Thanks to this place and others, I've picked up a list of gun related links over time. Some stuff I probably never would've found just doing internet searches. Companies and products I'd never even heard of and links to forum posts (here and elsewhere) that serve as excellent resources.
I thought it would be cool if we posted what we have in our bookmarks and sort of create a library of helpful links.
Now, keep in mind they should be relevant, as in gun stuff, hunting, camping, that kind of thing. I don't think we want to see all of the bookmarks some of you folks have!
First though, for those who are new to posting links in threads a quick tutorial:
1. Any time in the following that you see me put in a space, it is something I have to do in order for you to actually read the line I'm typing otherwise the computer will read it as an actual link and you wont see the codes and such. So when posting links, LEAVE OUT THE SPACES.
2. To post a simple link requires the use of url tags. Tags are always placed in brackets and there is the opening tag and the closing tag. They look like this: Opening tag, [ url ] and closing tag, [ /url ] Remember there isn't actually spaces used. These tags go at the front and the end of the link you want to post. So you copy the link from your browser, type [url ], then paste the link, then type [ /url ]
For example, to post a link of the MO Home page it would look like this, without the spaces:
[ url ]http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php[ /url ]
3. If you want to name the link and hide the actual link and make it so we click on the name it is very similar except you use an equal sign on the opening tag, then place a bracket at the end of the link then type in the name of your choice then type in the closing tag. Using the same example and wanting to call it Marlin Owner's Home Page, it looks like this:
[ url = http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php ] MARLIN OWNER'S HOME PAGE [ /url ] Remember, no spaces
You can post links either way.
Okay, hopefully that helps, on to the links...
I have my bookmarks organized with a folder titled Gun Stuff (which should really be renamed Gun, Hunting, Camping Stuff) then I have sub-folders within that.
In the Gun Stuff Folder I have:
MO of course
Ranch Dog's Rossi Forum
Paco Kelly's Leverguns Community
From there, I have a sub-folder titled Parts, Accessories, etc. (no particular order). I no way, shape or form endorse any of these companies or products. Many I've never used.
LA Police Gear - Eberlestock Packs and Scabbards
Cross Bolt Safety Replacement Kit
Blackhawk Butt Stock Cheek Pad/Pouch
Tech Sights - Peeps for .22's
Bitterroot Carvings - Stock Carving
Alaska Sportsman Rifle Scabbard
Apetures 'N' More
Numrich Gun Parts
Treebone Carving - Nice Gun Stocks
Williams Gun Sights
Brownells - Dual-Sided Hammer Extension
MidwayUSA - Polymer Tie-On Shell Carrier
SWFA - EGW Picatinny Rail
Pachmayr Recoil Pads
XS Sights and Rails
Grace Gun Tools - Made In USA -Email Them For Marlin Specific Sets
Grizzly Custom Guns Large Loop Levers
Chas Jones Guns Parts
Smith Enterprises - Cowboy Stuff (Sights, etc.)
Buffalo Arms - All Kinds Of Gun Related Stuff
Montana Vintage Arms
Macon Gun Stocks
Rifle Basix - Trigger Assembly For Marlin .22 Bolts
Jard Trigger For Marlin .22 Bolts
MOLLE Shoulder Scabbard
Marbles Bullseye Sight
Diversified Innovative Products - All kinds of products for rimfires (especially 60's and 795's); replacement triggers, trigger guards, charging handles, etc.
Ultadot Red Dot Sights
Simply Rugged Holsters
Hall's Arkansas Sharpening Stones - USA Company
Skinner Sights - Forum Sponsor
Jim Brockman's Custom Gunsmithing - Very Nice Peep Sights and Gun Work
Grizzly Custom Guns - Forum Sponsor
Wild West Guns - Forum Sponsor
DRC Firearms - Large Loops to Exclusive Big Bore Models
Shooter's Ridge - Model 795 25rd Magazines
MidwayUSA - Marlin logo soft gun case
From there is the sub-folder Reference Material. This includes various things I like to keep as references to include forum posts. This builds up a lot as sometimes I spot things and don't have time to go through them so I'll bookmark them until I can get back to them. Then on occasion I go back and weed them down. Hopefully, I have this list weeded down to just good resources. Again, no endorsements, just stuff I personally find interesting and in some cases helpful.
MO's Gunsmithing Section - Tons Of Great Info Everyone Can Use - From DIY Action Jobs to Troubleshooting To Full On Smithing
MO's Product Review Section
MO Post: Iron Sights, A Primer
MO Post: SCOPES: The Facts About Objective Lenses, Light Gathering, etc.
USFS Paper on Brown Bear Calibers
Articles By Mic McPherson - Very Worthwhile and Interesting Reading!
Equipped To Survive
MO Post: Salvo's Guide Gun Makeover - Outstanding thread for anyone considering modifications of any kind
MO Post: Poor Man's Co-Pilot
MO Post: Survival Sling How-To
MO Post: BigBoreOffroad's Excellent 336 Build
MO Post: BigBoreOffroad's Urban Cowboy
MO Post: BigBoreOffroad's Beautiful .444, complete with bayonet!
MO Post: BigBoreOffroad's Pieced Together 1895 - Very Cool!
MO Post: A couple of Leverdude's beautiful stock projects
MO Post: nbh40's Stock Ebonizing
MO Post: Reflex264's Outstanding Long Distance Shooting Videos
In Depth 336 Project On Another Forum
Miscl. Guns and Ammo Videos
Owner's Manuals - Dozens of pdf gun owner's manuals, Numerous makes and Models
Mod 60/795 Failure To Eject Repair
How To Adjust Paralax On Standard (Non-AO) Scopes
DuraCoat How-To Info
Gun Stock Work Info
A Custom 45/70 Write-Up
A Springfield M6 Write-Up
Installing an RT Charging Handle on a 60/795
Neat Gun Cabinet Idea
MO Post: Drill & Tap and Dovetailing Info
Model 60/795 Accessories Discussion and Links
Model 795 Disassembly and Trigger Work
MidwayUSA's General Bell Diameter/Ring Height Chart
MidwayUSA Scope Ring Height Chart
MO Post: Adapting the Leupold Delta Point to an 1895
And then there is the Miscl Stuff:
Video Tour Of The Old Marlin Plant
Loggah's Amazingly Cool Gun "Vault"
All Knots Illustrated
Pretty but VERY Expensive 336
Northwest Big Game Inc. - Top 10s
Spokane Gun Trader
Paco Kelly's Lever Guns - Articles, etc.
Brockman's Custom Gunsmithing
Buffalo Bore Ammo
Brownells - Col Brophy's Marlin Firearms Book
An Interesting Read On Terminal Ballistics From A Self-Professed Morgue Worker
Marlin Owner's Forum Picture Threads:
Rimfire Picture Thread
Cowboy and Antique Pics
45-70 Pics Thread
SBL, STBL, GBL and ABL Picture Thread
336 Picture Thread
Handgun Picture Thread
Guns Of Our Fathers - Pics and Stories
The Official Black Rifle Porn Thread
Shorty picture thread. What have you cut down
Woosh, alright, there's what I got. I left out specific items and posts that were just things of interest to me and not necessarily the majority.
If you find any bad links, let me know.
I generally don't bookmark major stuff like Marlin, Leupold, etc as that is easy enough to remember and find. And I don't bookmark our Industry Partners like Skinner Sights, WWG, Boyd's, etc as I just come here to find them.
I think it would be great if others posted their links. It could make for a really great resource.
Last edited by Eli Chaps; 04-27-2013 at 07:05 PM.
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Let's see if I can add a few: (I can't figure out Erik's naming instructions, so I'll do them this way)
444 Marlin: http://www.hwsportsman.net/444Marlin.html
Ballistics calculator: http://www.biggameinfo.com/BalCalc.aspx
Load Swap: http://www.loadswap.com/display.php?...rtridge_id=104
GPS Visualizer: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/ (this is a cool link that can print you maps from GPS data)
Savage Shooters: http://savageshooters.com/index.php
I'll do some more later when I get some time.
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Another great post Erik , some of these I have and some I never have been to . Thanks , here are a few I like and use that I didn't see listed .
Really great holsters that I like and use http://www.tedblockerholsters.com/
Interesting article on Marlins picked up here http://www.levergun.com/Marlin/index.html
Thierry Duguet world class engraver http://www.engraver.net/
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For supplies with reasonable shipping http://www.grafs.com/
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