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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 10/6/12 7:57 AM
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Since I can claim Columbus as my Place of Birth, I naturally feel the pride in the positive comments about the food there. Truth is, I know nothing about my city of origin, except we try to pass thru it on our way to our family historic area N E of the city.

Now. To put to rest the "Purple Haze"
Here are a "BEFORE  AND  AFTER" photo of my alternate Ruger 10/22 rifle.  Photo 1 shows the rifle in it's factory stock.  And Photo 2 shows it in it's new custom stock.  It took about 5 minutes and some tapping here and there, but it did fit without any modification. The shooting test will be coming later today.

Photo 1


And after the cocoon falls away,  Photo 2-

Scope mounting will be coming soon. I am pleased with the handling of the new stock. It does fit well.


 
I went the same route on a 10/22. After a while I ended up changing it back. The streamline stock version was easier to carry around in the woods. I agree the other stock looked cool. But I found it less comfortable. Using a sling on the stock one was better also. If you were shooting at the range off bags I like the replacement.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 10/6/12 11:29 AM
Russ,
  My walk and shoot days are pretty well gone. The 22's get used on the back deck with the rail serving as a benchrest for me. Works well for sharing time with some of the granndsons !  I will save the original stock for possible reuse in the future.
 
We  took delivery of two motion-detctor driven game cameras this morning. Mounting them at two locations on our property, we hope to capture some images to share of nocturnal wildlife enjoying the 'midnight buffet'.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 10/8/12 4:14 PM
First night with the game cameras on...caught a large Bunny in a photo, but thats all. Tonight will be our second try.
 
Meantime got the scope on the new 22. It looks better to me now...and Janet says she likes it. (A good sign)


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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 10/8/12 6:40 PM
The 10/22 is in one of the great guns ever. It and a Walther G22 are my go to 22s when hunting squirrel or rabbit. Great first gun for anyone and they will keep it forever. The older ones have more metal parts. Tons of aftermarket stuff also. I love the G22. Some people have jambing issues and can be a bitch to clean. Mine fires great on High Velocity Federal 38 gr HP ammo. Hates Blazer. I actually use a product called Gun Scrubber on it as I hate to break it down all the way. Its the only gun I clean that way.
Here they are side x side.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 10/22/12 12:40 AM
It was another fine auction weekend for us. We got some very nice things, at what we consider to be bargain bids.
Here are a couple of guns that rank near the top of my 'bucket list' for collection
An Italian Replica of the Remington 1875 "Outlaw". Case-Hardened Frame with Blue Cylinder and barrel. It is in .357 magnum caliber.

 
And  A Browning BLR Model 81 Levergun in 30-06, What a beauty

 
I am expecting my new Ruger 44 magnum Carbine to arrive today...as will the thumbhole stock I ordered for it (to replace the factory black plastic stock) Photos as soon as I get it together. Thanks to UPS Tracking for letting me follow my coming collection items.
 

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 10/22/12 11:27 PM
Nice stuff Mr. Mayor. I'm just guessing here, but I'd bet your safe is bigger than my safe.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 10/23/12 1:24 AM
Yeah, My specially trained K-9 Killers will "WAG any intruder to death" breaking the burgalars kneecaps with a mighty 'swish of the tail" !
Here they are in their Doggie Dress Uniforms, standing guard.


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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 10/23/12 11:37 AM
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It was another fine auction weekend for us. We got some very nice things, at what we consider to be bargain bids.
Here are a couple of guns that rank near the top of my 'bucket list' for collection
An Italian Replica of the Remington 1875 "Outlaw". Case-Hardened Frame with Blue Cylinder and barrel. It is in .357 magnum caliber.


And  A Browning BLR Model 81 Levergun in 30-06, What a beauty


I am expecting my new Ruger 44 magnum Carbine to arrive today...as will the thumbhole stock I ordered for it (to replace the factory black plastic stock) Photos as soon as I get it together. Thanks to UPS Tracking for letting me follow my coming collection items.


 
Looks like the quality on the Remington copy is very nice. BLR is a great rifle...Russ

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 10/29/12 10:09 AM
OK  We have our Deer Permits...One Buck and two does for each of us.
Here are the results of yesterday mornings camera action in our garden, about 30 feet from our back deck. You can see the deck in the background of the daylight photo.
We counted 6 does in the group at the 6AM photo. Note the times on the three sequences.  About 2 hours apart.



 
We have seen a few small Bucks, and one big guy... a 10 [pointer that I hope to get a photo of soon...and more than that when I can !
 

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 10/29/12 1:36 PM
I almost got one on the way to work this morning, I swear he jumped over the hood of my car, Do I need a tag for that?

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 10/29/12 3:10 PM
Uncle...  Ron White, one of Jeff Foxworthy's team, does a comedy routine where his brother brags on the ballistics of his high powered rifle at getting a deer  from xxx yards at xxx speed etc. Ron White cuts off the bragging by saying his van was only doing 50 mph when the deer jumped out to commit suicide.  It was funnier on TV, but just accents the number of deer we see on or beside the road alost daily.
We are looking forward to opening day, when both Jan and I will do our best to even the count for our freezer.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 11/2/12 3:25 AM
The 10 pointer we are hoping to get was back at sunset last night. I don't know how he avoids the game-cameras, but so far he has. He doesn't panic and run when we come out on the deck to observe him from about 75 yards distance...hehehe his days are numbered.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 11/2/12 7:52 AM
I don't know, Mr. Mayor. Isn't there a law in Indiana that prohibits discharge of a firearm for hunting within 500 feet of a dwelling? There is in Ohio.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 11/2/12 9:32 PM
Nope. Only in "Urban Areas" as identified by our government. Our neighborhood remains "Rural-Agricultural" !! We do take care to lay out fields of fire that are 'background clear'.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 11/3/12 8:44 AM
Even in farmland here the 500 foot mark is the law.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 11/4/12 10:32 AM
Two items that might interest some of you.
I have a Marlin 1894 .357 magnum saddle-gun on Armslist that I am finding has a LOT of interest. I have a bunch of interesting trade offers, and a $650 shipped, cash offer. I did not think this gun would draw this much interest. Decision time coming soon.
 
Now about the deer.  Here are three photos taken with our little Canon Point-n-Shoot camera  at sunset last night. The single doe is 30 yardsw away from our kitchen door. The two does are 40 yards out, and the three in the tree-cover are about 50 yards away. Two small bucks came in about 30 minutes later...too dark to photo. Maybe the game cameras caught them.
here's the results from yesterdays porch photos

 

 

 


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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 11/4/12 10:39 AM
I see lots of venison just waiting to be wrapped and frozen. And look at all those backstraps.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 11/4/12 12:22 PM
Michael,
I always figured you for a 'Backstrap Man'. I've always preferred 'Brisket', but at my age Burger is fine also !! (Grin)

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 11/4/12 2:53 PM
Backstraps and liver go right into the Ziplock, as I no longer do my own butchering. The rest goes to the processor.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 11/4/12 3:25 PM
Im not to big on venison steaks, only because im a WellDone kind of guy, But I truly love summer sausage made with extra Garlic and black pepper, and I will never turn down a good pot of Bambi Chili. Burgers are good also.Ah hell, Id probably eat a steak as well.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 11/4/12 3:34 PM
Roasts are good, too.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 11/4/12 4:23 PM
My neighbor gave me some back straps a few years ago and I didn't know what they were. Oh my gosh!!! That was the most wonderful tender meat I have ever had. I served them to my sister and nephew who are not big venison eaters who absolutely loved them!

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 11/4/12 5:13 PM
Yeah, Backstrap medallions are outstanding ! We have most of Janet's Missouri Doe  done in very mild-seasoned ground venison,  in two-lb tubes.  We kept the straps, and a couple of roasts too. Saved the liver and heart for the dogs.
I am even more pleased at the pork sausage the Missouri crew made for us. We have a lot of it 90% is the mild-seasoning, and a few tubes of the Spicy. The Spicy is not all that "hot" It has a 'Black Pepper' aftertaste that mixes well with the rest of the seasonings. Out of 380 lbs of Pork, we have about 80 lbs of Sausage in 2 lb tubes.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 11/6/12 8:37 AM
Election day is important... But eleven days til opening day of gun season is also a big day for us. This photo, 30 minutes old at this time, shows does leaving our yard via the neighbors.  Still no bucks in close. We've seen some but always at night.


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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 11/6/12 10:02 AM
Twenty days till the gun season for deer opens here. Of course, bow season began a long time ago, and it continues through January. Our statewide muzzleloader season is more than a month away, and our early muzzleloader season was last month.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Wed, 11/7/12 7:36 PM
One of the game cameras caught some does in the yard this morning. A few minutes later, the Buck stopped by. The time indicated is off by an hour...they are still set for Daylight time.

 


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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Wed, 11/7/12 7:45 PM
They look delicious!

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 11/12/12 7:56 AM
14 new additions to the 'family' as a result of this weekends auction.
Most are flippers, here only to leave so the keepers will be paid for.
Interesting items (photos later)  A Walther G22 Bullpup-  A Ruger Charger,  and a fine looking Smith 9mm SS #5906.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 11/12/12 1:13 PM
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14 new additions to the 'family' as a result of this weekends auction.
Most are flippers, here only to leave so the keepers will be paid for.
Interesting items (photos later)  A Walther G22 Bullpup-  A Ruger Charger,  and a fine looking Smith 9mm SS #5906.

 
The G22 is a great gun. Very accurate and a blast to shoot. It can be a bitch to clean and you can change it over for a lefty. I might get blasted here but I clean it with Gun Scrubber. It can also be a little temperamental about ammo. I use Federal 22 hollow points. Its my squirrel gun. If you like iron sights they are great. 


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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 11/12/12 1:16 PM
Have you seen this: Mossberg 464™ SPX
 http://www.mossberg.com/p...nterfire-464-spx/41026

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 11/12/12 1:54 PM
Russ I had heard of that 'Conversion-style' 30-30 but have not seen one.  I passed over one of the Turkish made AR clone 12ga shotguns a month ago. It looks just like the M-16, but heftier. 12 ga does that to guns. I have the AK-Saiga and love it. I almost got the M-1919 (M-16) shotgun, but $550 was more than I wanted to pay for a piece of eye-candy.
I'll get the camera going tonight on my G22. It is the black version.
 

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 11/12/12 3:53 PM
I used to have a Model 59 . It was a great pistol. The 39 was the single stack version...Russ

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Wed, 11/14/12 10:29 AM
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Have you seen this: Mossberg 464™ SPX
http://www.mossberg.com/p...nterfire-464-spx/41026
Interesting.  I wonder if this was born of the current zombie craze.
 
I'd just as soon have a good 'ole Lucas McCain type lever rifle. 


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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sat, 11/17/12 6:40 AM
Another  "tangent-gun"  that never sold 'big-time' is the Ruger Charger...a Pistol version of the 10-22. I found one at the last auction I attended.

  

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 11/27/12 7:07 PM
It has been a busy 24 hours
Last night , just before the legal shooting time ended, 7 deer raided our orchard (again). One did not escape. That's Doe Number 2. It was cold and raining lightly as Janet and I field-cleaned the critter in the lights of my truck pulled into the yard . Then we hung it in the neighbors Barn for butchering later.
    This morning the deer came back for more of the downed Persimmons in the orchard... Again One, and almost a second Doe (she got away unhurt).  That would be Doe # 3. So now we have two deer hanging , awaiting butchering. The temp tomorrow will get up to 50, so we will get busy early  doing the tedious task of deboning, cutting and wrapping the venison.
Thats three Does, We have tags for one more and two Bucks, and the first gun season ends Saturday. There is a second gun season from 12-26 to 1-6-13 that may provide some additional meat for us.
Janet has really taken to the hunt and prep work. She has learned very quickly how to do it all. 

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 11/27/12 7:27 PM
FANTASTIC!
 
Congratulations Al, to you and Janet. Our gun season opened yesterday and I did see three -- two does and a button buck. But I didn't have a shot. I was hunting with my .460 Smith & Wesson Magnum. I wasn't able to get out today, but I hope I'll be able to make it tomorrow. Frankly, I dread having to drag a deer out of the woods with my hip. It hurt so much yesterday that I got a referral today from my doc to an orthopod for a new hip. I guess I'll be doing something after the first of the year.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Wed, 11/28/12 7:15 AM
I sympathize with the need for joint repair or replacement, Michael.  I hope it goes well.
 
    The real advantage here is shooting from our back porch literally and using the lawn tractor to drag them either to our carport or the neighbors barn..a distance of 150 yards of gentle grass-covered slope for field-cleaning undercover.
 
One odd thing. We had left the innards of deer 2 in the field overnight. The morning raiders group came by the organs, sniffed and ignored them in the quest for fallen persimmons.  Both innard piles are now removed so the neighborhood dogs won't get into them.  Duff and Demi sniff deeply in the two kill spots, but haven't found anything to really "dig into". Hearts and livers were cooked and frozen for future dog food.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Wed, 11/28/12 10:34 AM
Livers? Livers? For dog food? After the backstraps venison liver is the best part.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Wed, 11/28/12 12:48 PM
Mr. Hoffman, get the hip done......you are young enough and the new surgery is so much better......mine is going, as it is, perhaps inherited. Mom had to have both done. She was great after that, and that was in the 1990's!

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Wed, 11/28/12 12:53 PM
I fully intend to have it done. I've been putting it off for years, but it finally caught up with me.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Wed, 11/28/12 3:03 PM
......and Mr Hoffman got to do the 1000th post in this thread,,,,,,,and it has stayed civil,,,,,,,wow
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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Wed, 11/28/12 5:18 PM
... until you posted the above.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Wed, 11/28/12 11:08 PM
According to the chart on the right side, Russ Jackson got number 1000, Michael has  several the latest being 1012.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Thu, 11/29/12 10:12 AM
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... until you posted the above.

It was meant as a compliment to all who have posted

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Thu, 11/29/12 10:15 AM
I saw something on TV yesterday that I have never seen before,  a commercial for guns.  Henry rifles to be exact.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 11/30/12 5:04 AM
Chris.. The Henry company has a 30 minute infomercial that plays on several cable channels. Anthony, The company President has posted here on RF a few times.
   Hopefully the damage done by "SANDY" will be repaired and the Henry's will be moving out again soon. It is a great rifle.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 11/30/12 11:08 AM
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I fully intend to have it done. I've been putting it off for years, but it finally caught up with me.

 
Double OUCH but it is the right thing to do.  Good luck as it will put you down for a few days but it is worth it.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 11/30/12 11:52 AM
Thanks. If it works it certanly will be worth it.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 11/30/12 5:58 PM
Tomorrow there is a major auction at my favorite gun auction house in Indianapolis.  My oldest son is going with me to do the 'leg-work', leaving at 5 AM to be able to go thru the items before bidding starts. I have a bunch  on my 'check this out list' to examine.
Plus two of my guns will find a new home with buyers who will meet me at the auction to complete their purchases...
This will be a busy Saturday.  BTW we now have three Does in the freezer. First gun season ends Sunday.
 

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 11/30/12 6:47 PM
Al
When you go to the auction, are you able to do a " Hands On " inspection or is it just a visual inspection?
Karl

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 11/30/12 6:50 PM
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Tomorrow there is a major auction at my favorite gun auction house in Indianapolis.  My oldest son is going with me to do the 'leg-work', leaving at 5 AM to be able to go thru the items before bidding starts. I have a bunch  on my 'check this out list' to examine.
Plus two of my guns will find a new home with buyers who will meet me at the auction to complete their purchases...
This will be a busy Saturday.  BTW we now have three Does in the freezer. First gun season ends Sunday.


 
Do you ever sell them or do you just buy? What handguns are you into? ...Russ

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Sun, 12/2/12 8:42 AM
Uncle,
Each auction house handles the inspection-time differently, but all allow hands on 'touchy-feely fondling'. All have the plastic ties that prevent accidential loading or firing of the handguns..sor bore-light inspections on some can be difficult. We go early..got there at 7:30 for a 9 AM start...by 8 AM there were over a hundred guys checking out the guns.
 
Russ I buy and the 'flip' most of what I buy. The idea is to buy 3 and sell two to pay for the one I want to keep. Five of the eighteen I bought yesterday we purchased for a friend who examined them in the on-line catalog, and set a bid limit for me to buy for him. So I have 13 for myself, and I would say 8 or so will leave me in the next month via armslist or word of mouth from friends who are looking for a particular type or brand.
  Two keepers for sure- a 1911A1 clone, NIB Beautiful gun... and a CZ 452 target 22. That's a keeper for me.  3 Smith 9mm's and one Smith 40 S&W will go as soon as I can move them. I am not much interested in keeping 9mm autos.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Mon, 12/3/12 1:20 AM
Here are the auction results. As I commented above, some are here to stay, and some are just passing thru. I would appreciate any feedback you may have. 
 
1. Semi-autos
 
  S&W 59- 9mm  S&W 6906- 9mm  Taurus PT 111 9mm
  Turkish 1911A1 45acp  S&W 40 caliber 
2. Revolvers-
   
  Taurus 22 mag  S&W Mod 19 357  Taurus Mod 66  357  S&W 686 357
 Two Italian SA Western Clones  45LC and 357 mag
  
 
3. 22's for a friend
 
 
4. 2 Long guns
  
A CZ 452 Target 22 and a S & W 12 gauge pump shotgun
 
if you would like to see how the bidding went for all the 335 guns at the auction, here is a link to the results.
https://www.proxibid.com/asp/Catalog.asp?aid=59999

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 12/7/12 5:54 AM
Oldest G'daughter Ava killed her 1st deer, a doe, last week on their property in PA. She was quite proud as was I and her mom and step-dad. He made her help gut and skin it. Good for him!

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Fri, 12/7/12 6:38 AM
Al, another fine haul.

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RE: Firearm lovers mailbox - Tue, 12/18/12 12:30 PM
another out of date warning
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RE: Firearm lovers. - Wed, 12/19/12 6:06 PM
The thread is HAS BEEN REOPENED at this time. It may be ready for posting shortly-- when the current political issues related to the topic have settled and a normal, non-political discussion can resume.
 
     I will repeat my point made to a couple of the posters, If you do not want to participate in the discussion on the positive aspects of recreational firearms use, feel free to go elsewhere. This Will Not Become a Forum for the Pro-Anti Debate.
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Re:Firearm lovers. - Thu, 06/13/13 7:07 PM
OK, We are going to try to open this thread again. If it is to remain open really depends on the self-control of the posters regarding what can and cannot be posted here.
We wish to discuss technical issues related to the shooting sports and hunting, results of hunting trips, firearms variations and technical data.
 
   If personal or home defense becomes a topic, it will only be allowed if the post does not 'cross the line' into legal or political statemnts. Discussion of individual State regulations is discouraged except for inquiries by travelers as to laws that may apply to a roadtrip or movement between States.
Please, folks, keep within the guidelines or we will have to shut the thread down again.
 
 
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Re:Firearm lovers. - Thu, 06/13/13 7:36 PM
My Step Dad bought a new Judge , that pistol is bad to the bone , I vaporized a small melon with one shot. I have been practicing with my .40 and 45 but the cost of ammunition jumped so high and the availability of the various ammo I buy I have turned to Archery, I can get arrows any time.

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Re:Firearm lovers. - Thu, 06/13/13 7:43 PM
We have consummed about 75% of the Pork we obtained on our Missouri Hog Hunt last September. Janet is talking about another trip over to MO this Fall for a Hog and, this time, she wants to take a Bison.  I really enjoyed our visit last fall, and hope we can work out a time to go before the really cold weather sneaks in. 
 
I have a couple of new choices for primary hog or Bison guns.
A Ruger Scout 308 nd a Ruger Model 77 in 338 Win Magnum lead the field this year. Janet lover her 44 magnum carbine, and it took 3 deer and her hog last year , so using it again could be a good thing.
The 308 Scout

The 338 Win Mag


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