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Dutch Wheeler

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  1. I assume with such a LONG sight radius, you NEVER miss with your pistols!
  2. I use a Lee Load-All II to load BP shotshells. I am using Federal red plastic hulls, with Claybusters CB2100 (12SO) wads. I throw 1 ounce of shot, and 35 grains (volume) of Goex FFFg using the .155 powder bushing. Gets the job done for me out of a Stoeger Coach Gun.
  3. That is why some guys keep either a live or dummy 45/70 round in a cartridge loop on their gun belt. Toss it down a suspected shotgun barrel to clear the wad.
  4. He shoved it into the hole that he accidentally shot into the floor earlier.
  5. OLG, I believe it might be too late for that!
  6. One of my favorite National Lampoon cartoons from the 70's!
  7. I was thinking of doing some French Toast on my new Blacklock Cast Iron Griddle this weekend, now I will definitely need to do some BACON as well!
  8. Well, some folks are just quicker than others!
  9. I would think the cauliflower soup would do that very well on it's own!
  10. No, Pat! Mama Mia was music from Abba, not Queen! Jez!
  11. Pat, with a fifty pack, sounds like you plan on pi__ , uh, making a lot of liberals happy!
  12. A fifty pack for $4.00 more, I believe THIS is a better buy!
  13. I also believe that Billy Long was the one that grabbed DJT on his way out and had him sign his tie! I would rather see an elected official have a little fun with the President as opposed to the sour pucker face that was behind his left shoulder during his address!
  14. With all the insanity at last night's State of the Union address, I thought this was a hoot! https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/congressman-goes-viral-for-carrying-trump-cash-in-his-pocket-at-state-of-the-union/ Apparently, you can get them at Walmart HERE!
  15. Huh, and here I thought you won the Ohio Lottery!
  16. On the morning of February 4, 1864, just after 8:00am, the loud, sharp, incessant tones of a steam whistle pierced the air in Hartford, alerting city residents to danger. As men and women rushed toward the source of the noise in the city’s south end, they were shocked to find the massive East Armory building of the Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company completely engulfed in flames. An illustration of the Colt Armory fire of February 4, 1864, from Harper’s Weekly magazine. Factory employees first spotted smoke coming from an upper floor about an hour after they reported for work at 7:00am. They leapt into action, grabbing a nearby fire hose and dragging it up several floors to reach the source of the flames. But when they opened the valves, no water came out, which led some — both then and later — to suspect the fire was the work of an arsonist, perhaps even a Confederate sympathizer, upset with the weapons Colt was providing to the Union Army. The Hartford Courant reported the odds were heavily stacked against the men who tried to put out the flames, since “the floors of the building were yellow pine, and had become thoroughly saturated with oil which had dripped from the machinery.” Even the well-stocked fire engines that rapidly arrived on-scene were powerless to stop the fire’s advance. Around 9:00am, as the fire was starting to burn itself out, the iconic onion dome and gold colt statuette that sat atop the East Armory building fell to the ground with a dramatic, fiery crash, a coda to the catastrophe. At the end of the day, though firefighters had been able to prevent the conflagration from spreading to nearby factory buildings, the east armory and nearby front office buildings were declared a total loss, with damages estimated at two million (in 1864 dollars). 900 men found themselves out of work. Their plight would be a temporary one, however, thanks to the foresight of Elizabeth Jarvis Colt. Although Samuel Colt had never insured his factory buildings during his lifetime, after his death in 1862 his widow Elizabeth had immediately taken out an insurance policy for the company — a policy that allowed her to rebuild the East Armory in three years’ time. During that time, the company utilized the other, undamaged buildings on its sprawling Hartford campus to continue manufacturing firearms. One of Hartford’s most famous companies burned to ashes and pledged to resurrect itself from them, today in Connecticut history.
  17. I realize this is a real wild a$$ idea, but I don't necessarily see a down side... Could you stick the pistol barrel in a hot pot of lead and melt the squibs out?
  18. Captions under the photos of who is who please.
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