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by charlesb
Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: New Gunsmith's Shop
Replies: 5
Views: 2937

In business now. Still getting things organized, but at this point if somebody walks in, we'll be able to fix them up. Am contacting gunsmiths in El Paso and Midland/Odessa, looking for places to refer customers who need some service that we are not set up to supply. - Gun bluing, for example. Will ...
by charlesb
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: What else are friends for?
Replies: 4
Views: 2335

I'd be concerned about the guns getting beat up from being moved around so much. In my situation, the guns are customers guns, not on display. Any time they are not being actively worked on, they wind up in the safe anyway. The idea of selling guns does not appeal to me in any case. In this little d...
by charlesb
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: What else are friends for?
Replies: 4
Views: 2335

A gun shop in the D/FW area that I used to work for was burgled overnight on three separate occasions over a two year period. - Eventually causing the owner to have to close it down.
by charlesb
Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Just noticed gun prices
Replies: 5
Views: 3163

I haven't been wanting anything for myself lately, but I have a few unfinished projects, and there is a rifle for my son that I've been intending to put together.
by charlesb
Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: New Gunsmith's Shop
Replies: 5
Views: 2937

Now we have the interview done, and everything looks to be OK, the ATFE folks say the application and interview look good. - So now we get to relax for a few weeks. As far as I can tell, there's nothing further that can be done until the FFL arrives.
by charlesb
Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Neighborhood Watch
Replies: 12
Views: 4387

It's dangerous for elders to climb. - But they can sure keep an eye out for trouble, and handle a shotgun if needed. The deterrent factor would do the most good though, it's very seldom that shots would need to be fired, once it was known that the deterrent was in place. These days, a cell phone alo...
by charlesb
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Neighborhood Watch
Replies: 12
Views: 4387

Neighborhood Watch

Remember how our neighborhoods used to be safe for our children, and you didn't hear much about break-ins and yard theft?

I'm trying to bring back the time-honored tradition where elders sit on the front porch with a shotgun across their lap.
by charlesb
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: The Fourth at the Firing Range
Replies: 7
Views: 2922

We popped off a few rounds at the range as a substitute for fireworks.
by charlesb
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Finally got the Wolff springs in my .22 SP-101
Replies: 2
Views: 2107

It reduces stress and wear on internal parts as well. I'm glad you got them in.

I haven't done so in years, but I used to specialize in working on revolvers. There is something especially satisfying about working on a fine revolver, making it function properly.
by charlesb
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Rimfire Rifles
Topic: My Dad's old Marlin model 60
Replies: 7
Views: 4738

My Marlin model 60, inherited from my father is a tack-driver. - I think he paid 60 something bucks for it back in the early 80's at Wal-Mart. It has a Leupold 2-7 rimfire scope on it that cost enough to buy at least three, maybe four of these rifles. Sights on the barrel were removed, with the rear...
by charlesb
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: The Fourth at the Firing Range
Replies: 7
Views: 2922

The Fourth at the Firing Range

Hamburgers and hotdogs today - and a trip to the firing range. The day to celebrate and appreciate our freedoms with family and friends.
by charlesb
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Precision Shooting
Replies: 6
Views: 2673

The news reporters are doing good to figure which end of a gun does what.
by charlesb
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Precision Shooting
Replies: 6
Views: 2673

I'm sure that the officer was trying to stop him, and did so. That's the main thing, though of course it would have been better for all concerned if the crook had been DRT. It is not for us to criticize the officer from our computer chairs though. He was there and I'm sure that he did the best that ...
by charlesb
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Got a Job
Replies: 5
Views: 2593

It'll give me a good opportunity to get to know some more of the shooters here, and gossip a bit. There are bar stools there. I took a liking to the Sheriff when my son and I took in a copy of Charles' FFL application for his records. - I had seen him driving around a time or two but had never spoke...
by charlesb
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: Got a Job
Replies: 5
Views: 2593

Got a Job

After thirty years of being unemployed, I wound up taking on a job the other day. The Sheriff here has a little gun shop, but he has found it hard to keep it open, he's pretty busy with his Sheriffing job. I don't know what came over me, but I offered to act as a counter man for him, so he can start...