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May 26, 2006

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Comments of the Week

From "The 50 Worst Guns of All Time"
Does anyone remember the old Marlin Goose gun with a 36" barrel? Mother of God what a block. It swings like a school bus and weighs about as much as a blue whale. I retired mine to a back corner in the basement where it can rust away for all eternity.

Posted by: Benjamin Kimm | May 17, 2006 at 12:51 PM

From "The 50 Worst Guns of All Time"
There's nothing worse than a rifle that promises exceptional accuracy and looks like a million bucks, yet is manufactured with such sublime sloppiness that it misfires about 15% of the time.

This rifle has defied all warranty work, laughed at the efforts of 4 different gunsmiths, and could have easily inspired a firearms "lemon law."

This rifle so bad that selling it would be like spreading a disease. And it's the real reason why God, in His infinite mercy, created the hacksaw.

We're talking about my cursed Remington 541-T.

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the house of Big Green!

Posted by: El-Wazir | May 17, 2006 at 11:30 AM

From "The Guns I Own: The Springfield SOCOM 16"
Great toy...if the mission is just marketing...with a nostalgic eye toward affluent plinkers.

The truth is, the M-14s which continue to have real-world relevance "over there" – because of the reach and lethality of their 7.62 round – all have the original-length, longer barrels.

And here's something else to consider:

With its short, stubby barrel, this new M1A features dramatically increased muzzle blast, which is magnified even MORE by that ear-splitting muzzle brake.

Of course, I realize all of this is probably falling on deaf ears...

Posted by: El-Wazir | May 15, 2006 at 01:19 PM

From "The Real Deal, Part 1: The Story of Finn Aagaard"
… Finn wrote as he lived, simply. He was a professional, above all, and his writing reflected this. He never over-romanticized the chase, or the buffalo charge. If he got out of a scrape, he simply told it as it was. His prose was short and sparse but it was full of nutriment. Come to think about it, wasn't that quality one of the things we liked about Old Jack O'Connor?

I miss the old guy. I miss the old guys.

Posted by: O Garcia | May 15, 2006 at 10:42 PM


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Despite Mr. Kimm's dissatisfaction with his 36-inch barrel Marlin "goose gun", readers should be aware that this formidable piece, nestled into an appropriate swivel mount, has long served the armed forces of the Royal Duchy of Fenwick as the keystone of their anti-aircraft defense system. In addition, at least one irate turkey farm operator in Missouri has used this bolt-action boat anchor for repelling the overflights of disoriented crop-dusters. (How's that for homeland security!) Just wanted to set the record straight, Dave.


Thanks to the hunting gods this blog got it right on who bought the Marlin 10-ga Goose Gun. I was wrongly accused of purchasing one of those monsters.

One of these guns may have a place in this Fall being an Avian Flu Buster.



An Avian Flu Buster? That's big-time brilliant!

With ad copy like that, I wouldn't be surprised
if Marlin did a special run of their bolt-action
Big Bertha. The timing is perfect.


I have that gun!!!

Herman  Krupp

HA Ha well the burglars didnt want my Marlin either. They hauled away my entire firearms collection an left old Betsy all by her lonsome self ya need a pretty big coat to hide that under.

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