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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/05/03 14:54:02 (permalink)
Hmm That mailbox would draw some attention around here, 'fer sure' !
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/05/03 15:09:13 (permalink)
I suppose the mailbox itself serves as a warning for would-be thieves. One thing for sure is it would have presented a challenge to my cadre of early-teens lunatics of 50 years ago.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/06/09 21:02:01 (permalink)
My daughter and I finally wore out my 35 yr. old Crossman Air Rifle. Does anybody here use air rifles ? I am looking for something in the $200 +/- range. I live close to Bass Pro Shop and I was thinking about a Gamo. I would like to get one in .177 and at least 1000 fps . I welcome all feedback. If you know of an online shop that can beat Bass Pro please let me know. My daughter is 8yrs. old and she is Excelling in school and in archery, she loves to shoot with me and I want to keep her interested as long as possible. thank you. Karl
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/06/09 21:14:27 (permalink)
I have a Gamo Varmint Hunter in .177. Fantastically accurate, and it has put a number of squirrels in the skillet, and has been handy for groundhogs and raccoons.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/06/09 21:24:54 (permalink)
That is the one I was looking at , thank you Michael. Racoons and Whistle Pigs ? I'll check it out this weekend.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/06/09 22:28:22 (permalink)
Yep. Raccoons and whistlepigs. I didn't know anyone was still calling them whistlepigs. I bought the Gamo originally because I was bothered by raccoons and whistlepigs.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/06/10 19:56:49 (permalink)
Fathers Day came early for me , my Wife and Daughter went to Bass Pro and bought me the last Gamo Varmint Hunter Hp in stock. I cant believe how much power it has , it was able to penetrate into a steel drum i use as a burn barrel. Thank you Michael for recommending it. If it wasn't raining out I wouldn't be typing this.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/06/10 20:19:40 (permalink)
That's great. I'm glad you got it and that you like it. It is powerful.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/08/04 21:19:08 (permalink)
One of my daughters, whose husband is a avid hunter, has taken to the outdoor life actively during their dating years, and marriage now two years ago.  This past weekend, I was visiting and discussing how I could help them with finishing off their basement; and she asked about some of my dad's guns.....she wanted something to remember her grandpa by.    Touched my heart.   We agreed upon the shotgun that my grandpa gave to my dad for his high school graduation back in the 50's; a 12 gauge Winchester pump.  That will be proudly displayed next to the fireplace in the newly finished basement with the duck decoys, pheasant mounts, etc.  The Winchester is very operational; but I haven't shot it in years; it's been regulated to the back of the safe in favor of the Brownings.   Still; a family heirloom and a nice thing to remember Dad by.  
 
My treasured Brownings; all eight of them; will be passed along the same way when I'm done with them.  
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/08/05 00:40:43 (permalink)
We are building a Turkey gun for my hunter-grandson out of parts he is finding for a Mossberg of mine. It never ceases to amaze me how those "pieced together hand me downs'" seem to mean a lot to the kids.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/08/10 22:56:33 (permalink)
For Christmas 2013 I bought myself a 10mm AR, it uses DDLES lower designed for Glock magazines. It goes nicely with my 10mm handguns.

I need to figure out how to post pics...
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/08/10 23:00:20 (permalink)
You can ignore the truck...
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/08/11 07:05:47 (permalink)
Very nice MikeS.  Is that an NFA silencer (nod to Hiram Maxim)?
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/08/11 11:47:35 (permalink)
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For Christmas 2013 I bought myself a 10mm AR, it uses DDLES lower designed for Glock magazines. It goes nicely with my 10mm handguns.

I need to figure out how to post pics...

Nice.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/08/11 17:23:39 (permalink)
MikeS.
For Christmas 2013 I bought myself a 10mm AR, it uses DDLES lower designed for Glock magazines. It goes nicely with my 10mm handguns.

I need to figure out how to post pics...

I used to have one of those. It was tons of fun, especially since I somehow inherited a heap of 10mm components and reloaded 1000s of rounds. Alas, I lost it as part of my catch-and-release program.
 

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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/08/11 18:23:46 (permalink)
Is one of those still legal in Connecticut?
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/08/12 07:51:47 (permalink)
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Is one of those still legal in Connecticut?

Mr. Stern can answer more definitely, but it's my understanding if you owned that rifle by 4/3/2013, you are okay, but must have registered it by 1/1/2014, and if you possesed magazines > 10 rounds, you had to have had them (or ordered them) by 4/3/2013 and register them by 1/1/2014.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/09/23 13:47:05 (permalink)
After a busy couple of months I'll bring this thread back to life. Haven't had much camera time recently. I have switched a good amount of my focus from the big auctions in Indy, to local deals and trading activity that is based in Facebook and to a lessor degree on Armslist.
Recent acquistions- some for cash and some for trades of items I had here...
 
1. Pride of my Armory- a Springfield M1A National Match rifle, caliber .308, 2-ten rd mags, 1-twenty rd mag, Pristine condition still has some of the cosmolene in it. SS Match Barrel, 2 stage Trigger. Price was Two of my better 1911's, but I was pleased with the deal.
 
2. Mossberg MVP Varmit Predator Rifle in caliber ,223, 3x9x40 Nikon scope , Bipod, 24" Fluted SS barrel, Accu-trigger, 1-ten rd and 2 20 rd mags. 250 rds FMJ ammo.
 
3. Weatherby Vanguard 7mm Rem. Magnum 3x9x40 Leopold scope, Hogue green rubber stock.
 
4. Two Taurus 38 Special Snubby Revolvers- 5 shot, pre Model 85's  One blue  one nickel
 
5. Taurus 840 pistol in 40 S& W with 2 extra mags NIB
 
a couple of others pending   but not committed.  Big auction coming in November  but I may pass it by. Not the time to tie up a lot of money right now.
 
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/09/23 14:28:54 (permalink)
You got the Predator? You sneaky (lucky) dog. All I can say is, your whistlepigs and raccoons better look out.
 
By the way, did you see the article on the MVP in American Rifleman?
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/09/25 11:47:31 (permalink)
Michael- I thought the Predator was the 'carbine' version of the MVP rifle with the box mags., but apparently they are spreading the name to cover that whole line.  My rifle is definitely not a light weight carbine.  It comes under the Varmit  Heading, with the bench rest stock and bipod attached (can be removed). Whereas  the regular carbine is quite a bit more portable.
This is what I have. I traded the Stevens O/U 20 gauge for this  Both guns in New Condition.!
 
Mossberg & Sons | 27726
 
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/09/25 12:08:10 (permalink)
As I recall, the carbine is the Patrol.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/09/25 18:04:09 (permalink)
mayor al Not the time to tie up a lot of money right now.
 


I recall reading fairly recently that "the right" firearms have been a good investment over the past 20 or 30 years, and short term too. Prices at "legitimate" auctions point to investments in "collector" guns, (like your new pride????) rather than guns in general. Like art and coins, you have to know what you are doing, or trust a pro. CD's don't seem to be a good place to tie up money either.
 When I was young, my Dad made a few bucks buying and selling ordinary guns, and later buying and selling old trucks and Model A Fords. It takes a lot of time, and eventually he tired of spending Saturday mornings with "tire kickers, dreamers, and shysters". It is probably more fun when it's a hobby. 
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/09/25 20:34:09 (permalink)
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Yeah, As odd as it may sound for someone who is retired and is wandering around the yard a lot..I don't want to spend a whole day in the auction house making that sort of investment, then work at bailing myself out over the next few monthes.  It was fun for awhile, but tends to get repetitive and I've had enough of the big time buying.  However To bid and buy one or two "just for me" that's still a possibility.  
 

Sorry about the misquote above... I was assisting Steve with another problem and made this entry while still in his account.    This is the Mayor's comment. 
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/09/30 14:06:25 (permalink)
From hints on this thread, I've made it to the Henry web site. They seem to have a nice, pump action (gallery) .22. I learned to shoot on a .22 Remington, originally bought for Mom, but Dad never replaced it when it was stolen. I've been looking for a used, gallery, Remington, but the ones that I have seen have been junk. For about twice the money of the junk , I can buy a new Henry. It looks like a nice, quality, rifle that can be passed down through the generations for cheap firearm training. My local Dick's can get one, but it is not in stock, and I hesitate to buy a "pig in a poke". Do any other posters have one? Can you mix longs and shorts in the tube magazine like the Remington?
BTW, if you see a rifle with "MILES" branded into the stock, I'd appreciate it if you notified local law enforcement.........
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/09/30 14:31:29 (permalink)
A mortar looks like an almost vertical pipe that mortar shells are dropped into from the top. The shells drop to the bottom, hits the firing pin, and shoots back out the top of the "pipe".
 
They are fun to shoot as a team. (the gunners don't see the target, and aim based on info from a forward observer) They are a hoot to fire in the seldom practiced direct fire mode, where one guy drops rounds, and the other adjusts the barrel by hand, based on direct sight. (like the WW II Japanese "knee mortar", which was actually NOT fired from the knee.)
 
For the last few weeks an ISIS mortar gunner is shown in a short clip that I must have seen 100 times on the news. He drops the round, but does not move his hand out of the way, correctly. I hope that he has blown his hand off by now.  
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/09/30 14:54:00 (permalink)
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From hints on this thread, I've made it to the Henry web site. They seem to have a nice, pump action (gallery) .22. I learned to shoot on a .22 Remington, originally bought for Mom, but Dad never replaced it when it was stolen. I've been looking for a used, gallery, Remington, but the ones that I have seen have been junk. For about twice the money of the junk , I can buy a new Henry. It looks like a nice, quality, rifle that can be passed down through the generations for cheap firearm training. My local Dick's can get one, but it is not in stock, and I hesitate to buy a "pig in a poke". Do any other posters have one? Can you mix longs and shorts in the tube magazine like the Remington?
BTW, if you see a rifle with "MILES" branded into the stock, I'd appreciate it if you notified local law enforcement.........


The Henry you're talking about takes Long Rifle, Long, Short and .22 Magnum.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/10/01 14:07:09 (permalink)
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MikeS.
For Christmas 2013 I bought myself a 10mm AR, it uses DDLES lower designed for Glock magazines. It goes nicely with my 10mm handguns.

I need to figure out how to post pics...

I used to have one of those. It was tons of fun, especially since I somehow inherited a heap of 10mm components and reloaded 1000s of rounds. Alas, I lost it as part of my catch-and-release program.
 



Michael, I recognize that Mech-Tech carbine. I have one of those as well in 10mm, but I plan on putting it up for sale. I'll take the money from that sale and put it towards a .45acp upper to go with my 10mm upper. They both can share the same lower.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/10/01 14:12:47 (permalink)
Last month I bought two new to me revolvers. The first one is a Smith and Wesson model 27–2 with a 4 inch barrel.



The other new one is a Smith & Wesson model 686+, a seven shot .357 magnum. I don't have a picture of that one yet.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/10/01 14:21:13 (permalink)
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Very nice MikeS.  Is that an NFA silencer (nod to Hiram Maxim)?


Why yes it is, it is a.45 caliber silencer. Being a 45 it is very versatile, I can use it on my Glock 17, 19, 20 and 21, my Marlin Camp 45 and my 10mm AR as shown.

I really believe silencers should be taken off/out of the NFA. They are a great safety device for preserving your hearing as well as the people and critters around you.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/10/01 18:54:53 (permalink)
I'm reading a book where guns play a bit role. I was a decent shot with a .45, and almost good with the 9mm, but always at short range. In the book a guy uses a chart to figure the drop at 300 and 400 yds (something that I never even considered).
 
He points out that if you aim high enough, a .45 or 9mm is actually fairly accurate at that range. The key is knowing how high to aim. At 400 yds with his pistol it was 6ft high. I'd have never guessed. I've done an M-14 at 1000yds, and the drop was only a few inches...........(about 2 ft less than my "group")
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