Monday, September 29, 2008

US DOJ / BATFE Response to my li'l letter

HERE is my original reaction to their 8-15-08 Brouhaha, er, Ruling:
And below, the response:


We Don't need no bailout, let the mother BURN!

I reckon now is as good a time as any to buy up any leftover gardening seed, huh?
Gonna need a victory garden when the politicos get around to declaring a
"War on Wall Street," or "War on Recesion," or whatever alternative asinine proposals come out of this freaking mess.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Remington Suspends Ammunition Sales

...had ya going, didn't I?
Well its not true - but THIS IS.
guess ya better stock up on TP and .22 for barter before those go into short supply, eh?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fantastic Tips On Cold Blue Touch Up-

-Personally, I hate using it on anything more than a hammer or other control unless it is the only option, and would rather parkerize & clear-coat a part, or park &  oil-soak it, then smoke off the grease or oil.
However, if you have to use the stuff, Brigid is right on the money.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Stupid Poll.

Is Palin ready to be VP?
Well, was Mondale or Carter ready to be Pres? Sheesh.
Go here.

Thanks to Kim.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Suck it, Ike.

For days now, I have been trying to decide if I would post this or not, as I have no excessive cash (I abhor using credit) nor excessive time to spare, but here goes:

For the balance of 2008, anyone who sends me a rusty, muddy, crudded up gun that was damaged by flooding from either Gustav or Ike will get a hell of a deal.

(If you tell anyone I'm nice, I will make you suffer.)

Your cost for an oxide blasting (de-rusting) and single color (either matte black or gun blue) DuraCoat  refinish/salvage job on any handgun or long gun will be $20. The weapon will need to be from a flood victim, not just some pawnshop/truck gun. I cannot and will not attempt to salvage a damaged bore or chamber, and if you have let the springs get so bad that they are unserviceable, I will not replace them without charging for it. I may even opt to send it back tagged "unsafe to fire," (and I take and keep photos.) I am not a wood guy, but will do what I can, or can skip it.

If you had no insurance on your guns, or you have one that you are not willing to turn in to insurance for replacement, or if your insurance people are just a nightmare to deal with, then shoot me an email. I rarely answer the phone, but will return messages left in voicemail.

Keep in mind it is cheaper for me to receive and return a handgun from another FFL than it is a non-licensee. You will pay me $20 to cover materials, and you will pay the actual return shipping. (A $20 bill is acceptable, so is one ounce of silver, in lieu of US Federal Play Money.)
If you no longer have a physical address for a firearm to come FROM, find a dealer to ship it from, so I can ship it back when done.

(FFLS-Enclose a copy, and you get one back when the item is returned.)

As long as your firearm is still serviceable when I get it, the action will be clean and mostly waterproof when you get it back, and oiled or greased where it is not.

I reserve the right to cut this offer off at any point, especially if I get overwhelmed.  Existing customers will come first, as will any that pay the bills, and I reserve the right (at this price) to turn these around as I see fit. (I have a life, too.)

This is NOT charity, screw you if you would consider it such. 
Each weapon will be returned with a stack of business cards that I expect to be handed out.

I do you a solid; you do me a solid. That's how it works. 

Send referrals, folks, or "real" work once your life is back in order and you want fun stuff done.

Anyone trying to pull a fast one and take advantage will find their name and contact information posted everywhere online I can post it, so scammers beware. I may offer other options on a case-by-case basis, as I see/handle each item. If you have other metal gear that needs help, like stacks of magazines, ask me.

This topic is not open to comment. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Metallica - Death Magnetic

Wow!  Unlike the last 3 albums (or 4, I quit caring, listening and buying after toad, re-toad, and craptastic, or whatever they were called,) Death Magnetic is NOT, I repat, NOT made out of 100% pure donkey suck.
I won't say I'm impressed, but at least I can say I'm not displeased, and can now stop pretending that they all perished in a fiery plane crash in 1991, after the Black album came out.

(That really screwed with my little demented fantasyland when Newsted was on RockStar SuperNova, which by the way, Storm Large SO should have won. The is no justice sometimes.)
Anyhow, I won't recommend anyone go BUY it yet, but it really isn't awful, overall. Unforgiven III takes soemthing away from the overall feel... take it back to Creeping Death and Blackened, Fellas.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

CZ 24 .380 Rescue

Parts missing, rust, and 71 years of dirt & crud.

Aluminum oxide microblasting, black park, and a serious application of oil smoked off of it,

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Matt Damon is a Raging A$$hat...

... I just wanted to say it.

I used to like this chump's acting, way back when, but the more he runs his gaping piehole, the less I care to ever see anything he does. I have never watched, and never will pay to watch a Bourne flick. or anything else of his.

To hell with "Myyyatt Dyaaaamun!"

Ya know what's absurd, Matt? That anyone even asks you what you think.
For crying out loud, Jimmy Carter had the nuke codes, and he WAS a disaster. So was Nixon; so was Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. What would change?

Invented by Accident!

...and apparently, reported on by accident, too.

Who woulda thunk that my favorite hobby revolves around charcoal, sulfur and "Saltpepper?"
Gotta love that spellcheck and/or crappy dictation.

Jeebus. Spellcheck, but don't factcheck. For heaven's sake, don't proofread, either.

I suspect it was compressed IN the bamboo tube, and did not compress the tube.

Perhaps the caption was written by a depressed boob, and was not really about a compressed tube?

Maybe a repressed newb?

Or a regressed dude?

Perplexed frood?

Convex Ood?

Complex food- that must be it. Or undressed nude (commonly found in bathtubs and showers.)

Does anybody here REALLY keep saltpeter in their kitchens these days? Or did the captioner SERIOUSLY need to mention that salt & pepper are commonly found in kitchens?
I guess I should let it go now... the person that put that up COULD be working in a Judicial system or at some DMV office I would need to deal with daily...
at least the cold war is back on, and prospects of a fire and brimstone cleaning of the gene pool is back on the table...

oh crap. I clicked the next link.
I had no idea that engineers developed bellybuttons. How cool.

I love the media.

Friday, September 5, 2008

2 Weeks and Counting...

Letter was mailed priority, delivery confirmation 16 days ago.


"Your item was delivered at 10:12 AM on August 25, 2008 in MARTINSBURG, WV 25405. "

So at least, there's that.

Oh, and a personal response from one of the 5 original folks CC'd, and not someone from Iowa.

Heheheh...let the games begin.


Q: What's the difference between Dick Cheney & Sarah Palin?

A: When Sarah Palin shoots a lawyer he stays down.

I liked it.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Blaze and Hawk

No, these are not 2 superheroes. Well, maybe they are somewhere, but not here.

I had someone ask what the 2 oddest requests so far were; here they are.

Example A was for a Blaze Orange DuraCoated Remington 870. Trick is, there was no such thing as Blaze Orange DuraCoat, until I mixed it up. It is absolute hell to photograph properly- digital cameras do NOT like that color.
It eventually ended up with a green and black branch/leaf camo pattern, t tone it down some, and a UV reflective matte clear topcoat. I probably should have hit it with some glow-in-the dark clear for good measure, but there IS such a thing as overkill.

Luckily, the leftover Blaze orange kicks some serious ass on front sights. you CANNOT miss the sight blade, period.

Example B was when another dealer requested a new AR be redone in his favorite college teams colors- so now I needed a gold that was more gold than stock "gold" DuraCoat; I had to mix that one up too. So it got new gold, black, white and canary yellow, with a multilayer glossy clearcoat.

I dig projects like this. The John Deere Green & Yellow break action was kind of odd, too, but I did not get pictures of it assembled, as the wood was jobbed out elsewhere.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Secret Project #1

Any guesses how it will end up?

Snakeskin basecoat texture....

Before & After #2 - Parkerizing


It has been bugging me for a few weeks now, where I had seen Mrs. "O" before...

Until I realized that it was preaching in front of an audience that included Jake and Elwood blues.