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by Reese Williams
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Accoutrements
Topic: The Patton Saber
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Re: The Patton Saber

He wasn't completely wrong, just very incomplete. Patton was intensely interested in learning more about his profession and improving the tools thereof. An accomplished horseman and fencer he worked towards upgrading the tools of his trade at every opportunity. A lot of thought and study of other co...
by Reese Williams
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Accoutrements
Topic: The Patton Saber
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Re: The Patton Saber

The guy doing the video didn't do his homework very well. Not only was Patton a cavalryman, he was also an Olympic class fencer who competed as part of the US team in the 1912 games. The design of the M1913 owes much of its DNA to the British P1908 saber which it very closely resembles. At the very ...
by Reese Williams
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Handloading, Reloading, Ammuntion
Topic: RANGE SCRAP........
Replies: 17
Views: 4669

Re: RANGE SCRAP........

Duncain, You seem hell bent on doing it the hard way. The above advice is correct, throw them in a pot and melt them down. The jackets and all the other dirt will float to the top where it can be skimmed off. the amount of lead that remains in the jackets is trivial. I've been recovering and recasti...
by Reese Williams
Thu May 03, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them
Replies: 1581
Views: 366122

Re: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them

I've got the Target picture on the wall in my office with the caption "Next time up 5 clicks, right two"
by Reese Williams
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: Savage model 99
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

Re: Savage model 99

303 Savage is not 303 British. Two very different calibers. 303 Savage is closest to 30-30 winchester. It is a rimmed case with slightly greater capacity than 30-30. The 30-30 is limited to about 170 grain bullets where 198 grain bullets were a standard load in the 303 Savage. 303 Savage ballistics ...
by Reese Williams
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: Two collisions in 3 months........
Replies: 10
Views: 4483

Re: Two collisions in 3 months........

Duncan, you're talking out of your arse a bit. The reduced size and budget does mean that the Navy is overworked and under staffed. Many years of "do more with less" is becoming "do it all with nothing". I work for a Navy training command. In the 21 years I've been here we have n...
by Reese Williams
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: HL Hunley .............
Replies: 3
Views: 2315

Re: HL Hunley .............

The idea was that the spar would stick in the target, harpoonlike and the sub would back away to a safe distance before the charge detonated. Either the spar didn't disengage as planned or the charge detonated prematurely. Mobile was the Area 51 for submarine design during the ACW. There were severa...
by Reese Williams
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Replies: 14
Views: 4486


Niner, I think you’re operating on a shortage of info. The feral pig population has exploded. They are essentially an invasive species. Because of their susceptibility to parasites and infections, wild hogs are potential carriers of disease. Swine brucellosis and pseudorabies are the most problemati...
by Reese Williams
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: Aviation milestones........
Replies: 1
Views: 2162

Re: Aviation milestones........

I was lucky enough to see Bob Hoover fly a few times in the late 60's early 70's. He flew a bright yellow and black P-51 and an North American Aero Commander Shrike. He was the demonstration pilot for North American. To my late teen-aged eyes the Shrike was to airplanes what the Jaguar XKE was to au...
by Reese Williams
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: 1887 Martini Henry Mk. IV
Replies: 23
Views: 10723

Re: 1887 Martini Henry Mk. IV

Duncan, I found that instead of woodglue, which does the job from a technical aspect but can cause cosmetic problems, I get good results from West System 2-part epoxy colored with powdered tempra paint. Mix brown paint powder into the part A before adding the hardener. A little at a time until you g...

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