Last Activity:11-06-2012 4:52 PM
Posted in thread: Are you armed when at home? on 09-01-2012 at 02:31 PM
I think it is time to end this thread.Rockets? Soap? Paranoia?Great image of responsible
gun-carrying citizens.With respect to alcohol, I normally make it a rule never to touch any gun
when I've had a...
Posted in thread: Are you armed when at home? on 06-13-2012 at 05:47 PM
S&W snubbie stays in Levis loaded, then hang Levis beside the bed at night. Other than that
never leave any loaded gun unattended, period. Live in a nice peaceful town about 9 miles from
Pontiac (= 9 ...
Posted in thread: Antique Michigan guns on 05-18-2012 at 07:59 PM
Another fellow & I published a book on Michigan Gunsmiths, mostly 19th century. We got up to
about 900 names of men involved in the firearms trade.This is an on-going project with me.What
I am looking...
Posted in thread: what was everyones first gun? on 04-30-2012 at 01:27 AM
About the same as Oneolevet, Daisy Red Ryder age 7 (1947), Marlin 39A age 11 or 12. Still have
most of the Daisy, less buttstock, shoot the Marlin 39A now & again.
Posted in thread: my 6 year old son shooting 44cal black powder pistol on 03-21-2012 at 10:35 PM
He will lose an eye if one of those cap fragments hits him right.Caps do fragment.The pieces
fly.Not only do they slice the eyeballCoppermetal is poisonousGet the kid some glasses.Am I the
only one to...
Posted in thread: my 6 year old son shooting the black powders 50 cal on 03-21-2012 at 10:21 PM
Copper cap fragments really dim the eyesight
Posted in thread: National right to carry on 11-29-2011 at 02:43 PM
Currently Federal law says you can transport a pistol in the trunk of your car while passing
through states which prohibit such locally. Now if you are traveling from Michigan to New
Hampshire & are f...
Posted in thread: Cleaning Marlin 39A on 10-03-2011 at 10:16 PM
Thanks for the advice.First, I see no crud under the extractor, either Marlin. I have picked &
cleaned out what I found (such as aluminum rr shavings) The extractor seems to push down pretty
far, I ju...
Posted in thread: Cleaning Marlin 39A on 10-01-2011 at 10:23 PM
Before pushing the cleaning rod through, has anyone actually been able to press down the
extractor and turn the slot on that little rivet to keep the extractor down?Yeah, I am getting
dumber every yea...
Posted in thread: Need help identifying musketloader on 02-18-2011 at 12:03 AM
Looks familiar. This time I'll try to engage brain before mouth/email.My Model 1816 Type I has
a similar trigger guard. I have yet to measure them to see if the 1816 Type I could be modified
to fit yo...