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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. Which is why they're bowing out, as Colt stated in the article. The market is flooded with too many others.
  2. I'm gonna see it. Might be a good flick.
  3. Next time, turn the resistance down and spin the pedals up really fast. Then put your feet up on the frame until it coasts down. Have a shot of scotch while coasting.
  4. One thing for sure, the little gal would have burned up from the air friction. At Mach 3, skin temps of the SR71 reached 600-900 degrees F, depending on altitude
  5. Yeager was very critical of Crossfield in his autobiography. He said he said he’d given the operating manual to Crossfield the day before and claimed he didn’t bother to read it. He said that hydraulic issue was clearly covered.
  6. +1. Our two cats who passed last year were named Nick and Nora after the series.
  7. Aunt Catherine was always spouting off. I love this “walk this way” gag with the butler and Nick.
  8. Apparently its discharge is flowing across the Pacific to the US
  9. Gotta love that it's an international cast!
  10. I was always partial to grandpa's car, the "Dragula"
  11. Ya beat me to it. Exactly what I thought!
  12. Despite some recommendations to start with a single stage press, you can learn to reload on a progressive. Just run one case at a time through the stages (just like a single stage press) until you’re familiar with the process and are happy with the results. There’s no law saying you have load up the shell plate with cases. Find an experienced mentor like I did. Worth its weight in gold. I learned on a Dillon 550, but bought a Hornady LNL. I now have two of them after 10 years and am very pleased. Not trying to push one brand of press over another. My point is not to be afraid of starting on a progressive. You’re going to want/need one anyway, so you might as well start out with one. Hornady and Dillon are tops. You won’t go wrong with either.
  13. Oh h**l, that happened 20’ from my house years ago. IIRC, I just threw my shorts in the trash. Cost $1200 to bring that oak tree down.
  14. My fuse box has multiple sets of prints like that -- mine. Yes, I am periodically the brightest light in the harbor!
  15. I used to work for Hallmark Cards where we were working on designs for the holidays year round. For me, the holiday seasons have been a blur of disconnected timelessness since the late '70s. Didja know the Hallmark Christmas ornament collections debuts in stores in July?
  16. This is President Bush's carrier, the USS San Jacinto. Notice the size of the deck relative to the Avengers. Imagine trying to land on a moving runway that small -- especially after a combat mission.
  17. They did all sorts of weird stuff back then.
  18. When I started this game ten years ago, the handbook fit in my pocket. Before long, it’ll be in volumes like encyclopedias. And if ever you wonder how we got to this state of affairs, just mosey on over to Wire for a spell. You’d think the fate of Western civilization is hanging in the balance. Now back to the original topic. I learn something new every day!
  19. Don't know if this helps, but this is my M1 Garand refinished with Minwax stain and Caseys Tru Oil finish. Someone before me had don'e a lousy refinish job on the stock, so I had nothing to lose. The stripper was something generic from Home Depot. You'll want to use a plastic stripping brush to get the final gunk off. TO is linseed oil with a dryer in it. As I recall, it's three thin coats. Buffed with 0000 steel wool between coats and after final coat as I didn't want a high gloss or pores to be completely filled. I used Casey's wax with an old cotton t-shirt about a week or so after the final coat. Good luck!
  20. More pilots were lost to accidents than combat. Even a J-3 Cub or Cessna Skyhawk can just barely kill you. Your mom sounds remarkable. Would like to have met her.
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