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Muley Gil SASS # 57795

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  1. The .357 Old Model .357 is a medium sized frame, while the .30 Carbine is built on the large .44 frame.
  2. One Lowes is 17 miles away. The second one is 26 miles away. The closest Home Depot is 80+ miles away. The both Lowes have good employees. Most times, if you ask about a product, the employee will take you directly to it. Signing up for my military discount was easy. All they have to do in put in my phone number at check-out.
  3. Oh, you mean the .45 TOO Long Colt.
  4. Gil is my first name and I have mules and donkeys. Plus, there is a tiny, tiny chance that I may have been a wee bit stubborn once or twice in my life.
  5. "In 1917 Smith & Wesson redesigned their large caliber 44 frame revolver to take 45 ACP ammunition. This gun became the Model 1917 Smith & Wesson revolver. 20 years later they brought this gun back, made a small run of them, and sold them to Brazil. This is the Model 1937 Brazilian. On another board someone is saying how he had needed a 1917 revolver, and now had found a 1917 Brazilian at an auction site and bought it, and he is just so happy. Many people responded to his post telling about how happy they were with their 1917 Brazilians. There is no such thing as a 1917 Brazilian. It is a 1937 Brazilian. And calling it a 1917 Brazilian annoys the living hell out of me." This is incorrect. When S&W's contract with the US Army was cancelled, the company continued to build 1917 revolvers, up until 1946. In 1937, the Brazilian government placed an order for 25,000 1917 revolvers. These 1917s received a Brazilian crest on the side plate, with "1937" stamped below the crest. Delivery was made in 1938. The Brazilian 1917s had serial numbers within the regular 1917 production SNs. These revolvers were made on new commercial frames, with square notch rear sights, unlike the "dimple" rear sight that was used on the WW I made 1917s. Post WW II, S&W found a number of WW I vintage 1917 frames and completed them and sold them to the Brazilians in 1946. I have a commercial 1917 that was probably built in the early 1930s, but wasn't shipped until 1936, a good 5-6 years later than others that were in the same SN range. The information about the 1917 can be found in The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson written by Jim Supica and Rick Nahas.
  6. The number stamped on the frame behind the yoke is an assembly number, which means nothing once the gun leaves Springfield, Mass. I need a few more digits to narrow down the production date. D123xxx would have been built in 1969-1970.
  7. I like rolling blocks.
  8. AND ANOTHER-WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Congrats and Semper Fi to your son from an old Marine.
  10. I use the recipe on the back of the Martha White Hot-Rize cornbread bag. Now, if you want to make fried cornbread, add a little extra liquid (buttermilk, milk or water) to thin the mixture a little. Then cook like pancakes on a hot griddle. And...…………………..NO SUGAR!!!! Goes real good with a bowl of chili or soup.
  11. I use the refillable pod and Maxwell House Master Blend. I drink one or two cups a day, usually several hours apart. My wife likes Starbucks Sumatra pods. She also drinks one or two cups daily. I like the quickness of the Keurig. I worked night shift for 12 years. I seldom had a good cup of coffee; everything seemed to be tar like or burnt. So, I like my coffee on the weak side with lots of milk.
  12. I didn't get a high school ring because I knew I was going to go to college and graduate. I got the college ring, but seldom lt. My last job before retirement limited me to one ring only. I do wear a wedding ring
  13. Hopefully, you ordered the smooth grips. Checkered 1917 grips are only correct for commercial 1917s and for the Brazilian 1917s that shipped in the 1930s.
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