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Maxwelhse

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Maxwelhse last won the day on July 13 2014

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About Maxwelhse

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  1. Maxwelhse

    thinking about a 20

    I find the girlfriends don't always go down on the first, or even second, round out of 20ga... This is why I have a .45 in my nightstand. (I kid! I kid!) I don't see any reason to sandblast the entire gun for a more elaborate paint job. I say that as a guy that used to have access to a few hundred horsepower of air compressors, a MASSIVE blast cabinet, and full legal permission from the company to use them as much as I wanted on my own time... Even given my situation in those days (which sounds sorta like yours) I'd hit it with a robust wire wheel on an angle grinder to knock off any loose stuff, scuff it with some 80 grit, and hit it with some filler primer. It will take 1/10th the time and be fine. I think the notion of using grill paint and shit like that on semi-autos is far overblown (it's never going to get that hot anyhow). Plus, you DO have a stamped steel AK in your hands when you're doing that... Gonna put some ivory grips on it too? Part of me just wants to tie my AKs to the bumper of my truck and drag them around in the gravel for 20 minutes, then clear coat. If you just want to sandblast stuff for the mindless "joy" of sand blasting, I'm about to have an entire pallet of dissassembled TJ on my hands. I'll pay postage for as much as you want to blast! ---- Jokes aside. Sweet gun! Do it up however you like, but I don't think "new" metal needs that level of prep to hold a good paint job.
  2. Maxwelhse

    Saiga-12 in the movie The Terminator?

    I was just sorta pointing out the hipocracy that the lefties that wanted it banned the most are the same ones carrying its legacy for 20 more years. Beat me to it.. The only direct hit I ever saw them register was with watermelons after cutting up that sweet GMC in a montage to become a fruit launcher.
  3. $75? It wasn't all too long ago that full price was $100 if I'm not mistaken. Given MD's activity in the community, this looks like a chance to blow out inventory before closing the doors. That's cool, but why not say so? *grumble grumble*
  4. Maxwelhse

    thinking about a 20

    FWIW, I've had poor results with VHT engine paint on several automotive projects. It only seems to hold up for 1-2 years where other brands I've used (that I can no longer easily find) have held up for 7-8. It may hold up just fine on your gun (in fact, it probably will as long as gun solvents don't take it off), but if you do another in the future or need to repaint, consider going with another brand. Nice job on it though. Sounds like you've got it dialed in.
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    Saiga-12 in the movie The Terminator?

    To get back on track, the SPAS-12 is Hollywood's favorite shotgun, especially in the '90s. I still see them in new movies all the time and they've been banned from importation for like 20 years.
  6. I did the EXACT same thing when I was about 20. Since then I have learned what exhaust "expanders" are for and stopped using U-bolt clamps so I never need to touch one again. Fortunately when the tool broke it released all the tension so it just fell out of the pipe. My list of other fails is too long to count. Live, learn, and repair as you go.
  7. Maxwelhse

    Happy Birthday

    A little late, but I hope it was a good one (sorry it wasn't GOB!).
  8. Maxwelhse

    Things appear to be working out

    I can say from experience that being a moderator is not easy. I did it in a forum that was a piece of cake compared to this one and it was still hard work. Being a moderator here and even semi-patiently dealing with these types of issues and hanging in there to see them through takes one hell of a guy and an extreme amount of dedication to the community. Juggs knows everyone is frustrated, and rightly so, but there is no telling how many other things he is dealing with at the same time requests are made. I can only speculate, but I would imagine that not a single day goes by that he doesn't have at minimum 5-10 issues to attend to here. All the while, he has a family to be a part of and a business to run. The only things that will really give any satisfaction or closure to this matter are when Pauly gives an update or when he sends out work. The best thing to do is diligently watch and listen. If things are coming out at all, even at a very slow trickle, hope is not lost. For the record, we all act like an ass sooner or later. Just put it behind you, but never forget. That memory can be a useful tool. ^^^What stoopid said And... Juggs is a helluva guy. Could have banned be at least twice for sure and came to me like a man instead of a foe and gave me some act right when I needed it. Juggs is A-OK in my book and Kanzaz is in the same list for manning up and saying he was wrong and doing the right thing. I have no dog in the "Paulygate" fiasco. I was just impressed by the actions here so I thought I would pipe up.
  9. I always enjoyed Beef's posts and I'm sad to see him go. I hope that the next life gives him the the rest and peace that he deserves.
  10. I'm not sure if this is a "fan" thread or not, but NIN is hands down my favorite band... I own around 30 Halos and have seen them live twice (would go again tomorrow if I could)... I'm also off the reservation.. My youth pastor was a great guy!
  11. Maxwelhse

    Saiga 12 magazine plug

    Err? Should have been a 5 round mag that came with the gun...
  12. I guess you really did like that one! literally, LOL! edit: FWIW... Dewayne Scokian DRIVE... I think I could have been a contender!
  13. Maxwelhse

    Nylon 66

    If I'm reading this right.. Jim is a legit firearms business owner and has experience with the rifle you want repaired.... Match made in Heaven?* *I have no affiliation with Jim or his business... I was not paid for this idea and am not responsible for any negative outcome from the introduction of this concept. I will gladly take credit for all positive outcomes though.
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    Vietnam Vet

    Right on, John! My Dad was corp of engineers in 'Nam and was fortunate to have never been in bush combat.... When he came back state side, via Kali, he was spit on and called a baby killer... He got that lovely treatment after giving up 3 years of his teens (+1) to a draft paper and obeying the law. The 'nam guys get no respect. It honestly warms my heart to hear this type of story. I wish I could do more for our vets. I do call Dad on every veteran's day and thank him for his service. It's the very least I can do.
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