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Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Re: Bought another clone
« Last post by Black River Bill on Yesterday at 12:24:26 PM »

Sorry for a late reply.  The Cavalry model does have 4 clicks, and I also shortened the base pin.  Nicely finished gun and I'm extremely pleased with it.

On a side not, I ordered a .38-40 SA from Taylor"s & Co. with 4 3/4" barrel.  I finally got it and it had the 3 click hammer.  I ordered an older style 4 click hammer and trigger and installed them.  Much better now.
Tall Tales / Re: It May be a new month, who knows
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 11:38:05 AM »
Ore-Ida instant mash potatoes, are your friend ...
Good luck, just take your Anti-Bio's as prescribed.
Use some table salt in warn water to gargle

My follow-up went well , no infection , but he did not take out the stiches ( said they will dissolve )
I'm to go back is 3 weeks "if" they have not and he will remove them, or I can cancel the appointment if they have .
Tall Tales / Re: It May be a new month, who knows
« Last post by Russ T Chambers on Yesterday at 10:55:22 AM »

I'm off to see the dentist Thursday morning for the extraction of most of my rear teeth, tops and bottoms. :o :o
Don't know what eating's going to be like for awhile.  Stocked up on Ensure just in case. ::)

 ;D ;D guess this is the most smiling I'll be doing for a while. ::)
The Darksider's Den / Re: Percussion caps found. . .
« Last post by Drydock on Yesterday at 09:41:36 AM »
Powderinc just shipped me 1000 RWS 1075s.
The Powder Room - CAS reloading / 40-60 bullet weight?
« Last post by chasb11104 on Yesterday at 09:33:47 AM »
I am in the process of purchasing a Chaparral 1876.  I know of prior bad press of the manufacturer.  I bought one of the first five that were in this country.  This rifle has been totally reworked internally to be reliable in function, etc.  My question is that since the twist rate is 1-22 compared to original guns at 1-40, what bullet weight would be best to start at?  The original guns shot a 210gr bullet because of the slow twist.  With the faster twist, I would think a 240gr-260gr might be a better choice.  I do load BP and do not plan on using smokeless.  I am planning on trying between .406-.409 diameters.  The barrel length is 28".
Thank you for any information or suggestions given.
Chas B
The Barracks / Re: Prussian Navy sidearm. Easier than you might think . . .
« Last post by DeaconKC on Yesterday at 09:26:15 AM »
Getting a copy of that holster would be neat.
The Barracks / Re: The great naval "What If"
« Last post by DeaconKC on Yesterday at 09:25:21 AM »
An interesting view was offered some years ago. If you observe, the Japanese Navy never would go all in on a fight once it was started. Pearl Harbor, Coral Sea, the Solomons, Bismarck Sea, etc. There was almost never the total commitment to win after getting their nose bloodied. It has been that way throughout history, look at the US Civil War. It was not won until Grant came in to the East and just wouldn't quit, even though Lee kept punishing him. He stayed in constant contact and battle until he just wore Lee out.
The Barracks / Re: The great naval "What If"
« Last post by Drydock on Yesterday at 08:55:42 AM »
Not Nagumo.  Center force commander was VADM Kurita. Nagumo was removed from sea command after Eastern Solomon's.
Tall Tales / Re: It May be a new month, who knows
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 08:04:42 AM »
Off to the dentist in while, post extraction follow-up...

  In other news , I got my copy of GOTOW apparently Dennis Adler has stepped away.
He has moved on to write for Pyramyd Air    “Airgun Experience”  blog.
I have his Metallic Cartridge Conversion book , and I think Porsche: The Classic Era somewhere
The photography is first rate.
I met him at the 2009 Shot Show in Orlando , he was hyping his book Winchester Shotguns ( I didn't spring for a copy though )
The Barracks / Re: The great naval "What If"
« Last post by S. Quentin Quale, Esq. on Yesterday at 07:38:27 AM »
I suspect the result would have been the destruction of Nagumo's force and a very extensive American casualty list (ships, aircraft, and men).

The Tin Can Sailors, in an amazing act of courage and resolve, took on a force that was orders of magnitude more powerful.  No war gamer of the time would have given then any chance at all of success.  But they were incredibly successful in their mission, protecting the landing force.  Their aggression and resolve so un-nerved Nagumo that he made a critical error (ordered a confusing course change for his force) which caused a complete loss of cohesion and command.  The confusion caused him to think he was dealing with a MUCH more powerful force than he was and he lost his resolve.  He ordered a general retirement. 

Interestingly, he was also the commander of the Pearl Harbor attack force and he did the same thing when he retired vice launching a third strike.  Had he done so he would have caused massive damage to the infrastructure at Pearl (dry docks, piers, POL storage, warehouses, etc.).  This would have made recovery from the damage suffered at Coral Sea impossible to repair meaning the Battle of Midway might never have occurred but if it did we would have had the really short end of the stick.

Our losses of Samar were large, in ships and men, but we could afford them.  And the mission they had was successful.

It's well to remember the crews of light carriers in all of this.  While under fire from Japanese heavy units they continued to launch and recover aircraft who attacked the Japanese units with light bombs and rockets and strafing attacks because they had no torpedoes or armor piercing bombs.  The job of the aircraft on those ships was ground support of the troops ashore and anti-ship weapons were not foremost in their inventory.  Two were sunk (GAMBIER BAY and ST. LO).  I don't know the number of aircraft lost.

It was an amazing event.  The crews of the U.S. vessels acted in the highest and best traditions of the U.S. Navy.

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