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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. I’m interested and looking forward to your post. I use a dowel as well that allows me to avoid the “Henry hop”. I’ve often wondered about a slip on fore end.
  2. I think the problem is our celebrity obsessed culture. So a soccer player announces she won't sing. Why is that news? Why do people care? Because the media puts it out there as if it's important. And people respond thru social media with outrage or support and the media reports that. Then we have the talking heads on TV twittering about it ad nauseam. The celebrity then thinks anything they have to say is of cosmic importance. And the cycle repeats itself. Celebrities thrive on attention and the public loves giving it to them. Wish there was a way to ignore them so they'd go away.
  3. He played Bloody Bill Anderson in Outlaw Josie Wales and Marshal Stockburn in Pale Rider. I remember watching the series as a kid, but not much else.
  4. We've started re-watching the series and I gotta say one of my favorite characters is Raylan's partner Tim. Always cool.
  5. Perhaps we can share a drink together sometime. Cheers!
  6. This game and the rules have evolved immensely in the last 30 years. It’s even way different and better than when I started 10 years ago. If it wasn’t for people questioning the status quo, our game would have died a long time ago. It’s just a discussion and a GAME. The fate of western civilization isn’ hanging in the balance. Carry on.
  7. Sounds like my parents. "Because I said so, that's why." Never answered my question then, nor now, but that's the way it is. BTW, I don't try to have fun, I am having fun.
  8. Then in what period does Frontiersman fall? Is that not the old west? In that category, one can shoot any SASS legal long gun except a '97. The conundrum for me is the firearm restrictions, particularly for long guns that seem arbitrary and contradictory. I've shot a lot of Frontiersman over the years and have recently been shooting CC. It's the contrast of long gun requirements between the two that got me scratching my head. Just thought this would be an interesting topic for discussion. So far it has been. I appreciate the replies.
  9. Thanks Phantom, I respect your opinion. This is the kind of dialogue I'm looking for. What say the rest of you?
  10. Ok so totally/entirely might not be the correct term. But without getting lawyer-esque, it is integral to our game. As has been said repeatedly on this forum, we aren't re-enactors. The question still remains. Why is this gun excluded and what would it take to make an accommodation for a classic and iconic western firearm?
  11. Our game is based entirely on Hollywood westerns. The Win '92 is by far the most prolific lever action rifle ever used in Hollywood. John Wayne's "Stagecoach" and "The Searchers" are testament to that fact. After 10 years of CAS, I still don't understand why this magnificent rifle is excluded from Classic Cowboy. I've no problem with the caliber requirements, but this seems senseless. What would it take for the ROC to make this rifle acceptable within current caliber requirements for CC?
  12. I don't think breaking in jump boots at our advanced age is going to help your feet. Mine are broken in and comfy after years of wear, but I'm not anxious to put them on again soon. Them things are hot in summer weather!
  13. Turn them over and look under the base, as that's likely the original finish. I don't think they were shiny when new. Leave 'em alone.
  14. ...and airplanes too. My dad and his Navy squadron were involved in that back in the '50s.
  15. Lee dies are fine and will be labeled .38 S&W New Police. Same cartridge. NO SMOKELESS powder for the vintage you are describing. Metallurgy of the era you describe wasn't up to smokeless pressures. Fill the case with BP or sub so it contacts the base of the bullet. The above assumes the gun is in good shape to begin with. Many of these old pocket pistols have been beaten to death with it and should relegated to wall hangers (I have one). Get it checked out beforehand. Good luck!
  16. We have the DVD set and have watched the special features videos that include the "making of" and Ron Livingston's account. Well worth watching.
  17. Russkies loved the P-39 and downed many Luftwaffe planes in air-to-air combat. Chuck Yeager commented on that in his autobiography when recounting a banquet with Russian pilots after the war. Most of the combat was at low altitude where the P-39 could hold its own in the hands of a good pilot.
  18. I bought a Rugged Gear 3-gun cart 10 years ago and it's held up without a problem. I avoided the 4-gun cart not only because it was much more expensive, but I also noticed back then that front wheel failures were a problem. I think it interesting that it's taken 10 years for them to put the same wheels on the that cart that I've had since '09. Thanks to Joe and Martha Briscoe of Cowboy Shooters Supply, I converted mine to a 4-gun rig. While not quite as spacious, it hauls all that I need.
  19. We have Prime and all that $3 buys is a 2-minute trailer. Pretty sneaky to the way they set it up, just like a shell game on a street corner. We were had. To watch the show, you have to sign up with HBO. We opted for the 7-day free trial and will cancel within the week. Ah, the games we are forced to play...
  20. The detritus that remains from that mission was considered expendable at the time, and like empty C-ration containers, it still is. I think the senators should be focusing time and resources on more pressing matters. JMO.
  21. Back in the 50s, my dad occasionally flew the Navy variant called the R4D. Said it was a sweet airplane.
  22. I've always thought the cinematography in this scene of the C-47s taking off in "Band of Brothers" is spectacular. Scroll to about the 1:00 min mark.
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