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I'll need my trap and doubles guns (O/U and SxS), my bird guns, my deer rifle, coyote shooter .17, a couple three snake shooters here and there and my hand cannon Borderbill gave me many years ago...

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Lloyd,
If, a big if, I know, I get to walk a logging trail in my 90s, and meet a young guy who will let me pet his pooch, and enjoy a short hike down a sunny trail, with the chance of a Grouse at the end, I won’t be too down.

I promise.

Lost a good friend today. Noel Robinson was 85 years young, and still riding his English Bicycle around Lake Pepin for two days with a younger crowd, well, somewhat younger, for the most part. Not a hunting buddy, but, about the oldest friend in my stable, and an anchor in my Sons life. Noel was the Grandpa my son never really had.

Even with excellent health at the 85 year mark, nothing is promised. Noel died in his sleep, in his tent, on a bicycle camping trip.

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Ted, sorry to hear of the loss of your family's friend. He couldn't have planned a better death. Gil

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Ted, I was going to say the same thing but felt a little callous about it. Gil is right on here. If I'm eighty-five and out pounding the trail (on any form of self-powered transport) than I'll feel darn fortunate. Going out doing what you love, surrounded by friends, and in summer up there even....

That sure beats a lot of the alternatives.

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My Webley 600 12 bore ejector made in 1946, with 30" barrels and Prince of Wales grip. What else do you need?

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Parabola the stock on the Baikal is the original a very poor piece of Manchurian Walnut. The gun it's self was at the back of my gun cabinet for many years until freight took a hand in things this being Arthritis in my right shoulder so at the time I required a heavier gun for trap shooting, so out it came for a full face lift. Now I did post a how it was done over a couple of weeks under the heading of "A heavier gun required" but that posting has been allowed to slip into the past with my other how to do it postings I do not understand Dave Webber he would not recognise a jewel if it was handed to him in a silk lined box, so why the hell did he start DIY gunsmithing page if it was not going to turn into some sort of reference for folks.
I must say here that I worked as a ghost worker in the local trade specialising in all sorts of stock work case restoration and replacement case turnscrews amongst other things that all had high viewing numbers each in the thousands. So luckily for you one has been kept in the FAQ section under "Damascuses Traditional oil stock finish" It shows the same Baikal stock you see in this post being re finished. Today this post has 83,407 hits to date that being good spreading information, the down side the people who did the conversion to another host only had one form of punctuation a question mark though Webber's and the rest of the offerings are all perfectly punctuated. Is it Me? well may be but one thing I will say is that I would not pay them in washers! Rant over!!!!
Memories of those cheap Russian cartridges and another maker called Sellier & bellot where another eastern block maker we purchased if funds where low in the 60's and 70,s, they earned the name in our group as "Shit sticks" because it left the bores looking like a coal mine and took ages to get the rubbish out of the barrels even after just a couple of shots, though looking back now it is a memory with a smile.

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I remembered that thread about the Baikal face lift when I saw the pics of it again yesterday. It surely was a transformation.

Once again, well done, damascus.


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At 32yrs young I’ll have many a gun yet. If my Greener Empire BLE with top safety and 28” barrels was the only gun I ever used again for duck hunting I’d be okay with that. She’s a little portly for walking game.


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At 63 and still in good health I don't know that I've finished accumulating favorite guns. I can see my newly acquired Jackson 20 gauge being one to carry into geezerdom. At 5 pounds 4 ounces it shouldn't tax even a dottering, older version of me. I can see keeping the Ithaca 37S 16 around for a long time as well as a svelt Beretta Blackwing 20. My Cogswell and Harrison 12 is pretty light but a frailer, older Marty might find 12 bore loads a touch uncomfortable. We haven't arrived there yet. There's an Arthur Hill 16 arriving today at my LGS. It may be my new favorite. Time will tell.

I cannot see ever parting with my 400 Whelen. It's a tad heavy but it is my all time favorite rifle build and big game rifle. I have a left handed Remington 700 KS Mountain rifle in 300 H&H that's been with me since 1993. It won't go anywhere. Additionally I have some left handed mini Mausers in 17 Rem, 6mmx222 and 25x222 that are perfect for much of what I'll hunt in Idaho once we get moved. And well suited weight wise for old dudes. My Dad's Winchester 67 single shot will stay around until I pass it to a family member.

The only gun I ever parted with due to my age, or rather my arthritic wrists, was a Linebaugh built 500 Linebaugh. Beautiful revolver and wonderfully accurate but even with light loads it was a bit more than my wrists wanted to take. I still shoot a Bisley 480 and haven't found it punishing yet. I'll move down notch when it does. A couple 44 Specials and 41 magnums will probably always be at home with me. Surprisingly, I've grown quite fond of a Glock 44. It seems to find it's way into my kit on nearly every outing. Mine is superbly accurate and dependable with 15 of the 17 22 LR loads I tried in it and weighs 16 skinny little ounces fully loaded.

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I built a .500 Linebaugh double rifle years ago…wouldn’t want to shoot it in a handgun!


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