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    Posted: February 12 2017 at 9:05am
So saturday evening I decided to empty the safe and give all the rifles the once over! clean, lubrication and rub down the wood with boiled linseed oil.
The wife's away; so I cleared the coffee table and set up in front of the log fire; poured a glass and put on a DVD then got to work. First up was the No4 mk1/2, it's not had much use this last year, so I was pleased to see that the barrel was still spotless. put a patch through it anyway and lubed bolt and surfaces. 
I used cotton wool patches (the wifes make up removal!) for the boiled linseed oil; they work really well and got a lot of dirt off the wood, rubbed in some more oil when the dirt was gone.
same procedure for the No8's, the No2MkIV*, and the No1. The L39 just got a clean and lube, because the wood is treated with something too shiny, not standard.
Got through 2 Jason Statham movies before I was finished!

It's great to have a quiet evening occasionally
Competitions start in April. So took the No8 out this morning for a practice; it was cold though; 0C (32F)
quite happy with the first time out this year for this rifle.
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32F??Cold?? You gotta be kiddin...that's only COOL enuf to chill the beer.
- 20 C is when you start to get into cold territory.(Then again..I keep forgetting you continentals see things differently)
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I function better in hot weather! Used to work in the middle east; it would be well over 40°c in the workshop. Don't think I could function in -20°!

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yes , been treated to much nice weather here lately but this is normally the below zero time of the year . makes it harder to stay focused on the inside space , 

so im due to do the TLC thing , been working on the gun room and safe storage for the 22s , a bit of organization and record updating , so been planning to do it as things go back in their proper spaces , i hope to complete it before spring , its something that needs doing more often than ive allotted these days 
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It got below freezing for two entire days this Winter in Texas, and we had a snow flurrySmile
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All you got to do now, Zed is hope there's no scratches on the coffee table or oily deposits on the floor before the wife returns. Smile
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I made that mistake..once.
I put the shootin irons in the bathtub, thinking I could get 'em all clean before the wife came home & we would be going out.

I can honestly say that I now know exactly what a "Caniption" is
..And it cost me $2,300 to have a new tub etc put in.

(Not one of my better ideas.
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To be honest Pedro, I'd be more worried about scratches on the rifles!
 But the coffee table is wood and I treated that with linseed oil when I renovated it. So the smell is familiarWink

When I was an apprentice; I came back to our rented house to find my mate cleaning the cylinder block of his Hillman Imp * in the kitchen sink with a gallon of parafin! 

* The Hillman Imp was a small 4 cylinder rear engined family car; that was actually very tunable and fun to rally or race.
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Zed,
 
I had a Singer chamois one time. Same deal really. All part of Routes Group I think.
Went 'round corners like it was on rails....Wet weather and it would aquaplane though.
Had an Imp Sport later. Never liked that thing!
Worst wreck I had, was when I put some tallow to melt on the stove top;
Caught fire and filled the place with smoke!  Do you know haw hard it is to get smoke off white paint??
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I quit trying to hide things from Mrs. Walton.  Better to ask forgiveness than to ask for permission!  The woman grew up second to the youngest of eight siblings, on a 250 head dairy farm here in southeast Idaho, getting a bit of spending money by shooting starlings and sparrows with a pellet rifle for a nickel apiece.  She has no problem sitting down and pushing a cleaning rod through the bore.  BTW, the woman is absolutely DEADLY with both the M1 Garand and the M1 Carbine! 
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My (now ex) wouldn't have anything to do with firearms (unless it got her a new tub etc)
I wasn't trying to "hide" anything..I just figgered I'd get em cleaned & stored - & be ready to go out when she got back.
I figgered wrong.
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Cant remember what I have done wrong since I been with my wife ....  kinda dont remember stuff like that !!  but I still remember drinking my eggs off my plate in pouring down rain while the 1st sgt. was talking to me about re-enlistment like it was this morning !!! LOL!!!!
But I bet if you asked Lisa what kind of screw ups I have done, she could name them all !!! LOL!!
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oh yeah...Lisa aint different in that category.
She (& all wimmen) will remember ANYTHING you said / did to tick 'em off,50 years later..& bring it up first chance they get. (They feel that they are rubbing yer nose in it)
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the last 26 years with my current life are a blur , im sure ive made a few mistakes but we all do , im glad she has allowed that they were not sufficient enough to leave me , ive been really fortunate in having her in my life , BUT .... i never think that she has forgotten a single indiscretion of any kind , SHE HAS NOT 
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Early on in our relationship; my wife bought a new pair of boot's. She said these boot's make my feet look small! I replied "why don't you wear them on your arse!"
Apparently it was not the reply she was waiting forOuch
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My wife said, " if I get mad I will kick you so hard you will get a nose bleed".

Rule number two, do not get a Scottish women mad.

Rule one, 303.
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