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Shiny590

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I always tell people I'm practically from Canada culturally but I've never been happier to be an American. Ive been called a Yankee followed by insults in other countries, but I'd hate me too knowing how much better I have it because We the People made powermongers think twice at least. Now that I'm done traveling for a while, I've entered the wonderful world of firearms.


My quest to find and fix up a Mossberg 590 with my specs has led me here after finding the parts I needed on AIP. I'm amazed at how much I've been able to learn about how guns work and what I can do to keep mine working and even customize them. I don't really know how to talk cars or sports but I'm glad to have a working knowledge of firearms and a forum to learn a lot more and eventually share the results of what's looking like a restoration/revamp job.
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How ya doing there Yankee ? From one proud Yankee to another !! Welcome to the forum. 
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Thanks gman. I'd say I've been doing better than I have in a long time and soon the same will be said of my latest shotgun. All the parts I need for it are on the way. Like you, I'm looking forward to tapping into all the know-how floating around this forum.
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Being born, raised and retired from Florida I consider anyone from north of the St. Mary's river a Yankee.   Of course living in Michigan now some good consider me one but would not say it to my face.

Welcome aboard and always feel free to share things about guns with us.  We all learn from each other and being mostly old farts we know that if you stop learning you might as well lay down and die.   It's been over 50 years since I knew everything.  That ended when a friend of mines father jumped on us for messing up a job we were doing to for him.   He told us " You smart ass boys think you know the answer to everything when the truth is you don't even know what the damn question are.   I started believing that from that day on.  

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Anywhere 60 miles south of Lake Superior is "down there" to me and we're all Yankees when we go abroad.

Also, I bet your friend's dad would also say you got the whole move away for retirement bass ackwards. Shoveling snow is good conditioning and a full body workout, but in my corner of Michigan it's a young man's sport and retirees go to where you're from or Arizona.
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Yep, they all came down and screwed up my state and when they stay they become Damn Yankees.   I was 15 years old before I found out that Damn and Yankee were two words

So, I am here and loving it.  The 48" blower on my Kabuto makes short work of the snow and I love ripping it up on my Artic Cat.  Problem is not enough snow the last couple of years.   I love ridding the Quads in Manistee National Forest and fishing the PM.   I am here to stay and love the fact there are no poisonous snakes the skeeters are smaller then Pigeons and Hot is anything in the 80's.   I love it here.  I am just outside of Ludington and it is great except for the few months all the people are up from Illinois.     

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Middleburg, Jacksonville and the state is not the same since you left!!! 👍👌😉
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I spent a lot of time putting the boat in at the Middleburg bridge and fishing Black Creek.
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Probably ate fried catfish w/all the trimmings and a big boy drink at Whitey’s Fish Camp when they weren’t biting, too!
Maybe even tied up at their dock
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Whitey's was on Doctor's Lake if I remember right.   I would go to Pricherts (SP) kitchen on the Ortega River for all the Shrimp you could eat and leave there looking 6 month pregnant.   
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Yes, Whitey’s was right on the lake and you would ask for the small catfish - was like eating candy and when fried, the tails were like potato chips. Beach Rd Chicken used to be AUCE and there was always a line out front.
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I grew up Naples and tromped all over the state. You guys making me miss old Florida, the new version isn't too appealing.
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South and Mid Florida No Bueno Muy Mal !!! Northeast Florida still Es Muy Muy Bueno!!! Si !!!
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I lived in LaBelle for a few years and even worked down in Naples.  Well west of Naples at the Ford Evaluation & Test Center.  Would have loved to live in Naples but it grew to fast and mostly high dollar housing.  In fact the regular ass people can't find a place to live there so now I-75 is as bad as I-95 because all the worker have to live in Bonita or Ft. Myers and commute.  I miss the fishing and beaches but nothing else.
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Funnily enough the gun that inspired my username came from Florida. Whoever owned it before must have bought a Mariner to use as a boat gun then decided to use spray paint to camouflage it. I don't know if it was a gator gun or what but at one point or another they switched the stock and used too long of a bolt to secure it in place. I know because that's how you snap off the plastic safety connector. The vendor (a B&M that also sells on auction sites) has a good reputation so I let them know about this and they made up for it. Looking for a new trigger assembly is what led me to AI&P.
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