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About mike newman

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  • Birthday 11/08/1942

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    Motueka Valley New Zealand
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    30 IHC projects waiting--some completed

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  1. mike newman

    Rifles

    Model 93 followed the 1893 "family"...I don't have my Marlin book in front of me....at the moment , but it would most likely circa 1920's A lot of firearms in 1920 to about 1923 were made up from the' parts bin' following WW1...I am lucky enough to have one of these...They are recognisable via the Three digit serial number....Also re you 30-30, that would be most unusual not to have the calibre stamped on it....Normally on the barrel top, just in front of the receiver.....from the 1881 models onward....Another way to determine its age...this from the "Book ", is the type o
  2. Oh...JD...I remember your 504 picture with its big front wheels on.....Beautiful looking tractor.....!!! ...picture , one of two Farmalls we have.....tidy...but not a ''looker'' like yours !! Mike
  3. mike newman

    Rifles

    ....being a great fan of anything made in the US.....from back in that 'pre China " era..I have an Eddystone also, plus several 1903 Springfield's... Good one, Frank !!...it is more about the inherent quality of the firearm....rather than its good looks..... Mike
  4. After a great deal of ''soul searching"..........three of four of those models are getting the magazine shortened......The local ex-pat American Gunsmith has come up with a very clever innovative idea to reduce the sheer firepower of those weapons of destruction....()...without altering the outward appearance of the classic 39 rifle... This bloke is a nice guy..(the Gunsmith ).....he is still inundated with firearms waiting to be ''modified''...to suit our new "Gun Laws"......but his personal; opinions don't seem to parallel the bureaucrats ideas..... Meanwhile in New
  5. ..Good outcome, Zack......you will be happy with that ''glitch '' cleared up........and.......it could save me a very expensive phone call.... Mike
  6. mike newman

    Rifles

    ......the Marlin....32-20or 32-40 ?? ....Down here the 1894 Marlin "family " are now prohibited firearms, with the full length magazine.......very dangerous weapons, you know..... Beautiful old firearms ....... Mike
  7. mike newman

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    ...yes...I also have had ...(still have ) a 264 Sako with 26 inch Bbl......Certainly a serious firearm, but for 'mountain hunting, they are very heavy......will tip those Chamois up though, waaay out there Mike
  8. mike newman

    Rifles

    .......if you like Savage 99's......the top one is a 22Hi-Power cartridge.......shot several Red deer with that rifle.....but down under here, if one is interested in hunting per se......there are endless opportunities, to hunt Chamois/Tahr/Red deer /Fallow Deer/Sika Deer /Wapiti/Wallaby/pigs etc ...so if you like firearms...as I do...(Right...I am not a f----g Socialist...).....anything can be used...I have got lots of deer with the Marlins......Used the big calibres , but it is ridiculous carting a big calibre firearm up the bloody hills...plus the ammunition......when the Mod 77
  9. .......we don't have this ''event'' down under....but it is great to see the enthusiasm, from all you blokes , for this annual family get together..... Mike
  10. ...Yes, Mr Plow...but they show (Google) one of those Savage Firearms that suggests it comes with a magazine capacity in excess of the ''new'' (??)mandatory ten round limit...... ....as usual, the fourth estate doing their bit for the betterment of mankind.... Mike
  11. .....Uhmmm........Jake....I just think you are entering the realms of fantasy ...with those thoughts......Jan and Dean eh.......perhaps more like the "Moron Bros " in reality.... I will just stick with Willies beautiful 1980's song...""A Horse called Music"".....waaaaaay better Mike
  12. ,,,,visited the above "stair case'' in Santa Fe area in 1972, with my Colorado friend....(he had come out to NZ and worked on our tobacco farm ....).......he was of the Catholic persuasion.......also took me through the, then new ,,,Catholic Church in his home town , ...Fort Collins......He said it cost so much, that I would be "saved" just by walking through it......As I am still "above the grass"......who knows??!!...but I am not a Catholic...so maybe that is unlikely....... Agree with Lorenzo re the European Stairway .....unbelievable workmanship.... Mike
  13. yeah,,,seems as if it is banned in the British Empire countries......No go here, either.... Mike
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