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    If you want to tackle it or know somebody who...

    If you want to tackle it or know somebody who does, Opinel sells knives with oversize blank handles for custom carving....
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    I sent my Omega to Mark Siriani, based on a post...

    I sent my Omega to Mark Siriani, based on a post here. He did good work on it.
    Probably not worth it for a hundred dollar watch.
    https://www.watchdoctor.biz
  3. Did they say where they planned to look for a new...

    Did they say where they planned to look for a new job?
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    I started reloading with the W.H. English Pak...

    I started reloading with the W.H. English Pak Tool, a small compound leverage hand tool, and a set of Lee dippers.
    I soon graduated to a Rockchucker on a pedestal mount with measure, scale, and...
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    Let us know if you can tell a difference in the...

    Let us know if you can tell a difference in the brand of powder with loads at the same velocity.
    I can't, but I read Princess and the Pea stories all the time.
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    I am also a HP38 (W231) loader for non-Magnums. ...

    I am also a HP38 (W231) loader for non-Magnums.
    I use Bullseye for .45 Midrange and could use it for the others except I have so much data with HP38.
    Titrgroup, Unique and N320 didn't show me...
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    And why are we still stuck with the cigarette...

    And why are we still stuck with the cigarette lighter outlet?
    There should be an auto industry agreement on a standard 12v DC plug that is compact, durable, stays plugged, and handles all the...
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    I checked it out. Not hard to thumb the shrouded...

    I checked it out. Not hard to thumb the shrouded hammer of a M38 into pants pocket.

    A friend bobbed the hammer of a Taurus 85, misfires ensued. He crammed in a J Smith spring and got it shooting...
  9. See, Junior, you CAN get a real job.

    See, Junior, you CAN get a real job.
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    I thought my minor loads insulated me from...

    I thought my minor loads insulated me from trouble with "stepped" brass, but I finally managed to cut one in half. A reversed brush pulled out the front half but it was sure an interruption in the...
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    Oktoberfest is showing up. That's my favorite.

    Oktoberfest is showing up. That's my favorite.
  12. By "Barney Bullet" I meant they could have...

    By "Barney Bullet" I meant they could have Authorized Personnel guns and ammo with no civilian base.
    Steal a cop gun and it is useless when it is empty.
  13. I wonder if there was also a Barney Bullet...

    I wonder if there was also a Barney Bullet element. Maybe not, I read that Fiocchi meant to develop it for sporting purposes. Which would require a rewrite of IPSC rules and development of a light...
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    They put steel grip frames on the "new mid-size"...

    They put steel grip frames on the "new mid-size" guns. Makes them heavy, especialy in small calibers.
    If you are set up in .45, the New Model .45-.45 is well balanced, but the Flattop sure looks...
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    Blackhawk Convertible is a rod ejection single...

    Blackhawk Convertible is a rod ejection single action with two cylinders. . 9mm headspaces on the case mouth just like an auto. No way to get in a clip anyhow.
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    I asked about the load. The owner replied: ...

    I asked about the load. The owner replied:

    "Load was 48 gr of 3031 with Barnes solid copper 300 gr .458 bullet. Others that were loaded at that time were pulled and checked. They were spot on. ...
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    Crying won't do any good now, just as well laugh....

    Crying won't do any good now, just as well laugh.

    Details on the ammo would be of serious interest.
    If handloaded, what was it supposed to be?
    And what was it really?
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    I haven't shot my single actions since I got out...

    I haven't shot my single actions since I got out of CAS.
    Autos and double action revolvers for me.
  19. Heaven help the hurting patient, because the...

    Heaven help the hurting patient, because the doctors will be afraid to.
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    I don't know if a 9mm rechamber leaves enough...

    I don't know if a 9mm rechamber leaves enough shoulder to hold headspace. I wouldn't bet on it.
    I see no way for a clip to bend once it is in the gun and the cylinder spun to check for free...
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    Yup. Not a regular of mine but I stock up for...

    Yup. Not a regular of mine but I stock up for visits by one friend.
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    I am a science fictioneer and deplore the movies...

    I am a science fictioneer and deplore the movies based on comic strips, games, and toys. Stuff arising out of industry screenwriters is no better.
    There was an Honor Harrington project that never...
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    I don't know how they are keeping the price down,...

    I don't know how they are keeping the price down, either.
    A cardboard box instead of a plastic case and one cheesy magazine* instead of two isn't going to make that much difference.
    Maybe they are...
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    You know that, and I know that, but there were a...

    You know that, and I know that, but there were a lot of customers at the store where I hung out who didn't know that.
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    Pretty much a .45 Colt - Long Colt thing, except...

    Pretty much a .45 Colt - Long Colt thing, except .32s are less popular now and people haven't got their minds made up.

    I looked up those advertisements so I could blow them up, and sure enough,...
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