Old Guns ......New Guns

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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    It didn't hit to hard here yesterday Mike . Was actually nice working with the temps around 50 & light rain . More rain all day today but still nice temps . Flooding is starting so that will make a mess for a lot of people in the low areas .
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    Rain for today and tomorrow is going to make for some 'interesting' situations around here. The dams on the TN River are still dumping excess water, and the ground is supersaturated everywhere. Flooding has been ongoing for weeks in low lying areas because the rivers and creeks just can't drain the amount of rain water we're experiencing.

    Glad you didn't get the brunt of that low pressure area and the nasty winds!
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,602 Senior Member
    We could use a bit of that rain down here to wash the excessive pollen outta the air...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    We could use a bit of that rain down here to wash the excessive pollen outta the air...
    Be careful what ya wish for! Two feet of rain in two months here, and more on the way! Woo Hoo! :#
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,602 Senior Member
    We average 58 inches of rain a year here, but the best part is that we average 0 inches of snow! Like my wife says, we're a soggy sponge floating on/in pond scum!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    Average annual rainfall here is 57 inches, but I think this year is gonna bust that average like a champagne glass dropped from a second story balcony onto a concrete walkway. :D
    2018 was the wettest year on record for Chattanooga area with 67.01 inches of rainfall/precipitation since records have been kept. That's a LOT of wet stuff.
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    As long as it isn't snow I am good with the wet . Now we are back to cold & wind again .
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    Looks good come Monday for finally getting in my shop. Gonna take the new heater up there and do a little metal cutting with bandsaw, and make the one jig I need to make my cap 'n' ball single shot pistols.
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    Bet you will be happy to get in the shop to play a bit Mike . Those old ones really look neat . To much work for hunting with but really fun to kill time with . I tried to buy some etching ink at the store yesterday & the kid had no idea what I was looking for . I hate when they bug you asking if they can help you & then just waste your time because they don't know what the store even sells . Usually I just say no thank you ..... I am just here to hide from the police .
    If things go right today Mike I may have a new addition to the gun pile ....... film at 11 .
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    What is this etching ink of which you speak? Is it Dykem steel blue layout fluid? Or are you doing lithographs and need etching ink? You got me curious!
    New gun is good. Hope it's a shooter. Maybe that Colt .22 pistol? :smiley:
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    Layout fluid . I call a lot of things by the wrong names ...... then wonder why it doesn't work !  lol
    I really would like to see the gun guy show up & need tools too ! That would perk up a cold Sunday . I do like to swap & trade . I know guys on here that don't like messing with that but I do & have fun doing it .
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    You threw me a curve ball there. Sometimes one calls stuff by a different name, but when ya get on the same page, it's all good!
    That would be sweet if you could trade tools to the gun guy for a gun. Bartering and 'horse trading' can be a lot of fun, too!
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    You had it right off the bat Mike !
    I didn't say anything so as not to jinx it . I now have the Colt that I talked about & he has some tools & money . Worked for both of us . Not a bad little gun .
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    Old Ron said:
    You had it right off the bat Mike !
    I didn't say anything so as not to jinx it . I now have the Colt that I talked about & he has some tools & money . Worked for both of us . Not a bad little gun .
    NICE! And you get a hearty "YOU SUCK", too! :D  That's a very desirable little SA .22! Hope it shoots like a champ!
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    Thanks Mike .
    Now to find some stag grips & set aside for summer plinking .
    I think I am in it right so if I ever sell it I won't get hurt . Might pick up a .22 mag . cylinder for it so it is complete .
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    If you can find the .22 WMR cylinder that would be really sweet! Best buy some .22 LR and .22 WMR ammo just in case while it's available, though. I see another ammo shortage rearing its ugly haidbone with what the Democratic Socialists are trying to push through in Congress. Better safe than sorry!
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    It amounts to keeping my eyes open & eventually will find a cylinder .  The ammo ....... we have seen so many runs on guns & ammo over the years I can't help but wonder if the manufactures don't lobby the government to talk stupid so there sales go up .
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    Dude! You don't have to pay the government dweebs with lobbyist money to make them talk stupid! They talk stupid every time they open their cake holes and speak! :D
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    The scary part is they really think there ideas are smart . We say stupid stuff & they take our rights away . They get elected . It's just not right .
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    This needs a little cleaning up but not a bad knife .... Case not dots or x .
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    Give it a good brushdown with a stainless steel brush and then coat it with naval jelly to get the rust off. I bet there's a pretty good rust blue job under the red iron rust showing.
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 3,601 Senior Member
    That's a nice knife Ron. These characters stamped on the tang are Case's code for handle and blade material used to make it.

  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,272 Senior Member
    That's a real nice little find there Ron. Had one very similar years ago and have no Idea what ever happened to it.

    Sako
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    Mike ..... if you were looking at the knife ...... that isn't rust ..... it is the reflection of the brown shirt I am wearing . Good ideas though it it was rust .
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    Early ...... I looked it all over & there is no codes on it so probably just a cheap Case that is old but still looks neat.
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    Sako ...... thanks it was just something I thought looked cool . In a pile this big it is the small stuff that I am better off keeping ! lol
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    A friend that bought some tools stopped by & gave me a box of gun parts . A quick glance it looks like scope mounts ...... a nice jester but they can go in the tub of scope things I already have . Usually that ends up with a repair needed to follow . Good news is the snow is melting fast now so shooting time is right around the corner . I need to drag home the trap & make a couple changes on that .
    Was just invited to go do some shooting . A little nippy out but might be a fun idea . Now where is an easy to get at ammo can of .223 ? lol
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    Was looking at grips for the .22 on line ..... they are proud of those . Seems like 30 to 50 bucks is common . Leaning towards white ..... the stag is just way to high & the fake stag looks cheap .  Could just wrap duct tape around it & go shooting ...... ok maybe not . Was happy I didn't have time to go shooting yesterday . My JB weld friend took a rifle he never shot & was having problems ejecting shells ..... with a new gun . Another friend looked at it & said there wasn't a drop of oil on it . Sat in a gun case for the last 20 years .
    Strange how some treat & store guns . 

  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    Dry guns don't generally work well. Your JB Weld friend needs to learn how to oil/lube firearms, but I'd say that at his age, trying to teach him would be a lost cause. Lubrication is a good thing when engaging in many other endeavors, too. :D
    Stag grips for anything are pretty pricey now. Elk horn would be a nice alternative for a pair of do it yourself grips, but that's a heap of work.

    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    I was thinking that too Mike . It would look nice but the time would be a killer . With so many other things on my plate I may just buy some white ones & call it a day until things slow down a bit . Even the white ones seem to be around $50 . Probably should see if the places I usually order from have anything nice & combine an order that way .
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