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  1. noelekal

    Watch Ya Wearing

    Today it's the 1962 Longines with 30 L movement.
  2. noelekal

    Watch Ya Wearing

    The Lady Banks rose is in a profusion of bloom today. Wearing the "yard watch" today. My original beater huntin,' fishin,' chores watch, a military style Glycine from the post-war era. I original bought it in the mid-1980s in a pawn shop for a few dollars.
  3. noelekal

    Watch Ya Wearing

    Hang in there Ejones. Hoping you're doing well at this point after the surgery. I've done that a couple years back so empathize. Didn't wear a watch either while I was in the hospital recovering. IWC with caliber 89 movement today.
  4. noelekal

    Past Gun Buys You Are So HAPPY About Now

    Mower's set high. It's just dry and hot here most of the growing season.
  5. noelekal

    Past Gun Buys You Are So HAPPY About Now

    Well ... it never has been a gun I was particularly happy about. Yard mowing is better than lying on the bottom of Lake Leon, which is where I considered flinging it after it again began misbehaving a couple years ago. It was a little stinker to break in to the point it'd run right. Worked...
  6. noelekal

    Past Gun Buys You Are So HAPPY About Now

    Oh, I do have a crummy Kel Tec P3AT. Tried carrying it a few times, but didn't trust it to do the big job if it was called upon. It's been demoted to "yard gun" for pocket carry while mowing the lawn. I do only carry it with the six round magazine capacity including the one "up the spout,"...
  7. noelekal

    Past Gun Buys You Are So HAPPY About Now

    OOOooo... I don't know. The .380 would have to get up pretty early in the morning to best the good ol' .38 S&W. I posted this narrative some years ago just for fun after playing with the cartridge. Cartridge Discussion: .38 S&W - Ghost From Bygone Times An ancient handgun cartridge, the...
  8. noelekal

    Past Gun Buys You Are So HAPPY About Now

    Ol' Army buds. Colt and Smith & Wesson Model 1917 .45s. I set out to collect US military arms as a teen. Gathered many representative specimens before I married. It's amazing how expensive US military small arms have become. Colt adopted the grand New Service revolver which was in current...
  9. noelekal

    Past Gun Buys You Are So HAPPY About Now

    I could list any of several which, upon reflection have proven especially gratifying to acquire and use. One would be a snub nosed Colt l keep here. Went to the bankruptcy auction of a local gun shop some years ago. After I'd spent too much cleaning up on reloading supplies for my larder and...
  10. noelekal

    Run on Ammo?

    Found a small shop on the edge of town in Brownwood, Texas that had decent supplies of all the popular calibers though the 9mm was picked over. More esoteric 9mm boutique loads were left as well as smaller quantities of generic FMJ stuff. .223 and .22 Long Rifle abounded. I bought a couple...
  11. noelekal

    Run on Ammo?

    I've not decided if I'm sick with Coronavirus, but I'm sure sick of Coronavirus! Heard of someone buying up a bunch of bamboo toilet paper at Central Market up in Dallas/Fort Worth for high prices so I've been developing a process to produce mesquite toilet paper this morning. I'll be rich...
  12. noelekal

    Watch Ya Wearing

    Sorry about the triplicate photos. Don't know how that happened Also, intended to mention that the Sea Wolf is an early non-hacking, solid hands example.
  13. noelekal

    Watch Ya Wearing

    Yesterday's actually and today as well.
  14. noelekal

    Rock Island and Iver Johnson opinions

    Of the Spanish pistols of now bygone times, I'm more keen on the Astras and the Stars than I am the Llamas. The LLamas I've examined or had dealings with, seemed to be made steels that were soft, at least the small component parts were. Just an opinion by someone who has no particular...
  15. noelekal

    Of interest to those who CCW

    Nice suggested reading. http://modernserviceweapons.com/?p=14711
  16. noelekal

    Of interest to those who CCW

    "Although there were ample cringe-worthy and chuckle moments provided by the lawyers and experts, the defendant received his guaranteed “day in court” and a “fair trial.” (Some educated observers might say maybe not. I do not share here my thoughts on defense counsel effectiveness, erroneous...
  17. noelekal

    Bad weekend.....not.

    That Magnaported Model 681 with the full lug barrel ought to be steady as a rock, even when shooting the heaviest of .357 Magnum loads.
  18. noelekal

    What was your carry today?

    Went to our old family place to do chores and remove a large mesquite limb from off the lake cabin's roof. Toted the 10mm Colt Delta Elite in case feral hogs were seen while cruising the roads on the place or while hiking.
  19. noelekal

    Rock Island and Iver Johnson opinions

    Show and tell and way too much pontification and personal opinion. Will post photos of the 1911 tribe here. Some of these may have been posted in the past. I hold strong personal opinions about 1911s and what they should be, but I'm far from the last word in 1911-guns, 1911 mechanics...
  20. noelekal

    Rock Island and Iver Johnson opinions

    Yeah, Jordon's hands were big. I have fairly large hands with long-ish fingers, but I've shaken Bill Jordan's hand on a couple of occasion when meeting him at the 1996 NRA Dallas convention and again at a Dallas Market Hall gun show years ago and his were overwhelming. I'm holding a K-Frame...
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