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    just don't get me started on Colt caplock...

    just don't get me started on Colt caplock revolvers and bob'wire and we'll survive.
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    Things got sort of crazy for me when I moved 50...

    Things got sort of crazy for me when I moved 50 miles form Friendship, IN where twice a year they have the national BP championships and the trade fair that goes with it. All the suppliers are...
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    I share your pain. (have I heard that somewhere...

    I share your pain. (have I heard that somewhere before?)

    Heat that used to make me sweat now makes me sweat, choke, gasp, and claw for breath.

    I walk out the door and instantly think "There...
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    Whatever happened to that old first, and...

    Whatever happened to that old first, and simplest, rule of safety?

    The one that said tell someone where you were going so that when you didn't get back at the agreed time they could send help. We...
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    I would only go that route if I wanted a wall...

    I would only go that route if I wanted a wall hanger Randy. No way to tell what shape the inside of that barrel or the screw threads on the breech plug are in. Plus that would be the "India...
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    OK Alan, its summer, mid July, and you are in...

    OK Alan, its summer, mid July, and you are in Texas.

    You didn't expect this??

    And you have lived there for how many years?
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    Most people do just use their smartphones, down...

    Most people do just use their smartphones, down loading the apps that meet their needs. In fact, most of the world has gone to navigating with their smart phones. There are people traveling around...
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    Hacker Martin was a product of his time. He was...

    Hacker Martin was a product of his time. He was available and willing to work on guns when no one else would touch an old BP gun. He was not a historian, scholar or craftsman, so he repaired and...
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    You guys have flung a guilt trip on me. I have a...

    You guys have flung a guilt trip on me. I have a near finished rifle that has been sitting in the corner for two years that I need to get done. This one is a .32 with a 42" long barrel, but it is...
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    Max, the barrels on the originals were furnished...

    Max, the barrels on the originals were furnished in two ways, either charcoal fire blued (yep they heated them till they turned blue), or in the white.

    The barrels left in the white are where...
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    OK I had my rant in the last post so I will be a...

    OK I had my rant in the last post so I will be a good guy and actually answer Max in this one.

    First thing to do is check your parts inletting alignment. Make sure the barrel breech block with...
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    OK fellows I have to put in my two cents. I...

    OK fellows I have to put in my two cents.

    I was a reenactor for 40 years, and built most of my own gear, from clothes to shelters and guns. I honestly have a for sure 'nuff Masters Degree in...
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    Using the GPS on your phone, or the Tom Tom in...

    Using the GPS on your phone, or the Tom Tom in the vehicle are different from the dedicated hiking and outdoor apps and GPS devices available now days.

    And the map and compass is a fine thing but...
  14. Really? spine surgery and you are thinking about...

    Really? spine surgery and you are thinking about backpacking?

    I have had three of those deals and backpacking was not on the list of recovery therapies. I had one procedure last year and had to...
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    Rebel, .45 parts are cheap and plentiful, you...

    Rebel, .45 parts are cheap and plentiful, you should take that rebuild project on. All the mechanical veterans need love too.

    Like many others, my connections to the war are all now gone, but I...
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    I had a little trouble getting the forum software...

    I had a little trouble getting the forum software to accept my posts for a couple of days.

    I have also been studying for a certification test for the past couple of weeks and that has put me to...
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    Old school backpacker and old school bushcrafter...

    Old school backpacker and old school bushcrafter here, and I think you have your concepts mixed a bit.

    The goal of a backpacker is generally the lightest base weight possible and as much multiple...
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    If you guys find an AK parts kit, with the barrel...

    If you guys find an AK parts kit, with the barrel included, for less than $600 please let me know where.

    That is the problem I got into when looking at the AK build. I can buy new for the same...
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    Our new governor declared and executive order...

    Our new governor declared and executive order Monday that prohibited travel from, to, or through KY without a 14 day quarantine. He has gone power mad in a fresh faced, ivy league frat-boy, giggly...
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    I put one of the "slap flaps" on mine. ...

    I put one of the "slap flaps" on mine.

    https://palmettostatearmory.com/wilson-combat-extended-charging-handle-latch-tr-chr.html

    It makes it easier to just slap the charge handle. It gives...
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    I have two AKs that will go inside 1 1/2" @100. ...

    I have two AKs that will go inside 1 1/2" @100. I find that it is the lousy trigger that is the main culprit. With a good trigger they do OK and are no worse than most AR platforms at the same...
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    I have a system that has served me well over the...

    I have a system that has served me well over the years.

    As soon as I find enough empty brass at the range that if I had bought that amount of ammo loaded and it equals the price of the dies, I...
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    Be careful choosing an AR10 supplier. Unlike...

    Be careful choosing an AR10 supplier.

    Unlike the AR15, there is no military standard template for the AR10. When you buy initially you are very much restricting yourself to the...
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    If the farmers are going to be out peddling their...

    If the farmers are going to be out peddling their wares cheap from donkey carts why are you wasting your time with a garden?
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    Rebel people outside the deep south grow gardens...

    Rebel people outside the deep south grow gardens too, and many of us consider this way too early to plant!

    We do not get last killing frost up here until first week of May.

    I will not plant...
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