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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2019, 04:05:04 PM »
As I have aged, I try to stay away from gun shows, too much temptation there. But I bought my Henry Golden Boy .22 about nine years ago at Cabela’s. They were having a big gun sale and I got it for $240.00 which was forty dollars off even back then. I think they retail for around $500.00 + now. But some gun shops can do better. Mine was made in the old factory in Brooklyn. But I must say, the action is butter smooth and it is very accurate.
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2019, 07:39:20 PM »

If my purchases were limited to having a use for it I’d own three guns


Haha, yeah I guess so.


SO what three would those be?

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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2019, 07:56:08 PM »
As I have aged, I try to stay away from gun shows, too much temptation there. But I bought my Henry Golden Boy .22 about nine years ago at Cabela’s. They were having a big gun sale and I got it for $240.00 which was forty dollars off even back then. I think they retail for around $500.00 + now. But some gun shops can do better. Mine was made in the old factory in Brooklyn. But I must say, the action is butter smooth and it is very accurate.


Nice.


I still have my first gun which is a Ruger 10/22.  I have owned it for 40+ years.  I have shot....heck knows...10's of thousands of rounds with it.  I used to be a seriously dead eye shot with it.  It still shoots very true.  Has some scratches on the stock, but mostly in fine condition.


Actually, I still own my first BB gun which is a daisy "lever action" that has my initials stenciled on it by my dad.  It barely shoots, but I can't manage to get rid of it even though it really has no use anymore.  Maybe that's why I long to own a lever action.... :huh:

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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2019, 08:56:45 PM »
Yes the Ruger 10/22, one of the best.
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2019, 01:39:01 AM »

Haha, yeah I guess so.


SO what three would those be?

1 rifle, 1 shotgun and 1 handgun



I was just reading some bookmarks I had forgotten about, thought this one might be of interest

https://www.chuckhawks.com/compared_30-30_lever-actions.html
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2019, 07:15:19 AM »
Some very worthwhile information. Personally, I like swivel studs now, on my lever actions that I use for big game. When the Freedom Group bought out Marlin and started making rifles in North Carolina, their fit and finish and function of their model 336 and especially their model 1894 was very poor. It is my understanding that quality has improved now. But if you can get your hands on a used Marlin made in North Haven, Connecticut that is in nice shape, you will not be disappointed.
The Winchester model 1894, made in Japan, is the most expensive of the lot, as noted, but a quality rifle to be sure.
Back in the early 1970’s I hunted deer with a Winchester model ‘94, .32 Winchester Special. It was made in 1963. In those days, bad weather was no deterrent and the thrill of the hunt far outweighed any conditions that today would most likely keep me back by the barn or in the farmhouse drinking coffee.
I had my .32 Winchester Special out on the mountain in a gently falling freezing rain. (sometimes this is one of the best times to still-hunt whitetails, along with a gentle snow) The ice had coated the entire rifle. When I went to wipe it off later, I noticed that the finish was ruined. Later on, I did a half-ass finish repair. I sold it a few years later. A decision that I regret to this day.
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« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2019, 08:55:03 AM »

1 rifle, 1 shotgun and 1 handgun






I was just reading some bookmarks I had forgotten about, thought this one might be of interest


https://www.chuckhawks.com/compared_30-30_lever-actions.html


Well I kind of figured 3 guns would be 1 rifle, 1 shotgun, 1 handgun, but was wondering more along the lines of your personal preference in each.

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« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2019, 03:25:57 PM »
When Remington bought Marlin, Remington wasn't really told how worn out the machinery in North Haven was. It was only the craftsmen that were able to make a quality product with worn out equipment. Those craftsmen were not part of the buyout. Still, fitting a piece of wood should have been fairly easy. Any Marlin made before the buyout will have JM stamped on the barrel right at the receiver, any Marlin made after the buyout will have REM stamped on the barrel in the same location, and with a minor Internet search one can find out the year of manufacture by the serial number. The buyout was about 10 years ago, and I would avoid any REM guns from the first five years like the plague, but they are a quality firearm again. Those that know all this search out the JM guns, also, before the buyout there were far more calibers being manufactured. All of mine have a JM stamp
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2019, 03:47:15 PM »

Well I kind of figured 3 guns would be 1 rifle, 1 shotgun, 1 handgun, but was wondering more along the lines of your personal preference in each.


The preference has changed at times. I lean towards semiauto these days because of the shoulder injury, as semi auto doesn't recoil as hard. So, AR in 6.8, Benelli M4, XDm, though I have other options.
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2019, 06:39:27 PM »
The very first "gun" I ever had and still have....
c. 1976



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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2019, 06:57:53 PM »
is that a Red Ryder :huh:


hard to tell from the cell phone picture  :snicker:
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2019, 05:48:36 PM »
is that a Red Ryder :huh:


hard to tell from the cell phone picture  :snicker:
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2019, 02:37:16 AM »
The very first "gun" I ever had and still have....
c. 1976

It looks well used.   8)   As it should be.
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2019, 06:51:54 PM »
is that a Red Ryder :huh:


hard to tell from the cell phone picture  :snicker:
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« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2019, 07:41:08 PM »



Whoops.


Nope.  It's a Daisy lever action, but not a Red Ryder.  Wooden stock, but a "custom polymer" fore grip.  (aka plastic).  I believe it is very similar to the Red Ryder, based on the description (of the Red), but I can't find any literature or reference to this model anywhere.  I actually have never seen another one like it.  I'm sure my dad bought it at Kmart in Fairfax, VA about 1976
You dump a crap load of bb's through a hole near the "muzzle" and they are held in the outer "barrel" 
jack the lever one time and it loads a bb and you fire.  I could fire off shots really quickly with this sucker.  Could hit a tin can at 100' 96/100 times.  wore blisters on my hands cocking this thing a million times in my lifetime.
cocking the lever action loaded the bb and depressed an air piston (I guess) which fired the bb.  Pretty neat actually.  My friend had a crossman air rifle which was certainly more powerful, but I could get 5 shots off to his one.


I shot it this weekend.  It still functions but not very powerful.  If you've got good eyes, you can see the bb in flight leaving the gun.  I'm not industrious enough to try and rebuild it....or even look for new piston or whatever, but would be nice.


So of course, 1 minute after I posted this, I found it on gunbroker.


Daisy Model 95






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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2019, 07:55:20 PM »
the first challenge is finding parts to rebuild it, I’m guessing the rest would be easy
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2020, 09:12:20 AM »
Now ‘dis here looks FUN!! Shotgun w/ Silencer that is all but a machine gun

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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2020, 06:02:21 PM »
Not sure if I have posted this before.
My then 10-year old son shooting my Colt M16A3/M4A1.This is not with the .22 LR adapter bolt/mag. This is Lake City NATO high power M855 ammo (3000+ fps).  He holds it like a champ.


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« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2020, 01:34:26 AM »
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2020, 08:49:04 AM »
Now ‘dis here looks FUN!! Shotgun w/ Silencer that is all but a machine gun



but, but, the gun wasn't silenced...  :-|


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