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    I did a safe cleanout of all the quality,...

    I did a safe cleanout of all the quality, serviceable firearms I once thought were cool and interesting, but no longer wish to own, and put them on consignment at the LGS. Most have sold. Deposited...
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    I don't remember exactly what I was reading two...

    I don't remember exactly what I was reading two to three weeks ago, but it seemed fairly consistent across sources I considered reasonable at the time.

    In particular, there was one story about the...
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    It's been my understanding for weeks now that it...

    It's been my understanding for weeks now that it can be aerosolized by normal breathing. Yelling, singing, coughing more so, but breathing does it. I must not be paying attention to the right sources...
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    Watched a few videos on this gun. I'll be...

    Watched a few videos on this gun. I'll be interested to learn more details on what it is about the Renegauge pressure-regulating gas system that makes it significantly better or functionally...
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    Every once in awhile, I check prices on the Tikka...

    Every once in awhile, I check prices on the Tikka T1x. I'm bored enough to do it now, and there are prices as low as I've ever seen findable on gun.deals. Not that I need another HMR...and I've been...
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    I'm on the buy-once-cry-once team when it comes...

    I'm on the buy-once-cry-once team when it comes to tools. Have never regretted buying quality, and I'm getting on toward 40 years of use on some stuff.

    I had a buddy who used to really like their...
  7. This is where I've found much of my useful 1894...

    This is where I've found much of my useful 1894 info:

    https://www.marlinowners.com/forum/1894/

    Burrow around through the links there with all this free time you have.

    Remember, it's a gun...
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    Thanks to all of you! It definitely looks...

    Thanks to all of you!

    It definitely looks like the gas key was done hydraulically or with some other automated process, but the Colt castle nuts are irregular enough I'm thinking hand work....
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    I've had an itch to pick up a .357 Bisley...

    I've had an itch to pick up a .357 Bisley Blackhawk for several months now. Pretty much have myself talked out of it on the basis that what it will do better than my GPs, it probably won't do as well...
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    If you're confident with the DIY route, figure...

    If you're confident with the DIY route, figure out your part number list from geek-out discussions on HKPro. Then go to the HK Web Shop. If something is out of stock or the part number doesn't come...
  11. I just suggested 1/4-inch spacers to Magpul...

    I just suggested 1/4-inch spacers to Magpul through the web contact form. Wouldn't hurt anything if a few others did as well.
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    Colt staking photos?

    OK, I have a Starrett automatic center punch and know how to use it. Want to be cooler than that. Not that anyone else cares, I just like looking at work I've done and feeling good about it. I know...
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    The .45 Auto "requirement" greatly narrows the...

    The .45 Auto "requirement" greatly narrows the field. Off the top of my head...

    3rd gen S&W
    P250
    P220 DAK
    USP LEM/DAO
    Some kind of Glock with a NY1/- connector setup (it's kinda DAO-ish)
    Kahr...
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    Pretty darn good pricing over here:...

    Pretty darn good pricing over here: https://buygunstuff.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=magpul+bipod
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    Not Jon, but... There's been some...

    Not Jon, but...

    There's been some embarrassingly bad stuff that got out the door of the Tennessee factory the first couple years there, but I don't think they've even made any D models since the...
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    The full-size is almost as long as a...

    The full-size is almost as long as a government-model 1911, the Centurion is almost as short as a Commander 1911. IMO, the Centurion is proportioned more like other common service pistols such as the...
  17. The best way to experience an earthquake is being...

    The best way to experience an earthquake is being next to 30-foot high racking filled with pallets of cast iron auto parts when it starts. Or so I've heard...
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    When I was a senior in engineering school, a...

    When I was a senior in engineering school, a high-profile entrepreneur gave a talk about his recent failed venture (started after he "retired"). He was one of the great engineers, literally a man who...
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    Keep in mind that many 3rd gen parts are subject...

    Keep in mind that many 3rd gen parts are subject to requiring fitting, unlike more modern designs. So you may or may not be able to just swap parts from one gun into another. Sadly, the tools and...
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    Damn. Don't test, don't tell for reals.

    Damn.

    Don't test, don't tell for reals.
  21. The past is a different country.

    The past is a different country.
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    +1 on the recoil spring. I have changed it in a...

    +1 on the recoil spring. I have changed it in a few police-trade 3rd gens, and the difference racking the slide is dramatic. One that came out was ~1/2-5/8 shorter than the new one. Cheap insurance....
  23. The 158 FP is a better choice for magnum loads in...

    The 158 FP is a better choice for magnum loads in a long barrel. Or the 180 HP, which isn't on that chart.
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    Common anodizing typically adds in the range of...

    Common anodizing typically adds in the range of 0.0005 +/- 0.0002 buildup on the surface, so a slot width changes by ~0.001 +/- 0.0004. That should be accounted for in the dimensioning (engineering...
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    The Aero was a few years ago. But side by side,...

    The Aero was a few years ago. But side by side, the details were there on the Mega. Look at it as $105 or whatever vs. $70 for just the lower, and it seems proportionately significant. Look at it as...
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