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  1. MY recollection is that Cotterman was a regular...

    MY recollection is that Cotterman was a regular contributor to Gun World, home of Lone Ranger Go Awaaay and the silver bullet.
    I was not buying all issues and did not see the original article but a...
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    Winchester 9mm Recall

    As if ammo wasn't scarce enough, Winchester is recalling several lot numbers of 9mm made after March 25th. Wrong/bad powder.
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    Correct. I should have said I did not know of a...

    Correct. I should have said I did not know of a D frame .22 to cut up into a fake Diamondback.
  4. A friend got lightly bumped a couple of weeks ago...

    A friend got lightly bumped a couple of weeks ago on the Natchez Trace, which is popular with cyclists. And not so heavily traveled as to make it hard to swing wide around a cyclist or three.
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    Hey, it could be worse, he might have "Fitzed" it.

    Hey, it could be worse, he might have "Fitzed" it.
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    That's an Official Police, the parent gun for...

    That's an Official Police, the parent gun for this monstrosity was a D frame Detective Special or Police Positive Special.
    The only D frame .22s I know of are rather scarce Cobras and very scarce...
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    Colt lookup says it could be either a 1964 or...

    Colt lookup says it could be either a 1964 or 1967 Police Positive Special or Detective Special.
    Pictures shrewdly omit the breech face to show change from centerfire to rimfire.

    A gun ruined and...
  8. Since gunowner repression is typically...

    Since gunowner repression is typically incremental, I see the opportunity to shop for a stair step arsenal, so you always have the best legal weapons on hand.

    Live legal M16 until they cancel your...
  9. .38 SC is about the same case length as 9mm P so...

    .38 SC is about the same case length as 9mm P so .38 SC Major would be in the same load range as 9mm Major.

    Of course the main use of .38 SC is to speed the reload of a 9 shooter which is commonly...
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    Is that a Clark, too? Looks like his Tiger Tooth...

    Is that a Clark, too? Looks like his Tiger Tooth stippling, although anybody could copy it.
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    I had a 5" M19, courtesy of the local gunsmith,...

    I had a 5" M19, courtesy of the local gunsmith, for early days of IDPA. Until they reduced the allowable revolver barrel length to 4" so as to obsolete the then standard 5" M625.

    I saw a...
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    What is the company shop going to do to a quartz...

    What is the company shop going to do to a quartz watch besides clean up the case and replace gaskets?

    I know what Seiko did to my Agency Retirement quartz... They gave it the Zippo Repair,...
  13. Beats me; but every time I read about a Beretta...

    Beats me; but every time I read about a Beretta trigger job, it is using a lighter mainspring than the one before.
    And considering the ammo fires in your other guns...
    I would put in a stouter...
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    Quite normal and predictable. Everybody focuses...

    Quite normal and predictable.
    Everybody focuses on the plastic but the working parts are stamped out of sheet metal with all the slop and roughness that implies.

    In my youth, we didn't have MIM...
  15. Spazatak, I have realized that any inquiry on...

    Spazatak,

    I have realized that any inquiry on this board will get a Glock 19 recommendation. And it is not a bad choice. But not the only one. I have a Glock 43 for pocket carry, but there are...
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    This is not uncommon in old bullseye guns. The...

    This is not uncommon in old bullseye guns. The shooter would either hold the trigger or the hammer back to load the gun.
    And not slam the slide down on an empty chamber.
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    I have not seen it happen but have seen cautions...

    I have not seen it happen but have seen cautions about kicking a rib off with ball instead of midrange.
    A guy here sent his Giles back to have the rib replaced with plain sights for IPSC.
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    The lockup angle is around one degree down. ...

    The lockup angle is around one degree down.

    There was a thread about how to get a bull barrel with the stylish wok crown to look best.
    I think it would be by assembling the upper, and facing off...
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    Has anybody tried having the chambers honed? A...

    Has anybody tried having the chambers honed? A common procedure on competition nine-shooters.

    There was a 940 around here that had been cut for 9x23 - .38 Super, still usable with clipped 9mm P...
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    Need to fire their sign painter, at first glance...

    Need to fire their sign painter, at first glance that looks like NO GOP.
  21. The Pocket Hammerless .32 and .380 eventually got...

    The Pocket Hammerless .32 and .380 eventually got magazine disconnects but did not when first produced.

    As said, Mr Browning patented a lot of stuff that his customers did not use; which made it...
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    You can read the original patents, too. They...

    You can read the original patents, too. They cover every detail of the gun and some things not on the gun, which made it awful tough for the competition to come up with a functional equivalent. The...
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    Geez, I learned to lock the door in the Good Old...

    Geez, I learned to lock the door in the Good Old Days, had a key from age 8. There was always a concern for "prowlers."

    My "semidetached" shop, I lock the kitchen door behind me, and lock the...
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    Old. That makes me feel ancient. Most of the...

    Old.
    That makes me feel ancient. Most of the guns I shoot regularly are similar, from the 1990s. The newest I own is from 2012 and that a double stack.

    Light recoil spring + squashed buffer is...
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    As said, you can either return the Wilsons and...

    As said, you can either return the Wilsons and get magazines without pimples (a dimple is a depression, like on a chubby baby) or you can take the radical step of shooting the gun to see if firing...
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