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Old December 21, 2019, 09:54 PM   #2201
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Thanks for the welcome.

Honestly I am one of those guys that researches the heck out of something before I decide to buy. For example I just bought a 56 inch tool box and upper chest for my shop. I spent about 3 months looking at tool boxes and comparing drawer size and construction of the box before buying.
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Old December 21, 2019, 10:09 PM   #2202
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Welcome. Sounds like you have a bit of Engineering in you or at least from the "show me" state.
I too watch this alot but post little. Lotsa common interests too.
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Old December 22, 2019, 01:21 AM   #2203
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Dean C,

I'm actually from Wisconsin.

I have been accused of over engineering the things that I have built so I am very particular about what I spend my money on. I don't have any problem at all spending a bit more for a quality product but I do have a problem spending more money on something just because a big name is attached to it if the value isn't there.
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Old December 31, 2019, 12:11 PM   #2204
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Hello From South Central Pennsylvania......

Good Day Everyone! I am new to the forum but have been a "gun guy" since I was in elementary school. I hope to learn and, maybe even, share an experience or two.
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Old January 13, 2020, 10:13 AM   #2205
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Good morning to all,
I'd like to introduce myself to the forum.
My name is Tom, I live in Iowa and I have been a life-long gun owner.
I recently acquired a mid 1860's Moore and Harris muzzle-loading 12 gauge double barrel.
it is in very good condition with no rust, no barrel pitting and no cracks or damage to the stock. It was passed down to me from my father who purchased it back in the early 50's. He hunted with it and also enjoyed showing it off, it is a very nice looking gun with burled wood, tons of engraving and beautiful Damascus barrels.
I would like to shot it and am looking for any advise. I plan to take it to a gunsmith and have the barrels checked out.

Thank you,
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Old January 13, 2020, 11:01 AM   #2206
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Welcome to TFL! You'll get a serious split (no pun) in opinion between "never" and "shoot it with caution". I'm on the side of shoot, presuming a knowledgeable person checks it out. Of course, this is black powder only, and if you are not familiar with loading powder and shot, proper cleaning, etc, find someone who is to help.

Ultimately, it's your decision and your responsibility.
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Old January 20, 2020, 08:25 PM   #2207
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My name is John and I live in Central Florida. I am a 20-year military Veteran and I'm in the process of restoring a very interesting piece. I have a Vulcan 20mm Gatling Gun barrel assembly. I just had it blasted and need your know how to restore it. I can't post pics but if you'd like to see it PM me.
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Old February 8, 2020, 09:50 AM   #2208
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New Guy From Coastal North Carolina

Time to introduce myself after lurking in Hogan's Alley for a couple of weeks. I am pro-2A, an NRA member, and I contribute to no political party.

I'm originally from Minnesota but have moved around a bit since retiring. I enjoy life and shooting and cleaning my accumulation of S&W Gen3 9mm and .40 caliber is one of my joys.

Now, at 73, I find myself training more for personal defense with a greater focus on point shooting and firearm retention than sighted target shooting.
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