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  1. The rebuild kit arrived and the ratchet is up and running again. Thanks again to Chucktshoes. Apparently I am with tools as I am with firearms. I decided to disassemble, clean and lube all of my ratchets after I rebuilt the one. After going through my boxes and gathering all my 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 inch ratchets I came up with a total of 16 ratchets 12 of which were USA Craftsman with an S-K, two Snap-On and a Proto. As I looked around my shop I realized that I am the same way with all my tools and assorted "guy stuff". This is when I realized two things, 1 - There is no way I can ever move again, and 2- my kids are really going to hate me when I am gone.
  2. When Sears told me years ago that they no longer had the repair kits and handed me the impostor, I never pursued it. Thanks to this thread and Chucktshoes telling me kits are available, I just went to EBAY and found a Made in USA kit which is now on order. My old ratchet is soon to be back in service.
  3. Actually, I did not know that. I haven't even tried. When I went in and asked for another repair kit and they said they didn't do that anymore and handed me the cheap ratchet I spoke of, I never tried again.
  4. I have a lot of tools and most of my hand tools are USA Craftsman tools from the 70s. My first tool set was a starter set given to me by my Dad. I think mostly so I would stay out of his tools. By the time I needed to replace my 3/8 ratchet they no longer swapped complete ratchets but would give you a replacement gear set for the head. When that wore out again I went back to Sears and they handed me a new ratchet, made in Japan, that just looked and felt cheap. I handed it back to the clerk and asked to have my old ratchet back. Even though my ratchet would no longer function me and that ratchet had been through many engines, repairs and projects together working side by side with my Dad. I eventually picked up a couple more functional USA Craftsman 3/8 ratchets at yard sales. My Dad is now long since gone and I can buy mediocre ratchets anywhere, but the Craftsman ratchet my Dad gave me is in my tool chest where it belongs, even if it doesn't work.
  5. Once, after the third question they hung up on me...that was a switch. I felt honored.
  6. I am surprised you still have this and I still wish I was closer or had more time to make a run.
  7. I've got a '73 Gibson Gospel I really need to get reacquainted with. Maybe one day.
  8. I am looking for Rebel Deep Wee R and Double Deep Wee Rs. I used to fish these a lot and quit fishing for a few years. I am back on the water and have learned they quit making them. I have all kinds of Bandits but would like to find a few Black back/silver side and craw pattern Deep Wee Rs. If some one has a few they don't want or need, shoot me a condition and price, a picture or two would be nice. Thanks
  9. Not illegal. Officer was wrong. It would be worth a call to the station suggesting they provide additional training/clarification regarding this in light of the recent tragic child deaths in hot autos across the country. Your situation was obviously not of the same circumstances and there was nothing wrong with what she was doing. Had the "children" been left unattended in the vehicle, running or not, it would have been a different situation.
  10. I have Uberti and Vaqueros and am pleased with both. I intend to pick up a Heritage Big Bore in .357. I have been hearing good things about them and they are built much stronger than the Heritage .22s
  11. x2 on the UTG riser. I have used them with excellent results with TRS-25 red dots.
  12. There are options, mount direct to rail or on a riser. I have several of the TRS 25s and have never had any problems.
  13. Just to add another "what I have" reply, I have multiple Bersa .380s as well as Taurus 85s in .38spl. To date I have been very pleased with them and have had no hiccups out of any of them. I tend to spread them around the place like reading glasses so they are always handy when and where I need them. They are not in plain sight. I have other more expensive handguns of course but for utilitarian dependable usage, these fit the bill.
  14. I watched it last night and really enjoyed it.

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