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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. Pet Clark’s song was when downtowns were dying as the suburbs were expanding at breakneck speed. It was mostly an ode to what was becoming a declining era that eventually led to hollowed out urban cores. It would take another generation to reverse the trend, but it’s never really recovered its original luster.
  2. Yup. If you look at the geography, it kind makes sense since bodies of water separate all but Queens (Queens county) and Brooklyn (Kings county) on Long Island.
  3. Its origin is New York City. The island of Manhattan (one of the 5 boroughs of NYC), is oriented north and south. South is down, north is up. The island developed northward from the southern tip starting in the 17th century. So if you’re traveling from south to north, you’re going uptown, and north to south is downtown. The wealthier people moved North as the island developed making “uptown” a term of high class. If living one of the outer boroughs like I did (Queens), we called going to Manhattan (the oldest settlement) going into “the city”. Adding on, the 5 boroughs that comprise NYC are Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island.
  4. Dixon, how are you crimping your shells? If you’re using an overshot card and your column height is correct, there shouldn’t be any need for glue if your press is set up correctly.
  5. This is my wife's Singer that belonged to her grandmother. January 1910 mfg date. All is original, complete and functional. Patty's sister had put a nasty antiquing finish on it many years ago. I stripped and refinished it with gun stock oil. That's a Singer tin on the treadle with spare parts and sewing items.
  6. I bet Rye Miles & O. R. Vet might have an idea.
  7. I’ve never heard of that. If the rear brakes are doing that much work, they’ll be more prone to locking up under heavy braking. Sounds to me like the Subaru has a dragging parking brake or other problem. That’s not normal in my experience. How many miles are you getting out of a set of brakes?
  8. Yup. I did that for awhile but found it took several insertions to do the job. I switched to the Slix Scraper which I find less tedious because you rotate it to clean. Still, the flared case is reasonably effective and less expensive.
  9. My first top of the line Macintosh setup for my graphic design business cost $17,000 in 1989. 8 mb RAM, 16 mhz processor, 80 mb hard drive, 3 1/2” floppy drive, 19” gray scale monitor, b/w scanner, laser printer & software.
  10. I listened to the whole thing. Mayorkas is a disgrace and example of why people have no faith in government.
  11. Modern Reloading covers metallic cartridges. Shot shell reloading is totally different. There is nothing about cartridge reloading that applies to shot shells. This is what you must have on your shelf: https://www.amazon.com/Lyman-Shotshell-Handbook-5Th-Edition/dp/B085YCBDTL Good luck!
  12. .355 JHP have worked well in my Glock. I didn’t really want HP, but that’s all that was available when started reloading 9mm.
  13. Years ago, someone on my son’s Hotshot crew tried it. Might have been my son, but I don’t remember. Bear in mind they spent two weeks at time all season, deep in the woods, sleeping on the ground without showers, etc. After working 16-hour, high-stress workdays, they got a little punchy. Anyway, they all decided it was hilarious. From my recollection of the photo, it was.
  14. Not knowing, I had to look up swagman and came up with this about waltzing Matilda. I learn something new every day! Swagmen were particularly common in Australia during times of economic uncertainty, such as the 1890s and the Great Depression of the 1930s. Many unemployed men travelled the rural areas of Australia on foot, their few meagre possessions rolled up and carried in their swag. Their swag was frequently referred to as "Matilda", hence Waltzing Matilda refers to walking with their swag.
  15. Fretless, you’ll be miles ahead if you would buy a manual, read it from the beginning and then come here with questions. There are some fundamentals you’re missing which makes your diagnosis research a waste of time that’s leading you in the wrong direction. Online forums are a lousy place to learn reloading without those fundamentals in place first.
  16. Looks like something out of Robocop
  17. Switch that around as nickel cases are more likely to split than regular brass. A split case in your rifle can ruin your day.
  18. Absolutely. That's all I've been using for a dozen years. Adding on, I and most of us use .38 Special cases as they're easier to come by and less expensive than .357 mag.
  19. In the voice of Foghorn Leghorn, "It's a joke, I say it's a joke son!"
  20. And the occupant of the White House had this to say (from a Fox news article) President Biden was criticized Monday for his response to the Nashville school shooting after he joked that he only made a public appearance because he heard there would be ice cream before discussing the tragedy that claimed the lives of three adults and three children at an elementary school earlier in the day. "My name is Joe Biden. I’m Dr. Jill Biden’s husband," Biden said from the White House's East Room in his first public appearance since a 28-year-old woman shot and killed three students and three teachers at a Christian private school in Nashville. "I eat Jeni’s ice cream — chocolate chip. I came down because I heard there was chocolate chip ice cream," he continued. "By the way, I have a whole refrigerator full upstairs," he added. "You think I’m kidding? I’m not," Biden told the crowd.
  21. Wife & I just finished rewatching the first JW movie. I had forgotten the “Mayhem” actor from those insurance commercials was in it. He’s perfectly cast for the tv ads and is a lot like his movie character.
  22. There are some fine Canadian pards who inhabit the SASS Wire Saloon, but seldom post on this forum. You might try posting in the Saloon and ask about sources in Canada. https://forums.sassnet.com/index.php?/forum/16-sass-wire-saloon/
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