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Black Angus McPherson

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  1. I hate when that happens. Not only do I miss out on whatever was for sale, I don't even get to see what it was and how much it went for. Angus
  2. OK, so the tubes hold/held the 105 projectile and the boxes hold the projectiles in the tubes. When I put my glasses on and get real close to the screen I can see there are a couple howitzers in the photo, too. Oh, and I see some projectiles next to the upright tubes! Maybe I should get a 65" computer screen. I thought it was something like that, but I didn't see any big guns or mortars when I first looked. I feel smarter now. Sometimes I feel like my grandfather. He had to wear glasses and use a big magnifying glass to read the news paper. Thanks, Angus
  3. Utah, I feel stupid having to ask, but I'm just ignorant: What are the empty looking tubes in the second photo? Were they containers for some type of shell? And why do they look so nicely stacked in a couple places but the boxes in the background look just jumbled together? I'm guessing those boxes once contained a couple of the tubes and are now empty? I see a stack of those boxes on the far right that I'd guess are still full. I feel like a dummy, but my curiosity overrode my fear of looking like an idiot. Educate me, Sensei. Thanks, Angus whose-only-gunfight-was-with-the-PD-and-we-didn't-have-that-type-ordinance McPherson
  4. You mean nobody else uses lard? I mean, it's great for everything. And you can even cook with it. Just lather up your guns and holsters with it and ain't NOTHING gonna stick. Lube your guns, lube your holsters, lube your shells... YEE HAA!!! Lard! Angus jest funnin' in case somewhomever don't already know that.
  5. I was always taught that you gifted a knife with a penny. The penny was so the receiver could "pay" for the knife. That prevented the gift from severing the friendship. I know a lot of folks that work in gov't buildings. It's hard to keep a knife handy when security keeps taking them away. Gets expensive, too. Angus
  6. No. It will still be there. It will just be undocumented. Angus
  7. I've been lucky. I've been shooting .36 caliber Colt Navys for the last few years and, to my knowledge, I don't think my spotters have ever called a miss on me when I've hit the target with one. If they did, as my daughter would say "meh", so what? I'll not fasch over it. I'm having too much fun and I really like the Navy model. I like to think I do a good job of spotting, but there is one shooter I will always hand off the spotter's stick for. He shoots gunfighter really, really fast and quite often I can only hear one shot when he fires both guns at an imperceptible interval. (I'd say the same time but then folks would complain that it's impossible to shoot two guns at the same time.) If I can't watch two targets at the same time to see if both are hit and likewise can't tell which target was hit first (especially difficult if the targets are 5 yards apart) or even if two shots were actually fired then I'm not the spotter for you. I once tried to call him for only firing seven shots instead of 10. I got a bit of backlash for that, but I'd have sworn he only fired 7 shots. Angus
  8. I've been getting American Rifleman since I first joined way back in the '70's. I don't recall there being any other choice at that time. My son used to get AH and, I think, when I first signed him up there was a magazine for Junior shooters. This is the first I've heard that Shooting Illustrated was an option. Angus
  9. Could be the "Private Security Company" was UPS and they were routed to Arizona via Portland, San Francisco and New Orleans. (With, maybe, a stop in Puerto Rico) Angus
  10. I CAN confirm this with personal experience. Years ago I used the Windex with vinegar to clean my shotgun barrels. A lot of folks spoke of the wonders of the Windex at the time. It cleaned them up very well, BUT, while spraying it inside the barrels I got a few drops on the outside of the barrels. When I was done I noticed a few spots on the barrels where the bluing was faded. They were beautifully blued when I started. I have heard many people tout the benefits of Windex with vinegar for cleaning BP fouled guns with no harm to the bluing. I'm just saying it CAN happen. FWIW the shotgun in question was a Beretta Grade 3(?) SxS. It's possible the bluing on Berettas is more susceptible to harm from vinegar than the bluing on other guns. I'm not willing to test the bluing on my other guns to find out. I thought you should hear the other side of the story so you can make a properly informed choice. Angus
  11. One of the tactics to reduce gun ownership is to make them just too darn expensive to own. Part of that is the elitist attitude of "It's ok for ME to own one, but, I don't want those unclean ruffians to be able to get one." Only the rich should own guns. Why isn't that considered racist? After all, the possibility that someone might have to pay $5-$10 for an ID to vote is shouted down as racist. Having to pay $50 to $100 for permission to buy a gun seems to be fine. (I've heard it can be as high as $500 for permits, fingerprints and background checks in NYC. That's non-refundable and before the NICS check at a dealer) Angus
  12. Geez, Bob, you must have one heck of a magnifying glass or big screen monitor to see that stuff. I can barely see those two guys, much less recognize any gear. I guess that's why you're "The Man". Angus
  13. Way back when the kids were young I brought home a dozen roses for my wife. No reason, I just felt like it. When I walked inside my daughter said: "Uh, Oh, dad's in trouble." Angus
  14. I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken. And I'm not conceited. Conceitedness is a fault and I have no faults. Angus
  15. Looks like I'm going to have to make TWO sandwiches. Oh, the horror. I'll just have to cowboy up and do it. Angus
  16. oooooooo, a Fluffer-Nutter with banana! I'm going to have to try this one! I've loved PB and Marshmallow creme sandwiches since I was a kid,but I've never tried one with banana. (or toasted) Do you toast the bread first or do you make the sandwich and toast it like a grilled cheese? Angus
  17. I had morphine just once. I really screwed up my wrist in a HS football mishap and had to have surgery. I would put off asking for a pain killer as long as possible and, one day, I waited a little too long and was REALLY hurting by the time I asked the nurse for some pain meds. Instead of handing me a couple pills the Dr. came in and gave me a shot. I don't remember a darn thing from that time on until the next day. The Dr. said I kept asking him the same question over and over. To this day I have no idea what that question was. I hated the idea of not knowing what I was doing or had done so that was the last of that for me. Angus
  18. "friend of my wife's husband"??? Isn't that you? Or is there something you're not telling us? Angus
  19. Thanks. I'm sure I've seen that somewhere before. I just couldn't pull it up to the front of my brain. Angus
  20. P??????/Alcohol/Murphy's What's the "P"? About Windex with vinegar. I used that once to clean the bores of my shotgun. It did a great job of getting the BP crud out of the barrels, BUT, I accidentally got a couple drops of it on the outside of the barrels and it took off the blueing where it hit. I now have two small gray dots on otherwise beautifully blued barrels. Doesn't anyone else have this problem? It made me think that Windex with vinegar would be a good way to "antique" a gun. Angus
  21. "Black Rifle Powder"? I didn't know GOEX made powder just for AR-15's. Angus
  22. I think somebody is about to get shot with a BBQ gun.
  23. Way back when my parents were married their "friends" removed the labels from all the cans in the cupboard. They didn't know what was in a can until they opened it up. I understand it made for some interesting dinners. Angus
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