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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. My son gave us one and and we had the same experience. That's when I threw it out.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. One of the most elegant looking warbirds ever built. Years ago I was at Kalamazoo “Air Zoo” museum where they flying examples of all the Grumman cats. F4F, F6F, F7F and F8F. It was really cool to see them all together.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. The featured tank in the 1943 movie.
  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.
  10. 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.
  11. Those of a certain age will think of Mitch Miller when “follow the bouncing ball” is mentioned.
  12. I shooot BP in .38 SP when I’m not shooting Classic Cowboy. 12 gauge shotgun though. 1 oz shot and about .38 gr by volume of Goex. I don’t remember how many cc that is because I load on a Mec.
  13. That ain’t no pooper scooper. She‘s just a dumb**s.
  14. What’s the motivation? I’m not aware of any long gun chambered in that cartridge. There’s a reason it fell out of favor for pistols and never made the jump to rifles. Sounds like a lot of $$$ for a frankengun. JMHO.
  15. Loading data for W231 and HP38 are identical. Use whichever you can find.
  16. I use Win 231/HP-38 in .45 ACP. It works well. So does Bullseye, but it’s a bit smokier in my experience. An aquarium pump attached to the powder hopper helps settle powder with its vibration.
  17. One more - Eddie Albert. What’s unusual about him is he was already a successful actor before the war. Yes, there were others like Jimmy Stewart who saw combat, but most became famous after the war. From Military.com: During the Battle of Tarawa, Albert earned a Bronze Star with Combat "V." He fought in the first wave of combat that lasted for three days. After most of the shooting was over, he was sent back to the site of the battle to salvage any equipment he could find. Because of coral reefs in the area, Marines couldn't land directly on the beach and had to get off their boats 500 yards from shore. Enemy combatants started picking them off, and soon the waters were filled with more than 100 wounded and many more dead. Albert disregarded his mission to grab equipment and began pulling Marines to safety. He took 47 in total and oversaw the rescue of 30 more.
  18. There were so many of them who served, among them, Charles Durning. From Wikipedia: Durning served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was drafted at age 20. On June 6, 1944, Durning was assigned to the 1st Infantry Divisionand was in one of the first waves of American troops that landed on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.[8] After being wounded by a German anti-personnel mine in the bocage, he spent six months recovering. Durning was reassigned to the 398th Infantry Regiment with the 100th Infantry Division, and participated in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. He was discharged with the rank of private first class on January 30, 1946. For his valor and the wounds he received during the war, Durning was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts. His badges included the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Badge with Rifle Bar and Honorable Service Lapel Pin. Durning received the French National Order of the Legion of Honor from the French Consul in Los Angeles in April 2008.
  19. No. The nature of these shows requires so much computer-generated animation that I find it distracting. To me it’s like watching a video game.
  20. Not my experience with a Coyote Cap gun. Gotta run that lever with authority. If you do, good things happen.
  21. Do you have to hold your mouth another way to get them to feed? Actually that’s a straight up question. How do they feed?
  22. Please translate ANA. I just now noticed the ejected case in the air. What is the block-like device attached to the hand guard/forearm?
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