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  1. 1 hour ago, Texas Maverick said:

    I guess he thinks he is the devil. Looks more like a billy goat to me that got his face stuck in a can of thumb tacks.

     

    TM

    I think he fell face first into a tackle box. 

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  2. Especially the dark colored ones. They look like fish hooks. 

    I can’t remember a time where I’ve ever thought, “Gee, I’d like to stick a fish hook in my face.”

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  3. On 3/23/2024 at 1:30 PM, Pat Riot said:

    6,8 & 12 cylinder bikes

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    I’ll bet synching the carbs and adjusting the valve lash on the Kawasaki would be interesting. The Honda too. These 2 are the only ones out of the bunch I would like to ride. 

    I rode a Kawasaki Mach 3 750 triple a couple of times back around 1971-72. Acceleration was mind-numbing and combined with marginal stability for such a bike. Think I might have had to change my underwear after my second (and last) ride…

     

    Oh, to be young and stupid again!

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  4. I just re-upped my NRA membership after a long pause. My mailbox will be full with junk again soon….  But I didn’t give them a phone or an email address that I use much.  
     

  5. I deposited a check from a customer that bounced. (Honest mistake on his part). My bank notified me the deposit was void. I was not charged a fee, but my customer would have been for writing the check. 

  6. Try smoothing the recoil shield - the curved channel where the nipple with spent cap passes. Sometimes the clearance is such that the spent cap drags on the surface and falls into the channel as the cylinder rotates. 
     

    On that note, smooth any burrs in the hammer channel (at the 12:00 position) that might grab a slightly dislodged cap as the cylinder rotates. 
     

    Welcome to C&B shooting!

     

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  7. 36 minutes ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

    My grandfather was on one of those 17 Fletcher class destroyers lost off the coast of Okinawa.  He was on the USS Luce, DD522.

     

    A kamikaze hit the powder magazine and it blew up.  My grandfather's leg was mangled terribly; there was shrapnel littered all throughout and he was bleeding profusely.  Someone put a tourniquet on him and fastened him to a stretcher.  Then the ship started listing hard; is was sinking, and the captain gave the order to abandon ship.  The two sailors carrying my grandfather dropped him and obeyed the order.  So there he was, tied to a stretcher and sitting on the deck of a sinking ship, unable to save himself.

     

    As the ship was going down, someone climbed onto the now-45 degree deck, freed him from the stretcher, and put a life vest on him before throwing him into the water.  He floated with the life vest on, but the Japanese aircraft were strafing the survivors in the water with machinegun fire.  He survived that.  Then, while waiting in the water for three days to be rescued, the sharks were feasting on people and body parts.

     

    He survived that and was rescued.  He was flown to a hospital in Oklahoma, where my grandmother drove down from Iowa and married him.  He had a metal brace on his leg and walked with a limp and a cane for the rest of his life.  He was in constant pain and never complained about it.  He used to tell me, "Every day since that day is a gift from God."  Every few years some more shrapnel would work its way to the surface and need to be surgically removed.  He used to say, "At least I still have my leg."  The doctors told him that one more such surgery and they would have to amputate his leg, but the opportunity never came.  After beating cancer twice, it finally took him on the third go around in 2010.

     

     

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  8. An amazing, powerful and lethal fighting ship for its size. Pound for pound, it might have been the most versatile and deadly ship in the fleet. 
     

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