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svk

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Just sucks it took that long Steve. I went into my dealer to pick up a 261 last Tuesday. (they had several on hand for a couple of weeks) but were sold out. They said come in next week and we'll have one for you. I walked in yesterday and there it sat with my name one it. :happybanana:
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svk

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Forgot to post yesterday.

Since I was already in the plumbing mood with my PEX project I replaced all of the seals in the guest cabin water drains and shut offs. The place was built in the late 50’s and I doubt these have ever been replaced.

The gas man came and filled up my tank. Took 825 gallons to fill since I was almost empty. Hoping to make it for a full year as we’ll start burning wood in a few weeks once it cools off. With the indoor boiler it's not worth it to burn till temps stay below 35 degrees.


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Joey takes a rest in her bed
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Hooking the new service into the old that feeds the two sinks. Love the shark bite fittings.
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svk

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Wife woke me up this morning. No good morning just was greeted to “the furnace isn’t working”.

Sure enough I had shut off the gas boiler last spring and was operating the electric boiler as needed. I had shut that off last night once the tank was refilled and forgot to light the pilot on the gas.

We’re just about up to temp now.
 
MustangMike

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I've had a Browning reproduction of the Model 95 Winchester (made in Japan) in my gun cabinet for about 35 years now, but today is the first time I have shot it.

The open sights on this thing are a little weird, and I was not sure of the proper sight picture. After two sight in shots, I kinda figured it out and put the next 4 shots in 4.5" at 100 yds.

On the plus side, the gun holds well, has a good trigger (and no tang safety like the new stuff) and a smooth action. Although the Japanese production guns were "frowned" upon, the quality of the gun seems to be quite good.

I plan to have a peep sight installed (has to be drilled and tapped) and install sling swivels and it should be a decent hunting rifle.

My Uncle always used to hunt with a Model 95 in 30-40 Krag, and my Aunt had an original 95 in 30-06 that had been done over by Griffin and Howe and was gorgeous, so this thing has some sentimental value to me.
 
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I plan to have a peep sight installed
When I helped my buddy in his shop that he closed 2 years ago, people would come in asking about a different open sight and when you mentioned a peep sight they looked at you like you had 2 heads, no idea. Tell them it was an “accurate” ghost ring sight and they got right on board.
 
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I've had a Browning reproduction of the Model 95 Winchester (made in Japan) in my gun cabinet for about 35 years now, but today is the first time I have shot it.

The open sights on this thing are a little weird, and I was not sure of the proper sight picture. After two sight in shots, I kinda figured it out and put the next 4 shots in 4.5" at 100 yds.

On the plus side, the gun holds well, has a good trigger (and no tang safety like the new stuff) and a smooth action. Although the Japanese production guns were "frowned" upon, the quality of the gun seems to be quite good.

I plan to have a peep sight installed (has to be drilled and tapped) and install sling swivels and it should be a decent hunting rifle.

My Uncle always used to hunt with a Model 95 in 30-40 Krag, and my Aunt had an original 95 in 30-06 that had been done over by Griffin and Howe and was gorgeous, so this thing has some sentimental value to me.
The Japanese reproduction rifles are of extremely good quality!! I own one original 1895 and one reproduction & prefer the repro. Both are 30-06.
 
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