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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. 15 minutes ago, Texas Lizard said:

    My thoughts too...Remember the pants too...Wear wet till dry...Good fit after...And they did...


    Texas Lizard

    That’s what John Wayne said to Ann Margaret in “The Train Robbers”. As I recall it was her buckskin shirt. Was that line Hannie Calder too?

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  2. 5 hours ago, Pat Riot said:

    My daughter and SIL use it to turn lights off and on. Turn on music. It’s connected to their security cameras and communicates with them when something is detected on the cameras. 
    Of course they had to buy special Bluetooth plug adapters and such for the Echo Dot to interact with everything. 
    In one sense it’s kind of cool but in another sense it’s just creepy. 

    I guess I read and watched too much Sci-Fi growing up and I am perfectly fine turning on my own lights and what not. 


    Oh, I forgot. Their appliances are tied into it as well. I had a heckuva time getting their coffee maker to work. 

    My son and wife do this too. Both are fitness freaks, so I don’t understand why they can’t get up and flip a switch 10 feet away.:wacko:

  3. 4 hours ago, Pat Riot said:

    My daughter and son-in-law bought us an Alexa puck. Echo Dot?
    After receiving this I heard all these stories of how “Alexa” would make errors or butt into conversations. I am not a fan of AI interaction or having an uncontrolled listening device in my home so we plugged it in once. I set it up and messed with it. It was entertainment for a rainy afternoon. 
    That evening we heard “I didn’t quite catch that. Would you repeat that for me?” or something similar. We were in the kitchen. Alexa was in the living room. Alexa was unplugged and that was the end of that. 

    My son gave us one and and we had the same experience. That's when I threw it out.

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  4. Given Facebook's track record, there's no way I'm uploading my DL to participate in a social media forum. Adding on, the name I go by in everyday life is not the one on my DL. As a matter of fact, when someone tries to contact me with my given name, I know they don't know me.

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  5. Against my better judgment, I tried to sign up for facebook a few months ago. Signup process seemed normal until they required a scan of drivers license. No way, so I quit. Friends of mine who use Facebook say it must have been a scam site. I don’t know.


    Anybody here know if that’s true, or is it a new FB requirement?

  6. On 2/24/2024 at 7:10 AM, Cypress Sun said:

    For the record (IMO) the nastiest, dirtiest powder I've run across was Trail Boss and Unique. They are not among my stock of powders, nor will they be.

    I see this comment all the time, and it hasn’t been my experience in 14 years of loading TB. I use it exclusively for my big bore cartridges. Here’s pic of a C45S and .44-40 cases straight from their guns - pistol and rifle respectively. The C45S had 4.1 gr TB under a 160 gr bullet, and the .44-40 5.7 gr TB under a 200 gr bullet. Those are mid-range loads. 

    If ya wanna load at the bottom end, it’s gonna be dirty.  The difference in recoil is negligible. My opinion only, nothing more. 


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  7. 2 hours ago, Cat Cummings SASS #1870L said:

    Serial number 907xx

    Similar to me - an older model. I put a 5th Gen. SS kit from Cowboys & Indians in mine - a 44-40 carbine. As said, the PGW kit wouldn't work.* I have a 3rd Gen in my .44-40 1860 Henry and of the two, I prefer the 3rd Gen. Both are really slick, but the 3rd. just seems to feel a whisker better to me.  5th Gen is great in smaller calibers like .38/.357, But I'd recommend a 3rd Gen for the big calibers. THAT IS JUST MY OPINION, nothing more. Try to handle a few for yourself before you make a decision. And be sure to tell the supplier about your gun beforehand.


    My comments are mostly geared toward those who want to install your own kit. If you send yours off to a reputable smith, you'll be good to go.


    *The folks at PGW were awesome and explained the issue to me and let me return the kit for a full refund. 


    Good luck!


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  8. 12 hours ago, Cat Cummings SASS #1870L said:

    Who makes the best short stroke kit for the Cimarron 1873 rifle?

    How old is your rifle? If it doesn’t have a “W” in front of the serial number, it’s an older model and the PGW SS kit won’t work. The Cowboys and Indians version will. I don’t know about the others. 

    Be sure to ask the supplier before you buy. 

    BTW, Cimarron, Taylors et al are importers for guns. Your rifle, as most in our game was made by Uberti in Italy. The Winchester brand rifles are made by Miroku in Japan. 

  9. The thing that’s different today about broadcast TV is the volume of commercials. Programs used to run about 21 minutes (without commercials) with 3 commercial interruptions. Now the programs are about 15 minutes in length with interruptions every 6 minutes. 

    If you’re watching old episodes of MASH or whatever, those shows have been edited to accommodate all the commercials. GRIT TV is probably the worst in doing this. 

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  10. 1 hour ago, Charlie Harley, #14153 said:

    Does anyone have experience with photo enhancing?  This is the technology which can take an old photo that's slightly blurry and bring out more details?


    I have an old picture of my dad parachuting out of an SA-16.  I'm trying to reach the tail number but the only thing I can see is a gray blog where the number should be.  I'd love to get a high enough resolution to bring out the number.


    I appreciate any guidance or insight y'all might be able to offer.

    I make part of living with Photoshop. There’s nothing that can sharpen the original, but there are techniques that can be employed to enhance detail otherwise obscured. I was able to bring out the name on the fantail of an aircraft carrier from a picture my dad had taken when on a Midshipman’s cruise. 

    Send me a PM & we can discuss further, if you like. 

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