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    Cookeville, TN

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  1. Mine looks like an ancient sewer pipe. I'm suddenly interested in them now for some reason though. I'll be looking for another if this one won't shoot decent.
  2. This brings up a topic I've always wondered about. I've heard others express concern over using oversized brushes. Although nothing I would do regularly, I have on occasion with used them on cruddy neglected bores. Doesn't firing a round cause much more wear than an oversized brush? Anyway here's an update. Took furniture off so I could really get messy with the cleaning. Almost have a bit of shine first 3 inches!, then rough and pitted badly for a few inches with no discernable grooves gradually improving towards muzzle to an acceptable possible safe to shoot rough bore. Took your advice and will overnight it with liberal amounts of CLP before proceeding.
  3. I finally ran a .45 brush through it a half dozen times as well as tons of patches and that revealed the rifling. I'm kinda thinkin shooting it might help. Any secret solvent anyone knows besides the usual?
  4. I hope your bore isn't rusted out like mine. I got this a looooong time ago and never looked down the barrel or shot it. Just put it away and "stored" for many years. Storage was in a dry climate controled place so damage might have beeen present all along. all other metal is nice. Have been trying to clean it and I now think it's a two groove rifling. Hard to tell with all the crud.
  5. Yeah, I should have said "if it was in a theater of war" or stayed in Canada.
  6. Trying to figure out if my 1942 Canadian Enfield possibly saw WWII or Korean combat? If mine was "over there", how might it have made it's way back over here? Don't know details but my Dad first had it in the 1980s at least if not earlier. BTW, it's not mint but it doesn't look like it was in a war either.
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    Clueless teens, 17, baffled by a rotary phone

    Wouldn't this need a transformer at the phone to make it ring?
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    Clueless teens, 17, baffled by a rotary phone

    We had cable, internet and phone bundle and now ooma that works with WiFi. No way to make that work. What I'd like to do is hook up two old rotary phones with each other and have a way to make them ring.
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    Clueless teens, 17, baffled by a rotary phone

    Will it ring? Trying to figure out how to set mine up.
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    Clueless teens, 17, baffled by a rotary phone

    I've started to collect rotary phones many years ago and have a couple sitting around as decoration. Yes I'm a nerd! They will never be worth a fortune because of the huge amount produced but you would be surprised by what price good examples fetch. I got all mine at thrift stores before people started collecting them. I've also toyed with the Idea of collecting old transistor radios, film cameras or similar bygone tech. Ever look at the quality, craftsmanship and style that went into a 8mm 1950s film projector? I'm sure there are museums that focus on this stuff. Gotta have some place where teens can see what it was like back then. P.S. Typewriters as well!
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    Ruger SR9/40/45 family is no more

    Fin was a bit large on the first ones. Even though I never noticed while shooting either I just thought it was excessive. Never handled a newer one with smaller fin, or the budget version with a viewing slot. Another safety feature was the mag disconnect. I read where dry fire will damage gun because of it, but it was easily removed thanks to a youtube vid. Again I feel it was/is a fine weapon.
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    Ruger SR9/40/45 family is no more

    Love my SR9 because it feels right in my hand. Because of that I shoot it well but... I dislike the loaded chamber indicator. I have an early model and it's like a big fin sticking up. Also the trigger has the feel of a staple gun. They came out with a simplified version without the "fin" and I plan on acquiring one someday. No rush and until then my older SR9 suits my needs fine. It's been a good gun. Ruger should have kept it unless sales were bad.
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    Tennessee counties packing the most, least heat

    Statistics, especially gun statistics....... They might know some of the transfers/sales stats and concealed permits but that doesn't begin to scratch the surface.
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    Cop shoots partner in back

    I reposted that music vid not as a dig against Cops so much but more of a dig at those who say only Cops should have guns. Police as a group probably have fewer bad apples than the general population but they do have bad apples. I saw a new term (to me) in the article. "unintentional discharge of his firearm." kinda diminishes the situation a bit, makes his stupid handling of the firearm sound less his fault. Call it what it is, Negligent.
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    Headlight bulbs

    I recently found this out and tried doing that on this change out. Time will tell if it helps.

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