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by HectorFuego
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: A trip to the museum
Replies: 0
Views: 174

A trip to the museum

Spent a couple of hours at the museum this morning. No, not the National WW I museum which is also nearby ... this was the Lee's Summit Museum which is about 3 miles from my house. It's tucked away in a building across the street from the Amtrak station and since it was close, it made a nice diversi...
by HectorFuego
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: This is funny
Replies: 0
Views: 362

This is funny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkx0MxK-Yl4

No matter how big you are something is always bigger.

Hector
by HectorFuego
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: This is disturbing
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: This is disturbing

Vonalt,

Thanks for the info. I had the tin foil out and was working on a hat.

Hector
by HectorFuego
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: This is disturbing
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: This is disturbing

They're back up for me now. I was getting a little concerned that only gun related websites weren't working. Non-gun related sites were working just fine.

Hector
by HectorFuego
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: This is disturbing
Replies: 5
Views: 711

This is disturbing

Smith and Wesson forum is down.

Rimfirecentral forum is down.

GunBroker site is down.

New England reloading is down.

Anybody know what's going on?

Hector
by HectorFuego
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: My favorite shotgun ever
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: My favorite shotgun ever

"This is my BOOM STICK!"

The signature is a great addition. :clap:

Hector
by HectorFuego
Wed May 20, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: Meanwhile in hometown news.
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Meanwhile in hometown news.

Chuck Yeager said any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. If you can fly the plane the next day it's and excellent landing. This one was just shy of excellent, by one sign post. Note that I drive this route at least once a week. https://www.kctv5.com/news/local_news/beechcraft-twin-bon...
by HectorFuego
Sat May 09, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Winchester Model 68 for $100
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Winchester Model 68 for $100

Yeah. My experience with the old Winchester .22's is that the stock pitch is not right for a scope, so it feels a little awkward. Iron sights are good for that one. The old Winchesters are stupid accurate. I have a 1940's vintage 69A Target model and the first time I fired it was off of a rest at 25...
by HectorFuego
Fri May 08, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Winchester Model 68 for $100
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Winchester Model 68 for $100

Nice score. You could probably sell the scope (if not broken) for what you paid for the whole rig. Have you fire it yet. Just wondering how it performs.

Hector
by HectorFuego
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: What do you do when you run out of TP?
Replies: 24
Views: 6316

Re: What do you do when you run out of TP?

If you really get in a pinch, paper back books can be used. Kindles ... not so good. Don't ask me how I know.

Hector
by HectorFuego
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 75 years ago today
Replies: 2
Views: 2517

Re: 75 years ago today

Rob, I've read a book on the Battle of Iwo Jima, a book on the Ninth Marines (my dad's regiment), and the 3rd Division after action reports on the Battle of Iwo Jima. Any time the Sea Bees were mentioned they received high praise for their ingenuity and persistence building something resembling an i...
by HectorFuego
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 75 years ago today
Replies: 2
Views: 2517

75 years ago today

75 years ago today, my dad and a lot of other men from the 3rd Marine Division landed on a miserable volcanic island halfway between the Marianas Islands and mainland Japan. That little island was know as Iwo Jima. 75 years ago tomorrow, he was in combat. On March 2nd or 3rd a severe blast concussio...
by HectorFuego
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Improvise - Adapt - Overcome
Replies: 0
Views: 5354

Improvise - Adapt - Overcome

Improvise – adapt – overcome My dad was a Marine who fought on Guam and Iwo Jima during WW II, and while he didn’t talk about the horrors of the Pacific campaign he occasionally related some of the more humorous events of his deployment. This is one that I believe must have happened on Guam. As the ...
by HectorFuego
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: Got Mold?
Replies: 3
Views: 2706

Re: Got Mold?

Great tip. Never heard that one before.

Hector
by HectorFuego
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: Happy 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1776

Re: Happy 2020

Thanks! Back atcha!

Hector

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