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Three Foot Johnson

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  1. I underwent electric cardioversion three times last year, but one of the sessions they zapped me twice, so only two sessions. So far, so good, but the chemical cardioversion drug they temporarily put me on afterward, amiodarone, about killed me, lol. It took a long time to recover from the side effects of that nasty drug. The second time I was converted was one of the most bizarre experiences I've ever had. I was wheeled into the procedure room, where there were about six people waiting. They had me roll onto my side to get the zap patch on my back, rolled back over and one was positioned on the front, the anesthesiologist put a mask on me, and plugged a big syringe of white knockout juice into the IV. I asked him if he wanted me to count backwards from 100 like they used to do. He said no, fiddled with the syringe for a second, asked me how I was doing, said he was going to adjust the oxygen mask, the doctor asked how I felt, the PA asked if I was doing OK, then they started wheeling me out of the room. I said, "Isn't this where you do the procedure...?" She said, "Oh, we already converted you, twice." There was absolutely no time gap, no distortion of reality, no realization of having "been under", no drowsiness, and I think I actually said, "Bullshit...". I pulled down the top of the gown, and sure enough, there was a ring shaped burn mark. (Not blistered or anysuch, just red like a sunburn)
  2. SASS Vaqueros are .357 and .45 Colt only. The .357's have 4 5/8" barrels and the .45's are 5 1/2", so these are .357's. Not a bad price - these were selling for up to $3500 a year ago, and these Limited Edition guns have been out of production for awhile now.
  3. I worked at a lead smelter from '78-'01, and we had a big iron & steel scrap pile. One day, I discovered a massive air horn that had come in, something off an old locomotive maybe. This thing was 4' long, easy. We had the welder's shop make us an air tank that replaced the front bumper of our old work truck, and mounted that big ol' horn under the hood with a ball valve in the cab. The plant was noisy enough where a pickup rolling up behind you went unnoticed, so we'd drive around the plant looking for a victim, roll up about four feet behind him, and flip the ball valve open. Good times.
  4. I've had several, but currently only a Blackhawk and a beautiful P&R nickeled M57. Keith's load of a 220 grain cast SWC over 19-20 grains of 2400 is a real dragon, and probably beyond published max loads today.
  5. You really have to go shoot it and see. I set up a 4' x 4' portable target every fifty yards from 100 to 500 yards, shot a hundred rounds, and wrote the settings in a notebook. 535 grain Postell, 65 grains volume Swiss 1.5, .030" wad, CCI-200 primers. Lee Shaver Deluxe long range Soule, bubble level front globe. 100 - 21 150 - 27 200 - 34 250 - 41 300 - 47 350 - 56 400 - 66 450 - 73 500 - 83 Pretty close to what Uriah posted - 62 points between 100 and 500, compared to his 63.5.
  6. Looks like somebody got a new Tandy Lucky 7 leathercraft set for Christmas! There's bad, and there's beyond bad. That work is beyond beyond bad.
  7. I spent 23 years working in a lead smelter. My system is particularly susceptible to lead poisoning, and I spent 4-5 months every year on "in plant" medical removal. IIRC, somewhere around 25 μg/dL was where they allowed us to go back to work. Even though this was only 23 years ago, today's standards have been lowered significantly.
  8. In this game, you could probably remove the barrel and still have no problem hitting the average size pistol target at typical CAS distances. Aesthetically, I prefer the look of the 4 5/8" and 7 1/2" barrels over the 5 1/2"er. Of those three barrel lengths, I shoot the 4 5/8"ers far more often than the other two. My database shows twenty seven 4 5/8"ers, twenty 5 1/2"ers, and fifteen 7 1/2"ers, with others ranging from 3 3/4" to 18".
  9. It would probably bring $650 in today's market easy enough, but I think $750 is really pushing it. I had four of those .44-40 Rossi's in my collection, and have parted with three of them. One I traded away, then sold the trade for ~$620 in 2021. The others went for $550 in 2022, and $500 in 2019. The .357's, .44 mags, and .45's tend to sell for notably less on the used market.
  10. The ramped part isn't in question at this point, but as Larsen Pettifogger posted above, Fixed sight revolvers may only use traditional style, barrel mounted, fixed metallic foresights of a simple blade, bead, or post configuration. The base is what disqualifies it, not the sight blade.
  11. I've only done it once, and on my own shotgun. I bought a 10g SxS from another shooter, and the lower rib had separated about half the length of the barrel. I cut it down to 20", cleaned up the joint, brushed some flux into it, used a couple aluminum modeling clamps to hold it tight, laid the barrel on some blocks in a plastic tub with water so it was about a third submerged to protect the upper rib joint, and soldered it up with a propane torch. That was thirteen years ago, and no problems yet.
  12. I know the "ramped front sight" has been disputed before, but I don't remember what the outcome was. A ramped sight tapers sharply downward from the muzzle toward the cylinder, such as on a Blackhawk, but I don't know if the base itself constitutes a tapered ramp sight.
  13. If they're not crimped or glued in with a sealant, they should come right out in the decapping stage. Probably reusable too. They're not going to go off, that requires a percussive force, but in the extremely unlikely event one does, it makes a pop and you'll jump a little, but that's it. These things aren't nuclear, one going off isn't going to cause any damage to the case, die, or press. There's more bang dust in a paper cap for a toy cap gun.
  14. I've been criticized lately for selling guns/ammo/reloading components for "the going rate", or at least more than I paid. I find it odd that people think I should sell a Vaquero I paid $300 for a dozen years ago for the same $300, because "that's the cowboy way". Some years back, I made a twelve fold profit on a house I sold... also not "the cowboy way", I guess.
  15. The breaker should still trip. I don't know why anyone would do this, unless it's to keep someone from manually turning off a critical circuit.
  16. The procedure was this morning, and the doc said everything's good. So... my first meal of the year was black coffee, a small cup of cream of broccoli soup and a small deli half-sandwich for lunch, roast beef. Best dang meal I've had in years.
  17. A few years ago, Harbor Freight had a 1 1/4 cu ft cement mixer on sale and I had some coupons. I think it was like $130, on sale for $79.99 or somesuch, plus some more off with the coupon. I just checked online, and they're $199.99 now. They're JUNK, no way they'd ever work for concrete, or worth two hundred bucks, but it works fine for washing shotgun hulls.
  18. Never knew such a thing existed, so I checked Gunbroker, and there are some for sale.
  19. I just picked up an electric dog polisher from ChumpCo for three installments of only $49.99 each, so they can't all be scams.
  20. I sold a very nice one here just over two years ago for $450, shipped. Other than someone scratching their initials into the right side grip frame, visible in the bottom pic, and some odd scratches on the hammer, it was about perfect.
  21. This year, today was "full liquids" only, and two doses of Miralax, followed a gallon of GoLYTELY tomorrow... yep, it's that time again.
  22. Thank you, thank you - I'll show myself out.
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