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Springfield Slim SASS #24733

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  • Birthday 04/11/1956

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    Faultline Shootist Society, Coyote Valley Cowboys, Coyote Valley Sharpshooters, Full-time Mr. Mom and part-time leatherworker and bullet caster

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    San Jose, Ca
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    shooting, reloading, motorcycles with and without sidecars, leatherworking, Blackpowder bullet casting

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  1. I went to the gym with my wife about 3 weeks ago, because my 19 year old son doesn't want to go anymore, says he isn't fat and doesn't need it! So, we were doing weight machines, and I had my wife go first and then did twice the weight she was doing, as it was pretty close to what I felt like doing. Until we got to one machine, and it just seemed too light, so I opened my big mouth and said " let's triple it!" 2 days later my right shoulder hurt, but I says to myself, it'll get better in a couple of days, no pain no gain, right? Wrong. After a week I went to my regular Dr. appt., had him look at it, and it seems one of the muscles had pulled out of it's track, and maybe torn a bit besides. He put it back, showed me how to tape it in place, and said be very careful with it. Finally, 2 weeks later it doesn't hurt and wake me up in the morning. Didn't hurt to use it, just a dull pain in the morning., which is finally gone. I have to keep telling myself, I'm not in my 50's anymore. And as for the kid, he just started training to be a light rail train operator, except they start him out on buses to pass his class B license. For the first week he was complaining that by the end of the day he was so tired that if he had to hold the brake down for too long his leg started shaking. So now he has agreed to go back to the gym with me, fat or no fat, to strengthen his skinny legs up. I didn't laugh in his face when he told me this, but I did smile a bit Call me fat, will ya!
  2. This is the twin to one I have. Wish I had something to trade with that you needed.
  3. A 2 shell slide isn't going to do you much good in a match. 4 is kinda the minimum, in my experience, 6 is better in case you drop one.
  4. Personally I like using the pins as I like the inside to be shiny too, as it is easier to check powder level. I use a Frankfort Arsenal media separator as it makes the job easy. As for the Lemi-shine, my cases get clean without it, but they get shiny with it, so I will continue to use it. It seems to cut down on tumbling time also. I mostly shoot BP, so YMMV.
  5. How do you open a driveshaft? All the ones I have seen are closed on the end, with either splines or a universal joint.
  6. Like I first said, use a single stage and a universal primer punch.
  7. If I have just a couple of primed cases to de-prime I usually just use my Dillon 550, and be careful. If I have a large batch I use my LEE APP. For the OP I was thinking they might be stuck a bit as they have been in there a while, or be staked, or sealed. A single stage with a depriming die would work the best then and be safer, as no powder hopper is present. He could always just use a pin punch, hammer and a block of wood with a hole drilled for the primer to drop into, to be really simple and cheap. Just don't put your face over the top of the shell, just in case.
  8. Use a universal de-capping die and a single stage press. Wear safety glasses and ear plugs in case on of them pops off.
  9. So bottom the primers, not crush them, and don't worry about it .
  10. I'm with Bob. When I took my pre-employment Polygraph for the Sheriff's Dept. I told them I had never even tried Pot. Apparently the guy didn't believe me so he asked me again during the test. Still negative. He actually turned off the machine and said "Really? Really, really?" Apparently he rarely comes across this during testing. Nowadays most places probably don't even ask, being legal in so many places. Still difficult for me to get used to.
  11. I modified a mould in order to cast 125 grain .360 bullets for my pockets. No reason to stress them any more than necessary, as I am not worried about any effectiveness other then hitting the steel plate.
  12. I use the same soft BP lube in my SASS guns and in my 45acp and 9mm autos. Use the same softer alloy of lead too, for that matter. I have never had a leading problem, but I do tend to run bullets a thou or 2 larger than a jacketed bullet.
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