Expedition Exchange Bulletin Boards  

Go Back   Expedition Exchange Bulletin Boards > General
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #826  
Old January 27th, 2015, 12:38 PM
johnlee johnlee is offline
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,070
Reply With Quote
  #827  
Old January 27th, 2015, 04:58 PM
chris snell chris snell is offline
Christopher Snell
NW5W
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,379
Holy shit. Please sell these.
Reply With Quote
  #828  
Old January 27th, 2015, 08:00 PM
greghirst greghirst is offline
Greg Hirst
KI6CQL
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2,287
Quote:
Originally Posted by stu454
Here's another one, not nearly as pretty as the first. It appears to be 26". The seller couldn't tell me how it was choked, but one of the barrel pictures looks to have the IC **- stamped on it.

It's rougher than the previous gun. The appearance of the lettering leads me to believe that it has been reblued. It's cheap right now, though.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=465368229

I'd go for the first one-that one appears to have pitting on the finish and then re-blued
Reply With Quote
  #829  
Old January 28th, 2015, 06:29 AM
stu454 stu454 is offline
Stuart Ivie
KN4CBB
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,177
Quote:
Originally Posted by greghirst
I'd go for the first one-that one appears to have pitting on the finish and then re-blued

I just won the first auction. I'm in the midst of downloading a pdf of the Browning manual now.

(rubs hands in anticipation)
Reply With Quote
  #830  
Old January 28th, 2015, 08:43 AM
johnlee johnlee is offline
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,070
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris snell
Holy shit. Please sell these.

I wish I could. Ballistol USA doesn't import that.

I also wish Ballistol were labeled like that in the USA.
Reply With Quote
  #831  
Old January 28th, 2015, 08:43 AM
johnlee johnlee is offline
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,070
Quote:
Originally Posted by stu454
(rubs hands in anticipation)

That's sweet, Stu. Post up some pics after you get it.
Reply With Quote
  #832  
Old January 28th, 2015, 12:04 PM
stu454 stu454 is offline
Stuart Ivie
KN4CBB
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,177
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnlee
That's sweet, Stu. Post up some pics after you get it.

Thanks, John. Will do.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JSQ
All Sweet Sixteens of that era have a gold trigger, although that one looks to be a newer replacement.

IC choke is very rare and desirable but you really need to nail the seller down on the true barrel length. There is no 27". It's either 28" or 26" and the 26 is a lot more valuable (and nicer in my opinion). I can't tell from the pictures since there's no full length shot.

These guns have gone up in value a lot and I don't see that trend reversing. If you want to get one, it's probably best not to wait too long.

Jack, I appreciate your previous posts regarding the Sweet 16. My family has had Light 12's in the house since before I was born. This will be the first Sweet 16. I'll endeavor to treat it right.
Reply With Quote
  #833  
Old January 28th, 2015, 09:38 PM
JSQ JSQ is offline
Jack Quinlan
KI6CTP
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: San Diego
Posts: 3,487
Hot damn.

Congratulations! You got the best possible Auto-5 there is.
You're going to love it.

Reply With Quote
  #834  
Old February 6th, 2015, 08:42 PM
stu454 stu454 is offline
Stuart Ivie
KN4CBB
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,177
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSQ
Hot damn.

Congratulations! You got the best possible Auto-5 there is.
You're going to love it...

Jack, you called it. I picked it up this evening after work. I am in love. The folks at the tactical gun shop that I use for transfers were oohing and ahhing over it.

It's about an 85% gun; used with some light dings in the stock. As you said, this "ain't no London gun". I'm planning to order the parts kit from Midwest Gun Works.

I'll try to get some photos this weekend. They'll be crappy cel phone pics, but I'll try to keep my feet out of the shot and not use grandma's quilt as a background.
Reply With Quote
  #835  
Old August 16th, 2016, 12:31 PM
hks3sgte hks3sgte is offline
Cesar Gomez
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,086
A power steering hose started leaking on the Rangie. It looks like it could possibly be an original hose.


Reply With Quote
  #836  
Old August 16th, 2016, 07:35 PM
johnlee johnlee is offline
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,070
Nice.
Reply With Quote
  #837  
Old September 23rd, 2016, 08:10 PM
chris snell chris snell is offline
Christopher Snell
NW5W
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,379
What are you guys wearing for boots these days?

I'm on my second pair of Blunnies now; I wear them almost everywhere in the fall and winter and they're always comfortable and look good with most casual pants. But, the boots are short and my pants hem catches on the pull-up heel strap when I get out of the truck and this drives me nuts. I'm looking for a boot without these, preferably something tall enough that it doesn't come untucked.

When I was growing up, nearly every male of high school age wore Red Wing Pecos 1155s. They were very comfortable and felt wonderful when you pulled them on. Amazing, for a mass-produced item. They had this classic South Texas look and while the rest of the country's young men were sporting Air Jordans, this is what we wore:


I wouldn't wear a pair today--Red Wing has long since gone to hell--but I do miss the fit and feel, and the tough cowhide.

I want to find a new pair of boots that have that same supple feel and natural leather look. I don't know where to start. A custom bootmaker is a consideration but I'm not necessarily looking for cowboy boots and certainly not looking for the exotic leathers and fancy multi-color details that you find at most of the custom shops. I just want some handmade everyday boots made from something tough like bullhide.
Reply With Quote
  #838  
Old September 23rd, 2016, 08:25 PM
RyanLoehr RyanLoehr is online now
Ryan Loehr
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 70
I see that the Pecos is part of Red Wing's "Heritage" line.

For what it's worth, I have a two pair of Red Wing "Heritage" boots and I believe them to be of fairly decent quality. Most Red Wing retail stores I've been to don't carry them; they only carry the lower end, steel-toe stuff.

My Heritage boots are nice, thick leather and some of the more comfortable shoes I own.
Reply With Quote
  #839  
Old September 24th, 2016, 06:14 PM
hks3sgte hks3sgte is offline
Cesar Gomez
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,086
I dig the Pecos lineup. My favorite is the 866 with the Crepe sole. It's quiet, comfortable and mud doesn't stick to it and also has many sizes available. The sole does wear out relatively quickly but Red Wing can resole them for you for a reasonable price. The leather has a beautiful smell and is oily to the touch. It also ages really well. I recommend you visit a Red Wing store to get the correct fit.


http://www.redwingshoes.com/red-wing...-on-boot-brown

I own a similiar boot, the 877. Same leather and sole but different style. I tried on both and I think lacing 8" boots gets old really fast. Sometimes I wish I should have gone with the Pecos.


Reply With Quote
  #840  
Old September 25th, 2016, 06:11 AM
dchapman dchapman is offline
Daniel Chapman
KJ4BXR
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 1,117
I've worn the same Ariat's for the past 8 years. The soles are so thin now my big toe is going to pop through any day now. My boots are not great boots and they're not made by some craftsman in the USA in some 200 year old shop. But damn they're comfortable. If I'm wearing jeans I'm wearing these boots whether it's around the yard or on date night. I think they're a good looking boot but more than that they're comfortable.
http://www.ariat.com/RAMBLER_M_FOO.h...AR TH#start=1
Reply With Quote
  #841  
Old September 26th, 2016, 07:44 AM
ronward ronward is offline
KI4WWU
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 738
Try the Red Wing Pecos 1178. Has shorter heel as compared to the 1155. I wear mine daily during the fall and winter.
____________________
Ron Ward
1990 Range Rover Classic
& a couple nice watches

Reply With Quote
  #842  
Old October 12th, 2016, 01:37 PM
Mike_Rupp Mike_Rupp is offline
Mike Rupp
WZ7V
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mercer Island, WA
Posts: 862
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris snell
I'm on my second pair of Blunnies now; I wear them almost everywhere in the fall and winter and they're always comfortable and look good with most casual pants. But, the boots are short and my pants hem catches on the pull-up heel strap when I get out of the truck and this drives me nuts. I'm looking for a boot without these, preferably something tall enough that it doesn't come untucked.



After I read this, I decided to wear my Rossis around for a while. Rossi makes boots that are very similar to the Blundstones:



I've worn them with several pairs of jeans and have driven my Q7, my wife's Tesla, and my Disco and I haven't had a single occasion where the pull tabs got hung up on my jeans. I can only conclude that you are wearing the wrong pants. Maybe your inseam is a little too short on your pants?

When I was in Australia, I walked into a RM Williams store and I'm kicking myself for not buying a pair of these:



RM Williams makes some cool stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #843  
Old October 13th, 2016, 08:59 AM
stu454 stu454 is offline
Stuart Ivie
KN4CBB
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,177
I finally went dove hunting this past Saturday. I had the Sweet 16 mentioned previously here.

There weren't many birds about. Those that flew were wary and kept their altitude as much as possible. This may be due to the fact that this is a public field that the DNR host and it is likely hunted heavily from opening day on. There were some obvious slobs about; they seemed to fire at anything that flew by.

I still had a lot of fun.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
10 days and 2100 miles in a Land Rover traveltoad General 87 October 19th, 2016 06:43 AM
Leica Love montanablur General 101 July 27th, 2016 06:15 PM
Need Electric Razor Advice johnlee General 130 January 17th, 2014 09:22 AM
The early days, compliments of Shawn JSQ General 6 July 20th, 2006 09:27 PM
DiscoDino does Toy Conversion DiscoDino Technical Discussions 2 August 21st, 2004 01:50 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:01 AM.




Copyright 2001-2012 Expedition Exchange Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.