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  1. ✅ SOLVED OT: Happy Thanksgiving!

    My family and I would like to extend our sincere thanks for the well wishes and kind words, during my recent cardiac surgery, from our family on here and wish everyone a very Safe and Happy Thanksgiving. As always when you sit down with friends and family, remember there is an empty seat at a...
  2. ✅ SOLVED OT: Cardiac Ablation

    I'm scheduled for a Cardiac Ablation tomorrow with a 0600 showtime. Of course no food or drink after midnight. I'll be too busy in the AM to post obviously, but I'll post after I'm awake, out of the fog, and have free time.
  3. Evil black rifles.......

    I have an AR15 that is a clone of the M16A2 I carried later in my career, been wanting to do an AR15 up like the M16 (604) I carried early in my career. Well I found a slick side upper last week, so I started my build. Have a buddy hooking me up with a pencil barrel for the build. Have the A1...
  4. OT: Memorial Day 2021.

    MEMORIAL DAY 2021 As we all set about getting to where we are going this Memorial Day weekend, with the freedom to celebrate as we wish, let’s take a minute to remember the cost of that freedom. Since 19 April 1775 when the “Colonists” entered into war with Britain, approximately 1,354,664...
  5. Spring Cleaning.......

    Weapons Spring Cleaning....... Did a little spring cleaning and gun maintenance, here's about half (22) from the collection. There is about 22 more guns between two of the MBR closets that I need to pull out and go over and move. Now that the upstairs part of the house in completely repaired...
  6. OT: Rough Night.....

    Just a FYI I'll be MIA off and on for a bit.... Right now I'm chilling out, but I've been in an out of fibrillation since last night, so around 24 hours now. Had EMS here last night, but it wasn't bad enough then or now to warrant an ER trip. Normally these issues will resolve themselves, if it...
  7. My small weapons collection....

    Here's the list of my small weapons collection thus far...... Pistols: 1933 Tula/Nagant Model 1895 1953 Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka BRNO CZ-52 / VZ-52 197? JP Sauer & Sohn/Hawes Western Marshall (Father's gun) 1991 Ceská Zbrojovka CZ-83 1991 Ceská Zbrojovka CZ-83 1979 Armi San Marco Colt 1851...
  8. Egyptian Rolling Block

    Finally got around to taking some pictures of the old girl...... Typical Egyptian M1868 No 1 Remington Rolling Block, chambered in .43 Egyptian aka 11.43x50R. Finished in the white (This is correct some where left in the white and some were blued) well worn from years of service, marked...
  9. Arabic Translation.......

    This is on an Egyptian Remington M1868 No 1 Rolling Block rifle i recently picked up. I've been able to translate everything on the rifle into English per se with the exception of one word. Everything else is numbers or single letters. The issue here is like trying to decipher someone else's...
  10. OT: Shout Out.....

    OT: Veteran's Day Shout Out..... Off topic, but a shout out to my fellow Veterans on TNet. I hope yall had a safe and enjoyable day, and thank you for your service. Dad, MSgt USAF Retired 62-88 Father in Law, TSgt USAF Retired 72-92 Me, TSgt USAF Retired 86-08 Brother, MSgt USAF Retired 96-16...
  11. Made In Occupied Japan Medal.......

    This is posted under the "Militaria/Arms" forum. Though maybe if I posted the link here the OP would get some better exposure to their post. http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/militaria-arms/640851-unusual-medal-help-identifying.html I gave some input on the post, but I'm drawing blanks on...
  12. Japanese Bayonet Markings......?

    The following are markings that are on a WWII Japanese Type 30 bayonet (Training or School bayonet). These markings are branded into the wooden scales/handles. I've never been able to translate, let alone make sense of the characters. Let alone tell what is the correct orientation. The smaller...
  13. M40 Heer Helmet

    Here's my M40 Single Decal Heer helmet, that I've had for many years. NOLA Ken having posted his M35 Double Decal Heer helmet on another helmet post made me think of mine. Mine is currently packed away, while we finish Hurricane Michael repairs, and I don't recall offhand who manufactured it...
  14. OT: Merry Christmas 2019

    Mary and I would like to wish everyone here and their family a Very Merry Christmas. Please be safe, and enjoy the time you have with your loved ones, you never know when you or one of them won't be around. Please take a moment to remember our military, our first responders and their families...
  15. How to clean lead projectiles

    I'm building a display of the cartridges all my weapons take, two of the cartridges were made in the late 1800's. What is the proper way to clean the lead projectiles without messing them up? Also how do I keep them from oxidizing again? The left cartridge is a 10.4x38R aka Swiss .41, still has...
  16. OT: Happy Thanksgiving 2019

    A day early I know, but some of yall will be traveling, have a house full of family/guests etc, and busy as heck. Mary and I want to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving, surrounded by family and friends, oh and lots of goodies of course. The last year has been a rough one for us as we...
  17. Ashtray Help

    Been doing a lot of cross board posting as of lately. A member of a gun forum I'm on is looking for more information on this. Such as time frame, style etc. Here's his post. "Way off topic, need information, any websites/forums out there that I can go to identify this ashtray? It has been in...
  18. Veterans Day 2019

    Off topic......... I like to take a minute to recognize my fellow Veterans, whether you are Active Duty. Guard, Reserve, Retired or Separated. Thank you for those that came before me, allowing to me serve, thank you for those that served with me, and thank you to those who wear the uniform...
  19. Civil War Projectile?

    Posting this for a friend who is a member of a gun forum I'm on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Below is his original post from the other site. Hopefully Pete aka TheCannonBallGuy will see this also. "Found this in West Virginia digging fence post holes. This was in the Romney WVa area...
  20. 911 Anniversary

    18 years ago today, I was at work when the terrorist attacks occurred. We saw the news footage and knew we would be deployed soon. (I was almost 35 years old, a TSgt and was coming up on 14 years of service.) We spent the next few weeks spinning up our aircrew on desert survival, combat...
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