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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

    .........that is a serious pig there, Pukeko......seems a helluva lot bigger than the Georgia hogs pictured above...... .........that could be a challenge for the "big bore users " Mike
  2. Oh......."upper crust " eh...wow.....a really good play on words DD.......when discussing bread wrappers.....Good one Mike
  3. mike_newman

    Rifles

    Well...thanks for that....but........"you metric people "...you have touched a raw nerve there, ........should of heard me cussing out these bloody 18mm(head size ) studs holding guard plates under the H210 Hyundai excavator...you get to the job with 11/16th and 3/4 inch sockets, single hex at that ...but no ......some freaking bloody stupid metric size that the aforementioned sockets can't cater for........ ..as for "Calibre"......that's how I have ...or would spell that word ...I dunno...maybe its wrong LOL.......different strokes ........??!! Mike
  4. mike_newman

    Rifles

    ...Yeah, figured that...but what calibre ? All my "current " Marlins precede the "cross bolt safety "........brought in a 45-70 from the US back some years......Have 444 and several 30 Cal (30-30 )......and a 1951 era 336 with regular rifling......(.not "micro- groove )......always wanted a 35 Rem to round out the 336 models...like Rocking Horse Excrement in NZ...never did get one...never will now, with our draconian gun laws........ Mike ...used to reload the 30-30 with Sierra "spire point ' rounds......feed them singly into the breech.......unbelievable accuracy with the old 1951 336....... 120 grain projectiles
  5. mike_newman

    Rifles

    ...some details, please Mike
  6. ........they can be difficult !!!.......this pics of the Farmall M struggles....but we got there!! Note the heat applied to the axle..... Mike
  7. mike_newman

    Rifles

    ...jworly..........I see you have a extensive rifle selection........but , for me, the Marlin in the lower picture is a piece of quality Mike
  8. ...yeah......they are "killing machines"...those cats...despite the older women who clasp their cats to their wholesome breasts, whilst indignantly denying the fact that their "little pussies" would ever kill a bird........ I happen to like cats....and despite feeding them to almost obese levels......their natural instinct is to have a go at any luckless bird that ventures to close....... ...the number of cats, liberated up our fairly remote valley...by persons unknown.......is a constant reminder of selfish people.....so the now illegal, Marlin 39A, .22 rifle has to be used.....don't enjoy shooting cats, but the NZ indigenous bird life has never had to cater for predators in their DNA........so any cats that can be dispatched...are...... Oleman, we once had a large cat , who just arrived on our door...(rural area, of course !!).......we called him "horse".......not that original but that buggar would haul home full grown rabbits and hares.......but his speciality was catching eels....bringing through the back door "cat door" and depositing the luckless eel (s) in the shower ......this of course would create some consternation with visitors......who could unwittingly find a partially eaten eel in the shower...or worse......a fully intact eel.......partially alive.....One could hear the shriek from the living room !!! I have a picture of this cat......but can't locate at...... Mike
  9. ....also active on the construction site...here
  10. ........beautiful rifles, Gary ....Yeah, I know they are only Winchesters ................(this from the Marlin collector......) ......When true craftsmen made these classic examples of the "Gun makers craft",,,,,,,those two pistol grip deluxe examples are just beautiful ...I have a Marlin , 1893 model in 32/40, with a tapered octagon bbl, 26 inchs long...imagine what it would cost today, to replicate those firearms...... Mike
  11. "feel free to add your favourites"'./.......said 88 power....OK.....most of you may disapprove.... .......maybe it is something to do with age.......sigh........but that long haired/ head banging/ lyric less/ tuneless/ screeching dirge, that seems in vogue these days, just doesn't do it for me.... I have a good mate who went a long way to an AC/DC concert.......bloody dreadfull garbage.......sort of like a screaming match set in a panel beating shop..... ......California does not seem to great "wraps " these days....but one Kate Wolf ...is an absolute standout amongst some incredibly good American female singers.......Like Nancy Griffith.......a girl with guitar and beautiful vocals......and meaning full vocals.......a product of California Sadly......Kate is no longer with us.......but her legacy lives on....and I find her music so enjoyable...........along with any of the yesterdays "top tier" country music, male and female artists..... ...The trip to the "Grand Ol' Oprey" back in 2005 Lebanon, with a bunch of the RPRU crew was a memorable event..... Mike
  12. ....well, Finney...it is half eight here this Friday morning, down under........an hour late for work....because as you say...."dealing with stupid people". In this case New Zealand Police...re the now ''Illegal '' 40 odd Marlins I have collected over many years......I have a "C" license, had it for many years.......C for collectors, with appropriate security...( you must realize how every crank in this world covets a 40-82 Marlin ...or similar ...with which to commit some mayhem....sigh ) ...so I need to apply for a "P" license....P for prohibited........so after half hour on the 'phone to some fuckwit plod......I am now in the possession of the fact that a "P" license allows me to keep the Marlins...but they have to be "de-activated".....i.e. the firing pins removed/ or magazines modified. etc...and...here is the real kicker !!!........if the firing pins are removed, which is quite an act on the center fire lever rifle....the pins have to be stored at a place approved by the police, in fact the place has to be another "P" license holder, ideally....... In other words you can store my firing pins......and I can store your 30 round Ruger 22 mag......but the relevant parts can never come home...as it were Good F ing grief If you are confused.....think what us firearm owners are .........all this because a non New Zealander wiped out a bunch of Muslims......or is it ??.....It must be about totally disarming NZ firearms owners...... Just added to your rant !!.......be very wary with your 'anti' firearms brigade Mike
  13. .....to me..this is a real joke...... sad also, because us peasants in New Zealand will suffer the consequences of the Socialists desire to "lead the world in becoming carbon neutral"......this from our little , wind swept couple of Islands .....the almost exact area as Colorado....this, way down in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.... ..The world won't give a "rats rectal orifice " about NZ......and its goof ball politicians......we contribute ,002 percent of total world emmisions....apparently........and that is attributed to diary ..farms by the great unwashed....who can afford to pontificate at length about this , because of our welfare system ...which is solely derived from our Primary Industries...and seems to reward all the useless pricks that proliferate our Social Welfare Systems ...with both hands held out....sigh This is the previous Female Prime Minister depicted here , by one of NZ's leading cartoonist.........the current one is merely a "clone" of this one..... We will certainly need to take out and dust down the old oxen yoke and harness...if people want to eat......................... Mike
  14. ....back awhile.....spring 1965 in fact.......My great friend , Leslie Heath on an old 15/30 that we hauled out of the scrub....and breathed some new life into it..... .....a windy day..look at the poplars......in about November , with the old 15/30 running some discs....and a clod crusher.....preparing tobacco ground ...that is a 1949 Ford "bonus built " 3/4ton truck...back on .....and one of my old hunting trucks in middle right of picture......1928 Nash Mike
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