Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Great Deal On Antique Revolver...

...and it was fired only once.


All the best,
Glenn B

A Canadian Gets it Right


All the best,
GB

The Rising Tide Floats All Boats...



...or so they say. Downing Tide Pods though is another thing altogether and I think could well sink you to six feet under. Anyone who is out of his mind enough to eat one of those qualifies A Darwin Award if he dies or for honorable mention if he lives. If he lives, he should also be required to get a free lobotomy. 

All the best,
GB

 

Monday, January 22, 2018

2017 - Not A Bad Year Firearms-Wise

Checked my records, last night, for 2017. It was a good year for my collection. I bought 12 new modern firearms including a pistol, three shotguns and the rest were rifles. I also picked up one antique muzzleloading pistol, six knives and three bayonets (not including the two bayonets that came with two of the above mentioned rifles).

I have already have gotten off to a decent start this year with a more or less modern rifle (1895 Chilean Mauser), two muzzleloading pistols (1 modern in kit form, 1 antique) and a pinfire revolver. As to the pinfire revolver, sadly it was in sad shape and sadder still is the fact I bid on it thinking I was bidding on something else. That was due to a glitch in the brand new video system in auction house. Regardless of that, I took it without complaint to use as a wall-hanger.

Picked up all of the guns and blades at the Hessney Auction Co. in Geneva, NY at several different auctions they held. Their next gun auction is February 10 and the bug is gnawing away at me already. At least I now have three of my other guns up for sale on GunBroker to scrape up enough to be able to bid at the next one. The latest one I added to GunBroker today was my WZ-48 Polish Training Rifle - it has the potential to be a very good deal or someone since it has a starting bid of only $150.00.

All the best,
Glenn B

Yet Another Week Of Work

Yep, going back to work today. Seems I have been working full time, more or less, for about the past month or month and a half. I've been filling I until they find a replacement for someone who quit (or maybe was fired but too proud to say so - who knows). Anyway, I will be working four days this week - taking Tuesday off for a couple of appointments I have on my schedule). Thus the blogging probably will again return to nil or close to it for the rest of this week.

Hopefully I will have the enthusiasm to post at least a few posts during the week but if not then you can bet it is because I am exhausted. It's not that I do anything requiring any great effort at work but getting up at 0530 and out the door by 0610, then walking a bit more than a mile to the train, taking two trains, then walking just under a half mile to work, then sitting on my arse bored to tears until a 15 minute break when I rapidly walk to the luncheonette to gobble down a quick lunch, then back to work for a couple of hours until my real 1/2 hour lunch break when I walk another mile or more just to wake up, then back to work until 415 when I again walk about .9 of a mile to my afternoon train, then taking one train home only to arrive at my village and then walk just over another mile to my home, get home, eat dinner, feed my critters, clean up a bit, watch some TV and pass out until doing it all over again is getting to me. I mean, I am supposed to be retired and loving it - not working through it. If only could hit the top prize in the lottery!

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Pride & Punishment

 
Go figure,
Glenn B

I Must Be Weird Cause I Ain't Thinkin' Bout Trucks!



 
All the best,
GB

Trump On North Korea, China & Russia


All the best (except for commies),
Glenn B

Some Guys Woud Do Anything For A Piece...

...and that makes me wonder just what was the guy, all the way to your left in this photograph, doing to that critter at the time the photo was shot.


All the best,
Glenn B

Thank You Mr. President, You Have Done Much In One Year



President Trump, during his first year in office, has accomplished quite a bit for the betterment of our country, our citizenry and our legal resident aliens. It seems though that the Dems just don't get that those are the entities they are in office to serve as opposed to serving illegal aliens.

All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Clearing Out My Mossbergs

Just in the event that anyone of my readers is interested, I figured I would post links to a couple of Mossberg rifles I have up for sale at GunBroker.com. I know I am going to regret it if I actually sell the Mossberg 44 U.S.. On the other hand, I will be happy to shave sold off the Mossberg MVP LR-T rifle in 5.56 NATO, it is not my cup of tea as some would say. It is just too small a rifle for my liking (and I have nice wood laminate stocked CZ 527 I am hanging onto in 223).

Nothing mechanically wrong either of the ones I am selling as far as I know. The MVP is good as new, cosmetically and mechanically and I only fired about 75 rounds through it. The 44 U.S. has a few tiny dings in the wood but is excellent mechanically. Both are decent shooters, in fact the 44 U.S. is a tack driver as I recall. The thing is, I need the cash and the room for the guns of auctions to come. I am still hoping to find that Remington Model 8 (or maybe a Model 81) in 35 Remington in very good to better 
shape at a steal of a price for today's market. So out with the old to make room for something else even more desirable.

All the best,
Glenn B

Ungrateful - Gave Her A Fur & She Would Have None Of It

When I got back home, from a trip to upstate NY, earlier this week, I gave my wife a gift I figured she could not do anything but adore - her first fur from me. I mean, I really do mean - what woman (except an animal rights whackadoo) does not love getting a fur! I am not certain but am pretty sure the one I gave to my dearest is one is red fox too - nothing too shabby by any account. Yet, she refuses to wear it and today I found it down in the man-cave basement heaped atop some other junk I had down there.

More behind the curtain, so to speak: