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I hated this in the service, now it is my Zen

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by IheartSig, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    I can't think of too many ways to spend an afternoon, alone, indoors that I enjoy as quite as much. 20150922_094047.jpg
     
  2. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I like the smell of this stuff:

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  3. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    Yes Sir! There's just something about Hoppe's No. 9! I don't use it much any more, but damn if it won't always have a spot on my bench and gun kit.
     
  4. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I spent 2 hours today just to find out my Diamondhead guard absolutely wont fit on my Ruger.

    I had a blast.:D:D:p
     
  5. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    What's with the pink handle and birdcage?

    But I do love taking my firearms apart, cleaning them, and having the peace if mind they are cleaned and ready for use.

    Nothing worse than putting a dirty gun back in the safe.

    I recently took apart an old .22 rifle that was handed down to me awhile ago. Probably hadn't been cleaned in 20 years and was put away about as dirty as could be. Shot it at the range when I first got it and it wouldn't even cycle.

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  6. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    "What's with the pink handle and birdcage?"

    Not to mention the shot glass next to the Hoppes #9 :confused::confused::confused:
     
  7. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    It's to keep the mind occupied while being productive.

    When you choose to do it, that's when it's fun. When you are required to do it... not so much.
     
  8. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Lots of people out there can't entertain themselves, they need someone around to keep their mind busy. I do just fine with my projects on my own and now that I am retired time means nothing in getting projects done:D.
     
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  9. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I wish I had more time.
    Just finishing up with some work in my kitchen, getting our spare room re-done to move our 2 1/2 yrold into and re-doing her room for the new baby coming!
    I have my hands full.
    I'm dreaming of the day I can sit out at the work bench and just take guns apart and doing some work.

    It took me a year to get that .22 cleaned up and back together.
     
  10. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If I'm inspecting it, great, and I'm tough! If someone else is doing the inspecting it just kills the pleasure like Ol' Sparky in a Florida prison!;)
     
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  11. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    That is a model 60 marlin. I know the action assembly.And need one to put my friends gun back together.
    I was changing the buffer and forgot to contain a spring. Well the parts are someplce in my shop:rolleyes:
     
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  12. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    My Pt 92 is still missing the safety spring. They should make small springs florescent orange:D
     
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  13. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The smell of burning JP4 and Hoppe's #9...Memories....Memories....:)
     
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  14. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Hell I am almost tempted to use it as aftershave. Have had it in my cleaning supplies for over 6 decades.
    It just smells good ROFLOL
     
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  15. EricRoyce

    EricRoyce Wisconsin New Member

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    I honestly hated weapons qual worse than cleaning. Unless I was cleaning someone else's 249. Now I'll sit down at the end of the day, watch a movie, and go over all my firearms.
     
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  16. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    dudereally.jpg

    wow......
     
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  17. bivy53

    bivy53 Longview, Wa. Active Member

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    You know they now make a Hoppe's no.9 air freshener?
     
  18. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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  19. bivy53

    bivy53 Longview, Wa. Active Member

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    I'm puttin' one in my go to woods and shoot rig!
     
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  20. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yup! I must have made the gun Gods happy, because I shot that darn thing out a half a dozen times and was able to somehow contained it or caught it in my shirt.

    That guy was a B to get back together. I did crack the trigger finger gaurd piece screwing it in too tight, but it's still secure.

    They have parts for those all over ebay.

    When I ever get some time I want to sand the stock down and re-stain it.
    Don't want to mess up the squirrel though!
     
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