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  1. You will receive an older version of yesterday's...

    You will receive an older version of yesterday's Alox of which I remember two. Regardless, what you receive will work. It is messy stuff and smells bad. Only a very thin layer is needed. You might...
  2. The millions of GI 45's had staked on front...

    The millions of GI 45's had staked on front sights. These front sights were small. When larger front sights are staked on, their greater mass is the problem. It provides sufficient inertia allowing...
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    eves And the revolver was worn out too. S&W...

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    And the revolver was worn out too. S&W told its factory trained armorers that performing action work after having fired the revolver 1000 times gave best results. Light pulls through...
  4. Your lube suggestion is much better. I selected...

    Your lube suggestion is much better. I selected the J paste wax because it would be easier. To the op I say follow this suggestion with the alox. I have this too if the op can't find it. Will share.
  5. My advice on wadcutter .38 ammo for defense is...

    My advice on wadcutter .38 ammo for defense is buy a couple boxes of factory ammo, check the rounds for visible abnormalities, and then forget about it. You now have good ammo. I have hammered...
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    I may have a knee joint replaced in three months....

    I may have a knee joint replaced in three months. I will ask the surgeon if he will use a Dremel Tool. If yes, then I will look elsewhere. I already asked him if he had a favorite night for drinking....
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    There is nothing new about adding abrasive to a...

    There is nothing new about adding abrasive to a revolver action. One reason this technique is a terrible idea is that the abrasive wallows out axial holes in hammers and triggers. At the same time...
  8. The lube in these bullets is a hard lube that was...

    The lube in these bullets is a hard lube that was selected to stay on the bullets during shipping. That is its best trait. If bullets are .357 diameter, they may lead especially when used with the...
  9. Sounds like the specimen was being infused by a...

    Sounds like the specimen was being infused by a Porti Boy embalming pump adjustable for pressure and output.
  10. The question of "truth" is philosophical. My...

    The question of "truth" is philosophical. My belief is that there are no absolute truths other than those we might define in a math equation. But I never argue this point. Eventually, other people...
  11. Full charge is a new term for me. I should have...

    Full charge is a new term for me. I should have put it in quotation marks. The term is imprecise. Best practice dictates that we discuss loads in terms of acceptable pressure which is defined.

    I...
  12. To me full charge wadcutter was 3.5 grains of...

    To me full charge wadcutter was 3.5 grains of Bullseye and a 148 bullet.
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    Perhaps the economists among us can predict the...

    Perhaps the economists among us can predict the near future. We are seeing spiraling material costs. Trillion dollars government spending will soon increase national debt even more. Does this pattern...
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    A blurb in the news said that increased lumber...

    A blurb in the news said that increased lumber costs have added $36000 to the price of a new house. Related to construction costs are steel prices which continue to go up. A local trailer dealer said...
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    35 plus years so the same group criticized...

    35 plus years so the same group criticized precision. Reading the arguments gave one the idea that somebody thought up the concept to get over on those who were "imprecise".
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    Keep the 4 inch status. Since you already have a...

    Keep the 4 inch status. Since you already have a 2.5 inch version, you would gain nothing by changing barrels or chopping the barrel. You would lose sight radius and lose a tad of control. About...
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    Now I would sell only to someone I knew. The only...

    Now I would sell only to someone I knew. The only time I sold a pistol on Arms List, I required that the person have a license to carry a handgun, and the reason is that this eliminated selling to a...
  18. When we discuss issues pertaining to police...

    When we discuss issues pertaining to police shootings, the fact that the person killed was a scumbag is not legally relevant. In the case of the young girl shot while attacking another kid with a...
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    My good friend recently retired after spending 20...

    My good friend recently retired after spending 20 years in that branch of the Air Force that was once called the Air Police. He was an nco that had had small arms training duties. He complained at...
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    I agree that if carrying for self defense only...

    I agree that if carrying for self defense only having a loaded chamber makes sense. Having heard many incidences where some troops can't operate a pistol safely, I think that a double action only...
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    Combine a pre 80 1911 with a firing pin slightly...

    Combine a pre 80 1911 with a firing pin slightly longer than spec with a firing pin spring slightly weaker than spec and you might get a big surprise if you do drop it. The early S&W 39's were not...
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    The half cock's only purpose is to prevent the...

    The half cock's only purpose is to prevent the hammer from following the slide as it goes forward in case the hammer sear engagement is not adequate. I have never seen a bullseye 1911 with a hammer...
  23. Those with a grinder can fit bits to screws....

    Those with a grinder can fit bits to screws. Various brands sold in box stores are cheap and work well for this task. When a too wide bit gouges the side plate of a stainless Smith, this step will...
  24. Those with a grinder can fit bits to screws....

    Those with a grinder can fit bits to screws. Various brands sold in box stores are cheap and work well for this task. When a too wide bit gouges the side plate of a stainless Smith, this step will...
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    I say there is no cause for concern. The firing...

    I say there is no cause for concern. The firing pin is a certain length and the firing pin spring is a certain pound weight for a reason. I have owned and shot dozens of the pre 1980 1911s and have...
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