Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 1998
    :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    uh oh...
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  3. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Fragile...must be from Italy!
     
  4. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    My Atlas Copco air compressor was made in Italy. "Fragile" isn't the right word for what's wrong with its manufacturing. "Can't f*ckin do anything right" <--- would be closer
     
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  5. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 1998
    Congrats...!!!
     
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  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    TBT, this sentiment really weighed on my mind, somewhat heavily I may add, before I pulled the proverbial trigger on my recent Uberti 1873 Winchester (.357 Mag) purchase but I dilly-dallied for far too long and when I finally decided to go for a lever action, it fell right into this friggin Pandemic times of gun & ammo shortages, ergo that is all that was left on Brownells (literally the ONLY lever action rifle left on their site at the time) plus the most crucial factor being that I have maybe about 700+ rounds of .357 magnum and 38 spl rounds scooped up which I can share with my revolver platform.

    Under different circumstances, I would have perhaps gone with the Japanese made Winchester 1873 or on an entirely different vector with one of these more modern lever-actions with all the modern ammonites, but in my mind, those kind of stuff, although much more practical, would have diminished the "authenticity" and the old-school fun factors. TBT, I would have perhaps gone with an SS Henry chambered in 30-30 even though I am no fan of their on-top tube feeding systems which was one negative when I didn't order one when they were still around.

    I have read around a bit and despite the Italians falling short on many manufacturing standards, when it came to these reproduction guns, Uberti seems to be doing a very decent job both on there single action pistols and their rifles. I dunno, only time would tell but if my really old school Beretta 84B Cheetah from the 80's be taken as a token of goodwill, the Italians seem to be doing a good job with certain things. After all, isn't your own heritage Italian? :p
     
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  7. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Hey Matt the Italians make Ducati's, Ferrari's, Pinerello's, and Colnago's. I'd say that they know something about making very beautiful and functional tools. ;)
     
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  8. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    I had an old Italian gelato case. It broke a lot.

    Casino, I have a Rossi 92 in 357. I’ve had it probably 20 years. It’s one of my favorite guns.
     
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  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Elvis owned a De Tomaso Pantera. He ended up shooting it!

    Jest aside, Italians make exquisite looking stuff but they can also be finicky as heck!
     
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  10. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I think one of the things the Italians do right is their shotguns. I’m sure some of that carries over into firearms in general!
     
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  11. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    My guess is they started out as rifles but ended up shotguns.
     
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  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

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  13. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Benelli M4 :cool:
     
  14. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Gabagool
     
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  15. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    One of the most important speeches/rants by Paulie Walnuts (NSFW):

     
  16. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Any chance that some leather knives might come out of this ? ? ? :D:D
     
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  17. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 1998
    I HATE squirrels. I wanna eat them but my daughter won’t let me kill them. I’m coming with a new plan for tomorrow. @#$&*’+ F8E18E8A-613E-47FE-84D6-BE32A2A9D4C3.jpeg
     
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  18. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 1998
    Sophia Loren, Monica Bellucci, Ornella Muti, Carolina Crescentini...
     
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  19. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    maybe/probably eventually
     
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  20. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Well let me know if/when cause I’ll take one :thumbsup: :D
     

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