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    Today, 05:52 AM
    They are complex, but perhaps more symmetrical than some. Cubes are totally so, and may indeed experience no appreciable shape distortion, although I wouldn't have excluded possibly negligible convexity of the surfaces. But it is a physical...
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    Today, 05:12 AM
    Something very odd happened last night. Lanty Hanlon the Irish terrier loves TV, maybe because we have LED screens now, as few dogs did in the days of the scanning cathode ray tube. I don't think he distinguishes fighting from boisterous play, in...
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    Today, 04:42 AM
    That is even more likely to be true if it happened with a muzzle-loader than a breech-loader. Terminal pressure is likely to be lower, and the barrel walls near the breech are likely to be thinner relative to those at the muzzle. I think you would...
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    Yesterday, 06:05 AM
    I have a fine little Falling Block (HW 28) that has a loose section about 2-3 inches long about mid barrel. Explain that other than manufacturing flaw. QUOTE] It's none too easily explained by a manufacturing flaw either. I think the most...
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    Yesterday, 05:54 AM
    Experimental evidence now proves that localised ring bulges are caused by a gas pressure wave, when the bullet hits an obstruction solid enough to make it decelerate. Paul Vieille, the inventor of smokeless rifle powder, ignited powder at one...
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    06-20-2017, 03:37 PM
    , I think you'd be right about making some kind of fine dog - perhaps even an adult individual which has been not only bred as a fighting dog or ferocious guard, but owned by humans who deserve to be microchipped, tattooed, muzzled and neutered?...
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    06-19-2017, 05:59 AM
    The trouble is, it can include treatment before it is born. It is certainly possible to have irreformably aggressive strains, if they are bred for the purpose, or for looks at any price. For sixteen years American pit bulls have been banned in the...
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    06-19-2017, 03:53 AM
    Yes, the .577 chambering seems likely enough. I am sure it isn't a British military Sharps, unless some gunmaker used a stripped action. All I know of those were round-barrelled carbines with three grooves and the Maynard tape primer which was soon...
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    06-18-2017, 03:22 PM
    As did my childhood labrador, at 8 I think, and a sample of one doesn't prove much. The last thing boxers need is the breed going extinct, or the gene pool becoming too limited to put anything right, because people are scared to take a chance on...
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    06-18-2017, 09:11 AM
    You may have better strains of boxer in the US than in the UK. Here they have a startling range of hereditary illnesses, including a high rate of epilepsy, over 20% of puppies dying, and twice as many adults dying from cancer as from old age. ...
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    06-18-2017, 06:57 AM
    It depends who you are selling it to. With all such repairs, much of the labour may be in getting the inside of the crack really clean, especially if it has been that way a long time. With really clean but rough surfaces the situation seems pretty...
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    06-18-2017, 06:48 AM
    The shape of the 100 yard holes is worth checking, and considerably further if your range permits. I don't believe it is rifling twist or velocity. 20in. twist and heavier bullets were routinely used with long range black powder rifles in the...
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    06-18-2017, 05:41 AM
    It would if you held the bullet in a collet, including a specially made one from one of the soft steel Morse taper mandrels you can buy. Few drill chucks are quite as concentric as is desirable for this job. I'd prefer metal to wood to hold the...
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    06-17-2017, 04:28 PM
    Why the musket cartridge? I know the Isle of Man is the most independent of the five nations I can see from near my home, and not less content than the others, although your Queen has another job. But it is likely that a lot of firearms have arrived...
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    06-16-2017, 03:50 PM
    It is indeed, but the term arose solely because of the imagined orientation of the poetess Sappho who lived there and ran an academy for women. There is nothing clearly lesbian in her writings, or those of others anywhere near her lifetime,...
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    06-16-2017, 03:16 PM
    Traditional actions, including the Springfield, started from a drop-forging. I'm not a professional anything in the gunsmithing or related fields, but I might have been one of the first people to say that we would one day be able to design things on...
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    06-16-2017, 01:21 PM
    The tagua or ivory nut is an extremely realistic natural substitute, and you might find them big enough for really small revolver or pistol grips. The same might apply to some warthog tusks, which I believe are still a legitimate item of commerce...
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