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tacops last won the day on November 2 2019

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  1. Very first of many cars and trucks was a spotless 1964 Chevy Impala 4dr, 283 V8, auto, P/S, factory below dash A/C. It only had 28K miles on it and still had the clear plastic seat wrap on it when I bought from a little grandma for $300 in 1975. First day I drove it to school all the rich kids were razzin' me about while standing next to their Trans Ams, 280Zs etc. I just said "Yeah, but Daddy didn't buy mine." I never heard another word about it. Other memorable cars that I wish I still had included: 1976 L82 Corvette 1967 Catalina 2+2 Tri-Power, 4spd., 428 CI, NASCAR production. 1975.5 455 Super Duty Trans Am, 4 speed. Mid year production, very limited numbers. 1970 Cougar XR7, 351 Cleveland convertible. 1965 Mustang 2+2 Fastback, 4-speed, 289 1955 (Late) GMC stepside. 2006 Mustang GT 2007 Mustang GT 1970 Mustang Mach 1, 351 V8, auto. Making this list brought back a lot of memories and surprising, I never wrecked any of them. I have had many other vehicles but these were my most enjoyable.
  2. Years back I was shooting cowboy action events. I picked up several Hahn 45 CO2 single action revolvers for practice in the garage with a backstop. They worked very well. I no longer shoot CAS events but I do occasionally enjoy shooting the Hahns.
  3. I wish all a Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year. I pray the Lord gives comfort and strength to those as needed.
  4. tacops

    New Deer Rifle

    My duty had me spending a lot of time over several years on the butt of custom built bolt guns with high end glass. Most all were .308. I did have a personal rifle at the time which was a budget Remington "Sportsman" in .270. My buddy and I bedded the original stock and floated the barrel and this was my deer rifle. It really cranked our armorer when my budget Remington matched groups of our custom duty rifles. Eventually I no longer was on the bolt guns for work and sold my Remington. Recently I finally decided to pick up another bolt rifle. I really didn't need to spend a ton of money so after talking around I saw an ad on Armslist that was nearby a couple of weeks ago. I picked up a Ruger American .308 with a 3x9 for just under three bills and am very pleased with it. There is probably no more than a half inch or less difference in three round groups from the groups I had on my previous rifles. In my opinion only, unless you are doing some serious competitive shooting, a Ruger American, Savage, Mossberg, Howa, Remington 783 etc. are fine for hunting and pleasure shooting. Granted there are smoother, nicer finish, sexier rifles out there for more money if that is what you want, but these will certainly get the job done. But then I am also pretty fond of Taurus revolvers, product may settle during shipping.
  5. The rebuild kit arrived and the ratchet is up and running again. Thanks again to Chucktshoes. Apparently I am with tools as I am with firearms. I decided to disassemble, clean and lube all of my ratchets after I rebuilt the one. After going through my boxes and gathering all my 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 inch ratchets I came up with a total of 16 ratchets 12 of which were USA Craftsman with an S-K, two Snap-On and a Proto. As I looked around my shop I realized that I am the same way with all my tools and assorted "guy stuff". This is when I realized two things, 1 - There is no way I can ever move again, and 2- my kids are really going to hate me when I am gone.
  6. When Sears told me years ago that they no longer had the repair kits and handed me the impostor, I never pursued it. Thanks to this thread and Chucktshoes telling me kits are available, I just went to EBAY and found a Made in USA kit which is now on order. My old ratchet is soon to be back in service.
  7. Actually, I did not know that. I haven't even tried. When I went in and asked for another repair kit and they said they didn't do that anymore and handed me the cheap ratchet I spoke of, I never tried again.
  8. I have a lot of tools and most of my hand tools are USA Craftsman tools from the 70s. My first tool set was a starter set given to me by my Dad. I think mostly so I would stay out of his tools. By the time I needed to replace my 3/8 ratchet they no longer swapped complete ratchets but would give you a replacement gear set for the head. When that wore out again I went back to Sears and they handed me a new ratchet, made in Japan, that just looked and felt cheap. I handed it back to the clerk and asked to have my old ratchet back. Even though my ratchet would no longer function me and that ratchet had been through many engines, repairs and projects together working side by side with my Dad. I eventually picked up a couple more functional USA Craftsman 3/8 ratchets at yard sales. My Dad is now long since gone and I can buy mediocre ratchets anywhere, but the Craftsman ratchet my Dad gave me is in my tool chest where it belongs, even if it doesn't work.
  9. Once, after the third question they hung up on me...that was a switch. I felt honored.
  10. I am surprised you still have this and I still wish I was closer or had more time to make a run.
  11. I've got a '73 Gibson Gospel I really need to get reacquainted with. Maybe one day.
  12. I am looking for Rebel Deep Wee R and Double Deep Wee Rs. I used to fish these a lot and quit fishing for a few years. I am back on the water and have learned they quit making them. I have all kinds of Bandits but would like to find a few Black back/silver side and craw pattern Deep Wee Rs. If some one has a few they don't want or need, shoot me a condition and price, a picture or two would be nice. Thanks
  13. Not illegal. Officer was wrong. It would be worth a call to the station suggesting they provide additional training/clarification regarding this in light of the recent tragic child deaths in hot autos across the country. Your situation was obviously not of the same circumstances and there was nothing wrong with what she was doing. Had the "children" been left unattended in the vehicle, running or not, it would have been a different situation.
  14. I have Uberti and Vaqueros and am pleased with both. I intend to pick up a Heritage Big Bore in .357. I have been hearing good things about them and they are built much stronger than the Heritage .22s

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