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  1. Could've been better too... Looks like once again the Republicans compromised our rights away and got nothing in return. No rollbacks, and no clarifications that ensure understanding of rights. Sounds like we got nothing. A simple NO would've been satisfying. No Republican participation in furthering gun controls, let the Dems own the issue.
  2. I have an older Remington 700 with a confusing serial number which seems to indicate that it was made in 1957 but all the info I see says it was first released in 1962. It has a blind magazine that aaaaaaaalmost takes 3 rounds but will only close and work with 2 in the magazine. Are there any Remington aficionados out there can help me accurately identify the year of manufacture and the magazine capacity? Thanks, R
  3. I support the small gun shops whenever I can but truth be told, they usually don't have the selection or even the availability places like Bass Pro have. If I walk into my LGA it's either we have 9mm or we don't. It's not, sure we have 9mm, we have these types, these brands, this one's on sale, etc... Even before the pandemic it was take what we got or leave it. I'll still support my LGA but it would be nice to have more choices and to have prices less than 25-50% over big box prices.
  4. Done with 3 members submitting. They're ahead by a few... for now...
  5. 57, heart failure patient, defibrillator/pacemaker in my chest. This is a concern of mine also. I consider the George Zimmerman case. What is a feller to do? Wait until you're almost dead before you decide to protect yourself to save your life? It's a sticky situation. A single punch to my chest could kill me. I don't know what I would do. I just pray I'm not put in the situation to make the choice. If I am I likely won't have time to think about it.
  6. The infringements will lessen until this fall after the election... then, expect a new wave in blue cities. If the house and the senate remain democrat, expect it to go nationwide again only more so. The beatings will continue until morale improves.
  7. Working on another project. This one is an older Remington 700 in 7mm Magnum. I believe it's just a 700, pre-ADL/BDL/CDL types. Barrel code appears to be stamped ADKG with a serial number of 82xxx. I can't figure out the year of manufacture based on that info but I'm still looking. The charts I've seen don't see to account for the stamps on the rifle. The main project is restoration of the stock. The stock is a really nice old-school Monte carlo stock with faux burlwood forend tip and grip cap. (made of plastic). This version has the blind magazine. There is a longitudinal crack about three inches long in the stock along the bottom curve of the magazine well. The crack is through the wood and is possibly due to stress from a fully loaded magazine. I've repaired the crack (hopefully) but was thinking of replacing the blind magazine with a hinged floorplate magazine which should reduce stress to the wood in that area to prevent future cracking. I've looked on Youtube University's website to see if there are any vids showing what's involved but haven't found any. I've also looked at H-S Precisions detachable magazine options but would like to keep the rifle as stock looking as possible. I'm not opposed to the H-S Precision option but frankly I wasn't planning on spending that much money. Does anyone have any experience in doing something like this or know of someone I can connect with for better preparation? Or, am I just nuts and I should just replace the stock? The stock isn't high-grade wood but it looks really nice, especially after I've stripped and refinished it. I also need to figure out why I can't put three rounds in the magazine. Perhaps why the stock cracked in the first place? One challenge at a time. R
  8. Have you seen this bill HB 4244: https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=4244&GAID=16&DocTypeID=HB&LegId=137267&SessionID=110&GA=102 ? It requires healthcare providers to put your vaccination status involuntarily in a government database. Might be one to witness slip against: https://my.ilga.gov/WitnessSlip/Create/137267?committeeHearingId=18917&LegislationId=137267&LegislationDocumentId=172649 Status Here: https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/witnessslip.asp?DocNum=4244&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=137267&GAID=16&SessionID=110&GA=102&SpecSess=
  9. Wow, we're getting spanked. At least so far. I know it's easy to fall into the 'my voice is ignored' trap here in the People's Republik of Illinois but we need to step up our game. If we have to go into that good night, let's not do it quietly.
  10. Whoa... I can post again! ^^ Was just going to say what happens when they decide you're not worthy of your CCL anymore and now you no longer have a FOID card to maintain legal possession of your firearms?
  11. I have a Beretta 92 frame I've detail stripped, cleaned, and I'm ready to put it back together. I've seen some vids that say you should put gun grease on some of the parts, in fact some show the application of enough gun grease to fill cavities and completely encapsulate parts. This seems like a bad idea to me just due to dirt attraction and the inability to flush out dirt with a spray cleaner. In other words you'd have to regularly detail strip the firearm just to keep abrasive buildup from accumulating. I've seen others that say run the gun dry with just needle application of mineral oil to slide rails and maybe a drop or so on the hammer and trigger pivots. My guns see light use (especially now with the availability and cost of ammo) and I don't want oil drying out and gunking up the system either. I typically clean my guns well with Hoppes or CLP and wipe them down as good as I can. Then I run an oiled patch down the barrel and put a couple drops of oil on the visible moving parts. I probably put too much on even there but I'd like to do it right. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
  12. I expect she voted against concealed carry but it looks like she and her husband sure thought it was a great idea for them.
  13. Now if only you had provided the link so we could file our own witness slips... This link: https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1169&GAID=16&GA=102&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=133801&SessionID=110 doesn't seem to be related.
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