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  1. MontanaLon

    Ow! That might leave a mark.

    "Base on balls". But he may need a pinch runner.
  2. MontanaLon

    Need to replace 200Amp main house breaker

    It is easy. Go outside and pull the meter, now all of the juice is disconnected from the house you open the box, pull the cover and pull out the main breaker and put in the new one. Where it may be trouble is if you have a smart meter. It will notify electric provider and they may send someone out and bill you for a visit. If they sealed the meter they may ask questions about why the seal is broken. I have heard if you put a drop of muriatic acid on the metal seals they will rust through in short order. If it's been 10 years since the last visit they won't do much besides replace the seal.
  3. Well, they already knew 2 branches of the govt needed the rope treatment, one more is no big deal.
  4. I got a call yesterday that one of my good customers over the years had passed away. His wife wanted to let me know and ask for some help. He was in the Army during Korea and Vietnam, a heck of a nice guy, retired and into his hobbies. Never had any kids but had trains and guns. I sold him a lot of guns over the years. 15 to be exact, but he has been collecting them for years before he met me. So the wife was worried because she doesn't have an FOID and remembered I had helped her husband renew his FOID last summer. She wanted to know if I could help her apply for her card. So of course I said I would. I went over today and got online and applied for a card for her. She was concerned the police were going to come knock on the door and cart her and the guns off. So I explained to her that in the case of a death of a spouse there is a grace period. And then she asked how much he paid for the guns I sold. This is where the bro code comes in. The rule is you never ever tell the significant other of a bro how much they paid for their guns. But does that apply after the bro has died? She said she isn't ready to do anything with them just because it is too soon. But eventually she will need to sell them as she isn't getting any younger and with there being no kids, she is all alone now. She said she would pay me to help her out with the guns when she is ready but I really couldn't take her money. But being a woman she drilled right to the heart of it and said, "Well then I will give you some guns, I know you like them and he used to talk about you talking about guns." I feel bad for her, all alone after 50+ years. So, do I tell her how much he paid? Of course I know the answer is yes. I just wanted some backup on it. Apparently he has a lot more guns than what I sold him. Should be interesting to see what kind of income it can create for her. She is on SS and with him gone lost half her income and her best friend. I may post some up here when she is ready to sell, he was concerned before he died that they may go to someone who wouldn't take care of them and I know you all would and can tell her that.
  5. MontanaLon

    Slow Slow Slow Shipping anyone else notice this ?

    USPS is the king of inconsistency. I ordered a package from an online company that shipped from New Jersey. It was in a flat rate box and I ordered it before noon on Monday. Tuesday at 1:30 it was at my mailbox. I got the tracking email that night. Boom! Wife mailed Christmas cards last week on Tuesday. Her cousin who lives in the same town as us and the same town where it was mailed from got her card today. 8 days to go 2 miles? I know they ship everything to a bigger post office to sort but damn, 8 days to do it?
  6. MontanaLon

    Online source for shim kit

  7. MontanaLon

    Sino Defence AK´s worth the money?

    It was just the Chinese manufacturers of military weapons, I forget the whole reason.
  8. MontanaLon

    Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise

    For those not in the know
  9. MontanaLon

    Sino Defence AK´s worth the money?

    Being a Chinese "assault rifle" these are not imported in the USA. Probably not much if any experience with them here. Once upon a time we were able to get the Norincos and they were good quality for the money.
  10. MontanaLon

    If it weren't for bad luck.......

    When I lived in the country and the well pump got struck by lightning it cost more to pull the old galvanized and the pump up than it did to replace everything. They had to pull 20 feet of pipe up, cut it off, pull 20 more, cut it off repeat until they had all 180 up out of the ground. They replaced it with plastic and had it all back in the ground in about 30 minutes. The cool part was the next time it got hit by lightning it literally took them 15 minutes to replace it. Undid the union and then put the pipe between rubber rollers driven by an electric motor that mounted in the trailer hitch. 30 seconds and the pump was at the surface and they unscrewed it popped the new pump on, cut the wires and hooked the new one up. Seriously, it took them longer to do the waterproof electrical connections than anything else. The labor cost went way down on the second one.
  11. MontanaLon

    Why not support UBGC?

    Now pay attention, the question is, how many shootings did that stop? Answer zero. Why? Because shooters who fail a BGC get their guns without a BGC. All the above statistic tells me is we either have 1/3 to 1/2 of all the convicted felons in the country trying to buy guns from FFL's or there are 2-3 million people who were stopped from getting a gun who were perfectly eligible to own a gun. In 1968 mail order gun sales stopped but by some miracle criminals still got guns. Guess what, if there were no guns in the US, criminals would still get guns. It isn't freaking rocket surgery, criminals don't obey the laws.
  12. MontanaLon

    Why not support UBGC?

    Here is the deal, take all of the shootings EVER and you have 1 of 2 possibilities, the shooter passed a background check or the shooter did not do a background check. Now tell me which of those 2 possibilities would be different if we had UBGC. I will wait. Chicago is a perfect example as we have both UBGC and a card, FOID, you have to apply for to get permission from the government to purchase or possess a firearm or ammunition. Getting caught with a firearm without an FOID and it is an instant felony. What's more, if you have a single round of ammunition in your possession and no FOID it is the exact same crime with the same exact punishment as having a firearm with no FOID. Now this is where it gets interesting, the democrats in Chicago won't enforce those laws. Cops make an arrest, lock the person up and the next day if not sooner the state's attorney refuses to prosecute and the shitbag walks out the door. But if you are a law abiding Citizen and your FOID expires, you will get a letter in the mail telling you to take your firearms to the nearest police station to legally dispose of them. Then they show up at your door asking where the guns are, with a warrant. Did I mention the state is several months behind on issuing FOID's? To the tune of 60,000+ people currently unable to possess a firearm. But the shitbags shooting up Chicago and the rest of the democrat controlled Illinois don't have to wait.
  13. MontanaLon

    Colt Python Lives Again

    No and likely won't, my job of 22 years is nearing the end. But I still have my contacts who have handled one and they were completely unimpressed and own a couple of old pythons.
  14. MontanaLon

    Colt Python Lives Again

    From what I have heard this is a Python in name only. It will be a .357 and have the prancing pony but does not have the greased glass slickness to it that the old model had.
  15. By 328 pounds!! Just kidding, it is a Warsaw grouper and while large not even close to the world record of 436 pounds. And they are known to grow larger but haven't been caught on rod and line any larger than 436 pounds.