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    :-) 71087 I'm figuring the numbers and we...

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    I'm figuring the numbers and we get but one more of us 1903 owners and we're just this shy of forming a squad of trench raiders...
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    Not as much big as you'd think. The shape and...

    Not as much big as you'd think. The shape and weight distribution actually disappears and carrys better than a j frame in khakis or dress pants. The slide goes back a fair way behind the grip which...
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    You and me both. I've only seen one in the flesh...

    You and me both. I've only seen one in the flesh ever. It was majorly worn with questionable lockup, endshake, etc. Figure someone hammered it with a lot of 357. Cabela's wasn't willing to talk...
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    For lightweight the Model 37 3" isn't uncommon...

    For lightweight the Model 37 3" isn't uncommon but don't think it ever came with anything but the trough and and skinny, 1/10", milled front sight. If you can go up in weight Model 60 3" models with...
  5. They ARE anemic numbers even by .38 snub...

    They ARE anemic numbers even by .38 snub standards. Target wadcutters are designed as low recoil, light loads for a day of target shooting. Self defense wise though the low velocity is offset by...
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    Not sure if this is helpful but: ...

    Not sure if this is helpful but:

    https://jackfirstinc.com/sw-old-model-k-frame-hammer-nose-firing-pin-7580

    I've used some of their reproduction parts in a couple antique semiautos with good...
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    Not to enable (TOTALLY enabling) but one of...

    Not to enable (TOTALLY enabling) but one of Kebco's options is smooth giraffe bone. Not sure how well it carves and still not ivory, but...
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    Ah, yes, those guys...

    Ah, yes, those guys...
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    I've got at least one re-imported revolver where...

    I've got at least one re-imported revolver where the importer is marked on the underside of the barrel above the ejector rod. Very innocuous unless you go looking for it. Wonder if that doesn't...
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    Kebco and JJ Perodeau both have a variety of grip...

    Kebco and JJ Perodeau both have a variety of grip options they resell. If I recall right Kebco tends to sell more exotic (bone, stag, etc) and Perodeau sells wood in a few patterns (effectively:...
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    There's definitely a point there. Everything...

    There's definitely a point there. Everything I've read says the GIGN round counts were with Norma 158 grain 357. Would the counts have been less with 125's? Wouldn't surprise me though I'd still...
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    Speedloaders designed for Smith K frames seem to...

    Speedloaders designed for Smith K frames seem to work well with the basic wood profile grips. How they do with the Trausch or Nil grips - ???
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    Don't necessarily disagree with the overall gist...

    Don't necessarily disagree with the overall gist but the 30% over pressure is CIP standard for proofing. So, if sold in Europe, Smith, Colt, whatever should survive it, a time or two. The...
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    Or you could make it easier, though probably not...

    Or you could make it easier, though probably not cheaper, and go to one of the existing US importers:

    https://www.gunsinternational.com/search-results.cfm?qs_cat=&Quick_Search_Keyword=kebco
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    For what it's worth these folks list holsters for...

    For what it's worth these folks list holsters for the 4.25", post 2020 Python:

    https://www.craftholsters.com/colt-python-4-2-inch-holsters

    No experience with them other than looking at holsters...
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    As I understand it, it's from the heat treat. ...

    As I understand it, it's from the heat treat. It's more gold than bronze in person.
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    COVID, the Suez, etc aren't helping but chip...

    COVID, the Suez, etc aren't helping but chip shortages, of one sort of another, have been a thing 3 or 4 years. If I remember right it started with flooding at the South Korean RAM plants, and...
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    Concerns about fragility, in some clipped guns an...

    Concerns about fragility, in some clipped guns an inability to loose load cartridges, an inability to eject loose loaded cartridges, an awkward package size for carrying reloads, headspace concerns...
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    I'm pretty sure that's Sasquatch. It's OK. He's...

    I'm pretty sure that's Sasquatch. It's OK. He's often confused for Bigfoot, Yeti never complains...
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    That... that... was horrible... and yet......

    That... that... was horrible... and yet... magnificent. Bravissimo! :-)
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    For what it's worth, favorable thoughts by Greg...

    For what it's worth, favorable thoughts by Greg Ellifritz on the .22 Magnum snubs:

    https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/what-about-the-22-magnum
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    Thank you! Didn't think anyone was making grips...

    Thank you! Didn't think anyone was making grips for the older ones (not that I looked real hard either though). I like the stock magnas with a grip adaptor but have on and off wanted a taller...
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    Is the revolver a 12-4 with the standard K grip...

    Is the revolver a 12-4 with the standard K grip frame dimensions or an earlier Model 12 with the slimmer grip frame? If it's earlier I may go down a rabbit hole :-)
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    Just back on the road, yesterday, right in time...

    Just back on the road, yesterday, right in time for the 57th anniversary of the Mustang today:

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    We bought the Saleen a ways back with a womping 5,000 miles on the odometer. Which was just...
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