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Forum: Firearms/Weapons 05-20-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By rice paddy daddy
And that is a good thing. If they were subject...

And that is a good thing.
If they were subject to "consumer protection" laws the anti-gunners would sue manufacturers out of business when their product was even used lawfully. In self defense, for...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 05-20-2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Welcome back.

Welcome back.
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 03-10-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By rice paddy daddy
A Glock can, and has, gone off when being put...

A Glock can, and has, gone off when being put into a soft holster. Pushing the Glock into a non-Glock approved holster can activate the trigger and fire the gun. I have seen photos of a man who shot...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 03-10-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,696
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Welcome back. Although I am a life-long...

Welcome back. Although I am a life-long Floridian, the blood in my veins is 100% Maine.
All my ancestors were from York County. Kittery, North Berwick, back to the Revolution.
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 06-27-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,575
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Living where we do, places like Walmart are up to...

Living where we do, places like Walmart are up to an hours drive, one way.
I can't afford to buy $50 - $100 or more online, but the Ace Hardware in town stocks ammo, mainly Remington and Winchester...
Forum: Financial 06-22-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,868
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I hope you get every penny that is allowed to...

I hope you get every penny that is allowed to you.
Hang in there.
Forum: Financial 07-24-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,868
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I have always dealt with SS representatives in...

I have always dealt with SS representatives in person, at the SS office in "The Big City".
Yes, it is a 45 min drive one way, but the people my wife and I have spoken with are knowledgeable.
My...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 03-17-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,830
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Welcome from Florida.

Welcome from Florida.
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 03-17-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,128
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Welcome. Thank you for serving our country.

Welcome. Thank you for serving our country.
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-18-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,117
Posted By rice paddy daddy
The Armalite rifle, the original AR15, was...

The Armalite rifle, the original AR15, was adopted by Air Force General Curtis Lemay. He thought is was a good rifle for his security forces guarding aircraft and flight lines.
Secretary of Defense...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-26-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,117
Posted By rice paddy daddy
My US Army Basic Training rifle was an M14. I...

My US Army Basic Training rifle was an M14. I qualified Expert.
My stateside issue rifle in a Field Artillery unit was an M14. I re-qualified Expert.
My issue weapon for my Vietnam sojourn was an...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 12-17-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,864
Posted By rice paddy daddy
THAT was my very first rifle as well. My Dad gave...

THAT was my very first rifle as well. My Dad gave it to me for my 10th birthday in 1959. I let it get away from me, and have never seen another one. I sure wish I had her today.
The nylon loading...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 11-18-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,211
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Florida law is quite clear. Flying a drone over...

Florida law is quite clear. Flying a drone over private property is a violation of privacy. Even a TV news drone. This was discussed in an article about local stations using drones instead of hiring...
Forum: Handguns 09-20-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 60,430
Posted By rice paddy daddy
We live on the Florida/Georgia border. In...

We live on the Florida/Georgia border. In Florida, open carry is not legal. In Georgia it is.
I am in both states every day, for one reason or another. In all my years here I have seen exactly ONE...
Forum: Handguns 08-03-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,588
Posted By rice paddy daddy
That argument went by-the-by 150 years ago. Or...

That argument went by-the-by 150 years ago. Or more.
Even in the days of the Old West there were places and even towns where guns could not be worn at all.
I understand Catherine is speaking to the...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-03-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,040
Posted By rice paddy daddy
The George Bush $600 tax rebate that I received...

The George Bush $600 tax rebate that I received paid for a Mossberg Silver Reserve Turkish made 12 ga O/U that also came with a set of 20 ga barrels w/forearm. 5 Choke tubes for each gauge. Our local...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 07-28-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 25,404
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I happen to like guns. Guns of all types, from a...

I happen to like guns. Guns of all types, from a 45-70 single shot rifle to an AK.
That said, I really like shotguns, because used they are cheap to buy, and they are cheap to feed.
I will not get...
Forum: Handguns 07-28-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,588
Posted By rice paddy daddy
In Florida it is illegal to carry a concealed...

In Florida it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon without a license. Since I am a law abiding citizen, and do not wish to perhaps jeopardize my right to even own a firearm if caught carrying...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 07-28-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,040
Posted By rice paddy daddy
We have a small farm in a rural, wooded area. ...

We have a small farm in a rural, wooded area.
My hobby is the study of military history, and as part of that I own a few military surplus rifles. And I like guns of the Old West.
But as for actual...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 04-16-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,964
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Ummmm! Gooood! SPAM, it's what's for dinner!

Ummmm! Gooood!
SPAM, it's what's for dinner!
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 04-16-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,775
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Having lived in Florida for almost 60 years, I...

Having lived in Florida for almost 60 years, I keep a handgun on me whenever I'm outside the house.
Most times there's a shotgun handy too, because as offtheradar says, there is never enough time to...
Forum: Self-reliance 03-13-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,201
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Some of those things happen today here at...

Some of those things happen today here at Answered Prayers Farm.
But, then, I am 66 and wife is 68.
Forum: Animals 03-13-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,522
Posted By rice paddy daddy
This is why I always have a small 22 revolver in...

This is why I always have a small 22 revolver in my pocket whenever I am outside the house.
When a gun is needed, it usually is needed RIGHT NOW.
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-09-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,578
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I'm an H&R/NEF fan. I guess I should have gotten...

I'm an H&R/NEF fan. I guess I should have gotten the accessory barrels I wanted while I still could.
NEF/H&R - 12 ga, 20 ga and .410 singles; 22 Hornet and 45-70 singles.
H&R - 1940 Model 120 Game...
Forum: Conversations 12-31-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,506
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Happy New Year to each and every one.

Happy New Year to each and every one.
Forum: Conversations 10-27-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,782
Posted By rice paddy daddy
You are special to us, Annie. Glad to hear from...

You are special to us, Annie.
Glad to hear from you.
Forum: Handguns 09-23-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,378
Posted By rice paddy daddy
He is speaking of the grip frame. This is a piece...

He is speaking of the grip frame. This is a piece that is separate from the actual frame of a Blackhawk, which is steel.
The Ruger single action grip frame is made out of a very high quality...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 09-23-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,044
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I polish the chambers on any break action shotgun...

I polish the chambers on any break action shotgun I buy with a bronze bore brush and CLP as a lubricant. This removes light rusting as well as polishing without removing metal from the chamber.
Just...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 09-23-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,570
Posted By rice paddy daddy
One thing to remember about coach guns is they...

One thing to remember about coach guns is they are basically made for the Cowboy Action Shooting crowd and a lot of them are cylinder bore (no choke). If you get a "coach gun" make sure it has screw...
Forum: Homesteading 08-06-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,882
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Post #8!! Mineral rights. Another thing,...

Post #8!! Mineral rights.
Another thing, zoning. Yes, being in the boonies does not exempt you from zoning rules in some states. Here in Florida our place is in an area zoned OR. That is Open Rural...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 06-15-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,521
Posted By rice paddy daddy
On the positive side, the shortage has kept the...

On the positive side, the shortage has kept the neighborhood Bubbas from ruining our peace and quiet by blasting with their AR's like it's WWIII.
I have enough common courtesy to drive to the range....
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 04-11-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,581
Posted By rice paddy daddy
10 years ago I realized that once I retired and...

10 years ago I realized that once I retired and was on a fixed income (low at that) I would be unable to buy much ammo.
So every payday I spent $10 to $15 on ammo. 52 weeks a year, for 10 years....
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 04-10-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,581
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Even back when GW Bush was president around here...

Even back when GW Bush was president around here the going rate was $21.99.
I too remember bricks for $10, but that was 15-20 years ago.
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 04-10-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,581
Posted By rice paddy daddy
The reason there is not much 22LR around is...

The reason there is not much 22LR around is because anytime some hits the shelves, people run out and buy as many bricks as they can.
Like Pogo used to say: "We have met the enemy and he is us."
I...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-30-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,585
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Original military powder used was IMR4895 for the...

Original military powder used was IMR4895 for the 7.62 NATO, the same as the M2 Ball for the Garand. However, the M1A is not as sensitive to burn rate as a Garand and commercial ammo can be used.
I...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-28-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,585
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Springfield Armory states that commercial .308...

Springfield Armory states that commercial .308 ammo is perfectly fine to fire in their M1A.
Mine is a 1994 production Standard Model.
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-28-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,515
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Very nice, coaltrain. I think you will be very...

Very nice, coaltrain. I think you will be very happy with your rifle.:)
For an excellent forum, go to http://www.marlinowners.com/ This site is more than just Marlins, however. I have been a member...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-26-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,515
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Coaltrain, the fact that the shop had that many...

Coaltrain, the fact that the shop had that many rifles and not any 30-30's other than a couple collector items should tell you how good these rifles are - those that have them don't really want to...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 03-22-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,050
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Elections have consequences. "Mitt Romney is...

Elections have consequences.
"Mitt Romney is not a conservative so I won't vote."
"Ron Paul or nobody."
And on, and on, and on.

And that is exactly why we are where we are at now.
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-13-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 47,998
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Don't feed the troll

Don't feed the troll
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-11-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,915
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Welcome to the forum, CraigR.

Welcome to the forum, CraigR.
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-07-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 47,998
Posted By rice paddy daddy
:fie So, just because his choice doesn't...

:fie

So, just because his choice doesn't meet YOUR opinion it is no good?
How pompous.
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-06-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 47,998
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Agreed. I personally have other rifles in...

Agreed. I personally have other rifles in addition to my two M1 Carbines, but if a Carbine was all I had I would simply adjust tactics.
My truck rifle is a Winchester 30-30, and I could get along...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-05-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 47,998
Posted By rice paddy daddy
News Flash. We really don't care. Have a...

News Flash.
We really don't care.
Have a nice day!
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-04-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 47,998
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Yeah, I left for quite a while too. Might do it...

Yeah, I left for quite a while too.
Might do it again.
Self centered, know-it-all people are a waste of my time.
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-27-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 47,998
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Gee whiz! I haven't been in a firefight in the...

Gee whiz! I haven't been in a firefight in the last 43 years! What am I doing wrong?
Maybe I need to move to Zimbabwae or something.
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-13-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 47,998
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Don't believe the "Korean War frozen clothing...

Don't believe the "Korean War frozen clothing non-penetration" stuff.
Check out the Box O' Truth. He did a test on that. GI hardball penetrated just fine.
If you have never been to that site,...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-13-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 47,998
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Here are a few military surplus weapon forums...

Here are a few military surplus weapon forums that I belong to and can therefore recommend on the Carbine
http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/index.php
http://www.jouster.com/forums/index.php...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-13-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 47,998
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I have 2 M1 Carbines because I collect military...

I have 2 M1 Carbines because I collect military type weapons. The Carbine is an effective self defense rifle under certain circumstances.
1. Use appropriate ammo - no GI hardball. Winchester makes a...
Forum: Conversations 02-02-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,489
Posted By rice paddy daddy
The same "incentive" program is in place to...

The same "incentive" program is in place to reduce the VA disability claim backlog.
A claim that is denied, even without having been read, is classed as being "resolved" and earns points for the...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-28-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,253
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Well, I am a fan of Old West firearms, always...

Well, I am a fan of Old West firearms, always wanted a 45-70 Sharps reproduction, but the $2,000+ price tag was way out of my reach.
So, for just a little more than 1/10th that I got a New England...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,192
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Just $275? That's great. I got my O/U by...

Just $275? That's great.
I got my O/U by chance. When George Bush gave all taxpayers a $600 check to stimulate the economy, I cashed it and went straight to my local gun store - the Ace Hardware in...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-24-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,192
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I have one O/U, two SXS, a couple pumps, a few...

I have one O/U, two SXS, a couple pumps, a few single shots, and because I like old firearms I even have two bolt actions from the 1940's. I like shotguns!!
I don't hunt, but usually have some type...
Forum: Conversations 01-23-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,662
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Ethanol in gasoline is hygroscopic, that means it...

Ethanol in gasoline is hygroscopic, that means it absorbs moisture from the air. Ethanol is also a very good solvent.
In small engines like chainsaws, fuel lines are often plastic. The ethanol...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-19-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,776
Posted By rice paddy daddy
That's OK. My AK and my Mosin Nagants will fire...

That's OK. My AK and my Mosin Nagants will fire rusty ammo just fine.
Unlike an AR.;)
Right now I'm shooting 1954 Bulgarian surplus 7.62X54R Light Ball out of my 91/30.:D
Got a good deal, two 440...
Forum: Conversations 01-17-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,662
Posted By rice paddy daddy
The current mandate is 10% ethanol, but the feds...

The current mandate is 10% ethanol, but the feds want to raise that to 15%. This is totally unnecessary and very destructive to current engines. 10% is bad enough, and really needs to be done away...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-16-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 30,689
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I use a 22 WMR revolver as a farm carry piece....

I use a 22 WMR revolver as a farm carry piece. This gives slightly better performance through a short barrel than a 22 LR gives out of a rifle, but in a much handier package.
When I'm out doing...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-16-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,776
Posted By rice paddy daddy
It's been around a long time, but I still get a...

It's been around a long time, but I still get a kick (pun intended) out of reading it.
Originally found on the great Mosin Nagan information site http://7.62x54r.net/

And yes, I own a couple, and...
Forum: Conversations 01-16-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,197
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I like his songs from the Sun records era. That...

I like his songs from the Sun records era. That was in the beginning of his career, on the same record label as Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. The music had a name of its own -...
Forum: History 11-14-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,060
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Mofree, the second site you linked is one of my...

Mofree, the second site you linked is one of my favorites for Big Band music of the 40's.
I love that music.
Forum: Conversations 11-13-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,573
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I guess I'm just one of the lucky ones that got...

I guess I'm just one of the lucky ones that got to enjoy the happiness of getting a letter at mail call, or a box of 30 day old home made cookies that had been reduced to crumbs by the 10,000 mile...
Forum: Conversations 11-13-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,235
Posted By rice paddy daddy
US Army 1967-1970 Fort Carson, Colorado 68-69...

US Army
1967-1970
Fort Carson, Colorado 68-69
Volunteered for Vietnam in '69
Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, in the area of the DMZ. Unit was on loan to the Marine Corps. 69-70
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 11-03-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,701
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I use farm fresh eggs and organic produce. I have...

I use farm fresh eggs and organic produce. I have for a number of years now. This year they got me a 6 point buck during Georgia blackpowder season. Well they got me both shoulders, both hams, and...
Forum: Handguns 10-17-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,665
Posted By rice paddy daddy
No, Colt builds all their own Single Action...

No, Colt builds all their own Single Action Army's.
FLLI Peitta makes excellent reproductions of the single action army as does Uberti. These two Italian manufacurers make them for several American...
Forum: Conversations 09-15-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,274
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Mid 90's here today. I did yard work off and on...

Mid 90's here today. I did yard work off and on between trips into the AC.
Forum: Conversations 08-18-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,482
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Best wishes!

Best wishes!
Forum: Conversations 08-18-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,459
Posted By rice paddy daddy
That is the American liberal way - preach...

That is the American liberal way - preach "tollerance and diversity" but destroy, defame and harrass any one that does not toe the rigid liberal line.
Tollerance and diversity my foot! Bunch of...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-13-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,057
Posted By rice paddy daddy
My thoughts exactly. The same basic calibers that...

My thoughts exactly. The same basic calibers that were around in the 20's and 30's are still just as good now.
Like the old saying "The best lures catch fishermen, not fish."
Forum: Food 08-01-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,847
Posted By rice paddy daddy
What breed/breeds are your hens? We have...

What breed/breeds are your hens?
We have Auracanas and we do pretty much what you do - layer pellets, vegetable scraps from the kitchen. The yolks are darker than store bought and stand up proud and...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 08-01-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,630
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Welcome from Florida, Shannon. My wife is the...

Welcome from Florida, Shannon.
My wife is the farmer in our family.
Even though I have lived in Florida almost all of my 64 years, the blood in my veins is 100% Maine. All my ancestors are from...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 07-16-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,008
Posted By rice paddy daddy
So does my old Winchester 1300. In fact, so do...

So does my old Winchester 1300. In fact, so do the M-16's that have been in service with our military for years.
Aluminum recievers are not an issue on well made firearms.
Chamber pressure on a 12...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 07-05-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,618
Posted By rice paddy daddy
We have an ongoing rat problem here at the...

We have an ongoing rat problem here at the homestead. i went to Walmart and bought a Crosman Storm .177 caliber pellet rifle. This is a break-barrel spring action rifle that is powerful enough to...
Forum: Conversations 07-02-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,022
Posted By rice paddy daddy
The mention of firecrackers reminded me of...

The mention of firecrackers reminded me of summertime at Grandpa's and going out behind the barn and putting firecrackers in cow patties. INCOMING!!
By age 12 we had graduated to making pipe bombs...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 06-18-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,706
Posted By rice paddy daddy
At a cyclic rate of over 1,000 rpm you would need...

At a cyclic rate of over 1,000 rpm you would need a LOT of ammo.
American GI's in WWII nicknamed it The Zipper because it fired so fast it sounded like someone pulling up a zipper.
About 30 years...
Forum: Conversations 06-17-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,240
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Florida has had various veteran license plates...

Florida has had various veteran license plates for a number of years, but brand new this year ia a VIETNAM WAR VETERAN plate. And to keep posers and wannabes from getting one you have to show a DD214...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 06-17-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,706
Posted By rice paddy daddy
A second generation Colt Single Action Army, 5...

A second generation Colt Single Action Army, 5 1/2" barrel, in 45 Colt of course. Mint condition.
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 06-04-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,284
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Nothing to appologize for. That is exactly what...

Nothing to appologize for. That is exactly what happened to my childhood home, South Florida. In my lifetime it went from being a part of the south, to just another borough of New York City.
Then,...
Forum: Conversations 05-27-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,635
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I helped to place small flags on veterans graves...

I helped to place small flags on veterans graves at our small town cemetary on saturday.
Yesterday was race day - watched the Indy 500 but couldn't get really interested in the NASCAR race at...
Forum: History 05-17-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,606
Posted By rice paddy daddy
445 of those names were from the 1st Infantry...

445 of those names were from the 1st Infantry Brigade, 5th Infantry Divison (Mechanized) which was in country from May 1968 to July 1971.
Not a day goes by that I don't think about them.
For some...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 05-07-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,798
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Mike Venturino and one of the head guys at...

Mike Venturino and one of the head guys at Hornady did a test several years ago and wrote about it in Guns Magazine.
They wanted to compare WWII sniper rifles, using WWII issue scopes and WWII issue...
Forum: Conversations 04-03-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,117
Posted By rice paddy daddy
MoFree, you are THE MAN!!! The music of my...

MoFree, you are THE MAN!!!
The music of my youth - from Benny Goodman and Glen Miller to Jimi Hendrix and Big Brother And The Holding Company.
Music of Vietnam seems to be missing the Animals "We...
Forum: Conversations 03-07-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,487
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I didn't realize. This is sad. I started to...

I didn't realize.
This is sad. I started to read the links above but had to quit. It's not too cool to be weeping at your desk at work.
My heart and prayers go out to the family.
Forum: Conversations 03-07-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,618
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Welcome, Will. I find that if people get...

Welcome, Will.
I find that if people get contrary here (it does happen, sometimes, down in the politics section) I just stay away for a while.
The weather down here in Florida is crazy. The plants...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 02-23-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,936
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Obama and Biden are carefully and deliberately...

Obama and Biden are carefully and deliberately trying to push someone over the edge. That is part of the master plan. All the absurd statements, suggestions of draconian laws, strident demonization...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-17-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,188
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Good for you. You have inherited a piece of...

Good for you. You have inherited a piece of history.
I am a military firarm fan, and one rifle i do not have, but want, is what you have - a No4 MkI.
I find it odd that a British issue rifle has US...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-04-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,184
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I was in when Moses was a corporal.:D

I was in when Moses was a corporal.:D
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 01-24-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,756
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I don't know how it is now, but back in my day,...

I don't know how it is now, but back in my day, the closer you got to the enemy, the less the regulations mattered.
I spent my year in Vietnam on a base camp not far from the DMZ, but very "far"...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 01-24-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,756
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Plowpoint, that was a good story about your...

Plowpoint, that was a good story about your grandfather. Don't let the naysayers get to you, you know the truth.
Why are some like that? I think they have low self esteem and tearing others down...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-24-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,184
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I have one on my Model 1903A3 because a...

I have one on my Model 1903A3 because a Springfield (even one made by Remington) and that sling go together like grits-n-eggs.
I do not use it "by the book" the way it was designed. I have it...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-21-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,184
Posted By rice paddy daddy
That appears to be a reporoduction M1907 leather...

That appears to be a reporoduction M1907 leather sling. When properly installed (the one in the picture is not quite) the bottom loop (the one on the rear sling swivel) is unclipped and the loop is...
Forum: Conversations 01-21-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,339
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Yes, the world is a little poorer today. There...

Yes, the world is a little poorer today.
There weren't too many players better than Stan Musial.
Lifetime stats: 3,630 hits, 475 home runs, 1,951 RBI, .331 batting average.
And all done the honest...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-04-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,184
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I put USGI cotton web slings, such as were used...

I put USGI cotton web slings, such as were used on the M-1 and M-14, on mine. And use them for shooting stability just like the Army showed me way back when. I normally carry the rifle in my hands....
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 12-31-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,767
Posted By rice paddy daddy
The liberals think that if you make something...

The liberals think that if you make something illegal, that will be the end of it.
But, crack coaine is illegal, heroin is illegal, meth is illegal, and it's everywhere. Even in schools.
Forum: Conversations 12-31-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,592
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I'm a Florida boy, so when the Army had our...

I'm a Florida boy, so when the Army had our artillery unit at Fort Carson, Colorado go on field manuvers in the dead of winter, 20 below and sleeping in tents in the snow did not float my boat.
This...
Forum: Conversations 11-18-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,413
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I'm sorry I'm late, but I was raised to believe...

I'm sorry I'm late, but I was raised to believe in Duty, Honor, and Country.
I was just doing my job.
Forum: Handguns 10-17-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,117
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I'm a 45 Colt guy, and a .410 guy, just not in...

I'm a 45 Colt guy, and a .410 guy, just not in the same package. My favorite handgun is a Ruger Blackhawk 45 Convertible (extra cylinder for 45 ACP). The nice thing about a Blackhawk is it can be...
Forum: Knives/Bow & Arrow 10-15-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,010
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Cool. The author of the story used a magic...

Cool.
The author of the story used a magic marker to lay out the shape and fit two of them on one saw blade.
I've also thought that a lawn edger blade would be easy to make a knife from as well,...
Forum: Knives/Bow & Arrow 10-13-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,010
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I have always wanted to try my hand at knife...

I have always wanted to try my hand at knife making, but I have no metalurgy skills or knowledge, let alone equipment to heat treat metal.
In The Backwoodsman Magazine (I highly recommend this...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 10-08-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,644
Posted By rice paddy daddy
Then there's the whole black powder cartridge...

Then there's the whole black powder cartridge deal. Remember, before smokeless powder there were many black powder cartridge pistols and rifles. The Winchester Model 1894 was black powder at first....
Forum: Conversations 10-08-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,263
Posted By rice paddy daddy
I spent my 21st birthday sleeping outside on the...

I spent my 21st birthday sleeping outside on the ground in the rain in a combat zone.
To this day, one of the biggest joys in my life is sleeping in a warm dry bed with clean sheets on a stormy...
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