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Neophyte to the board!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Nashmack, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. Nashmack

    Nashmack Well-Known Member

    Hi, I'm new to the boards (just registered about 10 minutes ago), just wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself and whatnot...

    My name is Benjamin, I'm a 21 year old "kid" from NH, and I just started shooting about 2 years ago. I'm definitely a proponent of the RKBA, and I'm fortunate to live in a state that allows it. I usually shoot over 1,000 rounds a month out of my small, but growing collection of pistols, and every chance I get I take a first time shooter to the range.

    So far my collection includes a Zastava Model 70 (mini Tokarev in 32 ACP), FM Hi-Power in 9MM, a Rossi .38 snub, and tomorrow hopefully a ruger old army.
  2. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    Welcome from across the USA,pull up a chair:D
  3. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to THR! Very nice collection, especially for a young man.

    And don't use big words like Neophyte. You'll confuse the moderators. :D
  4. treebeard

    treebeard Well-Known Member

    Welcome from NH. I used to work in Hudson (how I hated the Everett Turnpike)!!! Have fun and be safe.:)
  5. Nashmack

    Nashmack Well-Known Member

    Ahh Treebeard! A man who knows of which he speaks! I work in Manchester and have to travel up and down the Everett every day...still not quite as bad as 93 now though.

    Mr. Larry sir, My collection used to be a lot more extensive, I've kicked myself for selling my Colt revolvers, my 8 shot Taurus .357, and all my military Mausers and Enfields:(
  6. dpote

    dpote Well-Known Member

    What stations do you get with that? Just kidding ;)
    Welcome! You will LOVE the Ruger Old Army. I had to replace the nipples on mine to Treso nipples. I had a hard time getting caps to seat on the old nipples. Send me a PM if you have troubles with it.

    Be safe,
  7. Welcome...not enough revolvers and not nearly enough Rugers on that list. :)
  8. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

    Couple things about the Old Army:

    1. It WILL push a lead ball at an honest 1,000 fps, I chronographed mine.

    2. You WILL spend a lot of time trying to get the leading out of the barrel, if you insist on loading it that hot. ;)
  9. shermacman

    shermacman Well-Known Member

    Welcome, from a your neighbor to the South, a bona fide Mass Whole!
  10. treebeard

    treebeard Well-Known Member

    93 sucks. I used to have to go 16 (Spaulding) south to 95 south to 495 south and then to 93. It was the commute to hell. Sometimes I got lucky and even got to to go Chelmsford, MA off of 495! Too bad about your Mausers and Enfields! I am still kicking myself for selling my 30-06! It had a floating barrel and it was dead-on at 100 yards with the peep sights!:banghead:
  11. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

    Welcome, Nashmack!

    My wife is originally from Cambridge, Mass. and grew up in Maine. We have a good number of relatives in NH. Wonderful state, and a great place to live.
  12. Nashmack

    Nashmack Well-Known Member

    FM stands for Fabrica Militar, Its a liscence built HP from Argentina. It doesn't recieve any radio stations to my knowledge, though I wouldn't be able to hear it if it did as I'm firing 147 grain Winchesters and it gets pretty noisy...

    Playboy Penguin, I agree! Anyone wanna donate to the "Newbie needs more Rugers" fund? :D

    Last year I was living in Leominster Mass and I used to drive a tow truck up and down Routes 2, 495, and 3. I bet Treebeard and shermacman can understand why I would go to the range and vent my frustrations on a regular basis...
  13. I will gladly trade you all of my Rugers if you can arrange for me to be 21 again. Heck, if you can just arrange for me to have the knees of a 21 yr old again. Seriously though, you are off to a pretty good start collection wise. :)
  14. trickyasafox

    trickyasafox Well-Known Member

    seriously welcome aboard!
  15. torpid

    torpid Well-Known Member

    That can be arranged...

    Oh, you mean your own knees?
    Sorry, carry on.

    And howdy NashMack!

  16. Nashmack

    Nashmack Well-Known Member

    Hell I'd give ya mine but I can guarantee ya they're not much better...
  17. springerman05

    springerman05 Member

    welcome to the party nashmack these guys will treat you right.:cool:
  18. Berek

    Berek Well-Known Member

    Welcome to THR... There's a lot of info and good advice if you listen...

    ... My dad used to live in Suncook until he passed. I also spent many a summer in the Center Harbor/Moultonborough area. As a matter of fact, my uncle, Jimmy used to be Chief of Police in Moultonborough. I miss those days... Trekking up Red Hill... snake bites... Getting bit by pike from Lake Winnipesaukee...

    Unfortunately, the only relative I have left there is mental and no one in the family likes him (Jimmy passed on...) But I might be moving to Maine in the Mexico/Rumford area within the next year...
  19. AStone

    AStone Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Nashmack.

    Greatest forum on the www, bar none.

    You've got a nice level of respect for others. That bodes well for this forum. :cool:

    We often fight like cats, dogs, mice & lions
    (recommendation: stay out of legal & political unless you just have to go there),
    and earn a college-level education that matters.

    See you in there...

  20. gunsmith

    gunsmith member


    good! ....here in Reno, no one admits to not knowing how to shoot.

    I had an "Argus" once it was a hi power clone from Argentina as well...the safety didn't work and would go bang as soon as you brushed the trigger with your finger, it put the "hair" in hair trigger

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