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Forum: Marlin Semiautomatic 11-09-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By JEC
This: 234775 Is a Marlin 7000 dropped...

This:

234775

Is a Marlin 7000 dropped into the chopped stock and trigger guard of an old Coast To Coast Model 42 I found languishing in a pawn shop. The Model 42 is a rebadged Marlin 70 that...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 10-29-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,427
Posted By JEC
When I was 10 years old, Barbara Eden kinda had a...

When I was 10 years old, Barbara Eden kinda had a thing for me. She just wouldnít leave me alone. Every night, there she was, in my dreams . . . ďOh Master! What would please you? Your wish is...
Forum: Savage/Stevens 10-12-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By JEC
Kirby, itís been awhile since I put hands on the...

Kirby, itís been awhile since I put hands on the A22. Iíll dig it out of the safe and see if I can offer any useful insight. Stay tuned.

Rut, Iím not exasperated to the degree Kirby sounds to...
Forum: Savage/Stevens 10-10-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By JEC
Rut, I have an A22 Pro Varmint. I had to do a...

Rut, I have an A22 Pro Varmint. I had to do a bit of sanding/fitting on the factory Boyd stock. A bit around the Mag well, and a bit more than a bit in the barrel channel to get rid of some contact...
Forum: Marlin Semiautomatic 10-04-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,777
Posted By JEC
I second Bird Dog’s point. If Marlin lines were...

I second Bird Dog’s point. If Marlin lines were discontinued, some of those customers would migrate to Ruger, but some wouldn’t. Why intentionally send any of your customer base packing by...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 09-28-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,994
Posted By JEC
I haven't yet read the asset purchase agreements...

I haven't yet read the asset purchase agreements closely enough to be sure, but I think Roundhill Group's bid netted them what we'd recognize as the Remington branded firearms business.
Forum: RFC Community Forum 09-28-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,994
Posted By JEC
The auction of Remington's component businesses...

The auction of Remington's component businesses is complete, and now awaits Bankruptcy Court approval, set for tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Alabama time, before the deals can close. That court...
Forum: Beretta 09-28-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By JEC
The Neos does have small grips, which is why for...

The Neos does have small grips, which is why for a long time I never gave it a second look. Then I found a pawn shop deal I couldn't pass up, and figured I'd sell it if I couldn't get used to those...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 09-07-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By JEC
My ďoldĒ ammo is only between 8-15 years old, but...

My ďoldĒ ammo is only between 8-15 years old, but is stored in a less than ideal environment - a public storage facility unit thatís more or less a cinder block garage.

Itís in the Arizona dry...
Forum: Remington 08-28-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By JEC
It didnít occur to me when I made my semi-snarky...

It didnít occur to me when I made my semi-snarky post above, but thereís a somebody up in Colorado born in 1953 who may be reading this thread and freaking out right now. You might want to do them a...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 08-22-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,041
Posted By JEC
For several years in my youth, I did achieve the...

For several years in my youth, I did achieve the job that I realistically dreamed of; played keyboards making steady if unspectacular money in a no-name bar band around the midwest chasing girls and...
Forum: Remington 08-21-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By JEC
Kind of a humorous historical reference; looks...

Kind of a humorous historical reference; looks like it could be the prior owner's social security number. I doubt anybody would choose that for an identifying mark today.
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 08-10-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By JEC
I bought one of the Sun Optics rails from Optics...

I bought one of the Sun Optics rails from Optics Planet. It doesnít have the rear sight that the higher-end TacSol unit has, but that wasnít important to me. I always go with a red dot on my...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 07-30-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,994
Posted By JEC
Mmmmmmmmmmm . . . no. I'm gonna bid for Marlin.

Mmmmmmmmmmm . . . no. I'm gonna bid for Marlin.
Forum: RFC Community Forum 07-30-2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,994
Posted By JEC
Itís official

Remington filed. Looks like the Navajo nation walked away from the table, or couldn’t close. Remington already filed a sale motion requesting a September 8 auction date. Options are open for a...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 07-07-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By JEC
The weekend was spent plinking for pine cones,...

The weekend was spent plinking for pine cones, pop cans, steel plates and dead and down tree limbs in the forest, so I have no input on what bullseye target groups might look like.

Reliability...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 07-07-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By JEC
The weekend grab bag surprise

I got out of the blistering desert heat and spent the long holiday weekend in the pines at the cabin in northern Arizona. There are no level 2 fire restrictions (which would include a target...
Forum: 1911-22 06-26-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,057
Posted By JEC
Sorry guys, things didn't turn out; the gun was...

Sorry guys, things didn't turn out; the gun was stolen before I could buy a new sight. :(
Forum: RFC Community Forum 06-26-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,994
Posted By JEC
A Remington bankruptcy is imminent . . . again

So say the news articles of the day, this may happen by Monday. It won't be complete by Monday, of course, but these prepackaged 363 sales happen on a much more expedited timeline than the routine...
Forum: 22/45 Mark IV 06-17-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 34,767
Posted By JEC
Today I reunited the 22/45 and the missing grip...

Today I reunited the 22/45 and the missing grip screw I mentioned a few posts up in #261. I bought a magnet and swept it under my bench until I heard the "snick" as it sucked up that sneaky little...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 06-17-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By JEC
I bought one of Raptor's red dot mounts when he...

I bought one of Raptor's red dot mounts when he was making them, and I like it a lot. For awhile he used a photo of my red dot-mounted Buckmark on his website. I don't know if he quit making the...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 06-13-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,700
Posted By JEC
Hearing aid on the right, soon to be on the left....

Hearing aid on the right, soon to be on the left. The collateral damage of a misspent youth eking out a living as a musician in bars, where the right ear was always facing my monitor. I pulled my...
Forum: Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 06-09-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By JEC
I purchased a set with the oak leaf engraving. ...

I purchased a set with the oak leaf engraving. Really nice grips. Oddly, grips on the Buckmark page allow you to specify the smaller or larger screws in the ordering process so they can drill the...
Forum: Remington 05-26-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By JEC
My ugly duckling

I purchased this 550-1 from a pawnshop as a plinker/tinker project gun a bit less than two years ago. I knew nothing of the 550-1 and I like playing undocumented gunsmith. I got a crazy cheap deal...
Forum: Remington 05-26-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By JEC
I see the 550-1 in local pawnshops going for...

I see the 550-1 in local pawnshops going for roughly $100 for a beat up project gun, to twice that amount for one in very nice condition. I would expect actual sale price to come down somewhat from...
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