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  1. Not if it is unaltered .45 Colt. A .090" rim in...

    Not if it is unaltered .45 Colt.
    A .090" rim in .060" headspace doesn't work.
    There is the obscure .45 Cowboy Special, ACP length, LC rim for tenderfoot loads in CAS.
  2. That is the key phrase, the cylinder should be...

    That is the key phrase, the cylinder should be solid with the trigger pulled and held back so the hand is still against the ratchet.
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    Possible, not cheap, probably takes taller front....

    Possible, not cheap, probably takes taller front.
    I'd look for a 15.
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    The latest and greatest Wilson's magazine is...

    The latest and greatest Wilson's magazine is little different from a Walther's.
    The last of the Bernardelli 9mm's magazine was an extended Browning.

    I don't recall what has to be done to a TZ...
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    Looks good in pictures. I once saw it called...

    Looks good in pictures.

    I once saw it called the Desk Sergeant's Special. Square butt K frame, but short so as to not bump the swivel chair.
  6. "Earth orbit is halfway to anywhere." Heinlein ...

    "Earth orbit is halfway to anywhere." Heinlein (Energy, not time.)
    "NASA, making space safe for robots." Pournelle
    "You will be able to buy a ticket to the Moon. But you might have to pay in...
  7. You mean the ones we pay taxi fare to the...

    You mean the ones we pay taxi fare to the Russians for?
    What kind of manned space program is that?

    The US space program will not survive the next Left Liberal administration.
  8. I am surprised nobody has recommended an off side...

    I am surprised nobody has recommended an off side holster.
    Shoot with the other hand.
  9. All I know about Australia is what I read in...

    All I know about Australia is what I read in 'Tramp Royale', Heinlein ca 1954. The Antipodes Tourist Industry had not been invented and he found Australia just bloody awful (and New Zealand worse.)
    ...
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    Did Tanfoglio and Armscor get outbid?

    Did Tanfoglio and Armscor get outbid?
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    I don't see it on the linked site and I don't see...

    I don't see it on the linked site and I don't see it in the 15 pages of the type in Zhuk
    BUT
    It is a dead ringer for item no 302t in the 1911 ALFA (Adolf Frank, Hamburg, Ger.) catalog.
    No real...
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    If not 2021, then 2025. The Trump Interregnum is...

    If not 2021, then 2025. The Trump Interregnum is limited.
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    Is the HD a factory "half target" or aftermarket...

    Is the HD a factory "half target" or aftermarket front sight?
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    Gun weights. Model 58 .41 M&P 41 oz. Model...

    Gun weights.

    Model 58 .41 M&P 41 oz.
    Model 22 1950 Army .45 ACP 35.5 oz (Magnas) 36.25 oz
    Model 10 M&P .38 Spl (tapered barrel) 30.5 oz (heavy barrel) 34 oz.

    Browning High Power "two...
  15. Sort of. Probably then related to "submachine...

    Sort of. Probably then related to "submachine gun" primers.

    I have wondered about these 11-13 lb springs.
    People shooting Sig Sauers are running on the ragged edge with spring replacement every...
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    Anecdote alert: Overheard in gun store, cop to...

    Anecdote alert:

    Overheard in gun store, cop to clerk and customers:
    "The .44 magnum is too high velocity, the bullet doesn't stay in a man long enough to hurt him. One of our guys shot a robber...
  17. Catalyst primer is an all new unleaded mix,...

    Catalyst primer is an all new unleaded mix, supposedly passing Milspec.
    Sounds like it is not ready for limber spring competition guns.
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    I remember the Georgia State Patrol .45 LCs.

    I remember the Georgia State Patrol .45 LCs.
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    I visited Bodie in 1994 on a day off from an...

    I visited Bodie in 1994 on a day off from an engineering project in Hawthorne, Nev. and got the tour with the story of Billy Bodie who burned 90% of the town out of disappointment over being served...
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    A few short items I recall: A contemporary...

    A few short items I recall:

    A contemporary account in the Sacramento Bee of the 1880s called mining town Bodie, Cal. "Bad Shot Gulch" because of the number of shootouts with few casualties. One...
  21. Dogs are like people, some I like, some I admire,...

    Dogs are like people, some I like, some I admire, some are annoying, some I think dangerous. (Frex a large "rescue dog." Owner: "She was mistreated and doesn't trust men." Dog: "Grr." That one...
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    I think it takes more than a day. A friend has...

    I think it takes more than a day. A friend has dawdled with one and sees no advantage. People I know who have gotten serious for a while are getting real results.
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    I have had a Garmin Nuvi for some time. I got a...

    I have had a Garmin Nuvi for some time.
    I got a new one for Christmas last with lifetime updates.
    I am thinking about paying for a one time update on the old one so I can have one in each car.
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    What I want to know is why an Alabama wacko is...

    What I want to know is why an Alabama wacko is news in NC.
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    I think a moderate melt would be a great save on...

    I think a moderate melt would be a great save on a "little rough" BHP.
    The Clark version is a very heavy melt and not attractive to MY eye.
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