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    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    A story I'd heard from my childhood friend that went into and retired from the Air Force--- this was years ago, when he still talked to me: It is part of Air Force lore from the 70's. It was about a guy stationed up in Alaska. He had the...
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    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    A few months before I went overseas, a classmate from PR 'A' School came aboard. He was from New York, and had some serious misgivings about being stationed in Texas. He told of his Dad going through Texas on a troop train during WWII when he...
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    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    Some people freak out seeing rats, snakes, spiders, etc. I'd be more concerned about where those bullets came down, but what are ya gonna do? Call the MPs.... The C-B guys probably got pretty fast at patching roof holes.:bigsmyl2:
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    Yesterday, 04:59 PM
    I'd guess it to be made by someone with the right skills and who had access to a decently equipped machine shop. It looks like it would work perfectly to be handy to turn wearing a heavy welder's glove. If it was from RCBS or a aftermarket...
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    Yesterday, 04:40 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    Went to school and Boot Camp with a guy whose Dad had been a Marine MP on Okinawa. After the island was secured, he was in one of the units left behind for the occupation. For MPs, business was sort of slow, but when he had the night shift on...
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    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread My first M1A in Military Rifles
    Good looking. I was among the last few platoons at Parris Island to go through training with the M-14. It still holds a special place in my heart----- the rat gun, not so much. I use a lot of 4198 in mine with the old school 170 cast GCRN,...
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    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    Good job. And its propane too. I've got a couple gasoline lanterns from the 80's, and a newer gas single burner stove. Parts for them are drying up. These hadn't been emptied and stored properly so they needed to be rebuilt. It seems like...
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    02-26-2020, 04:24 PM
    Years ago I learned not to send any package over about 10 pounds through the Post Office. The folks in the little brown truck are better and faster at getting it to ya.
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    02-26-2020, 04:20 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Ornery Brass in Cast Boolits
    GI brass has a lacquer paint that is basically the same as cheap finger nail polish over the primer to keep evil spirits out. That would be the difference.
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    02-25-2020, 07:43 PM
    Its great fertilizer. High Nitrogen content is what makes good fertilizer expensive. Farmers have been known to make their own explosives for blasting out stumps from fertilizer. It would be a small version of a 'Timmy McVeigh' bomb that he...
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    02-25-2020, 02:56 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Ornery Brass in Cast Boolits
    Be sure the decap pin isn't sharp. For the burrs, use a dremil or something to carve the trench in the shell holder a little deeper to make room for the burr on the problem children to slide out.
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    02-25-2020, 04:20 AM
    OK. Other than that, it looks good if the barrel rifling is on the shallow side-- which a lot of pistols are. I looked down into a older Colt 1911 barrel and thought it was worn out the lands were so faint. But its normal for them, and a new...
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    02-25-2020, 02:44 AM
    I'm going to go out on a limb here, and guess you didn't pick that color.
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    02-25-2020, 01:09 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    I briefly worked with a Black Shoe sailor that had gotten hurt on leave. He couldn't go back to sea, so they attached him to the closest USN command to finish his enlistment the last several weeks before he got out. He was on a amphibious...
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    02-24-2020, 09:17 PM
    Its enough that I have to keep counter weights on the other side of the garage.
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    02-24-2020, 09:05 PM
    I'd recover what I could. The area under that baffle can't be more than about 3 tablespoons by volume. Going into 5 lbs. That's a pretty thin ratio. After that, mix it up real well. If you're not loading max. charges, it shouldn't be a big...
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    02-24-2020, 05:55 PM
    Coming out of a smooth bore, I'd think it would fly about the same, only faster and more accurate, than if you shot the same round ball out of a sling shot.
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growing into being a crusty geezser/oldfart.
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Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
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shooting, veterans affairs.
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I fix things

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Everyone can learn from their mistakes.
However; it's less painful, and cheaper to learn from the mistakes of others.

Old age and treachery will always overcome youth, and skill.

OK folks. Enough of this idle chit chat. This ain't no retirement home.
EVERYONE!!
Back to your oars. The Captain wants to waterski.

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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