide to my Nephew to have him replace the horrible sights. I shipped it standard post (ok to send parts, just not the part with the serial number), no insurance, he had it in two days. He called to tell me he'd put in in the mail Wednesday and fussed at me for not insuring, as he did on return trip. Checked yesterday, no slide, checked at 8;30 this morning no slide. Happened back by post office 1:30pm ish (closed), and sure enough instead of slide, there was yellow notification slip that signature is required! Now I gotta moan, whine, and grit my teeth 'till Monday morning to get it!! Bob
  14. Just got all the parts together today. Haven't had a chance to pull the trigger yet! Bob
  15. UPDATE! Finished pics. Stock is a birch carbine with front cut off at an angle, finger grooves cut. Has a "dipped" carbon fiber effect finish, and a "burn victim" Rhino Lining coated butt plate. Bolt face has been squared, and a Timney trigger installed are the extent of mechanical mods. Receiver is from an early 93XXX serial number gun, beadblasted and clearcoated. Barrel is NOS from when stainless bbls were actually stainless. Scope is a 4X Burris that spent years on Wife's Mini30. Walmart rings and bases.
  16. Englishmen sing "Hey You, Get Off Of My Cloud". Scottsmen sing "Hey, McLeod, Get Off Of My Ewe". Bob
  17. Never shot a lot of shotgun, just a few rounds of Sporting clays. Back at that time 1 1/8 was standard 12ga load. Does 1 oz load recoil worse because of speed? 1 oz 20ga loads in my Citori Lightning are kinda sharp! Bob
  18. Go to that site occasionally, but the last time was a couple days ago and picked up a pretty tenacious bug! Took three runs of a paid service sweeper to clean it up. Take care, Bob
  19. THAT'S HORRIBLE!! Let me give you a hunnerd dollars to take that POS off your hands! Bob
  20. These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning? WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?' ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you? WITNESS: My name is Susan! ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact? WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks. ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active? WITNESS: No, I just lie there. ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all? WITNESS: Yes . ; ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory? WITNESS: I forget. ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot? ___________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning? WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam? ____________________________________ ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he? WITNESS: He's twenty, much like your IQ. ____________________________ ______ _________ ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken? WITNESS: Are you [censored] me? _________________________________________ ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th? WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time? WITNESS: Getting laid ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: She had three children, right? WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: How many were boys? WITNESS: None. ATTORNEY: Were there any girls? WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney? ___________________________________ ______ ___ ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated? WITNESS: By death. ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated? WITNESS: Take a guess. ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual? WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard. ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female? WITNESS: Unless the circus was in town, I'm going with male. _____ ________________________________ ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney? WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work. ______________________________________ ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people? WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight. ________________________________________ ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to? WITNESS: Oral.. _________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body? WIT NESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m. ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time? WITNE SS: If not, he was by the time I finished. ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample? WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question? ______________________________________ And the best for last: ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? WITNESS: No. ATT ORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor? WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar. ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless? WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law..
  21. Check the Savage section at Rimfire Central.com . There's excellent instructions for trigger tuning. As an armorer it should be all you need to bring it up to spec. Bob
  22. Really was a good day. Then went by "Ron's Fish House" for supper. Their slogan is "62 Feet Of All You Can Eat"! Catfish filets, catfish Steaks (bone in), Cajun catfish, frog legs, crawfish, shrimp, various chicken dishes, various beef and pork offerings, They have cooking staff, cashier, and cleanup staff. All else is self serve. Ok by me long as they're up front about it. No reason to leave a tip. OVER ATE!!! bOB
  23. UPDATE; Semi successful gunshow trip. Got 1,000 125gr RNL bullets for 38Super reloads, set of used Pachmayr "Hybrid" grips (walnut with rubber insert finger grooves) for Diamondback, Yea, I know, won't do anything for value, but they sure feel good and look much better than all rubber Pachmayr "Presentation" atrocities that were on it! Wife was along and I bought her a nice all leather zipper pouch handgun purse. No 1911 parts. Closest thing to a bargain gun was a Rock Island Armory 38Super with acne (had 4-5 heavily pitted spots on slide. Fugly appearance, no effect on function. Guy was asking $350. I made a couple more circles, and when I came back to dicker he'd already sold it! Also bought a brick of Armscor (SP) high velocity, hollow point, made in the Philippines, 22 long rifle ammo! Haven't seen this stuff in years, back then it was HOT. And cheap. Haven't fired any of this yet, but at 500 @ $31. it ain't cheap. Realize I got "gun show raped" but I wanted to see if it was good as it used to be.
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