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  • I was born when quite young. Since then I have become older.
  • Hastings,Nebraska
  • Shooting, obviously; and most things related. Also Theology, Cosmology, and detecting fraud.
  • Retired Federal Lawman and itinerant Southern Baptist Preacher; semi retired gunfighter.


  • Posted in thread: Webley 1915 MK VI .455 Revolver on 10-18-2016 at 02:43 AM
    You are correct in your surmise, Your Sheriffness. .45 ACP is too high pressure a cartridge.
    (It feels very strange to write .45 ACP is too high pressure...) Not the blow out the cylinder
    and topstrap...

  • Posted in thread: Brand new rifle, only about Ninety years old on 10-18-2016 at 02:35 AM
    In the last month or so, I've found three rifles from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. They are all
    versions of the M(18)95 Steyr straight pull rifle. Actually one rifle and two stutzens (short
    rifles). S...

  • Posted in thread: Transitional Rifle Cartridges on 10-18-2016 at 02:28 AM
    I just published an essay on rifle cartridge transition from Black Powder to smokeless, then
    from 'full power rifle' cartridges to 'intermediate' level cartridges. It is too long for me to
    cut and pas...

  • Posted in thread: Where do you carry a spare magazine? on 10-18-2016 at 02:14 AM
    I carry one spare magazine on my belt; offhand side, just behind hip.You carry TWO 15 shot
    spare magazines? That's - uh - a lot.

  • Posted in thread: can't take it any longer on 09-23-2016 at 10:47 PM
    I have a huge safe in southern Nebraska. Interior just under 2 by 3.5 wide by nearly 6 deep
    (all feet). Has S&G dial combination lock.$1000 and you get to move it.

  • Posted in thread: Car Safe on 09-23-2016 at 10:45 PM
    I have a small, 'lock box' type arrangement in my car. It is 'screwed' to the flooring and
    hidden from sight, under passenger's seat. As noted above, this is ONLY for the brief periods
    when I cannot p...

  • Posted in thread: Fiction writers who sorta know guns. on 09-23-2016 at 10:35 PM
    Truthfully, I read a lot of mystery stories. True to life, not so many murders worth writing
    and reading about are NOT done with firearms. I enjoy stories for the plot line and the
    character developme...

  • Posted in thread: primers on 09-05-2016 at 12:28 AM
    I haven't used S&B primers, but I have used most of the U. S. made brands and Wolf, just to
    see.In my somewhat less than laboratory conditions test, I loaded up three hundred rounds of
    .45 ACP, hardba...

  • Posted in thread: Davis-Warner Infallible Pistol on 08-03-2016 at 12:44 PM
    I collect .32 ACP pistols of the era. The "Infallible" is infamous for being inappropriately
    named. Their biggest trick is to be able to stand upright when carefully set down on the flat
    portion on th...

  • Posted in thread: Sauer and sohn 32 acp on 07-19-2016 at 10:39 PM
    Collectable guns are worth what someone will pay for it. Guns like this are not particularly
    prized for self-defense.Of course, more original bluing left means 'better condition' and means
    more money ...

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