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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. That’s why there are so many lawyers.
  2. I do the same thing but with a Lee Bulge Buster die for my .45 ACP. I end up with a lot of range brass after a Wild Bunch match, so this step is essential in my experience.
  3. I could improve my scores on the trap and skeet range with one of those
  4. Who cares? Your point is moot to the OP. They work. Take it up with Hornady if you don’t like the labeling.
  5. Mine says only “45 Colt” on the box and the dies.
  6. ACP puts a taper crimp on the cartridge. You really have to crank it down for cowboy cartridges. I’m not fond of doing that especially for BP loads. My personal prejudice. YMMV.
  7. My .45 Colt Hornady dies work great for Schofield and C45S. My .45 RCBS wouldn’t go low enough to crimp the shorter cases. I don’t have a clue about Lee. Depending on your press, you may need a different shell plate or holder as the Scofield rim is larger than the Colt. I had to get a specific plate for my Hornady LNL.
  8. Later in his life, people would pester Bat Masterson and offer large sums of money for one his guns. Tiring of saying no, he would pick up a pistol at a local pawn or gun shop, carve a notch or two in it and sell it to the rube.
  9. Golf. Several of my good friends play and I'd like to join them from time to time.
  10. Think you could survive the dipping process? I couldn’t, but then I’m not a grizzled jarhead and could never pretend to be.
  11. Having had two shoulder surgeries on my left, and four on my right, I’m thrilled for you! You’re a warrior beast (and maybe a bit of a raconteur?) and a gentleman as well. Keep us posted!
  12. That was awesome. Years ago I did the same to an original Sharps 1863 percussion carbine in similar condition, but not quite as extreme. I posted the results on the Wire and was summarily admonished for having destroyed it’s “patina” and historical value. I sure like shooting it though. Something it couldn’t do when I got it.
  13. I have a 4 I have a .38 DA 4th model that belonged to my dad. It also has a moderately worn sear and some end shake, but locks up tight. I looked into having it repaired but the cost far exceeds the value of the gun, which is less than $100. I’d be interested to hearing what you find out.
  14. It won't stay cocked because the sear is worn. I'd be hesitant to fire it if it was mine. Does the cylinder have any movement fore and aft (a.k.a. cylinder end shake)? If it's excessive, head space will be adversely affected and you may have some FTF. The cylinder/barrel gap may also be affected, resulting in gas cutting. Does the cylinder lock up tight before the hammer drops? Original plating would have been nickel. .32 DA 4th model serial number range is 43406-28299. Roughly 239,600 were manufactured between 1883 and 1909. Purely guessing, but the three notches could be a way of marking ownership of the gun. However, marking gunfights is more interesting! Cool piece of family history!
  15. Only going by a LOT of reading about Glocks from a variety of sources after buying mine. I’ve no interest in testing it as it’s just not economical for me to reload 9mm. YMMV
  16. The stock Glock barrels are unsupported underneath the rear of the chamber where you can see a cutout. From what I’ve read, a reloaded case can rupture there. Glock is adamant about not using reloads for that reason. Reading between the lines, I believe the issue is mainly with cases that haven’t been full-length resized. Aftermarket barrels are often fully supported under the chamber which negates the issue.
  17. What kind of bullets - jacketed or lead? Lead is a no-no with Glocks unless I get another barrel. Reloaded rounds are also a no-no unless the Glock barrel is replaced. Don't know if this is an issue with Sigs, but I'd check to be sure if there are any restrictions on reloads.
  18. Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers. Patty is pretty sore as to be expected, but is doing very well.
  19. I make the trip from KC to St. Louis several times a year. That bridge is becoming treacherous even in good weather. The deck is in bad shape and needs to be replaced, but will take a herculean effort given the amount of traffic through there. The trip between KC and StL is pretty much like rush hour traffic the whole way, with the highest concentrations around KC, Columbia and StL. Speeds are anywhere from 55-85 mph and can change in a heartbeat. Seems like no matter your speed, there's always someone who pulls right in front of you or trying to lock bumpers with you from behind.
  20. ...Thank God. The red vehicle in this picture was my wife's 2015 Buick Encore. She got sandwiched in a 20-car pile up on the I-70 bridge that spans the MO river in central Missouri yesterday. She escaped with 2 fractured ribs and sternum. Brought her home last night from Columbia hospital. I drove back today to collect the contents of the car and saw that the damage was worse than this news photo shows, as she was also struck twice from behind. The amazing thing is how intact the passenger compartment remained. Not long ago, this would have been a fatal crash. Thank God for guardian angels and auto safety engineers. https://www.komu.com/news/crash-report-20-vehicles-involved-in-crash-at-missouri-river-bridge
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