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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. This^^ Although mine’s a reproduction, it runs well with a 15-round magazine, and I’m set up to reload for it. It even prefers my reloads to factory. Accurate & lightweight Can’t ask for more than that.
  2. I don’t believe their potential market has anything to do with the Big Boy and companion revolvers. My comparison is that I think Henry knows it’s business better than we do. That is, they’ll make money on a gun that doesn’t appeal to us.
  3. I don’t know what market is being served, but they sure sold a lot of Big Boy rifles to people who aren’t CAS shooters. Likely their customers are unaware of Colts, S&W and Ruger revolvers et al and will think these are cool because it reminds them of some old Hollywood production.
  4. After the initial outrage, I’m betting few will remember a year from now, when the decorated cans and ad campaign have disappeared from shelves and media. It’ll be a blip in the magnificently short attention span of American consumers and voters. It will be business as usual. Squirrel!
  5. The caption is bogus, but it’s a fun meme anyway. found this on the net: “That's a German Shepherd wearing a vest with his name written on it.....and the bird is a seagull. It is painting of Comb Ridge in Utah. Not the inspiration, Chuck Jones came right out and said it was not.”
  6. Yup. The first coast to coast car trip took 63 days, $8,000 and 600 gallons of gas in 1903. I saw a documentary on it that I’m sure is on YouTube. It was grueling. https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/coast-to-coast-road-trip/
  7. https://www.mernickleholsters.com/shop/Suspenders-p209843912 https://www.blackhillsleather.com/shop/western-rigs-leather/accessories/suspender/ https://www.google.com/search?q=leather+suspenders&client=safari&hl=en-us&ei=89o0ZN-qHPGfptQPq8W72Ac&oq=leather+suspenders&gs_lcp=ChNtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1zZXJwEAEYADIKCAAQigUQsQMQQzIHCAAQDRCABDIGCAAQBxAeMgYIABAHEB4yBwgAEA0QgAQyBggAEAcQHjIGCAAQBxAeMgcIABANEIAEOgoIABBHENYEELADOgQIIRAKOgUIABCiBDoGCAAQHhANOggIABAeEA0QDzoKCAAQBRAeEA0QDzoICAAQBxAeEA86BAgAEB46BggAEB4QDzoNCAAQDRCABBCxAxCxA0oECEEYAFDLIViTL2DQQWgBcAB4AIABiQGIAbcHkgEEMTEuMZgBAKABAcgBCMABAQ&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-serp
  8. When did the Brits stop using d to denote pence/pennies? These days 6 pence is abbreviated to 6p.
  9. Check the tip of the extractor. The very tip may be worn or broken off. Does the extractor have good spring tension, or does it flop a bit? Is the top of the extractor flush with the top of the bolt when there’s nothing in the chamber? If not and riding high, it could have some gunk underneath it and the bolt. I assume you’ve cleaned out the notch at the back of the chamber face where the extractor tip fits with the bolt closed?
  10. Interesting. I thought they used to use the same nomenclature as the Brits - p for pennies/pence.
  11. Coffinmaker’s analysis is the same for real BP. Use the same volume as you do for 2f. my loads these days are 38gr equivalent of 3f, a pink wad and 1 ounce #8 shot. I’ve forgotten how many CCs that is as it now comes out of a Mec bushing. It’s plenty for any knockdowns I’ve encountered. I like the flame only real BP can produce. I don’t remember if this was 2f or 3f.
  12. There was an outfit here in Olathe, KS that did work on the turboprop conversions. Occasionally one would fly over the house at low altitude. Sorta odd to see and hear a DC-3 making turboprop sounds.
  13. A remarkable aircraft that is a testament to brilliant design, engineering and adaptability. It’s also an indictment of the failure of the USAF to acknowledge the mission it served and develop a suitable replacement. Instead they’ve frittered billions on bling like the B-1 whose mission is still pretty vague after 40 years. It’s now used as a tactical bomber because there aren’t enough other attack aircraft to go around, plus they couldn’t think of anything else to do with it. It should never have been built as it’s time had already passed when it was still on the drawing board.
  14. Yup. They went to that after that Hawaiian Airlines failure. The fuselage “roof” behind the cockpit blew off at altitude carrying a flight attendant with it. Inter-island 737 with relatively low airframe time, but lots cycles.
  15. I’m thinking you need to stick with using Dapper Dan.
  16. +1. This link agrees with my sources of 19 torpedoes and 17 bombs, which is still an extraordinary number. Perhaps the diagram is showing ordinance dropped, but not necessarily hits. https://www.google.com/search?q=musashi+torpedo+hits&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
  17. Joe, Speaking of Musashi, if you haven’t already seen this Paul Allen documentary, it’s well worth the time to view. Fascinating.
  18. I’ll bet he looked marvelous!
  19. My 2 boys and I are Eagles. This group is impressive!
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