We got 5 layers that are a few years old at least, as long as they are laying enough to meet our consumption, (which isn't a lot) We'll lettem keep going. It's getting close though wife keeps talk'n about gett'n some new chicks.
I have done old one's like that as drunk'en chickens and they...
I don't think the factory did any 560's with the holes drilled all the way through.
I have one with holes all the way through that I'm in the middle of the project, but it was used and altered by previous owner, I found it on a boat that I bought.
The pin in the 119 butt is peened in, easiest is to drill it thru with smaller diameter then knock it out. It is easy to peen a new pin back. The phenolic is not molded to the handle and will knock off easily once the pommel is off.
The only thing I would choose the 103 for is skinning, but it is a knife so it will cut. Buck has other skinners that I much prefer, the 103 is at the bottom of my list of skinners even though as a kid I coveted my cousins 103.
I can't imagine doing anything that would break a 120. Anything that would chip a 120 will chip a 124.
The only thing I can see a 124 doing better than a 120 is possibly chopping as it is a heavier knife.
I really like the plumb brown on some blades, but I haven't used it much and some I probably won't use. There are a few others I've seen that look good with it, but I think if they are going to use something it should wear better than what is being reported.
For that reason I would be hesitant...
Ya, quite a surprise as I hadn't been on in a day or so.
I didn't have any speed problems with the old set up.
I'm glad they kept the dark theme it is easier on the eyes for sure.
Don't see no lightning bolts on the laptop. But the old forum just clicking on it took you to the latest post.