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Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

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  1. I didn't know chewing gum still existed. Have not seen a Wrigley's commercial for years.
  2. Fried chicken usually means identifiable parts. I.e., legs, wings, thighs, breasts, etc. and meant to be finger food. Chicken fired chicken usually means some part of the chicken that has been beaten flat and fried and meant to be eaten with a knife and fork. At least in this part of the country.
  3. Have you noticed that chicken fried steak and chickren fried chicken both smothered in white gravy taste the same?
  4. Because BP shooters are cheap and only want to spring for one can at a time.
  5. Some Rossi's came with brass receivers. These are solid brass, not plated.
  6. Most of the Colts from that era that are marked just .38 are .38 Colt New Police AKA the .38 S&W. A little larger in diameter than a .38 Short Colt and a slightly larger bore. https://www.chuckhawks.com/38sw.htm P.S. I just went back and looked at the photos again. If the 1917 date is correct then it is a .38 Colt New Police/ .38 S&W. The police positive was never chambered in .38 Short Colt.
  7. A clarity rating would be sort of like the SASS smoke standard for black powder. Vague and subjective. You have the internet so what I do is searches for reviews of particular brands and models of binocs and then look at articles by the photographic or other magazines that deal with optics. They will give specific data for color rendition, contrast, etc. and in almost all cases whether the eye cups work with glasses. You just need to do a little research. There are also reviews on YouTube for "best el cheapo $50.00" binocs or any other search term you want to use. The best binocs are by Zeiss, Leitz, Swarovski. Then comes things like Nikon. Then the off-brand stuff that all comes out of the same factory in China.
  8. One thing you could try is to post a "looking for contact information" question. List the vendor' name without any reference to a problem and ask if anyone knows how to contact the vendor. If it is a SASS vendor someone is likely to know them and have an address and/or phone number.
  9. Sometimes what is on-hand is not a good choice. If all I have on hand is IMR 4895 powder and I want to load for the .38 Short Colt that is not a good choice. You still did not say what kind of gun this is for so I will give you a couple of loads for my CAS main match Ruger New Vaqueros. Most of the published data for the .38 Short Colt is very mild in deference to some of the 19th Century guns that chambered this round. If you want modern data you should search sites like Brian Enos website or others that cater to IPSC shooters as the .38 Short Colt is used in a lot of eight shot revolvers. When I got a pair of Ruger Montados with 3 1/2" barrels .357s, .38 Specials and even .38 Long Colt cases would not fully eject from the cylinder because the ejector rod is so short. Then I remembered I still had a couple of thousand .38 Short Colts in the closet left over from my IPSC days. I decided to use the same bullet that works through my Lightning rifles, a one hundred grain coated bullet like what Ace suggested. I wanted something about 70PF so I chrono'd loads until I had two that shoot at between 700 and 725 fps. This is 2.5 grains of Bullseye and 2.6 grains of Clays. Takes down plates with no problem. I would NOT use these loads in an old pocket pistol.
  10. Do they have an address listed? If so send a letter return receipt requested. If there is no address and no phone number tracking them down might get hard.
  11. You need to post a link. There are a bazillion binocs on the market. I have a pair of 10 x 25 Zeiss binocs I take on trips. That was about $800.00. Good optics ain't cheap. Optics do have a rating. The first number on your example would be 7 power. The second number is the lens diameter and would be 28 milimeters in your example.
  12. Measure the original front sight and buy the closest replacement. Sight is measure from top of sight to bottom of dovetail.
  13. Why on earth would you load a 170 grain bullet in a short Colt? https://www.hodgdonreloading.com/reloading-data-center?rdc=true&type=53 Scroll down to .38 Short Colt. You should also note what kind of gun you are using. An old top break won't use the same loads as a .38 Short Colt loaded for IPSC.
  14. This was absolutely the scariest mask I could find. It is so horrific I am reluctant to post it as this is a family site.
  15. I don't get it. What's the punchline supposed to be?
  16. I have to admit that egg in the hole cheesy explosion thing looks pretty good. Problem is I would have to buy a dozen eggs, loaf of bread, cheese and butter to make them. If I ddin't like it I have have ten eggs, a bunch of cheese, most of a loaf of bread and some butter to throw away. Worse, if I liked it I would eat the whole mess in a day or two at the most.
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