Hi everyone. Just checking in here. I just discovered this site, lurked a few days, read a few posts, and decided it might be nice to become a part of the community here. I'm a machinist by trade, and a huge gun nut. Nut-job, as my wife would call me, but she knows that my guns will be a fine inheritance to her when I am worm food. I love hunting and fishing. Not so much fishing anymore - too many jokers out there pulling tubes and jetskis flying around. Oh but give me a day in the wilderness, and I am right as rain. Being a machinist, I also do most of my own gunsmithing. I have a parkerizing tank setup, and working on maybe making a salts-bluing tank. I love taking an old used and abused gun off the racks at a gun store and fixing it up new. My pride and joy is an old Savage 24 in .22/.410. It was in really sad, rusty shape, but I worked on it and got it clean and healthy again. I installed new firing pins and springs from Numrich, and did a trigger job. Blasted and parkerized it. It came out very sweet! Even the stock held some surprises in the form of some very nice grain. I finished it in Watco Oil. I also took the time to reshape the buttstock a little. The pistol-grip was huge and fat and clunky. I slenderized it. I sawed almost 1/2" off the bottom of the grip! Well anyway, I'm happy to be a part of this fine site. If you see me hanging around in here, just say howdy!