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    05-30-2020, 10:56 PM
    Alstep replied to a thread Memorial Day in Our Town
    Memorial Day & Veteran's Day are like High Holy Days around here. Ceremonies & parades were canceled, but a bunch of us old vets showed up & held our own services at the monument in Fremont, NY. This was the 136th continuous year, and we were...
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    05-23-2020, 12:48 PM
    Traded off a Win model 71 that I often regret. That, and miss a few that were stolen. Regret not buying a few that were real good deals. Just couldn't justify spending the money at the time, poor excuse!
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    05-23-2020, 12:36 PM
    Alstep replied to a thread Mri in Our Town
    I get claustrophobic just reading all your experiences. I've been through it by just gritting my teeth & mental determination. Certainly not a pleasant experience at all for me. It doesn't hurt a bit, just a mental thing.
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    05-18-2020, 02:34 PM
    When did Ruger start roll stamping the warning on their guns?
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    05-18-2020, 01:10 PM
    Yes & no. About 35 years ago, my house was broken into, and 5 pistols & a shotgun were taken. 5 or so years later, I get a call from a BATF agent. They raided a place in NYC and found a bunch of guns, and one turned out to be mine. It was...
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    05-15-2020, 09:43 PM
    I don't mean to insult anyone, but it looks to me that the RCBS mold handles in the picture are really Lyman single cavity handles. Am I wrong?
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    05-04-2020, 11:01 AM
    Those are great handy stoves to have around, have one just like it and use it all the time. From melting lead, to heating my old soldering irons, cooking, melting down beeswax, rendering fat, canning, anything that requires heat. Easily portable,...
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Callicoon, NY
Highpower, BPCR, old John Deere tractors, old hit & miss engines
Retired machinist


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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check