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Start thinking!
« on: February 03, 2020, 10:11:06 AM »
OK, fellow long gun legions...listen up!

Due to the unbelievable response by members submitting some incredible photos for our banner contest, I have decided to start a thread here in long guns for photos of you fave 'extended muzzle' guns. No contest or banner for any of this, just a good, old-fashioned photo album of some of the incredible rifles I've seen bits and pieces of around this forum. Let's try to do 'em up with great backgrounds and accoutrements and such as we did with the revolvers! Just about anything goes...rifles, carbines, even stocked pistols. If there's one thing I've found, it's that visitors to the site as well as the regular members LOVE EYE CANDY!  (jh Let's give them something to ogle.
Since this is not a contest (though there might be a 'best-of vote later) you can submit any time with no deadline, and as many entries as you like. I know Scooby had some jaw-droppers in the past that got swallowed up in the PB fiasco of his Henrys, Winchesters, Marlins, Burgess, etc as well as some drop-dead gorgeous flinters and such. I'll be starting a new thread once a few picture get posted here; maybe we can have Dave move the photos and blow them up along with your description text for the photo gallery?
Anyway, hope this turns out as well as the contest did!
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 10:21:18 AM »
This is a great idea Capt. Everyone likes content. It's what brings people in and it also keeps people interested.

Things like this can breathe new life into our little corner of the inter-webs.

I know we're a primarily Colt cap n' ball pistol site, but 99% of us are just "old gun" guys. We like any guns from our chosen period of the 19th century and before.

You guys post em' up and I'll move them around to make it easy for all to enjoy them!
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2020, 11:05:12 AM »
Great! Now things are starting to get going on here. I'm in.
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 11:21:57 AM »
That's what we wanna hear Len!!  ='9 +]P ='9 +]P ='9 +]P ='9
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2020, 11:25:51 AM »
Well, maybe I can scrape a couple of photos up since I managed to procrastinate long enough to miss the banner contest. Can Dave (or you) consolidate the pictures as a "sticky" thread album of long guns?

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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2020, 11:28:04 AM »
Well, maybe I can scrape a couple of photos up since I managed to procrastinate long enough to miss the banner contest. Can Dave (or you) consolidate the pictures as a "sticky" thread album of long guns?

We sure can EM. And once we get a few submissions, that's what I'll do with them.
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2020, 11:32:28 AM »
I'll have to see if I can rescue something from photobucket.
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2020, 11:50:48 AM »
I'll have to see if I can rescue something from photobucket.
Rat bastards. Even the pix that they allow through are either blurred or have their disgusting watermark splashed all over the photo.
I will never use or recommend PB again. Even though I pay for access to my Flickr account (due to the high quantity of photos stored there) it's only a few bucks a month...not 400 a year!...and they have never held my pictures hostage and demanded blood money. In fact, they gave me the option to either move or delete my pictures down to under 1000 and keep the free account or upgrade to Pro and gave me a full 6 months to do it.
I really enjoy the editing software so upgraded, and not sorry I did it.
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2020, 11:53:05 AM »
Once the album is started, I will 'sticky' it so it will always be available for viewing.
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2020, 11:59:38 AM »
I'll have to see if I can rescue something from photobucket.
Rat bastards. Even the pix that they allow through are either blurred or have their disgusting watermark splashed all over the photo.
I will never use or recommend PB again. Even though I pay for access to my Flickr account (due to the high quantity of photos stored there) it's only a few bucks a month...not 400 a year!...and they have never held my pictures hostage and demanded blood money. In fact, they gave me the option to either move or delete my pictures down to under 1000 and keep the free account or upgrade to Pro and gave me a full 6 months to do it.
I really enjoy the editing software so upgraded, and not sorry I did it.

I can still get my pics. I just have to copy them and move them to Imgur. I do a few here and there when I need one but it's a PITA to try to move over 2000 pics that way. I suppose one day they will freeze my account and I will lose what's left but I'm just too lazy to do it.
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2020, 12:18:50 PM »
My original .577 Enfield and an Armisport repro I bought new in 1980. I also have original bayonets that fit both.



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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2020, 12:21:32 PM »
I can still get my pics. I just have to copy them and move them to Imgur. I do a few here and there when I need one but it's a PITA to try to move over 2000 pics that way. I suppose one day they will freeze my account and I will lose what's left but I'm just too lazy to do it.
I already took everything I wanted. Flickr allowed me to create new albums, then I could select and move en masse (once I figured out how to do it!). What's left I really don't care about. What PB did to tens of thousands of forums and small accounts will and never should be forgotten as one of the lowest, dirtiest scams in modern history.
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2020, 12:23:21 PM »
Well, this is the only "long" gun I have:

Armi San Marco Colt 1860 Army .44 Full Fluted Cylinder 4-Screw Frame cut for Shoulder Stock with a Pietta Colt Type 3 Stock



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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2020, 12:26:11 PM »
Well, this is the only "long" gun I have:



It this works for you, have at it!

Jim
That will do nicely, Jim!
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Re: Start thinking!
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2020, 01:48:29 PM »
Between Hawg and Jim, we've started this out with a couple of home runs!!

Nice pics fellas!
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