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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. I know quite a few good-looking grannies these days.... Seems like when I was a kid a lot of 'old ladies' (probably in their 60s) were wearing those black dresses and chunky lace-up black shoes...don't see that anymore.
  2. Our republic may not be the oldest technically, but is near the oldest and is by far the oldest big one.
  3. Appreciate the comments. Haven't committed to a single-shot, but that's my inclination and a new one would be the ticket. The Henry seems pretty appealing. I bought a Remington SS on a whim at Big 5 a few years back; it was very cheap on sale. Turned out the stock was fake wood and the action was strange and clunky. I just put it away and mostly forgot about it. I got it our recently with the current purpose in mind and realized that it wouldn't do. My own first as a 12-year-old was a Mod. 37 and the Henry is reminiscent of it.
  4. Who is currently making single-shot shotguns of reasonable price; like unto the Winchester Mod. 37 of yore? Looking for one for a grandson.
  5. The victors not only get to write the history, they get to make it.
  6. If you don't like Westerns where the townsfolk are cowards, scatter when the bad guys come, and have to be saved by the brave gunfighter, either lawman or "knight on horseback", then half of the good and great ones go out the window!
  7. It's good. It's not about DeCaprio, it's about Grant. There wasn't a political note in it, unless we make everything about the Civil War 'political'. I will say after a long time watching 'pay' series, it's painful to sit through the commercials. It's one thing to have ads; it's another to have longer ads than the program....
  8. Rio Bravo is hard not to like. The flick is a real mish-mash in a lot of ways. They were big into that ensemble casting then. So you've got Wayne in his prime. You've got the best-ever sidekick/character actor of the era, Walter Brennan. You've got your star from the 'crooner' generation, Dean Martin. Then you cast the youngster the kids like, Ricky Nelson. On top of it all, you bring in the hottest newcomer around, Angie Dickinson. The plot is about as basic a Western one there is. The whole crazy thing....works.
  9. I'm going to watch on the tube, though waiting 'til 9 ain't as easy as long ago. I'll have a bourbon alongside, though I don't have Grant's brand: Old Crow.
  10. It's gotten very good reviews. Read one in Wall St. Journal last week and thus heard of it for the first time. Have looked at the trailer. I'll be watching tonight. Three-parter.
  11. I'm not a great fan of the SAA myself neither, though I really like my Old Model Vaquero with the Bisley (Ruger version) grip. So that's the single-action revolver for me. I also shoot the Uberti .44 Russki, and while the "ergonomics" are overall poor, I still love the pistola and can hit on the mark with it everytime if I go slow.
  12. We stayed in Harper's Ferry last Spring; having been there one other time several years before. I've only been in that corner of the State, but it's obvious WV is a beautiful state. To see the confluence of the Potomac and the Shenandoah at HF is moving in itself with all of the history it evokes. For a westerner, it's always impressive how many states you enter in such short distances!
  13. Never enough to be angry about, so let's get angry at weather forecasters!
  14. Fresh potatoes are available everywhere and are cheap. I'd toss old canned potatoes; can't see any reason to try them....
  15. Did we ever find out about the post counts? I showed well over 4,000 posts before, then 1,900-some afterwards.....seems a little strange. I wonder what the criteria were for the "new" count. I haven't heard a thing. I have seen that the provider's employees have been online.
  16. It shows my post total as less than half of what it was. Why's that, and how did it pick the current number? I have no idea. Maybe someone who knows will answer. I don't know how many I had before, so mine may be incorrect too.
  17. As John Harrington said, "Treason doth never prosper; what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason". Charles I was mainly guilty of losing the English Civil War. But then, he started it....
  18. I have several Muslim friends. Two are doctors who have practiced medicine in this community for 40 years. Another is a woman from Turkey who was a secretary in our office for years, whose son was terribly wounded in US Army service in Iraq, and who has risked her own life speaking out against Islamic extremism in many public forums.
  19. As Badger says, Yakima is cowboy country and I'm sure they can fix you up there.
  20. Was always an Edgar Rice Burroughs guy myself. I never did read any Doc Savage, but I remember seeing gazilions of copies of the paperbacks around....
  21. I confess I use an alias here rather than my real name.
  22. Robert Copeland was a Tacoma lawyer who died shortly before I started practicing law in this city. He was, of course, well-known hereabouts for the actions of the Samuel B. Roberts. I heard many tellings of the Battle Off Samar from my senior partner, Claude M. Pearson, Capt. USNR, who had been a submariner in the War and came to know Copeland well in the Tacoma legal community. (Capt. Pearson was on four war patrols on the USS Pogy. He died just last year at 94; a really fine man.) The story is timeless. A guided-missile frigate was eventually named after Robert W. Copeland.
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