Did You See The SKY Today?

Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 9:04 PM
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  • Woohoo!

    It was a beautiful day in Oklahoma too. I did a little "shooting" myself (with my camera). I'm glad things worked out and you finally got that chance!

    -- Posted by lilmissmelmo on Tue, Apr 17, 2012, at 10:15 PM
  • We had a pretty nice day here in Missouri too. No wind in Idaho. A Red Letter Day!

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Tue, Apr 17, 2012, at 11:34 PM
  • Indendence Mo. Just a mile west of the Truman Library.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Apr 18, 2012, at 7:24 AM
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    Great way to fill a couple hours. I spent the afternoon with 2 little girls having their very FIRST rides horseback. No pictures, as I was right beside them the whole way. The smiles on those girls gave the day more sunshine! It was a great day!

    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Wed, Apr 18, 2012, at 8:16 AM
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    Mike, I've got an early relative of your Mossberg that my father-in-law gave me before he passed. It's a single shot Wards Western Field Model 38. The mauser-based action has a 24 inch barrel with a ramp front sight with a groove down the side for a hood of some kind. It has a substantial blade on the front ramp and a simple peep sight on the action. There are very fine threads on the aperture and two knurled round locking "nuts" for windage and a thin cam-like shim for elevation. The shim has a graduated scale of sorts, to give some kind of reference for adjustments, and a slotted nut to tighten it down. From what I can tell, the gun was made by Mossberg for Wards between 1928 and and 1934. It has a semi-beavertail, birch stock with a thumb screw that allows it to break down into a shorter length. The barrel nests into the reciever on the stock and the trigger assembly will clear the butt stock when it is broken down, for a nice easy carry.

    The wife's grandad was a sheepherder for awhile and I suspect he bought the gun new from Monkey Wards. I also suspect it furnished him many a grouse for dinner.

    -- Posted by wh67 on Wed, Apr 18, 2012, at 11:54 AM
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