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   Doublesharp posted on The Range 2nd Amendment  I wish all firearm enthusiasts could have been with me this past weekend. The Louisville National GunDay gun show was one of the best in history. The tables were full of quality vendors and the crowd was backed up a couple hundred deep to get in until early afternoon. Several thousand attendees and money was changing hands. I snagged a couple of rimfire rifles, a Tuarus model 63 .22lr, almost an exact clone of the Winchester 63 and then I picked up a Marlin 883 stainless .22mag. Both guns are discontinued and both are like new. There may well come a time when a good .22 will be worth it's weight in canned spam ;-)
   March 1 at 15:12 EST .

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   WRR0369  Wisht I coulda been there. Sounds like a whole buncha stuff I would've been interested in.
March 3 at 15:58 EST .

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   Doublesharp posted on Main Page The Lobby  Prayers sent. Boris will be at Rainbow Bridge waiting.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...
February 22 at 11:38 EST .

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   Njdittos  Beautiful prose poem I've read many times, especially when losing a pet. The grief is a small price to pay for the years of delight & joy they bring.
February 22 at 11:54 EST .

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   Flygal  I truly believe this; my Bear right now is playing with my Dad and Bear's friends having a wonderful time; I know I will see Bear when it is my time, and Bear will welcome me to his home, as I welcomed him to mine 20 years ago.
February 22 at 14:07 EST .

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   Waving flag  My dad's Tonkinese was a "greeter." Most cats come running for food, Sibur did when the doorbell rang. I laugh imagining the crazy Tonkinese greeting at the Gates of Heaven and St. Peter yelling for my dad to come get his cat out of the way.
February 22 at 15:16 EST .

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   Clipped wings  I have often heard a reference to the Rainbow Bridge and I had never seen it written, just guessed at the meaning. Thanks for posting. I have some very special 4-legged babies waiting for me. What a happy time to look forward to.
February 22 at 19:46 EST .

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   DONAL  Thank you, Doublesharp! (You're also Double Kind!)
February 22 at 20:02 EST .

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   Doublesharp posted on The Range 2nd Amendment  Picked up a cool lever action .22 rifle at a recent gunshow. Mossberg Palomino carbine 18" barrel, 15 shot capacity. Lightweight and iron sight accurate. Made in the 1960s before the serial # requirement. Paid the original owners ask of $200 as fast as I could get my wallet out.
   February 11 at 19:05 EST .

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   Rakasha  That is so pretty and I am so jealous...
February 14 at 12:47 EST .

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   Persecutor2  That's niiiice....
February 15 at 12:37 EST .

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   OnTheBall  Outstanding!
February 15 at 20:32 EST .

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   Doublesharp posted on The Range 2nd Amendment  Anybody like gun shows? I do! I live near Louisville Ky and I do believe this region is the gun show capital of the USA. Louisville has about 10 shows a year, Lexington 8, Cave City 4, Somerset 6. These are all 2 hour drives or less. Then Indiana has about as many. My best find was this S&W .44mag 4 screw non model marked gun with the always desirable "coke bottle" target grips. Called cokes because the palm swell slightly resembles the curves of an old coke bottle.
   January 4 at 17:55 EST .

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   Persecutor2  I find them pretty fascinating myself.
January 5 at 14:44 EST .

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   OnTheBall  Double, that S&W .41 Magnum I've got is the Model 58 with rounded/beveled wood hand-grips. The wood hand-grips are diamond patterned, but no single diamond around the hsnd-grip screw.
January 13 at 18:20 EST .

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   Doublesharp posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  Barney is well prepared with his brace of Smith & Wessons.
   December 22 at 08:28 EST .

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   Pickle1  What a cutie.
December 22 at 20:55 EST .

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   Yottyhere  I like the gun on the left.
What breed of dog is Barney? Very nice looking. Love his face and bushy tail.
December 22 at 23:15 EST .

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   Rawmuse  I'd guess Pekingese and Pug mix.
December 22 at 23:47 EST .

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   Yottyhere  That's is what I thought too.
December 22 at 23:58 EST .

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   Paget51  Looks like he has the situation under control. :)
December 23 at 01:14 EST .

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   Doublesharp  Barney is an Ocherese. Basically a mutt. Mate a toy poodle and a Pekingese. Breed the Pek-A-Poo with a Maltese to get an Ocherese. A lady in southern Indiana came up with the mixture and they are pretty popular around Louisville. I tease my wife by calling them yuppie designer dogs. Barney is 6 and his little brother Squirt is 3. They are both very good natured and are pretty decent watchdogs although they do sleep soundly.

Smith and Wesson model 586 4" .357 on the left and S&W model 17-6 .22lr on the right.
December 24 at 13:18 EST .

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   Doublesharp posted on The Range 2nd Amendment  Here's a picture of my favorite revolver. It's a Smith & Wesson .357 magnum 5 screw, 5" barrel made in the mid 1950s. Genuine Sambar stag grips. Nice enough to be proud of but not too nice to shoot and I bought it back before you had to take out a mortgage.
   December 6 at 12:39 EST .

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   Persecutor2  Is that a holster or a gun rug behind it? Either way, it looks pretty nice too...
December 6 at 15:02 EST .

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   OnTheBall  Doublesharp, that reminds me of my .41 MAG S&W four inch bull barrel. I really should upgrade from the wood grips to some snazzy grips like your's.
December 6 at 16:29 EST .

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   CajunGOP  Very Nice!
My .357 is just a plain ole Colt King Cobra 4". But I love it :)
December 6 at 18:55 EST .

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   Doublesharp  Persecutor2, that's a holster. Rattlesnake inlay and sheepskin lined. Just like putting your gun is a rig rag every time you holster it. Never thin the blue on the barrel tip using these holsters. Old guy outside Cave City Kentucky makes them in his farm shop using 19th century tools.

OTB, sounds like a model 58? I hope it is, not that there's anything wrong with a 57, but 58s have gone thru the roof price wise, especially if it's a no dash model with plainclothes diamond grips. If those are what's on yours, you've got the high dollar version that causes collectors to dig deep.
December 6 at 21:29 EST .

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   Persecutor2  Nice, Doublesharp...
December 7 at 12:24 EST .

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   OnTheBall  Doublesharp I don't see any model number on it, but the serial number starts with an 'N' and has six digits after it starting with N1*****, like that and no dash anywhere in the stamped numbers. And yes it has small diamond cut grips. I've had it for decades. Always carried it on hunting trips in case I bumped into some razorbacks aka javelina. They are the meanest things. You always want to start shooting AS you are climbing UP in a tree. When you hit one they scream and the whole pack will eviscerate you. For real. If you are on the ground and they are not chasing you, leave em alone! They can gut you from 'crotch to craw' in one swing of those tusks, as the old timers say!
December 7 at 14:34 EST .

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   OnTheBall  I've owned this one since 'before' the Son of Sam moron, David Berkowitz ran around shooting folks with a similar 41 mag with a bull-barrel. I almost got rid of it 'just' because of him!
December 7 at 14:43 EST .

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   Doublesharp  OTB, the mod # will be inside the crane or hinge of the cylinder. Open the cylinder and there will be some #s inside the hinge opening. Yours sounds like a late 60s, early 70s model. Do your grips have a diamond around the screw hole. They should be checkered and if made prior to 1968 there will be a solid diamond around the screw hole. After 68 the factory grips are checkered all over. The 58 usually came with plainclothes grips. Same size as regular service grips but the bottom edges were rounded or beveled so they wouldn't print so much if carried concealed.
December 7 at 16:54 EST .

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   OnTheBall  No diamond around the screw hole, just the diamond/checkered pattern around the screw hole. Butt is beveled and on the inside hinge of the weapon ( I finally had to drag out a large magnifying glass to discern a -09 partially overlaying what looks like an enlongated capital 'H' with a very long crossbar of the 'H'.
December 7 at 20:46 EST .

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   OnTheBall  I mis-spoke, I meant to say a capital 'H' with an enlongated crossbar, with that -09 partially overlaying part of the 'H'. And actually looking closely at the -09 it just might be a -69 because the punch used to indent that number was either defective or not punched in properly.
December 8 at 01:34 EST .

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   Doublesharp  Barney and the Christmas Cactus
   November 7 at 22:46 EST .

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   Doublesharp  I love to fish
   November 7 at 22:34 EST .

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   Aeromech  Looks like a nice quiet spot. Whats in there?
November 15 at 02:58 EST .

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   Doublesharp posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  We voted to boot Hill!
   November 3 at 16:00 EST .

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