Hey there, Wirecutter! Parrothead Jeff here stopping by to say hi and tell you I love the blog ;-) So you asked for pictures of guns? I've got a couple for you. Feel free to use all or none. I've added descriptions and links to the original posts on my blog in case you'd like to see more. Here's the info from my blog post about the guns on the couch: From left to right are my Century M70AB1, Marlin Model 60, Swiss K-31, Hi-Point C9, Steyr M95, M91/30, and M44. The Century M70AB1 is a semi-auto version of the Yugoslavian AK-47 which uses many parts of an original Yugo AK, but on a U.S. made semi-auto receiver with a U.S. made barrel and several other U.S. parts. The Marlin Model 60 is a semi-auto .22 rifle which I got from Grandpa via Mom and Dad for my 18th birthday. The K31 once belonged to the Swiss Army and is one of two straight-pull bolt action rifles I own. The Hi-Point C9 is a 9mm semi-auto pistol I paid $120 new for at Ace Hardware in Overton, NV and which has been trouble free for over 1600 rounds. The Steyr M95 was the WWI battle rifle of the Austro-Hungarian Army and was used by several countries for non-front line service through WWII. The MosinNagant 91/30 as used by Russia in both World Wars. The M-44 served with the Russian Army in WWII. Original post at:
Next, the info for the revolver: Yep, I’d made my decision and in the end it was the Heritage Rough Rider that won me over on the merits. It cost about $200 ($150 less than a Ruger Mark III), shoots darn near every type of .22 made (even the really cheap stuff that doesn’t like to work in semi-autos), and it has a nostalgic feeling about it. I debated the question of fixed sights vs. adjustable sights for quite some time. The fixed sights look right. They’re what are supposed to be on the gun. The problem was that they just don’t hold a candle to the adjustable sights when it comes time to pull the trigger. I finally came to the conclusion that I was buying this gun first and foremost to shoot so I would deal with the adjustable sights. Original post at:
It was a hell of a day. Fished 2 rivers, broke my fly reel, got caught in a motherfucker of a hail and lightning storm at the very top of Sonora Pass (9700 feet elevation) and a full day of my Dad fucking with me. It was great.
Well, I'm off to the mountains for a day of fishing with my Dad. More later tonight unless I fall into the river and drown. If he's the one that drowns, it'll probably be tomorrow before I can post more.
Sent you pics of my sidearms a while back. Since the current subject seems to be long arms, I figured I'd send at least one picture. This is an M1 Garand built on a "Danish" receiver with unissued USGI parts 8 - 9 years ago by Springfield Armory. So it is, in effect, a newly minted M1 Garand. Chambered in 30.06, it would feel at home in service back in the early '40's. It is quite a piece of history to see one of these guys new out of the box. I bought it at a gun show in Houston years ago, and just can't quite bring myself to fire it yet.
Hey dude. Love your blog. It's my first (and last) stop every day! Keep up the great work friend. In the mean time, here's a great quote from the past that I thought you'd appreciate:
"The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods." [H. L. Mencken]
A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, observing his wife, looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she'd like to have for her Birthday. "I'd like to be six again" she replied, still looking in the mirror. On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms, and then took her to Six Flags theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Monster Roller Coaster, everything there was. Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down. He then took her to a McDonald's where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake. Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M's. What a fabulous adventure! Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted. He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, "Well Dear, what was it like being six again?" Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed. "I meant my dress size, you idiot!!!!" The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong.
Yesterday I was at my local Wal-Mart buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Biscuit, the Wonder Dog and was in the checkout line when woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think I had, an elephant? So since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms. I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story). Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's ass and a car hit us both. I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard. Wal-Mart won't let me shop there anymore.
I know I'm super late with this, but I thought you'd get a kick out of the pics. This is the gun Hubbs restored-a Mosin-Nagent infantry rifle, model 1891. It's a Russian military gun (used to kill nazis?), made sometime in the 30's. It has an attached bayonet so you can stab AND shoot the enemy! The bi-pod is an after market part.
The pics with the cat I threw in for kicks-cause everyone loves pussy and guns!
Here's a link of the gun in action (not us), though Phil and Youngest took it out and beat up quite a few of my old frying pans!
I noticed that I've picked up a couple of new followers the past couple of weeks and when I was checking their profiles (what the fuck, I'm bored and sober) I ran across this blog. http://hellonearth-1.blogspot.com/ Check it out when you get a minute. This guy loves all things redneck - fine looking babes, cars, guns, football, conservative points of view and NASCAR.
Alright,I've taken some pictures of some of my guns for ya. Right to left..... First one is a 22 cal. Little Champ that my 3 boys use for target practice. Next is a Marlin 30\30 that I hunt with religiously... awsome gun! Then a Traditions 50 cal. muzzleloader. The Ruger 10\22 with 30 round clip (also have a 10 round clip but dont the 30 make it look badass?) Next is a Revelations model 870 12 gauge sawed off.......hits anything within a 30 yard area. Then a Rossi 243 that has a interchangeable 20 gauge barrel. The next one is the first gun I ever owned, it's a single shot Springfield model 951 410. Made by Savage Arms, got it when I was 7. The last 2 are a daisy Red Ryder bb gun and a pellet gun that the boys said I had to include in the picture.
The other picture is of a Magtech model 199 single shot break over 20 gauge that my ex-father in-law gave me. I'm in the process of re-doing it because it was in a house fire and he said he wasn't going to mess with it. I'll fix it and give it to one of the boys.......some day. I've got more guns that I'll get pictures of later, send 'em to ya then. Take care man, Will
A college student picked up his date at her parents' home. He'd scraped together every cent he had to take her to a fancy restaurant. To his dismay, she ordered almost everything expensive on the menu. Appetizers, lobster, champagne... the works! Finally he asked her, "Does your Mother feed you like this at home?" "No," she said, "but my Mother's not wanting to fuck me either."